Kansas City Chapter

Missouri Pilots Association

The flyer

John Whitford, Editor
jwhitford@prodigy.net March 2001

President: Rich Staley -Vice-president: Tim McDermott-Secretary: June Williams-Treasurer: Marty Young- Directors: Paul Broome,
Peter Bass, Pam Ratliff, Al St. Germain, Jim Root, Penrod Turk, and Past Presidents.

Comment from Penrod Turk - The chapter would like to express it's sincere condolences to John Whitford's family for the loss of John's father on March 7th.

WINGS - Since April 1, 2000, the following chapter members have received their WINGS. Joe Boyles (X), Paul Broome( III), Gary Fox (IV), Kevin Knapp (II), Alan Monshausen (II), Scott Rankin (IV), Ralph Schmude (XV), Bob Sternecker (XVIII), Penrod Turk (IX) and Bob Williams (II). Thanks to the following non-pilots for their participation in the MPA-KPA WINGS Contest. Al Werner, Monica Werner, Earlene McClure and Barbara Turk. IF I HAVE MISSED ANYONE PLEASE LET ME KNOW. Penrod Turk 816-942-8428, paturk@att.net, 4 West 112th Street, K.C. MO 64114.

MPA meeting 28 Feb 01. -In introducing our February speaker, Herb Roberts said he often strikes out, but then quickly recovered by saying he didn't mean that to apply to Bob Dickens, who "decided to retire from FAA to get into aviation." Since he didn't have anything at home for dinner anyway, he was glad to come, and said he would talk until he thought of something to talk about. Formerly in the safety aspects of aviation exclusively, Bob is now a lobbyist for AOPA. In his inimitable way, he mixed humor with a very serious subject most of us know as tall towers. Few know what the process is of reviewing tall structures to see if they would interfere with aviation or communications. Fewer still know that FAA has no control over these obstructions, unless they are for broadcasting, and then only by requesting FCC not to grant a license. Failing that, airway and instrument approach minimums are raised to provide proper clearances, thus degrading their value. Hence the importance of companion bills, SB 324 and HB 436, "Missouri Airport Protection Act." If passed, it would provide for a state permitting requirement should there be no local zoning codes to protect airports from encroachments. Twenty-three states have such a statute, and Bob urges us to contact our senators and representatives immediately requesting they support the legislation. Together, we can counter the Missouri Telecommunications Industry Association, (MTIA,) lobbying efforts. Thanks for the alert, Bob! CALL NOW!

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

Put This On Your Calendar!

Programs: Program committee chair: Herb Roberts


MARCH 28, 2001 - at DAV, 8787 Old Santa Fe Road. Reservations MUST BE MADE by SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2001, if not on the permanent reservation list. Our menu will be: Salad, Spaghetti and Meatballs, garlic toast, coffee/tea, 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.

Mar 28 - Election of Officers and Directors. The chair of the nominating committee, Larry Young, will present the following slate of officers for next year. President: Rich Staley, Vice President: Paul Broome, Secretary: Pam Ratliff, Treasurer: Marty Young and the Board of Directors: Patrick Hubbard, Earlene McClure, Jeff Page, Jim Root and Penrod Turk. Nominations will also be received from the floor. If you are interested in an office, arrange to have someone nominate you.
Mar 28 - To be announced.
Apr 25 - Mike Ramirez, retired FBI agent.

Flyouts: Flyout Committee Chair: Sarah McKinley

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

Mar 17 - Saturday - Warsaw Mo. Landing at 10:45 and walk to restaurant and Antique Mall.
Mar 24 - Saturday - Falls City, Ne. Landing @ 11:00 then drive to Rulo Catfish Restaurant on the river.
We will need transportation so please RSVP.
Mar 31 - Saturday Stockton Mo. Landing @ 10:30 - Bongo Bistro Restaurant and downtown shops. (RSVP)
Apr 1 - Sunday - Osage Beach Grand Glaize Airport Landing @ 10:30 Kenilworth House Restaurant.
Poverty Flats-Shopping across the street. RSVP
Apr 8 - Sunday - State Board Columbia Noon
Apr 14 - Saturday - Topeka Billard Municipal Landing @ 9:30. Café on field Breakfast Brunch

Apr 21-22 - Sat & Sun Overnight Pioneer Village Museum & Hotel Minden, Ne. Landing @ 10 am
Call 1-800-445-4447 to make your room reservations.
I have Blocked 10 non-smoking rooms, you must call before Apr 15th.
You can cancel before 3pm sat 21st. They will pick us up. RSVP
April 28 - Sat Nebraska City, Ne. Arbor Day Celebration. Landing @ 9am.
Parade,Crafts, and Tree Giveaways.
Breakfast - lied Center, Tour Morton Mansion, Lunch downtown. RSVP- Will be using Rental Cars

Please RSVP to Sarah McKinley @ 816-320-3462 or E-Mail Herb@ Herb9649@juno.Com

Remember that our minimums are 3000 and 5.

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In 1996 there were 1,907 General Aviation (GA) accidents. Of all these accidents, only 2 involved pilots who had participated in the WINGS program during the previous 12 months! Each accident had an average cost of $30,000 dollars. 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 - 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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