The MQ-1 "Predator" over Creech AFB.

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

The MQ-9 "Reaper" over Creech.

Meeting Photos:

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014

January 2014

December 2013

November 2013

October 2013

September 2013

Thursday, 8 May 2014
1800: Social Hour
1900: Dinner
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)

Lt Col Gabi Thorp
(click for biography)
Drone Warfare

Recommended Dress:
Dressy Casual
(collared shirt & slacks)

8 May: Meeting
12 May: Staff Mtg
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

Willie Flight 82:
Flt 82 Dues Form
2013 Scholarships
& Awards

Flt 82 Scholarship Donation Form
Flt Biography Index
Flt 82 Bylaws
Daedalians National:

Brief History

Membership Info

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.)
8 April Golf Match Results:  First Place: Jim Adkins, 2nd: Paul Wenz.  Click for Details.

JROTC Awards:  Again this year, our flight will be supporting over 20 local JROTC High School cadet programs by presenting Order of Daedalians Awards at their award ceremonies.  If you would like to represent the Order of Daedalians and Willie Flight 82 at one of these events, please contact Gary Zettl (e-mail:  Thank you in advance for supporting this important Order of Daedalians' mission.


                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

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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