Wednesday, October 3rd

The speaker for October will be Joe Vaughn. Joe is an airplane entrepreneur that has secured an a Bf 109 that was used in combat against the allies in WWII. The Messerschmitt Bf 109 is being reassembled at the Commemorative Air Force hangar at Smartt Field (SET). It can be viewed at no cost at SET. It has its original paint scheme, markings, equipment, 50 mm cannon etc. Joe will tell his story about how he obtained this aircraft and possibly others and what his plans to do with are for this aircraft.

For anyone interested in warbirds this should be an outstanding presentation. We look forward to hearing more about this very rare aircraft.

Our private room opens up at 1800 with Dinner ($18/person) being served at 1900. Joe will his presentation at 2000.

Please, please call Candy Stewart before September 28th at 314-842-1720 or send an email to Meeting@MoPilots.US so that we can give an accurate count to Sunset Lakes Banquet Center.

Don't forget, our meetings are at Sunset Lakes Banquet Center, 13366 W. Watson Road, Sappington, MO 63127.
Click Here for door-to-door driving directions.

FYI for those of you who missed our September Meeting: Our Mystery Guest was Dave Hastings who works in the Control Tower at Lambert. Dave joined the FAA in 1982 and has been working at Lambert for fourteen years. Dave grew up in North County and joined the Marine Corps after High School. He spent four years as a GSI Controller before joining the FAA . Dave holds a Private Pilot Certificate so he is also very familiar with General Aviation.

Another thing you missed....
Art Stewart presenting Arnold Zimmerman with a certificate recognizing his achievement
of Phase 21 of the Wings Program. Congratulations to Arnold on this accomplishment!

Our November speaker will be John Bales from Spirit Airport. More information will follow.

Kudos' to the group

This St. Louis County Fair & AirShow was a blast. This year as in years past the MPA has coordinated and managed shuttles to/from the Hot Ramp. Laura Bissonnette wanted to mention how much she appreciated the support and professionalism of the members of the MPA. She says that she can not say enough about the gratitude that she has for the organization. She also says not to forget to how dependable and courteous the members were.

Wednesday, October 10th

FAA Safety Program
Sponsored by St. Louis Chapter, Missouri Pilots Association

Lindbergh High School
4900 S Lindbergh (Hwy 61), between I-270 & I-55
Time: 7-9 P.M.
Subject: "Special Use Airspace, ADIZ Procedures, and Pilot Deviations."

More details available at

Click Here for a Map of Lindbergh High School

The South Central MPA Chapter is having a Poker Run on October 6th.

Third Annual "All" MPA Picnic and Board of Directors Meeting on October 13th.
Everyone is welcome at the Third Annual "All"MPA Picnic at Rebel's Bluff Airstrip.

Details of both of these events are posted at

Saturday, October 27th
Saturday, November 3rd

We will have an exciting flyout to Metropolis, IL (M30) to visit The Superman Museum, have lunch at Harrah's Casino, maybe lose a few coins, and have a great flight and visit with friends. Plan on arriving at M30 by 10AM. Transportation will be necessary so you will need to let Sue Smith know if you can join us. Call her at 636 274-3663 or send her an email.

Click this envelope to send an e-mail to Sue

Let's keep it up

The Fly-Out to Casey, Illinois (Richard's Farm) was a huge success. Sixteen people and seven airplanes took part in the flyout. Here is a picture of most of them:

November 14th

It's time once again for the St. Louis Chapter's famous Ornament Party! The party will be held on November 14, 2007 at Gary & Jo Ann Johnson's home at 745 Josephine Avenue in Glendale, MO. Come at 6 PM and enjoy food and fellowship!

This year will be another fun and challenging evening creating our one of a kind, collectible as well as extraordinary Christmas Ornament. This ornament will be given as table favors at the equally famous St. Louis Chapter Christmas Party on December 5th, 2007. You will want to be a part of this event!

See you there!

Now through September 2008
at the
Missouri History Museum

Flight City: St. Louis Takes to the Air is a thrilling and comprehensive exploration of the history of flight in St. Louis. Historic photographs, personal stories, gallery activities, and treasures from the Missouri Historical Society's collection chronicle our region's relationship with aviation-from the earliest roots through the 20th century zenith. Featuring more than 400 treasures, Flight City evokes the past while challenging you to imagine the future.

Admission Fees
Adults: $5; Seniors: $4; Students: $3
AAA members receive $1 off ticket price
Prescheduled School Groups: Free
Children 6 and Under: Free
MHS member tickets are free based on membership level
Free admission on Tuesdays

Missouri History Museum Hours
Daily: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Summer Hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day):
Daily: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.