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Trike pilot Dave Grabowski to speak to foothills aviators

Submitted to The Union

The Auburn Aviation Association is hosting guest speaker Trike pilot Dave Grabowski to their June general membership meeting. Members of the community are invited. Grabowski retraced the cross country trike flight by Cal Rodgers. In 1911 less than a decade after the airplane was invented, Rodgers became the first man to fly across America by trike. The public is welcome at 5:30 p.m. for socializing and 6 p.m. for the meeting on June 7 in the Barnstormer Room at the Auburn Airport across from the fuel pumps. Please bring potluck dish to share.

Grabowski moved from New York City to the west coast to learn to pilot a trike, then flew it across the country. He had his share of mechanical failures and a hard landing or two. He also learned about himself, about the joy of flying, and was inspired

from pilots who came before him. The community is invited to hear Grabowski recount his flight and talk about Cal Rodgers, the early pilot who inspired him. Learn more at

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