November 7th Meeting

November 4th Update: Bob McDaniel has to go to an important meeting on the East Coast and will not be available on November 7th. Richard Anders will be our Guest Speaker. He is a professor at St Louis University, holding a PhD in Meteorology so you can call him "Doc". He also holds a BS in Aeronautical Engineering & Aircraft Maintenance Engineering. He is a Pilot and an Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic.

Bob McDaniel, Director of Aviation at St Louis Downtown Airport will be our guest speaker. He made his first solo flight at St. Louis Downtown Airport on his 16th birthday and began working at the airport as a "lineboy" that same day. For the next six years he gassed planes, cut grass by the runways, repaired runway lights and worked in the airport administration office to earn money to continue his flying lessons. After earning his commercial pilot's license and receiving his degree in Aeronautical Administration from Parks College of St. Louis University, he continued his flying career in the Air Force.

After 4 years as a T-38 Talon Instructor Pilot, he was assigned to the Lockheed C-141 Starlifter flying worldwide airlift missions. During his tenure as a C-141 Instructor and Examiner Pilot, Bob served as Bob Hope's personal pilot for his 1990 USO Tour and flew Presidential support missions and numerous combat missions in Panama and the Persian Gulf War. The last several years of Bob's military career focused on establishing airport operations around the globe. He led the first US troops into Bosnia, directed humanitarian relief operations into the former Soviet Union, transformed the derelict Mogadishu, Somalia airport into the busiest airport in Africa, and directed other vital airlift operations at major international airports around the globe.

After a 25 year military career, Bob retired as a colonel to return to civilian airport management as the Director of Texarkana Regional Airport, the fourth busiest commercial service airport in the State of Arkansas and recently accepted the position he now holds at CPS. Bob remains an active Mooney pilot and is frequently seen in the skies over St. Louis sharing the thrill of aviation with today's youth.

Location: Greenbriar on Big Bend just west of I-270. (Click here for a map.)
Social at 1800, Dinner at 1900, Program at 2000.
Reservations are required. Please call Gary Johnson at 314-965-1789 by noon November 5th.

Please, please help by donating items for our 50/50. In return you will receive three 50/50 tickets. Don't you have an item that you can donate?

November 10th

The St Louis Chapter of the Ninety-Nines is sponsoring an Air Race. For all the details please visit their website .

November 17th

November's Fly-Out will be on Saturday, November 17th (Rain Date 18th) to spend a day shopping at the malls at Lake of the Ozarks. We will meet at JetCorp at 0930 and plan to depart around 1000. Then we will fly to Grand Glaize (K15) and have breakfast at one of the many fine resturants. Then it's shopping, shopping until we will head back to K15 and return to SUS. Please be sure to call Jaime Dant at 314-352-3983 if intend to join us since Jaime needs a head count in order to arrange for transportation on the ground. Thank you.

December 5th

Annual Christmas Holiday Party: Please mark you calendar. Full details will be in next month's newsletter. In the meantime you may want to purchase a $10 gift for the gift exchange.

Make your reservations early - just as soon as you received the newsletter. It's a good time you won't want to miss!

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(1) a description of each restriction, if any, on the use of national airspace put in place as a result of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that remains in place as of the date of the enactment of this Act; and
(2) a justification for such restriction remaining in place.

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Happy Thanksgiving !