Kena Flying Fez Club

The Club was formed in 1986 by Col. Felix A. Rodgers with the vision of helping those less fortunate and in need of speedy medical help and promoting Aviation with today’s youth. The Club at its zenith reached 48 members and of those members, 34 were pilots holding the title of Col. These pilots supplied their aircraft on many missions. The goals of the Club are to promote Flying Awareness for future Pilots and fly children to the required hospitals.

The Club is now refreshing its membership with the help the help of a new float and the current Commander, Col. Jim Terry and the two previous Commander’s Paul Goforth and Col. Dean Resch .

The first Officers were:
Commander Col. Felix A. Rodgers
1st VC Col. James B. Stone
2nd VC Col. Paul Goforth
Wing Cmdr. Col. Charles M. Clark
Chmn Activities Col. Douglas Detweiler
Chmn Parades Col. Edwin Nelms
Asst. Parades Col. Chester Ray DePew
Chief Transportation Col. Ormel (Mel) Clayton
Membership Col. Paul W. Bergman
Sec./Treas. Col. James W. Smith
Staff Director Col. Carl R. Lambert
Staff Advisor Col. Lewis R. Cardwell

The Flying Fez flew many missions for both the healthy and the sick and injured. The Club helped many other Clubs and Units to meet their goals. The Club worked on a parade float for 13 years and finally completed the float with the help of past and present Commanders, Paul Goforth, Dean Resch and Jim Terry.

The Flying Fez completed their float one day before the Fairfax County 2000 Independence Day Parade and won the “ Best Overall Float Award”

Additionally, Paul will supply a photo of the first child (girl) to be flown to the hospital and being fitted with new hands appliances and feet adjusted shoes.

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