Member Spotlight – Rubin Wallin

by Bruce Estes
Rubin Wallin is one of our newest EAA Board Members. Rubin recently took over a hangar at the north end of the Lincoln airport, met Ron Wright, his hangar neighbor, and that’s how Rubin found EAA Chapter 1541.

Rubin has always been interested in aviation. Rubin’s stepfather was a B-24 pilot and Rubin’s brother is an aviation mechanic. Rubin enrolled in the private pilot ground school when he was sixteen. So, aviation is in Rubin’s blood.

Rubin is in the process of changing employment for his primary job, but has a second job working for Faeth Aircraft. Faeth Aircraft is a huge aircraft salvage company located in south Sacramento. He has a background in logging where he loaded and transported logging equipment. So, Rubin now transports salvage projects for Faeth Aircraft. In addition, Rubin buys, repairs, and sells his own salvage projects. He is currently working on a Zenith CH701 that he will repair and sell. Rubin is also looking for a project for one of our members. Rubin says that he has always had projects. One look in his very organized hangar confirms that Rubin likes to keep busy with such airplane projects.

Rubin became a chapter board member to spread the word about aviation, and to specifically get more kids into aviation. Rubin’s love for
aviation was fostered by family members, and I am sure that Rubin will continue this tradition. Good luck Rubin and thanks for stepping up to become a board member.