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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 sherrabrigman@gmail.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.


Info: Sherra Brigman 620-728-1285 or Margaret Graebner 620-663-9750
Email:sherrabrigman@gmail.com
Author:Michael Moriarty
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December Fly-out
December 1 thru  31, 2017

n/a

NO FLY-OUT IN DECEMBER
Author:Michael Moriarty
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December Meeting
December 1 thru  31, 2017

n/a

NO MEETING IN DECEMBER
JUST A CHRISTMAS DINNER PARTY ON DEC 1 (SEE ABOVE)
Author:Michael Moriarty
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An Evening with the Stars
November 11, 2017

Kansas Aviation Museum

Wichita, KS

An Evening with the Stars 26th Annual Gala at the Kansas Aviation Museum is November 11, 2017, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM.

Highlight of the evening will be the induction of Jack J Pelton and Walter D House into the Kansas Aviation Hall of Fame.

Tickets may be purchased for $125 each or a table of eight for $1000.

Call Dana Steffee (316-683-9242) or e-mail danasteffee@kansasaviationmuseum.org if you are interested in attending.


Info: Dana Steffee 316-683-9242
Email:danasteffee@kansasaviationmuseum.org
Author:Michael Moriarty
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November Fly-out
November 11, 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
580-227-3788


Info: Ron Caffrey 620-727-4613
Author:Michael Moriarty
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November Meeting
November 7, 2017

Chico'sWichita, KS

Butch Amey is in charge of our November KPA meeting.

Our speaker for the November meeting is Eric Metzger, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wichita.

Learn more about where your weather information comes from and how to be ready to make those critical go/no go decisions that pilots face.

We will meet at Chico's for dinner before our meeting and program which start at 7::00 PM.


Info: Ron Caffrey 620-727-4613
Author:Michael Moriarty
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KPA Annual Fly-in Picnic
October 7, 2017

Hat Field

Near Clearwater, KS

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'
Freq. 122.75
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, stevenphatfield@hotmail.com, so he can get a head count.


Info: Steve Hatfield 316-655-3139 or Ron Caffrey 620-727-4613
Author:Michael Moriarty
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October Meeting
October 3, 2017

TBD

KS

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
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Kingman Fly-in and Airshow
September 23, 2017

Clyde Cessna Field
9K8
Kingman, KS

Food: 7 am - 9 am: Free Breakfast for the first 120 people

Young Eagle flights from 8:00-11:00 am for ages 8-17

Airshow: 12 Noon - 1 pm: The Shetterly Squadron to perform

Food: 9 am - 2 pm: Variety of Food Trucks and Vendors


Info: Bob Crow (Airport Mgr) 620-532-1279 620-532-3111
Author:Michael Moriarty
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Packards, Planes and Mustangs
September 16, 2017

West Port Airport (Dead Cow)
71K
Wichita, KS

West Port Airport (Dead Cow) 71K
2560 S Kessler
Wichita, KS

Show time: 10 am - 4 pm

Come back for an Oldies Dance at the Commemorative Air Force hangar from 7 pm - 10 pm

Help keep our WWII planes flying, keeping the history alive.

FUND RAISER


Author:Michael Moriarty
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"Fly by Night" Safety Seminar
September 12, 2017

Yingling Aircraft, Inc
KICT
Wichita, KS

ASI's new seminar, Fly by Night, looks at night flying. They have identified common problems and recommend the best ways to avoid them.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Yingling Aircraft, Inc.
2010 Airport Road
Wichita KS 67277

Please visit www.airsafetyinstitute.org/seminars to rsvp.

This seminar qualifies toward AOPA Accident Forgiveness and FAA Wings program.


Author:Michael Moriarty
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September Flyout
September 9, 2017

Max Westheimer Airport
KOUN
Norman, OK

Jim Fallis is planning the trip to the AOPA Fly-in at Norman OK.

Here is a link: http://aopa.org/community/events/aopa-fly-ins/2017-aopa-fly-ins/norman#Schedule

There is a Notam issued which is required reading for everyone going.

Jim is considering going down on Friday and camping. This will be discussed at the September meeting.

Jim thinks that the most practical thing to do would be for everyone to fly down separately and communicate with Cell Phones. Jim's Cell No. is 316-617-9259.


Info: Jim Fallis 316-617-9259 or Ron Caffrey 620-727-4613
Author:Michael Moriarty
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September Meeting
September 5, 2017

Chico's

Wichita, KS

Ron Caffrey is in charge of the September meeting which will be presented by Danny Orpin with Wichita FSDO.

Danny will be talking about electrical load analysis and how it can affect aircraft especially following an avionics install.

Ron has reserved Chico's for the September meeting which will begin at 7:00 PM.


Info: Ron Caffrey 620-727-4613
Author:Michael Moriarty
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August Flyout
August 19, 2017

Sternberg Museum
KHYS
Hays, KS

Les and Courtney Ruthven have planned our fly-out to Hays to visit the Sternberg Museum of Natural History. Les has suggested a guided tour for us.

They will have more details at our August KPA meeting.

The Sternberg Museum of Natural History include fossils collected from across Kansas and (mostly) around the western US.

There are also mineral exhibits and videos explaining the history of the museum and story of the collecting of the museum's famous "Fish within a fish."

If the weather is not good on August 19, 2017,
the fly-out will be held the following Saturday.


Info: Les and Courtney Ruthven 316-684-8594 or Ron Caffrey 620-662-4128
Author:Michael Moriarty
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Situational Awareness: Benefits of ADS-B
August 15, 2017

EAA 88 Chapter, 3612 N Webb Rd
KAAO
Wichita, KS

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.

Pizza will be served.

SEATING IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 100 PEOPLE!!


Author:Michael Moriarty
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August Meeting
August 1, 2017

TBD

KS

Mike Flynn has invited Dave Higdon, an aviation author and photographer, to speak at our August 1 meeting.

For 20 years, Dave worked on the staff of EAA AirVenture Today.

Dave counts more than 5,000 hours and owns a Piper Cherokee 140 and a Piper Comanche 180.

Our August meeting will be at Chico's, Maple and Tracy, in Wichita KS.


Info: Mike Flynn 316-213-1029 or Ron Caffrey 620-662-4128
Author:Michael Moriarty
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July Annual Meeting
July 11, 2017

Airport Steak House
KHUT
Hutchinson, KS

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
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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.

The video runs about 45 minutes.


Info: or Butch Amey 316-305-2814
Author:Michael Moriarty
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June Monthly Fly-out
June 3, 2017

TBD

Jim Fallis is in charge of planning the June Fly-out.
Info: Jim Fallis 316-617-9259 or Butch Amey 316-305-2814
Author:Michael Moriarty
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May Monthly Fly-out
May 6 thru  20, 2017

Harold Krier Aerobatic Museum
K58
Ashland, KS

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.


Info: Al Madero 316-721-4366 or Butch Amey 316-305-2814
Author:Michael Moriarty
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May Monthly Meeting
May 2, 2017

TBD

KS

Jim Lamb is in charge of the May meeting, and will present a program on ADS-B.


Info: Jim Lamb 316-648-6170 or Butch Amey 316-305-2814
Author:Michael Moriarty
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April Monthly Meeting
April 22, 2017

Fort Scott
KFSK
Fort Scott, KS

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 (moriarty@cox.net) or (316-393-5959).


Info: Mike Moriarty 316-393-5959 or Butch Amey 316-305-2814
Author:Michael Moriarty
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April Monthly Meeting
April 4, 2017

TBD

KS

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
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March Fly-out
March 18, 2017

Enrique's Mexican Restaurant
KPNC
Ponca City, OK

Jim Fallis is in charge of our March fly-out to Enrique's.

We are to meet at 11:30 AM at Ponca City Airport.

Please let Jim know you plan to attend the fly-out (316-617-9259).


Info: Jim Fallis 316-617-9259 or Butch Amey 316-305-2814
Author:Michael Moriarty
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March Monthly Meeting
March 7, 2017

Chico's Mexican Restaurant

Wichita, KS

Ron Caffrey is in charge of our March KPA program.

Tom Turner with the Air Safety Foundation will be presenting a program the evening of March 7. The title of his program is "Stop Talking about Safety!!"

The meeting will be held at Chico's, Maple and Tracy, Wichita KS. We will eat 6:00 - 7:00 PM, with the meeting starting at 7:00 PM.

COME JOIN US!


Info: Ron Caffrey 620-727-4613 or Butch Amey 316-305-2814
Author:Michael Moriarty
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AOPA Air Safety Seminar
February 21, 2017

Yingling Aircraft, Inc
KICT
Wichita, KS

AOPA Air Safety Institute Seminar

Non-towered Case Studies: What Went Wrong?

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
7:00 - 9:00 PM

Yingling Aircraft, Inc.
Maintenance Hangar
2010 Airport Road
Wichita KS 67209

ASI's seminar turns the spotlight on real-life accidents in the non-towered environment.

You will play the role of accident investigator--starting at the crash scene and working through the physical evidence, eyewitness testimony and other leads to figure out what went wrong and why.


Info: AOPA Air Safety
Author:Michael Moriarty
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February Fly-out
February 18, 2017

Pratt Kansas Tour
KPTT
Pratt, KS

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
jim@piace.com.

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
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Aviation Day
February 9, 2017

Kansas State CapitolTopeka, KS

Aviation Day

February 9, 2017

Discover the Positive Impact Aviation and the Aerospace Industries have in Kansas.

First Floor Rotunda
Kansas State Capitol
Topeka, KS

11 am to 3 pm

Lunch will be provided


Info: KDOT or KCAE
Author:Michael Moriarty
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February Monthly Meeting
February 7, 2017

Carriage Crossing

Yoder, KS

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
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January Fly-out
January 7 thru  28, 2017

Enrique's
PNC
Ponca City, OK

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
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January Meeting
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.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Info: Sara Hunt 620-728-5976 or Butch Amey 316-744-3653
Author:Michael Moriarty
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
December 25 thru January 1, 2017

Everywhere,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all the members of the Kansas Pilots Association.

Fly safely, and enjoy!


Author:Michael Moriarty
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Christmas Party 2016
December 10, 2016

MOSLEY STREET MELODRAMA

Wichita, KS

Sherra Brigman has planned our KPA Christmas dinner and program.

MOSLEY STREET MELODRAMA

The KPA Christmas get together will be on Saturday, December 10, 2016, at 12:15 PM for dinner. (Doors open at noon.)

They stop serving food at 1:30 PM.

The show “Holidays of our Lives” will start at 1:50 PM, and we should be out around 4:00 PM.

The price is $30 each person.

Please send your reservations and checks to Steve Hatfield stevenhatfield@hotmail.com. We need a final head count by November 30, 2016.

Make checks out to Kansas Pilot’s Association and send to Steve Hatfield, 9811 S 183rd St W, Clearwater KS 67026.


Info: Steve Hatfield 620-584-2428 or Butch Amey 316-744-3653
Author:Michael Moriarty
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December Fly-out
December 1 thru  31, 2016



THERE WILL BE NO FLY-OUT IN DECEMBER


Author:Michael Moriarty
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December Meeting
December 1 thru  31, 2016



THERE WILL BE NO MEETING IN DECEMBER


Author:Michael Moriarty
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November Fly-out
November 12, 2016

Fairview Municipal Airport
6K4
Fairview, OK

Ron Caffrey has planned our November fly-out to Fairview Oklahoma to the World's Oldest Free Fly-In and Air Show.

Fairview Municipal Airport is 96 nautical miles from Eisenhower Airport, heading 206 degrees.

We should try to be there between 8:30 AM and 9:00 AM for breakfast.

The airfield closes at 12:30 PM for the air show in case anyone wants to leave ahead of air show.

See Air Show flyer on Page 2 of this newsletter.

Please let Ron know if you plan to attend at: roncaffrey@sbcglobal.net


Info: Ron Caffrey 620-727-4613 or Butch Amey 316-744-3653
Author:Michael Moriarty
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November Meeting
November 1, 2016

Chico's Mexican Restaurant

Wichita, KS

Steve Hatfield has arranged for Kent McIntyre of Bevan-Rabell to provide the latest developments in ADS-B compliance and interfacing with existing avionics from high end to basic VFR.

We will be meeting at Chico's at Maple and Tracy in Wichita at 6:00 PM with the meeting starting at 7:00 PM.


Info: Steve Hatfield 620-584-2428 or Butch Amey 316-744-3653
Author:Michael Moriarty
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Septmeber Fly-in Picnic & Meeting
September 24, 2016

Hat field

Near Clearwater, KS

**MEMBERS ONLY**

We will not have a KPA meeting at the regularly scheduled “first Tuesday of the month” for September.

We are having the Annual KPA fly-out picnic at Lee and Steve Hatfield’s home. Hat field Airstrip is adjacent to the home.

Lunch will be served at 11:30 to 12:00 including Burgers, brats, hot dogs, buns and all the fixings. Everyone should bring either a covered dish, chips, dessert, or something else that members would enjoy. If possible bring lawn chairs.

As always it will be a fly-in at your own risk or 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: Go 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 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' Freq. 122.75 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, stevenphatfield@hotmail.com, so he can get a head count.


Info: Steve or Lee Hatfield 316-655-3139 or Butch Amey 316-305-2814
Author:Michael Moriarty
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AOPA ASI Safety Seminar
September 6, 2016

Yingling Aircraft Inc
KICT
Wichita, KS

Trivia Night!
Wichita, KS
September 6, 2016
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Presented by Mark Grady

YINGLING AIRCRAFT INC.
2010 AIRPORT ROAD
MAINTENANCE HANGAR
WICHITA KS 67277

Sure, you know lots of important stuff about flying…but how sharp are your trivia skills?

Join us for our latest seminar and find out!

We’ll test your knowledge of the arcane while also exploring the safety issues behind the trivia.

For example, do you know:

How long Lindbergh went without sleep during his transatlantic flight?

How many drinks it takes to degrade performance as much as a poor night’s sleep?

What piece of equipment “caused” Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 to crash?

From vintage navaids to aerodynamics and little-known aircraft, we’ve put together a collection of questions sure to put your knowledge to the test—and make you a safer pilot.


Info: AOPA
Author:Michael Moriarty
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August Flyout
August 6, 2016

New Century CAF Open Hangar Day
KIXD
Olatha, KS

***TENTITIVE***

We need a person to volunteer to be in charge of the August 2016 KPA fly-out.

At the annual meeting, there was a suggestion to fly to New Century CAF Open Hangar Day on August 6, but we need a person to volunteer to make the arrangements for the fly-out if we decide to go.

We will discuss the August fly-out at our August 2, 2016 KPA meeting.


Info: Butch Amey 316-737-2973 or Butch Amey 316-737-2973
Author:Michael Moriarty
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Monthly Meeting
August 2, 2016

Carriage Crossing Restaurant

Yoder, KS

The August Meeting of the Kansas Pilots Association will be held Tuesday, August 2, 2016, at Carriage Crossing Restaurant, 10002 S Yoder Road, Yoder KS (located just North of Highway 96 at the Yoder exit).

Please try to arrive by 6:00 PM if you plan to eat with us at the restaurant.

We hope to be done with our meal by 7:00 PM.

We will then move to an upstairs meeting room for our business meeting and a showing of the movie: "SILVER WINGS/FLYING DREAMS," the complete story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP).

Info: Butch Amey 316-737-2973
Author:Michael Moriarty
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July Flyout
July 23, 2016

TBD

Ron Caffrey is planning our July fly-out to Larry Doskosil's place South of Hutchinson at Mill's Field.

This is a grass strip and is an open invitation to KPA members.

Fly-in at 9:00 AM using 122.9 radio frequency.

See the invitation to the fly-out on Page 4 of this month's newsletter.

Please contact Ron Caffrey if you plan to attend.


Info: Ron Caffrey 620-727-4613 or Butch Amey 316-737-2973
Email:roncaffrey@sbcglobal.net
Author:Michael Moriarty
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Annual Meeting (July)
July 5, 2016

Airport Steak House
KHUT
Hutchinson, KS

The Kansas Pilots Association will have its Annual Meeting at the Hutchinson Airport Steak House, 1100 Airport Rd, Hutchinson, KS, on July 5, 2016.

Dinner will start at 6:00 PM, followed by the Annual Meeting at 7:00 PM.

There are no elections this year, but we will be planning the 2016-2017 calendar of meeting programs and fly-outs.

Contact Butch Amey if you plan to attend the annual meeting.


Info: Butch Amey 3167653909 3167653909
Fax: 3167653909
Email:brway522@yahoo.com
Author:Michael Moriarty
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June Meeting
June 7, 2016

Kansas Aviation Museum

Wichita, KS

Johanne Pachankis is in charge of our KPA meeting. She will be out of town, so Butch Amey will oversee the meeting.

Our KPA meeting is set for Kansas Aviation Museum, 3350 S George Washington Blvd, Wichita, KS.

The museum will be open for us and includes free access to the museum, flightline and simulator from 5:30 PM - to end of tour.

Dinner will be at 6:30 PM: Pizza Hut pizza with teas or water.

The cost per person to be determined at the time.

A PowerPoint Presentation will start at approximately 7:00 PM or slightly earlier, followed by a tour beginning at approximately 7:30 PM - 7:45 PM.


Info: Johanne Pachinkas 316-744-1620 or Butch Amey 316-744-3653
Email:butchamey@sbcglobal.net
Author:Michael Moriarty
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June Flyout
June 4, 2016

Ellinwood Municipal Airport Not Home Airport
1K6
Ellenwood, KS

Doug and Margaret Graebner have planned a fly out to Ellinwood Ks on June 4 to the "Get your fix on K96" event.

Ellinwood is having their "June Jaunt", with several vendors and tours of the tunnels. Several other events are scheduled including a car show. We are expecting some Great Bend pilots to fly-in also.

We will meet at 10:00 AM in Ellinwood. There will be transportation to take us into town.

We will plan to tour the underground tunnels at 1:00 PM. Shuttles will be available for that as well.

We will need a head count, so please call Doug at 620-663-9750 if you plan to go, or leave a message if no answer. You can call 620-899-8724 if you need to call on June 4 morning.


Info: Doug and Margaret Graebner 620-663-9750 or Butch Amey 316-744-3653
Email:butchamey@sbcglobal.net
Author:Michael Moriarty
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May Flyout
May 7, 2016

Abilene Muni
K78
Abilene, KS

Gary Ruedebusch has planned our May fly-out to Abilene KS.

There is a free Fly-In and Pancake Feed breakfast for pilots and passengers from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Abilene Municipal Airport (K78).

Abilene says it has the best pancakes in the Midwest, and will have aircraft displays, area historic sites and Eisenhower home, library and museum nearby.

We are to meet at the Abilene Municipal Airport at 9:00 AM, have breakfast together and then do whatever we want in Abilene.

Gil Wooten will be the contact person for this event. Gil's cell phone is 316-393-8575.

(Although Gary planned the trip, he will be out of town for this fly-out.)


Info: Gil Wooten 316-393-8575 or Butch Amey 316-744-3653
Email:butchamey@sbcglobal.net
Author:Michael Moriarty
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May Meeting
May 3, 2016

Chico's Mexican

Wichita, KS

Jim Lamb, member of the KPA and the FAA, has our May meeting's program, “Signs, Signs, Everywhere A Sign.”

This is an interactive discussion about often confusing airport signage.

In the past 42 months, 4701 pilots, controllers, vehicle operators have been associated with runway incursions. This program will hopefully reacquaint you with today’s signage so you do not become number 4702.

We will meet at Chico's Mexican at Tracy and Maple in Wichita KS.

The meeting begins at 7:00 PM.

Come and join us for dinner about 6:00 PM. The meeting starts at 7:00 PM.


Info: Jim Lamb 316-648-6170 or Butch Amey 316-744-3653
Email:butchamey@sbcglobal.net
Author:Michael Moriarty
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April Flyout
April 23, 2016

KSU Polytechnic Campus
KSLN
Salina, KS

Mike Moriarty and Mike Williams are arranging our April fly-out. We will fly to Kansas State University's Polytechnic Campus at the Applied Aviation Research Center at Salina Regional Airport (KSLN) to view a presentation by Travis Balthzaor, the Lead UAV Pilot, and then tour the lab and see UAV's (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles aka Drones).

Plan is to meet near the FBO (Avflight Salina) near the KSU Campus at 10:00 AM.

After the tour and presentation approximately 12:30 PM, we will go to the Hickory Hut, 1617 W Crawford in Salina (785-825-1588) for lunch. The Hickory Hut is approximately four miles from the airport and transportation will be provided by private car, loaner car and/or FBO van. The Hickory Hut is highly recommended.

After lunch, we will return to the airport and head for home.

In case of inclement weather, we will meet at Benton Airport for lunch at noon on April 23. Please call Mike Moriarty (316-393-5959) if you plan to attend.



Info: Mike Moriarty 316-263-0007 or Butch Amey 316-305-2814
Author:Michael Moriarty
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April Meeting
April 5, 2016

Chico's Mexican

Wichita, KS

Jim Fallis has confirmed the program speaker for April KPA meeting. Scott Sarver will tell us about the "Doc" project. Scott was a long term employee at Cessna as a Manager of Special Aircraft Sales which was mostly selling planes to foreign governments for air ambulances, government transport etc.

We will meet at Chico's at Tracy and Maple in Wichita KS.

The meeting begins at 7:00 but come and join us for dinner at 6:00.



Info: Jim Fallis 316-617-9259 or Butch Amey 316-305-2814
Author:Michael Moriarty
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March Flyout
March 12, 2016

Western Plains Energy (ethanol) Plant
KOEL
Oakley, KS

Jeff Roskam is planning a tour of the Western Plains Energy (Ethanol) Plant in Oakley, KS.

Details will be added when available.


Info: Jeff Roskam 316-214-6316 or Butch Amey 316-305-2814
Author:Michael Moriarty
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Monthly Meeting
March 1, 2016

TBD

Wichita, KS

TBD


Info: Mike Williams 316-655-6494 or Butch Amey 316-305-2814
Author:Michael Moriarty
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February Flyout
February 20, 2016

JM Davis Arms & Historical Museum
KGCM
Claremore, OK

Al Madero is planning a February fly-out to Claremore OK to the JM Davis Arms and Historical Museum.

Meet at 10:00 am on February 20, 2016, to visit the museum and eat lunch. Museum costs $5 per person.

See www.thegunmuseum.com for more information.


Info: Al Madero 316-644-0801 or Butch Amey 316-305-2814
Author:Michael Moriarty
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Monthly Meeting
February 2, 2016

Chico's Restaurant

Wichita, KS

Meeting at Chico's Restaurant, 4407 W Maple St, Wichita, KS 67209, for dinner. Meeting starts at 7:00 pm.

Presentation will be by Calvin Kissick about the Dreamliner that landed at Jabara Airport (KAAO) and talk about the work on the Air Force One Project.

Info: Ron Caffrey 620-727-4613 or Butch Amey 316-305-2814
Author:Michael Moriarty
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January 2016 Flyout
January 30, 2016

Enrique's
KPNC
Ponca City, OK

Meet at Enrique's at 11:30 am, January 30, 2016, for lunch.

If weather is bad, we will drive to Benton for lunch.

Info: Steve Hatfield 316-655-3139 or Butch Amey 316-305-2814
Author:Michael Moriarty
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FAA Safety Team Webinar
January 20, 2016

on-line webinar

"Climate and Global Weather Patterns – How They Impact Your Flying"

On Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 14:00

Description:
“Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.” This Robert Heinlein quote describes the difference between climate and weather. Pilots are trained to know WHAT the weather is doing and what it is expected to do during a flight. But have you ever asked WHY? Why do you get the weather you get where you fly? Where does it come from? How does it arrive? Where does it go? Where does it end, or does it? In this webinar, we’ll look at weather on a global scale, show you how the weather around the world is interconnected and help you see how a weather system in Shanghai, China can impact flying over Sheboygan, Wisconsin… and every point in between.

see the following for more information: https://www.faasafety.gov/SPANS/event_details.aspx?eid=66493


Info: FAASTeam
Author:Michael Moriarty
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