The official Monthly
Electronic Newsletter Of the
Nevada EAA Chapter 1300
P.O. Box 34311
Las Vegas Nevada 89133-4311
June 8, Meeting Location:
Our next meeting will be held at the North Las Vegas Airport
Grand Canyon Room at 7:30 pm. The Group dinner before the meeting
Is 6:30 pm at: Foothills Ranch, 3377 Rancho Rd.
June meeting Program:
We’re honored to present Lyn Freeman, Editor of Plane and Pilot
to be our Guest Speaker for the evening.
2005 Officers and Directors:
Our May 11th
meeting was well attended proving again that if you build it ‘they will come’. Dave Skrock acted as our host and showed off
his Lancair project and its’ unusual feature namely the turbo Subaru
engine. The business portion of the
meeting discussed the status of the pinch hitter program that is being
resurrected by Jim Bonelli. We should
have more news before the end of July as to how well it is going with some test
participants feed back.
indicated that we now have a candidate for this year’s Air Academy. Hopefully she will be introduced to the
Chapter at our next meeting on June 8th. The business side of the June meeting will be
short to allow as much time as needed for our guest speaker, Lyn Freeman,
Editor of Plane and Pilot. This should
be a fun evening as Lyn has a great sense of humor and makes his point on
aviation matters in a most entertaining manner very much along the lines of Ron
Machado. CCAA and Chapter 163 have been
invited as well, so mark your calendars.
to Chapter member Justin Kelly who received the FAA Flight Instructor of the
Year award at the recent FAA Awards Dinner.
Ann Devers, the AvFlash Lady, is also to be congratulated for putting
together a memorable evening to honor so many outstanding aviation contributors
here in the Valley.
continues his efforts to resolve the issues surrounding the FSDO’s first flight
restrictions at VGT. In a recent update
issued to the working committee he indicated that the AOPA has begun the
process to obtain the documentation, which supposedly led to the FSDO
determination. A similar letter has been
developed for the EAA. Both requests
should be in the hands of the FAA by the time you read this. Dave is also of
the opinion that there is much support for both these requests and our position
within other areas of the FAA, but is to premature for their public support. I
personally believe the FSDO expected our interest to erode on the issue and
while it is frustrating it is in our mutual interest to see this through to a
Take a look at
the web site. This month’s project photo
‘almost there baby’ is John Andzejweski’s Berkut. Please take advantage of the web site for
information about chapter fly-outs, your projects and anything you find
worthwhile dealing with our world of experimental aviation. It will give our Webmaster, Jim Bonelli,
something to take care of during his idle hours. Another nagging reminder is to contact Dean
Herrington for any suggestions on future Chapter events or programs.
Again see you on
Safe Flying and
May 11 Meeting Minutes:
Dave’s Carbon Fiber Lancair 360 (under construction with a Subaru
turbo powerplant) was the subject of much fascination, inquiry and builder
discussion. Looks like a terrific
The regular meeting convened at 1945 hours with 20 members
Treasures report submitted and accepted.
Air academy report submitted and approved. Motion to move ahead and process Sarah
Metcalf application, with request that she come and introduce herself talk a
little at the June 8 meeting. Young
eagles credits requested. Air travel is
to be reimbursed.
Recent mishap and save at VGT wherein a back-up pilot was able to
get a heart attack victim back on the ground) pinch hitter+. Our plans for a simulator based approach was
discussed. Dave Lerner would like to at
least get the pilot program accomplished this year.
Dean Harrington discussed the fly out to Seligman and told the
“Baldy” story about the kind fellow aviator who tossed Dean the keys to his
pickup so we wouldn’t have to walk into town.
Baldy has set up a free website trying to host a site for pilots to
link-up and arrange to fly with one another.
Dean passed out the website information.
This site is not in competition with anybody and can only serve to grow
the business of other Fixed Base Operators.
Dave asked about non-flying social events, including resurrection
of the former Jean October event??
Consensus was to start the Jean October picnic again this year. Hugh Mattern spoke about another possible fly-out
to visit the narrow gage railway in Durango,
CO. The trip involves flying to Silverton, then
$300 (round trip) worth of Train ride (149 each way per person) You’d still need hotel for overnights in
Silverton and or Durango, meals, etc.
General consensus was that it is very expensive but might be worthwhile
for some. Hugh said too expensive, so he
No report from nominating committee - no meetings to date.
New business: NAFB freedom park was suggested as BBQ site (John
Experimental Phase one flying out of VGT = Dave Lerner still
looking for the promised letters from McNeeley and Johnson. Members with specific questions should speak
On Aug 10 a class is to be presented on A/C electrical - a handbook will be available. The class will be 30-45 minutes, Q&A
follow-up available ? may have option to go hands on with someone’s
Meeting adjorned at 2040.
Welcome new Members:
No new Members to report at this time.
Everyone is encouraged to submit material, information or pictures
To chapter members for publication on the Chapter?s Webpage.
Send whatever you have to Jim Bonelli, Webmaster, email address:
firstname.lastname@example.org The Chapter webpage URL is?
Be sure to bookmark this URL.
No Classified ads to mention at this time.
I want to thank everyone who came to the open house at my Hangar
Last month. There were 8 flyin’s and about 50 people who came.
Tom Donaldson Will be our refreshment host for the June meeting at
Our thanks go out to Dave Scrock for providing for last months
A story in Monday's News Wire
unintentionally threw a scare into thousands of homebuilt pilots who quite
legally fly their aircraft and will continue to do so without the prying eyes
of the FAA determining whether they are capable. As the story noted, the FAA
wants to make sure that those flying passengers in their homebuilts are
properly rated for the aircraft they are flying. What we didn't say is that
since most homebuilts are single-engine land planes and that's the certificate
most pilots have, there's no action required for the vast majority of pilots.
However, some folks who have built water-capable or multi-engine planes don't
carry those endorsements. The rule is intended to ensure those pilots are
proficient and current in the particular aircraft they fly before they can take
passengers. To recap, if you have a recreational or better certificate in the
class and category of aircraft that you fly, no action is required. We
apologize for the confusion created by our incomplete explanation of the
notice. For more information read EAA's complete description of the notice.
This information provided by:
For your Information: FYI.
Subject: FAA Safety Meeting
Several important changes were discussed at the monthly FAA safety
meeting held at North Las Vegas
Airport's Grand Canyon
It was an overflow crowd of 100 or better, so many of you were there.
This is simply an overview for those who could not be present.
KVGT TOWER operators are requesting help from
the pilot community
regarding COMMUNICATIONS with the tower.
Please refer to your Airmans Information
Manual ( AIM ), Chapter 4,
Air Traffic Control ( ATC ), Section 2 "Radio Communications
”Phraseology and Techniques".
Specific request: 4-2-2. Radio Technique. a,b,c,d.
Specific request: 4-2-3. Contact Procedure, (a) Initial call.
Discussion: While in flight, most of us have been taught the
4 "w's"; who we are, where we are, what we want to do and what we
know in the initial call. (Information: Alpha, Bravo, etc.)
Now, they are requesting that we
"Go by the book" and Establish contact, with name of facility
you are calling, and Aircraft
Identification only, on initial contact.
If you have any questions,
please send me an e-mail at:
Thanks and happy communications..........
Jim Bonelli, Safety officer
Dear Chapter Leader -
As part of the EAA Sport Pilot Tour at the Golden West EAA Regional Fly-In, Marysville, CA,
you are invited to attend the EAA Chapter Leaders Ice Cream Social on Friday
June 3rd (RSVP Required).
Come join us for some great Ice Cream (Free) and an opportunity to interact
with Bob Warner (Senior Vice President of EAA Membership), Chapter Leaders, and
EAA Staff. The Ice Cream Social will begin at 7:30 PM, and all will meet at the
EAA Membership Tent located on the Fly-In grounds.
All Chapter Leaders are invited. Also invited are any Chapter Members who are
interested in the future direction of EAA and your Chapter.
If you plan on attending, please RSVP by replying to this message, please
include your name, Chapter Number, and EAA Number, or fax at (920) 426-6560.
If you are brining other Chapter Leaders/Members with you, please include their
information in your reply. Space and Ice Cream are limited so please don't wait
Please share this message with all members of your Chapter who do not have e-mail.
P.S. For more information on the Fly-In go to this web site:
Troy A. Toelle
EAA Chapter Field Administrator
(920) 426-6560 (fax)
Remember to wear your
to the June
Thanks for reading the Newsletter and we will see you
On the 8th.
Bring a friend??..