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The Official Monthly Electronic Newsletter of the
Southern Nevada EAA Chapter 1300
P O Box 34311
Las Vegas, Nevada 89133-4311
October 2002     _________________Volume 3, Issue No. 10

October 9, 2002:
Our next meeting will be at the Boulder City Airport, Glenn Smith’s Hangar #16 beginning at 7:30PM, come early to enjoy a Chicken Dinner starting at 6:00pm and bring a friend for some great hangar flying.
Do not forget that dinner starts at 6:00PM at Glenn’s Hangar #16. Check Presidents Message column for more details. Bring a chair or two.

October Meeting Guest Speaker:
The program for the October meeting will be a surprise and interesting.

We want to say “Thank You” to Stan Roeske for a presentation on Dehydration and Philip Brown for his “Show & Tell” on his experiences at the EAA Youth Academy last July. Both presentations were excellent. Thanks guys.

President’s Message for October:
It’s hard to believe that this year is almost over.  October always brings a big change in the weather with cooler nights and mild days.  Sounds like a good time to go flying.

Mr. Tom Donaldson has been doing a super job of putting a slate of candidates together for next year.  Thanks to Tom for his hard work and thanks to all of you who have volunteered to take part in elections.  Our Chapter will continue in great shape.

October meeting is confirmed for Boulder City airport.  Mike Smith has secured a meeting place in Mr. Glenn Smith’s hanger.  It is number TW1-16 next to the entrance road.  A nice wooden sign on the door that says “PILOTS HEAVEN.”  Plan on using the WEST gate near the terminal building.  We will have a gate guard beginning at 17:30 to let you in for the Chicken and Things dinner.  Dining should begin at 18:00 and conclude by meeting time at 19:30.  Come early to enjoy good eats and hangar flying. Please bring a chair or two.

Then, our annual family picnic is planned for the third Saturday in October (19) at the Jean Airport.  Cooking should start at 11:00 AM.  Your Chapter will provide the hamburger and hot dogs with salad, covered dish and dessert by the members.

It’s going to be a busy month and I will see you on the 9th.

Thanks.  Jim Bonelli

Secretary’s Note Pad:
Southern Nevada EAA Chapter 1300, Inc
Meeting Minutes
September 11, 2002

Our Chapter Vice President, Walt Ayers called the meeting to order at 7:45 PM.  Chapter President, Jim Bonelli was home recuperating from a successful eye surgery done earlier in the day.

We had 12 members and 1 guest present.  Our guest was Justin Kelly, a teacher at Canon Middle School in Henderson.  Justin, a CFII & MEI, owns and flies his Hiperbite.  He says he has been busy lately giving tail dragger checkouts.  He is also attempting to start an aviation program at his school to rebuild a Taylor Craft, Super Cub or something comparable.

Keith Hopkey moved and Ken Wyatt seconded a motion to accept the minutes of the August meeting as posted on the website and in the Chapter monthly newsletter.  Motion was approved.

Keith Hopkey gave his treasurer’s report.  As of the end of August we had $2,192.79 in the bank.  Of this amount, $629.25 is designated for the Chapter’s Aviation Education Fund, leaving $1,563.54 as uncommitted funds in the General Fund account.  Armin Tuma moved and Stan Roeske seconded a motion to accept the treasurer’s report as presented.  Motion was approved.

Under old business it was reported that Roy Campbell is now EAA Chapter 163’s Young Eagle Coordinator.  Date for the Tuskegee Young Eagles event is still not firmed up.

Ken Wyatt reported the Chapter 1300 annual family picnic is scheduled for Saturday, October 19 at the Jean Airport.  The Chapter will furnish the meat with members bringing a potluck dish to share.

Herman Leong gave a brief report on his visit to the Golden State Fly-in.  He said he looked at Glastars (I wonder if it may be because he is building one?) and listened to the Navigator from the WWII B-29 Enola Gay speak.  Saw some great aerobatics and reported he is looking forward to getting his Glastar flying.

Armin Tuma gave a brief report on his visit to the Arlington Fly-in.  He also looked at Glastars and even got to fly the Glastar company plane.  He had an interesting story about a “propeller clutch”.  Armin is real excited about getting his own Glastar completed and in the air.  I might add, Armin is getting real close.  Stop by his hangar, D-11 at No. Las Vegas and take a look.

Tom Donaldson, Chapter Nominating Committee Chairman, reported on efforts to date.  He has potential candidates for some of the positions but still speaking with members.  Tom is also working to put together a strong program committee so it doesn’t fall to just one person.  Tom will give a complete report of nominees at the October meeting and elections are held at the November meeting.  A reminder, in addition to voting in person at the meeting, members will also be able to vote via e-mail, snail mail or by proxy if they can’t make the November meeting.  This was a bylaw change approved in 2001.

Stan Roeske reported on the many activities taking place in October.  There is the Nellis event the 5th and 6th, Copperstate Fly-in, Edwards AFB event, AOPA and our Chapter picnic.

Discussion ensued about the proposed October meeting being held in Boulder City.  General agreement, if we do that, was consideration should be given for holding the November meeting at No. Las Vegas.  Otherwise it would be 4 months between meetings at No. Las Vegas if we continued with the normal rotation to Henderson in November.

Ken Wyatt talked about Chapter 1300 fly-outs.  Due to an apparent lack of enthusiasm, at least at this time, it was suggested that we combine with Chapter 163.  Armin Tuma will pass on fly-out information since he is the designated 1300 “spy” at the 163 Chapter meetings.

The 50/50 drawing was won by David Brown.  David donated his $17.00 winnings back to the Chapter’s Aviation Education Fund.

The official meeting was adjourned at 8:15 PM.  Following a short refreshment break, with refreshments furnished by Ken and Phyllis Wyatt, the evening programs were presented.

Our first program was Phillip Brown.   He gave an excellent Power Point slide presentation on his experiences at EAA Air Venture 2002 Air Academy, answering many questions from the floor.  He also shared some of the airfoils he made, composite and cloth.  Phillip felt the EAA program was very worthwhile and well organized.  It reinforced his desire to pursue aviation as a career.  A side note, David also soloed early in the week (week of 9/9/02) at West Air Aviation.  Congratulations Phillip.  Our Chapter 1300 helped defray some of Phillip’s expenses to attend the Air Academy.
Our second program was Stan Roeske who gave an excellent and informative overhead presentation on the effects of dehydration.  I think it is safe to say that all in attendance learned from Stan’s presentation.  The effect on one’s mental capability as caused by even a small percent of dehydration is pretty astounding.  If you feel thirsty, you are already behind in your liquid intake.  Divide your weight by 2 and that will tell you how much liquid, in ounces, you should drink each day.  Example, if you weigh 170 pounds, your daily liquid intake, preferably water or a sports drink, should be 85 ounces at a minimum.  I think everyone felt that this would be an ideal repeat program before summer flying next year.

Thanks to all who participated in the meeting.

Respectfully submitted,

Keith Hopkey, Chapter Treasurer, and Acting for this meeting

Chapter Family Picnic:
Our annual chapter family picnic is scheduled for October 19 at the Jean Airport. Be sure to mark your calendar for this family event. The Special events building will be open at 10:00am and the picnic lunch will be at noon. Bring a dish or dessert to serve. The chapter will furnish all of the hot dogs, hamburgers, rolls, buns, condiments and drinks.
Fly or drive and bring the entire family.

Welcome New Members:
William "Lee" Dillingham family.  Lee, his wife Kristina and daughter Chloe.  Lee is building a Cozy Mk IV.

Members Projects:
John Andrzejewski - Berkut
Jim Bonelli - Air Force T-41
Jerry Campbell - RV-8 (“finished”)
Tom Cooper - Zenair
Keith Courson - Rebuild Stinson Voyager
Lee Dillingham – Cozy Mk IV
Roland Fraga - Glasair TD (finished)
Tim Hemp (guest) - Lancair Legacy
Herman Leong - Glastar
Hugh Mattern - Lancair (finished)
Doug Mueller - RV6
Glen Smith - RV-8 (“finished”)
Armin Tuma - Glastar

If your project is not listed, please give me a call and I will add it to the list.  Also, our web site manager, Roland Fraga, wants project pictures to put on the web page.  His address:

Chapter Meeting Schedule:
October 9, 2002 – Boulder City Airport – Location Glenn Smith’s Hangar #16 at 7:30 pm
November 13, 2002 – Henderson Executive Airport – Terminal at 7:30 pm
December 11, 2002 - North Las Vegas - Grand Canyon Room at 7:30 pm

Fly-out Activities:
The Las Vegas $100 Hamburger Flyers has been re-activated with a much simpler format.
* No webpage pictures
* No webpage flight postings
* Only an email link to the LVHDHF Group to post a flight
It is everyone's responsibility to post Breakfast or Lunch flights whenever you are going somewhere and would like to have other flyers join you. Remember sometime you will dine alone, while other times you will dine with a room full. That is the way it works. So, please do not be bashful, post a flight soon.
The link to the Las Vegas $100 Hamburger Flyers webpage is shown below. Remember to save the site in your "Favorites", so you can go there to post your future flights.

Fly Safely and Enjoy Your Flights.

Webpage Material:
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 Roland Fraga, WebMaster, email address:
The chapter webpage URL is: Be sure to Bookmark this URL.

Young Eagles:
The next Young Eagle Flight Rally will be on November 2, 2002 – Beatty, NV

November 16, 2002 – Jean Airport - Sponsored by Tuskegee Airmen – coordinator for this event is Roy Campbell (Let Roy Campbell or Jim Bonelli know if you plan on flying or will volunteer for ground support.) Jim’s email address is or phone number is 242-5002.

Classified Ads:
This space is available to all chapter members to place ads for aviation items for sale or wanted. Submit your ads to the Newsletter Editor by snail mail or email.
FOR SALE: Pazmany PL-2 project (due to physical limitations). All ribs, spar extrusions (machined & bent), elevon & rudder spars, landing gear complete, windshield & canopy frame and Plexiglas, engine mounts and many formed or machined parts. Also, some radio, Norco, Motorola and 28volt Collins Call John Osburn (702) 456-4123 or email:
FOR SALE: PS Engineering PMA6000 audio panel with mounting tray.  14 to 28 volts.  New from Aircraft Spruce $795.00
Make offer:  e-mail

FOR SALE: Airspeed indicator 0-300 MPH Make: Pioneer,
used 200 hours since overhaul.  $50 e-mail

Officers & Directors 2002:
President: Jim Bonelli   Vice President: Walt Ayers
Secretary: Mike Smith  Treasurer: Keith Hopkey
Director: Dave Austin   Director: Dave Morrow
Director: Armin Tuma

Chapter Hats:
The chapter has a supply of Official Southern Nevada EAA Chapter 1300 Baseball Caps (Blue) for sale to members for $20.00. Pick up yours at the October Meeting.

Other Aviation Events Coming Soon:
CCAA meeting for October has been cancelled and the next meeting is scheduled for November 20, 2002 in the Grand Canyon Room at VGT – 7:00PM
Nellis Air Force Base Open House & Air Show, October 5 & 6, 2002

Thanks for reading the newsletter and we will see you at the meeting on the 9th.

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