Tour of Army Aviation Museum and BBQ at Ft...
Fort Rucker
See the Army Aviation Museum at Ft Rucker!
A fellow Daedalian and Army helicopter pilot has offered to give us a tour of the museum, and the Silver Wings Flight of Daedalians has invited us to join them for a BBQ afterward! 0830 Meet at Maxwell to carpool to Ft Rucker 1000 Meet at Aviation Museum for 1.5 hr tour 1130 Move to the 23d Flying Training Squadron, USAF’s only helicopter training squadron 12-1300 Squadron Brief, NVG demo, static display 1300 BBQ/ socialize Depart ~1400 We're expecting to have a few Maxwell CAP cadets join us.


Last Saturday a few Founders’ Flight members and several cadet members of Civil Air Patrol Maxwell Squadron joined the new Silver Wings Flight at Fort Rucker for a tour of the Army Aviation Museum. Col (ret) Doug Cairns represented Founders’ Flight on the trip, and he has quite the personal connection to Fort Rucker: Cairns Army Airfield is named after Doug’s father. Thank you to Silver Wings Flight for hosting us, including a guided museum tour, helo squadron tour, and a BBQ. And a personal thanks to Col (ret) Kyle “Keys” Taylor, the Silver Wings flight captain, who envisioned and planned this event. From Doug Cairns: In 1957-1958 my father, Maj Gen Bogardus S. Cairns, was the CG of the Army Aviation Center and School. That turned out to be the very beginning days of developing the air mobile concept. He was killed in the crash of his H-13 flying to one of the ranges. Ozark Army Airfield was renamed to Cairns Army Airfield in his honor.
Col (ret) Doug Cairns (center) with Maxwell CAP cadets