The Flyer

November 2008

OfficersPresident:   Gary Fox; Vice President:  vacant;   Secretary: Jan Handley; Treasurer:   Terrie  Jo  Fox;   Directors: Ralph  Schmude,  Al St. Germain, Frank Taylor,  Penrod Turk,   Jeanné Willerth and  Past Presidents.  Chairpersons: Wings  Program :  open;  Safety:  Chris  St. Germain;  Membership: open; Meeting Arrangements: Terrie Jo Fox; Editor: Al St. Germain

PRESIDENTS MESSAGE - Regardless of your political affiliation, Missouri pilots and the entire U.S. General Aviation population were blessed to retain Rep. Sam Graves. Rep. Graves continues to serve as a senior member of the US House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. *** Please make note of our early November 19th (3rd Wednesday) membership meeting at the DAV. This is our annual Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. Our guest speaker will be Debbie Bertram, MPA member and current President of the Greater Kansas City 99's. Debbie will talk about going to Oklahoma City and taking the FAA training for the "High Altitude Endorsement". She will bring some video, and it should be a great program. *** During this time of Thanksgiving it is important to remember those people who help keep this chapter going. They attend a board meeting once a month and membership dinner, and are the ones who continually volunteer to keep this chapter alive. They deserve our heartfelt gratitude so please help show your support with your attendance. *** Have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving. *** Gary Fox

COMPASS ROSE POSTPONED - Due to LXT Airport improvements, the compass rose project has been postponed until Spring/Summer of 2009.

OCTOBER PROGRAM - We had an excellent speaker, Scott Guetzko, FAA Air Traffic Investigator. However, due to technical difficulties, we are unable to bring you a summary. We should be able to do so in next issue! Al St. Germain

DINNER RESERVATION INFORMATION - Our next regular meeting will begin with social time at 6:00, dinner at 6:30 sharp on Wednesday, November 19th, (one week early) at the Disabled American Veterans, 8787 Old Santa Fe Road, KCMO. Take I-435 to 87th Street exit, (Missouri !!) go east on 87th Street 1.1 miles, turn right on Old Santa Fe Road, 0.2 miles to DAV on your left. OR, west from Blue Ridge Boulevard onto 87th Street, immediate left on Old Santa Fe Road, 0.2 miles to DAV on your left. Our menu will be: Turkey w/Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Cranberries, Vegetable, Salad, Bread/Butter, Coffee/Tea, Dessert. Terrie Jo Fox

RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST so please contact Terrie Jo by noon on Monday, November 17th , 2008 by e-mail: terrie@foxware.com or 795-7233. The cost is $11, including gratuity, and DAV reservations must be made and kept. Terrie Jo Fox

MEETING DATES FOR 2008: Please mark your calendars now so you won't forget any meetings.
Nov 19th - Debbie Bertram (One week early due to Thanksgiving)
Dec 17th - Jumpin' Catfish Restaurant, 4342 NE Antioch Rd, KC, MO 64117 - (816) 452-3474
(located in the old Stroud Restaurant) Your check is your reservation - send $20 each payable to MPA to Terrie Fox, 3724 Stanton, Lee's Summit, MO 64064.

MPA CHAPTER BOARD MEETINGS - All chapter members are invited to attend board meetings.  They are normally held on the first Tuesday of the month, excluding holidays, at Executive Beechcraft, Downtown Airport, at 7 PM.  We always welcome your advice and assistance, and the coffee pot is on!

NEXT KC CHAPTER BOARD MEETING - December 2nd

MPA STATE BOARD MEETINGS - Any MPA members may, and are invited and encouraged to, attend the state board meetings.  Check the MPA News for meeting dates, times and locations.  Gary Fox

JOINT PROJECT - We are tentatively planning a joint project with the 99s in the Spring of 2009. We will paint a compass rose at LXT. MPA is funding the materials and the 99s are supplying the woman power. All will be invited to help. We will try to have it on the day of a Young Eagles program and pancake breakfast. Jeanné

WINGS -- There's been a change to the WINGS program. Participants can go on-line, go to the Wings Pilot Proficiency Program, and select Airman Profile. There is a new block at the bottom that allows entry of Superseded Wings Phase. This is a one-time opportunity to add the Phase of Wings that an airman held in the old Wings program. The options are phase 1 thru 20. Some people were issued certificates for Phases above 20, but 20 was the official highest Phase that could be held so don't enter anything higher than 20.

Once an entry is made, it can't be changed. The Phase entered will appear on the My Wings page in the Superseded Wings Program box. This is just a way of acknowledging the accomplishments of airmen who qualified for Wings in the old program. If the airman allows external review for a 3rd party, the information will be available. Likewise, it provides a record that demonstrates an airman's "positive attitude about safety" which can be helpful in some situations. ** Fred P. Harms, Central Region FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) ****Penrod Turk

WINGS PROGRAM
- There's been a change to the WINGS program. Participants can go on-line, go to the Wings Pilot Proficiency Program, and select Airman Profile. There is a new block at the bottom that allows entry of Superseded Wings Phase. This is a one-time opportunity to add the Phase of Wings that an airman held in the old Wings program. The options are phase 1 thru 20. Some people were issued certificates for Phases above 20, but 20 was the official highest Phase that could be held so don't enter anything higher than 20.

Once an entry is made, it can't be changed. The Phase entered will appear on the My Wings page in the Superseded Wings Program box. This is just a way of acknowledging the accomplishments of airmen who qualified for Wings in the old program. If the airman allows external review for a 3rd party, the information will be available. Likewise, it provides a record that demonstrates an airman's "positive attitude about safety" which can be helpful in some situations. *** Central Region FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam)

CHAPTER FLYOUT INFORMATION - We will be flying to only 3 or 4 close airports in 2008 due to gas prices, and to increase our flying and members' participation.  (Non-flyers welcome!)  With a new chairperson, we hope to provide  e-mail notification the week before.  Please volunteer.  Info on flyouts can be obtained at www.MidwesternPilot.com, or the State News Letter at http://www.mopilots.org/flyouts.htm . Tell us where you want to go..

DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR:
99's Annual Dinner, Talk and Great Door Prizes, Sunday evening, December 7. Jeanneé Willerth for tickets and info.

SAFETY SEMINAR  - See: http://www.faasafety.gov/SPANS/default.aspx. Penrod Turk

USEFUL WEB SITES -

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

Kansas City FSDO: http://www.faa.gov/about/office%5Forg/field%5Foffices/fsdo/mci/

NASA Callback    http://asrs.arc.nasa.gov/

Missouri 2005-2006 Airport Directory & Travel Guide. This has views of the latest airports & information updates. http://www.modot.state.mo.us/othertransportation/airportdirectory.htm

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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