Dinner Meeting Reviews

At the February dinner meeting we were delighted by a talk given by our own DAF'R Dan L. Delane, USAF L/C, Retired as well as the presentation of the club's first Special Aviation Milestone Award.

We learned all about F-5 which was created by Northrop here in Los Angeles and the special meaning it has to many of our DAF'Rs who worked on or flew in the program. We also were entertained by the film that accompanied it which was created at the Western Museum of Flight at Torrance Airport. Special thanks went to DAF'R Cindy Macha and her staff for allowing the use of the F-5A to complete the filming and commentary. Thanks also went to the film's Producer/Cinematographer/Editor DAF'R President Larry Chapman.

In addition to the F-5 program, Skyor Piper became the first recipient of a new type of recognition from DAF - the Special Aviation Milestone (SAMi) Award. The SAMi is intended to recognize special and significant accomplishments in the aviation world by a club member. Skylor was recognized for his achievements at the 2015 and 2016 Reno Air Races which included being first DAFer to race at Reno (just qualifying is difficult) and winning the 1st SLALOM Match Racing Championship (undefeated in 16 head-to-head races). Congratulations, Skylor! (Additional details and photos here).