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.
Apr 8, 2017
Meeting (Sioux Falls - Maverick Air Center)
Brian Utley (center) gave a presentation about officiating at Felix Baumgartner’s jump from space on October 14, 2012.Rick Tupper (left), Commander of the Joe Foss Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force, talked about the Squadron.John Barney (right) coordinated Utley’s visit.
Feb 11, 2017
Nov 12, 2016
Meeting (Mobridge - Wrangler Inn)
Chuck Trumble gave an interesting presentation at the SDPA Meeting on November 12 at the Wrangler Inn in Mobridge.Chuck talked about his aviation career in ROTC, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, FAA, and private enterprise flying a variety of helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.
Sep 10, 2016
Meeting (Spearfish - Black Hills Aero)
Steve Hamilton (left) presented Merle Vig (right) with an Honorary LifeTime Membership plaque for Outstanding and Dedicated Service 1993-2016.The award was presented during the SDPA Meeting on September 10 at Black Hills Aero, on the Black Hills Airport - Clyde Ice Field, Spearfish, SD.Merle's dog "Red" attended the event.
John O'Connell of Letcher, SD, gave an outstanding presentation on his experience as a medevac helicopter pilot in the highlands of Vietnam at the SD Aviation Hall of Fame event at Black Hills Airport - Clyde Ice Field, Spearfish, SD.
Jun 11, 2016
Meeting (Box Elder)
Apr 9, 2016
Feb 13, 2016
Nov 14, 2015
Meeting (Gregory - Airport Terminal)
Ten planes flew in and 19 people attended the SDPA Meeting at Gregory Airport on Nov 14.
Sep 12, 2015
Jun 13, 2015
Lt. Col. Jim Ross (center), Assistant Director of Operational Support Squadron, Ellsworth AFB, SD, gave a presentation the implementation of the Powder River Training Complex on June 13 at the SDPA Meeting at Wall Airport.Ross was assisted by Lt. Col. Matt Martin (left) and Mr. George Stone (right), Air Space Manager.