Aero Club to Visit Goldwater Gunnery Range

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Sun Lakes residents will have an opportunity to visit the Goldwater Gunnery Range  April 7 where they will see A-10 and F-16 U.S fighter attack jets in training exercise bombing and strafing  ground targets at close range.

          The range is a military restricted area and can be accessed only by permission from Luke  AFB.

          The tour is sponsored by the Sun Lakes Aero Club (SLAC), and is open only to current SLAC members.  However, others may join the club by attending the club’s gathering scheduled for March 21 at the Sun Lakes Country Club Mirror Room. The session begins with coffee and camaraderie at 6:30 p.m., followed by a presentation on unmanned aerial aircraft or drones scheduled at 7 p.m. Dues are $15 per year.

Attendees will meet at the Cottonwood Country Club flag pole for a two-hour drive to the gunnery range, located south of Gila Bend. Meeting time will be announced after we receive confirmation of tour time on April 6th.

          Additional information is available from Steve Perkins, SLAC activities director, at 507-920-3532.