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21st Flight Celebrates Cadet Eva Miller’s DFT Solo

by CAPT Mike Denkler, USN (Ret.), Daedalian Life Member #4551

21st Flight welcomed Cadet Eva Miller, Army JROTC Tate High School, Unit Commander and her family to their dinner meeting held on 22 April 2021. Cadet Miller was Shangri-La Flight’s second 2020 Daedalian Flying Training solo, logging her first pilot time on 13 March 2021 

CAPT Dan McCort, USN (Ret), Shangri-La Flight Adjutant & DFT Coordinator was acting Flight Captain at the dinner & presented Cadet Miller with her solo certificate. In the second photo, Cadet Miller is flanked by CAPT McCort & Rear Admiral Kyle Cozad, USN (Ret), Chairman & CEO of the Naval Aviation Musuem Foundation. Cadet Miller successfully adapted to challenges posed by COVID-19 protocols, school curriculum, and several weather cancellations and showed natural skill in the cockpit. 

RADM Cozad & the entire Flight were captivated by Cadet Miller’s comments and the fact that she may well be the first DFT Solo who successfully completed Navy “STARBASE-Atlantis” program (STEM training), National Flight Academy, and the Order of Daedalians DFT Program.  

Lastly, Cadet Miller has a full scholarship to Embry-Riddle University!!! Congratulations to this future Daedalian and Shangri-La flight on another program successfully completed.