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Order of Daedalians
Frank P. Lahm, Flight 9
JANUARY MEETING: WRIGHT-PATT CLUB
Third Tuesday, 19 JANUARY, 1800 Social, 1900 Dinner
Our January meeting will be at the Wright-Patt. Club at our normal time
(Social starting at 1800, Meal at 1900). Menu: The menu will consist of Baked
Herb Chicken; Swiss Steak; 7-Layer Salad; Wild Rice Pilaf; Stir Fry Fresh
Vegetables; Buttered Corn; assorted Pies and Carrot Cake; and wine for
toasting. Reservations: Call our Provost Marshall, Ed Mentzer (937-426-8807) by COB, 14 Jan,, as the Club
requires an initial count on Friday, 15 Jan. If you cannot call by Thursday, Ed will still accept reservations
through Monday, 18 Jan. For those who prefer e-mail, Ed will take e-mail reservations at: [email protected] You may also make a reservation via the Apollo system. Cancellations must be made by Monday, 18
Jan., to avoid being billed for the price of the meal.
FROM THE COCKPIT (FLT CAPTAIN'S LOG: 1 - 16):
Happy New Year to all! For our next meeting on January 19th, Flight-9 member, Jay
Strayer, will talk about the Son Tay POW Rescue Attempt. Jay’s talk is titled, “Luck,
Skill or Divine Intervention?” He will share some of his experiences flying helicopters,
including his participation in the attempt to rescue POWs in the middle of the night 45
years ago from the Son Tay Prison Camp, a mere 21 miles from the NVN capital of
Hanoi during the Vietnam War.
STANDARD DEBRIEF ITEMS: PREVIOUS FLIGHT LEG (15 Dec 2015):
Last month we celebrated the holidays with a wonderful sit-down meal complete with entertainment by the
Shakertown Stompers. Following dinner, DJ Greg Garrett played dancing music. All had a jolly time.
FLIGHT PLANNING (MISSION, PLANNED ROUTE OF FLIGHT, STANDARD ROUTE FIXES AND
WAYPOINTS): APPROACH TO A FULL STOP:
We are still in the process of confirming and lining up speakers for the remainder of 2016. Please let us know if
you want to do a presentation or know of someone willing to come speak to us.
This is a reminder for you to get your new Daedalian business cards. Please use these
as a recruiting tool to pass out to prospective new members. See Ed Mentzer if you
still need cards. The card has our meeting and website info on it. I challenge all of
you to bring in a new member this year.
Please be sure to mail back your ballot and dues envelope. Don’t forget that National
has separate dues that also must be paid. Please consider making a donation to our Airpower Promotion Fund
(APF) this year so we may continue to expand our Flight-9 scholarship initiatives and further enhance our
Daedalian objectives. For the year 2015 the following members are Air Power Promotion Champions and
have contributed $100 or more to our Air Power Promotion Fund:
Thank you for your generosity!
NEXT FLIGHT-9 EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING (TOUCH-N-GO): The next meeting of the
Executive Council will be at 1130, Tuesday the 26th of January at the Hope Hotel – Packy’s. All members are
invited to attend.
Volabamus...Volamus (We Flew...We Fly) – Kathy Staiger
Frank P. Lahm, Flight-9 Web Page: http://Flight-9.org/ OR https://apollo.daedalians.org/site
Honorary Flight Captain
Maj Gen Thomas J. Masiello
Deputy Flt Captain