Kansas City Chapter
President: Rich Staley -Vice-president:
Tim McDermott-Secretary: June Williams-Treasurer: Marty Young- Directors: Paul Broome,
MPA Program October 2000, David Chaffee, COU AFSS - After we straightened out Herb Roberts on what month it was, (he blamed the confusion on his computer,) he introduced David Chaffee of Columbia Flight Service Station as a private pilot, member of the Marine Corps Flying Club, and an FAA employee with 30 years of experience in the Automated Flight Service business, including a short stint as a Briefer. Dave actually maintains the computer system serving AFSSs in the four-state region from KC Center. He used all his background experience as aviator and FAA professional, as well as computer slides, to remind us of some precautions on winter flying such as reviewing the POH, monitoring for carbon monoxide, checking for water/ice crystals in fuel, taxiing in slush and planning for winter survival. He covered various aspects of flight service briefings with an emphasis on what information we will NOT receive unless we ask for it. He suggests a "Standard Briefing." He recommended filing a VFR flight plan, which will ensure that if we should not arrive within 30 minutes of ETA, a communications search will begin, followed by a physical search if necessary. All great advice from the wise to the wise. Al St. Germain
Put This On Your Calendar!
Programs: Program committee chair: Herb Roberts
Nov. 15: Steve Barnhart of Barnhart
Dec. 3 - Wright Day Dinner @ Loch Lloyd
Dec.13, 2000 The annual Christmas Dinner has been scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 13 at Stephenson's. The location is 40 Hway at Lee's Summit Road. Happy Hour begins at 6pm. Dinner is served at 7pm. Cost will be $22 per person. Advance reservations are required and we must provide the restaurant with the number of people in advance. Please make your reservations now. Send check payable to MPA to Marty Young, 4108 NE Suwannee Drive, Lee's Summit, MO 64064. Direct questions to June Williams (816-224-3241).
December 31,2000 - New Year's Eve Party– Need a place to celebrate this New Year's Eve? Then join us for an open house at the home of Paul and Judy Broome. Hanger talk with fellow MPA members and great food. Details in next month's newsletter.
Jan 24 - Mystery Guest Speaker
Feb 28 - Bob Dickens
December 13 - Our Christmas Party will
be at Stephenson's. Social hour commencing at 6:00 w/Dinner at 7:00 PM. We will also have a $10.00 (maximum) gift
exchange. Price is $22 per person. Deadline for reservations is Fri., Dec. 8th.
WHAT: MPA Christmas Party
WHEN: Wednesday, December 13, 2000 - Social at 6:00 p.m. - Dinner at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Stephenson's Old Apple Farm, 40 Hwy & Lee's Summit Road
COST: $22.00 per person
IMPORTANT! ---- Prepaid reservations must be made by Fri., December 8th
Direct questions to June Williams (816-224-3241).
HOW: Send check made payable to MPA for _______ reservations @ $22.00 per person = $ ______________
to: Marty Young, 4108 NE Suwannee Drive, Lee's Summit, MO 64064.
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 The Big
Biscuit at 16506 E. 40 Highway.
Next to the gas station on the NE corner of Lee's Summit Rd & 40 Highway.
April 22 - Warsaw, MO (56M) 12:00
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
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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