Chauncey, Charles G. "Chaunce", a WWII Veteran pilot who flew a B29 "Goin Jesse" on 52 missions went West on April 6, 2018. He was a friend to many of us, and a friend to aviation. His ever present smile will be missed by all that knew him.
Since his World War ll service days, Chaunce received many honors. The Goin Jesse crew was inducted into the Commemorative Air Force's American Combat Crew Hall of Fame; Chaunce received several CAF Magnolia Awards in the
Jayhawk Wing, a Lifetime Achievement Award in CAF B29/B24 Squadron while representing all the WWll VH Bomber Crews by the Air Force Association. Chaunce was a WWll speaker for the CAF Wichita Jayhawk Wing.
Chaunce was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post as well as a member of the American Legion Riders and he was a Museum of World Treasures B29 Docent.
Jim Fallis has planned our April fly-out to We Be Smokin in Paola KS for April 14, 2018 at Miami County Airport (K81) -- Old Kansas City Road between Osawatomie and Paola -- 327th Street Exit on Highway 169.
We are to meet at the restaurant at 11:00 AM for a good barbecue lunch.
I am not an aviator or do I have any experience in aviation. I have been put in charge of the first air show in Fort Sill OK to celebrate the 100th Year Anniversary of the Henry Post Army Air Field (1st Army Air Field). I have been asked to reach out and see if pilot associations and or aviator associations would be interested in attending this event. If you have association personnel in the close proximity and would like to attend please let me know.
6 APR 2018-1800 (6-10PM) LT Dan Band "Gary Senise" (CSI) will provide a free concert to the public and military on Fort Sill OK Polo Club
7 APR 2018 0930-1600 Celebration of the 100th Year Anniversary of the HPAAF on Fort Sill OK on airfield which is also free to everyone.
If any questions please let me know by email or phone.
Major Michael B. Taylor
MWR Planner/ Operations Officer, Fort Sill Operations Center USAG, DPTMS, Fort Sill, OK
Michael Taylor [firstname.lastname@example.org]
The following seminar may be of interest to you: "Keep Your Attitude In Check"
Topic: Upset Recovery
Saturday, February 17, 2018
EAA Chapter 88 Building
3612 N. Webb Road
Wichita, KS 67226
Every pilot should be prepared for the possibility of encountering unexpected inverted flight and know how to recover from it.
This seminar is hosted by Wichita EAA Chapter 88. A "Burger Burn" will start at 6:30 and the seminar will begin at 7:00. There is no charge for the food but a donation would be appreciated.
The speaker is Dave Martin who is a Bombardier test pilot, CFII, and President of the EAA IAC119 Aerobatic Club.
To view further details and registration information for this seminar, visit https://www.faasafety.gov/SPANS/event_details.aspx?eid=80944
The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to providing equal access to this meeting/event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please communicate your request as soon as possible with the person in the 'Contact Information' area below. Note that two weeks is usually required to arrange services.
The following credit(s) are available for the WINGS/AMT Programs:
Basic Knowledge 3 - 1 Credit
Jim Scarpelli is in charge of our first KPA meeting of the new year. Shannon Vande Brake will be our guest speaker for that meeting.
Shannon is the Lead Flight Test Engineer for Government and Special Mission Aircraft at Textron Aviation. She went to college at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach and received a degree in Aerospace Engineering. She was fortunate enough to have two internships at Eclipse Aviation in Albuquerque and then accepted a full-time position as a Flight Test Engineer (FTE) with them immediately after graduation. She left Eclipse in 2008 and went to Diamond Aircraft in London, Ontario before coming to Beechcraft in Wichita in 2010. She worked on Small Part 23 jets for the first eight years of her career and has been working on the Beech T-6/AT-6 and Scorpion Jet for the last five years. She has been on test missions with the Scorpion Jet Crew and was the first female to drop live ammunitions.
Our KPA meeting will be at Chico's at Maple and Tracy in Wichita. Our meeting begins at 7:00.
Jim Scarpelli is in charge of the program for January.
Info: Jim Scarpelli 316-641-8888 or Ron Caffrey 620-727-4613 Author:Michael Moriarty
January 1 thru 31, 2018
Lee Hatfield is in charge of the January fly-out.
Info: Lee Hatfield 620-584-2428 or Ron Caffrey 620-727-4613 Author:Michael Moriarty
Annual Christmas Dinner & Show
December 1, 2017
Prairie Chuck Wagon Dinner/Show Benton, KS
Sherra Brigman has planned a great Christmas get together for KPA members.
The KPA Christmas Party will be on Friday, December 1, 2017.
Come and join us at Christmas on the Prairie Chuck Wagon Dinner/Show in Benton KS, 15231 SW Parallel Road, Benton KS.
We are reserving 28 seats at the discounted price of $31.50 per seat.
The gates open at 5:00 PM with horse-drawn wagon rides, classic cowboy and Christmas movies in the theaters, and shopping in their mercantile store.
Popcorn and hot cocoa are free of charge to all guests prior to dinner.
The dinner bell rings at 6:15 PM with supper served at 6:30 PM. This all-you-can-eat meal consists of smoked brisket, smoked sausage, cowboy beans, roasted baby baked potatoes and biscuits, with warm apple cobbler and ice cream for dessert.
The show will be right after the supper and be over around 9:00 PM.
Reservations for the KPA Christmas Dinner and Show MUST be made to Sherra Brigman 620-728-1285; e-mail email@example.com or Margaret Graebner 620-663-9750; e-mail Mmgraebner1@aol.com by NOVEMBER 20, 2017. We must give them a head count on November 22, 2017.
Checks payable to KPA for $63.00 (for two) or $31.50 (for one) should be mailed to Steve Hatfield, 9811 S. 183rd St. W, Clearwater, KS. 67026 by November 22, 2017.
World's Oldest Free Fly-in & Air Show 6K4 Fairview, OK
Ron Caffrey is in charge of the November 11 fly-out to the World’s Oldest Free Fly-in & Air Show at Fairview OK Municipal Airport 6K4.
There is free breakfast, and lunch will be available.
Ron suggests we meet at 8:30 AM or 9:00 AM for breakfast together.
66th Annual Fairview Fly-In & Air Show World’s Oldest Free Fly-in & Air Show Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 Fairview OK Municipal Airport 6K4.
Free breakfast to those who fly-in 7:00AM - 10:00 AM
Free turkey for every 10th plane
Antique, experimental, warbird, classic aircraft
Veterans Ceremony 10:45 AM
Lunch available 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Air Show 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Admission – FREE
We are having the Annual KPA fly-in/drive-in picnic at Lee and Steve Hatfield’s.
Lunch will be served at 11:30 to 12:00.
KPA will furnish the burgers, brats, hotdogs, buns and all the fixings.
Everyone should bring covered dishes, chips, desserts, etc. and, if possible, bring lawn chairs.
As always it will be a fly-in at your own risk or a drive-in event.
HOW TO GET THERE:
To drive from Wichita: take K-42 to Clonmel (183rd W), south three miles where pavement goes east, driveway on south side of 95th S.
To drive from Clearwater: North to 95th S. (golf course road), west three miles where pavement goes north, driveway on south side of 95th S.
To fly to Hat Field, go north of Ninnescah River to the west of Clearwater. The grass strip is on or just outside of the 10 mile circle from ICT and lines up with 183rd W. where it ends at 95th S. USE AT OWN RISK!
Elev. 1,320' Runway 17-35 grass, 50' X 2,600'
Trees on North and South with power lines on North.
Use short and soft field technique and minimal braking.
Steve asked that those attending the picnic send him an e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org, so he can get a head count.
Info: Steve Hatfield 316-655-3139 or Ron Caffrey 620-727-4613 Author:Michael Moriarty
October 3, 2017
Dan DeMott has invited JR Marcolesco to our October meeting to present a program on his experiences flying the U-2/TR-1.
He is currently a test pilot at the Bombardier Learjet Flight Test Center flying the Global 7000 business jet.
Info: Dan DeMott 316-207-9796 or Ron Caffrey 620-727-4613 Author:Michael Moriarty
EAA 88 Chapter is presenting the program starting at 7:00 PM.
Presentation by Mark Linsley of L3.
Mark is an ATP, CFI, and Designated Pilot Examiner. He has worked for L3 in Avionics Sales for the past 10 years. He is a 30 year pilot whose flight instructors were his grandmother, grandfather, and father. His first solo was in a J-3 Cub, and currently owns a 1955 C-170 and a 1946 Taylor craft with his father.
COME ONE, COME ALL TO THE KPA ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS. As Butch Amey gives up his reigns to the new President.
After our meal and annual meeting including the election of officers, we will try to arrange for as many flyouts and people in charge of those flyouts, and meetings and those in charge of those meetings for the upcoming year as possible. Please come with ideas and feel free to volunteer for one or more of the openings.
The KPA May fly-out to Ashland KS was cancelled due to uncertain weather conditions. Al Madero is proposing our July fly-out be to Ashland to visit the Pioneer-Krier Museum with Harold Krier airplane and memorabilia.
Info: Butch Amey 316-305-2814 or Ron Caffrey 620-727-4613 Author:Michael Moriarty
June Monthly Meeting
June 6, 2017
Chico's Wichita, KS
Butch Amey will provide the program at our meeting on June 6, at Chico's.
He has a video saved to his laptop computer on "Aircraft Carriers History" that he will be showing us.
Al Madero is planning our May fly-out to Ashland KS to visit the town and airport that was at the edge of the recent grass fires.
Ashland Airport, K58, had two grass fires, and is located SW near the Oklahoma border 115nm.
Ashland has The Harold Krier Field Aerobatic Museum housed in the Pioneer-Krier Museum. Harold Krier was a former national aerobatic champion. One of the aircraft that Krier built, as well as trophies and other memorabilia from his collection are on display in the museum.
Al has been in contact with the City of Ashland, and will be at the April KPA meeting to provide more information on the fly-out.
Al's idea is to meet in Ashland at 10:00 AM and has two possible dates for the fly-out (May 6 or May 20). Maybe we could set up a frequency for KPA to talk with each other on the flight to Ashland.
Mike Moriarty is in charge of our April fly-out to Fort Scott KS approximately 120nm from Wichita.
We will meet at the Fort Scott Municipal Airport (KFSK) at 10:00 AM.
There is an eight-passenger van and a four-person crew car available for our transportation. More transportation will be provided by the city and local car dealer if necessary.
On April 22, Fort Scott National Historic site commemorates the Fort's role in the Civil War with its 35th Annual Civil War Encampment activities including the sights, sounds and smells of the times--soldiers marching or on horses, rifles firing, gunpowder hanging in the air, etc.
A variety of programs will illustrate the role Fort Scott played as a major supply base for Federal troops.
The day is full of activities which start at 9:00 AM with raising of the Colors and concludes at 6:30 PM.
Many other activities, and places to visit, and places to eat are within a few city blocks.
If any member has space in their plane, please let Mike know. One or more of our members would like to attend our fly-outs, but doesn't have a plane now.
Please let Mike Moriarty know if you plan to attend (email@example.com) or (316-393-5959).
Info: Mike Moriarty 316-393-5959 or Butch Amey 316-305-2814 Author:Michael Moriarty
April Monthly Meeting
April 4, 2017
Sam McNair has the program at our April meeting.
"In 39 years of flying I have had the good fortune to operate general aviation aircraft in 10 countries and 40 US states, operating from as far north as a bit below the Arctic Circle to as far south as New Zealand, East to China, and West to the mid East. The art of flying and the aircraft are largely the same everywhere, but different rules, different cultures, and sometimes spectacularly different terrain have made it an interesting series of experiences. The discussion will cover some of the more unique places and experiences accompanied by slides of the more interesting and beautiful places." Sam McNair, COM, INST, ASMEL, A&P
At our March meeting we will announce the site for our April meeting.
Info: Sam McNair 316-243-8214 or Butch Amey 316-305-2814 Author:Michael Moriarty
Jim Scarpelli is in charge of our February fly-out to Pratt, Kansas.
Pratt has an All Veteran Memorial on the airport, a historical museum in town with free admission and an art museum with $4.00 admission, $3.00 for 65+. They have a great little cafe to eat in with great desserts.
Jim asks that we meet at or slightly before 10:00 AM at KPTT, and has arranged for a shuttle bus to take us to the above locations. He estimates that the fly-out will conclude at approximately 2:00 PM.
Please let Jim know if you plan to attend 316-641-8888 or
An e-mail with attachments has been sent to KPA members regarding information for the February flyout. If you did not receive the information, or are interested in joining us, please let us know.
COME JOIN US! (BUT LET US KNOW YOU ARE COMING).
Info: Jim Scarpelli 316-641-8888 or Butch Amey 316-305-2814 Author:Michael Moriarty
February 9, 2017
Kansas State CapitolTopeka, KS
February 9, 2017
Discover the Positive Impact Aviation and the Aerospace Industries have in Kansas.
First Floor Rotunda
Kansas State Capitol
Les and Courtney Ruthven and Daniel Friesen will present the program as a panel and they anticipate a great deal of contributions from the floor.
They will discuss pilots who are and have been involved in aircraft partnership, how those worked out, problems encountered, questions from KPA members contemplating entering a partnership, the benefits and possible problems, how to avoid the latter, written agreements, shared responsibilities and the like.
We will meet at Carriage Crossing in Yoder KS at 5:30 for dinner and at 7:00 we will move to the upstairs meeting room for the presentation of the program.
COME JOIN US!
Info: Les Ruthven 316-265-5888 or Butch Amey 316-305-2814 Author:Michael Moriarty
Gil Wooten is in charge of the January Fly-Out to Enrique's at Ponca City, OK.
The time and date are yet to be determined.
Info: Gil Wooten 316-939-8575 or Butch Amey 316-744-3653 Author:Michael Moriarty
January 3, 2017
The Barn Burrton, KS
The January Meeting program was arranged by Sara Hunt and includes Jim Lamb of the FAA.
The location is at "The Barn" on the south side of US 50 highway at 307 Dean St, Burrton, KS 67020. Even though Tuesday is "Taco Night", we can order from the menu, and their Chicken Fried Chickens and Chicken Fried Steaks are excellent.
We will meet at approximately 6:00 PM for dinner with the meeting starting at 7:00 PM.
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