Kansas City Chapter

Missouri Pilots Association

The flyer

Penrod Turk, Editor
E-Mail: paturk@planetkc.com
May 1999


FAA Appreciation Night


President's Corner

We have completed another year with the current officers and board members. Some will leave and new members will take their place. This month at our Chapter meeting, Theda Beningfield will swear in the new officers. I will be returning as your President. Steve Crisp will be Vice President, Tim McDermott as Treasurer, June Williams as secretary and her husband, Bob will be flyout chairman with Dee Giedinghagen again providing us with excellent speakers and programs. We can always count on Penrod Turk, Joe Boyles, Al St. Germain and others that have always been at the board meetings to help out. Chris St. Germain will continue to be out Safety Officer and always does an excellent job. I want to thank all of the Chapter members who helped out in the past year. It takes all of us to make a successful Chapter. See you at the convention in Springfield, June 4-5-6. Herb Roberts

May 26, 1999 - at DAV, 8787 Old Santa Fe Road. Reservations MUST BE MADE by SATURDAY, May 22, 1999, if not on the permanent reservation list. Our menu will be: Salad, steak, vegetable, potato, roll and butter, coffee/tea, and dessert. Special dietary needs can be accommodated at the time of the reservation. Please call René Earle at 891-7416 to make your reservation. Please leave a message on the answering machine.

Remember - Meeting time: Social from 6:00 to 6:30 P.M.. Dinner at 6:30. Cost is $12.00 per person.

Officers for 1999 - The officers for 1999 will be installed: President - Herb Roberts, Vice President - Steve Crisp, Secretary - June Williams, Treasurer - Tim McDermott, Directors - Paul Broome, Dee Giedinghagen, Pam Ratliff, Al St. Germain, Penrod Turk, Dan Whiteaker, and Past Presidents.

Put This On Your Calendar!

Programs: Program committee chair: Dee Giedinghagen

May 21 - Safety Meeting co-sponsored by our chapter, Lee's Summit Apt, and FAA. Arnold Hall, 123 SW 3rd St, Lee's Summit, MO 7:00 P.M.

May 22 - All MPA members are invited to the Marine Corps Aero Club's picnic at R-G. We will get together at noon.

May 26 - Brian Busby, KMBC weather.

June 4-6 - MPA Annual Convention, Ramada Inn, Springfield. Plan to attend. Once you attend a Convention, you won't want to miss any of them.

June 19 - Young Eagles at Lee's Summit. June 23 - Michelle Stauffer will speak on her trip to Russia.

July 28, August 25, September 22 - Chris Fabia, ReMax Balloon, Fred Schieszer, CMSU, Terry White, White Industries.

September 19 - Chapter Picnic

October 27, November 17 - Johnny Rowlands, Sky Fox, Revolution Helicopter.

Flyouts: Flyout committee chair: Dan Whiteaker

DON'T BE SHY! Seats were available for past flyouts.

If the weather looks marginal, or if anyone needs a ride (Don't forget to share expenses) or has an extra seat, please call Dan at 461-1252. A Go/No Go decision will be made and information on "Ride Central" will be available. Unless otherwise indicated, all flyouts will be at noon. Remember that our minimums are 3000 and 5.

If weather cancels a flyout, our alternate will be International House of Pancakes, 8932 Hillcrest Rd, (Benjamin Plaza) at 10:00 a.m. ********* New Location *********

April 25 - Miami County for lunch was canceled due to weather.

June 4-6 - MPA Convention in Springfield. (May Flyout). BE THERE!

June 26 - Rosecrans Airport (St. Joseph). Tour of facility with Maj. Sloan. (Pending) July 24 & 25 - Pioneer Village at Minden, NE. (Pending)

FYI we are also invited to attend KPA Flyouts. *** 07-17-99 Atchison, Ks Amelia Earhart Museum *** 08-14-99 Bolivar, Mo for breakfast *** 09-11-99 Lee C. Fine - Shopping spree at Lake of the Ozarks Outlet Mall. *** 10-17-99 Gaston's Resort - Arkansas.

Why Instruction Never Goes South

WINGS - Congratulations to anyone completing their WINGS in the last two months. Remember, send a copy of your certificate to the Chapter. Also let the editor know @ 942-8428 or email at paturk@planetkc.com..

The State Wings Contest runs from April 1st thru March 31st each year. Let's make the WINGS year WINGS Safe. All it takes is one hour of air work, one hour of takeoffs and landings, one hour of instrument and a safety meeting. It is the responsibility of each chapter Safety Chairperson to keep track of all their WINGS participants. So -- please -- keep Chapter Safety Chairman, Chris St. Germain, informed upon the completion of any phase. (9102 E. 50th Terrace, K.C., MO 64133) (Phone OR Fax 358-2150)

Safety Tip - With warm days and cool nights, as well as humidity from frequent rains, conditions are great for condensation. Check your fuel tanks and sumps thoroughly for water during preflight inspection. That same condensation can form ice in the engine induction tract. Carb heat or alternate air intake should be checked during runup. Ice makes good tea, but makes engines quiet. Chris

MPA Board Meetings - This is a reminder that any member can attend our chapter board meetings. They are held on the first Tuesday of the month, excluding holidays, at Executive Beechcraft, Downtown Airport, at 7:00 P.M. We always welcome your advice and assistance, and the hospitality is great.

MPA State Board Meetings - Anyone can attend the State board meeting. Check the M.P.A. News for meeting date and location. Make this your additional flyout.

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