The USAF KC-46A Pegasus.


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


Memorial Day: 30 May 2016.

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Meeting Photos:

April 2016

Luke F-35 Visit

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016

NEXT MEETING:
Thursday, 12 May 16
1800: Social Hour
1900: Dinner
Speaker:

CW4 (Ret) Jim Adkins
Former Boeing
Test Pilot
.
(click for biography)
Topic:
New Boeing KC-46
Tanker Update.

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,
or Fish & Chips.
(all come with
vegetables, rolls, coffee
or tea, and dessert).
Price:
$25 per person
(includes toasting wine)
Recommended Dress:
Dressy Casual

CALENDAR:
12 May: Meeting
16 May: Staff Mtg
Summer Break
8 Sep: Meeting
12 Sep: Staff Mtg
13 Oct: Meeting
17 Oct: Staff Mtg
10 Nov: Meeting
14 Nov: Staff Mtg
8 Dec: Meeting
(with guests)
12 Dec: Staff Mtg

Page updated: 20 Apr 2016

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 Order of Daedalians Foundation's scholarship program also promotes study in aerospace disciplines.  For more, visit their web site: www.daedalians.org. (Willie Flight 82 is a tax exempt 501(c)(19) organization.)
NEWS:
Everett, Washington, 25 Sept, 2015 The Boeing and US Air Force team successfully completed the first flight of a KC-46A tanker aircraft today, taking off from Paine Field at 1:24 p.m. (PST) and landing four hours later at Boeing Field in Seattle.  This was the first flight of a KC-46A tanker-configured aircraft, following ongoing flights of the program’s first test aircraft, a 767-2C. During the flight, Boeing test pilots performed operational checks on engines, flight controls and environmental systems and took the tanker to a maximum altitude of 35,000 feet prior to landing.  (Boeing press release.)
MOAA Spring Golf Tournament:  We're invited to play in the Arizona Chapter's 21 April tournament at Stonecreek Golf Club.  It benefits their scholarship fund.  Details.
OFFICERS & STAFF:


Elected Officers: Ron Perkins, Jim Vandeventer, Art Stark & Gerry Homewood.

          Flight Captain: Gerry Homewood, USAF Retired
          Vice Flight Captain & Audio-Visual: Art Stark USAF Retired
          Treasurer: Jim Vandeventer, USAF Retired
          Flight Adjutant: Jim Adkins, USA Retired
          Provost & Chaplain: Ron Perkins, USAF Retired
          Elements Coordinator: Frank Stookey, USA Retired
          Scholarships Chairman: Gary Zettl, USAF Retired
          Biographies: Royce Brownfield, USAF Retired
          Golf Chairman: Paul Wenz, USN Retired
          Web Site, Newsletter & Membership: Pat Dooley, USAF Retired

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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