Official Monthly Electronic Newsletter of the
EAA Chapter 1300
P O Box 34311
DECEMBER 8, 2004
Our next Chapter meeting will be at the North Las Vegas Airport, Grand Canyon Room at 7:30
Remember, a group of members have dinner at 6:00pm before the meeting at the
Foothills Ranch,3377 N. Rancho Road. Everyone is ?Welcome?
to join us for Dinner.
DECEMBER Meeting Program:
President: Mike Smith
Vice President: Paul
Secretary: Herman Leong
Treasurer: David Lerner
Director VGT: Armin Tuma
Director BLD: Glenn
Director HND: Glenn Carlson
Well, our last major
event for the year, ?Nellis?
Aviation Nation?, went off quite well. We only had four airplanes in our EAA ?corral?, on the North end of the ramp not far from the
Thunderbird hangar, but they drew quite a bit of interest. Of course, Jim Grahn?s beautifully painted T-18 always draws a
crowd. I ran out of EAA and Young Eagle
information handouts on Saturday and had to print more. Ran our again on Sunday as well. A few of our members came by to ?spell? us for lunch
breaks. All ?told?
we must have had at least a couple of hundred
interested families come by, ask questions and pick up a handout. Maybe our effort will result in a few more
kids at our February Rally.
Council of Air Shows Convention will be in town for a few days starting
December 6th. I expect our
new aerobatic showman, Dr. Matt Cooper, (a Chapter 1300 member) will be
attending with the aerobatic performers who usually thrill us at Discover
Aviation and a few other YE Rallies. (I.e. Richard Brand, Craig Teft, and Craig Fordem) I don?t
know how many other of you may attend, but if you do, please give us an update
at our next meeting on December 8th.
I know we have
several Chapter members who are also Clark County Aviation Association members,
so I expect I will see many of you at the CCAA Christmas party the evening of
Remember, get your new permanent nametag ordered from Ken
Wyatt before our next meeting to get in on the savings. His e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org .
normal monthly general membership meeting, we will have our annual Ice Cream
Social, (what has become an annual tradition in place of a Christmas party)
hosted by Jim and Jan Bonelli. This is
our last meeting of the year and will be at the North Las Vegas terminal on Wednesday,
December 8th. 1930 hours. As
usual, a few of us will be having dinner at the Foothills Ranch on North Rancho
before the meeting. After the meeting,
the new officers, directors and committee members will meet for a few minutes
to start the transition of ?leadership? for next year. Of
course, all are welcome to listen in.
I hope all of you
had a great Thanksgiving holiday. Mine
was wonderful. See you at the meeting.
Mike Smith, 2004 President
EAA Chapter 1300
Secretary?s Note Pad:
EAA Chapter 1300
10, 2004 Minutes
SMITH CONVENED THE 11TH MEETING OF THE YEAR AT 1930 HOURS AT GLEN SMITH'S
HANGAR IN BOULDER
(61B). THIRTY MEMBERS AND FOUR GUESTS WERE PRESENT. OUR GUESTS WERE ERIC
BARR, DENNIS CORNELL, PETER LISCO, AND BOB JORGENSUN. THE INTRODUCTION OF
GUESTS WAS FOLLOWED BY THE SPEAKER OF THE EVENING, ERIC BARR, FROM THE LAS VEGAS FAA DISTRICT
OFFICE. HIS TOPIC WAS THE INSPECTION PROCEDURES USED BY FAA FOR HOMEBUILT
AIRCRAFT. AFTER THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED, ERIC
GAVE A DEMO INSPECTION OF DICK MCEWEN'S NEARLY FINISHED RV-6A AT DICK'S
HANGAR. HE POINTED OUT SOME OF THE CRITICAL AREAS THAT THE
INSPECTORS LOOK AT.
REPORT: A MOTION
WAS MADE AND SECONDED TO DISPENSE WITH THE READING OF THE MINUTES AS THEY ARE POSTED ON
THE CHAPTER WEB-SITE. THE MOTION PASSED.
REPORT: DAVE LERNER REPORTED AN END OF THE MONTH BALANCE OF
MISC ANNOUNCEMENTS: CALENDARS ARE ON ORDER AND SHOULD ARRIVE IN TWO
WEEKS. THE NELLIS OPEN HOUSE WILL BE ON NOV. 13 &
14. ABOUT A HALF OF THE
MEMBERS PRESENT INDICATED THAT THEY WOULD BE ATTENDING. MIKE SMITH
ASKED FOR VOLUNTEERS TO MAN OUR EAA CHAPTER BOOTH AT THIS EVENT. . BRIAN
PRINZAVALLI WILL BE ONE OF THEM. A CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION PREPARED
BY JIM BONELLI WAS TO BE PRESENTED TO TO MATT COOPER
FOR HIS OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE AT DISCOVER AVIATION A COUPLE WEEKS AGO.
MATT WAS NOT PRESENT SO THE CERTIFICATE WILL BE AWARDED AT THE NEXT MEETING.
KEN WYATT HAS A NEW NAME TAG DESIGN WHICH HE SHOWED TO THE MEMBERSHIP.
THE COST OF THE TAG IS $9.50 BUT MIKE SMITH PROPOSED THAT IT WOULD BE ONLY
$7.00 FOR THOSE WHO RENEW THEIR MEMBERSHIP BEFORE THE NEXT MEETING. MEMBERSHIP
RENEWAL IS $18.00 AND THE INVOICES WILL BE COMING BY MAIL. MIKE'S MOTION
WAS SECONDED AND IT PASSED.
NEW REGS, RULES,TFRs:
OLD BUSINESS: MIKE SMITH ANNOUNCED THE SUCCESSFUL ELECTION OF
NEW SLATE OF OFFICERS FOR 2005.
SAFETY/ACCIDENTS: JIM BONELLI TALKED ABOUT A CESSNA 340 THAT
CRASHED ON TAKEOFF ON 11/13/01 IN SANTA MARIA, CA. THE NTBS
REPORT INDICATED THAT THE PILOT HAD NOT REMOVED THE RUDDER GUST LOCK
DURING THE PRE-FLIGHT INSPECTION. THERE WERE NO SURVIVORS.
YOUNG EAGLES: AT DISCOVER AVIATION 2004, CHAPTER 1300 GAVE RIDES TO
96 KIDS AND A WEEKS LATER TO 26 MORE KIDS AT THE BOULDER CITY
FUTURE PROGRAMS: MIKE SMITH ASKED FOR IDEAS FOR FUTURE
PROGRAMS. NONE WERE OFFERED.
STATUS REPORTS: FOUR HOMEBUILDERS GAVE BRIEF REPORTS ON THEIR
PROJECTS. ONE IS WITHIN A WEEK OF COMPLETION.
NEW BUSINESS: NONE.
50/50 DRAWING WAS WON BY BRIAN STOGES. NEXT MONTH'S MEETING WILL BE AT NORTH LAS VEGAS AIRPORT
(VGT) HOSTED BY JIM AND JAN BONELLI. THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 2100 HOURS.
Welcome New Members:
The Chapter wishes to ?Welcome? the following New Members
and we urge each of you to
take an active roll in the chapter.
Everyone is encouraged to submit material, information or pictures
of interest to
chapter members for
publication on the Chapter?s Webpage. Send whatever
Jim Bonelli, WebMaster,
email address: email@example.com
The chapter webpage URL is: http://www.EAAChapter1300.org Be sure to
Bookmark this URL.
Your new 2005 officers and current
President --- DAVID LERNER
Vice Pres. -- PAUL GERNER
Secretary --- HERMAN LEONG
Sec. -- BILL
Treasurer --- KEN WYATT
Asst Trea. --
VGT Dir. ---- ARMIN TUMA
61B Dir. -----GLENN SMITH
HND Dir. --- GLENN CARLSON
I'm sure all of them would appreciate our help and support in making
the coming year even better the past.
Young Eagles State Coord. JimBonelli
Young Eagles Chpt Coord. Mike
Air Academy Scholarship & AwardsVice Pres. Paul Gerner,
$100 Hamburger Flyouts
Ken Wyatt (publishes)
Membership/Membership Recognition ???????
Future Programs Tom Donaldson,
Nomination Mike Smith (2005)
Social (Drafted by unanimous vote) Dean Herrington
Newsletter Publisher Richard Kegelmyer
Webmaster Jim Bonelli
E-mail Yahoo Groups
50/50 Drawing Asst Trea./Sec. (Justin
& Bill Lawbaugh)
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Young Eagles Program in
Hundreds of Future Aviators will think about their days on the
dreaming of becoming a
Fighter Pilot, Airline Pilot or an executive in the Industry .
The possibilities for these young aviators are endless.
December- Jan & Jim Bonelli, are
planning the annual Ice Cream Social.
Thanks go out to Brian Stoiges for last
Thanks for reading the December Newsletter. We?ll be looking forward to
you at theGrand Canyon Room at the North Las Vegas Airport
the 10?th. @ 7:30 PM.