The official Monthly
Electronic Newsletter Of the
EAA Chapter 1300
P.O. Box 570561
Las Vegas Nevada
Volume 7, Issue No.11
NOVEMBER 8th, Meeting Location:
Our next meeting will be
held at the Boulder
during the OPEN HOUSE AIR SHOW, Saturday the 4th.
This will be our ELECTION
MEETING. Call to Order will
be at 11:30 AM. Your attendance is
November Meeting Program:
OFFICERS FOR THE 2007 YEAR.
the Young Eagles flight rally.
2007 Ballot of Officers and Directors:
President: Terry Frazier
Vice President: Mike Perger
Secretary: Micah Braun
Treasurer: Brian Prinzavalli
Director VGT: Armin Tuma
Director BLD: Glenn Smith
Director HND: Glenn Carlson
Presidents Corner for November 2006
November 4th saw another successful Young Eagles flight at Boulder
City. The flight operation was
usual handled by Mike Smith with the ground crew under the direction of Charlie
Braun. Jim Bonelli worked
magic in getting the 112 youngsters to their respective flights in a timely
manner. Thanks to the volunteer
who made the Young Eagle Flight possible …C.A. Smith, Lonnie Roy, Bob Rose, Ron
Polly, Dewey Peterson,
Stall, Roy Campbell, Don Ames, George Younghans, Mark Ott, Ron Palmer and Mike
there was the aerobatic display flown by Richard Brand, Craig Teft and Craig
Fordum. The formation pilots
some folks from Southern California as well as
our own homegrown formation flyers: Mark Dulaney,
Sharp, Mike Smith, Ann Checkaway, Paul Rosales and Glenn Smith. Those hours of practice certainly paid off.
thanks to all of you who participated in making this Boulder City Day a
successful event from our aerial perspective.
a letter of appreciation for the Chapter’s involvement at the Boulder City
Mueller the BCAA Communications Officer wrote:
I wish to express my sincerest
appreciation to all of my brothers and sisters at EAA Chapter 1300 and the
ROTC members. All of you made a huge
contribution to the success of the Boulder
November4, 2006. Without your
generosity of time and money, the Boulder
day would have
been a disappointment. Your
contributions are truly a testament to the survival of general aviation in the
I especially wish to thank all the
pilots for paying attention to all of my instructions on the ramp and keeping
this event at the highest level of safety.
ELVIS, "the FAA", was on the field watching you folks and the
operation and they had nothing but
Kudos for the ROTC's passenger enplanement and deplanement procedures and their attention to detail regarding
safety and professionalism around a lot of aircraft movement. I hold the
highest respect for your contributions to this
event and it is my hopes that you will consider participating again next year.
Thanks for your kind words.
As of this writing the long fight over
first flights from VGT still has not been finalized. This despite apparent
to the contrary to Art Jones FSDO
Manager from upper levels of the FAA to allow these flights to take place.
Dave Edwards who has been working on
this remains hopeful that a solution to reopen the air space for the flights
will eventually take place.
short business meeting affirmed the election of the new Chapter Officers for
2007. They are:
Vice President: Mike Perger
Secretary: Micah Braun
Treasurer: Brian Prinzavalli
I hope you all will come out
to our December meeting, the traditional Ice Cream Social to welcome the new
Regards and safe flying,
Mardell Haskins has invited Chapter
Members to attend the 99’s meetings at Henderson
and has also asked
us for closer participation in joint
efforts, program planning and a pooling of resources.
The 99’s program schedule through April
at Henderson is:
Field Trip Mike
16, 2007: National Weather Service Field Trip 6:30pm
20, 2007: Review the New FAA Safety
Program Steve Salina
MARCH 20, 2007: We
hope to have a female military speaker this month.
17, 2007: International
Ninety-Nine President Pat Prentiss
Mardell at 300-4922 or
email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
A Reminder to those of
you who flew the Young Eagles at Boulder City from Mike Smith:
If any of
you got gasoline from the self service pump, you can send a copy of your
receipt to me at
900 Primrose Lane, Henderson, NV 89011-3023, and I will get it to the airport manager so you can get
e-mail should work. The City agreed to pay for our gas to fly the Kids
Meeting Minutes of October 11th 2006
Members present: 15 Visitors
Reading and Acceptance of Minutes – Secretary
Accepted as published on the website
Reading and Acceptance of Treasurer’s Report – Treasurer
Report given by Brian was accepted as read.
Nov 4, ’06, Boulder City
Airport open house. We
will be flying YE’s. There will also be an air show.
A short business meeting will be
held to vote on next year’s officers at approx. 1130 hrs.
See Nominating Committee below.
The R&R’s and hanger leases for VGT, HND, Boulder, Jean and Overton
are in the final stages of approval and should be ready very soon.
None at this time
guest speaker was Sgt. Terry “Wush” Sabino from the Nevada Highway Patrol
Sabino has a very unique position with NHP. He is only one of 3 officers (the
other two are based out of Reno
and the other Elko) with the NHP who make the sign on the highway
by Aircraft” meaningful. That means if you are “keeping up with traffic” at
will be watching and timing you from an altitude of 1,500-3,000 AGL not more
than a ¼
mile off the interstate. Sgt. Sabino admits quickly when asked, “Can we see you
up there?” “Sure, I can’t hide very easily when I am that close to the highway”.
Sabino went over the history of NHP planes and explained the equipment on board
the airplane he flies. Besides all the standard equipment in a Cessna there are the NHP radios, the radar
equipment, the timing equipment, etc. and he still flies without an autopilot. (He hopes to have one installed
soon). He has some pretty high tech stuff in there.
interesting facts you probably didn’t know. Sgt. Sabino works in conjunction
with ground vehicles, usually 2-3 cars. He has to coordinate the ground cars with the local NHP office for
that section of road they will be timing. If those units are busy and are not available then they cannot time
they time a vehicle is actually in favor of the driver. A vehicle being timed
starts when the back bumper crosses the mark (the stripe on the shoulder) and stops the timing when the
rear bumper crosses the exit mark. If there is any question at all on whether the timing was done right then
the driver gets a pass …this time. When the driver does not get “the pass” Sgt. Sabino radios a ground unit
and notifies them that a “…white SUV, southbound will pass you. I timed him at 91mph”. The ground unit
responds, makes the stop and issues the citation. Sgt. Sabino then made it clear that he only gives a style
and color of the vehicle. “I cannot tell if it is a Nissan, Impala or Cadillac, so I only identify by style
and color. I follow the vehicle until the stop has been made. If there is confusion over the exact vehicle the driver
is given a pass …this time”.
most important question was asked, “What is the range of fines based on speed?”
He answered: 1-10mph over the speed limit = $190.00, 11-20mph over the speed limit = $300.00,
21-??mph over the speed limit = $1,130.00. If you push your luck and your car will go that fast any
speed over 100mph = automatic impound of the vehicle AND mandatory jail time. “What is the fastest speed that you
timed a vehicle at and got the citation?” Response: “135mph”. Of all the citations written by the ground
cars based on Sgt. Sabino’s timing not one has been thrown out of court. Sgt. Sabino then showed
us a copy of a citation record from Reno.
25-30 cars stopped in a 40 minute period. All the vehicles stopped were more than
10mph over the posted 75mph limit.
with the duties of patrolling the highways they also use the aircraft to
transport prisoners. In a lot of cases it is less expensive to transport by air from say San Diego
to Las Vegas
rather than using ground units. Time is usually cut in ½ or better than by using ground units. When they transport by
air he always has a “guard” in the plane with him and they use special restraints for the prisoner. Sgt. Sabino
said that they do not carry dignitaries unless it is an emergency. They do carry people from the NHP/NDOT if needed. By air Reno is 2 ½ - 3hrs, by
ground twice that. In both cases listed above it is important to remember that if a
ground unit is used for transporting it removes that unit from the area for an
extended period of time.
airplane cannot land on the highway to help at a severe accident.
sincere thanks to Sgt. Sabino for his excellent and informative presentation.
None at this time
The YE’s plan to fly at the Boulder open house on Nov
4. Please contact Mike Smith if you will be able to fly.
Courtney Children’s Foundation flight is scheduled for the Henderson airport, Feb ’07. Date TBA.
flight for Overton has been tentatively scheduled for Oct 6, 2007.
Paul Gerner introduced Devon
Phillips as one of the kids sent by us to the Air Academy
in July of this year. Devon produced a video of his
experience at the Air Academy.
It was both well done and interesting.
Devon is quite
the young man. His personality is what you would call “uninhibited”. He had a
great time and learned a lot. His plan is to
become a pilot, but said he is open to any career that involves aviation. Paul asked Devon if the
presentation Paul gave at Rancho was helpful in getting Devon
interested in the Air Academy. Devon didn’t hold back and said, “No”. Devon
did not really understand what the Academy was all about because he could not
“visualize” what would happen there. Because the video was so well done Paul asked, “If you had seen
a video like you made, would you have better understood what you would be doing and learning
there?” Devon said yes. Paul then asked if he
would make the video available to our Chapter to use in future
presentations of the Academy to help kids understand what it was all about. Devon said that
would not be a problem.
Everyone in attendance had a great
time listening (laughing a lot) and watching the video. Excellent presentation. Thank you Devon.
Mike Smith of the committee made the following nominations:
Vice President: Mike
A ballot will not be printed as those listed above have
accepted the positions listed. The vote for the nominees listed will be done at a special short business meeting at
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None held at this time
Everyone is encouraged to submit
material, information or pictures of interest,
to chapter members for
publication on the Chapter’s Webpage.
Send whatever you have to
Jim Bonelli, Webmaster at
e-mail address: email@example.com
The Chapter webpage URL
Be sure to bookmark this
We really need volunteers
for next year. Please contact David
Lerner if you are interested.
your Information: FYI:
Safety: Howard Lyons of the North Las Vegas Tower
is again asking for your cooperation in reducing
INCURSIONS. KVGT is again making the
FAA’s top ten list of offenders. I do
1300 members are involved, but we must remain vigilant. The FAA has produced a “PDF”
for you to print and read. Just click on
this link to get your copy. North Las Vegas PDF
Remember to wear your
Thanks for reading the
we will see you On the 13th.
Bring a friend……..