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Blue skies,

Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team

Monday, June 13, 2016

Missouri Pilots Association Convention Recognizes Outstanding Achievements

By Carmelo Turdo
The 2016 Missouri Pilots Association (MPA) Convention was held Saturday at a new central location, the Inn at Grand Glaize in Osage Beach at the Lake of the Ozarks.  The annual event is a way for MPA members in chapters from across the state to renew friendships, review the issues of the current general aviation industry and learn ways to improve the skills of each pilot.  After a day of interactive presentations covering aviation safety, government regulations and MPA business, members enjoyed a tasty dinner and the traditional state and chapter awards presentations.  Over 100 members from 13 chapters were in attendance, an increase over that of previous years.
Among the awards presented were:
Attendance Trophy: Mid Missouri Chapter 


Aviation Award: Dr. Pierre Moeser

Media Award: The Aero Experience

Safety in Aircraft Flying Experience Program Award: South Central Chapter

South Central Chapter: Patricia Storm

South Central Chapter: Patricia Deidiker

Gateway Chapter: Ken Christian

St. Louis Chapter: Hubert Looney

St. Louis Chapter: Richard Baricko

St. Louis Chapter: The Late Jo-Ann Johnson (Accepted by husband Gary Johnson)

St. Louis Chapter: Bob Crandell

MPA Scholarship: Joshua Patton

Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award: Max Tharon Bradley

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