Matching Scholarships
The Daedalian Foundation matches up to $2,000 in flight scholarship awards, and then adds another $1,000. Thus, $3,000 is the maximum total that the Foundation awards per flight. When a flight awards multiple scholarships, the Foundation's matching, up to $3,000, is done in accordance with flight instructions.
Cadet William Danielson, AFROTC
Junior, Washington State University
Inland Empire Flight 41 Matching Scholarship
Flight $1,000. Foundation $1,000.
Major: Architecture
Recipient of the "You Can Fly" scholarship in ROTC awarding $3,000 dollars put towards a first solo flight. 10 flight hours. Grandfather was a Daedalian and received Orville Wright Achievement Award in 1968 prior to being shot down and killed in Vietnam in 1969.
Career Goal: “In my near future, I hope to attend Air Force Undergraduate Pilot Training School. My experiences in the aerospace field have confirmed my enthusiasm and eagerness to become a pilot in the United States Air Force.”
MIDN Janey Greenberg, NROTC
Senior, University of Idaho
Inland Empire Flight 41 Matching Scholarship
Flight $1,000. Foundation $1,000.
Major: Biology
Battalion Commander for Fall 2020 semester. Student teaching assistant in the Biology Department. Volunteer for Toys for Tots, Veterans Day Ceremonies, POW/ MIA Ceremonies, Roadside Cleanups, and Recruiting Events.
Career goal: “Upon Commissioning in May of 2021, I will go to Pensacola to start Naval Flight Training as a Pilot. My goal is to graduate top of my class and select the MH-60S platform. I would like to make a career in the Navy and stay in for at least 20 years. If I decide not to stay in for that long, I would like to either fly commercially or go back to school and pursue Nursing.”
Cadet Melbourne Kitteridge, AFROTC
Sophomore, Washington State University
Inland Empire Flight 41 Matching Scholarship
Flight $1,000. Foundation $1,000.
Major: Electrical Engineering
University Achievement Honors Program. University Math Teaching Assistant.
Career goal: “I plan to pursue a career in military aviation in the Air Force. I have been interested in aviation for most of my life. As a child, I would purchase and fly RC helicopters and airplanes. When I would inevitably crash them, I had to learn how to fix them, gaining an appreciation for the complexity of flight. I continued my interest in aviation as I grew older by using a flight simulator program; countless hours have been spent sitting in front of my monitor waiting for the next computer-generated ATC instruction. More recently I have set a goal to obtain my Private Pilot's License this year. This accomplishment would aid me when I begin military aviation training as I would have already had a considerable amount of experience in the air."
We're proud to highlight these scholarship recipients who are pursuing careers
as military aviators. If you would like to offer them career advice or words of encouragement,
please email us at communications@daedalians.org.
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Daedalians to Participate in 2021 CFC
Our organization has once again been accepted by the Military Family & Veterans Service Organizations of America (MFVS) to participate in the Combined Federal Campaign for Fall 2021. Thank you all for your continuing support and work on behalf of our organization. Your contributions of time, talent, and treasure in support of the future of military aviation are greatly appreciated.
Virtual Flight Meetings
A growing number of flights are utilizing virtual platforms to meet due to limits on face-to-face gatherings due to COVID-19. We are excited to watch our members embrace this opportunity and open their flight meetings to a broader audience. If your flight is meeting virtually and wants to include other Daeadalians or members of the public, please contact us and we will share with our membership and through appropriate media.

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On a Dark and Cloudy Night
by Ray Copin, CG Aviator 744
This is a story about an unusual search and rescue flight in the mid-1960s.

The aircraft was an HC-130B Lockheed Hercules. The CG air station, at San Francisco International Airport, was situated on the Bay east of the main San Francisco runway (28-10). At that time at San Francisco, we flew three different models of aircraft: the HC-130B, the Grumman amphibian Albatross (HU-16/SA-16), and the Sikorsky amphibious helicopter (HH52A).

I was a rated aircraft commander in all and flew various missions in each during my three-year assignment at that air station. The station included an aircraft ramp into a lagoon connected to the Bay, a large hangar, a building with offices, and another with basic accommodations for ready crews. In those days, the Coast Guard was short of pilots, so we rotated each day on a one-in-three basis. This meant that one of three days we were at the air station for a 24-hour ready crew stint ready to launch in any of the three models of aircraft depending on the day or night mission.
On one of the other three days, we were on ‘standby’ for twenty-four hours required to keep the air station informed of our whereabouts so we could be telephoned to come in if necessary. We didn’t have cell phones nor pagers then. During regular business weekday hours on our ‘standby’ day and also on the third of the three days, we were at the air station for various duties and training. Only on Saturday and Sunday and national holidays, barring a recall alert, we could enjoy being home for the day and night. When on duty at the air station, we slept with flight gear close to our bunk for rapid access and dressing. At one end of that building, on a second floor, we had a coffee bar positioned at a large window facing across the runway toward the San Francisco terminal.
New Hampshire Daedalian Reaches CAP IP/CP Milestone
Granite State Flight #53 Daedalian Flies “Extremely Rare” 1000th Civil Air Patrol Instructor/Check Pilot Sortie
by Mr. Peter D. Lennon
Portsmouth, NH — Granite State Flight #53 stalwart Col. Bill Moran, USAF (Ret), recently flew a milestone 1,000th Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Instructor Pilot/Check Pilot (IP/CP) sortie in the skies over New Hampshire.

In recognition of Bill’s achievement, the National CAP Senior Program Manager for Standardization and Evaluation, Mike Moyer, said flying 1,000 IP/CP sorties is an ”extremely rare accomplishment” among CAP Check Pilots.

Mr. Moyer praised Bill as “a consummate professional” who has taken the lead nationally within the CAP to increase CAP pilot professionalism and cockpit resource management (CRM).

Colonel Moran, a 26-year Air Force veteran, said it was “a long haul” that took him 15 years to rack up his 1,000th IP/CP sortie. He said the achievement had not been a “personal goal” for him, but that he slowly came to realize he was approaching the milestone as he totaled his CAP flying hours for 2020.