Springfield Chapter Missouri Pilots Association

January 2003

Presidentís Message

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!

Hope everyone made it through the "blizzard" unscathed. It was beautiful while it lasted.Not much of a message to start the new year but let's hope it will be a safe and pleasant time in our lives. Last year had its ups and downs, good times and sad happenings.

I want to give you some interesting information about different aviation topics but right now I am unable to decide what to share so I will try to gather my thoughts for next month.

We are all come from different backgrounds and have many different vocations but all share a love and interest in flying. There is something special about the feeling of freedom while "up there looking down". There is satisfaction of safely defying gravity and returning to terra firma. For some of us, it comes easy and not so easy for others.

The best part is we all learn more from our hangar flying. Until our meeting, keep the shiny side up.

Happy Landings

Tom Holmer

January Meeting

The monthly meeting will be on 1/21/03 at KSGF Cafe.
Social Hour 6:30; Buffet Dinner 7:00 ($10/person)

Chapter Officers


Tom Holmer 417-869-2068

Vice President



Nancy McClure 417-863-1828


Lynn Rodgers 417-890-8700

Newsletter Editor

Robin Harmon 417-863-6939

Calendar of Events

January 16th
FAA Safety Seminar
Cox North Hospital Fountain
Plaza Room 7:00 to 9:30 P.M.
Sponsored by EAA Chapter 821

February 9th
MPA Board Meeting
Columbia Regional Airport
Board Meets at 1:00 P.M.
All MPA Members Welcome!