The Flyer
July 2003

President: Earlene McClure, Vice-President: Penrod Turk, Secretary: Pam Ratliff, Treasurer: June Williams

Directors: Marty Young, Sarah McKinley, Ed Baucom, Alan Monshausen, Joe Boyles, John Halpin and Past Presidents. Editor: June Williams

Earlene McClure, President

June's speaker, T. V. Video, was provided by President Earlene McClure, and presented a very enlightened topic, "Reaping The Benefits of Missouri General Aviation." This well-done piece mentioned that a vast majority of the aviation activities in Missouri are not those involving scheduled airline or military operations, but General Aviation. The impact on Missouri's present and future economy, among other benefits of GA, was deemed critical. Not only do the 150 public use facilities provide easy access to local Missourians, but they serve as links to all corners of the state and to the world as well. GA adds over $1 billion to the Missouri economy, and creates over 5,000 jobs for pilots, aircraft service technicians, air traffic controllers, and airport maintenance personnel. Some jobs generated indirectly, for example, are airport food service, fire fighters, construction contractors and laborers, ground transportation, motels, etc. GA airports add value to the community they serve by linking up businesses and industries. Many executives use GA aircraft to inspect sites for future expansion. Several examples of city growth due to good GA airports were cited. One company at Monett has 200 employees, bringing in $30 million in wages. Real estate sales and construction have added $24 million to the economy. I can personally attest to that growth, having worked intimately with the officials on providing a longer runway and excellent instrument approaches. Mexico, Camdenton, and Spirit of St. Louis were among other examples listed. GA airports also provide bases for pilot instruction, air ambulance services, law enforcement, manhunt and drug operations, game enforcement, as well as search and rescue. GA airports are also the venue for civilian air shows, and could we forget that our members who serve in EAA as Young Eagle Program participants use them as well? Had this video been shown in justifying the retention of Richards-Gebaur as a GA airport, would the outcome have been different? Maybe the Friends of Lee's Summit Airport should consider using it to acquaint the citizens with the benefits of GA that we pilots have always known about and have taken for granted. Let's get the word out! Al St. Germain

CANCELLED KC AVIATION EXPO 2003 August 16 & 17, 2003 At Downtown Airport

In Place of KC Aviation Expo Fly in or drive in, the Airline History Museum hangar 9 at the southwest corner of the downtown airport well be hosting an Aviation day Saturday August 9th 10:00 am till 3:00 pm. This is in place of the canceled Expo planned at the Downtown Airport. There will be a lot of the booths and food. The Boy Scouts will be selling hotdogs & hamburgers and soda pop & water. Come tour the museum's airplanes for $5.00. Young Eagle flights will be at the main terminal from 9:00 am till 4:00 pm.


Chairman: Marvin Moore

July 23, 2003 - Kay Baker 99's Executive Director, The International Friends of Forest


Chairman: alan monshausen

August 16, 2003 (Sat) - Topeka Billard Airport @ 9:00am

Plan on joining us for a flyout to the cafe at Topeka Billard Airport on Saturday, August 16th. Meet at Topeka at 9:00am for a late breakfast, and look for a MPA sign on the table. The rain date is the same place and time on 8-23 If winds are 25k or higher, consider the event canceled.

September 7, 2003 (Sun) - Lamoni, IA (LWD) @ 11:00am

We will begin the 4 block walk to the Quilt Country Inn. For those that need a ride, there is transportation available, but be early. This is one of the best buffets available in the Mid-West and if you need references, ask Fount McKinley. He has been there 271 times! No RSVP and no rain date. See you there! Alan Monshausen 816-452-6019

Remember that our minimums are 3000 AGL and 5 miles and no more than 25k.


You must make your own reservations each month.

July 23, 2003 at DAV, 8787 Old Santa Fe Road. Reservations MUST BE MADE by NO LATTER THEN SUNDAY, July 20, 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: Shrimp (optional poor man's steak-let June know when making reservation), baked potato, frozen peas, rolls, salad, ice cream with chocolate syrup.

Cost is $12.00 per person. Dinner at 6:30 P.M. Social from 6:00 to 6:30 P.M.

80th Birthday Party for Earlene McClure August 8th, 2003 Time 3:30pm to 10:00pm at Pleasant Valley Civic Center. Everyone welcome to join in the fun. Call Earlene for reservation and directions (816) 452-2083 Open Buffet Dinner at 6:30pm. NO GIFTS

I will do more than belong...I will participate.

I will do more than care...I will help.

I will do more than believe...I will practice.

I will do more than be fair...I will be kind.

I will do more than forgive...I will love.

I will do more than earn...I will enrich.

I will do more than teach...I will serve.

I will do more than live...I will grow.

I will do more than be friendly...I will be a friend.

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

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.

HANGAR FOR SALE OR LEASE: New 2000 s.f. insulated hangar with electric door. 40'x50', 3GV, $44,000 or lease $575/month. Please call Karen at 816-224-0213.


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