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The official monthly Electronic Newsletter of the
Southern Nevada EAA Chapter 1300
3500 Executive Terminal Drive
Suite 285
Henderson, Nevada, 89052

December 2009
Volume 10, Issue 12

Next Meeting Location:
The next meeting will be our annual Christmas Party on Saturday, December 12th at the Landings Restaurant, upstairs in the Henderson Airport Terminal. Early registration is required, so visit to register.

2009 Officers and Directors:
President:Roger Hansen
Vice President:Terry Frazier
Secretary:Seb Trost
Treasurer:Brian Prinzavalli
Director VGT:Armin Tuma
Director HND:Glenn Carlson
Director BVU:Glenn Smith

Presidents Corner:
December, 2009

Prior to the November meeting date, an email ballot was sent out for voting on three issues: Term length (Officers and Board of Directors), Officers and three Board of Directors. As a result of the email and attending member ballots, the following results are: Term length is now 2 years. Officers are: President – Roger Hansen, Vice President – Terry Frazier, Secretary – Seb Trost, and Treasurer – Brian Prinzavalli. The BOD’s are Randy Holland, Dean Herrington and Kathleen Jones. It is my opinion that we have the personnel to grow the membership and provide educational opportunities for our members along with involving and assisting them in their custom built aviation projects.

We had a “drive out” after the business meeting and visited Nevada Aircraft Engines where Dennis Malone hosted our visit and explained some processes and various pieces of shop equipment. In addition to “engine business”, we had the opportunity to view Ed Rochanski’s personal collection of “Midget”, “Sprint” and “Indy” race cars. Check out a few of the photos. An added treat was Ed’s complete nose section of a C-119 “Flying Box Car” with the nose art depicting the plane Ed flew while serving in the Air Force during the 1950’s. Thanks to Dan Eikleberry for the pictures!

A cylinder honing machine The nose of a C-119 Flying Box Car A row of race cars
Ed's personal "Toy" An aluminum V8 on the dyno The instrument panel of the C-119

Next month’s meeting will be on Saturday, December 12 where we will present our annual holiday dinner meeting at the Landings Restaurant upstairs in the Henderson Terminal. Our guest speaker is Dick Rutan, the first man to fly around the world non-stop on one very large “tank of gas”.

We will resume our normal schedule in January where we will take up our discussion on tool purchases. Currently there are two considerations being discussed, electronic scales and a bore scope. Hope to see you there on Wednesday, January 13, 2010.

Happy Holidays to all!

Roger Hansen
President EAA 1300

November 14th Meeting Minutes:
Called to order by Roger Hansen at 7:27PM

Eric Trombly – built Europa monowheel w/Rotax 914
New Member – Andy Johnson – instrument rated private pilot - building an RV-12

Meeting Programs:
Tonight is a visit to Nevada Aircraft Engines, LLC in Henderson. It’s across town off Boulder Highway – need to leave by 8PM to arrive by 8:30PM

Next Month: Christmas Party at Landings Restaurant December 12th 6:00PM
Speaker: Dick Rutan
Members have until 22 Nov to order $35 per person
$40 per person after 22 November – also opened up to non-members

Roger got a Flight Leader hat for flying 50 Young Eagles

Treasurer’s report – by Brian Prinzavalli:
Update to October Checking balance - $2685.79
Check for $200 was sent to Landings Restaurant for Christmas Party

Secretary’s Report:
Minutes not posted to Web site – tabled until next month

Old Business:
Dean Herrington was recognized for a great turnout to the Mesquite fly-in - 37 people attended
Young Eagles at BVU – Flew 62 kids
Someone asked about the credit for Overton Young Eagles rebate –Terry will look into this and report back next month

New Business:
Election results:
Change term of Officers to 2 years – yes
BOD stays as is (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer)
New Directors:
Randy Holland
Dean Herrington
Kathleen Jones

Recent interest in scales – Tabled until January due to time tonight and Christmas Party next month
Also tabled – Discussion about the Chapter Leadership Academy

New Address for chapter:
3500 Executive Terminal Drive
Suite 285 #15
Henderson, NV 89052

CCAA Open House at North Las Vegas Airport 5 December
CCAA asked us to do a booth for EAA like last year
We will need a couple volunteers to man booth
Terry will get literature from EAA and Balsa planes for kids
Kathleen and Robert Jones will be bringing part of the RV-10 project to display

Agua Dulce Flyout 29 November – 3 groups coming in, so pre-register to eat (

50/50 Drawing:
Dan Eikleberry won $31

Meeting was adjourned at 8:00PM

Submitted by Seb Trost, 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 update any bookmarks.

We will see you at the Christmas Party on December 12th.

Don't forget to register early!

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