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F L I G H T PAT T E R N S
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VOLUME I, No. I

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A U X I L I A R Y

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March 1966

I N T R O D U C I N G " F L I G ~ PAT T E R N S " - - T h i s i s t h e fi r s t i s s u e o f N a t i o n a l C a p i t a l
W i n g ' s n e w s l e t t e r, p r o d u c e d b y t h e w i n g i n f o r m a t i o n o f fi c e s t a f f % 0 k e e p y o u
informed about the activities and accomplishments of CAP members and organizat i o n s w i t h i n a n d o u t s i d e t h e N O W f a m i l y. E v e n t u a l l y, w i t h y o u r h e l p , F L I G H T
PAT T E R N S w i l l d e v e l o p i n t o a n e w s p a p e r. C o m m a n d e r s a n d i n f o r m a t i o n o f fi c e r s
a% all NOW echelons, members of the wing staff, and individual .senior members
a n d c a d e t s c a n a s s i n t i n t h i s d e v e l o p m e n t b ~ k e e p i n g t h e F L I G ~ PAT T E R N S
editor informed of newsworthy happenings. "B~h,'z says Cap%. Hap Harris , Wing
I0# "coordinate your news items with your unit lO---so he can include it in
his monthly report ~d your unit will be given credit for it in the monthly
and annual IO eon~ntition,"
WHEATON-SILVER SPRINGS SQUADRON, conmmnded by Lb. Col~ Chs~les X. Suraci Jr,,
ranked first in NCW and fifth in the nation in the 1965 lO competition. The
I 0 f o r t h e s q u a d r o n i s I s % L b . M a r i o Tu r s i n i t a p h o t o g r a p h e r, w r i t e r - e d i t o r,
a n d " i d e a m a n j " a c c o r d i n g t o h i s c o ~ u a n d e r, H e w i l l r e c e i v e a n a w a r d f r o m
Na%ioual Headquarters for his accomplishments in a public ceremer~ to be held
in A~il.
CADET FLYING TRAINING QUOTA EXPANSION was announced following a meeting of the
National Executive ComJ~ttee this month. Last year's program was conducted at
E l m i r a , N . Y. , a n d p r o v i d e d fl y i n g t r a i n i n g f o r 2 8 c a d e t s - - - 1 2 i n p o w e r e d p l a n e s
and 16 in gliders, The pro~ram was restricted to male cadets in 1965, This
year glrl cadets are eligible too, and training will be conducted at three
p l a c e s - - - C h e s t e r, S . C . j L a n t o n , O k l a . j a n d E l m i r a . I n a l l , l h 8 c a d e t s w i l l b e
%rainedj 60 in powered aircraft and 88 in gliders,
N AT I O N A L C A P I TA L W I n G w i l l h o s t t h e 1 9 6 6 M i d d l e E a s t R e g i o n C o n f e r e n c e n e x t
m o n t h a b % h e Wa s h i n g t o n H i l t o n H o t e l , A l l C A P s e n i o r m e m b e r s i n t h e R e g i o n
have been invited, and a large nmuber of CAP corporate and member-owned mirplBnes
are expected 1o arrive a% local area simports. Members are urged to attend
the business meetings and social functions planned for April 29-30.
THE GENERAL FOULOIS CADET SQUADRON got a new commander, In% Lb. Lowell N. Over~ c bh i igsa n Wn nh ,, H r e s e n tl a c et d eI s th u g s A fr tc o~ H a nS ac e r e m o n y t wa n e f t hre esd u o dtrh e l s
h
m o i t g P e r e p at h c L b . o h ma . d b r e w h o r ers e r q t a on
other former con~anders, Capt. Harold "Hap" Harris md Ca~t. Harold L. Craven,
0XON HILL HIGH SCHOOL will be among the first schools in the nation to participate
i n t h e n e w h i g h s c h o o l - l e v e l A i r F o r c e R e s e r v e O f fi c e r Tr a i n i n g P r o g r a m , T h o s e
students who have been or are now CAP cadets ahould have an "edge" on fellowstudents who enroll in bhe programe

FLIGHT PATTERNS - March 1966
SOMETHING WORTH TALKING ABOUT WHEN RECRUITING senior members is the number
of air search hours flown by CAP---20,673 in 1965o This was 75 percent of
the total hours expended in air search during the year° This indicates
that CAP has a great mar~ pilots enrolled who dontt subscribe to the "what ls
in it for me?" attitude,
BUT THERE IS SOMETHING IN CAP FOR THESE PILOTS---something~ that is~ besides
~ h e s a t i s f a c t i o n o f p r o v i d i n ~ a w o r t h w h i l e e m e r g e n c y s e r v i c e c a p a b i l i t y. T h e y
" ~ 7 a p p l y f o r o n e o f t h e FA A / C A ~ O r i e n t a t i o n p r o g r a m s n o w b e d J ~ o f f e r e d a t t h e
Federal Aviation Agency Acade,~ in Oklahomae These include the Flight Instructo r a n d P i l o t O r i e n t a t i o n r To g r a m s a n d t h e A i r c r a f t A i r w o r t h i n e s s O r i e n t a t i o n
Progrsms. FliEht Instructor end Pilot programs include ground and flying
t r a i n i n g i n T- 3 h a i r c r a f t . T h e A i r c r a f t A i r w o r t h i n e s s p r o g r a m i n c l u d e s t r a i n i n g i n FA A i n s p e c t i o n r e q u i r e m e n t s , i n s p e c t i o n c y c l e s , m a i n t e n a n c e p r o c e d u r e s
a n d a p p l i c a b l e m a i n t e n a n c e p u b l i c a t i o n s , T- 3 ~ a i r c r a f t w i l l b e u s e d , b u t t h e
proEram is applicable to all light sircrsft. For more details see the next
i s s u e o f C A P Ti m e s w h i c h s h o u l d b e i n t h e m a i l e a r l y i n A p r i l ,
T H E N AT I O N A L C A P I TA L W I N G D R I L L T E A M , d i r e c t e d b y L t . C o l . W i l l i a m H . R h o d e s .
is scouting the squadrons for potential members who can help NCW win the
R e g i o n a l t r o p h y a g a i n t h i s y e a r. Tw o c a d e t o f fi c e r s f r o m t h e t e a m v i s i t e d
t h e G e n e r a l F o u l o i s S q u a d r o n r e c e n t l y, s q u a d r o n c ~ d e r . L t . O v e r ~ r e p o r t s .
AN IDEA W~TH COPYIm, and nothing new at that# is one used by a squadron in
Wisconsin recent~7. The squadron distributed more than 800 CAP book covers
to high schools in its area. Was the idea really worthwhile? Apparently#
because requests for book covers are still coming In.
B U T T R E E X A M P L E O F W C RT H ~ I I E S E RV I C E i s o n e o f t h e b e s t g o o d - w i l l a n d r e c r u i t ing gimmicks possible, according to mar~ co~ders, and cadets enjoy doing
something constructive. So here is something every squadron can dos
AMERICANS ARE FIGHTING AND GIVING THEIR LIVES FOR FREEDOM on the battlefields
and in the skies over Viet Nam. Some of these---mar~, in fact---are former
CAP cadets and senior members. EI~ need our support. One ~ we can give
them this support isby prowlding reading material for the~ There is a real
need for paperback books# new or used, The place to send these books is the
19th Air Commando Squadron. Full address iss Comwnder# 19th Air Commando
S q u a d r o n , B o x 2 1 3 3 , A P O S a n F r a n c i s c o 9 6 ~ 0 7 . Wo n d e r w h i c h N C W s q u a d r o n c a n
collect the most books? A suggestions Rubber-stamp each copy with unit
designation so our men in Viet Nam will know that the cadets of your squadron
a p p r e c i a t e t h e i r e f f o r t s . A n d l e t t h e e d i t o r o f F L I G H T PAT T E R N S k n o w w h a t
you accosplish.