Tag: Aero Club

Aero Club hears from aircraft homebuilder

Mike Still was featured speaker at the Sun Lakes Aero Club’s March 20 gathering; photo by J. R. Scheidereiter.

Gary Vacin Sun Lakes Aero Club members and guests witnessed a PowerPoint presentation by an aviation enthusiast who built a ¾-scale P-51 fighter plane. The talk took place at the club’s monthly gathering on March 20 at the Sun Lakes Country Club Mirror Room. Mike Still said he devoted six years to the project, beginning…

Aero Club visits helicopter plant

Sun Lakes Aero Club members and guests attending the field trip to MD Helicopters on March 23: Steve Perkins, Dick Simmons, Gary Vacin, Dorothy Vacin, JR Scheidereiter, Vincent Sciberras, Walt Gromada, Steve Horowitz, Wayne Zander, Jim Haytas, Gerald Hoak, Len Knecht, Bill Pennings, Ken Carpenter, John Philp, Gene Evans, Paul Beeks, Jack Leininger, Wallace Amundson and George Bliss

Twenty Sun Lakes Aero Club members and guests participated in a field trip to the MD Helicopers facility at Falcon Field on March 23. Ten members of the group then convened for an enjoyable lunch at nearby Monestery Restaurant. MD Helicopters is often called “The House that Hughes built,” referring to legendary aviator Howard Hughes,…

Aero Club members visit ASU Aviation Program

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Gary Vacin Twenty-four Sun Lakes Aero Club members and guests attended a field trip to the Arizona State University Aviation Program at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport on January 27. The group visited specialized classrooms and saw first-hand the flight simulators and aircraft used in pilot training. The aviation program has three parts: air traffic control,…

WWII veteran briefs Aero Club

Gary Vacin “The sky was full of flak and I could hear it banging against the aircraft.” That’s how Sun Lakes resident Sid Singer described his first mission as a 21-year-old top turret B-24 gunner on a mission over BlackHammer, Germany in 1944. Singer spoke to a crowd of 96 persons attending a Sun Lakes…

Admiral to speak at Aero Club

Gary Vacin A retired U. S. Navy Rear Admiral who commanded the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier will be guest speaker at the Sun Lakes Aero Club (SLAC) gathering Monday, December 19 at the Sun Lakes Country Club Mirror Room. The session begins with coffee and camaraderie at 6:30 p.m., followed by the presentation at…

Aero Club hears about drones

Doug Andriuk, President of the Phoenix Area Drone Users Group, was the featured speaker at the Sun Lakes Aero Club gathering March 21. Here he is shown with a giant drone he built from a kit (photo by J.R. Scheidereiter).

Doug Andriuk, President of the Phoenix Area Drone Users Group, was the featured speaker at the Sun Lakes Aero Club gathering March 21. Here he is shown with a giant drone he built from a kit (photo by J.R. Scheidereiter) Gary Vacin The president of the Phoenix Area Drone Users Group addressed a Sun Lakes…

Aero Club flies to Payson for breakfast

Gary Vacin One of the most popular events for Sun Lakes Aero Club (SLAC) members are fly-ins to restaurants throughout Arizona for a breakfasts or lunch. On March 24, the destination was Payson, where 11 members and guests showed up for breakfast at the Crossroads Restaurant. Flying in from Chandler Municipal Airport were Ken Carpenter…