Canadian Pilot to talk  at Aero Club gathering            

 

          A former Royal Canadian Air Force and long-time airline pilot

will be guest speaker at the Sun Lakes Aero Club gathering Monday,

April 17 at the Sun Lakes Country Club.

          The session begins with coffee and socializing at 6:30 p.m.,

followed by the presentation at 7 p.m. which is open to the public.

          Warren Wallace served seven years with the RCAF,

flying F-86 and CF-104 aircraft. He joined Air Canada in 1965 and

retired in 2000. During that time, he took a three-year leave of

absence as a training captain with All Nippon Airlines based in Tokyo.

          Wallace’s presentation will cover his flying career, with some

 recollections of the Berlin Wall, Cuban Missile Crisis and the JFK

 assassination and how those events affected the  RCAF in Europe. 

 Much of his time will be spent relating his experience with Air Nippon

 Airlines, with emphasis on the  contrast between Japanese training

 techniques and the those of the rest of the world.

          This will be the final SLAC gathering of the spring.  The club

will resume its monthly sessions in November.

          SLAC also sponsors monthly fly-in breakfasts and field trips to

aviation-related sites.  More information on the club is available from

Cannon Hill, 509-539-7857, or Gary Vacin, 480-298-7017, or at its

website, sunlakesaeroclub.org.