Auburn Aviation Association online meeting Wednesday 1st

Respecting the shelter in place order, President Randy Leys invites the aviation community to join Auburn online for a virtual AAA General Membership monthly meeting. This will take place tomorrow, Wednesday April 1st at 19:00.

Joining the meeting is easy!

  • Go to
  • Click on “Join A Meeting” in the top right corner of the page and follow the instructions for downloading Zoom
  • Use meeting number 754-109-4279

Here’s a video if you want to preview how to join a Zoom meeting.

Here are written instructions if you prefer.

Online IMC club this coming Wednesday

We will be having our first online IMC club meeting via Webex, from 7 to 8 pm this coming Wednesday, April 1. (No fooling!) Our special topic will be “All About GPS approaches” and we will also have a newly released “What Would You Do?” problem solving scenario for group discussion.

Those of you who have already registered at the FAA Wings site as participants will have received an invitation email with the link to join the meeting.

In order to recognize you for the group discussion, and also to give you FAA Wings credit for attending, we are asking all attendees to register via the FAA Wings site prior to the meeting.
To do that, click here.

Scroll down, click the Register button at the bottom of the screen, and enter your name and email. We will be checking the registrant list with the FAA daily, and will have an online invitation sent to you.

This should be a fun and an interesting and educational experiment for our chapter. All are invited.

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Our online programs are taking shape

The chapter Board of Directors met via their first online teleconference this week, and approved plans to translate as much of our chapter meetings, educational programs and member interactions to telecommunications as possible.

Our first event that will begin the experiment will be the upcoming IMC Club meeting, scheduled for April 1, 2020 from 7 to 8 pm. You may have received recently an email from the FAA FAST system about the previously scheduled face to face meeting of the IMC Club. If interested you can go ahead and register online for Wings credit since the FAA has approved our transitioning this educational activity to an online format. There will be no meeting at the EAA hangar that evening, only the online session.

We are in the process of setting up a Webex service that will enable joining the event via an iPad, laptop or desktop web browser, and also calling in via a landline or cell phone. We will be sending out a web link and dial-in instructions as the date approaches, and look forward to our usual lively interaction and interactive scenario-based problem solving. As always, all are invited to participate, whether instrument rated or not.

We look forward to seeing as many of your smiling faces online as possible for upcoming chapter events.

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March 21 Display Day Cancelled

The LRAA Display Day gathering has been cancelled due to the coronavirus threat. For pilots looking for their signoffs, the plan is to try and make this up some time in the near future with a special day, possibly in conjunction with the annual meeting to be held in May of this year.

COVID-19 cancelling events

Our chapter board of directors has been closely following the increasing concern about the COVID-19 virus as it impacts the local area. A decision has been made to cancel or reschedule all chapter events for next 30 days. Specifically:

Saturday, March 14: Lunch and Aviation News You Can Use – Cancelled
Wednesday, March 18: Member Meeting – Cancelled
Saturday, March 28: Airport Fun Day – To Be Rescheduled
Saturday, April 4: Pancakes and a Movie – Cancelled

As I am sure you all understand, there is no good reason to push ahead with optional social gatherings right now.

We will update as conditions change. Stay healthy.

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VAA25 VMC Club

Topic: EAA VMC Club
On Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 09:00 Pacific Daylight Time
Sacramento Executive Airport
6151 Freeport Blvd

Sacramento, CA 95822

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The VMC Club offers monthly meetings in which pilots can network and share knowledge and experience. The meetings use real-world scenarios to engage members, and allow a free exchange of information that improves awareness and skills. The intent is to create a community of pilots willing to share information, provide recognition, foster communications, promote safety, and build proficiency.

To view further details and registration information for this seminar, click here.

Post Crash Survival

Topic: This seminar will cover a number of survival topics essential for safely flying the high mountains of the North American West.
On Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 19:00 Pacific Daylight Time
Barnstormer Room
13626 New Airort Rd. Auburn CA.
Auburn, CA 95602

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Post Crash Survival Topics

Spending the unexpected night out
Post crash survival priorities
A word on flight plans
‘Staying Found’ (modern rescue communication technology)
Intro to shelters
The Survival Kit: What works,… what doesn’t

Howard J. Donner, MD, CFI.

Dr. Howard’s unique medical practice has taken him to the farthest reaches of the globe.
He is an Emergency Physician & Co-author of The Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine.


Medical Operations Consultant for NASA.
Staff Physician for the Himalayan Rescue Association and
Rescue Doctor National Park Service, Denali National Park, Alaska.
Professional River and Mountain Guide / Professional Skipper
Certified Flight Instructor and member of the FAA safety team.
Howard is the Adventure Training Director for ‘The Finer Points of Flying’.

To view further details and registration information for this seminar, click here.