By Gary Vacin, Publicity Director
The Sun Lakes Aero Club sponsored
three successful activities during November, according to Bob Walch, club
president. Two members, Al Galvi and Elton
Dyal, flew Dyal’s Beechcraft Bonanza to the Gen. George Patton Museum at
Seven members and guests
participated in a field trip to Skydive
Shortly after the group arrived, 20 jumpers in their brightly-colored attire boarded a Dehaviland twin engine turbo prop for a fast climb to 15,000 ft. where they left the aircraft for their journey earthward. After free-falling part of the way, the jumpers opened their chutes and skillfully glided to a grass landing area. Spectators gathered around the landing site to see the jumpers arrive.
The club’s slate of Spring
fly-in/field trips includes Mazatal Casino in Payson, Phoenix Composites at
Falcon Field in
Formed in 1996, the club meets the third Monday of each month in the Mirror Room at the Sun Lakes Country Club October through May. The group has more than 100 members whose interests include general aviation, ultralites, radio controlled model airplanes, hot air balloons, homebuilt aircraft, and even paper aircraft. In addition to field trips and fly-ins, the club publishes a monthly newsletter sent to members via e-mail and snail mail and maintains a web site (http://sunlakesaeroclub.org). Additional information is available by visiting the web site or by calling Bob Walch, president at 895-8869 or Al Galvi, vice-president at 802-0104.
ANOTHER SUN LAKES SPLASH ARTICLE FOR JANUARY 1, 2009
Flying model airplanes will be the topic at the Sun Lakes Aero Club meeting Monday, Jan 19 at the Sun Lakes Country Club Mirror Room. The meeting will begin with coffee and fellowship at , followed by the program at The public is invited to attend.
Marsh approaches the hobby from a different perspective, building and flying gasoline and electric powered radio controlled aircraft. A member of the Sun Lakes Model Aircraft Club, he will bring a model airplane, radio-control receiver, and other components used in his flying.
Now in its 13th year, the Sun Lakes Aero Club is open to anyone interested in any aspect of aviation. Additional information is available at the club’s website,