ASU aviation instructor briefs Aero Club members.         

The aeronautical program at Arizona State University was the topic of a presentation at the Sun Lakes Aero Club (SLAC) gathering January 20 at the Sun Lakes Country Club.

Jim Kimberly, professor of aeronautics at ASU, told the members that the program provides students with a solid foundation that prepares them for employment in major and regional airlines,  general and corporate aviation, and the military.

He said ASU offers degrees in three areas: professionally flight, designed for students seriously interested in becoming professional airline pilots; air traffic control, helping students become qualified to be hired by the FAA or the private sector providing air traffic control services; and air transportation management, providing students with a comprehensive, interdisciplinary program of stud.Headquartered at Phoenix Gateway Airport in Mesa, the program now has 400 students.


Arizona State University professor Jim Kimberly (right) receives a souvenir pen from SLAC president Bob Walch following Kimberly’s presentation at the Sun Lakes Aero club gathering January 20.                                                                                       

SLAC sponsors programs the third Monday of the month November through April in the Sun Lakes Country Club Mirror Room. The public is invited to attend all gatherings.  Additional information is available on the club’s web site,, or by calling Bob Walch at 895-8869 or Gary Vacin at 298-7017 or