Our December Speaker, Tom Grayson.

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

Have a Great Christmas & New Year!

Meeting Photos:

November 2018

(with spouses/guests)
Thursday, 13 Dec 18
1800: Social Hour
1900: Dinner

Major Tom Grayson,
USAF Retired

Flight Simulator Humor.
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.
(they all come with
vegetables, rolls, coffee
or tea, and dessert).
$25 per person
(includes toasting wine)
Recommended Dress:
Coat & Tie
(For this one)

13 Dec: Meeting
17 Dec: Staff Mtg
10 Jan: Meeting
14 Jan: Staff Mtg
7 Feb: Meeting
11 Feb: Staff Mtg
14 Mar: Meeting
18 Mar: Staff Mtg
11 Apr: Meeting
15 Apr: Staff Mtg
9 May: Meeting
13 May: Staff Mtg
Summer Break
12 Sep: Meeting
16 Sep: Staff Mtg
10 Oct: Meeting
14 Oct: Staff Mtg
14 Nov: Meeting
18 Nov: Staff Mtg
12 Dec: Meeting
16 Dec: Staff Mtg

Page updated: 14 Nov 2018

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 Daedalian’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 Daedalian’s 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 their web site: www.daedalians.org. (Note: Willie Flight 82 is a tax exempt 501(c)(19) organization.)
Early Flight Simulators The best-known early flight simulation device was the Link Trainer, produced by Edwin Link in Binghamton, New York, which he started building in 1927.  The Link Trainer was a basic metal frame flight simulator usually painted in its well-known blue color.  The Link family firm in Binghamton manufactured player pianos and organs, and Ed Link was therefore familiar with such components as leather bellows and reed switches.  The Link Trainer was the principal pilot trainer used during World War II. Some 10,000 were produced to train 500,000 new pilots from allied nations, many in the USA and Canada, because many pilots were trained in those countries before returning to Europe or the Pacific to fly combat missions.  Almost all US Army Air Force pilots were trained in a Link Trainer.  Click here for more.

Ron Diedrichs, Bill Follette, Art Stark, and Frank Stookey.

      Elected Officers:  
          Flight Captain: Frank Stookey, USA Retired (biography)
          Vice Flight Captain & Audio-Visual: Art Stark USAF Retired
          Treasurer: Bill Follette, USAF Retired
          Scholarships Chairman: Gary Zettl, USAF Retired
          Provost Marshal: Ron Diedrichs, USAF Retired
      Appointed Staff:  
          Flight Adjutant: Jim Adkins, USA Retired
          Elements Coordinator & Chaplain: Tom Waldron, USAF Retired
         Assistant Treasurer: Jim Vanedeventer, USAF Retired
         Assistant Scholarships Chairman: Gerry Homewood, USAF Retired
          Assistant Audio-Visual: Kurt Gearhart, USAF Retired
          Biographies: Gary Klein, USMC Retired
          Web Site, Newsletter & Membership: Pat Dooley, USAF Retired

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 left column
Reservations are made by contacting the appropriate Element Leader listed in the monthly newsletter.


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