Aero Club members visit Goldwater Gunnery Range
Sun Lakes Aero Club (SLAC) members and guests had a rare opportunity to view
The facility is a military restricted area and can be accessed only by permission from Luke AFB.
The visitors climbed an observation tower for a close-up view the jet aircraft from Davis-Monthan AFB flying training missions bombing and strafing ground targets at close range. The facility serves the Air Force and Marine Corps as an armament and high-hazard testing area; a training area for aerial gunnery, rocketry, electronic warfare, and tactical maneuvering and air support; and a place to develop equipment and tactics.
SLAC sponsors field trips and fly-ins each month, along with programs featuring
interesting speakers on a wide range of aviation –related topics. April events
included fly-in breakfasts to Payson and Eloy and a
field trip to visit the
Contact Bob Walch at 895-8869 or Gary Vacin at 298-7017 for additional information on the