January 15, 2006 

To: All SLAC Members

From: Vern Nelson, Web Manager






  1. SLAC dues for 2006 are now due and payable.  If you have not yet paid your dues, please send a check for $10 payable to SLAC to:
    Ray Schrecengost, Treasurer 
    5372 S. Amberwood Dr.
    Sun Lakes, AZ 85248
    Note: You may pay your dues by check or cash to Ray at the monthly meeting
    NEXT WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 18th. Click on Meetings for directions to meeting

  2. Fly-in to March Air Force Museum – Saturday, January 21st Details . For future events in the planning stage, click Future Events.  Contact Bill Johnson for further details:
    895-2172 or bhjohns@wbhsi.com

  3. The Treasurer Report for the year 2005 is available on the SLAC Website.


Aviation Stuff:


4.    Predator at War - From a base outside Las Vegas, an Air Force squadron fights real-life war games in Iraq and Afghanistan.  It’s hard to imagine the UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) can be controlled from 7,000 miles away.

5.   Weather Maps  - On your cell phones

6.   Boeing B-777 jet goes the distance on Thursday November 10, 2005.  Courtesy of member Bob Earl.

8.   On The Fly  
Lycoming Crank Failure Prompts Yet Another Proposed AD.
$26 Million Settlement In Suit on Crash of Cessna 421.
Part of becoming a good pilot is to know what to pay attention to.
Steve Fossett back on track to set new record in Mid-January through February.
Talorcraft Sport Plane gets FAA Nod.
Special Issuance Process Made Easier for Heart Patients.
This Bad Habit could get you killed.
Who may act as a Safety Pilot when working on instrument rating: Surprise answer.


9.    Excellent Photos Courtesy of member Dick O’Brien.

10 African Rock Pyton killed by electric fence  These photos were taken on Silent     
      Valley Game Ranch, in the Waterberg mountains of South Africa. The snake had

      eaten an impala ewe and was then killed by an electric fence surrounding the

      compound. Courtesy of Gale Nelson.

11  Reef (3,249 kb) Beautiful reef photos.  Courtesy of Bob Earl.
Note: Use “Page Down” to view 23 slides.

12 Word Play – 30 Play on Words quips.

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