The Flyer

President: Pam Ratliff

Vice-President: Pat Hubbard

Secretary: Rene Earle

Treasurer: June Williams

Directors: Marty Young, Earlene McClure, Jeff Page, Marvin Moore, Sarah McKinley, Wayne Lang and Past Presidents

Editor: June Williams

 August 2002


Corky Nason

In introducing our July speaker, Herb Roberts remarked that he was concerned about the costs of insurance for aircraft owners/renters. So, he brought back Corky Nason of Nason Associates, Inc., a former MPA speaker and insurance wholesaler. While a pilot and owner of a Seneca III, and a Navy retiree, he made it plain that he was not a former Navy brownshoe! He got his training and license on his own dime. Corky's talk was so full of facts and advice, I will try to hit just the highlights. He offers expertise to about 250 agents in and outside of the US insuring large airliners to homebuilts since 1980. Insurers numbered over 40 in 1960, now are down to 9 due to underpricing the product while losses doubled. There was a 20% rate increase in January 2000, another after 9/11, and he expects one next January. However, history would indicate a premium cut would then take effect. Piston-powered twins have had as much as a 300% increase due to their higher accident rate. Flying into weather causes 60% of mishaps. Instrument ratings command the best rates available, and some companies give credit for the Wings Program. More info is now being solicited upon application such as aircraft currency. Corky suggests getting quotes from two or more agents and from two or more companies. Only 4% of aircraft are totaled. Passenger claims represent 80% of money paid out. FBOs normally don't cover the renter. To answer Herb's concern, insurance is only about 5% of the cost of flying. Should a pilot have an accident, all requested information should be provided as law requires it, and, no payments will be made with out it. Corky provided an informative handout, and if anyone would like, I will be happy to provide a copy of the tape of this somewhat complicated but important subject.

Al St. Germain

Programs: Program Committee Chair: Herb Roberts

August 28, 2002 Thomas Genovese of Bendix King, info on GPS


September 25, Wednesday - Dinner Meeting will be at EAA Hangar in Lee's Summit. There is NO Permanent List for this night so all please RSVP to June Williams Phone: 224-3241 or E-Mail: by September 11, so food can be ordered. (Catered Dinner By: The Flame Throwers Barbecue)

Our menu will be: Beef, Ham, Turkey, Ribs, with two side dishes. Bring a favorite dessert if you want to.

Meeting time: Social from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M. (Open Bar) Dinner at 7:00 P.M. Cost is $12.00 per person.

(There will be no Dinner Meeting at the DAV in September)


August 28, 2002 - at DAV, 8787 Old Santa Fe Road. Reservations MUST BE MADE by SATURDAY, August 24, 2002, 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 or E-Mail to make your reservations. Our menu will be: salmon croquettes with creamed peas, baked potatoes, Salad and dessert.

Remember - Meeting time: Social from 6:00 to 6:30 P.M. Dinner at 6:30. Cost is $12.00 per person.

Flyout Committee Chair: Sarah McKinley

Put these dates on YOUR Calendar!

NOTE: When you see RSVP, Sarah MUST know to arrange transportation to the restaurant.
(Needing a ride to a Flyout or have space available Please Call Sarah McKinley for the information.)
Anyone desiring to be on Sarah E-Mail list, please let her know.
Sarah's new E-Mail is now at

August 11, Sunday - Lamberts Cafe (thrown rolls). RSVP Ozark, Mo. Air Park South Airport (2K2), landing at 10:00. They will shuttle us over to the restaurant.

August 11, Sunday - State Board Meeting at Columbia, Mo. Airport

August 25, Sunday - Emma Chase Cafe, Cottonwood Falls, Ks. Chase County Airport (9K0), landing at 8:30. Something of interest about this flyout is the cafe has a motorcycle weekend, an antique car weekend and an aircraft flyin weekend.

September 8, Sunday - Maryville, Mo. pancake breakfast flyin, landing at 9:00 AM.

September 28, Saturday - State wide poker run: Sedalia, Columbia, Lebanon (lunch), Bolivar and then back to Sedalia.

Report on our most recent flyouts:

July 28th, Bolivar for breakfast, there were 3 planes and 5 pilots, yes, they were all pilots (one student pilot). One pilot flew up in his Taylorcraft, from the south central chapter to meet us. Thanks Zookie!!! We invite all chapters to fly with us anytime, just give me the old RSVP sign if any of you are going to join us.

August 1st, tour of the Cessna plant in Independence, Ks., we had the southwest chapter join us for a total of 38 people and 14 planes, not counting the 206, that picked up some of our buddies. Yes, it was hot, but the airport courtesy car's air conditioner worked perfect. We all enjoyed a very interesting tour (they build 172's, 182's and 206's) at this plant. We enjoyed a nice lunch at the Cessna cafeteria, and then all departed for home.

Please RSVP to Sarah McKinley Phone: 816-320-3462 or E-Mail: Also the morning of fly-out you can call: 816-781-7194 Roosterville Airport. Airborne Communications is 122.75. Remember that our minimums are 3000 and 5.

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)

Missouri State Senate Web Site:
Missouri State House Web Site:

MISSOURI 2002-2003 Airport Directory & Travel Guide.
This has view of the latest airports & information updates:

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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