The Official Monthly Electronic
Newsletter of the
Southern Nevada EAA Chapter
P O Box 34311
Las Vegas, Nevada 89133-4311
__________________Volume 3, Issue No. 5
May 8, 2002:
Our next meeting will be at Henderson Executive
Airport, Terminal Building beginning at 7:30PM, come early and bring a
friend for some great hangar flying. Do not forget that a group of members
will be having dinner at 6:00PM at the Tailspin Bar & Grill on 6295
S. Pecos on the west side.
May Meeting Guest Speaker:
We will have our own chapter member David
Roebke. Dave will present a program about flying ultralights. I think there
maybe an ultralight to touch and feel. Be sure to ask all of your questions.
We want to say “Thank You” to Lt. Col. Joe
Rehm, USAF for Excellent Presentation on flying the Warthog A-10 Thunderbolt
II. For more information on the Warthog, go to the following website: http://www.a-10.org/
Also, we want to “Thank” Walt Ayers, Programs
Chairman for coming up with some very interesting and educational programs.
President’s Message for April:
Just a quick note of THANKS to all the hard
work that helped make DISCOVER AVIATION a success.
We did have some afternoon wind, but the expert
pilots who donate their time and aircraft to the Young Eagles event did
a magnificent job. The final count was 198 Young Eagle missions for
Our EAA Chapter friends in Kingman are again
having a Young Eagles rally on Saturday, May 4. If you want to help
them out, just fly over and drop in.
Roy Campbell tells me that the Tuskegee Airmen
/ Young Eagles rally needs to be moved to June 1. This may cause
some scheduling problems, as that is the Memorial Day weekend. More
info as soon as I get it.
Don’t forget the Board of Directors meeting
scheduled for 09:00 on Saturday, May 4, at North Las Vegas Airport in the
small conference room. If you have some suggestions please bring
them to the Board meeting
See you all in Henderson on Wednesday
Jim Bonelli, President
Secretary’s Note Pad:
Our Chapter President, Jim Bonelli, convened
the membership meeting 7:33 P.M All current Officers and Directors
were present except Director, Dave Morrow. Jim welcomed our eight
member and our guest speaker, Lt Col Joe Rehm. He also introduced
Wayne Connelly as a guest and thanked him again for his many Young Eagle
flights in his Mooney at Beatty, NV last November.
Jim mentioned the Discover Aviation event at
Jean, NV on April 20-21 and pointed out we will be flying Young Eagles
in the morning from 0900-1130 and in the afternoon from 1400-1700. Pilots
briefing will be at 0830 each day. The airspace will be closed from
1200 to 1400 for Aerobatic demonstrations and warbird flybys. Jean
will have a temporary tower in effect from 0700 to 1800 each day.
Jim called for a reading of last meeting minutes.
Mike Smith moved to forego the reading since the minutes are in the Newsletter
and at the Web site, www.eaachapter1300.org, being maintained by Roland
Fraga. the motion was seconded and passed.
Keith Hopkey gave the Treasurer’s report.
The meeting at Boulder City was a good one for the Association. Keith
took in $529 from new member sign ups, renewals, cap sales, the 50/50 raffle
and 501c donations. This raise our balance to $2307.09--$498.50 are
“ear-marked” for Jim Abraham and our “Aerobatic Education”, $135.50 for
Youth Air Academy, with the remaining $1439.09 uncommitted.
Jim mentioned that he had sold one more of
Jim Abraham’s autographed hats for $50 to “Mark the Mechanic”. He
plans to try to auction the remainder at “Discover Aviation”
Mike Smith has coordinated 10 parking spaces
at Eagle Airpark’s events this weekend, April 13th, and proposes participation
by members as a chapter flyout. Jim mentioned that an Apple
Valley contact would like to coordinate a joint fly-out with them sometime.
Jim’s and Keith’s briefing at Fay Herron School
was not productive in getting any nominees for this summer’s Air Academy.
We still do not have any nominees, but have reserved two spaces.
Jim plans to visit Rancho High next week to encourage nominations.
Ken Wyatt showed us the advertising posters
for the Discover Aviation event and suggested getting them posted in area
school. Mike Smith to several to post in Henderson.
Mike said he had the propeller copying bench
set up in his garage and was finishing the set up to copy propellers.
This may be a good future meeting topic when he is ready.
Armin Tuma is drafting some discussion ideas
for the “Builders Round Table” meeting on June 12th.
YOUNG EAGLES: Young Eagle Rally schedule
for the rest of 2002 is:
June 1st at Jean, sponsored by the “Tuskegee
Oct ?? at Pahrump, sponsored by Chapter
Nov 2nd at Beatty, sponsored by George
& Rene Younghans
PROGRAMS: Walt Ayers has David Roebke set up
to brief us on ultalight flying and to show his ultralight at our next
meeting (May 8th at Henderson Exec). June 12th at North La Vegas
Terminal will feature a “Builders Round Table” to explain and discuss the
considerations to be made when building your own airplane.
Remainder of Year meetings:
July 10th, Henderson Exec.-
August 14th, North Las Vages - ??????
September 11th, Henderson -
October 9th, maybe Bldr City - ??????
November 13th, Henderson -
December 11th, North Las Vegas - ??????
SOCIAL: No report-- Dave Morrow is in
SAFETY COORDINATOR: Dave Austin, our
Safety Coordinator, mentioned that insurance rates are going up.
Mostly driven by 9-11-01 events. “High Performance” (whatever
that means) aircraft flyers are likely going to have to attend some type
of recurrency/safety training to get insurance on their aircraft.
Committee NEEDS: Contact Jim Bonelli
if you would like to serve on a specific committee. We still need active
Coordinators/Leaders for some of the committees
We held our customary 50/50 drawing and the
Walt, the winner, donated the proceeds to the Jim Abraham “Aerobatic Education”
fund. We then accepted a motion for adjournment and adjourned the
Walt Ayers, our program coordinator, introduced
our guest speaker, Lt Col Joe Rehm, a current A-10 ground attack fighter
pilot. Joe gave us a GREAT briefing on his career and
the current A-10 flight activities. Thanks a WHOLE lot Joe!!
It was enjoyed by all!
Mike Smith, Secretary
EAA Chapter 1300
EAA Youth Air Academy:
The chapter voted to sponsor two (2) students
to the EAA Air Academy in Oshkosh during the EAA fly-in (July, 2002). We
need everyone’s support for this program with a donation of what ever you
feel you can contribute. Remember you donation to our education fund is
Last year, we sponsored three (3) students
from Rancho high School’s Aviation program. These three (3) students learned
a lot about General Aviation at Oshkosh and gain an experience of life
Your support for this worthwhile program will
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or information of interest to the chapter members for publication in the
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is the 1st Monday of each Month. Please email
your articles to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyone is encouraged to submit material,
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on the Chapter’s Webpage. Send what ever you have to Roland Fraga, WebMaster,
email address: email@example.com
The chapter webpage URL is: http://www.EAAChapter1300.org
Be sure to Bookmark this URL.
The next Young Eagle Flight Rally will be
on May 18, 2002 – Jean Airport - Sponsored by Tuskegee Airmen - Let Jim
Bonelli know if you plan on flying or will volunteer for ground support.
Jim’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org or phone number is 242-5002.
This space is available to all chapter members
to place ads for aviation items for sale or wanted. Submit your ads to
the Newsletter Editor by snail mail or email.
FOR SALE: Brand New INCINOLET Electric Toilet
in Original Factory Sealed Carton. Idea for your hangar, Operates on 110VAC,
requires a Dryer Type Vent and you are in business to do business. Original
cost over $1400.00, will sell for $750.00 complete with extra supplies.
For more details check webpage:
Contact Ken Wyatt at 702-631-0018 or email:
WANTED TO BUY: Aeronca 7-AC or L-16. Low time
engine and a recent restoration. Contact Ken Wyatt at 702-631-0018 or email:
FOR SALE: Pazmany PL-2 project (due to physical
limitations). All ribs, spar extrusions (machined & bent), elevon &
rudder spars, landing gear complete, windshield & canopy frame and
Plexiglas, engine mounts and many formed or machined parts. Also, some
radio, Norco, Motorola and 28volt Collins Call John Osburn (702) 456-4123
or email: Giloz1@msn.com
FOR SALE: PS Engineering PMA6000 audio panel
with mounting tray. 14 to 28 volts. New from Aircraft Spruce
Make offer. e-mail Bonelli.J@att.net
FOR SALE: Airspeed indicator 0-300 MPH
used 200 hours since overhaul. $50
Officers & Directors 2002:
President: Jim Bonelli Vice President:
Secretary: Mike Smith Treasurer: Keith
Director: Dave Austin Director:
Director: Armin Tuma
Future Meeting Programs:
Welcome New Members:
We want to “Welcome” our New Members Glenn,
Jerry and CA.
No New Members This Month
The chapter has a supply of Official Southern
Nevada EAA Chapter 1300 Baseball Caps (Blue) for sale to members for $20.00.
Pick up yours at the April Meeting.
Also, we have as a raiser for Jim Abraham’
s (Member of the US Aerobatic Team) trip to the International Aerobatic
Championship this summer, we have the white Chapter 1300 hats signed by
Dr. Jim Abraham that will be sold/or auctioned at upcoming meetings and
Other Aviation Events for April:
For more details check the Las Vegas $100 Hamburger
Website for the latest details, as schedules subject to change without
May 4, 2002 (Saturday) - Breakfast at Seligman,
AZ (P23) - Arrive 9:00AM PST - Short walk to the Restaurant. Be sure
to check Density Altitude. If the WX is not VFR, then the flight is cancelled.
May 11, 2002 (Saturday) - Breakfast at Big
Bear, CA (L35) - Arrive 9:00AM PST - Short walk to the Barnstormer Cafe.
Be sure to check Density Altitude. If the WX is not VFR, then the flight
Thanks for reading the newsletter and we will
see you at the meeting on the 8th.