The official Monthly
Electronic Newsletter Of the
EAA Chapter 1300
P.O. Box 34311
Las Vegas Nevada
Volume 6, Issue No.10
12, Meeting Location:
next meeting will be held at North
Las Vegas Airport, Grand Canyon Room
at 7:30 PM. The group dinner before the Meeting
is at the Town
Center II 2992 W. Cheyenne Rd.
Officers and Directors:
President: David Lerner
President: Paul Gerner
Secretary: Herman Leong
Secretary: Bill Lawbaugh
Treasurer: Ken Wyatt
Treasurer: Justin Kelly
VGT: Armin Tuma
BLD: Glenn Smith
HND: Glenn Carlson
Corner September 2005:
Dave Edwards, after many
months of work with AOPA, finally received the letter from AOPA to the
concerning the First Flight Issue.
The letter was totally supportive of our position relating to the
safety issues for the community, the pilot and the
aircraft. In connection with the FSDO’s concern
over first flight and experimental safety at VGT; the
AOPA letter pointedly stated,
“…the safety record of experimentals
at North Las Vegas
Airport has been superior
to production aircraft.
Of the 50 incidents or
accidents occurring at VGT from 1983 through 20004, only 3 minor incidents
of them occurred during flight testing.”
FSDO has as of this writing
not responded to the AOPA position and request for how the FSDO
determinations were made in the first place.
I will try to publish the
complete text on the Chapter’s Web Site as soon as possible.
Surprisingly we also have
not heard anything further regarding the status of the Airport Trust Fund
funding analysis promised for the end of September. Not so much as a peep from NDOT.
We want everyone to show
up for the picnic on October 22nd so as an added incentive through
the help of the EAA National we will hold a drawing for
an EAA leather jacket with a value of $250.
Our next meeting is at VGT,
October 12th starting at .
Try to bring a friend. We will be discussing
the potential nominees for next year’s Chapter Officers
Remember our new restaurant, Town
located on Cheyenne
at 2992 West Cheyenne Blvd.
We will break bread at 6:00pm.
Regards and safe flying,
David Lerner, President 2005
INTRODUCTORY COMMENTS: Dave Lerner Welcomed our 16 members and 2
guests, Mike Henderson andWayne, Paul Gerner’s father-in-law. A few of our members had dinner
together before the meeting, although we did get split up between two
restaurants. Remember, all members are welcome at these 1800 hours "dinner
gatherings". Next month, our leader will announce the location in a
Our Secretary, Herman Leong, was on vacation so Mike Smith was filling in
for Herman on the minutes recording. It was great to see a few folks we hadn’t
seen for a few meetings (maybe because it’s summer vacation time). I would
encourage all members to introduce themselves to those you don’t recognize and
exchange your interests. Hopefully some new friendships will flourish and
strengthen our meeting attendance.
Dave announced that AOPA President, Phil Boyer, will be in town on October 4th
for a pilot town meeting, Tuesday, October 04, 2005
- 7:30 PM ,Renaissance
Las Vegas Hotel, 3400 Paradise
Road. Dave also gave a summary of his and Jim’s
visit to Carson City
for the Airport Manager’s meeting and Rural Airport Improvement meeting. It is
a complex issue, but the $500,000 "seed" money the state intends to
allocate will do little. It appears the intent is to start
"something" and tax the general aviation activity (airplane tax,
etc.) to continually provide such money. "Stay
tuned" for more.
BUSINESS MEETING ITEMS:
Dave called for a motion to forego the reading since they were posted on the
Web site and in the distributed newsletter. The motioned was passed.
Treasurer’s Report: Ken Wyatt presented his Treasurer’s
Report. Our current Chapter balance is $2812.94. See the report for details.
(Editor’s note: If anyone knows a member who isn’t getting our e-mails, please
let Ken know so their e-mail address can be updated.
EAA "Air Academy": Paul Gerner, who helped select this year’s Air Academy
attendee, said the young lady would come to our next meeting and give us a
report on her trip
Young Eagles: Jim announced our Young Eagle Rally
schedule for this fall. October 8th and 9th
at Jean during "Discover Aviation" days. Mike Smith is
contacting our pilots to compile a list of those who can bring planes and fly.
Tom Donaldson said the "County" will give us "a break" on
gasoline. Mike Henderson said he would raffle off two free glider rides for the
kids. Tom Buck will try to round up a Eurocoupe or two
for static display. Dick McEwen will put his newly finished RV-6A on display.
We could probably use a few more. Let Tom Donaldson’s office, at Henderson
Executive airport, know if you can bring a static display plane so his ramp
"folks" can plan ramp space. We will need others for ground support.
Please come out and help with the registration and marshalling. We also will be
flying kids on November 5th at Boulder City Airport Open House and
December 3rd at Overton. Mark your calendars and
"sign-up" to fly kids or ground crew for the planes. (Editor’s
Note: By-the-way, we should congratulate Dick. His first flight in the RV-6A he
built in 20 months was the morning of September 14th.)
Monthly Fly-out: None scheduled at this time. It was decided
to cancel the Palm Springs
fly-out due to the gasoline shortage created by hurricane "Katrina".
Dean Herrington stimulated a discussion to see what might stimulate more
"fly-out" participation. It was decided that we will plan one
overnight fly-out and a quarterly fly-out in the other quarters. (Editor’s
Note: Our Chapter fly-outs are usually on the weekend after the monthly chapter
meetings and we usually don’t get the minutes to Roland Fraga,
our Web site manager, until after that, so please call a chapter officer if you
don’t get to the meeting and would like to know where we are going.)
Projects: As mentioned, Dick McEwen finished and flew his
RV-6A and John Andrzejewski has finished and flown
his Berkut. Congratulations to both. My RV-7A is
nearing completion. I hope, by the end of the year. We need more of you to come
to meetings and give a status report of your projects.
Nellis AFB will have their Open house and Airshow
on November 12 & 13 this year. This is always a favorite for anyone who is
interested in aviation. You never know exactly what you will see there. Mark DuLaney is assembling a formation (primarily experimentals) to do fly-bys during the show. He is also
asking for a few experimentals to be put on static
display. If you wish to participate, plan on taking your plan to Nellis on
Thursday, Nov 10th and leaving on Monday, Nov 14th.
Contact Mark at 493-3361 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Dean Herrrington, our social director, discussed
the picnic plan for Oct 22nd and passed out a sheet to get folks to
sign up for specific assistance and dishes. He mentioned there will be a raffle
for a nice leather jacket. Be sure to put this on your calendars and sign up
Mike Smith is still trying to assemble the 2006 officer slate. Dave Lerner
has committed to continuing as our president and Brian Prinzavalli
has committed to serve as Treasurer. It is hoped that Dave and Jim Bonelli will
prevail in their search for a VP and Secretary. The current Secretary and
Treasurer have agreed to act as Assistants to the new officers to show the new
Tom Donaldson said that Henderson
now has a GPS approach and new AWIS on 127.75 and expects to get a VOR approach
Tom Buck announced that someone is stealing gasoline out of planes on the
ramp at Boulder City. He has been hit twice.
50/50 Drawing: Mike Smith forgot to bring the tickets, so no
drawing was held.
new Members to report at this time.
is encouraged to submit material, information or pictures of interest,to chapter members for
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 URL.
that the annual DISCOVER AVIATION event is coming up on Saturday and Sunday
October 8th & 9th.
from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Please spread the word. Young Eagle
rides for children 8 to 17,Aerobatic, Glider,
parachute demonstrations, static aircraft
displays, food and much, much more.
new classified ads to mention at this time.
& Phyllis Wyatt will be your refreshment hosts for the October 12, meeting.
go out to Tom Donaldson for providing us with goodies last month.
your Information: FYI.
Chapter 1300 Fall Family Picnic Saturday, October 22, 2005, 10:00 ish to 3:00 ish.
The EAA Chapter 1300 Fall Family Picnic will be held on Saturday,October 22, 2005, from -ish
to about 3:00 p.m.-ish, at the Jean Airport,
in the picnic area north of the terminal.
The chapter is providing top quality hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken (with all
the fixings), along with a variety of soda's. Members
are asked to bring such other items as potato salad, beans, cole
not those kind), pies, etc.
Social Affairs Director sends his greetings with this Picnic Reminder: If you
haven't already signed up
to bring a specific item, please call Dean Herrington at
492-6962, or email him at Herringtons@theherringtongroup.com,
to find out what items are not yet spoken for (we don't want everybody bringing a
pot of Grandma's famous baked beans, no matter how many county fair ribbons they won).
And, don't forget to bring a
folding chair for everyone in your party, or a nice big picnic blanket to
spread out on the lawn. Wanna play frizbee, horseshoes,
catch, football? Bring `em along and add to the
So, bring yer appetite and the whole family, and fly,
drive or hitchhike down to Jean for the gala event,
Saturday, October 22,
SEE YA'LL THERE!
Remember to wear your
name badge to the October meeting.
reading the Newsletter and we will see you On the 12th.
Bring a friend……..