December speaker, Tom Grayson.

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

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Meeting Photos:

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

(with spouse/guests)
Thursday, 8 Dec 16
1800: Social Hour
1900: Dinner

Tom Grayson

Simulator Instructor
for American Airlines.
(click for biography)
Aircraft Sim Humor
Dobson's Restaurant
at the Dobson Ranch
Golf Course,
2155 South Dobson Rd, Mesa (480-644-2600).
(click for map)

4 oz Filet Mignon,
Chicken Picatta, or
Gran Mariner Salmon.
(all come with
vegetables, rolls, coffee
or tea, and dessert).
$25 per person
(includes toasting wine)
Recommended Dress:
Coat & Tie

8 Dec: Meeting
12 Dec: Staff Mtg
12 Jan: Meeting
16 Jan: Staff Mtg
9 Feb: Meeting
13 Feb: Staff Mtg
9 Mar: Meeting
13 Mar: Staff Mtg
13 Apr: Meeting
17 Apr: Staff Mtg
11 May: Meeting
15 May: Staff Mtg
Summer Break

Page updated: 17 Nov 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 Daedalian’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 Daedalian’s 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 their web site: (Note: Willie Flight 82 is a tax exempt 501(c)(19) organization.)
American Airlines is relocating flight training operations out of Phoenix and is moving those to training centers in Charlotte and Fort Worth, Texas where the airline is based.  The closure of the Phoenix flight training center and the relocations to North Carolina and Texas is slated to happen by the end of 2017.  The Phoenix flight training center dates back to America West Airlines. Tempe-based America West merged with US Airways in 2005. Tempe-based US Airways merged with Texas-based American in 2013.  Sixty-five American positions in Phoenix are impacted by the closure of the flight training operations in Arizona.  American has already been moving flight training operations to the other two centers, according to airlines officials.  American has already been moving flight training operations to the other two centers, according to airlines officials.  (4 August 2016, Phoenix Business Journal).

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 Marshal: Ron Perkins, USAF Retired
          Elements Coordinator & Chaplain: 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

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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