Our speaker flew the UH-60 in SW Asia.

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

Our speaker also flew the AH-64 "Apache".


9 Jan 2020
12 Dec 2019


Thursday, 13 Feb
1800: Social Hour
1900: Dinner

CW5 Mike Ostermeyer
US Army Retired

(click for biography)

Flying the Blackhawk
& Apache in SW Asia

Dobson's Restaurant
at the Dobson Ranch
Golf Course,
2155 South Dobson Rd, Mesa (480-644-2600).
(click for map)

Meat Loaf Wellington, Chicken Cordon Blue,
or Sea Bass.
(they all come with
vegetables, rolls, coffee
or tea, and dessert).
$30 per person
(includes toasting wine)
Recommended Dress:
Dressy Casual.

13 Jan: Staff Mtg
13 Feb: Meeting
17 Feb: Staff Mtg
12 Mar: Meeting
16 Mar: Staff Mtg
9 Apr: Meeting
13 Apr: Staff Mtg
14 May: Meeting
18 May: Staff Mtg
Summer Break

Page updated: 12 Jan 2020

Click for info on the Daedalians' seal.The Order of Daedalians was organized on March 26, 1934, by a representative group of American World War I pilots to perpetuate the spirit of patriotism, the love of country, and the high ideals of sacrifice which place service to nation above personal safety or position. The Order is dedicated to: insuring that America will always be preeminent in air and space—the encouragement of flight safety—fostering an esprit de corps in the military air forces—promoting the adoption of military service as a career—and aiding deserving young individuals in specialized higher education through the establishment of scholarships.  For more, visit their web site: www.daedalians.org. (Willie Flight 82 is a tax exempt 501(c)(19) organization.)
The Boeing AH-64 "Apache":  The AH-64 is an American twin-turboshaft attack helicopter with a tailwheel-type landing gear arrangement and a tandem cockpit for a crew of two. It features a nose-mounted sensor suite for target acquisition and night vision systems. It is armed with a 30 mm (1.18 in) M230 chain gun carried between the main landing gear, under the aircraft's forward fuselage, and four hardpoints mounted on stub-wing pylons for carrying armament and stores, typically a mixture of AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and Hydra 70 rocket pods. The AH-64 has significant systems redundancy to improve combat survivability.

Gerry Homewood, Ron Diedrichs, Frank Stookey, Don Harvel, and Jim Vandeventer.

      Elected Officers:  
          Flight Captain: Don Harvel, USAF Retired (biography)
          Vice Flight Captain: Frank Stookey, USA Retired
          Treasurer: Jim Vandeventer, USAF Retired
          Scholarships Chairman: Gerry Homewood, USAF Retired
          Provost Marshal: Ron Diedrichs, USAF Retired
      Appointed Staff:  
          Flight Adjutant: Arlan Allen, USA Retired
          Elements Coordinator & Chaplain: Tom Waldron, USAF Retired
         Assistant Treasurer: Jim Vanedeventer, USAF Retired
         Assistant Scholarships: Gary Zettl, USAF Retired
         Audio-Visual: Art Stark USAF Retired
          Assistant Audio-Visual: Kurt Gearhart, USAF Retired
          Biographies: Gary Klein, USMC Retired
          Publicity & 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 left column
Reservations are made by contacting the appropriate Element Leader listed in the monthly newsletter.


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