Jim Ruse

Kansas City Chapter

Missouri Pilots Association

The flyer

John Whitford, Editor
jwhitford@prodigy.net August, 2000

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


AUGUST 30, 2000 - at DAV, 8787 Old Santa Fe Road. Reservations MUST BE MADE by SATURDAY, Aug 26 ,2000, if not on the permanent reservation list. Our menu will be: Salad, Breaded Pork Tenderloin, Mashed Potatoes, Peas, roll and butter, 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

August 30, 2000: Judy Benjamin, Executive Director of Angel Flight.

September 27, 2000: Dr. Milo Farnham M.D., Senior Aviation Medical Examiner.

December 13, 2000: Christmas Party, Stephenson's Restaurant

Flyouts: Flyout committee chair: Bob Williams

If the weather looks marginal, or if anyone needs a ride (Don't forget to share expenses) or has an extra seat, please call Bob at 224-3241. A Go/No Go decision will be made and information on "Ride Central" will be available. Unless otherwise indicated, all flyouts will be at noon. Remember that our minimums are 3000 and 5.

DON'T BE SHY! Seats were available for past flyouts.

If weather cancels a flyout, our alternate will be The Big Biscuit at 16506 E. 40 Highway. That is the NE corner of Lee's Summit Rd & 40 Highway.

August 12-13 Aviation Expo (MKC)
September 17 Picnic at Rainbow Air Village (0C1). A map will be in next month's Flyer
October 21 Cameron (EZZ) Little Blessings tea room - meet for lunch
November 4 Branson Christmas in Silver Dollar City

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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

WINGS - Congratulations to WINGS recipient Mary Ann LePage who achieved WINGS Phase I. (October) and Penrod Turk who earned Phase IX WINGS in July.

More congratulations to Mary Ann for passing the following knowledge tests on July 8, 2000: Instrument Rating-Airplane (97), Flight Instructor-Instrument Airplane (96) and Instrument Ground Instructor (96).

The State Wings Contest runs from April 1st thru March 31st each year. Let's make the WINGS year WINGS Safe. All it takes is one hour of air work, one hour of takeoffs and landings, one hour of instrument and a safety meeting. It is the responsibility of each chapter WINGS Chair to keep track of all their WINGS participants. So -- please -- keep Chapter Wings Officer, Penrod Turk, informed upon the completion of any phase. (4 West 112th Street, Kansas City, MO 64114-5304)

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.

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