The Boeing H-6U "Little Bird".

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

Another H-6U "Little Bird".

Meeting Photos:

February 2016

January 2016

December 2015

November 2015

October 2015

September 2015

Thursday, 10 Mar 16
1800: Social Hour
1900: Dinner

(click for biography)
The Boeing H-6U
"Little Bird"

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 Piccata, or Gran Mariner Salmon.
(all come with
vegetables, rolls, coffee
or tea, and dessert).
$25 per person
(includes toasting wine)
Recommended Dress:
Dressy Casual

15 Feb: Staff Mtg
10 Mar: Meeting
14 Mar: Staff Mtg
14 Apr: Meeting
18 Apr: Staff Mtg
12 May: Meeting
16 May: Staff Mtg
Summer Break
8 Sep: Meeting
12 Sep: Staff Mtg
13 Oct: Meeting
17 Oct: Staff Mtg


Page updated: 13 Feb 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: (Willie Flight 82 is a tax exempt 501(c)(19) organization.)
H-6U "Little Bird", Pilot Optional:  The Boeing Little Bird H-6U is the unmanned variant of the AH-6i manned scout helicopter.  Its unique design combines the autonomous flight capability, networked payloads and communications of an unmanned aerial vehicle with a combat-proven rotorcraft platform. The unmanned system provides over-the-horizon search, re-supply and retrograde, communications relay and surveillance capabilities. All with a low-risk approach, low operational costs and high flight readiness on a proven platform.  Click here for a Boeing video on the H-6U.
MOAA Spring Golf Tournament:  We're invited to play in the Arizona Chapter's 21 April tournament at Stonecreek Golf Club.  It's benefits their scholarship fund.  Details.

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

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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