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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com, 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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: email@example.com
Info: Ron Caffrey 620-727-4613 or Butch Amey 316-744-3653 Author:Michael Moriarty
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
Septmeber Fly-in Picnic & Meeting
September 24, 2016
Hat field Near Clearwater, KS
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, so he can get a head count.
Info: Steve or Lee Hatfield 316-655-3139 or Butch Amey 316-305-2814 Author:Michael Moriarty
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
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).
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.
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
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
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
March 1, 2016
TBD Wichita, KS
Info: Mike Williams 316-655-6494 or Butch Amey 316-305-2814 Author:Michael Moriarty
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.
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
FAA Safety Team Webinar
January 20, 2016
"Climate and Global Weather Patterns – How They Impact Your Flying"
On Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 14:00
“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
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