IAC #15 Meeting

October 20th, 2014

Hello everyone. Just a note to remind you of our Chapter #15 meeting October 27th, 2014; 7pm at Signature Flight Support, on the West side of the New Century Airport.

Several items are on the agenda. We’ll have an update on the exceptional performance of Chapter15 pilots at nationals which resulted in a unique award and first-time trophy for our chapter. We will discuss Playdays and fly-aways on the fall schedule; Our annual Christmas holiday gathering in December and get updates on members and their airplanes.

So, put October 27th on your calendar and plan to join us for desert of pie and brownies, hot cider and coffee.

See you Monday.

John Wittenborn

IAC #15 September Meeting

September 19th, 2014

Hello everyone. Just a reminder of the IAC #15 meeting the 4th Monday, September 22nd; 7pm at Signature Flight Support FBO on the west side of the IXD airport. We will debrief the contest operation and settle the outstanding reimbursements for expenses incurred by members. So please Bring your receipts. I’ll try to get a tower representative to attend as well. As an additional agenda item, I’d like to entertain a fly-away breakfast idea (TOP or STJ or ???) for the 4th of October instead of the usual play-day.

Please plan to attend this coming Monday.

John Wittenborn

For All IAC Members

September 8th, 2014

I am sad to report that our club member, John Ostmeyer, Jr. lost his father, John Sr., this weekend. John and his family invite all IAC members to gather with them for a celebration of life this Saturday, September 13th, from 2pm to 6pm, at the Marriott hotel at I-435 & Metcalf. Please join the Ostmeyers, if you are able, this Saturday.

John Wittenborn, IAC15

K.C.Barnstormer Contest

September 5th, 2014

Hello everyone. We had a fairly successful day of registering for the Barnstormer contest. A couple of weather delays for practice in the box. I know the weather was a factor for some planning to make the trip to IXD. We will definitely accommodate late arrivals Saturday if you still care to make the trip. A light breakfast of fruit and cereal bars, juice and coffee will be available upon your arrival. Lunch and of course dinner will be served in the hangar as well. The flight operations will be staffed beginning at 7am on to meet your arrival regardless of when you can get here. So, weather permitting, plan to join us at IXD, chapter 15, for a couple of days of fun flying. The weather should be superb both days.

Safe flying

John Wittenborn, Chapter 15

August 28th, 2014

Hello everyone. Just a note to remind you that the aerobatic box over IXD will be open this Saturday, the 30th from 09:00 – 17:00.
We will gather at IXD, Signature Flight Support FBO, about 09:00 to place the box markers out and erect the sighting devices at the corners. Then we’ll fly. Also, we’d like to have as many volunteers as possible come out to the airport this Saturday for instructions on how to use sighting devices and boundary judge procedures.

I just got a note from John Morrissey saying that Steve Craig, IAC #15 member, offered his hotel, The Crown Plaza Hotel, at 95th and I-35, to contest participants for a special rate of $95/night. Call the Hotel at 913 217-1000. Do not call Crown Plaza/Holiday Inn central reservations. When you call the hotel, ask for ‘Reservations’. When ‘reservations’ answers, be certain to ask if you are speaking to the hotel itself, or central reservations. If the later, hang up, call back and request to talk only with the specific hotel reservations. When making your reservations, tell them you are with the IAC (use the acronym) and have been quoted the $95 rate. If there are any problems with this, let John know (816 582-6753).

We plan to have the box open Thursday, 4 September and Friday, 5 September for practice prior to the contest.

On another note; September 13 & 14 (Weekend after our contest) is the CAF Air Expo at New Century Airport. The CAF has invited IAC #15 to put up an information tent and aircraft static display on their ramp during the airshow. We will need volunteers to do that. Please indicate your availability to help with that event.

See you all in the air on Saturday


Chapter15 Aerobatic Box Open

August 20th, 2014

Hello everyone. Just a note to advise you that Chapter 15 will open the aerobatic box over New Century Airport (KIXD) this Saturday, August 23rd, from 9am to 4pm as well as the following Saturday, August 30th, in advance of the Harold Neumann Barnstormer Contest on September 5,6 & 7. This will give anyone planning to compete in the contest a chance to experience the IXD box prior to the contest. The box markers will be installed the morning of August 30th and the box opened thereafter. Also, we plan to open the box on Thursday, September 4th and Friday, the 5th just prior to the contest as well.

Another note of information for contestants coming from out of town; the Super8 hotel just off the airport property in Gardner Kansas is conventient to the contest and has a special rate for participants and volunteers. Rooms have been reserved for the contest there beginning Friday September 5th and Saturday the 6th . Call them at 913.856.8163 to reserve your room and mention the KC Aerobatic Club event. Also a little further away at the Great Mall is LaQuinta Inn & Suites; phone: 913.254.0111. No rooms have been reserved there, however they do have availability for the dates of the contest.

I know this is notice is a little late, but there did seem to be some interest in flying this weekend and next.

Best Regards and fly safe

John Wittenborn, IAC #15, President

August 10th, 2014

Just a reminder for IAC pilots attending the Harold Neumann Barnstormer Contest September 6th & 7th to register for the contest on the IAC.org website using the following link: http://www.iacusn.org/acrs/login.php?url=%2Facrs%2Findex.php
Pre-registration will help us plan the event properly as well as run the contest efficiently. See you all at the contest next month.

John Wittenborn IAC #15

Meeting Reminder

July 28th, 2014

Just a reminder of our chapter 15 meeting this evening; 7pm at Signature Flight Support. Listen to a presentation by master parachute rigger David Peuster. Also, plan to come out to the play-day, Saturday, August 2nd. Aerobatic box open at 9am to 5pm. IAC member pilots come out to IXD and fly and bring a guest to watch and learn about the IAC and chapter 15.

John Wittenborn-Chapter#15 President

Meeting Reminder

July 27th, 2014

Just a reminder of our chapter 15 meeting tomorrow; 7pm at Signature Flight Support. Listen to a presentation by master parachute rigger David Peuster. Also, plan to come out to the play-day, Saturday, August 2nd. Aerobatic box open at 9am to 5pm. IAC member pilots come out to IXD and fly and bring a guest to watch and learn about the IAC and chapter 15.

John Wittenborn-Chapter#15 President

Chpt15 Up-Coming Events

July 22nd, 2014

Good morning everyone. As the Summer heats up so does our chapter activity schedule. We enjoyed a superlative (albeit abreviated) play-day the first saturday of July. The local weather cooperated until noon, so we took a break for barbecue lunch (thanks to Beverly Wittenborn) and headed for the hangar. A good re-cap of the play-day event can be found on the chapter news letter.

Make a note of our monthly meeting coming up next Monday, July 28th; 19:00, at the Signature Flight Support terminal building, 2nd floor conference room. Dave Peuster will present a program on the care and use of parachutes and an update on FAA rules and procedures. Contest director Greg Shetterly and I had lunch last yesterday (7/21) to review what has been done and what needs to be done for the up-coming Barnstormer contest. We’ll bring the chapter up-to-date on progress for the contest; an informative meeting as well as an important planning session. So, Please make an effort to attend.

The next play-day is scheduled for August 2nd. 9am-5pm. The NOTAM is in que for the KIXD Aerobatic box and the insurance has been requested. We’ll hope for good weather. I know this coincides with Oshkosh but for those who will be in the area, plan to come out and fly.

See you Monday…..that is all

John Wittenborn, President