Oklahoma
PILOTS
ASSOCIATION

MEETINGS

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OPA holds monthly dinner meetings the first Thursday of every month (with some exceptions; check our Calendar on this site) at the C.E. Page Building at Wiley Post Airport in Oklahoma City (see map at left).  Distinguished guest speakers present educational and safety related programs at the monthly dinner meetings.   Visitors are welcome!

Dinner is $13 per person and payable by cash or check at the door.  Social gathering starts at 6:30pm;  dinner is served at 7:00pm; presentation usually starts around 7:30pm. Dinner is not required.

Please email Roger Walton (below) with reservations.  Indicate if dinner is desired.


OPA hosts monthly FlyAways to interesting destinations for lunch or dinner and other activities.  We like to fly, and we like to eat!


Our meals catered by:

For RESERVATIONS and more information regarding monthly meetings contact:

Roger Walton

dinner@opa.link    Preferred (expect an auto reply),   

        OR

(405) 219-5149    (Please leave a message)

 

MARCH DINNER MEETING


Thursday - March 5th


Deirdre Gurry

Airport Director - Enid Woodring Regional Airport


Social 6:30 pm; Dinner 7:00 pm



Deirdre Gurry attended Wilkes University in Pennsylvania where she graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Out of the Air Force ROTC program the USAF selected her to attend pilot training and she assigned to Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. When she graduated she was chosen to stay as a T-37 Instructor Pilot. Subsequently, she was assigned to McChord Air Force Base, Washington, and finished her time there as a C-17 Evaluator Pilot.

Shortly thereafter, she was picked to oversee Boeing Contract Operations on C-17s, C-130s, KC-135s, and KC-10s in San Antonio. While in San Antonio she also studied for, and received, her Master's in Business Administration.

Following that assignment, she was moved to Montgomery, Alabama for Air Command and Staff College where she earned a second master's degree. After one year in Alabama she was transferred to an Italian Air Force Base as a NATO Airlift Consultant. But following that assignment she dreamed of teaching pilot training students again, and she was given the opportunity to do just that, at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma.

She retired from her Air Force career in 2019 as a Lt Colonel and Squadron Commander.

Now, Deirdre is the Airport Director at Enid Woodring Regional Airport. She is responsible for all Airport Operations to include; FAA compliance, budgeting, safety, and maintenance.



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