South Dakota Pilots Association

SDPA Meetings

The South Dakota Pilots Association holds Meetings typically the month before the newsletter is published. SDPA Meetings are opportunities for pilots to fly to an airport away from home and participate in a discussion of aviation issues in South Dakota and activities to promote general aviation in South Dakota.

For future SDPA Meetings – check the What's New Page.

Nov 14, 2020

BOD Meeting (Conference Call)

In-person meeting set for November 14 in Redfield was canceled due to COVID-19.

Sep 19, 2020

BOD Meeting (Conference Call)

In-person meeting set for September 12 in Wall canceled due to COVID-19.

Jul 10, 2020

BOD Meeting (Conference Call)

Jun 13, 2020

BOD Meeting (Conference Call)

In-person meeting set for Wagner canceled due to COVID-19.

May 23, 2020

BOD meeting (Mitchell)

Dakota Flight Center

Apr 11, 2020

BOD meeting (Conference Call)

In-person meeting set for Hot Springs canceled due to COVID-19.

Feb 8, 2020

Meeting (Oacoma)

Al's Oasis

John Mollison (right), aviation writer, historian, and filmmaker, gave a talk about a Korean War veteran who was shot down and held as a prisoner of war. Also present were two pilots Mollison had previously interviewed: Jim Eisenmenger (left) who flew F-102s out of Thailand, and Richard Hall (center) who flew A-1 Skyraiders out of Laos – both during the Vietnam War.

Nov 16, 2019

Meeting (Huron)

Presentation on FLY Jet Center (Skyways).

Sep 21, 2019

Meeting (Rosebud)

Presentation on Eagle Med Facility and aircraft.

Jun 15, 2019

Meeting (Belle Fourche Flight Center)

Lt. Col. Michael “Wilson” Lewis, Commander of the 89th Attack Squadron, Ellsworth AFB, and MSgt Josh Sjoholm, 89th Attack Squadron, gave a presentation on the squadron’s operations. The Squadron used to fly the MQ-1 Predator (retired in 2018), and currently flies the MQ-9 Reaper, and the MQ-1/9 Reaper.