Official Monthly Electronic Newsletter of the
Southern Nevada EAA Chapter 1300
P O Box 34311
Volume 5, issue No.7
next Chapter meeting will be at Mike Smiths home at 900 Primrose Ln.
Check out the President’s corner for all of the details.
July Meeting Program:
Mike Smith will be showing his
RV -7A, and will demonstrate the installation of a wing.
President: Mike Smith
Vice President: Paul
Secretary: Herman Leong
Treasurer: David Lerner
Director VGT: Armin Tuma
Director BLD: Glenn Smith
Director HND: Glenn Carlson
Not too much has
happened since our June 9th meeting.
We didn’t get any response from the 6 local flight schools that I
solicited for financial help to pay the airfare for our Air Academy
attendees. However, Jim Bonelli has
found an anonymous donor to pay the afore-mentioned fares and Paul Gerner and
Dave Lerner got the necessary “paper work” and checks sent to Oshkosh.
Our Academy attendees should have a good report for us at our August 11th
I didn’t make the
fly-out to Shoshone, so can’t report on that.
I had a dead battery (from leaving the master on) and when I “jumped”
it, the starter switch “gave up the ghost” after 23
years. The switch was easy to open and
repair, so I can’t complain too much.
forward to our next meeting date, Wednesday, July 14th. We should have a great time. Gail and I will host a combo pot
luck/hamburger fry and meeting at our home at 900 Primrose Lane in Henderson.
I plan to start the “BBQ” at 1730, so plan to get here about 1800
hours. Please bring a chair or two and
one of your favorite dishes if you wish.
We will have the basics, (I.e. Soft drinks, meat, buns, chips, beans
& watermelon.) but a few more “dishes” will make for a greater
variety. You don’t need to bring a dish
to come, so don’t be bashful. Come
anyway. Also, feel free to bring your
“significant other” if you wish. They
can do something else while we try to fit a wing on the RV-7A I’m building.
For those who don’t have an internet “map”
drawing program, just get to the Boulder Hwy-Lake Mead Drive (now called the
Lake Mead Parkway) intersection in Henderson (not Lake Mead Blvd in North Las Vegas)
however is best for you. Then go 3 miles
East toward Lake
Las Vegas and Lake Mead on Lake Mead “Parkway”.
Just before you go over the hill, turn left on Calico Ridge Dr. (there is a small
“upcoming intersection” sign) into the group of homes on the left. Primrose Lane is the first left about a block
inside the development. Three blocks
down the “slope” will take you into the driveway of our two story,
pink house with a tall window on the front.
It sits on the outside “knuckle” of Primrose Lane and Hollyhock. If you make the right turn onto Hollyhock Drive,
you’ve gone too far unless your looking for a parking spot.
Though my garage
is “cooled” we may not all fit, so wear shorts and you can jump in the pool to
cool off if you get too hot. Hope to see
you all there.
Secretary’s Note Pad:
June, 2004 Minutes
President Mike Smith convened the sixth
meeting of the year at 1940 Hrs at the North
Las Vegas airport(VGT).
Twenty six members and six guests were present. Our guests were Cynthia and Analisa Kimball, Rachel and Arden Dahl, Brian Prinzavalli and our guest speaker Jack Lund Schofield. Analisa Kimball and Rachel Dahl are Chapter 1300's two
candidates for the Air
Academy at Air Venture
this year. After the introduction of the guests, Walt Ayers introduced our
guest speaker Jack Lund Schofield. Jack is currently a UNLV Regent for District
5. He has a long and illustrious career in many fields which include education(48 years), aviation, politics, and construction.
He was a B-25 bomber pilot with the famous Flying Tigers and piloted one
of the 1st B-25's to China,
a distance of 15,000 miles. He shared many of his experiences in China during WW
II. He also shared his philosophy on life and longevity.
Reading of the Minutes: A motion was made and
seconded to forego reading of the previous month's minutes since they are
published on the Chapter web site. The motion passed. The Treasurer's report
was given by Dave Lerner. A motion was made to accept the Treasurer's report.
It was seconded and passed. There are seven 2004 EAA calendars for sale now at
$3.00 each. All the Chapter 1300 baseball caps have been sold.
There was a brief discussion on runway incursions and TFRs.
With the political season coming up, we can expect the number of TFRs to increase. Be sure to call Flight Service before
going on long cross country flights. Nomination: Jim Bonelli reported
that a slate of new officers for 2005 will be due by July and would like input
on potential nominees. Program: Tom Donaldson mentioned that Discover
Aviation would take place at Jean
Airport on Oct. 30-31,
2004 and anyone who would like to get involved with the activities to contact
him. He also welcomes any suggestions for future Chapter 1300 meetings.
Support : If you move be sure to notify FAA within
30 days. It was reported that FAA are yanking license's
if you don't comply. Armin Tum related his harrowing
experience with bees covering his Glastar windscreen
while on the ground after returning from a flight. Young Eagles: The
last event was at Mesquite.
Four pilots flew 25 Young Eagles. The next Young Eagles event will be at Beatty
in September. Fly Out: Chapter 1300 will not have a fly out this month
but Chapter 163 will fly out to Shoshone 6/13/04. Membership: Total
membership is currently 78. Fifteen have re-newed
since our last meeting. Future Program: The July 14th Chap 1300 meeting
will be at Mike Smith's residence at 900
Primrose Lane, Henderson.
Bring your own chair and a dish if you wish. Co-ordinate with
Mike's wife on the dish if you are bringing one by e-mailing Mike. Come
early if you want to have some hands-on experience at RV-7A home-building. The
Aviation Nation airshow will take place on Nov 13-14.
Our Chapter is looking into getting a booth again and some aircraft for static
display. Ken Wyatt is working on new badges and a new roster for all members.
50/50 drawing was was won by Walt Ayers. The meeting
adjourned at 2030 Hours.
Leong, Secretary/ Chapter 1300
EAA Chapter 1300
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Thanks go out to Dan Landry for the July refreshments.
Mike Smith is in charge of July’s meeting.
Thanks for reading the newsletter and we will
you at the meeting on the 14th. Bring a friend…..