The Official Monthly Electronic Newsletter
Southern Nevada EAA Chapter 1300
P O Box 34311
Las Vegas, Nevada 89133-4311
November 2002 _________________Volume
3, Issue No. 11
November 13, 2002:
Our next meeting will be at the North Las
Vegas Airport, Grand Canyon Room beginning at 7:30PM.
Remember, a group of members have dinner at
6:00pm before the meeting at the Foothills Restaurant, 3377 N. Rancho Road.
You are Welcome to join us for Dinner.
We wish to “Thank” Glenn Smith for hosting
the October meeting in his hangar at Boulder City.
November Meeting guest Speaker:
The program for the November meeting will
be David Brown giving us a RED FLAG exercise program. As most of
you know, Dave is involved with RED FLAG so this first hand briefing should
be very interesting. Bring a friend for this one.
We want to say “Thank You” to Dr. Andrea Anderson
for an excellent presentation on the Aviation Programs at the Community
The November meeting is our election night
and we want to urge everyone to attend, as we will be making important
plans for 2003 and need your input.
The Chapter wishes to congratulate Glenn Smith
on his Beautiful RV-8 being awarded Reserve Grand Champion at the Copper
State Fly-in last month. “Congratulations Glenn” you surely have a beautiful
RV-8 and deserve the award for all of your hard work and detail put into
your fine bird. If you have not seen Glenn’s RV-8, check the Builder’s
Corner on the chapter webpage. http://www.eaachapter1300.org
The President’s Message for November:
Now that it is winter and we have moved the
clocks back to Pacific Standard Time (PST). We must remember to adjust
for Universal Coordinated Time (UCT) by adding 8 hours when filing flight
The slate of officers for 2003 needs your approval.
Please give your approval by voting for the member of your choice.
Both November and December meetings will be
at the North Las Vegas Airport Grand Canyon Room. Same format as
always. A pre-meeting dinner gathering will be at the Foothills Ranch
at 18:00 hrs and business meeting with guest speaker at 19:30 at VGT.
We have some very important issues to discuss
this month, so please make every effort to attend the November 13 meeting.
Finally, thanks to everyone who helped make
the Beatty Young Eagles Rally a major success. You gave 61 Young
Eagle flights, you who flew a wonderful formation of RV-8’s plus a KR-2,
you who flew a T-34 formation complete with smoke and those did a show-stopper
of an aerobatic demonstration.
The whole event was just like the old Barnstormer
days. Congratulations on a job well done.
Jim Bonelli, President
Secretary’s Note Pad:
Southern Nevada EAA Chapter 1300, Inc
October 9, 2002
For those of you who didn’t make it to our
fried chicken dinner meeting in Glenn Smith’s hangar at Boulder City airport,
you really missed a great gathering. Folks started gathering at 1730
and kept coming until after President Bonelli convened our formal meeting
about 1915. We had a great time eating and “hangar flying”.
Due to Stan Roeske’s work schedule we were without our records “box” with
sign in forms and 50/50 tickets, but, we passed around a sign in sheet
and got 39 signatures. I’m certain we missed a few, but we had 16
member and 23 guests sign in. Renie Younghan’s quick thinking
and work making 50/50 “tickets” kept Keith in the 50/50 ticket selling
business. Thanks Renie!
Jim called the formal meeting to order
at 1920 hours and properly welcomed all, especially our guest, to the meeting.
The first order of business was a surprise presentation by our guest Karla
Burton to her husband Rob. It was a beautifully finished and mounted
warbird prop blade to decorate their hangar.
Since our last meetings minutes were
posted on the Chapter internet web site and in the Newsletter which is
sent to all members with e-mail addresses, a motion was made and seconded
to dispense with the verbal reading of the minutes. Keith Hopkey
gave his treasurer’s report. As of the end of September, we had a
total of $2238. 79 in our account with $646.25 designated for the Education
fund and the remaining $1592.54 uncommitted in the general fund.
Nominations Committee: Jim then covered
our slate of officers for next year. Tom Donaldson, our nomination
committee of one, has put together the following slate:
President: Walt Ayers
Vice-President: Mike Smith
Secretary: Herman Leong
Treasurer: Stan Roeske
Henderson Director: Steve Dahl
Boulder City Director:
North Las Vegas Director: (Open for
We will be “opening the floor” for other nominees
(if there are any), voting, and counting absentee ballots at our November
13th meeting in the terminal at North Las Vegas to elect our leaders for
next year. Please come and make your voice and vote heard.
Flyouts: A couple of Chapter 1300
members made Chapter 163’s recent flyout to
Kingman for breakfast.. We still haven’t
set up a firm date for a joint flyout with the Apple Valley Chapter, but
it is in work. However, it is still suggested that we attend Chapter
163’s planned breakfast fly-out each month. They are usually the
first weekend of the month. Anyone in the Chapter who hears of a
fly-out should put it out in the Yahoo Group e-mail.
Activities: Last weekend’s Nellis
and Kingmans open houses/Airshows featured at least three of our member’s
airplanes, Ken Wyatt’s T-34 and Glenn Smith’s RV 8 on display at Nellis
and Mike Smith’s KR-2 at Kingman. (Note: Glenn Smith’s RV 8 took
Reserve Grand Champ at Copperstate. Our congratulations to him.)
The Air Force Fire Power Demo is this Friday, Oct 11th. CCAA has
a bus scheduled to leave VGT at 1030. Our annual picnic is Saturday,
Oct 19th. The Boulder Group of RVs will do a formation flyby
before they land and Craig Fordem will do some aerobatics in the “box”
to the west of Jean for us.
Web Page: Roland Fraga, our webmaster
is doing a great job of putting our pictures and good info on our web page.
If you haven’t visited it lately, do so at:
Young Eagles: Our next rally is
at Beatty, NV. Fly in Friday to spend the night or early (before
0815) Saturday. Pilots briefing will be at 0830. November 16th at Jean
is still tentative. Current schedule:
November 2 ------ Beatty (“Younghans sponsored”)
Aerobatics by Dr. Jim Abraham, Fordem & Walters, Flybys by T-34s and
RV 8s and KR-2
February ?? ------- North Las
Vegas (Chapter 1300)
March ?? --------- Overton
April ?? ----------- Jean
Project Reports: No reports were
given tonight, but the following are projects our members or guests have
in work that I know about.
Tom Cooper Zenair
Doug Mueller RV6 (Rotary powered)
Armin Tuma Glastar
Heman Leong Glastar
Jim Bonelli Air Force T-41
Glen Smith RV-8 (“finished”)
Tim Hemp (guest) Lancair Legacy
John Andrzejewski Berkut
Bruce & Brian Banks Kitfox
Roland Fraga Glasair TD (finished)
Hugh Mattern Lancair (finished)
Keith Courson Rebuild Stinson
If I have not included your name and project,
please give the secretary a call and he will add it to the list. Also,
our web site manager, Roland Fraga, wants project pictures to put on the
web page. His addresses are 1540 Mancha Drive, Boulder City, NV 89005 and
Airport Improvement Projects:
No update tonight. Henderson’s new runway is now under construction. Watch
for the temporarily shorten runway due to displaced threshold during construction
if you fly into Henderson Exec
NEW BUSINESS: No new business brought
Program: We heard a great presentation
from Dr. Andria Anderson, head of the Aviation Technology Program at Community
College of Southern Nevada. They have 123 students currently enrolled.
Students get their first two years and a private pilots license at CCSN
and can transfer directly into Embry Riddle’s program. Anyone who
has relatives or friends interested in an Aviation degree or vacation should
contact CCSN at 702-651-4019. Our thanks to Dr. Anderson.
If our next program was announced, I
missed it. But, I’m sure it will be interesting. See
you at North Las Vegas terminal November 13th for our next meeting.
50/50: I missed who it was that
won our 50/50 drawing but it should have been a good pot with all the folks
who were in attendance and the makeshift tickets we sold! THANKS
TO ALL WHO ATTENDED!
Mike Smith, Secretary
Chapter Family Picnic:
Our annual chapter family picnic was another
great success with over 30 members and their guests, There was plenty of
delicious food and beverages for everyone. The weather was fantastic and
Craig Fordem gave the group our own private airshow in his Extra 300. Excellent
job Craig. The group appreciated it very much. A large group of members
flew to Jean in their favorite flying machines including two Cessna’s on
Welcome New Members:
Paul & Sherry Gerner
Dick & Jerrye McEwen
John Andrzejewski - Berkut
Jim Bonelli - Air Force T-41
Jerry Campbell - RV-8 (“finished”)
Tom Cooper - Zenair
Keith Courson - Rebuild Stinson Voyager
Lee Dillingham – Cozy Mk IV
Roland Fraga - Glasair TD (finished)
Herman Leong - Glastar
Hugh Mattern - Lancair (finished)
Doug Mueller - RV6
Glen Smith - RV-8 (“finished”)
Armin Tuma - Glastar
If your project is not listed, please give
me a call and I will add it to the list. Also, our web site manager,
Roland Fraga, wants project pictures to put on the web page. His
addresses are: 1540 Mancha Drive, Boulder City, NV 89005 and email@example.com.
Chapter Meeting Schedule:
November 13, 2002 – North Las Vegas – Grand
Canyon Room at 7:30 pm
December 11, 2002 - North Las Vegas - Grand
Canyon Room at 7:30 pm
The Las Vegas $100 Hamburger Flyers has been
re-activated with a much simpler format.
* No webpage pictures
* No webpage flight postings
* Only an email link to the LVHDHF Group to
post a flight
It is everyone's responsibility to post Breakfast
or Lunch flights whenever you are going somewhere and would like to have
other flyers join you. Remember sometime you will dine alone, while other
times you will dine with a room full. That is the way it works. So, please
do not be bashful, post a flight soon.
The link to the Las Vegas $100 Hamburger Flyers
webpage is shown below. Remember to save the site in your "Favorites",
so you can go there to post your future flights.
Fly Safely and Enjoy Your Flights.
Everyone is encouraged to submit material,
information or pictures of interest to chapter members for publication
on the Chapter’s Webpage. Send whatever you have to Roland Fraga, WebMaster,
email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The chapter webpage URL is: http://www.EAAChapter1300.org
Be sure to Bookmark this URL.
The 2002 Young Eagle Flight Rally schedule
has been completed for this year and our hats are off to all of the members
who flew Young Eagles in 2002.
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: 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 Make:
used 200 hours since overhaul. $50 e-mail
Officers & Directors 2002:
President: Jim Bonelli Vice President:
Secretary: Mike Smith Treasurer: Keith
Director: Dave Austin Director:
Director: Armin Tuma
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 November Meeting.
Other Aviation Events Coming Soon:
CCAA meeting for November is scheduled for
November 20, 2002 in the Grand Canyon Room at VGT – 7:00PM
CCAA Holiday Party at the Nellis Air Force
Base Officer’s Club, December 19, 2002, 1800-2200 hours. Make your reservation
Thanks for reading the newsletter and we will
see you at the meeting on the 13th. Bring a friend…..