The Flyer

President: Pam Ratliff Paul Broome

Vice-President: Pat Hubbard

Secretary: Rene Earle

Treasurer: June Williams

Directors: Marty Young, Earlene McClure, Jeff Page, Marvin Moore,

Sarah McKinley, Wayne Lang and Past Presidents.

Editor: June Williams May 2002



Stephanie Webb

For two months in a row your faithful scribe has the pleasure of summarizing the talk of a fellow FAA associate. As Aviation Education Program Manager for the Central Region, (and former Air Force controller,) Stephanie Webb opened her talk by throwing foam balls to unwary members who answered aviation history questions correctly. Countering Murphy's Law when the PowerPoint display wouldn't work, she circulated printouts we would have seen while briefly describing the beginnings of the Aviation Education Program in 1973, mandated by congress to promote aviation careers, and later modified to eliminate promotion of aviation itself. However, promoting aviation understanding due to its expansion and the necessity for emphasizing safety and security systems is paramount. Regional Director Chris Blum supports the EAA Young Eagles program, but would like follow up activities such as Boy Scout and Girl Scout merit badges, and Aviation Career Education camps that foster interest in aviation, and offer skill and academic enhancement, leadership skills and field trips. Stephanie also talked about the upcoming Centennial of Flight established by Congress to facilitate the coordination and facilitation of activities throughout the United States to commemorate 100 years since Kitty Hawk. "Born With A Dream…Inspired By Flight" is the theme. Teacher Stephanie packed a lot of education into her class, and your homework is to go to the FAA web site and links for a review! Al St. Germain

Put This On Your Calendar!

Flyout Committee Chair: Sarah McKinley

NOTE: When you see RSVP, Sarah MUST know to arrange transportation to the restaurant. Anybody desiring to be on Sarah's e-mail list, please let her know.

(Needing a ride to a Flyout or have space available Please Call Sarah McKinley for the information.

May 18, Saturday - Excelsior Springs Airport, Excelsior Springs, Mo. Breakfast, (7-11am) or lunch (11:00-2:00). Lots of fun activities, safety meeting, demonstrations, Great Gatsby Days will be going on downtown.

June 9, Sunday - Missouri Pilots State Board Meeting, Columbia, Mo. at the airport.

June 16, Sunday - Clarinda, Iowa, fly-in breakfast and air show.

May 25 & 26, Saturday & Sunday - Amana Airport, Amana, Ia. This is a quaint little German Village which will also be having a Cajun Festival on these dates. They will teach us how to dance Cajun, (real Cajun Bands), eat Cajun, cook Cajun and will be having a Madi-Gras parade. The only motel in town (phone number is 1-877-331-0828.) It might not be too late! Amana has a grass runway, well kept. If it is too wet we can use Cedar Rapids, as a alternate about 15 miles away, and ride over to Amana with the Cajuns.

June 22 & 23, Saturday & Sunday - Minden, Neb. Airport, Pioneer Village Museum and motel. Can be an overnight or fly back the same day. This museum is a fantastic place to see and will take a full day. The old town square is about three blocks away and has an old opera house to tour if enough interest. I have blocked 10 nonsmoking rooms. They have a eating place right next to the museum and

motel. You will need to make your on reservations by calling 1-800-445-4447 before June 1st. Tell them you are with the Missouri Pilots.

June 29, Saturday - Missouri Pilots Kansas City Chapter Picnic at Rainbow Village Airport, Dearborn, Mo. starting at noon. Bring a covered dish and table service and your Favorite Flying Story or a made up one). Chapter will supply the meat and drinks.

July 13, Saturday - Wayne, Neb. It's a chicken fly-in, breakfast will be free to pilots( guess what, it will be an omelets), activities will be chicken egg drops, chicken flying contest, there will be chickens for rent or bring your own for the chicken contests. Roosterville Flyers get those shirts out. More details to come.

July 14, Sunday - State Board Meeting at Columbia, Mo. Airport

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

Programs: Program Committee Chair: Herb Roberts

May 22, 2002 — Douglas Entriken was a civilian crew member on the B-29 Enola Gay. His job on the historic flight was to arm the atomic bomb. That was only one facet in his very interesting life.


May 22, 2002 - at DAV, 8787 Old Santa Fe Road. Reservations MUST BE MADE by SATURDAY, May 18, 2002, if not on the permanent reservation list. Special dietary needs can be accommodated at the time of the reservation.

Please call: June Williams After Noon at 816-224-3241 or E-Mail to make your reservations.

Our menu will be: Ham Steak with cherry sauce on the side, Candy Yams with mixed broccoli and cauliflower, Salad and dessert.

Remember - Meeting time: Social from 6:00 to 6:30 P.M. Dinner at 6:30. Cost is $12.00 per person.

CHECK THIS OUT: MISSOURI 2002-2003 Airport Directory & Travel Guide. This has view of the latest airports & information updates.

The New Board Officers: From left to right, Rene Earle (Secretary), June Williams (Treasurer), Pat Hubbard (Vice President), Pam Ratliff ( President).

The New Board of Directors: From left to right, Marty Young, Marvin Moore, Erlene McClure, Wayne Lang, not there Sarah McKinley and Jeff Page.

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)

Missouri State Senate Web Site:
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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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