The official Monthly
Electronic Newsletter Of the
EAA Chapter 1300
P.O. Box 570561
Las Vegas Nevada
8, Issue No.8
8th, Meeting Location:
Officers and Directors:
President: Terry Frazier
President: Mike Perger
Secretary: Charlie Braun
Treasurer: Brian Prinzavalli
VGT: Armin Tuma
BLD: Glenn Smith
HND: Glenn Carlson
Presidents Corner August 2007:
Just a quick post Oshkosh
note this month. We had a great time at AirVenture, especially visiting with
the Chapter 1300 contingent.
We were represented well by Mike Smith, Glenn Smith, Dean
Herrington, Jim and Jan Bonelli, Micah Braun, Roger and Sue Hansen, Brian and Bruce Banks and Linda and I. I’m sure there were others, but OSH is too big to catch everyone.
Glenn and Mike did a great job along with 33 others in the RV
Formation flights each of thefirst three days. Lots of new gizmos being drooled over by lots of old (mature) pilots. VLJs were big
along with several new light sport aircraft announcements.
Brian and Bruce Banks had a nice booth, but their new plane didn't make it due to import snafus. They should have it
late September for some
certification work. Hope to schedule a viewing at an upcoming meeting. Their
updated web site is:
Remember no August meeting. I hope to be back for the September 12 (Henderson) meeting but we
will have the meeting either way.
See you in September,
Ps: Found this at AOPA. Sounds like there is a new ATIS Freq.
AOPA WANTS BETTER COMMUNICATION ON RESTRICTED AIRSPACE
When Nellis Air Force base contacted AOPA about recent pilot incursions of
the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR), AOPA immediately suggested
implementing an ATIS frequency that will alert pilots to which ranges are
hot and which are cold. In the meantime, VFR pilots, both local and
transient, should be aware of the NTTR area and understand the hazards
associated with inadvertent violations of the restricted airspace. They may
be unintentional violations, but passing through impacts military operations
and weapons deliveries and may cause accidents as many high-speed military
aircraft operate on the range daily. There can be severe penalties for
careless mistakes, so be sure to visit the AOPA Air Safety Foundation's
Safety Hot Spot: Critical Airspace to learn how to identify and avoid
prohibited and restricted airspace.
Meeting Minutes: July
President Terry Frazier
called the meeting at Boulder City Airport to order at 7:30 PM.
Bob Buckthal and Randy Holland were
introduced and welcomed as guests.
The August meeting has
been cancelled with the next regular meeting scheduled
for Henderson on September 12, 2007. Terry had a supply of AirVenture NOTAMS
available. He reminded everyone of the date for the
annual chapter picnic on
October 20th at
the Jean Sport Aviation
Our guest speaker for the evening, Rich Jones, was
Rich gave a presentation on the development plans
for the 37-acre Searchlight Airpark
consisting of 31 half-acre home sites with access
to the existing Searchlight
Additional details of this development can be
obtained at www.searchlightairpark.com
The reading of the minutes
was waived, as they were not submitted in time for the meeting.
Dave Skrock resigned as
Secretary due to a family illness, which will take him out of town for
a period of time. We wish Dave and his family only the best at
Prinzavalli, submitted the Treasurers report with a balance of $2049.34.
The report was duly moved
and approved on a voice vote.
Young Eagles Ground
Support Recognition awards are to be ordered and awarded at the annual picnic.
Chapter 1300 formally nominated Jim Bonelli for the
EAA Major Achievement Award last month.
Each year ten such awards are given. Notification was received from the EAA that
Jim would be this year’s recipient of one of these awards at
AirVenture on July 28th. A
well deserved honor and recognition for Jim.
Glen Smith reported on the
loss of Rich Kegelmeyer’s Comanche in a gear collapse and subsequent fire. Fortunately no one was
injured although the aircraft was totaled. The major problem was the inability of the Fire Department to enter
the airport as they were held up at the gate for some ten minutes waiting for access. Gate opening devices have been purchased for
the emergency agencies to make certain a gate delay will not occur again.
Mike Smith noted that the date for the Overton and Boulder City Young Eagle events are
October 6th and November 3rd
Dean Herrington has
scheduled a fly out to Mesquite,
Sunday, September 23rd with lunch at the Oasis Golf Club
restaurant. Dean also scheduled a visit
to LAS ATC for October 8th at 4:30 PM. The tour will last for 90
minutes with a maximum of 20 attendees.
Four spots are held for
Charlie Braun’s ground
crew. Contact Dean at Herringtons@TheHerringtonGroup.com for a reservation.
There were brief
discussions on a proficiency flight event to be developed in the future and the
sponsorship of a Young Eagle flight at
VGT if the Tower and airport management will cooperate in dedicating a runway for the exclusive
use of the Young Eagles during the event.
The meeting was adjourned
at 9:15 PM
David Lerner, Acting
encouraged to submit material, information or pictures of interest,
members for publication on the Chapter’s Webpage.
you have to Jim Bonelli, Webmaster, email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
webpage URL is’ http://www.EAAChapter1300.org
Be sure to
bookmark this URL.
The next rally is scheduled for October 6th
at Overton. If there are any conflicts,
we need to work them out
During the summer break.
are a service to members and posted on the Web site. The posting will remain until the
is sold or 1 year, which ever comes first.
For your Information:
provided each month by volunteers. We very much appreciate the generosity
participate. We are again asking for volunteers for the 2007 Meeting schedule.
Aug 8 VGT CANCELLED
Sep 12 HEN
Oct 10 VGT
Nov 3 BLD
Saturday noon. At Young Eagles
Dec 12 VGT
Remember to wear your name badge to the September 12th meeting.
reading the Newsletter and we will see you on the 12th.
Bring a friend……..