The 2016 Meyers Aircraft Owners Association Fly-In will be held at the Creve Coeur Airport, near St. Louis, Missouri, September 21-24. We’ll have private tours of the aircraft museum on the field which has both an OTW and a 145! We’ll have plenty of time for taking in the sites that St. Louis has to offer. Additionally, Octoberfest begins in old St. Charles on the 23rd.
We’ll be staying at the Country Inn and Suites in Old St. Charles. The best way to make reservations at this late date is to contact the hotel directly at 636-724-5557.
The hotel is located on the banks of the Missouri River and is next to beautiful walking trails and a large park at one end of Main Street in Old St. Charles, Mo. Historic Old St. Charles is cobblestoned streets lined with quaint shops, restaurants, pubs and more.
Special Negotiated Room Rates: Standard King—$99 Or 1 Bedroom Suite—$109 – Rate guarantee expires August 22.
As of August 16, there are only 7 rooms left at the Country Inn Hotel. Please book quickly. We’re currently working on additional hotel options as a back-up.
Enterprise will deliver cars to the airport for us so your car can be waiting when you arrive. Reserve your car by TUESDAY, 6 SEPTEMBER. These are group rates.
To make a reservation:
Call – 314-569-3200, hit option 4 to speak with Derek Micka (Asst. Mgr.) or Jacob Murphy (Br. Mgr.) Be sure to tell them you are with the Meyers Owners Association.
11931 Olive Blvd.
Creve Coeur, Mo. 63141
Compact – $40/day
Intermediate – $44/day
Standard – $50/day
Full size – $55/day
SUV – $70/day
(tax is $1.60/day and not included in above prices)
Spouses are included as drivers. Any other drivers are $10/day additional.
CREVE COUER AIRPORT
While the Creve Coeur airport is located on the west side of St. Louis, Missouri International Airport’s, and right under Class B airspace, it is not difficult to get to. In fact, this airport boasts quite a number of beautiful antique airplanes and “slow movers”. With both a concrete runway and a grass runway, it beckons all who fly. There will be ample parking space (and hangar space for inclement weather) for all aircraft.
The airport hosts other groups throughout the year such as the WACO owners, Swift owners, and a few more, so they know how to put out that good old fashioned Missouri hospitality to flyers like us.
100LL Price, as of August 12th —$4.44
Elevation: 463 Ft (141.1 M)
Pattern Alt: 1,113 MSL
Hours: 8:00 AM to Dusk
Fuel: Line Service 8:00 AM to Dusk. Fuel: Self Service Available 24/7/365 Fuel Available: 100 LL + Jet-A
Runway 16/34 4500 x 75 Ft. (1372 x 23 M) Concrete. Up to 30,000 Lbs. Max Gross Wt. Traffic Pattern: 16 RH – Traffic Pattern: 34 LH – Runway Lights: Yes
4 Light PAPI On Left, Both Runways.
Runway 7/25 3120 x 220 FT. (951 x 67 M) Turf. Do Not Use When Wet
Traffic Pattern: 7 LH – Traffic Pattern: 25 RH
Marked With Yellow Cones – Runway Lights: No
Airport Website: www.crevecoeurairport.com
IMPORTANT!!! BRING TIEDOWNS
There are a few tiedown spots on the ramp, but please bring your own tiedowns in case we need to park in the grass. We have been assured that, should inclement weather appear, there will be ample hangar space for all Meyers aircraft.
21 September – Wednesday
Arrivals and Registration at airport (in eating area)
Drinks, snacks and finger food available upon arrival
Social gathering and “laid-back” afternoon
Pay for HARM museum tour, if desired
Pick up final agenda, tour and event info
Check in to hotel (Country Inn and Suites) – 10 minute drive from airport.
BBQ next to hotel
22 September – Thursday
Breakfast at hotel
Guided tour of HARM museum http://www.historicaircraftrestorationmuseum.org/
There are about 65 aircraft in the four main museum buildings. There are three other hangars and two shops to be seen. The guided tour ($10 per person) is a very in-depth review of the history of many of the historic aircraft in the museum. Al Stix, one of the owners of the CC airport, would be our personal tour guide.
Please sign up for the tour when you register so we have a headcount. However, the museum will be open for the duration of the fly-in at no charge, there will just be no commentary.
Lunch on your own (or catered, order upon registration.)
Private tour of Old St. Charles. This is a riding tour with frequent stops. Lots of history here. Good way to get the lay of the land so the time spent samplying the local cuisine and beverages is more…well….planned.
Dinner – on your own (Suggest Old St. Charles)
23 September – Friday
Breakfast at hotel
8:30am – 11:30am
Event of choice (info on each event at registration upon arrival)
1. Anheuser Bush brewery tours
a. Beermaster Tour
b. Day Fresh Tour
c. Beer School Tour
d. Historic School House Tour
e. Standard Complimentary Tour
2. Botanical Gardens
4. St. Louis Zoo
5. Art Museum
6. Six Flags
7. National Blues Museum (brand new museum that traces the history of the blues, including R&B, funk, and rock and roll.)
12:00pm – 1:30p
Lunch at airport ($8 per person or $15 for couple)
1:30pm – 5:00pm
Maintenance Seminars at the airport
Spouse event – TBD
Dinner on your own – (Oktoberfest?)
24 September – Saturday
Depart for St. Louis Regional Airport – Alton, Illinois – KALN
22nd Annual Wings and Wheels Car Show
Breakfast Buffet $8 per person.
Lunch at EAA chapter 864 at KALN airport.
Fly to KSET – Home of St. Louis CAF.
Fly back to Creve Coeur Airport
Dinner – banquet at Creve Coeur Airport
$25 per person – Surf and Turf, includes wine
Cash Bar, including Al Stix’s famous Bloody Bulls (That’s a beverage!).
25 September – Sunday
Breakfast at hotel
Spouse Committee: Jan DaPrato and Becky Jones
Don’t forget your spouse or significant other. There will be a number of interesting and fun things for them to do. In the arts, there are a number of choices. St. Louis is the home of the world renowned Missouri Bo- tanical Gardens. If you like to garden, or simply like breathtaking landscape, this is the place to visit.
Forest Park is the Central Park of the Midwest and the largest in the US. It houses the Art Museum, Zoo, His- torical Museum, Jewel Box, Science Center and Planetarium. You can slowly boat through parts of the park and eat at a very cool boat house restaurant.
Your hotel is located in Old Town St. Charles. One can meander the streets of one of the oldest towns west of the Mississippi. Of course, the Gateway Arch and museum, the symbol of St. Louis, is not far away. Don’t forget about the largest brewery in the world. The Anheuser-Busch brewery tour is a must, if you visit St. Louis. We are working on a VIP tour that will interest you, even if wine is your preferred drink. Not to leave you out, Missouri has great wineries, with live bands and beautiful views. This could be another option for an evening. Much to see and do in this great town, but not enough time.
- We didn’t want to schedule the group so tightly there would be no time to sample the local culture, so we left plenty of free time to see the sites. We are working on a couple group tours, so will announce those when confirmed.
- Don’t forget to bring items for the auction.
If you’re planning on coming to the event this year, please contact Jim Jones at Meyers67@mchsi.com or 641-485-7219 and let him know.
THANKS to our on-site coordinators Mike and Jan DaPrato, for the tremendous amount of work they have done already.