Monthly Archives: March 2017

Sponsorship Announcement: Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum to Co-Sponsor International Space Development Conference in St. Louis May 25-29

The Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum has become a co-sponsor of the International Space Development Conference to be held May 25-29 in St. Louis.  Over the next few months, we will be promoting the conference and bringing the highlights of the event to our audience as it progresses.  The museum will also partner with The Aero Experience, another co-sponsor, with an exhibit at the conference.

We encourage you to attend the event, which features world-renowned speakers and cutting-edge breakout sessions that push the envelope of conventional space exploration.  Topics such as return to the moon, living in space, mars settlement and advanced propulsion systems will be explored.

The museum commends the National Space Society and the St. Louis Space Frontier for their hard work in hosting this amazing event.  Click on the image below for more information and check back for future updates!

 http://isdc2017.nss.org/

Youth Experience Flight at St. Louis Area Young Eagles Rally

The Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum and EAA Chapter 64 hosted the year’s first local EAA Young Eagles rally on March 4.  Young Eagles flights are given free of charge to youth aged 8-17 through local EAA chapter rallies, and Young Eagles are also offered educational materials, first flight lesson vouchers and flight scholarships to encourage the development of the next generation of aviators.  Those who have received Young Eagle flights from EAA Chapter 64 have discovered that there are a variety of aircraft involved, flown by very experienced and enthusiastic pilots.  Young Eagles flights from St. Louis Downtown Airport offer a great view of the St. Louis skyline and neighboring sites such as the large rail yard north of the airport.

The afternoon was clear and warm as the operation began following the pilot briefing by EAA Chapter 64 Young Eagles Coordinator Bob McDaniel.  Local youth groups, including Cub Scouts, were represented.  While some were being flown, others were touring the museum and trying out the full-size and kid-size aircraft cockpits and trainers.  A variety of aircraft were used, including Cessna 172s, a Piper Cherokee and John and Elizabeth Schaefer’s pristine Cessna 305A/O-1A Bird Dog.  Here are some views of the flights:

Special thanks to the Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum, EAA Chapter 64, pilots and ground crews, and Ideal Aviation FBO services for making this great youth event possible!