March 2007

The March Gateway Chapter meeting is on Wednesday MARCH 7th at the Columns in St. Charles. We invite All MPA members and their guests to PLEASE come and join us!
Our guest speaker will be Sean Goding. Sean is the current President of the Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum. Sean is a graduate of Parks College of St. Louis University and is employed as Assistant to the Vice President of Drury Hotels. He is also the President of Pangea Development, LLC a real estate development company. Sean will give us an update on the development of the Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum. What's been going on since the move to St. Louis Downtown Airport and what the plans are for in the future of the Museum.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
The dinner Meeting for March is the 7th, the FIRST Wednesday of the month. Please check the calendar of events for future changes.
MENU
On the buffet we will have: Mandarin Orange Salad, Potato Chowder, Corned Beef and Cabbage, Baked Cod in Dill Sauce, Boiled Potatoes, Carrots, Rolls and Butter. Dessert is Key Lime Tart. Dinner is $14.00 per person. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Serving begins at 6:30 PM. The program starts at 7:30, with a short business meeting to follow. Please phone your reservations to Jean Murry 314-469-3541 by Monday 3-5-07.
SAFETY TIP
Not too long ago, I was doing a flight review with a friend in his airplane. In the ground training I explained what we would do in the flight portion of the review. He didn't want to do the hood work because he was not instrument rated, and short and soft field landings were things he never used in his flying. After we talked a little more he understood the flight review was a reminder of the emergency check list, special flight operations and that we haven't don't these since the check ride of the last flight review.
Review of the emergency check list from time to time, review special operations in the POH, so if the unthinkable ever happens you will be ready to handle it.
FLY SAFE Rick
IMPORTANT SAVE THE DATE
APRIL 25, 2007 JEFFERSON CITY First ever Missouri State Aviation Day Sponsored by the Missouri Pilots Association. We will have informational tables set up in the Rotunda. We will also be meeting with our legislators to discuss raising the cap on the Aviation Fuel Tax to $8 Million dollars. This is a very important event. We need to make our voices heard. User fees are lurking right around the corner.
Please come and show your support for the Missouri Pilot 's Association and general aviation.

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

Thanks,
Bob Crandell

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