The F-4G "Wild Weasel".


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Chandler, Arizona 85248


CAF has a rare 1933 Lockheed Vega.

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NEXT MEETING
Thursday, 11 Sep 2014
1800: Social Hour
1900: Dinner
Location:
Dobson's Restaurant
at the Dobson Ranch
Golf Course,
2155 South Dobson Rd, Mesa (480-644-2600).
(click for map)

Menu:
Roast Beef, Chicken Fried Steak, or Bourbon Shrimp. (All come with vegetables, rolls, coffee or tea,
and dessert.)
Price:
$25 per person
(includes toasting wine)
Speaker
:

Col Ron Karp
(click for biography)
Topic:
The F-4G Wild Weasel
in the 1st Gulf War

Recommended Dress:
Dressy Casual
(collared shirt & slacks)

CALENDAR:
Summer Break
11 Sep: Meeting
15 Sep: Staff Mtg
9 Oct: Meeting
13 Oct: Staff Mtg
13 Nov: Meeting
17 Nov: Staff Mtg
11 Dec: Meeting
15 Dec: Staff Mtg

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Page updated: 05 Jul 2014

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 Daedalian Foundation's scholarship program also promotes study in aerospace disciplines.  For more, visit the Order of Daedalians web site (Note: Willie Flight 82 is a tax exempt 501(c)(19) organization.)
 
NEWS:
Col Ron Karp's 1991 C-SPAN Video on the F-4G " Wild Weasel" CLICK HERE.
CAF gets rare, fully restored 1933 Lockheed Vega:  Click for flyerClick here for details.
The F-4G " Wild Weasel" F-4G Wild Weasels were modified F-4E fighters with their cannon replaced by AN/APR-47 electronic warfare equipment. Their mission was to attack enemy air defenses, including surface-to-air missile (SAM) air defense radars. One hundred sixteen F-4Es were rebuilt as F-4Gs for this special purpose. Carrying AGM-88A/B/C High Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles (HARM), the F-4G worked in concert with other F-4Gs or as a hunter aircraft directing fighter-bombers, such as the F-16, against SAM sites. The F-4G carried a pilot and an Electronic Warfare Officer (EWO), who navigated, assisted with communications and coordinated attacks on the SAM sites. The F-4G Wild Weasel first flew in 1975 and was retired in 1996.

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OFFICERS & STAFF:
             
                Art Stark, Jim Vandeventer, Lew Welling, Ron Perkins, Dave Oldroyd, Pat Dooley, and Gary Zettl,
          Flight Captain & Audio-Visual: Art Stark USAF Ret
          Vice Flight Captain: Dave Oldroyd, USAF Ret
          Treasurer & Golf Chairman: Ron Perkins, USAF Ret
          Flight Adjutant: Jim Adkins, USA Ret
          Provost & Chaplain: Lew Welling, USAF Ret
          Admin Officer: Jim Vandeventer, USAF
          Scholarships Chairman: Gary Zettl, USAF Ret
          Biographies: Royce Brownfield, USAF Ret
          Web Site, Newsletter & Membership: Pat Dooley, USAF Ret

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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