11 October 2012
The annual Flight line Meeting was held at the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) hangar at the airport in San Marcos, Texas. Some members arrived early to look at the airplanes, the museum, or re hydrate.
Flight Captain, LtCol Ron Butler, called the meeting to order at 1700 Hours in the Officer's Club. He asked all to bow their heads and offered the invocation. He also led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. The Flight toasted our departed Daedalians and the Commander-in-Chief, the President of the United States.
The Flight Captain thanked all for attending and requested each table
to introduce their guest:
Honored guests were toasted.
The Flight Captain requested all to be seated, and then members and guests formed a line for the outstanding barbeque buffet.
When the Flight Captain reconvened the meeting following dinner, he announced a 10-minute break. After the break, the Adjutant was requested to read the Minutes of the last meeting but there was a motion to accept the Minutes as written.
LtCol Ron Butler presented solo jackets to ROTC Cadet Mark Jbeily. Mark gave thanks and described his flying activities and future in the Navy. Mark accepted the jacket for Cadet Jenna Fechner, who could not attend due to an ROTC commitment.
Tim Black briefed the group on their operation and flying activities.
Ray Clausen, who is in charge of maintenance, spoke about his team's
efforts to keep them flying. Here's some information from their web site
"The Central Texas Wing hangar houses four CAF aircraft for which the
Wing has maintenance and restoration responsibility: a very-rare flying
P-39Q Bell "Airacobra," the B-25 Mitchell "Yellow
Rose," a BT-13 "Valiant" and the U-3A
"Administrator" is always in the hangar, when not flying air
shows with the "Tora, Tora, Tora!" group.
John Mastroianni has rejoined the flight after having served previously
The Raffle took in a total of $63.
The Flight Captain encouraged everyone to attend the Christmas Dance on 9 December. The meeting was adjourned at 2030 Hours.