Springfield Chapter Missouri Pilots Association

February 2002

Presidentís Message

Fellow members of the Springfield Chapter, it is February and time is moving along very rapidly. It will be the 19th of the month before we know it and it will be time for our MPA meeting. Last month, we had a very informative and interesting slide presentation from brother Doug Jackson on the subject of what it is like being a designated flight examiner. It was really a great session and we all had a good time. It made us all remember how much we had to know to pass that oral examination and proficiency flight test.

This month Colonel Ledbetter from the Missouri National Guard and AVCRAD will be our guest speak-er. He will give a briefing and description of the activities of that facility. Next month, if the Lord wills, we will be able to have a tour there.

As many of you know our Newsletter editor and friend Roger Ferguson and his lovely wife Naomi are leaving us soon and moving to the town of Kirksville, MO. We are going to miss his friendship and contributions as the Editor to this newsletter. I know you all will join me in wishing him and his wife the very best in Kirksville. As you know this will leave a vacancy that will be difficult to fill. If any of our members would like to take up the slack in this area, please feel free to inform any one of the officers of this Chapter.
See you at the meeting!

Larry Kennedy

February Meeting

This month's MPA Chapter meeting is Tuesday February 19TH at Café SGF, Springfield/Branson Regional Airport. Social hour begins 6:30P.M. Buffet dinner is at 7:00 P.M. Cost is $10.00 per person. Program: Colonel Ledbetter, Missouri AVCRAD will explain the mission and the facility prior to a hoped for visit next month.

Chapter Officers


Larry Kennedy 417-788-2764

Vice President

Tom Holmer 417-869-4449


Nancy McClure 417-863-1828


Lynn Rodgers 417-890-8700

Newsletter Editor

Roger Ferguson 417-882-1727

Calendar of Events

2/21 EAA Chapter 821 Monthly Meeting. Air & Military Museum of the Ozarks, 2305 E. Kearney (Lurvey Plaza) 7:00 P.M. For more information contact President Larry G. Harmon (417) 863-6939 or E-mail EAALHARMON@aol.com

3/10 MPA Board Meeting, Columbia Regional Airport, Columbia, MO. Board Meets at 1:00 P.M. All MPA Members Welcome!

Quotable Quotes!

The [Piper] Cub is the safest airplane in the world; it can just barely kill you.
Attributed to Max Stanley, Northrop test pilot

A pilot who doesn't have any fear probably isn't flying his plane to its maximum.
Jon McBride, astronaut

If you're faced with a forced landing, fly the thing as far into the crash as possible.
Bob Hoover