The Distinguished Flying Cross Society Reunion

Dayton/Fairborn, Ohio – 2019

Celebrating 100 years of American Air Power

 

 

UPDATE: Wright Brothers are DFC Society members; Reunion Campaign on social media; Chock Talks

We are meeting in Dayton/Fairborn, Ohio September 15 -19, 2019.

Dayton is the home base of the Wright Brothers. So, we are pleased to announce that the Wright Brothers, Orville and Wilbur, are now posthumous members of the Distinguished Flying Cross Society.

 

Orville Wright

Wilbur Wright

During the Reunion, we will be exploring the Wright Brothers’ heritage, taking in the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, the Huffman Prairie Flying Field, the Wright Brothers Aviation Center, and the Wright Cycle Company Complex.

We are also announcing our new Reunion Campaign on social media. Starting the week of Sept. 16, 2018, there will be a DFC Society member highlighted weekly. Follow the campaign on the Facebook Distinguished Flying Cross Society Group, on Twitter, and on Instagram.

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We Celebrate 100 Years of American Airpower, dating from establishment of the United States Army Air Service in 1918 during World War Around that theme, a new feature of our Reunion will be Chock Talks – 30 minute or so presentations. We are honored have Jonna Doolittle Hoppes, speaking about her grandfather and DFCS member, Gen Jimmy Doolittle. Maj Gen Don Shepperd, F-100 Misty FAC as well as former Director of the Air National Guard, will also give a Chock Talk. One other speaker is TBD.

During the Reunion, we will also have a day to spend at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Busses will rotate during the day to accommodate members who don’t wish to spend all day.

Evening events will be our traditional first-night dinner, our Silent Auction, and our final night banquet. Our banquet speaker will be Dick Rutan, former Misty FAC, who later flew the Voyager aircraft around the world non-stop.

Look for more information as our planning progresses at the society web site www.dfcsociety.org. POC is Warren Eastman, weastman@dfcsociety.org, 760-985-2810.