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A Conversation with 1stLt Paige McFarland

Interview Conducted by Taylor E. Watson on 13 September 2021 1stLt Joe...

Extreme Search

by Col. William J. Moran, Jr., USAF (Ret.), Daedalian Member #9091 Civil...

Matter of Experience

by Col. Harry C. “Steve” Stevenson, Daedalian Life Member...

A Renaissance Man Who Always Pushed the Envelope: Col. Norman Phillips, USAF (Ret.)

By Peter D. Lennon, Federal Gov’t (Ret.), Granite Flight #53 Norm...

History & Heritage: Planophere Celebrates its 150th Anniversary

By Dr. Dick Hallion, Daedalian Honorary Member #50043 Thursday August 18,...

Flying Story: Landing in Three Ship Formation

By Maj. Gen. Perry Smith, USAF (Ret.) One of the great challenges of...

The Living Legacy of the Flying Tigers

By Samuel Hui via The Diplomat A Curtiss P-40C Tomahawk I decorated with...

Top Admiral: Defense Firms Are Lobbying Against the Weapons the US Navy Needs

By Marcus Weisberger via Defense One The U.S. Navy’s top admiral accused...

Peace in the Era of Weaponized Space

Op-Ed by Brian G. Chow and Brandon W. Kelley via SpaceNews We are on the...

Senate to Air Force: You’re gonna keep your A-10 Warthogs and you’re gonna like it

by David Roza via Task & Purpose Like a hoarder with separation...

Aviator Newsletter

War Story: Hero Medals for Mixer and I

by MAJ Robert Nelson, USA (Ret.), Daedalian Life Member #4970 Whenever...

Unanticipated Connections: The Rivera Family and the Daedalian Network

by Lt. Gen. Nick Kehoe, USAF (Ret.), Previous National Commander Emily...

Early Encounters with the C-6: Bill Sievert Founder # 272

Amigos del Ciel: The cover picture of a C-6 powered Curtiss Oriole on the...

Jet Fighters for Thailand

by Col. John L. Wagner, USAF (Ret.) Perhaps the idea to bring the Thai...

Fly-By-Wire, Old Style

by Lt.Col. Ted Fite, USAF (Ret.), Daedalian Life Member #4069 Some of my...

Hard Landing

by Col. Bill Sweeley, Founder #6566 Another unusual “incident” that...

77th Flight Honors a Centenarian

Maj. Larry Sabourin, USAF (Ret.), Daedalian Life Member #5519 and 77th...

23rd Flight Supports Students Taking the Oath

23rd Flight Daedalian Brigadier General William H. “Bill” Lawson...

Marine Bomber Shot Down by the Huns – No Casualties: Samuel S. Richards, Founder #2251

It happened in WWI during the last days of the conflict in Europe. A...

11th Flight Shares War Stories With USAFA Seniors

by Lt.Col. Sandy Miarecki, USAF (Ret.), Daedalian Life Member #6294 On 13...

Daedalus Flyer

What’s Happening to Air Force Pilot Training

By: Col. Marc E. Caudill, USAF (Ret) An Airman assigned to the 36th...

Pilot Training Program Changes

By: LCDR George Sigler, USNF (Ret) F-35 Simulator. (Photo by: Viper Wing)...

Fighter Aircraft: To Have or Have Not?

By: Col. Ross L. Meyer, USAF (Ret) An F-16C Fighting Falcon from the 64th...

Artificial Intelligence: A conversation with Brig. Gen. Balan Ayyar, USAF

By: Taylor E. Watson Inside the flight simulator at the dogfight...

Military Women Aviators Oral History Initiative

By: Lt. Col. Monica Smith, USAF (Ret) A Women’s Airforce Service...

Preparing the Air Battle Management Team to Join the Flight

By: Gen. Lori Jean Robinson, USAF Lori Robinson being welcomed home by...

A Peek Behind the Aviation Curtain: An Experience With Ellen Staley

By: 1st Lt. Nicholas Nowland, USAF Many pilots can point to a specific...

More Than A Passenger

By: 1st Lt. Elizabeth Pennell, USAF (From left to right): Haley Gorie,...

Recommended Reading

Private Security Contractors:DOD Needs to Better Identify and Monitor Personnel and Contracts

Published via GAO and accessed via Defense News The Department of Defense has made significant use of private security contractors in the...

SIGAR: Quarterly Report for the United States Congress – July 30, 2021

Report released by Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, John F. Sopko I am pleased to submit to Congress, the...

Ending Innovation Tourism: Rethinking the U.S. Military’s Approach to Emerging Technology Adoption

By Melissa Flagg and Jack Corrigan via Center for Security and Emerging Technology As dual-use technologies transform the national...

HASC Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces: NDAA FY22 Markup

Published by the House Armed Services Committee, accessed via The Hill Seapower and Projection Forces Mark Summary for H.R. 4350 National...

HASC Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces: NDAA FY22 Markup

Published by the House Armed Services Committee, accessed via The Hill One item of the note in the drafts released Wednesday was in the...

HASC Subcommittee on Readiness: NDAA FY 22 Markup

Published by the House Armed Services Committee, accessed via The Hill The House Armed Services Committee began work on its annual defense...

Building Normentum – Norms of Behavior in Space

Paper by Robin Dickey via Aerospace Corporation; Published 20 July 2021 There appears to be a rising consensus among U.S. policymakers and...

Billy Mitchell and the Battleships

by John T. Correll via Air Force Magazine Ex-German battleship Ostfriesland takes a gigantic blow from a 2,000-lb. aerial bomb burst far...

Hypersonic Weapons: Background and Issues for Congress

Published by Congressional Research Service, updated 9 July 2021, accessed via U.S. Naval Institute The United States has actively pursued...

Defense Budget Overview: United States Department of Defense FY22 Budget Request

Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on the President’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget “As the Secretary of Defense, my chief...

In Remembrance

A Renaissance Man Who Always Pushed the Envelope: Col. Norman Phillips, USAF (Ret.)

By Peter D. Lennon, Federal Gov’t (Ret.), Granite Flight #53 Norm...

Captain Maurice C. Hartle, USN (Ret.), Daedalian Life Member 6749

Maury Hartle made his final “take-off” from his home at Manzano del Sol...

Lt.Col. John J. Kane, USAF (Ret.) – A Quiet Hero

By Peter D. Lennon, Federal Gov’t (Ret.), Granite Flight #53 February 1,...

From Mon Valley to the Moon: A Life Well Lived

Colonel Thomas J. Tredici, USAF (Ret.): August 27, 1922 to April 28, 2021...

Astronaut Michael Collins, Apollo 11 pilot, dies at 90

by Jessica Gresko, the Associated Press via Air Force Times In this June...