The official Monthly
Electronic Newsletter Of the
Nevada EAA Chapter 1300
P.O. Box 34311
Las Vegas Nevada 89133-4311
Volume 6, Issue No.9
SEPTEMBER14, Meeting Location:
Our next meeting will be held at The Henderson Executive Airport, Terminal Building at 7:30 PM. 600PM. At :Seven
Hills Bar & Grill, 3051
St. Rose Parkway, Henderson.
September meeting Program:
We?re honored to present Mike Perger
to be our Guest Speaker for the evening.
Aircraft Electrical Systems.
2005 Officers and Directors:
Presidents corner September
The month started off at our regular Chapter meeting with a highly
professional and informative presentation on the basics of electricity given by
Mike Perger. The good news is that Mike will be back again in the early part of
next year with the remaining segment, Part 2 of Electricity Basics, to complete
his program. We also hope to arrange for additional programs relating to topics
specific to project needs and skill building as well as non-member guest
speakers from the world of General Aviation in the coming year. Please let me
know the areas and topics you are interested in.
In the ?Heads up category?, Jim Bonelli and I went up to Reno to participate in the
initial meeting of the Aviation Trust Fund Advisory Committee. The group was set up when this year?s State
Legislature finally decided to fund the Aviation Trust Fund with $500,000. The
Governor originally approved the Aviation Trust Fund, four years ago, on May 31,
2001. The Legislature also placed a restrictive provision on the Aviation
Department in granting these funds that requires finding permanent sources of
funds without the need to resort to any future funding from the state
treasury. In short the Legislature said
if you want to maintain and improve rural airports within the state self fund
the effort from any available number of tax methods. We were reminded that
initially this was only seed money for a study to determine where the best
renewable tax sources could be found for this purpose. Excluded from the airport improvement program
are: Reno, Elko and airports under Clark County
jurisdiction. I?ll certainly keep you posted, as the consultant?s progress
reports are made available.
Still in the ?Heads up category?, the GAO released a report that
commercialized ATC was not good for General Aviation. I am inserting the blurb in case you missed
GAO REPORT: A
"commercialized" air traffic control system would be a disaster
for general aviation. That's the
inescapable conclusion to be drawn from a Government Accountability Office
(GAO) report released last week. "The GAO's look at other countries'
experience with privatizing air traffic control confirms much of what AOPA has
been saying for years," said AOPA President Phil Boyer. "General
aviation would be hurt and user fees are not the panacea for financing
ATC." The GAO looked at five commercialized air traffic control
systems?Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom?and
concluded that the air navigation service providers (ANSPs), as the GAO calls
them, "?have instituted or increased fees for general aviation operators,
and some ANSPs have increased or plan to increase the costs of service to small
or remote locations." And there isn't much of a comparison between the
systems when it comes to handling traffic. Combined, the five systems studied
handle less traffic than just five of the FAA's 22 air route traffic control
With regard to VGT Phase One test flights, Dave Edwards indicated
that AOPA was about to release their letter to the LA Region. I will send it on via Yahoo mail and the Web
site as soon as received.
Dean Herrington sent a thought provoking email (given the recent
devastating events in the Gulf area), which shared with you and edited - he
?With 14 refineries off-line, gas is not only going to be more
expensive, but is
already in short supply. I
heard a govt. request on the news yesterday that we
curtail all non-essential travel so that the limited supply of
fuel can be redirected and consumed by more essential vehicles in more needy
parts of the country. So, we have canceled a driving vacation trip to San
Diego, will cancel all discretionary flying activity (and what flying do I do
that's not discretionary?) for the near future, and will consolidate our local
driving more aggressively until some more refineries come up, and the supply is
closer to normal. I think the chapter should consider making the small gesture
of canceling all out-of-town fly-outs for the next 3-6 months ?.. We should [still]
proceed with our Discover Aviation plans, and the October picnic. Something to think about??
And last, a reminder that we meet this month at Henderson on the 14th at 7:30pm;
and that it?s not too early to mark your calendar and start salivating over the
Chapter?s Annual Picnic. Dean Herrington
has planned a real good cookout, free and open to all our members and their
families on October 22 at Jean.
Regards and safe flying,
David Lerner, President 2005
Meeting Minutes, August:
Lerner called the meeting to order at VGT at 1930 Hrs. 15 members and 2
guests were present. The guests were Bob Rose and Eddie Kopf. Bob
flys a Cessna Skyhawk and is an Angel Flight co-ordinator. Eddie is
refurbishing a Cessna 195. The July minutes were approved as published on the
web site. Ken Wyatt gave the Treasurer's report and it was
approved. Our cash balance on July 31, 2005 was $2,752.94. Total
income for July was $37.50 and Total Expenses were $763.39. Old Business:
Young Eagles next event is on Nov. 5th at 61B in conjuction with a Boulder City air show featuring acrobatic
flights and formation flying. New Business: Dave Lerner will be
attending a conference in Reno next week regarding an aviation trust fund that
the Nevada State legislature recently set up to refurbish out-lying airports in
Nevada. Our guest speaker was Chapter 1300 member, Mike Perger. Mike gave
an interesting and informative seminar on basic electricity. Armin Tuma
showed an 11 minute video on a flight of 3 aircraft to the Arlington 2005
Fly-In. Participants included Jim and Jan Bonelli (T-41),
Herman Leong and Ivan McLay (Glastar), Armin Tuma and Jean (Glastar). The
50/50 winner was Dan Landry. Refreshments for the evening provided
by Brian Prinzavalli included freshly baked cookies by Brian. They were
delicious. The meeting was adjourned at approximately 2100 Hrs.
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.
Tom Donaldson is going to provide the refreshment for the
September Meeting. Thanks go out to Brian Prinzaivalli
for last month?s Meeting
EAA Chapter 1300 Fly Out
committee has tentatively scheduled our first
Autum fly-out for Saturday, September 17,2005 to the Air
Museum at Palm Springs, Calif.
It is 160nm from KVGT and
should take most of us 1.5 hours to get there.
Some members have mentioned a possible conflict on the
proposed date. It is our intention to schedule the flying
events to accomodate the greatest number of participants.
FYI: For Your
Remember to wear your
Thanks for reading the Newsletter and
we will see you On the 10th. Bring a friend??..