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APRIL 1978



Rescues Seven
g -

ons In February


LL AFB, Ala. -- Civil
members added seven
mid-February to the
°or of snow in less than
in Utah set the stage
three of CAP's latest
~,onnel from the Utah
into action when
the local sheriff's ofo~ three snowmobilers
g in the heavy snow

mber Steve Cowley
r Valley Comp. Sq.
, spotted the snow,,tvne snortly after takeoff. It
had been abandoned, but there
were fresh tracks leading away.
The CAP pilot returned to the
airport where he transferred to a
sheriff's department helicopter
and directed it to the snowmobile.
They picked up the three snowmobilers in good condition when
picked up near Mt. Terral, Utah,
and took them to the Richfield,
Utah, airport.
During the early morning of
Va l e n t i n e ' s D a y, t h e N o r t h
Carolina Wing .was alerted that

Civil Air Patrol has a sound insurance program. Under the
bylaws of the corporation, this
national insurance program is
planned and controlled through

an aircraft with six persons on
board was missing on a flight
from Bedford, Mass., to the
Raleigh-Durham Airport, N.C.
The last known position of the
airlift was near the RaleighDurham Airport where radar
contact was lost.
North Carolina CAP units joined the Coast Guard and civil
authorities in the search. The
downed aircraft was located in a
densely wooded area two and
one-half miles from the approach
end of the runway. Two persons
were recovered and taken to the
Raleigh Hospital, but four persons were dead when the rescue
teams arrived on the scene.
California CAP ground teams
recorded a save Feb. 13 when
they used handheld direction
finders to locate a crashed aircraft north of Ontario, Calif.
After receiving a call for
assistance from the San Bernardino County sheriff, the CAP
ground teams pinpointed the
location and directed a helicopter
to the crash site. One person was
found alive and rushed to a San
(See SEVEN, Page 2)

POSTER CHILD--Denise Marie Nanidvell, SI March of Dimes poster child, _I~es with Cadets- :
Mike Riker, left, Ray Allen and Joseph Collins of the Gemini II Cadet Sq. (National Capital
Wing). Squadron members have been associated with the Washington, D.C. March of Dimes
Walkathon for several years, conducting registration of participants and staffing ebeek points
along the 2S-mile course and managing the concluding ceremony of the Walkathon.

of Insurance Coverage Outlined
the Civil Air Patrol National Insurance Committee.
This Committee studies the insurance program, reviews costs
and requirements annually, con-

siders suggestions and complaints, and assists the National
Board and the National Executive Committee in establishing policy and insurance
Basically, the Civil Air Patrol
insurance program provides the
following insurance paid by the
1. Comprehensive liability
coverage -- automobiles, watercraft, products, contract liability

and there is also coverage
against libel, slander, defamation and malicious prosecution.
2. Aircraft liability.
3. Mandatory aircraft hull insurance on aircraft nationally
financed under the "New Aircraft Buy Program."
4. Cadet accident insurance.
5. Senior member accident insurance.
6. Fidelity bond.
The corporation is the named

insured in the liability policies
but coverage has been extended
to any member of Civil Air
Patrol while acting within the
scope of his duties as a member
.of and on behalf of Civil Air
Patrol. Under the comprehensive
liability coverage, protection
against third party claims is furnished for all normal CAP activities. For example, if a guest
were injured at a regular CAP
(See DETAILS, Page 2)

Patrol Members Also Need Saving
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--Flying
a ligh~ aircraft in the rugged,
mountainous terrain of Colorado
and Wyoming can be extremely
hazardous even for highly trained
professional pilots.
A hectic two-day period in late
February by Civil Air Patrol
volunteers shows how hazardous
it can be. While conducting
search missions for four missing
aircraft, Colorado and Wyoming
CAP members also rescued three
of their own people who had trouble during the search missions.
A CAP pilot, en route from
Steamboat Springs, Colo., to
Laramie, Wyo., after taking
part in a search effort for a
downed aricraft Feb. 27, ran into
a heavy snow storm and crashed
near Elk Mountain, Wyo.
Colorado CAP personnel,
responding to an alert from the

Air Force Rescue Coordination
Center, used hand-held direction
finders to pinpoint the emergency locator transmitter (ELT)
signal from the downed air.craft.
The pilot, suffering only minor
cuts and bruises, was picked up
by ground vehicles at 3 a.m. the
next morning.
A CAP pilot and observer,
engaged in an airborne search
near Kremmiing, Colo.; crashed
Feb. 28. Twenty minutes after
the plane went down, CAP Capt.
David W. Olson of the Thunder
Mountain Comp. Sq. (Colorado
Wing) picked up the ELT signal,
which had been activated on impact.
The CAP aircrew spotted a
flare signal from the downed aircraft and flew cover while the
two men were picked up by a
helicopter crew from Rocky

Mountain Helo. The men were
not injured in the crash.
Colorado CAP members were
credited with the three saves.
The saves bring to 15 the number
of people saved by CAP during
the first two months of 1978.

Aero-Astro Answers . Page 3
National Commander's
Comments ....... 4
Executive Director's
Comments ....... 5
S A R P e o p l e . . . . . . 11
Cadet Awards ......... 13
C A P O b i t u a r i e s . . . . . 13
CAP News In Photos . . 13
People In The News . . . 15



APRIL 1978
death, dismemberment and
medical expenses. CAPR 900-8
has been published outlining both
Air Force insurance reof these programs in detail.
quirements for use of Air Force
CAP senior members ONLY
facilities. This does not authorize are covered under the Federal
use of Air Force facilities until
Employees' Compensation Act
all other regulation requirements
while participating in Air Force
have been met.
authorized and directed search
The aircraft liability policy
and rescue missions during the
covers operation of CAP owned,
time limits of the mission. These
leased, rented or loaned aircraft
claims are adjudicated by the
and the operation of non-CAP airDepartment of Labor and the
craft on CAP approved missions
amount of compensation is deteras far as protection of the cormined by public law as adpotation is concerned. Individual
judicated by that department.
CAP members are coveredwhen
C A P R 11 2 - 8 e x p l a i n s t h e
operating CAP aircraft on CAP
coverage in detail.
authorized missions; however,
The Air Force has also followwhen operating their own or
ed a policy of accepting claims
other non-CAP aircraft they
from third parties which arise
must have a certificate of infrom Air Force authorized and
surance on file with the authorizdirected missions under a limited
ed agent, Turner-Weaver & Cornadministrative authority of the
party, P.O. Box 6010, Nashville,
Secretary of the Air Force. This
Tenn. 37212. Civil Air Patrol
authority does not create liabiliRegulation 900-5 is being revised
ty, it only permits the Secretary
to highlight this change. This certo pay certain claims when he
tificate must indicate that the
finds they have arisen from a
CAP member carries a public
USAF authorized and directed
liability policy. The CAP inactivity.
surance then acts as excess
It should be emphasized that
coverage over and above their
the corporation is protected
personal coverage.
against its legal liability by insurance. This insurance does not
There are limitations to this
extend to cover any member's
policy also. They include: assumlegal liability arising out of
ed liability, intentional destrucclaims not in performance of his
tion or injury of property in the
duties as a member of and on
care and control of CAP
behalf of Civil Air Patrol.
members and loss of use of
For example, if a senior
property. CAP members are not
member were driving a CAPcovered when operating any
owned vehicle to his regular
equipment for an unauthorized
place of employment and was inpurpose or when carrying
volved in an accident, due to his
passengers for hire or otherwise
negligence, the corporation's
using CAP aircraft for hire or
policy would not protect him.
reward. A good example of this is
Again, Civil Air Patrol dees not
the "penny-a-pound" rides.
carry physical damage insurance
CAP members are not covered
on automobiles, watercraft, airif they are operating an aircraft
craft or the equipment ownedby
in violation of the pilot's cermembers or others and intificate or the aircraft certificate
dividuais using their privately
nor are they covered when giving
owned equipment in Civil Air
student instruction except when
Patrol aeitivities DO SO AT
all requirements are met. These
requirements will be fully outlinCivil Air Patrol carries ined in CAPR 900-5. The insurance
surance for its protection as a
does not cover closed course raccorporation. Certain benefits are
ing, crop dusting, spraying,
extended to members, but as in
seeding, hunting, bird or fowl
all areas of life, each member
should have a sound personal inCAP sponsorshipofairshows is
surance program.
not permitted. This does not
In the past various CAP
preclude operation of concession
members and units have queried
stands at airshows sponsored and
the Headquarters about the
policy limits, i.e., the dollar
conducted wholly by agencies and
organizations other than CAP
amount of coverage. If wing
commanders or their legal ofHeadquarters.When approved by National ricers submit a request in writing
to National Headquarters/JA,
The accident insurance for
cadets is explained fully in CAPR
copies of policies including policy
900-5. The coverage begins when
limits may be furnished. These
the cadet is accepted for
policies should, however, be
membership. The cadet must be
restricted to proper and responsiunder the direction or supervible CAP Individuals. Certificates
sion of a CAP senior officer to be
of insurance for CAP activities
may be requested from the
covered under the cadet accident
insurance policy. Unlike the
agent, Turner-Weaver and Comsenior member accident policy,
pany. These certificates may be
the cadet policy has certain
given to organizations and inmedical benefits up to ~,000 for
dividuais outside CAP who require proof of insurance as a conhospital charges for room and
board and cost of operating room
dition of CAP activities, i.e.,
leasing a building, or holding a
and fees of physicians and surgeons, and other relatedmedicai
CAP activity on someone's
All senior members are providThis article as well as the insurance regulations have been
ed a $1,000 accidental death
policy by the corporation. There
written to aid CAP members in
has been a great deal of misunderstanding the insurance
understanding concerning this
program. Assistance is available
eoverage~ There are no benefits
in special situations by writing
for medical coverage with this
the National Headquarters/JA or
policy. It provides coverage for
by writing the agent, Turneraccidental death and dismemberWeaver and Company. In many
ment only. However, the corinstances, the wing legal officer
potation provides a group acciis well versed in insurance
dent policy to members at
matters and may be able to
answer questions in unusual
policy provides benefits for

Details of CAP Insurance Outlined
(Continued from Page 1)

meeting due to a CAP member's
negligence, the policy would
protect the CAP and the member
from a claim for damages by the
guest. Under the automobile
liability coverage if a CAP
member were driving a CAP
vehicle on CAP business, and an
accident occurred, damaging a
second vehicle, the cause of the
accident being the CAP
member's fault, the CAP insurance would be obligated to
pay for the damage to the second
car and for any injuries sustained
by the occupants of that car.
H o w e v e r, C i v i l A i r P a t r o l
carries no comprehensive or
collision insurance on vehicles,
Therefore, if a CAP vehicle is
damaged there is no coverage to
repair or replace it. Similarly, if
a CAP member were injured,

coverage would be limited,
Specific coverages for CAP
members will be discussed later.
As with any insurance contract, there are certain
limitations. The policy will not
apply if:
1. A CAP member enters into
any contract or agreement which
contains an assumption of liability clause or a hold harmless
2. There is no coverage if the
CAP member uses watercraft
owned by the corporation for
transportation of another person
for a fee or if a CAP member
were to rent such watercraft to
3. There is no coverage for
bodily injury, sickness, disease
or death of any employee while
engaged in the duties of his
employment, or any obligation
for which the insured or any cornpany as his insurer may be held

liable under any workmen's cornpensation law.
4. Coverage for liability arising
from injury to or destruction of
property owned, rented, occupied, or used by or in the care,
custody and control of the CAP,
or carried in or on any aircraft,
automobile, watercraft, or any
other vehicle insured under this
policy is limited,
Individuals are covered under
the CAP public liability policy
except when they are operating
their own equipment on a CAP
activity without personal liability
"lne corporation is protected
for all authorized activities, for
operation of corporate equipmerit, and when non-CAP owned
equipment is operated on CAP
activities. This is fully discussed
in CAP Regulation 900-5.
The aircraft liability policy
coverage meets all United States


SCHOLARSHIP DONATION--Edward C. Marriott, prelddent of the Air Force Association of
Colorado, l_eft, presents a check for two full scholarships to the Civil Air Patrol's National
I~adership Development Course on Aerospace Education to USAF Col. E.J. Zulauf, tom.
mander of CAP-USAF Rocky Mountain Liaison Region, as Noel A, Bullock, director of
aerospace education for the Rocky Mountain Region, looks on. The Colorado Air Force Assoein.
tion has been an active supporter of the CAP course. This year the check Is for 1764.

Letter Tells A bout Mission
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -Have you or some of your petpie experienced problems getting
time off from your job to participate in emergency services
missions? It is understandable
bow an employer might be reluctant to give time off if a member
is called on frequently or if the
employer does not fully unders-

S e v e n
F r o m

tand the CAP missions,
To assist in such situations, officlals at CAP National Headquarters have announced that
letters will be sent upon request
to employers of CAP members
who must frequently request
time off for emergency essential
CAP duties. The purpose of the
letter will be to explain the CAP

P e r s o n s

R e s c u e d

M o u n t a i n S n o w a s s i s t a n c e l e t t e
(Continued from Page 1)
route from Casper to Douglas,
Bernardino hospital. Three petpledied in the crash.
Wyoming Wing members
Approximately 45 minutes
recorded a save Feb. 20 when
after launching, the CAP aircrew
they located a downed aircraft
spotted the crashed aircraft
near Casper, Wyo.
about 23 miles east of Casper. A
ground team from the sheriff's
The missions started when tl~e
Air Force Rescue Coordination
office went to the site and found
a 13-year-old boy still alive. They
Center alerted CAP that the
took him to the Trona County
Casper control tower had lost
Memorial Hospital. Six persons
radar contact with an aircraft
carrying seven persons. It was en
died in the crash,

mission and to thank the
employer for his contribution to
the community by allowing his
employee(s) time off to participate,
Letters will be sent to private
business firms only, since administrative leave for governmerit employees is governed by
agency regulations and is not
necessarily at the option of the
Requests for employer

dressed to Civil Air Patrol
r Nationalo u l d b e (DPH),
s s h Headquarters a d Maxwell AFB, Ala. 36112.
Please be sure to include all information necessary to prepare
the letter such as employer's
(supervisor's) name, job title
and name of the company. Also,
care should be exercised to insure that the company's name,
supervisor's name, etc., is eorrectly spelled. Nothing detracts
from a personalized letter more
than an incorrect name, job title,

APRIL lifts



8,000 Miles Flown
In Boston Bloodlift

G O V E R N O R P R E S E N T S AWA R D - - D I x i e L e e R a y, l e f t ,
governor of Washington, presents the Gen. Carl A. Sputz
Aw a r d t o C a d e t C a r y D . B a s s i n i , Ya k i m a C o m p . S q .
(Washington Wing) at special ceremonies in her office in
Olympia. Bassini is a CAP member of eight years standing
who is currently a sophomore at Yakima Valley College.
(USAF Photo)

LEBANON, N.H. -- "Civil Air
Patrol crews flew 8,000 miles in
the five days of the recent
Boston bloodlift," said Lt. Col.
Calvin Stiles, operations officer
of the New Hampshire Wing.
"That equals one-third of the distance around the earth."
The relief operation was
launched on Tuesday evening,
Feb. 7, at the request of the New
England Director of the
American Red Cross. Initial CAP
participation was limited to the
ground transportation of medical
On Wednesday CAP crews
transported 565 pounds of blood
to Boston's Logan International
Airport from New York City,
Syracuse, N.Y., and Norfolk, Va.
After they had unloaded their
c,rgo at Logan, one of the CAP
crews flew a serviceman to
Portland, Maine, where a Maine
CAP officer in his radio-equipped
private car met the serviceman
and drove him to his home in
Gorham, Maine, for emergency
Late Thursday morning, New
Hampshire CAP officials were
asked to provide "the fastest
available aircraft" to fly a

vitally-needed blood supply from
Boston to Portland, Maine. The
mission was accomplished by a
CAP member, using his private
Later on Thursday CAP aircrews transported an additional
350 pounds of blood from Norfolk,
Va., to Boston.
That same day the New
Hampshire Wing was asked to
move 1,300 pounds of dry ice
from Portland to snowbound
Boston, where it was used to
preserve medical supplies. "I
felt we were carrying coals to
Newcastle," said one pilot of the
After discharging their cargo
at Logan Airport, one of the two
CAP aircrews assigned to the
operation flew two stranded servicemen from Boston to their
homes in Jaffrey, N.H.
On Friday New Hampshire
Wing officials were asked to
transport two separate groups of
medical personnel from
Washington, D.C., and
Harrisburg, Pa., to Boston.
Further missions in New
Hampshire were limited to
providing communications support for Massachusetts Wing.

Stiles is the West Lebanon,
N.H., resident who directed the
wing's search and rescue effort on
behalf of the storm-bound city of
Boston. He recently completed
his final assessment of his
organization's participation in
the disaster relief operation.
According to Stiles, 34 CAP
members were active in the
wing's part of the relief mission.
Of these, 17 were assigned to aircrews. Ten others maintained
radio communications between
CAP officials in New Hampshire
and their counterparts in
Massachusetts. They also
operated a radio link between the
mission coordinator and the aircraft under his direction. Seven
persons served in various other
roles, including communications
and ground support.
.The aircrews were aloft for a
total of 77.95 hours and completed 19 separate assignments,
using five CAP aircraft and three
light planes provided by individual CAP members.
Two CAP member-owned fourwheel drive vehicles were used to
transport hospital personnel to
and from work in the coastal
area of New Hampshire.

Hau iian Cadets
Visit Naval Station
Hawaii -- Some 23 Civil Air
Patrol cadets from the Ewa
Comp. Sq. (Hawaii Wing) toured
a N.avy aviation squadron here
The morning tour hosted by
Navy Lt. David Roll duty of.ricer, featured a flight suit drill
that pitted three cadets against
each other in a race to see who
could first get into the manyzippered flight suit paraphernaiia that is used daily by the
squadron's jet pilots.
All the gear, including the survivai vest, weighs about 45




pounds and has 12 toppers.
The cadets were also treated to
some super 8ram home movies
taken during one of the jet missions.
Although most of the cadets
have soloed in light aircraft they
still seemed genuinely fascinated
by the cockpits of both the
helicopter and the Skyhawk jet,
according to the tour guides. Lt.
(j.g.) Don Stell, hosting the helo
tour, even took the cadets to the
top of the giant aircraft to look at
the inner workings of the rotor
--From The Pointer, Barbers
Point Naval Air Station, Hawaii.

COALS TO NEWCASTLE--I"aat's what it felt like for Capt. Stephen L. DenHartog, left, and Ist
Lt. Stanley D. Dunten, members of the Lebanon Sr. Sq. (New Hampshire Wing), when they
recently prepared to fly 1,300 pounds of dry lee from Portland, Maine, to snowbound Boston,
where it was required for medical purposes. (Photo by J.B. Watson)
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National Commander's Comments

APRIL 1978


C o u r snd to develop their personal l roles such shelping to struc- cM. Bailey, DAE,n
e R e v i t a i z e as E d u a t i o Pennsylvania

Wing; Maj. Phillip Basham,
tare some of the course
DAE, Kentucky Wing; Maj.
elements and helping to supervise and run certain segments Richard G. DeWeese, DAE,
Arizona Wing; Capt. Harry P.
As many of you know, in June home locales.
of thecourse.
The results of AELDC-77
Hicks Jr., DAE, Texas Wing;
Option 3 would involve
of 1977, Civil Air Patrol
were nothing less than
research, writing, visual Capt. Kaye I. Moiler,, DAE,
presented the first Aerospace
phenomenal. The end-of-courseSouth Carolina Wing; Capt.
development and testing new
Education Leadership Develop- critiqueswere overwhelmingly
Jule D. Zumwalt, DAE, Califorinstructional materials for use
ment Course (AELDC). This
enthusiastic about both the
in aerospace classrooms in our nia Wing and Capt. Loretta E.
course was the "brain child" of
course and the materials
Santagata, DAE, Rhode Island
the Aerospace
p r e s e n t e d . T h e s e c r i t i q u e s a l s o nation's schools.
Plans for the 1978 AELDC are
Education Depserved as a useful vehicle for
well under way. A number of
utate at National
formulating changes to make
For many years we have been
registrations are already in and
talking about improving
this year's course even more
more are coming in each day.
and it was restimulating.
aerospace education within
The course will be held July 9-29
searched, deveCAP. Here are seven wings and
The staff of the AELDC has
loped and insat Maxwell AFB, Ala.
one region that have stopped
been looking at new ideas for
tituted by the
We look forward to another talking and are doing something
changes in content, to include
versonnel of
session providing a curriculum to get this essential program
an internship type program for
that deputate.
designed to develop aerospace moving. The personal plans of
returning AELDC-77 students,
Designed to revitalize aeroleadership skills, knowledge of
action developed by each of
as well as the basic course.
space education nationwide, the
aerospace issues and a personal these CAP staff members is
Several options for the second
timely material, issues and
commitment to address these aimed at improving aerospace
year course have been adareas covered were right on
issues and to make the general education in their units.
public aware of the vital role
Option 1 would allow returThis four-week course was
which aerospace plays in all of
The ultimate would be for the
ning students to assist the
patterned after the Air UniverDAE from every wing in Civil
our lives.
course director in determining
sity seminar-discussion
Included in the graduates of Air Patrol and the DCS from
aerospace issues, to engage in
technique, reinforced by outAELDC-77 were the following every region to attend this
research and writing to develop
standing speakers with an exCivil Air Patrol Aerospace course. I strongly urge that all
the issue area, and to have this
pertise in the area being
Education personnel: Lt. Col. wings and regions get behind
issue presented to the course
covered. Ample time periods
the '78 AELDC and send their
Dorothy P. Warren, DCS for
with full credit to the scholar.
were provided for self-study to
staff members to this outstanA e r o s p a c e E d u c a t i o n,
Option 2 would involve returallow students to delve deeper
ding course this summer.
into the materials furnished ning students in leadership Southwest Region; Lt. Col. Rita
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C A P ' s Yo u n g P e o p l e A r e ' O n e S t e p A b o v e '
The following article was submitted by a squadron commander with the New York Wing
in praise of the young people in
the Civil Air Patrol.
My seven years in the Civil Air
Patrol have been enough to show
me that there are differences in
American boys and girls. The
successful young person who
becomes devoted and progresses
in the program is a step above

the ones who drop out for one
reason or another.
I have been a squadron commander for almost five years and
my wife has worked with me as
an administrative officer for
nearly as long. During that time
we have seen many boys and
girls stop by to visit and consider
CAP membership. Of them,
perhaps 20 per cent elect to join.
One reason more do not join is

the haircut requirement. This is the air base find it is mainly a tremely proud of the way they
conducted themselves.
weekend of little to do. Our cadet
completely impossible for me to
They did have a long game of
officers and staff plan the
understand, but it is most certouch football in the afternoon
weekend program and conduct
tainly a fact of life that, rather
and a couple of hours of basketthe activities with a minimum of
than risk the ridicule of their
ball and dodge ball in the base
advisement by the seniors. They
friends and classmates, many
gymnasium on Saturday evening
set up their own disciplinary
choose not to join.
to help them work off excess
rules and regulations with the apIt has been a long time since I
proval of the seniors and erdorce
was a member of the high school
It wasn't a weekend of all
them accordingly.
crowd, but I find it difficult to
S u r p r i s i n g l y, t h e r e i s l i t t l e
remember how peer pressure
We find our work with CAP,
horseplay, perhaps because there
.can overshadow what a person
and with the cadets in particular,
is ample time for recreation in
really wants to do.
a most rewarding experience and
Another factor in some of the the schedule. A few weeks ago,
are proud to be associated with
we took 9.1 cadets for a weekend
boys and girls is their inability to
at the air base and were extake military discipline, esI i
pecially from cadet officers. I attribute that to the immaturity of
the younger cadets who just cannot stand at attention without
But some as old as 16 or 17 also
just cannot stand at attention and
seem to resent orders by their
superior cadet officers. This type
of boy or girl either is in conBrig. Gon. Thomas . Calladay, CAP
tinual trouble or soon drops out.
National Commander .................
When we interview older boys
Executive Director ........................ Brig. @an. Paul E. Gardner, USAF
D i r e c t o r o f I n f o r m a t i o n . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lt. Col. Herbert A. Babb, USAF
and girls who want to join CAP,
Editor ......................................................... TSgt. Hugh Borg, USAF
we always warn them that one of
the problems they will have to
Civil Air Patrol News is an official publication of CIVIl Air Patrol, a private benevolent arface is taking orders from cadets
permian which is also on auxiliary of the United States Air Force. It Is published monthly at
who are their age or possibly
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Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the U.S. Air Force or any of
younger than they are.
Ire departments, ear of the CIvil Air Patrol Corporation.
Now after natural attrition was
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weeded out most of the non-CAP
C i v i l A i r P a t r o l N e w s d o e s e a t I I ~ b i l s h a n y c o m m e r c i a l a d v e r t i s i n g . H o w e v e r, I t d o e s p u b l i s h
types, we have left what we
offlcla notices from Its own Education Mlteriols Center (Bookstore) and CAP Supply Depot. i
describe as that group of boys
Published by mail subscription at $2 per year° Civil Air Patrol membership includes subset ption dues.
and girls who are "just one step
S e c o n d c l a s s p o s t o l l e p a i d a t M o n t g o m e r y, A l e . 3 6 1 0 4 .
above the others."
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In our squadron, the seniors
APRIL 1979
who chaperone the weekends at


SIMULATED VICTIM-Cadet Charles McDermott, left,
Ralph Bejar and Scott Davis of the West Miami Cadet Sq.
(Florida Wing) practice giving first aid to squadron mate
Cadet Tom Conard at a recent bivouac in the Everglades
National Park.



APRIL 1978

Executive Director's Comments

Conserve Essential Resources

Brigadier General, USAF
Executive Director, CAP

be, cadet or senior member,
personnel officer or wing commander, you are personally
responsible for the effective use
I n r e c e n t y e a r s , C i v i l A i r of CAP resources. Your perP a t r o l , l i k e o t h e r sonal concern for control and
organizations, has been faced use of CAP's assets is the only
with the problem of performing way we can assure its missions
its mission with fewer dollars will not be jeopardized by a
in purchasing power due to
serious lack of resources when
there's a job to do.
inflation. Therefore, we must
The contributions of inconserve and do
dividual cadet and senior
more with less
members are vitally important.
to insure conThe turning off of lights and
equipment not in use, and mainto
taining recommended heating
effectively perand cooling temperatures are
form its m~ssimple measures which can
provide significant savings. In
we call if financial manage.
every position there are areas
ment, resource conservation for potential savings and we
or just common sense, pru- must seek these savings.
dent use of our resources is
Conservation is to the
squadron commander, as to
Throughout Civil Air Patrol
each of us, a means of insuring
the greatest return for each
conservation is every individual's responsibility. No
dollar. It demands an accurate
matter what your position may inventory of everything ser-

viceable. These management
actions are especially
necessary in the case of CAP
automobiles, where insurance
charges are continued whether
or not the vehicle is operational.
For these same reasons the
commander is vitally concerned with the cost of operating
unit aircraft. He must insure
that the true cost of aircraft
operations is clearly recognized
and that adequate charges are
made to cover daily
maintenance, inspections and
engine overhauls, as well as the
basic gas and oil charges.
Conservation of resources at
h i g h e r l e v e l s d i ff e r s f r o m
squadron level only in degree.
Wing and region commanders
are concerned with many airplanes and hundreds of
vehicles. They must stress conservation not only within their
headquarters but within each of
their subordinate units.
Our concern with conserving
Civil Air Patrol resources in-

eludes those assets generated
by your dues and contributions
as well as that gained from
DOD surpluses and from state
appropriations. We consider
dues of individual members as
the financial backbone of Civil
Air Patrol's operating budgets.
During Fiscal Year 1977 these
dues and contributions of
members represented 90 percent of the National Headquarters' income. Rest assured
that we are keenly aware of
your monetary investment in
Civil Air Patrol and work
diligently to make the best use
of this resource.
To summarize, resource conservation is an essential part of
financial management and
financial management is a
never-ending responsibility. I
solicit your wholehearted support to help insure the continued success of Civil Air
Patrol missions through your
personal concern and involvement.

Computer A ids In Search
For Missing Pilot and Plane
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Using information retrieved from
computers at the FAA Air Route
Traffic Control Center in Farmington, Minn., 1st Lt. William
R. Carnes, emergency services
officer of the Minnesota Wing,
was able to locate the crash site

of a twin-engine aircraft atop a
2,900-foot butte m North Dakota,
300 miles beyond the aircraft's
destination of Fargo, N.D.
The pilot, Paul Hummel, 36, of
Fargo, had not filed a flight plan
for his 2 a.m. flight home from
Eveleth, Minn., Feb. 8.

ELT FIND--Cadet James D. Beall, cadet commander of the
Tyler Cadet Sq. (Texas Wing), demonstrates the emergency
l o c a t o r t r a n s m i t t e r ( E LT ) d i r e c t i o n fi n d e r w i t h w h i c h a
cadet ground team made an ELT find in Texas without aid
from aircraft. Cadets Steve Emmons, Tom Bellevllle and
Capt. J.R. Brown were on the team searching for an aircraft
that crashed after takeoff from the Teague, Tex., airport. '

When notified in the early morning hours that the aircraft was
missing, 40 Minnesota CAP
members, using 25 aircraft,
began a three-day search of 11,000 square miles of northern
Minnesota wilderness.
Then, interviewing the pilot's
brother Carnes theorized that
Hummel may have fallen asleep
after setting the aircraft on
automatic pilot. Carnes estimated how far the plane would
have traveled with the fuel on
board and asked the FAA to
retrieve and review data in its
computerized system.
FAA officials discovered that
an unidentified aircraft had
overflown Fargo at the approximate time that Hummel
should have arrived. With that information Carnes picked a likely
crash site and asked the Air
Force Rescue Coordinator
Center at Scott AFB, Ill., to shift
the search headquarters to that
Shortly an ELT signal was
picked up in a rugged area five
miles northwest of Amidon, N.D.
A snow storm hampered the efforts of North Dakota CAP
search teams, but an Air Force
helicopter sighted the wreckage
Feb. 14 in almost the exact position suggested by Carnes' estimates.
The pilot, who was found dead
at the scene, had been thrown
clear of the wreckage.
The search covered a total of
16,000 square miles of North
I~kota and Minnesota.

ACADEMY BOUND--Cadet John B. Norton, 17, of the
Hayward Comp. Sq. 156 (California Wing) has received a
Presidential appointment to the Air Force Academy. He
will report in the summer. Norton is cadet commander of
his squadron and attended the CAP summer session at the
Academy last July. He says, "With Civil Air Patrol's s-upport, training and preparation, I found the motivation and
dedication I needed to pursue my goal of going to the Air
Force Academy.' '~

APRIL 1978



Upgraded And Stabilized
Following is the text of an interview with Col. Matthew H.
Peach, deputy chief of staff for
Tr a i n i n g a t N a t i o n a l H e a d quarters. Lt. Col. Herbert A.
Babb, director of Information,
conducted the interview.
QUESTION-- Well, sir, maybe
a good way to get into this discussio~ is to ask you: How's
business in the training shop? I
almost said "new training shop,"
because yours is still a relatively
new office, compared to some
others the field has dealt with for
ANSWER--Herb, as you know,
any training function is a fairly
constant and never-ending job,
and we have a lot to do in both
cadet and senior training.

You mentioned the squadron
leadership school, and that
brings us to the subject of this interview. The squadron leadership
school is the newest addition to
senior training, and I know a lot
of members would like to know
more about it. Just how long have
we had these sehools going?
A--Well, the concept really
began before my time in CAP.
Activities called "squadron commander's courses" had been
operating on both coasts for
severa! years without anv
guidance from this headquarters.
Late in 1976, increasing requests from the field, plus a
recommendation from a
National Headquarters organiza-

...people have made
a good start toward
revising the senior
training program.
Q--Col. Peach, we've had fairly strong coverage of your cadet
program here in Civil Air Patrol
News, so today I'd like to talk to
you about senior training. How is
it coming along?
A--Well, it's no secret that the
senior training office, prior to
last year, probably did not have
enough personnel to give the type
of service and guidance which
was needed in a vital senior
training program. As most CAP
members know, 1977 saw the
development of a separate
deputate for training -- the combination of cadet and senior
training under that chair -- and
the addition of experienced
educators to the senior training
These people have made a good
start toward revising the senior
training program from three actuai stages to five distinct
phases. Our objectives In this
revision are to upgrade and
s t a b i l i z e t h e N a t i o n a l S t a ff
College; to include college credit
for attendance; to standardize
regional staff college curricula;
to amplify and rewrite the
technical specialty training
pamphlets with the help of ECI
personnel; to develop the
program aimed at training in the
specialties, which the corporation has named the squadron
leadership school; and to
produce a completely new Level
I CAP Orientation, formerly call,
ed Level I Clinic.
That's a long mouthful, but it
shows you the kind of job we've
got ahead of us in senior training.
Q - It sounds as If you have a
geed program planaed for seater

tion and development committee, led the NEC to recognize
the need for some kind of planned
course for training of squadron
command and staff personnel. It
was funded at that time, and
placed in the 1977 WEEP.
Last year, 15 such schools of
varying lengths were conducted,
either by region or wing training
personnel, with assistance from
Air Force Reservists.
Q--Have you sent any
guidelines to the field covering
squadron leadership school?
A--Not officially. We want to
be as sure as we could that
whatever we send to the field is

A--Last summer we distributed a background paper on
the squadron leadership school to
all commanders and senior
program staff officers.
In the paper we applied the
basic principles of instructional
systems development to formulation of squadron leadership
school objectives and
curriculum, and asked for
opinions and ideas from the field.
We also discussed squadron
leadership schools at the senior
training seminar during the
National Baord meeting in Atlanta. A strong majority of CAP
command and training staff people prefer a two-day school, held
on a weekend.
From our observations, the
most efficient, best attended
schools have been those which
began on a Saturday morning and
ended mid-Sunday afternoon. This
is not to say that the longer
schools are ineffective. It's just
that longer schools generally
have a hard time getting enough
students to make it worthwhile.
Also, since the longer efforts
have been operated at one place
in a region, some wings have
been poorly represented because
of distance problems.
Q--Just what objectives do you
have for a squadron leadership
school, as you have collected
them from the members?
A--The first time I heard the
idea discussed, here and in the
wings and regions, I repeatedly
heard the expression that "what
we need is a school for new CAP
squadron commanders and staff
personnel on the 'nuts and bolts'
of how to operate a CAP
Obviously, with such a need, in
the short time available and with
thousands of seniors to be trained
and upgraded, there isn't time
enough for transactional
analysis, sensitivity education,
management by objectives and

... the longer schools
generally have a hard
time getting enough
necessary and useful and wanted
by the majority of those seniors
involved in Level II training.
The new CAP Manual 50-17 -Senior Member Training
Program -- has a good part of
one chapter devoted to suggested
objectives for a two-day
squadron leadership school
curriculum. This manual should
be in the field within the next 45
to 60 days.
Q--How did you happen to set
the length of the course at two

the like. There is time only for'
the student to become broadly
familiar with the basic functions
of all squadron staff officers, an
in-depth study of the student's
own specialty, and discussions on
squadron meetings and activities
We have also found that discussions of leadership problems
and role-playing, beth regarding
squadron-level situations, have
been productive and profitable
and well-recaived by students.

Q--Colonel, let me summarize
what we've said so far.
You've said that squadron
leadership school has slowly
developed from a real need, that
your efforts to standardize the
program have shown that a
weekend sehool of about 14 hours

program as soon as we're sure
we've got a fairly standard
curriculum. In addition, personnel from this office have been
assisting wings in setting up
schools, and have been visiting
and teaching leadership, counseling, and some communication
skills around the country.

There is time only
for the student to
become familiar with
the basic functions of
all...staff officers...
or so is most practical and
desired by members, and that the
basic course content should be
study of the senior member
technical specialty tracks.
Do I also infer correctly that
you think the schools are best
conducted within each wing?
A--I don't know if I said that,
because some regions have been
successful running region
schools. However, I think more
seniors may be trained faster in
wing-level schools.
Q--DId I hear you say that
specific objectives for squadron
leadership school will be stated
in the new CAP Manual 50-177
A--Yes, we've suggested a
number of behavioral objectives
in the manual. But let's face it,
as.a member of my staff has said
several times, "If two very practical objectives are accomplished, the concept will be
well worth the time and effort
and money the corporation and
its members spend on it."
First, each student, however
experienced he or she is, should
learn something more about how
to function as a commander or
staff officer at squadron level.
And, second, each student should
meet new friends in the wing.
Naturally, the most successful
wings and squadrons are full of
members who make an acti~,e
attempt to meet and like the
other members in the group. Any
organization, military, voluntary
or otherwise, can stand all of that
it can build.
Q-Your senior training office
consists of Just four people. Are
they prepared to offer the field
any assistance other than to
publish lists of standardized obJectives for squadron leadership
A--In a limited way, yes. Lt.
Col. Phil Alker, our senior training. director, plans to publish an
instructor handbook for the

Our travel funds are very
limited, so whenever we can
hitch a ride with the command
section going to a region or wing
conference, we've found that's a
good time to conduct squadron
leadership schools at the same
And then, we're anxious to give
advice on the phone or through
the mail at all times to all who
are interested and involved with
squadron leadership schools
Q--Col. Peach, rd my yqm have
covered the squadron leadership
school subject quite thoroughly.
Is there anything you want to
conclude with?
A--Yes, Herb, there is. I'd like
all senior members to understand that, really, this headquarters didn't originate the idea
of a school for squadron-level
personnel, but we think it's a
sound idea and have been trying
to see what is needed and wanted
so it will be standard enough~ to
become a regular part of senior
career progression.
Any standardized school must
have an a_greet~ objective, a set
minimum training time and a set
minimum curriculum. I think the
squadron leadership school can
be a big help to satisfy a great
need in the Civil Air Patrol. It is
not just an idea handed down
from this headquarters to be accomplished as quickly and
painlessly as possible to achieve
added WEEP credit.

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leadership school doesn't do what
it's designed to do, if it isnot supported in force by seniors, if in
short it doesn't fill the bill, we'll
drop it from Level II training and
try to find some other way to get
this training job done.
Meanwhile, I urge all wings or
regions who are planning
squadron leadership schools to
phone or write our senior trainlog office, because we have had
some experience now and may be
able to offer some useful advice.

APRIL 1978



Wing .Helps In Hunt
To F i n d C r a s h S i t e
DU BOIS, Pa. -- The wreckage
of a plane, reported missing
shortly after taking off from the
Du Bois-Jefferson County Airport Jan. 24, was found in a wooded area about a mile northwest
of the airport the next day.
Killed in the crash were the
pilot, Donald P. Scheib, 25, of
Sacramento, Pa., and the
passenger, Terry Matense, 29, of
New Holland, Pa. Both had been
thrown clear of the wreckage and
were found lying in about a foot
of snow.
According to Maj. Don Hawk of
Punxsutawney, Pa., the Pennsylvania Wing mission coordinator, the twin-engine Aerostar
took off at 8"05 p.m. and was
reported missing at 8:25. Hawk
explained that if an aircraft is
Rot heard from within 20 minutes
after taking off, it is presumed to
be in trouble.
Approximately 250 people turned out with heavy equipment and
snowmobiles to search for the
plane Thursday night, but search
parties had to be recalled due to
darkness and snow. CAP cadets
formed a snow removal detail until l:30a.m.
On Wednesday morning the
search resumed in spite of a
dense fog that kept the

helicopters from taking off until
about 9:30 a.m.
The wreckage was spotted
from the air at 10:50 a.m. by
J a m e s Wa d e o f B r o o k v i l l e ,
piloting a helicopter for the
Beechwoods Flying Service that
had been volunteered for the
search. Helicopters were the
only kind of aircraft able to fly
because all fixed wing craft were
grounded due to the weather conditions, said Hawk.
Volunteers came in from the
surrounding area, including men
and equipment from the fire
companies in Falls Creek,
Reynoldsville, Pine Creek
Township, Brookville, Brock'way
and Warsaw.
The Falls Creek Ambulance
Service and the Hazen Snowmobile Club assisted the Pennsylvania State Police and the
Civil Air Patrol in the search.
State Police at Du Bois said
that the 1975 Aerostar aircraft
had apparently plunged straight
down, rather than coming in at
an angle. The craft broke up on
impact and caught fire.
The Jefferson County coroner,
Paul Jordan, examined the
bodies of the pilot and passenger,
who were ,killed in the impact,
and later removed to the

Brookville Hospital for autopsies.
An investigation by the FAA,
the National Transportation
Safety Board and the Pennsylvania Bureau of Transportation will determine the cause of
the accident. These agencies will
attempt to reconstruct the plane
and the situation leading up to
the crash. To protect the site
from being disturbed by on
lookers prior to the arrival of the
investigators, a CAP Ranger
team from the Pennsylvania
State University Comp. Sq. 1303
was called to secure the accident
Civil Air Patrol personnel taking part in the search were from
Du Bois, Bellefonte and State
College, Pa.
Hawk also reported that other
units from Butler, State College
and Indiana, Pa., were notified
and were standing by to provide
assistance if needed.

SAFETY FILM--Cadet Thomas Suliga, Linden Comp. Sq.
(New Jersey Wing), left, views a portion of a safety film held
by Robert McLaughlin, accident prevention specialist with
the FAA at Teterboro, N.J., who presented the film to senior
and cadet members of the squadron. (Photo by Capt. Hal

Region Holds Leadership Schools
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- The
Southeast Region will hold four
Squadron Leadership Schools for
senior members this spring.

The schools will be held from
10 a.m. until noon Saturday and
from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Sunday. One school has already

Parents Join CAP

Orientation Program ts Results
SAN JUAN, P. R. -- Ten of the
67 parents of Civil Air Patrol
cadets who participated in a pilot
Parent Orientation Program

(POP) project here have joined
CAP as senior members.
POP is the brainchild of Maj.
Rogelio Reyes, Air Force liaison

officer with the Puerto Rico
Wing. The initial program, which
ended in December, was a twomonth course giving parents

samples of CAP training received by their children.
The objective of the program is
to increase the cadets' parents'
awareness of the CAP mission,
aerospace education program,
cadet training and CAP's role in
disaster relief.
The project was supervised by
Lt. Col. Jose M. Rodriguez, commander of the San Lorenzo High
School Cadet Sq., and by Maj.
Hilda Malave, commander of the
Caguas High School Cadet Sq.
Persons taking part in the
program were parents of cadets
in the cadet squadrons at San
Lorenzo, Caguas, Cidra and
Aibonito High Schools.
The program began in October
1977 in San Lorenzo and was
presented to the other squadrons.
They decided to join the project
as one course for all parents interested in the instruction and
training that their sons and
daughters were receiving who
wanted to become more familiar
with the CAP mission.
The course of instruction was
divided into five sessions over a
two-menth period. Theclasses
averaged three hours in length
and were held in Caguas, which
was a central location accessible
to all participants.

PARENT ORIENTATION--Parents Orientation Program members gathered around a Puerto
Rico Air National Guard A-7 for a briefing of its use in the defense of the island commonwealth.
Ten of the 67 parents of Puerto Rico Wing cadets Jo/ned CAP after taking part in the recent
program. (Photo by Maj. Ernesto Cortes)

The parents who decided to
join CAP will be instructors in
presenting POP to other
squadrons in the Puerto Rico

taken place in Orlando, Fla.,
March 18-19. However, the other
three schools will be held at the
following places on the dates Indicated.
April 29-30 at the Dublin City
Hall, Dublin, Ga.
May 6-7 at the McGhee-Tyson
ANG Base, Bldg. 213, in Knoxville, Tenn.
May 20-21 at the Rodeway Inn
in Mobile, Ala.
A Command Seminar and a
Level tI Specialty Seminar will
be held at each school. In addition special classes on counseling
and leadership will be taught.
For further information,
write: HQ. Southeast Region;
Route 1, Box 478; Elmore, Ala.
The Great Lakes-Southeast
Regional Staff College will be
held June 17-24 in Louisville, Ky.
Additional information will be
published a s i t b e c o m e s

For the benefit of all
members of Civil Air Patrol,
the statistics of search and
rescue activities throughout
the organization are shown
These are unofficial figures
compiled by Directorate of
Operations at CAP National
As of March 5, 1978
Number of Missions . . .150
Number of Aircraft . . 1,126
Number of Sorties
. . 1,882
F l y i n g H o u r s . . . . . 4,329
P e r s o n n e l . . . . . . 5,990
S a v e s . . . . . . . . . 15
F i n d s . . . . . . . . . 45






completed by June. Your requests for the tape of CAP radio spots must be postmarked no later than 1 June 1978.
Send the call letters of the stations in your area you are going to cover to HQ CAP-USAF/OIW, Maxwell AFB AL
36112. There has been a delay in production of the 30-second CAP television film spot. PLEASE BE PATIENT.
The CAP TV spot will be mailed as soon as it is completed. To date we have received only a handful of requests for
the CAP television spots. Remember, the CAP TV film spot will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Ol


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2. SUGGESTIONS AND IDEAS. We welcome suggestions and ideas that might be developed for inclusion in national
radio and television spots, posters, and brochures. Send suggestions to HQ CAP-USAF/OIW, Maxwell AFB AL 36112.

3. NATIONAL COMMANDER'S LETTER. In view of the recent drop in growth membership, it might be appropriate at this time to review some of the points made by Brigadier General Thomas C. Casaday, National Commander,
in his 10 October 1977 letter to all CAP unit commanders on the "Support of Information and Recruiting Programs."

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APRIL 1978
1. RADIO AND TELEVISION SPOT ANNOUNCEMENTS. CAP radio spot announcements are expected to be








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1. l ask for the cooperation of each Civil Air Patrol Commander to actively lead and
personally participate in your unit's information and recruiting programs.

iiiiiiiil (The follow

2. Assignment of capable personnel, backed by your full support, is essential to the
effort to conduct effective information and recruiting programs . . . involve all CAP
members under your command in your recruiting efforts. As CAP members, all of us



are recruiters.


How much d,
or "False" in


3. To help you with your local information and recruiting efforts, HQ CAP-USAF/OI
offers a full range of information materials.



4. Information and Materials list distributed to all CAP units. You can keep up on the
availability of new information and recruiting materials through the Bulletin Board section of "Civil Air Patrol News." The time, effort, and money spent on these materials
are wasted unless you, as commanders, see they are used to support your local efforts.





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6. More active participation and support of information and recruiting programs by all
commanders will enable us to reach our growth potential.


Remember, ever), member is a recruiter.
4. CAP ASSISTANCE FOR RED CROSS. In the last few months, there has been a number of requests from the
Red Cross for CAP assistance. Some CAP personnel receiving the requests were not familiar with the CAP-Red Cross
agreement, and some confusion resulted. In the next few months, we can expect the record snowfall of the winter
to result in some flooding. When the floods come, we will be involved with state agencies, the Red Cross, and the
Salvation Army. Now is the time to review the CAP-Red Cross and the CAp-Salvation Army agreements and renew
your contacts with these organizations. Additionally, you should review CAPP 355-1 and your wing and state plans
for CAP involvement in natural disasters. Copies of the agreements and the CAPP 355-1 can be obtained through
your normal distribution channels.
5. AFRCC FILM. A new film about the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center is now available, his zs Air Force
Rescue" (film number SS-114) depicts several typical missions the AFRCC coordinates, e.g., overdue F " " ' ELT
~ ¢ aircraft,
missions, overdue hikers, etc. The film was shot "on location" using ARRS, CAP, and law enforcement people. The
25-minute t'dm does a particularly good job of showing the CAP involved in emergency services activities. The film is
available at the following base film libraries: Andrews AFB MD; Maxwell AFB AL; Scott AFB IL; Offutt AFB NE;
Bergstrom AFB TX; Eglin AFB FL; Hill AFB UT; F. E. Warren AFB WY; Peterson Fld CO; Governors Is NY; McClellan
AFB GA; Ft McPherson GA; Ft Rucker AL; Portland OR; Norton AFB CA; Homestead AFB FL; Kirtland AFB NM,
Langley AFB VA; Wright-Patterson AFB OH; Corpus Christi NAS TX.





5. In addition to planned recruiting campaigns, keep in mind that day-to-day contact
with people also affords many opportunities to talk about your Civil Air Patrol activities.




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CAPR 50-4, "USAF Academy Preparatory School," 20 March 1978, supersedes CAPR 50-4, 2 November

b. CAPM 50-17, "CAP Senior Member Training Program," 20 March 1978, supersedes CAPR 50-1,8 July 1977,
CAPR 50-3, 6 November 1974, CAPR 50-9, 3 January 1974, CAPR 50-10, 3 October 1974, and CAPM 50-17, 3 July



The Civil Air Patrol BULLETIN is published bimonthly (Jan., Mar., May, July, Sep., and Nov.). It contains
official announcements, interim changes to CAP publications, and other items of interest for all CAP members.

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Change 4, CAPM 67-1, "Civil Air Patrol Supply Manual," 20 March 1978, has been published
CAPE 6, "Flight Evaluation Report (Twin-Engine)," March 1978, supersedes CAPF 6, December 1971

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has
recommended that shoulder harnesses be installed on all

CAPF 17, "Application for Senior Member Activities," March 1978, supersedes CAPF 17, January 1974.

general aviation aircraft and for all occupants. (Safety
CAPF 24, "Application for Senior Program Awards," March 1978, supersedes CAPF 24, July 1974.

recommendations A-77-70 and 71, December 8, 1977.)

CAPF 45a, "Amended Senior Member Master Record," March 1978, has been published.

If this recommandation becomes law, owners of general
aviation aircraft will be given a period of time (as yet

;SCINDED CAP PUBLICATION. CAPP 150-1, "Senior Member Training Program-Level I Study Guide,"
anuary 1975, has been rescinded.

undetermined) during which they will have to install
shoulder harnesses at their own expense. Why all this


flap about shoulder harnesses?
There have been numerous aircraft accidents wherein
the cabin structure did not collapse, the seats and seat

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belts remained intact, yet pilots and passengers died due
to head or chest injuries. Shoulder harnesses would have


prevented or minimized these injuries.

lg is reprinted by permission of the New Hampshire Cooperative E~tension
am, N.H. It was developed by Jean A. Peters, Extension Consumer infer'

Consider this: The "second collision" between your
body and the aircraft interior is what causes injury. Most


general aviation aircraft cabins are stressed for about 9

you know about newswriting? Read each statement carefully. Mark "True"
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Gs. A light aircraft can land at very slow speeds using


recommended forced landing procedures. Many can go

-- Most editors reader what the story is about inrefuse to print news.
Try to tell the never willingly or knowingly the first sentence of your
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A lead should get attention and give the important facts,
Most people don't mind if their names are misspelled in the paper.
It's better to leave a fact out of a story if you're not sure of it.
Using short, simple sentences in your news story makes it hard for readers
to misunderstand the story.
The right length of a news story depends of how long it takes to cover the
subject properly.
Active verbs are more forceful than passive verbs in a story.
Use vigorous words that give a reader vivid pictures.
Your news story should give a reader the impression that your group carries
aut an educational program.

from touchdown to a complete stop in less than 20 feet


without experiencing a failure in the cabin structure.
Now think about what would happen to you in this


situation. Next time you get into the aircraft you fly,


adjust your seat, tighten your seat belt, then lean forward
as far as you can. Figure that you would travel further in
a crash or forced landing because of the extra "push" you


would receive. Chances are your face and]or chest are


going to have an unfriendly meeting with aircraft parts.
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APRIL 1978

Four Aircraft Missing In
Col., USAF, Retired,
And Senior Member, CAP

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- A series
of tragic events that began Jan.
30 in the rugged mountains west
of Las Vegas culminated in the
most grueling search and rescue
commitment that the Clark
County Sq. (Nevada Wing) has
ever undertaken.

MISSION COORDINATOR--Lt. Col. Doris North of the Clark
County Comp. Sq. (Nevada Wing) directs a Civil Air Patrol
search and rescue operation from the command post at Nellls
AFB near Las Vegas, Nev.

Summer A ctivities
To D e v e l o p S k i l l s
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- Civil
Air Patrol cadets will have the
opportunity of participating in
many special activities this
summer to increase their
knowledge and develop their
skills in CAP-related topics.
A schedule of activities has
been sent to commanders of CAP
wings and regions, listing their
quotas for their organizations.
Because airlift support for the
summer's activities may be
limited, quotas have been selectively allocated to reduce the
number of pick-ups and drop-offs
by placing larger numbers of
people awaiting transportation at
each point.
The events for this summer
Cadet Officer School, June 1829, at Maxwell AFB, Ala, has 200
spaces. This 10-day course is
designed to increase the effectiveness of cadet officers.
Instruction includes psychology
of leadership, problem solving
techniques and public speaking,
as well as physical fitness and a
field exercise.
Air Force Academy Survival
Course, June 18-24, at the Air
Force Academy in Colorado has
60 spaces. The one week course
acquaints cadets with the art of
survival It includes water survival, living off the land and surviving in mountainous terrain.
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Cadet Orientation
Program, July 16-22, conducted
by the FAA in Oklahoma City,
has 60 spaces and is planned to
acquaint cadets with the history
and organization of the FAA and
it functions, as well as to provide

information on career opportunities.
Air Training Command (ATC)
Familiarization Course at
Laughlin AFB, Tex., will have
three sessions: July 9-15 for
Northeast Region Cadets, July
16-22 for Middle East Region
Cadets and July 23-29 for cadets
from the Southwest and Rocky
Mountain Regions, with 25
spaces each. Conducted by USAF
personnel at the undergraduate
pilot training (UPT) base, the
course gives briefings on the Air
Force training mission and
academics, and includes visits to
a c o n t r o l t o w e r and base
maintenance shops.

On the heels of a 10-day search
for a missing amphibian that
had vanished en route from Las
Vegas to Alaska, the Clark County Comp. Sq. commander, Lt. Col.
Harry North, was notified that an
Air Force 0-2 Skymaster, flying a
holding pattern before making a
timed entry into the Nellis Bombing Range, had disappeared. It
was flown by two captains on
temporary assignment to Nellis
AFB for Red Flag combat training. The 0-2 disappeared shortly
after contacting range control.
Nevada CAP units from Clark
County mounted a search the
following morning, using their
own three aircraft and several
owner-volunteered planes to scan
the high-turbulence, treacherous
high valleys around 11,900-plusfeet high Mt. Charleston.
Meanwhile, to expedite a search for an easily accessible,
high-country location for
a forthcoming Boy Scout encampment, Lt. Col. Billy Helton
of Nellis AFB and his 21-year-old
son, Michael, rented a Piper
W a r r i o r . Ta k i n g o f f f r o m
McCarran Airport in Las Vegas,
the pair flew west around Mt.
Charleston. The Warrior crashed
into Mt. Charleston, injuring
young Michael, severely but
leaving Col. Helton able to walk


despite numerous inj uries.
Dazed and bleeding, he knew
rescue efforts were already in
motion because of the missing 02, but left the crash scene on foot,
attempting to walk out.
Ironically, still another 0-2,
searching for its counterpart
down in the area, flown by two
Nellis AFB pilots crashed in the
same area on the following day.
Thus, in less than a week. three
aircraft had crashed, causing
Las Vegas newspapers to dub the
Mt. Charleston flanks as "The
Sagebrush Triangle."
Because of the six pilots involved, the air search activity
was stepped up. Not only CAP
aircraft were involved, but also
some 20 Air Force aircraft, "all
planes of the Sheriff's Aero
Squadron, Coast Guard aircraft
and some 170 volunteers for
ground search parties and Jeep
posse teams.
Helicopters were also used for
searching. During a low-level
search near the second 0-2 crash
site, the UH-1N chopper crashed
injuring all crew members. It
was the fourth crash in the weeklong series o~ events.
Still wandering, Col. Helton
was spotted by USAF pararescuemen shortly after they had located the ~ of the second 0-2.
They also found the crash site of
the UH-IN and took Helton and the
five injured crewmen to the
Nellis hospital. The Piper was
found the next evening near the
9,500-foot level; however, a
sudden blizzard struck the area,
preventing recovery of Michael
Helton until two days later. When
found, he had died of injuries
sustained by the crash.
The two 0-2s were found in the
same general area, and crew

members of both were declared
Later an Air Force pathologist
flown to Nellis AFB reported
that he could not confirm that the
bodies of both crewmen in one 0-2
had been recovered. The search
was continued more than 24
hours before mission termination.
Because of the seriousness of
the situation, the Clark County
CAP called on other units to assist
them. Aircraft and pilots from
Reno and Southern California
CAP units flew 79 sorties and
223.8 hours of air search time.
Twenty-four aircraft were involved; 15 were privately-owned
planes flown by CAP pilots and
observers. Some 60 people were
directly involved with the SAR
effort, which extended over five
days before the crash sites were
located. Lt. Col. Doris North,
CAP mission coordinator, spent
most of that time at the Command Post on Nellis AFB, where
the search and rescue operations
were centered.
The search effort involved
many types of aircraft: F-4s, C130s, 0-2s, A-10s, and OV-10s flew
the grids in combination with the
various light planes. During night
operations, ground crews were
aided by a Coast Guard
"Carolina Moon" HC-130,
equipped with low altitude
terrain-lighting equipment. Flying at 3,000 feet, the C-I~ can
flood the ground with light 625
time the level of moonlight
Despite the heavy flying
schedule, the Clark County
Comp. Sq. suffered only one setback -- power failure on a CAP
Cessna 182. It was able to land at
Goldfield, Nev., without further

Medical Services Orientation
Program, July 16-22, at Sheppard
AFB, Tex., with 50 spaces, is also
planned and supervised by Air
Force personnel. It is designed to
acquaint cadets with military
and civilian medical fields.
Air Force Logistics Command
(AFLC) Orientation Program,
July 9-15, had 30 spaces each at
Tinker AFB, Okla., and Robins
AFB, Ga. The course provides
cadets with briefings on the
global aspects of the command.
Cadets will observe aircraft
overhaul and component repair.
Space Flight Orientation
Course, July 16-22, at the
Marshall Space Flight Center in
Alabama has 60 spaces. The
course is designed to further the
aerospace education of cadets
and allied sciences. It includes
history, philosophy and objectives of space flight, structure
and propulsion of space vehicles,
guidance, navigation, instrumentation and communications.

EAGLE CADET--Representative Charles Deeas of Wareham, Mass., eongratniates Cadet
Brute Andrews, Newport County Comp. Sq. (Rhode Island Wing) on reeelving the Eagle Scout
Award. Col. Raymond Nault of the Rhode Island WingHeadqanrters presented the award. An.
drews was instrumental in initiating the Air Forte JROTC program in his Warehnm Hlgh
School. Naalt and Andrews met with school and ROTC representatives to show how CAP can
work with the program, which begins in September.



APRIL 1978

National SAR School
Entry Deadline Near
All individuals interested in
ground teams will be happy to
hear that the National Executive
Committee has given their backing in our project to indentify the
ground SAR Problems. Those
who have responded (25 individuals from 20 wings) will
receive additional information in
the near future. I'm hoping we
can get together on a realistic
and acceptable program.
You have less than four weeks
to get your application in to the
Annual CAP Course at the
National SAR School, Governors
Island, New York, N.Y., July 2328, 1978. The course is free. You
will only need a few dollars for
coffee and incidentals. The
quarters are free and meals are
at mess hall prices. You have to
provide transportation to and
from New York City.
The course is not an introductory course for SAR mission
coordinators (SMC). It is designed for the qualified SMC and will
give them the latest ideas in the
SAR field. It will also give you
many ideas for improving SAR
management in your wings.
The school uses the "hands-on"
approach to get the message to

the student. You will have many
"lab" problems and'"table top"
missions. It is a very full week
and you may even work a few
evenings. (One year the classhad
enough during the day and declined an invitation to a night class! )
This is not a course for information or administration types;
if you're not going to be making
mission resources commitment
decisions, you shouldn't go.
I encourage wing emergency
services officers (who are SMCs)
to attend and BRING BACK to
their wings some good ideas and
If you are ACTIVE,
INVOLVED and willing to pass
on the information you receive,
then I encourage you to apply.
You must apply through your
wing commander using CAP
Form 17.

The wing commander will rank
the wing applicants as he or she
deems appropriate and send all
applications to region where the
process is repeated.
In the past some applications
were lost during this process and
we had a minimum number of
candidates to select from. After
HQ. CAP-USAF receives inputs
from each region we have a
selection board to determine who
should attend the school.
Tw e n t y - fi v e p r i m a r y, c a n didates and a number of alternates are selected. The selection
process is based on factors which
include: commanders' ranking,
wing activity, wing performance
on evaluations, liasion officer inputs, geographical area and
special qualifications and position of applicants.
To insure that all qualified
applicants have an opportunity
for the school, I recommend you
apply to your wing commander
NOW. Send an info copy to HO.
can track down misplaced
applications. Last year one
region had NO applicants.
Past classes learned a lot,
swapped a few ideas and had a
good time in the process. DO IT,

Cadets Learn Responsibility
S O M E R S E T, K y. - - C a d e t
members of the Somerset Comp.
Sq. (Kentucky Wing) recently
took part in a story writing contest for their squadron
newsletter. The information officer, 1st Lt. Wanda L. Munsey,
chose the winner, "What Civil
Air Patrol Means to Me" by
Cadet Robert Gross, which
In today's world all you ever
hear about on the 6 o'clock news
is how many "juveniles" were
arrested and how many young
people are messed up on drugs
and how many drop outs there
are -- all of the bad, degrading
qualities of the younger generation.

They never tell about all the
young people involved in
organizations such as the Civil
Air Patrol, of the countless hours
and money contributed annually
to keep the organization in operation.
They never show a group of
people who train on their own time
and then go out and help people,
such as last April when the
Southeastern part of the United
States was underwater and the
Civil Air Patrol was one of the
first organizations to volunteer
its time and equipment.
Some people may say we are
out just to goof off, but ask the
people around Phelps, Ky., what

Michigan IVinter Sets
Survival Camp Scene
L I N C O L N PA R K , M i c h . - While most people in Michigan
were indoors trying to avoid the
cold winter, members of the
Trenton Cadet Sq. here took on
the elements during a recent
winter survival exercise.
Eleven cadets spent two days.
ca~nping in tents at Hayes State
Park where the snow was over a
foot deep. For many, it was the
first winter camping they had
"This was the climax of a survival course taught at the
squadron," said 2rid Lt. Victor J.
Bonora, squadron commander.
"The sessions included discussion on dressing for and coping

with the cold, fire-making, the
use of knives and axes, as well as
other winter survival tips."
The cadets put all of their
classroom training into practice,
he said, including constructing
emergency shelters from ropes
and ponchos. Cooking food and
first aid w~re also covered.
Tw o r e c e n t l y p u r c h a s e d
walkie-talkies enabled the cadets
to practice communication
techniques while cadet teams
were sent out on search exercises
for prepositioned targets.
"For some cadets, it was a
cold weekend, Bonora said, "but
they came home with a lot of
ideas for improving the camp for
next time."

kind of job the Civil Air Patrol
Not only does the Civil Air
Patrol exist as an emergency
services unit, but it also gives the
young people of the community
something to do with their
spare time so they will not be
tempted to go out and commit
crimes. It also promotes
patriotism through its various
Next to its emergency services, the most important part of
the Civil Air Patrol is its practice
of giving the young members a
chance to become leaders. This I
think, is something needed by the
majority of young people today
because, as they learn the traits
of being effective leaders, they
also learn that some must also be
"followers;" for, as the saying
goes, "Too many cooks spoil the

CAP Cadets
Join Canadian
DETROIT, Mich. -- Civil Air
Patrol cadets here have been
enjoying group activities with
Royal Canadian Air Force
cadets in Windsor, Ont., across
the Detroit River.
M i c h i g a n G r o u p 11 ,
commanded by MaJ. Maurice D.
Creeger, made arrangements
with the Canadians for the Joint
events. Capt. James Boyle of
Group 11 was named liaison
officer for the project because
he had shown special interest in
the two cadet programs.


APPRECIATION--Col. Gene Harweli, commander, North
Carolina Wing, left, presents a CAP certificate of apprecla.
tion to Alton Clark, lay leader of the Sunset Park United
Methodist Church of Wilmington, N.C., who accepts it on
behalf of the congregation. The certificate recognized the
church for allowing its pastor, Lt. Col. David Jones, right, to
serve as chaplain of the Middle East Region.


A n Important Part Of Flying
By Lt. Col. Evelyn Johnson, CAP
Morristown Sr. Sq.
Tennessee Wing
Beautiful morning, good day to fly? Fine, let's first
make a good preflight check.
1. How do you feel? Is your physical condition good
2 . Yo u d i d n ' t d o a n y d r i n k i n g , o r t a k e a n y a n tibiotics? Not taking any kind of shots are you?
3. How is the weather forecast? Can you do on a
cross country today, or do you need to stay not too far
from home base?
4. How about charts? Do you have up-to-date ones to
take along? Even ff you are going to stay nearby, you
should have charts on board.
5. Is the plane full of gas and oil? Are all the required
papers on board?
a. Airworthiness certificate
b. Registration certificate
c. Weight and balance
d. Aircraft manual
e. Operations limits
f. Aircraft had all required inspections
g. Radio station license on board
6. Have you done a good walk around check? I don't
mean just a kick-the-tire type, I mean, have you cheeked everything visible about the plane? Checked all the
visible bolts, all cotter pins in place? No visible
wrinkles in the skin, no nicks in the prop, the nose strut
properly inflated, and the gas caps on tight? No
damage that you can see, brakes in good condition?
Don't overlook anything that you can see. Enough can
go wrong with what you can't see.
7. OK, you are ready to load yourself up and go. Got
your sunglasses, your charts, maybe your credit card,
your plotter, your computer, your personal pilot
credentials? Pilot certificate, medical certificate (be
sure that it is up to date). Had your biennial flight
review? How about your radio operator's permit?
OK, preflight complete?
P.S. Better always have an emergency kit, and
something warm (I mean something besides your girl
friend) in the plane, in case you ever get forced down
somewhere and it will be a while before help arrives.
Play it safe!
--Copied from "Squadron Squaks"
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APRIL 1978

Regis tered Nurse Leads Ground Search Team
F R A M I N G H A M , M a s v. - Working full-time as a registered
nurse (RN) in the operating
room, plus the demands of raising a family, would be enough to
keep most people busy, but not
Ist Lt. Terrence D. Sinclair, a
member of the Quincy Comp. Sq.
(Massachusetts Wing), who has
been active in CAP for 20 years.
Sinclair first became interested in CAP while in high
school in Caribou, Maine, and
joined the cadet program in 1957.
After graduation from high
school, he joined the Air Force
and continued his association
with CAP while in the service.
After discharge, he went to
Natick, Mass., where his family
was then living and got married.
By the time his third child was on
the way, he decided to apply to
the Framingbam Union Hospital
School of Nursing.
He started working in the
operating room ~s a student and
continued there as an RN after
graduating in 1975, with primary
interest in orthopedic surgery.

RESCUE TEAM LEADER--lst Lt. Terrence D. Sinclair,
Quincy Comp. Sq. (Massachusetts Wing), an active search
and rescue team member for CAP, is also a registered nurse
at the Framingham, Mass., Union Hospital.

Sinclair's CAP activities are
almost like a second job. There
he is a rescue team leader, communicator or flight observer. He
is also a staff member of the
Eastern Regional Staff College,
involved with the new senior
training program, and travels to
other units and universities to instruct. He has taken a variety of
Air Force ECI courses for
background in the classes he instructs. He has recently completed a scuba diving recertifica-

tion course as part of the ground
rescue techniques he teaches.
He has a radio communications
center in his home, as well as car
radios, so he can keep in touch
with other CAP members. Once
he found himself in a five-way
conversation with CAP members
in Alaska, California, Georgia
and Virginia.
Sinclair received the Information Officer of the Year Award
from CAP National Headquarters in 1974 for h~s efforts in
educating the public about CAP

through the news media.
He is vice president of the
School of Nursing Alumni
Association and vice chairman of
the Framingham Heart Fund for
Sinclair and his wife, Janet, a
r e a l e s t a t e b r o k e r, l i v e i n
Framingham with their three
children, Sabrina, 9, Michelle, 8,
and Eric, 6.
(Courtesy of the Beacon~
Framingham (Mass.)
Hospital, January 1978. )

State Picks Cadet As Iowa Scholar
MASON CITY, Iowa -- Cadet Melanie Eason of the North Iowa
Comp. Sq. has been selected as an Iowa Scholar for 1978 by the
Iowa Higher Education Facilities Commission which announced
that there were over 2,300 high school seniors in the group.
Eason will receive an honorary certificate of achievement from
Iowa's governor and have an opportunity to apply for monetary
awards toward tuition at an Iowa past-secondary school next year.
Scholars are selected on their rank in class and their scores on
the American College Tests from applicants who are in the top 15
percent of their classes.
Eason was recently also chosen by Iowa Representative Betty
Jean Clark to spend a week in Des Moines to take part in the TeenTern Program of the Iowa House of Representatives. There she
observed the floor sessions and attended several committee

Captain Briefs Pilots On Survival
FT. LEONARD WOOD, Mo.-- Capt. Randolf S. Young, commander of the Eagle Comp. Sq. (Missouri Wing) and two cadets,
Michael Moorman and Michael Dockerty, recently attended a
dinner in Jefferson City, Mo., as guests of the Mid-Missouri
Chapter of the Missouri Pilots Association, whose president is 2nd
Lt. Dianne Pearson of the Endon Comp. Sq.
Young showed a movie on winter survival for pilots and gave a
presentation on survival equipment and techniques for pilots.
Young is a former member of the U.S. Army's Special Forces and
has attended ranger school and jungle school.

Maine Exercise Termed Successful
ELLSWORTH, Maine -- The Downeast Patrol Comp. Sq. (Maine
Wing) recently held a full scale search and rescue exercise, involving several communities and a number of other organizations.
Bar Harbor Airlines supplied parts from an actual aircraft crash
for use as a traget. Members of the Union River Snowmobile Club
helped place the target and acted as "witnesses" who provided
clues to help in the search.
Every member of the squadron down to the newest cadet had an
assignment during the exercise. Capt. H. L. Cantor, squadron commander, commended all who took part in the exercise. It was rated
successful in spite of an easy morning snow storm and a communications skzp condition that somewhathampered the exercise.

Congressman Nominates Cadet
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Cadet Sam Valles, 17, of the John J.
Montgomery Memorial Cadet Sq., 36 (California Wing) has recently been nominated to the Air Force Academy by Congressman Don
Edwards of California's 10th District.
Valles, a senior at Mt. Pleasant High School, is a flight commander in his squadron and has been in CAP for three years. He
has taken part in four search and rescue missions in the past two
years on ground teams and on the flight line.

Michigan Squadron Tests Rockets

SURVIVAL SHELTER--Cadets Peter Czarnowski, left, and Paul Czarnowski rest after putting
the finishing touches on an earthen lean-to constructed by members of the Niantlc Cadet Skl.
(Connecticut Wing) for use in a survival course. 1~e lean-to will serve as living accommedations for some cadets during winter encampments. (Photo by Cadet Fred Ball)

BAY CITY, Mich. -- Cadets from the Bay City Cadet Sq. ?-1
(Michigan Wing) have held special Squadron Aerospace Meets
(SAMs) to learn more about rocketry and related things, according
to Cadet Mark R. Sinicki.
The activity gives cadets and senior members a chance to test
new designs or special projects with a recovery and tracking crew
on hand to assist.
The special rocket designs include streamer duration contest
craft using very small motors that disappear quickly after lift off
up to large payload-carrying rockets powered by very high thrust

APRIL 1978



Pilots Receive Find
R i b b o n s F o r E LTs
TOMS RIVER, N.J. -- Pilots of
the Ocean Sr. Sq. (New Jersey
Wing) have recently been awarded find ribbons for four ELT discoveries in eight days.
While on a search mission for a
lost Stinson aircraft, Lt. Col:
Robert Emig, squadron commander, Maj. James Erdman,
squadron flight operations officer, and SM Jon Churgin, wing
finance officer, discovered a disoriented student pilot, Garry
Brizzell of Fairless Hills, Pa.,
who with only a few flying hours
was on his first solo cross-country flight from Buehl Field, Pa.,
to Wilmington, Del.
The search aircraft heard
Brizzell requesting help on the
emergency frequency. Emig asked his heading and altitude, then
advised him to climb to 2,000
feet. Brizzell said he was lost and
could not recognize any landmarks.
Emig told him to remain on a
heading of 90 degrees and contacted McGuire AFB where
Brizzell was picked up on radar.
Although his aircraft was
equipped with a transponder,
Brizzell did not know its function.
The CAP crew and radar controllers at McGuire vectored the
student into Monmouth County
Airport, with added assistance
from a nearby aircraft.
After a safe landing, the CAP
officers decided to escort

Brizzell back to Buehl, where he
and his instructor thanked them
for bringing him home.
Meanwhile the search for the
Stinson continued. Lt. Col.
George Bochenek, commander
of New Jersey's Group 223 was
mission coordinator, operating
from Ocean Sr. Sq. headquarters.
Search for the aircraft which,
according to the flight plan, was
en route from Wilmington, N.C.,
to Bader Field, N.J., was
suspended due to the onset of
darkness. However, the next day
an emergency locator
transmitter (ELT) signal was
picked up by Emig and Erdman.
The signal came from Turner
Field, Pa., and was deactivated
by CAP personnel there.
Emig and Erdman had already
traced two other ELT signals
during the previous week while
searching for the Stinson. One
was at Burlington County Airport
and the other at Bader Field. The
find ribbons were awarded for
locating the ELTs. Capt. Raymond Goodman of the Hamilton
Cadet Sq. flew as observer on one
of these flights.
The Stinson aircraft was not
found; however, 10 days later the
body of a man, later identified by
Maryland police as that of the
pilot, a student with 120 hours,
washed up on Assateague Island
National Seashore.

Earhart A wards-February 1978
Terry D. Taylor ......... 01041
RobE. Smith ........... 05089
David F, Rosoti ........ 0 ~
Charles W.D. Church .... 15039
Michael J. Johnston .....18023
Michael R. Buck ........ 20089
Cheryn R. Brown ....... 2014§
David A. Pohly ......... 25054
Bradley S, Ellis ......... 26055

E r i c L . To d d . . . . . . . . . . . 28037
Brian K. Bowqm ......... 28037
Michael T. Webb ........ 37049
Terry L. Warner ........ 37169
Sabrina I. Vennie ....... 37196
Richard J. Borsck ...... 41189
Victor J, Reza .......... 49915
Brad H. Hallock ........ 46022
Douglas B. Smith ....... 46039

Robert M. Wagner ...... 47020
Robert D. Clyde ........ 50017
Gordon A. Resquer ...... 51020
Ju an Toro .............. 52022
Ernesto Lason ..........52/)62
Alberto Tortes ......... 52111
Arturo Serrano ......... 52129

Mitchell A wards-February 1978
Sharon I Mlnton ....... O1075
M.T. Donaldson Jr ..... 01090
Donald n. Wyatt ...... 03094
M l k e R . W y a t t . . . . . . . 03094
Wa y n e J . L e e . . . . . . . . . 04180
Lloyd M. Jamison ..... 04220
Nilesh J. Patel ........ 04345
T M . M a t y s k i e l a . . . . . . 08010
Earl D. Geyer Jr ...... 06059
R.A. Hotchkiss Jr ......07004
Steve P. Kenny ....... 08089
Rhooda E, Baker ....... 08160
Lance 14. Belyes ........ 08169
Gorden B Sweezy ....... 08274
Paul W. Cotter ..........08293
Gaff L~ Whaleu ......... 09075
Michael Winter ......... 11281
Richard T. Metz ........ 12177
Christopher J. Roy .......... 16006
John E. Fairweather ,.
Cynthia B. Malcolm .,.
John Penezek ......... 19026
JohnJ. nigiantomasso. 20038
David 5ikina .........
Michael P. Smalley ... 20281
Linda S. Davenport .... 21009
Linda J. Mann ........
James P. Hayes ......
Mike D. Walker ......... 31034
Mark S. Breckonrldge ... 23040
Michael J. Runzi ........ 23073
Andrea T. Provencber... 28037
Tracy A. Lockyer ....... 30016
James R. Elliott ........30033
John A. Frsnklyn .......31135
Von C. Campbell ........ 31296
Steven M. Capalbo ...... 31372
Carlton R Trnst ........ 320~
Vince G. Inenbour ..... 32124
A l f r e d M a r t i n e z . . . . . . 33005
Jerome Will ares ...... 34096
Paul E. Fangmea ..... 34166
P a u l Z a v a c k i . . . . . . . . . 36042
Jeffrey E. Matson ..... 37021
JudyA. Kopczynski . .. 2713,1

Ronald R, Klelst ........ 37153
Stephen F. Banns ....... 37246
Billy G. Wilson ......... 39064
Kimberiy J. Chisler ..... 41189
Joh~ H. Robinson Jr ..... 41189
Dewayne A. Ponds ...... 41140
Ronald K. Ellis ......... 41140
SusanG. Jamber ........ 41140
Bryan A. Burt .......... 42085
Kelth E. Brand ......... 450'23
Arthur W. Watkins ...... 45048
Kevin A. Brooks ........45088
Adam S. Mandes ........ 45122
James R. Dennis ........ 45122
Michael A. Palmieri ..... 46082
Thomas A. Zagorski .... 48061
Burton J, Davis ....... 51030
L a r r y C u b i . . . . . . . . . . . 52018
Edwin Sancbez ....... 52018
A n g e l E . A l i c e a . . . . . . 52022
Arcide~ J. Rosodo ..... 53022
M a r i a V. S e t o . . . . . . . . 52022
R a f a e l P a b o n . . . . . . . . . 52022
L u i s E . To r o . . . . . . . . . . 52022
D . J o s e A v l l e s . . . . . . . .52022
Marihal Figueroa ..... 52022
R o m o n C r u z . . . . . . . . . . 53022
Crimilda Santos ........ 52022
Gersldo Cabot .......... 52022
Jose I. Coto ............ 52045
Reyes A. Rodriguez .....52064
Esther Pardo ........... 52064
Myrna L. Alvelo ........ 52064
Jose D. Alvein .......... 52064
LuzN. Merdez .......... 52064
Nelida Alvardo ......... 52064
E r i c M R i v e r a . . . . . . . . .52064
Carlos A. Gonzalez ......52064
Elizabeth Pardo ........52064
Aide Vazqeez ...........58968
Alberto L. Flores ....... 52066
Anette Leon ............ 52068
Pedro Serrano ..........52066
Roberto Pabon ......... 52055
Santos W. Vega ......... 52086

Angel L. PadlUa ...... 52066
V i d a l i n a O r t i z . . . . . . . . 52087
Jose R. Ramos ....... 52087
S t e p h a n R y a n . . . . . . . . 52087
E d w i n R o m a n . . . . . . . . 52087
R o b e r t Ve g a . . . . . . . . . 52087
I s m a e l R i v e r s . . . . . . . . 52092
Rafael Fernandez ..... 52092
L i n d a R i v e r s . . . . . . . 52092
A l v a r o Va l d e s . . . . . . . . 52092
A n t o n i o O r t i z . . . . . . . . . 52097
K e l v i n N i e c e s . . . . . . . . 52097
E d d i e R o b l e s . . . . . . . . . 52097
Evelyn Hernandez ..... 52097
M a r i a A , S e t o . . . . . . . . 52097
Raul Hernandez ...... 52097
L u i s E . L o p e z . . . . . . . . 52097
Ana L. Velazquez ..... 52097
Wanda I, Ortiz ........ 52097
Wilfredo Santiago ..... 52097
Maria De Los Ateca .....52097
Genevieve Gonzalez ..... 52097
Moyra E. Adorne .......52097
Maria M. Cuadrado ..... 52097
Julio C. Medina .............. 52097
Lucia I. Aloyo .......... §2097
Jose L. Delgado ......... 52097
Elba A. Toledo ......... 52097
Derrick Guzman ........ 52111
Nixon J. Peralta ........ 53111
Jaime Figueroa ......... 52111
Luis E. Laguna ......... 52111
Calixto Rivera .......... 52119
Luis A. Santaliz ......... 52119
Edwin Cordero ......... 52119
Francisco Muniz ........ 52119
Oscar Troche ........... 52119
Jorge L. Luciano ........ 82119
Imghard Roman ........ 52119
Mario L. Mercado ....... 52119
Janie Irizarry .......... 52119
Na ncy Cappas .......... 52119
Jorge L. Romeu ........ 52119

SEARCH PLAN--Lt. Col. George Bochenek, left, mission coordinator for a recent search mission conducted by the New Jersey Wing, briefs pilots of the Linden Comp. Sq. The search for a
missing Stinson aircraft and pilot also involved the North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland,
Delaware and National Capital wings. (Photo by Capt. Hal Crystal)

School Teaches Winter Surviv t/
HONEOYE, N.Y. -- The Ontario County Comp. Sq. (New
York Wing) recently hosted a
winter survival school, designed
to prepare cadets for rescue and
survival in extreme winter conditions and to build selfconfidence.
Among the 120 persons attending were cadets and senior
members from units in several
N e w Yo r k c i t i e s a n d s o m e
visitors from Ontario, Canada.
New cadets who had not attened the school before were given
classroom instruction on camping and safety procedures,
while those who had already had
the basic instruction had practical experience in applying what
they had learned.
Classes, taught by both cadets
and seniors, included first aid for
winter conditions, building of
emergency shelters, building
fires, personal hygiene, mobility
and winter search patterns, and

Firefighter Earns
Award For Saving
Heart Victim's Life
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. -Capt. Walter "Sonny" Madden,
deputy commander of the Pompano Beach Cadet Sq. (Florida
Wing) has been named the city's
Firefighter of the Year after saving the life of an elderly man who
suffered three successive heart
Madden, a paramedic with the
Pompano Beach Fire Department, was credited with saving
the life of a man who had suffered a heart attack at a
recreational center here. After
he was revived, the man suffered
a second heart attack. The victim
was again revived and while being transported to the hospital,
he suffered a third attack.
He is now alive due to the actions of Madden, said 2rid Lt.
William G. Hill, squadron information officer.

use of Cutting tools and other personal equipment.
The advanced cadets then took
part in a search and rescue exercise, acting either as victim oras
rescuer, and were evaluated to
estimate how much knowledge

came through the instruction and
how much ingenuity and initiative they used.
The first year cadets were
tested on their knowledge in
class and did not have the practical test.

Snow Brings Work For Unit
a recent heavy snowfall disabled
nearly all forms of transportation in central and eastern
Maryland, members of the
Carroll Comp. Sq. (Maryland
Wing) were put on ready alert by
the Carroll County fire headquarters.
By late afternoon, with the fire
service strained to its limits
rescuing stranded motorists,
they requested that CAP personnel report to the headquarters
with thel~ four-wheel drive vehicle. This truck, equipped with a
radio on the county government
frequency, was in constant contact with the county civil defense
Squadron members were busy
for the next 32 hours delivering
medicine, assisting motorists
and pulling cars out of snowdrifts. They looked for a motorist

who had strayed from his stalled
car. They also delivered cots,
blankets and food for Civil
Defense and transported needed
personnel for the fire headquarters.
Other CAP members acted in
an administrative capacity,
answering telephones at the fire
department, manning the county
Civil Defense office and operating radios for the fire department
and county government in the
Emergency Operations Center.
They also kept in contact with
the Weather Bureau and logged
road closings.
Clarence R. Souders, county
director of communications, in a
letter to Capt. Richard I. Jordan,
squadron commander, said,
"The services that your squadron
provided speak for themselves.
The help your squadron provided
did not go unnoticed."

Civil Air Patrol News publishes each month a list of Civil Air Patrol
members who have died recently. Notices of deaths should be sent to the
Personnel Section of National Headquarters in accordance with Regulation 35-2, or to the National Chaplain's office -- not to Civil Air Patrol
News. Listed are names, ranks, dates of death and CAP unit.
BULLARD, Robert L., First Lieutenant, Feb. Indiana Wing.
20, 1978, Marin Comp. Air Rescue Sq., California
HORTON, Herbert G., Jr., Chaplain, Major,
Feb. 5, 1978, A. Hancock Comp. Sq, 105, California
CAMPBELL, Howard H., 5enier Member, Feb.
22, 1978, Panama City Comp. $q., Florida Wing.
HOWARD, Shlrieu A., Major, Feb. 24, 1978,
COBENA, Ted, Senior Member, Jan. 29, 1978,
Southeast Region
Arcadia Communications St. Sq., Louisiana Wing.
McCI,INTOCK, James E., Lieutenant Colonel,
FAYE. Jarnes J., Major, Feb. 19, 19/8, Virginia
Feb. 4. 1978, Mississippi Wing.
SWICEGOOD, Dewey W., Lieutenant Colonel,
FEIST, Irving J., Lieutenant Colonel, Feb. 27,
March 2, 1978, Virginia Wing.
1978, New Jersey Wing.
TAYLOR, Walter T., Jr., Cadet, Nov. 28, 1977,
HOLLOWAY, Edgar E., Captain, Feb. 28, 1978,
Bayshore Comp. Sq., New Jersey Wing.




APRIL 1978

CAP News
In Photos

SPAATZ AWARD--Air Force Academy Cadet Michael R. Coulllard, right, accepts the Gen.
Carl A. Spaatz Award from Brig. Gen. Stanley C. Beck, commandant of cadets. Couillard Joined
the CAP cadet program in 1969 in Carson, Calif., and retained his membership throughout his
attendance at the Academy. He will graduate in May with a Bachelor of Science degree and a
commission as an Air Force second Heutenant.

West Bay Comp. Sq. (California Wing), left, presents
squadron member Bob Plaskon with a certificate for completing Level I training. Plaskon, Who has been confined to
his bed since an accident several years ago, monitors the
CAP communications net and keeps his squadron's
operations people informed of alerts or other important
situations requiring action. Plaskon, a former CAP cadet,
had his interest in the organization reawakened by other
squadron members.

ORIENTATION--Air Force SSgt. Larry Morgan, a flight mechanic with the 33rd Aerospace
Rescue and Recovery Squadron at Kadena AFB, Oidnawa, Japan, gives Cadets George Bogard,
Bill Swinconos and John Burnham of the Okinawa Cadet Sq. a tour of equipment on a HH-53
helicopter before their first orientation flight. The squadron is the first CAP squadron
outside of the United States. (USAF Photo by Robert Funches)

FIELD MASS--Members of the Massachusetts Wing attended a field Mass celebrated by
Chaplain (1st Lt.) Bruce A. J. Kncg, fight. CAP personnel are, left to right, 1st Lt. Ed Ray.
mond, CWO Keith Raymond, 1st Lt. Mike Hobbs, Lt. Col. Edwards Hobbs Sr., all of Brockton,
and 1st Lt. Dan R. McElleney of South Boston. l~e Mass was offered oa a Sonday morning at
the Greater Boston Red Cross headquarters during a recent Red Cross disaster relief effort.
(Red Cross Photo)

HIGH AWARD--Cadet Bruce L. Ray, 103rd Comp. Sq.
(Connecticut Wing), receives the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award
from Maj. Gen. John Freund, adjutant general of the State of
Connecticut, in ceremonies at the Hartford State Armory.
Roy is a freshman student at Tulane University in New
Orleans, La., where he studies mechanical engineering under
a Navy ROTC scholarship.

APRIL 1978

Downeast Patrol Comp. Sq. (Maine
Wing) has instituted a Cadet of the Month
program. At recent squadron ceremonies,
Cadet Carroll Gifford accepted the award
as Outstanding Cadet ... Three cadets
from Scranton Comp. Sq. (Pennsylvania
Wing) travelled to Patriok AFB, Fla.,
recently. Cadets Darren Barscheski,
Charles Locasio and William Lengner
toured the base and its facilities during the
day with the high point of their visit being
a trip to Cape Canaveral ... During the recent reoord-breaking snow storm, the
West Warwick Comp. Sq. (Rhode Island
Wing) actively assisted local authorities
in disaster relief. Cadets Bruce Whalen,
Mike Carroll, Steven Pare, Joseph Bondarek, Anthony Kulig, Gertrude Kulig and
Joe Zaccaria provided assistance where
Members of Ranger Land Rescue Teams.
from Group 1100 squadrons (Pennsylvania
Wing.) took part in a weekend bivouac
recently to prepare them for the Winter
Survival School. Those taking part included Cadets Robert Jones, Patricia Mort,
Charles Staso, Kirk Twardowski, Richard
Magners, Michael Hagenbuck, Donald
Grill, John Batdorf, Edward Marchetti,
Kevin Tardowski, Jay Berring, Keith
Glass, Terry Royce, Walter Chase and
Mike Dettendall ... First Lt. Angela Izzo
has joined the staff of the Gen. Carl A.
Spaatz Sq. (Pennsylvania Wing) as a
volunteer aerospace education instructor.
Three cadets from the Orange County
Group (New York Wing) have received
scholarships from a fund recently established in the name of William
Richardell, former commander of the Orange County Group. Those cadets receiving the scholarships were Andrew Miller,
Steven Smith and Joseph Perez...As part of
Whitehall Exchange Comp. Sq's. (Pennsylvania Wing) aerospace education
program, 30 cadets and seniors toured
their local airport. The tour included the
tower, weather and fire stations ana snow
removal departments...Tbe Shrewsbury,
Comp. Sq. (Massachusetts Wing) held an
awards dinner recently at which Raymond
Berard was named Senior Member of the
of the Year.
Bangor-Brewer Sq. (Maine Wing) sponsored and hosted a leadership seminar for
wing cadets recently. Cadets Scott Hartman, Daniel Wood, and Kenneth Cantor
.assisted during the seminar...Members of


the East Providence Comp. Sq. (Rhode
Island Wing) assisted National Guard and
Civil Defense forces during a recent
snowstorm in such areas as snow removal,
helping stranded citizens, delivering and
distributing medication, assisting with
crowd control and directing helicopter
landings ... Col. Jess Strauss, former New
York Wing commander, has been named
asCommissioner of Human Rights for the
City of New Rochelle in New York.

Middle East
Cadet Matthew Fisk was named Cadet
of the Year and 1st Lt. Kitty Trite was
named Senior of the Year during the
awards ceremony held by the Carroll
Comp. Sq. (Maryland Wing) ... Maj.
Robert Hotchkiss, deputy commander of
Brandywine Cadet Sq. (Delaware Wing)
was recently reunited with his 1957 IACE
Spanish Air Force escort officer, Francisco Serra, when he spent the Christmas
holidays with the Hotchkiss family ... Lt.
Col. Alfred E. Morris was promoted to full
colonel recently during a change of command ceremony held at the East Capitol
Cadet Sq. (National Capital Wing)
Cadets Terry Allinger and Scott Chapmanl
members of the Brandywine Cadet Sq.
(Delaware Wing) have received their
private pilot licenses through flight
scholarships ... The North Carolina Wing
sponsored a "How To Search" clinic
recently. Lt. Col. Holli Nelson and Capt.
Ned Vaughan-Lloyd taught sessions that
i n c l u d e d h o w. a n a l e r t i s i n i t i a t e d ,
procedures for a member to use in reporting for a mission and detailed briefings on
how to serve as an observer.

The Florida Wing toured the 679th
Radar Squadron recently, during its annual week-long encampment at the Naval
Air Station, Jacksonville, Fla.
Members of the Seminole Cadet Sq. and
Orlando Cadet Sq. (Florida Wing) recently
toured the Kennedy Space Center. Those
attending included Capts. Linda Eddy,
Charles Pfeiffer, and James Walker, and
2nd Lts. David Crocket and Elaine Pavone
... Cadet William Hollis of the Huntsville
Comp. Sq. (Alabama Wing) was recently
elected president of the Explorer
President's Council for the Tennessee
Valley Boy Scout Council.
Cadets from Group 3 (Florida Wing)

held an aerospace instruction course
recently at which time they were given
ground training and scanner flights by
Hillsborougb I Senior Sq. members ...
Nine cadets and one senior member of the
Orlando Cadet Sq. (Florida Wing) recently
participated in a bike-a-thon held at a local
junior high school ... Lt. COl. Evelyn Johnson, a member of the Morristown Senior
Sq. (Tennessee Wing) recently pinned on
her silver oak leaves signifying her
promotion to lieutenant colonel.
The Cutler Cadet Sq. (Florida Wing)
held an open house recently at a local
junior high school. More than 75 interested
teenagers and their parents joined the
cadets for refreshments after the drill
team demonstration and comprehensive
insight program given by the cadets ... At
a recent Group 9 (Florida Wing) banquet,
Cadet Ed Wolf was selected as outstanding cadet of the year.

North Central
Cadet Robert Suter of the St. Charles
Cadet Sq. (Missouri Wing) was recently
named as the St. Louis area Cadet of the,
Year ... At a statewide conference and
banquet held recently, McConnell AFB
Comp. Sq. (Kansas Wing) was named the
top squadron in the wing. Maj. James Daily is squadron commander ... Air Force
Brig. Gen. Paul E. Gardner, commander,
HQ: CAP-USAF, presented 1st Lt. Norma~
Hellmann of Rapid City's Rushmore
Comp. Sq. (South Dakota Wing) with a
Meritorious Service Award at the wing's
recent conference.

Great Lakes
Lima Comp. Sq. (Ohio Wing) assisted
during a recent snowstorm by flying aerial
reconnaissance, providing communications and coordinating aerial activities
Cadet John Jones of the
Kenosha Comp. Sq. (Wisconsin Wing) has
been nominated to three different U.S.
service academies. Cadet Jones hopes,
however, to attend the U.S. Air Force

Eighteen cadets and two senior
members of the El Pasco Comp. Sq. (Texas Wing) enjoyed a unique experience


recently when they received orientation
flights in U.S. Army helicopters as guests
of the Flight Operations Office at Biggs
Army Air Field. The squadron has its
headquarters located at the Army installation ... Members of Randolph AFB Comp.
S q . ( Te x a s W i n g ) w e r e g u e s t a t
Datapoint Corporation in San Antonio
on a recent field trip to the largest
manufacturer and leader in data processing. The squadron was able to see firsthand the basic manufacturing procedures,
testing of completed equipment as well as
actually operating a computer.

Rocky Mountain
North Valley Comp. Sq. (Colorado
Wing) Cadet Allenn Hammann has been
granted a solo flight scholarship. Cadet
Hammann has completed ground school
and will soon be on his way to a private
pilot license...Cadet Stephen Wood,
cadet commander for the Colorado
Springs Cadet Sq. (Colorado Wing) has
received notification of acceptance for appointment to the Virginia Military
Institute. Cadet Wood has also received
appointments to other military academies
... At a recent meeting of Timberline
Cadet Sq. (Colorado Wing), Cadet Richard
Blakeman received his solo pilot wings ...
Capt. Michael A. O'Dell, deputy comm a n d e r f o r Ti m b e r l i n e C a d e t S q .
( Colorado Wing), received his commission
as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air
Force recently.

Lt. Col. Pat Osmon, commander of the
San Diego Senior Sq. (California Wing),
represented his group at a chartering
banquet for Division 16 of the Coast Guard
Auxiliary. Officers of the division have expressed an interest in a close liaison with
Civil Air Patrol ... First Lt. Dan Dimick
has become comander of the Ashland
Comp. Sq. (Oregon Wing)...Ch. (Capt.)
Stephen Bender, chaplain and information
officer for the Ashland Comp. Sq. and the
Siskiyou Senior Pilot Sq. (Oregon Wing),
was presented the High Flight Trophy at a
recent awards banquet. The trophy is
presented for service beyond the call of
Capt. Gary K. Lorimor, of the Corvallis
Comp. Sq. (Oregon Wing) was recently
elected the commander of the Nathan
Twining Sq., Arnold Air Society, at Oregon
State University ... John J. Montgomery
Memorial Cadet Sq. (California Wing) has
been presented a check for $I,000 by the
Santa Clara Kiwanis. The money will be
used to purchase emergency medical
equipment and training aids plus communication equipment.

During recent change of command
ceremonies, 1st Lt. Robert F. Wray took
command of the Okinawa Cadet Sq. A drill
exhibition was held by the cadets prior to
closing ceremonies. The squadron, located
on the Japanese island of Okinawa, was
organized on an experimental basis.

CRASHED AIRCRAFT--Lt. Col. Donald Pye, commander of the Albany
Comp. Sq. (Georgia Wing) inspects
the remains of a crashed aircraft.
He and squadron cadets were recalled
to rope off the accident scene and
provide security to the wreckage
until arrival of FAA investigators.

APRIL 1978



We Also Serve Who Only Fry Eggs And Observe

..; Mid-County Comp. Sq.

OLD BRIDGE, N.J. -- After
several months of being information officer for the Mid-County
Comp. Sq. (New Jersey Wing), I
knew there was much more that I
would like to accomplish as a
member of Civil Air Patrol. Of
course, I knew all about
emergency services, SARCAPS,
missions and the like; but we
weren't fortunate enough to be
Finally I had my opportunity.
Saturday night, Jan. 28, I received my phone call. A mission was
ordered to be readied for the
following morning at Miller Airpark, some 50 miles from my
home. I was ready, I was willing
and I was able.
At 11:00 a.m. Sunday morning I
was spit and polish, waiting to
go, but no one bothered to call.
T h e n c a m e t h e c r u s h e r, n o
emergency services 101 card.
How could I participate in a mission without my 101 card? But I
argued, I must take part in the
mission in order to take the
emergency services test so I
could get my 101 card. But the
next day, Monday, I would get to
that mission, 101 card or not.
I donned my uniform and got to
Miller Airpark. How? I'm not
quite sure. I signed in and watched all the happemngs, maps,
grids, operations, flight plans,
briefings, pilots taking off. communications buzzing, reporters
The mission coordinator, Col.
George Bochenek, was cool and
efficient, as were we all. The outside temperature was 20 degrees,
inside it was about 15 degrees.

National SAR School
To Be Held In JulyAt Governors Island
National Search and Rescue
School will be held at Governors
Island N.Y., July 23-28, 1978.
(See "SAR People" column,
Page 11. )
Enrollment details may be
found in the Senior Member Activities Schedule (February 1978
Civil Air Patrol News). Mission
coordinators apply through
channels to National HQ/TTN no
later than April 28, 1978.
(Reference CAPM 50-17) Send information copy of CAPF 17 to
National Headquarters TTN.

The water in the pipes was frozen
-- and to think, I was fighting to
get involved.
The mission was still in effect
the following day. One of the mission pilots living in my area called, "Was I going to try it again?"
Why not? But of course, I have a
lot to learn. But this time, just a
few comforts. So I packed my
trusty coffee pot, fry pan, sugar,
salt, pepper, some eggs, a stick
of butter-- and I wa§ ready.

Now, I have the distinct honor
of having cooked 42 eggs over
easy without breaking a single
Word came that the mission
was suspended the following day.
Then word came that we were
back to the mission. I couldn't
believe it. You mean I have
another chance to beat my
record and cook more eggs? Oh,
what the heck. I've loved every
minute of it.

Once again we hit the trail on
the Garden State Parkway. We
stopped by the egg farm, picked
up several gallons of water, and I
went back to keep the mission
volunteers well fed.
The first wave of planes, pilots
and observers went up. The
coffee was brewing, and I waited
and watched and listened. I read
all there was to read in my reg.
about observers.

RESCUE DONATION--Frank R. Athis, left, of the I.B.M. Corporation, presented a check for
$250 to Capt. Terence Taylor of the Hayward Comp. Sq. 158 (California Wing) in support of the
squadron's search and rescue mission. The money submitted through the corporation's community assistance program will be used for repair and maintenance of the unit's Jeep and additional equipment for a truck used in ground operations. (Photo by Pleasanton (Calif.) Valley

Committee Provides Behind Scenes
Look .t Operations And Safety
CAP Operations and Safety Committee recently provided
"behind-the-scenes" activity of
interest to all CAP operations
Representatives from all eight
CAP regions, FAA and National

Headquarters Operations, Safety
and Emergency Services covered
an. agenda which included the
following items.
a. Aircraft utilization.
b. Flight scheduling and control.
c. Shoulder harness re-

d. Selection of the Paul W.
Turner Safety Award recipient.
e. Acquisition of aircraft best
suited for CAP missions, e. g.,
Helio Couriers, Cessna Hawk XP
and modified T-41s.
f. Pilot checkout requirements.
g. CAPR 60-1, CAP Flight
h. Use of Civil Air Patrol News
articles contributed by members
to promote safety, operations
and management.
i. Selection of the CAP Safety
Officer of the Year.
Committee members discussed opinions, efforts and concerns
of CAP members regarding each
agenda item.
Enthusiasm and participation
were extremely high.

Just give me a chance to fly the
Then came my chance. Lt. Col.
Bob Emig and Maj. Jim Erdman,
who had had two ELT finds that
week, came in. Was I ready to
start my observer training? Was
I? I couldn't believe it. The mission coordinator told me to grab
my coat and get going. Excited?
You would not have believed.
I ran to the field, just as the
flight crew was checking their
flight lists, jumped into the
plane, fastened my seatbelt -and there I was at last. I was going to observe.
On the runway, the pilots were
doing their thing, and I braced
myself for takeoff. We weren't
out of the flight pattern, the
emergency frequency was
monitored. A young man's voice
squeaked out over my head, "I'm
lost." And for the next 40 minutes
I didn't breathe. Erdman and
Emig were calmly asking the
lost pilot questions. The answers
were not really definite. He
wasn't sure of the coastline and
saw no landmarks. "Climb to 2,000 feet and we'll contact
McGuire," we told him. He was a
student pilot from Langhorne,
Pa., on his way home when he
found he wasn't sure of where he
was. (See story, Page 13).
We contacted McGuire AFB.
We listened to their questions,
heard the answers. My pilots
watched and charted on the maps
on their laps. The replies came
from the other plane, his voice
cracking now and then, but he
was still calm and hoping that aid
would come, that he'd be on the
wa~b~ck home.
At last McGuire's que-sfions
paid off. They knew where the
lost pilot was. We made a turn
and came in close to him. We
would track him down, we would
lead him to Monmouth Airport.
We were right behind him, our
conversation continued -- and I
began to breathe again.
It was just a couple of minutes
to the airport. We made our approach and landed with him down
just in front of us.
We all jumped out and ran
across to that red and white
Cherokee. Are you all right? The
look on this young man's face of
relief and gratefullness. Our pilot
reassured him. We were ready
for hot chocolate or coffee and
conversation. He was just 20
years old, with only a few hours
flying time, and ever so grateful.
Emig flew along to the airport
with the young pilot at the controls. We followed. And once
again got out of the plane for the
last thank yous, goodbyes and
assurances. I will never forget
the look on his face. It was
A job well done, and so back to
our original mission. Please,
dear God, have this one come out
just as well.

"With support from active
members and dedicated
representatives, this committee
should be able to improve corporate response to mission and
member demands," said Lt. Col.
Frederick K. Carter, HQ. CAPUSAF director of safety.
ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION--Members of the New River Valley Sr. Sq. and the Montgomery
Comp. Sq. (Virginia Wing) recently assisted the FAA and the National Transportation Safety
Board in investigating a plane accident in Giles County, Va. Squadron personnel provided
guards at the accident site. (Photo by Jimmy W. Adams)

Unit commanders are encouraged to obtain and forward
inputs to region representatives
in matters concerning operations
and safety, said Carter.

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