June Williams, Editor
jrw@planetkc.com August 2001

The Flyer

President: Vacant / Vice-President: Paul Broome / Secretary: Pam Ratliff / Treasurer: Marty Young /
Directors: Jim Root, Penrod Turk, Patrick Hubbard, Earlene McClure, Jeff Page, June Williams and Past Presidents.

Herb Roberts introduced our July speaker as a friend in the Marine Aero Club. Any friend of yours is a friend of ours, Herb! Jay Henning is a Lieutenant in the Shawnee Mission Squadron of the Kansas Civil Air Patrol, an IFR rated pilot and instructor, and mission pilot. Using slides and handouts, Jay presented us with some interesting facts. CAP is a corporation operating under USAF; it was formed in 1941 to patrol the coasts; after WW II it was phased into search and rescue; now it is big in aerospace education. His is a composite squadron made up of 12-18 year olds as well as adults. All members are volunteers, get aircraft time flying missions, and use five 1980 vintage C-172s and a C-182. All are IFR equipped and have an FM radio for contacting other CAP aircraft and ground vehicles involved in searches. They also have direction finding equipment to locate ELTs. Most ELTs picked up by satellites are traced to the trunks of cars speeding down highways, garages, dumpsters, and at airports at which a hard landing was made. Many actual saves are made each year. Jay recommends filing a VFR flight plan, or if qualified, an IFR flight plan. Don't forget to close it. In the "destination contact" block, use the tower's phone number if available. Also, don't forget to check 121.5 before leaving the aircraft. Your landing may not have been all that smooth!

Al St. Germain

Missouri State Senate Web Site: http://www.senate.state.mo.us

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

WINGS- Congratulations to Joe Boyles, Phase XI, Penrod Turk, Phase X and June Williams, Phase I.
Please remember to send a copy of your certificate to the Chapter.

Congratulations to Jeanne' Willerth and Bob Williams for completing their Instrument Rating.

Rules of Flying:
1. It's always better to be down here wishing you were up there, than to be up here wishing you were down there.
2. Learn from the mistakes of others. You won't live long enough to make all of them yourself.

Put This On Your Calendar!

The Christmas Dinner is not far away. The reservation date is made for December 12th at V's Italiano Ristorante, 40 Hwy, Independence MO.

The Thanksgiving Dinner will be on November 14th at Jumpin Catfish, Lee's Summit MO, off of 350 Hwy.


August 22, 2001 - at DAV, 8787 Old Santa Fe Road. Our menu will be: Fried Chicken, Baked Potato, Green Beans, Salad and dessert. Reservations MUST BE MADE by SATURDAY, August 18, 2001, if not on the permanent reservation list. 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 22 - Our speaker for August is Mr. Wilmot "Dusty" Rhodes. Mr. Rhodes will talk about an aircraft launch system he was acquainted with called the Brodie system. I believe this system was tried during or just after the second world war.

Flyouts: Flyout Committee Chair: Sarah McKinley

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

The following are hot weather fly-ins. (Early in the day)

August 5 Sunday - St. Joseph, MO, 8:30 for breakfast.
August 11 & 12 Sat & Sun - Aviation Expo @ Kansas City Downtown Airport. Visit MPA Booth.
August 18 Saturday - Miami County Kansas for breakfast@ 8:00.
August 25 Saturday - Lincoln, MO. Landing at 8:30 for breakfast.
August 26 Sunday - Greenfield, IA Fly-in breakfast. Annual Wings, wheels and Whistles. Airport museum on the field.
September 2 Sunday - Bolivar, MO for breakfast. Landing @ 8:30
September 8 Saturday - Airport Days at Ft. Scott, KS.
September 9 Sunday - Maryville, MO. Pancake fly-in breakfast 7:00 - 12:00.
September 15 Saturday - MPA South Central Chapter Air Show at West Plains, MO
September 15 Saturday - Clay Co. Regional Airport. Fly-in breakfast 8:00 - 12:00.
September 15 Saturday - Kirksville, MO Airport Days.
September 22 Saturday - MPA Poker Run starting at Osage Beach,Grand Glaize Airport. Please see the MPA NEWS for details. (July issue page 12 & 13.)
September 29 Saturday - Centerville, IA Pancake Days. Landing at 10:00, parade at 1:00 (bring chairs). Lots of fun activities. Free pancakes until noon.
September 30 Sunday - Cottonwood Falls, KS, Chase County International Airport. Emma Chase Café. Fly-in breakfast. Land at 8:00.

Please RSVP to Sarah McKinley @ 816-320-3462 or E-Mail Herb@ Herb9649@yahoo.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.

At Miami Co. Airport "We B Smokin" B.B.Q. Restaurant is open Mon-Thur: 11:00am-8:00pm,
Fri: 11:00am-9:00pm, Sat: 6:00am-9:00pm, Sun:. 6:00am-2:00pm (Breakfast only) 913-755-0175

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In the last 3 years there were NO accidents involving a WINGS participant. 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.

MO-KAN Wings Contest - Remember - Get ready for next year. All non-pilot members should attend a safety meeting and have a WINGS card signed. These are needed for our inter-state rivalry with the Kansas Pilots Association (KPA). The KPA is very serious about this contest and won the trophy (furnished by Ed Duckworth) last year. All non-pilot members should send their signed wings card to Penrod Turk.

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.

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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