Carl D. Eliason


 

Preferred Name: Dan

Nickname/Call Sign: Dan

Date Of Birth: 01-04-1938

Highest Military Grade Held: Colonel, O-6

Hometown: Gettysburg, SD

Biography

Now lives in Provo, UT.

I’m really a poser in the Super Saber Society. I only flew the F-100 part-time with the Ohio ANG when my real job was at a desk in W-P AFB. They did let me do anything they did and I was qualified in all range events and refueling so you can bet if they got called up, I’d have figured out a way to go to war with them and that old airplane.

Because the F-100 was THE tactical mainstay of the cold war—and the first aircraft I ever saw the Thunderbirds fly, it will always have a certain aurora and place of honor in my memory. Even as a grizzled old Major with 145 combat missions in the Thud, I nearly teared up the first time I got to slide into the slot position in a Hun 4-ship.

Units Assigned

  • 1960-1961 Officer Training School Lackland AFB, TX
  • 1961-1962 Undergrad Nav School James Connelly AFB, TX T-29
  • 1962 Radar Intercept Training James Connelly AFB, TX F-89J
  • 1962-1965 13th FIS Glasgow AFB, MT F-101B; T-33
  • 1965-1966 UPT Webb AFB, TX T-41; T-37; T-38
  • 1966-1967 Thud CCTS Nellis AFB, NV F-105; T-39
  • 1967-1969 12th TFS Kadena AFB, Okinawa/Osan&KwanJu Korea F-105D
  • 1969-1970 333rd TFS Takhli RTABF, Thailand F-105D; F-105F
  • 1970-1971 AFIT Bootstrap USC, Los Angeles, CA (C-118)
  • 1971-1972 562nd TFS McConnell AFB, KS F-105
  • 1972-1975 Aero Medical Research Lab W-P AFB, OH162nd TFS Springfield, OH F-100D&F
  • 1975-1978 USN Test Center, Patuxent River NAS, MD A-4; A-7A,B,C,E; T-38; T-39; P-3
  • 1978-1980 Royal Air Force College USAF Directing Staff, RAF Cranwell, UK
  • 1980-1982 SEEK TALK & JTIDS Test Director Eglin AFB, FL
  • 1982-1986 AFHRL Operational Training Division Williams AFB, AZ T-38

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

Military Education

  • Defense Systems Management College
  • Squadron Officers School
  • ICAF
  • RAF War College
  • AFIT

Civilian Education

  • BS BYU 1960
  • MS USC 1971
Biography

Biography

Now lives in Provo, UT.

I’m really a poser in the Super Saber Society. I only flew the F-100 part-time with the Ohio ANG when my real job was at a desk in W-P AFB. They did let me do anything they did and I was qualified in all range events and refueling so you can bet if they got called up, I’d have figured out a way to go to war with them and that old airplane.

Because the F-100 was THE tactical mainstay of the cold war—and the first aircraft I ever saw the Thunderbirds fly, it will always have a certain aurora and place of honor in my memory. Even as a grizzled old Major with 145 combat missions in the Thud, I nearly teared up the first time I got to slide into the slot position in a Hun 4-ship.

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 1960-1961 Officer Training School Lackland AFB, TX
  • 1961-1962 Undergrad Nav School James Connelly AFB, TX T-29
  • 1962 Radar Intercept Training James Connelly AFB, TX F-89J
  • 1962-1965 13th FIS Glasgow AFB, MT F-101B; T-33
  • 1965-1966 UPT Webb AFB, TX T-41; T-37; T-38
  • 1966-1967 Thud CCTS Nellis AFB, NV F-105; T-39
  • 1967-1969 12th TFS Kadena AFB, Okinawa/Osan&KwanJu Korea F-105D
  • 1969-1970 333rd TFS Takhli RTABF, Thailand F-105D; F-105F
  • 1970-1971 AFIT Bootstrap USC, Los Angeles, CA (C-118)
  • 1971-1972 562nd TFS McConnell AFB, KS F-105
  • 1972-1975 Aero Medical Research Lab W-P AFB, OH162nd TFS Springfield, OH F-100D&F
  • 1975-1978 USN Test Center, Patuxent River NAS, MD A-4; A-7A,B,C,E; T-38; T-39; P-3
  • 1978-1980 Royal Air Force College USAF Directing Staff, RAF Cranwell, UK
  • 1980-1982 SEEK TALK & JTIDS Test Director Eglin AFB, FL
  • 1982-1986 AFHRL Operational Training Division Williams AFB, AZ T-38

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

Military Education

  • Defense Systems Management College
  • Squadron Officers School
  • ICAF
  • RAF War College
  • AFIT

Civilian Education

  • BS BYU 1960
  • MS USC 1971