Daedalian Virtual Flight
Welcome to the Daedalians Virtual Flight. This page is for Daedalians who are not affiliated with a local flight/chapter. This page changes often and keeps you involved with the Daedalian activities. There are no flight dues but lots to stay involved with. Join the Virtual Flight mailing list to keep updates with flight activities and information.
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Once a year on Armistice Day, Daedalians will meet up to remember those who have flown west and celebrate those who are working to become military aviators.
DID YOU KNOW?
The F-15 Eagle has a combined air-to-air combat record of 104 kills to 0 losses. No air superiority versions of the F-15 (A/B/C/D Models) have been shot down by enemy forces.
This future Major General had only 11 years of primer schooling, had only 54 minutes of formal flight training and eventually owned his own plane. By the end of his life, he had devoted it almost entirely to flight safely, air power dominance and a viable flight industry. This man with a less-than-sparkling personality did not receive a lot of admiration for his hard work until after his retirement. Today the Daedalians honor him with our oldest National Award. Can you guess who this General was...? His name was Benjamin Foulois.
To meet the challenges of WW II, the command produced 1.9 million technical training graduates, 200,000 pilots, 48,000 navigators and aircrew as well as 2.8 million Basic Military Training graduates. In December 1942, Gen Hap Arnold stood on Lackland’s Parade Grounds, looked at 10 acres of Airmen—100,000 people in the grandest formation in Air Force history. He told them they would win the war and help guide the future of airpower. Today AETC continues to produce and airpower truly starts here.
GEORGE W. BUSH
On 22 Jan 2001, former Texas Governor and Texas Air National Guardsman George W Bush was inaugurated as the President of the United States. He is and was the first former Air Guardsman to become president.
AIR TRAINING AND EDUCATION COMMAND (AETC)
The Air Training and Education Command (AETC) was activated 75 years ago on 23 Jan 1942. It originally was the Air Corps Flying Training Command but was re-designated the Army Air Forces (AAF) Flying Training Command two months later. Technical training was added in 1943 and the command was again re-designated the U. S. Army Air Forces Training Command 31 July 1943.
On 23 Jan 1949, Operation HAYLIFT began with the USAF dropping 25,000 tons of feed to sheep and cattle in support of the snow bound ranchers in the western part of the United States. The aircrews of the C-119s did yeoman work and saved many thousands sheep and cattle.
Boeing Makes Carrier Landings Easier
It's Called MAGIC Carpet!
Boeing helps test software that makes carrier landings easier and safer. The U.S. Navy and Boeing recently tested the technology during successful sea trials onboard the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier.
This Month in Aviation History
13 February 1950
Two Convair B-36B Peacemaker long-range strategic bombers of the 436th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 7th Bombardment Wing (Heavy), Strategic Air Command, departed Eielson Air Force Base, Fairbanks, Alaska at 16:27 Alaska Standard Time, on a planned 24-hour nuclear strike training mission. B-36B-15-CF 44-92075 was under the command of Captain Harold L. Barry, U.S. Force. There were a total of seventeen men on board.