Tom Daly came to Dowling in the fall of 1968, drawn by the College’s new Aeronautics Program. He is one of the founding members of Alpha Eta Rho at the College and went on to a career flying helicopters for the Nassau County Police Department.
In this interview, excerpted from a longer oral history, Tom discusses the early days of the Aeronautics Program, the unique atmosphere on campus, and his reactions to the Vietnam War.
Today Tom is back at Dowling teaching in the Aviation Department, returning almost forty years from the day he entered as a student. He also flies with the Skytypers airshow team along with fellow alum Jim Record.