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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

                                                                       January 2003 Volume 4, Issue No.1

    January 8, 2003:

    Our next meeting will be at the Henderson Executive Airport, Terminal Building Beginning at 7:30PM.

    Remember, a group of members have dinner at 6:00pm before the meeting at the Tailspin Bar & Grill Restaurant,

    9265 S. Pecos Road. You are Welcome to join us for Dinner.

    January Meeting Program:

    The program for the January meeting will be a demonstration of TIG Welding.

    We want to say “Thank You” to Jim & Jan Bonelli for an excellent Ice Cream Social and for all of the support in 2002.

    2003 Officers & Directors:

    Walt Ayers, President

    Mike Smith, Vice President

    Stan Roeske, Treasurer

    Herman Leong, Secretary

    Steve Dahl, Henderson Director

    Glen Smith, Boulder City Director

    Paul Gerner, North Las Vegas Director


    The President’s Message for January:

    Greetings and Happy New Year in the Year of the Airplane!

 For EAA chapter 1300, 2003 will build on the success of the past.   It is great to be a member of a chapter whose attitude is, “If
    it flies, it’s fun.  If it is about flying its fun”.
    That one’s interest is what brings us together . . . a love of Flying and Airplanes.   We are a small part of the population, only 2.2
    % of the population are pilots and far less than that are builders and restorers of airplanes. Very few of the rest have been
    introduced to the fun of flying and building airplanes on an individual basis.

                An introduction to flight in a large aluminum tube at 30,000 + feet with several hundred strangers, a bag of peanuts, a
    soda and an unknown pilot for a few short hours can’t convey the true freedom of flying.   By the same token an introduction to
    building and restoring in a cavernous factory, full of unknown workers on the time clock, can’t convey the satisfaction of building
    with one’s own hands. The introduction is best when it comes from individuals that love flying and building and are willing to
    share their ideas, knowledge and skills.  From models and model building through flight and flying to design and building, it is
    fun based on unique achievements of flight.  It is the connection to Kitty Hawk.

                One of the reasons to be a member of 1300 is to learn about, both flying and homebuilding from individual, hands on
    flyers and builders who take the time, to teach others to fly safely and build competently. The programs that 1300 presents will
    take the mystique out of flying and homebuilding.

    The programs combined with a warm welcome are a very important part of sharing that knowledge and skill. Everyone who
    attends a meeting does so for the same reason that we all do . . . a love of things that fly. Everyone who returns does so
    because they feel welcome and have the opportunity to share their experiences and learn from others. As you may have seen
    from the Board meeting minutes, at each General meeting we want to have a safety program from our CFI’s, a Homebuilders tip
    each month from the Builders/Restorers as well as a general program about a segment of flying or building. If you have an idea
    for a safety presentation please see Jim Bonelli.  If you know of a tip for homebuilding or restoration, please see Herman Leong.
    If you think of a general topic or program that you would like presented, please let Tom Donaldson or me know.  We will see
    what we can do to get a speaker. Your thoughts and ideas make for successful programs.

                Young Eagles is an important program for introducing young people to flight.  We should also consider introducing
    others to Flying. An interest in flying of any type at any age is the first step to homebuilding/ rebuilding. There is such a program
    on the EAA website that we should consider sponsoring in conjunction with Young Eagles. It is “Flystart”.   Flystart will be a
    topic for discussion at the January meeting.  If you have time before the meeting, take a look at the following website.

                Please give some thought to the Pilot Assistance Program and what you think it should include. (in this regard please
    talk to your spouses, whether or not they fly with you, they may have some helpful insights). Jim Cullen has already obtained
    materials from AOPA and Jim Bonnelli is working with him to tailor it to the needs of the participants.   More on this at the
    meeting.  Until then, Blue Skies and Tailwinds,


    Secretary’s Note Pad:

    Outgoing President Jim Bonelli called the formal meeting to order at 1940.  He welcomed our 3 guests, Jim Cullen, Frank
    Harvey, and Louis Battaglia and our 18 members.  Two of our guests joined the Chapter this evening (Jim and Frank) bringing
    our current membership to over 60.  After the welcome, Jim announced that the Younghans had purchased a new aircraft called
    the Trinidad.  Congratulations to George and Renie!

                    A motion was made and seconded to waive reading of the November minutes because they were published in the
    Newsletter and posted to the Chapter Web site. Ken Wyatt asked that the official minutes be amended a little by amplifying the
    “New Membership” drive contest rules with the Editors Note he inserted into the Newsletter printing of the minutes.  The minutes
    were approved with that amendment.

                    Keith Hopkey presented the treasurer’s report and it was accepted as presented.

    Our current balance is $2464.51, of which $677.25 is designated for the Aviation Education Fund.  This leaves $1787.26
    unallocated and available for chapter use.  Keith got all required signatures from new officers to file the Corporation officers list
    and resident agent with the Nevada Secretary of State and EAA National.  He also got the photo IDs and signatures required by
    the Bank for check signing purposes.  Keith announced that Dave Roebke had made new membership cards for us that Keith
    would be handing out. (Note: Dave was compensated for his out of pocket expenses.)  Keith  mentioned the new calendars had
    arrived and were available for sale. Keith also announced that so far we have had 31 of our 58 year 2002 members renew their

                    Jim Bonelli presented the following “Chapter Service Awards” for 2002 signed by EAA National Officials.

                    Ken Wyatt------Newsletter                                             Hugh Mattern----Tech Counselor

                    Hugh Mattern---Flight Advisor                 Keith Hopkey----Treasurer

                    Keith Hopkey---Membership Coordinator                Mike Smith-------Secretary

                    Mike Smith------YE Coordinator                           Walt Ayers-------Vice President

                    Walt Ayers------Programs Coordinator                Jim Bonelli--------President

                    Jim Bonelli------Nevada State Young Eagle Coordinator


                    Elections:  Though the election results were posted in the Newsletter and on the Web page, there were again
    announced and everyone gave the new officers a round of applause.

                     Activities:  Ken Wyatt made a “last call” announcement that the Clark County Aviation Association (CCAA) is
    having their Christmas party at the Nellis AFB Officers Club on Thursday, December 19th.

                    Fly-outs:  Ken Wyatt has posted a flyout to Seligman AZ this Sunday, 12-15-02.  Plan to be there at 1130 Nevada

                    Young Eagles:  George and Renie Younghans verbally thanked all who had helped to make the Beatty YE rally such
    a success.  (Sec Note:  The Younghans had also sent out nice Thank You cards to many participants.  Thanks to them for
    being so thoughtful.)  Jim Bonelli sent thank you letters to the Lions for the meals they provided and to the Nye County airport
    authority for their help.  Jan Bonelli thanked the Board for their support of the luncheon she hosted for the ladies who helped with
    the Young Eagle Rallies this past year. She said they had a great luncheon.

                    Our YE Flight Rally  Schedule for 2003 is starting to firm up.  Jim is coordinating those without firm dates.

                                    Saturday, February 1st ---- North Las Vegas

                                    Saturday, March___------- Pahrump

                                    Sat. & Sun. Apr 26-27 ---- Jean

                                    Saturday, May 17th --------- North Las Vegas (Tuskegee Airman sponsored)

                                    Saturday, September,___---- Overton  (99s &Mardel Haskins sponsored)

                                    Saturday, October, ___ ----- Mesquite

                                    Saturday, November,___ ----Beatty

                    Projects:  Armin says his Glastar is ready to fly!  He needs an FAA sign-off now.  Jim Bonelli flew his restored T-41
    this week.   Still has a few “squawks” to clear up.  Herman Leong is now working on the “firewall forward” of his Glastar.  Walt
    Ayers has his Mooney in Medallion’s hangar now to replace Jim’s.  I think Walt said he had an oil leak.   New member Frank
    Harvey, briefly discussed his Challenger II project that he “recently” got certified. He just moved from Oakland, CA.

                    Programs:  Walt Ayers said next months program will be about welding.  Walt said he would like to have each
    meeting include something on Safety, Home-building, and General aviation. Future programs planned are a briefing from the Air
    Force Predator flyers and the Fallon NAS Top Gun school.


                    Misc.:  Dave Roebke gave us a short briefing on his recent precision ultralight flying Bronze Coline’ Award.  He had to
    fly two triangular shaped cross-country flights with observers at the apexes to confirm his specific pre-estimated time-on-target
    at each turn.   He also had to do an engine-out approach from 1000’ and land within a 130’ circle and three precision spot
    landing (all three gear on the ground) between lines marked on the runway that were 33’ apart.   Congratulations Dave!

                    Hugh Mattern stated that he is going to apply to be one of the few Designated Airworthiness Representatives (DAR)
    for the  FAA that could sign off newly completed homebuilts for their test flying.  The requirements are quite rigid.  You must be
    a certified A & P mechanic, have built a homebuilt aircraft and done a minimum of 3 annual inspections on an aircraft before you
    can apply.     Plus a lot of paperwork I’m sure!  Good Luck Hugh!  Armin can use your help getting airborne.

    EVENING “PROGRAM”  Our special program this evening was an “Ice Cream Social” provided by our President, Jim Bonelli,
    and his wife Jan.  Thanks for the great refreshments and a year of leadership!

    ELECTION RESULTS:  Your new officers for the 2003 calendar year are:

                    President                                               Walt Ayers

                    Vice-President                                               Mike Smith

                    Secretary                                              Herman Leong

                    Treasurer                                               Stan Roeske

                    Director, N. Las Vegas                         Paul Gerner

                    Director, Henderson                            Steve Dahl

                    Director, Boulder City                          Glenn Smith

    Transition activities should begin as soon as possible.

                    50/50 Drawing:  Keith Hopkey won for the second month in a row and once again donated his winnings back to the
    Chapter.  Thanks Keith!

    Meeting adjourned at 9:45 PM.

                    Respectfully submitted,

            M. W. Smith

                    Michael W. Smith

                    Secretary, EAA Chapter 1300

    Welcome New Members:

    Jim Cullen

    Frank Harvey

    Membership Drive:

    The chapter opened our membership drive at the November meeting and it will run through February 12, 2003. All new members
    signing up during the membership drive will have a chance for
    one of the two (2) prizes to be given away at the February meeting. Also, any chapter member that brings in a new member
    during the membership drive will be entered in the same drawing.

    I would like for each member with an airplane or hangar to printout the attached membership drive poster and place it in your
    aircraft window when parked in your tiedown area or post it on your

    hangar door. This will give the membership drive great exposure as pilots always look at signs posted on airplanes or hangars.

    The drawing prizes were donated by:

    Craig Fordem, Aerobatic Experience, Boulder City – ½ hour Aerobatic Ride (Extra 300).

    Bill Walthers, North Las Vegas Airport – ½ hour Aerobatic Ride (Pitt S-2B).

    Members Projects:

    John Andrzejewski - Berkut

    Jim Bonelli - Air Force T-41

    Dick McEwen - RV-8 (“finished”)
    Tom Cooper - Zenair
    Keith Courson - Stinson Voyager

    Lee Dillingham – Cozy Mk IV

    Roland Fraga - Glasair TD (finished)

    Michael Hope – RV-8

    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 e-mail:

    Chapter Meeting Schedule - 2003:
    January 8, 2003            Henderson Executive – Terminal Building at 7:30 pm
    February 12, 2003       North Las Vegas - Grand Canyon Room at 7:30 pm

    March 12, 2003             Boulder City – Location TBA at 7:30 pm

    April 9, 2003                North Las Vegas – Dinner Meeting – Ken Wyatt’s Hgr #4 Skid Row – 6:00 pm

    May 14, 2003             Henderson Executive – Terminal Building at 7:30 p

    June 11, 2003              North Las Vegas - Grand Canyon Room at 7:30 pm

    July 9, 2003                 Boulder City – Location TBA at 7:30 pm

    August 13, 2003           North Las Vegas - Grand Canyon Room at 7:30 pm

    September 10, 2003            Henderson Executive – Terminal Building at 7:30 p

    October 8, 2003          North Las Vegas - Grand Canyon Room at 7:30 pm

    November 12, 2003             Boulder City – Location TBA at 7:30 pm

    December 10, 2003     North Las Vegas - Grand Canyon Room at 7:30 pm

    Flying Activities:

    The January chapter fly-out is to Marble Canyon (L41) Arizona on January 12, 2003. Lunch will be at the Marble Canyon Lodge,
    across the Highway from the airport. Arrived by 11:30PM PST.

    If the WX is not VFR, then the flight is cancelled.

    Also, check the LV $100.00 Hamburger Flyers:
    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 2003 Young Eagle Flight Rally Schedule:

    Saturday, February 1st             North Las Vegas (International Young Eagle Rally)

                Saturday, March 15th               North Las Vegas (Tuskegee Airman sponsored)

                Sat. & Sun. Apr 26-27        Jean (Discover Aviation)

                Saturday, May___                   (Open)

                Saturday, September,__            Overton  (99s & Mardel Haskins sponsored)

                Saturday, October, __              (Open)

    Saturday, November 1st        Beatty

    Refreshment Calendar:

    If you would like to volunteer to bring the meeting refreshment to one of our monthly meetings, please email
    to sign up.

    January 8, 2003                        Ken & Phyllis Wyatt

    February 12, 2003

    March 12, 2003

    April 9, 2003

    May 14, 2003

    June 11, 2003

    July 9, 2003

    September 10, 2003

    October 8, 2003

    November 12, 2003

    December 10, 2003

    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: 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

    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 November Meeting.

    Other Aviation Events Coming Soon:
    CCAA Meeting on January 15th. at 7:00 pm North Las Vegas – Grand Canyon Room.

    Thanks for reading the newsletter and we will see you at the meeting on
    the 8th. Bring a friend…..

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