Officers: President: Marvin Moore; Vice President: Gary Fox; Secretary: Jan Handley;
Treasurer: Terrie Jo Fox;
Directors: Mike Douglas, Sarah McKinley, Ralph Schmude, Al St.Germain, Penrod Turk,
Jeanné Willerth, and Past Presidents.
Chairpersons: Wings Program: Penrod Turk; Safety: Chris St. Germain; Membership:
Charles Wright; Meeting Arrangements: Terrie Jo Fox; Flyouts: Sarah McKinley
Editor: Al St. Germain
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE - All You Pilots and Passengers Who Love To Fly, It’s Now Time.
Get yourself, family and friends, oh yes, and an airplane and go out and enjoy this Beautiful
time of the year. The fall colors are just beginning to turn, and this year I believe they will be phenomenal.
With the late summer rains and high moisture content, I think we will see very beautiful landscapes and skylines
for two to three weeks. I have seen for myself some foliage starting to change as I write this message
*** Now the 2006 Missouri Pilots Association Convention.
We’re on track for an excellent, probably the best convention ever, with a very special group of speakers. Make sure you have your reservations in order at the Hilton Garden Inn @ 19677 East Jackson Drive, Independence, MO 64057
(816) 795-3781. Even if you live in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, take some time and spend it at the Hotel for a night or two. There will be lots of activities to attend and some very special handouts and door prizes.
*** It’s very close to the Holiday Season, and before we know it, Halloween will have passed and Thanksgiving will be waiting around the corner. When this letter gets published it will only be about four weeks away. THEN, it’s time for “Ole” Saint Nick to be coming down from the North Pole with all of them Reindeer. Yes, another year is about to pass us by, and before we know it the fields will start to green up again and the warm winds will blow across them.
*** Speaking of Christmas, our annual dinner is about to come into view of our cockpits. This year we are planning to go back to one of the Casino’s here in the Kansas City area to enjoy a multitude of activities, and I might add, quite the variety of food, as we can order off the menu without being stuck to a programmed meal. This will definitely be more attractive to those of us who prefer a special diet or just eat what we want. We will publish the meeting place and date for the Christmas dinner as soon as possible
*** Our Theme for the Convention is so very close to completion that I believe in the next Flyer that we might publish the logo for this theme, and then during the Christmas dinner, we will announce the text that goes along with this logo. We will then print the completed work in MPA News.
*** The last general meeting at the DAV was represented well, but I would sure like to see more folks show up at these dinner meetings. They are very informative as well as informal. You don’t need to wear a tie or dress. Just bring yourself as you are, we welcome you with any attire. Speaking of meetings, in November we will meet on the 3rd Wednesday instead of the fourth. This is done so that you may enjoy Thanksgiving with your family and friends. The actual meeting date will be on November 16, 2005 @1800 hours.
Thank you for your time, and I’ll look forward to seeing every one of you at the next local board or general meeting. Best regards, Marvin Moore
MEETING SUMMARY – Our September 28th meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Denny Moore, our President Marvin Moore’s Air Force retired brother. It was followed by an invocation by Jan Handley. Marvin mentioned a few items covered in his president’s message. The program was a 20-minute portion of a video of Bob Hoover’s classic air show demonstration as seen from both the cockpit and the ground. Most of us have watched his maneuvers one or more times, but as in magic tricks, we still wonder how it is done! The movements are as graceful as the classical music pieces to which they are set. The eight-point rolls and the single-engine flybys following a loop on one engine in his twin-engine Aero Commander are pretty impressive. But, he saves the best for last, a final landing with both props feathered, coasting to a stop right in front of the viewing stands. I think his act should be followed by a disclaimer, “For your safety, this act should not be attempted by rank amateurs!”
Al St. Germain
DINNER RESERVATION INFORMATION – Our next regular meeting will be at 6:30 on October 26th at the DAV. If not on the permanent list, please make your reservations with Terrie Jo by Monday noon, October 24th by e-mail, Terrie@Foxware.com or 795-7233. Menu: Salisbury Steak with Mashed Potatoes and Brown Gravy, Vegetable, Salad, Roll and Butter, Coffee/Tea, Dessert. Denny Moore’s guest, Kathy, won the October free meal.
Terrie Jo Fox
THE STATE WINGS CONTEST runs from April 1st though March 31st each year. Let's make the WINGS year WINGS safe! Please send certificates to Penrod Turk, 4 West 112th Street, Kansas City, MO 64114.
CONGRATULATIONS to our own Jeanné Willerth, an FAA Aviation Safety Counselor. She has now obtained the FAA “Instrument and Advanced Ground Instructor” rating. She recently presented safety seminars entitled “Last Five Miles” for the AOPA Safety Foundation in St. Louis on September 26, Olathe (KCAS) on September 27, and Springfield on September 28th. She was sent by the AOPA Safety Foundation to Oakland, California to audit a class she may soon teach.
CONDOLENCES – In recent weeks, MPA member June Williams lost her mother as did sisters Mary Hand and Catherine Earnshaw Miles. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them and their families.
USEFUL WEB SITES -
Missouri Pilots Association Web Site for all chapters:
Missouri 2002-2003 Airport Directory & Travel Guide.
This has view of the latest airports & information updates. http://www.modot.state.mo.us/othertransportation/airportdirectory.htm
Super Cub website is very popular:
Kansas City FSDO:
MPA BOARD MEETING ITEMS
o Meeting was called to order by Vice-President Gary Fox at 7:00 PM, October 4, 2005.
o Member Don Allenbrand attended for the first time. Thanks for coming. We like member input.
o Fly out schedule established by Sarah McKinley for the remainder of the year is repeated below.
o An allocation of $75 for Flyer printing was approved
o Committee members reported on their activities in regard to the State Convention, June 9, 10, 11, 2006
o Reminder: Member comments may be addressed to Marvin Moore at Av8rMarv@hotmail.com
o Meeting was adjourned by Vice-President Gary Fox at 8:25 PM
CHAPTER FLYOUT INFORMATION - As your new and old fly out chair, I am going to try a new system. We will be flying to only 3 or 4 close airports for 2005 and 2006 due to gas prices, and to increase our flying and members' participation. (Non-flyers, please feel welcome to come.)
o October 22nd, Saturday - Miami County, KS. breakfast-9:00
o November 19th, Saturday - Topeka, KS. breakfast-9:00
o December 10th, Saturday - St. Joseph, MO. lunch-11:00
MPA CHAPTER BOARD MEETINGS - All chapter members are invited to attend board meetings. They are 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! MPA STATE BOARD MEETINGS - Any MPA members may attend the state board meetings. Check the MPA News for meeting dates, times and locations.