Flight 9 Public Announcements

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Reminder for Dinner Reservations Flight 9
Posted by MEL GILLESPIE 19 Aug 2019

Flight 9,

I need your reservations for the dinner and presentation BEFORE NOON FRIDAY, 23 AUG 19. The social hour begins at 6:00 pm, the dinner and program begins at 7:00 pm.

Lt Col Brian Lowe, Material Lead, HH-60W Air Vehicle Team, will provide a presentation on the Combat Rescue Helicopter. I know many of you fighter jocks may not claim to know any rotor-heads, but I will be honored to introduce them if you prefer. Please invite your friends.

The buffet dinner includes: green salad, red wine braised beef short ribs, baked chicken in garlic rosemary lemon au jus, new potatoes, grilled yellow squash and zucchini, pound cake with whipped cream and strawberries.

Pleaase call 937 426-4010 (leave a message) or e-mail mel.gillespie@att.net with your reservation. I will e-mail you a confirmation of your reservation.

Volabamus Volamus


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Correct Date is Tuesday 16 July for Pig Roast
Posted by MEL GILLESPIE 09 Jul 2019

Dang computer! The correct date for the Daedalian Dinner is Tuesday, 16 July 2019.

Reconfirming, it’s 16 July, which is the third Tuesday of July.

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Flight 9 July Dinner Reservation Reminder
Posted by MEL GILLESPIE 09 Jul 2019

Two reminders:

1. Reservations for our July function, a pig roast at Bass Lake, need to be made by noon on 12 July. Please email, phone or use the Apollo system to pass along your reservation.

2. The dinner is on Tuesday, 19 July 2019 with social hour beginning at 6:00 pm.

Look forward to seeing you.


937 426-4010 H
937 396-9238 C

Update on Ed Mentzer
Posted by KATHY Staiger 24 Feb 2020

Dear Flight 9,

I just spoke with Ed’s wife, Connie, and she wants me to relay to the flight that Ed is very nearing his final flight on this earth. She would like you to keep your prayers coming. Ed is in home hospice and is heavily medicated to alleviate his pain. He’s currently unconscious so visitations wouldn’t be appropriate at this time. We will update you as we hear more.

Volabamus Volamus

Kathy Staiger

Announcement from Flight 9 - Reservation Reminder
Posted by MEL GILLESPIE 11 Apr 2019

Please remember to make your reservation for the April Dinner on 16 April 2019. Looking forward to a good meal, great fellowship, and special recognition to our members who will be 90 years young and those with even more experience. Barnie Landry, one of our 90 pluses, has a really wonderful presentation.
Please call, e-mail, or use the Apollo Daedalians site for your reservation by noon on Friday, April 12, 2019.

Look forward to seeing you—spouses and friends are also invited.

Mel Gillespie