Officers: President: Gary Fox; Vice President: Mitch Stafford; Secretary: Jan Handley; Treasurer: Terrie Jo Fox; Directors: Ralph Schmude, Al St. Germain, Frank Taylor, Penrod Turk, Jeanné Willerth and Past Presidents. Chairpersons: Wings Program : open; Safety: Chris St. Germain; Membership: open; Meeting Arrangements: Terrie Jo Fox; Editor: Al St. Germain
PRESIDENTS MESSAGE - Great weather for flying, but the plane has been snowed in - so, hopefully the forecasters are right for this weekend. The US Sport Aviation Expo will be in Sebring, Florida next week, and Tom and June Redenbaugh are on their way to attend and visit friends. It has been rumored that Piper Aircraft is looking at Czech Sport Aviation with plans to adapt their SportCruiser for the American LSA market. If it is true, we might hear more when Tom and June return. *** As 2010 begins, we express our gratitude to the KC Chapter Officers and Board Members for their commitment and dedication - without them we would have no chapter. Time is our greatest commodity, and these individuals have given it freely. Even though it has been a pleasure serving as your President again and still - I am happy to report that through the efforts of your nominating committee, Penrod, Jeanné and Frank, we have a NEW slate of officers for your consideration and vote during the March meeting. Of course, nominations will be accepted from the floor. Please consider being on the board or just attending a board meeting. Gary Fox. (Editor's note: Gary, we appreciate your leadership and all the time and effort you and Terrie Jo have expended keeping our chapter going. Many thanks, and we hope you will enjoy a well-deserved rest.)
NEW OFFICERS AND BOARD - As mentioned above, our elections will be held at the March meeting, Installation will be in April. The new board will take over in May. The Nominating Committee has recommended the following members for your consideration: President, Mitch Stafford; Vice-President, Tom Eagle; Secretary, Open; Treasurer, Terrie Jo Fox; Al St. Germain, Publisher of The Flyer. Board Members: Penrod Turk, Ralph Schmude; Jeanné Willerth, Frank Taylor, Al St. Germain and all past presidents. Nominations from the floor will be accepted. The nominations for Secretary and one director are open, so the slot is open for a volunteer or suggested person. Editor
DECEMBER CRABBY NIGHT - We had a very enjoyable get-together at Jumpin' Catfish for our third annual evening there to celebrate Hanukkah and Christmas. As usual, Terrie Jo did a great job making all the arrangements and taking reservations. Many ordered off the menu, but a few of us die-hards persevered until closing to get that delicious, elusive crab out of the shells. The food and service was great as was the price, but the company was outstanding! Chances are the same venue will be a possibility next year. Editor.
More Jumpin Catfish Pictures? E-mail Penrod with request. firstname.lastname@example.org
DINNER RESERVATION INFORMATION - Our next regular meeting will begin with social time at 6:00, dinner at 6:30 sharp on Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 at the Disabled American Veterans, 8787 Old Santa Fe Road, KCMO. Take I-435 to 87th Street exit, (Missouri !!) go east on 87th Street 1.1 miles, turn right on Old Santa Fe Road, 0.2 miles to DAV on your left. OR, west from Blue Ridge Boulevard onto 87th Street, immediate left on Old Santa Fe Road, 0.2 miles to DAV on your left. Our menu will be Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes/Mushroom Gravy, Vegetable, Salad, Rolls/Butter, Dessert, Coffee/Tea and Ice Cream. RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST, so please contact Terrie Jo by noon on Monday, January 25th, 2010
by e-mail: email@example.com or 795-7233. The cost is $12, including gratuity, and DAV reservations must be made and kept. Terrie Jo Fox.
URGENT NOTICE!!! Paper Pilot Certificates expire March 31, 2010. Pilots cannot exercise the privileges
of their PAPER pilot certificates after March 31, 2010. Certificates issued under 14 CFR Parts 63 and 65 will expire March 31, 2013. FAR 61.19 (h) reads: "DURATION OF PILOTS CERTICATES. Except for a temporary certificate issued under 61.17 or a student pilot certificate issued under paragraph (b) of this section, the holder of a paper pilot certificate issued under this part may not exercise the privileges of that certificate after March 31, 2010." To obtain your new plastic pilot certificate, log onto web site: https://amsrvs.registry.faa.gov.amsrvs/logon.asp. Fill out the form and pay the $2 charge with a credit card. It should arrive in the mail within two weeks. Terrie Jo Fox
POSSIBLE FLYOUT SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST - Mitch Stafford is organizing a possible fly out to Papa Joe's Diner at Lincoln Municipal Airport about eight miles north of Warsaw. Lincoln (OR2) is 59 NM on bearing 120 degrees from Lee's Summit. Departure would be 11 AM. Mitch has landed there, and reports it is a very nice grass strip, 2940 ft. X 125 ft. Papa Joe's Diner is a cozy little local eatery about 200 yards from the airport. Need quick response to lock in this date or a later one. Please contact Mitch at 816-739-7011 or MitchellFStafford@yahoo.com if you are able to fly or would like to catch a ride. It would be great to start the fly out program up again. Editor
DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR
January 27th, Membership Meeting, Ruth Stafford will share her global flying experiences with us.
February 2nd, Chapter Board Meeting, 7 PM, Executive Beech Hangar, Downtown Airport..
February 21st, Possible date for fly out. See item above.
February 24th, Membership Meeting, Ron Albertson and Terry Blake will share flying experiences with us.
March 2nd, Chapter Board Meeting, 7 PM, Executive Beech Hangar, Downtown Airport. All members welcome.
March 24th, Membership Meeting, Speaker to be announced. Request suggestions.
STATE AVIATION DAY - The Board of Directors of the Missouri Pilots Association has set aside Wednesday, March 24, 2010 as State Aviation Day. For the last four years, our membership has met with their legislators on this day. Our agenda remains the same, however this year we will be meeting for a buffet luncheon in the Capitol. More information will be forth coming as to the time and specific location. Terrie Jo
GREAT PILOT TOOLS - We have become aware of two websites that are great tools and fun that every pilot should check out are:www.FltPlan.com and www.Fly2Lunch.com.
(Editor's note: Many thanks to Mitch Stafford for this.)
Flight Plan is a great website with all of the information you would ever need in planning any length of trip (weather, sectional charts, winds aloft, fuel prices, approach plates and many more useful tools.) It is a free site that once you start using you'll use it for everything.
Fly2Lunch is a great website where you can find restaurants at airports around the country. You simply enter the three letter identifier of an airport and set a max distance away from that airport, and it will list all of the airports within that have restaurants. You can even break it down to on field, a short walk from the airport, and a short drive from the airport.
MPA CHAPTER BOARD MEETINGS - All chapter members are invited to attend board meetings. They are normally held on the first Tuesday of the month, excluding holidays, at Executive Beechcraft, Downtown Airport, at 7 PM. We always welcome your advice and assistance, and the coffee pot is on!
MPA STATE BOARD MEETINGS - Any MPA members may, and are invited and encouraged to, attend the state board meetings. Check the MPA News for meeting dates, times and locations. Gary Fox
USEFUL WEB SITES -
Missouri Pilots Association Web Site for all chapters: www.mopilots.org
Kansas City FSDO: http://www.faa.gov/about/office%5Forg/field%5Foffices/fsdo/mci/
NASA Callback http://asrs.arc.nasa.gov/
Missouri 2005-2006 Airport Directory & Travel Guide. This has views 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