September 4, 2005


To: All Sun Lakes Aero Club Members

From: Vern Nelson, Web Master


Postings to the Website

  1. Updates on Memorial Field Periodic updates on the status of Memorial Field from February 14, 2005 to the present time.

  2. Chandler Flyer – August, 2005  Newsletter of the Chandler Airport.

    Other Interesting Information

  1. Chuck Herrin.  These are the recollections of Chuck about WWII.  It is wonderfully written and is 11,200 words long.  Chuck was a member of the Sun Lakes Aero Club until he died in the crash of his homebuilt two place “Hornet” on June 26, 2003 during it’s first trial flight in Oregon.  He was a magnificent person and is sorely missed.  The eulogy by the Sun Lakes Aero Club follows Chuck’s recollections.

  2. The Fight for Survival.  Understanding the Iraq War and the Muslim Religion.  Although our website doesn’t normally publish Political, Religious or Off-color humor, the subject of our fight for survival should be open to debate.  Courtesy of member Don Tubbs.

  3. F-22 Arriving at Langley AFB  Beautiful photos of the new F-22.  Courtesy of member Bob Earl.  Sent to Bob by David Olney, Publicity Affairs and Site Development Manager at Intel.  This file is 1.7mb in size but well worth the wait to load.

  4. Eclipse Fleet now five, Airbus adopts friction stir welding.  SLAC has been on two fly-ins to the Eclipse Facility in Albuquerque.  Since then, Updates showing their progress have been reported periodically.

  5. B747 and the Skypark?  Nope, not yet anyway.  But these pictures of a retired 747 being delivered to a museum in South Africa show it isn't that far-fetched!   In reading the following, bear in mind that the Skypark's runway measures 50 feet wide by 3400 feet long.  Courtesy of Member Don Tubbs.

  6. Katrina Cripples FAA Installations.  Crippled resources struggle to regain Footing.

  7. The Art of Troubleshooting  Do some troubleshooting before allowing mechanics to install expensive equipment or parts that are not needed.

  8. SLAC member bowls perfect 300 game  Article by member Bob Earl.


Memo:  Board Member, Jim Boone, has moved to California.  His phone number is 530-432-7089 and his new address is: 20701 Chaparral Circle – Penn Valley, CA 95946.  Pen Valley is near Grass Valley and Jim moved to be near his sisters.