Tag: Aero Club

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…

Aero Club hears from Navy fighter pilot

Rear Admiral Dennis Wisely (U.S. Navy ret.), described his dogfight with enemy MIG 17 fighters during the Vietnam conflict at a Sun Lakes Aero Club (SLAC) gathering February 15. Photo by Gary Vacin.

Gary Vacin “Scary.” That’s how a retired Navy fighter pilot described landing on an aircraft carrier at night during a presentation at a Sun Lakes Aero Club (SLAC) gathering February 15. A crowd of 95 turned out to hear Rear Admiral Denny Wisely describe his 34-year US Navy career, which included flying 350 missions over…

Aero Club members visit Titan Missile Museum

Pictured left to right standing: Jim Theobald, Steve Perkins, Paul Beeks, Rob West, Richard Simmons, Gary West and Steve Hohl; kneeling J. R. Scheidereiter

Gary Vacin Eight Sun Lakes Aero Club (SLAC) members and guests completed a successful field trip to view the Titan Missile Museum south of Tucson January 28. The visitors descended into the underground launch control center where a crew of two once stood capable of launching the Titan II missile from the underground silo in…

Aero Club flies in to Ryan Field

Gary Vacin Eight Sun Lakes Aero Club (SLAC) members and two guests showed up at Ryan Field for the club’s first fly-in breakfast of the season. Gene Evans and Gary West were passengers in Steve Perkins’ Cessna 182. Jim Theobald rode with Bill Brown in Brown’s Cessna Cardinal. Bob DeLong and Jim Ingelmund were passengers…

Aero Club hears from Pearl Harbor survivor

Sun Lakes resident Jack Holder was the guest speaker at the Sun Lakes Aero Club gathering on December 21.

Gary Vacin “When we saw all the airplanes circling overhead with the rising sun insignia, we knew what was happening.” That’s when Jack Holder knew the Japanese had attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. A Sun Lakes resident, Holder described his experiences during that fateful day during a presentation to the Sun Lakes Aero…