June 6, 7, & 8
2003 MPA CONVENTION
From Kitty Hawk to Saint Louis
One Hundred Years of Flight
MPA’s 50th Anniversary and 49th Convention
Plan to attend the annual state convention in St. Louis County, hosted by the Gateway Chapter. The convention will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel and Conference Center, 16625 Swingley Ridge Road, Chesterfield, Mo. 636-532-5000. MPA rates are $89.00 per night plus tax. The hotel features indoor and outdoor pools, sauna, steam room and massages, a fitness center and tennis courts.
Creve Coeur Airport (1HO) is the host airport. Some right hand traffic patterns are used and well maintained concrete and sod runways are available. 100 LL, mogas and jet fuel are available.
Activities will include a BBQ and aviation museum tour at Creve Coeur Airport featuring dozens of flyable antique aircraft. Tours include the Butterfly House and antique Carousel in Faust Park, a trolley and walking tour in Old Towne Saint Charles, Wings of Hope and Chesterfield Mall. Pamphlets for the Butterfly House will be given to chapter representatives in Columbia in January. Pamphlets about Old Towne St. Charles will be given out in February. Old Towne is a nine block historic district with cobblestone streets and sidewalks. Many quaint shops and small restaurants exist under tree lined walks. St. Charles was founded in 1769 and was the first Capitol of Missouri. A tour of the original Capitol building is included.
Plan to attend an FAA safety seminar presented by Fred Harms of the St. Louis FSDO. Also listen to a briefing by Brian Weiler, MoDOT Director of Aviation, discussing Missouri airport progress and the status of current aviation legislation in Missouri.
The speaker at the awards luncheon will be Rudy Haug, former chief test pilot at McDonnell Douglas and a humorous speaker.
Our featured speaker for the evening banquet is Fred Schieszer, former professor at Central Missouri State University.
More details and a registration form coming soon!.