The Flyer

President: Pam Ratliff Vice-President: Vacant

Secretary: Pat Hubbard Treasurer: June Williams

Directors: Marty Young, Earlene McClure, Jeff Page, Marvin Moore,

Sarah McKinley, Wayne Lang and Past Presidents.

Editor: June Williams jrw@planetkc.com

December 2002


Jay Lautzenheiser & Marvin Moore

Our November speaker Mike Thompson, was supposed to talk about weather, but he couldn't make it. So thinking quickly our speaker coordinator Marvin Moore, got a quick replacement…himself! Being a designated FAA examiner with 28 years of flying experience and working out of Lee's Summit, he has noticed some disturbing trends such as applicant's lack of knowledge of regulations, weather and use of VORs. One pilot had been flying for years without a bi-annual review. Taxiing speeds are too high, and Marvin indicated that some of this was due to the training from some instructors not doing their job as professional instructors. Let's face it, some are there just to build flight time so as to move on to a corporate or airline job. Marvin shared the mike with Jay Lautzenheiser, a new member, and one of his recent examinees. When Jay started talking about a lake, I wondered what lake? I soon found out he owned a Lake, but it wasn't a body of water. Jay described the pleasures of flying both floats and boats. He recommends for a "flying high" to fly low over a body of water, say, at two feet! Watch for debris, boats and even fish, or anything that might get into the pusher prop. Jay just checked out Marvin in the Lake, but now Jay wants to learn to fly gliders. Just wondering, do they make gliders with floats?

Al St. Germain


CHRISTMAS DINNER
The entertainment will be provided by: "Matinee Circuit"
A quartet from the Kansas City Chorus of Sweet Adelines
who will combine holiday music, 40's music and light comedy.

RESERVATION INFORMATION
December 18, 2002 - at DAV, 8787 Old Santa Fe Road.
Reservations MUST BE MADE by NO LATTER THEN SUNDAY, December 15, 2002
NO 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 jrw@planetkc.com to make your reservations.

Our menu for Christmas Dinner Meeting will be:
Filet Mignon & Baked Potatoes, Green Beans, Salad and Pumpkin Pie & Vanilla Ice Cream.

Cost is $15.00 per person
Dinner at 6:30 P.M. — Social from 6:00 to 6:30 P.M.
We will also have a $10.00 (maximum) gift exchange (optional).

Program Committee Chair: Marvin Moore

January 22, 2003 - Instructors
Khaled Alossi, CFII, Kevin Morris, CFIIMEI and Penrod Turk, CFI
Designated Examiner Loretta Jones, ATP CFIIMEI DPE and
Marvin Moore, ATP CFIIMEI DPE

Congratulations to Gary J. Fox for receiving his phase V of the Wings Program.



Useful Web Site's:

Missouri Pilots Association Web Site for all chapters: www.mopilots.org

MISSOURI 2002-2003 Airport Directory & Travel Guide. This has view of the latest airports & information updates. http://www.modot.state.mo.us/airportdirectory

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

This website is a pilot to pilot information exchange: www.flykc.com

Super Cub website is very popular www.supercub.org



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 interstate rivalry with the Kansas Pilots Association (KPA). The KPA is very serious about this contest and won the trophy (furnished by Ed Duckworth) year before last. 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.


Why Instruction Never Goes South

Until this Fall, in the past 3 years there were NO accidents involving a WINGS participant. Just looking at this in formation, 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


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