June Williams, Editor
jrw@planetkc.com June 2001

The Flyer

President: Vacant / Vice-President: Paul Broome / Secretary: Pam Ratliff / Treasurer: Marty Young /
Directors: Jim Root, Penrod Turk, Patrick Hubbard, Earlene McClure, Jeff Page, June Williams and Past Presidents.

MPA Meeting May 23, 2001
: FAA Appreciation Night is always a dinner meeting I personally look forward to as it affords the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances with such persons as Walt Hutchings, Manager of the Kansas City Flight Standards District Office. Walt brought two of his associates with him, Denny Lawson, "King" of the Runway Incursion Program, and Tom Bartels, a Maintenance Aviation Safety Inspector. Denny, who reports directly to the Regional Administrator, spoke of the big push on cutting down runway incursions, an event where an aircraft and another aircraft, person, or vehicle are inadvertently on the same runway at the same time. Aircraft or vehicles making a wrong turn, airport unfamiliarity and loss of situational awareness are the main causes of the 20 incursions that occurred in Central Region's 32 towered airports last year. Denny's team of FAA personnel of every discipline visits airports to ask questions and offer suggestions to reduce the numbers. Tom Bartels concentrated on a very helpful FAA publication called Plane Sense that covers every aspect of buying an aircraft, registration, certificates, maintenance, records, Airworthiness Directives and other important factors in readable text. Other materials were made available as well as websites. Walt closed the talks noting that while controllers use standard terminology, an effort is underway to do the same for pilots to improve communication. Chris spoke for all of us when he complimented FAA for its professionalism, positive and helpful attitude, and above all, concern for our safety.
Thanks Walt, Denny and Tom!

Al St. Germain

WINGS Contest - Congratulations to the MPA. MPA won the MO-KAN WINGS Contest. NOTE: Southwest Missouri Chapter, MPA had 100% participation in the Mo-KAN competition. EVERY MEMBER ATTENDED A
SAFETY MEETING. Let's see if the KC Chapter can improve for next year.

KC Chapter Board Meeting - June 5, 2001: There was an announcement that Rich Staley has resigned as President of the Kansas City Chapter, MPA. Interested in helping our chapter out, please contact Gary Fox, Herb Roberts or Penrod Turk.

Missouri State Senate Web Site: http://www.senate.state.mo.us

Missouri House Web Site: http://www.house.state.mo.us/home.htm

Put This On Your Calendar!

June 27, 2001 - at DAV, 8787 Old Santa Fe Road. Reservations MUST BE MADE by SATURDAY, June 23, 2001, if not on the permanent reservation list. Our menu will be: Taco Salad with Torte Chips, Refried Beans, Spanish Rice and dessert. Special dietary needs can be accommodated at the time of the reservation.
Please call : JUNE WILLIAMS AFTER NOON AT 816-224-3241 to make your reservations.
Remember - Meeting time: Social from 6:00 to 6:30 P.M.. Dinner at 6:30. Cost is $12.00 per person.

Programs: Program committee chair: Herb Roberts

June 27 - The Honorable Magistrate Judge Anthony Romano of the Jackson Co. Circuit Court. Judge Romano will tell us about a very interesting and unusual case he tried as an attorney.
July 25 - Mr. Jay Henning of the Kansas CAP will present an interesting program of how the CAP searches for overdue aircraft. Mr. Henning is a member of the KC Marine Aero Club and gave this same presentation to the Aero Club. It is very interesting and he tells of a couple of specific searches.

Flyouts: Flyout Committee Chair: Sarah McKinley

NOTE: When you see RSVP, Sarah MUST know to arrange transportation to the restaurant.

June 16 (Sat) - Stockton Airport, MO - Landing @ 11:00am for a BBQ dinner with all the fixins, coffee and tea. Dinner will cost $5.00 and is sponsored by the local MPA chapter.
June 17 (Sun) - Stanton, IA - Landing @ Red Oak, IA 3:30pm "Midsommar Dag" Swedish summer solstice festival (Longest Day of Year) music, dancing, decorating & May-Pole Raising 5:00-6:30 Dinner,6:30-7:30 Program RSVP for transportation
June 23 (Sat) - Lees Summit, MO at the EAA Hangar Breakfast Fly-in @ Lee's Summit Airport "PANCAKES"
June 24 (Sun) - Lamoni, IA Landing @ 11:00 am Best Chicken West of Mississippi
June 30 (Sat) - Weeping Water, NE Landing @ 9:00 am "Lime Stone Days" Mine tours, Crafts, Tractor Pull, Car Show & Parade at 10:00 am - RSVP for transportation
July 7 (Sat) - Grand Glaze Airport, Osage Beach, MO Landing @ 10:00 am Kenilworth House Restaurant and Shopping at Mall
July 14 (Sat) - Wayne, NE Landing @ 9:00 am "Annual Chicken Show Fly-in"
Omelet Feed, Parades, Food, Fun, Transportation to Bressler Park Chicken Contests Show RSVP www.chickenshow.com
July 15 (Sun) - Council Bluffs, IA Landing @ 9:00am (Lunch at 11:30 am) (Elvis Show at 2:00 pm) "Fifth Annual Images of Elvis" Bluffs River Casino RSVP for transportation
July 21 (Sat) - Stockton, MO - Landing @ 8:30am, Breakfast at Bongo Bistro, Shopping RSVP for transportation
July 28 (Sat) - Topeka Billard, KS Landing @ 8:30 Breakfast

Please RSVP to Sarah McKinley @ 816-320-3462 or E-Mail Herb@ Herb9649@yahoo.Com Also the morning of fly-out you can call 816-781-7194 out of Roosterville Airport. Airborne Communications is 122.75. Remember that our minimums are 3000 and 5.

At Miami Co. Airport "We B Smokin" B.B.Q. Restaurant is open form Mon.-Thur. 11:00am-8:00pm, Fri. 11:00am-9:00pm, Sat. 6:00am-9:00pm, (Sun. 6:00am-2:00pm Breakfast only) 913-755-0175

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In the last 3 years there were NO accidents involving a WINGS participant. Just looking at this information, isn't it worth the 3 flying hours and a safety meeting to avoid a costly accident? Participate in the WINGS program. It's better than a BFR.

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 inter-state rivalry with the Kansas Pilots Association (KPA). The KPA is very serious about this contest and won the trophy (furnished by Ed Duckworth) last year. 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.

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