Aero Club to hear about flying to locations south of the border

                  

                   By Gary Vacin

 

 

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Flying general aviation aircraft on trips to locations south of the border will be the topic of a presentation at the Sun Lakes Aero Club (SLAC) gathering Monday, April 15 at the Sun Lakes Country Club. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with coffee and camaraderie, followed by the program at 7 p.m.  The public is invited to attend.

 

          Jack McCormick, activity director for Bush Pilots International, will give a power-point presentation featuring trips the group has made to Honduras, Guatamala,  El Salvador,  Cayman Islands, the Bahamas, and various locations in Mexico.

 

          The organization had its beginnings in 1965, when founders began mapping airports in Mexico for a group of people who were to become the Flying Samaritans. This eventually led to the publication of a book known as Airports of Baja and Mainland Mexico and development of a group known as Baja Bush Pilots.   McCormick took over the group in 1996 and has been leading pilots on trips south of the border ever since.

 

           Now in its 16th year, SLAC sponsors programs the third Monday of each month November through May at the Sun Lakes Country Club.  More information on the club is available from Bob Walch, 895-8869 or Gary Vacin, 298-7017, or at the club’s web site, www.sunlakesaeroclub.org.