The Flyer

President:

Earlene McClure

Vice President:

Penrod Turk

Secretary:

Pam Ratliff

Treasurer:

June Williams

Directors:

Ed Baucom Joe Boyles John Halpin
  Sarah McKinley Alan Monshausen Marty Young

Editor:

June Williams jrw@planetkc.com  


May 2003


Fred Hulen

Our April speaker, To B. Announced, was unable to make the meeting, nor was our speaker coordinator, Marvin Moore, so President Pam Ratliff asked for a volunteer substitute. Answering the call willingly, Fred Hulen told of a day he thought he was in the Twilight Zone. Having been set up for an 8 AM Sunday checkride with Ron Albertson, he told his instructor he would have to preflight with a flashlight at Lake Winnebago to be at Johnson County Exec in plenty of time. She asked if there would be any problem with that?! Nooooo! Approaching OJC, he attempted to contact the tower with no success, but continued to listen to tower, still hearing no calls. He also listened in on 122.8, but heard nothing there either. He circled around the airport some more. He now suspected radio failure. Using his newly learned radio-out procedures, Fred made two passes down the runway wagging his wings. No radio, no lights. It seemed strange, like the Twilight Zone! Since there appeared to be no traffic, Fred landed and taxied in, switching to ground control as he did. He got a prompt reply, and when he mentioned his trouble communicating with tower, ground replied they must have been kind of busy. "Busy, I'm the traffic!" Entering the FBO, Fred approached the counter to confirm he was still set up for the checkride. The dispatcher checked the sheet and reaffirmed it. She suggested some magazines while he waited. He kept glancing at his watch, and at 0800, no Ron, 0805, no Ron. At 0810 he approached the counter again to verify he was still on the list. At 0830 he went up to the counter to ask if she still thought Ron would be coming. At 0840, he was getting real nervous and went back to the counter to ask if they shouldn't make a phone call, maybe something happened to Ron. "Why, you've got 20 more minutes." How do you figure that, Fred asked? The woman said, "Oh, you didn't set your clock back last night with Daylight Savings Time!" Duh!

Al St. Germain


Newly Elected Officers for 2003

President:

Earlene McClure

Vice President:

Penrod Turk

Secretary:

Pam Ratliff

Treasurer:

June Williams

Directors:

Ed Baucom Joe Boyles John Halpin
  Sarah McKinley Alan Monshausen Marty Young

Top Row From left:
Earlene McClure, President; Joe Boyles, Director; Pam Ratliff, Secretary; June Williams, Treasurer; John Halpin, Director; Sarah McKinley, Director

Bottom Row From left:
Marty Young, Director; Alan Monshausen, Director; Penrod Turk, Vice-President
Absent when picture was taken: Ed Baucom, Director


2003 MPA 49th STATE CONVENTION, June 6, 7, & 8 Gateway Chapter MPA (Deadline is May 31)

KC AVIATION EXPO 2003 August 16 & 17, 2003 At Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport

May 24, 2003 (Sat) - Columbia MO 15th Anniversary Veterans Air show


Program
Chairman: Marvin Moore

May 28, 2003 - FAA Appreciation Day

RESERVATION INFORMATION

May 28, 2003 at DAV, 8787 Old Santa Fe Road. Reservations MUST BE MADE by NO LATTER THEN SUNDAY, May 25, 2003, 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 jrw@planetkc.com to make your reservations. Our menu will be: Ham, Baked Potatoes, Corn, Salad, Roll and Ice Cream.

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


FLY-OUT
Chairman: Sarah McKinley

May 16 & 17, 2003 (Fri & Sat) - Excelsior Springs MO Friday evening the 16th a catered BQ & RC Combat Flying demos. Saturday 17th, 06:00-17:00 the Annual Antique/Classic Fly-In, included breakfast, lunch and demos, contests etc.

May 17, 2003 (Sat) - Lee's Summit Airport @ EAA Chapter 91 - Breakfast 7:30am to 11:00am, Lunch 11:30am to 1:00pm.

May 23, 2003 (Fri) - Atchison KS 9:00am - 37th Annual Kansas City Area fly-In, Phone: 363-6361

June 1, 2003 (Sun) - Audubon IA Audubon flight Breakfast

June 21, 2003 (Sat) - Aurora MO 9:00am - Aurora Spring Fly-In-Fun, Phone: 417-678-3000

Please RSVP to Sarah McKinley Phone: 816-320-3462 or E-Mail: flyingmacs@aol.com. 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 AGL and 5 miles.


Useful Web Site's:

Missouri Pilots Association Web Site for all chapters: www.mopilots.org

MISSOURI 2002-2003 Airport Directory & Travel Guide.
This has view of the latest airports & information updates.
http://www.modot.state.mo.us/airportdirectory

Missouri State Senate Web Site:
http://www.senate.state.mo.us

This website is a pilot to pilot information exchange:
www.flykc.com

Super Cub website is very popular
www.supercub.org



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