September 2001

Presidentís Message

As new president of the Springfield Chapter of the Missouri Pilots Association, I would like to tell the previous officers and members, I have attended the meetings for the past year and the example set forth and the knowledge I have gained as a student pilot was not only valuable but very enjoyable as well.

This coming year, with the help of my newly elected officers, I will try to not only expand the Springfield membership of our organization but also try to get our inactive members rekindled and reunited in a regular basis in our fellowship. In the September meeting Don Hinni will be giving a slide presentation and dissertation of the Reno air races for 2001. That should be quite interesting and enjoyable.

After the October meeting, a tour of the Repair Facility of the Missouri Av-crad is in order. Again that should be quite a bit of fun for the members and their families.

We are in the infant stages of putting a MPA information brochure together for our local. Many of the local flying instructors were quite willing to place our literature. I closing I hope that this year as your president will be both profitable and enjoyable for us all.

Be sure to note the new officers listed on Page 4. Contact any of them with ideas and comments about the activities for the coming year. Only by working together, can we improve all aspects of our MPA Chapter.

Larry Kennedy

September Meeting

This Month's Chapter Meeting is Tuesday, September 18, 2001. Social Hour is 6:30 P.M.; Buffet Dinner at 7:00 P.M. ($10.00) at Café SGF, Springfield/Branson Regional Airport. PROGRAM: Our own Don Hinni will show slides from the Reno Air Races.

Chapter Officers


Larry Kennedy 417-788-2764

Vice President

Tom Holmer 417-869-4440


Nancdy McClure 417-863-1828


Lynn Rodgers 417-865-7914

Newsletter Editor

Roger Ferguson 417-882-1727

Calendar of Events

9/20 EAA Chapter 821 Meeting, Air & Military Museum of the Ozarks, 2305 E. Kearney (Lurvey Plaza). Time 7:00 P.M. For more information contact President Larry G. Harmon (417) 863-6939 or e-mail EAALHARMON@aol.com

10/14 MPA Board Meeting, Columbia Regional Airport, Columbia, MO. Board Meets at 1:00 P.M. All MPA Members Welcome!

[Editor's note] Our second Day of Infamy! Occurred yesterday when terrorists hijacked four different airliners and crashed three of them into the Pentagon and the World Trade towers. Let us resolve that the same fate will befall the perpetrators ad did the Japanese military following Pearl Harbor on 12/7/41!

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