February 2000

President's Message - Ann Humphreys

I would like to thank our speaker at last month's meeting, Dr. Zolkowski from Bolivar. For those of you who were not able to attend, Dr. Zolkowski has recently been appointed a FAA Medical Examiner. He was both informative and insightful in what is expected of a flight physical candidate. He plans to offer flight physicals on Saturdays and to do his best to work with the pilots of the area. After meeting him and hearing him speak I think we all feel he is a welcome addition to our dwindling list of examiners.

This month's program will also be a newly appointed FAA examiner. Our own Doug Jackson will provide us with information on his recent appointment as a Flight Examiner. As most of you know Doug has been a Flight Instructor for many years but after his designation and training in Oklahoma City he is now able to give Private, Instrument, Commercial and Multi-engine check-rides. We look to his presentation.

Our original program for this month was to be a tour of the National Guard facility however due to scheduling problems at the guard unit we will have to postpone that tour until perhaps March or April. I'll let you know as soon as I know.

Look forward to seeing you TUESDAY Night!!

USPA News Release

Since Congress has recently reopened committee deliberations on AIR-21, which seeks to secure the aviation trust fund moneys for aviation spending and maintain a reliable general fund contribution to the FAA's budget, we urge all members to contact your US Senators asking them to support the budget approach proposed by the FAA reauthorization bill (identified as AIR-21).

AOPA's Phil Boyer got a sneak peak at the Clinton Administrations' 2001 budget proposal and said, "This budget has a $1 billion hole in it . . . and the administration is funding that increase through 'tax-in-the-sky' assumptions."


February Program

This month's meeting is February 15th, Springfield/Branson Regional Airport, Springfield, MO. We meet at the CAFÉ SGF, Social Hour 6:30 P.M. Buffet is at 7:00 P.M. Cost is $10.00 per person. Program: Our own Doug Jackson will explain the Flight Examiners role!

Chapter Officers

President, Ann Humphreys 417-833-1330
Vice President, Bill Cheek 417-881-6787
Secretary, Don Hinni 417-860-8851
Treasurer, Lynn Rodgers 417-890-8700
Newsletter Editor, Roger Ferguson 417-882-1727

Calendar of Events

2/16 MPA STATE BOARD MEETING, Lunch 12 Noon, Columbia Regional Airport, Columbia, MO. Board Meeting at 1:00 P.M. All MPA MEMBERS WELCOME!

2/17 EAA CHAPTER 821 MONTHLY MEETING, Air & Military Museum of the Ozarks, 2305 E. Kearney St. (Lurvey Plaza) 7:00 P.M. For more information contact Larry G. Harmon, President at (417) 866-0919.

3/23 FAA SAFETY SEMINAR, Cox North Hospital, Fountain Plaza Room, 1423 N. Jefferson Ave., 7:00-9:30 P.M. Sponsor: EAA Chapter 821.

3/31 MPA/FAA WINGS CONTEST DEADLINE. This is the deadline due date for state competition for your WINGS. Please send a copy of your WINGS CARD to LARRY G. HARMON, SGF CHAPTER SAFETY CHAIRMAN, 2329 W. Bodeb St., Springfield, MO 65802-4910. Or you may call (417) 866-0919 for more information.

To stay on a diet, you have to follow the path of feast resistance.

Yogi Berra: "An oral contract ain't worth the paper it's written on."

Remember: If your dog thinks you are the greatest person on earth, don't seek a second opinion!

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