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United States Pilots Association

SPRING FLYOUT

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 jan@uspilots.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

 

Thursday, April 26

 

 

3:00 p.m. - Midnight

Hospitality Room

Hotel

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Safety Seminar

Hotel

 

Friday, April 27

 

 

6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Complimentary Breakfast

Hotel

8:00 a.m. - Midnight

Hospitality Room

Hotel


 

 

Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center Tour

Morning Tour for those not doing Physiology Training

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Air Traffic Training

 

9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Aviation Safety Inspector Training

 

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Accident Investigation 

 

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Lunch (each pays his own)

 

 

Afternoon Tour for Entire Group

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Toxicology

 

1:40 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.

Human Factors

 

2:20 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Biodynamics

 

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Evacuation Research FlexSim

 

3:30 p.m.

Tour Ends

 

 

Saturday, April 28

 

 

6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Complimentary hot breakfast

Hotel

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Guided Tour

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

12:00 p.m.

Lunch

Museum

Afternoon

Either or both:

45th Infantry Division Museum

Science Museum Oklahoma

 

6:00 p.m.

Dinner with guest speaker                        

TBA

 

Sunday, April 29

 

 

6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Complimentary hot breakfast 

Hotel

 

Depart at your leisure or stay and enjoy more of the Oklahoma City area

 

 

 

 

 

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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
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
Afternoon Tours and free time to explore St. Louis
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.

 

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.