Our 35th Anniversary
A Brief History of our Chapter


We begin our journey in 1965 with our first President, Harry Lischer. The meetings were held at the Henry VHI Hotel.

The St. Louis Chapter has been instrumental in forming many of our StateChapters:
Rolla, Hannibal and Kansas City, to name a few.

In the early days, our pilots would offer flights at Spirit of St. Louis Airport for a donation to the Cancer Society. Members would deliver blood and medical supplies whenever and wherever needed. Many of our members made trips to Jefferson City to talk to the Governor regarding the fuel tax legislation to benefit airports and General Aviation.

One of our past Presidents, Arnold Zimmerman, formed the United States Pilots Association. This organization is still going strong and several of our members have and still do serve on its Board.

Our goals have remained the same throughout the years. We promote Education and Safety in General Aviation. We sponsor Safety Seminars and encourage all our pilots to participate in the Wings Program. Our Aviation Explorer Post 9555 has helped aspiring aviators to 90 forward with their dreams of becoming pilots. We collect food for distribution to the needy on a regular basis. Giving back to the community is a must in our society today.

Our membership has grown to over 200. We, along with the other Chapters of the MPA, are striving to ensure that General Aviation will flourish into the 21st century and beyond.

Thanks to Donna & Betty for the above.