Welcome to

Sierra Chapter 403

Experimental Aircraft Assn.

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Sep 4, 2019 – Monthly General Meeting: The next general meeting will be Wed, September 4th.  There will be a potluck dinner at 6 pm and the general business meeting will be at 6:45 pm.  Bring a dish and enjoy the great food and the camaraderie of your fellow members. Our featured speaker will be Skip Pardee and he will talk primarily about flying the OV-10 Bronco in Vietnam. Skip is a native of Detroit, Michigan and was a three-sport athlete in high school and named the outstanding student athlete of his graduating class. He graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1968. For the next eight years he served as an Air Force pilot. He flew 370 combat missions in the Vietnam war. Skip is currently in his 33rd year as a chiropractor in Minden and the readers of The Record Courier have voted Skip the “Best Chiropractor” in the Carson Valley for the last 15 consecutive years. He has been a member (and Past President) of the Minden Rotary Club for 22 years. Skip is the author of the book Skip Pardee’s 10 Principles For A Healthier and Happier Life. The book focuses on the core values of integrity and taking personal responsibility for your own life. Veronica is his wife of 37 years and they have two children: Rita, 29, and Dana, 26. Rita and Dana are both graduates of the University of Nevada, Reno.

September 8, 2019 – Movie Night: The next movie night will be Sunday, Sep 8. Pizza and selected “shorts” begin at 5 pm and the movie begins approximately 5:30 pm (the windows are blacked out so we can begin anytime). The movie will be Threshold the Blue Angels Experience, a video about the Blue Angels. This video gets terrific reviews on Amazon. Here is an excerpt from one of the reviews: “This feature is priceless, in my opinion, as it preserves an important insight into the chapter of history when they (the Blue Angels) had the F-4 Phantom. Also worthwhile are scenes showing the team marching out to their aircraft, prior to a performance, something most of us never see. Credit is also given to those who work long, hard hours to maintain the team’s aircraft, another aspect most of us are unaware of. Perhaps the only thing missing is mention of the fact that the C-130 which is the Blue Angels’ support aircraft (known as “Fat Albert”), is crewed by Marines, not Navy personnel. Since the Marines do not have their own precision flying demonstration team, this is important. You also get some insight into the considerable amount of time, effort, and study which goes into team performances. All things considered, I’d highly recommend this DVD to anyone with any real interest in the Blue Angels, and/or the F-4 Phantom…

Sept 13 & 14, 2019 – Air Race Cancellations: Two regular occurring events are cancelled because of the Reno air races. There will be no luncheon on Friday, Sept 13 and there will be no pancake breakfast on Saturday, Sept 14. Coffee and donuts will replace the pancake breakfast on Saturday.

Sept 18, 2019 – IMC Club: Manny Puerta, Chapter 403 member, will be leading the monthly EAA IMC Club presentation and discussion at 1800 on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Chapter House. Each month will entail a different, actual IFR scenario experienced by pilots. The next meeting will be Wednesday, Sept 18, right after the Reno air races. Chapter members and any other interested persons are welcome. These events are sanctioned by an FAA program known as “Wings – Pilot Proficiency Program.” If you plan to attend on this date, it is requested that you register, if you haven’t already, at: https://www.faasafety.gov/WINGS/pppinfo/default.aspx

Once you are registerd on that website, register for the seminar. We have a seat limit of 40, so registering for the seminar sets you up for Wings credit and ensures a seat.

Also bring your EFB/iPad to follow the night’s scenario.
If there are any questions:
mannypuerta@gmail.com 775-771-2794 mobile

September 30, 2019 – Board Meeting: Board meetings are normally on the last Monday of the month and, accordingly, the next Board meeting is scheduled for September 30, 6 pm at the Chapter House. All Chapter members are invited to attend the Board meetings.

Oct 12, 2019 – Young Eagle Flights: The next regularly scheduled Young Eagle Event will be Saturday, October 12, at 0730, Carson City airport.  For timely reminders and last minute updates, you may expect communication from the dedicated email: n.nv.young.eagles@gmail.com.  If you want to receive such communication and you are not in the “receiving” group, send an email to that dedicated account with the subject “Add”.  A pancake breakfast will be held concurrent with all regularly scheduled Young Eagles flights.

Oct 12, 2019 – Pancake Breakfast: It’s the second Saturday of the month and that means “pancake breakfast” at the Chapter House. Breakfast is served from around 8 am to around 10 am and is $7.00 for adults and $3.00 for children under age 18. Breakfast includes all the pancakes and eggs one can eat, a helping of bacon or sausage, orange juice, coffee and bottled water.


EAA Sierra Chapter 403 is a group of pilots, aircraft builders, and aviation enthusiasts dedicated to promoting general aviation.

Our mission is to encourage, motivate, and educate individuals so that the aviation challenges of tomorrow can be met with skill, talent and knowledge.

EAA 403 is located on the Carson City airport (KCXP) west of the terminal building on the south side of the airport.

Drop in and visit us when you are in the area. Carson City is the Capitol of Nevada, located between Reno and Lake Tahoe.

Check our Calendar of events to see when our next events are scheduled.

Our Address:

Sierra Chapter 403 EAA
2500 East College Parkway
Suite 403
Carson City, NV 89706