Tag: Sun Lakes Aero Club

Canadian pilot to speak at Aero Club gathering

Gary Vacin A former Royal Canadian Air Force and long-time airline pilot will be guest speaker at the Sun Lakes Aero Club gathering Monday, April 17, at the Sun Lakes Country Club. The session begins with coffee and socializing at 6:30 p.m., followed by the presentation at 7:00 p.m., which is open to the public.…

RAF air controller briefs Aero Club members

Roy Partridge (right) guest speaker at the Sun Lakes Aero Club gathering on February 20 with club President Cannon Hill; photo by J.R. Scheidereiter

Gary Vacin The role of a Royal Air Force base during the Korean Conflict was the topic of a presentation to the Sun Lakes Aero Club February 20. Sun Lakes resident Roy Partridge served as a controller at RAF Manston during the conflict. The 20-year-old British-born Partridge directed takeoffs and landings of USAF fighter jets…

Aircraft builder to speak at Aero Club meeting

Mike Still will describe his experience building this 3/4-scale P-51 fighter plane during a presentation to the Sun Lakes Aero Club gathering Monday, March 20.

Gary Vacin The Sun Lakes Aero Club gathering March 20 will feature a presentation by an aviation enthusiast who recently completed construction of a 3/4-scale P-51 fighter plane. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Sun Lakes Country Club Mirror Room with coffee and camaraderie, followed by Still’s presentation at 7:00 p.m. The session…

RAF air controller to speak to Aero Club

Roy Partridge will relate his experiences controlling take-offs and landings of USAF jet fighter aircraft like the F-86 Sabre Jet shown above at RAF Manston during a presentation to the Sun Lakes Aero Club Monday, February 20, at the Sun Lakes Country Club Mirror Room.

Gary Vacin A British-born Sun Lakes resident who served as a Royal Air Force (RAF) air traffic controller for U. S. Air Force fighter jets at a British base during the Korean War will be guest speaker at the Sun Lakes Aero Club (SLAC) gathering Monday, February 20, at the Sun Lakes Country Club Mirror…

Aero Club announces 2016-2017 speakers

Building and flying a three-quarter scale World War II P-51 Mustang fighter replica like the one pictured above will be the topic of a presentation at a future Sun Lakes Aero Club gathering.

Gary Vacin Veterans of World War II and the Korean Conflict and a Sun Lakes resident who searched for Amelia Earhart’s missing aircraft highlight the slate of speakers for the Sun Lakes Aero Club’s (SLAC) first five gatherings for 2016-17. The November 21 speaker will be Sun Lakes resident Sid Singer, who served as a…

Aero Club members visit Goldwater Gunnery Range

F-16; photo by Allan Levy.

Gary Vacin During a field trip to the Barry M. Goldwater Gunnery Range April 20, 26 Sun Lakes Aero Club (SLAC) members and guests viewed U.S. Air Force fighter jets in action. The facility is a military restricted area and can be accessed only by permission from Luke AFB. The visitors climbed an observation tower…

Aero Club concludes season with annual picnic

The Aero Club year-end potluck (photo by J.R. Scheidereiter).

Gary Vacin The Sun Lakes Aero Club (SLAC) concluded another successful season with its annual year-end potluck gathering April 15 at Sisk Park; 28 members and wives attended, enjoying brats cooked by Bob Walch plus a delicious assortment of salads, desserts and other extras contributed by members. Those attending were Gary and Dorothy Vacin, J.R.…

SLAC does breakfast at Apache Gold Casino

Sun Lakes Aero Club members participating in the April 21 fly-in (pictured left to right) Gary Vacin, Hank Beliema, Walt Scheidereiter, Warren Wallace, Tom Howard, Gene Evans, Bill Brown, Pat Bricco, Steve Perkins and Paul Beeks.

Gary Vacin The Sun Lakes Aero Club completed its final breakfast fly-in of the spring on April 21 when 10 members gathered at the San Carlos Apache airport just east of Globe. Members then walked across the highway for breakfast and slot machine play at the Apache Gold Casino. Pilots and their passengers: Hank Beliema…