Kansas City Chapter

Missouri Pilots Association

The flyer

John Whitford Editor jwhitford@prodigy.net August 1999


President: Herb Roberts -Vice-president: Steve Crisp-Secretary: June Williams-Treasurer: Tim McDermott, Directors: Paul Broome,
Dee Giedinghagen, Pam Ratliff, Al St. Germain, Penrod Turk, Danny Whiteaker, and Past Presidents.

President's Corner

This will most likely be the last time I mention anything about the battle to save RG in this flyer. However I would be wrong if I didn't mention to each and every one of you what a tremendous job you did in the fight. We lost to a large corporation, a Mayor and city council doing business as usual, and a million dollars. However, we are not losers. We took the battle from a situation of "it's a done deal" two years ago and caused the FAA, the Kansas City Southern Railroad, and the so called city government to work hard, spend a lot of money and prove the caliber of people running city hall. Again, thanks to all of you who helped. I want to also talk just a little about our flyout program. As you know, we have a new flyout chairman, Bob Williams. Bob is trying his best to come up with some fun things to do and places to go. He needs your input in this as well as your support at the flyout. We all realize that it's not always possible to make a flyout because of conflicting schedules or work. However, I urge you to do your best. He would also like to do some on Saturdays and different times of the month. Any suggestions just let Bob know. We've got some fun things coming up. Expo 99 Aug. 14-15 and there will be events most of that week at downtown airport. Plan to attend if you can. This years aircraft will be from the Korean War era. Also don't forget the USPA convention the 14-17 of October. That will be the MPA flyout. We will fly to Harrison, Ark. and motor to Branson in rental cars. Sounds like fun and AOPA President Phil Boyer will be the speaker at the Sat. Banquet. Hope to see you at both places. Herb

AUGUST 25 ,1999 - at DAV, 8787 Old Santa Fe Road. Reservations MUST BE MADE by SATURDAY, AUG 21,1999, if not on the permanent reservation list. Our menu will be: Salad, POOR MAN'S FILLET, vegetable, potato, roll and butter, coffee/tea, and dessert. Special dietary needs can be accommodated at the time of the reservation. Please call René Earle at 891-7416 to make your reservation. Please leave a message on the answering machine.

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

Put This On Your Calendar!

Programs: Program committee chair: Dee Giedinghagen

August 25 - Fred Schieszer, CMSU

September 19 - Chapter Picnic

September 22 - Terry White, White Industries.

October 27 - Johnny Rowlands, Sky Fox

November 17 - Revolution Helicopter.

Flyouts: Flyout committee chair: Bob Williams

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

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.

If weather cancels a flyout, our alternate will be International House of Pancakes, 8932 Hillcrest Rd, (Benjamin Plaza) at 10:00 a.m.

Saturday, August 28 - Zenith Aircraft Company, Mexico Memorial Airport (H41), Mexico, Missouri, for the 8th annual open hanger day. LXT to H41 is 138 sm. A courtesy car has been reserved. Meet at noon.

Sunday, September 26 - Beaumont Kansas, Summit House County Inn (Private airport with a grass landing strip). LXT to Beaumont is 150 sm. You can taxi right up to the restaurant.

We are also invited to attend KPA Flyouts. *** 08-14-99 Bolivar, Mo for breakfast *** 09-11-99 Lee C. Fine - Shopping spree at the Lake of The Ozarks Outlet Mall *** 10-17-99 Gaston's Resort-Arkansas.

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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

Congratulations to:

John Clayton got his Multi-Engine, Commercial and Instrument Ratings.

Gary Gall got a CFI and is now working on the Instrument Instructor

Tony Whitmer got his Multi-Engine Instrument Rating.

Safety Tip -

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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