The Flyer

President: Pam Ratliff Vice-President: Vacant

Secretary: Pat Hubbard Treasurer: June Williams

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

Sarah McKinley, Wayne Lang and Past Presidents.

Editor: June Williams

November 2002


Dr. John Peterson

For the October, 2002 meeting of the Kansas City Chapter, program chairman, Marvin Moore introduced Dr. John Peterson, a general practice physician from Blue Springs, Missouri. Dr. Peterson spoke to the group on physiological implications inaviation. Although some of us were aware of some of his information, not all of us give these facts much thought. Dr. Peterson reminded us of the importance of some important things aviators need to think about when planning any flight of any length or altitude. Pointing out many of us in the room weren't all that young anymore, Dr. Peterson discussed how our bodies change as we get older. Anyone with breathing or heart afflictions will react differently to altitude and oxygen conditions than one did prior to health distress. Different altitude levels affect the body's ability to function, i.e. especially from asensorial standpoint. Altitudes above 10,000' will cause oxygen levels to begin to effect brain efficiency and supplemental oxygen for pilots is wise beginning at 12,000' and imperative as altitudes increase.

In addition to oxygen deficiencies, i.e., hypoxia, Dr. Peterson discussed the effects of positive and negative "g" forces on the human body. Depending on the "number of g's" a person can "gray out" or "black out" within a matter of minutes.

This proved to be an interesting and informative topic for all present and the Kansas City Chapter thanks Dr. Peterson for his research and fine presentation.

Crash kills three Springfield people near Lakeview, Ark.

On October 10, 2002 after taking off from Gaston's airport a Piper Cherokee crashed into a nearby bluff.

The victims are:

Larry Kennedy, President of the Springfield Chapter of the Missouri Pilots Association.

Donald Hinni, a member of the Springfield chapter of the Missouri Pilots Association member.

Bill Muench, a Springfield Pastor.


November 20, 2002 - at DAV, 8787 Old Santa Fe Road. Reservations MUST BE MADE by SATURDAY, November 16, 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 for Thanksgiving Dinner Meeting will be: Turkey & Dressing, Candy Yams, Green Beans, Pumpkin Pie & Vanilla Ice Cream.

December 18, Wednesday - Christmas Dinner Meeting will be at the DAV, 8787 Old Santa Fe Road.

Reservations MUST BE MADE by SATURDAY, December 12, 2002.

Our menu will be: Steak 6 oz. Filet Mignon & Baked Potatoes, Green Beans, Salad and Pie & Ice Cream.

Remember - Meeting time: Social from 6:00 to 6:30 P.M. Dinner at 6:30. Cost is $15.00 per person.

Flyout Committee Chair: Sarah McKinley

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.

If anyone has a suggestion for a winter fly-out please call Sarah McKinley.

Anyone desiring to be on Sarah E-Mail list, please let her know.

Sarah's new E-Mail is now at

NOTE: When you see RSVP, Sarah MUST know to arrange transportation to the restaurant.

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

Program Committee Chair: Marvin Moore

November 20, 2002 - To be announced

Greater Kansas City Ninety-Nines


Scholarship Fund Raiser

Sunday, December 8, 2002, at Marriot Downtown, 200 W. 12th St., Kansas City, MO

Social 6:00 p.m. - Dinner 7:00 p.m. $35. per person

Speaker: Thomas F. King PhD, TIGHAR's Senior Archeologist on the Earheart Project

Author of "Amelia Earhart's Shoes: Is the Mystery Solved?"

Contact June Williams 224-3241 for Tickets Reservations must be in by November 26, 2002

Useful Web Site's:

Missouri Pilots Association Web Site for all chapters:

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

Missouri State Senate Web Site:

You might want to check these new website's out.

This website is a pilot to pilot information exchange:

Super Cub website is very popular and

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 interstate rivalry with the Kansas Pilots Association (KPA). The KPA is very serious about this contest and won the trophy (furnished by Ed Duckworth) year before last. 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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