Welcome to Big Sky Flight # 99!
CHARTERED ON 16 JANUARY, 1992
History of Big Sky Flight 99:
The Flight was chartered in 1992 by Colonel Richard C. Marr and the following Charter Members:
Lt Col George W. Dorris, Lt Col James R. Pugh III, Lt Col Laurel L. Statham, Lt Col Richard C. Wirth, Maj Richard E.E. Antaya, Maj Michael L. Eberle, Maj Daniel R. Simmons, Capt Gregory A. Kern, Capt Kelly S. Kiernan, Capt. Joseph L. Kuberka, Capt. Charles C. Mau, and Capt John R. McDonald.
The Flight meets on the second Thursday of each month at the Grizzly Bend Club on Malmstrom Air Force Base. Social Hour begins in the Club lounge at 1700 Hours (Apr-Oct), or 1630 Hours (Nov-Mar). Dinner follows one hour later in the Flight 99 Daedalian Room.
On some occasions we begin our evenings at the Operations Facility of the 40th Helicopter Squadron, also on Malmstrom AFB, before proceeding to the Grizzly Bend.
Membership dues for Big Sky Flight 99 are $24 per year.
Flight Captain's Remarks, January 2018
We had a nice meeting, with 20 members and one guest present. The weather forecast kept our Helena members at home; as with many weather forecasts that one wasn’t very accurate and we only got a c...
Flight Captain's Remarks, December 2017
At our December meeting we had enough members and wives and guests in attendance- 32 diners total- that our Daedalian room was not an option, and we made do with the big ballroom instead.
Flight Captain's Remarks, November 2017
We had a decent turnout for our November meeting, with 19 Big Sky Daedalians attending. There was a slight snafu with the timing of the meal, but that allowed for an extended social hour, which wa...
Flight Captain's Remarks, October 2017
The 12 October 17 meeting was attended by 22 members and our honored guest, Carol Shanahan. The business meeting was short, and will be reported by Mike Buck. On a happy note, all were glad to se...
Flight Captain's Remarks, September 2017
We had a very nice turnout with 33 people in attendance at our September meeting. There were several guests present, including our guest speaker, Brigadier General (Ret.) R. G. Head and his wife, ...
Flight Captain's Remarks August 2017
Well, our two DFTS flight training candidates have been certified, frocked (flight jackets) and are on their ways in their flying careers. Bryce Brinkman is now attending Rocky and is enrolled in ...
Flight Captain's Remarks July 2017
We had a really good turnout in July, considering the heat, wind and the smoke. The dinners were well received. I think that for the price, Good Eats is a much better deal than was Golden Corral....
Flight Captain's Remarks June 2017
Twenty of Montana's finest Big Sky Flight Daedalians gathered for a social hour, dinner, a short meeting, and finally Mike Buck’s presentation regarding the recent National Convention in DC. You c...
Flight Captain's Remarks, May 2017
The May meeting was a success, with a combined 43 members and guests attending. Although there was no “formal” meeting, we did discuss several items: first, we all recognized that we had missed n...
Flight Captain's Remarks, April 2017
19 members of Flight 99 gathered at Malmstrom’s Grizzly Bend for an enjoyable and very informative evening. We had five “no shows” for dinner. If you wind up unable to attend, just let us know AS...
Flight Captain's Remarks, March 2017
At our March meeting we were finally able to induct Lieutenant Colonel Jeff “Chef” Carlton into our Order. During the ceremony, Chef wore the green blazer of our departed member, Dick Munro.
Flight Captain's Remarks, February 2017
Our weather was once again the limiting factor for our attendance. The people who are located west of the divide didn't- and with very good reason- want to take on the high winds and drifting snow...