The official Monthly
Electronic Newsletter Of the
Southern Nevada EAA Chapter 1300
Volume 7, Issue No.9
SEPTEMBER 13th, Meeting Location:
Our next meeting will be
held at the New Henderson EXECUTIVE Airport in the Conference Room at 7:30 PM.
The Group dinner before the
meeting will be at the Last Call Bar and Grill just off I-15 and Lake Mead.
It’s part of the ARCO
Truck Stop. 6:00 PM seating time as they
September Meeting Program;
We will have
an overview of Oshkosh from our other participant at AirVenture.
Also, plan on
a quick look-around at the new Henderson Terminal building.
2006 Officers and Directors:
President: David Lerner
Vice President: Dean Harrington
Secretary: Mike Perger
Treasurer: Brian Prinzavalli
Director VGT: Armin Tuma
Director BLD: Glenn Smith
Director HND: Glenn Carlson
Presidents Corner for September 2006
now that the summer is officially over with the Labor Day Holiday we can turn
away from the heat to hopefully some cooler and kinder flying weather. One event to mark on our calendars is the
Chapter’s Annual Picnic coming up on September 30th at Jean
An update on
the New Discover Aviation 2007
next few months are going to be critical for the Chapter, as we have committed
ourselves to resurrect Discover Aviation as Discover Aviation presents Wings
and Wheels 2007. As many of you
who participated in the last event remember it was certainly less than a
success. As a group it was decided to
pass up the event for 2006 and concentrate our efforts on a well-structured and
planned event for 2007 which is why we have started the planning so far in
advance. The show is now set for April 21, 2007 at Jean.
great deal of time and effort has been put into the planning and development of
this new version of Discover Aviation with format changes to include an
automotive exhibit along with the Young Eagles Flight and Aerobatic Show. Craig Teft has set
up a really promising aerobatic show. In
addition Charlie Braun and Jim Bonelli have put together a group of seminars to
include engines, aviation careers and construction featuring the construction
of a rib as a take home souvenir of the show. Larry Berreth
has volunteered to teach the basic engine seminar. The newest feature, which is sure to add to
our draw, is the work of Mike Perger in putting
together an automobile and motorcycle exhibition of a goodly variety of unusual
and beautiful examples of the wheels side of the day’s eye treats. We are also working on having interesting
audiovisual and simulator displays available to add some extra features to
encourage interest in aviation.
can certainly help by volunteering to fly the Young Eagle part of the program
as we are planning on flying 150 Young Eagles. Contact Mike Smith at email@example.com .
The Young Eagle youngsters will be pre-registered to fly through a
booking mechanism set up on the Discover Aviation web site. You can also bring
your plane for static display just let Mike Perger
know at firstname.lastname@example.org . We have some interesting aircraft lined up
for display, but more is better. Last,
but hardly least if you have potential sponsors who may wish to contribute to
our advertising campaign please let me know at email@example.com
or give me a “holler” at 702 804-2681.
participation in Discover Aviation is welcomed.
Take a look at the new web site if you have not already done so at www.discoveraviation.com .
next Chapter meeting is at Henderson’s new terminal on September 13th
at 7:30 PM. If you can make it we meet for dinner at the Last Call at 6:00 PM.
flying and regards,
Lerner, President 2006
Meeting Minutes of August 9th 2006
Call to Order by President
David Lerner at 19:33 hrs.
Introduction of Cecil
Johnson, Assistant Director for General Aviation who gave an updated progress
on North Las Vegas airport as well as the Clark County
Department of Airports plans for the future.
to VALLE airport:
Saturday, Sept 2,
2006. What a day to go flying.
Hurricane John was setting
on the tip of Baja and decided to take the day off, instead of traveling up the
The folks at VALLE airport,
just south of the Grand Canyon, had been planning an exciting event called
Thunder in the Valle. A North American P-51 and an old Ford
tri-motor were the main attractions,
but a car show and chili cook-off were also part of the
Chapter member Mark
Dulaney thought this would be a good excuse to practice some formation
Glenn Smith, Mike Smith and Ken Wyatt all agreed. The 5-ship gaggle was then
named “Mustang Flight” and departed Boulder City Airport at
08:15. The flight to VALLE took less
50 minutes and we were on
site with a 5-ship V-formation across mid-field, smoke-on from the wingman
A quick re-figure to a
Diamond with stinger and across mid-field again, however, the only ships with
were the diamond slot and stinger. Reminds you of the old song “Smoke gets in
Final turn-around and an
Over-head break on the numbers, 3 seconds spacing and in-trail landing.
I’m not sure if we had the
audience completely spell-bound but from the passenger seat of Mike Smith’s
I had the best seat in the
There were 2 other Chapter
1300 airplanes and one brave member who drove all the way there to enjoy the
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Chapter webpage URL
Be sure to bookmark this
your Information: FYI:
Safety: Once again, we have a Tower Controller at the
center of an ACCIDENT.
all know that most of the problem lies in the cockpit,
however, just a small effort by the controller
and this fatal would have been nothing more than an
Remember to wear your
to the September
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we will see you On the 13th. Bring a