Official Monthly Electronic Newsletter of the
EAA Chapter 1300
P O Box 34311
Volume 6, issue No,3
March 2005 Meeting Location
Our next Chapter meeting will be held at Glenn Smith?s Hanger at
Airport The meeting will
start at 7:30 p.m. For entry to the
To the ramp, drive past the
gate to the end of the road, HONK your
Someone will come to open
For those who would like to
have a bite to eat before the Meeting, come to the
Copper Creak Golf Club at 1501 Veterans Memorial, Boulder City Nv.
At 6 PM
2005 Officers and Directors:
President: David Lerner
Secretary: Herman Leong
Treasurer: Ken Wyatt
Director VGT: Armin Tuma
Director BLD: Glenn Smith
to be an eventful month. Jeff Ashby?s
presentation on his experiences as an Astronaut proved to be not only
interesting, but gave those of us attending new insights into what is really
involved in the space program up close and very personal. Jeff?s videos were the actual ?home movies?
that he and his fellow Astronauts took and were certainly not the edited stuff
seen on the eleven o?clock news. Thanks
to Dean Herrington for his efforts in putting on one of the best programs the
Chapter has had.
The Young Eagles
Program at VGT hosted 85 children for one of the highest turnouts since the
beginning of the program. We are off to
a good start for the New Year. To often
we forget the Ladies behind the scenes who make these programs move so smoothly
so a big thank you to Jan Bonelli and her crew of dedicated folks. Thanks to Roy Campbell for getting the Red
Horse Squadron to participate and the Courtney Children?s Foundation for their
sponsorship and bringing out a large number of inner city children to the event.
Our next meeting
at Boulder tentatively will have Larry Brown
from the FSDO meeting with us to discuss the recent ruling on operating
limitations on experimental aircraft specifically as this relates to North Town
operations. Representatives of Chapter
163, CCAA and us will be meeting to form a mutual approach towards dealing with
this problem. More on this at the Boulder meeting.
Coming up at our
future meetings: a presentation on electrical wiring by Mike Perger, Plane and
Pilot?s Editor Lyn Freeman and Cecil Johnson from Clark County?s
Aviation Department. Please watch the
Web Site for further information.
Again a reminder
for each of us to start looking for possible candidates for the Chapter to send
to the EAA Air Academy
In the meantime
-Safe Flying and Regards.
Feb. 9, 2005 Minutes
EAA Chapter 1300
President Dave Lerner convened the second
meeting of the year at 1930 Hrs at the Starbright Theater in Summerlin. About
55 members and guests were present.
advisor to the "747th Air Venture Crew", gave a short talk on his
Ventue Scout program. For more information on this program go to
Jim Bonelli then
reported on Chapter 1300's accomplishments in the Young Eagles program and our
sponsorship of candidates to the Air
then introduced our special guest speaker for the evening, Jeffrey S. Ashby
(Captain, USN, Ret.) In 1999 Jeff Ashby served as Pilot on STS-93 on Space
Shuttle Columbia and in 2001 he was also the Pilot on STS-100 on Space Shuttle
Endeavour. He then returned to space in 2002 as Mission Commander of STS-112 on
Space Shuttle Atlantis. His presentation included slides and a video of his
mission STS-112. A question and answer session followed.
conducted a lucky number drawing for NASA pins, mission patches and autographed
photos of Jeff Ashby. These were all provided by Jeff Ashby. There were 2
winners of the 50/50 drawing. They were Jan Bonelli and Mike Cook.
The meeting was
adjourned about 2130 Hrs.
Welcome New Members:
Our newest Member comes from Henderson Nv. Don Conrad,
Welcome aboard Sir.
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 Bonelli, WebMaster,
email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The chapter webpage URL is: http://www.EAAChapter1300.org Be
to Bookmark this URL.
Thanks to the ground crews and Aviators Who gave at last months
Vary successful Young Eagle Event.
planning committee for the Boulder City Airport Day has set the date for the event
as Saturday, April 2, 2005. We have tried to deconflict it with
most of the other local flying events. I have made the input that the
Chapter would like to fly "Young Eagles" again, just as we
did last November when the other events got cancelled. At this time, the
event will be like a mini-Discover Aviation Days with sky-diving, formation
flying, helicopter/plane rides and "maybe" aerobatics.
Mark April 2nd on your calendar and start passing the word around.
Does anyone know of conflicts we may have overlooked or have comments we should
READ THIS EAA NOTICE;
sending this e-Notice to you as a means to provide better service to you, your
Chapter members and EAA members at-large.
The EAA Government Relations department is updating the amateur-built DAR (AB
DAR) web page and we need your Chapter members assistance with the
update. Within this web site we have listed all of the individuals the
FAA has currently authorized to inspect and certify amateur-built
aircraft. There is one column called "EAA Member Recommended AB
DAR" that directly reflects your member feelings about the AB DAR's who
have inspected and certified their aircraft.
What I need is for your Chapter members to tell me if they would recommend the
AB DAR who inspected and certified their aircraft to other EAA members.
If they would, then what is the name of that inspector - once I get that name,
I'll then add a "yes" under the recommended column next to that AB
I would like to thank you and your Chapter members in advance for helping to
provide this information to all members of our EAA Family.
The current EAA AB DAR web page is at:
http://members.eaa.org/home/govt/help/ab_dar.asp. Please take a look at
it...the list of recommended AB DAR's is a living list that can be updated any
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Mike Smith will be your refreshment host for the March Meeting at
Glenn Smith?s hanger
to wear your name badge to the meeting on March 9
And all meetings in the future.
Thanks for reading the newsletter and we will
the meeting on the 9th. Bring a friend?..