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WAR BIRD -- This "'little yellow airplane," a relic of
World War II, is similar td many used by Civil Air Patrol
for civilian defense operations during the war. It was
donated in 1971 to the Air Force Museum, Wright.Patterson
AFB, Ohio. Now restored by museum personnel, the aircraft is on permanent display there as part of a Civil Air
Patrol exhibit. The CAP emblem on the side of the fuselage
is the type which was used in the early days of World War II
and also appears on both wing surfaces. As was customary
at that time, the plane's serial number -- the "NC number"
-- also appears on both wing surfaces in large
numerals. The words "Civil Air Patrol" were later added
in a curve above the emblem and the letters "U.S." below
it so that, ff CAP crew members on Coastal Patrol were
captured by the enemy, they could not be executed as spies.
More data about this plane appears on Page 2.

(ISSN-0009-7810) VOLUME I0, NUMBER 10



Stray Shot Hits Pilot

NEW PAINT -- Lt. Col. Joseph V. Lill, commander of
Florida Wing's Group 4, right, thanks Warren A. Wilson Jr.,
president of Spadco, Inc., an official FAA service and repair
station at the Saint Petersburg International Airport, who
repainted a group Cessna 172 in the new CAP color scheme.

proximately 150 feet above the
ground and about one-half mile
from the airport, making its final
approach, when the shooting occurred.
Hildebrandt was at the controls, but Bates took over and
landed the aircraft. The bullet
entered the right door and came
out just above the wingroot.
Johnson said the plane came
down very fast and swerved off
into the grass, causing the
ground crew to think the plane
had malfunctioned.
Bates then jumped from the
plane and said he had been shot.
CAP personnel with medical
training took him first to the
Waseca Area Memorial Hospital
He was later transfered to St.
Joseph's Hospital in Mankato
where he underwent surgery for
the bullet wound.
The Waseca County Sheriff's
Department, the Waseca Police
and the Minnesota State Patrol
joined in investigating the
itiated when a woman called the shooting. Looking for clues, ofHawaii CAP and said her husband was overdue from a boating
trip. Within 30 minutes after
receiving the call. Col. Robert
Hites, Lyman Field Comp. Sq.,
was airborne.
The search was called off at
students at the recently concluddusk. As the CAP aircraft was
ed National Staff College comreturning to base, Hites noticed a
pleted requirements while at the
blinking light that turned out to
college for the Grover Loening
he the missing boat, which had
Aerospace Award.
overturned. Four people were
The four were: Maj. Billie
holding on to it.
Brackeen, Alabama Wing comHe circled the area until a
munications staff officer; Capt.
civilian helicopter arrived to pick
Max Cannon, Gadsden (Ala.)
up the survivors.
Comp. Sq. commander; 1st Lt.
Elsie F. Hasty, Brandon (Fla.)
Cadet Sq. commander; and 1st
Lt. Betty E. Samuels, West
Boats, a charter line which he
Virginia Wing information ofowned. He was the husband of
former actress Maureen O'Hara.
The awards were presented to
the fouratthecollege.
As a member of Civil Air
Capt. Brackeen, in his role as
Patrol, the retired general esan Air Force Reserve master
tablished the Virgin Islands
sergeant, coordinated the
Comp. Sq., the first CAP unit in
transportation for the college.
, the islands,

Minnesota Wing
WASECA. Minn. A shot fired
from the ground wounded a Civil
Air Patrol pilot as he accompartied a cadet on a flight from
the Waseca airport Aug 9.
Maj Jim Bates, airport
manager and a pilot for
Northwest Airlines. was wounded in the upper right chest. Cadet
Curt Hildebrandt, South Saint
Paul Comp. Sq., who was on a
final preparation flight before
soloing was not injured.
Bates was serving as a flight
instructor for a week-long CAP
solo encampment held at the
Waseca airport. Col.-John T.
Johnson, encampment commander, said the pl'dne was ap-

[ Casaday

Dog Team Makes Save


MAXWELL AFB. Ala. -- Civil
Air Patrol's Idaho Wing recorded
the organization's 41st save Aug.
12 when members of the Moscow
Comp. Sq. used a dog team to
find a missing 27-year-old man.
The two-day search effort was
launched when the Latah County
sheriff asked CAP for assistance.
The man was located and taken
-to a local hospital.
According to information that
was recently verified, the Hawaii
Wing was given credit for saving
the lives of four persons involved
in a boating accident in June.
The life-saving mission was in-

In Phoenix

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Brig.
Gen. Thomas C. Casaday
was reelected National
Commander of Civil Air
Patrol at the
meeting here Sept. 8 of the
National Board.
At the same meeting,
Col. Johnnie Boyd, commander of the SouthweSt
Region, was elected
National Vice Commander,
Succeeding Col. Oscar K.
More information about
Col. Boyd, plus news and
photos of the National
Board meeting will be
published in the November
issue of Civil Air Patrol
~WS~ .....

Crash Kills Former Member
ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands-A former member of Civil Air
Patrol, Air Force Brig. Gen.
(Ret.) Charles Blair, was killed
recently when a plane with 11
persons on board crashed in the
ocean near here.
Blair was piloting the plane
which belonged to Antilles Air

NSC Students
Receive Award

fleers investigated fields and
roads in the area of the incident.
State police also made aerial
searches in a light aircraft, acc o m p a n i e d b y H i ~ ~ ~
helped identify the area.
An 11-year-old boy later admitted firing the shot. He told
police he was firing a 22 caliber
rifle at something in a tree and
did not know he had struck the
plane or pilot.

Cadet Tries
For Youngest
Pilot Record
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. -Cadet Mike Sands of the Pompano Beach Cadet Sq. (Florida
Wing) recently became what
may be the youngest pilot to get
a private pilot's license.
Licenses aren't given to people
under 17 years. To date the
youngest got his license at 9 a.m.
on his 17th birthday. Sands was in
his Cessna at 8:30 a.m. on his
birthday to get the record and be
entered into the Guiness Book of
When he was looking through
the Guiness, Sands saw the
previous record and felt he could
beat it. So he got up early and got
out to Pompano Aviation where
he takes flying lessons.
Sands lives in Coral Springs,

Inside Index
Aero-Astro Answers .... Page 3
Cadet Awards ..................15
CAP News In Photos ......... 18
CAP Obituaries ................. 15
Executive Director's
Comments ....................... 4
IACE Photos ................... 16
SAR Statistics ...................2 .
Survival Tips .................... 6




Wing Dedicates Repeater
To Memory Of Lost Flyer

SPAATZ AWARD -- P.S. DuPont, governor of Delaware,
presents the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award to Cadet Patrick B.
Houghton, right, of the Brandywine Cadet Sq. (Delaware

PAY S O N , A r i z . - - H a r o l d
Konantz, flying an aircraft
belonging to his company, flew
into an unexpected heavy storm
and was killed when he crashed
on a peak of the Mazatal Mountains west of this central Arizona
town in March 1977.
Last July a Civil Air Patrol
repeater antenna on Greens Peak
in northeast Arizona was
dedicated to his memory. It was
built with funds contributed by
his family and employer.
Due to a wrong description of
the aircraft, Konantz's plane was
not found for eight days. It had
actually been spotted before by
Capt. John Tylor of Phoenix who,
when he saw an identical aircraft
in Phoenix, recognized it as

Pont Presents Award
By Maj. Jack Zimmerman
Delaware Wing

WILMINGTON, Del. -- Cadet
Patrick B. Houghton of the Brandywine Cadet Sq. (Delaware
Wing) received the Civil Air
P a t r o l ' s h i g h e s t h o n o r, t h e
coveted Gen. Carl A. Spaatz
Award at graduation exercises
following the annual wing encampment at Dover AFB Del.,
June 6.
The presentation was made by
P.S. DuPont IV, governor of
Houghton joined the CAP in
1972 and rogressed rapidly
through the ranks to b~eome
cadet squadron commander this
year. During this period he
attended the Air Force Academy
Survival School, Air Training
Command courses and the Middie East Region Cadet Officers

Master of ceremonies for the
memorial dedication ceremony
School. He is a qualified search was Lt. Col. Weldon M. Dube,
and rescue team leader. He went
deputy chief staff for Comto Germany in 1977 under the munications for the Southwest
IACE program and in 1978 he was R e g i o n . H e i n t r o d u c e d t h e
members of the Konantz family
cadet escort for Israeli IACE
and his employer. His widow,
cadets visiting Washington, D.C.
Gwenn Konantz, lives in
He soloed in a CAP aircraft
Franklin, N.C. The employer,
during the 1977 encampment and
obtained a private pilot rating in
Bud Sommers, is from Tulsa,
Okla. Other family members
February 1978.
Houghton graduated from
came from New Orleans, La.,
Cullowhee, N.C., and Leesburg,
Mount Pleasant High School in
June 1978, having been a National
Honor Society and National MerThe son, Ron Konantz, made a
it Scholarship finalist. He plans
short expression of gratitude on
to enter the Massachusetts. Inbehalf of the family toward the
stitute of Technology (M.I.T.) efforts of the Civl Air Patrol
this ~1 am a candidate-!or an~- towaret~
He holds scholarships from
A memorial service was conM . I . T. , t h e M o u n t P l e a s a n t
Education Association and a $750 ducted by Chaplain (Maj.) DOn
Bunnel of the Casa Grande
grant fromCAP.
Comp. Sq. Afterward Col. Tom
In addition to Latin, he also
May, Arizona Wing commander,
reads and writes Russian.

For the benefit of all
members of Civil Air Patrol,
the statistics for 1978 for
search and rescue activities
throughout the organization
are shown below.
These are unofficial figures,
compiled by the Directorate
of Operations at CAP National
He adquarters.
As of Sept. 3, 1978
Number of Missions ......... 576
Number of Aircraft ....... 2,207
Number of Sorties ........7,650
Flying Hours ............ 17,210.9
Personnel ..................22,315
S~ ves .............................43
Finds ............................ 331

hospitals, fire departments and
law enforcement agencies on
hand for training. A total of 15
organizations took part.
This was a no notice exercise
that began when the Civil Air
Patrol received a report of a
suspected mid-air Collision. Only
a few coordinators know of the

exercise ahead of time. Mission
coordinator was Capt. Wesley C.
Leamon Jr., squadron commander.
Rescue personnel took about an
hour and a half to remove the
"victims" by boat to a dock
where they could be taken by
ambulance to area hospitals.

Museum Restores
Ohio -- The L-4 liaison aircraft,
originally designated the 0-59,
was the military version of the
famous Piper J3 "Cub." The
Army ordered the first 0-59s in
1941 for tests in conjunction with
its growing interest in the use of
light aircraft for liaison and
observation duties in direct support of ground forces. Between
1941 and 1945, the Army procured
almost 6,000 Piper aircraft.
During World War II,
"Grasshoppers" performed a
variety of functions throughout
the world for artillery fire direc-


YPSILANTI, Mich. -- Lt. Col. Alan R. Creighton, winner of
the Brewer Award in the Senior Member category, presented
at the recent National Board meeting in Phoenix, Ariz., died
unexpectedly at his home on Sept. 22. He is survived by a
Col. Creighton, who was unable to attend the Phoenix
meeting, had been commander of Detroit Metropolitan Group
16, Michigan Wing.

HIGH AWARD -- Cadet Kenneth Devall, Mid-Florida Cadet
Sq., right, receives the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award from Maj.
Gen. Reuben C. Hood (USAF, Ret.).

Devall Earns Spaatz Award
MOUNT DORA, Fla. -- Maj.
Gen. Reuben C. Hood (USAF,
Ret.) presented Cadet Kenneth
Devall of the Mid-Florida Cadet
Sq. with the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz
Award at a colorful ceremony at
an awards banquet held at St.
Phillip's Lutheran Church Aug.

Devall is the son of the
Reverend and Mrs. Preston
Devall of Brooksville, Fla. He
was graduated from Leesburg
High School in Leesburg, Fla., in
1975. There he was a member of
the campus ROTC unit. Presently he is a senior at Florida State
University at Tallahassee and is
on the Dean's List.
After graduation he hopes to
enter the Air Force.

i r c r a f t To W a rtime Colors

tion, pilot training, glider pilot
instruction, courier service, and
front-line liaison. Members of
Civil Air Patrol flew thousands of
hours in light planes such as the
L4 searching for enemy submarines in U.S. coastal waters.
The aircraft on display at the
Air Force Museum (see photo.
Page 1) was donated to the
museum in 1971 by the Greene
County Comp. Sq. of Xenia, Ohio.
Span ...................... 35 ft. 3 in.
Length ..................... 22 ft. 5 in.
Height ...................... 6 ft. 8 in.
Weight .......1,200 lbs. maximum.

In the September Civil Air Patrol News in the article on
the Illinois Flight Encampment Cadet James C. seabert of
the Prairie View Sq. (Illinois Wing) was incorrectly identified in the photos appearing on pages 1 and 5 as Jeffrey

it was to maintain proper communications."
The base of the repeater is at
an elevation of 10,823 feet on
Greens Peak which overlooks
New Mexico. The tip of the
antenna is 125 feet above the
base. After Gwenn Konantz
triggered the repeater, setting it
into action, radio contact was
made with Santa Fe, N.M. with a

Lt. Col. Creighton Dies

Mid-Florida Cadet Sq.

Unit Coordinates County Exercise
THOMASVILLE, N.C. -Members of the High PointThomasville Comp. Sq. (North
Carolina Wing) coordinated a
major disaster exercise involving 241 people on the shores
of Lake Thom-A-Lex.
The disaster was the mock
crash of two planes carrying 31
passengers on an inaccessible
portion of the lake shore. Davidson County agencies had 210 personnel from rescue units

gave a replica of the plaque at
the base of the repeater to
Gwenn Konantz.
The family and employer made
the large donation to the Civil Air
Patrol's Arizona Wing in appreciation of brave and dedicated
people who gave of themselves to
find him, said 2nd Lt. Dorothy M.
Bennett, information officer of
the Payson Comp. Sq. "They saw
how necessary and how difficult

Armament ..................... none.
En gine Continental 0-170 of 65 hp.
Maximum speed ........... 85 mph.

Cruising speed ........ . .... 75 mph.
Range ...................... 190 miles.
Service ceiling ..............9,300 ft.
Cost ............................. $2,600.

think the accomplishment is noteworthy
regardless of the mishap of
badge on the wrong side




Search Finds Pilot Safe In Motel
equipped with an emergency
be in Columbus by 4 p.m. on a
locator transmitter and there
Friday in August.
was no transmission caused conThe Pennsylvania Wing receivcern," said Lappe. Air sured the alert shortly before 7 a.m.
veillance could not be started due
the next day. Mission headto poor weather reports in the
quarters were set up at West
east and central parts of the
Mifflin, Pa., under 1st Lt. Albert
M. Kozusko, who was assisted by
A midmorning report related
1st Lt. Ernest Rapp. CAP units
that radio contact had been made
and pilots in New York, New
by the tower at Shamokin, Pa.,
Jersey and Ohio coordinated
with a plane concerning a navigatheir efforts with the Penntion problem. That report,
sylvania Wing. Qualified ranger
together with the sighting of
teams were put on stand-by for
something in the mountains near
possible duty.
"The fact that the plane was Shamokin, gave CAP the only out

Air Patrol search for the pilot
and three passengers of a missing aircraft found them alive and
well in a New Jersey motel, with
the aircraft safe at a nearby airport.
The search was initiated when
the'aircraft failed to arrive at its
destination in Columbus, Ohio,
said 1st Lt. Marilyn R Lappe, information officer of the South
Hills Comp. Sq. 613 (Penn"sylvania Wing). According to the
flight plan, the aircraft was to
have left Islip, N.Y., at noonand

New Jersey. A check by the CAP
clue to where the plane might
search group there confirmed
have gone. These were later
that there was a small airport in
proven false.
the vicinity. At long last the
The flying club that owned the
plane was found and a few
plane and the pilot's flight inminutes later mission headstructor were contacted. "We
quarters was speaking to the
now had a description of the
plane and a better profile of the
EncoUntering severe weather
pilot and his experience. By computing the amount of fuel on the i n t h e m o u n t a i n s o f P e n n plane and the type of weather sylvania, he had made the wise
decision to turn back and head
then and the terrain, we began to
try and figure out what he might east again, Lappe related. "He
was in a motel and unaware of
have done," Lappe said.
the massive search in behalf of
"In the late afternoon we found
that the pilot had a relative in himself and his passengers."

The Microfiches Are Coming For ECI Catalogs
sion Course Institute (ECI)
Catalog has been computerized
and put onto a little piece of
plastic called "microfiche"

"micros" have really got the
"macros" on the run! In almost
every field, from automobiles to
calculators, things are getting
smaller. And along with many
Air Force catalogs and other
types of publications, the Exten-

This change poses no real
problem for Air Force personnel
since viewers requ!red to

CAPM 50-17. Chapter 8. has been
revised to provide enrollment information. This manual revision
is being typeset and will be distributed in the near future.

most CAP units do not own
microfiche viewers.
And an ECI report tells us that
many units have not been reviewing ECI materials even when
they were available in printed
form. (Under our former agreement. ECI mailed requested
numbers of ECI catalogs to CAP
wings to further distributed to
their units. Many wings could not
afford the postage or the manpower required to pass these
materials on.)
Most CAP units probably do
not own a microfiche viewer
since they are still quite expensive. But the Senior Training
Directorate here at National
Headquarters has taken steps to
assure that all units will have at
least minimal information required for participation in the
~CI program.
The ECI microfiche will be distributed to each unit bi-monthly
by CAP-USAF/DA. In addition, a
printed course listing will be distributed periodically as required.

magnify the microfiche are
available on Air Force bases.
Ty p i c a l l y, h o w e v e r. C A P
members are not so fortunate
because, although progression
through our Senior Training
Program is tied closely to completion of certain ECI courses.

Although these provisions will
make available the basics of ECI
enrollments, it will be up to the
senior program officer to find a
microfiche viewer in the community and get familiar enough
with the program to assist and
counsel CAP members who wish
to enroll. This is particularly important because courses are
available in addition to the PME
courses which offer training in
many CAP jobs. from safety
(24150) to fundamentals of radio
communications (3033).
Actually, microfiche viewers
are more readily available than
y o u m a y i m a g i n e . Yo u r fi x e d : : ~ - ~
base operator will have one. as
will your library and many
appliance service businesses.
And most will be more than willing for CAP to make use of them.

C a d e t Tr a i n i n g

Tests To Be (]osed Book
GOVERNOR'S VISIT -- Governor Jay Hammond of Alaska, right, talks with Civil Air Patrol's
Alaska Wing commander, Col. Russell Anderson, left, and Maj. Gen. C.F. Necrason, state adjutant general. Hammond was presented a CAP Certificate of Recognition last month for his
part in a rescue in December 1977. The governor was flying to Nakaek, Alaska, for Christmas
when he intercepted radio communications that indicated another plane was in trouble and had
crashed on the shores of Lake lliamna. He flew to the crash scene and picked up two injured persons and flew them to Iliamna, from which they were later flown to Anchorage for
hospitalization. (Anchorage Times Photo)
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MAXWELL AFB. Ala. -- Effective Oct. 1. 1978. all testing in
Phases I and II of the cadet program will be closed book with the introduction of the new "Your Aerospace World."
The old "Your Aerospace World" and associated tests may continue to be used until Jan. 1. 1981. The old open book tests will simply
be used closed book. New Leadership Lab closed book tests are
being prepared and should be distributed to the field for use on
Oct. 1, 1978.
The new closed book passing scores to be entered on the new computerized contract form are:
Block A: Leadership Lab-72 per cent or higher.
Block C: Your Aerospace World-70 per cent or higher.
Block C: (For Contract 7 Only) Aerospace Education Test-85 per
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Execu tive D irec tor's Corn m e n ts

The Inspector's Functions
Brigadier General, USAF
Executive Director
As a commander, I am vitally interested in the success of
our organization and the people
who make it up. This concern
should be true of our CAP commanders at any level from
region to flight. Therefore,
commanders should quickly
"zero in" on
those activities
of an organization that are vital to the success
of the mission
and he / she
should exude
enthusiasm with
a positive attitude, particularly
concerning those areas. For instance, we want cadets to
mature and become responsible.
adults: we want the public to
know about aerospace advancements and what they
mean to our way of life; and we
want to find that crash victim


California Wing

Where will you be in 1990?
What will you be doing? Have you
set a career goal? Are you
preparing for it now? One very
good career to consider is
aerospace technology!
As we make more and more
technological progress, you will
be faced with many choices in
the areas of education and
employment. Every day there
are narrower fields of specialization. You will have to decide

or lost hunter in time to save a
To assure these goals are
met, the commander should
also first determine the
organization's strengths and
identify its shortcomings. And
it's important to understand the
policy and "ground rules" under which the unit must operate.:
and stay in step with the overalE
effort of the organization. Our
Civil Air Patrol has a number of
rules and regulations which we
believe, if followed, will give
one the best opportunity for
success. The commander has
an inspector to help him in this,
as one of the "management
tools" necessary to insure
something overlooked is identified and something deficient
is corrected as soon as it is
In this role, the inspector performs two very important functions for the commander.
First, he acts as the "eyes
and ears" of the commander by

which way to go, and set your
personal goals much earlier in
life than your parents did.
The progress we're making
now gives us a good idea of what
we can expect to achieve in the
future. Many of today's
programs (and ideas proposed
for future development) show
that aerospace and related
sciences are growing in importance. This continuing growth
leads us to expect that there will
be many new opportunities in all
areas of the aerospace sciences.
Fuels and powerplant
engineering and development;
Space medical technology;

visiting units to see if directives
are understood and followed,
and determining if the unit is
truly measuring up to the goals
set to achieve the mission.
Each time the inspector finds
that a directive is not being
followed, the probability of
success is that much less. For
example, if there has been no
SAR training during the required interval, that unit's
chances of finding or rescuing a
crash victim is vastly decreased; or, if we have not identified
those pilots who should have
completed the necessary flying
requirements for cadet orientations, we may be letting our
cadets fly with pilots who are
less than fully qualified. And if
we are not maintaining proper
supply records, it may be
necessary to cut off acquisition
of DoD excess equipment. So, it
is very important to determine
whether or not directives are
complied with.
Secondly, the inspector per-

Environmental engineering
and development;
Electronics engineering and
Space navigation and
Opportunities like these will be
there when you're ready -- but
they'll be offered only to those
who are qualified. Your education and skills training for those
jobs should start today! Now is
the time to start preparing.
During the mid and late 1~0s,
NASA expects to have a fleet of
space shuttles transporting
material, equipment and personnel into space. NASA calls the

Letter To The Editor:

As we move on into the Space
space shuttle system the key to
Age there will be more and more
space exploration. The shuttle
system should increase our
opportunities in both existing and
newly developed technologies.
capabilities tremendously.
You can prepare yourself to comSome of the benefits we expect
pete for those opportunities...
to gain are:
through the Aerospace Education
Easy placement and repair of
Program of the Civil Air Patrol.
a wide variety of satellites;
As a CAP cadet, you will also
Convenience in building com-add to your leadership and
plicated structures in space;
management skills.., to increase
Easy and less costly
your capabilities.., to prepare
manufacturing of delicate
you for a leadership role in the
products requiring zero
community and society.
gravity and vacuum;
Expansion and improvement
Civil Air Patrol Cadet training
will help you prepare to reach for
o f o u r w o r l d - w i d e comand grasp the opportunities while
munications system;
those who are unprepared are
Better utilization and control
still groping blindly for a way to
of our environment and


Seniors Here Care
About Cadet
Editor, Civil Air Patrol News:
In the August issue of Civil Air Patrol News, you
had an article entitled "Seniors Don't Care About
Cadet Program?"
Well, it's a different story in the Metro-Anderson
Comp. Sq. (South Carolina Wing). The seniors care
very much about the Cadet Program and the cadets
I joined Civil Air Patrol in Juneof this year. Since
{hen, I have been to two SAR-CAPs, one in June
and one in July which our squadron organized.
At both of these SAR-CAPs, the senior members
tried their best to teach and help the cadets.
Just recently, our squadron had a course on thesubject of radio communications. The seniors gave
the course in which seniors and cadets participated.

forms a very important function by suggesting methods and
techniques to help the unit staff
member be successful. We
know that our people are
volunteers and some are not
professionally trained in the
areas for which we ask them to
be responsible. Many times, the
inspector can offer helpful
ideas based on his own experience or knowledge, and he
can also pass along methods
that have worked in other units
that have been visited. The inspector may even have samples
of forms and letters other units
have used in their programs.
Although i~hese documents may
not exactly fit your particular
situation, you may be able to
use similar aids to improve
your own program. This "sharing of knowledge" is one of the
most important functions that
the inspector can provide.
The "bottom line" is, when
the inspector says: "We're here
to help you," he really is!

Every week at our CAP meetings, the cadets are
asked and encouraged to fly. The seniors fly cadets
almost every Saturday or Sunday if possible. So far,
I've flown three times.
In the past few months, I have learned a great
deal, most of which I learned because the seniors
take the time out to teach and help each and every
A lot of times you hear how the seniors don't care
at all in some squadrons. Well, in the MetroAnderson Comp. Sq. that sure isn't the problem.
Anderson, S.C.
Aug. 10,1978

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This replica of the Wright Flyer is a five-eights sc~e~to be flown at Kitty Hawk, N.C., by Cadet AI Denny, left, 1st. Lt. Dennis Biela, Cadet Randy Dean and 1st
Lt. Steve Snyder.

Cadet Squadron Of Distinction

H o w To B e T h e Ve r y B e s t
Sq., is well known by her seniors and cadets for often saying, "There is no such thing as 'can't do.'" She contends
that any reasonable goal is attainable if you put your
mind to it. Instillin~ this spirit in her squadron, is it any
wonder that Cherokee has been blessed with success?
Although this attitude is the backdrop for all of
Cherokee's efforts, what about the individuals who make
up the squadron? What characteristics do they have that
helped Cherokee win its esteemed title? The cadets are
like most young adults willing to learn, eager to lead
and ambitious to succeed.
At Cherokee, however, they are taught the benefits of
DOWNER'S GROVE, Ill. -- Attitude is the factor that
will cause any organization to succeed, or fail. Members
sharing their squadron. Cadets are often seen studying for
contracts together, quizzing one another or tutoring the
of the Cherokee Comp. Sq. try to approach the organization with enthusiasm and optimism, knowing that through
lower ranking cadets. They share within the squadron
individual and team effort, their squadron will succeed. A
and. in many important ways, outside of the squadron.
shiny airplane in a fancy hangar won't make a squadron
Sharing outside of the squadron takes many forms.
survive; people make a squadron survive -- people with a
Recruiting is the most obvious. The cadets realize that
"can do" attitude.
CAP offers an excellent, exciting program, and they acMaj. Dolly Biela, commander of the Cherokee Comp.
tively seek new members to share the benefits. This has
provided Cherokee Comp. Sq. with a steady influx of new
members, and the cadets have the benefit of having more
friends and enjoying the camaraderie that goes with it.
(Editor's Note: What does it take to become the
Cadet Squadron of Distinction, the No. 1 cadet unit
in the nation? We asked the Cherokee Comp. Sq.
(Illinois Wing), the winner of the honor how they did
it. The squadron received special recognition at
the Civil Air Patrol's National Board meeting in
Phoenix, Ariz., in September.)

Cadet AI Denny welds the framework of the
squadron airplane float for an upcoming parade.
The model is being built by all squadron

Cadets Jin~eder and Randy Dean were surprized by their family and other squadron
members in a surprise birthday party. One of
the ways that squadron members share their activities.

Cherokee Conip. Sq. also participates in many parades,
airshows and CAP displays. Here again it is an effort to
share the Civil Air Patrol with as many people as possible. Getting the CAP before the public eye is the best way
to stimulate interest in and support of our goals.
At Cherokee, the senior members also play an active
role in the program. Like the cadets, their attitude is very
enthusiastic. This results in many interesting and varied
classes and activities. The seniors work hard to keep the
squadron running efficiently by knowing their jobs and
quickly performing the day-to-day tasks that keep the
squadron going. But more than this, they volunteer their
time and talents to instruct classes on survival, first aid,
model rocketry and much more. The seniors also work
hand-in-hand with the cadets on many special projects,
their expertise leading to the squadron's success.
Cherokee is an active squadron with something of interest for everyone. The cadets are kept busy in the
squadron as well as with outside activities. The outside
activities allow everyone to become better acquainted,
thus creating an atmosphere of harmony and cooperation
in which the squadron can function. An active squadron
with a positive attitude has been the key to our success,
and can be the key that will help every squadron reach
their goal.

Cadet Randy Dean receives a T-shirt commemorating his being Honor Officer at the 1977
Summer Encampment from Lt. Col. Bill
Racktenwald, encampment commander.


PA G E s i x "


Stall-Spin A ccidents A re Fatal
Vice Chairman, National
and Safety Committee
Civil Air Patrol has been fortunate in not having had many
(four in two years) stall accidents in corporate aircraft.
H o w e v e r, o t h e r " n e a r a c cidents" may have occurred. We
have had engine failure and aircraft caught in downdrafts, conditions wherein stall-spins could

have easily occurred. In short,
someone was alert and ready.
These gratifying words were
given me recently by the director
of safety at National Headquarters in response to an inquiry.
Considering how many lives
the stall-spin accident claimed
last year in all phases of aviation,
except military (approximately
360), Civil Air Patrol is indeed
fortunate that our pilots are
proficient enough to keep up their
flying speed. However, one

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Survival instructors here
have prepared the following winter survival tips which will appear
as a regular feature during the winter months.

Situation One
It is 4 p.m. in late November. You are hunting in a remote mountainous area alone. You are approximately two hours from your
camp. It is overcast and starting to rain, the temperature is in the
40s and dropping. You do not have any protective rain gear with you
and are clad only in boots, jeans and a pullover sweatshirt.
A. Continue to hike out to your camp?
B. Stop and make a temporary camp and spend the night until
daylight the next day?
C. Stop and evaluate the conditions and continue on to your camp?
D. Stop and wait until the rain has stopped and then continue on to
your camp.
TO SURVIVE: Answer (B) would be the best action to take according to survival experts at the Air Force Academy. If caught in an
area with approaching darkness and inclement weather, the outdoor
enthusiast is wise to stop and spend the night rather than fight the
elements. Extended exposure in the conditions noted can cause
irreversible symptoms of hypothermia to set in and lead to incapacitation within a few hours or less. ..................... ~ ............
camp could be covered in a few minutes instead of two hours with
the weather conditions as indicated.
Answer (C) provides little aidsince the result is the sameas (A).

S i t u a t i o n Tw o
It is the last week of November and it is late buck season. You and
several companions have gone into a very remote area of Colorado.
The weather has been a mixture of good and bad with temperatures
ranging from the low 20s to the low 30s. The forecast is for more
snow to go along with the foot of snow already on the ground.
On the first morning, everyone goes their separate ways to find
their quarry. You have departed alone and after being out about two
hours, spot a buck heading away from the camp.
You are equipped with only the clothes you are wearing and your
rifle, but it looks as though you ought to be able to overtake the deer,
even though its path is taking you away from "the route you told your
companions you were going to follow.
A. Return to camp and tell someone of your intention to pursue the
animal you have spotted and acquire sufficient equipment to sustain
you should you become lost or stranded?
B. Continue to pursue the animal since it may be your only chance
to bag him? The amount of snow on the ground will leave a good trail
for backtracking to camp.
C. Pursue the animal until you can get a hood shot, or until you are
convinced the deer is out of reach?
D. Trail the animal making frequent checks on the terrain to
verify your location, and to assure yourself of your return route to
the camp?
TO SURVIVE: Alternative (A) would be the best action to take according to survival and hunting experts at the Air Force Academy.
All too often the unwary hunter will pursue his quarry without giving
due regard to letting his companions know of his intentions, or even
being properly equipped to conduct a safe hunt across rugged
Alternative (D) would be acceptable action to take once you are
equipped to deal with the uncertain weather conditions. One should
never over extend his abilities to cope with an emergency should it
arise. Once the steps in (A) are accomplished, then the steps in (D)
are appropriate.
Both alternatives (B) and (C) may appeal to the macho out:
doorsman, but offer the type of situation one reads about in the evening paper. It is better sacrifice the chance to fill a bag rather than
risk your well being. In alternative (B) there is always the possibility of having the trail you are following disappear in a maze of intersecting trails even to the point of confusing your own return to
Alternative (C) is a shot in the dark and may leave you in a dire
emergency as you look over just one more ridge.

wonders whether, perhaps, like
adage, "Fools rush in where
There is a difference between
the deadly little brown spider,
angels fear to tread." Don't be a
where the wing is pointed, and
this lethal menace may not be fool.
where it is going.
lurking nearby waiting even now
A third important cause is lack
3. Monitor your airspeed, esto claim our unwary. And so, like
of supervision. That one has to
pecially if you experience an
ring a bell, because the supervithe airline pilots who are conengine failure. The most pressing
stantly receiving recurrent train- sion of CAP pilots could be a lot
problem is to keep the airplane
ing and refresher courses for
tighter. Our accident record in
flying, not where you are going to
areas other than the stall-spin
safety reasons, it is in the best input it.
terests of CAP personnel and
proves this. While it is commen4. Keep your turns coorequipment that we also be condable that we are keeping away
dinated. Use stick and rudder in
stantly aware of some of the
from the inadvertent stall, it is
the same direction. Be sharp in
your intentional forward or side
dangerous aspects of flying. The
sad that we cannot do the same
excellent safety record of our
for our landing accidents. It is
commercial carriers proves that
the direct responsibility of the
5. Learn and know the effects
these preventive measures bear Operations-Safety sections to
of wind shear on the tail during
supervise flight operations very
climbouts or descents while close
The aircraft of today is a won- closely. This is true for every
to the ground; and be wary of
drous machine, capable of taking
low altitude downwind turns
its occupants in speed and
after takeoff into a strong tail~
Stall-spin accidents account for
relative comfort from Point A to
wind condition. It can sweep
about 25 per cent of all general
Point B, even at times when
away lift and cause an imaviation accidents each year, and
birds won't fly. Having neither
mediate stall. Strong vertical
Federal Aviation Administration
soul, conscience nor voice, the
gusts can also cause an inadstatistics prove that most are
aircraft still communicates to
vertent stall.
avoidable. Unfortunately, it is
=6. Avoid steep climbing
not possible to regulate stupidity,
It says, "Here I am, swift and
takeoffs, and always resist the
arrogance, incompetence or dissleek and ready to serve you, but
impulse to show off or buzz.
regard for safe procedures;
I can exact my price. If you are
Consequently, more than 300 per- Learn what is meant by the
my master, I will serveyou well,
sons died last year at the hands of power curve and how it affects go
but if you are not, I can smash
pilots who may have been guilty arounds.
you to the ground -- and the acci7. Keep the aircraft properly
of one or more of these shortdent records prove this point. It
balanced and loaded within
is your responsibility to keep me comings. This is not a very plealimits. An aircraft loaded out of
sant statement, but these
flying, for you are my brain. It is
either limit is no fun to fly. Also
statistics are fact, and though a
you who starts me to life. You
keep it mechanically A-1.
clever person may juggle them,
are responsible for our safety. I
8. Be weather wise. Never
their implications cannot be
can only do your bidding, until
tackle that which you or your airchanged.
the time you foolishly abrogate
craft absolutely cannot handle.
y o u r d u t y. T h e n d i s a s t e r
When one considers that all a
9. Try always to maintain peak
prevails. Remember, you have
pilot has to do to avoid the stallfl i g h t p r o fi c i e n c y, o r a
failed me more than I have failed
spin is to keep the airplane flyreasonable semblance thereof.
you, and I, no more than you,
ing, one might wonder why there
10. Finally, the most important
w i s h t o b e c r u m p l e d a n d b r o k e n , a r e s o m a n y. I c e r t a i n l y c a n ' t o f a l l , k e e p y o u r s e l f
.~a~_~, ~:0!d .gp ~d .... answer_thaLbut followin~ are 10 knowledgeable, humble and in
Now. I know these words are a prevent the stall-spin accident. Develop and nurture a safety
bit poetic but I am trying to make
We hope you will study them
first attitude, maintain a
a point, that many innocent peocarefully.
willingness to learn motivate
ple have died in stall-spin ac1. Keep aircraft speed at least y o u r s e l f t o d o b e t t e r, a n d
cidents because of pilot error. In 30 per cent above the stall speed,
remember always, your responfact, in 97 per cent of this type acfor any configuration. Be alert
sibility to those who depend upon
cident, the pilot was the cause
for the inadvertent stall, always.
factor. There are just too many
2. Learn and understand that
They are not expendable, nor
pilots around who are willing to
an aircraft will stall at any
are you.
get by on the most meager of inspeed, out of any configuration.
Good luck and happy flying.
formation and performance.
Their concepts of why or how an
aircraft flies, turns or stalls are
very limited, and the result is
sometimes a very tough payoff.
With this in mind let us examine
some of the causes of the stallspin accident.
The frequently most cited
cause is failure to obtain or maintain flying speed, resulting in an
inadvertent stall. Some of the
more prominent factors that contribute to the inadvertent stall
are poor pilot proficiency; uncoordinated turns; turbulent
wind conditions that include
gusts, wind shear and strong
crosswinds: improper aircraft
loading: steep climbing takeoffs:
buzzing and other type lowaltitude shenanigans; engine
failure where too much attention
is diverted from keeping the aircraft flying; inadequate landinggo-around technique; attempting
takeoff with improperly positioned flaps; and premature lift-off.
with subsequent stall upon climbing out of ground effect.
Another significant cause is
weather. Here, especially, the
pilot must exercise good judgment. Rare indeed is the noninstrument pilot who can maintain control once he loses outside
visual reference. Vertigo will
most always result, followed by
total disorientation and then a
funeral. Remember the old

ACADEMY APPOINTMENT -- Cadet Anothy Bruce Cutler,
Shelby County Comp. So. 1 (Tennessee Wing) of Memphis
entered training at the Air Force Academy in June. He is a
1978 graduate of Raleigh-Egypt High School where he was
active in Air Force JROTC. He was also active in the Boy
Scouts and earned the rank of Eagle. He received the $pnntt
Award from CAP.




" Wi n g U p g r a d e s C o m m u n i c a t i o n s
Louisiana Wing
The Louisiana Wing is in the
process of upgrading its communication system through the
support and assistance of the
State of Louisiana.
Old DoD excess repeaters
located in New Orleans, Baton
Rouge and Mermentau were

replaced with new Motorola
Micors with both sub-audible
tone and tone burst access. The
New Orleans and Baton Rouge
units have tone remotes which
enable them to operate in normal
mode as a repeater and in special
mode as a high level repeater input station to access other
repeaters in the system.
The old DoD excess repeaters
were reconditioned and are being

LOUISIANA REPEATER -- Maj. L.J. "Red" Sevin, right,
and Lt. Col. Jay Maribrough work on the Louisiana Wing
repeater. (Photo by Lt. Col. Charlotte Payne Wright)

relocated in Lafayette, Alexandria and Morgan City.
VHF-FM sets were purchased
and installed in all corporate aircraft, allowing access to ground
teams during SAR missions.
Te n c o m m e r c i a l q u a l i t y
Drake, Model TRM, transceivers
were purchased to replace Heath
Kit HW 18s. The sets are 11
channel 150 Watt PEP units and
operate on all CAP HF frequencies, including 2374 MHz and the
newly acquired 7MHz L) frequency.
For a squadron to receive one
of the new HF single sideband
sets it must meet the following
criteria: be presently active on
HF radio net; install antennas at
local Civil Defense headquarters, at the local airport or
SAR operations center, and at
the home of the individual who
will meet regularly scheduled
nets; the present radio, if corp o r a t e p r o p e r t y, m u s t b e
reassigned to a member who will
meet the required net participation.
Other equipment at wing level
that will be replaced will be
assigned to units with no radio
capability at present in hopes of
creating a 100 per cent participation in the HF net.
The wing, which is also a state
agency and the official search
and rescue organization for
Louisiana. was transferred under
the Department of Transportation and Development, Office of
Aviation. by Executive Order 69.
signed by Governor Edwin
Edwards. a long-time member of
Civil Air Patrol.
Through the efforts of George

Fischer, secretary for department of Transportation and
Development, and Dave
Blackshear, assistant secretary
for Department of Transportation and Development, Office of
Aviation, funds were appropriated for upgrading the
communications system and improving the search and rescue
This fiscal year plans are being
formulated for purchasing and

distributing mobile HF SSB
radios to units. New repeaters
will replace the Lafayette and
Alexandria repeaters. Old DoD
repeaters will be relocated in
other parts of the state.
Future plans include interrepeater linking, selective paging of key staff personnel and the
addition of 121.5 monitoring
receivers to repeaters to supplement the search and rescue function.

REPEATER OPERATOR -- Lt. Col. Mary D. Berkowitz
operates the repeater base from wing headquarters. (Photo
by Lt. Col. Charlotte Payne-Wright.)

Region Holds Own Medical Services Program
ANDREWS AFB, Md. -- When to use the facilities at the
cadets from the Middle East Malcomb Grew Hospital there,
"Malcomb Grew is a teaching
Region were unable to attend the
hospital so having cadet
CAP's national Medical Services
Orientation Program (MSOP)
observers attend is nothing they
due to the lack of airlift, region
can't handle," said Hess. "On
their first day, each cadet receivofficials decided to host their
own, according to Maj. Marion
ed a physical examination and
CPR training. Then the next two
Hess, region representative.
A week's activity for seven
days, they chose an area of interest to them. All sections of the
cadets was arranged by the
region staff with help of liaison
hospital were open to them. Then
they all visited the physiological
personnel at Andrews AFB, Md.,

training center and went through their evenings swimming, bowlthe altitude chamber. The last ing or at the base movies,
"The enthusiasm of the cadets
day was devoted to aeromedical
was reflected in their being at
staffing and evacuation training
their assigned sections a halfand flight line, staging and
hour ahead of time," said Hess.
"One cadet expressed interest
The cadets stayed in transient
officers billeting and ate at the in electronics so he was assigned
to medical equipment repair to
hospital cafeteria. They spent

learn how to repair hospital
The cadets did more than just
stand around and observe. They
actually worked with the teams
in the labs and had hands-on experience. All the cadets got the
prepare slides of their own blood
for hemotology studies.

Cadets Build Rockets
MORGANVILLE, N.J. -Cadets of the Col. N.M. Spears
Comp. Sq. (New Jersey Wing)
are still talking about their recent weekend aerospace education workshop.
The cadets under the leadership of Capt. John O'Hara, a high
school science teacher, arrived
at the home of John Dowling in
Freehold, N.J., and set up camp
on a nearby lot.
Friday evening they learned
about the stars and how to construct navigation instruments.
They also constructed small boxes and packed uncooked eggs in
them for a drop the next morning
from a hot air balloon.
Walter Cole of Lakewood, N.J.,
came early Saturday and discussed the art of flying a hot air
balloon. Then he took off and
dropped the cadets' eggs from
various altitudes. The purpose of
the experiment was to teach the
cadets the problems of reentry
from space.

Next they constructed a wind
tunnel and gliders, as well as
model airplanes with moving
control surfaces, which they
tested in the wind tunnel.
They next donned space suits
and were able to experience
some of the sensations of
weightlessness by a dip in a
neighbor's pool.
Then after dinner they saw
films about rocketry and had a
class in a rocket flight and constructed model rockets.
Sunday morning they painted
the rockets and attended morning services at the First Baptist
Church where the squadron
chaplain, Capt. David Leary, is
After church they returned to
their camp and prepared lunch.
Then under supervision from
O'Hara and the rest of the senior
staff, they fired their rockets.
The cadets ~ ended their
weekend with a family picnic and

SHOT INSTRUCTION -- Cadet Sam Wood, right, observes as Air Force MSgr. Lionel Rouse
demonstrates how to give a shot to Cadet Dominic Urso at a recent Medical Services Orientation held by the Middle East Region at the Maicomb Grew Hospital at Andrews AFB, Md.




R a n g e r s Tr a i n I n P e n n s y l v a n i a
Photos By
1st Lt. Ray Kaminski
Pennsylvania Wing

than 170 Civil Air Patrol cadets,
ranging in age from 14 to 17
years, from 17 wings took part in
the Pennsylvania Wing's 22nd
S u m m e r R a n g e r Training

Survival training included
basic, advanced, special advanced, field medic~ senior team
c o m m a n d e r, e x p e r t a n d
emergency medicaltechnician,
Cadets put their knowledge to

use during three to five day surviral hikes that were up to 25
miles long. By graduation they
were able to live off the land
without modern conveniences
said photographer 1st Lt. Raymond R. Kaminski.

KNOT TYING -- A staff cadet trainee takes a knot tying test. One of many tests that determine how he advances in the program.

MOVE, MOVE A pool of water under this horizontal
ladder is an incentive for cadets to succeed.

,TEST TIME -- Students are given a written test on the course material.

UP AND UP -- Climbing a rope is another of the obstacles
that eadets had to master.

SURVIVAL MARCH -- Capt. Steve Schwartz moves his squadron out of a checkpoint on the
survival hike.

Ill]ll][ll It[][I[]]lJ[[ Ill [
p " g pr d
the mission requirements may be, CAP communication networks must continue to do their part as
ie so well in the past, in tieing together the various operational components and providing the means
mission accomplishment. Communications are the backbone of emergency services and all ~rfinust be actively involved with emergency services operations. You must work with the unit operzergency services officers to meet the emergency services communications needs of the community
.u~mn ~l~.q 's~.tq~q Jood '~umauoJd ~lqeuopsanO "~


ctor of Administration

As stated in last month's article, the SAFETY
CORNER wil) offer YOU an OPPORTUNITY to get
involved in aircraft accident investigation from an
investigator's viewpoint. After reading the accident
briefs, discuss them with other members and try your
hand at ACCIDENT PREVENTION. If your thoughts
and observations reveal a need for IMPROVEMENT
first to let someone know and be sure the problem

m ~nq~ 1~q3eo~ jo a~ 'ss~ 'mau~pnf "I

Case No. 1: The pilot checked the weather
forecast for an extended flight (several hours) in a
mountainous area. Ceilings of 3000 feet, 20.30 knot
winds, visibility of 4 miles, and a chance of rain and/or
snow showers with ceilings and visibility lowering to
400 feet and ½ mile respectively were forecast. Conditions of obscuration in passes and valleys were also
forecast. Moderate turbulence was expected. A cold
front was moving across the area of the intended
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course. Distances between weather reporting stations
along the route were as great as 100 miles. The aircraft
departed late in the afternoon under marginal VFR
conditions. Unable to obtain additional forecasts or
reports because of necessary low altitude flight, the
pilot had a choice of trying to land in a field or on a
road, or proceeding on in marginal VFR and at times
IFR conditions. Darkness set in as the ceilings lowered. The aircraft flew low while following a highway;
group of Civil Air Patrol cadets visited the North Atlantic Treaty Orgainzation (NATO) in Brussels,
eventually it hii a powerline and crashed, injuring the
an, this year during the International Air Cadet Exchange. Many were unaware that films and pubpros.
ms are available free of charge for persons who want to learn more about the Alliance and the c~untries
t President Carter has called the United States most important partners.
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7he publications and films make excellent classroom and reference materials. Civil Air Patrol units should
educators of the availability of this material for possfole use in their curriculums. They would also be
~seful in conducting a unit meeting.

I. After 40 minutes flight, the weather
rapidly deteriorated. Freezing rain and snow
dec/eased visibility and accumulated on the


2. Aircraft radios were unreliable before
the flight.

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A more detailed desciption o1 the important
scientific research end exchange activities
conducted under the auspices of the NATO
Science Committee.
Chellcnlles of Modern Society
The work of | NATO Committee. the CCMS.
tm envYamerce affairs
Men's Eevireomeut and the
Atlantic Alliance
A color folder describing the work of the
Committee on the Challenges of Modern
Society giving the backorounti problems,
explaining why NAT0 entered the environmental field and what is being attempted
through CCMS pilot projects.

NATO lime ( 16 mm) am walbdee I~" moo m Ibo das~mm, k~ of d~flle,
hm Modem Tdk~l P~lwe Seh'x:~. e nabonmde dUUibflm. The fdms
m.m~y evacuee art

(1976 - 12 mieutes - Color)
An woerd-walnaq 5kn pmluc~ mlwoev ~ rl~ 6~,~an.m wk~
focusac oo the oomme~ cdt~al and polmcef rats and wa~rs of I~ of the
/a~n~ Nbonce nooer~
(1976 - 26 minutes - Color)
This film looks at the depandmce of the NATO natmns on the freedom of
the seas for thek survival. I1 examm4s the new and potent manhme powm
of the So~et Umoo and shows how the NATO nations have pooled thm
nno4xces to pcotoct t~ v~al sea lance in the Atlantic, the Noah ~an. the
Er, gk~ C~amd. and the Medamaooan.
(to be released itt 1978 - 26 minutes - Color)
The defense of NATO's ootthem flank m 5m of coofl4¢t would be vital to
ovmail Westmn security. A0mnst a bock0~o~nd of booutJhd Northern
~anerf, mouler NATO forces a.d the ci~zm-oold~ers of NATO'e Nodawn
netm~s explain m thee own words the impmlan~ of ~aedmQ thee anm and
as k~ sea lines to the Noah Atl~ic.

2323 New Hyde Pmg Road, New Hyde Park, N.Y. 11040

Cause and Preventive Action: YOU DECIDE.
(See other block in Bulletin Board for Hints.)
Case No. 2: , The T.34 was being flown on a
night cross-country flight. The pilot, airborne for
several hours, contacted the FAA approach control
facility near his destination and informed them that
he was lost. The aircraft's position was later determined; however, the pilot then advised approach control that the aircraft was low on fuel Shortly thereafter, the engine failed and the pilot steared the aircraft to a forced landing only several hundred feet
from an airport. Weather during the flight was re)atively clear. Earlier that day, the pilot had completed
a cross-country in another aircraft, and landed with
about 20 minutes fuel.
1. Aircraft fuel tanks empty.
2. Aircraft radios had been temporarily
unreliable during initial departure.
3. Pilot had difficulty starting engine for
initial departure, thus causing other persons to
question his proficiency.
Cause and Preventive Action'.:' YOU DECIDE.
(See other block in Bulletin Board for Hints.)




l . l l i n o i s E n c a m p m e n t Ty p i c a
Story and Photos by
(Editor's note: This article by the commander
of the Illinois Wing Summer Encampment~
was selected as typical of the many encampments,~ held. It is not possible to publish
all the material received on many of the other
wings' summer programs.)
VOLK FIELD, Wis. -- During the past summer,
more manhours of CAP volunteer efforts have been
expended on summer encampment programs than
any other.
A typical encampment was that of the Illinois
Wing at Volk Field, an Air National Guard Base
located in central Wisconsin. Host unit to the
Illinois Wing was the 434th Tactical Fighter Wing,
Air Force Reserve, based at Grissom AFB, Ind,
Volk Field. because of its location, is a frequent
stopping point for various Air Force and Navy aircraft. This enabled the 158 participants to get close
looks at much of America's airborne inventory. The

cadet group of 137 was corn
Stasik, Arlington Heights
divided into five squadrons.

Cadets held reveille at 5:1
breakfast at the mess hall
hours of KP (kitchen police
After breakfast, units prel~
spection that would deter
Competitive spirit was i
squadron as well as for honq
ment. The single cadet sc
received an orientation fligl
Cadet Rocky Christensen
Comp. Sq. was selected and
45-minute flight in the Ces
support fighter.
After preparation for ins
encampment area, a 1934
Progress Administration)
visit such interesting place
station, control tower, grc
facility and the fire and cras
There were few sit down

Cadet Rocky Christensen ready for his A-37 flight.

Evening formation.

Illinois cadets'ride in an Air Force fire truck.

Cadet Jim Zurales, Pershing Comp. Sq., left, deputy commander and cadet
Inset: A typical barracks ready for inspection.




Of Cadet Summer Activities
anded by Cadet Philip
~omp. Sq., and was
um.. then marched to
Each cadet drew six
Juty during the week.
ed for a barracks inine the daily honor
ense, both for honor
cadet of the encampcted as honor cadet
in an Air Force A-37.
~f the Clinton-Scott
loroughly enjoyed the
ia side-by-side, close
ction, cadets left the
ormer WPA (Works
~rracks complex, to
as the base weather
nd control approach
rescue service.
lasses. When was the

last time you climbed up on an F-100 that just
landed? Or how does a ride on a fire truck with a
foam demonstration with 1,000 gallons of contaminated JP-4 on fire to practice on?
Lt. Col. Eugene Holbach, Illinois Wing liaison officer, arranged for briefing teams from NORAD.
ATC, TAC, AFROTC and the Recruiting Service.
Their sophisticated audio-visual presentations kept
a high interest in all attending.
After evening formation, a swimming detail
would bebused to a nearby state park. Wisconsin is
famous for its recreational facilities and the short
respite of swimming was a popular attraction.
Others remained in the dayroom area to play
Foosball and dance to the juke box. Lights out was
at 9:15 p.m., with all cadets in their beds by that
The exception was the night of the graduation
dance held in a hangar on the flight line.
Every member of the 15-person senior staff, including the encampment commander, are former
cadets, all of whom have attended encampments as

A close up look at an F.100.

djutant, Cadet Sal Seno, Cherokee Camp. Sq., inspect bunks.
KP duty is not that bad, you do get to meet everybody.







they ha
for suc
you serv

p E R S O N N E . . . . . . . : M e m b e r s that e r e i n .receive. only to membership
Laded a r they will . . . . . . .,~-r one renewal
- . . Nauon~u ee .....
ou u~y~ w-~ . .......
t LJn~MBERSHIP Ke'~*~:'°"mailed. by. . . . ~ av,,roximateJy ~;solacine it or zorgettm~
. m~ ~
,__ ...m ~'e
future "Ine remmuex wm ~
as soon as poss101e to avolu,1~o~, ..L o t-~ ¢,qlowina Laf
~ x~


e thealfo=Lader he should forwara a check wlut u~
bets are encouraged to return n e Wa l t
member does not rece_lv_e a r .......... M~mher~hio viration Date.
~t-~er Number, Social ~ecunty ~mnu~,, ~ ...............
~' -et training level reflected on the CAP l~onn z q printout (which
~ " ~ "
. . . . . . .
evel shown on the computer
2. PROMOTION ELIGIBILITY. The mgnen i o n n o t t h e t r a i n i n g I
aLaLa level entered on
will sed to determine eligibility for promot ' member's highest trammglevel-) The t?,_ ,~p Form 45 and
lS ut . _ ~ training level and is not ne~ssarily the Cram the member's offictat person_net luv I,'~'~
,~ ..... estlnc, nromotion wlu o~ Lo,~.,.
=~v r
the CAV POrto ~ ~t~'-t'-"


3. NEW PROMOTION CRITERIA. Remember that completion of ECI Course 7C will be required for advancement to the grade of major, effective 1 January 1979.
4. UNIFORM POLICY FOR FEMALE MEMBERS. The question of earrings wRh the female uniform comes up
repeatedly. The policy has not changed. Earrings are not authorized with the service and utility uniforms. However, small pearl earrings may be worn with the mess dress uniform.
5. UNIFORM TIP OF THE MON'I~. 1505's (tan summer uniform) are no longer authorized, phaseout date was
30 September 1978.
fund raising activities using the Civil Air Patrol as a vehi:lne"
G " Unauthorized
1 rsonnel are Local units should
l m ~ ~ E D F U N D R A V I N - . . . . . .t,,,,,t the country. Civil Air Patio. pe ...... warned to be co
"" "
tLaually alert for opera
before making contributions to any
t#ke p;b~c~to inform the
steps at~d~s P~toblen~tacU~thecivi] Ai~ Patrol mere Better Business Bmean
on behalf of the Civil Air Patrol. Civil A~
must be cleared through
cause and especially before dealing with any fund raising organizations
Patrol personnel are further reminded that all fund raising activities involving promoters
the wing legal officer and the National Headquarters.
c o ~ A T I O N S
. . . . ~S IN OPERATIONAL MISSIONS. The primary objective of CAP communirequired for the successful accomplishment of anY assigned emergency
cations is to provide radio communications
services (ES) mission. Management, supervision, cooperation, training, and practice are needed to insure readiness.
Communications are necessary for support of search and rescue, civil defense, and disaster relief missions; to
. . . . . . . . . . . ~ e a t i o n s i n t h e e v e n t of oDds- fire,' ,tornado, ~,~ as imvlementea dis~ters!force

" , ~ , ~ . . . . and similar natur~ oy me ~ a~d
~- .... 7 _
a~rnent otlxer eyastmg ce Survwal, Recovery an Reconstitution L~) v-"~'~'" nIlX~t . ,; . . et.are of utmost imd
" i ,,=_L, . ..... .
~ons WIUt
for CAP business, aPtlysupport the U.S. Air For .... t.. Reliable,,round commumca
Communications Service ~,~,activities. CAP assigned radio frequencies are made.available
portance in supporting., spurpose, not to be used ble fre uenc~es, mcmams u,
as may
and c y . . and are
" for pers.o, n~. ~,,mminT~a::n~'rgency frequencies, ed
i t i e s , e m e r g e ntraining . . r..u ,,tilization of availa
. ( t . . . . . .,, ..... reomrements. CAP stgn
During emergency m~ons., ~,~, ~ ~rt ~t~ should be usea mr me ~onge~ u,~ .....
be necessary to alleviate congesuon, nr to the small size and portability of the equipment and these radios
useful due .....
VHF . M fre q
uenc~es are especaally _., . ,__t.a, o- ~' stations which can be temporarily relocated to theMHz
---- moone arr muu~ ......
simplex communications on 148.15
are suitable for operation as grota,,,
altitudes will unnecessarily activate an excessive number of
scene of action. VI-IF-FM operation from aircraft will provide excellent
ith aircraft .
~ operation s t ....... 123 1 o p e -r a m ~ . . . having r~
with ground stations, however,- duplex mob i l e at ~ a t i o n s MHz duringt actual se~ch missions
ters. Search and rescue (S.AR) grounL ..... arch missions provide comnmnicauons w
to CAP frequencies may be used for
re~ITd aon 122 9 MHz during practice ana u~,,,~ .........
type radio sets. Citizens radio services and 26.62 MHz expecially assigned
local coverage without disrupting communications on the other frequencies. In some cases it may be feasible to use
radio teleprinters (RTTY) for providing rapid printed communications which eliminate the need for hand copy misdesirable; however, by
the receiving operator.
Formal messages and replies through the mission communications message center are
sion control should have the capability of transanittLag and receiving quick informal messages directly with aircraft
and search teams concerning location, recall, diversion, medical assistance, transportation requests, and for safety
extremely helpful. Manage"
A status board indicating radio station call signs, frequencies used, and locations is
ment and supervision are necessary to oversee the communications activities. The communicator supervisor must
able to call in additional stations as needed, insure that adequate log books, message blanks, radio station rosters,
and supplies are on hand, insure that emergency power supplies with operating instructions, fuel, extension cords,
back-up radios and relief operators are available, see that all transmitter licenses are posted and that all radio up. sonnel on radio
observance of safety practices. Monitor
erators have in their possession both FCC licenses and CAP the . operator permits, insure that all radio transmitters
e nen signals, unauthorized transmisare prope~loYul~r°~t~d;d~frequencies for the purpose of detecting off fr q cy
stations su s,,~ AP and caution commumcatmns per

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I N T E R I M c H A N G E S T O C A P P U B L I C AT I O N S , A N D o T H E R I T E M S O F I N T E R E S T F O R A L L C A P M E M B E R S



Accident Prevention
Circular Available
The FAA recently released Advisory Circular (AC) 20-105, title
"Engine Power-Loss Accident Prevention" This circular provides excellent, comprehensive information and guidance for use by pilots and
aircraft maintenance personnel.
Engine "Power Loss" is involved in about 22 per cent of all aircraft
accidents; however, "Power Loss" often result from other causes including pilot error and faulty maintenance
Many aviation advisory circulars are available from Government
Printing Office Bookstores Most of the circulars are free. If your unit
operates an aircraft, you definitely need AC 20-105!
Request the circular from any of the following locations:
Atlanta Bookstore
Room 100, Federal Building
275 Peachtree Street, NE.
Atlanta. GA. 30303
TEl,: {4041 526-6947
Birmingham Bookstore
-Boom 102A, 2121 Bldg.
2121 Eighth Avenue. N.
Birmingham, Ala. 35203
TEL: 1205) 325-6056
Boston Bookstore
Room G25, J.F. Kennedy Federal Bldg.
Sudbury Street
Boston. Mass 02203
TEl,: 1617; 223.6071
Canton Bookstore
Fcderal Office Building
201 Cleveland Avenue. SVv.
Canton, Ohio 44702
TEL: 1216J 455-8971
Chicago Bookstore
Room 1463, Dirksen Bldg.
219 South Dearborn Street
Chicago, Ill, 60604
TEl,: 1312) 353-5133
Cleveland Bookstore
Room 171, Federal Office Bldg.
1240 E. Ninth Street
Cleveland. Ohio 44114
TEL: 12161 522-4922
Dallas Bookstore
Room 1C46, Federal Bldg.
1100 Commerce Street
Dallas. Tex. 75202
TEl.: {21t~ 719-1541
Denver Bookstore
Room 1421. Federal Office Bldg.
19~1 Stout Street
Den~er. Colo. 802~
TEL: t303; 837.3965
Detroit Bookstore
Room 22~. Federal Office Bldg.
231 West Lafayette Boulevard
Detroit. Mich. ~225
TEl,: 1313 226-7~16

GOODYEAR BLIMP -Tw o m e m b e r s o f t h e
Levittown Cadet Sq. 101
(Pennsylvania Wing) were
guests of the Goodyear
Tire and Rubber Company
recently when they were
invited to take an hour
flight in the airship Columbia when it visited the
Philadelphia area. Capt.
Richard J. Luee Jr., the
squadron commander, and
the associate member
Christopher J. Luee
represented the squadron.
Three Goodyear airships
travel throughout the
United States from May to
October each year visiting
the major cities on
goodwill tours. Each airship has a crew of 23,
which includes five pilots,
17 ground technicians and
one public relations
specialist. The ground
crew also act as
mechanics, riggers,
electricians and clerks.

Kan~s City Bookstore
Room 144, Federal Office Bldg.
601 East 12th Street
Kansas City Mo. 64106
TEl,: 1816) 374-2160
Los Angeles Bookstore
Room 1015. Federal Office Bldg.
300 North Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles. Calif. 90012
TEl,: 1213) 688-5841
New York Bookstore
Room 110
26 Federal Plaza
New York, N.Y. 10007
TEL: (212) 264-3826
Philadelphia Bookstore
Lobby, U.S. Post Office
9th & Chestnut Streets
Philadelphia, Pa. 10107
TEL: {215) 597-0677
Sa n Francisco Bookstore
Room 1023, Federal Office Bldg.
450 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, Calif. 94102
TEL: I tlS~ 5.56-6657
Washington, D.C.. Bookstores
710 North Capitol Street
Washington, D.C. 20402
TEl,: 1202) 96%3238
1776 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington. D.C. 20547
TF:I.. {202~ 632-9668
21st And C Streets, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20520
TEl.: ~202) 632-1437
I lib gnd Constitution Avenue. N.~.
P ashington. D.C. 2O2?,0
TEL: {202~ 967-3527
Room l-J-001
James Forrestal Bldg.
1000 Independence Avenue. S.W.
Washington. D.C. 20407
TEL: 12021 426-7937
Main Concoer~e. South End
P ashin~tou. D.C 2ff~a10
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MAP OF HAWAII -- This map of the Big Island of Hawaii shows the route flown by a CAP aircraft during a recent island-wide tsunami disaster exercise. The plane flew north around the
island from Hilo to Keahole airport to warn people along the beach and fishing boats.

Hawaii Has Tidal Wave Exercise

HILO, Hawaii In this part of
the world. "tsunami" means
tidal wave, says CWO Eddie
Atkinson of the Lyman Field
Comp. Sq. (Hawaii Wing) as he
described the first island-wide
disaster exercise last month.
The exercise was conducted by
the Hawaii County Civil Defense
organization in conjunction with
the annual Hilo Hospital disaster
program and the Civil Air Patrol.
It was based on a mock tsunami
which was generated several
hours away from the Hawaiian
Squadron commander, 1st Lt.
Roy Anderson. was stationed at
the Civil Defense headquarters
and Lt. Col. Robert Hites. the
mission coordinator was at the
CAP base at Lyman Field

When the message came over
the teletype that the simulated
tsunami watch had been changed
to a warning status, an aircraft,
piloted by 1st Lt. Sam Jones with
observer SM Robert Schneider,
was launched on a warning alert
They were to patrol the rugged
east coast of the island from Hilo
around the northerrt end to the
Kona Coast on the west side.
They alerted fishermen, campers
and boats with loud speakers on
the plane. They landed at the
Keahole airport for refueling and
then flew back to Hilo along the
same route to make a damage
assessment survey.
Another aircraft from the
Hawaii Wing was sent from
Honolulu to fly south from Hilo.
H o w e v e r. t h e m i s s i o n w a s

aborted due to a blown fuse on
the warning loud speakers. This
plane was piloted by Air Force
Capt. James Wells and SM Steve
Other Lyman Field Comp. Sq.
members participating in the exercise were 1st Lt. Dan Swartz at
the Civil Defense headquarters
and Cadet Glenn Anderson who
helped manage communications
at the CAP mission center.
Mobile communications were
handled by SM Chuck Kechne and
Cadet Patrick Wilkes. who kept
in contact with both the aircraft
and the base from a high point on
the island.
Other people involved in the exercise were from the police fire
department, national guard and




The Anatomy Of A Find
Ch. (Lt. Col.), CAP
Colorado Wing
following description of a
search in Colorado describes
in graphic words what it is
like to fly the mountains of
that state, looking for a missing aircraft. We are reprinting it for the interest of
members. The article
appeared in the July-August
1978 issue of "Colorado CAP
Flyer," the Colorado Wing
newsletter. The author of the
article, Chaplain (Lt. Col.)
Neff C. Hewitt, is assigned to
wing headquarters. He is a
resident of Leadville, Colo.)

at elevations from 14,000 to 10,000
feet while flirting with the
clouds, which are now coming in
over Hagerman Pass. Tugs on
my stomach by the seatbelt tells
me two things -- it is somewhat
turbulent and I drank too much
hot chocolate before takeoff.
10:40 a.m. As we make our last
pass southbound over Twin
Lakes, my mind is pondering
several factors. Independence
Pass weather is rapidly
deteriorating, it looks like snow;
visibility is still good over the
Mosquito Range to the east.

doesn't know. We fly back to the
wreckage to fix in our minds the
position (it's great to have people
who know the country) and head
for Leadville to telephone Fred.
11:40 a.m. After conversations
with Fred and the Lake County
sheriff (and a very needed visit
to a comfort station), Mike and I
are again airborne to check out
possible land routes to the scene
while Stu begins organizing
search and rescue for the trek up
the hill.
The winds are a little calmer
now, and Mike and I get a good
look at the wreckage and the
terrain leading to it. Neither are
promising. I don't envy the
ground team, but if I didn't have
services scheduled tonight I'd
probably be with them.

6:30 p.m. The ground party has
reached the crash site. The
sheriff has returned to his office~
The "N" number is confirmed,
as well as casualties. Grim and
sad, but the search is ended,
hopes quashed, doubts erased.
Thursday, May 18, 1978, 5:45
a.m. The morning light awakes
me this time, I lay awake knowing that I don't have to get up for
a while. My thoughts drift back
to the events of the day before.
A "find" is luck, but it is more
than that. It is ground team
members like Jim Alsum, Red
River 50, who work without
publicity, looking around but
perhaps more importantly interogating people in the area.
It is ground personnel in
Glenwood Springs and Denver

and wherever, discovering why
the aircraft was going where it
was going. It is pilots and
observers, and planes and
It is Earl Berger and Fred
Muller and many others at mission headquarters who coordinate, setup communications,
answer the phones and take care
of the details of mission. It is also
those who stay behind, the communicators, the administrative
Lying there in bed i finally
realize that luck is certainly involved but is tempered very
much by the skill and will of
many, many persons.
Yesterday we discovered a
tragedy; tomorrow lives may be
saved, not by luck but by a team.

On Monday, Larry Rieb and I
had made many passes in the
Independence Pass area while he
relayed a message from Red
River 50 at the base of the pass to
mission headquarters concerning
a plane matching the description
that flew over Independence
It used to be I thought finding a
Pass at 300 to 500 feet and then
downed aircraft was purely a
descended toward Twin Lakes.
matter of luck; pilot and
Later I heard somewhere that
VALPARAISO, Ind. -- Capt.
Odle is the Indiana Group 1
The medal was presented at
observers happen to be at the
the ones who had seen the plane
Robert Odle of the Valparaiso emergency services and ground squadron headquarters during a
right place at the right time and
were a group of Outward Bound
Comp. Sq. (Indiana Wing) has
team officer and has been a CAP
recent visit by the wing cornsomeone sees the objective.
and that the pilot was low enough
been awarded the Meritorious member for almost five years,
AFRRC 5-505 changed my
to see them and wave his wings. I
Service Medal for saving the
mind on that score.
lives of three persons who were
Wednesday, May 17, 1978, 5:45 also was pondering a few things
I'd heard in passing at mission
stranded during the blizzard that
a.m. The first rays of a beautiful
headquarters Monday.
stopped all activity in the state
dawn in Leadville came through
The pilot indicated that they
last January, according to 2nd
my window. The light never
Association, Ninety Nines, ExMATHER AFB, Calif. -- The
were going sightseeing, but one
Lt. Pat Hassett, squadron inforreaches my eyes -- they are
Silver Wings Aviation Museum
perimental Aircraft Association,
of the passengers had a date in
mation officer.
tightly closed. 6:39 a.m. The
here is soliciting artifacts to sup- S h e r i ff ' s A i r S q u a d r o n , t h e
While patrolling Interstate 94
alarm clock rings and I begin my Denver that evening, so they
port its displays from thegeneral S a c r a m e n t o M e t r o p o l i t a n
were somewhat in a hurry. I
for most of the four-day blizzard,
morning ritual. I punch the
Chamber of Commerce and the
Odle came upon three cars, not
snooze button on the clock and go looked up about that time toward
Rancho Cordova Chamber of
LOw Pass Gulch to the east, and
even 100 feet from each other,
back to sleep. Several more
Displays highlight experimen- Commerce.
it occurred to me that a person in
which all contained one occualarms and several more snoozes
.a hurry mioht try that ~av~_4ftenodiggiag.~e,~co~t~ ~l~cr~:ta~his~rj~gkleadersjn. ....
L ~ e n v e r, i : a t h e r t h a h - g 6 I ( ? m i I ~ l y ~ " ~ m : i e d : ~ v e h i c l e s o u t 0 f ~ t h e ~ g t [ o ~ @ ~ i ~ e ~ ~ a fi i i n ~ ~ d i s p l a y s w i l l h i g h l i g h t
g~'a'~i-eSse ........
aviation in the Sacramento area.
south to the lower terrain near
snow, Odle treated them for ex- more general displays. "I'ne
celebrate the 7:30 Mass. I make
museum is a joint effort of the
People wishing to contribute
Buena Vista.
posure and frostbite and
my customary resolution to get
displays may write Air Force
Performance figures for
transported them through
Air Force and seven civilian
up sooner, but it has had no
groups associated with the
Capt. Ken Gifford at the Mather
Debonairs at altitude also cross- several miles of snowdrifts and
results so far.
Silver Wings Aviation Museum,
ed my mind.
severe icing conditions, said
Sacramento aviationcommunity,
7:'22 a.-m. the telephone rings.
the Sacramento Valley Pilots
MatherAFB, Calif. 95655.
Low Pass Gulch appears
Fred Muller is on the phone from
rather flat from Twin Lakes, esmission headquarters at Eagle.
pecially if you have just crossed
The Beech Debonair is still missIndependence Pass.
I had
ing, Eagle and the Eastern slope
already cleared enough grids
are weathered in. "Howls Leadwith Fred before takeoff to suppville's weather?" Fred asks. "No
ly a squadron of planes, but since
clouds," was my reply. I had
we were the only one I knew of
flown on the mission Monday,
that was airborne, we didn't feel
taken care of business in Denver
too hoggish. We headed for the
Tuesday, and I had decided not to
Mosquito Range and especially
fly this morning. I am tired. Fred
Low Pass Gulch.
is persuasive. I will fly.
10:32 a.m. Having crossed the
8:17 a.m. Mass completed I
Arkansas Valley we began a concall the sheriff's office and ask
tour search of the west side of the
for two observers. He goes to
Mosquito Range, from Weston
work on that.
Pass to the lower terrain north of
9:03 a.m. N7NH, my trusty
Buena Vista.
Cessna 130 is preflighted. For the
11 a.m. The turbulence and hot
first time since last fall it looks
chocolate were having their
like it may start without preheat.
effect. We have covered
I check with some local people
everything but the top of the
who have reported seeing an
range. Lake County Airport is
orange glow on Mt. Massive on
three miles away and a rest stop
Sunday afternoon and a sun
is becoming mandatory, but the
reflection on Monday and Tuesthought of the top of Low Pass
day. I decided it's worth looking
Gulch is still in my mind.
Ground team reports gnaw at
9:30 a.m. My two observers
me. There is some open space
arrive. Stu Parks, director of the
county ambulance service, has
near the top that we haven't seen
arranged for someone to cover
yet. The rest stop can wait a few
him at the hospital. Mike Johnminutes. We turn south, and in a
son has taken annual leave time
couple of minutes, in a rocky
from his job at the national fish
area clear of trees and snow, I
hatchery. Both are very active in
catch a glimpse of red. Horizonthe Lake County Search and
tal stabilizers! Then the white
Rescue Group and very
vertical stabilizer and the
knowledgeable concerning downcharred outline of what was an
ed aircraft locating. I brief them
airplane. We circle once, but the
SUNSET PATROL -- A plane [rgm the Washington Wing flies patrol over thewaters of Puget
on things they probably already
turbulence will not allow a very
-So-und, looking for boats in distress. Boaters in trouble can signal the planes by shooting flares
close look.
9:40 a.m. We are airborne. We
We fly to the valley to call
or waving life preservers. The airc_raft then reports to a ground communications center that
Salida Unicome for a relay from
make seven sweeps across the
notifies the Coast Guard of the location, type and size of the boat. Flights are also made over the
mission headquarters about the
east face of Mt. Massive, from
Columbia River.
Tourquoise Lake to Twin Lakes
color of the 'stabilizers. Fred

Member Receives Medal

Museum Seeks Displays





Civil Air Patrol News publishes each month a list of Civil Air Patrol
members who have died recently. Notice 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.
BERG. Edwin C.. Senior Member, July 24,1978, Self ridge Cadet Sq., Michigan Wing.
BLOOM. Carroll L.. Lieutenant Colonel, July 15,1978~Thunder Mountain Comp. Sq., Colorado Win£.
-bUSMAN, Gary B., Captain, Sept. 9,1978, Minnesota Wing ltq.
KAWAMURA. E. Lieutenant Colonel, June 22,1978, Ewa Comp. Sq., Hawaii Wing.
KREMER. J.. Capt.. July 19,1978, CAP Senior Sq. 904, Pennsylvania Wing.
O'BRIEN. Alvin W., Captain, June 28,1978. Pittsburgh Group 60, Pennsylvania Wing.
TANNER, Jesse, Jr.. Senior Member, Sept. 1,1978, Warner Robins Comp. Sq., Georgia Wing.
WELI,ONS. James A.. Colonel, Aug. 1l, 1978, Arkansas Wing Hq.

Col. Robert H. Herweh Dies
Former Great Lakes Region Commander
Col. Robert H. Herweh, CAP, former Great Lakes Region
commander, died Sept. II, 1978, following a brief illness. He
had served as deputy region commander and commander of
the Ohio Wing prior to appointment as Great Lakes Region
commander. Col. Herweh is survived by his wife, Margaret
and daughter Jean.

ON THE BEACH -- Capt. Wflsan Maddox, Portsmouth Comp. Sq. (Virginia Wing) was recently flying over Virginia Beach, Va., towing an advertising banner when his single-engine aircraft malfunctioned. He elected to ditch in the water to avoid the chance of hurting anyone on
land. The plane flipped over, and immediately his friend who had been vacationing at the
beach, Capt. Lester Gross, Norfork Comp. Sq. (Virginia Wing), center right, was there to help
him out. The two men, together with other swimmers, pushed the aircraft to shore and even
saved the advertising banner. (Photo by Randall Roberts)

Tulsa Cadets Put Out Grass Fire
TULSA, Okla.- Four cadets
from the Aerospace Cadet Sq.
(Oklahoma Wing) that helped
save property from fire were
given a public thanks from the
fire victim.
The cadets, Darren Newkirk,
Robert Gates. Mark Neeley and
James Thompson, were returning to Tulsa after finishing a
general aviation survey when
they spotted smoke in a field off

named to the Tulsa Tribune
the highway,
The boys immediately set to Honor Roll for August.
work helping put out the fire. It
was almost under control when a
fire truck arrived 30 minutes
ORLANDO, Fla.- Maj. John
later. After the fire was out the
woman who lives there offered
F. Hobbs, commander of Florida
Group 1, reports that two
them a cold drink and thanked
members of PerrT Sr. Sq.. flying
them for helping.
The next day a reporter from
a corporate aircraft at the request of the Tyler County sheriff,
the Tulsa Tribune interviewed
the cadets about the fire for a
located an overdue fishing party
newspaper story.. They were also
in the Gulf of Mexico during late
August. _

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Sinclair Receives Two CAP Awards
WA RW I C K , R . I . - - C a p t .
Terrence D. Sinclair, Rhode
Island Wing Headquarters.
received the Grover Loening
Aerospace Award and the Paul
E. Garber Award for completion
of Levels III and IV of the senior
training program, at the recent

Eastern Staff College at
Roanoke, Va.
The awards were presented by
Lt. Col. Barbara Morris of the
Middle East Region and Air
.Force Lt. Col. Philip Alker of
Na tionai R eadquarters.

Florida Members Locate Lost Fishing Boat
CAP members Daron Kelley
and William McDougall, found
the disabled craft containing two
adults and an 11-year-old boy

adrift three miles off Keaton
Beach. They circled the boat until a rescue craft could tow it to

State Gives Unit Equipment Grant
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The Kentucky State Fire Marshall's Office recently awarded the
Panther Comp. Sq. (Kentucky
Wing) a grant for $1,219 for
purchase of rescue equipment.
The equipment purchased with
this grant will up-date the

squadron'scapabilities in
emergency services, such as a
ground direction finder, a FM
walkie-talkie, forcible entry tools
and protective clothing.
This added equipment will aid
the squadron in effective and
timely search and rescue, said

M i t c h e l l Aw a r d s ~ A u g u s t 1 9 7 8
David S Barclay ...... 20183
Anna P. Bavev ......... 02070
Beverly L. No'rwood .. .04i84 Eric F. Wardlow
04384 R o n L . H o u s e . . . . 23057
Hichar'd J Palmer ......
Timothy J. McCloud .....04405 James Kirk Kraft
Brvan J. Dart .
MichaetP. Wormers .
05068 Bobble J Morrell
Leslie J. Perry ....
Thomas ,I Goodwm
John M. Lafreniere.
Robert J l)avts
Anthony V. Genovese. .06062
lavA. McSweeney . .28048
Dwayne B. Be nson ...... 07008
. 29003
James B. Karafa ........ 08049 Thomas A Kuster
Tm/othy E. Gaither
00125 ,leffrev S. Rasel
Randy G Brown ........ 08133 B r e n d a M . W i n g . . . . 29035
Thomas L. Strom
08293 Michael J Valinotti
Philip H Sapero .
08293 Sezanne l Da Siva
Tamara L. Doane ....... 08314 .h,hn P [-',mnln~
John M. Dubms ........08432 t.lenn ~, -%delaar
StevenJ l)lflore
John R. Welker
. . 11041
Stephen J. Miernieki .... 11226 Paul N. Howard Jr ...... 31159
16007 Caron L Holland ...... 31201
Cameron S. Baker .....
Edward A. Holda Jr ..... 19067 Michael E. Levesqt/e .. 31320
Mark M, Bogacz ....... 19067 Michael Magno ...... 31320
James S. Harris ........ 201}6'/ Sara E. Baker
Billy J. Nichols ......... 20007 Arthur P. Young ..... 32111
Mic'hael D Roe ....... 200~., William H. Arnev ......32139

Mark,l .'~'hmtdt
Paul (" ~,~, ik~;trom
M tch,w1.1 Fortunato
Tc r r ~ N ( i a l a n . . . . . . 34131
Je|lcrv B Willis ...... 34190
.. 35067
MarkT Neeley
.. 37025
D. Phillip Dimarco.
Bruce (; Pounder
. 37049
J o e I N W i l l i s . . . . . . 37246
Stcven M Fletcher..
Robert W Fletcher
Daphne S Smith . .
James B. Sime .
Rebecca I. Prado ..
Rt)bert E Patt~
l.lnd~a~ k ~Aalton
Mwhat.lA Sinclair
John J Moran
Michael J Szewc .... 50028
B r i a n 1 t . Wo n . . . . . . 51014
Pablu M Alejandro .... 52124
J o h n R I v c r a . . . . . . . 52124

Earhart A wards --- A ugust 1978
Carla M. George ........ 01024
Jimmie D. Draper ...... 02070
R.A Hotehlds$ Jr ....... 07004
Frank S Brown ........ 08103
Alfred D. Higley ........ 10102
Douglas S. Dunbar ..... 11228
Vaclav G. Ujcik ....... 11254
Elaine K. Boeh ....
Steve D. Bolin ........ 15055
Michael L. Carrier .
Bruce J. Spates .....

Robert J. Meek ...... 19012
K u r t B . K r e i n e r . . . . . 20164
Glenn N. Slotness ....21016
Andrea T. Provencher ... 28037
Nelson Valdes .........31092
Kent L. Taylor ..........34184
Patrick A. Beaman ..... 36034
Sharon E Wesley .... 37060
Michael W. Baugh .......39019
Frank F. Scribner ...... 45117
Robert S Dempsey.. .50043

squadron representative Delores
E. Botts. It will also insure the
safety of ground team members.
To carry out the emergency service mission, the safety of the
ground team members are a
prime consideratmn. "Worn out
equipment adds to the risk factor.
"Apparently, Kentucky's Fire
Marshall has recognized the
value of Civil Air Patrol and has
generously contributed to the
squadron. This assmtance will
funnel down to the civilian population by effective and modern

Minot Squadron
Assists In Searc h
On Souris River
MINOT, N.D. -- The Minot
Comp. Sq. (North Dakota Wing)
was recently called out at the
request of local law enforcement
officials to aid in the recovery of
the body of a 14-year-old girl who
disappeared into the Souris
Cadets and seniors aided in
communications and shoreline
searches in the evening of Aug.
12. During the long hours of the
night while diving and dragging
operations were suspended.
cadets stood watch at key points
along the river.
The next morning, the Minot
Fire Department recovered the
body from deep water below a

O B S E RV E R - - A n u n i d e n t i fi e d C A P c a d e t v i s i t s t h e
National Atomic Museum at Kirtland AFB, N.M. He was one
of 35 CAP cadets attending a week-long Air Force orientation exercise that was held there recently. The cadets visited
various units on base and had the opportunity to go through
the security police: obstacle course. They also received firsthand experience in mlfltary drill and customs. At the end of
the week, they held a graduation parade. {USAF Photo by
SSgt. Dave Skeen)





1ACE Photos
Foreign Cadets
Tour The USA

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SWEDISH VISITORS -- Cadet Charles Staso, Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Comp. Sq. (Pennsylvania
Wing), left, talks with IACE guests from Sweden. They are Capt. Christina Holmer, their escort from Stockholm; Cadet Anders Ohrman, a junior college student from Molby; and Cadet
Michael Persson from Hassleholm, also a junior college student. They are members of the
Swedish Air Cadet Association. (Berks-Mont Photo)

BRITISH CADETS -- 1ACE visitors from the Girls Venture
Corps of Great Britain, front row, pose with their CAP escorts at one of the attractions they recently visited in Miami,
Fla. They were hosted by families of members of the Cutler,

SEAL AND PATCH -- Cadet Wilform Odom of the Maxwell AFB Cadet Sq. (Alabama Wing),
right, present the Civil Air Patrol seal and the Alabama Wing patch to Axel Weege. Weege is
one of a group of German Aviation students who visited Alabama during the International Air
Cadet Exchange, which is sponsored Jointly by CAP and the U.S. Air Force to foster international goodwill and understanding through a mutual interest in aviation.

HELICOPTER RIDE -- 1ACE Cadet Gerard Lookeren of the
Netherlands prepared for takeoff in a helicopter at Benedum
Airport, Clarksbarg, W. Va. Ten cadets and an adult escort
from the Netherlands were recent guests of the West

virginia wing.

OHIO TOUR -- Norwegian IACE cadets, with long ties, visit CAP cadets and senior members
of the Findlay Comp. Sq. (Ohio Wing) on a tour of the Aviation Division of the Marathon Oil
Company in Findlay, Ohio, which has a large fleet of corporate aircraft and a company-owned
airport. The Norwegian escort, Asbjorn Fosker, front row-riOt, is in the oil business in




Northeast Region
Members of the Franklin-Oil Comp. Sq.
(Pennsylvania Wing)alongwithmembers
of Group 50 recently held an emergency
locator transmitter training session.
Senior Member Pete Flynn and Cadet
Greg Reinsel were in charge of the ground
team with Cadet Bob Hicks serving as
ground team radio operator...Capt. Marvin Goldberg, information officer for the
Wayne Comp. Sq. (New Jersey Wing) has
briefed the Mid-Atlantic Pilot's Association on Civil Air Patrol.
Thunderbolt Cadet Sq. (Massachusetts
Wing) held an open house recently at
which time Capt. Lewin Nyman was
presented the Certificate of Proficiency
Award...Cadet Daniel Little was named
honor cadet at the Pennsylvania Wing Encampment East. Cadet Little is a member
of the Marpte-Newtown Comp. Sq.
Group 1400 of the Pennsylvania Wing
handled traffic control, crowd safety and
communications activities at the Chestnut
Ridge Flying Club's annual fly-in.
Cadet Mark Williams of Newport County Comp. Sq. (Rhode Island Wing) has
soloed in the wing Cessna 150...CWO
James Weber, a member of Nassau
County Group (New York Wing) has
joined the U.S. Air Force...Second Lts.
Douglas and Donna Mulloy wear two hats.
They are communications and finance offleer respectively for their squadron,
Downcast Patrol Comp. Sq. (Line
Wing). They are also attached to the
N a v y ' s S e c u r i t y G r o u p A c t i v i t y. . . A
mission coordinator seminar was held recently by the Rhode Island Wing. Those
attending included Lt. COl. Raymond
Borger, wing commander, Maj. James
Berry, Capt. James Bell, 1st Lt. Lynette
Bla~lmaore, Lt. Col. Gertrude Kulig and
Cadet Joseph Zaeearia.
Paul J. Morris, assigned to the Rhode
Island Wing staff, has been awarded a Certificateof Proficiency and promoted to the
rank of captain...Cadet Karen Gladue has
a t t e n d e d t h e F e d e r a l Av i a t i o n A d ministration Cadet Orientation Program
in Oklahoma City. She is a member of the
West Warwick Comp. Sq. (Rhode Island
Wing)...cadets Kenneth Cantor, Charles
Gilley, Julie Brown, Carroll Gifford,
Michael Morris, Edward Butler, Kelley
Butler and Mark Butler, along with mj.
Viola Sargent, assisted 2nd Lt. Robert
King in working for the Jerry Lewis
Muscular Dystrophy Telethon recently.
They are all members of the Down East
Patrol Sq. (Maine Wing).

Middle East Region

divem are 2nd Lt. Kevin Toeves and Cadets
Hugh Carter and Andrew Kastanas...Thi-rteen cadets from five Middle East Region
wings spent a wefk recently at Andrews
AFB, Md., for the Aerospace Orientation
Program sponsored by the region. For five
days, they toured places such as Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, Goddard
Space Center, NASA, Federal Aviation
Administration and the Taylor Model
Fifteen cadet ground team members of
the 111th Air Rescue and Recovery Sq.
(North Carolina Wing) recently participated in a course on advanced firefighting techniques...Second Lts. Barbara
Bagwell and Joel Lambert of the Aiken
. Senior Sq. (South Carolina Wing)attended
the South Carolina Wing Information Ofricer Seminar held recently. Seminar instructors were Maj. Richard Herold and
1st Lts. Arnold and Marie Jones.
Members of the Gloucester Point Senior
Sq. (Virginia Wing) recently toured the
Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson
AFB, Ohio. Airlift was provided by the
39th Tactical Airlift Sq., Pope AFB,
N.C ....The New River Valley Senior Sq.
(Virginia Wing)recently participated in
an airport survey for the Federal Aviation
Administration. Members Dave Jones,
Roy Smith, Bob Wood, Kelsie Kemp, Don
Greenfield, Olivia Clark, Russ Shannon,
L.J. Bassett and Mary Reister collected
the necessary information,

has soloed. David is also a member of Air
acted as color guards for the service...The
Force JROTC...North Valley Comp. Sq. _
Blue Water Cadet Sq. (Michigan Wing)
participated in the local community's an- (Colorado Wing) cadets recently earned
money for the squadron by selling
nual celebration of the Blue Water
programs at a Denver Broncos football
Festival by marching in the annual
game. Participating were Allen Ham,
parade. The cadet's marching unit was led
mann, Charles Johnson, Joel Flores, Doug
by Cadet Craig Martin.
Parnell, Tim Province, Tom Province and
Cadets of Findlay Comp. Sq. (Ohio
Ryan King...Lloyd Heavner, chief of the
Wing) were able to raise enough money to
U.S. Weather Bureau at Johnson-Bell
buy new radio equipment for their radio
room after their successful light bulb sale. - Field in Missouia, Mont., talked to
senior members of the Missoula Comp. Sq.
Project officer was Cadet Gregg
(Montana Wing) recently. Heavncr
Hiehle...Cadet Theresa Zell, a member of
spoke on the hazards of mid-summer flythe Valparaiso Comp. Sq. (Indiana Wing)
ing in the mountains of Montana.
has been promoted to the rank of cadet
N o r t h Va l l e y C o m p . S q . c a d e t s
warrant officer...Maj. William Amreihn
of Group Seven (Michigan Wing) was (Colorado Wing) Anton Eret, Suzanne
Eret, Deborah King, Ryan King, Kathleen
recently promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel and transferred to the Great Beary, Jay Perry, Michael Couture,
Lakes Region staff...Cadet Tom Sutliff of Timothy Woodyard, John Deidlker, and
Brenda Gardner all attended a search and
the Valparaiso Comp. Sq. (Indiana Wing)
has received his pilot's wings after pass- rescue bivouac at Dillon, Colo., recently. Cadet Jay Perry was named the most
ing all FAA requirements.
outstanding cadet there...Capt. Stanley

North Central Region

Southeast Region

Members of the Des Moines Comp. Sq.
(Iowa Wing) provided first aid coverage
for the National Horseshoe Pitchers'
Association of America Tournament held
r e c e n t l y. . . F o u r s q u a d r o n s i n t h e
Minnesota Wing held a Blue Cap mission
r e c e n t l y. T h e B l u e C a p d e a l t w i t h
radiological monitoring, ELT, air search,
ground search and rescue, map and compass reading, first aid, and cornmunications.

Cadet Erik Feyer of the Cutler Cadet Sq.
(Florida Wing) is entering the elite Green
Berets of the U.S. Army. Cadet Feyer will
become a combat medic in the special
forces. He has also received the Spaatz
Award and participated in the IACE.
At the recently held Southeast Region
Conference, Cadet George Navarini of the
Florida Wing staff was named Outstanding Cadet of the Year...Two instructors
from the 2052nd Communications Sq.
recently trained members of the Ocean
Springs-Keesler Sq. (Mississippi Wing) in
cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Nine peopie were certified during this time.
Hillsboro I Senior Sq. (Florida Wing)
held its first open house and air fair to
dedicate their new meeting rooms.
Florida Wing commander Col. Richard
L e a l i S r. , c u t t h e r i b b o n w i t h t h e
assistance of Maj. Howard Cumler, cornmander of Group 3 and Cadet
House...Several cadets from the Gulfport
Comp. Sq. (Mississippi Wing) conducted a
model rocket, launch recently. Participating were Cadets David Mauldin, Andrew Doyle and George Tiller.

Thirty members of the 13thGroup, Texas Wing, travelled to Austin recentlyto attend the Bargstrom AFB airshow...Members of the Randolph AFB
Comp. Sq. (Texas Wing) exhibited cornmunications and emergency equipment as
well as model aircraft and rockets during
a display held in the grand court of North
Star Mall...Cadet Gene Burkett has been
named Cadet of the Year in ceremonies
held by the Mid-County Optimist Comp.
Sq. (Texas Wing). He was presented his
trophy by Col. Ben Davis, Texas Wing
Maj. Stan Davis, Capts. Eugene Leduc
and Robert Turner, 2nd Lt. Keith Julson
and Cadets Greg Russell, Darrell Wright
and Jay Wallace, members of Arlington
Comp. Sq. (Texas Wing)have toured the
Dallas Naval Air Station...Second Lt. Dale
Robinson, a member of the PhoenixLitchfield Comp. Sq. (Arizona Wing) was
recently promoted to the rank of sergeant
in the Air Force.

A five-member scuba diving team has ......
heen formed by the lllth Air Rescue and
Great Lakes Region
Recovery Sq. (North Carolina Wing).
Among organizational flags presented
Three of the five members have earned
during recent services at Immaculate
ratings-ofsearcifand rescue divers-after
Heart Catholic church were the flag of the
completing a sanctioned course in ad- D. Klitzman Memorial Cadet Sq. (Wisconvanced diving technology. Those divers
sin Wing). Cadets belonging to the church
receiving the rating of search and rescue

So uthwes t Region

Rocky Mountain
Cadet David B. Rushing, a member of
the Mile Hi Comp. Sq. (Colorado Wing)

Kilgore of the North Valley Comp. Sq.
(colorado Wing) recently completed a
survival course offered by a nelghborhing

P a cific R g i o n
Cadet Jack Klein, a member of the EdHauter Comp. Sq. (Washington Wing) has
been promoted to staff sergeant...Cadets
Malcolm Phillips, Todd Haines, Carol
Fisher, Diane Irgy, Marc Huckabone,
Susan Gibbons, and Kenneth Hendrickson,
a l l m e m b e r s o f Wa s h i n g t o n W i n g
squadrons, attended the Pacific Region
Cadet Leadership School held
recently...Members of Group Three,
Washington Wing, assisted the Air Force"
recruiting group recently when they
helped set up a live TV program...Cadets
of the Presidio of San Francisco Comp. Sq.
(California Wing) hiked up Mount Tam
recently. Cadet Troy Holman was the first
to reach the top...Cadets of the Jon E.
Kramer Memorial Comp. Sq. (California
Wing) participated in guarding two Air
Force aircraft recently along with manning a recruiting booth. Four cadets,
David Levish, Tom Herte, Richard Walsh
and Mike Turner performed double duty

Overseas Units
Three cadets of the Alconbury Cadet Sq.
(England), Dennis Abraham, Darryle
Grimes, and Lisa Grimes have earned
American Red Cross cardlo-pulmonary
resascitatlon certification at a course
taught by Maj. Walter Green, squadron
commander...Cadet Darryle Grimes, also
of the Alconbury Cadet Sq., has been named cadet of the quarter for the second
quarter of 1978.

Three Encampments In One Week:

Minnesota Wing Has Busy Time For Cadets
B y C A P T. J A M E S
Director of Cadet Programs
Minnesota Wing
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -Minnesota Wing recently held
three encampments during the
same week. Our ninth Annual
Cadet Solo Encampment, a Class
B encampment for first time
cadet attendees and a class for
cadets in Group 2 were all held
duringthe week of Aug. 5-12.

The solo encampment was held
in Waseca, Minn., under cornmand of Col. John T. Johnson,
former wing commander. This
sought after activity had 17
cadets from Minnesota and two
cadets from Kansas attending.
All cadets received ground
school instruction and 13-15 hours
of flight instruction. Each earned
solo wings.
The Class B Encampment was
held at Grand Forks AFB, N.D.

It marked the start of a project
designed to give concentrated
leadership training to beginning
cadets, as well as fulfill the reqnirements of the Class B encampment. Nine cadets from
North Dakota joined 41
Minnesota cadets for the
program, which was commanded
by Capt. James Surber of the
North Hennepin Comp. Sq.
Cadets taking part received
about twice the amount of drill

and ceremonies training as is
usual for a Class B., as well as
running the mile each morning
and marching a great deal. The
cadets also received tours of B52, KC-135 and T-3B aircraft and
visited the minuteman launch
control simulators.
Also during the same week an
encampment was held at Pelican
Island on Leech Lake, near
Walker, Minn., in which 20 cadets
took part, that fulfilled the re-

quirements for a Class B encampment. It was commanded
by Lt. Col. Eugene Stanich. The
curriculum included flights in the
O-1 Birddog on floats and praetical survival courses.
It was a very hectic week for
Minnesota, and especially for the
staff of the cadet program office.
A total of 115 cadets and seniors
took part in the activities, which
took coordination with every section of the wing.

PA G E E I G H T E E N , ,


oCrOBER 1978

C A P News
In Photos


AT THE CONTROLS -- Cadets Angela M. Rooney, Beaufort Comp. Sq., front, Danny O.
Schon, Columbia Comp. Sq., and Sandra L. Cheney, Charleston Comp. Sq., standing, look over
the controls of a flight simulator during a recent summer encampment held by the South
Carolina Wing at Shaw AFB, S.C.

Air Patrol members in the
Minneapolis-Saint Paul,
Minn., area load trucks
with the seven tons of

GLIDER IN TOW -- A CAP glider is towed off the runway at
Dillingham Field, Hawaii, for a training flight during the recent two-week flying encampment. Fifty cadets from nine
states and their instructors logged more than 600 accident~ree hours in the gliders and their tow planes. Four cadets
received their private pilot certificates and 49 flew solo during the encampment. (USAF Photo by SSgt. Bert Mau)

collected to aid victims of
flash floods in Rochester,
Minn. They worked with
the Salvation Army to collect and distribute clothing, tools, cleafiing aids
and medical supplies.

iiIIi~ i~i ~i i~

A CAP FAMILY -- Capt. Gilbert H. Day, commander of the Vandenborg Cadet Sq. 101 at
Vandenberg AFB, Calif., and his wife, Capt. Carla S. Day, commander of the Allan Hancock
Cadet Sq. 105 at Santa Maria, Calif., symbolically offer their own units' flags to their daughter,
Kaari Ann, as a reerulting gesture to get her to join a squadron. Kaari recently joined her
father's squadron because of its proximity to the aerospace environment at Vandenberg AFB
and to their home. All are still a happy CAP family. (USAF Photo by SSgt. McKinley Johnson)

G I V I N G B L O O D - - M a j . H o w a r d C u m l e r, c o m m a n d e r
Florida Grouo 3, gives blood while nurse Teresa Wallace and
her aid stand by to get ready for the next donor. The mobile
u n i t o f t h e S o u t h w e s t B l o o d B a n k o f Ta m p a , F l a . , w a s
b r o u g h t t o t h e h e a d q u a r t e r s o f t h e H i l l s b o r o 1 S r. S q .
(Florida Wing) where nine pints of blood were collected.




M~ODEL GIFT -- Phil Karsten, left, president'of the Atlantic City Area Chapter of the Air
Force Association, and Leonard Schiff, the association's New Jersey state president, center,
present Col. Wesley Hannon of the New Jersey National Guard, second from left, with a model
of the P-40 aircraft, which he flew in combat over Africa in World War II. The model was made
by CAP cadets Kimothy Elam, second from right, and Carmen DIGlacinto, right, members of
the NAFEC Comp. Sq. (New Jersey Wing). Hannon is eomm~inder of the air base where the
FAA's National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center (NAFEC) is located. (Photo by Terry
Yo u n g )

C P R T R A I N I N G - - 1 s t L t . J u d y Va u g h n , a n u r s e ,
demonstrates eardio-pulmonary resuscitation techniques on
infants with a lifelike dummy. As part of a training program
for mem~rs Of the Thunderbird Comp. Sq. (Texas Wing),
she brought dummies equipped with pressure-metering
devices to show correct CPR techniques.


WEDDING (Above~ -Maj. Pedro Prieto, CAP
chaplain, solemnizes the
marriage of two members
of the Puerto Rico Wing,
2rid Lt. Julio Ortiz of the
Catano H.S. Cadet Sq. and
Sandra Ortiz of the
Bayamon H.S. Cadet Sq.,
in the chapel of the
national guard base at
Camp Santiago, during
summer training. More
than 400 cadets assisted at
this wedding, which was
the first among Puerto
Rico Wing senior
members. (Photo by Capt.
Pedro Zayas)

EXERCISE VICTIM -- Simulated victim, 1st Lt. Dorothy
Balms of the East Metro Cadet Sq. (Colorado Wing), eenter,
has been found by rescue team members who prepare to
treat her "wounds" and transport her to camp. Eight teams
of eight cadets each participated in the first invitation ground
search and rescue training bivouac, which was held by
Colorado Group I recently.

BUCKLE UP (Right) -Capt. Leonard Johnson,
commander of the
Thunder Bay Comp. Sq. 17- !
2 (Michigan Wing) helps ~
c a d e t s board t hC-123eair- e l t s i
as their w i t h a e i r s a t b
craft for orientation flight.




Next Year ?

National Board ; !eeting
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- In an effort to make each succeeding National Board
Meeting bigger and better than the previous ones, those members who attended the
National Board Meeting in Phoenix are asked to take a few minutes to fill in, cut out
and send in the following survey form.
You may or may not sign it as you choose and you may want to add criteria we have
left out. Above all, be objective, be fair and be honest. We need your input if weare to

do a better job and make the succeeding meetings more enjoyable and more productive.
Please send the completed forms to:
Na tional Administrator
HQ. Civil Air Patrol
Maxwell AFB, Ala. 36112

Excellent Good Fair Poor

Excellent Good Fair Poor
1. Convention Site:
2. Time of Year:
3. Accommodations:
a. Check In
b. Check Out
c. Rooms
d. House Keeping
e. Attitude of Hotel Staff
f. Room Servige
g. Shops
h. Seminar Rooms
i. Elevators
j. Pool
4. Food and Beverage:
a. Availability in Hotel
b. Availability of other Restaurants
c. Quality
d. Price
e. Service
f. Attitude of Personnel
5. Transportation:
a. Airlift
i. Schedule
i i . T i m i n g . . . . . . . . .
iv. Box Lunches
b. Ground
6. General Assembly:
a. Schedule
b. Timing
7. Banquet Hall Facility:
a. Communications
b, Acoustics




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c. Seating Arrangements
d. Service
e. Overall Rating
8. Banquet:
a. Speaker
b. M.C.
c. Awards
d. Food Quality
e. Food Service
9. Saturday Evening Cocktail Hour:
a. Venue
b. Prices
c. Service
d. Length
10. CAP Registration:
a. Fee
b. Processing Time
c. Courtesy
d. Accessibility
e. Information
i. City
ii. Civil Air Patrol
11. Bookstore:
12. Supply Depot:
credit cards L Visa and Master Charge~
for preregistration in future years
Ye s
Overall Rating:
Important: Please comment on any or
all of the above, especially those that
you have marked as "Poor."

! ! Iowa Cadets
Solo In Gliders
RED OAK. Iowa -- Glider flying gives one the perspective of
flying like an eagle, say the 11
Iowa cadets who recently completed a one-week glider encampment at the Red Oak Municipal
For the second straight year.
the Red Oak Comp. Sq. hosted
the encampment, which was a
training school involving several
hours of ground school and flight
The 1978 Iowa Wing Glider Encampment was held in June and
all 11 cadets, who ranged in age
from 14-17. soloed. They were
selected to attend after an interview by a selection board.
Questions the board asked concerned CAP history, current
events, personal appearance and
customs and courtesies.
Brenda and Penny Recker of
Clear Lake and Deanna Norris
of Carlisle were the first girls
to earn their wings.
Other cadets participating
were Joe Portz, Allen Jensen and
Mark Kempton of Red Oak: Jeb
Brewer. Peter Pady and Paul
Bivens of Ames-Boone; Ken
Winjum of Indianola; and Gary
Plummer of Davenport.

Utah Wing Plans
December Class
In Leadership

GLIDER INSTRUCTION -- Cadets Penny Reeker of Clear
Lake left, and Deanna Norris of Carlisle, seated, receive in.
struetian from Cal Denison at the recent Iowa Wing Glider
Encampment at Red Oak, Iowa. (Photo by Capt. Jim Black)

OGDEN. Utah Project officer 1st Lt. Ann Henneman has
announced that the Utah Wing
will hold a two-day squadron
leadership school at Bill AFB
here Dec. 9-10. 1978.
Base classroom and messing
facilities will be used. with
quarters possibly available. Inexpensive lodging is available just
off base.
Attendance at a squadron
leadership school is now a requirement for completion of
Level II senior training. New and
inexperienced seniors who have
completed Level I training are
urged to attend this class.
Dr. Richard J. Ovington of
,National Headquarters will be a
member of the faculty.
Eligible Utah seniors should
mail a completed Form 17
through their units to 1st Lt. Ann
Henneman, 3083N. 1050E., North
Ogden. Utah 84404, as soon as
Seniors from neighboring
wings are also invited to attend
to accomplish this important
training requirement.