Welcome to the PropNuts


Welcome to the PropNuts
Newsletter
An AMA Chartered Club #4071
 
PropNuts meetings are held at 2705 Airport Dr. off Rancho, At the North Las Vegas Airport. It’s out by the Texas Casino. Our meeting room is just off the main lobby. Our meeting is held by Frank Kelley on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm sharp.
     
April 24, 2019
 
Attendance : 32
  
Minutes: Accepted
 
Guest: Mike Russ
 
Officers:
Frank Kelley, Warren Cross, Mike Deming & Larry Staples
 
 
 
Frank asked if anyone had anything to report on any events they went to.
(crickets). 
 
So Frank told us about his experience.  
Frank went to an IMAC contest in California without any luck at all. He had a mid-air collision with another airplane, third maneuver of the first round first sequence. So I was out for the weekend, pretty much out for the summer.
     Anybody else have anything to report?
 
Old business:
 
I gave a confirmation date of October 18,19, 20th on our Warbird Event. Then I gave Gil Terzo the floor to report on the upcoming AMA event.
 
New Business:
 
    Thank you for having me here tonight, most of you know who I am if you don’t, my name is Gil Terzo I am the AVP for AMA for this area. I’m not the only one anymore; I was for several years, the only AVP in Southern Nevada or for Nevada. We now have two more, we have one down here is southern Nevada working with me and his name is Berry Madison whose president of the Souring Club and we also have one in northern Nevada by the name of Todd Richmond. He lives in the Reno area and he’s the AVP for northern Nevada, so now we have three AVP’s in the state of Nevada so that really helps us out. I’m here not only as representing AMA but I’m also a club member and fellow flyer. If anyone has any questions or anything you need to know about AMA or FAA or what’s going on with registration or any of those other questions I would be happy to answer any of them for you. I get briefed on all this stuff.
    The main reason I wanted to talk to you tonight is about an event this fall. I know a lot of you guys were involved last fall we did the District 10 Fun Fly again I want to thank you guys for all the help you did and you guys were absolutely awesome. We just can’t thank you enough for your help, well I would like to ask you for it again. We want to do another one again this fall. Originally it was going to be down at Bennett field. The original concept we were going to alternate back and forth between here and Bennett. Unfortunately the weekend we want to have it, Bennett has a football game going on at noon on Saturday and because of the FAA restrictions, we can’t fly. So that pretty much kills having it at Bennett field this year. So I am going to ask you guys if you would be willing to support and willing to help out for another District 10 Fun Fly up here at the Mc Cool Field. It would be the last weekend in October which would be right after your Warbird event. It’s sandwich in so the weekend after that is the AMA convention in Pomona. I would like you guys to think about it, offer your support. Sort of like last year we had several clubs pitching in together. Last year we had 48 registered pilots. We are already getting a lot of inquires on it and we haven’t even  scheduled it yet people have been emailing and calling and wanting to know if we were going to have another one. I think it will be bigger this year. If anybody has any questions………………….(crickets).
     Frank said we are going to do it a little bit different this year. This is not going to be a sponsored club. Obviously anybody can use the field that reserves it that’s up to you guys. Granted we will be happy to volunteer we will in fact do that. We don’t want to be listed as the host club. We will help but not host the event.
     Gil said there will not be any U-control this year.
 
Frank asked does anybody else have anything?
 
Shawn said; The City of North Las Vegas is looking to upgrade three parks this coming year. My boss requested us to attend the park adversary board meeting; it’s held the second Tuesday of each month more on this later. We need to get our name out there. She said we qualify for upgrades but it needs to go up the chain and get the approval. People came out to our field this morning and they have a book called Circles, it deals with Transitional Assistance. They came out this morning to do an article on our field. I introduced them to Don and he took them up. My boss is the president of the advisory board and she is on our side. When its open forum time she asks us to ask for water, electricity etc.
 
     I reported on our website. It seems like some people like to keep our website and some people likes Facebook so we thought we would keep both. Warren Washington volunteered to run the Facebook part and Jon Snyder volunteered to keep the website going and Jon has some good news for us. Jon reported; I did some upgrade on it and now we have control of it. If anybody has any ideas or wants to see anything on it,  I made an email box that’s propnutslv@gmail.com if you want to send me an email.
 
Dave; reported that Friendly Hobbies is thinning out the back room. They’re going to have a come and get whatever you want and take it from there. I don’t know when it’s going to happen Bryan said he would be sending out emails and tell everybody.
 
It would be a good idea if we knew these rules
 
              Willie McCool Regional Park Rules and Regulations

1 ) Definitions.
     As used in this chapter, the following definitions shall apply, unless the context clearly indicates or 
     requires otherwise:

     a) Airfield  means the Remote Control Fly Field within Willie McCool Regional Park.
     b) Airfield Hours means Monday through Sunday, 8:00am to 8:00pm.
     c) AMA  means Academy of Model Aeronautics.
     d) Combat Flying means the flying of any Model Aircraft in such a manner as to intentionally     
          interfere with another Model  Aircraft, cause damage to another Model Aircraft, or cause another   
          Model aircraft to Crash.
     e) Director means the City of North Las Vegas Director of Parks and Recreation.
     f) Membership Card means a card issued by the City of North Las Vegas pursuant to Section 3 of
        these Rules.
     g) Pilot  means any person who is flying a Model Aircraft.
     h) Model Aircraft means all forms of radio-controlled model airplanes or helicopters.
     I)  Rules means the Model Airfield at Willie McCool Regional Park Rules and Regulations.

2 ) Prohibitions.

     a) No person shall operate any Model Aircraft within the Airfield without first obtaining a
         Membership Card and adhering to the rules.
     b) This Airfield is open during Airfield Hours. Only radio-controlled miniature aircraft are allowed at
          the Airfield. Control-line aircraft or free-flight aircraft are prohibited.
     c) No person whose Membership Card has been suspended or revoked by the AMA or the City shall
         fly Model aircraft at the Airfield until and unless that Membership Card is reinstated.

3 ) Membership Card required.
      Each flyer must purchase a Membership Card, to be renewed annually, from the Parks and
      Recreation Department. The   
      Membership Card is valid from January 1 through December 31 of the year it is purchased. Pilots
      must maintain possession of the Membership Card while flying at the Airfield or display the
      Membership Card on the frequency board at the Airfield while flying. The Director may revoke a 
      Membership Card for any violation of these Rules. In order to obtain a Membership
      Card, the applicant must comply with the following:

      a) Provide proof of AMA membership (which includes insurance);
      b) Provide government-issued picture identification;
      c) Pay an annual fee established by the Parks and Recreation Department; and
      d) Sign a copy of the Rules acknowledging compliance herewith.
      After the above conditions are met, the City will issue a Membership Card containing the pilot’s
      picture.

4 ) Plane Testing and Registration required.
      Plane testing and registration is valid for a period of one year, and will run concurrently with the
      Pilot’s membership card.
      The maximum decibel level at the Airfield is 98 decibels (dB) at 25 feet.

     a) Fuel Powered Aircraft. All Pilots shall present any plane to be flown at the Airfield for sound
         measurement.
          i) Decibel Measuring Procedure. Fuel Powered Aircraft will be measured with a City of North Las
             Vegas "calibrated" Sound Level Meter (Decibel Meter). The sound meter shall be placed
             downwind 25 feet from the model center line and positioned in line with the prop arc at twenty-
             four inches in height. The sound meter shall be pointed directly at the model
              and perpendicular to the fuselage. The Aircraft being measured shall have its engine run at full
             power for the sound test.
              No noise reflecting objects will be allowed within three feet of the sound meter. Any Aircraft
              testing higher than 98 dB's will not be registered.
     b) Electric Aircraft. All pilots with an electric Aircraft shall register their Aircraft at the airfield, or
          schedule an appointment
           with the Parks and Recreation Department staff.
     c) Procedures after testing. The City will issue a sticker that must be affixed to every plane that will fly
          at the Airfield. Pilots    
          must have a copy of the plane registration while flying and the registration must correspond to the
          particular plane in the air.
               i) Plane Sticker Location. The sticker is to be placed two (2) inches behind the canopy or wing on
                  the top center line of the plane.
               ii) Helicopter Sticker Location. The sticker is to be centered on the top of the canopy.

5 ) Flying Regulation for Model Aircraft.
      The City will conduct random sound checks, and will investigate all reported violations including, but
      not limited to: flight zone infractions, plane registrations, and Membership Card violations. All
      persons flying Model aircraft at the Airfield shall comply with the Rules, including Airfield Hours.

     a) Model Aircraft may not be flown over any residences, schools, streets, or parking areas.
     b) Pilots shall take all actions necessary to safely avoid Model Aircraft striking each other or any other
          object or person or landing on houses, in backyards of houses, on streets, on school property, and
          to avoid interference with the flight path of any aircraft.
     c) Engine starting, operations, taxiing, and flights shall be only within limits of specifically posted
         areas. Picnic benches and tables shall not be used for Model Aircraft maintenance.
     d) Mufflers are required for any motor larger than .08 cubic inches.
     e) Pulse jet, ram jet, solid or liquid fuel rocket motors are not allowed in any form.
    f) No spectator shall be allowed beyond the limits of spectator area unless individually
        accompanied and adequately supervised by an authorized Pilot.
     g) All competitive or organized events held at this facility must have the written consent of the
         Director.
     h) Radio frequencies must meet 1991 and current Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
         allocations. Frequency pins must be used and pilots must stand within applicable pilot boxes.
          Transmitters must display proper frequency and channel number.
     i}   Animals are prohibited , except dogs on leash six feet or shorter. 
     j)  Use of the Field is a privilege. All Pilots and spectators must comply with the Field’s rules and
         regulations.
     k) Before flying Model Aircraft at the Airfield, each Pilot must comply with the following:

          i)   Possess the Membership Card required by this article;
          ii)  Be members of the AMA; and
          iii) Be familiar with and obey Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) rules at all times while using
               this field.

     l)   Pilots shall inspect their model Aircraft to ensure that they are in safe flying condition.
     m) If a Model Aircraft lands on private property, no person shall go onto that property to retrieve the
           Model Aircraft unless that person first obtains permission from the resident or occupant to
           retrieve the Model Aircraft. If permission to retrieve a Model Aircraft is refused, then the pilot
           shall contact the North Las Vegas Police Department and request assistance in obtaining
           the return of the Model Aircraft.
     n) Pilots shall not engage in racing or combat flying at the Airfield.
     o) Pilots shall be responsible for any property damage or personal injuries caused by the flying their
          Model Aircrafts. In the event that such injury or property damage occurs, the pilot of the Model
          Aircraft shall, upon request, furnish his or her name, address, telephone number, and insurance information to anyone who is injured or whose property is damaged, including the City
 
 
 
Show and Tell:
 
Rex, Showed off his beautiful B24
Darin with his great looking RAF BE2  a museum quality plane.
Donny talk about gear reduction and how it works.
 
Thank you guys for your show & tell    
 
 
Respectfully Submitted,
Larry Staples