Kansas City Chapter

Missouri Pilots Association

The flyer

John Whitford, Editor jwhitford@prodigy.net September 1999

President: Herb Roberts, Vice-president: Steve Crisp, Secretary: June Williams. Treasurer: Tim McDermott
Directors: Paul Broome, Dee Giedinghagen, Pam Ratliff, Al St Germain, Penrod Turk, Danny Whiteaker, and Past Presidents

President's Corner

Summer is about over and that means cooler weather, shorter day's and as a rule of thumb, less flying. Now this isn't a flying safety speech, that's not my job, but I think we all need to be reminded that flying is about to change and we need to start thinking about the changes we will need to make. It's never to early to dust off the books and brush up on such topics as "carb ice, cold engines, and freezing rain". I know that I as a rule don't get to fly near as much as the weather changes and that means more time in the books for me. Just think always, "FLY SAFE".

I was very glad to see such a good turn out for our flyout to Mexico, Mo. I think we had 25 people and 10 airplanes. I also think that every one in attendance would agree that it was a fun time. Lets keep up the good attendance and support Bob Williams, our Fly Out chairman. He is doing an excellent job. As always, if you have a suggestion for a flyout, be sure and let him know.
Also as your President, I would like to ask that anything you think of to help our chapter in anyway would be appreciated by me and I'm sure all members of the board. This is your organization and we want you to enjoy it and hopefully be able to be proud to be a member. I know that I am proud of our chapter. Your the best.

August 25, 1999 - It is always amazing when circumstances, events, plans, luck, and dreams come together! Such was the case as described by our August speaker, Fred J. Schieszer, Associate Professor, Central Missouri State University. A pilot of both fixed and rotary aircraft, of diverse Coast Guard and civilian experience, Fred's interest in aviation history led him to not only teach the subject, but to make it. Learning of wartime training of glider pilots in the Mid-Missouri area, Fred, with the help of a student, Don Ellerbusch, pursued every lead to learn more of the military Waco CG-4A. This cargo glider was used to supplement parachute forces behind enemy lines in WW II. Passing by his TV, Fred heard a news report that a field of glider parts were found in KCK. A video produced by Don tells of the recovery and distribution of these parts to teams restoring WACOs. Fate does work in strange ways. A fascinating story. Al St. Germain

September 22 , 1999 - at DAV, 8787 Old Santa Fe Road. Reservations MUST BE MADE by SATURDAY, SEPT 18 ,1999, if not on the permanent reservation list. Our menu will be: Salad, stuffed pork chop & dressing, vegetable, roll and butter, coffee/tea, and dessert. Special dietary needs can be accommodated at the time of the reservation. Please call René Earle at 891-7416 to make your reservation. Please leave a message on the answering machine.

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

Put This On Your Calendar!

Programs: Program committee chair: Dee Giedinghagen

September 19 - September 19 - Chapter Picnic, We will fly-in or drive-in to Rainbow Air Village (0C1) 1000* L 24 122.7 for our annual Picnic. Hotdogs, Hamburgers, Canned Pop, Coffee and condiments will be furnished by the chapter. Bring a covered dish, table setting (and serving spoons/forks).. Rainbow Air Village is located just south of Dearborn, MO, east of I-29. (N39°29.27' W094°46.83'). Via road, take I-29 north past KCI (Kansas City Inconvenient) to the Camden Point Exit. After exiting, turn left, cross I-29, and at the first stop sign turn right on 371 Hwy.. Then turn right again on the first gravel road (Old Pike Rd..) and then left on the first road on the left after again crossing I-29 (Oil Well Rd.). Airport is on the right about a mile north. (If you know which way north is by this time) A blue hanger identifies the site. We will meet at twelve o'clock.

September 22 - Terry White, White Industries.

October 27 - Johnny Rowlands, Sky Fox

November 17 - Revolution Helicopter.

December 15 - MPA CHRISTMAS PARTY - Stephenson's Old Apple Farm. PREPAID RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1999. Send Check made payable to MPA for_________ people at $22.00 per person to: Mr Tim McDermott, 8104 E. 91st Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64138.
Menu: Missouri Cheese Soup, Green Salad, Hickory Smoked Brisket of Beef, Potato, Vegetable, Chefs Garnish, Hot Breads, Relishes, Apple Butter and Beverage. Pecan Nut Cheese Cake.

Flyouts: Flyout committee chair: Bob Williams

DON'T BE SHY! Seats were available for past flyouts.

If the weather looks marginal, or if anyone needs a ride (Don't forget to share expenses) or has an extra seat, please call Bob at 224-3241. A Go/No Go decision will be made and information on "Ride Central" will be available. Unless otherwise indicated, all flyouts will be at noon. Remember that our minimums are 3000 and 5.

If weather cancels a flyout, our alternate will be International House of Pancakes, 8932 Hillcrest Rd, (Benjamin Plaza) at 10:00 a.m.

Sunday September 26 - Lamoni, Iowa (0Y6) for lunch
October 14 -17 -
MPA Air Tour and USPA convention. Will fly to Harrison, Arkansas (HRO) and carpool to Branson, Missouri
Saturday November 20
- Billard Topeka, Kansas (TOP) for lunch
Sunday January 2
- Bolivar, Missouri (M17) for lunch

We are also invited to attend KPA Flyouts.
*** 09-11-99 Lee C. Fine - Shopping spree at the Lake of The Ozarks Outlet Mall
*** 10-17-99 Gaston's Resort-Arkansas.

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In 1996 there were 1,907 General Aviation (GA) accidents. Of all these accidents, only 2 involved pilots who had participated in the WINGS program during the previous 12 months! Each accident had an average cost of $30,000 dollars. Just looking at this information, isn't it worth the 3 flying hours and a safety meeting to avoid a costly accident? Participate in the WINGS program. It's better than a BFR

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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