Bill Gregory is an instructor in the Extra 300L.

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

APS uses A-4 Skyhawks for high altitude training.

Meeting Photos:

March 2015

February 2015

January 2015

Thursday, 9 April 2015
1800: Social Hour
1900: Dinner

Lt Col Bill Gregory
Instructor Pilot,
Aviation Performance Solutions (APS).
(click for biography)
Upset Training

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

9 Apr: Meeting
13 Apr: Staff Mtg
14 May: Meeting
18 May: Staff Mtg
Summer Break
10 Sep: Meeting
14 Sep: Staff Mtg
8 Oct: Meeting
12 Oct: Staff Mtg
12 Nov: Meeting
16 Nov: Staff Mtg
10 Dec: Meeting
14 Dec: Staff Mtg


Page updated: 27 Mar 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 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.)
Aviation Performance Solutions (APS) Upset Training:  For many years, the term Upset Recovery Training has been an unofficial industry buzz-phase identifying a highly specialized discipline of advanced flight training.  Depending upon the reference or who you talk to, Upset Recovery Training can be limited to a narrow spectrum of docile non-stalled out-of-the-ordinary flight conditions or can encompass the entire spectrum of emergency maneuver situations from classic power-off stalls to extreme unusual attitudes to wake turbulence to fully developed aerodynamic spins.  APS specializes in All-attitude Upset Recovery instruction to enhance air safety.  Click for more.
MOAA Spring Golf Tournament:  We're invited to play on 23 April.  Click for Details.

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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