Wednesday, March 7th

"The Day The Music Died"

This is the topic that Fred Harms will present on March 7th. In 1959, in a blinding snow storm, the pilot of a Beechcraft crashed due to SPATIAL DISORIENTATION. On board that plane was Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and "The Big Bopper" The accident investigation blamed pilot error and loss of control. 53 years later, accidents are still occurring for the same reason. This program will examine the causes of disorientation and how our situational awareness and decision making are affected. THIS PROGRAM COUNTS TOWARDS THE WINGS PROGRAM.

Our meeting will be held at Sunset Lakes Banquet Center, 13366 W. Watson Road, Sappington, MO 63127. Our private room opens at 6 pm with dinner ($18 per person) being served at 6:30 PM. The program starts at 7 PM.
Sunset Hills Golf Course andBanquet Center can easily be found by taking I-270 to Gravois Road (MO Hwy 30) then west toward Fenton for approximately 2 miles, turn right onto West Watson Road and watch for the Sunset Lakes sign on the right side. We would love to have you join us!

Contact Candy Stewart by March 2, 2012 at 314.651.7097 or e-mail her at

March Fly Outs

March 24, 2012 - Join the USPA in Hot Springs, Arkansas

March 27, 2012 - State Aviation Day in Jefferson City, MO

Meet with our state legislators at the Capitol!

You won't want to miss this special EVENT!
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 is State Aviation Day.

For the last 6 years, our membership has gathered in Jefferson City & met with their legislators on this day. Our agenda remains the same; we have reserved both the House & Senate Alcoves of the Rotunda on the third floor of the capitol. We will meet for a buffet luncheon on the House side and tables & chairs will be set up on the Senate side. We will be serving food from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM.

This will be one Fly Out Event for March 2012. You will want to arrive at Jefferson City airport (JEF) in time to meet with your legislator(s). Call your legislator(s) and make an appointment to see and talk to them. Transportation will be provided from the Jefferson City Airport to the capitol. See you in Jefferson City on March 27, 2012!