Welcome to Big Sky Flight # 99!
CHARTERED ON 16 JANUARY, 1992
History of Big Sky Flight 99:
The Flight was chartered in 1992 by Colonel Richard C. Marr and the following Charter Members:
Lt Col George W. Dorris, Lt Col James R. Pugh III, Lt Col Laurel L. Statham, Lt Col Richard C. Wirth, Maj Richard E.E. Antaya, Maj Michael L. Eberle, Maj Daniel R. Simmons, Capt Gregory A. Kern, Capt Kelly S. Kiernan, Capt. Joseph L. Kuberka, Capt. Charles C. Mau, and Capt John R. McDonald.
The Flight meets on the second Thursday of each month at the Grizzly Bend Club on Malmstrom Air Force Base. Social Hour begins in the Club lounge at 1700 Hours (Apr-Oct), or 1630 Hours (Nov-Mar). Dinner follows one hour later in the Flight 99 Daedalian Room.
On some occasions we begin our evenings at the Operations Facility of the 40th Helicopter Squadron, also on Malmstrom AFB, before proceeding to the Grizzly Bend.
Membership dues for Big Sky Flight 99 are $24 per year.
Flight Captain's Remarks November 2018
The November meeting was another good one; good friends, good spirits, and good food. In January we are intending to return to Malmstrom AFB. This will be the first time with the new caterer, Ele...
Flight Captain's Remarks, October 2018
As we have come to expect with the Meadowlark Country Club, the food and service were both excellent at our October meeting. It is very easy to become spoiled in such surroundings, and we will be ...
Flight Captain's Remarks, September 2018
The September meeting was held once again at the Meadow Lark Country Club. The atmosphere and amenities were very pleasant and the food was quite excellent.
We had an impromptu discussion about...
Flight Captain's Remarks August 2018
We once again had our monthly meeting at the fine Meadow Lark Country Club. Our next meeting (on 13 September) will also be at the Meadow Lark because of the ongoing lack of food service at the Gr...
2018 DFT After Action Report
Big Sky Flight’s Daedalian Flight Training (DFT) program was a complete success again this year. Our younger student, Tyler Grina, was a junior at CM Russell High School. Tyler is a varsity footb...
Flight Captain's Remarks June 2018
Our last meeting was held at the Meadow Lark Country Club. The club’s ambiance, food, service, and accommodations were up to MLCC’s usual standards. We did miss Marvin, however we got over his ab...
DFT Program Update
This year we again interviewed 3 fine candidates for the Daedalian Flight Training (DFT) scholarship; a CMR senior, a CMR junior, and a junior from GFH who is very active in the AFJROTC program. W...
Flight Captain's Remarks, April 2018
MORE SNOW! I’m going to go out on a limb and say that our May meeting will not be impacted by snow… hopefully... maybe. Keep your fingers crossed. In honor of Mother’s Day, we will once again be...
Flight Captain's Remarks, February 2018
Our February attendance was greatly affected by the weather, with 8 members not showing for the meeting. It seems to me that Montana’s agricultural industry owes we Daedalians a great big thank yo...
Flight Captain's Remarks, March 2018
OK! First, before I forget, the April 12th social hour will begin at 1700 hours, followed by dinner at 1800.
Last month we had 21 members present for our meeting. This number was below the min...
Flight Captain's Remarks, January 2018
We had a nice meeting, with 20 members and one guest present. The weather forecast kept our Helena members at home; as with many weather forecasts that one wasnt very accurate and we only got a c...
Flight Captain's Remarks, December 2017
At our December meeting we had enough members and wives and guests in attendance- 32 diners total- that our Daedalian room was not an option, and we made do with the big ballroom instead.
Flight Captain's Remarks, November 2017
We had a decent turnout for our November meeting, with 19 Big Sky Daedalians attending. There was a slight snafu with the timing of the meal, but that allowed for an extended social hour, which wa...
Flight Captain's Remarks, October 2017
The 12 October 17 meeting was attended by 22 members and our honored guest, Carol Shanahan. The business meeting was short, and will be reported by Mike Buck. On a happy note, all were glad to se...
Flight Captain's Remarks, September 2017
We had a very nice turnout with 33 people in attendance at our September meeting. There were several guests present, including our guest speaker, Brigadier General (Ret.) R. G. Head and his wife, ...