12 December 2019, we held our annual Christmas meeting with
spouses/guests at the
at the Dobson Ranch Golf Course in Mesa, Arizona.
Our guest speaker was
Linda Crook, a Flight 82 member and
following her father’s,
mother’s, and grandfather’s memberships because her great
grandfather was founding member #199. She discussed her
military family, including her great grandfather, Maj John Reynolds,
who was the squadron commander of an American volunteer unit flying
French aircraft during WW I.
Click here for Linda Crook's Biography.
Linda Crook briefed us on amazing
Our 2020 flight officers were installed
by BGen Red Scott.
Linda Crook's great grandfather, Maj John Reynolds
by his French Salmson 2.A2 (see more below).
Linda Crook was thanked by Flt Capt Stookey.
Col Pat Dooley was thanked for his
service to the flight.
Our well dressed members & guests
enjoyed the evening.
(given the military designation Salmson
a French biplane reconnaissance aircraft
made by Salmson.
It was developed to a 1916 requirement. Along with the Breguet
it was the main reconnaissance aircraft in use with the French
army and the American
aviation units in 1918. At the end of the First
one-third of French reconnaissance aircraft were Salmson 2s.