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                    The official Monthly Electronic Newsletter Of the

    Southern Nevada EAA Chapter 1300

                                     P.O. Box 570561

                                 Las Vegas Nevada 89157-9998


                                              December 2005

                                         Volume 6, Issue No.12


December 14th, Meeting Location:

Our next meeting will be held at the North Las Vegas Airport, Grand Canyon room at 7:30 PM.

The group dinner before the Meeting is  6:00PM at Towne Center II 2992 W. Cheyenne RD.



January 11th, Meeting Program: Note change to North Las Vegas:

Our Guest Speaker for January’s meeting will be Dennis Mewshaw, the Clark County Airport

 Planning Manager for the Ivanpah Airport Project.



2005 Officers and Directors:

President:                        David Lerner

Vice President:                Paul Gerner

Secretary:                        Herman Leong

Ass’t Secretary:               Bill Lawbaugh

Treasurer:                        Ken Wyatt

Ass’t Treasurer:               Justin Kelly

Director VGT:                   Armin Tuma

Director BLD:                   Glenn Smith

Director HND:                  Glenn Carlson


2006 Officers and Directors:

President:                        David Lerner

Vice President:                Dean Herrington

Secretary:                        Mike Perger

Treasurer:                        Brian Prinzavalli

Director VGT:                   Armin Tuma

Director BLD:                   Glenn Smith

Director HND:                  Glenn Carlson




Presidents Corner December 2005:

2005 is fast becoming history and our attention is now drawn towards the New Year

and both its old and new challenges.  From a program standpoint the Chapter starts the

year off at its January VGT meeting with a talk by Dennis Mewshaw and February’s

Boulder City meeting with Part II of Electricity given by Mike Perger.  Dennis Mewshaw

is the Manager of Airport Planning for Clark County and will be speaking on all the planning

for the new Ivanpah Airport project. Mike Perger of course needs no introduction to those

of you who participated in his first talk on electricity and electrical systems earlier in the year. 

The meeting schedule for the entire year will be posted on the Web Site after the last meeting of 2005. 

By way of a reminder as well the last meeting is the traditional Ice Cream Social at VGT on the 14th.


There was an interesting contrast between the Discover Aviation event and the Boulder City Day

as far as the turnout for Young Eagle participants.  Mike Smith and crew are to be congratulated

for flying close to a hundred youngsters at Boulder.  The turnout at Jean was an under whelming

less than forty youngsters for the two day event which casts a cloud over the continuance of

Discover Aviation in its present form clearly making this one of the challenges for the New Year. 


One thing stands out at any of these Young Eagle events aside from the efforts of the individual

pilots is the more than generous volunteer effort on the part of the ladies who man the registration

and assignment desk.  They have been and continue to be the public’s first contact with the

Young Eagle program and are to be congratulated for their outstanding effort and tremendous patience.

Our thanks and appreciation for a job more than well done to Jan Bonelli, Phyllis Wyatt, Gail Smith,

Jean Carter, Mavis Rangan, Renie Younghans and Linda Frasier.


A continuing problem left over from this year for those of us building aircraft at VGT is the FSDO

ban on first flights for experimental type aircraft.  The issue is still very much open despite the FSDO position. 

More importantly is an underlying factor of a mindless bureaucracy blindly ruling.  I do not believe that any

reasonable individual would be upset with this group or for that matter any governmental agency if the

agency in question was up front in disclosing the details of their decision and its rationale. 

In the present situation the FSDO has not been forthcoming on anything except effectively to say no. 

No rationale except to say literally the “sky may fall” which only makes us wonder what they may be hiding.


On a personal note my thanks for the support, help and concern of the Chapter officers and directors this year. 

Thanks to Paul Gerner for his work in the Air Academy candidate recruitment process, we had a winner

in this year’s candidate in Sarah Metcalf.


My very best wishes to you all for a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy and Healthy New Year.


Regards and safe flying,


David Lerner, President


Welcome new Members:

 We have two new Members to report at this time. Keven Stall, and Roger Burrous.

Welcome To our Chapter.


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 Jim Bonelli, Webmaster, email address:  The Chapter webpage URL is Be sure to bookmark this URL.


Young Eagles:

Check Webpage for 2006 schedule.

Classified ads:

No Classified ads to mention at this time.


Refreshment Calendar:

Thanks go out to Terry Fraizier for providing the refreshments in B.C.

Jim & Jan Bonelli are the hosts for the December Meeting. Ice Cream Social.   YUMMMMMMM!


For your Information: FYI.

Refreshments are provided each month by volunteers. We very much appreciate

the generosity of  those who participate. We are again asking for volunteers for the 2006 Meeting schedule.

Below is the meeting dates and places, if you would like to help out, “E” mail

me at Leave a Telephone #.  I will get back with you, and let

you know what to do.


January 11th   North Las Vegas Airport.

February 8th    Boulder City Airport

March 8th       Henderson Airport

April 12th        North Las Vegas Airport

May 10th        Henderson Executive Airport

June 14th       North Las Vegas Airport

July  12th        Boulder City Airport

August 9th      North Las Vegas Airport

Sept.13th        Henderson Executive Airport

Oct. 11th         North Las Vegas Airport

Nov. 4th          Boulder City Airport:  Part of the Young Eagles event

Dec. 13th        North Las Vegas Airport

                    Remember to wear your name badge

                              to the January meeting at VGT.

               Thanks for reading the Newsletter and

             we will see you on the 11th. Bring a friend……..



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