President: Earlene McClure, Vice-President: Penrod Turk,
Directors: Sarah McKinley, Ed Baucom, Alan Monshausen,
January 28, 2004 --- Our January meeting at the Holiday Inn at I-435 and Parvin Road consisted
of some impromptu talks by members. Jim Dickerson, an Operations Safety Counselor for FAA KC FSDO, spoke of the
usual cause of accidents, gear up landings, running out of fuel, etc. One surprising KC FSDO statistic showed an
amazing drop when Vanguard and Ozark Airlines left the area. It seems that they had a number of incidents with
unruly passengers, and each one was tracked in the incident category for lack of a better place to put them!
Al St. Germain
DINNER RESERVATION INFORMATION
February 25, 2004 - our meeting on 2/25/04 will be held AT THE Doubletree Hotel (DWT) at 1301 Wyandotte
at 6:30 PM. This is the former Holiday Inn. Wyandotte is a one way street going south. The gate to the parking
lot will be either open or with an attendant. If attended, tell him you are with the MPA, and you will be allowed
to park without charge. Our program will be Mike Roper, Manager, Downtown Airport. He will be speaking on "The
New Master Plan for the Downtown Airport." This plan was just approved.
Future meeting locations will be:
May --- Hometown Buffet, formerly the Old Country Buffet (Hwy 40 & Noland Rd in Independence)
June --- Clarion at the airport
July --- DAV
August --- TBA
Sept --- Chapter picnic
Flyouts: No Flyouts scheduled for this month.
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/othertransportation/airportdirectory.htm
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.