Daniel L. Heitz


 

Preferred Name: Dan

Nickname/Call Sign: Dan

Date Of Birth: 04-30-1944

Highest Military Grade Held: Colonel (O-6)

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI

Biography

Vietnam:

267 F-100D combat missions SVN;

 

In 2008, twenty-seven years after my last Air Force flight, I got airborne with the Ft. Meade Flying Activity and reinstated my FAA Commercial Pilot license. Since then, I have enjoyed getting airborne (solo) in their Cessna 172s over the Chesapeake Bay and Delmarva Peninsula. Not quite like slamming the Hun’s throttle outboard on T.O. roll when getting scrambled on a TIC combat mission, but rewarding nonetheless. Life is good !!

Member, Order of Daedalians.

Units Assigned

1966-1967 Student Pilot, UPT, Reese AFB, TX (T-41, T-37, T-38)
1967-1968 Pilot, F-100 CCT, 4510 CCTW/4514 CCTS, Luke AFB, AZ (F-100D/F)
1968-1969 Pilot, 35 TFW/614 TFS, Phan Rang AB, SVN (F-100D)
1969-1970 Pilot, 401 TFW/ 613 TFS, Torrejon AB, SP (F-100D )
1970 Pilot, F-4 RTU, George AFB, CA (F-4E)
1970-1973 Pilot/Flt Cmdr, 401 TFW/ 613 TFS, Torrejon AB, SP (F-4E)
1973-1974 Student, AFIT-Purdue U., West Lafayette, IN
1974-1978 Test Mgr/Proj Mgr, A-10 SPO, WPAFB, OH
1978-1981 Flt Safety Officer, Hq AFSC, Andrews AFB, MD (T-39)
1981-1982 Fighter Duty Officer, 3rd Corp ASOC, Camp Red Cloud, Korea
1982-1985 A-10 PEM, SAF/AQ, Pentagon, DC
1985-1987 Dep Dir Ftr Pgms. Hq AFSC, Andrews AFB, MD
1987-1989 Mil Asst, USAF Chief Scientist, Hq USAF, Pentagon, DC
1989-1992 Director, Sensor Technology, SDIO, Pentagon, DC. (None)
1992 (31 Aug) Retired from USAF (Senior Pilot)
1992-2010 Pgm Mgr/Div Mgr, SAIC, McLean, VA. (Retired 1 Oct 2010)

Awards & Decorations

 Distinguished Flying Cross
 Air Medal (with 13 Oak Leaf Clusters)

Flight Info

T-41
T-37
T-38
F-100 D/F
F-4 E
T-39

267 F-100 D Combat Missions in Vietnam

Military Education

SOS (Correspondence)
ACSC (S)
AWC (S
Program Manager Course, Defense Systems Management College (R)

Civilian Education

1966 BS USAF Academy
1974 MS Purdue University

Biography

Biography

Vietnam:

267 F-100D combat missions SVN;

 

In 2008, twenty-seven years after my last Air Force flight, I got airborne with the Ft. Meade Flying Activity and reinstated my FAA Commercial Pilot license. Since then, I have enjoyed getting airborne (solo) in their Cessna 172s over the Chesapeake Bay and Delmarva Peninsula. Not quite like slamming the Hun’s throttle outboard on T.O. roll when getting scrambled on a TIC combat mission, but rewarding nonetheless. Life is good !!

Member, Order of Daedalians.

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

1966-1967 Student Pilot, UPT, Reese AFB, TX (T-41, T-37, T-38)
1967-1968 Pilot, F-100 CCT, 4510 CCTW/4514 CCTS, Luke AFB, AZ (F-100D/F)
1968-1969 Pilot, 35 TFW/614 TFS, Phan Rang AB, SVN (F-100D)
1969-1970 Pilot, 401 TFW/ 613 TFS, Torrejon AB, SP (F-100D )
1970 Pilot, F-4 RTU, George AFB, CA (F-4E)
1970-1973 Pilot/Flt Cmdr, 401 TFW/ 613 TFS, Torrejon AB, SP (F-4E)
1973-1974 Student, AFIT-Purdue U., West Lafayette, IN
1974-1978 Test Mgr/Proj Mgr, A-10 SPO, WPAFB, OH
1978-1981 Flt Safety Officer, Hq AFSC, Andrews AFB, MD (T-39)
1981-1982 Fighter Duty Officer, 3rd Corp ASOC, Camp Red Cloud, Korea
1982-1985 A-10 PEM, SAF/AQ, Pentagon, DC
1985-1987 Dep Dir Ftr Pgms. Hq AFSC, Andrews AFB, MD
1987-1989 Mil Asst, USAF Chief Scientist, Hq USAF, Pentagon, DC
1989-1992 Director, Sensor Technology, SDIO, Pentagon, DC. (None)
1992 (31 Aug) Retired from USAF (Senior Pilot)
1992-2010 Pgm Mgr/Div Mgr, SAIC, McLean, VA. (Retired 1 Oct 2010)

Awards & Decorations

 Distinguished Flying Cross
 Air Medal (with 13 Oak Leaf Clusters)

Flight Info

T-41
T-37
T-38
F-100 D/F
F-4 E
T-39

267 F-100 D Combat Missions in Vietnam

Military Education

SOS (Correspondence)
ACSC (S)
AWC (S
Program Manager Course, Defense Systems Management College (R)

Civilian Education

1966 BS USAF Academy
1974 MS Purdue University