The official Monthly
Electronic Newsletter Of the
EAA Chapter 1300
P.O. Box 570561
Las Vegas Nevada
Volume 7, Issue No.1
11th, Meeting Location:
next meeting will be held at the North Las Vegas Grand Canyon room
the main Terminal bldg. at
Dinner before the meeting is at
II Bar & Grill 2992 W. Cheyenne
Guest Speaker for Wednesday’s Meeting will
Dennis Mewshaw, the Clark
for the Ivanpah Airport Project.
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:
The British are coming …the British are coming. You would have heard this cry in 1776 and certainly
would have responded with musket in hand in defense of the rights of you and
yours. Is today, with the exception of
course that now the Brits are our friends and allies, any different with
respect of the erosion of our rights?
The difference, to the U.S.
world of General Aviation, is that the call should be the FAA is coming. Can there be any doubt that a non-elected and
highly entrenched bureaucracy is with increasing rapidity eroding our rights to
flight? Case in point is our own local
FSDO ruling barring first flights from VGT.
We were told that this was a locally developed ruling with no policy
input from the FAA Administrators office.
Odd then that Van Nuys FSDO Manager Richard Swanson said his office is
merely spelling out a policy that has been directed by the FAA administrator.
Can our FSDO be that independent of Washington?
By now most of you have seen the AV
Web report on the ban of experimental aircraft from Van Nuys, Whiteman, Burbank and Santa
Barbara airports. In a memo from the Van Nuys Flight
Standards District Office Av Web reported from the memo “…"phase II
and 'normal' operations [by “experimentals”] will not be allowed"
at the four airports although "exceptions may be made based upon
current office policy, certification category, aircraft type and operator
experience." The memo did contain a grandfather clause allowing
existing “experimentals” to continue using the fields until they are moved,
sold or the nature of their operation is changed. The memo also bans initial
flight and phase I testing of “experimentals” at the airports.” Is this beginning to sound familiar?
So where are we now?
On December fourteenth, at the request of Dave Edwards who is spear
heading this mission for us all, I wrote to
the FAA requesting detailed information under the Freedom of Information
Act. They have acknowledged receipt and
have indicated that a reply will be forthcoming within the next thirty
days. This is one of the so-called baby
steps necessary to move forward on this problem according to the AOPA. As I mentioned previously sadly I have received
nothing back from the EAA and that includes a personal letter to Tom Proberezny
sent in early November- (Your EAA National dues at work). This is a serious
issue to be faced this year as it has the portent of some nasty restrictions to
come; and like an infection it may very well spread if left unchecked. I hope you all will continue to shoulder your
muskets in the coming months in support of our right to flight.
Safe flying and regards,
Chapter President, 2006
Minutes December 14th 2005:
The meeting was called to order at 1930
hrs. by President David Lerner. Minutes from the November meeting were approved
as posted on the website. A treasurer’s report was not available. David thanked
everyone for attending.
David then gave out recognition and
achievement awards to officers and committee members, all of which were greatly
appreciated and well deserved.
meeting will be at North Las Vegas Airport (VGT) at 1930 hrs. Our guest speaker
will be Dennis Mewshaw who will speak on the new airport in the
area of Jean, NV.
Mike Perger will give the second
half of his electrical class on February
8, 2006 at Boulder
City. If you attended the
first class be sure bring you book with you. For those who did not attend the
first class, books will be available for you. Bring a few dollars for the 50/50
drawing as the tickets will be used for door prizes from the class. More
information will be forthcoming in the January newsletter. Stay tuned.
The meeting was adjourned at 2000
Everyone then enjoyed the ice cream and cookies graciously
provided by Jan and Jim Bonnelli for the annual “Ice Cream Social”. Many thanks
to them for a great time. There were also a variety of interesting
conversations and chats going during our eating and drinking (soda’s and
We have two new Members to report at this
time. Keven Stall, and Roger Burrous. Welcome To our Chapter.
is encouraged to submit material, information or pictures of interest,
chapter members for publication on the Chapter’s Webpage.
whatever you have to Jim Bonelli, Webmaster, email address:
firstname.lastname@example.org The Chapter webpage URL is
http://www.EAAChapter1300.org Be sure
to bookmark this URL.
thinking caps on for a candidate for the Air academy
writes --- Our first Young Eagle Rally of the year will be at the Henderson
Executive airport on Saturday, February 4th. I need to start collecting
names of volunteers (both flyers and ground support) who will be available and
willing to come out to help. David Lerner has rounded up about 60 kids so
far and anticipates a few more.
Please give me an e-mail reply if you can bring a plane and fly and
if you can help with ground support. I'll call to confirm with more
details as I get them from Tom Donaldson and our HND Director Glenn Carlson.
Classified ads to mention at this time.
go out to Jim & Jan Bonelli are the hosts for the December Meeting.
Cream Social. YUMMMMMMM!
your Information: FYI.
are provided each month by volunteers. We very much appreciate
generosity of those who participate. We
are again asking for volunteers for the 2006 Meeting schedule.
is the meeting dates and places, if you would like to help out, “E” mail
at email@example.com. Leave a Telephone #. I will get back with you, and let
know what to do.
Feb 8 BLD
March 8 HEN
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 January
Thanks for reading the
we will see you On the 11th. Bring a friend……..