The Official Monthly Electronic Newsletter
Southern Nevada EAA Chapter 1300
P O Box 34311
Las Vegas, Nevada 89133-4311
October 2002 _________________Volume
3, Issue No. 10
October 9, 2002:
Our next meeting will be at the Boulder City
Airport, Glenn Smith’s Hangar #16 beginning at 7:30PM, come early to enjoy
a Chicken Dinner starting at 6:00pm and bring a friend for some great hangar
Do not forget that dinner starts at 6:00PM
at Glenn’s Hangar #16. Check Presidents Message column for more details.
Bring a chair or two.
October Meeting Guest Speaker:
The program for the October meeting will be
a surprise and interesting.
We want to say “Thank You” to Stan Roeske for
a presentation on Dehydration and Philip Brown for his “Show & Tell”
on his experiences at the EAA Youth Academy last July. Both presentations
were excellent. Thanks guys.
President’s Message for October:
It’s hard to believe that this year is almost
over. October always brings a big change in the weather with cooler
nights and mild days. Sounds like a good time to go flying.
Mr. Tom Donaldson has been doing a super job
of putting a slate of candidates together for next year. Thanks to
Tom for his hard work and thanks to all of you who have volunteered to
take part in elections. Our Chapter will continue in great shape.
October meeting is confirmed for Boulder City
airport. Mike Smith has secured a meeting place in Mr. Glenn Smith’s
hanger. It is number TW1-16 next to the entrance road. A nice
wooden sign on the door that says “PILOTS HEAVEN.” Plan on using
the WEST gate near the terminal building. We will have a gate guard
beginning at 17:30 to let you in for the Chicken and Things dinner.
Dining should begin at 18:00 and conclude by meeting time at 19:30.
Come early to enjoy good eats and hangar flying. Please bring a chair or
Then, our annual family picnic is planned for
the third Saturday in October (19) at the Jean Airport. Cooking should
start at 11:00 AM. Your Chapter will provide the hamburger and hot
dogs with salad, covered dish and dessert by the members.
It’s going to be a busy month and I will see
you on the 9th.
Thanks. Jim Bonelli
Secretary’s Note Pad:
Southern Nevada EAA Chapter 1300, Inc
September 11, 2002
Our Chapter Vice President, Walt Ayers called
the meeting to order at 7:45 PM. Chapter President, Jim Bonelli was
home recuperating from a successful eye surgery done earlier in the day.
We had 12 members and 1 guest present.
Our guest was Justin Kelly, a teacher at Canon Middle School in Henderson.
Justin, a CFII & MEI, owns and flies his Hiperbite. He says he
has been busy lately giving tail dragger checkouts. He is also attempting
to start an aviation program at his school to rebuild a Taylor Craft, Super
Cub or something comparable.
Keith Hopkey moved and Ken Wyatt seconded a
motion to accept the minutes of the August meeting as posted on the website
and in the Chapter monthly newsletter. Motion was approved.
Keith Hopkey gave his treasurer’s report.
As of the end of August we had $2,192.79 in the bank. Of this amount,
$629.25 is designated for the Chapter’s Aviation Education Fund, leaving
$1,563.54 as uncommitted funds in the General Fund account. Armin
Tuma moved and Stan Roeske seconded a motion to accept the treasurer’s
report as presented. Motion was approved.
Under old business it was reported that Roy
Campbell is now EAA Chapter 163’s Young Eagle Coordinator. Date for
the Tuskegee Young Eagles event is still not firmed up.
Ken Wyatt reported the Chapter 1300 annual
family picnic is scheduled for Saturday, October 19 at the Jean Airport.
The Chapter will furnish the meat with members bringing a potluck dish
Herman Leong gave a brief report on his visit
to the Golden State Fly-in. He said he looked at Glastars (I wonder
if it may be because he is building one?) and listened to the Navigator
from the WWII B-29 Enola Gay speak. Saw some great aerobatics and
reported he is looking forward to getting his Glastar flying.
Armin Tuma gave a brief report on his visit
to the Arlington Fly-in. He also looked at Glastars and even got
to fly the Glastar company plane. He had an interesting story about
a “propeller clutch”. Armin is real excited about getting his own
Glastar completed and in the air. I might add, Armin is getting real
close. Stop by his hangar, D-11 at No. Las Vegas and take a look.
Tom Donaldson, Chapter Nominating Committee
Chairman, reported on efforts to date. He has potential candidates
for some of the positions but still speaking with members. Tom is
also working to put together a strong program committee so it doesn’t fall
to just one person. Tom will give a complete report of nominees at
the October meeting and elections are held at the November meeting.
A reminder, in addition to voting in person at the meeting, members will
also be able to vote via e-mail, snail mail or by proxy if they can’t make
the November meeting. This was a bylaw change approved in 2001.
Stan Roeske reported on the many activities
taking place in October. There is the Nellis event the 5th and 6th,
Copperstate Fly-in, Edwards AFB event, AOPA and our Chapter picnic.
Discussion ensued about the proposed October
meeting being held in Boulder City. General agreement, if we do that,
was consideration should be given for holding the November meeting at No.
Las Vegas. Otherwise it would be 4 months between meetings at No.
Las Vegas if we continued with the normal rotation to Henderson in November.
Ken Wyatt talked about Chapter 1300 fly-outs.
Due to an apparent lack of enthusiasm, at least at this time, it was suggested
that we combine with Chapter 163. Armin Tuma will pass on fly-out
information since he is the designated 1300 “spy” at the 163 Chapter meetings.
The 50/50 drawing was won by David Brown.
David donated his $17.00 winnings back to the Chapter’s Aviation Education
The official meeting was adjourned at 8:15
PM. Following a short refreshment break, with refreshments furnished
by Ken and Phyllis Wyatt, the evening programs were presented.
Our first program was Phillip Brown.
He gave an excellent Power Point slide presentation on his experiences
at EAA Air Venture 2002 Air Academy, answering many questions from the
floor. He also shared some of the airfoils he made, composite and
cloth. Phillip felt the EAA program was very worthwhile and well
organized. It reinforced his desire to pursue aviation as a career.
A side note, David also soloed early in the week (week of 9/9/02) at West
Air Aviation. Congratulations Phillip. Our Chapter 1300 helped
defray some of Phillip’s expenses to attend the Air Academy.
Our second program was Stan Roeske who gave
an excellent and informative overhead presentation on the effects of dehydration.
I think it is safe to say that all in attendance learned from Stan’s presentation.
The effect on one’s mental capability as caused by even a small percent
of dehydration is pretty astounding. If you feel thirsty, you are
already behind in your liquid intake. Divide your weight by 2 and
that will tell you how much liquid, in ounces, you should drink each day.
Example, if you weigh 170 pounds, your daily liquid intake, preferably
water or a sports drink, should be 85 ounces at a minimum. I think
everyone felt that this would be an ideal repeat program before summer
flying next year.
Thanks to all who participated in the meeting.
Keith Hopkey, Chapter Treasurer, and Acting
for this meeting
Chapter Family Picnic:
Our annual chapter family picnic is scheduled
for October 19 at the Jean Airport. Be sure to mark your calendar for this
family event. The Special events building will be open at 10:00am and the
picnic lunch will be at noon. Bring a dish or dessert to serve. The chapter
will furnish all of the hot dogs, hamburgers, rolls, buns, condiments and
Fly or drive and bring the entire family.
Welcome New Members:
William "Lee" Dillingham family. Lee,
his wife Kristina and daughter Chloe. Lee is building a Cozy Mk IV.
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)
Tim Hemp (guest) - Lancair Legacy
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
Chapter Meeting Schedule:
October 9, 2002 – Boulder City Airport – Location
Glenn Smith’s Hangar #16 at 7:30 pm
November 13, 2002 – Henderson Executive Airport
– Terminal 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 next Young Eagle Flight Rally will be
on November 2, 2002 – Beatty, NV
November 16, 2002 – Jean Airport - Sponsored
by Tuskegee Airmen – coordinator for this event is Roy Campbell (Let Roy
Campbell or Jim Bonelli know if you plan on flying or will volunteer for
ground support.) Jim’s email address is email@example.com or phone number
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 October Meeting.
Other Aviation Events Coming Soon:
CCAA meeting for October has been cancelled
and the next meeting is scheduled for November 20, 2002 in the Grand Canyon
Room at VGT – 7:00PM
Nellis Air Force Base Open House & Air
Show, October 5 & 6, 2002
Thanks for reading the newsletter and we will
see you at the meeting on the 9th.