The Official Monthly Electronic Newsletter of the
Southern Nevada EAA Chapter 1300
O Box 34311
Volume 5, Issue No.1
next meeting will be in Terminal Building, Henderson Executive Airport
beginning at 7:30PM on January 14th.
Remember, a group of members have dinner at 6:00pm
before the meeting at the Seven Hills Bar and Grill, 3051 Saint Rose Parkway.
Everyone is “Welcome” to join us for Dinner. We are trying out a new location
very close to the airport.
January Meeting Program:
Halterman, Tower Manager of the HEA ATCT, talk about new procedures
with the parallel runways, as well as brief us on the modified airspace that
are currently working that will hopefully yield additional flexibility in
HEA. We will show a video on AOPA's Airport Watch Program. Given
security environment, this 20 minute video should be viewed by all.
2004 Officers and Directors:
Vice President: Paul
Secretary: Herman Leong
Treasurer: David Lerner
Director VGT: Armin
Director BLD: Glenn
Director HND: Glenn
December Ice Cream Social:
We wish to say “Thanks” to Jim & Jan Bonelli for a nice ice cream
social at the December meeting.
Membership Renewal Time:
It is time to renew your membership, if you have not already renewed.
An easy way to renew is to go to the website and print out a membership
application, complete, attach your payment and mail to the address on the
Or contact David Lerner, Chapter Treasurer.
Membership dues are
$18 for individuals and $24 for families. If in doubt, check the roster. All
family members have both members listed, together.
You can save postage
by bringing cash or check to the Chapter meeting on Wed., 01/14. Otherwise
please mail checks payable to "Southern Nevada EAA Chapter
1300" to either of the addresses below:
Southern Nevada EAA Chapter 1300
Las Vegas, NV
Formation Flying Class:
Glenn Smith and Mark
DuLaney will be holding a formation class on January 24 & 25th
at the Boulder City Airport. If you have any interest in formation flying
contact Glenn Smith at 294-1111 or get your questions answered at the January
meeting. See Mark DuLaney’s Plans for the Formation Days Below:
We have decided to make January 24 and 25 our planned formation day. Everyone
on this e-mail list has expressed a desire to participate, and I hope you are
able to attend.
The goal of this weekend is to provide an opportunity for pilots to get
together and have a concentrated emphasis on safe and disciplined formation
I will tailor the flying to each person's experience level. If you are new to
this then you can plan on flying mostly 2 or 3 ship formations, if you are
experienced then we would like to do some large show formations. I anticipate
will have RVs, T-34's, Thorpe T-18 and Extra 300's plus possibly more types
The plan is to have our initial briefing at 0900 Saturday 24 Jan 2004 at
either my hangar or Glenn Smith's hangar at Boulder City Airport (61B). We will
plan 0n at least 3 flying periods on Saturday and Sunday with lunch hopefully
catered around noon each day. The third flying period on Saturday will be
reserved for our large show formation flight. There is also an 5-6 ship Extra
photo flight planned during the weekend. A Saturday evening post flying beer
call will of course be a mandatory formation.
Just a reminder for some of you that don't know me. I am retired from the Air
Force where I spent 20 years flying trainer and fighter aircraft, I currently
fly for Southwest Airlines. I have an RV-6 that we have been doing formation
work for about two years. I have a formation flight lead/wingman card
administered by FFI. (Equivalent to a warbird FAST card).
Since I think we may have a good number of folks who are interested, I need
to know who is planning to attend. I would like to have a pretty firm count by
18 Jan 04. You can e-mail me or Glenn Smith or contact me by phone
(702-493-3361). I need to know type of aircraft, experience level at formation
you would like to be a flight lead for some of the less experienced folks,
and if you are an inexperienced flyer would you like to have a safety observer
fly with you or would you like to fly with an experienced wingman. We will be
following standard formation signals as illustrated in the Formation Flight
Manual. This is the standard manual used for warbird and FFI training. It can
purchased at www.buildersbooks.com.
Those that are new to formation training
will be expected to have a working knowledge of formation procedures and
If you are coming from out of town let us know if you need hotel/rental car
information. More information to follow. Hope to see everone on the 24th and
please pass this along if you know of someone who may be interested.
Mark "Dula" DuLaney
Last year was a great year for our
Chapter under the leadership of Walt Ayers and his Board of Directors and
officers. We had some great programs, fly-outs
and especially Young Eagle Rallies coordinated by Jim Bonelli. I looked at the Chapter’s Young Eagle tally
in EAA National’s Young Eagle logbook today.
It had 26 chapter pilots listed that flew a total of 1259 “Young
Eagles”. We got some great
“international” recognition through articles in “Sport Aviation” and good local
exposure at Discover Aviation and the Nellis AFB Open House. WOW, what an accomplishment in the short time
our chapter has been active. No one kept close numbers of supporting volunteers
that helped make this possible, but I’m sure those numbers would also be
impressive. Our chapter grew to at least
102 members by year’s end thanks to the active efforts of many members,
especially Ken Wyatt’s led membership drive last spring. Your 2004 Board and Officers have some big
shoes to fill if we are to keep such a good record moving forward.
However, I am certain that with the
active participation of each and every member, we can do as much or more in the
coming year. As the new President of
our chapter, I am encouraging all of you to share your ideas, with an officer,
on what you would like to see happen within our chapter during the coming
year. We have a few “standard items”
that we plan to continue – Young Eagle Rallies, and sponsorship of aviation
minded candidates to the Oshkosh Air Academy to inspire youngsters, and flyouts
and “programs” to stimulate our flying/building interest. But, we need your ideas for “program”
material that keeps you and inspires others to come to our meetings and on any
new initiatives we should undertake. We
usually have the best meetings when we have the most members present, because
conversation stimulates ideas and renewed interest. After I brought an elevator I had just
finished to our last meeting, someone mentioned they would like to see more of
such things. So, for those of you
building or restoring something, bring in a piece for a little “show and
tell”. Glenn Smith says to block your
calendar on January 24-25 for a weekend of flying activity at Boulder
City. More detail at our next meeting,
Wednesday, January 14th, at Henderson Executive Airport.
I look forward to serving as your
President through 2004 and working with all of you to make our chapter even
bigger and better.
Secretary’s Note Pad:
10, 2003 Minutes
Walt Ayers convened the last meeting of the year at 1935 Hrs at the North Las
Vegas airport. Sixteen members and two guests were present. Our guests were
Brian Rossi and Luther Tate. Brian has lived in Las Vegas for 4 years and
former lived in Seattle. He enjoys acrobatic flying and is building a Glasair.
Luther has been in Las Vegas for 30 plus years and has built or re-built more
than 20 airplanes. His first was an Aronica 3C monoplane which he re-built in
of the Minutes: A motion was made and seconded to forego reading of the
previous month's minutes since they are published on the Chapter web site. The
Report: Treasurer Stan Roeske reported that total income for November 2003 was
$0.23. Expenses were fees of $100 for the Nellis Airshow display leaving a
Total Funds Balance Ending Nov. 31, 2003 of $2,728.23. $180.75 was allocated to
the Aviation Education Fund [510(c)(3)] resulting in Total Uncommitted Funds
for Chapter Use of $2,547.98.
Walt Ayers presented Chapter Service Award certificates and pins to the
following members of Chapter 1300:
Bonelli Young Eagles Co-ordinator
Smith Young Eagles Co-ordinator
Mattern Technical Advisor
Fraga Web Page Editor
Smith Vice President
Wyatt Newsletter Editor
the request of President Walt Ayers, EAA awarded Dave Roebke a copy of
"Dawn at Kitty Hawk" , a Centennial of Flight Co-ordinator award
certificate and a medal for his outstanding work. Stan Roeske read a copy of a
letter of appreciation sent by Tim Clark, Clark County Library District
administrator to Tom Poberenzy, President of EAA praising Dave Roebke for his
Roeske asked for a show of interest in the 2004 EAA calendar. A motion was made
to purchase 24 calendars. It was seconded and passed. Nellis Airshow report:
The Chapter 1300 booth was manned by Jim & Jan Bonelli, Mike Smith, and
several volunteers. Four home-builts, a 300 Xtra, and a Stearman were on
display. Crowd control of the static display was better than last year. About
40-50 people picked up literature on Chapter 1300 activities provided at the
Bonelli reported that Diane Rankin, Administrative Secretary at N. Las Vegas
airport is retirering on Jan. 7, 2004. A motion was made to purchase an award
plaque to be presented to her at her retirement luncheon. Cost not to exceed
$100. Motion was seconded and passed. George Younghans announced that Beatty,
Tonapah, And Gabbs airports are looking for airport managers. Anyone interested
can contact George for an application form.
Walt Ayers thanked the outgoing officers for a job well done and introduced the
officers for 2004. The 50/50 drawing was won by Stan Roeske. The meeting was
adjourned at 2002 hrs and followed by an Ice Cream social. The delicious
refreshments were provided by Jim & Jan Bonelli.
Herman Leong, 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.
new members last month
Wanted Newsletter Editor:
chapter is looking for a volunteer newsletter editor to take over the
newsletter. Ken Wyatt has served as editor for over three years and he would
like to be replaced by a member willing to try his/her hand as editor of the
production the “WING TIP”. If you would like to volunteer as editor, please
contact Walt Ayers (702-795-8288 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ken Wyatt (702-349-7795 or email@example.com).
Flying Activities – January 2004:
December flying activity will be a lunch flight to Bullhead City, AZ ( )
on January 18th. Arrive by 11:30 A.M PST. We will have lunch at the Riverside
Buffet at Noon PST. If the weather is not VFR, then the breakfast flight is
Do it Safely and Enjoy Your
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
chapter webpage URL is: http://www.EAAChapter1300.org Be sure to Bookmark this
The 2004 Young Eagle Flight Rally (Partial) Schedule:
February 7, 2004 – North Las Vegas
Airport – International Young Eagle Rally
you would like to volunteer to provide refreshments for one of our monthly
meetings, please email email@example.com
or call Ken Wyatt at 349-7795 to sign up.
January 14, 2004 No sponsor, so no
refreshment will be served
Thanks for reading the newsletter and we will see you at
the meeting on the 14th. Bring a friend…..