Challenger Space Shuttle on takeoff.

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

Challenger Space Center in Peoria, AZ.

Meeting Photos:

November 2015

October 2015

September 2015

(with spouses/guests)
Thursday, 10 Dec 2015
1800: Social Hour
1900: Dinner

Ms Kari Sliva,
Former President & CEO of the Challenger
Space Center.
(click for biography)
The Challenger
Space Center
(center web site)
Also, Induction of new
members & installation
of 2016 Flight Officers.

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:
Coat & Tie

10 Dec: Meeting
14 Dec: Staff Mtg
14 Jan: Meeting
18 Jan: Staff Mtg
11 Feb: Meeting
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


Page updated: 27 Nov 2015

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.)
Challenger Space Center The mission of the Challenger Space Center is to inspire, excite and educate people of all ages about the mysteries and wonders of space, science and the universe in which we live.  Challenger Learning Center of Arizona is a nonprofit organization, providing vital science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs to students primarily in grades K-8.  The Center is a public museum, and is one of only three Smithsonian Institution Affiliates in the greater Phoenix Valley, offering quality exhibits and programs for families and people of all ages amidst an exciting backdrop of space exploration.  Click here for more on the Space Center.
Jeff Bezos's Space Breakthrough: On 23 November, Blue Origin successfully launched and landed a reusable rocket for the first time. The space vehicle flew to just over 329,000 ft. before landing safety at its launch site in Texas. Click for amazing video.

Jim Vandeventer, Art Stark, Dave Oldroyd, Jim Adkins, Frank Stookey & Lew Welling.

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

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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