President: Earlene McClure, Vice-President: Penrod Turk,
Directors: Sarah McKinley, Ed Baucom, Alan Monshausen,
March 24, 2004 --- When I walked into the DAV for our March meeting, I thought I was going back into a time warp on a Monday wash day! There was a clothesline full of T-shirts, but I saw no briefs. As I got closer, I noticed they all had some writing on them, something about Margueritaville and other places, but all having to do with seaplanes. When my eyes left the line, I saw a table of various items such as photo albums, aviation magazines, etc. It was then I realized that our speaker was to be one of our own, Jay Lautzenheiser, speaking of his favorite subject, landing and flying off water. Jay got his private license in 1966 in Indiana from an instructor now 81, and still teaching. He followed with his instrument and commercial tickets. He got his sea rating in 1977 and his CFI in 2002. Jay got right into his talk, stressing the wearing of a life preserver, but cautioning us against popping it open in the aircraft. He discussed the importance of recurrency training and mentioned the tasks to be performed as a part of that training. In answer to a question, he described several techniques of landing, stating that 18" waves can be real bumpy - hard on the aircraft and the people on board. Better to have no more than one to six inch ripples or waves. One wave sticking above others should be avoided with a little power to hold it off. A seaplane pilot also needs to be very aware of obstacles and boat wakes, they can cause a surprise. Jay supplemented his talk with videos on "Flying Water Ways," "Seaplane Safety" and "Lake Amphibian Taking Off On Snow." There was time to look at the collection of "odds and ends," as well as pick up a copy of a number of magazines. Thanks, Jay, real interesting evening!
Al St. Germain
DINNER RESERVATION INFORMATION
April 28, 2004 - FAA Appreciation Night. We expect a nice turnout from our friends in the FAA. Kent Jackson,
Aviation Attorney, will be speaking. We will also have Election of Officers, which was postponed from the last
Future meeting locations will be:
May ---Holiday Inn (Parvin Rd. and I-435)
June --- Hometown Buffet, formerly the Old Country Buffet (Hwy 40 & Noland Rd in Independence)
July --- DAV
August --- TBA
Sept --- Chapter Picnic at Lees Summit Airport
Flyouts: No Flyouts scheduled for this month.
Useful Web Site's:
Missouri Pilots Association Web Site for all chapters: www.mopilots.org
MISSOURI 2002-2003 Airport Directory & Travel Guide. This has view of the latest airports & information updates. http://www.modot.state.mo.us/othertransportation/airportdirectory.htm
Missouri State Senate Web Site: http://www.senate.state.mo.us
This website is a pilot to pilot information exchange: www.flykc.com
Super Cub website is very popular www.supercub.org
MO-KAN Wings Contest - Remember - Get ready for next year. All non-pilot members
should attend a safety meeting and have a WINGS card signed. These are needed for our interstate rivalry with the
Kansas Pilots Association (KPA). The KPA is very serious about this contest and won the trophy (furnished by Ed
Duckworth) year before last. All non-pilot members should send their signed wings card to Penrod Turk.
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.