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The official monthly Electronic Newsletter of the
Southern Nevada EAA Chapter 1300
P.O. Box 570561, Topaz Station
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89157-0561
February 2008
Volume 9, Issue 2

February 13th Meeting Location:
Our next meeting will be held at Glenn Smith's hangar at Boulder City airport at 7:30 pm.

February Meeting Program:
Bruce and Brian Banks will be showing us some of their LED experimental aircraft lighting products. Also, we will discuss possible chapter activities to be held in conjunction with the CCAA's 50th anniversary celebration this year.

2008 Officers and Directors:
President:Terry Frazier
Vice President:Mike Perger
Secretary:Keith Hopkey
Treasurer:Brian Prinzavalli
Director VGT:Armin Tuma
Director BLD:Glenn Smith
Director HND:Glenn Carlson

Presidents Corner, February 2008:

We had a great time at our January meeting at North Las Vegas. We thanked the ’06 and ’07 Young Eagles ground operations volunteers with a nice engraved plaque, and the Chapter volunteers (Web Master, Flight Advisor, Technical Counselor, Young Eagles Coordinators, Editor, and Officers) with certificates provided by the EAA. Jim and Jan topped the event off with some great ice cream and supporting goodies. Thanks again to Jan and Jim Bonelli.

Our meeting also included the election of our 2008 Directors (see list below), and extended discussion surrounding the February 2nd Courtney Children’s Foundation Young Eagles event scheduled for Henderson. Due to expected high transient traffic that weekend and related safety concerns, we decided to postpone the event until the fall.

Our February meeting will be held at Glenn Smith’s Hangar at the Boulder City Airport on the 13th. I have scheduled a visit by Bruce and Brian Banks to show us some of their LED experimental aircraft lighting products. Also, Tom Donaldson plans to be there to discuss Chapter activities we might want to have in conjunction with the Clark County Aviation Dept. 50th (?) anniversary celebration this year (maybe an April Young Eagles?).

Don’t forget about the Mesquite Flyout scheduled for February 16th. See Reminder below.

Also please note: We will meet before the February meeting for dinner at a new restaurant called Evan's Old Time Grill at around 6PM. I haven't been there, but the address is 1129 Arizona Street in Boulder City.

See you there,

Terry Frazier

2008 Chapter 1300 Directors (in addition to the officers listed last month):
Henderson – Glenn Carlson
Boulder City – Glenn Smith
North Las Vegas – Armin Tuma

Mesquite Flyout
The fly-out to Mesquite that was postponed late last year due to scheduling conflicts has been rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 16th (back-up date is Feb. 23rd in case of poor weather).
The Oasis Golf Club in Mesquite is a little known jewel in the desert. Long-time local pilot, Tom John, vouches for the place, having taken friends there several times. The restaurant in the clubhouse has great food and great service, and they will make special arrangements to send vehicles for as many as 15-20 pilots and flying companions. A quality experience is further guaranteed by the fact that the restaurant owner is Tom's brother.

Grab your favorite flying companion and join us for a unique experience, on Saturday morning, Feb. 16th (plan to be on the ground, tied down, and ready for transportation between 8:45 and 9:00 a.m.), for a breakfast run to remember. If you arrive late, call Terry Frazier at 702-278-0273 for pickup.

Meeting Minutes, January 2008:
Meeting was called to order by Chapter President, Terry Frazier at 19:40 hours.
New Members: Vince and Anne Capizzi were introduced.
Guests: Brad Kasperek from Air Scout Squadron 747 was introduced.
Announcements: Watch for FAA call for comments on 51% builders rule.
Awards Presentation: 2006/07 Young Eagles ground support volunteers:
  Air Scouts: Charlie Braun, Micah Braun, OJ Barakat, Robert Saylors, Bradley Kasperek,
  Bradley Hesse, Nathan Kahrs, Taylor Krabiel and Jake Mancino.
  Chapter Members:  Jan Bonelli, Helen Carlson, Jean Carter, Linda Frazier, Selena Herrington,
  Suzanne Kuhn, Jackie Hopkey, Robin Petersen, Brian Prinzavalli, Mevis Rangan,
  Gail Smith and Renee Younghans.
Business Meeting:  
  Minutes: December minutes as posted on website were approved.
  Treasury: January balance $1,304.10
  Old Business: Calendars for sale $10
  New Business: Young Eagles at Henderson, Feb 2. Sponsored by Courtney Childrens.
  Due to Superbowl weekend, plan to re-schedule. Comment by e-mail.
  Approve airport directors: Glenn Carlson, Glenn Smith, and Armin Tuma.
  Air Academy nominations, need someone to head up search.
  Discover Aviation will sponsor one candidate.
  2008 meeting schedule: Open for suggestions.
  Suggestions from the floor. Develop a phone tree to call everyone as reminder.
  Send postcard to everyone as reminder. Continue sending e-mail as reminder.
  Safety: A recent accident was attributed to wing tip vortices from a landing Vision
  Dornier. Be careful.
Meeting adjourned at 20:45 to enjoy the Ice Cream social sponsored by Jim and Jan.
Submitted by Jim Bonelli for Keith Hopkey, Secretary.

Webpage Material:
Everyone is encouraged to submit material, information, or pictures of interest for publication on the Chapter’s Webpage. Send whatever you have to Randy Holland, webmaster ( The NEW chapter webpage URL is Be sure to bookmark this URL.

Young Eagles:
Keep your thinking caps on for a candidate for the Air academy.

Refreshment Calendar:
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 2008 Meeting schedule.


Remember to wear your name badge to the February meeting.

Thanks for reading this Newsletter and we will see you on the 13th.

Be sure to bring a friend.

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