The Flyer
November 2001


Paul Broome

Vice President:



Pam Ratliff


Marty Young


Jim Root, Penrod Turk, Patrick Hubbard, Earlene McClure, Jeff Page, June Williams and Past Presidents

Our October speaker, Tom Bartels, was no stranger to our group, having spoken at our last FAA appreciation night. His past experience as Director of Maintenance of a Part 135 operation as well as his flying time has served him well as Airworthiness Safety Program Manager at the Kansas City Flight Standards District Office. (That's what FSDO stands for in case you forgot!) Tom covered the all-important subject of winter flying, a good review in some aspects and many new ideas in others. Using a handout booklet, "Tips on Winter Flying" and a Power Point presentation, he covered the weather, decision making, aircraft preflight, dress and survival. There is no substitute for good planning, good briefings and good common sense! We can always cancel the meeting, or fly low in a car, bus or train, but not in a plane! As usual, I for one, despite the fact I have hundreds of hours of winter flying and have given numerous winter briefings, never cease to learn something more about winter flying. Thanks for making it so, Tom. I know we will heed your good advice! Al St. Germain

Put This On Your Calendar!

Flyouts: 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 email list, please let her know.

November 10, Saturday - Grand Glaize Airport Lake of the Ozarks, Mo. Lunch at 11:30 at Kenilworth's House (end of runway) and Attention: ladies Christmas shopping. President Morris of Lake of the Ozark Chapter will provide transportation.

November 17, Saturday - Independence, Mo. Landing @ 9:00am Yes the runway is still open, watch out for some chug holes at the south tip of the runway. The breakfast is terrific. It is due to be destroyed in February is lets say bye to an old friend.

December 1-2 - Anyone interested in a Branson Christmas on the date please call me and I will try for reservations.

December 8, Saturday - Miami County, Landing @ 12:00 noon BQ lunch, flyin, drivein

December 16, Sunday - Topeka, Bullard Airport, Landing @ 10:00 Brunch, flyin or drivein

January 12, Saturday - Bolivar Airport, Landing @ 11:30 for lunch.

January 26, Saturday - Iowa Aviation Museum's 5th Fly-In, Greenfield, IA. (Landing @ 12:00 noon) They have a nice small air museum (on the field) and those guys

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

November 14 — Chuck Zuvers will talk about the Flying Fez, the flying unit of the Ararat Shrine that transports burn victims to hospitals at no charge.

January 23, 2002 — Mr. Lee Lamar was a B-24 bomber pilot during the 2nd WW and was shot down over Italy. He was captured and spent the rest of the war as a P.O.W. He will tell about his experiences and will have some artifacts to display. Should be very interesting.


November 14, 2001 Thanksgiving Dinner will be at Jumpin Catfish, Lee's Summit MO, off of 50 Hwy on SW Blue Pkwy. When you inter Jumpin Catfish tell them you are with the MPA Group and they will escort you to our room. Make your dinner reservations with JUNE WILLIAMS AFTER NOON AT 816-224-3241. Social from 6:00 to 6:30 pm—Dinner at 6:30 to 9:00. Cost is $12.00 per person. Please pay Marty Young as you inter the room. THERE WILL BE NO PERMANENT RESERVATION LIST FOR THIS NIGHT ONLY. Our menu will be a choice of: Two Chicken, Two Catfish, Chicken Fried Stake or Butterfly Shrimp.

December 12th Christmas MPA Dinner will be at V's Italiano Restaurant, 40 Hwy, Independence MO. Make your dinner reservations with JUNE WILLIAMS AFTER NOON AT 816-224-3241. Reservations MUST BE MADE by December 3. Social from 6:00 to 6:30 pm—Dinner at 6:30 to 9:00, Cost is $20.00 per person, Please pay Marty Young. THERE WILL BE NO PERMANENT RESERVATION LIST FOR THIS NIGHT ONLY. Our Dinner Buffet menu will be: Baked Lasagna, Baked Chicken and Cannelloni Florentine, Tossed Salad, Broccoli Normandy Antipasto Tray, Hot Garlic Toast V's Home-made Italian Rum Cake.

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)

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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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