MPA Booth at Fair & AirShow St Louis
Labor Day Weekend

October 4th
Renaissance Man of the Air
Sgt. Hubert Looney

Pilots tend to be interesting and multidimensional people. Our October speaker is that and more. During his 23 years with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, many of those years with the Flight Operations Division, Hubert Looney has seen and done many interesting things. You may have caught him on television in his current role as Public Information and Education Officer for the Patrol. As a Wings of Hope volunteer, he serves as Flight Operations Administrator. Hubert also devotes a goodly amount of time to the Gateway Eagles, a group of area pilots who mentor high school students and promote the value of education toward a flying career. And throw in for good measure, his recent stint as ambassador for the Art Museum on a trip to a St. Louis Sister City in Africa. Come join us for a fascinating event. Reservations Required. Call Ron Hyken at 636-530-7651. Location is the Greenbriar Country Club on Big Bend just off I-270. Social at 6PM, Dinner at 7PM, Program at 8PM.

October 7th

Fly-Out to Cuba (UBX) for their Open House. Boy Scout Troop 463 will be having a BBQ so no need to pack a lunch. Then it is on to Alton (ALN) for their Annual Warbird Fly-In (Pipers and Cessnas will be permitted to land at ALN). And for you dining pleasure our Fly-Out Chariman invites you to his hangar to try out his latest recepies. Be sure to sign up by calling Jaime Dant at 314-362-3983. If you don't call you will not get a T-Bone Steak or Lobster. You many not even get steak & lobster if you do call - have no idea what is being served!

October 10th

Safety Seminar: The St. Louis Chapter will host it's annual FAA Safety Seminar at Lindbergh High School, 4900 S. Lindbergh. Fred Harms will again present one of his infamous safety seminars starting at 1900. Subject matter will be "Weather Wise". Look for more info in the FAA mailer. Need directions? There is a link to a map of South Lindbergh at the bottom of this page. Or you can call our Safety Chairman Art at 314-842-1720 or send an Email asking for directions from your location:

October 15th

Enjoy the bright fall colors and sample Missouri's best product of the vine on the Y2K version of the MPA Fall Wine Tour. Meet at the Spirit Terminal building, Sunday, October 15th at high noon. We'll visit two wineries along scenic Highway 94 then dine at fellow pilot Alan Frasier's Das Weis Haus in
quaint Augusta. Additional wineries are available after lunch for the hardy. For more information, contact Mike Young at 314-781-1942.

December 6th

Annual Christmas Holiday Party: It isn't that far away. Mark your calendar for our fabulous, annual Christmas Holiday Party on December 6. Start the season with your MPA friends.

Spirit Airport Support Group
Chris Erkmann, St. Louis Chapter MPA, is the volunteer representative of the Spirit of St. Louis Airport to the AOPA Airport Support Network. As such, he is 'testing the waters' to verify the level of interest there might be if a Spirit Airport Support Group were to be formed. To date, over one-hundred people have stepped forward. If you support the goals of the Spirit of St. Louis Airport, if your job, business, or recreation are all positively impacted by the continued success of Spirit, and you would like to be kept informed of all efforts to develop a Spirit Airport Support Group, please submit the following information to:
Chris Erkmann, 1500 Timberbluff Ct., Chesterfield MO 63017,

Map for Safety Seminar