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Aero Club members hear about Chandler Air Service


††††††††† Sun Lakes Aero Club members attending the organizationís October15 meeting were briefed on the history and current status of the Chandler Air Service, the fixed base operation at the Chandler Municipal Airport.


††††††††† Steve Smith, a partner in the business, told the audience the companyopened in 1980 with one airplane (a Piper Tomahawk) and 3,000 sq. ft. of office and hangar space.One of four flight schools at the airport, the company now has a fleet of 29 aircraft, 14,500 sq. ft. of hangar space and 8,000 sq. ft. of office space.Primary offerings include aerobatic training in Great Lakes Specials and tailwheel training in Piper PA-18-150 Super Cubs, Great Lakes 2T-1A-2s and Pitts S2-C aircraft.


††††††††† Now in its 16th year, SLAC meets the first Monday of the month October through April in the Sun Lakes Country Club Mirror Room. The public is invited to attend all meetings.Additional information is available on the clubís web site,, or by calling Bob Walch at 895-8869 or Gary Vacin at 298-7017.