The Official Monthly
Electronic Newsletter of the
EAA Chapter 1300
P O Box 34311
Volume 6, issue No,5
May 11, 2005 Meeting Location
Our next Meeting will be held at 3455 Polaris #4 Dave?s Specialty Paint
And Autobody Shop at 7pm. The best way
to get there is take the I-15
Mountain, exit West, go 2 blocks to Polaris, turn North, His
Shop is 1 block from Spring
Mountain on the left.
May Meeting Program:
Dave Scrock will introduce his Carbon
Fiber Lancair 360. One of 4
Carbon Fiber Airplanes produced before Lancair
360 model now making the Legacy.You will see his
of a Subaru 6 cylinder Turbo Charged engine believed
to produce about 300 hp.
2005 Officers and Directors:
President: David Lerner
Secretary: Herman Leong
Secretary: Bill Lawbaugh
Treasurer: Ken Wyatt
Treas. Justn Kelly
Director HND: Glenn Carlson
This past month
appeared to be relatively quiet as we move on towards summer. Weather was so so or off and on. Something for everyone.
The ongoing FSDO Follies first flight saga continues. Dave Edwards has made some progress with both
the EAA and AOPA. He sent them each an information packet detailing the
problem, which both groups are in the process of reviewing. AOPA indicated that they have been talking
with EAA apparently in an effort to develop a mutual and coordinated
response. We should be hearing from them
in early May and will keep you posted.
PLEASE NOTE: Our Chapter meeting for May 11th,
will not be at Henderson,
but has instead been scheduled for Dave Skrock?s shop at 7:00pm over at 3455 Polaris. Check the web page for more information. Dave is going to show his Lancair
with the turbo Subaru engine. I had an opportunity to visit with him and I
think you will find his shop filled with a number of other interesting auto
projects as well as his Lancair.
our June meeting at North
Town will feature Plane
and Pilot Editor Lyn Freeman. The
Chapter has invited members of Chapter 163 and CCAA to attend our meeting, so
please mark your calendars for a fun evening.
please take a look at the Chapter?s
web site. The calendar and other
categories serves to keep you up to date on all of the Chapter?s activities
See you on the
Regards and safe
MARCH 9, 2005 Minutes
EAA Chapter 1300
EAA chapter meeting at Boulder
(Glenn Smith?s hangar)
Meeting convened promptly at 1930 hours with sixteen members
present and guests as follows:
Jim Seargent ? former Lockheed guy, U-2 project
George Gunther - flew with Glenn in TWA
and is building a Zenith 601X. George is
Bob Sanders - retired USAF part owner of Glenn Smith?s Comanche,
Gentleman visiting from Singapore,
Jack Coverly - friend of Johan Tillman,
Don Conrad - recently joined, A&P/AI, builder of many, former
P-51 owner, extensive project knowledge, looking for stuff to do
Bill Glasser - from chapter 163 building
Cliff Jensen ? owner
of two grounded T-34s
Minutes accepted as posted at website
No report from CFI?s
Next young Eagle will be April 2 as part of airport day at Boulder City ? hopefully out of Papillon hangar, further details to be provided by Mike
Smith to Young Eagles pilots via email.
Special Presentation by Larry Brown of Las Vegas FSDO on
Issues of experimentals
and amateur built aircraft operations at VGT. Gave three examples
(typical) of amateur built crashes out of a database of 1129 such incidents
nationwide over a five year period.
Discussion of 1998 memo from FAA on amateur built first flights over
densely populated area or in a congested corridor?first flights shall
not occur from densely populated areas (91.319). We need 5-10 hours of initial operation in
safe areas to prove airworthiness ? applicant
shall be advised to relocate AC by other means ?.
PROPOSAL ? FSDO will allow a
first flight of an amateur built Aircraft - staying over VGT. After post flight inspection the amateur
built aircraft can be allowed to then fly out of the corridor to another
airport to fly off the 5-10 hours necessary to ensure airworthiness and
controllability. FAA expects the ?corridor? (a small swath of
relatively undeveloped plots running out towards Nellis
from the east end of Rwy 12) to close out within a
short number of months ? he can?t
say when it will close since it is based on housing construction - but it won?t be long. The
basic rule would be if you aren?t
building now at VGT, don?t start there, start
somewhere else. We have agreed to give
him a list of projects underway (N#?s) for the planes we need to exercise this
option for a first flight over the airport, shutdown/inspect, and then depart
for the flyoff location. We?ll
coordinate input from 163 as well for a consolidated list.
Mike Smith won the 50-50 Draw for $42
The meeting adjourned at 2104 hours.
EAA Chapter 1300
EAA chapter meeting at North
Las Vegas Airport
Meeting convened promptly at 1930 hours with seventeen members
Minutes could not be posted to website due to technical difficulties ? formal acceptance
deferred until next meeting, in the meantime minutes will be posted without
formal approval when technical difficulties are overcome.
report received ? Action Deferred
Tom Donaldson introduced the guest speaker ?
Mr. Cecil Johnson ? the
relatively new director of the Clark County Department of Aviation. Mr. Johnson has been in the aviation business
for 30 years ? worked for
Northwest, Ozark, and America West Airlines in many upper management capacities
before joining Clark
very happy to be associated with the General Aviation community.
Mr. Johnson came
to address concerns about the FAA directives discussed at last months meeting
that would prohibit first flight and or fly-off of the first 10 hours out of
VGT. Mr. Johnson fielded several tough
questions from the audience and took responsibility for ensuring he addresses
our concerns, answers our questions, and is an advocate for rationality in the
process. He specifically agreed to
provide us with any statistical data supporting the general contention that
Experimental Aircraft are in any way less safe than other GA aircraft. He also said he would try to find out ?why this is happening now? since
the regulation has been on the books for some time.
Tom Donaldson gave an update on the progress at Henderson airport. He reports that the new hangars will be
operational in October 05, the new Terminal in February 06, that we have 10 new
acres of Paving now, with a new tower to follow. He also reports a new RNAV/GPS approach is to
go functional on May 12. Tom agreed to
work with Jim Bonelli on setting up a Young Eagles event for Henderson as soon a possible.
For VGT, it was reported that the GPS and ILS approaches are
expected to be functional in July, and that they are working to get the powerlines put underground.
Fly-Out will be to Seligman
AZ on the 30th, in
association with the Route 66 celebrations.
Paul Gerner reported he has two
applicants for the EAA
Air Academy ?
both students in the Rancho HS aviation program,
referred by Mr. Bob Hale. Discussion
ensued regarding better ways to recruit students in the future. It was agreed that for next year, we need to
go directly to the students with a presentation, no later than January for the
President David Lerner discussed recent Board discussions
? including the Pinch Hitter program to teach
spouses how to safely get the plane on deck should any incapacity befall the
pilot. We will be piloting the program
using the exceptional flight simulator available through the explorer post.
The second item discussed by President Lerner had to do with the
consolidated EAA1300, EAA163. and CCAA position regarding
the FAA regulation on first flights for experimentals
out of VGT. Dave Edwards is taking point
for the consolidate position, and Walt Ayers will act as Legal Council. Jim Bonelli has done extensive research and
reports that in the last 5 years there have been ZERO accidents of experimental
Aircraft on first flights in the Las
Vegas and surrounding area.
Discover aviation will be held at Jean Airport
on October 7&8 with a Young Eagles rally.
Jim Bonelli reports that the YE rally at Boulder City
was a great success ? with
one happy father donating $20 and refusing to take no for an answer.
The next meeting will be at an entirely different location so HEAD?s UP ? The meeting will allow
us to view Dave Skrock?s Lancair 360 under construction. The address is:
Dave?s Specialty Cars (Body and
3455 Polaris # 4
(North from Spring Mountain
The meeting adjourned at 2045 hours.
Welcome New Members:
No new Members to report this month
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
The chapter webpage URL is: http://www.EAAChapter1300.org Be sure
Bookmark this URL.
Remember, if you have Magazines or books on flying that
You might like to donate to the youth flying programs.
Please bring them to the next meeting.
Saturday May 7, from 10am to 3pm.
Come and see this Quality Nucor Building
and the surrounding
Meet some of the people that live there.
Refreshments hot dogs
and hamburgers will be served from 11am
RSVP Please @ 349-5999
If you plan to fly
out, check Air Guide Publication Nevada pg. 22
Airport information. You can park at or in my hanger. Additional
Parking is available
at the FBO located at the end of rwy. 3 west of
fuel pumps. I will be monitoring radio ch. 123.0 to
If you are driving, take I-15 south to
Jean Nv. Route-161 turn West.
Just before Goodsprings Nv. Turn left go over
When at the bottom of
the hill turn rt. on Cherokee, left on Quartz
1 mi. to Miami go left ¾ mi. you?ll see Jade St. to the right you?ll
Sky Ranch Airport, go 3 streets to Lindbergh Av.
Turn rt. The first
Hanger to the right You?re there.
Please do not cross or drive on the Runway for
See you then;
Thanks Richard and
Mary Jean Kegelmyer
If you have anything you
wish to sell or buy please E mail it to email@example.com
Dave Scrock will be our refreshment host this month.
Thanks to Rich
Kegelmyer for providing for last month?s Meeting
Remember to wear your name badge to the May Meeting
And all Meetings in the future.
Thanks for reading
the Newsletter and we will see
on the 11th.Bring a friend??