May 21st, 2016

Hello everyone. This is to advise you there will not be a chapter meeting this Monday, May 23rd.

Second, because of an error in the waiver which defines the confines of our aerobatic box, the box cannot be used until this mistake is rectified. I’ll be working with the KC FISDO to get this resolved as quickly as possible. Stand by for further information.

Best regards.
John Wittenborn

Play Day May 7th

May 3rd, 2016

IAC members interested in flying in the aerobatic box this Saturday, May 7th should indicate that interest by replying to this note. The box will be available from 09:00 to 16:00 hrs. The airspace waiver will be available to sign and those who wish to fly should indicate that interest so a ground spotter with a radio can assist with the flight operation.

John Wittenborn, President IAC15

Correction to time of Lee Crites Funeral

May 3rd, 2016

There’s a slight correction to the time for Lee’s funeral this afternoon at the national Cemetery in Leavenworth. Everyone will gather at the administration building at the cemetery at 12:15 and proceed to the site for the service

Lee Crites Update

April 26th, 2016

Our friend Lee Crites funeral is confirmed Tuesday, May 3, 12:30 at the National Cemetery in Leavenworth. Reception following at the Train Station in Leavenworth.

In Lee’s honor (and as he would want it) adult beverages will be served at the reception.

John Wittenborn

April 24th, 2016

It is with deep sorrow that I relay to you the passing of Lee Crites early this morning. Information on funeral and service arrangements will be disseminated when available.

John Wittenborn

Meetin Reminder

April 24th, 2016

Hello everyone. I’d like to remind you of the IAC15 meeting, tomorrow night at 7pm; Signature Flight Support FBO on the West side of the New Century Air Center. Please join us.

John Wittenborn, IAC15

Update Lee Crites

April 23rd, 2016

Lee’s daughter Ronda called me this evening (Apr 22) to say that Lee was moved from the hospital to Olathe Hospice House today. He is not able speak at this time, but she said he clearly recognizes people who visit, and would welcome any visitors, even as early as tomorrow. The address is:
Olathe Hospice House
15310 S. Marion
Olathe, KS

(on the campus of Olathe Medical Center)

Here is their website:


Here is a map:


- Dave Maine

Lee Crites Update

April 22nd, 2016

Rod Flinn visited with Lee today. His report follows:

I visited Lee this morning at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Lee is allowed visitors and he was clearly happy to see me. Having said that he was not able to speak although he tried several times.

Rhonda, his daughter, said that he had not eaten today or yesterday. He is very weak, and while he can hear and see was not able to speak or gesture while i was there.

I would encourage anyone who is interested in visiting to do so, as it clearly cheered Lee up, but they should be aware his condition is not good. Having said that, he still has an eye for the ladies.

April 21st, 2016

Good afternoon. I’m sad to report that our long-time IAC member Lee Crites suffered another stroke this morning and is currently hospitalized at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center at I-35 and 75th St. Doctors were trying to determine the damage and course of action. The family has been notified. I’ll keep you all appraised of Lees condition and whether he can receive visitors. For now keep him in your prayers.

John Wittenborn, IAC15

Meeting Reminder

April 20th, 2016

Hello everyone. Just a reminder of the IAC15 meeting Monday, April 25th, 7pm at the Signature Flight Support FBO on the West side of of the New Century Air Center. Please mark the date and time and plan to join us.

John Wittenborn, President IAC15