January 2007

The January Gateway Meeting: Wednesday, January 10th at the Columns in St. Charles. We invite All MPA members and guests to Please join us!

Our guest speaker will be John Murphy. Mr. Murphy flew traffic-copter for KSD Radio with Don Miller in 1968. He was regional sales rep for Hughes Helicopter in Culver City, California from 1969 to 1970. He owned St. Louis Helicopter form 1970 to 1990. He retired in 1990. His current toys include: L-39 Russian Trainer Jet, Beech Baron, Kitfox and his latest a Helicycle.

For dinner on the buffet: Tossed Salad, Italian Bean Soup, Chicken Piccata, Cannelloni, Fiesta Blend Vegetables, Rolls & Butter and Cheesecake. Dinner is $14.00 per person. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Serving begins at 6:30. The program starts at 7:30 with a short business meeting to follow. Please phone your dinner reservations to Jean Murry 314-469-3541 by 3:00 on Monday January 8th. Please join us and bring a friend and receive a free 50/50 ticket.

SAFETY TIP

The love of flying sometimes makes us lose sight of the fact that we are in the risk management business and things like runway incursion, collision avoidance, fuel management, weather, TFR's checklist, airspace, etc. seem to be pushed to the back of our minds. It is up to us as good pilots to remember our responsibility to make each flight as safe as possible for ourselves, our family, our friends and the flying community. Some tips are worth repeating.
Always Fly Safe-Rick

The March 2007 Gateway Chapter meeting is the deadline to recruit new members and Win a flight in the C-47 flown by Captain Bob Kraemer. Bob has agreed to extend the flight deadline until June 2007. So you have plenty of time to bring in New Members and win the flight. Good Luck!!!

EVENTS

Jan 19-21 Midwest Aviation Conference and Trade Show (MATCS) Busch Student Center, St. Louis University
Jan 10 Gateway Chapter meeting. Guest speaker John Murphy will talk on his career in aviation
Jan 13 MPA State meeting at the Columbia Regional Airport. All members are welcome.
Feb 10 MPA State meeting at the Columbia Regional Airport. All members are welcome.
Feb 14 Gateway Chapter meeting at the Columns in St. Charles. Mike Gaffney from Skyline will be our speaker.
Mar 10 MPA State meeting at the Columbia Regional Airport. All members are welcome.
Mar 14 Gateway Chapter meeting at the Columns in St. Charles.
Sean Goding from the Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum will be the speaker.
Apr 11 Gateway Chapter meeting at the Columns in St. Charles.
Apr 14 MPA State meeting at the Columbia Regional airport. All members are welcome.
May 5-6 Great Midwest Regional Fly IN-Drive In at the St. Louis Downtown airport.

Gateway Chapter meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month. The MPA State meetings are the second Sunday of each month.
As of today, I do not have any fly-out information. Please get any information to me so I can place them in the newsletter. Phone: 636-696-0994 (home) or email (see link below).

Fly-Outs: Arrive at destination at 12:30 P.M. Minimums for fly-outs are 3000 ft, 5 miles and 15 kts at each airport. Call Harold Booher at 314-550-8887 between 9:30 A.M. and 10:30 A.M. on the morning of the fly-out to verify destination and if there are any weather issues or to arrange a ride. You can always just show up at Creve Coeur Airport that morning.
If minimums are not met the chapter fly-out is postponed but individuals may proceed on their own.

If you have any other events, please send me an email.

Thanks,
Bob Crandell

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