US Marine Corps CH-46 "Sea Knight".


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


US Marines exercise with CH-46.

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PHOTOS:
11 April 2019
14 March 2019
7 Feb 2019
10 Jan 2019

NEXT MEETING:

Thursday, 9 May
1800: Social Hour
1900: Dinner
Speaker:


Capt Gary Klein,
US Marine Corps
(click for biography)
Topic:

Flying the CH-46
"Sea Knight"

Location:
Dobson's Restaurant
at the Dobson Ranch
Golf Course,
2155 South Dobson Rd, Mesa (480-644-2600).
(click for map)

Menu:
Pork Tenderloin,
Chicken Fettuccini,
or Fish & Chips.
(they all come with
vegetables, rolls, coffee
or tea, and dessert).
Price:
$25 per person
(includes toasting wine)
Recommended Dress:
Dressy Casual.

CALENDAR:
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: 20 Apr 2019

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 Daedalians 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.)
RELATED INFORMATION:  The Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight is a medium-lift tandem-rotor transport helicopter powered by twin turboshaft engines. It was designed by Vertol and manufactured by Boeing Vertol following Vertol's acquisition by Boeing.  The Sea Knight was operated by the USMC to provide all-weather, day-or-night assault transport of combat troops, supplies and equipment until it was replaced by the MV-22 Osprey during the 2010s. The USMC also used the helicopter for combat supportsearch and rescue (SAR), casualty evacuation and Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel (TRAP).
OFFICERS & STAFF:


Arlan Allen, Gary Zettl, Frank Stookey, Ron Diedrichs, Art Stark, and Bill Follstte.

      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: Arlan Allen, 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
          Publicity & Membership: Pat Dooley, USAF Retired

FLIGHT MEETINGS:
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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