Kansas City Chapter

Missouri Pilots Association

The flyer

John Whitford, Editor
jwhitford@prodigy.net May, 2000

President: Herb Roberts -Vice-president: Steve Crisp
Secretary: June Williams-Treasurer: Tim McDermott
Directors: Paul Broome,Dee Giedinghagen, Pam Ratliff, Al St. Germain, Penrod Turk, Danny Whiteaker, and Past Presidents.

President's Corner

Unfortunately, we did not get to install the new officers at our last meeting. Hopefully, we will get it done this month and everything will get back to normal. In the mean time, as the outgoing president, I would again like to thank all of you for your help and support. It takes all of us to make a successful chapter. At the board of directors meeting last Tuesday night, we were able to see progress with the new chapter logo and patch. Al St.Germain is working on this but feels a few corrections are needed before we approve it. I believe we will all be proud to wear this patch as it identifies us as the Kansas City Chapter. Let's continue to support the new President and Board of Directors in the coming year and keep the Kansas City Chapter the best in the Missouri Pilot's Association. Herb

April 26 Meeting - Our April meeting was FAA Appreciation Night, and true to form, "Ed the Fed" Duckworth, Safety Program Manager for the Central Region, presented a great program. Both he and Les Moore, AFSS Program Specialist, Air Traffic Division, talked about runway incursions on towered and non-towered airports. The statistics presented were not as pretty as the colorful computer graphics they used to get their points across. Despite an intense FAA educational program across the lines of air traffic controller and pilot types, experience, geographic locations and other factors, runway incursion figures are getting worse. Only by luck have some turned out not to be accidents. They both stressed procedures to be observed from both Flight Standards and Air Traffic viewpoints in the graphics presented us and in the handouts. Serious business, and the members were appreciative for the warnings! The meeting counted for the wings program. Al St. Germain

MARION JAYNE AIR RACE-Lee's Summit Airport will be the host site for this year's Marion Jayne Air Race as well as the Lee's Summit 300. This year, instead of an extended cross-country route, the racers will depart from and return to LXT each day. Several groups, including the 99's, EAA, Mitchell Flying Club, and our chapter of the MPA, have agreed to be the "Day Boss" for a specific day of the week long event. MPA's day is Wednesday, June 7th. We need volunteers to serve in several capacities and will provide you more details in future editions of this newsletter. For now, mark you calendar for the 7th. This will be a great opportunity to meet fliers from across the U.S. and to positively impact the public image of aviation in Missouri and the MPA.

Please note!

MAY 24, 2000 - at DAV, 8787 Old Santa Fe Road. Reservations MUST BE MADE by SATURDAY, MAY 20 ,2000, if not on the permanent reservation list. Our menu will be: Salad, HAM, AU GRATIN potatoes, GREEN BEANS, roll and butter, 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.

Put This On Your Calendar!

May 20 : EAA Hanger Dedication, Lee's Summit Airport


May 24: Mr Dick McMahon, President of Save A Connie, Inc. will be our guest speaker. Dick is a member of our chapter and is retired from the USAF.

Flyouts: Flyout committee chair: Bob Williams

If the weather looks marginal, or if anyone needs a ride (Don't forget to share expenses) or has an extra seat, please call Bob at 224-3241. A Go/No Go decision will be made and information on "Ride Central" will be available. Unless otherwise indicated, all flyouts will be at noon. Remember that our minimums are 3000 and 5.

DON'T BE SHY! Seats were available for past flyouts.

If weather cancels a flyout, our alternate will be International House of Pancakes, 8932 Hillcrest Rd, (Benjamin Plaza) at 10:00 a.m.

I would like to setup a flyout e-mail response list to notify you of last minute flyout changes or cancellation. If you would send me a short message ( just say hi). I can copy your e-mail address to my address book then I can send you updates. I have learned how to Blind Carbon Copy this way your e-mail address will be confidential. My address is row2@qni.com You can use e-mail to let me know if you are planning to go on a flyout or not. Bob Williams
June 3-9
U.S. AIR RACE at Lee's Summit
June 23,24,25
State Annual Convention at St Joseph, Mo.
July 30
Lamoni, Ia meet for Lunch
Chapter Picnic
August 12 & 13
Aviation Expo 2000

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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

Congratulation to Peter Bass who received his Instrument rating on April 19, 2000

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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