The Flyer

President: Pam Ratliff

Vice-President: Pat Hubbard

Secretary: Rene Earle

Treasurer: June Williams

Directors: Marty Young, Earlene McClure, Jeff Page, Marvin Moore, Sarah McKinley, Wayne Lang and Past Presidents

Editor: June Williams

 October 2002



Our September meeting was a departure from the normal format and venue. We gathered for just a plain, old-fashioned social event at LXT, or Lee's Summit Airport for the non-pilots! Theda Benningfield gave her traditional inspirational invocation, and we proudly recited the Pledge of Allegiance to our beloved flag and country. Barbecue catered by the Flame Throwers lived up to its name, I ran for water after the first bite! But, like the cowboy at the bar having a shot of straight whiskey, I said, "ah, that's good." There were no speeches nor safety talk, but we were reminded to check the newsletter for coming events. Sixty-seven members and guests enjoyed the event that was followed by an auction of the remaining food. Many thanks to EAA for the use of its great hangar facility, and to the members of the board including the recuperating Sara McKinley, Marvin Moore, Earlene McClure, Jeff Page and Pam Ratliff for all their time and effort making it happen!

Al St. Germain


October 23, 2002 - at DAV, 8787 Old Santa Fe Road. Reservations MUST BE MADE by SATURDAY, October 19, 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 will be: 2 Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Salad and Dessert.

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

Up-Coming Dinner Meeting Dates:

November 20, Wednesday - Thanksgiving Dinner Meeting will be at the DAV, 8787 Old Santa Fe Road. Our menu 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. Our menu will be: Steak 6 oz. Filet Mignon & Baked Potatoes, Green Beans, Salad and Pie & Ice Cream .

Program Committee Chair: Marvin Moore

October 23, 2002 - Dr. John Peterson

November 20, 2002 - Mike Thompson

Flyout Committee Chair: Sarah McKinley

Put these dates on YOUR Calendar!

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.

October 27, Sunday - Emma Chase Resturant, Cottonwood Falls, Ks. (9K0), Landiing at 9:00AM.

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.)

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)

Missouri State Senate Web Site:
Missouri State House Web Site:

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

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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