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

February 2003

From Left to Right Top Row: Penrod Turk, Marvin Moore, Kevin Morris, Mike Essner

Bottom Row: Khaled Alossi, Loretta Jones, Jay Lautzenheiser

The January MPA meeting started out in the normal order, Pam Ratliffe opening the meeting with a welcome to all, Theda Beningfield requesting the blessing in her customary eloquent way, and Chris St. Germain giving his usual instructional safety report. Gary Fox urged members to work on their Wings Program.

But that's where the program departed from its traditional format. Marvin Moore had arranged for a panel of seven to field questions from the membership. They were instructors Jay Lautzenheiser, Kevin Morris, Mike Essner, Khaled Alossi, and Penrod Turk, and examiners Loretta Jones and himself. No one ever wants to go first, so Marvin broke the ice by telling of a checkride he administered in which the applicant for an instrument rating showed up ten hours short of the minimum 40 hours. In less than a week he was back, having logged the required time. Unfortunately, his performance was substandard, and Marvin did what he had to do. Upon inspection of the aircraft records, Marvin later found that the aircraft had only flown five hours! Marvin's point was that instructors are not living up to the established standards that make flying the safe avocation it can be, and that students are getting sloppy in regulatory matters and their flying skills. In this case, they are even inaccurate in keeping records. Khaled Alossi described an "Aircraft Training Area Chart" which shows where a majority of instructors are taking students for training in the Lee's Summit area where congestion might occur. He has a web site that will show the same for other airports in the US. It is A productive evening for all, many thanks to the panel!

Al St. Germain

Congratulation to Ralph Schmude for receiving his Phase XVII Wings.
Congratulation to Mary Ann Swisher for receiving her Phase IV Wings.
Congratulation to Jay Lautzenheiser for receiving his Phase III Wings (land) and Phase V Sea Wings.
Congratulation to Bob Sternecker for receiving his Phase XX Wings.

The Nominating Committee for 2003 for the Kansas City Chapter are Theda Beningfield (816-356-4669), Herb Roberts (816-924-0461) and Chris St Germain (816-737-3286) please contact if you are interested in a board position.

Jennifer Meyer, Resource Coordinator, KVC Behavioral Healthcare, is asking the Missouri Pilot's Association for help. I have attached a letter explaining their problem of needing old suitcases for 400 children. Jennifer Meyer will attend our February 26 dinner meeting and pick up any old suitcase or overnight bags for some needy child.

Chairman: Marvin Moore

February 26, 2003 - Mr. Jack May, Director of the Aviation Weather Center for the Kansas City Missouri Office. This should be a very excellent presentation for what we pilots will come to expect for the next generation of weather information available for briefings as well as everyday dissemination on the information at hand. Everyone needs to attend this program.


February 26, 2003 at DAV, 8787 Old Santa Fe Road. Reservations MUST BE MADE by NO LATTER THEN SUNDAY, February 23, 2003, 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: Brisket, Baked Potatoes, Vegetable, Salad, Roll and Ice Cream. Cost is $12.00 per person. Dinner at 6:30 P.M. Social from 6:00 to 6:30 P.M.

Chairman: Sarah McKinley

March 1, 2003 (Sat) - Lunch, 12:00 Noon, Beaumont, KS (SNO7) N 37-39.5 W 96-31.6 or DME off the 086 degree radial Wichita VOR(ICT) at 49 nautical miles. We will be meeting the South-Central chapter there for lunch. Nice grass runway.

April 26 & 27, 2003 (Sat) - Lunch at 1:00, BQ, bring covered dish, $3.00 (Rebels Bluff ), R-2200x75, sod, very nice, Les Featherton 417-466-4663. N-37-06.1 min, W-93-52.2 min. (2 miles north of Mt Vernon Airport). Call Les for transportation from Mr. Vernon Airport if landing there. There will be skydiving, glider demo, acrobatic show. May stay overnight at local motels (Mt. Vernon) or in hangar at Les's airport. Breakfast next morning at Rebels Bluff.

May or June - Hangar Party and/or possible airplane plant tour
June 22, 2003 - Red Cloud, Neb.

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 AGL and 5 miles.

Useful Web Site's:

Missouri Pilots Association Web Site for all chapters:

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

Missouri State Senate Web Site:

This website is a pilot to pilot information exchange:

Super Cub website is very popular

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