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
Missouri State Senate Web Site: http://www.senate.state.mo.us
Missouri House Web Site: http://www.house.state.mo.us/home.htm
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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.
WHEN YOU MAKE A RESERVATION, OR YOU ARE ON THE PERMANENT RESERVATION LIST, AND DON'T CANCEL IF YOU ARE NOT COMING, YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COST OF THE MEAL. YOU CAN CALL THE DAY OF THE DINNER BY 11:00 am TO CANCEL
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
|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.|
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