Tag: Sun Lakes Aero Club

Aero Club Back is Taking Off Again

Gary Vacin The Sun Lakes Aero Club, grounded since March 2020 because of the virus, is taking off again. We are happy to announce our slate of speakers for the 2021-22 year. The Nov. 15 speaker will be Col. Jim Evans (USAF ret.) talking about “Hot Stuff,” a B-24 aircraft, and the consequential tragedy involving…

Sun Lakes Aero Club Grounded Until November

Although the Sun Lakes Aero Club has been inactive for more than a year because of the COVID-19 virus, several members continue to fly their aircraft based at the Chandler Municipal Airport. Pictured is a RAV-6 owned by Cannon Hill.

Gary Vacin The Sun Lakes Aero Club will be unable to continue its monthly activities until November, according to Cannon Hill, club president. Because of the COVID-19 virus, the Sun Lakes Country Club, where the club has hosted its monthly gatherings and board of directors’ meetings for years, has closed virtually all of its meeting…

Chandler Airport Manager Briefs Sun Lakes Aero Club

Chandler Airport Manager Chris Andres was guest speaker at the Sun Lakes Aero Club gathering Jan. 20 at the Sun Lakes Country Club. (Photo by Gary Vacin)

Gary Vacin “Our goal is to broaden the airport’s uses by tapping into the market of business aviation.” That’s how Chandler Municipal Airport Manager Chris Andres summarized his plans for the airport during a presentation to the Sun Lakes Aero Club (SLAC) gathering Jan. 20 at the Sun Lakes Country Club. “We want the airport…

Airshow and Test Pilot to Address Aero Club

The BD-5J, the world’s smallest jet aircraft, will be the topic of a presentation by Bob Bishop at the Sun Lakes Aero Club’s gathering Monday, March 16, at the Sun Lakes Country Club Navajo Room. The public is invited to attend.

Gary Vacin Airshow and test pilot Bob Bishop, who has built and flown a version of the world’s smallest jet aircraft, will be guest speaker at the Sun Lakes Aero Club’s gathering Monday, March 16, at the Sun Lakes Country Club Navajo Room. The event begins with coffee and camaraderie at 6:30 p.m., followed by…

Aero Club Members Tour Casa Grande Airport

Gary Vacin Twenty-five Sun Lakes Aero Club (SLAC) members and guests—the largest group to attend a field trip in the club’s 25-year history—gathered at the Casa Grande Municipal Airport Dec. 5 for breakfast and tour of the GossHawk Unlimited aircraft restoration facility. Making the trip were Joe Igelmund, Gary Vacin, Vince Sciberra, Paul Beeks, Steve…

Aero Club picnic recap

Gary Vacin Twenty Sun Lakes Aero Club members and guests turned out for the club’s annual year-end potluck gathering April 19 at Sisk Park. The group enjoyed brats cooked by Bob Walch and Steve Perkins, plus a delicious assortment of salads, desserts and other extras contributed by members. Those attending were Gary Vacin, Jim Theobald,…

Aero Club members hear about Dambusters mission

Gary Vacin A group of Sun Lakes Aero Club members and guests heard how a squadron of World War II Royal Air Force bombers breached two strategically-located dams in Germany in a raid known as the “Dambusters” during the club’s gathering April 15. Retired USAF Colonel and noted WWII historian Jim Evans described the mission…