Aerial view of the Reno-Stead Airport taken from an aircraft flying overhead.

Information for pilots and users of Reno-Stead Airport.

General Membership Meeting Minutes, April 12, 2011

April 12, 2011

The Stead Airport Users’ Association (SAUA) held a GENERAL MEMBERSHIP meeting at 5:30P, April 12, 2011, at the Reno-Stead Airport pilot lounge, as follows:

1. Attendance: Tom Hall, President; Dave Miller, Vice President/Treasurer; Dan Ross, Secretary, Directors; Don Osborne, Ken Weigand, and Mike Dikun, Reno-Stead Airport Manager. Member(s) absent: Terry Matter.

2. Minutes: No minutes were approved from prior meetings.

3. Treasurer’s Report: Cash on hand, $4045.15 vs. $4326.66 reported for the March 2011 meeting. Currently there are 53 members.

4. Correspondence: None.

5. Officers and Directors: The SAUA Mission Statement was attached to the general membership meeting notice and was formally presented to the general membership. There was no discussion by the membership.

6. Program: Report from RTAA on new EOC Building: Mike Dikun introduced the RTIA attendees present for the new terminal building construction proposal briefing. Present were Marily M. Mora, A.A.E. Executive Vice President/COO, Tony Maritola, Engineering Staff, RTIA, and Max Hershenell, K & K Architects.  The scope of the new terminal is impressive (20,000 sf), with accommodations for future improvements and expanded facilities. A slide show of the complete briefing is available via email from the airport manager.

7. Airport Manager’s Report: Mike Dikun reported that the Reno-Stead Runway Safety Project is on track for completion on May 2, 2011. Inclement weather has caused a two week delay from mid-April time frame. He briefed that runway 14/32 will be closed Monday, April 18th for the day and that runway 08/26 will be closed for up to two weeks starting April 19-30 for seal coating and restriping. Runway 14/26 may open earlier if warmer weather cooperates. Mike reviewed the potential impact to flying operations. As usual, Mike is available to pilots to address special circumstances that may arise. As a reminder, snow removal priorities are: Fire lanes, runway 08/26, (if open, runway 14/32 otherwise) taxiway A, taxiways between hangars, in that order. Fire inspections start are scheduled for May 4th through July 13th. Additionally, you may drop your fire extinguisher at the airport office and get a good deal on extinguisher service, see Patty for details. Pylon school scheduled for Jun 14-18. Expect early arrivals and some impact local flying ops for that week. EAA Young Eagles flights scheduled for June 25th. The day starts at 7:00a and concludes at 12:00p. If you are willing to help, please contact a SAUA director.

8. Stead Liaison Report: N/A

9. General Discussion: Tom Hall thanked all members for taking time to attend the General Meeting. Tom gave a brief summary of the Pathways to Aviation program. Additionally, he said the Annual SAUA BBQ would be held June 18, more info to follow. The EAA Young Eagles flights would be June 25th, starting at 0700 with a pancake breakfast. In addition to the Young Eagle flights, the program will have the following participants: the 99ers, CAP, NANG, Challenger Learning Center personnel, and the CAF. Aircraft displays and a car show will highlight the event. Dave Wilbern, RARA, gave a very informative overview of this year’s air race upcoming events. Tom Hall then called for candidates for serving on the SAUA Board. He then called for election and the current serving Board was re-elected by an unanimous vote of those members present.

10. Next Meeting: The next meeting will be May 10, 2011 5:15p at Tom Hall’s office, 305 S. Arlington.

11. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 6:20p.