Oklahoma City, OK April 26-29, 2018
A Thursday evening FAA sanctioned Safety Seminar at the hotel will start our flyout activities, presented by 2016 FAA WP Region CFI of the Year Gary Reeves, as arranged by USPA VP for Safety Education Mike Jesch.
On Friday USPA will tour the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center all day, including lunch there. Named for Senator Mike Monroney, "Mr. Aviation," who wrote and sponsored the act that created the Federal Aviation Administration, the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center is the largest training facility in the FAA. Training air traffic controllers, technicians, safety inspectors, providing supply chain logistics support to field operations, maintaining aircraft registrations, and pilot medical certifications, there isn't a part of the national airspace system they don't support. Those wanting to participate in the high altitude physiology training will need to provide specific information for the FAA a month ahead. For additional details contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday will start with a guided tour of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum--the premier institution of western history, art, and culture. Lunch will be at the Museum Grill. Then on to one or more museums, including the 45th Infantry Division Museum where we can see one of the nation's largest collections of military firearms, World War II artifacts, learn about the Thunderbirds in Korea, and see exhibits on Oklahoma's early military history. Also the Science Museum Oklahoma, the state's premier destination for family fun, housing more than eight acres of hands-on science experiences with thousands of space, aviation, and cultural artifacts in the mix. From traveling beyond the Milky Way in the Kirkpatrick Planetarium and the explosive fun of Science Live to discovering where the familiar meets the fantastical in CurioCity, the museum allows your inner-child to run wild. Saturday evening will include a dinner and guest speaker TBA.
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!
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Hotel: Fairfield Inn & Suites, 5700 NW Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK 73132, www.marriott.com/okcex, 405 470-8484. Our rate is $99, plus tax, which includes a complimentary hot breakfast buffet. To obtain our special rate, you must tell them that you are with the United States Pilots Association. The cut-off date for our block of rooms is March 26, 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: Valair Aviation at Wiley Post Airport (KPWA) (www.valairaviation.com) has offered to waive the $45 ramp fee, fuel is reduced to $4.50 gallon, and no tiedown fee. Rental cars can be arranged directly with Hertz or Enterprise or through the FBO at 405 709-1550. Consider sharing rental cars, and make your reservations NOW.
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
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.
LOS ALAMOS, NM
Thursday to Sunday 27 to 30
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
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.
to be determined, but in the Los Alamos area.
27 Sept: Arrive
Hospitality Suite open for attendees. 7-9
pm FAA Pilot Safety Seminar presented by the NM Pilots Assoc., location to be
28 Sept: Breakfast
at the hotel.
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.
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).
29 Sept: Breakfast
at the hotel.
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.
30 Sept: Breakfast
at the hotel.
Either stay over to spend more time visiting NM or depart for home.