Kansas City Chapter

Missouri Pilots Association

The flyer

June Williams, Editor
jrw@planetkc.com April 2001

President: Rich Staley -Vice-president: Tim McDermott-Secretary: June Williams-Treasurer: Marty Young
Directors: Paul Broome, Peter Bass, Pam Ratliff, Al St. Germain, Jim Root, Penrod Turk, and Past Presidents.

MPA Meeting March 28, 2001. Herb Roberts introduced our Guest Speaker, John Ohrazda. A chapter member who graciously accepted the invitation to be our guest speaker. While we all know John Ohrazda, he is the manager of Lee's Summit Airport, responsible for daily operations, supervision of personnel, fueling aircraft, and short and long term planning. In John's tenure since February 1984, he has seen two new runways built, hangars increased to 178, and annual operations go up to 99,000 making LXT the sixth busiest in Missouri. John promised to select a subject other than his first love, so he is pushing "Flying Friendly," the title of a video as well as an attitude all pilots should adopt. Despite the fact that general aviation airplanes are quieter than trains, police and emergency vehicles, leaf blowers and barking dogs, and even your electric razor, the perception in the public mind is that airplanes are noisy. John urged us to fly established patterns, read temporary and permanent NOTAMs in the Airport Facility Directory, and to be noise conscious at all times. In addition, at every opportunity, we should remind the public that general aviation provides free medical transportation through "Wings over America" and delivering organs as well as the Young Eagles program, and Life Flight. Nor should we forget the economic impact of airports and how future military and airline pilots get their start. To neglect good flying rules and public education will result in more airport closings, (one per week currently,) pattern restrictions and operational curfews. John offered to lend out two copies of "Flying Friendly".) We hope you will borrow a copy and "Fly Friendly!"

Al St. Germain

WINGS Contest - Congratulations to Paul Broome, Phase III and Ralph Schmude, Phase XV.

WINGS - Since April 1, 2000, the following chapter members have received their WINGS. Joe Boyles (X), Paul Broome( III), Gary Fox (IV), Kevin Knapp (II), Alan Monshausen (II), Scott Rankin (IV), Ralph Schmude (XV), Bob Sternecker (XVIII), Penrod Turk (IX) and Bob Williams (II). Thanks to the following non-pilots for their participation in the MPA-KPA WINGS Contest. Al Werner, Monica Werner, Earlene McClure and Barbara Turk. IF I HAVE MISSED ANYONE PLEASE LET ME KNOW. Penrod Turk 816-942-8428, paturk@att.net, 4 West 112th Street, K.C. MO 64114.

Missouri State Senate Web Site: http://www.senate.state.mo.us
Missouri House Web Site: http://www.house.state.mo.us/home.htm

Put This On Your Calendar!

APRIL 25, 2001 - at DAV, 8787 Old Santa Fe Road. Reservations MUST BE MADE by SATURDAY, APRIL 21 if not on the permanent reservation list. Our menu will be: Salad, steak, baked potato, coffee/tea, and dessert. Special dietary needs can be accommodated at the time of the reservation.
Please call : JUNE WILLIAMS AFTER NOON AT 816-224-3241 to make your reservations.
Remember - Meeting time: Social from 6:00 to 6:30 P.M.. Dinner at 6:30. Cost is $12.00 per person.

Programs: Program committee chair: Herb Roberts

Apr 25 - Mike Ramirez, retired FBI agent.
May 23 - FAA appreciation day

Flyouts: Flyout Committee Chair: Sarah McKinley

NOTE: When you see RSVP, Sarah MUST know to arrange transportation to the restaurant.

Apr 14 Saturday - Topeka Billard Municipal (Landing Café) @ 9:00. on field for Breakfast Brunch
Apr 21-22 Sat & Sun Minden, NE (Overnight Pioneer Village Museum & Hotel) Landing @ 10 am - Call 1-800-445-4447 to make your own room reservations. I have Blocked 10 non-smoking rooms, you must call before Apr 15 You can cancel before 3pm sat 21st. They will pick us up. RSVP
April 28 Sat Nebraska City, NE. Arbor Day Celebration. Landing @ 9am.Parade,Crafts, and Tree Giveaways.
Breakfast - Lied Center, Tour Morton Mansion, Lunch downtown. RSVP- Will be using Rental Cars
May 4-5-6 Missouri Pilots State Convention K.C.
May 12 Sat - Pella, IA - Tulip Festival-Landing 10:30 a.m. RSVP, Tulip! Tulip! Festival has Dancing-Dutch Food-(Parade at 2:30)
May 12 Sat - Also a fly-in breakfast 7:00 to 11:00 am Fulton Memorial Air port Sponsored by Kingdom City Chapter
May 19 Sat - Excelsior Springs MO - Pancake Breakfast @ 6:30 to 11:00 Lunch 11:00 to 4:00, Airplane Judging-Parachute Jumping-Safety program Transportation to downtown "Great Gatsby Days" Festival for Missouri Pilots- A FUN DAY.
May 26-27 Sat & Sun - Amana Colonies IA (Turf runway) Overnight. This is a German town having a Cajun Festival. Rooms at the guest house $50.90 & 56.90 plus tax.. You will need to call before May 1st. 1-877-331-0828 You may cancel before 4p.m. May 26th
May 25-26 Also antique Fly-in- Amelia Earhart.
Please RSVP to Sarah McKinley @ 816-320-3462 or E-Mail Herb@ Herb9649@juno.com
Also the morning of fly-out you can call 816-781-7194 out of Roosterville Airport.
Airborne Communications is 122.75.
Remember that our minimums are 3000 and 5.

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In 1996 there were 1,907 General Aviation (GA) accidents. Of all these accidents, only 2 involved pilots who had participated in the WINGS program during the previous 12 months! Each accident had an average cost of $30,000 dollars. Just looking at this information, isn't it worth the 3 flying hours and a safety meeting to avoid a costly accident? Participate in the WINGS program. It's better than a BFR

MPA Board Meetings - This is a reminder that any member can attend our chapter board meetings . They are held on the first Tuesday of the month, excluding holidays, at Executive Beechcraft, Downtown Airport, at 7:00 P.M. We always welcome your advice and assistance, and the hospitality is great.

MPA State Board Meetings - Anyone can attend the State board meeting. Check the M.P.A. NEWS for meeting date and location. Make this your additional flyout.

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