John Larrabee will be our guest speaker on Wednesday, October 1st. John was a disc jockey for about 35 years finishing up his career in St. Louis. He started with radio back when the technology was using two soup cans and a string. He has been a pilot since 1982. Now, using his experiences as a DJ, he is one of the pilot/traffic reporters for KMOX radio. Come and listen to the tales of this interesting guy.
We'll be at the Greenbriar Country Club, 12665 Big Bend Boulevard. Social hour starts at 1800; Dinner ($16) at 1900 and John will make his presentation at 2000. Reservations required. Please call Barb Lane at 636-391-2668 by Monday September 29th. You can also send her an email at Barb@MoPilots.us .
(Have a present you don't know what to do with it? Bring it to the Meeting
and donate it to our 50/50. You'll get 3 free tickets for each item donated.)
Click for Location of the Greenbriar Country Club.
WorldFest / Fly-In at Fort Leonard Wood [TBN]
Travel around the world without leaving Fort Leonard Wood! Join the Fort Leonard Wood Community in celebrating the different cultures, customs and traditions that make America a diverse, melting pot of nationalities.
Saturday, October 4, marks the 1st Annual Worldfest at Waynesville Regional Airport, Forney Air Field, Fort Leonard Wood, MO. You won t find a shortage of exciting and enjoyable activities at this year s Worldfest. There's something to do for folks of all ages!
The festivities begin at 0900 with a Fly-In, sponsored by the Jefferson City EAA Chapter 429. Privately owned Aircraft will descend upon Fort Leonard in tribute to all service members stationed in the area. Static aircraft displays can be viewed from 1000-1500. The Young Eagles Program of the EAA will offer young adults ages 8-17 an opportunity to fly in a private airplane with a qualified pilot for Free!
For the youngsters, a Bounce Room, Kiddie Train and Climbing Wall will be on site from 1000-1800. Pony rides and the Exotic Animal Paradise Petting Farm from 1200-1500. Face painting, sumo wrestling, a variety of game booths, jousting and Seaweed the Sea Serpent from 1200-1800. Armbands will be available for $6 for unlimited participation of the children s activities.
There will be plenty of international world cuisine to sample to include: Bratwurst, German potato salad, Brotchen (German bread), Polynesian, Asian, and good ole American fare! Food and beverages will be served from 1200-2000.
Dance performances throughout the day Polynesian bamboo dance and more!
The St. Louis Czech Express will perform the best in polka music from 1500-1700. DJ Negrito will play an international variety of music African, Salsa, Reggae, and more from 1700-2000.
The public is cordially invited to attend. Come and enjoy the great tradition of Worldfest. You re sure
to have a great time! The Waynesville Regional Airport is located on Iowa Ave, Fort Leonard Wood. For more information,
call MWR (Morale, Welfare & Recreation) Special Events at 596-0434.
If you have an aircraft you would like to bring in for the static display, please do so. If flying in please arrive prior to 1000 since EAA aircraft will be active starting at 1000 (see below).
The ATC tower is not expected to be operating during the events, but definately check ATIS (118.7) on your way in, as well as checking DUATS for any applicable Notams before flying in. If you're not familiar with Fort Leonard Wood, be aware there are several restricted areas bordering the south and southwest of the airport.
Tower/CTAF 125.4. Runways 14/32, 6038x150ft with vasi's. Left pattern on 14, Right pattern on 32. (Stay on the northeast side of the runway.)
The local EAA Chapter will be flying Young Eagles at TBN from 1000-1500. If you are an EAA member and would like to offer flights please arrive at 0900. Free Lunch for pilots as well as fuel at only $2.01/gallon. Free lunch for any pilot flying into the event. Coffee and donuts in the airport trailer for any pilots as well.
The general public entrance will be at the gate at the far south end of the airport, past the GA trailer - not at the normal GA or commercial gates. If we receive additional updates we will post them here. Click the logo above for the WorldFest Poster.
....at Greenville Airport (GRE)
Fly-Ins Encouraged! A number of aircraft will also be on display at AIRstravaganza, including experimental, homebuilt, military, classic and general aviation aircraft. Throughout both days, parachute jumpers from the Greater St. Louis Parachute Club will be doing solo and combined jumps.
AIRstravaganza will also include an automobile show. The show, which will take place on Sunday, will include custom and classic cars of all vintages. More than 150 cars are expected. Saturday, show participants will rally to AIRstravaganza, so you can expect to see extraordinary cars both days.
There will be a Hangar Dance on Saturday night. For more information call 618-664-0926 or visit their website by clicking on their logo above.
FAA Safety Seminar on IFR OPERATIONS at Skyline Aeronautics
One of our St. Louis FAA Safety Specialists, Bob Linenweber, will give a seminar in the Skyline Aeronautics hangar this Saturday, October 11st from 9:00 am till 11:00am. As the seasons change and Fall and Winter weather create different challenges for flying, it is a good time to review basic rules for IFR operations. Getting an instrument rating is a great step toward making a safer pilot, but getting the rating is only the first step. Maintaining the knowledge and skills requires an additional commitment for recurrent training.
Bob is an FAA inspector and teaches instrument ground school at St. Louis Community College at Meramec. He will review some of the more important aspects of IFR flying and discuss safe operating procedures as the weather gets colder.
The event is FREE and held in the Skyline Aeronautics Hangar. There will be another free seminar in several months. Click on "May Day" below and check out the current Safety Newsletter.
October flyout is to Hannibal (HAE) for the Hannibal Historic Folk Festival.
Folks should plan their flight to arrive at HAE at 1100. The two-day festival will feature artists, artisans and craftsmen demonstrating historic crafts, traditional arts, arts & crafts, street musicians playing traditional tunes, food cooked on wood stoves, cider fresh from the apple press, a children s area and a warm atmosphere for everyone.
The streets will be lined with more than 90 Midwest artisans who exhibit and sell their original works in wood, fiber, pottery, candle making, jewelry making, painting and drawing, and a variety of other historic and traditional crafts.
Entertainment includes regional musicians sharing their talents on banjo, brass instruments, hammered dulcimer, guitar, along with traditional dance, storytellers and vocalists. Performances take place in the streets as strolling and street musicians interact with the festival crowd.
Festival foods are a favorite at the Autumn Historic Folklife Festival and represent 20 local community organizations. Items to be enjoyed include: kettle corn, chicken
n dumplings, kettle fries, applesauce doughnuts, homemade root beer and cider, and other edibles made on-site.
Contact Carol at 636-458-2529 by Wednesday, October 15th if attending so transportation can be arranged.
Flying and Surviving in Winter Weather
Lindbergh High School
(click for map)
Winter is a great time to fly. The cold temperatures help aircraft performance and the crisp clean air provides
beautiful vistas. But, winter also presents its own set of challenges that any prudent pilot should be aware of.
This program will review some of the important things a competent pilot should know about flying in a winter environment including: how to properly prepare the aircraft, how to properly plan the flight, and things to consider in the unlikely event that the flight doesn't end as planned. The pilot in command is responsible for the safety of passengers if a forced landing is necessary, so knowledge of some basic cold weather survival techniques is a good idea.
The National Weather
Service in Springfield is having an open house from
10 am until 3 pm on Saturday Oct 25th.
Click this icon for more information.