Aero Club members enjoy Fly-In  

Eight Sun Lakes Aero Club (SLAC) members participated in one of the more successful fly-ins in recent years January 27 when four airplanes converged on Marana airport for breakfast.  Pilots, their planes and passengers:  Steve Perkins, Piper Lance, Gene Evans, Bill Brown, Jim Theobald; Richard Simmons, Cessna 172 and Gary West;  Gary Vacin, Grumman AA-1B; and Paul Beeks, Piper Cherokee. 

Following breakfast, Vacin had an opportunity to visit the Hobbs Build Center 10 miles west of Marana.  Located on 40 acres with a 2,880 x 60ft. private airstrip, the center  provides a facility for pilots to assemble Lightning aircraft kits.











Pictured in front of a Lear Jet (l-r): Jim Theobald, Gary West,  Richard Simmons, Bill Brown, Gene Evans, Steve Perkins, Paul Beeks and Gary Vacin

The next SLAC fly-in is scheduled for March 21 to Eloy for breakfast and viewing skydivers in action. 

Additional information on SLAC is available from Bob Walch at 895-8869, Gary Vacin at 298-7017 or at the club’s web site,