Chapter and Airport News

We are thrilled to announce Mason McNeilly, and Joshua Fox, receive our Scholarship Award for 2023 and will represent Chapter 526 at the EAA Basic and Advanced Air Academy, respectively. And congratulations to Elina Bergstrom for being awarded a Flight Training Scholarship
Learn more about these awardees by following this link to: 2023 Chapter Awardees
For the latest airport news, take a look at the Auburn Aviation Association (AAA) newsletters provided below or visit their WEBsite.

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Chapter 526 News

Sydney Green, 2022 EAA Ch. 526 Ray Scholar, Passes Checkride:
Congratulations to Sydney Green who passed her Private Pilot checkride with Mark Montague as her DPE on Labor Day 2023.

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Sydney was selected as the Chapter 526 Ray Scholar in the Spring of 2022 and began her flight training at Sunshine Flyers that June. Sydeny paused flight training during her freshman year of college in Southern California, and resumed lessons this summer.
And now with a lot of hard work and dedication, Sydney has earned her Private Pilot’s License (PPL) and we are all very proud of her. A very special thanks to Mike Duncan and the flight instructors at Sunshine Flyers who were dedicated to Sydney’s continuous advancement and ultimate achievement of her pilot’s license.

Shawn Mulkin Rv-14 Build:
Stay tuned as we provide updates on Shawn Mulkin's RV-14 build project. Shawn is a skilled craftsman with extensive build experience and he's about 60-70% along the way to completing the project. All the kits have been delivered but a few items remain on back order so we'll follow his progress along the way. Follow this link to take a look at his "Build Photos"or you'll find them on our projects page.

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RV-12iS Build feature SpotLight article:
Check out the first in a series of Chapter 526 SpotLight articles and read about Michael and Karsten Murphy's RV-12iS build. Whenever I bumped into these two at the airport I always looked forward to hearing more about the build, their flying and in the air I must say Karsten's radio work is excellent. Take a look at the article here or the projects section of the WEBsite "SpotLight Article" and a sincere congratulations to Michael and Karsten Murphy, they fly this plane a lot.

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Philip Vardara:
Philip Vardara has been restoring a 1946 Ercoupe and we are very excited to see that incredible mirror finish. The plane was just recently featured by AVweb as one of their "Picture of the Week" winners - Congratulations Philip.

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Live AWOS data:
The Auburn AWOS is intergrated to a variety of systems and provides over-the-air weather updates on 119.375 but what many people don't know is that it also features it's own WEBserver. Take a look at all it provides.


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Brent Smith's Mini-Imp Build:
This is another very fascinating build so be sure to come back and check progress as Brent Smith builds out this very impressive single seat Mini-Imp. The mid-engine design creates some unique challenges for engine cooling and driveshaft resonance. Taxi testing is taking place right now and we hope in the mext month or two Brent can get it out for the maiden flight test.

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Propowash Newsletters:
The Auburn Aviation Association (AAA) newsletter is published monthly and includes a wide variety of information about airport activities, flight school operations, airport projects and stories about people and pilots. 

Download the lastest publication below.


September 2023 Newsletter: 

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