From President Wayne Mooneyham
The Auburn Air Fair Committee held their ninth meeting the evening of February 15th with at least a dozen volunteers in attendance, including “yours truly” for my first time. The group is very organized and has plans for what will be a superb event for our airport. September 29th should be a grand gathering of many different types of aircraft on static display not to mention all of the entertaining activities for the youth and we who are young at heart! Flight simulators, jump houses, possibly a rock climbing wall, collector-car display and a variety of “fly-by’s” of military aircraft are just a few of the attractions planned. Checkout their website www.auburnairfair.com for complete details. Also, they are recruiting volunteers to help in a variety of areas so if you would like to participate let them know.
It has been brought to my attention that a bit more caution needs to be taken concerning where our prop wash is directed during our engine check in the run up area at the east end (R/W 25). There are several taxiway alleys between the east end hangars that are affected with debris by the aircraft that are tailed toward them. A little care and courtesy will pay big goodwill dividends.
A safety issue that our airport has been co-existing with for years is the multiple users of airport VHF frequency 122.7. This frequency is shared with several other airports within interference range and on any given day you may be transmitting your flight intentions at the same time as someone else. The transmissions of both aircraft is therefore missed by everyone on this frequency. A good example of a shared user would be the Nut Tree Airport. We are in the process of investigating how to change to 122.775 which has no duplication in Northern California. I will keep you updated on this important issue.
Thought for the month: Pursue your goals.
Wayne Mooneyham President