Frederick David “Dave” Yoder


 

Preferred Name: Dave

Nickname/Call Sign: Dave

Date of Birth: August 17, 1939

Highest Military Grade Held: Colonel (06)

Hometown: Wellington, FL

Biography

When asked for his best flying story Dave Yoder said, ” I don’t have a specific “Best” as all my experiences have been great, flying with the USAF as a Fighter Pilot #1; flying with Allied Air Forces; flying with my friends, neighbors, and unknowns just as great. Hope I do it until I die! Following my great 30 year Air Force career, I joined United Technologies Corporation as President of their Middle East international Operations, based in Ryadh and worked the CENTCOM AOR for Pratt Whitney, Sikorsky, Carrier, Otis, and Hamilton-Sunstrand. After another great 10 years with UTC, I retired to Wellington, Florida and established DyBAY Inc. (a flight school) at the Wellington Aero Club (FD38); where I live, own and fly a ZLIN 143L. I provide flight instruction for neighbors and friends in a wide variety of General Aviation Aircraft for all FAA Certificates and Ratings. FD38 is a paved 4000 ft. runway, with 250 home sites, Jet A and 100 LL available.”

Units Assigned

121st TFS (ANG) 614th TFS

  • 1961-1962: UPT, Vance AFB, T-37/T-33
  • 1962-1964: Vance AFB, T-37 IP
  • 1964-1968: 3251 FTS, James Connelly/Randolph/Perrin AFB’s, T-37 IP Instructor (PIT)
  • 1968-1970: 121 TFS/614 TFS, Myrtle Beach/ Phan Rang/ Saigon, F-100C/D/F & AT-37 (VNAF)
  • 1970-1971: AFIT @ Uni. of Pittsburgh, MBA
  • 1971-1974: HQ TAC/XP: Langley AFB, T-39
  • 1974-1976: 425 TFTS, Williams AFB, F-5B/E/F
  • 1976-1978: USAF CMC, Dhahran KSA, F-5B/E/F
  • 1978-1981:USAF TAWC, Eglin AFB, T-39
  • 1981-1982: USMTM, Riyadh, KSA, F-5B/E/F
  • 1982-1986: US CENTCOM J4/7, MacDill AFB
  • 1986-1988: DSAA, Pentagon
  • 1988-1991, HQ USAF/XP, Pentagon

Awards & Decorations

 Legion of Merit  National Defense Service Medal  Defense Meritorious Service Medal  Air Medal  Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/ Palm  Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal  Vietnam Service Medal  Joint Meritorious Unit Award Air Force Outstanding Unit Award w/Valor  Air Force Organizational Excellence Award Vietnamese Air Force Air Service Medal  Air Force Commendation Medal

Flight Info

T-37 T-38 F-100C/D/F T-39 F-5 B/E/F J-4/7 Total Military: 5,232 hrs Total Civilian:6,380 hrs IP/CFII 7,285

Military Education

SOS (residence) ACSC & AWC (Correspondence/ Seminar)

Civilian Education

1961 BS Aeronautical Engineering, Penn State University 1971 MBA, Pittsburgh University

Biography

Biography

When asked for his best flying story Dave Yoder said, ” I don’t have a specific “Best” as all my experiences have been great, flying with the USAF as a Fighter Pilot #1; flying with Allied Air Forces; flying with my friends, neighbors, and unknowns just as great. Hope I do it until I die! Following my great 30 year Air Force career, I joined United Technologies Corporation as President of their Middle East international Operations, based in Ryadh and worked the CENTCOM AOR for Pratt Whitney, Sikorsky, Carrier, Otis, and Hamilton-Sunstrand. After another great 10 years with UTC, I retired to Wellington, Florida and established DyBAY Inc. (a flight school) at the Wellington Aero Club (FD38); where I live, own and fly a ZLIN 143L. I provide flight instruction for neighbors and friends in a wide variety of General Aviation Aircraft for all FAA Certificates and Ratings. FD38 is a paved 4000 ft. runway, with 250 home sites, Jet A and 100 LL available.”

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

121st TFS (ANG) 614th TFS

  • 1961-1962: UPT, Vance AFB, T-37/T-33
  • 1962-1964: Vance AFB, T-37 IP
  • 1964-1968: 3251 FTS, James Connelly/Randolph/Perrin AFB’s, T-37 IP Instructor (PIT)
  • 1968-1970: 121 TFS/614 TFS, Myrtle Beach/ Phan Rang/ Saigon, F-100C/D/F & AT-37 (VNAF)
  • 1970-1971: AFIT @ Uni. of Pittsburgh, MBA
  • 1971-1974: HQ TAC/XP: Langley AFB, T-39
  • 1974-1976: 425 TFTS, Williams AFB, F-5B/E/F
  • 1976-1978: USAF CMC, Dhahran KSA, F-5B/E/F
  • 1978-1981:USAF TAWC, Eglin AFB, T-39
  • 1981-1982: USMTM, Riyadh, KSA, F-5B/E/F
  • 1982-1986: US CENTCOM J4/7, MacDill AFB
  • 1986-1988: DSAA, Pentagon
  • 1988-1991, HQ USAF/XP, Pentagon

Awards & Decorations

 Legion of Merit  National Defense Service Medal  Defense Meritorious Service Medal  Air Medal  Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/ Palm  Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal  Vietnam Service Medal  Joint Meritorious Unit Award Air Force Outstanding Unit Award w/Valor  Air Force Organizational Excellence Award Vietnamese Air Force Air Service Medal  Air Force Commendation Medal

Flight Info

T-37 T-38 F-100C/D/F T-39 F-5 B/E/F J-4/7 Total Military: 5,232 hrs Total Civilian:6,380 hrs IP/CFII 7,285

Military Education

SOS (residence) ACSC & AWC (Correspondence/ Seminar)

Civilian Education

1961 BS Aeronautical Engineering, Penn State University 1971 MBA, Pittsburgh University

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