Kansas City Chapter

Missouri Pilots Association

The flyer

John Whitford, Editor
jwhitford@prodigy.net November 2000

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.

After apologizing for losing our speaker's name and number, and admitting he had not met him until our November meeting, but assuring us he should be a good speaker because he has "one fine-sounding secretary," Herb Roberts introduced Steve Barnhart of Barnhart Security. Steve presented us with an impressive, diverse bio, beginning with his interest in lock picking and telephone tapping in his pre-teens! Impressed by movies and TV, and with extensive courses in electronics, Steve got into law enforcement as a police officer and sheriff, and in fire fighting as well. With a penchant for continually learning something new every day, he availed himself of every educational opportunity such as courses in spying, countermeasures and security earning BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees. Perhaps his greatest achievement so far is establishing The International University, a school of over 50 courses without walls or campus using the Internet. It caters to an impressive list of both domestic and foreign clients requiring instruction in executive protection, and many other aspects of security. Steve also discussed home security, another part of his business operations, detailing widespread scams we should watch out for. Steve's talk was not only interesting and informative, but it could make a difference in our home safety. Thanks, Steve! Al St. Germain

Put This On Your Calendar!

Programs: Program committee chair: Herb Roberts

December 13, 2000
The annual Christmas Dinner has been scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 13 at Stephenson's. The location is 40 Hway at Lee's Summit Road. Happy Hour begins at 6pm. Dinner is served at 7pm. Cost will be $22 per person. Advance reservations are required and we must provide the restaurant with the number of people in advance. Please make your reservations now. Send check payable to MPA to Marty Young, 4108 NE Suwannee Drive, Lee's Summit, MO 64064. Direct questions to June Williams (816-224-3241).
December 31, 2000
New Year's Eve Party– Need a place to celebrate this New Year's Eve? Then join us for an open house at the home of Paul and Judy Broome. Hanger talk with fellow MPA members and great food. Details in next month's newsletter.

Flyouts: Flyout Committee Chair: Bob Williams

Jan 21 - Sunday - Council Bluff, Iowa-Winterfest Ice Carving Competition.
- Meet @ 10am in Council bluffs (RSVP)
Jan 27 - Saturday - Council Bluffs, Iowa - Ice Fishing Derby @ Lake Manawa Council Bluffs.
- Meet @ 10 a.m. Council Bluffs (RSVP)

Please RSVP to Sara McKinley @ 816-320-3462 or E-Mail Herb.@ Herb9649@juno.Com

Remember that our minimums are 3000 and 5.

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

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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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