The official Monthly
Electronic Newsletter Of the
Southern Nevada EAA Chapter 1300
Volume 7, Issue No.4
APRIL 12th, Meeting Location:
Our next meeting will be
held at the North Las Vegas Airport
Canyon Room at 7:30 PM. The Group
the meeting will be at the Towne Center II Bar &
2992 W. Cheyenne Av.
April Meeting Program;
We are pleased
to have a return performance of the X-plane software presented by Chuck Bodeen.
process is made easier with his tools.
Come to discuss the upgraded programs with Chuck.
2006 Officers and Directors:
President: David Lerner
Vice President: Dean Harrington
Secretary: Mike Perger
Treasurer: Brian Prinzavalli
Director VGT: Armin
Director BLD: Glenn Smith
Director HND: Glenn Carlson
Presidents Corner April 2006:
the remains to be seen category is the recently reported program backed by the
EAA designed to
and reduce the backlog and wait times many pilots experience when they
need a special
certificate. According to Avflash the FAA has agreed to take some steps to increase
the number of
doctors able to review special issuance applications and has also expanded the
don't require the file being sent to the FAA for review. If any of you have ever dealt
inscrutable clerical face of the FAA you know what a relief this new program
will be if it comes
to pass in
elimination of wasted time, cost and mental strain.
And while the medical side of the FAA may improve the FAA
Administrator Marion Blakey continues
her waffling act on whether user fees are planned for all or
part of general aviation. Blakey dodged
the issue at a recent Senate hearing indicating that because
the funding package is currently under
review by the administration, she couldn't talk
about what, if any, user fees may be imposed.
But, according to Avflash, she did say
the current method of funding doesn't work.
I wonder what the
odds makers on the Strip would give on the advent of user fees
in the very near future. At least the
Administrator is consistent in that she took the same circumspect
approach in her speech at Oshkosh
last year and in the Q &A that followed.
I believe that if user fees come into being (and this seems inevitable)
the worst thing Congress could
do is to permit the FAA to operate without the same monetary
control it exercises at present over the Agency.
The FAA has made noises in this direction in the recent past. Another major item to put on
the alert list.
Bob Cameron the new acting president
of the Pahrump EAA Chapter 1160 has warmly invited our members
to visit on
a Saturday morning by flying over the “Hump” into Calvada
Meadows for what he termed
and stale donuts”. He also extended an
invitation to their breakfast on May 6th.
For details he can be reached by
email at firstname.lastname@example.org or
through the Chapter‘s e-mail is
email@example.com. Bob’s telephone is 775 727-0557.
The next meeting at VGT starting at
7:30pm features a presentation by Chuck Bodeen on his
Dinner for anyone who wishes to join
in will be at the Town Center ll on Cheyenne and Simmons
Until then safe flying and regards,
David Lerner, President 2006
Meeting Minutes of March 8 2005
administered by Vice-President Dean Herrington at 19:32 hrs.
A brief business meeting with
approval of previous month’s minutes, treasury and some
old business items put to rest. Fly-out schedule was presented along with
Young Eagles rally dates.
See appropriate web-pages
Introduce Lance Atchison,
speaking on aerial photography and his 20 year experience hare in the
Las Vegas valley. He also gave
CD’s of his recent work for all to enjoy.
Meeting closed at
21:15. Next meeting at
North Las Vegas (KVGT).
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see you On the 8th. Bring a friend……..