Kansas City Chapter
President: Rich Staley -Vice-president:
Tim McDermott-Secretary: June Williams-Treasurer: Marty Young- Directors: Paul Broome,
MPA meeting 24 Jan 01. - Our January mystery speaker actually turned out to be two individuals known by all, Paul Broome and Penrod Turk, relating their experience flying the Lee's Summit 300, a warm up event for the Marion Jayne races. Not being sure whom to introduce first, Herb Roberts used the first letter of their first names to be fair. Dressed in Broome Cadillac shirts big enough for billboard ads, (does that make the race expenses tax deductible?) the pair described their extensive preparations, (sectional chart with lines,) speed saving tactics, (flying low and keeping the vents closed,) and high-tech navigational and flight instruments, (compass, attitude and airspeed indicators) for their first foray into competitive air racing. We used to do an extensive weight and longitudinal balance of cargo and passengers on every flight flying the heavies, but Paul's and Penrod's concern was about lateral balance! "Race 28" was a Mitchell Flying Club Piper Cherokee 180, and went through an extensive procedure to obtain the handicap. The route took them past Harrisonville, Emporia, Pittsburgh, and home to Lee's Summit. Due to low ceilings requiring flying 500 ft. AGL, landmarks were real scarce, and it was imperative Paul maintain a good heading. But then again, Penrod carries a big stick for pilots who don't. The presentation accompanied by slides brought a lot of laughter, but earned a hearty round of applause when we learned these novice racers placed 5th, and even beat out the SR-71 pilots!
Al St. Germain
Put This On Your Calendar!
Programs: Program committee chair: Herb Roberts
FEBRUARY 28, 2001 - at DAV, 8787 Old Santa Fe Road. Reservations MUST BE MADE by SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2001, if not on the permanent reservation list. Our menu will be: Salad, Chicken fried Steak, Mashed potatoes with white gravy, Green Beans, roll and butter, coffee/tea, and dessert. 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.
Feb 28 - Bob Dickens will speak on AOPA legislative activities in the Midwest Region and the Airport Support Network volunteer program (ASN).
Mar 29 - Joe Cowan, Chief of Staff, Confederate Air Force - Election of Officers and Directors
Apr 25 - Mike Ramirez, retired FBI agent.
Flyouts: Flyout Committee Chair: Sarah McKinley
NOTE: When you see RSVP, Sarah MUST know to arrange transportation to the restaurant.
Feb 18 - Sunday - Chillicothe, Mo. Landing @ 10:45 A.M.
- Catfish House, "Best Catfish West of The Mississippi." (RSVP)
Feb 25 - Sunday - Lamoni, Iowa Landing @ 11am
- Quilt Country "Best Chicken West of the Mississippi."(RSVP)
Mar 4-Sunday - Bolivar, Mo. Landing @ 9:30
- They have a new restaurant on the field.
Mar 10 -Saturday - St Joe Mo.
- Crosswinds Café on field. 9:30 for breakfast.
Mar 11-Sunday - Columbia Mo. Restaurant on field. Meet at Bledsoe's Airport Café @ 12 noon.
- This is the State Board meeting. See your State Board work
Mar 17- Saturday - Warsaw Mo. Landing at 10:45.
- Kitty Hawk Bar & Grill Restaurant and Antique Mall. (RSVP)
Mar 24 - Saturday - Falls City, Ne. Landing @ 11:00 then drive to
- Rulo Catfish Restaurant on the river. We will need transportation so please RSVP.
Mar 31 - Saturday - Stockton Mo. Landing @ 10:30
- Bongo Bistro Restaurant and downtown shops. (RSVP)
Please RSVP to Sarah 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.
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
MO-KAN Wings Contest - Remember
- All non pilot members should attend a safety meeting and have a WINGS card signed. Al & Monica Werner, Barbara
Turk and Earlene McClure have submitted cards 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.
WINGS - Congratulations to Bob Sternecker, Phase XVIII (Yes, folks that's eighteen), and anyone completing their WINGS in the last few months. Remember, send a copy of your certificate to the Chapter Wings Officer, Penrod Turk at 4 West 112th Street, Kansas City, MO 64114.
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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