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The Official Monthly Electronic Newsletter of the

Southern Nevada EAA Chapter 1300
P O Box 34311

Las Vegas, Nevada 89133-4311,

Website www.EAAChapter1300.org

December  2004

 Volume 5, issue No.12

 

DECEMBER 8, 2004

Our next Chapter meeting will be at the North Las Vegas Airport,  Grand Canyon Room at 7:30 PM
Remember, a group of members have dinner at 6:00pm before the meeting at the

Foothills Ranch,3377 N. Rancho Road.  Everyone is ?Welcome? to join us for Dinner.

 

DECEMBER Meeting Program:

 

2004 Officers and Directors:
President:                              Mike Smith
Vice President:                     Paul Gerner
Secretary:                              Herman Leong  
Treasurer:                              David Lerner
Director VGT:                        Armin Tuma
Director BLD:                        Glenn Smith
Director HND:                       Glenn Carlson


President?s Corner:

            Well, our last major event for the year, ?Nellis? Aviation Nation?, went off quite well.  We only had four airplanes in our EAA ?corral?, on the North end of the ramp not far from the Thunderbird hangar, but they drew quite a bit of interest.  Of course, Jim Grahn?s beautifully painted T-18 always draws a crowd.   I ran out of EAA and Young Eagle information handouts on Saturday and had to print more.  Ran our again on Sunday as well.   A few of our members came by to ?spell? us for lunch breaks.  All ?told? we must have had at least a couple of hundred interested families come by, ask questions and pick up a handout.  Maybe our effort will result in a few more kids at our February Rally.

            The International Council of Air Shows Convention will be in town for a few days starting December 6th.  I expect our new aerobatic showman, Dr. Matt Cooper, (a Chapter 1300 member) will be attending with the aerobatic performers who usually thrill us at Discover Aviation and a few other YE Rallies.  (I.e. Richard Brand, Craig Teft, and Craig Fordem)   I don?t know how many other of you may attend, but if you do, please give us an update at our next meeting on December 8th. 

            I know we have several Chapter members who are also Clark County Aviation Association members, so I expect I will see many of you at the CCAA Christmas party the evening of December 7th. 

            Remember, get your new permanent nametag ordered from Ken Wyatt before our next meeting to get in on the savings.  His e-mail is airportbum@att.net .

            Following our normal monthly general membership meeting, we will have our annual Ice Cream Social, (what has become an annual tradition in place of a Christmas party) hosted by Jim and Jan Bonelli.   This is our last meeting of the year and will be at the North Las Vegas terminal on Wednesday, December 8th. 1930 hours.  As usual, a few of us will be having dinner at the Foothills Ranch on North Rancho before the meeting.  After the meeting, the new officers, directors and committee members will meet for a few minutes to start the transition of ?leadership? for next year.  Of course, all are welcome to listen in.

            I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving holiday.  Mine was wonderful.  See you at the meeting.

  

Fly Safely,

Mike Smith

Mike Smith, 2004 President

Southern Nevada EAA Chapter 1300

 


 Secretary?s Note Pad:
EAA Chapter 1300

NOVEMBER 10, 2004 Minutes

PRESIDENT MIKE SMITH CONVENED THE 11TH MEETING OF THE YEAR AT 1930 HOURS AT GLEN SMITH'S HANGAR IN BOULDER CITY AIRPORT (61B). THIRTY MEMBERS AND FOUR GUESTS WERE PRESENT.  OUR GUESTS WERE ERIC BARR, DENNIS CORNELL, PETER LISCO, AND BOB JORGENSUN.  THE INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS WAS FOLLOWED BY THE SPEAKER OF THE EVENING, ERIC BARR, FROM THE LAS VEGAS FAA DISTRICT OFFICE.  HIS TOPIC WAS THE INSPECTION PROCEDURES USED BY FAA FOR HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT.  AFTER THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED,  ERIC GAVE A DEMO INSPECTION OF DICK MCEWEN'S  NEARLY FINISHED RV-6A AT DICK'S HANGAR.  HE POINTED OUT SOME OF THE CRITICAL AREAS THAT THE INSPECTORS LOOK AT. 

 

SECRETARY REPORT:  A MOTION WAS MADE AND SECONDED TO DISPENSE WITH THE READING OF THE MINUTES AS THEY ARE POSTED ON THE CHAPTER WEB-SITE. THE MOTION PASSED. 

TREASURER'S REPORT:  DAVE LERNER REPORTED AN END OF THE MONTH BALANCE OF $2,552.39. 

MISC ANNOUNCEMENTS:  CALENDARS ARE ON ORDER AND SHOULD ARRIVE IN TWO WEEKS.  THE NELLIS OPEN HOUSE WILL BE ON NOV. 13 & 14.  ABOUT A  HALF OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT INDICATED THAT  THEY WOULD BE ATTENDING.  MIKE SMITH ASKED FOR VOLUNTEERS TO MAN OUR EAA CHAPTER BOOTH AT THIS EVENT. .  BRIAN PRINZAVALLI WILL BE ONE OF THEM.  A CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION PREPARED BY JIM BONELLI WAS TO BE PRESENTED TO TO MATT COOPER FOR HIS OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE AT DISCOVER AVIATION A COUPLE WEEKS AGO.  MATT WAS NOT PRESENT SO THE CERTIFICATE WILL BE AWARDED AT THE NEXT MEETING.  KEN WYATT HAS A NEW NAME TAG DESIGN WHICH HE SHOWED TO THE MEMBERSHIP.  THE COST OF THE TAG IS $9.50 BUT MIKE SMITH PROPOSED THAT IT WOULD BE ONLY $7.00 FOR THOSE WHO RENEW THEIR MEMBERSHIP BEFORE THE NEXT MEETING. MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL IS $18.00 AND THE INVOICES WILL BE COMING BY MAIL.  MIKE'S MOTION WAS SECONDED AND IT PASSED. 

NEW REGS, RULES,TFRsNONE. 

OLD BUSINESS:  MIKE SMITH ANNOUNCED THE SUCCESSFUL ELECTION OF NEW SLATE OF OFFICERS FOR 2005. 

SAFETY/ACCIDENTS:  JIM BONELLI TALKED ABOUT A CESSNA 340 THAT CRASHED ON TAKEOFF  ON 11/13/01 IN SANTA MARIA, CA. THE NTBS REPORT INDICATED THAT THE PILOT HAD NOT REMOVED THE RUDDER GUST LOCK  DURING THE PRE-FLIGHT INSPECTION.  THERE WERE NO SURVIVORS. 

YOUNG EAGLES:  AT DISCOVER AVIATION 2004, CHAPTER 1300 GAVE RIDES TO 96 KIDS AND A WEEKS LATER TO 26 MORE KIDS AT THE BOULDER CITY AIRPORT

FUTURE PROGRAMS: MIKE SMITH ASKED FOR IDEAS FOR FUTURE PROGRAMS.  NONE WERE OFFERED. 

STATUS REPORTS:  FOUR HOMEBUILDERS GAVE BRIEF REPORTS ON THEIR PROJECTS.  ONE IS WITHIN A WEEK OF COMPLETION. 

NEW BUSINESS: NONE. 

THE 50/50 DRAWING WAS WON BY BRIAN STOGES.  NEXT MONTH'S MEETING WILL BE AT NORTH LAS VEGAS AIRPORT (VGT) HOSTED BY JIM AND JAN BONELLI. THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 2100 HOURS.

   

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED,

   

HERMAN LEONG

CHAPTER 1300

SECRETARY

 

Welcome New Members:
The Chapter wishes to ?Welcome? the following New Members

and we urge each of you to take an active roll in the chapter.

Jason Wurtz

Ivan McLay

 Again, Welcome!

 

Webpage Material:
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

 Jim Bonelli, WebMaster,
email address:
bonelli.j@cox.net

The chapter webpage URL is: http://www.EAAChapter1300.org Be sure to

 Bookmark this URL.

 

Your new 2005 officers and current directors are: 

   President --- DAVID LERNER

   Vice Pres. -- PAUL GERNER

   Secretary --- HERMAN LEONG

   Asst Sec. --  BILL LAWBAUGH

   Treasurer --- KEN WYATT 

   Asst Trea. -- JUSTIN KELLY

   VGT Dir. ---- ARMIN TUMA

    61B Dir. -----GLENN SMITH

    HND Dir. --- GLENN CARLSON

 

    I'm sure all of them would appreciate our help and support in making the coming year even better the past.

 

  Committees

               Tech Advisor,                                                               Hugh Mattern              

               Young Eagles State Coord.                                           JimBonelli

               Young Eagles Chpt Coord.                                            Mike Smith

                Air Academy Scholarship & AwardsVice Pres.              Paul Gerner,

                                                                                                 Justin Kelly 

               $100 Hamburger Flyouts                                                Ken Wyatt (publishes)

               Membership/Membership Recognition   ???????

               Budget Treasurer                                                           (2005-Ken Wyatt) 

               Future Programs                                                          Tom Donaldson,

                                                                                                  Walt Ayers

               Nomination                                                                  Mike Smith (2005)        

              Social (Drafted by unanimous vote)                                  Dean Herrington

               Newsletter Publisher                                                      Richard Kegelmyer

               Webmaster                                                                   Jim Bonelli

               E-mail Yahoo Groups Moderator                                     Treas (2005-Ken Wyatt)

             50/50 Drawing  Asst Trea./Sec.                                       (Justin Kelley                                                                                               

                                                                                                    & Bill Lawbaugh)


Young Eagles:

 

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Young Eagles Program in 2004.

Hundreds of Future Aviators will think about their days on the Airport ramp,

dreaming of becoming a Fighter Pilot, Airline Pilot or an executive in the Industry .

The possibilities for these young aviators are endless.                                                                                             

 

Refreshment Calendar:

December- Jan & Jim Bonelli, are planning the annual Ice Cream Social.

Thanks go out to Brian Stoiges for last months refreshments.

 

Thanks for reading the December Newsletter. We?ll be looking forward to

 seeing you at theGrand Canyon Room at the North Las Vegas Airport

 on the 10?th. @ 7:30 PM.

 

Richard Kegelmyer, Editor

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