September 3rd

Jack Jackson will be our guest speaker. From becoming a Marine Aviator in 1968 to being named Legislator of the Year 2003 by the VFW there is a lot Jack can talk about. He flew 600 combat missions in Vietnam in aircraft such as the McDonnell Douglas A-4. His last military mission was in 1990 during Operation Desert Shield. A highly decorated veteran, he is the recipient of four Distinguished Flying Crosses, 33 Air Medals, etc. etc. and most recently the Legion of Merit for Service to his country.

We know Jack best as the Boeing Harrier Pilot. No one has more experience in flying the Harrier than Jack who has over 5,000 hour in the Harrier alone and double that amount if you include his time as a Marine Aviator and testing virtually every type of US fighter in service since 1978 plus a couple of Russian fighters.

We'll be at the Greenbriar Country Club, 12665 Big Bend Boulevard. Social hour starts at 1800; Dinner ($16) at 1900 and Jack will make his presentation at 2000. Reservations required. Please call Barb Lane at 636-391-2668 by Monday September 1st. You can also send her an email at

(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.

Labor Day Weekend

Help Needed at the MPA Tent on the Fairgrounds!
Volunteers are needed to man the St. Louis Chapter Tent at the St. Louis County Fair and Air Show Labor Day Weekend to promote membership in the MPA. Volunteers will be asked to spend a couple of hours in the cool shade of the Tent giving out literature and answering questions. For more information or to volunteer please contact Gary Johnson at 314-965-1789 or email

Volunteers are needed to help at the St Louis Fair & AirShow on Labor Day Weekend. Help is needed: Greeting AirShow Performers & Military, Assist with Rental Vehicles, Driving Shuttle Van, Helping in the Hospitality Room, etc. Sign up online by clicking on the above picture (preferred sign up method) or you can call Hubert Looney at 314-831-6336.

September 4th-7th

MPA members are invited to join the USPA at Branson.
Fly-In/Drive-In for all or part of the activities.
Click on the button on the left for detailed information
or your copy of MPA News for details.

September 6th-7th

Click on the above logo for details about the AirShow at Scott Air Force Base.

September 13th 0830-1500

The Gateway Eagles of Missouri Tenth Anniversary Fly-In will be on Saturday, September 13, 2003, at the St. Louis Downtown Airport (CPS). There will be airplane rides for up to 100 pre-registered youth between the ages of eleven and seventeen. There will be static displays, flight simulators, food and drinks, and a paper airplane contest with prizes for youth ages ten and under. As in the past, MPA members are welcome to participate. For the day's schedule Click on their logo.
For more information, see:

September 13th 1100-1600

Plane Wash, Spirit of St. Louis Airport (SUS)
Saturday, September 13, 1100 - 1600 CDT
(rain date September 27)
South Ramp (JetCorp) next to Blayney's
Hot dogs and soda available for purchase
All proceeds benefit Women in Aviation Scholarships

September 13th 1930-2400

Former NASA astronaut, Capt Winston Scott, US Navy, will be coming to St Louis and attending the Fly-In at CPS. On the evening of September 13th we are setting up what will be billed as the largest hangar party in the Midwest. This event will take place in the West hangar at Executive Beechcraft (SUS) with Winston and many other local St Louis celebrities attending. Here's an opportunity to get the entire MPA membership "fired up" in a fun-filled atmosphere. 500 tickets will be available for $25.00 each (MPA Members only $12.50 - contact William Duke at or call 314-780-0849). All proceeds go to the Gateway Eagles Youth Programs and Scholarship Funds. Capt Scott is going to have a huge following of GA pilots from all over the US coming to St Louis that weekend. Winston was selected for and accepted the position of Executive Director for the Florida Space Authority several weeks ago and is basically in charge of Cape Canaveral and reports directly to the Governor of Florida. Please spread the "word". This could be the "shot in the arm" that GA needs in Missouri. Click on the NASA Logo for information about Capt Scott.

September 20th-21st

Springfield Air Rendezvous. 21st Annual Airshow at CAP.
For details click on the above picture.

September 27th [Oct 4th if not VFR]

Missouri Pilots Association Poker Run. Entry Fee of $20/person.
Open to all MPA members and their friends.
Depart JEF 0930-1030.
JEF to H41 Mexico 38mn Flour Drop at Mexico
H41 to HAE Hannibal 38nm  
HAE to IRK Kirksville 55nm Lunch at your expense
IRK to MHL Marshall 92nm Winners Announced & Depart for Home