The Official Monthly
Electronic Newsletter of the
Nevada EAA Chapter 1300
Vegas, Nevada 89133-4311
4, Issue No.8
September 10, 2003:
next meeting will be at Glenn Smith’s Hangar, Boulder City Airport at 7:30PM.
a group of members have dinner at 6:00pm before the meeting at the 50's
Cafe - Happy Days Dinner, 512 Nevada Hwy, Boulder City Airport (The Happy
Days Diner is about one mile
East of the stop light
at Nevada HWY & Buchanan Blvd) Everyone is “Welcome’ to join us for
The program for the September
meeting will be Mark Hall-Patton, Curator of the Las Vegas Airport Museum.
Mark will tell about the History of Aviation in Las Vegas. If you have
never heard Mark discuss Aviation History in Las Vegas, then you do not
want to miss this program
We want to say “Thank
You” to Chuck Bodine for his Flight Simulator
presentation (see last month’s minutes for details).
2003 Officers &
Walt Ayers, President
Mike Smith, Vice President
Dahl, Henderson Director
Smith, Boulder City Director
North Las Vegas Director
Officer & Director
It is that time of the
year, where we need to appoint a nominating committee to put together a
slate of candidates to lead EAA Chapter for 2004. If you would like to
volunteer for the nominating committee or if you would like to run for
office, please contact Walt Ayers.
Secretary’s Note Pad:
COMMENTS:Nineteen of our members,
including several Board Members had dinner together at the Foothills Ranch
restaurant before the meeting.This
was our best attendance so far at our “before meeting dinner”.Remember,
all members are welcome at these Board Member “dinner meetings”.
President, Walt Ayers, convened the meeting at 1945 hours.Walt
introduced and welcomed the 6 quests, Micah Braun and his dad Charles (Micah
was our Air Academy attendee this year), Jesus Aguilar (who is interested
in ultralights), Larry McIntyre (who became
a new member), and two guys (“spys”) from Chapter
and Parke Potter.We
also had 22 members present.Our Secretary,
Herman Leong, was on vacation so Mike Smith
was filling in for Herman on the minutes recording.Paul Gerner
sold our 50/50 tickets, so we wouldn’t miss our 50/50 drawing this meeting
like we did at the last one.Ken Wyatt
passed out tickets for the “Pro Kit Log” builders time and progress logging
was great to see a few folks we hadn’t seen for a few meetings (maybe because
it’s summer vacation time).As your
VP, I would encourage all members to introduce themselves to those you
don’t recognize and exchange your interests.Hopefully
some new friendships will flourish and strengthen our meeting attendance.
asked if anyone had gotten to the Arlington and Oshkosh “gatherings”.ArminTuma
got to Arlington and Jim Bonelli got to
Oshkosh and gave a short synopsis of each.Armin
said he “had a good flight up and back, though he wasn’t used to sitting
so long at a stretch yet.”Van’s Aircraft
formally introduced their new RV-10 four place at Arlington and gave some
impressive flight test performance numbers.Of
course, with a 540 cubic inch engine, it should do well until it comes
to fuel use.Jim said he had “an interesting
flight” to and from Oshkosh, but he didn’t elaborate, so you will have
to “corner” him for the details.He
also had “interesting flights” to and from Kittyhawk,
NC.He said Oshkosh was overwhelming
as usual.The newest attention getter
was Airbus’s A-320 “Beluga” oversize cargo plane.From
the brief comments, I expect it looks something like the “Guppy” we used
to carry big rocket sections around the country.
introduced our quest “presenter”, Chuck Bodine
as the local expert on Austin Myers “Flight Sim
Builder” software.Though not yet
(he is working on it) a licensed pilot, Chuck has flown many aircraft with
friends and, of course, lots of airplanes that are in simulators.Per
Chuck, Austin’s software is the only FAA accepted simulator software program
for aircraft upgrade training.Chuck
gave us and extensive review of the “X-Plane” software program and its
vast capability.Quite impressive,
especially if you want to create your own airplane, etc. within it.Thank
You very much Chuck!
for reading of last meetings minutes and it was motioned to forego the
reading since they were posted on the Web site and in the distributed newsletter.The
motioned was passed.
presentedhis Treasurer’s Report.Our
current Chapter balance is $2548.02 (if my notes are correct).See
Stan’s report for details.Stan took
an action item to add our new member to the yahoo e-mail lists.(Editor’s
note:If anyone knows a member who
isn’t getting our e-mails, please let one of the officers know.
“Air Academy”:Micah Braun
gave us a brief report on his trip to Oshkosh and the Air Academy.He
obviously enjoyed it immensely and he and his dad graciously thanked the
Chapter for the once in a lifetime opportunity.
of Flight Presentations:Dave Roebke
gave an update on the Presentations he is coordinating at the Clark Cty
Libraries.He said we have had some
good effort so far but can use more.IF
ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO MAKE AN AVIATION RELATED PRESENTATION AT A CLARK COUNTY
LIBRARY, PLEASE CONTACT DAVE at firstname.lastname@example.org or 564-6398.David Roebke
gave a report on the Chapter co-sponsored “Centennial of Flight” presentations
at the Clark County libraries.There
was a great crowded (estimated at “about 100”throughout
the day.Paul Gerner
presented a “slide” show and story of “Powered Flight History” with some
great pictures in it.Ken Wyatt addressed
the Young Eagles Program, a Thunderbird representative covered their flying
activitiesand Dave’s boss addressed SouthWest
Airlines activities.The next presentations
will be on Saturday at the Enterprise Library.(Editors
Note:We had a good turnout of about
20-25 at the Enterprise Library where similar presentation were made.EAA
1300 chapter members made them all this time.Paul
(with his wife’s help on the projector) gave his Flight History Presentation,
Mike covered the YE program, MSgt Patrick Schnieder,
a Thunderbird maintenance team supervisor, showed a film and answered questions,
and David filled in for his boss in addressing Southwest Airlines story.)
Eagles:Walt called for a
moment of silence for Wayne Connelly, one of our members who died along
with three of his grandchildren when his Mooney crashed on July 26th.(Editor’s
Note:His memorial service was Saturday
and had a large attendance.Wayne
obviously touched many lives and his joyful Young Eagle flying help will
be greatly missed. Our sympathy goes out to his wife Pat and their family.)
announced that two YE Rally dates have been confirmed.Saturday,
September 27th at Overton under Mardell
Haskin’s (a 99s member)
sure Mike and Clyde, who keep their Navions
there will be totally involved also.Saturday,
November 1st at Beatty, coordinated and fully supported by George and RenieYounghans.Richard
Brand, a long time “super” aerobatic show performer has already commented
to flying his routine at Beatty.Mark
your calendars and “sign-up” to fly kids or ground crew for the planes.
Fly-out:None scheduled at
this time.We’re waiting for cooler
Chapter fly-outs are usually on the weekend after the monthly chapter meetings
and we usually don’t get the minutes to Roland Fraga,
our Web site manager, until after that, so please call a chapter officer
if you don’t get to the meeting and would like to know where we are going.)
reports this meeting.
AFB will have their Open house and Airshow
on November 15 & 16 this year.This
is always a favorite for anyone who is interested in aviation.You
never know for sure exactly what you will see there.
called for the drawing on the Builder’s Work-Tracking Software and Ken
Wyatt announced the winner as Glenn Smith.Glenn
finished his RV-8 last year so will be looking for a new builder to pass
sold $69 worth ofour raffle tickets.Mike
Smith won the drawing and contributed his $35 back to the Chapter.
adjourned our business meeting at 2145 hours.
Welcome New Members:
want to “Welcome“ the following new member to EAA Chapter 1300.
Be sure visit with our newest members and shake their hand.
Royal Skyline St.
Vegas, NV 89135
W. Darby Ave.
Vegas, NV 89117
Vegas, NV 89156
Schedule - 2003:
September 10, 2003Boulder City
– Glenn Smith’s Hangar at 7:30 pm
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
chapter flying activities are resuming this month with a lunch flight to
Bishop, CA (BIH). Arrive by 11:30AM PDT on Sunday, September 14, 2003.
We will have lunch in the Airport Café. If the WX is not VFR, then
the flight is cancelled.
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: email@example.com
The chapter webpage URL
sure to Bookmark this URL.
2003 Young Eagle Flight Rally Schedule:
& Mardell Haskins sponsored)
If you would like to
volunteer to bring the meeting refreshment to one of our monthly meetings,
please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Ken Wyatt at 349-7795 to sign up.
September 10, 2003Stan
& Carol Roeske
October 8, 2003 Ken
& Phyllis Wyatt
November 12, 2003
December 10, 2003
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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.
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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
Events Coming Soon:
CCAA Meeting on September 17 at 7:00 pm North Las Vegas – Grand Canyon
for reading the newsletter and we will see you at the meeting on the 10th.
Bring a friend…..