The Official Monthly
Electronic Newsletter of the
Nevada EAA Chapter 1300
P O Box 34311
Las Vegas, Nevada 89133-4311
June 2003 ________ _ ____________________________Volume 4, Issue
June 11, 2003:
Our next meeting will be at
the North Las Vegas Airport, Grand Canyon Room at 7:30PM.
Reminder: A group of chapter
members meet at the Foothills Bar & Grill on 3377 North Rancho at 6:00PM
for dinner. All chapter members are invited.
June Meeting Program:
The meeting program will be
a presentation on Dehydration by our own Stan Roeske..
We want to extend a big “Thank You” to Ed Barnes (Exxon/Mobile Rep.)
for his very interesting program on aviation lubricates at our May
President, Walt Ayers, convened the meeting at 1945 hours and welcomed the 16
members, 5 guest and our guest speaker, Mr. Ed Barnes. Our guests were Marine Chief Gunnery Sergeant
(Ret) Wayne Bunt from San Diego (Chapter member Paul Gerner’s father-in-law),
Sam Knight, Buddy Adams and his son Connor, and Tim Schrader. Sam Knight is an aircraft upholsterer and
passed our several business cards. He
recently relocated to Las Vegas and specializes in homebuilts. Buddy Adams works for the County Juvenille
Corrections Center and is getting back into aviation after a few years
out. His son, Connor, seems quite
interested in aviation. Wayne was
visiting his daughter and Paul and has been associated with Marine aviation
much of his career. I didn’t get a
chance to talk with Tim, so missed hearing of his interests.
As your VP, I would always encourage all members to
introduce themselfs to those you don’t recognize and exchange your
interests. Someone may know of Tim
Schraders’s interest and fill me in.
Business Meeting Items:
Mtg Minutes: Walt called for reading of last meetings
minutes and it was motioned to forego the reading since they were posted on the
Web site and in the distributed newsletter.
The motioned was passed.
Treasurer’s Report: Stan Roeske presented his Treasurer’s Report. Our current Chapter balance is $3040.00 (if
my notes are correct). See Stan’s report
for details. Stan took an action item to
check the yahoo e-mail list for Mike Cook’s name. Mike wasn’t getting any Chapter
e-mails. (Editor’s note: If anyone knows a member who isn’t getting
our e-mails, please let one of the officers know. Herman also has an action to
update the sign in roster with Mike Cook’s and Travis Marshall’s names. Neither one had a place to initial on the
meeting sign-in roster.)
Young Eagles: Jim Bonelli said we flew 65 kids during the
“Discover Aviation Days” (DAD) at Jean, NV in April. THANKS TO ALL WHO SUPPORTED THE YOUNG EAGLE
RALLY EFFORT, especially the pilots who brought their planes! The whole event turn-out was sparse so we didn’t
fly as many kids as we have in the past.
We think from lack of good advertising and media exposure. Glenn Smith pointed out the lack of
advertising, as did Walt Ayers. Mike
mentioned that one of the key DAD organizers told him they were short of money
this year and didn’t have enough to advertise.
Tom Donaldson says there is no formal County budgeting to advertise the
event, they just provide the facility to the “Discover Aviation Group”. There was some mention of forming an
“Advertising Committee” to advertise all our events, but no one volunteered to
organize or chair it. IS ANYONE
INTERESTED IN DOING SO? Please let a
Chapter officer know, if you are.
However, there were some other events like the “Henderson Heritage Days”
to compete with.
EAA “Air Academy”: We briefly discussed the EAA Youth “Air
Academy” nominees. Jim Bonelli is the
only one who has nominated a candidate so far.
Mike will send out an e-mail to see if someone else knows of a deserving
nominee. We must get our frim candidate
information into EAA National before July 1st.
If no other candidates are nominated, we will vote at the next meeting
on the support to give Jim’s nominee.
Centennial of Flight Presentations: Dave Roebke gave an update on the
Presentations he is coordinating at the Clark Cty Libraries. He said we have had some good effort so far
but can use more. IF ANYONE WOULD LIKE
TO MAKE AN AVIATION RELATED PRESENTATION AT A CLARK COUNTY LIBRARY, PLEASE
CONTACT DAVE at email@example.com or 564-6398. He would also like to have someone, who
trailers their plane out to fly, bring that aircraft to a library and assemble
it during one of the sessions. Dave’s
next open date is on June 14th.
Monthly Fly-out: Ken Wyatt said the Chapter flyout would be to
Rosamond, CA on Sunday, May 18th.
(Editor’s Note: Our Chapter
fly-outs are on the weedend after the monthly chapter meetings and we usually
don’t get the minutes to Roland Fraga, our Web site manager, until after that,
so please call a chapter officer if you don’t get to the meeting and would like
to know where we are going.)
Armin says his airplane is well into the 25 hour flt test program
and is flying well after he made a few “improvements”
Mike Hope, who is building an RV-6, said there
is a new software program out that helps keep track of bulid hours, your required pictures,
etc. He is using it. It is called “Kit
Log Pro” if my notes are correct. Mike
said it can be ordered and downloaded on-line. Walt said some company is
offering it free under some condition, but I didn’t get the conditions recorded.
Anyone building an airplane that is interested can call Mike at 269-5879 for
details on the program. Call Walt at
795-2313 if you want the details on the free offer.
Drawing: Paul Gerner sold $58
worth of our raffle tickets and I believe
it was Travis Marshall who won half in
adjourned our business meeting about 2030 hours and introduced our guest
speaker, Mr. Ed Barnes from Exxon/Mobil.
Ed presented a great program on “Common Misconceptions About
Lubrications” with a focus on Exxon Elite 20w50 engine oil. At the end, he offered a one time local two
for one promotion sale. He answered
several questions at the end. Thanks for
the presentation Ed! (Editor’s
Note: Ed made the product sound so good
I had to try it, so I got a couple of cases.
I just got home from flying to Kansas City and back and the oil worked
better than what I had been using. My
engine used less, ran cooler and had
better oil pressure.)
Michael W. Smith
VP, EAA Chapter
Welcome New Members:
Mike Kamrat, Henderson, NV
Harry Saxton, Las Vegas, NV
Welcome aboard and we hope
you will take an active part in the chapter.
If you are interested in Meigs Field, then check out the Link below:
Las Vegas County Library Presentations:
The Chapter’s next monthly
presentation on the “First 100 Years of Powered Flight” will be at the
Sahara West Library, June 14, 2003 – 11:00 a.m. to
4:00 p.m., set-up 10:00 a.m.
West Charleston Library, July 12, 2003 - 11:00 a.m.
to 4:00 p.m., set-up 10:00 a.m.
Enterprise Library, Tentatively August 16, 2003 -
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., set-up 10:00 a.m.
September, October and November libraries to be
In order to make this
project a success, he will need the assistance of many other chapter members.
If you can volunteer to help David with some phase of these monthly
presentations, then, please contact
David by email firstname.lastname@example.org or Home phone: 702.269.9454
Meeting Schedule - 2003:
Las Vegas - Grand Canyon Room at 7:30 pm
July 9, 2003 Henderson
Executive – Terminal Building at 7:30 pm
August 13, 2003 North Las Vegas - Grand Canyon Room at 7:30 pm
September 10, 2003 Boulder City –
Location TBA at 7:30 pm
October 8, 2003 North Las Vegas - Grand Canyon Room at 7:30 pm
November 12, 2003 Boulder City –
Location TBA at 7:30 pm
December 10, 2003 North Las Vegas -
Grand Canyon Room at 7:30 pm
Have been suspended for the
RULES OF THE AIR (Author Unknown)
1. Every takeoff is optional. Every landing is mandatory.
2. If you push the stick forward, the houses get bigger. If you pull the stick
back, they get smaller. That is, unless you keep pulling the stick
all the way back, then they get bigger again.
3. Flying isn't dangerous. Crashing is what's dangerous.
4. It's always better to be down here wishing you were up there than up there
wishing you were down here.
5. The ONLY time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire.
6. The propeller is just a big fan in front of the plane used to keep the pilot
cool. When it stops, you can actually watch the pilot start sweating.
7. When in doubt, hold on to your altitude. No one has ever collided with the
8. A 'good' landing is one from which you can walk away. A 'great' landing is
one after which they can use the plane again.
9. Learn from the mistakes of others. You won't live long enough to make all of
10. You know you've landed with the wheels up if it takes full power to taxi to
11. The probability of survival is inversely proportional to the angle of
arrival. Large angle of arrival, small probability of survival and vice versa.
12. Never let an aircraft take you somewhere your brain didn't get to five
13. Stay out of clouds. The silver lining everyone keeps talking about might be
another airplane going in the opposite direction. Reliable
sources also report that mountains have been known to hide out in clouds.
14. Always try to keep the number of landings you make equal to the number of
take offs you've made.
15. There are three simple rules for making a smooth landing. Unfortunately no
one knows what they are.
16. You start with a bag full of luck and an empty bag of experience. The trick
is to fill the bag of experience before you empty the bag of luck.
17. Helicopters can't fly; they're just so ugly the earth repels them.
18. If all you can see out of the window is ground that's going round and round
and all you can hear is commotion coming from the passenger
compartment, things are not at all as they should be.
19. In the ongoing battle between objects made of aluminum going hundreds of
miles per hour and the ground going zero miles per hour, the
ground has yet to lose.
20. Good judgment comes from experience. Unfortunately, the experience usually
comes from bad judgment.
21. It's always a good idea to keep the pointy end going forward as much as
22. Keep looking around. There's always something you've missed.
23. Remember, gravity is not just a good idea. It's the law. And it's not
subject to repeal.
24. The three most useless things to a pilot are the altitude above, the runway
behind and the fuel expended.
chapter webpage for list: http://www.eaachapter1300.org
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: email@example.com
The chapter webpage URL is: http://www.EAAChapter1300.org
Be sure to Bookmark this URL.
The 2003 Young
Eagle Flight Rally Schedule:
Saturday, September,__ Overton (99s & Mardell Haskins sponsored)
Saturday, October, __ (Open)
Saturday, November 1st Beatty
If you would like to
volunteer to bring the meeting refreshment to one of our monthly meetings,
please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Ken Wyatt at 349-7795 to sign up.
June 11, 2003 Mike
July 9, 2003 Tom
September 10, 2003 Stan
& Carol Roeske
October 8, 2003 Ken
& Phyllis Wyatt
November 12, 2003
December 10, 2003
The chapter has a supply of
Official Southern Nevada EAA Chapter 1300 Baseball Caps (Blue) for sale to
members for $20.00.
You can purchase yours at the next meeting.
Other Aviation Events Coming Up:
Chapter 1300 Presentation on the Centennial
of Flight at the Sahara West Library, June 14, 2003 – 11:00 a.m. to 4:00
Thanks for reading the newsletter and we will
see you at the meeting on the 14th. Bring a friend…..