Springfield Chapter Missouri Pilots Association

February 2005

Presidentís Message

First, I'll relay news from long-time chapter members, Roger and Naomi Ferguson. Roger had a bout with the flu, which brought a little pneumonia, but after a couple days in the cancer ward (don't be alarmed, the hospital was just short of beds!) Roger is recuperating at home.

Thanks to all of you who attended last month's meeting. I hope none of you needed to practice any of the security scenarios I mentioned in my program, but now you are all aware. We have another interesting program on tap for February. Long-time area pilot, instructor, and ATC specialist, Jack Reynolds, has agreed to present a new program he is developing about airline accidents, including the 1954 crash at SGF, and the famous (infamous) mid-air collision over the Grand Canyon that provided the impetus for the air traffic control system as we know it. Jack's program includes some new material, from the late Jack Clark, who knew the pilot of one of the doomed airliners, and collected much material about the accident.

So, bring a friend and enjoy our program. It's a whole new world out there. See you Tuesday!

Earl Holmer

TUESDAY, February 15
6:30 P.M. at the SGF Cafe
Guest Speaker: Jack Reynolds, pilot, instructor, and retired controller has an interesting
new program about the infamous mid-air collision of two airliners over the Grand Canyon.
$10.00 per person

Chapter Officers


Earl Holmer 417-886-5472


Jerry McCLure 417-863-1828 


Nancy McClure 417-863-1828


Lynn Rodgers 417-890-8700

Newsletter Editor

Earl Holmer 417-886-5472