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United States Pilots Association

ANNUAL MEETING FLYOUT 

St. Louis, MO June 7-10, 2018

 

A Thursday evening FAA sanctioned Safety Seminar at will start our flyout activities, presented by Fred Harms, former St. Louis FSDO Safety Program Manager.

On Friday we will tour the Air Evac Lifeteam Headquarters and possibly the Helicopter Police Unit. Additional activities and meals are now being arranged.

Saturday morning is our Annual Membership Meeting, followed by our Board Meeting. All members and guests are invited and encouraged to attend, as ours is a membership-directed organization.

Saturday afternoon will be a mix of recommended venues, with time to enjoy the many St. Louis attractions not yet visited. Among these are the Gateway Arch, Zoological Park, Missouri Botanical Garden, Art Museum, and so many more historic and educational points of interest.

Saturday evening we will enjoy a dinner buffet together, with a special guest speaker to be determined.

As a USPA member, affiliated state member, or guest, you will enjoy our special group rate at a top notch property, an educational and fun lineup of activities, and great GA fellowship. SIGN UP NOW!

Hotel: Hampton Inn and Suites, #5 McBride and Son Center Dr., Chesterfield, MO 63005, 636-530-0770. Our rate is $105 per night, plus tax, which includes a complimentary hot breakfast, and that rate is good several days before and after our fly-in. . The cut-off date for our block of rooms is May 7, so reserve your room now. The hotel can't guarantee availability or the special rate after that date. There will be a hospitality suite in the hotel.

Airport and FBO: TacAir at Spirit of St. Louis Airport, (KSUS), 636 532-8882. You can arrange rental cars through them. Consider sharing rental cars, and make your reservations NOW.

 

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

Thursday, May 7
3:00 pm - Midnight Hospitality Room Hotel
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Safety Seminar Wings of Hope
Friday, May 8
6:30 am - 9:30 am Complimentary hot breakfast for hotel guests Hotel
8:00 am - Midnight Hospitality Room Hotel
All Day Tours now being set up
Saturday, May 9
6:30 am - 9:30 am Complimentary hot breakfast for hotel guests Hotel
8:00 a.m. - Midnight Hospitality Room Hotel
9:00 am - 11:30 am Annual Membership and Board Meetings Hotel
6:00 pm Buffet Dinner Hotel
Sunday, May 10
6:30 am - 9:30 am Complimentary hot breakfast for hotel guests Hotel
Depart at your leisure or stay and enjoy more of the St. Louis area. Thanks for coming!

 

 

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TENTATIVE SCHEDULE FOR US PILOTS ASSOCIATION FLY-IN

 

LOS ALAMOS, NM

Thursday to Sunday  27 to 30 September 2018

 

Los Alamos is a city and a county in north central NM, about 45 to 50 miles northwest of Santa Fe.  Los Alamos sits on a mesa about 7,300' MSL with a population of about 12,000.  In the early 1900s, the Los Alamos area was a very small farming community.  In 1917, a group of investors funded the development of the Los Alamos Ranch School.  Based on the structure of the Boy Scouts, the school (for boys 12-18) combined the rugged outdoor life with rigorous academic standards, and flourished until the federal government took it over in 1943 to establish the top-secret headquarters to house the security site (over 3,000 people) for the Manhattan Project to create the two atomic bombs that ended WW II.  The Lab continues today to apply science for issues of national security for our country.  In addition to the historical significance of the area, nearby are many National Parks, Monuments, and Preserves, presenting awe-inspiring wilderness, Pueblo dwelling ruins, scenic overlooks, and a secret mountain.  See www.VisitLosAlamos.org.

 

We will fly our own planes into either Santa Fe or (if qualified for mountain flying) Los Alamos airport.  FBOs to be determined.  Rental cars will be necessary and available.

Hotel to be determined, but in the Los Alamos area.  

 

USPA primary airport Santa Fe, NM (SAF):  USPA will be using two airports, Santa Fe and for those USPA members who are experienced mountain flying pilots, the airport at Los Alamos (KLAM).

Santa Fe Municipal Airport (KSAF):  Santa Fe Airport is at an elevation of 6348 ft NSL.  It has 3 runways but one is closed so 4 approaches.  It is an IFR airport with ILS, GPS (RNAV), and VOR approaches.

USPA FBO: Jet Center at Santa Fe (www.jetcentersf.com) (phone 505 780 4455) (ASRI 129.45).  Jet Center is located just NE of the center of the field, NE of the tower and on the ramp just opposite taxiway G.  It is a full-service, award winning FBO with Hertz rental cars.  USPA members will get a fuel discount.  Parking, though, is not controlled by the FBO as the city owns all the ramp parking spaces and the fee is $6/night.  Jet Center has arranged to have this fee waived so parking for USPA planes will be free.  Make sure the FBO understands you are part of the USPA fly-in.

 

Thur. 27 Sept:  Arrive at hotel. 

USPA Hospitality Suite open for attendees.  7-9 pm FAA Pilot Safety Seminar presented by the NM Pilots Assoc., location to be determined. 

 

Fri. 28 Sept:  Breakfast at the hotel.

Guided tour of Los Alamos by van.  Times during the day to be assigned prior to arrival.  Los Alamos has many historically interesting places to visit.  First is the Bradbury Science Museum (history and research exhibits regarding the development of the atomic bomb and the Los Alamos National Laboratory).  Then the Los Alamos Historical Museum Complex (which consists of several buildings showcasing the creation and development of Los Alamos and the LA Nat Lab), then Fuller Lodge and Art Center, a primary social gathering place since 1928, first for the Ranch School then Los Alamos.

Attendees will be on their own for sight-seeing everything except the guided van tour, which will be scheduled.  Lunch will be on your own, but dinner will be a USPA group affair (location TBD).

 

Sat. 29 Sept:  Breakfast at the hotel. 

Saturday sightseeing, like Friday, will be on your own.  Lunch will be on your own.  Dinner will be a USPA group event with a guest speaker. Location TBD.

 

Sun. 30 Sept:  Breakfast at the hotel.

Either stay over to spend more time visiting NM or depart for home.