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Flight Patterns January-February, 1967.pdf

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F L I G H T PAT T E R N S
PUBLICATION OF NATIONAL CAPITOL WING OML AIR PATROL AUXILIARY UNITED STATES AIR FORCE
J a n u a r y - F e b r u a r y, 1 9 6 7 i s s u e
THIRD A~RUAL DINING-IN HONORS DR. MARRS~ MAJOR FISHER.
All of the Middle East Region was well represented at our wing
dining-in held the night of 2~ February at the Andrews AFB Officers
Officers Club. Col. ~yle Castle, CAP National Board Chairman attended
a n d p r e s e n t e d H o n o r a r y M e m b e r s h i p i n C A P t o D r. T h e o d o r e M a r r s ~ U S A F
Deputy for Reserve and ROTC.
U . S . A i r F o r c e M a j o r B e r n a r d F i s h e r, h o l d e r o f t h e M e d a l o f
Honor was invited to attend by the wing information officer and wing
c o m m a n d e r. H e r e c e i v e d a C e r t i fi c a t e o f A p p r e c i a t i o n f r o m C o l . G e o r g e
P. U p r i g h t f o r h i s o u t s t a n d i n g e x a m p l e o f b r a v e r y a n d c h a r a c t e r t o C A P
cadets and the youth of America.
D r. M a r r s , a c o l o n e l i n t h e U S A F R e s e r v e , c o m m e n d e d C A P f o r i t s
outstanding record during its first twenty-five years of service to the
c o u n t r y, b u t u r g e d f u r t h e r e m p h a s i s o n t h e c a d e t a n d s e n i o r a e r o s p a c e
education programs.
Attendance was listed at 190 persons. The USAF Pipe Band and
the Singing Sergeants under the direction of Captain Franklin Lockwood
gave outstanding performances that will be long remembered. Other members of the Air Force Band provided background music that was most welcomew and the Air Force Honor Guard of the llCOth Air Base Wing performed with outstanding precision in opening and closing flag ceremonies.
C a p t . H a l C r a v e n , C A P, a s s ' t , w i n g I 0 ~ a n d a f o r m e r m e m b e r o f
The AIRMAN Magazine, official USAF magazine, presented a "hot off-thep r e s s " c o p y t o M a J . F i s h e r. T h e M a r c h i s s u e f e a t u r e d M a J . F i s h e r ' s
exploit in winning the Medal of Honor and was signed by the entire
staff of the magazine.
Arrangements for the Dining-ln were made by MaJ. Lee Eisenhart~
USAFj Wing LO; ~gt. K.C. Powell, Lt. Col. Ruth Ferguson, the Wing
Commander and the Wing IO. Lt. Col. Ada FLitchell aided Col. Ferguson
in handling arrangements for MER participants.
MER COMMANDERS CONFERENCE HELD AT ANDRERS AFB.
A full program and intensive discussions of CAP activities in
t h e M E R f e a t u r e d t h e C O ' s c o n f e r e n c e h e l d S a t u r d a y, 2 5 F e b r u a r y.
C o l . S t a n h o p e L i n e b e r r y, C A P p r e s i d e d . H e u r g e d a l l w i n g s i n
the region to redouble their efforts in all facets of CAP work and
raise their standings in the national ratings.
Col. ~yle Castle, National Board Chairman was present for the
m o r n i n g s e s s i o n . H e r e p o r t e d t h a t C A P, o v e r a l l , m i g h t p u r c h a s e s o m e 5 0
a i r c r a f t f o r v a r i o u s u n i t s . Ty p e s i n c l u d e d C e s s n a 1 5 0 ~ 1 7 2 a n d 1 8 2 ,
plus Cherokee 140, i~O-4, 180 and 235. NCW now has two new aircraft
b a s e d a t H y d e F i e l d , P r i n c e G e o r g e s C o u n t y. T h e y a r e t h e t w o - p l a c e
Citabria Champion, and the two-place Cessna 150.

January-February 1967 issue
MER CONFERENCEt CONT'D.
Staff officers and escort officers are needed for duty during
fl y i n g e n c a m p m e n t s t h i s s u m m e r. P e r s o n s i n t e r e s t e d s h o u l d s e e t h e w i n g
conuander for further information. Check with executive officer first,
All MER members are looking forward to the MER Conference to be
h e l d 7 - 9 A p r i l a t M y r t l e B e a c h , S . C . D e l a w a r e W i n g w i l l h a v e a C - 11 8 ,
C-i31 and C-5~ to take Na4 and East and West Virginia Wing personnel
plus some of the Maryland Wing staff. Senator Thurman is scheduled as
top speaker for the meeting. Approximately 188 tie-down spaces will be
available at Crescent Beach Airport, SaC.
The Inter-Region Girls Exchange will take place with the North
East Region. They need escorts and must have a host wing (Delaware),
Project officers for this IRGE activity will be the Maryland Wing,
Coeununtcations| Single $ideband equipment will be uttltsed in
future in all LO offices." All inquiries sh6uld be directed to the Wing
C o m u n i c a t i o n s O f fi c e r.
PERSONNEL (NA I~ES
1 LT. J i m H a y s , a n e x p e r i e n c e d p i l o t , e n g i n e e r a n d f o r m e r c o m mander of the Andrews AFB CAP Sq. has moved to Wing Hq. as Deputy for
S e n i o r Tr a i n i n g f r o m h i s p o s t a s e x e c u t i v e o f fi c e r f o r t h e A n a c o s t i a
Gp. He replaces Lt. COl. COx, who moves into the office of the Deputy
for Operations, where he will work with Capt. I. "Fergie" Ferguson,
newly appointed Director of Operations.
SUMMER ENCAMPMENT PLANNING CONFERENCE HEID
Wing Exec Lt. Col. Ruth Ferguson headed the NatCap delegation
to Dover AFB recently to confer with officials there on the upcoming
wing encampment. A large building has been set aside for wing use as
a combined barracks-headauarters. A busy program of varied activities
is scheduled for participants in the sunder training. Staff members who
went to Dover included MaJ. L. Eisenhart, IDj Lt. Col. Robbie Robinson
D e p / P e r s o n n e l j C W O G e o r g e M e r e d i t h , A s s ' t . W g . I 0 ; a n d M S g r. K . C .
Powellw NCOIC, LO.
DISORIENTATION.
" FA A A v i a t i o n N e w s " r e p o r t s t h a t ' E v e r y p i l o t s h o u l d c o n s i d e r
his training incomplete until he has learned to fly by instruments and
has gained proficiency in instrument flight techniqueb." The quote is
f r o m a p a m p h l e t p u t o u t r e c e n t l y b y FA A , s O f fi c e o f A v i a t i o n M e d i c i n e .
Titled "Disorientation," it also points out the value of trusting instruments.
A s e c o n d b o o k l e t i s c a l l e d " I F R , V F R - - E i t h e r Wa y D i s o r i e n t s t i o
Can Be Fatal." Gives medical info on pilot a~titude errors. Both bookl e t s a r e a v a i l a b l e w i t h o u t c o s t f r o m t h e FA A O f fi c e o f A v i a t i o n M e d i c i u e ~ A M - I ~ 8 0 0 I n d e p e n d e n c e A v e . , S . W. , Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . , 2 0 5 5 3 .

FLIGHT PATTERNS

January-February 1967

UPC~ING EVENTS
M a J . J o h n K u n s m i l l e r, D i r e c t o r, P l a n s a n d P r o g r a m s r e p o r t s t h e
following items for your consideration: For the month of April 3-7, Cherry Blossom Festival; ~th, Wing Staff Meeting; 7-9, MER Conference; llthj Cadet Advisory Council Meeting, Wg. Hq.; 18th, Gp. CO's
Meeting, Wg. Hq.; 21st, St. George Day Celebration & Parade -Upper
M a r l b o r o . ; S t a n d a r d i s t A i d C o u r s e , Va . G p . , c o n t i n u i n g .
For the month of Ma - 2nd, Wg. Staff Meeting; Gp. & Sqe O0'S
m e e t i n g a t W g , H q . o n 1 6 t h ; ~ 2 7 - 2 8 , W i n g S A R C A F. A l s o p l a n n e d i s a
wing cadet social "Wing-Ding" at Bolling AFB, a Cadet Advisory Council
Meeting at Wg. Hq., and possible participation in Armed Forces Day
activities. Contact MaJ. Kunsmiller for further information.
GENERAL AVIATION GROWING RAPIDLY
Americans took to the air in 1965 in unprecedented numbers.
S e v e n t y p e r c e n t o f t h e FA A r e c o r d e d t a k e o f f s a n d l a n d i n g s w e r e a c c ounted for by General Aviation craft. General aviation fleet grew from
88,722 planes on record in '62 to 95,~2.
Active pilots increased from ~31,Ohl in 196~ to 279,770 In
1 9 6 5 . A i r p o r t s r e p o r t e d t o t h e FA A i n c r e a s e d t o 9 , 5 6 6 - p u b l i c a n d
private - in 1965, 76 more than in 196~ snd 3,120 more than in 1960.
COMPLIANCE WITH CAP REGUtATIONSt WING ORDERS HEQUIP~
Disciplinary action will be taken regarding inadequate performance of duty by a member of the wing.
Announcement of such possible action to persons not complying
with regulations and orders was' announced by the wing commander in
F e b r u a r y. D e m o t i o n s , s u s p e n s i o n o r s e p a r a t i o n f r o m C A P m a y r e s u l t .
Trouble spots exist in unit reporting procedures. All units are
urged to submit their monthly reports on time. That includes the
Information Report. Also check for proper time of reporting on Chaplain
activity in squadrons and groups. All unit vehicle inspections must
be completed for safety and insurance purposes.
ARM~ SCIENTISTS WORKING ON NEW TYPE AVIATION FURT.
B r i g . G e n . K . E a w a l t , d e p u t y c h i e f o f A r m y, s r e s e a r c h a n d d e velo~nent program reports Army scientists are studying emulsified fuel
for aircraft that is less flammable than present mixtures. New fuel
splashes over a smaller area, reducing accident fire hazards.
WING COMMANDER TO REPORT ON NEC MEET IN PUERTO RICO
,,|
Col. George Upright will give Wing officers a report of action
taken by members of the CAP National Executive Committee during their
recent business conference held in the Commonwealth. The colonel,
accompanied by SM Mrs. Upright attended all sessions of the NEC.
Discussion will take place 2 April at Wing Hq.

FLIGHT PATTERNS

January-February 1967

FALSE CHECK PASSER POSING AS USAF RECRUITER
Following message was received from Hq. CAP USAF- "All units
are cautioned against a man who poses as a CMSgt. of the USAF Recruiting Service. Mode of operation is to attend local unit meetings, including CAPj as a recruiter and uses these contacts for writing hot
checks. Uses the name H.J. (Harry Joe) Kleinhans (or) Kleinhaus. Real
name is Howard Randells King III. He is whitej 33 years old. Born in
Te x a s ~ 6 ' i " t o 6 ' 2 " , w e i g h t 1 8 5 t o 1 9 0 , p r o t r u d i n g u p p e r t e e t h ,
Speaks fluent German. Has a tatoo on each arm. Last known to be
driving stolen 1967 Datsun pickup. Operates from coast to coast. Last
known location Kansas. Any leads should be reported to local FBI
o f fi c e . L i t t l e H o c k F B I i s p r i m a r y. " N o t e : A n y m a t t e r s p e r t a i n i n g t o
or similar cases should be reported to the NC~ LO first|
DRILL COMPETITION PLANNED
During the month of June NatCap Wg. is plahning an invitational
drill team competition. The locatio~ is tentatively set at Bolling
AFB. Challenges will be issued to nearby wings to come and compete.
The wing drill team is still accepting applications from cadets
for membdrship.
The girls drill team is also accepting new members. Ar~ cadet
interested in becoming a member of either team please contact Capt.
C a r l t o n H i l l , D r i l l Te a m D i r e c t o r a t 8 3 2 - 8 11 5 i n t h e e v e n i n g .
NEd RULINGS FROM FAA FOR PILOTS
Pilots operating from small airports located within the control
zones of larger airports will be permitted to use flight visibility
as the basis for operations if there is no accredited weather observer at that field. The rule revising Part 91 of the Federal Aviation
Regulations takes effect April 16. It allows pilots using satellite
airports to determine the visibility at the field either from the
cockpit while in flight or from the surface of the airport before
takeoff. Wing Director of Operations re ouires all pilots to read the
r e v i s i o n i n f u l l f r o m t h e FA A p u b l i c a t i o n L
NE~ FIELD RATIONS
U.S. Air Force's ist Air Cowmmndo Wing is testing a new type of
field ration at England AFB, La. Newly developed meals consist of 12
different menus, each having 1,200 or more calories. They compare
with "C" rations and IF-IO rations; currently famished military
personnel in field.
F L I G H T PAT t e R N S i s a m o n t h l y p u b ' i i c a t i o n ' o f t h e N a t i o n a l C a p i t a l
W i n g H q . Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C , A d d r e s s a l l c o r r e s p o n d e n c e t o : M a J . H a p .
H a r r i s , I n f o r m a t i o n O f fi c e r, N a t C a p W g . j C A P ~ U S A F A u x . ; 0 M R B o x ~ A I ,
B o l l i n g A F B , Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . , 2 0 3 3 2 .