Gary Zettl flew the F-111F in the first Golf War.


Order of Daedalians
P.O. Box 11261
Chandler, Arizona 85248


Have a joyful Christmas!

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Meeting Photos:

December 2014

November 2014

October 2014

September 2014

May 2014

NEXT MEETING:
Thursday, 8 Jan 2015
1800: Social Hour
1900: Dinner
Location:
Dobson's Restaurant
at the Dobson Ranch
Golf Course,
2155 South Dobson Rd, Mesa (480-644-2600).
(click for map)

Menu:
Roast Beef,
Chicken Fried Steak,
or Bourbon Shrimp.
(all come with vegetables, rolls, coffee or tea,
and dessert).
Price:
$25 per person
(includes toasting wine)
Speaker
:

Major Gary Zettl
(click for biography)
Topic:
F-111 in Gulf War I.

Recommended Dress:
Dressy Casual

CALENDAR:
8 Jan: Meeting
12 Jan: Staff Mtg
12 Feb: Meeting
16 Feb: Staff Mtg
12 Mar: Meeting
16 Mar: Staff Mtg
16 Apr: Meeting
with Luke Flight
20 Apr: Staff Mtg
14 May: Meeting
18 May: Staff Mtg

Related Links:
Daedalians Brief History
Membership Info
Flt 82 Dues Form
2014 Scholarships
& Awards

Flt 82 Scholarship Donation Form
Flt Biography Index
Flt 82 Bylaws

Click for info on the Daedalians' seal.The Order of Daedalians honors, as its Founder Members, all WW I aviators who were commissioned as officers and rated as military pilots no later than the Armistice on 11 November 1918. It perpetuates their names as the first to fly our country's airplanes in time of war. The Order's membership of commissioned, warrant and flight officer military pilots and WASPs, with its worldwide network of Daedalian Flights and its comprehensive awards program, supports the military services and other aerospace activities. The Awards and Scholarship Programs of the Order and Foundation encourage patriotism, integrity, and good character in our nation's youth; military careers as commissioned pilots; safety of flight, and excellence in the performance of military duties. The Daedalian Foundation's scholarship program also promotes study in aerospace disciplines.  For more, visit the Order of Daedalians web site (Note: Willie Flight 82 is a tax exempt 501(c)(19) organization.)
NEWS:
The USAF F-111F The F-111 was a long-range, all-weather strike aircraft capable of navigating at low level to destroy targets deep in enemy territory. The versatile F-111 Aardvark entered the U.S. Air Force inventory in 1967,and the fighter version was retired in 1996. The F-111F was equipped with an all-weather AN/AVQ-26 Pave Tack infra-red targeting designator/reader carried in a pod-mounted turret under the fuselage. It could track and designate ground targets for targets for laser, infra-red and electro-optical bombs. The F-111F was one of the most effective Allied aircraft in Operation Desert Storm (1991), flying more than 2,400 sorties against Iraqi strategic sites, vehicle formations, and hardened bunkers.  Click here for the USAF Fact Sheet.
OFFICERS & STAFF:
             
                Art Stark, Jim Vandeventer, Lew Welling, Ron Perkins, Dave Oldroyd, Pat Dooley, and Gary Zettl,
          Flight Captain & Audio-Visual: Art Stark USAF Ret
          Vice Flight Captain: Dave Oldroyd, USAF Ret
          Treasurer & Golf Chairman: Ron Perkins, USAF Ret
          Flight Adjutant: Jim Adkins, USA Ret
          Provost & Chaplain: Lew Welling, USAF Ret
          Admin Officer: Jim Vandeventer, USAF
          Scholarships Chairman: Gary Zettl, USAF Ret
          Biographies: Royce Brownfield, USAF Ret
          Web Site, Newsletter & Membership: Pat Dooley, USAF Ret

FLIGHT MEETINGS:
Normally, Willie Flight 82 meets monthly, September through May, on the second Thursday of the month, but the date can change (see calendar left).  The dinner meeting social hour starts at 1800, with dinner served about 1900, followed by a speaker -- we're usually finished by about 2100. Meeting location and other information are shown in the upper left column
Reservations are made by contacting the appropriate Element Leader listed in the monthly newsletter.

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