The Flyer

July, 2007

OfficersPresident: Gary Fox;  Vice President: vacant;   Secretary: Jan Handley;
Treasurer: Terrie Jo Fox;
Directors: Mike Douglas, Ralph Schmude, Al St. Germain, Penrod Turk, Jeanné Willerth, Frank Taylor and Past Presidents.
Chairpersons: Wings Program ; Penrod Turk; Safety: Chris St. Germain; Membership: vacant; Meeting Arrangements: Terrie Jo Fox.
Editor: Al St. Germain 

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE - Oshkosh only happens once a year, and it's not too late to make plans. I have already heard from several members who plan to attend. If you have a plane and need riders, or don't have a plane, and want a ride - may I suggest that you contact www.MidwesternPilot.com or www.FlyKC.com - they will try to help you link up. *** A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is a type of Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) that defines an area restricted to air travel due to a hazardous condition, special event, or a general warning for the entire FAA air space. Presidential/VIP Movement TFRs can be issued with little or no advanced notice - therefore it is imperative that we comply with due diligence by checking with flight service for ALL applicable NOTAMs immediately prior to flights *** In case you haven't heard, SAV-A-CONNIE, INC./ Airline History Museum is still alive and going stronger than ever. With dedicated individuals and the help of an entire community they continue to preserve the dream. Dick McMinn, a past president of the organization, has graciously consented to attend our July meeting, and inform us of the exciting changes taking place, and discuss some of the "can't miss" upcoming events and fundraisers. *** In closing, I must again mention "user fees" and ask for your permission. I will be writing to congressional leaders on behalf of the Kansas City Chapter of the MPA, and would like to say that it is a unanimous consensus of our membership that we oppose user fees. If any member feels it is not a just representation, please contact me - your thoughts and comments would be greatly appreciated. Gary Fox
 
SPEAKER SUMMARY: There was no June meeting due to the MPA State Convention. Al St. Germain.

DINNER RESERVATION INFORMATION – Our next regular meeting will begin with social time at 6:00, dinner at 6:30 sharp on Wednesday, July 25, at the Disabled American Veterans, 8787 Old Santa Fe Road, KCMO. Our speaker will be Dick McMann. If you can't make it for dinner, come at 7:15. Take I-435 to 87th Street exit, (Missouri !!) go east on 87th Street 1.1 miles, turn right on Old Santa Fe Road, .2 miles to DAV on your left. OR, west from Blue Ridge Boulevard onto 87th Street, immediate left on Old Santa Fe Road, .2 miles to DAV on your left. The menu will consist of delicate Orange Roughy, Wild Rice, Vegetable, Tartar Sauce, Salad, Rolls and Butter, Coffee/Tea, Dessert. Please make your reservations with Terrie Jo by Monday noon, July 23rd by e-mail, Terrie@Foxware.com or 795-7233. Cost is $11 including gratuity, and DAV reservations must be made and kept. Terrie Jo Fox.

BOARD MEETING - June 3rd, 2007. Treasurer's Report, Membership, Meeting Dates Calendar

CHAPTER FLYOUT INFORMATION - We will be flying to only 3 or 4 close airports in 2007 due to gas prices, and to increase our flying and members' participation. (Non-flyers welcome!) With a new chairperson, we hope to provide e-mail notification the week before. Please volunteer. Info on flyouts can be obtained at www.MidwesternPilot.com, or the State News Letter.

MEETING DATES FOR 2007:
Please mark your calendars now so you won't forget any meetings.
July 25 - Meeting DAV .
Picnic date pending
August to December - To be announced

USEFUL WEB SITES -
Missouri Pilots Association Web Site for all chapters: www.mopilots.org
Missouri 2005-2006 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 and steve@flykc.com

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 to attend the state board meetings. Check the MPA News for meeting dates, times and locations. Gary Fox

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