Thursday, 13 Mar 2014
1800: Social Hour
at the golf course.
2155 S Dobson Rd
Mesa, AZ 85202
here for Map]
Meat Loaf Wellington,
or Sea Bass.
(all with seasonal vegetables, salad, rolls, dessert, & coffee or tea.)
(includes toasting wine)
Flying the MC-12
Dressy Casual or
(collared shirt & slacks)
13 Mar: Meeting|
17 Mar: Staff Mtg|
8 Apr: Golf
17 Apr: Meeting|
(at Luke AFB)
21 Apr: Staff Mtg|
8 May: Meeting|
12 May: Staff Mtg|
11 Sep: Meeting|
15 Sep: Staff Mtg|
Willie Flight 82:
Flt 82 Dues Form
Scholarship Donation Form
Flt 82 Bylaws
05 Mar 2014
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.)
Night in the 40's Big
Band Dance: 8 March,
Click for Flyer, and Click
here for Details.
The USAF MC-12W:
The MC-12W is a medium- to low-altitude, twin-engine turboprop
aircraft. The primary mission is providing intelligence,
surveillance and reconnaissance, or ISR, support directly to
ground forces. The MC-12W is a joint forces air component
commander asset in support of the joint force commander.
The MC-12W is not just an aircraft, but a complete
collection, processing, analysis and dissemination system. The
aircraft are military versions of the Hawker Beechcraft Super
King Air 350 and Super King 350ER. A fully operational
system consists of a modified aircraft with sensors, a ground
exploitation cell, line-of-sight and satellite communications
datalinks, along with a robust voice communications suite.
The aircraft is equipped with an electro-optical infrared sensor
and other sensors as the mission requires.
Click for USAF Factsheet.
Click here for a great video on the aircraft and it's mission.
Flight 82 Golf
Tournament: On Tuesday, 8 April 2014, at 0900,
we'll host a golf tournament at the
Western Skies Golf
Course in Gilbert, AZ.
Click for the details.
OFFICERS & STAFF:
Art Stark, Jim Vandeventer, Lew Welling, Ron Perkins, Dave Oldroyd,
Pat Dooley, and Gary Zettl,
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.