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SAR Increases
For CAP Pilots


MAXWELL AFB, Ala.-Living up to its reputation as
America's leading voluntary air search and rescue
organization, Civil Air Patrol recorded in June one of its
busiest seven-day periods this year. Six CAP wings were
cited for specific search and rescue achievements during
the period by the Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service
,5%~c~ headed by Brig. Gem Frank E. Everest Jr.

The Minnesota Wing was
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edited by ARRS with saving
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. its air crews flew the
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survive from St. Paul to La
Crosse, Wisc.
S i m u l t a n e o u s l y, A r i z o n a ,
Alaska, Florida, Utah and
California were commended for
locating their search objectives.
The "finds" involved searching
for downed or missing airplanes
and the one in Alaska was for a
man injured in a wilderness area.
During the one-week period,
CAP launched its planes on 224

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SCENIC BEAUTY SPOT?-The bottom of the famed Grand
Canyon, a scenic beauty for tourists, but a recognized
nightmare for Arizona Wing pilots who perform search and
rescue duties over this dangerous spot. The picture was taken
f r o m a G r o u p 111 a i r p l a n e f r o m P h o e n i x fl y i n g 3 , 0 0 0 f e e t
b e l o w t h e l i p o f t h e G r a n d C a n y o n o n a S A R m i s s i o n . Ye t
even from this altitude it is impossible to see the Colorado
River carving across the center of the photograph. Photo
courtesy of the Arizona Republic, Phoenix. (See related
feature story on Page 6)



Colonel Cox Retires
As Vice Commander
M A X W E L L A F B ,
Ala.--Establishment of a
comprehensive training program
for Civil Air Patrol members
earned Col. Omer L. Cox,
C A P - U S A F ' s v i c e c o m m a n d e r,
the Legion of Merit Medal and
the congratulations of Brig. Gen.
Richard N. Ellis, CAP's national
commander, at a recent
ceremony here.
Colonel Cox received the


medal before his retirement
f r o m a c t i v e A i r F o r c e d u t y. A n d . . . .
was cited for his outstanding
accomplishments over the past
two years at Civil Air Patrol's
National Headquarters. He will
be succeeded by Col. Chester H.
Bohart, who arrives this month
f r o m a n a s s i g n m e n t i n Tu r k e y.
A veteran of more than 28

New Chief

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...Col. Omer L.
Co x
v i c e-co m ma nder, receives the
Legion of Merit
medal from
Brig. Gen.
Richard N. Ellis,
national comm a n d e r. ( s e e
p~Je 3)

JULY, 1970


(continued on page 3)


separate flights on a dozen
emergency services missions.
CAP's 427 volunteers involved in
the missions expended 455.7
hours flying time to achieve the
During the same period, the
Hawaii Wing flew an aerial
surveillance mission of an oil
s l i c k o ff t h e i s l a n d ' s c o a s t . T h e
slick, caused by a passing
freighter dumping waste oil, was
spotted by the Hawaiian fliers
and reported to authorities.
The wing also went on alert
and prepared to fly a tidal wave
(continued on page 2)

HONORED-Air Force Academy Cadet Jack B. Norman (left),
receives a plaque from Brig. Gen. Richard N. Ellis, CAP's
national commander, on being named the Outstanding Cadet
in Military Training in the Class of 1970. The CAP-sponsored
a w a r d i s m a d e e a c h y e a r t o h o n o r M a j . G e n . L u c a s V. B e a u
and in memory of Brig. Gen. William (Billy) Mitchell and was
received by Cadet Norman at the May Organizational Awards
Parade at the Academy. See Page 2. (U.S. Air Force Photo)

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A C A D E M Y, C o l o . - - A i r F o r c e
Academy Cadet Charles R.
Bisbee III last month became the
twelfth former Civil Air Patrol
(CAP) cadet to have his name
added to Civil Air Patrol's "5
Year Honor Roll.
T h e 2 1 - y e a r - o l d s o n o f M r.
a n d M r s . C . R . B i s b e e J r. , o f
Tampa, Florida, also was named
the outstanding student in
electrical engineering in the Class

of 1970. He graduated from the
A c a d e m y. J u n e 3 , w i t h a
bachelor of science degree and a
commission as a second
lieutenant in the U.S. Air FOrce.
He will enter Stanford
University this summer to begin
advanced studies in electrical
A member of the Jacksonville
Composite Squadron, from 1963
to 1965, Bisbee attained the
rank of C/Sgt. He attended

V. S o r e n s o n , a W o r l d W a r I I
pilot, high school teacher and a
pioneer in aerospace education,
has been named Civil Air Patrol's
Deputy Chief of Staff for
Aerospace Education and Cadet
programs succeeding Mr. Charles
W. Webh who died, Mar. 11.
M r. S o r e n s o n ' s a p p o i n t m e n t
to the post June 21 was
announced by Brig. Gen.
Richard N. Ellis, CAP's national
tie served as the assistant
deputy chief of staff for
education and training from
1962 until the appointment, and
before that was the director of
aerospace education for the
(continued on page 2)

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summer encampments and was a
member of the squadron drill
A staunch believer in the
leadership value of the cadet
program, Lieutenant Bisbee said,
"I recommend CAP cadet to any
young man in high school
interested in flying and an Air
Force career. At the same time, I
would suggest each applicant
(continued on page 2)



J U LY, 1 9 7 0

CAP Selects Top Cadet
For Award at Academx

by William D. Madsen
U . S . A I R F O R C E A C A D E M Y, C o l o . - A i r F o r c e
A c a d e m y C a d e t J a c k B . N o r m a n , 2 2 - y e a r - o l d s o n o f M r.

E d u c a l o r s To u r

group of 34 educators from
Samford University were guests
of Headquarters Civil Air
Patroi-USAF during a recent
field trip in conjunction with a
CAP-sponsored .four-day
aerospace education workshop.
During the one-day stopover
here, the group heard briefings
from Headquarters CAP-USAF
education officials; later toured
Air University and other base
Additional field trips
included stops at Ft. Rucker
where the teachers and
administrators from the
Birmingham area saw helicopter
training techniques and Army
d i s p l a y o f a i r p o w e r, a n d
Pensacola Naval Air Station for a
day's briefing on Naval airpower.
The first day of the workshop
at Samford was spent listening
to lectures and watching
demonstrations on rocketry and
space exploration, as well as
techniques for teaching
aerospace concepts to students.

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For I'ronll d M'lion

" " M - D AY " A S S I G N E E V I S I T S - M a j . G e n . H o m e r i . L e w i s
(left), an Air Force Reservist "Mobilization-Day" augmentee
on a two-week active duty tour with Headquarters Command,
USAF, exchanges flying experiences with Brig. Gem Richard
N. Ellis, CAP's national commander. (U.S. Air Force Photo)

Horidian Placed on C4P
"25-Year llonor Roll" Lisl
(continued from page 1)
understand the obligation of a
s e r v i c e c a r e e r. T h e C i v i l A i r
Patrol provides a good basic
background for those who wish
to give a lifetime of service to
o u r c o u n t r y. "
Lieutenant Bisbee is a 1966
graduate of Jesuit High School
i n Ta m p a w h e r e h e w a s a
member of the National Honor
S o c i e t y. H e e a r n e d h i g h s c h o o l
letters in football and track.
He entered the Air Force
Academy in the summer of
1966. As an undergraduate, he
was consistently named to the
Dean's List for academic
excellence. He was a member of
the Cadet Ski and Engineering
Clubs. During his senior year, he
served as administrative officer
and flight commander of his
squadron with the rank of cadet
T h e 2 5 Ye a r H o n o r R o l l
plaque was established by Civil
Air Patrol at the Air Force
A c a d e m y i n 1 9 5 9 . E a c h y e a r,
the name of the graduate is
added who, as a former CAP
cadet, stands highest in the order
of merit in his class. The twelve
names now inscribed on the
Honor Roll are as follows:
1959: David Keith Richart,
R i c h m o n d S q d n . I I Virginia
Wing, Richmond, Va.
1960: Frank David Mayberry,

group of Civil Air Patrol
m e m b e r s f r o m t h e Wa s h i n g t o n
Wing was cited recently for its
prompt action at the site of an
aircraft a c c i d e n t a t C o t t a g e
The plane crashed within a
few feet of a residence and burst
into flames. CAP members
joined members of the volunteer
(continued from page 1)
fire department and later
assisted officials from the
warning along the shoreline as a
National Transportation and
result of the massive Peruvian
Safety Board with their
earthquake. No flights were
necessary as the tidal wave failed
Commended for their support
to reach Hawaii, officials
were Maj. Larry Tucker, 2d Lts.
During the same week in
Alvin Keith, Mary Krume, 1st.
Lt. Albert Hennings, Washington
June, three other CAP wings also
W i n g , C / W O R a n d y Te e t e r ,
were involved in search missions.
C / S g t s . L i n d a C o o l e y, L e s l i e
As of June 9, Civil Air Patrol
C o o l e y, P a i n e F i e l d C o m p o s i t e
had conducted 155 emergency
Squadron and Capt. William
m i s s i o n s f o r t h e y e a r, i n v o l v i n g
Gutherie of the Bothell
4,695 separate flights and 6,962
C o m P 0 s ! t e S q u a d r o n . . . . . . . . . . . ..flying hours.

Pratt Sqdn. I Kansas Wing.
1 9 6 1 : J o h n D . S u l l i v a n , Jr.,
Worcester Sqdn. Mass Wing.
1962: John Cottarn
S w o n s o n , J r. , O l y m p u s S q d n .
Utah Wing, Salt Lake City, Utah.
1963: Kenneth D. Kopke,
Cook County Sheriff Cadet
Sqdn. Illinois Wing, Chicago, Ill.
1964: Jerold E. Budinoff,
Stamford Sqdn.
County, Conn. Wing.
1 9 6 5 : R i c h a r d B a r t o n , J r. ,
Sqdn. 608 31st
Canonsburg, Pa.'
1966: Stanley E. Boyd, Lake
Charles, Fla.
1 9 6 7 : J o n a t h a n M . S p e c t o r,
O a k R i d g e C A P S q d n . Te n n .
1968: Paul H. Lutton, Park
Forest Sqdn.
Flossmoor, I11.
1969: Robert G. Bell, Fairfax
Sqdn. Nat'l. Capitol Wing,
Fairfax, Va.

and Mrs. Jack B. Norman of Centralia, Wash., was recently
named the "Outstanding Cadet" in Military Training Class
of 1970.
undergraduate, he was named to
The award is sponsored by
Civil Air Patrol in honor of Maj.
the Superintendent's List for
excellence in both academics
G e n . L u c a s V. B e a u a n d i n
and military training. Last fall,
memory of Brig. Gen. William
with the rank of cadet lieutenant
(Billy) Mitchell. Cadet Norman
received the award from Brig.
colonel, he was the commander
of one of the 40 squadrons in
Gen. Richard N. Ellis, CAP's
the 3500-plus Cadet Wing.
n a t i o n a l c o m m a n d e r, a t t h e
Military and Organizational
Norman was vice-president of
the Civil Engineering Club, an
Awards Parade when he was
cited for as both a leader in
Honor Committee representative
military training and named the
and a Ski Club member.
outstanding graduate in civil
He graduated from the
A c a d e m y, J u n e 3 , w i t h a
bachelor of science degree and
was commissioned an Air Force
second lieutenant.
Selected as a participant in
the Academy's cooperative
master's degree program, he will
enter the University of Illinois
for advanced studies in civil
e n g i n e e r i n g . A s a n

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S A I { T e s !

R I C H M O N D , Va . - - T h e
Virginia Wing, commanded by
Col. Arlie O. Andrews, achieved
a 100 per cent effectiveness
rating in May during its annual
evaluation of its search and
rescue mission. During the
two-day exercise the wing
expended a total of 2,209
manhours while covering 5,486
miles on the Air Force evaluated
Virginia Wing pilots flew a
total of seven sorties and found
the simulated crash site staged
by Air Force evaluators. One
hundred and nine senior
members and 147 cadets were
engaged in the test. Mission
coordinator of the exercise was
Capt. EarIT. Van Staven.

Mr. Sorenson

(continued from page 1)
Pacific Region from 1954.
Before his association with
C A P, M r . S o r e n s o n t a u g h t
aviation education at Weber
High School at Ogden, Utah,
where he used Civil Air Patrol's
educational material in the
classes he instructed. He was also
the school's athletic coach from
1949 to 1954.
Born in Logan, Utah, he
graduated from Logan High
School and later attended Utah
State University. He interrupted
his education in 1943 to join the
U.S. Army Air Corps where
during his three and a half years
as pilot, he became interested in
educating the American public
and particularly young people to
appreciate the importance of air
A f t e r t h e w a r, M r. S o r e n s o n
returned to Utah State
University and received a
bachelor of science degree. Since
then he has taken graduate work
at four universities.

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A D D E D TO T H E L I S T- A i r F o r c e A c a d e m y G r a d u a t e C h a r l e s
R~ Bisbee is assisted by Brig. Gen. Richard N. Ellis, CAP's
national commander, as his name is added to CAP's 25-year
H o n o r R o l l , M a y 3 0 , a t t h e A c a d e m y Ta p p i n g c e r e m o n i e s .
Formerly a member of the Jacksonville Composite Squadron,
Florida Wing, Bisbee graduated, June 3, with a bachelor of
science degree and was commissioned an Air Force second
lieutenant. (U.S. Air Force Photo)


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1ACE Attracts Record Number of Cadets
record number of American
youth will become ambassadors
of goodwill this month as Civil
Air Patrol expects to exchange
250 male and female cadets and
senior escorts with 25 countries
in the Far East, South America
and Europe in the 1970
I nternational Air Cadet
Highlight of the cadet special
activities program, the
I nter national Air Cadet
Exchange is designed to promote

i nternational good will,
understanding and fellowship
among the youth of the world
who come together under the
common bond of aviation.,

cadets will be escorted by senior
CAP officers and selected Air
Force officers while foreign
nationals visiting the United
States in the Exchange will be
T h i s w i l l b e t h e 2 3 r d accompanied by adult members
consecutive year CAP cadetswill of their organization,
The Americans are slated to
have participated and the third
consecutive time for female leave Andrews AFB, Md. and
cadets who are scheduled to visit Travis AFB, Calif., on the trip to
G r e a t B r i t a i n , H u n g K o n g , host countries, July 21. Visiting
A u s t r a l i a , I s r a e l and the foreign cadets are to arrive two
d a y s l a t e r i n N e w Yo r k a n d
Sacramento, Calif., where they
While overseas, the CAP
will be hosted by the CAP wings

in those states,
E n ter tag n men t and
sightseeing tours are on the
agenda. Afterwards these cadets
will spend 11 days with various
other CAP wings across the
nation before going to the
nation's Capital for a five-day
stay. They are scheduled to leave
for their homeland, Aug. 11,
while the American cadets
return, Aug. 13, to the United
Joining the United States in

the IACE we Austria; Australia;
Costa Rica~ El Salvador;
Germany; France; Hung Kong;
Japan; Kingdom of Belgium;
Kingdom of Norway; Kingdom
o f Sweden; Malaysia;
Netherlands Antilles; New
Zealand; Republic of Chile;
Republic of China; Republic of
Peru; Republic of Singapore;
Republic of South Korea;
Republic of the Philippines;
State of Israel; Spain; The
Netherlands and the United

Contributions Pour .In
To I r e b b / f f e m o r i a l k h n d
M A X W E L L A F B , A l a . - C o n t r i b u t i o n s t o t h e C h a r l e s W.
Webb Memorial Scholarship fund continue to come to
CAP's National Headquarters from personal friends of the
late educator and individuals across the nation who knew
of his interests in the youth of the nation. Some $2,000 in
donations were received by the end of June, officials
These contributions ranged
from a $5 donation by a cadet
group to a $100 check from
educators who personally knew
Mr. Webb.
The fund is designed to
perpetuate Mr. Webb's lifelong
interest in youth and aerospace
education and was started after
his death, Mar. 11.
Te n n . - - " C o l o n e l , C o l o n e l ! "
As Civil Air Patrol's Deputy M i l l e r L a n i e r , Te n n e s s e e
Chief of Staff for Aerospace A e r o n a u t i c s C o m m i s s i o n
Education and Training, Mr.
chairman, was not stuttering
~iiii!iiii~i!iiiiiii was both a nationally and when he addressed Dr. Bealer
an internationally-known figure S m o t h e r m a n , p r o f e s s o r o f
aerospace education at Middle
in education circles.
Tennessee State University here
"Those who wish to be part
of the memorial to the noted recently while presenting him a
educator have been invited to scroll making him a colonel on
donate any amount of money no G overnor Buford Ellington's
matter how small. Each
individual who plans to
contribute has been asked to
A veteran of World War II,
make the check or money order
Smotherman, also a Civil Air
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out to National Headquarters, Patrol colonel, earned the award
for his outstanding contribution
C A P, AT T N : C P C , M a x w e l l
received it before retiring from active Air Force
to the growth of aviation in
A F B , A l a . 3 6 11 2 , f o r t h e
duty. The medal was prescnted by Brig. Gen.
Tennessee. The presentation was
C h a r l e s W. We b b Memorial
Richard N. Ellis, CAP's national commander.
S c h o l a r s h i p f u n d , " officials made at the 16th annual MTSU
(U.S. Air Force Photo by MSgt. Bill Bond)
aerospace workshop recently.

Educator Hohls

Colonel Rating

In Two Agencies

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POINT OF FOCUS-The Legion of Merit medal
became the focus of attraction at a ceremony
recently at CAP's National Headquarters when
Col. Omer L. Cox, CAP-USAF vice commander,

Col(mel Cox I{elires I'r(mz Xice (',{m, nlali{hsr Ih)sl
(continued from page 1)
years active service, Colonel Cox
came to CAP Headquarters in
July 1968 as Chief of Staff and
was elevated to the position of
vice commander in February
In his role of Vice
Commander, he assisted the
Commander in the performance
of his duties and acted for him
in his absence. As the principal
assistant and advisor, he insured
that orders and instructions of
the Commander were properly
executed. He also exercised
supervision over eight Regional
Officers located throughout the
United States.
Colonel Cox began his service
career in February 1942 as a
private in the Air Corps. He
entered training as an aviation
cadet the following month,
March 1942, and earned his
commission as second lieutenant
and pilot wings in December
During the earlier part of
World War II, he logged more
than 1,000 hours in PBY
aircraft, conducting flights over
Africa and South America doing

experimental color photography
and trimetrogon mapping. Since
that time he has flown over
6,000 hours in aircraft ranging
from single engine jets to four
engine bombers and transports.
In the last days of the war, he
was involved in the mission that
dropped the historic atomic
bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. He
did not fly on the Enola Gay,
the aircraft which dropped the
bomb, but was pilot on the
reconnaissance-rigged B-29,
Valiant Lady, which
photographed the results of the
strike. The photographs taken
on the flight were used by
President Harry S. Truman when
he made his announcement of
the bombing to the press.
Following World War II, the
colonel served, 1948-1951, as
Assistant Professor of Aerospace
Studies in the Air Force Reserve
Officer Training Corps at the
University of Maryland.
In 1951-1954, the veteran
officer served with Civil Air
PatroI-USAF as Liaison Officer
with the Michigan Wing of the
organization and at Boiling Air
Force Base, D.C. as Director of

Operations with CAP-USAF.
From 1954 to 1959, Colonel
Cox served at Kadena Air Base,
Okinawa where .he was
Operations and Intelligence
In 1957 he was selected for
duty of the Air Force Academy
in Colorado where he was
Associate Professor of English,
serving in this capacity until
1961. A three-year tour of duty,
from 1961 to 1964, followed at
Norton Air Force Base,
California with the Air Force
Inspector General's Office as
Personnel, Education and
Training Inspector.
In 1964, Colonel Cox moved
to Maxwell Air Force Base,
Alabama where he served until
1967 as Chief of the Air War
College Seminar Program at the
Air University.

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New Cadets Seek
Sense Of Idcntity

What Lies Ahead
by Brig. Gen. F. Ward Reilly

b) Brig. Gcn. Richard N. Ellis

I would be less than honest
with you who honored me with
g s
We do a reasonably good job of recruiting new cadets t hie ih iA ihreP ta C o rl pio rIa t ei dOnfi c et enl
C v l
tro f d
into our program-but can we say the same about our
you that I am greatly concerned
ability to retain them? We have been able to maintain, and w i t h w h a t t h e f u t u r e h o l d s f o r
Civil Air Patrol. In the closing
even increase our cadet membership at times However,
months of my ]mml[~ff~ll~mll
c u r r e n t l y s o m e t w o - t h i r d s o f t h e m a r e n o t i ! ! i i i ! ~ years of active
renewing their membership after the first
as a member
year. I feel you will agree that we owe it to
o f this fine
,ourselves and our cadets to do better than
organization, I
have conthat.
stantly reWhy did the cadet join in the first place?
viewed in my mind the success
We k n o w t h a t c a d e t s t h e m s e l v e s a r e o u r b e s t
and failures of many programs,
recruiters so, if a cadet quits, it is likely that
the myriad of policies and
another enthusiastic cadet "sold him a bill of goods." The recruiter
resolutions, the trials and
c a d e t o b v i o u s l y l i k e d w h a t h e w a s d o i n g b u t f o r s o m e r e a s o n t h e tribulations, but always there is
new cadet did not become involved.
an ultimate sense of satisfaction
A very large portion of our new cadets are lost in the first three that something worthwhile has
been gained, the stimulant that
or four months of membership. It would seem logical, therefore,
has kept many of us going for so
that it is in this time period we must focus most of our attention.
Statistics show that if a cadet completed three or four achievements, long.
To a c c o m p l i s h o u r M i s s i o n
the chances of his continuing through the Mitchell Award are quite
there can be no doubt that the
CAP and USAF relationship is
W h y d o n ' t t h e s e n e w c a d e t s b e c o m e i n v o l v e d i n t h e C A P essential and inseparable. Our
program? There are many answers, with some applying to one, some role as an auxiliary of the United
a n o t h e r. T h e b i g q u e s t i o n i s : W h a t c a n w e d o t o r e m e d y t h e
States Air Force, brings us into
the military environment,
F o r o n e t h i n g , e v e r y s e n i o r m e m b e r a n d o l d e r c a d e t s h o u l d o r g a n i z a t i o n a l l y, o p e r a t i o n a l l y,
and to a degree administratively.
concentrate on making the new cadet welcome and making him feel
For those who oppose and those
that, as an individual, he is important to CAP (He is!). The personal
who cannot or will not
touch retains the recruit in the program and helps build men of
contribute to this relationship,
i n t e g r i t y. We m u s t h a v e a d v a n c e d c a d e t s a n d s t a ff o f fi c e r s a t a l l
they do not meet the
levels who are concerned that the individual succeeds, is recognized q u a l i fi c a t i o n s f o r m e m b e r s h i p .
and rewarded.
To r e c e i v e t h e r e s p e c t a n d
The modified cadet program has been designed with these things
acceptance that is essential in
in mind. It focuses on the individual cadet from the day he joins. Its
our Air Force relationship, we
must perfect an organization of
purpose is to provide him with things to do immediately. It stresses
a prestige character with
what he is to do and tells him how.
standards of discipline,
He can progress through the entire program at his own pace and
education, training and physical
according to his own motivation. We must insure that this principle
is a fact. The cadet must be "doing things."
Part of this "doing"--probably a major part--has to do with a
squadron activity program. Young people like to do physical things,
especially outdoors. They like to acquire new physical skills, they
like competition, individual and team sports. SO PLAN AN
into every aspect of the cadet program. An activity program can be
the best weapon to fight the dropout rate. But be sure to have
activities for the NEWEST recruits.
The program design can involve the new cadets to some degree,
b u t o n l y t h e s q u a d r o n - - t h e c o m m a n d e r a n d h i s s t a ff - - c a n i n v o l v e
them in activities which will hold them. I am fully appreciative of
the many enervating demands on our energies during these trying
Americans are rallying round
times--but the importance of our youth and the future impact they
will have on the trends in our country make the extra expenditure of
the flag these days as the visible
effort and imagination required worth the price.
symbol of the land they love.

fitness {[ppropriate to our
Mission and compatible to the
criteria of the Air Force.
I am confident that we have
reached a point in time that
requires us to assess our present
position and take appropriate
actions, however drastic they
may be, to bring about an
organization that is both
responsive and responsible. The
Senior Organization of CAP was
founded upon an airborne
operational capability in
National and local emergencies.
On June 15, 1970 we reached an
important milestone in the
signing of the Memorandum of
Understanding between Civil Air
P a t r o l a n d t h e F e d e r a l Av i a t i o n
Administration which commits
us to a great responsibility in the
mobilization, training and
operation of the State and
Region Defense Airlift.
In reappraising the criteria for
membership and officer grade in
CAP, there is no reason why we
should accept any lower
q u a l i fi c a t i o n s t h a n t h e m i l i t a r y.
We all come from the same
o r i g i n . To b e p a t r i o t i c ,
courageous Americans is an
essential prerequisite. In our
volunteer organization there
must be a strong desire to
contribute a service to our
Country and fellow man in
appreciation for the privilege of
living in our great land and
enjoying in great abundance the
best things in life. This
philosophy may not be shared
by all but unless it becomes the

r e a l i t y, y o u w i l l h a v e t o b e
content with the role of a poor
relation of the Air Force,
resented by many and only
tolerated by compulsion.
In our complacency, we have
been prone to accept any
contribution from our members
with grateful appreciation and
little do we stop to realize that
this does not serve to qualify
one for membership. For those
w h o p a r t i c i p a t e a s active
members, there are
d e m a n d s t h a t r e q u i r e time,
e f f o r t a n d m o n e y. O n l y t h o s e
who are willing and able should
be considered for active
membership assignments. Others
who have a capability to
perform services contributing to
Mission accomplishment on a
limited basis should be accepted
in some other appropriate
category of membership.
In my best judgment and
based upon years of experience
at the governing level of Civil Air
Patrol, unless we act now and
positively to bring about a
bilateral acceptance and respect
between Civil Air Patrol and the
United States Air Force, the
organization will deteriorate to
unacceptable levels to continue
in its present form. Civil Air
Patrol can be a great
organization in which we can all
be justly proud. There are many
obstacles ahead. Are we equal to
the task?
Next month I would like to
visualize in some areas the CAP
and Air Force profile.


Our Flag Is

bol of Freedom in (Co i.) I in ten I C. ;h,tfehl

Whenever the nation has
appeared to be



" k ~ " ~ " ~ . U S A F A U X I L I A RY " k " ~ " ~ " ~ " k









Brig. Gen. Richard N. Ellis, USAF

. . . . . . . . . . . B r i g . G e n . F. W a r d R e i l l y, C A P


Lt, Col. John W. Miller, USAF

C h i e f , I n t e r n a l I n f o r m a t i o n . . . . . Capt, Mervyn E. Roberts, Jr., USAF
E d i t o r

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TSgt. John J, Lyons, USAF

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there has been


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although the
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There can be no doubt that
the character Americans wish to
give their flag is the symbol of
r a c i a l e q u a l i t y, c o m p a s s i o n
toward the downtrodden,
economic well-being, scientific
progress and, especially, malice
toward none and charity for all.
But, to me, its outstanding
symbol is that of freedom.

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J u l y, 1 9 7 0

Some would have us believe
that freedom means "doing as I
.'.:.l f. I o

wish--as long as I'm sincere."
This philosophy professes that it
m a k e s n o d i ff e r e n c e w h a t o n e
believes or does so long as he is a
GOOD Communist, or liberal,
Catholic or Protestant--God
must be left out of the picture.
The tragic error of this atheism
consists in alienating God from
the essential condition for man's
In the last few months, there
has been too much use Of the
word "repression," referring
both to the police and to
m o r a l i t y. T h i s m e a n s c o n f u s i n g
two things that are poles apart.
Man's greatness lies in subjecting
his own freedom to the
imperative of higher values. On
t h e c o n t r a r y, i t i s d e g r a d i n g f o r
him to surrender to compelling
forces in his environment.
Freedom itself consists in the
recognition of a higher value. As
soon as a higher value is rejected,
human power becomes
s u p r e m e a u t h o r i t y. A n d the
worst threat to freedom is a
world in which the state or
society or the industrial group is
the only judge of good and evil.
;-~ "N ," ';J',,'N,~,t~,' t;! ,t~',,l,I)~i

The guarantee of freedom
consists in always being able to
appeal against human authority
to the divine authority by which
the human authorities will be
I am a free man because I
know that I do not have to
account for my actions to
anyone except to God, who will
judge everyone, including my
superiors. All those in power are
only creatures who will be
j u d g e d i n t h e i r t u r n . To b e a b l e
to appeal to this judgment is the
only thing that guarantees
The most disquieting world is
that in which societies have the
last word in the destiny of
persons, while the only thing
that gives an objective basis to
the affirmation of my freedom is
the existence of a divine
a u t h o r i t y.
This month of July 1970,
when we commemorate our
country's freedom, why don't
we also renew our allegiance to
God without whom we would
not have it?

JULY, 1970


Coastal Patrol
Spots Boaters
boaters, stranded offshore from
the North Edisto River inlet, in
May, were rescued after a Civil
Air Patrol aerial search and
rescue team spotted them from
the air while flying a mission for
the" Coastal Patrol Squadron of
the Sotth Carolina Wing.
CAP SAR Pilot, WO Roger
Huff and Observer, WO Joel
Conway, made the find shortly

Flies Over
Flood Area

after the CAP unit began
patrolling the inland waterways
and beaches in the squadron's
Citabria airplane. The CAP fliers
noted that a small boat was
swamped on the Deveaux Banks,
a small stretch of sand a mile
offshore, and notified the
appropriate search and rescue

Cadets Win Two

$ 5 0 0cholarshlps
Cadet Beale

A Marine helicopter crew
from Beuford rescued the
stranded boaters, Robert Maxim
and Willimn Johnson, both of
Charleston Heights, after the
CAP fliers pin-pointed their
The Coastal Patrol Squadron
flies dusk patrols of the inland
waterways and beaches
weekends and holidays and
provides air search and rescue to
lost boaters in the area.

Minnesota Wing dispatched two
airplanes to fly aerial
reconnaissance of the Zumbro
River in May when torrential
rains caused severe flooding and
property damage at Goodhue
and Wabasha. The CAP air crews
were also on the lookout for lost
persons and stranded motorists
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--Civil
whose cars were washed off the Air Patrol Squadrons throughout
the nation are now accepting
Three people lost their lives
nominations for the CAP Senior
in the floods.
Member of the Year award. The
Six CAP members
program is designed to recognize
participated in the search and
the senior member who has
logged a total of 39 hours on the c o n t r i b u t e d t h e m o s t t o t h e
mission. Engaged in the
organization throughout his or
emergency service operation her lifetime.
were two airplanes, one
It has been necessary to ask
corporate vehicle, two private that nominations be submitted
ahead of the previous year's
vehicles, one mobile radio
s t a t i o n a n d t w o a i r b o r n e schedule because the National
communications stations.
Board is meeting early this year.
Maj. Stan Pruss, South St.
Official guidelines mailed to
Paul Squadron commander, was a l l r e g i o n , w i n g a n d u n i t
the mission commander for the commanders point out that if
the individual winner is

Cadet Jaeger

Early Time Table Set
fi r Senior Nominations

Staff College Begins
For 200 C4P Seniors
1970 CAP National Staff College
w i l l o p e n J u l y 11 w i t h a
reception and Hawaiian Luau at
the Maxwell Officers' Open
Mess. The college, to be held
from July 11-17, will feature
nationally-known guest speakers,
including Lt. Col. Kenneth H.
Cooper, USAF medical corps,
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BILLINGS, Mont.---Cadet
Col. Maria Patterson of the
Billings Composite Squadron,
Montana Wing, has received
"The Will Rogers Humanities"
scholarship valued at $1,000
annually for four years. She
earned the award for
demonstrating superior academic
achievement, citizenship and
achievements in Civil Air Patrol.
Miss Patterson, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Patterson
of Lexington Drive, Billings, is a
student at Montana State
Uniyersity in Bozeman 'where
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and author of "Aerobatics";
Raymond Eliot, University of
Illinois assistant director of
athletics; Philip Geary, TWA's
Air World Education program
director and Dr. Jeanette Piccard
of NASA.
Others to speak at the college
include Harold Pluimer, noted
industrial consultant and speaker
and Col. S. H. duPont, Jr., CAP's
national board vice-chairman.
Objective of the national staff
college, which currently expects
an enrollment of 200 senior
members, is to provide the
participants with the skills to
accomplish the CAP mission.
The curriculum of the week-long
course is divided into three
areas: (a) The Individual; (b)
The Commander, his staff and
Mission; (c) The Nature of
Staff college instruction is
accomplished by a faculty of
immense depth, perception and
experience. The regular faculty
is augmented by professional
educators from the Air
University :and by noted~
~ 'lect~teCa' in 'sp~ialized ~tlb]~",~


attending the National Board
Meeting, he or she wiilreceive
the award there at a ceremony,
Otherwise, the pla~. w~li ~
presented to the winner at
appropriate ceremonies by the
region commander,
Nominations must be
submitted through channels in
narrative form and outline the
nominees' accomplishments.
Unit commanders must screen
the applicants and wing
commanders the nominations
from the squadr0n. Wing
nominations will be screened by
the Regions before being
submitted to National
Headquarters, officials disclosed.
The deadlines established for
this procedure of selection are;
nominations from unit to wing
must arrive by Aug. 1; from
wing commanders to region
commanders, Aug. 15 and from
Region to National
Headquarters, Sept. 1. None will
be accepted from unit or wing
commanders at "National
Headquarters and none will be
considered after the September

CAi" Airlifts l lood
For Fol,rth Time
Tri-County Detachment of the
New York Wing participated in
its fourth blood relay this year
recently when it transported the
precious life-giving plasma from
the local airport to a Malone
Albany Red Cross contacted
Dr. Philip Snell, the
detachment's medical officer,
asking him for CAP's support in
meeting the blood need at the
hospital at Malone.
Although there was some
delay in getting the blood to
Albany County Airport, Lt.
W i l l i a m Tr o l l e n b e r g o f t h e
Albany unit was airborne with
the ~upply of blood in record

MAXWELL AFB, Ala.-Winners of two $500 flight scholarships
were recently selected by a committee at CAP's NationalHeadquarters here.
Cadet Lt. Col. Martha A. Beale of Wilmington, Del., won the
Jerome T. Moore Flight Scholarship and C/Maj. Joel W. Jaeger of
Ixonia, Wisc., the Philip C. Toppino Flight Scholarship.
Named alternate for the Moore scholarship was C/Maj. Carol I_
Schneider of Elkridge, Md., and for the Toppino scholarship, C/lst.
Lt. Leroy Noel of Baltimore, Md.
Mr. Moore of Montgomery, Ala. and Mr. Toppino of Key West,
Fla., presented the scholarships to Civil Air Patrol to enable a
solo-qualified male and female ca~
~ earn private pilot
cert i ficat ion.
Cadet Beale plans to take her flying training atAtlantic Aviation,
Wilmington and Cadet Jaeger at the Frickelton School of
Aeronautics at Watertown, Wisc.
Thirteen applicants were received from male cadets for the
Toppino scholarship and three from female c~d~t~ for the Moore

Personnel Director
To Retire Next Month
VictorA. Mack, Directorof CAP
Personnel at CAP-USAF since
June 1969, will retire next
month from the Air Force as a

to any of their friends to visit
them at their address at
Bijouterie Clerc, 4 Place de

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l e re iu et. e n a r s t tj o i n eld° t h ee l a f t e r 2 8 y e a r s
CAP-USAF staff as director of
operations in Northeast Region
in May 1966 and was
additionally assigned as New
York Wing liaison officer.
Major Mack came to CAP's
National Headquarters in April
1968 to become the first
Director of Reserve Affairs. In
that position, he was one of the
architects of the CAP Reserve
Assistance Program which he
helped to develop into the
largest single specialized Reserve
Squadron of the Air Force
before being assigned as CAP
Personnel Director.
In the latter position, Major
Mack was in charge of installing
the direct Renewal system and
inaugurated the monthly
membership rosters which list all
CAP members and are sent to all
of the 2,300 units each month.
The major and his wife,
Helene, also a CAP member,
plan to settle in Paris, France
and extend a cordial invitation

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On their fourth search in as many weeks,
Arizona Wing SAR crews establish an advance
search headquarters at Grand Canyon Airport
while hunting for a Cherokee Six of Grand
Canyon Airlines missing with six persons

aboard. Reserve and Air Force units also took
part in the search. Here, a CAP PA-18 airplane
taxies near an HU-16 Albatross flown on the
search by the 302d Aerospace Rescue and
Recovery Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz.

J U LY, 1 9 7 0

Searchers begin removing bodies from the wreckage of a
Cherokee SIX 300 that crashed on Mt. Graham near Safford,
Arizona, killing five persons.

Arizona Logs Marathon Search Month
PHOENIX, Ariz.--March
roared in like a lion and went
out like a pack of tigers here as
the Arizona Wing was called
upon to conduct four marathon
searches in as many weeks.
The wing, barely relaxed
from nine days of searching for

two aircraft the previous month,
was first alerted March 8 when a
Piper Cherokee was reported
overdue on a flight between
Bakersfield, Calif., to Phoenix.
The Cherokee 140, piloted by
Michael Maffei, 30, of Hayward,
Calif., had originally taken off

from Oakland, Calif., and had
refuelled and taken on two
passengers at Bakersfield before
departing for Phoenix.
According to Federal
Aviation Administration
officials, Mallei had been briefed
concerning bad en route weather
but had elected to continue his

information obtained from the
pilot's wife ("my husband has a
tendency to climb above bad
w e a t h e r. N o , t h e r e w a s n ' t a n y
oxygen on board the airplane.")
led Gotcher to pinpoint the area
of Red Lake, north of Kingman,
Ariz., as a high probability target
A n d o n t h e f o l l o w i n g d a y,

b) Maj. Paul I)can
'l'lw Arizona I{cln,ldic, Phoenix

In March, when the Arizona Wing was called to conduct four
intensive search missions, rain and high winds affected much
of the effort. But briefings were held despite the rain and in
t h i s fl i g h t l i n e s e s s i o n ( f r o m l e f t ) a r e L t . C o l . To m M a y o f
Phoenix, Group !11 deputy commander; Lt. Col. J. B. Gotcher
o f P h o e n i x , m i s s i o n c o o r d i n a t o r a n d C a p t . J o e Wa t s o n ,
Squadron 313 commander, Phoenix.

So at dawn the following day,
13 aircraft from the Arizona
Wing, joined by search planes
from California CAP units, were
launched on the hunt. After two
days of searching, the plane was
found crashed on Mt. Baker in
t h e Te h a c h a p i M o u n t a i n s o f
California. All three persons
aboard were dead and the find
was officially credited"to the
California Wing.
A r i z o h a ' s fl i e r s , h o w e v e r,
were only allowed to stand
down for bare minutes. For on
the day this first REDCAP
closed, a second one was
opened. This hunt was for a
Cessna 210 missing between Las
Ve g a s , N e v. , a n d A l b u q u e r q u e ,
N.M., and flightplanned to cross
Central Arizona near Prescott.
CAP units from three states,
Nevada, Arizona and New
Mexico, spent two days aloft in
m a r g i n a l w e a t h e r. T h e i r e ff o r t s
proved fruitless.
S o L t . C o l . J . B . G o t c h e r,
working as mission co-ordinator
a t D e e r Va l l e y A i r p o r t n o r t h o f
Phoenix, ordered a complete and
detailed analysis of the pilot's
flying habits and weather at the
time of the missing plane's
U.S. Weather Bureau
personnel in Phoenix spent two
hours backtracking their date
before coming up with a weather
picture accurate to the nearest
foot of altitude, degree of
temperature and minute of
latitude. This, coupled with

that's exactly where searchers
found the wrecked Cessna. The
two occupants, both employees
of the Atomic Energy
Commission in New Mexico,
were dead in the wreckage.
Although the search had been
an efficient success there was
little joy in the find for the
Arizona.Wing. For the target was
spotted by Arizona's friendly
rivals, the Nevada Wing. And it
constituted the second
consecutive search that Arizona
had lost the credit.
A r i z o n a ' s d i s m a y, h o w e v e r,
was shortlived. For 16 hours
later the wing was again alerted
for its third search of the month.
This mission concerned a
Cherokee 6 with five persons
aboard missing on a
comparatively short, 100-mile
flight between Safford and
Tucson, Ariz.
But severe turbulence,
mountain snows and dense
underbrush kept
personnel restricted i n t h e i r
efforts despite days that saw
each search aircraft flying as
many as three sorties through
the rugged peaks of southeastern
After 10 days the search was
suspended although civilian and
sheriff's ground parties remained
to comb the area.
Strangely, they ~ere assisted
in their work by a prediction
f r o m P e t e r H u r k o s ,
internationally famed psychic.
Hurkos, paid $3,800 as a

finder's fee by the wife of the
missing pilot, examined a map
and articles of clothing in Los
Angeles and predicted that the
airplane would be found in
Ta y l o r C a n y o n o n m i g h t y
Mount Graham, southwest of
the takeoff point.
A d a y l a t e r, a g r o u n d p a r t y
stumbled upon the wreck. It was
completely burned and buried
beneath trees and invisible even
to a police helicopter hovering
20-feet above the treetops. But
i t w a s i n Ta y l o r C a n y o n o n
Mount Graham.
But, as one law enforcement
officer said at the time, searchers
(continued on page 7)

Maj. Richard Johnston of
Mesa, Ariz., a former Air
Force pilot now with the
Arizona Wing, is debriefed by
SM Audit Roberts after he
returned from a search for a
Cessna 210 missing in
northern Arizona.

JULY, 1970



Noted Lady Parachutist

Named Honorary Member
Georgia B. Brown, 77, of San
Diego, Calif., was made an
honorary member of Civil Air
Patrol and presented a plaque in
recognition of her aviation
career. Col. David Ellsworth,
North Carolina Wing
C o m m a n d e r, m a d e t h e
presentation on behalf of the
National Commander during the
recent SARCAP.
F o r m e r l y k n o w n a s Ti n y
Broadwick, Mrs. Brown is
credited with more than 1,000
parachute jumps from planes
and hot air balloons.

Broadwick as she appeared in
1908 before making the first of
more than 1,000 parachute
jumps. (Photo courtesy of UPI)

Arizona Wing
Marathon SAR
(continued from page 6)
were "90 percent certain that if
this plane was anywhere it
would be on Mount Graham and
in Taylor Canyon where we did
have a this could
have been Mr. Hurkos playing a
The five occupants of this
airplane were also killed in the
And once more, there was
absolutely no rest for the
wickedly weary Arizona crews.
For on March 26, with the
Safford search barely closed,
CAP aircraft and personnel were
routed to Grand Canyon Airport
for the fourth search
Nightmare for any Arizona
search pilot is a Redcap into the
Grand Canyon, 1.4-miles across
and 6,000-feet down to its
craggy floor. But that's where
pilots and observers went in an
all out hunt for a Cherokee Six
of Grand Canyon Airlines,
missing with a full load of six
persons aboard between Grand
Catiyon Airport and Las Vegas,
The missing pilot, Russ
Marsh, 51, of Prescott was a
veteran with 15,000 hours. His
passengers were all Europeans,
members of a German Day
School Association touring the
United States as guests of the
U.S. Department of Health,
Education and Welfare.
So federal pressure was on.
And for more than two weeks,
until April 12, CAP units from
Arizona and Nevada were joined
by reserve and active Air Force
units from California, Arizona
and Oregon, the Arizona Army
National Guard, and finally a
CAP squadron from California,
in scouting close to a quarter
million square miles of
northwestern Arizona and
Southern Nevada.
Local mystics and ESP
experts, spurred by the apparent
success of Peter Hurko~ on the
previous search, badgered crews






Golcher and I_A. Col. ltoward
Rouen, the alternate mission
c o o r d i n a t o r. A n d e v e n t h e
"leads" from these "visions"
were checked out.

"The balloons were" a
challenge but the planes were so
much better," she commented.
"You just didn't have to worry
about landing in trees, telephone
poles or water."
She explained that the hot air
balloons drifted at the whims of
the wind, while pilots could take
airplanes to convenient, pre-set
drop zones.
Her parachute career started
at a carnival in 1908 when she
saw someone jump from a hot
air balloon and decided to try
for herself.

During the 1900's, Charles
Broadwick, a famed balloonist,
developed a body harness which
in many ways is similar to those
used by modern parachutists,
Broadwick's daughter, Tiny,
used the harness more than 600
times. Tiny is reputed to have
made the world's first free-fall
jump from a manually operated
parachute in 1913.
North Carolina Lt. Governor
"Pat" Taylor, also a visitor at
the Wing's annual practice search
and rescue exercise
congratulated Mrs. Brown and
asked if she could fly a plane.
She replied, "No. I just jump out
of them."
"After the war, there was no
money to be made in that,"
Tiny said, reminiscing about her
youth. She was married at 15,
and became a mother and a
widow a short time later.

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77, formerly known as Tiny Broadwiek, America's noted
parachutist and reputed to have made the first free-fall jump
with a manually operated parachute in 1913, receives an
Honorary CAP Membership certificate. Presenting the award at
the North Carolina Wing annual search and rescue effectiveness
exercise recently is Col. David Ellsworth, wing commander.

Mrs. Brown took up practical
nursing, and in recent years has
worked as a companion

SARC4P Turns Into Find
For Sacramento Group

"Now I'm 77, and I don't
want to work anymore."

Calif.--Sacramento Valley Group


Aircraft for Sale

CAP flyers were looking for a
Cessna 172 with two persons
aboard which was listed as
missing in December on a flight
in a severe thunderstorm from
Sacramento to Tahoa Valley

The following corporate aircraft
h a s b e e n a p p r o v e d f o r
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interested buyers. Bids or
for information relative
to this
aircraft should be submitted to {'he
organization possessing the aircraft.
Bid closure date as indicated.
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950 hours; total engine time since
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CAP reserves the right to refuse any
ancl all bids. Aircraft possessed by the

The missing plane was
spotted at the 9,000 foot level
of Freel Peak east of Luther Pass
in the Sierra Nevada Mountains
by SAR Pilot, Capt. David
Knight of Group IV and 2d Lt.
Raymond Lantz of McClellan
Cadet Squadron.

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date: 15 August 1970.



The Hawaii Wing has a need
for a copy of an L-16 technical
order or handbook. If a copy is
located the wing intends to
provide it to the Korean CAP. If
any unit has an extra copy, or
can reproduce a copy, please
contact Lt. Colonel Kerwin,
Hawaii Wing, P.O. Box 9417,
Honolulu 96820. Do not mail
the technical order until you
receive word from Lt. Colonel





The Texas Wing has in excess
of its needs seven new L-5 lower
cowlings. Other CAP wings
interested in these items should
contact Lt. Col. Henry W. New,
Te x a s W i n g ' s d e p u t y f o r
material, P.O. Box 3307, Tyler,
Texas 75701.
Fifty per cent of the raid-air
collisions in 1968 happened in
the traffic pattern.

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More than 250 senior
members and cadets were
engaged in the mission and 19
mobile radio communicatiogs
stations and one fixed
communications outlet were
pressed into service during the
three days of intensive activity.
Mission coordinators were Lt.
Col. Francis H. Hart, Group IV
commander and his assistant
Maj. Joseph Nix.

WINNER-Cadet MSgt.
Valerie Downs, (left} Nassau
Composite Squadron 2, accepts a $250 flight scholarship
check from Mrs. Louise O'Rourke during the "Gold and Silver
Fete" celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Zonta Club of
Long Island. This is the 10th year that this organization of
business and executive women has supported the CAP program
in this area. Lt. Col. Dorothy Welker, Northeast Region IO,
looks on.

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Most mid-air collisions occur
at airports without a control

IV of the California Wing
launched 22 light airplanes into
the sky on 33 sorties to pile up
an impressive score when its
annual search and rescue
effectiveness test, June 5-7 at
Placeville Airport, turned into a

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WHEREAS, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation
Administration has heretofore prepared national emergency plans
and has developed preparedness programs;
WHEREAS, the Civil Air Patrol, as the volunteer civilian
auxiliary of the United States Air Force, is an air organization
trained and equipped to assist in national and local emergencies;
N O W, T H E R E F O R E :
To e n h a n c e t h e m a x i m u m e f f e c t i v e u s e o f n o n - a i r c a r r i e r
a i r c r a f t d u r i n g t i m e o f n a t i o n a l e m e r g e n c y, t h e A d m i n i s t r a t o r o f
the Federal Aviation Administration and the National
Commander of the Civil Air Patrol, have mutually determined to
recommend to State level CAP/SAR DA officials that they include
the following CAP/SARDA relationship and concepts in thdir
planning wherever necessary:

( 1 ) I N C O R P O R AT I N G C I V I L A I R PAT R O L I N T O S TAT E
A N D R E G I O N A L D E F E N S E A I R L I F T O R G A N I Z AT I O N S .
Existing plans for use of Civil Air Patrol during a national
emergency should be revised, if necessary, to include the Civil Air
Patrol Wing as a state level organizational unit of SARDA. In so
doing, the Civil Air Patrol Wing should retain its organizational
identity receiving overall direction from the State SARDA
( 2 ) C I V I L A I R PAT R O L C O M M I T M E N T T O U S A F. S t a t e
SARDA officials and emergency resource planners should take
cognizance of priority USAF mission assignments to selected CAP
units in support of USAF war plans. Such missions will be in the
national interest and state officials should provide all necessary
assistance including additional state resources when available.
( 3 ) S P E C I A L I Z E D T R A I N I N G C O N D U C T E D B Y C A P. C A P
units are encouraged to train non-CAP personnel to perform
SARDA emergency service tasks such as; mission coordinators,'
clearance officers, ground operations officers, and
communications officers. The names of individuals who
successfully complete emergency service training should be
forwarded to the designated SARDA Director.
( 4 ) C O O R D I N AT I O N O F C A P / S A R D A A C T I V I T I E S . S t a t e
SARDA and CAP officials are encouraged t,o enter into formal
a r r a n g e m e n t s t o e n h a n c e t h e e ff e c t i v e u s e o f s t a t e a v i a t i o n
resources in time of national emergency. Such arrangements may
include, assignments of the CAP wing and subordinate CAP
organizations to; (a) serve as a primary emergency operational
staff for the State Director of Aviation and other SARDA
officials at satellite airports, (b) provide emergency services
training for non-CAP personnel, and (c) specific emergency
services, including those in support of USAF war plans.
Arrangements or agreements between Civil Defense agencies and
the Civil Air Patrol should also be reviewed, where necessary, to
provide the means for rapid response to Civil Defense needs.

Civil Air Patrol

Federal Aviation Administration,
Department of Transportation


Richard N. Ellis
Brigadier General, USAF
National Commander, CAP

John H. Shatter
Ad ministrator

F. Ward Reilly
Brigadier General, CAP
Chairman, National Board

15 June 1970

15 June 1970

Maine Wing
A.i (! s FAA
With Test
HANSON, Maine-Members
o f G r o u p V, M a i n e W i n g , t o o k
an active part in helping the
Federal Aviation Administration
put the new "downed airplane
Iocator beacon" through a series
of tests here recently.
The electronic device, which
emits a beeper signal up to a
radius of 27 miles from the crash
site, is being considered for use
in light airplanes.
Flying the missions were Maj.
Arthur Duilinger and 1st. Lt.
To m S t a n d i s h . B o t h s i m u l a t e d
crash sites were spotted within
two and a half hours after the
CAP aircrews were notified of
the test.
Engaged in the tests here
were Capt. David McArter who
went to Organge-Athol Airport
with the signal and 1st. Lt.
Wa l t e r R i l e y a t t h e M i d d l e b o r o
area site. In charge of
monitoring air operations from a
mobile communications unit
were Capt. Ruth Grogen and 1st.
Lt. Anthony Grogen.

A L L S M I L E S - S o n o m a S q u a d r o n I n f o r m a t i o n O f fi c e r, S M
Lorraine Hansen is all smiles as she displays the "CAP News
Flash" birthday cake baked in her honor to mark her birthday.
The CAP unit, with headquarters at Petaluma, Calif., honored
its information officer for her work since joining more than 20
months ago.

Kansas Wi.g E.ds Three-D.y S. R Test
Kansas Wing successfully
completed its 1970 Search and
Rescue exercise over three days
in mid-May.
Holding the SAR test in the
Spring rather than fall for the
first time, wing personnel
searched for two days before
finding the "simulated downed
plane" near a lake.
The pilot of the plane, on a
flight from Hays to Pittsburg,
Kan., was attempting to dodge
heavy rains and thunderstorms
when the accident occurred.
Ninety-eight senior members
and 36 cadets were involved in
the exercise and six
corporate-owned and 26
member-owned aircraft flew 63
sorties on the mission. Thirteen

mobile radio units also took
Maj. Frank Horton, Pittsburg

C . d e l , ' h ' o n g E . r n s , ' p . a l" . . i w . r d
It lit Force .,mv Ceremo.v
W A N T A G H , N . Y. - - F o r m e r
Civil Air Patrol C/Lt. Col. Peter
Strong of the Nassau Composite
S q u a d r o n I I I , N e w Yo r k W i n g ,
in June received the Gen. Carl A.
Spaatz award from Col. Robin
Olds, United States Air Force
Academy commandant of cadets
at a recent ceremony at the Air
Force Preparatory School at
Colorado Springs.
Strong, afterwards, entered
the Air Force Academy as a
cadet to become the second
squadron member to achieve this
honor in a short time.

N(.~ Ilanll)shirc
Scores (]omnmn q:im'st"
communications first was
established in May when the
New Hampshire Wing high
frequency communications
network was conducted from an
emergency service amphibious
"Weasel" o n B a c k L a k e a t
Border Squadron personnel
u s e d a " H e a t h k i t " H W- 1 8 a n d a
" We b s t e r B a n d s p a n n e r " m o b i l e
a n t e n n a d u r i n g t h e
communications equipment test.
Although the lake is located
in the northern reaches of the
state, all wing and some
Northeast Region stations had
no difficulty receiving messages
from the
water borne net

Composite Squadron
c o m m a n d e r, s e r v e d a s m i s s i o n

Before attending the
Preparatory School, Strong had
served in various leadership
positions which included Long
Island Group Leadership School
commander; Pennsylvania Wing
Officers Candidate School
deputy commander and
Pennsylvania Wing Cadet
Advisory Council deputy
c o m m a n d e r. H e a l s o a t t e n d e d
four summer encampments and
traveled overseas in the
International Air Cadet

New Mexico Wing lost one of its
most active and devoted
members, June 7, with the death
of Capt. Macky Jo Sulier at her
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w a s t h e w i f e o f M a j . J a m e s F.
Sulier Northern Group
c o m m a n d e r, a n d o n e o f t h e
f o u n d e r s o f t h e [ , a s Ve g a s
Composite Squadron.
Captain Sulier served as the
group's executive officer and
adjutant and had additional
duties as the organization's
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JULY, 1970


Missing Boater Found
By Florida SAR Pilot
NAPLES, Fla.--Florida Wing
search and rescue crews earned
credit in May for finding a lost
boater who was reported missing
by his wife.

Mrs. Hullett notified friends
that her husband had not
returned from the fishing trip
and they asked Civil Air Patrol's
assistance triggering the SAR
operation for the Florida Wing.

The Florida Wing launched
two planes on the search of the
coastline and inland waterways
from Wiggins Pass to Cape
Romano the first day and sent
four into the air the second day
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until the find was made.

Senior Member Earl Hodges,
CAP mission coordinator, said
M r. H u l l e t t w a s i n g o o d
condition after his ordeal. His
boat was towed to safety by the
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Korean Veteran Commands
Cadet Squadron

James C. Hullett, Naples
Community Hospital chairman
of the board, was the object of
the aerial search and rescue
operation, when he failed to
return from a fishing trip. A
Civil Air Patrol search and rescue
pilot, Dr. Louis Moore, flying
with the Florida Wing, spotted
Hullett's boat on Marco Island.

Lacharite, a veteran of the
Korean conflict and National
Blank Book company
production control specialist,
h a s b e e n named t h e n e w
commander o f t h e Westover
Cadet Squadron. He succeeds
1st. Lt. James Sebolt, who
retired as commander because of
Mr. Huilett stated that he
increased business commitments.
stayed the night aboard his boat
Warrant Officer Lacharite
after it developed motor trouble returned to CAP last year after
extensive training activities
and ran aground. Unable to
break loose, Mr. Hulle,t said his associated with his National
Blank Book Company. He was a
situation worsened when the
cadet with the former Holyoke
high tides and northerly winds
swept the boat onto land.
unit from 1945-47.
A graduate of Holyoke High
School, he also attended
Holyoke Community College
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r o ~
before joining the Air Force at
the outbreak of hostilities in
Korea and served with the 2d
Bombardment Wing at Hunter
AFB, Ga.
While in Korea, he served
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with the 307th Bombardment
Wing commanded by Col.
CUPERTINO, Calif.--San
C h a r l e s V. N e i l l , a r e c e n t
Jose Squadron 80, a unit of the commander of the 99th Bomb
California Wing, is engaged in a
Wing at Westover.
massive survival orientation
Lacharite left the Air Force
program of the public. The
in 1953 as a staff sergeant and
Squadron has distributed the
served as personnel technician
first in its new "This May Save
five years in the Air Force
Your Life" series to airports, Reserves.
sporting goods stores and




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Alabama Wing Is Active
In Civil Defense Test

WO Ray Lacharite

Minnesota Wing
Ends Search
For Lost Man

R IGH FIELD, Minn.--Members of the Minnesota Wing
ended an extensive air and
ground search mid-May for
82-year-old Albert R. Oestrieck
when his body was found in the
woods near Coleraine by the
Itasca County Sheriff's ground
search party.
Mr. Oestrieck was returning
home from visiting friends when
he developed car trouble and
decided to seek help. His body
A pocket-size card showing
was discovered some 15 miles
the internationally-recognized
from his car.
air-to-ground distress signals was
The Minnesota Wing
designed to enable lost or
expended more than 900
stranded individuals t o alert
MIAMI, Fla.--A light
manhours on the search as
search plane pilots o f their
airplane, reported missing June Grand Rapids Squadron pilots
immediate needs,
5, was spotted the next day by flew 20 sorties and logged 31
Squadron 80 operated a
C i v i l A i r P a t r o l P i l o t R . H . hours flying time on the search
search and rescue and
Houghtaling and Observer H. operation. Cadets and senior
Hall of the Florida Wing. The
communications base from
members also were involved in
plane, piloted by William Aubin the ground search.
Santa Clara's Reid Hillview
Airport, east of San Jose.
of Lakewood, Calif., was on a
fl i g h t f r o m Ta l l a h a s s e e t o
If you need help, tramp out Pompano Beach, was located in
the symbol in snow or make it a swamp 16 miles west of Palm
$1,000 in Savings
from bush, logs, stones or strips
of cloth, and be sure your sign is
M A X W E L L A F B ,
The Florida Wing logged a
large enough to be seen from the
total of seven sorties on the Ala.--Headquarters, Civil Air
REDCAP mission before the P a t r o I - U . S . A i r F o r c e , h a s
claimed a Cost Reduction saving
Following are the signals
fi nd was made. Additional
of $1,000 for fiscal year 1970
w h i c b a e r i a l s e a r c h e s information on the accident was
through relocation of a Civil Air
immediately recognize:
not available at presstime.
Patrol wing liaison office.
The saving was effected by
moving Montana Wing liaison
Require doctor--serious injuries.
office from Helena, where office
space was rented, to Great Falls.
Require medical supplies.
At Great Falls, the liaison office
occupies office space in a
Unable to proceed.
building already being utilized
J---J Need map and compass.
by the government for other
purposes, thus saving the rental
Need food and water.
cost in Helena.
The claim for the saving has
Indicate direction to proceed.
been submitted to Headquarters
C o m m a n d , U S A F, b u t C o s t
Reduction monitors there have
All well.
not yet validated it.

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CANADIANS VISIT-Visiting the Air Force Museum, cadets
of Toronto's 180 Squadron talk with CAP C/Capt. Bonny
Ursuy, Dayton-Gentile Squadron 704. The Toronto group, 71
cadets and 17 senior members, arrived at Cox Municipal
Airport near Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, for the weekend

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-Alabama Civil Air Patrol (CAP),
members from throughout the state took part May 23-24
in a joint Civil Defense-CAP exercise to determine their
effectiveness at prompt action during a major disaster.
Some 250 Alabama cadets
and seniormemberstookpartin
the exercise involving a
simulated train derailment of
major proportions. The
"accident" occurred in an area
near a major U.S. highway,
north of Birmingham.
Emergency Services Officer,
Maj. L. S. Jones of the Maxwell
MIAMI, FIa.--A group of
Composite CAP Squadron,
approximately 30 senior
directed CAP activities during
members and Civil Defense
the two-day mission in
personnel from the Miami-Fort
coordination with Col. C. Q.
Lauderdale area recently flew
Wadsworth, Birmingham-Jefaerial radiological monitoring
f e r s o n C o u n t y C D
missions as part of a training
program to sharpen their skills in
Mission headquarters for the d e a l i n g w i t h a n u c l e a r
exercise were set up in the
Birmingham Emergency
Under the direction of 1st.
Operating Center.
Lt. Frank Irwin, Miami Senior
Railroad officials working on Squadron 3 members heard Civil
the simulated problem informed
Defense Staff Instructor V. J.
C A P o f fi c i a l s M a y 2 3 t h a t a Weingartner explain how to
major train wreck had
operate the Radiation detection
"occurred" north of
survey meter in Civil Air Patrol
Birmingham. CAP was not
informed of the exact location
Four four-man crews trained
of the wreck.
in its use as mission were flown
Some 30-minutes later, CAP a n d r a d i o a c t i v i t y l e v e l s
aircraft personnel in that area simulated at preplanned points
alerted CAP communications
in.South Dade County.
center at the EOC that they had
The day-long exercise at
spotted flares along a railroad
Tamiami Airport was hailed a
track near Highway U.S. 31.
success by Lt. Col. Robert C.
Meanwhile, CD and railroad Owen, Florida Wing's deputy
o f fi c i a l s h a d w o r k e d o t h e r commander.
problems into the mission faced
by CAP, CD field units and local
and county law enforcement and
fire fighting officials.
Toxic materials were reported
aboard the train and a fire broke
out in woods near the tracks.
The train was reported as
We carry the most comcarrying propane gas and an
plete stock of CAP supevacuation was called for by
plies at guaranteed, savofficials.
A report of casualties coming
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into Birmingham hospitals
We stock sew-on cadet
resulted in a call for blood from
officers rank insignias
hospitals in north and south
and sew-on wings of all
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JULY, 1970

Air Force Museum to Have New Home
A new building to house the historic
aircraft and thousands of artifacts of the
U.S. Air Force is being built for the Air
Force Museum through the efforts of the
Air Force Museum Foundation and its
Speaking as the newly appointed
executive director of the Air Force
Museum Foundation, retired Air Force
Chief of Staff Gen. John P. McConnell
"I am extremely pleased to be on the
foundation staff and have a part in the
efforts to provide the much needed new
Air Force Museum building. Soon we will
have a facility to properly protect and
display for the public the museum's
collections and to recognize the efforts of
all who have made aerospace power
Present Site
The museum, which currently
occupies a temporary World War II
structure, began in 1923 at McCook Field
near Dayton. Since then it has collected
and preserved more than 100 aircraft and
missiles, and 8,000 aviation artifacts of
historical importance.
Playing host to more than a million
people annually from all over the world,
the Air Force Museum is recognized as
the world's largest military aviation
Among the more famous aircraft on
display is the Douglas World Cruiser
"New Orleans," one of two planes
completing the first around the world
flight in 1924; the R3C-2 Racer built by
Curtiss and flown by Jimmy Doolittle to
win the Schneider Cup race of 1925;
North America's F.82, the "Betty Jo,"
which set a non-stop flight record in 1947
between Hawaii and New York; and the
Lockheed P-80 flown by then-Col. Albert
Boyd to set a speed record of 623 mph in
Famous Planes
Others are the Boeing B-52 "Lucky
Lady III" which flew around the world in
just over 45 hours in 1957 to establish a
new circumnavigational speed record; the
McDonnell Douglas A-1E used by Maj.
Bernard Fisher in Vietnam for the daring
rescue of a fellow pilot, for which he was
awarded the Medal of Honor;
"Bockscar," the Boeing B-29 used to
drop the second atomic bomb on Japan;
and even experimental craft such as the
Ryan X-13 "Vertijet" and the McDonnell
Douglas X-3 "Stilleto."
Famous World War II veterans such as
the P-47, P-51, P-38, B-17 and B-24 are to
be seen. Among the favorite planes of
visitors is the North American XB-70
" Va l k y r i e , " t h e C o n v a i r B - 3 6 a n d
Boeing's B-47.
Because of the lack of space, some
important items from the aircraft
collection are not publicly exhibited.
These include the famous North
American X-15 rocket plane, President
Eisenhower's Lockheed C-121
"Columbine III," former President
Truman's McDonnell Douglas C.118
"Independence," and some of the Air
Force's missile collection.
Need Recognized
As the years have passed, the Air
Force Museum Foundation recognized
the need to provide a suitable facility
where research scholars, students,
industry and the public could study and
see the priceless collection.
More than just a building full of
planes, the museum's e~citing story of
military aviation records the chronology
of man's early thoughts of flight. The
unfolding story is related in brief
narratives imprinted on wall panels,
graphic pictorial techniques, and personal
diaries, uniforms and artifacts donated by
the people who made Air Force history.
In the new museum, visitors will be
able to see and find something of interest

Architect's Drawing oi' New Air Force Museum Facilit) U ndcr Construction
regardless of age or interest, whether it be
the Glenn Miller trombone, the prisoner
of war mementos, or the development of
space foods.
Group Chartered
Becoming aware of the critical need
for a new home for the Air Force
Museum, an aviation.minded group of
citizens founded the Air Force Museum
Foundation, Iric. in 1960, and had it
chartered as a non.profit organization in
Ohio. In the intervening years it has
grown into a nationally recognized roster
of personnel from industrial, civic,
philanthropic and governmental areas of
The Foundation is working towards
their long-stated specific goal of "building
a new Air Force Museum building and
presenting it to the United States Air
Force and the American people."
Through ~he Foundation's efforts, the
new museum is now under construction
at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near
The Air Force has set aside 200 acres
for the museum which will be located on
the northern portion of the Wright Field
flying area between the major runway
and taxiway. It will be within only a
couple miles of Huffman Prairie where in
1904-1905 the Wright Brothers developed
the art of controlled flight and later
established their flying school. Here they
trained many of America's early flying
pioneers including Lt. Henry H. Arnold,
destined to become one of the most
notable figures in Air Force history.
Historic Field
Wright Field itself is no less historic.
Dedicated in 1927, Wright Field quickly
became the hallmark of the Signal Corps,
Air Corps, and later Air Force research
and development. Numerous historic Air
Force aircraft of the 1930s and 1940s
were conceived, designed, tested, and
accepted at Wright Field and the world's
first blind solo flight was made on this
The new building, based on a concept
submitted by the architect-engineer-planner firm of Dalton, Dalton, Little of
Cleveland, through tim prime contractor
Pascoe Steel Corp. of Pomona, Calif., will
cost approximately $6 million. The
building appears mvch the same as an
early a~i~Li()n hangar and provides two
prime exhibit halls, plus a "core"
administrative section between the main
exhibit structures.
M a j . G e n . L e e H o g a n , D i r e c t o r,

Secretary of the Air Force Office of
Information, has stated, "The new
facility will be highly functional as an
aviation museum. The uninterrupted
display space provides 160,000 square
feet to house 100 aircraft and exhibits. It
will provide maximum flexibility for
movement of aircraft and exhibits and
will be a superb facility for protecting our
Plenty of Room
Nearly 800 feet long, and 300 feet
wide, with a ceiling height of 80 feet, the
building will house any airplane the Air
Force has in its inventory. It will be
totally air conditioned for the comfort of
visitors and protection of fragile wood
and fabric planes of the past. The "core"
area will include a large visitor reception
a r e a , g i f t s h o p , 5 0 0 s e a t t h e a t e r,
restaurant, research files and office area.
The floor plan will follow a unique traffic
controlled visitor walkway to highlight
the evolving chronology of flight.
The Foundation's fund-raising efforts

for the new museum will continue over
the next several months, according to
General McConnell. "The efforts of the
museum to preserve the heritage of the
Air Force should not go unfulfilled," he
said. "The items in the museum are much
more than just planes used by the United
States Air Force...they represent the
advancements developed cooperatively by
the Air Force and industry. The museum
thus has become the collective story of
the Air Force, aviation industry, and a
tvst of other aviation-minded citizens. I
am confident those persons and
organizations who learn of this project
will want to participate in the building of
this marvelous new Air Force Museum."
The Air Force Museum will be open to
the public, without admission charge,
every day of the year except Christmas.
Supporters wishing to contribute
should send their donations to: Air Force
Museum Foundation, Inc., Post Office
Box, Air Force One, Wright-Patterson Air
Force Base, Ohio 45433.

FAA Notes Increase
In Civil Air Fleet

U.S. civil aircraft fleet increased
90 per cent during the decade of
the 1960s, according to statistics
released recently by the Federal
Aviation Administration of the
Department of Transportation.
At the same time, the agency
noted that the growth rate for
the fleet in 1969 was the lowest
recorded in recent years--five
per cent.
FAA reported 133,814 civil
aircraft eligible to fly at the end
of 1969 as compared with
70,747 at the end of 1959 and
127,164 at the end of 1968. The
five per cent growth rate last
year compares with nine per
cent in 1968 and an average of
10 per cent during the previous
three years.
Aircraft considered eligible to
fly are those with a current
airworthiness certificate which
has been renewed during the
preceding 12 months through
periodic or progressive

General aviation (non-airline)
aircraft accounted for more than
97 per cent of the total eligible
aircraft. There were 130,806 at
the end of 1969 as compared
with 68,727 at the end of 1959
and 124,237 at the end of 1968.
One of the more significant
increases in general aviation
during the decade occurred in
the rotorcraft category. The
total of 2,586 at the end of
1969 was a 10 per cent increase
over the 2,350 the previous year
and nearly 500 per cent more
than the 525 at the end of 1959.
Flight activity by general
aviation aircraft registered a
marked increase during the
decade. These aircraft flew a
total of 25.3 million hours in
1969--a five per cent increase
over 1968, and nearly a 200 per
cent increase over 1960. Aircraft
utilization also was up from 171
hours per aircraft in 1960 to 194
in 1969.

J U LY, 1 9 7 0



Army,-Gunship Instructor
Acti ve i n CA P Pro g ra m

S U R V I VA L T R A I N I N G B E G U N - A i r F o r c e a n d C i v i l A i r
Patrol forces united recently in a program designed to give
CAP SAR forces a broader knowledge of survival training
while they participated in aerial search and rescue missions.
Joining Dr. Earl Hussel (center), Spokane Composite Squadron
m e d i c a l o f fi c e r, w e r e S S g t s . T h o m a s H a r r i s , a m e d i c a l
t e c h n i c i a n a n d P a u l D . M u s g r a v e , a n a c a d e m i c i n s t r u c t o r.
L e c t u r e s g i v e n a t t h e c o u r s e a t F a i r c h i l d A F B , Wa s h . , d e a l t
with emergency communications, food procurement,
mountain smvival and shelter. (official Air Force Photo)

F T. R U C K E R , A l a . - - H e l o o k s
like a college man of the kind
America needs, clean-cut,
tanned, intelligent--or one just
out of college and ready to tame
the world.
Army CWO Joseph M. "Joe"
Bilitzke is not a college man but
already has done his share
taming the world. A rated Army
helicopter pilot, he returned in
January 1969 from a year's tour
o f d u t y i n Vi e t n a m a s p i l o t o f a
helicopter gunship, not the kind
of occupation that leads to
retirement because of old age.
In addition to his helicopter
pilot rating, he holds a private
pilot license in fixed wing
airplanes. He earned the latter
while in Civil Air Patrol. A
member of the volunteer air
search and rescue organization

London Composite Squadron Hohls
Dedication Ceremonies Last Month
L O N D O N , K y. - - D e d i c a t i o n
of London Composite Squadron,

AF Secretar
Ask Support
R o b e r t C . S e a m a n s J r. ,
Secretary of the Air Force, has
joined in support of the Air
Force Museum fund-raising
campaign as the following letter
"The new Air Force Museum
will serve as a tribute to all
Americans who have contributed
so much to the field of aviation.
it also will serve as an inspiration
to future generations of
Americans to increase their
knowledge and awareness of the
United States Air Force and the
history of flight. ! ask each of
you to consider supporting the
Foundation in its efforts to
make the Museum a reality.
"Robert C. Seamans Jr.
"Secretary of the Air Force."

Civil Air Patrol's new $20,000
facilities was made May 24 for
use in the public service function
o f C A P, a n d t o t h e m e m o r y o f
the first squadron commander
and a cadet killed in Vietnam.
Kentucky Wing Commander
Lt. Col. Richard R. Dooley
pointed to the excellent
community support that enabled
CAP to grow and function in the
London-Corbin area. Colonel
Dooley complimented squadron
members on their hard work in
completing the building with its
emergency service facilities.
London Composite Squadron
was organized in 1943 by
Roscoe Magee, its first squadron
c o m m a n d e r, w h o w a s h o n o r e d
in the dedication services. Also
honored was Capt. John 'Pat'
F i e c h t e r, k i l l e d i n V i e t n a m i n
During the tenure of Lt. Col.
Robert Gray as commander, the
squadron has grown from eight
seniors and six cadets to 40
seniors and 35 cadet members.
Included in this number are 13
mission pilots, and five rated
Colonel Gray served as
Kentucky Wing encampment

commander June 21-27 at Fort
K n o x , K y.

Chicf Of Staff
Joins Driw
Gen. John D. Ryan, Air
F o r c e c h i e f o f S t a ff , h a s j o i n e d
in the fund-raising campaign
supporting the Air Force
His letter in support of the
drive follows:
"1 share Secretary Seamans"
enthusiasm about the
undertaking of the Air Force
Museum Foundation to build a
new Museum for the exhibition
and preservation of our Air
Force heritage. ! earnestly hope
that all military and civilian
members of the Air Force will
support the Foundation in its
endeavors and will subsequently
take pride in visiting their new
Museum. it will truly be an
outstanding repository for the
artifacts connected
aerospace achievements.
" J O H N D . R YA N
" C h i e f o f S t a ff , U S A F. "

An Air Force-wide volunteer
f u n d - r a i s i n g e ff o r t i n s u p p o r t o f
a new $6 million dollar Air
Force museum being built at
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio,
will be conducted during July

The museum is being built
largely with funds donated to
the Air Force Museum
Foundation, Inc., by businesses
and private citizens. The July
campaign permits Air Force
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of the Air Guard to have a part
in building the new museum.
Donations can be made to a
local volunteer fund-raising
organization or by direct mail.
Construction started in April
and is scheduled for completion
e a r l y n e x t y e a r. T h e m u s e u m
will be open free to the public in
the summer of 1971. It will help
preserve the Air Force heritage
through its displays of historic
aircraft and related items from
the era of the Wright Brothers to
the present. Its military aviation
collection is one of the most
extensive in the world. (See
story, opposite page.)
If you care to donate, mail
your contribution with coupon

since 1958, he is a first
lieutenant in the Lansing Cadet
Squadron of the Michigan Wing.
CWO Bilitzke is stationed at
F t . R u c k e r, t h e A r m y ' s c e n t e r
for advanced flight training
where he is serving as academic
instructor and flight instructor
in helicopter gu nships.
An advanced flight school
graduate at Ft. Rueker in
December 1967, he went to
Vietnam the next month on a
y e a r t o u r o f d u t y. H e p l a n s t o
leave the Army in June and
return to Michigan State
University to work toward his
He does not plan to continue
as a commercial helicopter pilot,
he said in an interview at CAP's
National Headquarters recently.
"There are too many other
job opportunities," he said.
Besides, he explained, there are
not many openings for
helicopter pilots in civilian life.
In Vietnam, he was assigned
to the 281st Assault Helicopter
Company and worked
principally with Army Special
Forces on missions that are still
classified. He said that he
worked mostly in small units as
a fire team leader in charge of
two other helicopters. This
involved, he added, making the
decision as to "whether to go in
or not," even if there were
colonels aboard.
He was involved, Joe
explained, only very little with
the kind of mass gunship assault
often seen in news film. The
difference in a gunship and any
other kind of helicopter, he said,
is that in a gunship "you're
expendable." The gunship,
according to him, "gets between
the 'slicks' (troop carriers) and
'Charles' (the enemy)."
Listening to CWO Bilitzke
t a l k a b o u t Vi e t n a m , y o u g e t t h e
idea that flying a gunship wasn't
much of a lark. He was calm and
matter-of-fact about his
explanations, as if it were not
particularly exciting, about like
driving a truck. The fact that he
w o n P. ~ A i r M e d a l s a n d o n e A i r
Medal with V Device (for valor)
belies the idea that there wasn't
much to it.
"I was shot down several
times," he ventured, "and once
had an engine blow up--on New
Year's eve." One of the times he
was shot down was in the famed
A S h a u Va l l e y b u t h e w a s
r e s c u e d t h e s a m e d a y. O n t h a t
d a y, h e s a i d , f o u r h e l i c o p t e r s
and two Air Force fighters were

downed by enemy fire.
Did he consider flying
helicopters more dangerous than
doing other jobs in Vietnam?
Joe supposed that it was. But, he
added, "That plexi-glass shield
gives you a false sense of
security. You get the idea that it
will stop anything."
In Vietnam, he earned, in
addition to the boxful of Air
M e d a l s , t h e Vi e t n a m C a m p a i g n
Medal, the Vietnam Service
R i b b o n , t h e B r o n z e S t a r, t h e
Vietnamese Cross of
Gallantry--and the Purple Heart.
"I got in the way that time," he
A native of Okemos, Mich.,
Bilitzke joined Civil Air Patrol as
a basic airman cadet as soon as
he was old enough to get in.
(The age limit has since been
lowered to 13.) He attended
four summer encampments,
acting as cadet commander at
two of them, and worked his
way up through
ranks and
squadron jobs
to cadet
lieutenant colonel and cadet
squadron commander.
As a cadet, he helped form
cadet advisory councils for the
Michigan Wing and Great Lakes
R e g i o n o f C A P. H e a l s o
participated in five SAR-CAPs,
search and rescue practice
He became a senior member
of CAP in 1965. One of his first
jobs as a senior--a brand-new
CAP second lieutenant--was to
c o n d u c t a R E D - C A P, a r e a l
search and rescue mission.
Joe said he enjoys Civil Air
Patrol activities and plans to
remain a member. He credits his
training in the organization with
helping him in the Army "so far
as discipline and understanding
military routine are concerned."
He plans to continue flying,
"mostly on weekends," he said.
That's the kind of flying Civil
Air Patrol does a lot of. He
started flying, with a student
license, in CAP and earned his
private pilot license on his own.
But, whether flying or on the
ground, CWO Bilitzke is the kind
of young man likely to make his
mark in the world. If he is an
example of the type of young
man upholding America's honor
in Southeast Asia--and coming
home to have a part in the
nation's future--Americans can
worry a little less about
p o l l u t i o n , h i p p i e s , p e a c e , w a r,
the national debt, and all the
other things which plague this
c o u n t r y.

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N E W H AV E N , C o n n . - - M S g t .
Nathaniei Hicks, CAPoUSAF
liaison NCO to the Connecticut
Wing, was hosted recently at a
dinner in his honor at the
Oxford House in Oxford, Conn.,
b y W i n g C o m m a n d e r, C o l .
Clinton G. Litchfield and his
staff, who honored the sergeant
for his achievements in the wing.
Assigned to the wing in July
1967, Sergeant Hicks became
the administrative assistant to

Maj. William Hall, then the
CAP-USAF liaison officer to the
wing. After Major Hall
transferred to CAP's Northeast
Region in 1968, Hicks assumed
the liaison duty and has since
served in this capacity.
He served tours of duty at
Dover AFB, Dei., Japan, Korea
and Hawaii before his
assignment to CAP-USAF liaison
d u t y.



J U LY, 1 9 7 0 "

They Don '1 Mix!

(Reprinted from "FAA Aviation News")
"...and the county Medical
Examiner's report revealed that both
pilot and his passenger were under the
influence of barbiturates when the
accident took place."
Certain barbiturates produce an initial
sense of excitement, later followed by
sleepiness, lack of attention, etc. The
pilot and passenger mentioned in this
report may have been totally unaware of
the drowsiness setting in when they
attempted to land their light plane at a
s m a l l a i r s t r i p i n t h e c o u n t r y. , T h e
37-year-old pilot was thoroughly familiar
with the area and had been in and out of
the landing strip frequently. The weather
was "ceiling and visibility unlimited." Yet
the aircraft struck several well-marked
power lines, crashed and burned: two
The report is typical of the many
general aviation accidents in which
medical drugs are known to have played a
contributory or primary role. Some of
these drugs were prescribed legitimately
by a physician who was not informed of
his patient's intention to fly soon
afterwards. Some were over-the-counter
medications easily available at any drug
store. And certain others were obtained
through illegal channels.
The hazards of flying after using
narcotics or sedatives are obvious, and
anyone who ignores the danger is a
potential menace to himself and others.
Any pilot who is addicted to drugs of any
kind, or who is suffering from a condition
which requires the use of addictive drugs,
should be grounded in the interest of
safety as long as the addiction or
condition persists.
Individual reaction to drugs not only
varies from one person to another but
also may vary considerably within the
experience of any given person, especially
if triggered by emotional disturbances,
alcoholic indulgence, or the use of other
medications. The possibilities of recurrent
or unexpected side effects of a drug mean
that the user may be incapacitated as a
pilot at any time, without warning or
knowledge of what is happening to him.
He may feel keenly alert and clearheaded
one moment and slump into a stupor the
next. Illegal use of any form of "junk" is
a felony on the ground. In the air it leads
to fatalities.
Less well known but also serious are
the dangers of flying while under the
influence of physician-prescribed drugs.
The first question every pilot should ask
his physician, when handed a prescription
to be filled for any type of ailment--even
sunburn--is, "Should I continue to fly?"
If the physician cannot answer the
question directly, the nearest Aviation
Medical examiner will be happy to do so.
Investigators probing an accident
which took the life of a 44-year-old man
and his teen-age son discovered that he
was receiving morphine regularly to
control pain due to terminal cancer. On
the day of his fatal accident he was
returning home in bad weather after his
weekly visit to his doctor in a distant
city. En route, he landed on the wrong
airport, on the inactive runway, and made
a hurried takeoff to avoid an air carrier
on final. He crashed a few minutes later.
The responsibility for informing the
family physician that his patient is a pilot
belongs to the pilot. Unless he is a,
professional pilot, his doctor may not be
expected to remember his flying status,
or anticipate the fact that the advice,
"Take it easy for a while," may not
necessarily spell "grounded" to an eager
aviator. The fact that he is excused from
work may simply afford him a splendid

opportunity to go flying during the week
when rental aircraft are most readily
a v a i l a b l e . Tr u e , h e m a y h a v e b e e n
coughing and sneezing his head off, but
the antihistamine given him by the doctor
should relieve his discomfort, he thinks.
So it may, but it may also relieve him
of his mental alertness and possibly
produce dizziness, nausea, headaches,
muscular convulsions, etc. FAA's "Guide
to Drug Hazards in Aviation Medicine"
grounds pilots for 24 hours after the
administration of the usual dose of most
S i m i l a r l y, a v a c c i n a t i o n a n d t h e
ensuing slight pain in the left arm may
not appear sufficient reason to stay out
of the. cockpit. But aching, lassitude,
vomiting, etc., all possible subsequent
reactions, do not make for good
airmanship or sound judgment under
deteriorating flight conditions.
The list of medications which should
bar flying for at least 24 hours includes
many drugs which would surprise the
layman pilot. In addition to the
antihistamines already mentioned, these
include most vaccines and immunization
sera, local anesthetics (as used in
de ntistry, for example), paregorics,
penicillins, sulfa drugs, quinine and
atabrine, amphetamines (such as certain
reducing pills), insulins, tranquilizers,
sedatives, and many, many others.
A great danger lies in the ability of
many "miracle drugs" to suppress pain
and other symptoms to the extent that
the pilot feels capable of functioning
normally, so he disregards the possibility
of side effects which could interfere with
handling an aircraft. In discussing the
subject with his doctor, the pilot-patient
should remember to mention any other
medications he may be using, in addition
to those presently being prescribed. Some
drugs which produce very little reaction
when used-alone h~ive pronounced effects
in the presence of certain other chemical
agents. In this sense, potable alcohol is to
be considered a drug.
Least suspected by the user, and
therefore perhaps potentially the most
dangerous of all, are the patent
medications that are freely available on
the shelves of drug stores, supermarkets,
and elsewhere.
Common non-narcotic analgesics (pain
killers) such as aspirin, or oil of
wintergreen, may bring on nausea, ringing
in the ear or temporary deafness,
hallucinations, etc., if taken in excessive
Cough syrups commonly contain
mixtures of elixir terpin hydrate and
codeine, which have a powerful sedative
effect. Some contain antihistamines and
some have an alcohol content ranging
from 12 to 40 per cent. Anti-motion pills,
used to combat air sickness, also depress
the central nervous system and induce
Other little-suspected types of
medication which might be cause for
grounding a pilot temporarily include
certain sun-tan preparations, laxatives,
antacids (sodium bicarbonate may cause
great discomfort from gas at altitude) and
nasal decongestants. The layman cannot
make a safe judgment simply from
reading the list of ingredients. He should
seek a medical opinion.
The Federal Aviation Regulations
which prohibit flying while under the
influence of drugs (Part 91.11) do not
identify specific drugs as harmful and
others as not. Responsibility rests on each
individual pilot, with respect to all forms
of medication, to keep himself informed
as to when be may fly safely. Ask a
physician; don't guess.
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Angeles (Calif.) Crest Group 21 explains aerodynamics to
Cadet Frederico Mero of Central Los Angeles Group 6 while
Cadet Samuel Martinez, also of Group 6, waits to enter the
four-place Cessna 172 at Hollywood-Burbank Airport. (Photo
courtesy of Capt. AI Marryman, Bay Cities Group 19)

'Cleared as Filed"
Will Apply to All
On and after July 1, all pilots
Pilot should give their aircraft
filing IFR ,can expect to hear the identification, location, type of
phrase, "Cleared as Filed," when operation planned (IFR), and
the point of first intended
the time comes to copy their
landing in their initial radio
Previously this term was used contact. Example: "Washington
only for air carriers but the G r o u n d C o n t r o l , t h i s i s
Federal Aviation Administration Beechcraft One Three One Five
Niner at Hangar Eight, ready to
has combined the best features
of this and the familiar "Via
taxi, IFR to Atlanta."
Flight Planned Route"
In a radar environment, the
procedure in an effort to
controller will state, "Cleared as
simplify clearance procedures
filed," specify the assigned
for both pilots and controllers.
altitude or flight level and give
The new abbreviated IFR
any required additional
departure clearances will be instructions or information. He
issued, based on the route of a l s o w i l l m a k e a n y m i n o r
flight filed in the flight plan,
revisions to the filed route and
p r o v i d e d t h e r o u t e c a n b e assign or change the SID if
approved with little or no
revision. Pilots should avoid
making last minute changes to
filed flight plans just prior to
departure but should inform the
controller in his initial radio
contact if a change has been
made. If the controller knows of
a change in a filed flight plan, he
"Just as I was getting
will not issue an abbreviated
airborne, I heard a loud popping
noise and aborted, thinking the
To insure the success of the engine was backfiring."
new program, pilots should
This could be the testimony
include specific SID/transitions given in the investigation of a
and .preferred routes in flight
needless accident--caused by an
plans whenever such routes meet open cabin door. Pilots have
their needs. They also should ~ b o r t e d a n d h a d a c c i d e n t s
r e q u e s t r o u t e o r a l t i t u d e because the cabin door came
verifications or clarification open on takeoff and made
from ATC if any portion of the unexpected noises.
clearance i s n o t c l e a r l y
No one expects the cabin
understood. I f t h e p i l o t s o
door to come open during flight
requests, a detailed clearance
so it is only normal to think the
will be issued by ATC.
accompanying noise means that
All pilots should understand something has gone wrong with
c e r t a i n f a c t s a b o u t the t h e a i r c r a f t . U n f o r t u n a t e l y,
abbreviated clearances. The unlatched doors usually will
controller will not
state c o m e o p e n a s t h e a i r p l a n e
s p e c i fi c a l l y t h e d e s t i n a t i o n accelerates during takeoff--when
airport but the clearance as
a sudden wrong decision is
issued will be considered as a
especially dangerous.
clearance to the destination
Then, too, in some aircraft,
airport filed in the flight plan. A an open door may cause control
specific SID filed by the pilot
problems or impose structural
a n d a t r a n s i t i o n r o u t e i f limitations for which the aircraft
appropriate will be considered
was not designed.
part of the route of flight and
The best way to avoid a
will not be stated if used as filed. needless open-door accident is to
I f a S I D w a s n o t fl i e d o r i f use a check list. Make sure the
unable to approve the filed SID,
door and latches are working
AT C m a y s p e c i f y o n e . T h e
properly during the preflight
assigned en route altitude or check Make a final check before
flight level will be stated always
taking the runway gnd don't let
in the clearance and :may or may
an open door Open the door to
i the same as filed. ....

2/atch That
Open Door!

JULY, 1970



In Case of Fire, Don't Panic!
(Reprinted From "FAA Aviation News")
The modern airplane, with its
advanced engineering and all-metal
construction, is far from the potential
torch which characterized the early
wood-and-fabric planes. Apart from
crashes or engine fires, the most common
causes of fire in an aircraft today stem
from acts of carelessness and electrical
short circuits. It behooves the aircraft
owner or pilot to see that some means of
controlling a fire is always at hand.
Some general aviation aircraft
o p e r a t i n g U n d e r FA R 9 1 , " G e n e r a l
Operating and Flight Rules," are not
required to have fire extinguishers, but if
the airplane is to be used for hire or as an
air taxi an extinguisher accessible to both
pilot and passengers must be provided. (If
within reach of both parties, a single
extinguisher will suffice.) -The
extinguisher need not be permanently
secured to the plane, but readily
"available," a term FAA interprets to
mean that it can be carried aboard with
each use of the aircraft.
(Aircraft operated under FAR 121,
"Certification and Operations: Air Carrier
and Operators of Large Aircraft," and
Part 123, "Certification and Operations:
Air Travel Clubs using Large Aircraft,"
are required to have comprehensive fire
control equipment and systems installed
as a condition for certification and
Portable trtre extinguishers suitable for
combatting cabin f'n~s are commonly of
three types: carbon dioxide, dry
chemicals propelled by compressed air,
and water discharged by air pressure.
Carbon dioxide extinguishers are
particularly suited for fires involving
flammable liquids and electrical
equipment. Carbon dioxide also can be
used to good effect on wood, fabric, and
paper fires, but this is wasteful since plain
water is a more efficient extinguishing
agent for this type of blaze.

Over llome
Of Prcsi{icn!
The prohibited area
established last year for the
protection and safety of
P~resident Nixon while he is in
California is a full-time,
continuous area. Pilots should
avoid the area at all times, not
just when the President is in
residence there,
The prohibited area (P-25)
includes that air space from the
surface to 4,000 feet above
mean sea level within one
nautical mile radius of the San
Mateo Point, Calif., loran
station. It lies on the 300 degree
radial of the Oeeanside VOR and
is 121/2 miles out from the VOR
on Victor 23 airway,
Pilots should remember that
penetration of an established
prohibited area is a violation of
the Federal Aviation
Regulations. Numerous
violations of this prohibitedarea
have occurred and the Federal
Aviation Administration has
advised that severe penalties,
including suspension of pilot
licenses, have been and are being
assessed against violators,
T h e FA A h a s a s k e d t h e
cooperation of all pilots flying in
the vicinity of the Summer
White House.

Carbon" dioxide covers the fire,
robbing it of air. It is a non-conductor,
making it valuable in electrical fires.
Carbon dioxide is non-corrosive, leaveS no
residue and has no adverse effect on
breathing. However, if discharged on flesh
at close range, it can cause injury because
of its extremely low temperature (minus
110 degrees F.) when liberated from its
container. A cloud caused by the rapid
vaporization of carbon dioxide can
obstruct vision temporarily.
In use, the carbon dioxide extinguisher
should be held close to the base of the
fire and gradually moved forward and
upward, the nozzle swinging in slow, even
arcs. Rapid motion, or advancing too
quickly, can leave areas where the fire
appears to be out, only to rekindle
because of surrounding hot temperatures.
Re-ignition is also a possibility in
electrical fires wl~ere the power cannot be
cut. Intermittent reapplication of the
carbon dioxide can reduce this hazard.
Plain water remains the best
extinguishing agent for upholstery fires,
the kind of blaze most likely to be
encountered inside the cabin. The
quenching and cooling effects of water
are its chief qualities but it has the added
virtues of being non-toxic and readily
available. However, it should not be used
to quench fires involving electricity,
flammable liquids, or metals.
Water should not be used on electrical
fires because of its conductivity, which
could possibly lead to a fatal or disabling

shock. Furthermore, water could easily
Dry chemicals are effective against
make a flammable liquid (gasoline, oil,
metal fires, burning liquids, electrical
etc.) fire worse by fragmenting and
s p r e a d i n g t h e . b u r n i n g fl u i d . Wa t e r fires, and wood, paper and fabric fires.
produces the same scattering effect on
While they quickly "knock down" a fire,
there is always a danger of re-iguition
burning metals, such as magnesium,
unless they are applied in quantity and
which is used in aircraft wheels and some
structural components. A fire hot enough
then followed up until the fire is out
to ignite metals is far beyond the capacity
beyond doubt.
The discharge of a dry chemical fire
of hand extinguishers.
extinguisher in the close confines of an
Both carbon dioxide and water
aircraft cabin in flight presents a hazard
extinguishers should be "winterized"
because the chemicals cloud the air. This
according to manufacturers'
i s m o m e n t a r y, a n d p r o b a b l y n o t a s
recommendations when freezing
dangerous as the fire. The dry chemicals
temperatures are anticipated. The carbon
also leave a residue but this can easily be
dioxide bottle should be weighed
cleaned up by use of a vacuum cleaner.
periodically to assure full charge. Full
volume weights are stamped on the
The dry chemicals are non-corrosive
components, but the vapors arising from
e x t i n g u i s h e r ' s d a t a p l a t e . Wa t e r
their decomposition by heat can he
extinguishers use stored pressure or gas
irritating to the eyes and respiratory
cartridges (like those in seltzer bottles) as
a propellant force. The state of charge in
In order to be readily accessible and
the stored pressure type can be read on a
secure in flight, fire extinguishers should
small gauge; a sealed gas cartridge is proof
be fastened in the aircraft with an
of charge on the other type.
approved quick-release bracket.
Hand portable dry chemical
Installation is a job for a certificated
e x t i n g u i s h e r s a r e r e l a t i v e l y n e w,
mechanic, or an approved repair station,
compared to water and carbon dioxide.
because it constitutes a "repair or
O r i g i n a l l y, t h e s e w e r e s o d i u m
alteration" as defined in FAR 43. An
bicarbonate-based compounds, but
unsecured fire extinguisher, which could
research has added several more which are
weight as much as five pounds, could be a
as good, or better. Among these are
hazard flying around the cabin during
potassium.bicarbonate base,
turbulence, or rolling around the floor.
potassium-chloride base, and
Using a bracket to mount it makes its
m o n o-ammonium-phosphate base
exact location certain in an emergency.
chemicals. Carbon dioxide is the
Fire in the cabin presents a pilot with two
propelling agent in most dry chemical
immediate demands: attacking the fire,
and getting the aircraft on the ground
safely as fast as possible.
If he has no portable extinguishers on
board, the pilot has no choice but to
make an emergency landing. A handy
. r
cockpit or cabin extinguisher gives him,
at least, more time to choose his landing
Most of the material on these two pages (Pages 12 and 13) is supplied by the
spot, and at best the possibility of putting
Directorate of Operations at National Headquarters, CivilAir Patrol, and is taken in
out the fire in flight. It's worth thinking
part from FAA circulars, directives and publications. It is presented for pilots in the
htterest of safer flying.
-Frank J. Clifford.

. . F LY I N G . . .

Wa t c h f o r 'B l i n d S p o t s '
F l y i n g H i g h - Wi n g P l a n e s
H i g h w i n g a i r c r a f t h a v e higher in that-direction.
cannot be spotted while turning
excellent visibility ahead, to
base, it may be advisable to
either side, and below. Most are
Flying the downwind leg, the
break out and go around, rather
vulnerable, however, to other
inexperienced pilot tends to
than chance continuing on a
aircraft descending to their level
concentrate his attention on the
potentially conflicting course.
inside of the pattern, looking
from behind. On approaching
Turning from a base leg to
and entering an airport pattern, toward the intended runway.
final approach affords another
therefore, the high wing airplane The fact is that faster aircraft
pilot must be especially alert for
could be overtaking him on opportunity to clear the air
overhead possibly blocked out
other aircraft overtaking him either side; he must scan in all
from above. Once another plane
directions. Rolling his aircraft during level flight by the wing.
penetrates his blind zone, it may slightly to either side will give The pilot should pay particular
not be seen again in time to him a better opportunity to spot attention to possible traffic on
avoid a collision,
traffic descending toward him long final approach well above
f r o m h i s l e f t o r r i g h t ; a n d i f his altitude, or on short final
If he makes his approach
below him.
these are low wing aircraft, he
starting with a downwind leg,
t h e h i g h w i n g p i l o t s h o u l d may be in their biindspot.
Final approach is the landing
already be at the pattern
Before turning on a base leg,
phase in which most midair
altitude, as indicated by the
a careful scan should be made
collisions around airports occur,
airport management. At this
f o r a i r c r a f t w h i c h m a y h a v e but the fateful circumstances
point he must be concerned
leading up to such accidents
both with aircraft circling within e x t e n d e d t h e p a t t e r n f a r
downwind. Such traffic may be
usually develop earlier in the
the pattern and with other
difficult to pick out against a pattern. The pilot who is well
aircraft entering the pattern
v a r i c o l o r e d l a n d s c a p e , a n d aware of the blind spots of a
above or below him and to
particularly against a setting sun. high wing airplane, and who
either side.
During the actual turn, the
consistently maneuvers his
He can never take it for
aircraft to peer into hidden
granted that all other aircraft are raised wing will offer a broad
airspace from the moment he
view of the outside of the turn,
at the proper altitude for the
approaches the airport pattern,
pattern, and he should take the and the pilot should use the
o p p o r t u n i t y t o c l e a r t h e can give his undivided attention
trouble actually to see other
to landing the aircraft once he
planes reported on UNICOM. If
heads for the threshold.
he expects traffic above and to
If known traffic ahead (as
his left, for example, he can raise
reported on the UNICOM
Final tip: look out for double
his left wing sligh!ly to scan channel, or observed earlier) shadows on the ~und.

!iii~'~ ....... :~!i

e e
of al
F O R t h e bof nthefi tCivil Airl
Patrol, CAP News publishes
the latest statistics of search
and rescue activities
throughout the organization.
These are unofficial figures
c o m p i l e d b y t h e
D CS/Operations at CAP's
National Headquarters.
(As of 24 June 70)
o f m i s s i o n s . . . . . . . . . . . 170
o f a i r c r a f t . . . . . . . . :. 2,740
o f s o r t i e s . . . . . . . . . . . 4,740
H o u r s . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,009
m e m b e r s . . . . . . . . . . 10,340
R a d i o s . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,367
S t a t i o n s . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,385
S a v e d . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
E v a c u a t e d . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
A s s i s t e d . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 1
SAR Objectives
Located ............... 4 8



JULY, 1970


New Guidelines
Given to Cadets
In New Program
procedure but also include
yellow copy of completed
contract (front and back).
2. Cadets who have
completed two or more
achievements NOT in required
a. Initial achievement under
modified program: same as forinitial achievement above
except: (1) Achievement packet
ordered should he one which
will contribute to filling in the
required sequence, and (2) the
cadet should indicate the ribbon
and rank insignia to which
entitled as a result of last
achievement completed, if he or
she does not already have them.
b. Subsequent achievements
under the modified program: (1)
Same procedure but also include
the yellow copy of the
airplane (from left) are Cadet Richard
" B I R D B AT H " - A n I l l i n o i s W i n g a i r p l a n e
completed contract (front and
which has just returned from a recent Civil
Humphrey, CWO James Gough and Cadet
Defense (SARDA) aerial monitoring mission
Edward Davis, all who were involved in the
3. Additional material which
gets a scrubbing in a soap and water solution by
wing's CD-SAR Test at St. Louis Downtown
may be needed or desired by
Air Park at Collinsville, I!!. (Photo courtesy of
cadets and a senior member engaged in the
cadets initially transitioning to
the modified program:
weekend exercise. Decontaminating the
the Metro-East Journal, East St. Louis, IlL)
a. Cadets transitioning to the
modified program may need the
following additional items which
normally will be provided as a
part of Achievement Packet
Number 1 (Curry). These must
also be added to the order form,
with the additional cost as listed
COLLINSVILLE, Ig.-Squadrons from Bellevgle, Scott AFB and
(I) Leadership Laboratory
Collinsville gathered here in May and gave a realistic demonstration
Manual--Each cadet should have
of their professional skH! while responding to a Civil Defense and Air
a copy. Some may have them
Force evaluated exercise.
under the old program.
(2) Cadet Handbook--Each
Site for the SARDA was St. 100 Cad
cadet should have a copy. The
Louis Downtown Air Park here
as air and ground rescue teams,
objectives for the leadership
first aid teams, communications
portion of each achievement are
available to the cadet only in
and deco~tamid'ation teams were
this volume.
tested on their abilities to E~C(I lip
respond as a unit to meet local
(3) Physical Fitness Manual
t~ ~).~ I
or national emergencies or
(The New Aerobics)--Eaeh cadet
CHICOPEE, Mass.--"Soggy
should have a copy to
but successful" was the way 100
understand and carry out the
Civil Air Patrol air crews flew
aerial radiologieal monitoring
cadets described a Civil Air
Patrol weekend encampment
missions and reconnaissance of
b. Phase III and IV cadets
June 5-7 at Northampton's
simulated disaster areas and
transitioning to the modified
Tri-County Fairgrounds, site also
worked around the clock in the
program may need additional
two day exercise while
for the first CAP Model
CAP manuals and regulations for
Rocketry Meet in Massachusetts.
communications personnel kept
Staff Duty Analysis which
The cadets came to the
would normally have been sent
the Civil Defense and CAP
i n f o r m e d o f t h e m i s s i o n s e n c a m p m e n t f r o m L u d l o w,
to them in earlier Phase 1II or IV
progress. Flightline crews, suited N o r t h a m p t o n , P i t t s fi e l d ,
achievement packets (also the
Springfield, Westfieid, West
in protective gear,
SDA pamphlet). The pamphlet
S p r i n g fi e l d , We s t o v e r A F B ,
decontaminated each airplane
insert lists the directives needed.
returning from an aerial
Turner's Falls, Worcester and
Each cadet should eventually
monitoring mission by washing
Rockville, Conn., to attend
have a complete file for
classes in leadership, training and
instructional purposes.
it in soap and water.
Additional regulations and
Col. Loal Bethel, Group 19 model rocketry.
C / S g t . M i c h a e l W e i r, a
commander, Illinois Wing, was in
manuals can be purchased from
14-year-old cadet, from
charge of the exercise designed
the Book store (price list will be
Springfield was named the top
published for these items).
to test the CAP menibers'
male cadet and C/Sgt. Susan
FINAL ADJUSTMENT-Cadet David Toplon, Westover Cadet
Oliver, also 14 from Ludlow, the
Except for achievement
Squadron rocketeer, makes some final adjustments on a model
most outstanding female cadet
packet No. 1 (Curry) ($2.50), all
rocket with a camera before launching it at the Group i
at the encampment.
achievement packets will cost
encampment competition, Jmte 6, at Northampton's
$1.50. The combined catalog
Twenty.three cadets entered
Tri-County Fairgrounds. Some 23 cadets from six units in
the model rocketry
value of all the materials in the
Western Massachusetts competed for nine trophies in three
majority of the achievement
competition's three categories
packets will exceed this price; in
which included Parachute
model rocket events sponsored by the Chicopee Chapter of the
some cases it will obviously be
duration; spot landing and best
Air Force Association. (Photo courtesy of Ist. Lt. Larry Loos,
less (particularly Phase IlI and
Group ! information officer)
IV). The total cost of all packets
The winners were: C/Sgt.
Steve Humphrey of Westfield,
however, is less than two-thirds
who logged 59 seconds to win
of the cost .of all items
Zero Defects is still alive
the parachute duration title; C/B
purchased separately.
What better way to recognize
Norllwrn (;roul; .Moses to I,as Xcg, ts
This standard pricing greatly
Lee Goodwin of Westover who
Units or members who find
achieved 42 feet to wing the
simplifies ordering and
New or better ways
LAS VEGAS, N. Mex.-Northern Group I:leadquarters has been processing procedures although
spot landing title and C/Capt.
To get the job done;
moved to Las Vegas, N. Mex. recently, following the appointment of
in some Phase III and IV
Steve Lorenz of Westfield, who
Send in your nominations
won the Best Worksmanship Maj. James E. Sullier as commander. Las Vegas Squadron achievements it will seem as if
So this box can be filled with
cadets are getting very little for
a w a r d , f o r h i s M a r s L a n d e r commander for four years, Major Sullier said that four of his family
are.members of Civil Air Patrol. ............................ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . t h e i r. f e e , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ala.--Individuals ordering study
material from the Civil Air
PatroI-USAF Educational
Material's Center (Book Store)
here during the modified cadet
program transition period, July
1, 1970 to Jan. 1, 1971, have
been asked to follow these
1. Cadets
w h o have
completed all achievements to a
given point in the structured
a. Initial achievement under
the modified program: {1)
Complete the mailing label on
the Bookstore order form, {2)
write on the order form the next
achievement packet in the
sequence (under Catalog
Packet No.____"), (3) mail
order form and $1.50 to
Bookstore, National
Headquarters, Civil Air Patrol,
Maxwell AFB Alabama 36112.
b. Subsequent achievements
under modified program: same

Illinois Squadrons Busy
In Recent SARDA Test


JULY, 1970



Changes to Effect
All CAP M em bers
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.-Guidelines on personal
appearance, revision of CAP Regulation. 39-3 and
modification of CAP Form 15 are among some of the
changes sent to the field from National Headquarters of
Civil Air Patrol recently which will have a direct bearing on
members of the organization.
N a t i o n a l H e a d q u a r t e r s screened for administrative
guidelines relating to personal
completeness and held for the
appearance in uniform rule that National Awards Review Board
female cadet members may have
consideration which convenes in
shoulder-length hair but not long c o n j u n c t i o n w i t h r e g u l a r l y
hair held up by a clip and
scheduled National Executive
hanging down the back or just
Committee meetings.
combed behind the ears and
The revised CAP Regulation
trailing down the back.
39-3 reflects this change in
"Shoulder length hair means procedure.
to the top of the shoulder on
The CAP Medical Advisory
either side and of same length in B o a r d o n N o v. 2 1 , 1 9 6 9 ,
back. While long hair may be
decided that the information
lovely, officials said it is not to
contained on the back of CAP
be worn with the CAP uniform." Form 15 was not necessary for
Approval from National
new cadets and directed that it
Headquarters is required for all be deleted from the application
CAP decorations listed in
paragraph 8, CAP Regulation
Revised Forms 15 do not
39-3, except the awarding of the
contain the medical statement
Meritorious Service award which
but cadets participating in
can be approved by the region
special activities described in
CAP Manual 50-9 must complete
All recommendations will be the forms.

members spent two days training at an Air
Force Search and Rescue school at Hamilton
AFB, Calif., and received an orientation and
training on Air Force techniques. Course
Graduates (from left) are Capt. Donald H.
Gunther, CWO William E. Bun-is, Majs. E.

Parkin, Donald R. Rodewald, Robert H. Scott
and 1st Lt. Wallace B. Huffman. Col. Thomas
K. Potter Jr., 42d Aerospace Rescue and
Recovery Squadron commander and Maj. C. M.
Kertson, search and rescue coordinator,
conducted the classes in SAR history, planning,
safety, rescue techniques and coordination.

C4P Women Pilols Cbmpele i. ..lit R.ce
nine Civil Air Patrol women
pilots are to participate in the
24th Annual Powder Puff Derby
t h i s m o n t h . T h e A l l - Wo m a n
Transcontinental Air Race will

be flown July 3-7 over a 2,759
mile route with overnight stops
at Colorado Springs, Colo. and
Dyersburg, Tenn., to Bristol, Pa.,
the Terminus Fly-by point.
As Honorary Starter, Mrs.




National Staff College

J u l y 11 - 1 7

Maxwell AFB, Ale.

Electronics Course

July 13-14

Keesler AFB, Miss.

Nurse Orientation Course July 13-17

S h e p p a r c l A F B , Te x a s

International Aerospace

July 14-Aug. 3


National Search &

July 20-31

G o v e r n o r ' s I s l a n c l , N . Y.

July 20-Aug. 14

Overseas and
United States

Rescue School
International Air Cadet

InternatlonalMilitaryBall July 25

Waldorf-Astor ia, N.Y.

Electronics Course

July 27-Aug. 7

Keesler AFB, Miss.

Cadet Flying
Encampment (license)

Aug. 3-28

Norman, Stillwater,

National Executive
Committee Meeting

Aug. 7-8

Denver, Colo.

lACE Dinner-Dance

Aug. 9
Aug. 10-28

G o v e r n o r ' s I s l a n d , N . Y.

Southeast Region

Aug. 14-15

Palm Beach, Fla.

NER Communications

Aug. 15-28

Kutztown State College,

Space Flight Orientation

Aucj. 17-2[

Reclstone Arsenal, Ala.



BENEFITS - I lU'i' [ ZUnit"$

]Units,; s~.~ 1.~.~I' SlS.Ooo szo.~




Medical Expense


10,000 I 15,000




Bolliilg AFB, D.C.

Aerospace Exploratory

Trudy Cooper, wife of
Astronaut Gordon Cooper, is to
be on hand to greet the
contestants before take-off, July
3. After the 98 aircraft become
airborne, a cheerful yellow and
white Navion Rangemaster
piloted by Than Griffith, route
d i r e c t o r, w i l l s o a r a l o f t t o
monitor the race. Aboard will be
CAP Capt. Kay A. Brick, Powder
Puff Derby board of directors
chairman, and Barbara Evans,
board vice-chairman.
Captain Brick was re-elected
for the 9th year as chairman of
the board and is serving her 20th
year on the board. Kay was a
WASP Squadron Commander in
WWII and past International
President of the Ninety-Nines of
which she has been a member
for 29 years. She has raced five
Transcontinental Air Races.
Captain Brick is a member of
CAP Rockland Group,
Orangeburg, N.Y.


500 I I,(300 I 1,500
AGE 70
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Upon joining Civil Air Patrol you may buy up to 5 Units if apphcotion
is mode within 60 days of enrollment.
Complete Ap#licofien 8alma


Caclet Officers' School

Aug. 17-28

Maxwell AFB, Ala.

Rocky Mountain Region

S e p t . 11 - 1 2

P o n d e r o s a I n i l , B u l l e y,

North Central Region

Sept. 25-26

Sioux Falls, S.D.

I nternational Air Cadet
Exchange Planning

Sept. 30-Oct. 1

Statler Hilton, D.C.

National Board Meeting

Oct. 9-10

Statler Hilton, D.C.

CD Staff College

Oct. 15-17

Battle Creek, Mich.

Great Lakes Region

Oct. 30-31

I ndianapolis, Incl.

Disaster Preparedness

N o v. 2 - 5

Lowry AFB, Colo.

I ndoctrinatton

If you hove been

This year CAP members from
seven or more wings are included
in the 178 contestants. They
are: S/M Peggy Shinn, Little
Falls, N.J.; 2d Lt. Louise White,
Asheville, N.C.; Capt. Louise
Smith, ttigh Point, N.C.; Capt.
F ra n V an Stavern,
Mechanicsville, Va.; 1st. Lt.
Mauree|t Lehma, Richmond,
Va . ; S / M E s t e r W r i g h t ,
Thomasville, Ga.; Lt. Col. Betty
M c N a b b , A l b a n y, G a . ; S / M
Patricia Davis, Schofield Bks.,
Hawaii; and S/M Mary Vial,
Phoenix, Ariz.
Jules De Creseenzo will join
Frank Kingston Smith as an
official greeter at the Terminus
at 3 M Airport, Bristol, Penn.
They will welcome the racers
after they flash over the finish

member in excess of 60 days, o specml oppttcotton

must be completed if you wish to buy more than 1 Unit.
Applicatmn On Request.

One Initial Unit Available To Any Member~Any Time
I hereby make application I~r Civil Air Patrol Senior Member Accident
insurance under Hartford Accident & Indemnity Co. Master Policy on file
at Nationol Headquarters, Civil Air Patrol.

NAME ................................................................ DATE OF BIRTH ....................
ADDRESS ....................................................................................................................
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|ENEFICIARY ............................................ REEJb, TION ..................................
NO. UNITS APPLIED FOR ............................. PREMIUM S ..............................
I CERTIFY I AM A MEMBER OF THE ................................... WING, CAP
I be~e been

meml~r et CAP n For ~ thep 60 days

Pieosa check one bee [] Fee mere than 60 days

SIGNED ........................................................................... DATE,....: .....................
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PO Box 6010, Neshv!l!e, Tennessee 37212



J U LY. 1 9 7 0

Five Receive Academy Nod
b y S u e A e u ff
M A X W E L L A F B ,
Ala.--Academy appointments
were received by five Civil Air
Patrol cadets who graduated
from their respective schools this
G A L L O W A Y, O h i o - - C a d e t
Ist. Lt. James C. Orr accepted
his appointment to the Air
Force Academy at Colorado
Springs, Colo. Lieutenant Orr
was the cadet commander of the
Columbus Northwest Cadet
Squadron 806. He earned his
private pilot's license in May.

RECORD FIND-A light airplane missing more than a year on
a flight from Columbus, Ohio, was spotted recently in the
Smokies by Maj. Evelyn Bryan Johnson (left) of Morristown
a n d S M L a d y G . M c R e y n o l d s o f K n o x v i l l e , Te n n . T h e t w o
ladies were asked to fly over the rugged mountainous area
after a pilot reported seeing what he believed to be wreckage
in the area. The day after spotting the downed airplane Major
Johnson and Senior Member McReynolds circled the crash site
so ground rescue crews could find the plane and remove the
body of the pilot. (Photo courtesy of Chet Brogan,
Morristown Squadron information officer)

H O U S TO N , Te x a s - - T h u n d e r bird Squadron Cadet
C o m m a n d e r, W i l l i a m A . H a y e s
chose the Air Force Academy
after he received two academy
a p p o i n t m e n t s r e c e n t l y. T h e
other appointment was from
West Point.
Active in Civil Air Patrol,
Hayes, who served on the
Ellington AFB Cadet Affairs
Board, was named honor cadet
of the year of the area in 1969.
He earned his Billy Mitchell
award and his private pilot's
license at the CAP Flying
Encampment last year.

in the Paducah Composite
Squadron for five years, earned
an appointment to the Air Force
A c a d e m y. H e b e g a n h i s
classwork studies last month,
B I R M I N G H A M ,
Ala.--Birmingham Squadron No.
3 4 C a d e t C o m m a n d e r, L t . C o l .
Mark Howard entered the Air
Force Academy classes last
month. Selected to take part in
the International Air Cadet
E x c h a n g e t h i s y e a r, h e h a d t o
decline acceptance because of
his appointment to the academy,
Active in the organization
more than two years, Howard
was selected as an outstanding
cadet to attend the 1968

Aerospace Career Counselling
Seminar and the Air Force
Academy Survival School.
He also was one of 10
nominees selected as a candidate
for the Naval Academy at
A n n a p o l i s , M d . , b y
Vi c e - P r e s i d e n t S p i r o T. A g n e w.

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* * * * * * *

A N T O N I O ,
Te x a s - - C a d e t W O W i l l i a m L .
Powers of San Antonio Cadet
Squadron, Group XIX, received
an appointment to the United
States Coast Guard Academy at
New London, Conn., under
"Project Aim". A two-year
member of Civil Air Patrol,
Powers was offered flight
training in the CAP-sponsored
flying program but had to
decline because of his
BRIDGEPORT, Conn.---Cadet
Mark Rockne Sanderson, active

Roscoe Turner
June 23

R E T U R N F R O M S A R M I S S I O N - S e n i o r M e m b e r s R . W.
Houghtaling (right), the pilot, and H. Hall, the observer, found
the wreckage of the light plane that crashed 16 miles west of
West Palm Beach, Fla., killing the pilot. Both men involved in
the search and rescue mission are members of the Hollywood
Senior Squadron of the Florida Wing. (Photo courtesy of C/2d
Lt. Carlton EIIsworth, North Miami Cadet Sq.)

colorful figure from aviation's
earlier day, Col. Roscoe Turner,
74, died here June 23.
C o l o n e l Tu r n e r l e a r n e d t o fl y
in World War I and gained fame
in the early 1930s as a racing
pilot, establishing many intercity
and transcontinental speed
records in planes he helped
design and build. He and
"Jimmy" Doolittle were the
only pilots to win both the
Thompson and Bendix race
He was a member of Civil Air
Patrol and active for many years
in the Indiana Wing. At the time
of his death, he was special
advisor to the Indiana Wing
He was a native of Corinth,

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Statler Hilton Hotel,
Washington, D.C., has been
chosen as the meeting site for
delegates to the 1970 National
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