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APRIL 1979


(ISSN-0009-7810) VOL. 11, NO. 4

Defense Civil Preparedness Director Visits CAP
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -Bardyl R. Tirana, director of the
Defense Civil Preparedness
Agency (DCPA), visited Civil
Air Patrol National
Headquarters in early March to
discuss with CAP officials plans
for improving working
relationships between the two
Present for the meeting in
addition to Tirana were Brig.
Gen. Thomas C. Casaday, CAP
national commander; Air Force
Brig. Gen. Paul E. Gardner;
Gordon T. Weir, CAP national
administrator; .and other
members of the staff here.
DCPA is the Pentagon-level
~ivil defense agency with which

Civil Air Patrol has an
agreement providing for
cooperation between the two
agencies and CAP assistance in
times of need. In addition, most
CAP wings have similar working
agreements with state-level civil
defense agencies in their own

on the Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA)
in which all federal agencies
involved with civil defense and
disaster relief will eventually be

Following discussions, with
CAP officials, Tirana met with
two civil defense officials of the
State of Alabama -- Joe B.
Hedrick, director of Civil
Defense for the state, and his

Warning and Communications
officer, Samuel Maples.
At the conclusion of meetings
here at CAP National
Headquarters, Tirana spoke at a
Montgomery, Ala., civic club.

Also on the agenda was
radiological monitoring in which
CAP assists civil defense
agencies. Training and
equipment needs to expedite this
mission on the part of CAP were
Gardner briefed the DCPA
director on Civil Air Patrol.
Tirana briefed the CAP officials

Congratulations !
On Another Year Of Service
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- Air Force Gen. John W. Roberts,
commander of the Air Training Command. Lt. Gen. Raymond B.
Furlong, commander of Air University, and Lois Clark McCoy.
the administrator of the National Association for Search and
Rescue. have sent letters of thanks and
commending Civil Air Patrol for its record of service during the
past year.
Dear General Casaday,
Please express my thanks and congratulations to the dedicated
members of the Civil Air Patrol who established an all-time
record of 91 lives saved in 1978 through search and rescue
activities. It is an enviable record which is even more impressive
when you consider that CAP forces also established a record of
469 "finds," as well as assisting other persons who were in
Since CAP became part of the Air Training Command team, I
have become very impressed with the dedicated people I have
met. The mission in early December by members of the Colorado
Wing who searched through the night under extremely adverse
weather conditions and helped rescue 21 persons is typical of their
We are proud of our association with CAP and it is a pleasure to
offer congratulations for your outstanding record. Please pass
along my sincere thanks to the men and women of CAP for their
continued contribution to the citizens of our country.
John W. Roberts
General, USAF
Dear ~eneral Casaday,
I wish to congratulate CAP members nationwide for their
efforts in 1978 which resulted in the most successful year ever,
doing what they do so well -- saving lives. Their all-time record of
lives saved and number of "finds" is one in which each CAP
member can take special pride.
i would like to especially commend the members of the
Colorado Wing who battled adverse weather conditions and risked
their li~es to save 21 survivors of a commuter airline crash in the
Rocky Mountains in December. This is just one example of the
dedication ! kave found true of all CAP members.
I take great personal pride is my association with this great
organization whose unselfish efforts dnrisg the past year reached
new heights in humanitarian operations. Yon kave my heartiest
congratulations and very best wishes for every future snccess.
Raymond B. Furlong
Lieutenant General, USAF
Dear General Gardner,
Tbe Natiolai Asseetation for Search and Rescue wishes to
cmagratulate yon ud the Civil Air Patrol oa the outstanding
record of 91 saves dari~ 1T;8.
Pilots. air travelers ud the ution are ~ to tl~ members
of yonr fine service for their dedieatioe to tin hamsaitarian
mS~,~LiN ol seard, ud resese.
Cordiall) aml sincerely,
Lois Clark McCoy

CIVIL PREPAREDNESS -- Air Force Brig. Gen. Paul E. Gardner, left, executive director of
Civil Air Patrol, speaks with Bardyl R. Tirana, director of the Defense Civil Preparedness
Agency, as Brig. Gen. Thomas C. Casaday, second from right, CAP national commander, and
Gordon T. Weir, national administrator of CAP look on.

Mission In February And March
Bring Total Lives Saved To 1 1

M A X W E L L A F B , A l a . - - b o a r d , w a s o v e r d u e o n a fl i g h t Tenn., where a light aircraft, en
Several saves were added to .from San Diego to Imperial. route from,Atlanta, Ga.. to
Civil Air Patrol's list Of lives = :~Calif. Sea£ch frews used air- K n o x v i l l e , Te n n . . w i t h o n e
person aboard had crashed in the
saved in 1979 in late February born~ directi0n-finaing equip~ m i d d l e o f F e b r u a r y. T h e
ment to track an ELT (emerand early March.
Tennessee National Guard
gency locator transmitter)
These latest saves bring to 11
recovered the survivor by
signal north of Salton Sea,
the number of lives saved this
.helicopter and took him to the
University of Tennessee Medical
A CAP aircrew spotted the
A mercy mission was initiated
wreckage and an Air Force
Center in Knoxville. The Guard
by the Kansas Wing March 2
shared credit for the save with
helicopter was called in to
when the American Red Cross
remove the victims to the
requested assistance in
Thermal Airport where Sheriff's
The Colorado Wing has also
transporting two units of blood
Department personnel were
been credited for a save when it
from Wichita to Junction City.
transported a blood sample of a
The special blood was needed for waiting to deliver them to the
patient believed suffering from
a 60-year-old woman undergoing
an overdose of a pain reliever
CAP used two aircraft on the
search, flying four sorties. An from the airport at Trinidad,
The Kansas Wing also was
Colo~.. to the University of
Air Force HC-130 aircraft also
credited with a save in late
Colorado Medical Center in
participated in the mission.
February after delivering blood
Denver for analysis in February.
for a patient who was suffering
The Texas Wing was credited
from excessive hemorrhaging
with two saves in late February
durxng an operation. CAP
when a light aircraft, en route
members picked up the blood at
the Augusta Municipal Airport from Houma, La., to Amarillo.
and delivered it to Dodge City
Tex., crashed seven miles west
of Claude, Tex. CAP personnel
where it was taken to the
located the objective. The
hospital by a ground vehicle.
survivors were taken to the
Northwest Texas Hospital in
Tw o l i v e s w e r e s a v e d
Feb. 26. Thanks'to the joint Amarillo by Armstrong County
Comments .
sheriff personnel.
efforts of the California Wing
People In T'b¢ ~,~
One save was credited to the
and .**~r Force rescue umts in
SAR Petq~
Tennessee Wmg when wung
locau~ a crashe~ Cessna 150
ioczted a cra~ s_~ aL
The plane, w~th two persons oc


APRIL 1979


Features Of CAP Insurance
Coverage Are Outlined
authorized agent, CTH of
Nashville, P.O. Box 12010, Nashville, Tenn. 37212, which can be
purchased by senior members .at a
nominal cost. This policy provides
death benefits, medical benefits,
and dismemberment benefits. The
policy is outlined in detail in
Civil Air Patrol Regulation 900There are basically two types
8. The policy is not limited to
of insurance written. The first
only Civil Air Patrol activities
type is when the insurance
but others as well.
company agrees to pay if the
As a cadet, the corporation
insured is legally obligated. This
provides an automatic accident
is commonly called public
insurance policy, effective upon
liability insurance, and in order
the cadet being accepted for
to understand who is legally
membership. The policy
obligated, we use the rule of four
provides for up to $2,000 in
duty - derelict - direct
medical expenses, $1,000 death
cause - damage. The insured
benefit, and up to $7,500 in
must have a duty to exercise a
dismemberment benefits. Like
certain standard of care toward
most policies, this too has
another, be derelict in that duty,
certain exclusions. The cadet
and that dereliction must be a
must be injured while
direct cause of the damage
participating m an authorized
before he is legally obligated to
Civil Air Patrol activity and
make a payment. The second
must be under the direction or
type of insurance ~s when the
supervision of a senior member
insurance company agrees to
when the accident occurs. This
pay the insured's loss or a
cadet accident policy is paid for
certain sum of money on the
by the corporation and is fully
happening of some contingency
explained in Civil Air Patrol
such as death or injury.
Regulation 900-8.
Another frequently asked
One of the most frequently
asked questions is: What am I
question is: I am a pilot. I own
my own airplane. Is there any
entitled to under the Civil Air
Patrol insurance program if I, as
protection for me if I am flying a
Civil Air Patrol mission? Each
a senior member, am injured on
a Civil Air Patrol mission? What
pilot-aircraft-owner should
carry his own personal liability
am I entitled to. as a cadet, if I
2- .....~SQOADRON FLAG -- Lt. Col. Elizabeth Sedita, commaMIt~~-o~-~ ~hiie par4icipating i n s u r a n c e , t f a . - ~ ~ f " ~ "
insurance showing the member
in an authorized activity?
of the Patrick Cadet Sq. (Florida Wing), fight, shows her new
The corporation does not carry
has personal coverage for bodily
flag to Col. Raymond G. Berger, commander of the Rhode
any health or accident insurance
injury liability (excluding
Island Wing during a recent visit he, 10 seniors and 44 cadets
on its senior members.
passengers) ; passenger bodily
from Rhode Island made to Patrick AFB and other areas in
However, there is a group health
injury liability; and property
central Florida.
and accident policy available
damage liability; then the Civil
through the Civil Air Patrol's
Air Patrol's Aircraft Liability
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- What
is insurance? Insurance is first
of all a contract between two
people or organizations
competent to contract. In Civil
Air Patrol, the corporation can
contract and individuals as
members can contract.

policy will act as excess
coverage to the member's
personal coverage. Certificates
of insurance are usually issued
by the insuring company without
charge. Civil Air Patrol Form 97
may be used for this purpose.
These certificates must be
current and must be on file with
the authorized agent. CTH of
Nashville. This same rule
applies for member-owned
automobiles except that a
certificate of insurance Is r,,:~:
required for the automobr;e
Comprehensive Llabt]:':
Insurance carried b~ :_*.
corporation will not exter.."
beyond the coverages outlmee
A legal seminar is he::
annually at the National Boar:
Meeting to discuss questmns :-=
legal matters, insurance
coverages, and other matters o:
a legal nature. The seminar :,
not restricted to legal officers
but is open to intereste.=
While this article does r.:"
outline every phase of coverage
as claims are decided on :Y.~
merits of the individual case '
is written to give our memb~-rs
an idea of the insurance benela:_,
available with membership :r.
Civil Air Patrol

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Recruiting Aid.

Arroll Commands Wing

Roy Arroll has assumed
c o m m a n d o f t h e N e w Yo r k
Wing, replacing Col. Paul
Arroll is founder and president
of the Diplomat Envelope
Company of Long Island City. He
received his B.S. Degree from
Illinois College and his M.A.
from New York University, with
a major in Economics. He is a
Phi Beta Kappa and is listed in
"'Who's Who in America."
A member of the Civil Air

Patrol for 30 years, Arroll has
served on the Northeast Region
staff as director of information,
deputy commander and director
of finance.
He holds a commercial pilot's
license, single engine, land and
sea, with instrument rating,
owns his own aircraft and has
flown approximately ~;800 hours.
He served in the Pacific in
Wo r l d Wa r I I i n t h e F i e l d
Artillery and flew light
observation aircraft.

Cadet School Is Rescheduled
N,::'5~ Central Region's Cadet
LeaCership School, originally

General Davis
To H e a d AT C
President has nominated Air.
Force Lt. Gen Bermle L. Davis
for promotion to ger, eral and
assignment as commander of
the Air Training Command
AT C , w i t h h e a d q u a r t e r s
located at Randolph AFB, Tex..
is the parent command of Hq.
Davis was previously deputy
chief of staff, manpower and
personnel at Air Force headquarters here.

scheduled to be held at the
Kemper Military School and
College in Boonville, Mo., will
now be hosted by the Wentworth
Military Academy in Lexington,
Mo.. announced Col. N.J. Knutz,
Missouri Wing commander:
The Cadet Leadership School
will be held June 23-30 on the
Wentworth campus, 30 miles:
southeast of Kansas City. All the
facilities of the institution will
be made available to CAP,
including the indoor swimming
pool, athletic facilities, class
rooms, billets, etc.
The total cost will be $62 per
individual attending, which
breaks down to $7.75 per day per
Total enrollment to the Cadet
Leadership School will be
limited to 200 cadets.


PARACHUTE BRIEFING -- Cadets from the Skyhawk Comp. Sq. (Minnesota Wing) try on
jumpsuits and parachutes while Frank Pahl, center, jumpmaster and past president of the
Minnesota Skydiving Club, gives a talk about skydiving. From left to right the cadets are
Darren Redetzke, Dave Fick, Don Kozar, Kevin Danielson and Mike f~-k~r , Pko~ b) ?Aid
Lt. Elizabeth Berrinberg)


APRIL 1979


Member Tells Of Her First Mission F :perience
SM Doris L. Jones of the
Magnolia Comp. Sq. (Arkansas
Wing), recently participated as
observer on a search flight,
during which she made the
initial sighting of the objective.
En route back to Magnolia, she
wrote her impressions of the
So small and broken just like a
toy -- lying on the side of a
mountain helpless and very
insignificant. The big difference
-- two dead bodies -- men with
families lay inside.
My first mission, my first find,
and I don't feel good about it at
all. Those were my thoughts as
we spotted the small white and

red plane -- stomach churning
and feeling sick. That could be

made me know that 1 am proud
to be a member of the Civil Air


Reflecting over this on our
way home, I remembered
someone asking, "Why join Civil
Air Patrol?" I have just moved
to Arkansas, and being a private
pilot, joined the Civil Air Patrol
soon after moving here to
Magnolia. Never questioning my
motives -- till I heard it said that
the Civil Air Patrol was a bunch
of do-gooders who just got in the
way of official people and
official business, a group who
needed an excuse to fly. This
past weekend put some real
backbone to those questions and

Without hesitation, in my
opinion, the Civil Air Patrol is a
"group of concerned volunteer
citizens who care enough to
spend 24 hours a day for
someone in jeopardy." Can the
police or sheriff of any other
paid or elected department do
this for one person? No, because
they serve a whole community of
people and their time is
As a pilot I can relate to the
need for 24 hour standby in case
of a downed plane. If the
weather is bad, a break for only

an hour or two can mean the
difference between life and
When we arrived+ this past
Friday night the weather was
really bad, and there were
already people from all over the
state of Arkansas there. Ground
teams, victims' families and
people were just waiting.
Waiting for phone calls, waiting
for weather to break, just
waiting -- waiting sleeping on
cots. beside the phone -- on all
night vigilance -- food being
brought in by concerned friends
and relatives around the clock.
Saturday, weather was still
bad. cold, snowy, icy, and still
waiting. Late Saturday weather

broke so two airplanes went up
only to abort because of bad
icing conditions. Bedding down
and manning the phones and
positions all night, up and at it
again Sunday morning.
We a t h e r w a s i m p r o v e d .
Planes are up and flying over the
mountains, valleys and canyons
of north Arkansas.
Weather permitted only the
larger planes to go out. Finally,
one plane left at 1 p.m. En route
to Mt. Judea, it spotted the
downed plane at 1:45. Phoned in
the find contacting the ground
crew en route, the waiting is
over two men dead and I
am proud to be a member of
Civil Air Patrol.

NEAT Registration Opens
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- The
National Emergency Assistance
Training (NEAT) schools offer a
challenge to all CAP members.
This year. four schools will offer
courses of approximately one
week duration each at training
sites across the country. Courses
are designed to test and develop
abilities that perhaps are
unknown to the individuals
before they participate.

Contact Col. Bill Cass, CAP,
P.O. Box 1509, AMF, Twin City,
Minn. 55111.
Wa s h i n g t o n C h a l l e n g e r
School: June 23-July 1.
conducted near Tacoma. offers

basic, advanced, cadet
leadership, and senior command
and leadership. Contact Lt. Col.
Charles Young, CAP, P.O. Box
4010. McChord AFB, Wash.

The curriculum includes
rigorous training in leadership,
survival, and land search and
rescue techniques to prepare the
students to function effectively


Jerry Barton, left, manager of
Industries Requirements for IBM, presents a check for
$1,800 to Lt. Col. Philip McLendon, Georgia Wing
commander, as Capt. Ron Quirk, commander of Atlanta I
S r. S q . , s e c o n d f r o m r i g h t , w h o i s a l s o P r o g r a m s
Administrator for IBM and instrumental in obtaining the
funds for CAP, and Col. Robert B. Logan look on.

Application Deadline
For NSC Nearing

Puerto Rico Ranger School:
June 2-10, offers basic and
advanced courses. Contact the
USAF-CAP LO, Puerto Rico
W i n g , P. O . B o x 3 4 4 0 9 , F t .
Buchanan, San Juan, P.R. 00934.

MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--Application deadline for the
National Staff College (NSC) here, June 30--July 7, is
Friday, April 27.
Since billeting is critical on Maxwell this year, it is
important that interested CAP members get their
appflcations in on time.
CAP majors and above, unit commanders and other
officers who have completed a Regional Staff College are
eligible to attend the NSC. This course is an important part
of the criteria for the Paul E. Garber Award.

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Minnesota Blue Beret School:
The dates and place are still
undetermined. School offers
basic and advanced courses.

SHELTER INSTRUCTION -- An instructor gives students
details on construction of a teepee during one of the National
Emergency Assistance Training (NEAT) schools. The
schools are now accepting applications for registration for
this year's courses.

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Pennsylvania Hawk Mountain
Ranger School: July 7-15, offers
basic, advanced, expert, field
medical, cadet staff, senior
command and leadership.
Contact Lt. Col. John McNabb,
C A P, 5 2 6 A c o r n S t r e e t ,
Philadelphia, Pa. 19128.

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Anyone,~terested in this type
program may contact the
respective commanders direct.
Location. inclusive dates, course
commander's address for each
school is listed below:



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APRIL 1979

Executive Director's Comments

The Third Mission

leaders in our country who are
and in the long run, it may be
attitudes and beliefs which
have developed, in some cases,
both fully informed and
the most important thing for
Civil Air Patrol to be doing. out of a lack of knowledge
enthusiastic about aerospace;
Frankly, each of us carries a rather than from an informed
yet one of our three major
Upon my arrival at Maxwell
requirement, implied and
viewpoint. Ideally, both the
Education, requires members
AFB to become Commander
citizens and representatives
direct, to be an informed
CAP-USAF and Executive Dircitizen who is enthusiastic
of CAP to stimulate that
knowledgeable. Otherwise they
interest and generate the
ector of Civil Air Patrol, I rea b o u t a e r o s p a c e p o w e r.
cannot know or cause the right
ceived the traditional staff
Thomas Jefferson once said,
briefings from every major
decisions to be made. If all
"An informed citizen is a
Therefore, I feel it is vital
agency in the
foundation of democracy," and
citizens understand the
that every member of Civil Air
headquarI believe that applies just as
importance of aerospace and
Patrol, and ultimately the
American public, understand
ters. One briefm u c h t o a l l o f u s t o d a y,
voice their opinions, their
ing was intriguelected representatives should
the importance of aerospace so
particularly as it relates to
i n g 1 y entitled
Aerospace Education. This is
reflect these opinions when
that the decisions they make or
especially important for you as
voting on aerospace matters.
cause to be made through their
"The Third
Mission: AeroUnfortunately, most people
elected officials are informed
a member of CAP; for with
space Educahave only a superficial
decisions. The solution is
that card you carry in your
tion." I thought
pocket -- whether you are a
knowledge about aerospace
obvious: your leadership and
personal involvement in
cadet or senior -- you have which has been largely derived
that the use of
aerospace education, as an
the term "third" was very percommitted yourself to
from the media.
culiar since I had already learninformed and enthusiastic
leadership, and must be well
In some cases information on
citizen-leader. This is the role
ed that there were three misi n f o r m e d a n d e n t h u s i a s t i c aerospace is far from being
sions of Civil Air Patrol of equal
correct factually or
of Aerospace Education, and
about aerospace power as you
importance. I knew that Emer- carry out your duties in this
conceptually. The new joint
over the long term it is
gency Services and the Cadet Auxiliary to the Air Force.
probably the most important
JROTC/CAP Textbook now
one. For without a strong
Program were well publicized
American citizens ultimately b e i n g d e v e l o p e d f o r h i g h
aerospace posture in this
as major missions of CAP. But
schools states: "Unfortunately
decide the priorities of our
c o u n t r y, A m e r i c a c a n n o t
I found that Aerospace Educanation through their elected
there is nothing that requires
the press, media, or even the
succeed in today's world, one
tion was a main reason why the
congressmen and senators.
Founding Fathers decided to They decide which programs people to know what they are in which Americahas been the
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In short, our Aerospace
from a pre-war status into a
will be funded from taxation, uninformed or misinformed
However, like many others,
citizen seems to have just as
Education mission is essential
post-war corporation.
Aerospace Education is
to our national future, andyou
s o m e e l e c t e d o f fi c i a l s a r e many rights as an informed
uninformed about aerospace,
one." The critical condition is
are the foundation.
importance! At certain times,
These representatives have
that there are relatively few
"How firmafoundation?"
Brigadier General, USAF
Executive Director

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No Survivors Found At New York Crash Site
intensive ground search,
supported by Air Force and
Coast Guard aircraft, and
hampered by severe weather,
terminated with a find in Dover

Township, Washington, N.Y. A
missing Cessna 172, which had
left Bedford, Mass., en route to
Dutchess County Airport here
with two on board, was located
through the combined efforts of

the Air Force, Coast Guard,
CAP, State Police, local sheriff's
office and fire departments.
An Air Force C-130 flying over
the weather, combined with the
efforts of two CAP ground teams

using hand-held direction
finders, pinpointed the crash
location. A combined CAP-State
Police ground team found the
aircraft in the heavily wooded
area north of Dutchess County
Airport, after a night and half
the next day of ground search.
Coast Guard helicopters were
forced to land by the dense fog,
and all CAP aircraft were
grounded during the search.

When the location was
confirmed by the ground team, a
Coast Guard helicopter was able
to transport the county medical
examiner to the site. There were
no survivors.
Mission base was Dutchess
squadron headquarters at the
county airport. Personnel of the
New York Wing headquarters,
H u d s o n Va l l e y G r o u p a n d
Dutchess squadron participated.


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Editor .......................................................... MSgt. Hugh Borg, USAF
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" GOVERNOR'S BRIEFING -- Lt. Col. Ted Tax, commander of the Washington Wing, second
from right, poses with Dixy Lee Ray, center, governor of Washington, and from left, SM
Lorraine Robertson and Cadets James Anderson, Barbara Smith and Ken Meloche of the
McChord Comp. Sq. The occasion was a briefing of the governor by Tax, who was newly
appointed commander of the wing.

Civil Air Patrol News does not publish any commercial advertising. However, it does
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Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the U.S. Air Force or
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POSTMASTER: Please send Form 3579 to HQ. CAP-USAF/DPD.
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APRIL 1979



VHF Repeaters Increase Transmitter Range
communications engineer for
the Ohio Wing, has written a
three-part series that he calls "A
Communicators." The first
segment appears below. The
remaining sections will be
printed in the May and June
This is a basic explanation of

the VHF communications tower, a unit in a vehicle, or a another. The input frequency or antenna on, for our repeater.
s y s t e m u s e d i n O h i o . O u r h a n d h e l d t r a n s m i t t e r. E a c h t r a n s m i t t i n g f r e q u e n c y t h e T h i s t o w e r i s o n t o p o f a 1 , 2 0 0 f t .
type of operation has its
member uses is 143.900 MHz,
MSL hilt and average terrain of
communicators use FM simplex
limitations, with the fixed
and he receives On 148.150MHz,
800 ft. MSL. We now have an
for short ranges of one to five
station usually capable of
which just happens to be the
antenna 1,400 ft. AGL, which
miles, and repeaters for
transmitting and receiving at
CAP simplex frequency
extends our line of sight VHF
extended ranges of 50 miles or
greater ranges while the hand
(actually it just didn't happen
range by several orders of
that way, it was planned).
held unit is useful for shorter
FM simplex means a
This way, one radio using two
Our new antenna enables the
communicator transmits and
Using VHF frequencies limits
selectable transmit frequencies
member with a low power hand
receives on one simple
communications to line of sight
(143.900MHz and 148.150MHz)
held radio to talk over hills and
frequency of 148.150MHz. This
distances and in hilly or
and only one fixed receiver
into valleys. Conversely, if he is
may be from a fixed location
mountainous terrain, one would
frequency (148.150MHz) can be i n a b a d r a d i o l o c a t i o n f o r
using an antenna mounted on a
have difficulty transmitting
used for both simplex and
transmitting, the repeater
from one side of a hill to another
repeater operation (Figure 3).
allows him to be heard.
(Figure 1).
Let's assume there is a 1,000
What would happen if we were
ft. TV transmitting tower, which
to link two repeaters together?
To communicate between two
we are allowed to mount an
Tune in next month and see.
stations in this situation, another
unit would be needed on top of
the hill to relay the message,
thus wasting needed manpower.
Another means to alleviate the
problem would be to
communicate with an aircraft in
the area that would relay
transmitter and receiver
(Figure 2). This type of
operation is known as a repeater
because it repeats the message
that has been transmitted.
A repeater in essence, also
increases the power and range of
a transmitter (that is, it serves
as a remote power amplifier).
Within CAP, we are authorized
the use of this mode of
operation. In this manner, a
member with a handheld
transmitter, using the repeat
mode of operation can extend his
communications range to 50
miles or more.


, - ~ r ~ W ~ J h o t ~ ~ o f
simplex operation, transmitting
and=receiving on the same
frequency. To utilize a repeater,
one must transmit on one VHF
frequency and receive on



Red Cross Commends Mercy Flight
ORMOND BEACH, Fla. -Maj. Harry Criss, commander,
Ormond Beach Comp. Sq.
(Florida Wing), has been
commended by the Mid-Florida
Red Cross Blood Center for a
mercy flight, in which he
brought 25 units of freshly drawn
blood from Patrick AFB to the
Daytona Beach Chapter of the
American Red Cross.
A need for platelets arose at
three area hospitals to help
victims of leukemia and cancer,
whose bodies do not produce a
clotting agent. Platelets can only

be made from freshly drawn
blood, and processing must
begin within four hours after the
blood is drawn.
Maj. Ben Douglas, Florida
Wing Task Force 2 coordinator,
received the request at 11 a.m.,
Feb. 8, and immediately
contacted Lt. Col. Elizabeth
Sedita, commander of the
Patrick Cadet Sq., who obtained
permission-for the corporate
aircraft to land at the restricted
air base. Red Cross personnel
delivered the emergency blood,
donated by Air Force personnel,

to Criss at noon. By 1:10 p.m.
Criss had landed at the Daytona
Beach squadron headquarters
hangar and met blood bank
In his letter to the Florida
Wing commander, Col. Richard
Leali, commending the actions
of CAP personnel, Thomas H.
King, said, "This is another
example of the many unsung
mercy missions performed by
Civil Air Patrol."

Private A irport Is Search Base

FALCON AWARD -- Brig. Gen. Thomas C. Richards, left,
commandant of cadets at the Air Force Academy, presents
the Frank Borman Falcon Award to Cadet Orlamlo J.
Rosado of Miami, Fla. He is a member of the Cutler Cadet
Sq. (Florida Wing). Now a second classman at the Academy,
he will graduate in 1980. (USAF Photo)

a n E LT w e n t o f f i n t h e
mountains of eastern Kentucky
r e c e n t l y. S o u t h e a s t C o a l
Company officials opened their
privately-owned airport in Estill
County for CAP use during the
ensumg search.
From 6 a.m. the wing staff and
ground team had full use of the
facilities, including offices,
telephones, ground-to-air
communications, kitchen and
lounge, as well as the paved
airstrip. Two company aircraft
were dispatched with CAP
observers on board to fly search
patterns until CAP a~rcrait
could arrive.
Harry LaViers Jr.. owner of

the Southeast Coal Company,
has offered use of the airport to
CAP whenever needed.
Company officials were
extremely cordial, cooperative
and generous in support of Civil
Air Patrol. said Capt. Alice P.
Tucker, information officer for
Group 4.
The ELT signal could not be
definitely located because the
transmission stopped on the
afternoon of the same day.
L t . C o l . N . L e e T u c k e r,
commander of Group 4.
presented a certificate of
appreciation to LaV~ers.
expressing the grautade of CAP
for use of hls compa.-.~ s

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
As of March II. 1979
Number of ~ ...164
Number ol So¢~es .. I,71
Fl.~mg Hom~ ...... 3,245.5
Sa~es ............... I I
F i n d s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

APRIL 1979



Two Rescued After Cold Night On Mountain
TACOMA, Wash.--Lt. Col.
F.E. Macspadden of the Green
River Comp. Sq. (Washington
Wing) made his third find in less
than a year and his first save
when he directed an Army
helicopter to pick up two
survivors of a crash he located
at the 14,000-foot level of Mr.
The pilot, Bob Lee of Tacoma,
and Dave Shinen of Nome,
Alaska, both students having an
afternoon free of classes,
decided to go flying on the
afternoon of Jan. 29 and took off
for a close-up look at Mt.
Rainier. They flew around the
mountain and, since it was a
calm, clear day, they decided to
fly over the summit. Steam from

the steam vents was rising
straight up, indicating that there
was no movement of the 20 degrees below zero air.
Once over the top, a downdraft
caught the aircraft. The aircraft
crashed into the mountain,
flipped over and slid 500 feet.
Neither man was injured,
although they were anxious
about the battery bouncing
around the cockpit with them.
After they came to a stop,
Shinen hiked up to the top with
the ELT, but since the batteries
were low he did not use it. The
radios in the aircraft were still
operable; however, since the
antenna was broken off, they
could receive but not transmit.
It was now growing dark and

was quite cold. They had no
survival gear with them and only
light clothing. They decided to
spend the night in one of the ice
caves formed by the steam vents
where it was not as cold as the
38 degree temperature in the
When her husband failed to
return that night, Lee,s wife
notified authorities that her
husband and his friend were
missing. The Civil Air Patrol
was alerted at 6:45 a.m. the next
morning and three crews from
the Green River Comp. Sq.
reported to the Auburn, Wash.,
airport. It was necessary to
jump-start the aircraft because
it was so cold.
The search planes took off at

8:40 a.m. They headed for Mt.
Rainier on the basis of a remark
Shinen made to his college
roommate about going with a
friend to look at the mountain.
The planes began a contour
search down from the top of the
mountain. At 9:10 a.m.,
Macspaddan and his observer,
Juanita Loftus, spotted the
wrecked aircraft and, as they
made a low pass over it, were
surprised to see the two
survivors standing beside the
wreck waving at them.
They radioed back that they
had located the survivors, and
arrangements were made for the
Army helicopter to pick them
up. Two of the search planes
remained in the area to fly cover

Two Cadets

over the wreckage, making
alternate descents to lower
altitudes to insure that neither
crew would suffer from hypoxia.
Because they could see that
the survivors were lightly
clothed, the CAP crews dropped
space blankets, high protein
cocolate bars, cookies and
messages to them.
The helicopter picked them up
at 12:25 p.m.
The next day the National
Park Service inquired of pilot
Lee how he planned to remove
the wreck from the mountain
because it was an eyesore. A
local helicopter modification
service volunteered to airlift the
plane off the mountain at no cost
as a publicity angle.

CAP Flies Water
Sample To Lab
For Testing
a major chemical spill occurred
in the Ohio River Feb. 8 near
Neville Island, the Robinson
Township Water Authority shut
down operations because of a
chemical smell in its intake
w a t e r, a ff e c t i n g t h e w a t e r
supply of some 25,000 families.

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. -Tw o c a d e t m e m b e r s o f t h e
Downers Grove Comp. Sq.,
William Drury and Steve Pulley,
have been nominated to the Air
Force Academy.
Drury is the squadron's cadet
executive officer and has
recently earned his pilot's
license. Fie attended Cadet
Officer School last summer. He
was nominated by Congressman
Frank Annunzio.
Pulley is the cadet aerospace
education officer for the
squadron and is a student pilot.
Last summer he attended the
Minnesota Wing's Blue Beret
Air Force 2nd Lt. Steve Puls, a
former squadron cadet
commander, was the first cadet
from this unit to attend the Air
Force Academy, from which he
recently graduated, and is now
attending navigator school. ,

The plant was put back in
operation the next afternoon
after extensive water treatment.
But because storage supplies
w e r e s o l o w, n o t h i n g w a s
available for emergency use,
such as fire°protection. There
was also a ban on human
consumption until the water
could be tested.
The Pennsylvania Wing was
asked to fly water samples to the
Pennsylvania Department of
Environmental Resources in
Harrisburg, 200 miles away.
Maj. Jesse Craft flew the
samples. The report back that
HONORARY MEMBER -- John V. Evans, governor of Idaho, left, receives an honorary
same day showed pollutant in
membership in Civil Air Patrol from Col. Keith Lysinger, Idaho wing commander. The
the treated water.
Again the plant was shut down
governor wears a blue and white cap made especially for him.
and the water treated. The Corps
of Engineers fluctuated the level
_ of the river to flush out any back
water that might be holding the
spilled chemical. New samples,
At M
1 1 M A X W E L L A F B f,o A oa .i-n-g h ev iG o ord Praa r o lt h r o u g h t h e r e s t a u r a n t . O r a n g e b u r g C a d e t S q . ( N e w flown the next day by Craft and
ll l w T Ci l Ai
Croker and another man
Yo r k W i n g ) , r e c e i v e d a
SM Chuck Shaw, proved the
personnel received awards
knocked him down and put out
certificate of recognition for
water was clear and the plant
the flames on his clothing. Then saving the life of a two-year-old
was put back in operation. Final
Southeast Regional Staff College
Lt. Col. E d w a r d T. K e l l y,
Croker administered first aid.
girl. Sharon Snow, who fell into a
samples were collected from
(RSC) will be held here from
As a result of the action, Good
swimming pool on Aug. 3, 1977.
various points in the distribution
headquarters, received the
Aug. 26 until Sept. 1.
suffered only second-degree
Adelaar jumped into the pool,
system for testing and flown to
"This is one of the most
Distinguished Service Award for
swam 25 feet and pulled the girl
distinguished performance of
the lab bfl, Craft and Capt. John
important training steps in a
C a d e t G l e n n A . A d e l a a r,
out. First aidwasnotrequired.
El ford.
senior member's professional
duty from June 28, 1976, until
education program, and we are
extremely fortunate in having a
location such as Maxwell with
Col. Albert G. Nicholson,
instructors already in the
Illinois Wing headquarters,
received the Distinguished
management instruction
Service Award for distinguished
business," said Lt. Col. Richard
using hand-held direction-finding
J. Curran, director of the school,
performance of duty as Wing
black of a stormy night. Snow
Colorado members of Civil Air
To apply, send CAP Form 17s
depth varied from three to five
commander from Jan. 1, 1977,
P a t r o l - - 1 s t L t . G e r a l d W.
Upon receiving word that a
feet and forward visibility was
directly to:
until Jan. 15, 1979.
A l s u m a n d S e n i o r M e m b e r 'Rocky Mountain Airways flight
severely limited.
The Exceptional Service
Donald C. Niekerk -- have been
with 20 passengers had gone
Lt. Col. Richard J. Curran
"With a very faint ELT signal
Award was given tc 2nd Lt. John
awarded CAP's Silver Medal of
down in the Colorado Rocky
as a guide, the crew pressed on
Route 1, Box478
L. Moorer, Wilcox Comp. Sq.
Valor for the part they played in
Mountains. they volunteered to
into unknown hazards. The
Elmore, Ala. 36025
(Alabama Wing), for service
the rescue of 21 persons aboard a join the CAP search. Due to
All applications will be
danger of plunging over hidden
from Sept. 23, 1975, until Feb. 22,
commuter airliner which
considered on a first-come first- 1979.
blizzard conditions, four-wheelprecipices was always present.
crashed in December in the
served basis. All wings should
drive vehicles could not be used.
After three. ~ours of tracking.
C a p t . R i c h a r d J . C r o k e r,
Rocky Mountains northwest of
try to send their required
the ELT becltme stronger, and
CSRACadetSq. (Georgia Wing),
According to the citations
they finally heard cries for
number as indicated in the
has received a certificate of
accompanying the awards, the
WEEP program,
recognition for saving the life of
The two CAP members led
two men "were assigned to
"Pass the word around, tell
At the scene of L..~ cra~ '_~e
a restaurant cook. George Good.
rescuers to the scene by
cover the search area in a snowyour friends and set aside the after he was engulfed in flames
two men a~ste~ o-'~e: ."*~--ae.-'s
following an ELT ~emergency
cat. They departed in strong
~~th f~:.a~ a_~ ~.,:-, a: :,: '-~,
time to apply now," said Curran.
after an explosion on Oct. 3, 1978.
Iocator transmitter~ signal.
wind-driven snow a.,xl the pltc~~-:-,.. r,

Region Sets

Staff College

CAP Members Recognized


1, 1979, as wing

Silver Medal Of Valor

Alsum, Niekerk Receive Awards



APRIL 1979

New Mexico-Squadron Triples Its Membership
recrumng program begun by the
V~h~:e Sands Cadet Sq. (New
.Mex,co W,ng) in Alamogordo,
N .M. has caught fire and
membership has tripled,
according to SM Frank Selph,
aeputy commander.
A faltering unit less than three
months ago, it is now a squadron
offering local youth a variety of
activities, which include
helicopter orientation flights by
Detachment 6 of the 40th
Aerospace Rescue and Recovery
Sq. at nearby Holloman AFB, a
certified first aid course taught
by the local Red Cross,
orientation flights in a light
aircraft and a tour of 49th
Tactical Fighter Wing (TFW)
facilities at Holloman.
In addition, a mini-ground
school course is taught by Air
Force CMSgt. Ted Cooper of the
49th TFW maintenance office.
Pilots from Holloman give
cadets briefings on the mission
of the Lead-In Fighter Training

What triggered this reversal
for the squadron? The answer is
simply that people care enough
to contribute their time in
furthering a program for the
area youth. People like the
squadron commander, 1st Lt.
John McGrann, and his wife, 1st
Lt. Cheryl McGrann, who are
both former CAP cadets; Selph
and his wife, Tasha, whose
entire family now belongs to the
squadron; and dedicated men
l i k e S M J a c k A n t h o n y, a
graduate of the Air Force
Academy, who summed it up by
saying, "I want to give back
what was given to me as a
Publicity and word-of-mouth
have thus far been the biggest
factors in the recruiting
program. Senior members have
not yet visited local schools, but
this is planned for the near
"Where are we going to put all
these kids?" asked Selph, Who is

enthusiastic about the program.
"We offer teenagers a challenge,
discipline, and a variety of
activities to keep them
progressing throughout their
teen years into adulthood." He
added, "We have the best people
here in Alamogordo and at
I-lolloman to make this the best

squadron in the Southwest."
Cadets, when asked how they
felt about the squadron and its
activities, made such comments
as "fantastic," "really great,"
and "I love it."
At the rate this squadron is
now growing, and with the
support of the town of

Alamogordo and Holloman,
cadets and senior members are
hoping to add an aircraft to their
inventory soon. "And as far as
this progressive squadron is
concerned, that's only the
b e g i n n i n g , " s a i d S M Te r r i
Metteer, squadron information

Daedalians Honor Floridians

The second selection of "Way
Back When" photos appears on
page 6 of this issue. If you have a

one of the nation's oldest and
most respected aviation
The Order Of Daedalians
award was presented to the
cadets for dedicated
performance to the aviation
community, which portrayed the
high principles of the Daedalians
Order, according to Maj. A1
Seeschaaf, wing information
The presentations were made

activities of historic interest, or
unusual aircraft associated with
CAP that you would like to share
with the readership, send it to
Civil Air Patrol News), ATTN:
Way Back When, Maxwell AFB,
Ala. 36112.
We can only use original
photos. If possible please
idenufy the people appearing in
the photo and describe the
situation, along with the date it
was taken and any other
perunent information you may
I.~ you want the photo returned,
enclose a stamped, selfaOdressed envelope.

for personnel of the Military
Airlift Command, at the
Daedalians National Awards
Dinner at the Patrick AFB
officer's club.
L t . C o l . Wa l t e r B r o e a t o ,
project officer for the awards
ceremony, said that each year
Space Flight Six of the national
order, which encompasses the
central Florida area, honors two
members of Civil Air Patrol and
several ROTC students.
The order was founded in 1932
by a group of World War I pilots
to further patriotism and was
named after a character in
Greek mythology, Daedalus,
who made wings of wax to fly.

M I A M I , F l a . - - Tw o F l o r i d a
Wing cadets, Jeffrey Boyle of
Patrick Cadet Sq., and Bruce
Hardy of the Mid-Florida Cadet
Sq., were honored recently by

'IVay Back When'
Photos Needed

PROGRESSIVE SQUADRON -- Air Force Col. Sam Johnson of Holloman AFB, N.M., second
from left, meets members of the senior staff of the White Sands Cadet Sq. (New Mexico
Wing). They are, from left, SM Terri Metteer, information officer; 1st Lt. John McGrann,
squadron commander, SM John Anthony, aerospace education officer; and SM Frank Selph,
deputy commander.

Wisconsin Cadet Irek
MILWAUKEE, Wis.--Cadet
Joseph M. Irek, a member of the
622 Wisconsin Cadet Sq., has
been nominated to the Air Force
Academy by Congressman
Clement J. Zablocki.


A CAP member for two and a
half years, Irek has served in
cadet positions such as chief Of
staff, information officer, flight
commander and flight sergeant.
He has been a member of the
squadron drill team, color guard
and saber team.
Irek was selected as squadron

Cadet of the Year for 1978.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank M. Irek of West Allis,
Wis. He is a senior at Nathan
Hale High School where he has
been on the honor roll each year.
He was the school
representative to the Rotary
Club and Badger Boys State.
In a recent spelling bee for
multiple sclerosis, he placed
first in his school and sixth in the
country, according to Capt.
Betty D. Kelm, squadron
information officer. He received
a $500 scholarship.

National Capital Wing Cadet
Receives Appointment To Academy
He joined the Civil Air Patrol
Lawrence G. Tidball, cadet
in 1977 and has been named
commander of the Fairfax
cadet of the month on three
Comp. Sq. (National Capital
separate occasions, been a
Wing), has received an
member of the squadron drill
appointment to the U.S. Air
team and attended the region
Force Academy for the class of
cadet officers school and an
aerospace workshop.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Be recently received a wing
Gorman Tidball of Annandale,
flight scholarship. He has also
Va., and is the youngest of four
been notified that he was
selected as a finalist in the
Tidball is a student at
AFROTC four-year scholarship
Annandale High School, where
he is a member of the honorary
Spanish and Mathematics
Tidball is the fifth cadet from
Societies, Key Club and Physics
the squadron to be appointed to
Club, and has participated in
the Academy in the past five
NASA SPEECH -- Dr. Paul E. Garber, center, for whom one
baseball, karate and tennis.
of CAP's senior awards is named, meets with Lt. Col.
Charles Walker, right, deputy commander of the Maryland
If you are planning to move to a new address, Civil Air Patrol News
l i |
Wing, and Jennie Bali, following a reeeut speech at NASA'$
needs to know about it. To insure that you get your paper without
delay, send us your new address as soon as you know it (along with
Goddard Space Flight Center il Gre~belt, Md., where
your old one). Mail to: CIVIL AIR PATROL NEWS, nttn: DPD,
Marylaml Wing membert and NASA emplaye¢~ Itam~
mA,Move 9
Maxwell AFB, Ala. 36112.
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Iletin Cont'd 0


HIP PROCESSING. It is no longer necessary to use unit checks for submission of National mem?ersonal checks or money orders from the individual member will be accepted. Checks should be

(FSS) responsibilities for apprising airspace Users of station
The FAA has established extensive flight service military
training routes (MTR) and military operations area (MOA)
a c t i v i t i y. A f u n d a m e n t a l r e u
a~r traffic co-*-~, ~ ....
q lrement is the+
,,t~Ul taClllty an
a r
of an MRT/Mo^ .....
d all FSSs within'~n,~ h_e P.P opriate
-1 d e s n a
M T R / 3 / I O A h a s a~,a,~ i uetailed knowled,e of ,o~naut!cal miles
i tar °
schedulin~ o1~ z g , ~ s o n gt ht a td sme l, i~ ; ~ y , , ,,t; ,r e s pactwityeEach
o " " - ,~. t
" ~
onsibl far
to insure adequate dissemination, flight plans must be flied- -at
r ~,~,~ route-ai--p a c e . I n o r d e r
s ~
/east 2 hours prior to the proposed departure time, unless other.
wise covered by letter of agreement. MTRs or MOAs must not

n the amotmt of $20.00 for new seniors and $15.00 for new cadets. In addition CAP Form l's
r be for~arded to National Headquarters.
EMBER OF THE YEAR. All commanders are reminded of the schedule of duedates for this award.
5 May - Unit recommendations to Wing Commanders
5 Jun - Wing recommendations to Region Commanders
5 Jul - Region recommendations to National Headquarters


this is an excellent opportunity to recognize hard working senior members at the grass-roots level.

be Used unless scheduled.

:an Legion is now conferring an annual award to the outstanding CAP squadron in each wing. Pro~mmendations to the American Legion will be forthcoming. In the meantime, commanders should
~e opportunity to recognize the outstanding squadron in their wing by 30 June.

The FAA has taken several other actions to alert the public.
IRs (IFR, MTRs) and VR
above-ground level (AGL) ar now overprinted on the low alti.
~ be R , M T R ) b o v e 1 5 0 f e e
rude enroute charts and may ( V Fincluded sonasectional0chartst
in the future.. An Advisory Circular, AC 210.5, "Mili~tary Flying

iN RECRUITERS! Make sure the new member's street address is correct on his or her application
'. and 15), including apartment number if there is one. The computer stores 18 characters of inhe street address. When a new member's street address including apartment number exceeds 18
, and spaces, abbreviate it to fit. Make sure, however, that the Post Office can still make it out!

Activities,,, was distributed to the public. Numerous advisory
letters and publications have been mailed to civi/ P//ots. In

rs Address

1820LANCASTR DR# 28.

anta Monica Blvd


,ast Northwest Blvd Apt 3

Pilots flying near a MTR
fl~ght service station to d .... .sho
uld check wzth the appropriate
,-tc~mme it
is being used.
Active routes should be avoided, the routetraveling at 400 kts
an F.4
doesn't have much time to see and avoid another airplane.

Made to fit 18 characters

,ancaster Dr., Apt 28

2588 E NW BLVD #3

~ ~ -

~ffice returns to us many undeliverable pieces of mail every day. Don't let your member be one
~esn't receive his membership cards and materials!

S U L F U R D I O X I D E B AT T E R I E S : ( A I R W O R T H I N E S S D I R E C T W E ) : A i r w o r t h i n e s s D i r e c t i v e
requires removal of Lithium Sulfur Dioxide (Li S02) batteries and Emergency Locator Transmitters
1 by Li S02 batteries. For aircraft with ELTs affected by this AD, the time period during which an
operated without a required ELT is being extended to 180 days. This extension is being granted
)rity of 601(d)(3) of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958, as amended (49 U.S.C. 1421 (d) (3)), beipated that within the 180-day period the FAA will have issued standards for Li S02 batteries and
nufacturers will have tested, obtained FAA approval, and produced a sufficient supply for aviation
g. This AD is prompted by reports of Li S02 batteries exploding and venting violently which could
the aircraft. Compliance is required within 30 days after the effective date of this AD (26 Feb 79),
ccomplished. It is estimated that these batteries are installed on approximately one-third all U. S.
tircraft and that over 95 percent of the Li S02 battery usage in aircraft is in ELTs.


62-1, "'Civil Air Patrol Safety Responsibilities and Procedures," 2 January 1979. Supersedes
Mr Patrol Safety Responsibilities and Procedures," 9 September 1977.
67-1, "Civil Air Patrol Supply Manual," 5 February 1979. Supersedes "Civil Air Patrol Supply
1," 1 June 1975.
76-1, "Travel of Civil Air Patrol Members Via Military Aircraft and Surface Vehicles," 1 February
gupersedes "Travel of Civil Air Patrol Members Via Military Aircraft and Surface Vehicles," 1 March

',, Lt Col. USAF


F O E " ~

E ~ ( H A U S T I O N

The following is quoted from an NTSB safety release dated
10 January 1978:
This was his (the pilot's) first solo and cross country
flight in a Piper Arrow aircraft and he reported that for the
next 4 hours of flight "I kept the fuel tanks balanced almost exactly." But at a point 5 miles southwest of Glenn's
Ferry, Idaho, the engine quit. The plane, to the pilot's
surprise, was out of fuel.
In his report, the pilot said he had leaned the engine
to 11.5 gallons per hour. Considering the flight plan, true
air speed of 135 kts, time to climb, and a total distance of
571 nautical miles to Glenn's Ferry, it would have taken 4
hours .and 20 minutes en route and required 49.5 gallons i
of fuel.




addition, the FAA has made several films highlighting the rail.
itary flying activities in Specific areas (Las Vegas, for example).

How.much fuel did the pilot have on board? When he
left Denver, the Arrow was loaded with 48 gallons of useable. fuel - - less than "enough to get him to Glenn's Ferry,
not to mention Friday Harbor, Washington.
What had happened? The Board's official determination of cause included these reasons: (1) inadequate
preflight preparation, and (2) mismanagement of fuel.
The pilot's explanation? He said he had it "stuck
in my mind" that the Piper Arrow would liave the same
range as the Cessna 182 he normally flew. It carried 79
gallons in long range tanks.
Needless to say, with his engine out, the pilot faced
an emergency situation. He managed to land at Glenn's
Ferry Airport, but he landed short of the runway, hit a
dirt embankment and broke through a fence and came to
rest on the airport. The pilot and two passengers suffered
minor injuries and the plane was badly damaged.
As others before him, this pilot found it hard to understand that he could have been so careless. "If I had been
asked before this incident what of all things could possibly ever involve me in an accident - - running out of fuel
in daylight and clear skies would ha~e been las~ on the
list.'" he said.


APRIL 1979


CAP Makes The
By Lt. Col. Alan F. Pogorzelski
Commander, Westchester Group
New York Wing
This is the continuation of the article on the
development of the Civil Air Patrol uniform. The first
part was published last month.

INSPECTION -- Seniors wearing the blue 84 uniform inspect
cadets wearing khakis in this photo from the 1950s.

Air Force Blue
The uniform had become standardized and regulated,
and the new image of the Air Force soon carried over to
it's auxiliary. In the early 1950s, the 84 blue uniform was
authorized for CAP members, replacing the army OD
uniform combinations, and new insignia were
A new red and blue breast patch, required identifying
insignia for senior members, was worn above the right
pocket. This patch would remain as the primary means
of identification until the metal I.D. badge was adopted
in the 60s.
A new silver eagle insignia replaced the wartime
officer service cap insignia, but the basic metal disk in
red, silver, and blue enamel remained for senior NCO's
until the early 60s.
All personnel wore the silver CAP letters on the upper
lapels of the new blue service coat and jacket. The silver
prop and wing insignia were retired.
Senior members followed the new Air Force policy
t o w a r d a c l e a r, b u s i n e s s l i k e u n i f o r m , w i t h o u t
unnecessary ornamentation. Shoulder patches were not
worn then, except on fatigue or flight clothing.
Cadets were only authorized the blue "Ike" jacket,
trousers and flight cap combination. The new cadet
breast patch and wing patch were worn, and the letters

CAPC were worn on the jacket lapels. Cadet
the same insignia. In the later fifties three
sergeants, staff, tech, and master, were autb
Senior officers wore the full size grade ins
shoulder straps of coat and jacket, the left c
flight cap and the" right collar of shirts, who
outer garments. Flight officers became Warra
and non-corns wore the army cbeverons, blu
until the Air Force cheverons were authorized
By the coming of the 1960s, the "Ike" jac
phased out and the CAP uniform started to t
look that most are familiar with. The summ,
was still Shade 1, Khaki. Senior metal
authorized an optional gabardine "silvertan'
with blue belt, tie and cap. In the mid-50s, th
uniform changed to cotton cord and then in
polyester, again with the optional "silvertan'
trim for seniors.'
Specialty insignia, radio, photo, mechanics,
still worn on the left sleeve, and cadets wb
wore a special CAPC encampment patch on
right sleeve.
The Sixties

Changes started taking place in the 60s. The
were phased in, replacing Army Khaki. The
the same insignia. Female personnel wor
cotton polyester combination.
Senior NCOs received a new service c~
similar to the officer's, miniature rank in:
authorized, and the cadet cheverons were t~

........... ~i==~iiiiiiiii

CADET UNIFORMS of the 1950s are worn by these cadets
who are discussing Air Force aircraft with a recruiter.

SUMMER UNIFORMS of the 1960s after conversion to Air Force 1505s from the Army khaki. No
white cap band worn by the cadet.

Men's and women's shade 84

DISTINCTIVE CAP PATCHES were worn above the right
pk'k~ by ~ ami s~s.iors in the 19~d)s.


The "Ike" Jacket is worn by the
i n s p e c t i n g o f fi c e r. N o t e t h e
CAPC device on the cadet's

APRIL 1979



l a - n g e To A i r F o r c e B l u e
In the mid-60s, the silver buttons and collar insignia,
which had been part of the CAP uniform since World
War II, were phased out in favor of a CAP seal button
and oxidized collar insignia.
The cadet uniform began to resemble that of the Air
Force Academy in style, and with the approval of the
wing commander, cadets were authorized a service cap,
with a special white braid band. Cadet officers placed
their rank insignia on special shoulder boards, and a solo
badge was authorized.
The Seventies
A new era for the CAP uniform arrived with the 1970s.
The Air Force styles, materials and shades were phased
in, and Khaki and OD were gone. The tan 505s became
1505s in wash and wear and women members were the

first to receive a two-tone blue combination for the
summer. In addition to the new style uniforms for
female members, the CAPM 39-1 of February 1970 also
authorized a mess uniform for CAP members.
Insignia changed, too. Warrant officer rank changed to
blue and silver, and a cadet warrant officer insignia was
Over 45 service, activity and decoration ribbons were authorized and the communications
specialty badge appeared. As the decade passed, new
policies eliminated many ribbons, added new items and
brought the uniform to its present state.
The shades of tan were eliminated, as were the cords
and polyester, and the two-tone blue has become the
basic uniform requirement.
New cap devices were phased in, as were new

aeronautical badges and new I.D. badges. Blue shoulder
straps with white CAP letters and appropriate rank are
worn by officers, and the cadet identification badge was
eliminated, as were the white on blue cadet cheverons.
Air Force-style miniature pin-on cheverons were
authorized on the right collar of shirts and jackets.
A blazer combination and special jump suit, which
might be worn even if the military style grooming
standards were not met, rounded out the various types of
authorized uniform combinations.
The CAP uniform has evolved through almost 40
years of adaptation and striving for identity.
In World War II, they wore red shoulder straps, today
blue with white letters. The uniform serves as a means
of instant identification.

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CADET DRILL TEAM members of the 1950s wea~r-ing k--hakis.

The CAP propeller and triangle device is visible on the
buttons of this officer's blues.

Photos From
The Collection
Of Lt. Col.
Alan F. Pogorzelski

Women's summer uniforms are worn by the cadets in this
1958 photo.

I Illl

8. ME
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p U B L I S H E D B Y N AT I O N A L H E A D Q U A R T E R S
APRIL 1979


Maxmaterials that can help CAP unit commanders



and information officers get the job done. A~l you have to do is send your request to HQ CAP.USAF/OIW,
web AFB AL 36112 and C AP radio and/or CAP television film spots will be sent to you for use on local stations. will



That's all there new C AP radio spots is available NOW. The spots are 20 and 30 seconds in length.
A tape of is to it.

10. NE
that th
be mint


tie-in very nicely with local recruiting efforts. TWO CAP television film spots are also available NOW. Both
film spots are 30 seconds in length

11. A1
(CAP i
For ex:

Call on your local radio and television stations and ask for their cooperation in scheduling CAP spots
occasionally in the station's Public Service programming. Let the stations knoW that there is a CAP unit in their
listening and viewing area. Brief the station manager, program director or public service director on Civil Air
Patrol and in particular your local CAP unit's programs and activities, personal contact with the station


personnel does work.


In your request for radio and/or television spots include the call letters of the radio or.television
you are going to service and the names of the towns or cities in which they are"located. Send request to
't ~
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-- ,on ~.-,u, ~,,-,~ s---.~:~._ ~,rogramS wit~ Cr,~ .....
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p l e m e n t y o u r l o c a l r e c r u t t m ~ v . . . . . ANDERS- Many newly appo -t aware that help is




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of tho.~

ricers have little idea what their iob is or what tlaey at v
available to them (free of charge) from National Headquarters- When you appoint a new information Officer, be
sure to notify youi Wing information Officer of his appointment- Also, be sure to send his name and address to
National Headquarters We will promptly send him an Information Officer's Starter Kit. The only address needed

. g//

12. LI
(AD) ";

for this request is HQ CAP.USAF/OII, Maxwell AFB AL 36112. This kit contains a wealth of material (including
CAP Manual 190-1, information officer's Handbook) to help the new IO learn his job.
continue to keep
SMTLR will be delayed indefinitely due to a backlog
3. SMTLR DELAYED. The second quarter update of the


cause i
that b,
re,gist e

in the Directorate of Data Processing at National Headquarters- Senior program officers should
track of training progression in the units and on the retained copy of the SMTLR. The updated SMTLR will
released from National Headquarters as soon as updating is complete.



members should apply for their awards on this new form a new CAP National Headquarters/DAP"
4. SENIOR MEMBER AWARD APPLICATION- There isavailable fromForm 24 dated MARCH 78. All senior


13. N!

5. ERRORS ON SMTLR. When SMTLRs are returned to units from National Headquarters with updates not
-. correctly entered, we request that the senior training officer first review CAPM 50-17, chapter 2, figure 2-1 and
2-2 to determine that input from the unit was correctly entered If the error occurred at National Headquarters,
attach a note to National Headquarters/TTN to the next report submitted detailing the error overlooked. TTN
take corrective action.


'7 i:iiiiiii

6. sQUADRON LEADERSHIP scHOOL SWR announces a Squadron Leadership SchOOl to be held at Lackland
AFB in San Antonio, Texas, 12 - 13 May 1979. CAP members from all wings are eligible to attend. Apply on
CAPF 17 to:






Lt Col ]acquelyn Floyd
8510 Carrel
Houston. TX 77036
. ~
e 6:00PM.)
. . . . . n~e , A C ) 7 1 - ~ - 0 8 1 - 4 4 8 0 ( -a - f rt a r l y . n g. .t o .. National Staff Colleg_e is .?,AP
AL 301 l-.
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..... t~a~: The deadline fo . PP .... rr N Maxwell AFB
! ~ t,
"r~FF COLLEGE Dl~A°t'~,~'~'o Itqt~g National tteaaquartc~-T ,
7 . N AT I O N A L S - ; _ - ~ . ~ , m e l s o n C A P F 1 7 t o b ~ , . . . . .
1979. Apply tlarougn ~ .....


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L a s H E D M O N T H LY " I T o F I N T E R E S t ~

T H E c I V I L A I R p A T R O L , , B U L L E T I N I S . E 2 ? 2 . N O o T H E R I .T E M. S








APRIL 1979



First Winter Staff College Held

A N D R E W S A F B , M d . - - F i f t y - U S A F, d i r e c t o r o f s e n i o r s c h e d u l e d t o r u n e x a c t l y t h e
one students attended the Wintdr t r a i n i n g a t N a t i o n a I same as any other staff college,
Staff College held here during Headquarters training staff,
but it became unique due to the
the weekends of Feb. 17-18 and
blizzard of '79 that hit the
acted as observer. Lt. Col. Paul
Washington, D.C., area Sunday,
Roberts, director of training
The two-weekend concept was
from the Middle East Region
Feb. 18," said Maj. Marion J.
a pilot program for Civil Air
Hess, of the staff. "By Monday it
Liaison Office, and Maj. Kirk
Patrol members who could not
Vaughan, liaison officer to the
was obvious to all that the four
attend the week-long schools
Maryland Wing, acted as
hours of class that were
held during the summer months.
scheduled would be cancelled
curriculum coordinators.
The students from 10
All ~eminar leaders were CAP since everyone was snowed in
d i ff e r e n t w i n g s a r r i v e d o n
and the entire area was at a
members who have had at least
Friday evenings and attended
two years experience at prior
lectures and seminars from 8
Eastern Regional Staff Colleges.
"The students, who were
a.m. until 9 p.m. Lecturers
housed in a barracks, managed
Lt. Col. Barbara Morris was
included CAP members, Air
to make their way to the dining
director of the school, a position
Force and Air Force Reserve
she has held since the inception h a l l a f t e r a p a t h h a d b e e n
cleared by some of the men. The
of the Eastern Staff College in
The school staff consisted of 12
snow was four feet deep. Upon
p e o p l e . L t . C o l . P h i l A l k e r,
arrival, they discovered that the
"This staff college was

crew had been on duty all night
and no one on the day shift could
get to the base. The CAP
personnel immediately
volunteered, and 19 of them
spent the rest of the day serving
food, bussing tables, stacking
dishes and being generally Useful
throughout the dinner hour."
Another crew shoveled a path
to a snowbound tractor trailer,
containing milk for the dining
hall. Another group volunteered
to help out at the base hospital.
On their way home in the
evening, this same group dug out
10 automobiles for residents of.
the visiting officers quarters.
In spite of these unexpected
conditions, which created

hardship for many in the way of
lost work days, and missed
flights due to airport closings,
the student body and staff held
lectures and instruction periods
in the evening after they had
concluded the emergency
services for the day, said Hess.
Some drove 12 or 15 hours to
attend, and one student flew
from California. All returned
home Tuesday and came back
the following Friday.
Air Force Brig. Gen. Carl S.
M i l l e r, f o r m e r e x e c u t i v e
director of CAP, also attended
the final weekend as guest of
honor and speaker at the dining
out. He presentedcertificates at
the graduation ceremonies.

Vandenberg Hosts Unit
Development Program

FALCON AWARD -- Air Force Brig. Gen. Thomas C. Richards, left, commandant of cadets at
the Air Force Academy, presents the Frank Borman Falcon Award to Cadet Mary W. Daley.
Daley, a CAP member since joining the Fredericksburg Comp. Sq. (Virginia Wing) in 1971,
entered the Academy in 1976 and graduates in 1980.

Region Opens Own SAR School
MILFORD, Conn.--The Northeast Region has established a
Search and Rescue School
patterned after the national
school at Governor's Island,
N . Y. , a c c o r d i n g t o L t . C o l .
Robert E. Swan, regional
emergency services officer, who
proposed and developed the
Officers assigned to the school
will be handpicked from persons
having extensive training in
search and rescue management
and operations. To maintain
their proficlency while assigned
to the school, they will instruct
in one or more courses and
perform a staff duty function. In
addition to maintaining their
flight proficiency in aircrew
status, instructors will also be
required to present one original
research paper each year in
some aspect of search and
rescue operations.

Swan is commandant of the
school. Other CAP personnel
assigned to the staff include Lt.
Col. William R. Dolan, deputy
standardization and evaluation
officer; Maj. John Hi Chutjian,
director of survival and
recovery; Maj. Joseph R. Greco,
director of legal services; and
2nd Lt. Anthony J. Monte, senior
programs and personnel officer.
The school will conduct both
in-house courses and field
programs. One of the programs
is the search and rescue
management course presently
conducted by the Air 'Force
Rescue Coordination Center,
which the school hopes to assist
by presenting the program
throughout the region.
The purpose of the school, said
Swan, is to provide an
environment where original
search and rescue programs can

be discussed and developed. This
will be provided through the
establishment of visiting
instructor programs, advisory
councils, research resources and
experimental projects to test
such programs.

Interested persons should apply
on CAPF 17 to:
Kansas WingHeadquarters, CAP
Attn: Plans and Programs
Bldg. 201
McConnell AFB, Kan. 67221

Presentations Section provided a
three-hour Ballistic Missile Staff
Course briefing on Strategic Air
Command (SAC) ICBM weapon
systems, SAC operational
aircraft, SAC Command/Control Operations, and the Space
Transportation System (Space
Shuttle) operations at Cape
Canaveral and Vandenberg
The 1st Strategic Aerospace
Division Protocol Office
provided a missile and
aerospace facilities tour which
consisted of visits to the Space
a n d M i s s i l e Te s t C e n t e r
(SAMTEC), .Test ~Qperations
Control Center, 10th Aerospace
Defense Squadron~Thor Missile
and MaintenanceShop(MAMS),
a n A t l a s M A M S f a c i l i t y,
Minuteman III storage bunker,
and Space Launch Complex-6
(future Space Shuttle complex).
Tours of flightline activities,
such as the air traffic control ~
t o w e r, fi r e c r a s h s t a t i o n ,
helicopter hangar, and a briefing
on aircrew life support
equipment were also provided.
According to Day, a threefold
purpose of this Unit
Development Training Program
was to provide cadets with a
concept of what life is like in an
aerospace environment, to
enable cadets to gain first-hand
knowledge of the Air Forc~
mission and capabilities, and to
develop the cadets' leadership


[] Cadet [] hnior



Wing Sponsors Leadership School
WICHITA, Kan.--The Kansas
Wing will sponsor a Squadron
Leadership School June 9-10,
1979, here. Dr. Richard Ovington
of National Headquarters will be
the featured guest speaker.

Dec. 23, 1978 -- Twenty-three
cadets and senior members of
the California Wing participated
in a four-and-a-half-day Unit
Development Training Program
(UDTP) at Vandenberg AFB,
Calif., during mid-December.
This training was sponsored by
Central Coast Group 11 and all
personnel lived in Air Force
dormitories and ate their meals
at the base dining hall.
Capt. Gilbert H. Day from
Lompoc, Calif., served as
commandant, while Cadet Kari
L. Del Chiaro of Santa Barbara,
@alif~, served~ as cadet
commander. Capt. Patricia A.
Flannery, Vandenberg Air Force
B a s e C A P L i a i s o n O f fi c e r,
coordinated Air Force special
activities-, and support for the
The UDTP seminars, which
were supervised by cadet staff
officers, covered introduction to
flight, cadet operations, cadet
ingenuity, honor code, aerospace
education, customs and
courtesies, public speaking, and
wearing of the uniform.
Senior members provided
briefings on civil defense and
E LT o p e r a t i o n s , a n d m o r a l
leadership, and held seminars on
the role of the cadet officer and
drill instructors' functions,
Air Force organizations at
Vandenberg AFB added to the
activity. The 4315th Combat
Crew Training Squadron Missile



( A s k Yo u r S q u a d r o n
C o m m a n d e e r I f Yo u D o n ' t K n o w )



Te x t O f C A P
Supply Bill

APRIL 1979



H R 1-200

To amend secti(m 9441 of title 10, Unit~d State:~ Code, to provide for the
budgeting b.v the Secretary of Defense, lhe authorization of appropriations,
and the use ,:,f those appropriated funds b~ tile Secretary of the Air Force,
for certain specified purposes to assis! t[~e Civil Air Patrol in providing
services in connection with the noncombatant mission of the Air Fome.


(1) Sectior: 9441 is amended to read as follows:
"§9441. Status: support, employment
"(a) The Civil Air Patrol is a vohmt(er civilian auxiliary
of the Air Force.
" ( ] } ) To a s s i s t t h e C i v i l A i r P a t r o l i n t h e f u l fi l l m e n t o f i t s


objectives as sft forth in section 20~: ,)f title 36, the Sccre-


tar), of Defense may budget, and appropriations are author-


ized, for fimds, which shall be specifically identified as being


f o r, a n d n e c e s s a r y t o c a r r y o u t , t h e p u r p o s e s s e t f o r t h i n

t 0
l ~ q T I l E t i O U S E O F R E H ~ . E S E N TAT I V E S

subsection (e)(2)(A)-(D).


" { c ) ' ] ' h e S e c r e t a r 3 ' o f t h e A i r F o r c e m a v, u n d e r r e g u l a -


tions prescribed by him with the approval of the Secretary of

JA~'UAaY 22. 1~79
Mr. BEVlLL (for h:mself, Mr. NmmLS, and Mr WOLFF) introduced the following
bill; wbi,:h was referred t,o the ('ommJttee on Armed Services

1.3 Defense, di) the following:

"(1) Give, lend, or sell to the Civil Air Patrol


To a m e n d s e ' fi o n 9 4 4 1 , ) f t i t l e I ( ) U n i t e d S t a t e s C o d e , t o

without r~:gard to the Federal Property and Adminis-

t 6

t r a t i v e S ( , r, d c e s A c t o f 1 9 4 9 , ~ s a m e n d e d ( 4 0 U . S . C .


471 et sot.)--

provide for the budgeting by the Secretary of Defense, the
authofizatim of appropriations, aJ~d the use of those appropriated funds by the Secretary of the Air Force, for certain


"(A) major it,~ms of equipment, including air-


craft, motor vehicles, and communications equip-

specified purposes to a~sist the (;ivil Air Patrol in providing
S~,~J,,~c~s in~c~~'ne~cti6n-wlthtn~t-m~ssion of "tl~e


"(B) necessvry related supplies, equipment,

Air Force.
'2 '2

and t,aining aids;

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of ReFresentathat are excess to the military departments, or any

2 tires of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
2 4

such proptrty ~quired by the Department of the Air


F o r c e m ~ d c r t h a t A c t : ~ s e x e e s , ~ r, o a n y o t h e r F e d e r a l

3 That, chsp' 909 of title 10, United States Code, is amended
4 as follows:

California Squadron Counts
Many Families As Members

SILVER AWARD -- Guy F. LeMieux, left, of the Louisiana Wing, receives the Silver Medal of
Valor for risking his life to save passengers of a small plane that went down in a lake near New
Orleans last October. Air Force Col. Walter J. Riley Jr., vice commander, CAP-USAF, is
second from right. Lt. Col. John S. McCormick of the Louisiana Wing staff reads the
certificate. ~hich is held by Col. Delwin P. Laguens, wing commander.

By 2nd Lt. GEORGE J.
West San Gabriel Cadet Sq.
California Wing
WEST COVINA. Calif. -- A
few weeks ago after I moved to
the Los Angeles area. I attended
the weekly meeting of California
Wing's Group 15 to be
transferred to a new squadron.
At the close of the meeting, I
approached Maj. Carl B
Raymondo and said I wanted to
be assigned to a squadron. When
he heard that l had previously
been an information officer, he
shook my hand and said. "Say no
more, you belong to me."
Raymondo is commander of
West San Gabriel Cadet Sq. 75 in
El Monte. Calif. That is rather a
unique unit. I discovered
Referred 1,-, a_~ ".~e .'~::..

35 cadet members, 20 of whom
come from nine families, having
two or more members in the
Prospective members from
the families of squadron
members can be seen on any
meeting night, getting an
indoctrination on cadet
Raymoh'~o believes in keeping
his squadron members active.
informed and trained. Although
family oriented, blood ties have
no role in squadron functions
Members are expected to carry
their own weight.
Even nonmember parents give
support to squadron acuvmes.
transportation, prepar~zg
squadron d~rmers ar~ ,me '.:~e


















dep:~rtment or agency, inc!uding excess Government-

Civil Air Patrol to carry out its mission, and arrange

owr:t,d property 1,n the hands of contractors

for the use of those services and facilities of the other

"(2) Use fimds authorized to be appropriated

military departments ¢,r Federal departments or agen-

under subsection Co) tom

cies as he considers necessary.

"(A) provide such artic!es of the Air Force

"(4) Establish, maintain, and supply liaison office~


uniform to ~adets of the Civil Air Patrol, in such

of the Air Force at the National. State, and Common-


quantities and under such limitations as he may

wealth headquarters, and at n~t more than eight re-



gional headquarters, of the Civil Air Patrol.


"IB) h.rnish such quantities of fuel and lubri-


"{5) Detail or assign any member of the Air


cants to th~ Civil Air Patrol ~s are needed by it


Force or any officer or employ~,- of the Department of


to carry om any missi,m assigned to it by the Air


the Air Force to any-.-


Force, inch[cling operational, unit capability test-



ing, and approved trai;,ing missions;


"(C) reimburse, ;T~ a fixed amount per flying

':(A) Liaison office at die National, State, or


Commonwealth headquartt,:'s, and at not more


than eight regional headquarters, of the Civil Air
Patrol; or


hour above fuel and hibricant costs, members of



the Civil Air Patrol wi~ile they are flying specifi-



cally authorized missions, subject to such limita-


Patrol to assist in the tra~uing program of the


tions as he :amy presq ribe; and


Civil Air Patrol.

"(B) unit or installation of the Civil Air


"(D) Teimburse-~aembers of the

"(6}'In-time of v, ar, or of tiational emergency de-


Patrol for the payment of travel ex~

clared after May 27, 1954, by Congress or the~Pi-esi-


subsistence while the~ are assigned to authorized


den~, authorize the pf,3a'nent of tr~,.vel expenses and


specific mis:~ions, subject to such limitations as he


allowances, in accordar,.ce with s~lbchapter [ of chapter


may prescribe.


57 of title 5, to members of the Civil Air Patrol while


"(3) Permit the use of such services and facilities


carrying t~ut any mission specifically assigned by the


Air Force.


of the Air Force as he eon,:iders to be needed by the

Georgia Wing Makes First Find
DOBBINS AFB, Ga. -- The Georgia
Wing made its first find of the new year
Jan. 3 when a search pilot spotted the
wreckage of a red and white Piper twinengine aircraft that had crashed Dec. 31
after hitting the top of Lookout Mountain,
a ridge running between Tennessee and
The 72-year-old pilot, Lee Soesbe was
killed in the impact. He had departed
Tullahoma Airport in Tennessee en route
to Jacksonville, Fla., with an
intermediate stop6i$ Moultrie, Ga. He
was to pick up family members in
Jacksonville and fly on to the Bahamas.
A member of the TuUahoma Airport
Authority, Soesbe had flown out of that
airport many times. As he took off, gray
clouds formed a ragged ceiling, Although
he had logged more than 6,000 hours and
was IFR rated, he did not file a flight
plan. When he didn't land in Moultrie,
ramp checks were started at airports in
northern Alabama and Georgia, which
didn't turn up the missing aircraft.
The Tennessee Wing was alerted.
Searching was limited due to the evening
darkness AS~Lstance of the Alabama and
Georgia ~ was requested.

Poor weather conditions with rain and
low visibility prevented search planes
from taking off the next day. However,
limited searches were made the following
day, but planes were hampered by winds
and snow.
Five sorties were flown the next
morning when one of the Georgia pilots,
2nd Lt. Loy H. Blackwell of the Rome
Comp. Sq. radioed that he had a possible
find. He had picked up a weak ELT signal i
and could make out wreckage on the
ground. Lt. Col. Howard Smith, the
Georgia mission coordinator, then called
local law enforcement agencies who
confirmed the find.

In the March issue of Civil Air
Patrol News, Air Force Lt. Col. John
J. Cain, the Staff Judge Advocate at
Headquarters CAP-USAF, is listed as
a member of the CAP Congressional
Liaison Committee. Col. Cain is not a
member of this committee, but is the
HQ. CAP-USAF advisor for the


"(d) :?he Secretary of the Air Force may use the serv' I "

2 ices of the .,~wi Air Patrol in fulfilling the noncombat mission
3 of the I)ekartment of tle Air Forc~."

(2) The analysis is amen&,d bx strikil,g out the items

5 relating tc section 94-1 :~ and in,,~'rting in place ther,~of the
6 following:
"9.111. Statu~ ~.pport; emphLvmcnt.".



Civil Air Patrol Members May Want To
Clip The Text Of The Supply Bill And
Save It For Future Reference.





CAP News
In Photos

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FLYING IS EASIER -- Cadet Dorothy Cochran, center, Mid-County Comp. Sq. (New Jersey
Wing), tries pumping water out of a boat before it can be put in to open water. Watching are
from left, Cadet Ross Birns of Admiral Farragut Academy, Cadet Caren Carstens of MidCounty Comp. Sq., Cadet Jeanette McLean of Bayshore Comp. Sq. and Cadet Chip Shaw of
Admiral Farragut Academy. The girls are members of the New Jersey Drill Team who gave a
demonstration to cadets at the academy where a CAP squadron is being formed. Drill team
members were given a tour of the academy grounds and facilities in Pinebeach, N.J.
-- (Right) Cadet Cole

HONORARY MEMBER -- Capt. Joseph De Rico,
commander of the Yokota Cadet Sq., Yokota AB, Japan,
discusses the CAP seal with Mike Mansfield, U.S.
Ambassador to Japan, who was made an honorary member
of CAP during the recent observance of CAP's 37th

Comp. Sq. (New Mexico
Wing) receives instruction
i n a n F - 111 D s i m u l a t o r
from Capt. George Dawes
o f t h e 4 8 1 s t Ta c t i c a l
F i g h t e r Tr a i n i n g S q . a t
Cannon AFB, N.M., during
a recent squadron tour of
the simulator facilities.
(Photo by 1st Lt. Bob


PA R A C H U T E B R I E F I N G - - C i v i l A i r P a t r o l c a d e t s w e r e a m o n g t h e 2 8 8 s t u d e n t s w h o
attended an Air Force Academy aerospace education symposium recently.The program is an
annual event for CAP and AFROTC cadets in Colorado.

MAP INSTRUCTION -- 1st Lt. Bill Carnes, director of
emergency services for Minnesota Wing gives instruction on
map reading to members of Boy Scout Troop 506 of Ham
Lake, Minn.. during a recent talk art a~ati~a be gave tile

APRIL 1979



DONATION -- John Morris, left, commander of American Legion 22nd District and Robert
Gilbert, right, Post 77 commander, present a check for $600 to Maj. Donald W. Grams of the
Bayou City Comp. Sq. (Texas Wing) in Houston, Tex. The American Legion post ran a turkey
shoot on four weekends in October to assist the CAP Squadron. The check fs the proceeds.

Lt. Col. Ron Mullins,
Hillsboro 1 Sr. Sq. (Florida
Wing), practices with
"Annie" the mannequin
during cardiopulmonary
resuscitation training
~--~,for sq u a,d r o n
members by personnel of
Hospital in Tampa.

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S I M U L AT E D W O U N D - - C a d e t C h u c k C h e e k , R a l e i g h ~
Wake Comp. Sq. (North Carolina Wing) demonstrates the
correct procedures to follow when confronted with a sucking
chest wound. Cad6t Bill Wood is~mt~~late the
wound for a recent demonstration the squadron made at the
r e q u e s t o f t h e FA A t o d e m o n s t r a t e C A P ' s e m e r g e n c y
capabilities to members of the general aviation community.
(Photo by Capt. Lynne Edwards)

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A W A R D P R E S E N TAT I O N - - C a d e t J a m e s N a t a l e ,
Burlington-Camden Comp. Sq. (New Jersey Wing), left,
receives the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award from Congressman
Joseph Le Fante, who spoke at the recent wing awards
banquet. Natale is a student at Trenton College.

SQUADRON FLAG -- Cadet Russell Shirley, Toccoa Comp. Sq. tGeorgia ~,ing~, holds the
squadron flag, donated by the Toccoa Civitan Club. Club president Roy Taylor, left, hands an
American flag, which the club also donated to the squadron, to 2nd Lt. Elbert Mclntyre.



Grover Loening A wards
Paulette A. Mowbray .... 06116
Miles Brooks ........... 25001

Ruth J. Metcalf ......... 32001
Harry R. Houston ....... 46051

Paul E. Garber A wards
Bryon L. Brammer ......
Fred A. Morris .........
Edward B. O'Coffey .....
Glenn M. Penn ..........
Phillip E. Coach .......
Concetta Ekstrom ......
Charles A Einholz ......


APRIL i t71t

Ground Teams Necessary
To Pinpoint EL T Signals

John D. MeUert ......... 39001
Patricia B. Kennedy .....45001
Raymond H. Vaughan Jr, 45001
Reed S. Vaughnn Jr ..... 45001
Dorothy K. Wharton .... 45001
Donald A. Maxfield ..
Thomas C. Casaday ... 99000


1. Find an approximate
terrain features, whether or not
heading and change the antenna
multiple teams are involved.
polarization from vertical to
Different colors can be used to
horizontal and note which
denote bearing quality and
produces the strongest signal. If polarization. A good quality
there is a large difference (6rib
mapping compass with built-in
protractor will be invaluable in
or more), use the orientation
that gives the strongest signal -doing this job without error. A
for the following steps. If the
magnetic north grid ruled or
Tom E. Jutras .......... 02064 Albert C. Rees Jr ........ 16014 Scott N. Kohler ......... 37080
Lisa D. Woodruff ..... 02070 Phyllis A. Ridal ........ 20038 Richard G. Buteia ....... 37192
placed over the map will
d i ff e r e n c e i s s m a l l , d o t h e
Robert K. Tarquinio. .. 04410 Joyce P. Cain ........... 22051 John C. Lappe .......... 37192
following steps twice, once with
eliminate magnetic variation
William A. Murray .... 05143 William P. Jones ........ 25055 Billy G. Wilson ........ 39064
James A. Powell ...... 05147 Elaine K. Rosenthal ..... 26038 S t e v e n R . K i n g . . . . . . 42334
each polarization to see if any calculation errors. Also to be
David E. Gordon ...... 05147 Patricia A. Clark ...... 28037 Mike H. Jenkins ........ 43027
big differences in indicated
avoided are bearings taken with
Michael T. Manning . .. 08160
Scott R. Burger ....... 31162 David J. Sherburne ..... 45017
direction result. If the bearings
Mnnfred F. Arnold . . 10052
Jeffrey A. Jones ....... 31173 Douglas C. Keen ....... 45122
the compass lying on a car hood
Steve F, Pulley ....... 11189
K.S. Hendrickson ..... 46046
James T. McKenna .... 31224
differ by less than 20 degrees,
or against a radio speaker.
. 11205
Christina G. Raimo
Edward R. McCleskey... 34198 Lizbeth E Samuels .... 47040
use vertical oolarization. If a
Anita MeNeill
Bonnie S. Drace
Obvious? Yes, but even sillier
large difference shows up, report
things have happened without
and plot until either the
prior practice. For quick "how
d i ff e r e n c e d i s a p p e a r s o r i t goes it" bearings, prominent
becomes apparent which
landmarks can also be used for
polarization is producing
Ground teams usually operate
Frederick W Kruse .. 02056
James A. Bering ..... 20107 Diane E. Irby .......... 46082
converging bearings.
Stephen W. Brady ..
over a smaller geographic area
T h e o r e t i c a l l y, j u s t t w o
Jeff J. Rice ...
20251 Carol B. Fisher
Leonard~J. Morris.. . 03092
Michael J. Burns.. . 20262
StevenJ, Schweiss ... 48121
than aircraft. It is desirable that
bearings taken from different
Kevin M. Hintergardt
David J. Stafne
. 21042
Norine L. Rupp ......... 48153
Robert M. Sage
they have good. accessible DF
locations will define a source
Areida L. Wyatt
. 25056
Fred H. Ventora n .... 51057
2. While standing in one place,
Joe L. Phillips II
Peter J. Theriault ..... 28044 J o s e R . A b r e u . . . . . 52006
location. In practice, 10 or 20
sites "staked out" in advance.
Christine A. Burkhard
John J. Logendziewicz . 29003
swing the DF antenna through a
Joseph Cubba
People with access keys, and
may be required to get a
Cathy M. Mulcahy ... 04417
John E. Cintinee ...... 29035 Zinia Becerra
full circle. If signal strength
' Andrew J. Nodine ....
Gregory L. Thomas .... 29092 Jose G. Colon .......... 52017
funny little back roads are a lot
reasonable average estimate. In
sensing is being used & yagi and
Donna L. Phillippi ...
David A Patterson ... 30073
Jose G. Matee ....... 52017
easier to find on a sunny
most cases, the eye is quite good
Kevin T McConnell .
Paul J Sullivan ....
quad beams (B-Line, etc.), a
DiegoA. Miranda . . . 52017
weekday than a rainy Saturday
at estimating the point of highest
Thomas D. Cottone
Robert J. Kantor.
31173 Leiza E. Santiago
single maximum and one or two
John W. Alberto ....... 08159
A n n e E . Tr a c y . . . . 31227 , Evelyn Delgado ......... 52017
night. Choice of initial DF sites
,,,t~ ,~-.,,~-~_.,~:~,..,: ~ . ~ . ~ ~
. . . .
Jack T: .Chess ....: ..........
Da.vid ~W= Findlln~_ ~:.~. 341_0.~_.__jose R ~ ..... ~oa1"~ ..
2.:~_12 '~ ~_U.L5 ,Ai,--..::f7"[.iZ ,,,, " characteristics should b
e bearings ~
T'hom--as~. Bmlscher':::: - - -" John SVIRud .......: . ~ : : ~ i
Y ....isco G ....
: .52017
access and field of vlew as well
taken will depend
Mark A. Ochs ......... 11008
Jeffery O. Buse ....... 36046 Hector N. Perez .
obtained. The sharpness of the
as the mission data described
largely on the difficulty of
Patrick D. Poeschl ... 11180
Raymond A. Miller Jr .... 37049 Edwin Lopez ...........
maximum and position of the
Marshal A. Stout ....... 11205
Stephen M. Gervais ..... 38021 Moises Matee .
.. 52017
above. Because of the more
getting to the indicated point.
nulls should be judged against
Kenneth D. Wickstrom 12192
Peter J. GaUagher ...... 38021 Jose A. Mateo ....... 52017
limited range of ground DF, this
The more difficult the access the
Robert D Lagerstrom.. 14092
Richard B. Gomes .... 38037 Gilberto Santiago ....... 52017
the particular antenna's
Paul M. Roy .......
initial hunt for a signal can be
Mike B. Morgan ...... 40031 G i n e t t e P a d i l l a . . . . 52017
more time can profitably be
performance with a "clean"
Charles R. Bornstein .... 16079
James D. Clayton ....... 42186 Francisco Huertas ...... 52071
both time-consuming and
spent on refining the predicted
signal. If no defined maximum
Michael R Theriot ...... 16079
Kelvin G. Smith ........ 42351 Concepcion Rodriguez ... 52071
frustrating. Where this search
location. Both the evaluation of
Stuart B. Blian ......... 17058
Barry M. Coleman ...... 45122 Richard de Jesus ........ 52071
or more than one are obtained or
Cindy T. Shanabrook .... 18069
Wade R. Cothran IV ..... 45122 Luis A. Rosa ........... 52071
does not involve unacceptable
bearing quality by the
Susan L. Gibbens ....... 46004 Joanna G. Santana ......52015
if the nulls are in a much
James R. Inscee ........ 18071
recovery times, it probably
measuring team and terrain
different position with respect to
should be used even if air
over which the indicated bearing
the _maximum than normal, the
support is available.
fails should be considered in
bearings at that point are
The provisions for central
probably unusable. If left-right making this estimate.
coordination of ground teams
homing is being used (Little LIn summary, the following
and their measurements is
Per, Memcon, etc.), the leftgeneral points are the basis for
probably even more important right indicator should center at
most ground search.
Civil Air Patrol News publishes each month a list of Civil Air Patrol
than for aircraft. When selecting two headings about 180 degrees
members who have died recently. Notice of death should be sent to the
potential DF sites, care will be
1. Use air direction to
apart. More than two center
Personnel Section of National Headquarters in accordance with r e q u i r e d t o a v o i d l o s s o f
readings in a full circle indicates probable area if available. Prior
Regulation 35-2, or to the National Chaplain's office--not to Civil Air
sensitivity and errors due to unusable bearings.
coordination on communications
other transmitters which occupy
Patrol News. Listed are names, ranks, dates of death and CAP unit.
is desirable.
the tops of most easily
2. Head for high ground in the
FOSTER, James L., Lieutenant Colonel, Feb. 17,1979, Olney Comp. Sq., Texas Wing.
3. If the results of step 1 are
accessible mountains. On these
LEE, George P., Second Lieutenant, Feb. 17,1979, Charleston Senior Sq., West Virginia Wing.
suspect area. Walk .around
mountains, walking 50 to 100
O.K., take a continuous reading
RICHTER, Harris B., Second Lieutenant, Feb. 26,1979, Creve Coeur Senior Sq., Missouri Wing.
hilltops checking all possible
or individual readings at fiveTALLENTIRE, Joshua D., Captain, 1978, Beaufort Comp. Sq., South Carolina Wing.
yards down the side in the
TOLIVER, Anthony D., Cadet, Feb. 17,1979, Washington Park Comp. Sq., Illinois Wing.
foot intervals for up to 50 feet,
suspected direction often yields
WRISTON, Herman R., Major, Feb. 17,1979, Point Pleasant Comp. Sq., West Virginia Wing.
better sensitivity and bearings along a line at right angles to the
3. Make multiple DF readings
than can be obtained on top
indicated radio direction. If the
along a line at right angles to the
various bearings differ from one
because it gives some separation
received signal. Average the
another by more than plus or
from the high-powered
minus 45 degrees, an average
can be taken which should be
Ground search involves
4. Listen while traveling in low
weaker and more obstructed
accurate to about one-fifth of the
country. Stop and take additional
observed variation. Example: 10 bearings if a signal is heard.
signals than air search with less
readings with variation of plus
freedom of movement or
5. Try to bracket target from
or minus 25 degrees average
WESTMINSTER, Md.maneuver. These disadvantages
Members of the Carroll Comp.
supplemented other agencies on
high points before attempting a
should be accurate to plus or
can be partially overcome by
Sq. (Maryland Wing), put in 150
the scene. The communications
detailed search.
triangulation, particularly if
minus five degrees. Readings
m a n - h o u r s i n a s s i s t i n g t h e center provided the major radio
with variation more than plus or
multiple teams are available.
6. Make notes of the quality of
Carroll County Civil Defense
link between the town and the
minus 20 degrees should be
but triangulation is more
DF and the nature of
county emergency operations
Office with communications
treated with some suspicion.
affected by measurement and
surrounding terrain at each
during a recent flash flood in
reflection errors as we have
Less than that indicates no
point as an aid for possible later
Conditions in other flood prone
central Maryland.
seen so the evaluation of bearing
serious accuracy degradation
data reevaluation.
areas were checked by squadron
due to nearby objects but effects
quality becomes an important
The squadron dispatched its
personnel in the unit's two fourskill. Regardless of the type of
of obstructions in the
7. Request assistance of other
wheel drive vehicles. Squadron
intermediate range may, still be
equipment used, its
agencies (police, USFS. etc,
communications center and
members also assisted in the
performance on "clean" signals
and private individuals for
command post to the town of
emergency operations center
should be thoroughly in mind so
access as required.
D e t o u r, s i t u a t e d n e a r t h e
and county fire headquarters by
Each bearing that is taken
changes in field performance
Monacacy River, which has been
answering phone, operating
can be evaluated.
~,:~~1 four times in the past
radios and plotting more than
Ta k i n g a n d e v a l u a t l n | a
rv~ closures on a wall map.
bearing has three

Earhart A wards -- January 1979

Mitchell A wards -- January 1979

Maryland Squadron Helps
County During Flash Flood

The Civil Air Patrol is the
agency performing the majority
of the ELT searches in this
country. Aircraft DF searchers
can establish the general area of
an ELT signal but inevitably
ground team search is required
to pinpoint the source and direct
support personnel to an
emergency site or the location of
a non-distress signal.
Frequently, this must be done
from the ground because the
weather is below minimums.
E d w i n T. H o w a r d J r . ,
commander of the St. Louis
Comp. Sq. 1, has been doing a
series of articles onELT DF
procedures and I thought I would
share some of his ideas with you.

APRIL 1979
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Northeast Region
At the recent Westover Cadet Sq.
(Massachusetts Wing) awards banquet,
Cadet Nancy Lemire was named the
Outstanding Cadet for 1978. Cadet Kevin
Welch was the recipient of a solo flight
scholarship... Cadet Carroll Gifford of
the Downcast Patrol Comp. Sq. (Maine
Wing) was named as cadet of the month
recently... Cadets and senior members
of the Newport County Comp. Sq. (Rhode
Island Wing)have completed Red Cross
first aid training. They are: William
Hagen, Kim Lopes, Annette Andrews,
Robert Holmes, Brian Holmes, Bob
Nesbitt, Thaddeus Blake, David Lenehan,
John R. O'Neill Jr., and Steven A. Paiva.
Cadet Michael Flood has been named
the outstanding cadet for the Stratford
Eagles Comp. Sq. (Connecticut Wing)...
Members of Pennsylvania Wing's Group
80 recently participated in the Eastern
Winter Survival School. Capt. Steven
Schwartz and Cadet Richard Graves,
NEAT experts, were on the school staff
along with cadet participants Beth
Foster, Hugh Haughney, Joseph Rawski,
Timothy Goodin, Pauline Blom, John
Wirth, Carrie Houser and Patricia and
Georgianne Mockbee.
Capt. Francis Romeo and 2nd Lt.
Joseph Shupienis, members of theDuBois
Gateway Comp. Sq. (Pennsylvania Wing)
were recently given a flight orientation
ride by Maj. Robert Johnson... Capt.
To m O ' C o n n e l l h a s b e e n n a m e d
commander for Binghamton Group, New
York Wing. He succeeds Lt. Col. Herbert
Unger... Members of the South County
Comp. Sq. (Rhode Island Wing)recently
flew to Patrick AFB, Fla., for a tour of
the space center there.

Portsmouth Comp. Sq. (Virginia Wing)
1st Lt. Alice Holmes was awarded the air
search and rescue ribbon and Senior
Member Tom Merz received his mission
pilot wings... Cadet Artis Carter of the
Crescent Cities Cadet Sq. (National
Capital Wing) has been named cadet of
the quarter while Cadet William
Armstrong was chosen as staff cadet of
the quarter. Members of the Green Valley
Comp. Sq. (West Virginia Wing) have
started work on "project new look" the
name given to the remodeling of the
squadron's headquartersbuilding. Cadets
Tim Taylor, Stuart Pitt, Noel Fandino,
Mike Cahill, Tim Pitt and Dean Taylor
have all given of their time during the
remodeling period.

Southeast Region

Two Florida Group Five members, Lt.
Col. George Petit and Capt. Edgar
Bergman, were honored at a dinner
featured as "the gathering of eagles."
Eagle certificates were awarded to the
more than 100 early fliers assembled to
commemorate the adventurous years of
aviation's beginning... Cadets from the
Mid-Florida Cadet Sq. (Florida Wing)
recently flew orientation flights with 1st
Lt. Phil Ware as pilot. Cadets making the
flights included William Sturgeon, Paul
Borowsky, David Pettis, Debbie Pettis,
Cynthia Whitmore, David Olds, Danny
Olds. Russell Hoffman, and Jorge Del
At the annual Group 3 awards banquet
(Florida Wing)Cadet Scott Taylor was
named as the squadron cadet of the year
along with Cadet Donald Dalrymple as
d u l e y o f t h e y e a r. . . C a d e t D e n i s e
Bucholz of the Tombigbee A.A. Comp. Sq.
-~TM,-ss~sippi Wing) was r --_' :_
first place winner in an engineering
ponso ed,
M i d d l e E a s t R e g i o n c o n t e s t s Society...r Chief b y ~ ~
Col. Joseph H. Rebman of the South
Officer Ed Wolff, communications officer
for the Pompano Beach Cadet Sq.
Carolina Wing has been presented his
certificate of retirement by Lt. Col.
(Florida Wing) recently passed the radio
operator certificate of proficiency test..,
Bailey Boyd Jr... First Lt. AI Gelletly
Maj. Harry Criss has been named
has been named commander of the
commander of Group 6, Florida Wing,
Easton Comp. Sq. (Maryland Wing)...
During award ceremonies at the
succeedingMaj. JamesMauney.

Great Lakes Region
Capt. James C. Gear has been named
commander of Group 16, Illinois Wing,
replacing Lt. Col. James Lalumendre...
Members of the Downers Grove Cadet Sq.
(Illinois Wing) recently volunteered their
services to their local public works
department, digging out thirty fireplugs
from large snowdrifts... First Lt. Dale
Gross has been named squadron chaplain
for the Farmington Comp. Sq. (Michigan

rth Central

Cadet Charles Lawhorn Of Sunflower
Comp. Sq. (Kansas Wing) has been
named outstanding cadet of the year
while Cadet Kelly De Sousa of McConnell
Comp. Sq. was named as cadet
sweetheart...Group III, Missouri Wing,
recently presented its first annual cadet
of the year award to Cadet Shaun T.
Zimmerman of the Capital City Comp. Sq.
.. Maj. Marion Rowland has been named
commander of the newly formed
Composite One Sq. in Kansas along with a
promotion to lieutenant colonel,

Sou thwes t Region

Group has received his diploma for
completion of the Air War College
associate program... A drill in search
and rescue turned into the real thing for
seven members of the Colorado River
Comp. Sq. (Arizona Wing) while
attending a training session. Members
participating in the search were Claude
and Lorraine Anderson, William and
Elaine Erickson, James Richardson,
LeRoy Dillion and Verne Manson...
Thrity-five members of the Arizona Wing
have completed a~ special search and
rescue mission coordinator's course
taught by instructors from the Air Force
Rescue Coordination Center at Scott
AFB, Ill.



Capt. William Gentry, commander of
Mile Hi Cadet Sq. (Colorado Wing) has
awarded a certificate of appreciation to
Capt. Kenneth A. Goss, USAFR, for his
assistance with tours through military
facilities and the new recruiting program
set up for the squadron... Cadet Kurt
Haskett has been named honor cadet NCO
of the year. Cadet Haskett is a member of
Broomfield Cadet Sq. (Colorado Wing).

The Black Sheep Comp. Sq. (New
Pacific Region
Mexico Wing) was given an orientation
flight in the New Mexico Air National
Hickam Comp. Sq., (Hawaii Wing),
Guard's C-131 recently. Twenty-one
has held an open house in conmembers participated in the exercise..,
junction with its first anniversary.
Capt. Luis Morales has been named
Col. Thomas Regan, 15th Air Base
commander of the Ellington Comp. Sq.
Wing vice commander, was guest
(Texas Wing) succeeding Capt. Paul
speaker.. At the recent awards banquet
Renfro. Capt. Morales firstjoinedCAPin
for Group 15 (California Wing) Cadet
Puerto Rico... Group 1, Arizona Wing,
Oscar Garcia was named outstanding
- --t.l¥ participated in a recru~ ~7-caclet~th~year~al~tLt. Jesse
booth at Tucson's new community
Ochoa as outstandingsenio~alber .
center's annual "world of wheets~:e~ent ~
E a g t t ~ ~ ~
~ i n g )
which donated space for the local
held a recent open house with displays of
squadrons... Rear Admiral Corwin
the unit's search and rescue equipment.
Mendenhall, U.S. Navy (Ret.), was the
communications equipment and CAP
special guest speaker at the regular
insignia dating from 1941 to the present..
weekly meeting of the Vidor Comp. Sq.
. Salesian Cadet Sq. (California Wing) has
recently. Re spoke on national defense
sponsored acadetdriUinstructor'sschool
and the advantages of a military career., held at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in
. Lt. Col. Frank Battles of Texas' 7th

Company Honors Wing for Search Effort
G A R D E N C I T Y, N . Y. - Richard I. Hornbeck, manager
of General Electric's Air
Transport Operation, recently
presented a plaque to the New
York Wing in recognition of the
wing's "oustanding and
e x t r a o r d i n a r y e ff o r t s " i n a
~'ecent search for a missing
charter plane carrying two
company managers.
The plaque was accepted by
Col. Roy Arroll, commander,
and Col. Paul Halstead, former
wing commander.
The search, called one of the
most exhaustive of its kind in the
history of aviation, took place in
September and October. The
missing plane was found Nov. 4
by Civil Air Patrol pilots. It had

crashed some 30 miles from its
assumed flight path from
Bridgeport, Conn., to Albany,
N.Y. All on board were killed.
The victims of the Sept. 25,
1978. crash were General
Electric executive James Heap
ofTrumbull, Conn., and Leonard
Schatz of Stratford, Conn.; and
the pilot, Wayne Wilmotte of
Bridgeport, Conn.
The search was reported in the
December 1978 issue of Civil Air
Patrol News.
General Electric also donated
$ 7 . 5 0 0 t o C A P. E a c h w i n g
participating in the search~ New
Yo r k . C o n n e c t i c u t a n d
Massachusetts. received $2.500 a
piece for their participation in
the search.

Squadron Is First In Germany
Germany's first
C i v i l A i r Patrol squadron
received i t s c h a r t e r h e r e
recently. Col. William L. Gibson.
commander of the 26th Tactical
Reconnaissance Wing, presented
the charter to Capt. Richard
Mulanax, commander of the
Zweibrucken Cadet Sq.. and
Cadet Diane Saelens. cadet

The unit is the sixth overseas
CAP squadron and is presently
made up of four senior members
and 12 cadets
The program m overseas
areas is restricted to cadet
programs. The squadr~ pm~ades
programs in aerospace
education together with
interesting and informative
activities planned for the cadets,

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IN APPRECIATION -- Richard I. Hornbeck, manager of General Electnc'~ ~,~r ~r-~
Operation, left, looks on with Col. Paul Hahtead. past Nero- York ~ i~g comm~a~k~r a~ t a4
Roy Arroll, present ~ing commander, who holds a plaqu ~ted to ~ ,~m4g h~
Electric in recognition of its efforts in a rece,,t ~arch, ai IA Co~ Gcocge lAetm¢~, reads a
citation awarded to CAP by Ne~ York Go~-. H~gh L. Care).

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title of a recent movie, "One on
One," could be used to
summarize the Civil Air Patrol's
basic recruiting philosophy,
according to 1st Lt. Charles W.
Martir~, Georgia Wing
Information officer.

One CAP member goes out and
recruits another member, one at
a time. This is the most basic
form of recruiting and one of the
most effective, but there are
others. Georgia Wing, while
preaching the "one on one"
concept in every squadron, has

one other recruiting idea that is
really running up the score.
Georgia Wing believes that good
things sometimes come in
While there are several good
reasons for Georgia Wing's
recruiting success, the biggest is

CADET DISPLAY -- Georgia Wing cadets show some of the CAP pamphlets and brochures
they obtained from National Headquarters for use in their recruiting drive.

hard work. Several Georgia
"Rather than just go o~: ,_~:
recruit a new squadron aM "~
squadrons have conducted
recruiting drives in shopping
them loose, I believe it is m~x"~centers, put on displays at local . better to start the new units o~:
fairs and festivals, and entered
as flights. This serves two
attractive Civil Air Patrol floats
functions. It gives the new umt
helping hand when it needs ~in hometown parades. Other
squadrons meet frequently with most, and it creates a challenge
for the squadron to which the
various clubs and civic
new flight is attached."
organizations to tell the CAP
As an added incentive in the
story. "One by one, they pay
their dues and start asking
wing recruiting program.
McLendon has promised that,
questions about uniforms,"
should Georgia Wing win the
reports Martin. "As long as
Project Launch prize of a new
we've got enthusiastic squadrons
aircraft, the individual squadron
in Georgia, we'll continue to
make progress in our recruiting
which has recruited the most
new members will be assigned
The commander of Georgia
the new aircraft.
W i n g , L t . C o l . P h i l i p T.
Capt. R.C. Johnson, the wing
Project Launch director said the
McLendon, while crediting
Georgia's "one on one"
wing plans to push hard during
the spring and summer months
recruiting success to squadron
enthusiasm and hard work, says
to add to the growing list of new
members. Johnson spoke to the
he has a very definite idea about
how to recruit in large numbers.
Georgia squadron commanders
"I think I agree with my
at a recent conference and urged
neighbor, Col. Richard Leali, the
unit commanders, Project
Florida Wing commander, in my
Launch directors and
recruiting philosophy," he says. information officers to work
"The only way to recruit new
together and renew their
recruiting efforts.
members in large numbers is to
recruit new squadrons. This is
Johnson is working closely
how we in Georgia have picked w i t h t h e w i n g o f fi c e o f
~p our large numbers."
information in his recruiting
Georgia recently brought
plans, and Martin has produced
three new squadrons into the a 3 0 - s e c o n d r a d i o s p o t t o
wing with a combined
promote the recruiting drive.
membership of more than 125.
The tape is available to all
The largest of the new
Georgia squadrons free of
squadrons, the Gwinnett County
Comp. Sq., has over 60
"There is really no secret to
members, all of whom are ~Georgia's recruiting success,"
says Martin. "Georgia is simply
officers with the Gwinnett
squadron has hopes of
recruiting a large cadet
membership in the spring when
the cadet program becomes
McLendon points out that
there is another very important
part to his recruiting philosophy.

"If there is a special
ingredient that makes it all
work," McLendon adds, "it
would have to be enthusiasm.
We've got a lot of that in our
wing, and that's what makes
Georgia such a great wing."

Wyoming Unit 'Going Places'

GRAPHIC GAINS -- Capt. R.C. Johnson, Georgia Wing's Project Launch director, left, shows
the results of the wing's recruiting drive to Cadets Robert Noble, second from left, and John
Haver, right rear, both of Atlanta 2 Comp. Sq., and Lt. Col. Philip T. McLendon, Georgia Wing
commander, right front.

Leadership Course Delayed
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- Brig.
Gen. Paul E. Gardner, USAF,
executive director of Civil Air
Patrol, has announced that the
next class of the Aerospace
Education Leadership
Development Course (AELDC),
previously scheduled for July
1979, will be delayed until July
This action has been
necessitated by a major
dormitory renovation project at
.Maxwell AFB. which will make
~.~-~ble to accommodate

time. In fact, the Air Force has
been forced to plan for off-base
contract housing for Air Force
officers attending Air University
professional schools in 1979.
A search for potential
alternate sites, either military
or civilian, was not successful.
The two major reasons for this
were the costs to the Air Force
to send the course staff and
instructors to another site for an
extended period, and the
significantly increased costs for
room and board to students of
the coars

Gen. Gardner stressed that he
has a high regard for the quality
of the course and has every
intention of supporting its
continuation in future years. He
has already initiated action
designed to obtain a firm
commitment for the Maxwell
AFB site for July 1980. He further
stated that he was not sure as to
the long-range effect of this
disruption in course continuity,
but urged that everyone, both
CAP and CAP-USAF, make
every effort to minimize any
adverse effect and give all
~e support to t~ I~m

DOUGLAS, Wyo. -- The
Douglas Comp. Sq. (Wyoming
Wing) is only two months old,
but "we are already going
places," says Capt. Betty Cash,
The squadron has only three
members with past CAP
experience and is helped by a
wing staff member who lives in
the area.
"So far two members have
passed the test for
communications rating, four
cadets have taken their first
achievement test, three seniors
have taken parts one and two of
the emergency services tests.
Seven seniors plan to attend a
flight clinic at wing
headquarters. Five of them are
pilots, of whom four own
aircraft. The cadets are planning
activities to include cadets from
three other squadrons."
The squadron still doesn't have
a permanent meeting place and
is now using a room at the local
library that has to be reserved
each week. The files are in two
cardboard boxes and the
regulations and manuals in
notebooks that have to be
transported to each meeting.
"We have set several goals for
ourselves, which include
orientation flights m~d summer

flights for pilots, complete
training for observers and train
one ground search team, all
before summer," says Cash.
"We will make it."