When: First Tuesday of each month
Time: 6:00 P.M. Food provided by members. The meeting begins at 7:00 P.M.
Where: Southwest Illinois Sport Aviation Flight Park 4 miles southeast of MIllstadt, IL. Our clubhouse is in the large hangar barn on the field. See the home page for directions.
Occasionally the meetings will be held at alternate locations. See the monthly newsletter for updated information.
SATURDAY, JUNE 15th: Not a Young Eagle event and no ground volunteers are needed, but Chapter pilots are invited to fly-in to the Millstadt Flight Park (1IL4) Saturday afternoon. Bob will be hosting the Gateway Miata Club’s annual family picnic at the Flight Park. They will be interested in seeing your planes and taking a ride if you’re willing to give them a short flight. Free food and drink for all fly-in guests. That’s also the Flying Dutchman’s Pancake Day and Sullivan Field’s Lunch Fly-in, so spend the morning at the Dutchman and Sullivan and then drop into Millstadt during the afternoon.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26th: We will be flying approximately a dozen 8th graders attending Belleville’s Harmony School STEM Aviation Camp. We’ll need 2-4 aircraft and a handful of ground volunteers to support this small group. Please arrive for a 9 a.m. briefing to begin flying at 9:30.
SATURDAY, JUNE 29th: St. Louis Downtown Airport’s west ramp community will be holding a youth flying event and barbecue from 11-2 and our Chapter will be providing Young Eagle flights. Unlike most of our Young Eagle events, we do not have a specific group planned and all our Young Eagles will be walk-ins, so we won’t know how many will show up. We’ll hold our volunteer briefing at the Museum at 10:30, so arrive earlier to be ready. The 99s (Women's Pilots Association) and Big River Aviation will be sponsoring and preparing the food. Tuskegee Airmen Inc. will have a speaker and an actual Tuskegee Airmen who served in WWII has been invited for the event! The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics will be participating and the Organization of Black Airline Pilots and SWIC aviation students have been invited. There’s even a possibility of having other exhibitors such as an antique car club and a Model-T club.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17th: Chapter 64 will provide Young Eagle flights for the Columbia Sackman Field Open House and Fly-in. We plan to fly between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. If you can’t stay all day, we can use the help whenever you can. Volunteers should arrive by 9. We’ll have a safety briefing at 9:30 to cover the planned route and ground safety procedures. If you arrive later for perhaps only the afternoon, we’ll be sure you receive the briefing before flying.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th: We’ll go on the road again to fly Young Eagles at Sparta’s annual Open House and Fly-in. This will be another all-day fun event. Times and other details will be available as it gets closer to the event.