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Readers Reply
To Survey On Board Meeting
total of 58 persons replied to the
survey concerning the 1978
National Board meeting in
Phoenix which was published in
the October issue of Civil Air
Patrol News.
The survey was headed with
the question: "What would you
do to make the Civil Air Patrol
National Board meeting better
next year?"
In releasing the results of the
survey, a CAP official here called the replies "honest and candid, some favorable, some not so
favorable." However, he added
that "all of them are constructive."
"The survey," he commented,
"was beneficial and should help
us to improve in many areas. We
needed your candid input and we
thank you for giving us your
"We shall strive to improve in
Salt Lake City.," he added, "and
+~in t eh~-ye-~ ,~be~~ Salt "L-al~e
City is scheduled to be the site of
,the 1979 National Board
In tabulating the replies, the
CAP spokesman pointed out that

not only had people bothered to
answer the survey but that most
of them took added time to give
useful and constructive comments.
First item on the survey was
the Convention Site which 39 persons rated as "Excellent." In
the question on Hotel Staff and
Housekeeping, only slightly
fewer -- 24 and 36 respectively
-- gave ratings of "Excellent."
Two persons, however, gave
Housekeeping a"Poor" rating.
Thirty:two people gave CAP
Registration an "Excellent"
score but three said it was only
"Fair" and one person gave it a
"Poor" rating.
The CAP Registration Fee,
Processing Time and
Accessibility each received 20
"Excellents" and 20 ratings of
"Good." CAP Information did
not rate as high with three people scoring it as "Poor."
high marks with only one rating
of "Poor."
The Cocktail Hour preceding
the Saturday night banquet met
(See SURVEY, Page 2)

First Two Saves Made In '79
TACOMA, Wash. -- Civil Air
Patrol tallied its first two lives
saved in 1979 when the
Washington Wing located the
crash of a red and white Cessna
on Jan. 30.
The plane, with two persons on
board, was On a local flight in
this area with no flight plan
filed. It took off in mid-afternoon
on Jan. 29 and a search, under
the direction of a Washington
state agency, was initiated for
them five hours later.
Civil Air Patrol was called into
the effort and put up search
planes at first light on Jan. 30.
CAP search crews used airborne
direction-finding equipment to
t r a c k a n E LT ( e m e r g e n c y
locator transmitter) signal being
heard in the Tacoma area. The
signal was traced to the crash at
the 14,000-foot level on Mt.

People In The]
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MARCH 1979


(ISSN-0009-781-0) VOL. 11, NO. 3

A helicopter from Ft. Lewis
was called in to remove the victims to Paradise Inn in the park
at Mt. Ranier. They were later
moved to a Tacoma hospital.
Two saves were credited to
F.D. McSpadden and J. Loftus,
both members of the Washington
Wing of Civil Air Patrol. CAP
used three aircraft on the
search, flying four sorties.
Weather was not a factor in
the mishap.

rmer Cadet Tells Of Life
A t A ir Force A cademy
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -Cadet Mike Kempton of the Red
Oak Optimist Comp. Sq. (Iowa
Wing) is one youn~ man who
knows where he is going- a
rarity among 19-year-olds.
In high school he talked of going to the Air Force Academy
and becoming a pilot. He had
earned his solo wings from
summer encampment in Iowa
and was very enthusiastic about
Civil Air Patrol and the Air
Force. He was cadet commander of his squadron.
So it was not surprising that he
had been accepted and entered
the Academy as a fourth
classman last fall. He said that
being in CAP had been a great
help in getting him through the
summer basic cadet training, especially in the military customs,
courtesies and drill portion.
When he was in
Cadet Chorale giving concerts at
and churches in the city
and on base, Mike called from
Maxwell base operations before
departure of his return flight to
He talked of what had happened to him during the past year
and of his experiences at the
"It's a lot of hard work. When
I first got there and was in the
basic cadet training, I kept asking myself 'Why am I here
crawling through mud, over
fences and up wooden towers?'
But afterward you have a sense
of accomplishment.
"The competition is tough in
everything, academics,
athletics," he said. "We have

CADET MIKE KEMPTON, a fourth classman at the Air
Force Academy, inspects an Alabama Wing aircraft at
Maxwell AFB, when he recently visited the base as a
member of an Academy chorale group.
classes from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30
p.m. and intramural sports until
6 p.m. Then after dinner we
have military briefing until 8 and
study until 11.
+"The only free time we have is

on weekends. One Saturday
morning a month we have room
inspections. In warm weather,
we have in-ranks inspections and
parades on Saturday too.
(See CADET, Page 2)

CAP Supply Bill Is Re-Introduced
Supply Bill, an urgently needed
step in revitalizing and expanding Civil Air Patrol, is back
at Square One.
The measure came nearer to
full Congressional approval in
1978 than ever before. It passed
the U.S. House of Representatives but moved to the Senate
too late to be considered before
the 95th Congress went out of existence.
Now, however, it has been reintroduced into the 96th
(present) Congress and must
begin anew its tortuous passage
through the Congressional mill if
it is to become law.
Actually, there are two CAP
Supply Bills before the present
Congress -- H.R. 1200. in:-+:s~'~.~ t~ R,,~ T~x,~ B~+ill

troduced by Rep. Norman F.
L e n t ( R . N e w Yo r k ) . B o t h
measures are identical to each
other and to the old one -- H.R.
6237 of the 95th Congress.
If the measure is to become
law, however, it will need continuing support from CAP
members, their families and
f r i e n d s . To c o o r d i n a t e a n d
oversee activities in behalf of
the bill, CAP officials at the
National Board meeting in
Phoenix. Ariz., last September
appointed a CAP Congressional
Liaison Committee with Lt. Col.
George J. Liebner of New York
as chairman.
At the present time, the
members of this committee are
seeking commitments from
members of Congress to sponsor
the ~e. or as~u.rance$ o4

for hearings before
Congressional committees and
when it is brought up in the
House and Senate for a final
What is needed, according to
Col. Liebner, is a concerted, intensive campaign of letters,
Mail-O-Grams and telephone
calls by CAP members, their
families and friends to their own
elected Representatives and
Senators who serve on those
Congressional committees
which will deal with the bill.
These expressions of personal interest and concern are a very
important part of the effort to
keep Congressional members
aware of the serious need for
early passage of the measure to
aid CAP

primarily responsive to and most
affected by letters and opinions
from the people who elected
them, their own constituents -not citizens of other areas. CAP
members who have direct
access to any member of
Congress, or personal entree to
them or their staffs are urged to
advise members of the CAP
Congressional Liaison Committee. A list of the members of
this committee appears at the
end of this article.
Col. Liebner stressed tl~, ?c,,
may mention your (~.;:
membership but do not ch:z- '-.
speak for the Civil A~r ~:'~t:-:+
organization Letters .... =:
members o~ CAP ~ ~,;~.:"
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MARCH 1979

(Contint,,ed From Page 1)
"Wint~ ~,~ramural sports include ~res~ling, boxing, squash
and hm~dl;aii," he said shifting
his we~gl~; to favor a leg in a
cast, wi~ic~ he broke wrestling.
"'So you .ee. it really is a
strenuous p:o~ram," he smiles.
"That cheated me out of a skiing
trip but I hope to go on the next
one in March."
Asked what advice he would
give other CAP cadets who want
to apply for admission to the
Academy, he replied, "I would
tell them to start applying early,

towards the middle of their
junior year and work on filling
out the forms and getting
everything ready so they are
done before the second semester
of their year. You can get an appointment as early as December
of your senior year, so it cuts
down on your chances if you
haven't started.
?My advice is to be highly
motivated because of the competition in getting appointments.
And be in good physical shape. If
you're not they will soon get you
in shape but you still have to

pass the physical admissions
He thinks potential applicants
should take a tour of the
Academy if they are ever in the
area just to see what it is like.
He never had the opportunity to
do so.
Until he-joined Civil Air
Patrol, Mike said he didn't even
know there was an Air Force
Academy, but when he found out
about it he decided to apply. "I
was accepted the second year I
tried," he said.

" I t ' s w o r t h t r y i n g f o r. I t ' s
worthwhile. You go through a lot
more hassles than at any other
college, but then you're not at
just any other college. The Air
Force needs pilots who are
highly motivated and disciplined. You just set your mind
to it and do it. I have no
problems with the Academy discipline."

to get my Earhart Award," he
said. "In the summer I want to
get into soaring, solo in gliders
and get my license in the
Academy program. I'll be too
busy to work on CAP projects
until summer. I want to keep up
my membership in it."

S t i l l a C A P m e m b e r. , M i k e
spoke to his squadron members
when he was home at Thanksgiving and Christmas. "I still want

After graduation from the
Academy, he wants to enter pilot
training and fly Air Force F-16s.
"I hope they won't stick me in
cargo aircraft," he said as he
was called to board the C-141 for

Col. Paul C. Halstead, CAP
6 Biltmore Ave.
Oakdale, N.Y. 11769
(516) 588-8951

Col. William K. Baker, CAP
P Box 29417
Honolulu, Hawaii 96820
(808) 523-4494 or (808) 845-5837

Lt. Col. Frank P. Barone, CAP
339 Old Mill Road
Valley Cottage, N.Y. 10989

Col. John A. Vozzo, CAP
Rt. 2, 5 Cardinal Lane
Starkville, Miss. 39759
(601) 323-8162

Supply Bill
(Continued From Page 1)
The CAP Cadet Program
which, with its innumerable
benefits, offers an excellent
program of organization, social,
vocational, educational and
citizenship training for some
24,000 cadets. Many young
Americans use it as a
springboard to start long and
satisfying careers in the armed
services. This is now especially
significant if a Mitchell Award
cadet chooses to join the Air
Force. With the award in hand,
he enters service as an E-3
which means a monthly pay advantage of some $68 per month.
The Emergency Services
Program not only saves all taxpayers millions of dollars but
The Aerospace Education
Program serves not only as a
funnel for information but also
as a motivational introduction
for young people who may find

aerospace careers and
vocational opportunities inviting
and rewarding.
"All CAP members will he
kept informed," Col. Liebner
said, "when this writing campaign is to begin, and to whom
and where to write. A good
idea," he added, "is to start
putting your letter together now
and thus be ready when the campaign starts.
"No one canguarantee
passage of a measure being considered by Congress," he pointed
out, "not even the President
with a majority of his own party
in Congress. But if CAP
members and their friends make
a concerted effort, the CAP
Supply Bill may pass."

part of their expenses incurred
on Official Air Force-authorized
missions; to arrange for CAP
use of excess federal real estate
and facilities; and to arrange for
the transfer to CAP of excess
property from other branches of
the federal government in addition to the Department of
This proposal, in one form or
a n o t h e r, h a s b e e n b e f o r e t h e
Congress for a number of years.
If you have access to any
member of Congress, as stated
e a r l i e r, p l e a s e c o n t a c t a n y
m e m b e r o f t h e C A P
Congressional Liaison Committee or the committee chairman. Members of the com-

- n U n l b e r - o f - t h { n g s t o a s s i s t - C A P T- ~ - ~ t e l e p h o ~ e ~ n u m b e r s a r e a s
Among these are: to provide
CAP cadets with uniforms; to
Lt. Col. GeorgeJ. Liehner, CAP
reimburse CAP members for
350 FiRh Ave.
some aircraft maintenance; to
New York, N:Y. 10001
reimburse CAP members for (2121594-4~

Col. James J. Mitchell, CAP
A6 Brams Point Road
Hilton Head, S.C. 29928
(803) 785-3763

Col. J.G. Ruth, CAP
185 Ravenwood Run
Athens, Ga. 30601
( 404 ) 548-4296

Col. William C. Tallent, CAP
P.O. Box 669
Knoxville, Tenn. 37901
(615) 525-4146

Col. Barbara Morris, CAP
10316 Armory Ave.
Kensington, Md. 20795
(202) 393-7166
Gordon T. Weir
National Headquarters, CAP/NA
Maxwell AFB, Ala. 36112
(205) 293-6019

Col. G. Eugene Isaak, CAP
111 South Church Ave.
Tucson, Ariz. 85701
(602) 792-3836
Col. Patrieia A. Gigstad, CAP
Bldg. 72, Thayer SL
Ft. Des Moines. Iowa 50315
(515) 233-2800

Lt Col. John G. Cain, USAF
Maxwell AFB, Ala. 36112
(205) 293-6644

Col. Russell J. Anderson, CAP

sox is~ Alaska 99519

Lt. Col. Thomas A. Handley, CAP
5 Casa Hermosa, N.E.
Albuquerque, N.M. 87112
(505) 266-5501

Col. Maurice E. Cook, CAP
P Box 5494
Fargo, N.D. 58102
(701) 224-2934/2935

Lt. Col. John Swain, CAP
c/o Ron. Lester Wolff
House of Representatives
Washington, D,C. 20515
(202) 225-5956/7/8.

1907) 272-9808

(Continued From Page 1)
with mixed reactions with only a
few replies marking this as "Excellent" or "Poor" with most
scoring it "Good" or "Fair."
Generally speaking, the Airlift
was rated either "Excellent" or

L Convention Site:
2. Timeof Year:
3. A/~commodations:
a) Check-ln

"Good," although Airlift
Reliability received six "Good,"
f o u r " F a i r " a n d s e v e n " P o o r. "
This may possibly reflect the
reaction of some to unavoidable
delays in departures and
arrivals. Box Lunches, Timing



"Good." Most felt that
Acoustics were bad and said so.
A closely related item -- Communications -- took. a like
number of black marks. The fact
that attendees were .talking in
some parts of the banquet hall



and the Schedule itself au came
in for a fair share of criticism.
In the question about the banquet, Acoustics took the vast
majority of the barbs, with only
a handful expressing the feeling
that they were "Excellent" or


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As of Jan. 31, 1979
Seniors ................. 34,345
Cadets ..... ............. 21.$17

c~ Quality
d Prw~

did ROt enhance "Communications."
Seating Arrangements also
came in for considerable
criticism. This may be
attributed, however, to the fact
that there simply were too many
people trying to get into too
small an area. In turn, this also
created some other problems
which, in the future, may well
lead to a~ numbering system for
tickets, using a "first-come,
first-served" reservation basis.
Food Quality and Service ran.
the gamut with just about equal
ratings in all categories.
A complete listing of results of
the survey appears below:







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iii. Relta~t~
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MARCH 1979







source of an emergency locater
Late Wednesday, reports of
planes hearing an ELT alerted
s e a r c h f o r c e s . H o w e v e r, t h e
source of the signal could not be
pinpointed. But a Cessna was
reported missing near Promontory Point Thursday, and sheriff,
military and CAP crews were
mobilized into that area.
In Salt Lake City, the ELT was
still heard and a CAP ground
direction-finding vehicle was
sent to trace the signal.
As word came of the "find" of
the missing plane in Box Elder
C o u n t y, t h e g r o u n d t e a m h a d
reported tracing the ELT to Salt
Lake Airport Number 2 and had
silenced the "false alarm."

A R e s c ue

When the signal stopped,
search coordinator CAP Lt. Col.
Ott Webb, state aeronautics officials and the Utah County
sheriff's office were concerned.
It meant one of two things -that the pilot was alive and turne d o f f t h e E LT o r t h a t t h e
batteries had given out.
A decision was made to launch
a search plane (the state's twinengine Beech Baron) into the
"That others may live."
area at night. Paul Kimmel,
Those four words are found on
state aeronautics department,
Air Force rescue choppers, in
and Col. Roy Hopkinson, Utah
Jeep Posse training materials,
CAP, were aboard. As they flew
printed on Civil Air Patrol
over the area (about i a.m.), the
literature and in most search
ELT signal came on again.
and rescue publications.
Te n s i o n fi l l e d s e a r c h h e a d Nearly 200 volunteers made
quarters as we wondered if this
that motto a reality by unwas a pilot telling us, "Hey! I'm
selfishly giving of their time and
alive!" or just the ELT batteries
materials even risking their
making intermittent contact.
However as the ground unit
own lives when a California pilot
l e f t t h e a i r p o r t , a n o t h e r E LT
From a quiet radio came the
was plucked from the mountains
signal was heard
report: "He's waving a
northwest of here early on Dec,
m u c h f a i n t e r. A s e a r c h p l a n e
flashlight. There's someone
29, 1978.
was requested to help pinpoint
down there!"
Events prior to the rescue
this second signal.
Immediately requests went
were unique two other plane
The Civil Air Patrol plane confor a chopper crew and the Jeep
crashes had killed two pilots in
firmed that the signal came
Box Elder County and search
from a point further south than
LDS Hospital's Life Flight was
crews were unaware of a third
the S.L. No. 2 airport. The crew
first to respond. On the aircraft
crash until air crews traced the and ground unit headed toward
radio monitored at the sheriff's
field command post, Life Flight
described severe turbulence and
his attempts at landing. He had
also spotted the flashlight.
After coming within 15 feet of
touching down, Life Flight abandoned the try because of hazard
to the crew in the turbulent
The Utah County Jeep Posse
was alerted about 2 a.m. for a
~-ground rescue attempt and they
mobilized near the command
post, four miles north of Cedar
Around the command post
there was little discussion. We
were cold, but thinking of a survivor alone on that peak -- even
colder than we made us mindful of the seriousness of the
situation. Could he last until a
rescue was made?
Again the state plane returned
and circled the area. Sheriff
teams arrived. Dispatchers
relayed information. A ham
radio repeater was used to relay
information to Salt Lake City
and CAP officials.
A Hill AFB chopper was requested. It would be airborne
about 4:30 a.m.
Life Flight decided to try
A N N I V E R S A RY P R E S E N TAT I O N - - 2 n d L t . D a v i d P. A l l e n , l e f t , i n f o r m a t i o n o f fi c e r o f t h e
again. A landing zone was set up
West Miami Cadet Sq. (Florida Wing), and Cadet Todd Puglise, squadron cadet commander,
at the command post by posse
present a windsock for the helipad at the James Archer Smith Hospital in Homestead, Fla., to v o l u n t e e r s a r r a n g i n g t h e i r
Lorn Leitman, right, hospital administrator. The presentation marked the 17th anniversary of
vehicles in a circle so the
the squadron and the 37th of the Civil Air Patrol.
chopper would have a reference
Weber Minuteman Comp. Sq.
Utah Wing
Editor's Note: Maj. Jerry
Wellman, a staff member of the
Salt Lake City Tribune, details
here the behind-the-scene efforts
that resulted in the rescue of a
California pilot who had crashed
in the Oquirrh Mountains west of
Cedar Fort, Utah.

Provo to home-in on the signal.
At this point, no aircraft were
reported missing.
The aircraft and ground unit
arrived at the small town of
Cove Fort and located the signal
as coming from an area about
four miles to the northwest. Turb u l e n c e , b l o w i n g s n o w, p o o r
visibility and cold temperature
prevented any attempts at
getting closer to the ELT source.
The aircrew and the ground
crew conferred, and the aircrew
and two other CAP planes from
Salt Lake City decided to return
to the area to further identify the
signal source and possibly sight
something should the weather
When the ground unit returned
to mission headquarters in Salt
L a k e C i t y, i n i t i a l r e p o r t s h a d
just been received that a plane
was "overdue" on a flight from
Ogden to California. The Utah
County sheriff was briefed on
this and a helicopter was requested from Hill AFB. But
nothing was sighted.
The crews left the area, and
s h o r t l y t h e r e a f t e r t h e E LT
signal stopped.

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Word came, the survivor was
in good condition. A silent cheer
from those below, sighs of relief.
Word was relayed to sheriff dispatchers and into Salt Lake City.
Then the hoist. The survivor
was aboard. Life Flight had
meanwhile refueled in Provo
and was back on the scene.
Kimmel and crew still orbiting
the scene directing air traffic
and relaying to ground teams
The Air Force chopper was
getting "fuel critical" and left
the two pararescuemen on the
scene. The chopper headed to the
Salt Lake Airport with the survivor to refuel, saying, "The survivor is m good enough condition
that refueling delay will not
hinder his condition."
Rescue complete.

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when the rotor blades would kick
up snow on the landing zone.
Lift Flight landed and weather
factors were considered. They
decided to wait to see if the
weather would improve.
Meanwhile the posse kept at
their attempts to get into the
The Hill AFB chopper arrived
at 5:30 a.m and was vectored
into the area by Paul Kimmel,
s t i l l o r b i t i n g t h e a r e a . B e l o w,
deputies, posse members, news
media, and CAP members
watched as the chopper hovered
over different peaks trying to
make visual contact with the
survivor and flashlight.
Life Flight took off to aid in
spotting the site and then the
chopper "Save 16" made a
t o u c h d o w n . To o f a r a w a y - "three ridges south."
Again they tried Life Flight
using their spot light to point to
the area. The chopper landed
and sent the crew to the surv i v o r. B e l o w w e w a i t e d f o r
The Air Force chopper pilot
talked with Life Flight and
"He's (the survivor) one tough
Jose," said the pilot, referring to
conditions and the 36-hour elapsed time. "The pararescuemen
have made contact with the survivor." This was about 7:30 a.m.
Va r i o u s f a c t o r s w e r e c o n sidered, a hoist pick-up, ground
recovery, a landing closer to the
scene. The chopper opted for a
hoist pickup.
Below We waited, binoculars
trained on the drama above,
radios crackling instructions,
positions and information.


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MARCH 1979

National Commander's Comments

lnflation Affects Us All

Brigadier General, CAP
National Commander
Inflation has been so much in
the news lately that most of us
are tired of hearing about it.
But it is a subject which we
.cannot ignore since it affects
the lives of all of us.
, The President's recent
State - of - the Union Message
was devoted
mainly to inflation and how
to stop it on a
national level.
But we in Civil Air Patrol
already have had to face this
operations, we cannot operate
with deficit financing; we have
to pay our bills. And we had
reached the point of dipping
into our capital resources and
cutting back on vital programs.
The NEC faced this problem
in December and the members
agreed to an increase in
rnomhorrdlin dues -- the first in ,,
approximateiy eight years
despite constantly increasing
costs of everything we buy.

But things have not been all
within the Presidential
guidelines recently enunciated
Our basic aircraft liability
and far less than the real ininsurance premium has increase in the cost of living. We
creased as most of you are
appreciate the loyalty of these
aware. But the new adfine people in this period of
ministrative procedure of subfinancial austerity.
mitting a flat $40 per aircraft
For another thing, we have
per quarter payment to
reworked the IACE Program
National Headquarters was a
to effect a major saving, even
factor in keeping costs from
after allowing for inflation,
going higher.
without cutting back on the
Re-evaluation of our ineffectiveness of the program.
surance program and
In addition, we have a working
negotiations with the unarrangement with the bank to
derwriters have also resulted
pay us interest on the day-toin some major economies. The
day working funds we have on
Senior Member Accident
Policy, which had not returned
enough to senior accident vicAll these things help, but we
tims to justify its cost over the
still must get the most possible
past 15 years, was cancelled. In
out of every dollar we spend
its place the corporation inand, at the national level, we
stituted a program that offers
have done so. But there is a
the same benefits at a fraction
limit to how much you can
of the previous premium costs.
tighten up the cinch.
In addition, Comprehensive/General, Excess Aircraft
There are limitless opporLiability, and Cadet Accident
tunities, however, to use our
Premi0ms have been
resources more effectively.
negotiated downward.
P,~tY raises for.. eorporat.e ....... And there is much we can do as
jndiv~al members to help.
em. p.loyees have been hela to-a .... ~ere:is much you can do at
minimum over the past several wing level to help.
years. They have been well
For instance, 35 states have

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recognized Civil Air Patrol as a
vital, life-saving institution and
have provided funds to assist in
wing-level operations. But this
also means that 15 states (excluding Puerto Rico and the
National Capital Wing) have
not been convinced of your
effectiveness and your value.
Is your state one of these?
What can you do to change the
minds of the people and officials in your state?

In addition to that, 25 states
do not provide any tax relief for
Civil Air Patrol. Yet CAP is
recognized by law as a nonprofit organization. What can
be done to change this?
These financial challenges
face us all -- as individuals and
as a nation. As individuals and
as a nation, we will face them
and meet them.
But, in Civil Air Patrol, we
must have the cooperation and
positive will-to-win if we are to
overcome these problems. I
am certain that we can -- and
will --,do it ....
Now, it is. time to stop worrying about this problem and get
busy doing something about it.


Cadet Cutler Earns Spaatz Award

Colo. -- Cadet Anthony B. Cutler
of the Shelby County Camp. Sq.

(Tennessee Wing) has earned
the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award.
The presentation was made by

Brig. Gen. Thomas C. Richards,
commandant of cadets.
C u t l e r, w h o e n t e r e d t h e


Academy in June, is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Cutler of
Memphis, Tenn. He has been a
member of the Shelby County
Comp. Sq. since 1974 and was
cadet commander at the time he
departed for the Academy.
During his CAP cadet training,
Cutler attended a summer encampment at Ft. Campbell, Ky.,
in 1975, and participated in
several search and rescue exercises with his unit.
"Mutual interest in flying and

the Civil Air Patrol induced me
to apply for admission to the Air
Force Academy," Cutler said
"After I got here, I found my experience in military organization and discipline, close order
drill and customs of the service
were invaluable in helping to adjust to the Air Force cadet way
of life."
Cutler will graduate in 1982
with a bachelor of science
degree and a commission as a
second lieutenant.

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monthly at $2.00 per year at Headquarters, Civil Air PatroI-U.S. Air Force/OI, Bui ding 714,
Ma xwell AFB, Ala. 36112. Civil Air Patrol membership due include subscriptions to the p~p~r.
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A'~ ARD PRESENTrATION -- Brig. Gem. Tl~m~ ~. Ricl~rd~. left. commamiant of cadets at
the Air Force Aca4em~ ~ ~ ~ Cart .4_ fN~,t~ .4~,~1 to Cz~k~ .~me~ B C~k-r
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MARCH 1979



Wa y B a c k W h e n
Readers have sent these photos in
initial response to our request for old
photos showing obsolete CAP uniforms, notable persons, activities of
historic interest, or unusual aircraft
associated with CAP.
If you have a photo you would like
to share with other members of CAP,
please send it to Civil Air Patrol
News and we will publish the best
and most interesting. We can use
only original photos. If you want it
back. send a stamped, self-addressed
envelope to HQ. CAP-USAF/OIIN,
(Editor Civil Air Patrol News),
ATTN: Way Back When, Maxwell
AFB, Ala. 36112.
If possible please identify the people appearing in the photo and
describe the situation, along with the
date it was taken and any other pertinent information you have.

S Q U A D R O N PAT C H - - T h i s s h o u l d e r p a t c h w a s d e s i g n e d i n
the early 1940's by Walt Disney for California Wing Squadron
918-4 and was submitted by Capt. A.D. Lester.

CUMMINGS is seen
pointing at the right of this
old CAP photo sent in by
C a p t . A r c h i e D . L e s t e r, a n
active member of the
E a g l e S r. S q . 9 6 ( C a l i f o r nia Wing), who is on the
far left. The other people
are unknown. It was taken
during the early days of
Wo r l d Wa r I I a t G l e n d a l e ,

above, posed with a group of CAP cadets, who
w e r e p r e s e n t e d c e r t i fi c a t e s o f p r o fi c i e n c y, w h i l e
on location for the filming of "How the West
Was Won" in the early 1960s. Capt. Bill Watson,
Paducah Comp. Sq. (Kentucky Wing) sent this
photo in.

left. are explained to groumi rescue personnel by
an Air Force officer at a California Wing
seminar held July 23, 1966, in Fresno, Calif. This
photo comes from California Group 12 in


















E'rvrL ~'fR~PA~I"ROL ~S

' MARCIt 1979

L a w y e r Te a c h e s G r o u n d S c h o o l
-- At eight each morning he
teaches Aeronautical Science at
Pueblo County High. By 9:30 he's
behind a desk at his law offices.
That afternoon he may be
defending a client in Kansas',
then back to Colorado Springs
for an evening meeting of his
CAP squadron at Peterson AFB
Capt. Maurice R. Franks, a
lawyer by profession, is the
deputy legal officer for the Pikes
Peak Sr. Sq. (Colorado Wing).
Franks, who has been flying
for 12 years, holds an
instrument-rated commercial
pilot license and a ground instructor certificate with basic,
advanced and instrument instructor ratings.
He's also a ciVil Air Patrol
pilot. When he's not performing
staff duties as a lawyer for the
CAP squadron, or flying, Franks
helps with the squadron's training program by teaching basic
and proficiency ground training
courses for aircrews.
"I need to get away from the
law books every now and then,"
said Franks. "So I approached
the officials at Pueblo County
High and said I'd like to try
teaching a course on aviation."

Enthusiastic about the idea,
school district officials agreed,
and obtained the necessary
authorization from the State
Board of Education.
Aeronautical Science is being
taught as a fully-accredited
science course this semester.
Although flying lessons are not
included in the curriculum, the
course is a thorough ground
school and students are expected
to pass the Federal Aviation Administration's four-hour written
examination for private pilots.
"The class is great. I've got
some really super-motivated
kids who want to learn," said
Franks. "Right now, we're into
navigation. But we're movingquickly," Franks continued.
" We m u s t c o v e r h i s t o r y o f
aviation, principles of flight,
communications, weather,
federal aviation regulations,
emergency procedures and
many other topics before the
semester ends."
As part of the course, Franks
intends to treat his 13 students to
a tour of Denver's Stapleton
International Airport. where
they will see the control
tower, radar approach and
departure control facilities, the
weather bureau, and the flight
service station.

GROUND SCHOOL- Capt. Maurice R. Franks, Pikes Peak Sr. Sq. (Colorado Wing), teaches
ground portion of school for aircrews. He also teaches the class at a high school in Colorado

F o u r R escued F rom Crash Near Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Personnel of the 111th Air Rescue

Griffin, squadron commander, signal from the downed aircraft
and Cadet John Pharr, a student and tracked it, finding the

Carolina ~ring) particip-ated in a
search and rescue mission Dec.
31 near Charlotte's Douglas Airport and removed four injured
persons from the wreckage.
The aircraft, a Cessna Cardinal en route to Charlotte from
Florida, developed engine trouble while making an approach to
the airport. At the time the CAP
squadron's Cherokee 180 was
preparing to leave on a training
flight. On board were Maj. Ben

CardmaY"had ~ropped -fEO-~-- so~e'~~~o airradar and were vectored into the
port. He circled the site and
area where the aircraft disdirected ground teams to the
wreckage, which was about a
half-mile off the road and inBefore leaving the airport,
Griffin advised squadron headaccessible to conventional
quarters of the downed aircraft vehicles.
report. Lt. Col. Joseph BonBondurant, Toevs and several
volunteer firefighters went into
durant, senior mission controller
for the wing, and 1st Lt. Kevin
the area by foot. At the scene
Toevs left in a rescue vehicle for
they found Cadet Raymond
the general search area.
Ellsworth, who had already
Griffin picked up the ELT
begun to remove the injured vic-

rims from the wreckage apd
render first aid.
Bondurant called squadron
headquarters to request fourwheel vehicles, and the other
CAP members and firemen
prepared the victims for transport. The Charlotte city police
also sent a helicopter to assist in
removing the victims.
Cadet Andrew Kastanas and
2nd Lt. Eric Karnes brought the
squadron's four-wheel drive
weapons carrier. Cadets Dean
McGalliard and Robert

Blackwelder also arrived and
assisted with first aid.
Squadron members then took
charge of site security, relieving
city and county police. A ground
team headed by 2nd Lt. Sandy
Stroud and Cadet David
Inschweiler came to relieve the
first ground team.
FA A o f fi c i a l s a s k e d t h e
squadron to inventory and
secure the personal belongings
left by the victims on the aircraft. The next day the FAA accident investigators arrived on
Since the victims were not
from Charlotte, the squadron
chaplain, Capt. Gary Patterson,
visited the families and victims
at the hospital. Later other
squadron members also visited

For the benefit of all
members of Civil Air
Patrol, the statistics for
1979 for search and rescue
activities throughout the
organization are shown
These are unofficial
figures, compiled by the
Directorate of Operations
at CAP National Headquarters.
As of Feb I 1. l~
Number oC ~
F O 4 U R ~ ' E D ~ - 1 ~ L L g e v i l n To ¢ ~ 1 M ~ l l l t h A i r

~md ~ ~ S4 ,.'~/m~ C.araUm ~,mg~ m~Nx"ts tlae ~~ ~ a C~ ~ la~m ~mel~ t~ar

persons were re~med. (Photo by D~ Hmmter. C~wk~e
IN.C.D .%'ws D

""MAR~H I979


C I V I L A I R PAT R O L N E ' W S .

Five Florida Members Win Medal Of Valor
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- Five
members of the Florida Wing's
Group 7 have been awarded the
Civil Air Patrol's Bronze Medal
of Valor for rescuing three persons from an aircraft crash at
Herndon Airport in Orlando, Fla.
The CAP team, consisting of
Lt. Col. Gerald F. Genaw, Maj.
James A. Mowbray, Capt. Linda
J . E d d y, C a p t . M a r j o r i e A .
Bogucki and 1st Lt. Richard
Brinkman, using a four-wheel
drive vehicle were the first to
reach the crash site, where they
administered first aid to two
persons with minor injuries and
stabilized a third seriously
wounded person with internal
and back injuries.
The three were treated in the
immediate area of the burning
wreck, despite hazards of the
spreading field fire and danger
of the fuel exploding. No other
rescue vehicle could enter the
area. Faced with the threat of
the fire cutting off the evacuation route, the rescue team put
the two walking injured in the
vehicle. An ambulance crew
provided a back board for the
other injured person, who was
then loaded onto the vehicle
tailgate. All three were then
taken past the spreading fire to a
point where they could be
transferred to the ambulance.
In another incident, Cadet
Paul T. Myles, TAK Cadet Sq.
( N e w Yo r k W i n g ) , h a s b e e n
awarded the Silver Medal of
Valor for rescuing a man, Max
Dreschler of Tonawanda, N.Y.,
from a fire in his home.
Myles had gone into the house
through a side door when he
heard Dreschler call for help. He
was first driven back by the
thick smoke, but when he got in
he found Dreschler in the first

floor bathroom and brought him
He was in a helicopter when he
LeMieux jumped into the water
U t a h W i n g c o m m a n d e r, h a s
heard over the emergency freand helped the survivors to
been awarded the Exceptional
Service Award for duty as depuWhen the fire department
quency that a small aircraft had
safety. When he learned from
arrived, they found Myles comgone down in the lake just past
the woman that the pilot and a
ty wing commander from May 1,
forting Dreschler outside the
the runway at New Orleans
child were still in the aircraft he
1975 until June 30, 1978, with his
dove through spilled fuel on the
Lakefront Airport.
conduct of affairs and maturity
Capt. Lawrence C. Miller of
He had his pilot proceed to the
water to the submerged aircraft,
of experience when he readily
the Tampa Cadet Sq. (Florida
crash site where they spotted
Unable to enter by the door he
stepped in to take command of
ripped awaythe metal-stripping
Wing) has also received the
two survivors, one suffering
the wing during those times
Silver Medal of Valor for saving
from a severe head injury who
from the windows to get inside,
when the commander was forced
However both persons perished,
the lives of two children. The
was supporting an injured
by his business obligations to be
children werein a car, drivenby
woman above the water.
Lt. Col. Roy A. Hopkinson,
their mother, who was backing a
boat into the water at a boat harbor. The father was in the boat:
Miller was nearby working on
his own boat when he heard the
mother yelling that she couldn't
: ~,~ ~?
stop the car. The weight of the
trailer pulled the car to a depth
of 12 feet within seconds.
Miller, not a good swimmer,
but realizing that speed was important tried to swim as fast as.
he could fully dressed. When he .........
reached the car he dived down to
reach a year old boy and pulled
h i m f r o m t h e c a r. H e b r o u g h t
him to safety and turned back
for the child and woman. Miller
was having trouble staying
afloat himself when he reached
the car the second time, but
again he dove and took the
three-year-old girl, whom the
mother had pushed out of the car
window. On his way to shore, the
weight of the girl and his own exhausted condition caused him to
go under twice, but he managed
to keep the child's head above ........
water each time. In the meantime the husband had helped his ....
wife get to shore.
S e n i o r M e m b e r G u y F.
LeMieux, Billy Mitchell ~~~Escu~E Five members of Florida's Group 7 were awarded the Bronze Medal of
(Louisiana Wing) is still another
_ . . . . . . ~__
CAP member who has b~'~''~vrr~cum$ three persons from an aircraft crash at Herndon Airport in Orlando, Fla.
They were the only rescue team able to reach the crash site with a four-wheel drive vehicle,
awarded the Silver Medal of
administered first aid to the victims and removed them beyond a spreading field fire, caused
Valor for heroic action by riskby the burning aircraft, to a waiting ambulance.
ing his own life to save others,

FBI A rrests Bailed-Out Pilot
After CAP Search Revealed
A ircrafi Crash Was Intentional

U N I T C I TAT I O N - - L t . C o l . R a y m o n d H a n s o n , c o m m a n d e r o f t h e P a w t u c k e t C o m p . S q .
Rhode Island Wing), right, receives the Unit Citation ribbon from Col. Edgar M. Bailey, commander of the Northeast Region, center, as Col. Raymond G. Berger, Rhode Island Wing comnumder, left, congratulates Hanson on the award, which was made for support the squadron
ga~e ~ wiag during its assistance to the state during storms.

EUREKA, Mont. -- After a
Cessna 172 was found three
miles north of the Canadian
border near here, the Montana
Wing was requested to search
for the pilot.
Initial evidence indicated that
the pilot, a qualified parachutist,
may have become lost and bailed
out of the aircraft. The
wreckage was discovered 150
miles northwest of Missoula,
Mont., its destination. There was
no sign of the pilot.
While en route to Eureka from
Great Falls, mission coordinator
L t . C o l . Ly l e S a r t a i n , l e a r n e d
that the downed aircraft had
been tracked by radar near
Kalispel and vectored to Glacier
Park International Airport after
the p~],~, admitted to being lost
TY..:ee CAP a~rcraft then flew
a route search pattern from
Kalispel to Eureka. Since it was
possible that the aircraft could
have flown several miles after
the pilot bailed out, the search
was concentrated in that area.
Two crews searched the locale
of the wreckage after receiving
permission to overfly Canada

They were looking for the red.
white and blue parachute that
the pilot had purchased three
days before the flight.
While airborne, Sartain learned that the right door of the aircraft was missing and that the
hinge pins had been reinstalled.
Since it was apparent that the
door had been removed prior to
flight, an immediate search of
Glacier International Airport
was requested. Preparations
were made to recall the search
aircraft and the Eureka FBI was
advised of the new development.
Sartain recalled that a Eureka
resident mentioned finding what
appeared to be an aircraft door
in a cabin he owned near the
r u n w a y. T h e c a b i n o w n e r
brought the door to the airport
where it was confirmed to be the
missing door.
This was positive proof that
the pilot intended to bail om ~
the aircraft, and the sear~ ~,
suspended. CAP tu~ a:- ~.
nent informauo~ c~. ~ ::,- --~-.
T h e p : ~ > " w - a , ~



MARCH 1979

Hawai i Wi ng. Hol ds
Tw o - P a r t E x e r c i s e

THE RUGGED HAMAKUA COAST, on the northeast shore
of the Big Island of Hawaii, is part of the area overflown by
planes from the Lyman Field Comp. Sq. (Hawaii Wing) on a
recent wing exercise.

HILo, Hawaii -- The Air
Force said, "Find it," and Civil
Defense said, "It's coming," so
Capt. Sam Jones, commander of
the Lyman Field Comp. Sq.,
launched his squadron into the
two-day statewide Hawaii Wing
The recent exercise involved
both a simulated lost aircraft
and a tsunami. Operations were
directed from wing headquarters in Honolulu by Col.
William Baker, Hawaii Wing
On the first day of the exercise, the target aircraft, an
Army U-21 reported mechanical
troubles while on a direct flight
from Wheeler AFB, Oahu, to
Hilo. And the search flights
began. The first flight departed
Hilo north for the Waimanu
Valley and returned without
sighting anything. The second
flight up to Upolu along the

Hamakua coast found the
simulated wreckage, a life raft
and "seven bodies" on the beach
at Honoipu.
Jones was pilot on this flight,
with SM William Brodbeck-as
observer. There were two cadet
observer trainees on board,
Mike Parker and David Smith.
Base communications were
handled by Capt. Joe Alleman.
Members of the Kohala Cadet
Sq., under the command of 1st
Lt. Dorothy Heverly, placed the
life rafts and represented the
The simulated tsunami came
on the exercise's second day.
Originating in the Aleutian
Islands, it was headed directly
for the Big Island, with Hilo as
the anticipated bullseye.
Civil Defense alerted the
squadron to take off and warn
fishermen, home owners and
fishing boats along the Ramakua

coastline, using the plane's installed public address
Again Jones was pilot for the
first flight of the day and SM
Earl Robarts was observer.
Capt. Wayne Borden piloted the
second flight, with SM Milo Carr
as observer. Photographer CWO
Edward Atkinson was sent out
for a damage assessment in the
Hilo and Puna area and south to
Cape Kumukahi. Simulated data
and photos were passed to the
wing headquarters for
Other squadron members participating in the exercise were
Capt. Dan Swartz, Capt. Robert
Killen, SM Harold Mizuno.
Also Cadets Peter Bohanon,
William Bryant, Fred Delavega,
Lani Robarts, Eric Robarts, Edmund Cosma, Pat Wilkes, Maria
Garland and Phillip Miller.

Coast Guard Auxiliary Officials Visit Maxwell
Guard officer who manages the
iliary; Commodore Robert L.
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- Four
national officials of the U.S.
day to day operations of the AuxHorton, the new national comCoast Guard Auxiliary, accomiliary. As such, he is the Auxmodore; Capt. George Gille,
director of the Auxiliary's
partied by Coast Guard Capt.
iliary's counterpart to Air Force
Brig. Gen. Paul E. Gardner,
Department of Supply; and
Merrill K. Wood, chief director,
Capt. Bob Burleigh, director of
visited Civil Air Patrol National
CAP executive director.
Auxiliary officers on the tour
the Auxiliary's Department of
Headquarters here recently to
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~ ¢ m Y ~ e ~ - v ~ , ~ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "1"1- ......
Mitchell, immediate past
The na~ommodore is the
Capt. Wood is the U.S. Coast
national commodore of the AuxAuxiliary's counterpart of Brig.

Gen. Thomas C. Casaday, CAP
national commander.

much like the CAP Bookstore.

The Auxiliary officers and
Capt. Wood came to study the
Early in 1978, Capt. Wood and
CAP printing plant with a view
members of his staff visited
of establishing a similar operaCAP National Headquarters to
tion for theAuxiliary.
study the Air Force-Civil Air
Patrol relationship. Since that
time, tlie group ha~ patterned : The Coast Guard Auxiliary
teaches boating safety and consome of the operations of the
ducts search operations for misAuxiliary after the CAP-USAF
sing boaters on waterways,
lakes and in coastal areas. CAP
Probably the most extensive is
cooperates with the Auxiliary in
establishment of a central store
this latter activity in many areas
for~ the Auxiliary, operating
of the nation.

EXPLANATION -- Air Force MSgt. Richard L. Welch, second from left, explains operations
of CAP printing plant to Coast Guard Auxiliary officials. Others in photo are, from left: Commodore Mitchell, Capt. Wood; Gen. Gardner; Commodore Horton; Capt. Gille; and Capt.
Burleigh. Sgt. Welch is superintendent of the printing plant.

Cadets Learn To Be Casualties

-- Two members of the Alconbury Cadet Sq. have been
accepted as probationer
members of the Casualties
Unnon a Br~t~sh society
dedicated to the --amm4g o~ tBdividuals to s~mulate a w~e
variety of injuries thro~¢'-.
make-up and syntheuc m,a.~.
construction, supporting acting
and careful simulation staging.
Maj. Walter Green and Cadet

Scott Schaller are currently
completing an intensive 12session course. The trained
casualty provides the capability
of realistically simulating not
only the nature of the injury
LtselI to a standard that exceeds
2"~ c~..m,~ p~c strap-~ iw

teamed to res~c°--~ t :.~

appropriate way.
Three doctors will evaluate
casualty union probationers
before they are accepted as full
Along with other members of
the Huntingdon Study Circle of
the Casualties Union. they will
pro~ a varied ~ to

PRINTING QUESTION -- Coast Gurd AmxiliaD Commodore Mitel~ll. flmr'tk ~ fell1. ~ q~esti~m ab~nt
primm~ pre~ m .pcvat~m a~ CaP Ire'rating plaint during re~ ~ ~~ql ~ ** m¢ tmu- were, from
~tx ¢~ql~ ,a~+ CaIN ~: C.m~ Horton; MSkn.
L ~t el¢~. ~t~t of tk¢ priating plant; and



tin Cont'd Q
FORM 990. Any Civil Air Patrol unit receiving a request from the Internal Revenue Service
Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax, should immediately forward the form to:



LOG FIRST! ECI is continually adding new and revised courses to the list of course offerings
'ho are eligible. On the other hand, they are deleting courses too. So before processing any
the ECI Catalong and Guide to make sure the course is still active. If you have any doubt you
lr at AUTOVON 921-4536 or AC 205-279-4536. Before mailing the ECI Form 23, please refer
lunge 2) to insure that it is correct and complete.
HIP SCHOOLS. Educators from the CAP-USAF Headquarters Senior Training Directorate are
n the following squadron leadership schools (SLS) in 1979. Senior members are reminded that
equired to complete Level II training. Interested members should consult their squadron and/or
m for more detailed information.



McGhee-Tyson Air Base, Knoxville
Lowry AFB, Denver CO
Maxwell AFB, Montgomery AL
Ft Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis
Detroit Area
McGhee-Tyson Air Base, Knoxville
Albuquerque Area
Rapid City SD
Probably Morgantown WV
McConnell AFB, Wichita KS
. ~ P o r t l a n d O R . . . .
Probably Great Fails or Missoula



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34 March
24-25 March and 31 Mar-1 Apr
31 Mar- 1 Apr
21-22 Apr
28-19 Apr
5-6 May
12-13 May
12-13 May
19-20 May
9-10 June
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2'3-24 June-~





(Membership Applications). The membership application forms published in the last issue of
re numbered 12a and 15a as a means of identifying them as a special issue for the newspaper.
-'place the current issue of applications. CAP Form 12, dated Oct 76, and CAP Form 15, dated
)ntinue to be used until the present supply is exhausted.
qG DUES STRUCTURE. Changes to CAP unit dues are permitted only once a year - - in conyear ('July renewals). Since renewal notices are mailed from National Headquarters 60 days
July notices will be mailed on/about 1 June. It is the responsibility of any wing desiring a
to get the approval of the region commander and notify National Headquarters/DPH no later


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Does the
Does the subject sound familiar? You bet it does! In 1978
several CAP
several CAP aaircraft were damaged in mishaps where wind was the
probable cans or a major contributing factor. Some of the misprobable cause
haps may ha
haps may have been prevented by reasonable precautionary efforts however, others would have been difficult to prevent. The
forts howeve
following mishap briefs and related notices are provided to emfollowing mi.,
phasize the ne for continuous, preventive action.
a. The DHC-3 (Otter) was tied down outside during unThe
usually high
usually high winds. An internal control lock was used to secure
ntrols, About one week later, the aircraft was flown with
three persons aboard. The aircraft crashed on takeoff after uncontrollable pitchups were experienced. Nll occupants were fatally
injured. Probable cause to date appears to be an elevator push
rod which failed. The push rod was supposedly damaged during the
previous high-wind condition as the internal lock allowed movement of the elevator. Other similar mishaps have been experienced
when internal gust locks were used. (See also FAA Advisory Circular 43-16, Sep 78.)
Recommendations: Use external gust lo-c'ks to the maximum extent, even if internal locks are provided. Inspect flight control
systems closely, especially following exposure to high winds.
b. Schweizer Aircraft Corporation issued a service letter,
subject: "Securing of Ailerons During Tie-Down," as ground
winds drove ailerons against control stops.

.n, ir Patrol National Headquarters Command Radio Network," 15 February 1979.
I Air Patrol Senior Member Voluntary Accident Insurance and Cadet Accident Insurance,"
apersedes "Civil Air Patrol Senior Member Accident Insurance," 23 June 1971.

Recommendation: Use aileron chocks (external control locks)
on gliders.
c. A CAP Cessna Skyhawk was "flipped" by high winds when
tie-down ropes broke. Several other aircraft followed suit. The
fixed base operator (FBO) had been asked, on several occasions, to
replace the badly deteriorated ropes with others of sufficient
strength; however, the response received indicated a "take-it-or
leave-it" attitude.

CAP Manual 100-1, "Communications," is being
revised and hopefully will be ready for distribution
by mid-year 1979 or sooner if possible. Please
do not submit requisitions for the new edition
from either the Bookstore or Publications until
further notice. Orders for the current manual
may be submitted to the Bookstore at the old
price of $1.00 each. Advance notice of the availability of the revised edition will be published in
the Civil Air Patrol News.


Recommendation: If agencies with tie-down facilities fail to provide materials of sufficient strength, or if tie-down procedures
result in undue exposure to possible threat, e.g., agency moves
aircraft to another tie-down but fails to secure the aircraft, advise
the agency of the shortcomings and of your concern for safety. If
the agency fails to correct the situation, contact the nearest FAA
General Aviation District Office (GADO). The GADO representative
will then contact the appropriate agency or individual to encourage
cooperation in mishap prevention. Should this fail, concerned
insurance companies will probably join the effort, usually with
effective res-hs



MARCH 1979

UNIT FORMATION -- Members of the Westchester Squadron stand in formation at Armonk, N.Y. They wear a variety of World War II Army Air Force uniforms, which were approved for CAP with a few minor additions.

C A P U n i f o r m s T h r o u g h T h e Ye a r s
pattern chevrons on a red background. Ties were changprivate corporation, no longer a semi-official
government, nor Civil Defense agency. Each wing comed to tan for all personnel.
Officers wore regular army grade insignia on the red
mander was relatively independent, and outlined policy
shoulder straps of the shirts and jackets. On the right
regarding the uniform, within general norms of good
collar of shirts, the silver colored metal letters CAP
were worn, and on the left the AAF branch insignia, enCost still controlled what the member would wear and
tirely in silver.
the basic Khaki uniform or whatever winter items could
be acquired would be worn. Members continued to wear
By the end of 1942, the s~mmer and winter uniforms
were authorized along with the service cap, with a disthe wartime insignia.
tinctive insignia for officers. In addition to the red
During 1947 the CAP uniform underwent minor
shoulder straps, on the service coat, officers wore a red
changes. A red identifying arch was placed over the
The War
braid, three inches from the end of each sleeve. The CAP
shoulder patch. The coat and "Ike" jacket remained the
letters and c~rps insignia, followed the Army policy on
same, and senior member NCOs and cadets wore regular
Until the Army Quartermaster Corps could propose
upper and lower lapels. Buttons were silver with the
army chevrons. The letters CAP were worn on the left
and design an official blue uniform, General Order
basic CAP design.
collar and the silver prop and wing on the right. The
Number 1 from National Headquarters, Civil Air Patrol,
Specialty devices were worn four inches from the end
letters CAP were worn on both lapels. The metal and
in Washington, D.C., dated Jan. 7, 1942, ordered CAP
of the left sleeve denoting assignments. Gold bars
enameled disk was worn both on the service and garrison
members to report for duty in their weekend flying
denoted six months service within the specialty. Pilots
(overseas) cap by senior member NCOs.
wore a special badge over the left pocket, a silver eagle
Then in 1948, with the establishment of CAP as an auxFabric shortages eliminated the planned blue uniform
perched upon the CAP emblem and observers wore a
iliary to the newly created Air Force, thought was given
........ and also a t~0;tone brown q ne.Modifying the _Army Air
---- Forces uniform wa~ ~u~o~-~.
'~ ---'- " -7-'-_~ _'-~=;~_ ~ ~ ~? -_- ....... = ' ^ ~ ' ~ ! ' ~ , ~ ~ ~ ~ . ~ e r i m a K e . _ ~ a n d ~ e d e v e l o p m e n t o f ~ e . ? o f fi c i a l , '
Three triangle ribbons were wo~T~red for commen- - CAP-manual. The manual, published a year later,
prescribed while the War Department reviewed that
dations, white for merit, and blue for distinction.
specified that the CAP national shoulder patch would be
worn by all members. The silver CAP letters were to be
In 1945 the red trim was removed and officers wore the
The standard Army cotton khaki uniform, with garrank insignia on the left curtin of the garrison cap and
worn on both collars by senior NCOs and on the left
rison cap was authorized. The basic CAP insignia of
on the right collar of shirts worn as outer garments. The
collar by officers, replacing the silver prop and wing
enameled metal was worn on the left curtin of the cap
all-silver prop and wing device was moved to the left
device, which was retained for the officer's coat and
and the army piping was removed. The shoulder inside following the AAF policy.
signia, worn on the left sleeve, was the basic CAP
In 1943, the cadet program was established and special'
Wings started adopting wing patches, worn on the right
emblem, a blue disk, with a superimposed white
insignia were established for cadets. A white arch with
shoulder, and new all silver aeronautical badges, serequilateral triangle, containing a~red, three-bladed
the word cadet was placed under the CAP emblem, and a
vice, merit and decoration ribbons were authorized.
propeller. The letters US were added~below the triangle:
special red, white and blue patch version of the aviation
Cadets wore a blue rectangle over the right pocket,
The belt and socks were tan and the shoes brown. The
cadet insignia was authorized for the garrison cap. This
with the letters CAPC. Four Cadet NCO grades were
tie, the only distinction of rank, was tan for officers and
uniform, without the red shoulder straps, remained into
authorized, white on blue squares. Cadet officers wore
black for enlisted personnel.
the post war period.
silver ROTC rank of pips and diamonds. The silver
The War Department approved Army Air Forces uncolored letters CAPC were worn on the lapels of jackets
iforms with CAP distinctions in July 1942. Red shoulder
Post War -- Corporation and Auxiliary
and on the left collar of shirts worn as outer garments.
straps were prescribed for all members and red piping
In 1946 the CAP was chartered by Congress as a
(Continued next month)
was added to--the garrison cap. Noncoms wore Army.
Commander, Westchester Group
New York Wing
This article traces the development of the Civil Air
Patrol uniform from 1941 to the present. No attempt has
been made to include all items, but I have tried to show a
continuity in the development. The main transitions have
been covered, but any additions or corrections would be
gratefully appreciated in order to present a complete
history of the development of the CAP uniform.

t ~ r ~ r t ~DT}4RMS -- la the early period o/C.kP, cadet~ at the rear ot the for~ s ~ CAPC lmtCt o, er time p~e~ OOer~is¢ tlwir uitorms

OFFICER UNIFORMS -- Some of tl~ ~ ~ ~ ".~ t.rm~ ~ur
Forces uniforms are ~ ia tk~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~s~t .-, ~ g~rr~m

MARCH 1979




A CLOSE-UP LOOK at cadet uniforms in the early post-war period. These cadets from White
Plains, N.Y., prepare to board a B-25 for an orientation flight.

Dress uniform for women officers.


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Women's Khaki uniforms of the war period.

NCO UNIFORMS of the early period had Army stripes. Note the specialty
badge on the lower right sleeve of the man at the left.

RED SHOULDER S~I'RAPS tl~ ~ t tP ~=-~ ~
propeller u~ ~ ~ ~ ~z-v =1~"~'~, ,~ = ~-,~

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CAP Bull

for submission of Form '


Tom Smith & Associ~
ATTN: Mr. Bill Jayn
Third National Bank
Nashville, Tennessee

radio station applications, enter (a) the
1. FCC FORM 480: To expedite CAP.USAF/DOK and FCC processing of
tion of landing area above mean sea level (AMSL) in Item 13A or 13B, whichever is appropriate; (b) enter "RA" for
Access, "EF" for Emergency Frequency, and "AP" for Auxiliary Power, as appropriate, in the lower right-hand
Item 7 ; and (c) do not add height (length) of antenna to figure in 14B, but enter in 14C the uppermost height of the
above ground level."
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2. TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS- Many long distance toll calls are being placed to National Headquarters without
the caller having the proper telephone number for the office sought. Because the Montgomery Directory Assistance currently
lists only two numbers for Civil Air Patrol it provides/connects callers to one of these. Once connected, calls cannot be
transferred and the caller is required to obtain the correct number and place another toll call. Actions are underway to expand listings for CAP National Headquarters but to insure proper connections, prior to calling, refer to CAPP 11-1 for
correct number and direct dial, it's cheaper.
3. HEADCAP 4 RADIO NET. HEADCAP 4 is currently conducting a radio net on 7635.0KHz (USB) at O130Z on MonDOK
Wed-Fri. HEADCAP net, and alternate NCS and conducts the net whenstations on the net who will meet CAP stations are
welcome to join the 9 is the may pass official CAP message traffic to HEADCAP 4 is unable to do so. the 1630Z Headquarters Net the next day. This frequency was obtained for official CAP communications; personal traffic and/or amateur
type operations are not permitted.
Commanders and chaplains in posfor

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4. CAP PAMPHLET 265.1, THE CAPto correct the entry, third IS IT ALLbottom of page 12, referring to initial dues
session of this pamphlet are reminded CHAPLAINCY "WHAT line from ABOUT?"
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r both ca
fl:~er than 30 day: a~r~ort tt~etsheer~:~.:f spiritual up-lifting weeks of.enjoyment t.n ?sce
e friends laugh and be care-free c°ntact the National Chaplam HQCAP/HC Maxwell AFB, AL 36112.
had several inquiries regarding reproducing
Force Aerospace Audio Visual Service, CAP personnel or any
producer of "Always
a print of the CAP feature film "Always Vigilant." The Air
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Vigilant," does not approve of this pracuce.Aerospace Audio Visual Service is not authorized.
The reproduction of the "Always Vigilant" film by





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the "Always Vigilant" film in the AAVS film

other source outside the control of the Air Force

PRINTS AVAILABLE. As of 31 January 1979 there are 91 prints of
library system at Norton AFB, CA 92409, available for loan. In the past 13 months there have been only 4 turndowns by
AAVS f'tim library because prints were not available,
uUetin Board, a lengthy explanation On
t h e N o v e m" e r 1 9 7 8 B . . . . . . . . . . . ms was announcedb
Inor and semor high sclaoots vtoeu ~,w~ ~ sty
the use of video tapes of the "Always Vigilant" Film in j
s~ce the announcement, there have been no requests received by the AAVS fLlm library at Norton AFB for the
"Always Vigilant" video tapes available,
announcement in the November 1978 Bulletin Board:
We repeat three of the paragraphs in the original video tape

that are available to tho:
enrollments be sure to ch
may contact the ECI Reg
to CAPM 50-17, Chapter
scheduled to visit and tea
attendance at a SLS is nc
wing director of senior pr(
New Mexico
South Dakota
West Virginia

l l. CAP FORMS 12 and
the Civil Air Patrol News
They were not intended t
Oct 77, are current and wi


junction with the new fis~
prior to expiration date,
change in membership du
than l April.



CAPR 100-6, "Ci,


CAPR 900-8, "C
1 February 1979.


solely upon the amount of feedback Or-respOnse CAP units rec
"The success of this pilot program of introducing video tapes of "Always Vigilant" into the nation's schools depends

"If the response is significant, the Aerospace Audio Visual Service has indicated that they will produce many more
additional video tapes of "Always Vigilant."
the Civil Air Patrol to tens of thousands of CAP cadet age students
"The Air Force is providing the means to introduce
in every wing. It's up to CAP unit commanders to take advantage of the opportunity.'"

~ ~ ~ ~ . , , ~
Director of Administration

7. CHARTER MEMBERS. Are there any CAP charter members in your squadron, in your wing? Someone who joined





veteran members. If you know any, go see them, talk to them. get z~,:ezr sto~ 4zr:d a ?P.\"'~ v,z:ze ~7 at. :t~teres'-:-".g "::,Ae
feature and send it along. The only address you need is:
(Editor, Civil Air Patrol News)
Maxwell AFB AL 36112
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MARCH 1979

Pennsylvania Governor
Presents Spaatz Award
Richard Graves of the Allentown
Optimist Comp. Sq. 801 (Pennsylvania Wing) has received the
Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award.
Milton J. Shapp, governor of
Pennsylvania, made the presen-

Unit Provides
At Air Meet
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -Members of the Terre Haute
Comp. Sq. were recently called
to meet the communications
needs of a National Pilot's
Association regional air meet,
sponsored by Indiana State
CAP members provided a
communications link between
the control center at Hulman
Airport and field judges located
along the path of a navigation
event in eastern Illinois.
Contestants had to fly a course
of some 90 miles, using pilotage
techniques alone. They were
graded on their, ability to arrive
at each checkpoint on time and
on course.
Capt. Dave Littlejohn,
squadron emergency services officer, was coordinator for the activity. He said the event was a
good practice mission for the
squadron. He stated that it
provided several other important aspects for £he unit. "One of
the important aspects offered by
the activity was the chance for
the squadron to enhance .its
visibility in the community, especially among the flying public.
"In addition, the event offered
a chance to test the use of our
FM radios, without the benefit of
a local repeater, across a fairly
distant course. Such communications could become
necessary, if the area experienced severe winter storms and
smaller communities in the
locale lost their normal communications resources. In such a
condition. CAP radio equipment
could become a lifeline
throughout the area."
The squadron commander, 1st
Lt. Willis E. Mann. thanked
other Indiana Wing units which
provided additional equipment
and personnel, including Col.
Jack Hornbeck, wing commander, who loaned the FM
radio for use in the field.

tation in special ceremonies at
the state capitol building in
Harrisburg recently.
Graves has been a CAP
member since 1974. He is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Charles S.
Graves of Center Valley, Pa. He
graduated from Southern Lehigh
High School and is now a
sophomore at Lehigh University
on a four-year Army ROTC
He attended the Pennsylvania
Wing's Hawk Mountain National
Emergency Assistance Training
School ranger training last
summer where he earned the expert ranger rating.

Lt.Coi. Swain
Is Ohio ff/ing's
New Commander.
-- Lt. Col. Marjorie Swain took
over control recently of the Ohio
Wing from Col. Leon Dillon, who
stepped down due to demands of
his civilian position.
Swain was born in Richmond,
Va., where she graduated from
Richmond Senior High School.
She attended Shenandoah
College and Conservatory of
Music. earning a Bachelor of
Education degree. She has
taught elementary grades in
Virginia and music in Dayton,
Ohio, public schools. She hosted
a dail radio ro am f r ei ht
years in rtarrlsonou g, .
She has held many positions in
Civil Air Patrol, including Ohio
Wing executive officer, director
of personnel and assistant senior
training officer. She was officer
in charge of the Ohio Wing staff
internal inspection and unit inspection programs.
At group and squadron level
she has had assignments as inf o r m a t i o n o f fi c e r, a d ministrative officer, personnel
officer, group deputy commander and emergency services
Too Many Papers
At Your House
Leave This One
In Some Public
Place As A
Recruiting Aid


SPAATZ AWARD -- Milton J. Shapp, governor of Pennsylvania, left, presents the Gen. Carl A.
Spaatz Award to Cadet Richard Graves of the Allentown Optimist Comp. Sq. 801 (Pennsylvania Wing) in a recent ceremony at the State Capitol in Harrisburg.

Ariyoshi Makes Presentation
HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Cadet
Alan Fraser of the Wheeler AFB
Cadet Flight (Hawaii Wing) has
received the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz
The award was presented by
Gov. George Ariyoshi during
special ceremonies held in his
building here. "
~~aed ,his squadron in
October 1975 and has been a
member of the unit ranger team
since then. He attended the Class
A Encampment held by the
Washington and Oregon Wings in
1976 and was named the outstanding male cadet of the encampment.
In 1976 he also received one of
the two 15-hour flight
scholarships given by CAP in
Hawaii. In January 1977 he
attended the Hawaii Wing's drill
encampment and was named the
wing drill commander for the
year. He earned his private pilot
license at the 1978 Hawaii Wing's
flying encampment.
He graduated from Punahou
School in Honolulu in 1978 and
now attends Washington State
Since joining CAP he has held
several positions, such as deputy
c a d e t c o m m a n d e r, c o m m u n i c a t i o n s o f fi c e r, m o r a l
leadership officer, as well as
chairman of the wing cadet advisory council.

Christopher A. Coleman of
the Brandywing Cadet Sq.
(Delaware Wing), right,
poses with Delaware Sen.
William B. Roth. who has
just presented tl~ Get
Carl A. Slmatz Award to
him. Coleman is the II~
cadet in the wing to
receive the award in the
past 15 years.

AWARD PRESENTED -- Hawaii Gov. George Ariyoshi,
right, presents the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award to Cadet Alan
Fraser of the Wheeler AFB Cadet Flight (Hawaii Wing) at
special ceremonies held recently in the state capitol in

Delaware Senator Roth
Gives Coleman's Award
WILMINGTON, Del. -- Cadet
Christopher A. Coleman recently
became the 11th cadet from
Delaware in 15 years to receive
the Gen Carl A Spaatz Award.
according to Maj Jack M
Z~mme..':vr~n wing mforrrmtton
Delaware U.S_ Senator
W~lham B. Roth made the
presentation in his Wilmington
office recently.
Coleman, the son of Mr. and
M r s . E . W. C o l e m a n J r. o f
Wilmington, is a member of the
Brandywine Cadet Sq.

(Delaware Wing). He graduated
from Mt. Pleasant High School
where he was a member of the
varsity football team, senior
class valedictorian and a
nauocxal merit scholar.
Coleman is now in his
freshman year at the Virginia
Polytechnic Institute and holds
the Marshall Hahn Engineering
scholarship, as well as a CAP
He went to Sweden in the 1978
IACE. He has a private pilot
license, which he earned through


MARCH 1~'9


Vermont Mission Ends
With Two Lives Saved
RUTLAND, Vt. -- "It was the
first mission in a long time that
we've found survivors in a crash
in Vermont," said one Vermont
Wing member. "It made us pretty happy."
Vermont Wing was notified of
a mission at midnight, Dec. 28,
when a Piper Cherokee, en route
from Boston to Rochester, N.Y.,
was reported missing in the
mountains of southern Vermont
where ridges and tiny valleys
make search and rescue difficult.

Region Sets
S taft College
A t Maxwell
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- The
Southeast Regional Staff College
(RSC) will be held here during
the week from Aug. 26 until Sept.
"The RSC is one of the most
important steps in a senior
member's professional education program, and we are extremely fortunate in having a
location such as Maxwell AFB,
with instructors already in the
management instruction
business," said the school director, Lt. Col. Richard J. Curran.

Maj. Leslie E. Myers, commander of the Rutland Comp.
Sq. and Capt. Bruce Wilder,
wing emergency services ofricer, were searching the area
where the ELT signals had led
them. Myers said, "We had to
search individual ridges because
of the echoing effect they had on
the signal."
They sighted the maroon and
white plane at 10 a.m., 200 feet
from the top of a snowy ridge in
the Glastonbury area, three
miles east of Bennington State
Airport, and reported that there
were survivors.
The pilot and passenger, both
males, were evacuated by a
Coast Guard helicopter rescue
team from Massachusetts. They
were taken to Bennington State
Airport and then transferred by
ambulance to Putnam Memorial
Hospital in Bennington where
they were treated for frostbite,
multiple bruises and lacerations
and multiple fractures.

GENERALS TALK -- Brig. Gen. Thomas C. Casaday, left, national commander, Civil Air
Patrol, and Air Force Brig. Gen. Paul E. Gardner, center, executive director, speak with Lt.
Gen. James D. Hughes, commander, Pacific Air Forces, about Air Force support for CAP,
during a recent visit to Hickam AFB, Hawaii.

Casaday, Gardner Attend Conference

HONOLULU, Hawaii -- On a
wet Wednesday Brig. Gen.
T h o m a s C . C a s a d a y, C A P
national commander, and Air
Force Brig. Gen. Paul E.
Over the past several years Gardner, CAP executive director, arrived at Hickam AFB here
those students who have gone
to attend the Pacific Region
through this program have
~.A, ,h.... ~-:-~.~ -ComII~nders Call and the
=~-sa-- ............
management positions -in CAP, ~ ~fawan ,I--ng-~,,~".~~nf':~ '-=
he said. "Remember, running a
The following day, both
generals discussed Civil Air
squadron or a group or holding a
Patrol support with Lt. Gen.
staff position needs all the
James D. Hughes, commandereducation you can get. It's not
in-chief, Pacific Air Forces, and
only for those who aspire to be a
later that morning with Col.
wing commander.
Sharman R. Stevenson, com"Pass the word around, tell
mander, 15th Air Base Wing.
your friends and set aside the
Finishing up the day, Gen. Casatime and apply now!"
day and Col. Howard L.
Send CAP Form 17s directly
Brookfield, Pacific Region Comto:
mander, attended the Mokulele
Director SER/RSC
Sr. Sq. meeting.
Lt. Col. Richard J. Curran, CAP
On Friday morning the Pacific
Route 1, Box 478
Region Commanders Call openElmore, Ala. 36025
ed at the Officer's Club at
All applications will be conHickam AFB. During the open
sidered on a first-come firstsession, Gen. Casaday challengserved basis. All wings should
ed seniors to lead by example,
try to send their required
physical, mental and spiritual,
number as indicated in the
to search for respect rather than
WEEP program.
popularity and to demand

our Civil Air Patrol cadets to
straight professionalism through
Ronde Restaurant. During the
prepare them for leadership
meeting Gen. Gardner conperformance and urged
responsibilities in the future. He
members attending the meeting
gratulated the Senior Advisory
then challenged the council to
to keep Congress informed of
Council on the efforts to obtain
help prepare the youth of Hawaii
state financial support for the
Civil Air Patrol activities within
to meet these Civil Air Patrol
their respective states.
new wing headquarters. He also
goals and objects.
Gen. Gardner spoke to the
reviewed a number of efforts unWhen the meeting adjourned
Pacific wing commanders on the
der way at National HeadSupply Bill (HR 6237)and what quarters to improve current everybody was on the move
-" ~ "
,~o ~.~again and went to Paradise
it wl
Park, the scene of the Hawaii
Patrol program if passed in the
Gen. Casaday addressed the
Wing Conference. During the
present form. Re also pointed
Senior Advisory Council and " conference, personnel from the
out the need for members of
national and regional staffs
Civil Air Patrol to publicize all emphasized the responsibility of
made comments to Hawaii Wing
Civil Air Patrol activities. That Civil Air Patrol leaders to instill
moral leadership standards in
evening Gen. Casaday and Gen.
Gardner; Col. Bradford L.
Sharp, Pacific Liaison Region
commander; Col. William K.
B a k e r, H a w a i i W i n g c o m mander; and Col. Brookfield
were guests at a dinner hosted
by Dr. John Henry Felix, chairman, Senior Advisory Council.
Saturday started early for the
two generals and many others.
At 7 a.m. the generals, Pacific
Region commander, and the
wing commanders of the Pacific
Region attended the Hawaii
Wing Senior Advisory Council
meeting, held at the La


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Ground Search Team Locates EL T

RENO, Nev. -- The Washoe
Jeep Sr. Sq. was called out shortly after midnight Jan. 10 for a
ground search for a downed

Cessna 182 at Truckee, Calif.
The squadron, under the command of Capt. Frank Higdon,
mustered 10vehicles, mannedby

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. --' These winter survival
situations have been prepared by survival experts at the Air Force
Academy. Each is in the form of a multiple choice question, with the
best answer explained.

Situation One

The weather has been cool with slightly overcast skies during the
first two days of your hunting trip in a nearby mountainous area. On
the third day high winds and rain force you to stop while several
miles from your base camp. As you ponder your next course of action, it is obvious you must construct some sort of shelter to protect
'ou from the weather.
You are located on an open hillside when you start looking for a
,lace to build your shelter.
A. Look for an area close to water and fuel?
B. Seek out a site that is large enough and level enough for you to
lie down comfortably with available materials nearby for constructing the shelter?
C. Look for a cave on the mountainside?
D. Make do with the available terrain and seek protection immediately?
Alternative (B) would be the most correct action to take according
to survival experts at the Air Force Academy. The two primary requisites for selecting a shelter site are (1) a place large enough and
level enough for you to lie down comfortably and (2) an area with
sufficient materials (i.e. trees, logs, rocks, bushes, etc./available to
aid in the construction of a shelter.
Alternative (A) offers desirable items that are not absolutely
necessary when locating a suitable shelter site.
Alternative (C) is ideal if one can quickly locate a cave. However,
with most situations like the one described, you are better to use the
criteria in alternative (B).
Alternative (D) is not desirable. Even in mountainous terrain, you
can locate conditions that satisfy the two requirements of a shelter

13 people and arrived at the
Truckee airport, about 30 miles
west of Reno, to meet Nevada
County (Calif.) sheriff's
deputiesl who took them to the
Tahoe-Truckee Sewer Treatment Plant where the search
The search was made on the
north and south sides of the
Truckee River, three to five
miles south of the treatment
plant. A signal from an ELT was
coming in very strong there.
Most of the. units from the
squadron were sent to Glenshire
on the south side of the river
since it was the closest point
available to vehicles.
Another small party searched
around the sewage holding

ponds where a signal was coming
from, but this was away from
the suspected crash area. This
party turned around and searched to the west of the treatment
plant as far as was accessible by
vehicles. A foot search party
was sent out from Glenshire to
the river.
The snowmobile platoon from
the squadron went into the area
with a portable direction finder
(DF). The initial signal of the
ELT they picked up led them in
the wrong direction. Another
search party contacted them by
radio and they turned around.
The aircraft was found by a
ground search team on the edge
of the Truckee River in some
trees at 5:35 a.m.
The California Highway Patrol

provided a helicopter to aid in
the search if needed in daylight.
Due .to the heavily wooded,
mountainous terrain, it was not
feasible to use DF equipped aircraft at night.
This was the first known
search in that area that started
and ended at night without the
aid of .aircraft, according to
squadron member Bobby J.
The aircraft that crashed had
left the Truckee airport en route
to Arizona. The pilot, with only
150 hours flying time, took off in
a fog bank with ice still on the
plane. He crashed about four
miles south of the airport, at an
elevation of 6,000 'feet. None of
the three persons on board survived.

S i t u a t i o n Tw o
You have just parked your vehicle alongside a local lake and have
joined two companions to load your 12-foot beat with all the
necessary equipment for a day of duck hunting.
The temperature is 15 degrees and the wind is blowing at 10 miles
per hour. There is no precipitation.
All three of yoo are clothed with several layers of winter garments
to protect against the cold. As you depart from shore, the boat
becomes unstable and capsizes, throwing everyone into the water.
After 15 minutes and with great difficulty, all three persons have
managed to chng to the boat and make their way to shore. Once on
A Go to your vehicle and drive home to change clothing and warm
ot,B, Get to the vehicle or nearest dwelling and get the wet clothing
C. Pool your individual efforts and retrieve what equipment you
can before returning to your car and departing for home?
D. Build a fire and dry out immediately? Your situation ~s serious
and requires immediate attention if you are to survive.
Alternative (B), getting to your vehicle or to a nearby shelter,
would be the best action according to survival experts at the Air
Force Academy. Your. situation is indeed serious and you must take
immediate action to shelter your bodies, remove the wet clothing
and rewarm yourself as soon and as quickly as possible.
If there is a house close by, it would be preferable to seek aid there
before returning to your vehicle. Hopping into a hot shower and then
stripping off your wet clothes is what Academy survival experts
recommend. This should be followed by putting on dry clothing and
drinking hot beverages.
If your vehicle is the only choice, hop into it, get it started and turn
the heat on. Strip off your wet clothing and dry off, then try to
produce some type of hot beverage to drink.
Alternative (A) would be acceptable if you were only five or ten
minutes from home. However, you are fighting against time. You
have already been in freezing water for 15 minutes and exposed to a
wind chill factor well below zero. If yon are a considerable distance
from your home, alternative (B) offers the best immediate action to
take. say Academy survival experts.
Alternative (D) would be a correct response ff you were at a
remote take and your vehicle was a great distance away. Your only
alter~uve might be to get in, out of wind and build a fire. However,
wt~ yo~ ve~cle very close by, using it as a shelter would be the
most appr~rtate action.
Alternative, C, would be a suicidal action to take according to survival experts here Hypotberm~ is a killer and a delay any longer
getting out of the elements and into a dry, warm environment is inviting tragedy to strike.

HIGH AWARD -- New York Congressman Tom Downey, left, poses with Cadet (now CWO)
Warren Zelenski of Suffolk Cadet Sq. 7 (New York Wing) after presenting him with the Gen.
Carl A. Spaatz Award.

Downey Presents Spaatz Award
N . Y. - - C o n g r e s s m a n To m
Downey of New York recently
presented CWO (then Cadet)
Warren Zelenski of Suffolk Cadet
Sq. 7 (New York Wing) with the
Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award.
Zelenski joined CAP in 1973
and served as cadet commander
for two years and was also cadet
advisory council representative.
Re earned his private pilot certificate through CAP. He received a CAP engineering grant and
Bruce L. Hildreth, center,
St. Mary's County Comp.
Sq. (Maryland Wing),
receives the Frank
B o r m a n F a l c o n Aw a r d
from Rear Admiral James
H. Foxgrover, commander
o f t h e N a v a l A i r Te ~ t
Center where Hildreth is
an aerospace engimeer in
the Research and
Te c h n o l o g y G r o u p o f
S t r i k e A i r c r a f t Te s t
Directorate. Maj. John
Johnson, commander of
Hiidreth's squadron~ looks

completed two Air Force Extenan Air Force ROTC scholarship,
He is now a junior at Rensselaer .. sion Course Institute courses and
Polytechnic Institute, majoring
has won several ROTC honors,
in Aeronautical Engineering.
including the Distinctive Cadet
B e g r a d u a t e d f r o m Wa l t
Award. which he won~twice.
Whitman High School in HunZelenski is the son of Mr. and
tington Station in 1976. He has
Mrs. Stephen Zelenski.

MARCH 1979



New Test Shows ! ircrews ' True A bilities

Lt. Col., USAF
Would each aircrew member
please take a moment to reflect
on the last search sortie you
flew? Aircraft seating capacity
permitting, were there at least
two scanner/observers on
board? Pilots don't count since
they should be flying the aircraft
safely and navigating accurately.
Did you actually search in the
assigned search area? Did the
pilot attempt to fly a uniform
search pattern at an altitude
which would allow detection of
the target? If you were the
scanner/observer, did you look
at the ground every second while
on a sweep? For every five
seconds you were not looking,
you missed two million square
feet of the search area! Did you
look out to the horizon or did you
keep your scan within about Vz
mile of the aircraft? Every time
you look at the horizon you
probably missed another million
square feet of the search area !
If you had found the target
could you have easily and quickly communicated the location to
mission base and a ground

team? Did you know the approximate location of the nearest
ground team? Could you send the
coordinates of the crash site to
the mission base if asked?
Ground teams need a better
fix than "about two miles east of
the white church!" They like
positioning within less than one
minute of latitude and longitude
if possible. Remember a minute
of latitude is one nautical mile.
And, an error of only one minute
could put the ground team on the
wrong side of the hill, and hours
away from the survivor.
Ask yourself, am I truly
qualified to participate in the
mission? Am I giving the
survivor a chance to be saved?
N o w, I k n o w y o u a r e
volunteers and you really can't
devote as much time to this as
you want. And I realize that your
flying gives the survivors a
chance that they may not'
otherwise have. But, does the
fact that you are a volunteer
authorize you to do an inefficient
job of searching? If you are going to donate your time on
emergency services missions,
wouldn't you like to use that
time effectively?
The reason I'm bringing up

these points is that I'm receiving
some feedback concerning the
ability of our aircrews. This past
year many wings were involved
in a new type of test. For the
first time in many years aircrews were asked t o
demonstrate their ability.
Multiple targets were set out
and ground personnel positioned
to observe the aircraft while in
the search area. The aircrew
was briefed on the location of the
grid, and given a search pattern
and altitude to fly. On some
evaluations the aircrew was asked to direct a ground team to a
The results of these
evaluations were most
On one evaluation a number of
aircrews could not even find the
50 square mile search area!

Most aircrews did find the area
but few of them flew an effective
search pattern at a reasonable
altitude. Many of the targets
were-not found. And, I'm not
talking about the sneaky, underthe-trees targets. In one case a
full parachute was placed in the
middle of a five-acre field.
Several aircrews flew within
one-half mile but mis~ed it!
Some "experienced crews"
were observed in the search area
flying here and there, and up and
down, and found few, if any, of
the targets.
Some of the most discouraging
comments concerned the ability
(or should I say inability?) of the
aircrews to communicate with a
ground team. Many problems
exist concerning coordination
between aircrews and ground
teams and much coordination is
needed to solve the problem.
It appears that we have many
problems with the effectiveness
of our aircrews. But let's look at
the positive side of the situation.
There are many dedicated, selfsacrificing persons trying to help
the survivor. I believe with a little more attention to detail you
can vastly improve your effectiveness. Periodically re-read

CAPM 50-15 to refresh your
knowledge of mission requirements.
Thoroughly plan your sortie.
Draw each leg of your search
pattern on the map. Make sure
you have two scanners/observers.
When possible keep your eyes on
the ground, and in the search area.
On every flight try to fly as accurate a pattern as possible. Experience has shown that when a
decent search pattern is flown
the possibility of finding the
target increased significantly.
During a test training mission
a group of pilots with no previous
search experience were
thoroughly briefed on mission
procedures and tasked to locate
targets of varying difficulty. The
success rates were exceptionally
high and the times to locate the
targets were well below
average. These results were
attributed primarily to accurate
navigation and flying proper
patterns and altitudes. Use each
flight as an opportunity to improve your skills. These efforts
will vastly improve your effectiveness and won't cost you a
thing. And, guess which two individuals will gain the most! ? !
Press on!

Two Christian Encounter Conferences Planned

The weeklong programs intion and transportation. There
N.C., July 23-27, and at Mo
members to participate in this
clude presentations on relevant are no requirements for award
summer activity, he said.
Air Force-sponsored Christian
Ranch, Hunt, Tex., Aug. 6-10.
issues and are followed by "enachievement or physical exThe conferences may pose tranEncounter Conferences will be
amination. Please contact your
counter" sessions in small
The conferences are designed
held this year, according to
sportation problems for most
wing liaison officer immediately
groups. Opportunities are also
Chaplain (Col.) Robert H.
wings, Beckley said, so advance
to appeal to the youth who must
offered to participate in choral
for assistance or information on
learn to cope with the demands
B e c k 1 e y, C A P N a t i o n a 1 planning is necessary,
groups, drama and folk music
of today's society. Increased
The Air Force, which has
rehearsals, interaction groups,
~ Cadets must apply by sub"~ -:-' -.~.. ~:,,~+ ................................... , , r, ~ l ± h e c - n f , ~ r e ~ j ; t e t l a a n c e a n d p a r t i c i p a t i o n
con¢tucteclv at'twoTo~atlons ~L y-ears hashg'a]nin-v|ie~a~Te~'attes~tFfneredsing~ :~as well..~:.swimm/mg¢,,tennis,_+~mitting CAP Form 31 with a
Mars Hill College, Mars Hill, Patrol cadets and senior popularity of these conferences,
hiking, and tours of local registration fee of $20 no later
historical sites.
than 30 days prior to the beginning of the desired conference.
Commanders and directors of
cadet programs should keep in
The form should be mailed
mind that the Christian Endirectly to: National Chaplain,
those desiring academic credit
open to CAP officers who are
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -counter Conferences are unique
HQ., CAP/HC, Maxwell AFB,
only. )
Through an arrangement with
unit commanders, or who are in
in that each is a week of religious Ala. 36112.
the grade of major and above.
Tr o y S t a t e U n i v e r s i t y i n
renewal. Cadets who have no
Senior members who wish to
More than one-fourth of the
Attendance at a Region Staff
Montgomery (TSUM), four
apply for escort duty must subNSC students last year enrolled
desire to attend a religiously
quarter hours academic credit
College is prerequisite for all
mit their applications on CAP
oriented type program should
for academic credit. Since
other members. Based upon the
at both the graduate and
TSUM is accredited by the
not be selected. A cadet who Form 70, together with registrapresent billeting and messing
undergraduate levels will be
voluntarily selects a Christian
tion fee of $20. Senior members
Southern Association of Colleges
available to students of the 1979
fees at Maxwell, the cost for
must be 21 years old prior to the
Encounter Conference as an
National Staff College (NSC) at and Schools, most colleges and
attending NSC will be
alternate activity may attend, first day of the conference in
universities will accept the NSC
Maxwell AFB, Ala. (June
approximately $90. National
order to qualify. At least one esbut in no case should a cadet be
course for credit. However, CAP
30=-July 7).
airlift will be requested from all
cort is required for every 10
forced to attend in order to fulfill
members slaould ascertain
regions, but students must be
Credit is offered in the areas
a requirement.
this before enrolling for credit.
prepared to furnish their own
of Management and Leadership
Cadets and escorts may attend
All applications will be
A letter providing enrollment
(three quarter hours), and
transportation in the event
approved on a first-come, firsteither of the conferences,
procedures will be included in
International Aerospace Affairs
airlift is not available.
depending on convenience, locapaid basis at National.
each NSC applicant's
(one quarter hour). Cost is $72
information packet, which is
for the undergraduate and $104
Application deadline is April 27.
Eligible CAP members should
for the graduate course. (These mailed following receipt of an
tuition fees are in addition to
application in National HQ/TTN.
apply through CAP channels to
current until she crushed some
NSC costs and are applicable to
The National Staff College is
National HQ/TTN.
Col. Laura M. Black, a member vertebrae several years ago and
of the North Central Region c o u l d n o l o n g e r p a s s h e r
physical. ............ =
staff, has died of lung cancer, for
which she was hospitalized upon
Then she found a new hobbY in'
dispatchers with the county fire county director of disaster
INVERNESS, Fla. -- Four
radios, became a CAP alternate
her return from the CAP
cadets from the Citrus County
National Board Meeting in
net Control station and continued
Comp. Sq. (Florida Wing) have
At the urging of the cornCadets participating are Ernie
Phoenix, Ariz., last September.
t o s t u d y, g e t t i n g h e r h a m
Stanley, cadet commander;
been chosen to work as volunteer
mander of Florida Group 7, Maj.
Charles A. Smith, to have CAP
Robert Martin, cadet deputy
She served in various positions
Black, a 36-year veteran of
work more closely with civil commander; Valerie Weber,
Civil Air Patrol. was 82. She
in local St. Paul squadrons and
defense authorities, ~everal
personnel officer; and Jeff
the Minnesota Wing staff before
a nurse and i~wc~l
cadets met with George Allen,
Adkins. information officer.
joining the region staff. Black
who ]otr~ CAP m 1943 Site
received many awards, inwanted to Join one of the
Minnesota Cites Dakota Squadron
cluding several Meritorious Sermilitary services but stayed
home with an ailing mother. She
.vice Awards, and most recently
The squadron, under the
FARGO, N.D. -- The Fargothe Grover Loening Award,
leadership of Maj. David Ortner became inferested in flying, took
Moorhead Cadet Sq. (North
lessons at age 46 and made
which was presented at the
Paclftc Re
Dakota Wing) received a public
of Moorhead, volunteered time
several trips across the country region conference last spring.
_~ff College are: June
service citation from the
and watercraft to assist boaters
Black is survived by no known
in a J-3 Cub she and a friend
on 16 weekends during the
.'~. wltt classes beginning
Minnesota Department of
bought. She kept her license
relatives but ~" ma~ !~
Natural Resources for efforts in summer. In that period they towM a~o,m. ~). JIBe 17.
treating safety education in the
ed 41 disabled boats, assisted 61
Mt~k'z~ dkmkl be
Fargo N D-Moorbead, Minn..
others and saved the life of a
In Memoriam
~ N
sailbeater when his craft cap~+<'-+,'), ~ .+~.,.x" ~"x-"e t~ the

Credit Given For Staff College

NCR Staff Mendmr Black Dies

Cadets Work With County Fire Commission

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MARCH 1979



Grover Loening A wards
Francis E. Barlow ...... 05013
Bernard J. Minardi ......11235
Barry R. Metz .......... 37050

Paul E. Garber A wards
Harold L;. Young ........
Louis H. Sehwitzer ......
Arthur W. Long .........
Sherman P. Tynes ......


Frederick C. Friess .....37049
Charles Hair ...........37050
Margret Racz ..........37050

Earhart A wards -- january 1979
Lee J. Ericksen ....... 01005
Matthew L. Hicks ... i i.. 02085
Richard D. Picard ..... 02094
Armando J. Mendoza .. 04015
Eric R. Rice .......... 04184
Richard A. Radvanyi ... 04193
Kurt C. Held ........... 04346
Richard J. Wages Jr ..... 06004
Leroy G. Thompson ..... 06058
David L. Mulligan ....... 08160
Kenneth D. Meyer ......09087
Robert M. Garrison .....11212

William L. Sales ....... 12132
Randall E. Green
Donald C. Marrero Jr .... 16010
James M. McNamara Jr: . 23076
Tim J. Anderson ........ 23098
James C. Fu ............ 29058
Duane G. Redfern ....... 29092
Lloyd W. Eastland ...... 3.2019
Karen L. Hoffman ...... 32048
James D. Concepcion ....32111
Charles S. Williams ..... 32111
Jon V. Guerra .......... 37025

Robert G. Zebrowski .... 37026
Charles W. Coleman .. 37048
Terry Hawes ........... 37080
Hans C. Pittman ........ 39019
Michael G. Fonseca ..... 45064
Tim D. Vik ............. 46030
Sara R. Bond ........... 46080
Thomas P. Turner ...... 51028
Peter D. Ramos ........ 52105
Janet Torres ........... 52122

Mitchell A wards --- January 1979
Mark L. Chastain ....... 01005
James R. Whillock ......01005
Harold L. Wilson ........ 01100
Rae L. Reichardt ....... 04007
Simon Damico .......... 04180
Robert R. Nedeau ....... 04184
Stanley Schroeder ....... 04282
John D. Edwards ....... 04384
Eddie A. O'Neill ........ ff#~0
Michael P. Grant ....... 05070
Paul E. Holmes ......... 06071
John Z. Blucher ........ 06071
Donald C. McGrath ..... 06071
Thomas P. Kaczmarek .. 05066
Mark E. Cominski ...... 08116

~ ' r


Kevin E. Sands ......... 29004
Kenneth C. Cowan ...... 29081
Guy D. Cusumano ....... 29082
Douglas J.A. Edwards... 29092
Michael Caulton ........ 29092
Charles L. Mader n .....30016
Mark J. Carino ......... 30077
Jay S. Kaufman ......... 31020
Joseph R. Podraza Jr .... 31020
David A. Tittus ......... 31158
Joseph A. Lahabera ..... 31162
Joseph P. Veltri ........ 31238
Elaine C. Barlow ....... 31273
F.M. Koennecke Jr .... 31296
Scott H. Stravitz ........ 31323

. . . . "... t@l~~r JbsephW:W~nhac~'.~

~'t,d~, s, A'.ericm ...... 05285
Raymond B. Riggan Ill .. 08293
William F. O'Neal ...... 09087
James C. James Jr ...... 10049
Bill G llarbers ......... 11228
M a r k B . B y ~ m . . . . . . 11228
Te d F O l l . . . . . . . . . 11262
Gregoc,_" A Harris ...... 11275
Gary N Henry. .......... 12132
Michael T. Orr ......... 12132
Alvin P. Graul Jr ........ 12176
Keith A. McDavid ....... 16010
Holly A. Radecker ...... 16079
Whiffield J. Clark ....... 16079
John V. Punic
Clark D. Mallder
.. 18028
RothJ Snivel)
... 20240
B a r r y " W $ 4 ~ ... 20241
Julie A Jar, kowski .... 20261
Ten L Janasak ....... 20261
Dave M O'BrHm ......21006
Darnel $ Hmtt ....
Mark ~ Neale ....... 21094
Alle~ J Underdown .... 23040
Paul V Hernandez ..... 23098
Micbelle M Perez ..... 23105
Lawrence G. Tidball ... 25053
David A Nichols ....... 26019
David W Beichert ..... 260"29
John P. Orr ............ 27031

Rafael Molinaris ........ 52059
Thomas Chiclana .......52062
Josttho Gonzalez ........ 52062
Alex Volcy ............. 52062
Mario Davila ...........52062
Miguel A. Ramircz ...... 52068
Noel Villanueva ........ 52068
Lilliam Colon ........... 52068
Sonia Rodrigues . : ...... 52068
Ana M. Santiago ........ 52068
Carlos S. Tortes ........ 52091
Marlangie D. Garay ..... 52091
Gregory Pagan ......... 52094
Andrns Dlaz .......
Thomas Deliz .......... 52094

-Eds~ S. ~aet :U:.~: ~-.~~

LT. COL. OMAR CRIM, 74, a member of the West Virginia Wing staff, has been flying for
nearly 50 years. (Photo by Chet Hawes, Charleston {W. Va.) Daily Mail)

Pilot Still Active At 74
C H A R L E S T O N , W. Va . - -

Michael M. Rach ........ 34153 Edwin Ojeda ...........52094
Gary L. Jewell ......... 34166 Carlos A. Miranda ...... 52094
George M. Antonosanti . ~,34195 Victor,l. Lop~ ..... . : . ~ ~
Paul Seketa ............34210
Freddy Laboy .......... 52094
Kevin H Pannell ........ 35023 Carmen C. Perez ........ 520~
Curt E. Weixel .......... 37172
Aracolis Mulero ........ 52098
Ricardo Rojas .......... 52098
Gregory H. Ray ......... 37246
Robert J. Corser ........ 38012 Carlos J. Rernandez ..... 52108
Andrew R. Gilbert ...... 38012 Rafael Perez ........... 52108
Charles S. Mixon ....... 42026 Ismael Ramos .......... 52106
Michael A. Gentry ..... 42262 Francisco Aponte ....... 52108
Robert D. Shell Jr.
P o r fi r i o L e o n . . . . . . . 52108
Thor E. Chester ....... 42,334 Jose I. Ramos .......... 52108
William T. Conrny ..... 42351 Reinaldo Melendes ...... 52108
Anthony J. Simmons ... 42351
Rector B. Hernandez .. 52108
Eric T. Brunelle ....... 44005 Marcos A. Robert ....... 52108
CarlosC. WhaleyJr ..... 45017 Nicolas J. Rivera ...... :. 52108
Kevin P. Johnson ....... 48018 Hector Rivera .......... 52108
Jose M. Del Torn ........ 52002 Abraham Marcano ...... 52109
Rector Orengo .......... 52002
Israel Conde ...........52126
Joseph P. Chaulisan ..... 52002
Victor G. Camacho ...... 52126
Oliverio Pierluissi ...... 52013
Teresita Orozco ........ 52126
Guillermo Cruz ......... 52013
Cesar A. Carrasco ......52126
_Jimmy Maldonado ...... 52013
Bonnieblue Valentin ..... 52126
Virgen M. Cruz ......... 52013
Carlos A. Soto .......... 52126
Jorge Gotay ............52013
Joseph I. Zachariah ..... 52126
Miguel A Tortes ........ 52017
Gabriel E. Rondon .... .. 52134
J~e A Bivera .......... 52017
Jose J. Garcia .......... 52134
Juho Rivera ............ 52045
Jesus Velazquez ........ 52045

April And May Are
Lt. Col., USAF
Rocky Mountain Region
The National Transportation
Safety Board is concerned about
the large number of weatherrelated general aviation accidents. A recently completed
study based on 7,856 accidents
indicates that late winter and
spring is the most dangerous
time of the year.
D u r i n g A p r i l a n d M a y, m o r e
nonfatal weather-involved accidents occ~,-red than during any
other ume ~ ,,he year. Beginning in No, errOr the accident
trend began ~o .'=_se and peaked in
May. From .XLr. "~e trend was
downward unui ~ ~ pont
was reached in .No~ .ecr..~ev The
largest rise in accldeSts =a.~
from February to March'
The study shows the most frequent cause of weather-involved

anti-aircraft gunnery prac-

member of the West Virginia
He returned to Charleston
W ; . ~ s . . . . , ~ . . . . . . o ~ l m ~ J ~ = fi f t e r t h e w a r, b u t w a s r e l u c been flying for almost 50
tant to give up full-time
flying. He took over a small
He began flying in the late
airfield and operated it
1920s and first soloed in 1933.
singlehandedly for many
Like other early aviators
years. He maintained the airhere, he learned to fly in a
strip and worked on planes,
seaplane, practicing take-offs
pumped gas and performed
and landings on the Kanawha
all the other essential tasks.
River. He's piloted airplanes,
After the field was sold,
worked on engines and taught
Crim worked at Kanawha
more than 1,000 other people
Airport, flying charters and
to fly.
instructing. He and his wife
During World War II, Crim
operated'a sightseeing serwas a CAP pilot, flying
vice on weekends. He still
coastal patrols, searching for
shows up daily at the private
enemy submarines. Along
aviation section of the airport
with other CAP pilots, he also
although now he is semiescorted convoys down the
coast and towed targets for
He still flies occasionalIy

and has an immaculate safety
record, having been injured
only once~'~/fiEdWfe ~umped
his head on a plane he was
working on. None of his
students have ever been injured either
"Technology has made flying easier in some ways~but
there are too many regulat i o n s n o w. P i l o t s d o n ' t
learn to navigate as well
n o w, " h e s a y s , " I f " t h e i r
radios go out, they are lost. If
mine goes out, it doesn't
bother me."
He says that he will keep on
-: flying as long as he can pass:
the physical and his health is
good. "I think I can do just as
well or better than 90 percent
of pilots," he says.

The Most Hazardous Months

general aviation adcidents to be
"inadequate preflight planning
and preparation" Statistics
reveal that most of these accidents occurred during-landings, that is, either during the
landing roll or during leveloff
and touchdown.
Most often the weather was
VFR, but unfavorable winds existed. Statistics show that a pi~t
is 12 times more likely to encounter weather as predicted
than to encounter weather worse
than predicted. The main
problem appears to be winds.
Unfavorable winds were cited
five times more frequently as an
accident cause than were low
ceilings, and 16 times more fre~nt~.. that. was thtmde~

ly unexplained accidents, ~ ...... ministration~ facilities to dete~-~ - : The-hoard ~urges all pilots
Wind shear is difficult to
mine what information is
including Civil Air Patrol pilots
forecast, but maybeanticipated
available and the means by
-- to postpone any flight until a
near severe weather such as
timely and ~horough preflight
which it. can be obtained.
thunderstorms/ fast-moving
weather briefing can be obRemember,we are in the midst
fronts, and when strong, gusty
of the most dangerous time of
tained, and reiterates that if
winds exist. Pilot reports are
the year.
there is any doubt, DON'T GO
one of the best sources of information on wind shear. If wind
shear is suspected, be certain to
'contact recently departed aircraft or agencies able to provide
PIREPs as these are the best
Civil Air Patrol News publishes each month a list of Civil Air Patrol
sources of current information
membert win have died recently. Notice of death should be sent to the
available on wind shear
Perteamet Sectma ~ National Headquarters in accordance with
As a result of its findmgs, the
Rega1~t~m Y,$-2. ~ to ~ Natioul Chaplain's office -- not to Civil Air
Safety Board urges genexal aviaPatr, i ~e~ L~ted are names, ranks, dates of death and CAP nut
tion pilots to attend the vanou~
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safety seminars ClL~:S
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~t.", .~ at pur:.o=r~-~ ~e ~ -'~ substitute for
ca..:.-..~ Natzoctal Weather Service and Federal Aviation Ad-

~e~e~_: ,i~t".a.~~_*. __~

conlr~buted to se~-eral pre~ious-

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.* -, ~ ~.:'.r.urS.SeniorMember, Jan. 23,1~79, Herkimer Cotmty~ S~ ~ "~,~ ~,~
.: ~.'~ E "~ era S . Lieutenant Colonel, Dec. 25,1973. Wisconsin Wtr~
Jt)hNSON. William R., Captain, July 1978, Bemidji Comp Sq M.:z~-.~:~.~ ~.~
KNAUER, Jeffrey C., Senior Member. September 1978 K~u,e-~ ~ ,~ ~t, n
MANKINS, Howard G., Major, Jan. 9,1979. Odes~ Corr,. _~ "_~.~
MARR, James C., Jr.. Captain. Jan l0 l~r~ D~:tce ~ ~.~ ~ ,,~=~ * ~,~
VOLID, Peter, Lieutenant Colonel J,.me:f"t :__*~-~ _~.m~:~r. ~ ~.~ ...... *




CAP News In Photos

i i~ ~i~ii~~/i!iiii !i~i~'~!!'i~!iiiiii~ii~i~i!i~il ~,

SOLO WINGS -- Cadet Todd Snively, left,
cadet commander of the Farmington Comp.
Sq. (Michigan Wing), who earned his solo
wings at the wing solo encampment, pins solo
wings on his father, 2nd Lt. Larry Snively,
squadron communications officer. (Photo by
Maj. William Mendoza)

Wilkinson, West Richmond Cadet Sq.
( Vi r g i n i a W i n g ) r e c e i v e s i n s t r u c t i o n o n
navigational radar in an Air Force T-43 en
route to Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, for a
tour of the Air Force Museum.

COLOR GUARD -- Members of the Lantana-Lake Worth
Cadet Sq,. (Florida Wing) lead a recent parade in Lake Park,
Fla. The squadron claims to be the oldest chartered
squadron in the U.S. that is still active. The squadron was
asked to take part in three Christmas parades last year.



DISASTER RELIEF -- Lt. Col. N. Lee Tucker, commander, Group 4, Kentucky Wing, right,
and Dorsey Curtis, chairman of the Frontier Chapter of the American Red Cross, center, are
assisted by a Kentucky Air National Guardsman in unloading emergency food supplies for distribution to victims of the worst flash flooding in the history of Kentucky last December.

MOVIETHON--Cadet Johnny Cleveland, above left, Capt.
Merle Sollinger, center, and Cadet Terry Elliott, Muscle
Shoals Comp. Sq. (Alabama Wing), operate a TV eamerain a
moviethon broadcast.

WASHINGTON VISIT -Fred McLuckie, administrative assistant t,
Pennsylvania Congrett
man Austin J. Murplt~
right, greets membe~ ,t
Pennsylvania ~,at
Group 1400 who re~-t~:,
toured aerospace f~-~.-',
in V~'ashingtoa. D t

Capt. Emery Plesko has been named
commander of the Rostraver Senior Sq.
605 (Pennsylvania Wing). He succeeds 1st
Lt. All Bergstrom... The Cumberland
Cutup. Sq. (New Jersey Wing) recently
held special training sessions to upgrade
the proficiency of its emergency service
personnel. Nineteen seniors and cadets
took a radiological monitoring course and
13 members took a first aid course...
Cadets Karen Gladue, Bryan Cooper and
Lisa Roy, all of the Rhode Island Wing,
appeared on local television recently to
educate the general public on Civil Air
The Westchester Group (New York
Wing) sponsored an American Red Cross
CPR course recently as part of their
emergency services training. Participating in the training were Maj. Johnhie Pantanell, Capt. Robert Zottoli, 1st
Lts. Edward Donovan, Steve Gottlie and
Dorothy Pogorzelski. Cadets participating included Bob Antonio, Bea
Farrar, T. Kim, Vivianne Pennock and
Chris Russo... Members of the
Philadelphia Comp. Sq. 104 (Pennsylvania Wing) have taken part in a CPR
course sponsored by the American Red
Cross. Those members participating in
the program included 1st Lt. R. Franklin,
squadron commander, and S.M.D. Ott.
Senior Member Ted Nawrocki served as
instructor for the course.
Members of Franklin-Oil City Comp.
Sq. 501 and Conneaut Lake Sq. 503 (Pennsylvania Wing) have conducted a weekend winter training session. Members
"attending were Cadets Greg Reinsel,
Rick Reinsel, Greg Wood, Randy Hall,
Bill Campbell, Fred Manville, Capts.
....... Clete Reinsel, Bill Smith, 1st Lt. Dave
Lynn, and Senior Members Rick Stroup,
Hubert McGuire and Paul Scnoover...
Cadets of the Kent County Comp. Sq.
(Rhode Island Wing) have recently completed a five week course in fencing.
Instructor for the course was Ralph Papparella... Members of the South Lake
Group and Horseheads Cadet Sq. (New
York Wing~ have participated in a stateorganized Civil Defense drill. Those participating include Maj. Roland Ball,
Capts. Barry Swan and Clayton Murphy,
Ist Lt. John Colelli and Senior Member
Beverly Parker. Cadets participating included ),hchael Levesque, Henry Stoll,
Kevin Blaney, Gregory Simons and Scot
Try'on . . Second Lt. Dorothy Spielman-



MARCH 1979

Stewart, chief of Operations for the
Detroit region of Pan-American Airways
gave a talk on safety to members of the
President Gerald R. Ford Sq. recently.
He explained the different aspects of flying safety and stressed the method of
safely guiding an airplane on the ground..
Middle East
Five senior members of Group 15
iIllinois Wing) have attended the
squadron leadership school held recently.
They are Maj. Derek Stacker, Capt.
Towson Comp. Sq. (Maryland Wing)
Robert McDonald and .Charles Lowery,
provided communications support for the
1st Lt. Leon Flowers. and 2nd Lt. Joe
annual WBAL marathon. Lt. Col. Leslie
Wolsey acted as communication's officer
the recent blizzard that paralyzfor the project and operated the base sta- -_ During Chicago area, members of the Oak
ed the
tion from his home... 1st Lt. Dave
Lawn Comp. Sq. (Illinois Wing) put their
Adams, commander of the Linthicum
emergency services training to good use.
Comp. Sq. (Maryland Wing) is also a
Squadron commander 1st Lt: Russell
member of the U.S. Army field band
Klatt and cadet commander Mike
stationed at Ft. Meade... Capt. Leon G.
Gallagher assigned personnel to four fire
Hovermale, a member of the Potomac
department stations and directed them to
Senior Sq. (West VirginiaWing) has been
assist in any way possible. Other
appointed to the position of standarsquadron members participating included
dization/evaluation officer at wing level..
Capt. Clyde Zellers, 1st Lts. Ed Brudnicki
Twenty members of the Col. V.I.
and Bill Hunoway and Cadets John Klatt,
Grissom Cadet Sq. (National Capital
Tom O'Neill and David Paul... Cadet
Wing) recently visited Dulles InterJeffrey Nelson has been named Group
national Airport. While there, the cadets
Ten Wisconsin Wing's honor cadet for
viewed a film on the functions of the FAA
and toured the tower and tracking center.
Pogorzelski has become the first member
of the Westchester Group (New York
Wing) to complete all three Defense Civil
Preparedness Agency correspondence



held its first winter bivouac for 1979.
Fourteen cadets received training in
safety, winter survival, communications,
camping techniques and proper hiking
techniques Randy Lisano was named
honor cadet for the bivouac.

Second Lt. Howard Semey, commander
of the Presidio of San Francisco Comp.
Sq. (California Wing), presented
emergency service cards to the following
cadet members at recent squadron
ceremonies: Grace Muller, George
Ishikata, Jeffrey Wong, and Henry Nanjo.
. Cadet David Price has been named
cadet commander of John J. Montgomery
Memorial Cadet Sq... At the recent
Group Two awards banquet, 1st Lt. Claire
Boisjoli was named outstanding senior
member, Cadet Steven Stanton was named outstanding cadet and 1st Lt. Robert
Green was named outstanding commander.

Cadets A ssist
A t Accidents

SOUTHF1ELD, Mich. -- Returning
At the recent parent's night held by the
from a visit to the Detroit Police
Pompano Beach Cadet Sq. (Florida
Members of Wilcox Senior Sq. 106
Aviation Section, three cadets of the
Wing), 1st Lt. David R. Nuce relinquished
(Arizona Wing) recently participated in a
President Gerald R. Ford Cadet Sq.
command of the squadron to Capt.
civil defense exercise. Capt. Gus
(Michigan Wing) witnessed an auto
y~Z~: MCi W~ff . .cCaadd:: Bq.U ~F~-I:rdy Awrzbe~ng arnde;:rShaoA/~boergt~lr
a.ccidentat one of the busy mtersecuons In ~ouiullelU.
W i n g ) h a s b e e n n a m e ~ . . . . . . ~ .......~ a - ~ D ~ h l n a ~ n a n d
-lmmedmtely one of the cadets, Jonn
standing cadet in Group 7... Hollywood Cadet jeff-Glasscock hav~e~na-~e-ffCutup. Sq. members recently viewed ~a attt_~mndin, senior member and cadet
Hymes, went in his car to get help
training film -on ~ii~6r~ m::~e~n'~er-'respe--ct~vely of the Phoenixwhile the other two, Cadet Eva Rosso
Academy presented by academy admisLitchfield Comp. Sq. (Arizona Wing)...
and Tina Cantwell, remained at the
sion liaison officer, Air Force Lt. Col.
Cadet Charles Bornstein, a member of
scene. Rosso directed traffic while
Himelhoch... Group Three Florida Wing
the East Bank Cadet Sq. (Louisiana
Cantwell comforted the car's occucadet and senior members participated in
Wing), has earned his solo pilot wings.
pants. Hymes got help from4bd Lt.
the annual Sun 'n Fun Fly-in by assisting
Gerald I. Krafsur, who called the
in the parking lot, entrance and flight line
gates and aircraft security and crowd
police. Krasfur and the cadets
Rocky Mountain
assisted the police until the accident
was cleared up.
Great Lakes
In another unrelated incident, Lt.
Col. R.V. Munguia, squadron comUtah's Weber Minuteman Cutup. Sq.
mander, and his son, Cadet Randy
was named cadet squadron of the year
Munguia, on their way to the weekly
and squadron of the year during the reCadet Dan English, a member of the
squadron meeting, came across a
cent wing banquet. Cadet Chris Griggs,
Alliance Cadet Sq. (Ohio Wing) has earnmotorcyclist on the ground. They
also of Weber Minuteman Cutup. Sq. was
ed his solo wings. His instructor was
named outstanding cadet of the year...
assisted the injured man and directed
Capt. Forrest Barber, aerospace educaMile Hi Cadet Sq. (Colorado Wing) has
tion officer for the squadron... John
traffic until the police and ambulance

Florida Group Founds ES Academy
POMPANO BEACH, Fla.: -The Pompano Beach Cadet Sq.
and Florida Wing's Group 9
recently joined forces in forming
an Emergency Services

Academy under the direction of
CWO Edward C. Wolff with 2nd
Lt. Art Wolff and Cadet Jim Day
as instructors.
The program aims at giving

Gardner Guest Of Honor
A t Triple A nniversary Dinner

IBM CHECK -- Capt. ~ Stmdt~t. eom~ d tide
Taconic Cadet Sq. {New York Wiag~ aml eml~ee el IBM.
presents a check for $1,045 oa beltalf of IB.M't eomm~l)
service program to Cadet Stephen Hughes, cadet delmt)

HARRISBURG, Pa. -Members of the Civil Air Patrol,
the Olmsted Chapter 222 of the
Air Force Assoc~auo~ ,AFA
and the Silver Wings Fratermty
celebrated their resl:~Cu~e a--,niversaries at a dmner-,~nL~e
held recently at the P~ Ida_~.~
Motor Irm m C.a..,~ Id:~ .~
I: ~a~ ~ Y~'--* ~te-~_-'~ _~
()L~"~Ate~ C'~pter and the 75th
ann:~e.,-sa~ of powered flight
Dec. 17 at Kitty Hawk, N.C.

Silver Wings is a nationwide
fraternity of air-minded
members who made a first solo
fh~ht in powered aircraft at
~eas: ~ )ears ago
~.__" I, :c=-e Br'.g (,~v. Paul E
, ~,: Z:~= ele.c~::ve director.
, ~:*~ ~as ~,ae~t of honor and
~ea~er bardner was presented
a small pair of silver wings by
CAP Lt. Col. Robert Miller,
president of the AFA chapter,
making him a qualified member
of the Silver Wings organization.

cadet and senior members of the
group indepth training in the
area of emergency services, ac- "
cording to CWO Wolff.
Classes and tests required to
qualify for a CAP emergency
services card are included, along
with courses in radio operation
and flight line handling. Students
also have classes in first aid,
mission preparedness, mission
equipment and field navigation.
Two pilots from the Search-AGator Sr Sq and one from
(,ro~p 9 donated their time and
a~rcraft for cadet orientation
fhghts and ground handling
After the first weekend, six
cadets earned CAP radio
operator permits, six cadets
passed the emergency services
test and 13 cadets and two
seniors received their standard
first aid rating.


MARCH 19,~


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Florida Recruiters Earn Prizes
MIAMI, Fla. -- Prizes have
- been awarded in the first phase
of Project Launch, Florida
Wing's recruiting drive.
The Wing Commander's
Special Award went to Lt. Col.

Evaristo Marina, Miami
Aerospace Cadet Sq., who
recruited 90 new members.
Other top senior member
r e c r u i t e r s w e r e : C . S . M e y e r,
recruiting 36 new members, who

gets his choice of a $300 flight
scholarship or a mess dress uniform; Scott Boyd, 33 new
members, who wins a $174 Clegg
radio; Theodore Robbins, 30 new
members, who gets a $75

Bookstore credit and a set of
CAP regulations and manuals;
a n d J o s e p h D a y, 2 5 n e w
members who gets $50 and a set
of regulations.
Other senior members earning
prizes for recruiting new
members were: Howard Cumler
and John Stootman, 12 each;
H.S. Little and Charles A. Smith,
11 each; Elsie Hasty and Louis
Lebron, 10 each; Ray Galambos,
eight; Harold Cabiniss and
L a w r e n c e C . M i l l e r, s i x e a c h ;
and Glenn Outlaw, five.
Also Richard Collins, Art
Trowbridge, Vilma Fischbach,
Elizabeth Sedita, David Benton
and John J. O'Neill with three
Recruiters with two new
members each were: Betty
McNabb, Peter Wright, Marvin
Lane and Paulette Mowbray.
The top cadet recruiters for
Florida Wing were Harold Cunningham who recruited 11 new
members David Stark and
Cathy Carter tied for second
place with five new members
each, and Michael Manning w~,2:
four is in third place.

Michelle L~tz Donald
Robinson and Steve Sargent
recruited ~.ree new members
each [)a~:d Ogan, Michael
K~-~x Thomas Hain, Paul Grif,'~th. Jeffrey Nolte, Tim Davis,
P e t e r B e r n s t e i n , C . W. B e r r y,
C O C K P I T C H E C K O L ' I ' - - M a r y M m t a l p m , c h a i r m a a o f S ~ l e c t m e m f o r t k ¢ To w l m o f B a r m s t a b l e , M a r k B r o w n , S t e p h e n
M a s s . , c h e c k s o a t t h e i n s t r m m e m t p a n e l o f a m F - I N f 4 [ h t e r - i = t e r c e p t o r p r o v i d e d b y t h e McTarsney and R. Brown each
Massachusetts Air National Guard for aim open house held by the Cape Cod Comp. Sq.
recruited two new members.
(Massachusetts Wing) as part of their recruiting drive, which was attended by many parents
The senior members and
and community leaders. (Photo by Ist Lt. Michael H. Stines)
cadets received prizes ranging

from $50 activity credits, $25
Bookstore credits, or one-year
subscriptions to CAP
Phase Two of the wing's Project Launch will run through
June 1979. Similar prizes will be
awarded at the end of phase two.