Official Monthly Electronic Newsletter of the
EAA Chapter 1300
O Box 34311
Volume 5, issue
next Chapter meeting will be at the Henderson
at Remember, a group of members have dinner at
before the meeting at the Seven
Hills Bar & Grill Everyone is "Welcome" to join us
The meeting program - David Learner is
currently putting together a program on Aviation Safety
Airports. The program will
include representatives with
FAA, as well as
individuals familiar with some of our local airports and
regarding specific cautions when operating on and
around these airports and other current topics, such as runway
2004 Officers and
Director VGT: Armin
Director BLD: Glenn
hope everyone has been flying (and driving) safely and all is well with
you. I have just a few new
things to announce in this months Newsletter. With Ken Wyatt?s help, I sent out
personalized letters to those past members who have not renewed their
membership this year.
Hopefully, many of them will reconsider and our P.O. Box is
overflowing with more renewals.
program at this month?s meeting (Wednesday, May 12th, 1930
hours at Henderson Executive airport) will focus on safety. Tom Donaldson is trying to
coordinate with the FSDO, to have one of them come and give ?their take?
on local accidents and things that might help us all be a little safer ?as
we slip the surly bonds?. I
hope that a few of you, who can make it to the meeting, will recount one
of your ?close call learning
situations? that we can perhaps learn from.
we have a Young Eagle flight rally on Saturday, May 8th at
VGT. So far, I have Bob
Doughty, Glenn Smith, Glenn Carlson, Roy Campbell, Ken Wyatt and me (in
Dave Lerner?s plane) committed to fly. Richard Kegelmyer along with Gail are the
only confirmed ground ?kid? handlers. We can really use a little more
help to spread the ?workload? to fly, keep the kids ?in-line?, help
?set-up and tear-down? our signs, table, etc. so, please let me know if
you can help. (Phone 565-4010, http://webmail.west.cox.net/agent/MobNewMsg?to=e-mail..firstname.lastname@example.org if you would rather e-mail.) The Tuskegee Airmen have said they
will pay for the fuel. The
Rally would be a good way to ?exercise? your plane at a lower cost. Jim Bonelli has also set up a
small Mesquite YE Rally on May 24th in the late afternoon. I?d like to make our flights up to
more interesting by having an ETA and spot- landing contest in
conjunction. We will discuss a few more details at the meeting.
to see many of you on the 12th at the Seven Hills Bar and
Grill, 3051 Saint Rose Parkway for dinner at
1800 before going to the Henderson Terminal for our
EAA Chapter 1300
There are no minutes
available at this time to be included in the newsletter. They will be discussed at the May
Chapter wishes to ?Welcome? the following New Members and we
each of you to take an active roll
in the chapter.
Braun and Family (including Micah who just soloed)
also wish to mention that two members passed on, Glenn Armstrong
John Osburn . Chapter Member Numbers 70 and 30,
Everyone is encouraged to submit material, information or pictures
interest to chapter members for
publication on the Chapter?s Webpage.
Send whatever you have to Jim
email address: email@example.com
chapter webpage URL is: http://www.EAAChapter1300.org Be
to Bookmark this URL.
Lee Owens Around the
World Flight - May 27, 2004
Lee Owens will attempt to make
aviation history by becoming the first African-American to fly around the
world, the first to fly around the world solo in a single engine aircraft,
and to set a worlds record by traveling over 25,000 miles around the
Lee Owens will make this flight in a 3/4 scale replica of the
famous North American P51D Mustang. The P51D Mustang was one of the
aircraft used by the Tuskegee Airmen to fly combat missions during WWII.
For years Lee Owens has had the dream to fly around the world in a
single-engine P-51D airplane to honor those black aviators that came
before him. When he is successful, he will become the first
African-American to ever make the journey in a single-engine aircraft. Lee
Owens is a visionary for young African-Americans. He inspires them to make
their dreams a reality.
After he has made the flight, Lee Owens plans
to use his experiences to speak to youths across the country about the
opportunities in aviation. In order to complete this journey, Lee Owens
needs your financial backing. Time is of the essence. We are looking for
5,000 people to donate at least $50.00 each to make this mission a go.
The Lee Owens Foundation has been set up to accept funds for this
world flight and to provide funding for scholarships to bring aviation
education to deserving youths.
For more details, go to: http://www.leeowensflight2004.org
NOTE: EAA Chapter 1300
voted to contribute $100.00 to the Lee Owens Foundation at the April
2004 Young Eagle Flight Rally (Partial) Schedule:
3rd Young Eagle Rally was canceled. The new tentative date
be May 8th -
Air of Las
Please mark your calendar.
Contact Jim Bonelli at
firstname.lastname@example.org for an
Thanks for reading the newsletter
and we will see
you at the meeting on the 12th.
Bring a friend?..