Springfield Chapter Missouri Pilots Association

March 2002

Presidentís Message

Fellow members, I would like to take this last time to thank Roger for his work on the newsletter.

This coming MPA meeting will be the month of the tour of the helicopter repair facility. LTC William Pyles and his wife Carol will be our guests that evening. The Ozark Chapter has been contacted and invited to spend that evening with us.

The memorial service for Dr. M. Graham Clark, that was scheduled to take place in Point Lookout last Saturday, was canceled due to the snow storm that we had. It is tentatively rescheduled in April.

Shortly after this coming meeting, I will be leaving for about 90 days on job related business. Tom Holmer, our vice president, will be doing the honors in my stead. Again, I would like to wish Roger and Naomi the very best on their new move to Kirksville.

Larry Kennedy

March Meeting

This month's MPA Chapter meeting is Tuesday March 19TH at Café SGF, Springfield/Branson Region-al Airport. Social hour begins 6:30P.M. Buffet dinner is at 7:00 P.M. Cost is $10.00 per person. (Please RSVP to Larry G. Harmon at (417) 863-6939 by Friday March 15TH).) Program: Tour of the Guard Helicopter Repair Facility.

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

3/14 FAA Aviation Safety Seminar. Cox N Hospital Fountain Plaza Room. 7:00-9:30 P.M. For more information contact Larry G. Harmon 417-863-6939 e-mail MPALHARMON@aol.com

3/21 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

4/14 MPA Board Meeting, Columbia Regional Airport, Columbia, MO. Board Meets at 1:00 P.M. in old FSS Bldg. All MPA Members Welcome!

Quotable Quotes!

Richard Lederer wrote a book titled, "The World According to Student Bloopers" Anguished English that included the following:

"The Greeks were a highly sculptured people and without them we wouldn't have history. The Greeks also had myths. A myth is a female moth."

"In the Olympic Games, Greeks ran races, jumped, hurled the biscuits and threw the java. The reward to the victor was a coral wreath!"

"Later came Job, who had one trouble after another. Eventually, he lost all his cattle and all his children and had to go live alone with his wife in the desert."