A TransPac Piper Archer.


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


A TransPac Piper Seminole.

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September 2014

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February 2014

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NEXT MEETING
Thursday, 9 Oct 2014
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:
Pork Tenderloin, Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo, or
Fish & Chips
(all come with vegetables, rolls, coffee or tea,
and dessert).
Price:
$25 per person
(includes toasting wine)
Speaker
:

Steve Goddard
(TransPac CEO)
Topic:
TransPac Aviation
Academy

Recommended Dress:
Dressy Casual
(collared shirt & slacks)

CALENDAR:
15 Sep: Staff Mtg
9 Oct: Meeting
13 Oct: Staff Mtg
13 Nov: Meeting
17 Nov: Staff Mtg
11 Dec: Meeting
15 Dec: Staff Mtg

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& Awards

Flt 82 Scholarship Donation Form
Flt Biography Index
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Membership Info
 

Page updated: 13 Sep 2014

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:
TransPac Aviation Academy:  Their main campus is located at the Deer Valley Airport in north Pheonix.  They have a training fleet of over 60 aircraft, primarily Piper Archers and Piper Seminoles.  Since 1999, TransPac has graduated over 4,500 pilots, many of whom are currently employed by the largest airlines in the world.  With over 400 students on campus flying 87,000+ flight training hours a year, they are one of the largest flight schools in the world.  Click here for the TranPac web site.
CSAR Contact Awarded:  This summer, the US Air Force awarded Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin a contract for the Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) program.  The deal for 112 Sikorsky Black Hawks, outfitted with Lockheed mission equipment, brings to a close a more than decade-long Air Force quest to purchase a replacement for its HH-60G helicopters. The Sikorsky-Lockheed team was the only bidder in the competition, and could be worth as much as $7.9 billion.  Click for Defense News article.

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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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