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July, 2017 Meeting: “Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations”

July 27 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Please note the new venue! We will now be meeting at Indian Wells Golf Resort (across the hall from The Vue)!

Col Dana A. Hessheimer
Commander, 163d Attack Wing, California Air National Guard

“Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations”

Col. Hessheimer is a command pilot with more than 4,000 flying hours, including the MQ-1 Predator Remotely Piloted Aircraft, KC-135, RC-135 (Rivet Joint, Combat Sent, Cobra Ball and Cobra Eye) and T-38. He was Acting Operations Group Commander when the unit deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The 163d Attack Wing is comprised of more than 800 personnel and provides support to more than 200 additional members at geographically separated locations. The wing is the California Air National Guard’s exclusive MQ-9 Reaper operations unit providing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support, as well as tactical combat support, to commanders and war fighters around the world. Col. Hessheimer will present discuss the ins and outs of commanding such an extensive operation and share some insightful stories of the more exciting moments of his career.

It is essential that you RSVP if you’re coming so that there is space at a table for you. If your plans change, please be sure to let us know so that we don’t end up getting stuck with the tab for your spot!


July 27
7:30 am - 9:00 am
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The Old Bold Pilots


Indian Wells Golf Resort
44-500 Indian Wells Ln
Indian Wells, CA 92210 United States
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