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.

Jun 24, 2006

Meeting (Kadoka)

Airport (Kadoka celebrate & parade)

Apr 15, 2006

Meeting (Mobridge)

Grand Oasis Restaurant

Jan 28, 2006

Meeting (Winner)

VFW Club

SDPA Meeting on 1/28/2006 in Winner.Front row (left to right); Shon Keith, Sirus Keith, Delbert Keith, Mary CarolPotts, Pam Hamilton, Theresa Marten, Marsha Sumpter, and Myra Christensen.Back row (left to right): Steve Hamilton, Larry Pravecek, Clarence Raschke,Jeff Jackson, Dave Cwach, Grove Rathbun, Ray Jilek, Butch Oien, Dwayne LaFave,Dave Marten, Merle Vig, and Bobbie Potts.

Dec 3, 2005

Meeting (Winner)

Cancelled due to weather

Sep 10, 2005

Fly SD (11th) (2 SD stops)

Spearfish (SD Aviation Hall ofFame: BlackHills Aero)

Jul 16, 2005

Meeting (Brookings)

Pheasant Restaurant

May 14, 2005

Meeting (Gettysburg)

Airport terminal (after airport dedication)

Mar 19, 2005

Meeting (Brookings)

Cancelled due to weather

Jan 22, 2005

Meeting (Oacoma)

Al's Oasis

SDPA Meeting on 1/22/2005 in Oacoma. Norma Kraemer gave a presentation on the “Airportsof the Black Hills.” Steve Hamilton gave a presentation on the “SDPA” inpreparation for a formal presentation at the SD Airport Conference scheduledfor March.

Major Doug “Jethro” Bodine gave a presentation on “B-1 Operations.

Jim Behnken (left) & Dr. Dennis Helder(right) gave a presentation on “Ethanol Aviation Fuel for South Dakota.”

Nov 6, 2004

Meeting (Gettysburg)

Medicine Rock Café

SDPA Meeting on 11/6/2004 in Gettysburg. Seated(left to right) Steve Hamilton, Jeff Jackson, Norma Kraemer, L.A. Vern Kraemer,Pam Hamilton; standing (left to right) Dwight Pladsen, Grove Rathbun, BarryBibler, Marsha Sumpter, Alfred Nagel, Bobbie Potts, Craig Michelson, Mary CarolPotts, Rick Jordan, Merle Vig, Mike Lehrkamp.