The official Monthly
Electronic Newsletter Of the
EAA Chapter 1300
P.O. Box 570561
Las Vegas Nevada
Volume 7, Issue No.2
8th, Meeting Location:
next meeting will be held at Glenn Smith’s Hangar [TW1-16] at 7:30
is a new walk in access east of the main gate where you can park and it’s right in front of Glenn’s hangar.
group dinner will be at the Boulder Creek Golf Club at 6:pm
1501 Veterans Memorial Pkwy.
Guest Speaker for Wednesday’s Meeting will be Mike Perger,
Better Known as the Eagle. He will complete part # 2 of Aircraft Electrical Systems.
Officers and Directors:
President: David Lerner
President: Dean Harrington
Secretary: Mike Perger
Treasurer: Brian Prinzavalli
VGT: Armin Tuma
BLD: Glenn Smith
HND: Glenn Carlson
Corner January 2006:
I am happily tired
as I write this having just returned home from one of the larges Young Eagle Flights the chapter
has seen for quite some time. 146 Youngsters were flown at Henderson this day and I can not overstate
how proud and delighted I am personally with the effort that was put forth by
our chapter officers and volunteer men and women. The youngsters were loud and noisy as only a
happy bunch of kids can be and I am certain that many good memories were
stashed away in their young minds and hearts.
chapter owes a vote of thanks first for our ground crew headed up by the “Big
Ground Boss” Charlie Braun and his crew of Scouts along with Mike Perger and Rich Kegelmeyer who
made certain we had ground movement safety.
Jan Bonelli, after a big sigh at the crowd, dug in with her Ladies: Selina Herrington, Mavis Rangan,
Linda Frazier, Suzanne Kuhn, Desiree Kuhn, Jill Sengel,
Jean Carter, Helen Carlson and Gail Smith to handle registration and
certificate processing. Jim Bonelli was
there to make sure order reigned and confusion did not turn into chaos. Mike Smith headed up the Chapter’s volunteer
pilots of Armin Tuma, Roy Engleke, Dewey Peterson, Terry Frazier, Glenn Carlson, Don
Ames, Lonnie Roy, Ron Palmer, Gene Lamski, Bob
Doughty and Chapter 163’s Mark Ott and Greg
Rogers. I cannot say enough in praise of
all of their individual dedication and hard work during the six plus hours of
elapsed time for the event. Check the
web site in the near future for Helen Carlson’s shots, a few of the over 100
photos that Desiree Kuhn took of the kids and Mike Perger’s
photos of the various aircraft.
up to this day we were fortunate to generate some good publicity throughout the
Valley and along the way made excellent contacts with some outstanding
community service groups including the Courtney Children’s Foundation, Boys and
Girls Club of Henderson, the Central Christian Church, Clark County Social
Services and the Frontier Girl Scout Organization who helped to bring out the
youngsters to the airport. I think we have clearly established that we have the
will and capability to bring out a young audience to this type of event. But we can do better. We need to coordinate
and communicate a lot better with the Tower Controllers at Henderson in order to maintain a steady flow
to our traffic so that the youngsters’ first experience is done without an
inordinate delay. They will experience
enough delays when older and traveling commercially. We also need to encourage
more pilots to help, which also means that each of us should try to recruit a
new member(s). We had thirteen pilots
manning twelve operational aircraft, which over the course of the day was
reduced to seven. And that makes for a
tough day for everyone.
next meeting will be at Glenn Smith’s hangar at Boulder Wednesday, February 8th chaired by our Vice President, Dean Herrington.
This month the presentation will feature Mike Perger
continuing his series on electricity.
For those of you who attended the first lecture please remember to bring
flying and regards,
Lerner, President 2006
Minutes of January 11th
CALL TO ORDER:
Welcome and Introductions:
called to order at 1930 by President David Lerner. David welcomed all in
attendance, especially those attending for the special presentation by our
members: 27 members were presen12
visitors were present
(if any): None at this time
Secretary Report: Reading and Acceptance of Minutes
as posted on website
report at this time
Jim Bonelli made the announcement that the ILS at VGT is now
active. The “…old practice area by the water tower is now part of the ILS”.
Extreme caution should be used in that area. Jim also mentioned that Nellis
controls the approach on the ILS. You will not hear this ILS approach until the
aircraft is handed off to the VGT tower.
David Lerner introduced our speaker for
the evening. He is Dennis Menshaw, “Clark County
Airport Planning Manager for the Ivanpah Airport Project”. Dennis made his
presentation on the plans, construction and opening of the new Ivanpah Airport. The airport will be located
between Jean and Primm on the east side of I-15 and west of the railroad right
of way. Dimensions of the proposed airport are 6 miles long and 1 mile wide.
The need for the airport is based on the
projected growth of Las Vegas
area. In 2004 McCarran moved 41.44 million passengers through the airport. In
the next 10 years, 2014, that number is expected to increase to 53.57 million.
That is a net increase of 12.13 million passengers. As an aside, based on that
increase there will be a need for an estimated 37,000 more hotel rooms that
will need to be available for those passengers. This increase does not include
the increase that Ivanpah will bring into the area.
McCarran is currently the 5th
busiest airport in the United
States and 10th in the world.
McCarran’s current revenue impact to the city is approximately $28,000,000,000
It is expected that by 2014 McCarran, even with the new
gates, will reach its operational capacity. Ivanpah is expected to open in
How to get there from here? Plans currently call for a
highway, independent from I-15, to go from Ivanpah to Las
Vegas, “…straight shot, no stops, no California traffic”. Private cars, cabs,
mini-vans and coaches will transport passengers to and from the airport. Plans
in the future also consider a “light rail” to transport passengers to “The
One of the interesting statistics that Dennis brought up
was the subject of fuel (Jet A and other fuels). Currently there is one 8” line
that brings in Jet A fuel at the rate of 30,000,000
gallons per day. The current consumption at McCarran is
about 27 million gallons daily. On weekends that increases to about 31-33
million gallons per day. As the numbers show the line is being used a capacity
now. What is going to be the fuel situation at Ivanpah? Plans are to lay
another line to take care of both airports. The options being considered are to
bring a line in from the Albuquerque, NM or Phoenix,
AZ. No dates as of yet for that
It was also mentioned that a 14” line brings in all other
fuels (i.e. gas, diesel, etc.) to the valley. Both of these lines currently
come out of the San Bernardino,
A Q&A followed the presentation. Most questions were
about clarifying information already given. One question asked was, “What about
the future of the Jean airport with Ivanpah so close? A definitive answer could
not be given at this time. The FAA is currently working on the flight path
corridors for Ivanpah.
David thanked Dennis for his
presentation and everyone for attending the meeting Air Academy:
Gerner and Mike Smith will be setting up a meeting at
Rancho H.S. to talk
students about the EAA
program for this year. This process will start our selection for a candidate to
send to the Academy.
Builders and Restorers:
Bonelli and David Lerner are interested in bringing the website up to date as
far as pictures of our club is concerned. They are asking you to contact Mike Perger (897.2739 or email at: EAGLE4521@att.net) to set up a time to
photograph your “work in progress” or your completed aircraft. They would like
ALL members and aircraft to appear on the website. “We have a great selection
of aircraft and people visiting our website should see them”.
50/50 Drawing: No drawing at this meeting
ADJOURN: Meeting adjourned at 2130
have no new Members to report at this time.
is encouraged to submit material, information or pictures of interest,
to chapter members for publication on the Chapter’s Webpage.
whatever you have to Jim Bonelli, Webmaster, email
Chapter webpage URL is: http://www.EAAChapter1300.org
Be sure to bookmark this URL.
a wonderful time the kids, and staff had at
to all that helped put this together.
Smith & Mike Hope are going to bring goodies to
Boulder city, So be there
your Information: FYI.
are provided each month by volunteers. We very much appreciate
the generosity of those
who participate. We are again asking for volunteers for the 2006 Meeting
is the meeting dates and places, if you would like to help out, “E” mail
me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leave a Telephone #. I will get back with you, and let
you know what to do.
Feb 8 BLD Glenn Smith Will be Our Refreshment Host for the February Meeting.
Apr 12 VGT
May 10 HEN
Jun 14 VGT
Jul 12 BLD
Aug 9 VGT
Sep 13 HEN
Oct 11 VGT
Nov 8 BLD
Dec 13 VGT
Remember to wear your name badge
to the Feburary meeting.
Thanks for reading the
we will see you On the 8th. Bring a friend……..