Meeting Reminder

June 25th, 2016

Hello everyone. There will be a IAC15 meeting Monday, June 27th at 19:00hrs at the Signature Flight Support FBO on the West side of New Century Air Center. Dave Maine will preside.

A new waiver for our aerobatic box over the New Century Airport (KIXD) has been approved this week. The aerobatic box will again be available for practice and play days. Please indicate your desire to fly in the box Saturday, July 2nd.

Best Regards:

John Wittenborn

Play Day Cancelled

June 3rd, 2016

Hello everyone. As many of you are aware I’m in the process of redoing our aerobatic box waiver for IXD. I was hoping I’d hear something from the Kansas City FSDO by today. Unfortunately the box is still out of service so there will be no play day tomorrow. I’ll be in touch with the FSDO again next week to see if the process can be expedited. I’ll pass on the information to you as I get it.

John Wittenborn IAC15


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:,-94.8323311,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:

- 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.