Former Blue Angels flight leader will be Aero Club speaker Feb. 15


          A Vietnam veteran who flew as flight leader of the Navy Blue Angels

precision flying team will be featured speaker at the Sun Lakes Aero Club

(SLAC) gathering Monday, February 15 at the Sun Lakes Country Club Mirror

Room. Open to the public, the event begins with coffee and camaraderie at 6:30

p.m., followed by the presentation at 7 p.m.

          Rear Adm. Dennis Wisely (USN Ret.) flew 350 combat missions over

Vietnam and was shot down by ground fire on a Hanoi strike.  He flew 60 miles

with no hydraulics, and was later picked up by a rescue helicopter.  He was

Blue Engels flight leader during 1980-81.

          Adm. Wisely has 5,500 total flight hours, including 850 carrier landings.

He also served as captain of the aircraft carrier U.S.S. John F. Kennedy.


SLAC is an official Sun Lakes organization made up of pilots, former pilots and others having any

interest in aviation.  The club sponsors monthly gatherings as well as fly-ins and field trips November

through April.  You can access SLACís website,,  or contact

Bob Walch  at 895-8869 or Gary Vacin at 298-7017 for additional information.