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F L I G H T PAT T E R N S
PUBLIOATION OF NATIONAL CAPITOL WING @ML AIR PATI~DL AUXILIARY UNITED STATES AIR FORCE
N0~DIBER, 1966

INFORMATION OFFICE

HOAXES and non-filing pilots were some of the problems our
pilots had to put up with in November on a number of search
missions that were called by U.S. Air Force Aerospace Rescue men.
O n T h a n k s g i v i n g m o r n i n g a P i p e r PA - 11 , t h r e e p l a c e p l a n e w a s
reported down enroute from Annapolis, Md. to Mexico Farms, near
Cumberland, Md. Capt. Norm Chippa, our Wing Communications Officer
w a s a p p o i n t e d m i s s i o n c o o r d i n a t o r. H e a n d a n u m b e r o f p i l o t s f r o m
d i f f e r e n t u n i t s i n t h e w i n g fl e w t i l l 1 5 3 0 h o u r s t h a t d a y. T h e n
wing personnel learned It was a hoax.
There were many tired aircrew and ground staffers eating
t u r k e y t h a t d a y. B u t - - t ~ a t i s n ' t t h e w h o l e s t o r y.
O n N o v. 2 3 r d , Vi r g i n i a G r o u p C o n t e n d e r M a J . J a c k C h a n d l e r
was notified that a Piper Apache was reported missing while flying
f r o m F o r t K n o x , K y t o Wa s h i n g t o n , Va . a i r p o r t . A e r o s p a c e R e s c u e
assigned NatCap Wg. a mission number and the activity began,1
S t a t e p o l i c e c h e c k e d L e e s b u r g A i r p o r t . Va . O p . c h e c k e d
M a n a s s a s A i r p o r t p a n d t h e Wa s h i n fi t o n , Va . A i r p o r t w a s c o n t a c t e d .
No news at all - till O100 hours the next morning. The pilot did
not close his flight plan[ MaJ. Chandler and others were up till 3.
T h e s a m e n i g h t Va . G p . w a s c a l l e d a b o u t a h e l i c o p t e r c r a s h .
T h e n e w s c a m e a t 1 6 0 0 . A B r a n t l y, t w o - p l a c e c h o p p e r h a d c r a s h e d
Just inside the gate at Manassas Airport. The single pilot aboard
e s c a p e d s e r i o u s i n j u r y, b u t a g u a r d d e t a i l w a s n e e d e d f o r t h e
w r e c k a g e . S i x c a d e t s a n d t w o s e n i o r m e m b e r s w e n t o n d u t y. T h e y
i n c l u d e d C a p t . l a r r y To w n e r, C . O . o f t h e A r l i n g t o n S q . , h i s c a d e t s ,
and ~O Bill Potter of the Lees~urg Sq.
CADETS, AND SENIORS, EARN AWARDS
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T h e S y p h a x S q u a d r o n i n Wa s h i n g t o n h a d a n e x t r a m e a s u r e o f
good cheer in the ear~7 Christmas season. Capt. Webster Meredith,
busy and able C.O. of the unit reports four cadets have earned the
Billy Mitchell award. They include Brenda M. Barnes, Beaulah J. Hell
A n d r e w J o h n s o n a n d L e o n C . L a n g f o r d . We J o i n w i t h f e l l o w m e m b e r s o f
the Wing Staff in offering our congratulations %0 this fine group.
M e r i t o r i o u s S e r v i c e Aw a r d s w e r e a w a r d e d b y W i n g H q . a n d
National Hq. to officers who perform varied duties in the wing.
T h e y i n c l u d e M a j o r J o h n T. C h a n d l e r, V i r g i n i a G r o u p C o ~ a n d e r ; M a j o r
John H. Kunsemiller~ Wing Director of Plans and Programs; 2nd Lt.
E b e r h a r d Tr a m s , O p e r a t i o n s O f fi c e r o f t h e M o n t g o m e r y S e n i o r S q . ; a n d
C a p t . H a r o l d " H a p " H a r r i s , W i n g I n f o r m a t i o n O f fi c e r.

FLIGHT PATTERNS - November, 19(~

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CHAPLAIN RECRUITING PROGRAM MOVING AHEAD
Wing Chaplain (MaJ.) O. Renton Hunter reports increasing
efforts to secure new chaplains for service with our wing. "peparw o r k " f o r f o u r c l e r g y m e n i s u n d e r w a y. H e u r g e s a l l u n i t s t o k e e p
up their efforts to secure qualified ministers, priests and rabbis
as chaplains and will gladly work with your organization on this
needed programo He can be contacted at ~3-588~o
Cha lain W_illiam N- Scott was promoted to Captain in a brief
c e r e m o ~ a t t h e Va . G p . H q . r e - ~ n t ~ 7 . H e s e r v e s w i t h t h e D u l l e s
Composite Sq., and is pastor of a Church of Christ. He resides in
MacLean, Va.
CAP SAVED $ 5,3 MILLIONS FOR THE U.S. AIR FORCE IN )~6~
Under Secretary of the Air Force Norman S. Paul told the
C A P N a t i o n a l B o a r d m e e t i n g a t G a l v e s t o n , Te x . t h a t t h e s a v i n g s
m e n t i o n e d a b o v e w a s m a d e b y C A P. P o i n t i n g o u t t h a t " y o u r s e a r c h
and rescue operations, l am told, are done at a cost of $7.50 an
h o u r. I f t h e A i r F o r c e h a d t o p r o v i d e t h e c o v e r a g e y o u a r e c a p a b l e
of f3~, it would cost us about ~0 an hourp" Sec. Paul emphas4~.e
c o s t s a v i n g s a l l t h e w a y.
National Co~nander Col. Joe Mason, USAF repeated this
statement at a recent press conference in the Pentagon~ and clear~7
emphasized that the annual $5 million Air Force expenditur~ towards
t h e C A P w a s i n l a r g e m e a s u r e s p e n t f o r U . S ~ % . F. m i l i t a r y a n d c i v i l i s
s t a f f m e m b e r s , o f fi c e s a n d U . S . A . F. i n t e r n a l s e r v i c e s i n w o r k w i t h
CAP.
RESERVISTS ACTIVE WITH OUR WING
LO Major Eisenhar% has worked closely with Wing Commander
Col. George Upright and Reserve Col. Olin H. Berlin to secure more
reservists for duty with NatCap WE, units. Col. Borum iS Director
o f t h e R e s e r v e O f fi c e r s Tr a i n i n E P r o E r a m f o r t h e W i n g . L i e C o l . E d
T h o m a s s e r v e s a s D e p u t y.
T h e r e a r e 11 R e s e r v e O f fi c e r s w i t h t h e w i n E . T h e m e n , a n d
their assignments are: FmJ. George D. Farmer who functions as Aeres p a c e Tr a i n i n g O f fi c e r f o r A l e x a n d r i a C o m p . S q . ; M a J . A l b e r t P ~
Guay with the Dulles Composite Sqo; Capt. John M. Raymond, who may
w o r k w i t h a D . C . u n i t ; C a p t . A . E . R i c h m o n d , J r. ; M a J . B e v e r l T B .
S h a w w h o h a s w o r k e d w i t h W i n g H q . ; L t . C o l . C l e v e l a n d W. S t a u f f e r,
~ho recently returned from Ltma, Peru with the Agency for Internati o n a l D e v e l o p m e n t a n d n o w i s ATO f o r M r. Ve r n o n C a d e t S q . j a n d M a ~ e
Irving Summit who trains the Western Cadet Sqe
O t h e r o f fi c e r s w i t h t h e W i n g i n c l u d e M a J . H a r o l d E . Ve t t e l
with the Georgetown Sq.j and Lt. Col. Leonard L. Whiteheadp with the
ArltnEton Cadet Sq.
Welcome gentlemen| We know your years of experience will help
our wing in mar~ ways,
MEEW CHRISTMAS .AND HAPPY ND4 YEAR TO ALL! |
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FROM THE WING INFORMATION MEN -- Capt. Hap Harris, MaJ. Bill Thomas
and Capt. Hal Craven.
AND THE WING COMMAND~
Wing Commander Col. Upright, Mrs. Upright and their fami)y wish to be
rembmbered to all the good volunteers in our wing.