MPA Meeting April 25, 2001: Our April talk was full of surprise, suspense, and intrigue, just like the life of the person who led it, Mike Ramirez. Happy in his job as a counselor at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Mike was recruited by the FBI in 1971. He was somewhat reluctant to join, and even hoped he would flunk the test, but after seventeen weeks of training at Quantico Marine Station, and with the help of wife Sandy, 70 pounds lighter, Mike was first assigned to El Paso. No doubt his folks' homey, colloquial Spanish was a factor, as Mike's many assignments relied heavily on his ability to mix with the subjects of the many sting assignments he successfully completed. We won't go into any detail here, but a brief recount of Mike's 25 years as an FBI agent kept us fascinated by the heroic service he provided to our country in weeding out seedy murderers, crooks and drug runners. Now, Mike has been happily put out to pasture, well, sod runways as well as asphalt, that is, as he flies his Cessna 172 for pleasure, trusty copilot Sandy at his side. Thanks, Mike, for enduring the many harrowing situations that made our country safer!
Al St. Germain
The Missouri Pilots Association 47th Annual State Convention was at Lee's Summit MO. It was a huge success despite the weather, five planes landed at Lee's Summit Airport. Had great speakers and wonderful friends to visit with. Great Job Kansas City Chapter.
Put This On Your Calendar!
May 23, 2001 - at DAV, 8787 Old Santa Fe Road. Reservations MUST BE MADE by SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2001, if not on the permanent reservation list. Our menu will be: Salad, Shrimp & Fries 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
Programs: Program committee chair: Herb Roberts
May 23 - FAA appreciation day
Flyouts: Flyout Committee Chair: Sarah McKinley
NOTE: When you see RSVP, Sarah MUST know to arrange transportation to the restaurant.
May 19 (Sat) - Excelsior Springs MO - Pancake Breakfast
@ 6:30 to 11:00 Lunch 11:00 to 4:00, Airplane Judging-Parachute Jumping-Safety program. Transportation to downtown
"Great Gatsby Days" Festival for Missouri Pilots- A FUN DAY.
May 26-27 (Sat & Sun) - Amana Colonies IA (Turf runway) Overnight. This is a German town having a Cajun Festival. Rooms at the guest house $50.90 & 56.90 plus tax.. You will need to call before May 1st. 1-877-331-0828 You may cancel before 4p.m. May 26th
May 25-26 - Also antique Fly-in- Amelia Earhart.
June 2 (Sat) - Beaumont, KS – Landing @ 9:30 am "Water Tower Festival" Railroad History, Parade, Crafts, BBQ and entertainment (Special landing instructions – Land in pasture next to main street, Taxi to stop sign, make a left turn [WATCH OUT FOR CARS] at the end of street is the Wooden Water Tower, park on airplane side. (Mac & I will check runway 2 days before).
June 3 (Sun) - Ft Scott, KS - Landing @ 9:30 am "The Good Ol'days" Crafts, Music, Car Show, Motor Cycle Show, Living History At The Fort - RSVP – for transportation (Trolley cars are available) www.goodoldays.org
June 9 (Sat) - Warsaw, MO - Landing @ 9:00 am Breakfast at Kitty Hawk Bar & Grill "Jubilee Days" Crafts, Carnival, Parade, Music Show, Car Show & Tractor Pull
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@juno.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.
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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