President's Message - Ann Humphreys
Ann's message will be posted later. Sorry for the delay.
This month's meeting is May 16th, 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: ????? !
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
5/7 MPA STATE BOARD MEETING, Lunch 12 Noon, New Restaurant, Columbia Regional Airport, Columbia, MO. Board
Meeting at 1:00 P.M. ALL MPA MEMBERS WELCOME.
5/18 EAA CHAPTER 821 MEETING, Air & Military Museum Of the Ozarks, 2305 E. Kearney St., (Lurvey Plaza) Time is 7:00 P.M. Program is Richard Hendrix, Trip to Alaska. For more Information Contact, Larry G. Harmon, President (417) 866-0919.
5/25 FAA SAFETY SEMINAR, Cox North Hospital, Fountain Plaza Room, 1423 N. Jefferson Ave., 7:00-9:30 P.M. Sponsor: Jim Reid.
6/4 MPA STATE BOARD MEETING, Lunch 12 Noon, New Restaurant, Columbia Regional Airport, Columbia, MO. Board Meeting at 1:00 P.M. ALL MPA MEMBERS WELCOME.
6/7 AOPA/FAA SAFETY SEMINAR, Cox North Hospital, Fountain Plaza Room, 1423 N. Jefferson Ave., 7:00-9:30 P.M. Sponsor: Springfield Chapter MPA.
6/15-19 EAA CHAPTER 821, B-17 COMING TO SPRINGFIELD/BRANSON REGIONAL AIRPORT. For more info check out our WEB SITE AT: http://www2.50megs.com/eaa821
6/23-25 MPA STATE CONVENTION, ST. JOSEPH, MO.
Occasionally, airline attendants make an effort to make the "in-flight safety lecture" and their other announcements a bit more entertaining. Here are some real examples that have been heard or reported:
And, after landing: "Thank you for flying Delta Business Express. We hope you enjoyed giving us the business as much as we enjoyed taking you for a ride."
Weather at our destination is 50 degrees with some broken clouds, but they'll try to have them fixed before we arrive. Thank you, and remember, nobody loves you, or your money, more than Southwest Airlines."
An airline pilot wrote that on this particular flight he had hammered his ship into the runway really hard. The airline had a policy which required the first officer to stand at the door while the passengers exited, smile, and give them a "Thanks for flying XYZ airline." He said that in light of his bad landing, he had a hard time looking the passengers in the eye, thinking that someone would have a smart comment. Finally everyone had gotten off except for this little old lady walking with a cane. She said, "Sonny, mind if I ask you a question?" "Why no Ma'am," said the pilot, "what is it?" The little old lady said, "Did we land or were we shot down?"
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