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N E C E n d s Ye a r W i t h B u s y S e s s i o n
~o~e~t~t Louisa s. Morse, De---laware: D.
Robert C. Owen, Florida;
Mabrey, Georgia ~ Paul E. Martz, Oklahoma; E.
E u g e n e A . K e r w i n , H a w a i i ; G e o r g e W.
Lee Morgan, South Carolina; Stanley E. Meyer
Falkner, Idaho; Fred M Wood, Indiana; Charles
Jr., Maryland: Cecil E. Ratliff. Mississippi: and
E . Ly n n J r. . K e n t u c k y : R i c h a r d T. D a v i s .
LawrenceF. Wilkinson, Montana*
Maine; Carl J. Platter, Massachusetts; Gerald
Named interim wing commanders were Col.
M. Quilling, Minnesota,: Donald N. Fulton.
Leonard A. Brodsky, Illinois; Lt. Col. Eugene R.
" " m H Cahill.
M issouri" Barry^L. Thompson,v s h i r e " ,W. D a .
_ , J ' n ~ ^ ~ ~ N ~ H a m Nebraska~
B e a v e r, K a n s a s , L t . C o l . W d l i a ! . ~ . . . . .
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~ i i~eo.h ~'~rrara. Nevaoa; Preoerlcs o,
Brig. Gen. Lyle W. Castle, a former national
~?,~o~:~[~.;j~.-- Ivev M. Cook, North
Richard A. Salsman, Nort~ L;aKO~, ~;~y~°
board chairman, was reelected national legal
yen,. ,,=~ %~,~:'/-'- ~*o~rn Virginia and Lt.
Tartal~lione, Ohio~ Roy ~. Lougnary,,J.L~.$~'_'- "
v nia" Clara I~. Livingston.
Carmina ; ~art i. van .... '1.*'" ".--° '
o f fi c e r : B r i g G e n . P a u l W. Tu r n e r, a l s o a
A . M fi a n o , P e n n . s y l a - - . . . . . a^ Island"
K Kershner Washington.
Col. Kenneth_= ..... wink commanders were
former national board chairman, was reelected
Puerto Rico: I~ngar M. I~a. ,my= ~' S'
as national finance officer and Lt. Col. Kelly S.
tanner Lye. ~-~,~ .... .
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Cols. Lee F. mith Alabama: -James ,~. o . o ~ ;
- - ~ , ~
r~..~.d Tennessee' ',,, ~.. u ~-~,~v~,e- l~urnlev
Josepn L. ,~ ...... - . '
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Nelly, was promoted to colonel and reelected
Alsekn' l~h E James, ArKansas: r~ ......
national comptroller.
"*"'."-: ."-- _ "~,~__~a r~ Dixon California' C.
Thomas C. Jackson. utah, ,.~; -~--~.;~_:_~. ~,~
Promoted to colonel and named new wing
commanders were George A. Cox, National

MAXWELL AFB. Ala. - Reelection of the
national legal officer, national finance officer
and national comptroller: appointment of eight
wing commanders, nine interim wing
commander's and 35 permanent wing.
commanders highlighted activities at the recent
meeting of the National Executive Committee

Wyoming. i s e o n s i n ; a n d R o n a l d R - K e l s ° '
Silko, W
The NEC also approved a number of awards
for presentation. (See Region and Senior Awards
It was also announced at the meeting that the
Air Force is removing limitations on manning
CAP Wing liaison offices and plans to permit I00
p nt mannin" In making the chief of staff for
ercev _. .~-L__~ d~nutv announcement,
COl l~reO__:~ ,k~, n~fullv all Liaison offlces
, buctern~nu, --r- nersonnel ~u .,,=. h..r- . .
be fully manned by July L ........~
"eho meetinl was capped oH w~t~_~ e
_ ~ _ . . . . . ,,,,~mn atin~ CAt*'s ~e
cutting ceremony ,:,-,-:. ..... r . . o - " - T h e


years of volunteer servt.ceto me nation,a "t
cake was cut uy u~ ..... . . . . . . , - - ~ i a i
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MAXWI~LL AI:B, 36112


Reed Pigman,

Gen. Ellis To Present
4th Scholarship Grant
~ .~~_Ab'l~, Ale. -- ~he.
fourth win,rr o; the ~nnual $5,0O0 ~ ~-nbition Is a career in
Reed Pigman Flight ScholarshiP will
The winner whose name will be
receive his certificate of award from
announced ~n Ardmorewasseleeted
Brig. Gen. Richard N. Ellis, CAP
recently by a National Headquarters
national commander, in ceremonies
at Ardmore, Okla., on January 24.

H E L P I N G H A N D - B r i g . G e n . P a u l W. Tu r n e r ( l e f t ) ,
r e c e i v e s a h e l p i n g h a n d f r o m 2 n d L t . B r e n d a R . C a r r, U S A F,
in cutting 3Oth anniversary cake during luncheon
c o m m e m o r a t i n g C A P ' s " T h r e e D e c a d e s o f Vo l u n t e e r
S e r v i c e To T h e N a t i o n . " G e n e r a l Tu r n e r, a f o r m e r n a t i o n a l
b o a r d c h a i r m a n , p r e s e n t l y s e r v e s a s n a t i o n a l fi n a n c e o f fi c e r,
while Lieutenant Cart is assistant chief of special cadet
a c t i v i t i e s , H e a d q u a r t e r s C A P - U S A F. ( U S A F P h o t o b y T S g t .
AI Gurlaskie)

F o r Yo u t h W o r k
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- The Civil

Air Patrol was one of a number of
organizations recognized by the
Veterans' of Foreign Wars of the
United States in their 72nd National
Convention resolution.
The resolution said in'part..."Be it
further resolved, that we urge our
Posts, County Councils, Districts and
Departments to maintain and to
strengthen their ties with the
American Academy of Achievement,
Boy Scouts of America, Boys' Clubs
of America, Civil Air Patrol, 4-H
Clubs, Freedom Foundation,
Lifetime Sports Foundation,
National Rifle Association of
America, National Education
Association. National and State
Associations of Secondary School
Principals, National and State
Associations of Broadcasters, and all
other groups, associations and

In accordance with the wishes of
t h e s c h o l a r s h i p ' s d o n o r, M r s .
Virginia Pigman, president of
American Flyers, Inc., the winner's
name is made public each year on
the anniversary of her late husband's
Mrs. Pigman established the
scholarship in 1968 to honor the
memory of her husband, an aviation
pioneer and founder of American
Flyers, a charter airline service and
flight school. Mrs. Pigman stipulated
that the scholarship be given each

organizations of similar character
and interests..."
In a letter to Brig Gen. Richard N.
Ellis, CAP national commander, the
Director of VFW Youth Activities,
Edward L. Burnham, said, "I would
like to give my personal thanks for
the splendid cooperation and
significant contribution that has been
given by the Civil Air Patrol.
S e n i o r

A c t i v i t y

P r o g r a m

S e t

A special section on the
"New Senior Member
Tr a i n i n g P r o g r a m " a n d a
look at senior activities
for 1972 are included on
pages 7 through 10 in this
issue of your Civil Air
Patrol News.

At the first award ceremony in
1969, the scholarship was presented
. to William B. Matzko. Winners in
~ and 1971 were Charles D.
M o g r ~ a n d C h a r l e s A . P f e i ff e r,

Past CAt" Ll alrm
To Head Commission

A U S T I N , Te x . - B r i g . G e n . D .
l l a r o l d B y r d , C A P, C h a i r m a n
Emeritus, one of the founders of the
Civil Air Patrol in 1941, has been
named chairman of the new Texas
Civil Air Patrol Commission.
The legislature created the nineman commission to help improve
and prom6te use of CAP in search
and rescue operations, to assist in
improving Civil Defense disaster
capabilities and to obtain money for
the CAP. It is also charged with
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. - Members
continuing aerospace education and
of the Hawaii Civil Air Patrol made
training programs.
their fifth and sixth saves of the year
Gov. Preston Smith and Brig. Gen.
recently when they spotted the
Richard N. Ellis, national
wreckage of a small plane on the Big
commander, were among guests at
Island (Hawaii) recently
the meeting.
The aircraft, enroute from
Honolulu to the Big Island crashed
after running intd "heavy fog and
turbulence" off the eastern slopes of
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -A n t i l l e s , N e w Z e a l a n d , N o r w a y,
Mauna Loa. The site of the crash was
Headquarters Civil Air Patrol
Peru, Philippines, Portugal,
approximately 21 miles southwest of
officials announced recently that 26
Singapore, Spain, Sweden,
Hilo airport.
countries, including the United
Switzerland and the United
The CAP aircraft piloted by Capt.
States, are expected to participate
Russell Drummond, with spotters
The exchange program, started in
in the 25th annual International Air
Lt. Col. William Weber and Ronald
Cadet Exchange program.
1947, was designed as an exchange of
Watkins aboard, sighted
This year's program will begin on
airminded youth to promote
the wreckage about one hour after
July 19 when foreign cadets arrive in
international understanding,
taking off.
New York and California for a 21-day
goodwill and fellowship among
Within minutes, the rescue
visit to the states.
youth of the world.
helicopter landed and picked up the
Participating foreign countries are
Civil Air Patrol wings have the
injured men.
Australia, Austria, Belgium.
opportunity of hosting a group of
CAP provided three aircraft, 20
Canada. Republic of China, Costra
visiting foreign cadets thereby
personnel and six radios in the oneR i c o , E l S a l v a d o r, F r a n c e .
gaining firsthand knowledge of their
day search effort.
Germany, Hung Kong, Israel, Japan,
country and customs
The two saves makes 18 credited to
Malaysia, Netherlands. Netherlands
CAP during the year.

Hawaii Wing
Gets 2 Saves

1ACE Countries Announced



J A N U A RY. 1 9 7 2

Gill Robb Wilson

To p S e n i o r H o n o r
Goes To New Yorker
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Lt. Col.
Seymour Bornstein of Westchester
Group was recently presented Civil
Air Patrol's highest honor for senior
members -- the Gill Hobb Wilson
The then Major Bornstein also
received his promotion to lieutenant
colonel from Col. Jesse Strauss, N.Y.
Wing commander during the same
BoJrOnis~ng CrAoPreinh r o u gColonel
p g s s e a t 1962, h t h e

ranks, holding most positions
through squadron commander. He
accomplished the taks of acquiring
permission of the closest surviving
relatives of Amelia Earhart and CAP
National Headquarters to rename his
squadron in her honor.
Colonel Bornstein is currently
serving as training officer of the
Westchester Group and is conducting
a training course for senior members
which will qualify them to
successfully handle various mission
responsibilities during actual

New Manual Designed
As Valuable Pilot Aid
By The Numbers. by P. C. Hughes,
is a pocket size manual that should
appeal to all pilots. The charts and
illustrations are a great aid to the
pilot who owns his plane or flies
one tvDe aircraft.
The pilot who has a twin will also
find the manual a valuable aid. The
safety factors stressed on engine-out
procedures help to show situations
not frequently encountered. General

PROPER WAY - Air Force AIC Larry Sleigh (right), shows Cadet Chris Good the proper
handling of a fire hose while Cadet Charles Manet practices correct position for the
lineman. The CAP cadets, from Brackett Composite Squadron 64 of Alhambra, Calif., were
among 15 to complete a class in aircraft crash tirefighting. Airman Sleigh is a firefighting
specialist, assigned to Vandenber~j~FB, C,r~"~,,.., ....

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Ore on Names Cad
, y
Top Cadet In State
ASHLAND, Ore. --'C/Maj. James
Cady of the Ashland Sq. was honored
as the "Most Outstanding Cadet" in
the state at the Oregon CAP Wing
Conference held in Portland.
Major Cady. currently enrolled in
the Air Force Reserve Officers
Tr a i n i n g C o r p s I A F R O T C ) . a t
Oregon State University. received a
large engraved trophy and praise for
his outstanding service record from
C o l . R o y L . L a u g h e r y, w i n g
commander, who awarded him a
special 'certificate signed by Brig.
Gen. Richard N. Ellis, CAP national

C a d e t C a d y, w h o j o i n e d t h e
Ashland unit five years ago,. quickly
passed the various training phases,
was one of the first in the squadron to
receive the Billy Mitchell award, was
the first to receive the Amelia
Earhart award and was selected to
attend a number of U. S. Air Force
sponsored encampments in various

After receiving his cadet solo
wings more than a year ago, he was
selected for a month tour of Sweden
last summer with the IACE

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program. At the time of his selection
he was serving as cadet commander
of the squadron.
Cadet Cady's parents, Mr. and
M r s . J o h n R . C a d y, A s h l a n d
educators, have long been active in
CAP activities. Mr. Cady is a major
and commander of the squadron and
his wife is a captain.



Jan. 5-7

LO Orientation

Maxwell AFB, Ala,

Jan. 5-7

RLO Conference


Feb. 810

MER Ministry to Youth Lab

Langley AFB, Va.

Feb. 17-19


SER Ministry to Youth Lab

Orlando, Fla.

Feb. 19-20

Academic Circuit Rider Course

Hamilton AFB, Calif.

Mar. 6-7

SWR Ministry to Youth Lab

Dallas NAS, Tex.

~ii~ 18
iiiiI Mar.

NEC Meeting



Maxwell AFB. Ale.

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Due to a typographical error,
the December issue of the Civil
Air Patrol News reported that
C o l . W i l l i a m R a m s e y, a
member of the National Board
Chairman's staff, had died.
The editors regret this error
and wish to report that the
colonel is very much alive today
and active in CAP matters.
The article should have
read..."Colonel Ramsey
delivered an informative speech
on today's world, and the
changes that have occurred in
Also during the banquet, Col.
P e t e r. J . Stavneak, former
Nebraska Wing commander
who died l a s t S p r i n g . w a s
awarded posthumously the
Distinguished Service Award,
First Bronze Clasp. His son
accepted the medal on behalf of
his late father.

WAF Clothing
Items Critical

safety for all aircraft ann ptlots
pointing out hazards with X~isual
Illusions, Carbon Monoxide, Fatigue,
Hypoxia, Alcohol, Psychological
Aspects. Drugs, etc. makes this
section indispensible for all.
The manual is recommended for
low time and high time pilots alike.
It can be purchased from the CAP
Bookstore for a special price of $5.50.

CAP Application
Criteria Changed

MAXWELL AFB. Ala. -- Civil Air

MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -. LogisticSthat due°fficialSto the criticalhave P e r s o n n e l o f fi c i a l s h a v e
an~oti~l'~ed that effective
supply position of many of the new
immediately new Civil Air
WAF items, CAP members cannot
Patrol applicants will no longer
obtain the new items from Air Force
he required to be a high schobl
clothing sales stores until further~
They also stated that the age
The announcement stated that the
65 restriction has been lifted.
Shade 1084 may still be obtained if
Unit commanders are
desired. If this particular shade is
encouraged to resubmit
not available at clothing sales stores,
membership applications which
refer to the Air Force Service Office,
were not accepted since July 1,
2800 South 2Oth Street, Philadelphia.
1971 because of the high school
Pa., 19101, who in turn will attempt
or age criteria.
to secure the requested items.

Choose Number of Units Desired
Benefits 1 Unit 2 Units 3 Units 4 Units 5 Units
Accidental Death $5,000 $10,000 $15,000 $20,000 $25,000
Dismemberment 5,000
10,000 15,000 20,000 25,000
Medical Expense
1,000 1,500 2,000 2,500
Annual Cost

$10.00 $20.00 $30.00 $40.00 $50.00
20.00 40.00 60.00 80.00 100.00

I Fereby Make Application For Civil Air Patrol Senior Member
Accident Insurance Under Hartford Accident & Indemnity Co.
Master Policy On File At National Headquarters Civil Air
Name. ........................................... Date of Birth ......................
Address ......................................................................................
CAP Ser. No ........................ Pilot ............. Non-Pilot ................
Beneficiary .............................................. Relation ....................
No. Units Applied For .......................... Premium $ ...................
I Certify I Am A Member Of The ............................ Wing, CAP
Signed ............................................................ Date ...................
Make Check Payable To Turner-Weaver.Wilson
P.O. Box 6010, Nashville, Tennessee 37212

J A N U A RY, 1 9 7 2



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Cadets Spent Year
Pra cti ci ng S u rviv al





SPAATZ AWARD--Cadet Colonel Larry Wiilers (left), was congratulated upon achieving
the General Carl A. Spaatz Award by Lt. Gen. A.P. Clark, superintendent of the U. S. Air
Force Academy. The presentation was made in the Academy Officers Club where 2O0-plus
past and present CAP members gathered to observe three decades of service to the nation.
Cadet Willers is a member of the Aurora Composite Squadron, Colorado Wing.

It is significant that the Civil Air Patrol was founded just six days before
the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.
Hopefully, Pearl Harbor will continue to be a vivid reminder to Americans
that constant preparedness against military aggression is required to keep
this Nation safe and secure.
The Civil Air Patrol was built upon the principles of vigilance,
preparedness, and effective action in time of emergency. These principles
established CAP as part of the total U.S. defense structure; and made CAP
of great value to State and local governments in coping with peacetime
We in civil defense - - at national, State, and local government level - regard the Civil Air Patrol as a great asset to our Nation, and a valued
partner in protecting Americans from the effects of both peacetime and
wartime disasters.
John E. Davis
Director of Civil Defense

During the past thirty years the Civil Air Patrol has written its name
indelibly on the history of American Aviation. It has been the one
organization dedicated to training our young people in the importance of
aviation to this country. The Civil Air Patrol has never failed to respond
when called to aid in an emergency, whether local or national.
As Chief of the Air Force Reserve, I am extremely proud of my association
with CAP. On behalf of the Air Force Reserve I send our heartiest
congratulations to the Civil Air Patrol on this its 30th anniversary I have no
doubts that this great organization will continue in helping to build a better
Chief of Air Force Reserve

HAWTHORNE, Nev. -- Cadets
from the Walker Lake Composite
Squadron have been involved in
cadre and survival training during
the past year.
These campouts consisted of allweather training -- from the hot
summer desert sun to the snow-clad
mountains -- with the most recent
weekend of exposure to the elements
being their most primitive tra!ning
in survival techniques.
The two-day bivouac began on a
Saturday morning while it was still
dark. The cadets were divided into
two teams, each working
independently from the other, and
were dropped off in a remote desert
area at the north end of Walker Lake,
with one team on each side. Their
only means of survival were the
clothes on their back, plus a canteen
and blanket with a piece of plastic
cloth, and one gun with six bullets.
T h e i r c o m m a n d e r, G r a n t L e e
Martin, reported that the cadets
were to progress to the edge of the
Piute Indian reservation. The cadets
had no food, although they were
equipped with fishing gear in their
survival gear and their gun.
They built primitive shelters for
the night and were able to find duck.
coots and rabbits to kill for their

food. The trek to the reservation site
also brought valuable training in the
techniques of river crossing,
Participating in the bivouac were
cadets Steve McQueen, Joe
Patterson, Joe Johnson, Matt
Griffith, Alpha Team; while Robert
Thorndike, Jack Conely and Ron
Jones comprised the Bravo Team.
Martin, who directed the exercise.
commended the group on "a superb

Chaplain Cops
To u r n e y H o n o r s
MORGANTON, N.C. -- Chaplain
(Maj.t, Leonard L. Boston of the
Burke County Comp. Sq. recently
won the inaugural World Clergy Golf
The tournament was held in Chapel
Hill, Tenn., and was sponsored by the
Churchmen's Sports Hall of Fame.
The trophy is aptly named the
Ecumenical Cup.
For the past several years
Chaplain Boston served with the
Caldwell County Sq. in Lenoir, N.C.,
before he transferred to his present
unit when it was reactivated. He is
the pastor of the First Advent
Christian Church here.

Hearty congratulations and best wishes on the occasion of your
forthcoming 30th anniversary of Civil Air Patrol.
It is especially appropriate and fitting that you have designated Sunday, 5
December, Civil Air Patrol Sunday, as part of your anniversary celebration.
I sincerely hope that the Nation-wide observance will be an outstanding
We can all be justly proud of the splendid accomplishments of Civil Air
Patrol throughout its 30 years of service to our Nation. On your 30th
Anniversary, I extend warm greetings to you and your staff and a salute to
all members of your great organization.
With every best wish,
Clarence E. Hobgood
Bishop for the Armed Forces

Thirty years ago on Dec. 1, 1941, an organization of airminded civilians was
formed to help "at the home front" during World War II. After the war it
could have faded away but it didn't. Rather it grew and some foresighted
aviation leaders realized the need for such an organization of adults and
youths for peacetime emergency.
This organization, the Civil Air Patrol, has worked hand-in-hand with the
Air Force community in Alaska since 1948. Ever since the CAP came to
Alaska they have assisted immensely in search and rescue missions. In the
past ten years CAP in Alaska has flown more than 40 percent of the flying
hours devoted to searches. This is an accomplishment of which they should
be proud.
We in the Alaskan Air Command are proud of them for their continuing
contribution to this vital mission Without CAP's assistance Alaskan
searches would have been greatly hampered. On behalf of the men and
women in the Alaskan Air Command I wish to extend congratulations to the
Civil Air Patrol on the occasion of their 30th anniversary and wish them
continued success for the future years.
Alaskan Air Command



Chairman's Comments,

From The Commander

Yo u ' v e p r o b a b l y h e a r d m e m a k e t h i s
statement concerning safety--both flying and
ground--at region/wing conferences. I usually
amplify my statement by expressing the truism
that there are darn few activities in which an
amateur can beat a professional.
Accordingly, we can always, if somewhat
f a c e t i o u s l y, a p p l y " M i l e s M e t h o d o f
Reasoning." i'm sure you're familiar with that
formula: "When one phenomena occurs at the
same time or in close proximity to another, it
may be assumed that one is the result of the
other--or--that one is directly related to the
Got that? OK, here's an examnle:
Senior Member John Doe, a low-time,
non-instrument rated pilot, sticks his nose
into a cold front and
ends up having his
feat publicized in the
obituary columns.
Cause? The phenomena
of stupidity and a weather phenomena occuring at the same time!
These philosophical gems in relation to flying
safety were not arrived at overnight. I don't
suppose they are as immutable as Newton's
Laws, or Einstein's Theory of Relativity, but I
can tell you this: I've been a pilot for some 30
years--more than half that time as a flying
commander of tactical flying units. During this
time I have seen these axioms tested by nonbelievers and the results have been
discouragingly catastrophic. Over the years
I've spent many a depressing hour trying to
comfort widows and children of pilots--many
of whom were close friends--who strove to
disprove the validity of these truths.
You may have heard me emphasize that most
accident-cause-factors occur on the ground.
Nonsense you say? Not at all!
General duPont capsuled the importance of
pro-flight with his column in the Novermber
issue of CAP NEWS. If you missed it, get a
copy because it's an excellent analysis of the 3M concept of flight safety in Civil Air Patrol.
'Here's a listing of the more flagrant violations
encountered in slovenly pro-flight techniques.
Sloppy maintenance; careless pro-flight
inspection; lack of pre-flJght planning to
include the study of routes to be flown, weather
Information locally, entente and at destination;
lack of knowledge of the aircraft to be flown,
including range/endurance capabilities;
instrument flying, navigational and
communications equipment; emergency
procedures and other nitty-gritty checks.
The consideration of these factorw-or lack of
consideration thereof--distinguished the
professional from the CLOD.
Finally, any discussion of professionalism in
flying must include the requirement for a
w o r k i n g k n o w l e d g e o f F e d e r a l Av i a t i o n
Administration rules and regulations, National
Headquarters safety policies and operational
procedures, and--most important--the
adherence thereto.
There may be those among you who feel I am
unnecessarily "talking down" by hammering
at such basic actions, or insinuating that you

NO matter
who you IJrs,..
NO matter
what you do...
Your -1 enemy
k the heart end



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J A N U A RY, 1 9 7 2

would indulge in such pilot inadequacies
mentioned earlier. To be sure, CAP has many
pilots to whom they don't apply. However,
from this vantage point of maximum
perception and view of all our accidents, I can
assure you that we have those to whom they do
To the vast majority, flying is something
done in addition to earning a living....In other
words, a part-time thing. But I can tell
you--and let there be no doubt of this--flying is
a profession! It is a demanding profession--a
satisfying, exhilarating profession and an
unforgiving one.
The mark of a true-professional is pride in
one's own competence. A desire to excel. The
mastery of detail. A constant search for
improvement. A "pro" never stops learning.
He seeks constantly with an open mind to
better his techniques and skills; to absorb and
implement technological improvements. He
honestly knows his capabilities, recognizes his
limitations then operates within the former
while working to eliminate the latter.
CAP's poor flying safety performance is
especially discouraging to me because we have
a pair of true professionals--in the finest sense
of the word--heading up our National Safety
Col. Frank Swaim, CAP, is Safety Advisor to
the Board Chairman and Lt. Col. AI Hilton,
USAF, is National Headquarters' Director of
Safety. Each is an active professsional pilot of
the highest caliber. Everyone who has met
these men or heard them speak is impressed by
their sincerity, their understanding of the
problem, their common sense approach, their
obvious competence, their complete absorption
in their responsibilities and their candor in
"telling it likelt is."
These officers are dedicated and totally
cpmmitted to the task of saving the lives of our.
pilots "tffi"O~ l~no mmntenance 'o!
meaningful unit safety programs.
Colonel Swaim, former CAP wing
commander and a professional airline pilot
with thousands of flying hours under his
belt--currently pilot of the Boeing 747 Jumbo
Jet--is a man of unquestionable credentials and
integrity. Colonel Hilton, active military pilot,
also with thousands of hours in the
air--instructor and instrument check pilot in
both military and civilian type aircraft--is also
a man of unquestionable personal integrity and
professional competence. The placement of
men of this caliber in these jobs should be an
indication of the importance General du Pont
and myself place upon this mission.
We have made progress in some areas this
past year, but lost in others. I believe we are
getting more attention to safety matters than
before, but so long as we continue to lose pilots
and aircraft due to lack of professionalism,
we're obviously short of the goal. We are in the
winter season with all Its attendant hazards to
flying and ground operation of aircraft and
vehicles. True, we probably won't experience
the thrill of sticking our noses into the pinball
machine simulator--the thunderstorm--as
often, but we can still get plenty of increased
heart action and adrenalin gland stimulation
which winter cold and warm weather fronts
provide with all of Jack Frost's goodies. These
include icing, turbulence, fog, freezing
drizzle, low ceilings, gusty surface winds, icy
runways and taxiways,etc. Any--or all--will be
handy to help you become a statistic if you
So l speak to all of you--CAP commanders
and flying members. Safety is a command
responsibility that cannot be delegated--but all
of us carry the burden of implementation. A
safety program is not posters and slogans on
the bulletin board. It's not a function that is
carried on separately and apart from we who
fl y. i t I s u ~ - a l l o f u s . I t r e q u i r e s " t o t a l
involvement." We are the program, and its
sueeess depends upon our "State of Mind." ,%
let's plug in tile "G" suit. SO on 100% oxygen
and think nfety--~ hours a day.
If we think safety, tim odds are better we'll
act safely--and if we act safely, the vhances
are better that we won't be one of the
phenomena that teams up with another tlike a
winter cold frontl to make Miles Method of
Reasoning apply.

And Concern

evaluation that has been scheduled and nlanned
for many months, what are the prevailing
conditions during a no-notice, actual SAR
A real problem! Apparently many
supervisors feel that as long as they know the
'battle plan" arid they alone have the "big
picture" t)y some feat of magic great things
will come to pass. Not true! Not only will the
mission be a 'bust' but personnel will lose
interest and their sense of involvement to the
extent that they may never participate again.
The briefings need to be organized and
professionally conducted on a routine
basis...for all concerned.
Biggest problem in this area was lack of a
communications plan and communication's
status board. In any mission with a high volume
of traffic, lack of organization in
communications will break your back.
Simply accomplished, vitally important, but
commonly ignored. Why throw away these easy
lml~ortant, but accomnlished in a "hit or
miss" fashion. Aerial observers cannot
possibly distinguish with any accuray what's
below unless it's marked.
A SAR task force cannot possibly be readily
fielded and ready to operate unless an internal
alert list is available identifying qualified
personnel by specialities.
In too many of our wings, basic organization
and management were weak areas. Even
where "blocks" were filled with maximum
points available on the evaluation, there was
noted a weakness in overall mission
management. As every human being has a
right to life, every pilot and aircraft passenger
should have a reasonable chance to be found
and asatsto6 tt~~.-~ve got to
continue to strive for more efficient and
effective EAR operations.

1971 was a great year in CAP's Search and
Rescueoperations. In fact, it was the biggest,
busiest and most challenging in our 30 year
CAP aircraft flew some 30,000
hcurs--a new all-time record. This
is a long, long time
--more than three years
--in the air. To put it
another way ..... every
hour of every day, Civil Air Patrol had an
average of three aircraft airborne on some
humanitarian mission.
.A.truly remarkable
achievement! General Ellis joins me in
congratulations to all who made it possible.
It goes without saying that ihis record could
not have been achieved without good, solid
training programs...and that's really the
subject of this column.
We've had a great year in our SAR tests.
While most scores haven't been as high as in
the past, four states did register a flawless 100% on their finals. They were:
New Hampshire
It's nearly impossible to recite the recipe
which produces a perfect SAR product. But you
can bet your paycheck that two key
ingredients--planning and attention to
detail--were prominently displayed.
Conversely, a recurring factor is all units
which failed to do as well as they could--as they
should--was failure to comply with
instructions. This bugaboo has been with us for
too long. I'm certain it is as frustrating to you
as it is to me to have a wing's year of progress
diluted by a poor SAR grade.
Perhaps the greatest singular problem
"_~2ouglmut C..AP t~2d~ yeer's BAR evaluationa
has been personnel qualifications. Many had no
emergency service qualification card (CAP
Form 101) or if they bad one, it wasn't current,
not signed or current specialities not indicated.
Another recurring problem was getting
personnel to complete their emergency service
questionnaires; without them they have not
fulfilled all the prerequisites to fly on Air Force
authorized missions.
Here's a classic example: A pilot had not
completed his emergency services
questionnaire. The mission supervisory
personnel, undaunted by this little deficiency,
assigned him an aircraft. If this wasn't enough
to cool the evaluation team, the aircraft this
unqualified pilot was flying was then boarded
by non-CAP members on whom no liability
releases had been negotiated.
My logical question is: "If these types Of

Region and wing training officers must take
a critical look at their EAR training programs.
The annual SAR evaluation is vital but simply
not enough vehicle to provide all necessary
Overall, 1971 has been successful both in EAR
missions and EAR evaluation, but lest we
become mesmerized by our accomplishments,
let's make a critical review and improve where
the need for improvement is indicated.
Remember the Rescue motto. "That Others
May Live."
When a EAR evaluation is scheduled, plan
and prepare. Be organized so that full benefit
can be derived from the training it provides.
Thirty thousand hours--Gill Robb Wilson
would be proud of you!

conditions[¥)ersist .... d u r ! n ~ a c o n t r o l l e d f






|* ~ ~ ~, * U~AF AUXILIARY * ~ ~ ~

National Commander ............................. rig. ann. Richard N. Ellis, USAF
National gmlrd Chairman ................ Brig. Oen. fmmuel H. duPont Jr. CAP
Director of Information ................................... Maj. M. E. Roberts, USAF
Chief of Internal Information ........................... "Capt. J.H. Ragan, USAF
Editor .....................................................
MSgt. Don gowos, USAF

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J A N U A RY, 1 9 7 2



Located By
CAP Pilots

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.-In less
than four hours after the mission was
opened Civil Air Patrol pilots located
the wreckage of a small aircraft
which claimed the lives of three
California State Fullerton college
football coaches and pilot.
The coaches were Bill Hannah,
"Dallas" Moon and Joe O'Hara.
Ironically, it was just a year ago to
the day, that an entire football tegm
died in a crash of a chartered airliner
in West Virginia.
The CAP pilots who located the
wreckage, Maj. Bob Hermann,
California Wing deputy for
operations, and Larry Hoberman,
Wing air operations staffer, guided a
CAP ground team to the scene. The
ground team was led by Lt. Joe Byrd,
commander of Santa Barbara
Squadron 131, and confirmed the
wreckage as that of the missing
Cherokee 180.
The pilot of the downed plane had
flown the coaches to San Diego to
scout a football team there and were
to fly to San Luis Obispo to scout the
Cal-Poly game that evening. Family
members reported the plane missing
and CAP was activated by 42rid
Aerospace Rescue and Recovery

Units Aid
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- New York
and Massachusetts Civil Air Patrol
members recently spent two days
searching for a missing Cherokee
aircraft with four persons on board.
The aircraft, enroute from Albany,
N.Y. to Bangor, Maine was located
by the New York wing. All occupants
were dead.
CAP forces provided 81 personnel,
16 aircraft, seven fixed and nine
mobile communications units during
the search.
Civil Air Patrol wings recently
joined forces in locating a missing
Tri-pacer aircraft with two persons.
Both occupants wereuninjured when
Participating in-the search were
716 members from Utah, Colorado,
New Mexico and Arizona. The
aircraft, enroute from Carson City,
Nev., to Thief River Falls, Minn.,
was located by the Colorado Wing.
CAP forces utilized 26 aircraft, 50
fixed, and 15 mobile communications
units during the one-day search.

PI~)T SEARCH - Maj. Louie D'Amico, (left), commander of Morgautown Senior Squadron
and Capt. Fred. W. Smith, commander of Martinsburg Squadron plot their search area
during recent air mobility exercise held by West Virginia wing at Benedum Airport,
Clarksburg, W.Va. During the mission the pair located and made visual identification of the
"target" less than one hour after take-off.

AI a b a m aAd v i s o r New Emergency Locator
Named Manager
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V k /q fl ~
~./~ ~ t4L ~.s



CAP forces flew 24 sorties in n

~ 6 ~ l l i q l ~ l l ~

CENTER, Ale.-- An advisor for
-wlt ~-~ wt-- i" 41-~ ,-~ ~ I-=~ ~ "
flight operations and search and
rescue to t he'-.A
Patrol Wing commander, has been
C L A R K S B U R G , W. Va . - - A i r
from Charleston, W.Va., commanded
n a m e d m a n a g e r o f t h e c e n t e r ' s search and rescue teams from the
by Col. Robert E. Gobel, provided
Manned Flight Awareness Office.
West Virginia Wing recently spent
instruction in the use of the beacon
Morris K. Dyer, an employee of the two days undergoing inten$.ive
signalling device, and later rode with
NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center
indoctrination in the use of the
aircrews in their actual search for
for the past 10 years, will be
recently developed Emergency
one of the beacons planted in the hills
responsible for promoting expert,
Locator Beacon.
near Clarksburg in order to evaluate
fault-free workmanship throughout
The training session was held at
its performance.
the Marshall Center and the plants of Benedum Airport, near here, and
The locator beacon is a battery.
its contractors.
was monitored for the U. S. Air
operated transistorized device a
Dyer was with the Air Force in the
Force by Capt. Max Reed, Air Force
little larger than a cigarette pack,
aircraft, missile and related fields
Liaison officer to the W.Va. wing.
with an antenna about eight inches
for 18 years before joining NASA.
CAP headquarters staff members
long. When turned on it emits a

aircraft during the one-day hunt.
They also provid~ 37 personnel, six
I..,, K.~ I../1 V K.~
[tlobile and eight communications
~'~units in search for the aircraft which
was enroute from Wtllits to
. C
. . . .
Bakersfield, Calif.



beeping tone with a broadcast range
of 10 to 150 miles, depending on
terrain. Its batteries will last for
about three days to provide a signal
that can be detected by search
planes, giving CAP a big assist in
finding lost aircraft.
Also as a portion of this exercise
wing personnel in the
communications and information
sections briefed those in attendance
in proper formalities to follow in an
actual and practice exercise.


Comanche 2 POB. From Chico. Calif.. to Hill~ro, Ore. Open.


For the benefit of all
members of Civil Air
Patrol, the latest statistics
of search and rescue
activities throughout the
organization are shown
T hese are unofficial
figures compiled by
Directorate of Operations
a t C A P N a t i o n a l

Nov. 10,



NOV. 20



Nov. ~1


Nov. ~4

Utah. Colo..
N.Mex.. and Ariz. 60/109.4


Nov. 24




Nov. 25



Nov. 25



3 migld ng hunters. Located by Alaska Wing. Hunters OK. Closed.


Bonnnza S POB. From Fort Worth, Tez. to Gondland, Kan. Located by Kan. Wins. 4 POB
decu, ~,d., I saved Closed.


Nov. 25


Nov. 26




Nov. 30
Nov. 30


Dec. 4


i Calif.
N.Y.. Man.
and Vermont

Overdue sailboat. Located by Alaska Wing. I~mt returned under own power. Closed.
Piper 2 POB. Located by Alaska Wins. Recovered uninjured. Clonnd.
Cherokee I POB. From Elmnnte to Bakersfield. Calif. Located by Calif. Wins. Deceased.


Cherokee 5 POB. From Albany. N.Y. to Pontiac. Mich. Suspended.
Missing l&year old male. Located by N.Mex. Wing. Deceased. Closed.


Cherokee 3 POB. From Hana Maul to Hilo, Hawaii. Located by Hawaii Wins. I deceased, 2

, saved. Closed.
Comanche 2 POB. From Orlando, Fla.. to Memphis. Tenn. Located by sheriff. Closed.


:m I 15.~II 29,651.5
~3~ I
597 I lo.~ I 19m.~
I 13.~ I z~,m6

Man overdue from trip on snnwmaehine. Located by Alaska Wing. Clotted.




Bonanza 1 FOB. From Hampton. Idaho to Waukeshe, Wiso. Suspended.


Dec. 7


uninlurnd, Clo~.



FLa., Ala.
Dec. I1 amiga.

Win~. Recovered uninjured. Closad.
Cessna 4 FOB. From Willets to I~kersfleld. Calif., Located by Calif. Wins. 4 deceased.
Cesmna 2 FOB. From Dillinghem to Jemmns Landing. Located by Alaska Wing. Recovered




Number of missions
Number of aircraft
Number of sorties
Participating members
Mobile Radios
Fixed Radios
Lives Saved
Persons Evacuated
Persons Assisted
SAR Objective Located

Nov. 27
Nov. 28

Miming ~eveur old man. Located by Minn. Wing. Deceased. CIo~md.
Tri-Pacer gFOB. "From Carson City. Nev.. to Thief River Falls, Minn. Located by Coln.~

I~0/Ul. i



(As of Dec. 13, 1971)

Nov. 27


Slimlon t FOB. located by Alaska Wins. Recovered uninjured. Clolnd.


Wise., lit.,
and Ind.









MAXWELL AFB, Ala.-A missing
Cessna aircraft with four persons on
board was located recently by
members of the California Wing Civil
Air Patrol. All four occupants of the
crashed aircraft were dead.







The above chart, showing major search missions for the
p~'iod indicated is published so that all members of CAP
will be fully informed and cognizant of Ihe outstanding
uceomplishments of CAP Search and Rescue crews. The
cl~rt is a comparison of what we have done during the
past three years. The statistics shown have been compiled
by DCS/Operations al National Headquarters from ARRS
Mission Summaries.

SoC Squadron
Finds, Fixes
Downed Craft

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The Coastal
Patrol Squadron of South Carolina
Wing's Group I not only found a
missing plane quickly, but fixed it up
and got it flying again.
That's the way it happened
recently when Lt. Col. Heyward
Faison-who is also a retired U. S.
Air Force lieutenant colonel-spotted
the missing plane down on Dewee
Island, north of here, 20-minutes
after he had taken off to search for it.
The target aircraft was a Piper J-4
which student pilot, Peter Cummings
of Charleston, had taken off in for a
one-hour local training flight the
previous afternoon. He was forced to
land on Dewee Island when the
throttle linkage on the aircraft
broke. Without radio on the plane he
was unable to report his situation.
Neither the student pilot or the
aircraft were harmed in the forced
Called into the search for the
plane, Group I began operations at
daybreak with Lt. CoL A. A. Willis as
mission coordinator. A total of 208
seniors and seven cadets manned the
12 land and seven mobile radio
stations and five vehicles involved in
the brief mission.
One corporate-owned aircraft and
five privately-owned planes flew six
sorties in the search which came to
an abrupt and happy ending when
Colonel Faison reported his find. The
U. S. Coast Guard also assisted CAP.
Colonel Faison, a flight instructor
with the Coastal Patrol Squadron,
returned to Dewee Island and
repaired the broken throttle linkage
on the downed plane which was
airborne by early afternoon.


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J A N U A RY, 1 9 7 2



CAP Educators Have
Key Program Roles
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- Civil Air
Patrol aerospace education officials
will play leading roles in the 1972
National Congress on
Aerospace Education to be held at
Middle Tennessee State University
(MTSU), at Murfrcesboro, April 26
through 29.
John V. Sorenson, CAP's deputy
chief of staff for Aerospace
Education and Cadet Program, Will
be chairman. He will be assisted by
Robert E. McMinn, assistant
DCS/AE--CP, and Capt. John D.
McMahon, chief of Aerospace
Education. McMinn will serve as
vice chairman for plans, a,g.e, nda, and

Pilots Gather
For Seminar

programs while Captain McMahon
will be vice chairman for
communicatons and coordination.
O t h e r v i c e c h a i r m e n a r e D r.
Bealer Smotherman, professor of
Education, MTSU, who will be in
charge of registration and
administration; and Thomas
D r y s d a l e , d i r e c t o r, E d u c a t i o n
Planning and Development for
Department of Defense Overseas
Dependent Schools, who will prepare
the congress' history and evaluation.
Hosts for the congress are Dr. M.G.
Scarlett, president of MTSU, and H.
M i l l e r L a n i e r, c h a i r m a n o f t h e
Tennessee Aeronautics Commission.
The congress' planning committee
includes Sorenson; Dr. Frederick B.
Tu t t l e , d i r e c t o r o f E d u c a t i o n a l
Programs for the National
Aeronautics and Space
Administration; Walter Zaharevitz,
executive director of the National
Aerospace Education Council; and
Dr. Mervin K. Strickler Jr., special
assistant for Aviation Education,
Federal Aviation Administration.
The theme for this year's Congress
is: Leadership in Aerospace
Education: A Challenge, A Point of
View~ a Personal Commitment.

130 pilots and aviation pundits
gathered at the Smith Reynolds
Airport recently to participate in a
Flight Safety seminar, sponsored by
the Winston Salem squadron.
Primary speaker for the occasion
w a s P a u l J u s t u a , FA A a c c i d e n t
HONORARY MEMBER - Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter {left) receives a Honorary
prevention specialist from Charlotte,
Membership to the Civil Air Patrol from Col. Raymond B. Mabrey, (center), Georgia Wing
commander and SSgt. Cameron E. Warner, USAF, Georgia Wing liaison NCO.
The topics ranged from aircraft
insurance, presented by FAA safety
counselor, Pat Barbor, towinter
o p e r a t i o n s a n d a v i o n i c s . M r. J u s t u s C O I n m o-o ~ , ~ r ~ e
also updated pilots on some changed
KUTZTOWN, Pa.-Fifty-six Civil
in regualtions and precedures and
Air Patrol members from three
regions graduated from the third
aircraft, its performance and the
annual Northeast Region
Owner's Manual.
Communications College at
for CAP's Iowa Wing, who added that
Joseph, Sikeston, Creve Coeur and
J E F F E R S O N C I T Y, M o . - A s
This was Justus' second visit to the
Kutztown S t a t e C o l l e g e , p a . ,
"it was a very professional job."
Sedalia, CAP units were given
s~ne 200 Civil Air Patrol members
squadron. The first visit was for
. .
s p e c l h c. p . o.b e l m s t o respond to
returned home from their
.~ccompanied b~ his liais0n oIfice ..
~ets -and Senior members,
NCO, MSgr. Rober'~-:Y? Kldt~, the - e a r l y - o n m e n r s ~ - u a y, u ' m n g ~ A ~ " ~ ' - q l q ~ ' ~ ' o n l y w J k m m B h a g a v e
emergency services locaUons in
several check flights--or in FAA
from Great Lakes, Middle East and
their resources available. These
Missouri, they did so with the firm
veteran air rescue officer had
lingo - courtesy rides. The purpose
Northeast Regions, received
simulated situations included a
reassurance that their actions had
received a first-hand evaluation of
of these rides was to check for
extensive training in primary and
missing B-52 bomber with nuclear
several CAP sub-bases throughout
,earned them high praise.
acquired bad and perhaps dangerous
advanced communications based on
Their reassurance was not
the state.
weapons aboard, an accidential
habits. The second visit was open to
CAP Manual 100-I.
To accomplish its mission this
unfounded. It came from U.S. Air
explosion in a nuclear reactor, a
.both CAP and the public.
In addition to classroom work, the
weekend CAP members effectively
Force team members who had spent
train carrying special chemicals
First Lt. Jack D. Moorefield,
students had a chance to try their
combined their aircraft operations
two days evaluating CAP's role in
which derailed, an accident and
squadron commander pointed to the
skills on the various types of radios,
with ground mobile units, rescue
support of the recent state-wide Civil
explosions which effectively blocked
program as a major step in aviation
teletype and the communication
teams and communications support
two major highways at an
Defense exercise.
to lacate their objectives and renintersection, and a busload of people
"I was really impressed with their
Despite its relatively small size Heading the faculty during the oneder aid.
missing in a flood area.
overall performance on this
10 seniors and 25 cadets-- the
week course was Maj. Robert J.
Operating from six sub-bases
The man who kept his pulse on
exercise," said Maj. Wilburn A.
squadron has an active flying
Miller. Lt. Col. Kenneth Dunlap, who
located at Kirksville, Joplin, St.
every CAP action in Missouri during
Lathrov. USAF-CAP liaison officer
programflyingsome 40-plus hours a
wrote the course material, served as
the exercise was Lt. Col. Billy
month in their leased aircraft.
director of training.
Padgett, a veteran CAP member

56 Complete

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from Smithton, near Sedalia.
The followins awards have been made by CAP
Maj. Rolllster Nelson, MER
Capt. Earl T. Van Stevern, MER
Capt. James H. Vermble Jr., MER
Lt. Col. William V. Kolb, MER
Lt. Col. Calvin D. Cross, RMR
Lt. Col. Donald D. ShGmefclt, RMR
Lt. Col. Martha Cowan, RMR
1st Lt. David Heneel, RMR
Cadet~ Lt. CoL John P. Selstrom Jr., RMH
Cade~/Maj. IAnda S. Wilson, RMR
MaJ.' Kirl Hull, NCR
MaJ. James A. Martin, NCR
Capt. Clyde E. Adams, NCR
Capt. Robert F. Dougim'ty, NCH
1st Lt. Lucretia Kuntz, NCR
2nd Lt. Jacob A. Tartar. NCR
SM Car} L. Kerr, NCR
Cadet/1st Lt. Robert G. Holman, NCR
Lt. Col. Harold Narrie, MER
Lt. Col. Dessie A. Johnson, MER
Lt. Col. Herbert H. Jones, MER
Lt. Col. James H. Laeey Jr, MER
Lt. Col. Lawrence E. Townes, MER
Maj. Rolf A. Mitchell, MER
MaJ. Laurence L. Olson. MER
Maj. Montrose Waters, MER
Capt. Stephen C. Gillls, MER
Capt, Robert E. Jackson. MER
CWO Michael J. Snedeker. MER
WO Thomas V. Wortman, MER
Cadet~ Lt. Col. Peter R. Brown. MER
Awards approved by CAP National Headquarters
KC as follows:
Lt, Col. Walter J. Burke. Mass.. Aug. l, 71, Ist Lt.
Virginia Shea. Mass.. Aug. L 71.
Col. Arlie G. Andrews. Vs.. Jan. L §7-Sept. 15. 71.
Col. David R. Wilsworth. N.C.. Feb. I. 71-Sept. 15.
71. Col. John R. Taylor, S.C., t 1st Bronze ClaspL

Jan. l, 67-Sept. 15, 71. Cot. Frank D. Landes.
Nev.., Ist Bronze Clasp). Jan. l, ~)-Oct. l. 71. Col,
Stephen E. Mills, Wash.. Oct. l. 70-Dec. 1.71. Col.
Alvin S. Rousse. La.. July $7-Dec. 71. Col. Arthur
P. Schneider. Ill., July 1.69-Sept. 30. 71.
Col. Robert E. GobeL W.Va.. ~2d Bronze ClespL
Oct. 1. 70-Oc1. 1. 71. Col. Stanhope Llneberry.
MEn. Oct. l. 70-Oct. 1.71, Col. E. Lee Morgan.
S.C.. Sept. 1.70-Sept. 27. 71, Col. Louisa S. Morse.
DeL, ~2d Bronze Clasp). Oct. 1.70-Oct. 1.7t. Lt.
Col. Russell R, Buteman. Utah. June 1, 70-June I,
71. Lt. Col, Terri L. Boucher. Ariz.. Apr. 1.68.
Nov. 1.71. Lt. Col. James H. Cheek Jr., Nat. Hq..
,let Bronze Clsspt, Aug. 15, 70-Aug. 15, 71. Lt.
Col. Norton Jean Cheek. Nat. Hq. Aug. 15, 70-Aug.
15. 71. Lt. Col. Robert T.S. Colby. Va. Apt 15, 71Sept. 20. 71. Lt. Col. Lucille V. Evans, MER. (Ist
Bronze ClaspL Oct. I. 70-Oct. L 71. Lt. Col.
Richard L. LealL Fla.. Oct. 2. 70-Oct. L 71. Lt.
Col. John C. McDonald. Fla.. May 17, 71-Dec. 31.
71. Lt. Col. Costello N. Robinson, Nat, Cap.. Jan.
I. 71-Dec. 1.71. Lt. Col. Robert C. Schrnckenherg.
Idaho, May 30, 69-Aug. 17.71. Lt. Col. Virginia E
Smith. Utah, list Bronze Clasp~. June l, 70-June
t. 71. Lt. CoL Athol M. Webb. Utah, i2d Bronze
ClsspL Dec. 3, 69-June l, 71. Maj. Patricia C.
llughas. MER. Apr. 1. 71-July 15, 71. Maj.
Rebecca C. Rndgers, MER. Oct. I. 70-OCt I. 71.
Capt. Michael Tinker. Okla., July 18. 7t-July 25.
Lt. Col. Homer R, Anderson. Tcx.. June 15, 71July 15. 71.
CWO Edward L. McCann. Idaho. July 30. 71,
Weber Minuteman Composite Squadron. Utah.
June l. 70-June 1. 71. West Raven Cadet
Squadron, Conn., June 7.71-July 11.71. WheatonSilver Spring Cadet Squadron. Nat, Cap.. (lst
Bronze Clasp), Dec. 1.70-Sept. 1.71.

Awards Made
To Members
M A X W E L L A F B , A l a . - - Tw o
military personnel and a civilian
assigned to Headquarters Civil Air
PatroI-USAF, received awards here
recently in a brief ceremony.
Capt. Robert L. Scott Jr. received
the first Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air
Force Commendation Medal for
service at Maxwell from Sept. 29.
1969, to July 9, 1971, as cadet
a d m i n i s t r a t i o n o f fi c e r, C a d e t
Admissions Branch, Air Force
Reserve Officers Training Corps.
He is currently chief of the Cadet
Training Division, Deputy
Directorate of Aerospace Education
and Cadet Training (AE&CT).
TSgt. Bennie J. White, accounting
and finance supervisor, received a
certificate of appreciation tor having
been named CAP-USAF Outstanding
Airman of the third quarter, 1971.
John V. Sorenson, deputy chief of
staff, AE&CT, received a certificate
and pin for 20 years service in Civil

SIMULATOR CHECK - Cadet Major Peter Brown {right) of
National Capitol Wing receives a simulated message from
Capt. Arlene Kopp, command staff assistant during
communications course at Kutztown State College, Pa.




S e n i o r M e m b e r P r, g r a m E x p l a i n e d
Training Curriculum
Consists Of 4 Levels



]DISCUSSION--Brig. Gen. Samuel H. duPont Jr., national hoard chairman discusses
Icommand philosophy with senior members at a session during CAP's National Staff College
ht Maxwell AFBr Ala.

(-'AP Staff College
Set For Au . 24-26
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.-from the Air University will
The fifth annual Civil Air
give presentations on
Patrol National Staff College
communicative skills,
will be conducted here
instructional techniques,
August 20-26. The course is
leadership principles and
developed for 200
group processes,
Part two is concerned with
officers and Cadet Svaatz
t h e c o m m a n d e r, h i s s t a f f ,
A w a r d
and the mission. It covers a
understudying a senior
comprehensive analysis of
member staff position.
the CAP mission and in
The objective of the college
response to suggestions from
is to develop more effective
previous classes, will include
CAP commanders and staff
expanded presentations from
members by offering a
National Headquarters perprogram based on experience
in all aspects of the CAP
The third part will
program. The curriculum is
investigate the nature of
divided into three areas.
aerospace. Students will hear
The first is devoted to the
guest lecturers and discuss
personal development of the
the achievements, potential
.!ndividual. Guest lecturers and promise of the aerospace

q' D Course Scheduled

MAXWELL AFB, Ala.-Civil Air Patrol officials have
announced that the Disaster
Preparedness Indoctrination
Course will be held at Lowry
AFB, Colo., from March 6-9,
for senior members.
This three-and-one-half day
course, which includes a field
trip to the Office of Civil
Defense Region Headquart-'
ers in Denver, has the basic
objective of assuring that
commanders have an in-being response to disaster situations in peace and war.
~'he course will be
conducted at Lowry AFB by
experts in the Disaster
Preparedness program. Only

MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--The "New Senior Member Training
Program" had its origin at the 1969 National Board Meeting
when Brig. Gen. Samuel H. duPont Jr., CAP national board
chairman (then colonel and vice chairman), established the
National Senior Training Committee.
This committee, which included region and Hq. CAP-USAF
representatives, worked for approximately 12 months outlining
a training program to meet the Civil Air Patrol mission
requirements and, concurrently, the desires and needs of senior
The formal outline of the
titled Retaining Level. It is
new program was presented
intended for members who
at the 1971 National
have completed Level I but
Convention. Subsequently, it
are not actively engaged in
has been discussed at region
Level II or III formal
conferences and the National
Executive Committee
_. (Cont. on Page 10)
meetings. The purpose of this
article is to inform each
senior member of the
highlights of the program. It
must be cautioned at the
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.-outset, however, that changes
National Headquarters
may take place since portions
officials have reminded
o f t h e p r o g r a m ' s
members that family flying
implementation details are
is encouraged in the Civil
not finalized at this writing.
Air Patrol.
H o w e v e r, t h e y e x p l a i n ,
each member who flies his
The new program will
family in Corporate aircraft
consist of four levels of
must assure that Corporate
training versus the fiv~
p o l i c y c o n c e r n i n g
phases in the "old" program
membership status is obLevel I is the F, nt~/Upgrade
,.J~t.y.~l~iesigned for both the.
new senior membe]'~and as
e l i g i b l e f o r C A P
refresher training for present
membership, they must be
senior members. It replaces
members before riding in
Phase I and II in the old
CAP aircraft. If they are not
program and is required
eligible for CAP membership
training. Level II is titled the
(by reason of age or
Skill Acquisition Level,
citizenship) they will be
wherein the new member
granted associate
acquires the knowledge and
membership status provided
skills necessary to perform
their name, date, and place of
effectively in a CAP position
birth is recorded on the
or mission task. This training
senior member's memberreplaces Phases III and IV. It
ship records in the unit and
offers the individual the
at National Headquarters.
opportunity to train in an
Associate members may
area of interest to him rather
participate in appropriately
than being required to follow
authorized CAP activities,
one established course, as in
including flying activities,
the old program. Level III
providing the aircraft used is
has been structured for those
approved and insured for
members holding CAP
associate membership flying
command and staff positions.
and the associate member is
I t w i l l r e p l a c e P h a s e I V.
accompanied by his CAP
Level IV, a new concept, is
senior member sponsor.

age in which we live.
The National Staff College
will be housed in the Air
University's Squadron
Officer School with use of all
its audio-visual facilities.
Attendees will be housed in
the student dormitories on
Maxwell and will have access
to most base facilities.
Members desiring to attend
the 1972 National Staff
College should apply through
channels on CAP Form 17 to
Headquarters, CAP-USAF
(DOT), Maxwell AFB; Ala.
36112. CAPR 50-9 prescribes
qualification criteria and
procedures for senior
member activities.

15 spaces are available to
CAP lieutenant colonels and
above for this prestigious
course. Therefore,
commanders should assure
that only members who will
be working with Civil
Defense officials at federal
and state level be recon~mended.
Anyone interested in
attending the course should
apply through channels on
C A P F o r m 1 7 t o
Headquarters, CAP-USAF
(DOT), Maxwell AFB, Ala.
36112. If CAP Form 17 is not
yet available at your unit,
apply by letter through
channels by January 3L

LONG HAUl,. A wet Warrant Officer Robert A. Dell, from Massachusetts, struggles to
make it over a water trap during Project X, a portion of the annual Civil Air Patrol National
Staff College held at Maxwell AFB, Ala.




Civil Air Patrol Senior Membe
1 . N AT I O N A L H E A D Q U A R T E R S S TA F F C O L L E G E : T h e o b j e c t i v e i s t o d e v e l o p m o r e e f f e c t i v e C A P
commanders and staff members by offering a program based upon experiences in all aspects of the CAP
program. The curriculum includes lectures, seminars, and nationally recognized guest speakers covering
s u c h t o p i c s a s c o m m u n i c a t i v e s k i l l s , l e a d e r s h i p , s t a ff o r g a n i z a t i o n , a n d t h e f u t u r e o f a e r o s p a c e i n t h e
modern world.
2 . N AT I O N A L S E A R C H A N D R E S C U E ( S A R ) S C H O O L : A c o u r s e d e s i g n e d t o p r o v i d e c o m p e t e n t , p r o f e s sional CAP mission coordinators. The curriculum includes all aspects of organization, planning, communications, and operations involving inland search and rescue.
3 . D I S A S T E R P R E PA R E D N E S S I N D O C T R I N AT I O N F O R S E N I O R C A P O F F I C E R S : A s p e c i a l U S A F A i r
Training Command course designed to acquaint senior CAP officers with the national disaster preparedness
p r o g r a m a n d t h e r e q u t r e m e n l s f o r a n i n t e g r a t e d a n d e ff e c t i v e d i s a s t e r c o n t r o l p r o g r a m . A t h r e e a n d o n e half day course with 21 hours of instruction, including a field trip to the Office of Civil Defense Region Headq u a r t e r s i n D e n v e r. R e c o m m e n d e d f o r r e g i o n a n d w i n g c o m m a n d e r s a n d o t h e r s w h o w i l l b e w o r k i n g w i t h
Civil Defense officials at the federal and state levels.
4. FLIGHT CLINICS: CAP regions and wings have considerable latitude in development of flight clinics.
T h e y m a y b e C A P g e n e r a t e d s u c h a s t h e C A P S U L E c l i n i c s o r j o i n t e ff o r t s s u c h a s t h e A O PA S K Y S A F E
clinics. Nationally approved clinics that meet the goals of improving the flying safety posture of CAP may
qualify for financial support by the Corporation.

5. AIR MOBILITY EXERCISES: Air mobility exercises are designed to exercise Civil Air Patrol's
capability to airlift key people to central operating locations and to perform enroute aerial surveillance.
They are usually conducted in conjunction with conferences or emergency services activities and, depending
on the circumstances, may qualify for .4dr Force reimbursement for fuel and oil.
6 . E X T E N S I O N C O U R S E I N S T I T U T E ( E C I ) : E C I i s t h e c o r r e s p o n d e n c e s c h o o l o f t h e U S A F. I t s s e r v i c e s
a r e a v a i l a b l e w i t h o u t c o s t t o C A P m e m b e r s . Tw o b r o a d a r e a s o f s t u d y a r e a v a i l a b l e : G e n e r a l M i l i t a r y
Education and Speci'Alized Courses. Military courses are provided to improve the knowledge of command
and leadership. ECI specialized courses are designed to provide training for CAP members in the performance of specialized dti'ty (e.g., communi~ations, aircraft maintenance, etc.).

1. Developed for 200 c~
warrant officers and
Award winners underst~
member staff position.

2. Selected CAP pilots
actively involved in 1
3. CAP lieutenant
above. Class size is 1:

4. The CAP Region ]
determines who is eligi
activities. (CAP is alsc
F e d e r a l Av i a t i o n A d m i t
Aircraft Owners and Pi]
tion clinics.)

5. The CAP Region t
determines who is eligi

6. " All CAP senior merr

?. INDUSTRIAL COLLEGE OF THEI:~MEI)FuI~u]~- uO~r~'~-~'ur~u~.~w~-~'UnUOL:--i-ms ~~.~-.
its educational effort toward support of the national interest through enhancing the knowledge of military
and civilian executives who are, or will be, engaged in managing key national security programs.

1"firCAP membe'l
utive level, majors and i

8 . N AT I O N A L S E C U R I T Y S E M I N A R S : T h e s e s e m i n a r s a r e s p o n s o r e d b y t h e I n d u s t r i a l C o l l e g e o f t h e
A r m e d F o r c e s t o f o s t e r, a m o n g R e s e r v e O f fi c e r s a n d i n t e r e s t e d c i t i z e n s , a b e t t e r u n d e r s t a n d i n g o f t h e
m a n y i n t e r r e l a t e d a n d c o m p l e x n a t i o n a i a n d i n t e r n a t i o n a l p r o b l e m s a s s o c i a t e d w i t h n a t i o n a l s e c u r i t y.

8. Attendance at these
open to all CAP senio

9 . J O I N T E M E R G E N C Y O P E R AT I O N S S E M I N A R S : T h e s e s e m i n a r s r e p r e s e n t a j o i n t e ff o r t b y t h e A m e r ican Red Cross, Office of Civil Defense, Federal Aviation Administration, State Aviation Agencies, and HQ
C A P - U S A F. T h e s e m i n a r s d e a l w i t h t h e r o l e s o f t h e s e a g e n c i e s d u r i n g e m e r g e n c i e s , t h e i r r e s p e c t i v e
m i s s i o n s , a n d h o w t h e y c a n d e v e l o p c a p a b i l i t i e s f o r t h e e ff 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 a n d s u p porting systems.

1 0 . O F F I C E R S S PA C E A N D M I S S I L E O R I E N TAT I O N C O U R S E : T h i s c o u r s e c o v e r s c o m p r e h e n s i v e f a m i l iarization with basic space language and principles, fundamentals of astronautics, technology, and concepts
which will affect future operational space capability.

I I . A C A D E ~ H C I N S T R U C TO R C O U R S E : T h i s c o u r s e p r e p a r e s i t s g r a d u a t e s t o i n s t r u c t a n d t o s u p e r v i s e
i n s t r u c t o r s . F o u r m a j o r a r e a s o f t h e t e a c h i n g p r o c e s s a r e c o v e r e d : l e a r n i n g t h e o r y, c o m m u n i c a t i o n s s k i l l s ,
training methods, and evaluation.

9. Recommended attem
region and wingcommam
officers, selected group,~
commanders and staffl
officials from the Offi~
Defense, American Red
State Aviation officials.
10. CAP senior capta~

II. CAP seniormemberl
for instructing. CAt:
manders, unit, wing, or .:
ing officers, and acadernt
are recommended.

12. ACADEMIC INSTRUCTOR CIRCUIT RIDER COURSE: This course is conducted at the regional level by
a team of instructors from the Academic Instructor School at Maxwell AFB. The purpose is to present
basic instructional methods to better prepare CAP senior members to act as instructors and counselors in
the cadet program and to present instruction to their fellow senior members.

12. The CAP Region !
determines who is elig~

13. INTERNATIONAL AIR CADET EXCHANGE ESCORT: Annually, CAP sponsors a one-month program to
foster international understanding, goodwill, and fellowship. CAP exchanges cadets with similar organizations representing some 26 foreign nations. Selected senior members act as escort officers for the cadets
during the exchange program.

13. Criteria and applicat
lined on the back page of U




' Activities Schedule Announced
~'adet Spaatz
lying a senior

National Headquarters CAp
Maxwell AFB, AL
20-26 August
(BOQ quarters.)

1. Apply through Channels on CAPF
17 to Hq CAP-USAF (DOT). (Reference CAPR 50-9.)

* Following is the senior member selection
process for escort or staff duty. Before any
senior member may apply for escort or staff
duty, be/sbe must satisfy the following

or observers
nit SAR pro-

Governors Island, New York
23 July-4 August
{Quarters provided.)

2. Apply through channels on CAPF
17 to Hq CAP-USAF (DOT). (Reference CAPR 50-9.)

:olonels a nd
rafted to 15.

L o w r y Te c h n i c a l Tr a i n i n g C e n t e r
Lowry AFB, CO
6-9 March

3. Apply through channels on CAPF
17 to Hq CAP-USAF {DOT). {Reference CAPR 50-9,)

Have active membership in CAP prior to
application (January 1).
. Be at least 21 years old by July 1 in the year
in which activity is held. EXCEPTION: For
IACE, 25 years of age is preferred
Be in acceptable physical condition
Have an acceptable personality and moral
character so as to command cadet respect and
be able to lead effectively.
Special provisions - applications must be for
the duration of activity

ble for these
eligible for
istration and
ots Associa-

4. Various locations within the eight
regions. Dates and places to be announced by Region Headquarters.

4. Apply through channels on CAPF
17 to CAP Region Headquarters or
a p p l y d i r e c t l y t o FA A o r A O PA f o r
their clinics. {Reference CAPR 50-9,)
DO NOT USE CAPF 17 when applying
directly to other organizations.

ble for these

5. Various locations within the eight
regions. Dates and places to be announced by Region Headquarters.

5. Apply through channels on CAPF
13 in accordance with CAPR 55-10.

bers in good

6. Each ECI course consists of one
or more volumes. Applicants must
enroll for a complete course and
enrollment is limited to one course
at a time.

6. As prescribed in CAPR 50-1 for
ECI courses. Applications (ECI Form
23) must be processed through Hq
CAP-USAF (DOT) prior to submission
to ECI.

s at the execLbove.

7 . Tw o m a j o r c o u r s e s : N a t i o n a l
Security Management, 12-15 months
for completion, and Management in
the D e p a r t m e n t of Defense, 4-6
months for completion.

7. Applications and inquiries should
be addressed to: The Commandant, Industrial CollegeoftheAir Force, Attn:
Correspondence School, FOrt Lesley
J . M c N a f r, Wa s h i n g t o n , D C 2 0 3 1 5 .

seminars is
r members.

8. Dates and locations to be
announced by HQ CAP-USAF.

8. Attendance may be arranged
through the Chambers of Commerce
of participating cities.

.~ees include
iers and staff
nd squad ron
ee of Civil
Cross, and

9. Various locations within the eight
regions. Dates and places to be announced by Region" Headquarters.

9. Apply through channels on CAPF
17 to CAP Region Headquarters.
(Reference CAPR 50-9.)

ms through

10. Maxwell AFB, AL
3-7 January
24-28 April
{Quarters reserved.}

I0. Apply through channels on CAPF
17 to Hq CAP-USAF (DOT). (Reference CAPR 50-9.)

I responsible
unit cornregion traininstructors

11 . M a x w e l l A F B , A L
7 August- 8 September
(Quarters reserved.)

ii. Apply through channels on CAPF
17 to Hq CAP-USAF (DOT). {Reference CAPR 50-9.)

ble for these

12. Various locations within the eight
regions. Dates and places to be announced by Region Headquarters.

12. Apply through channels on CAPF
17 to CAP Region Headquarters.
(Reference CAPR 50-9,)

ions are outfls brochure.

13. Locations and dates will be announced by HQ CAP-USAF.

Civil Air Patrol Form 70:
Senior members should obtain two copies of
CAP Form 70, dated March 1969, "CAP Escort
Application for Special Activities," from their
. The senior member must complete all
applicable sections, and attach a photograph to
both copies of the CAPF 70. :
Senior members may select more than one
activity to enhance his/her chance of being
selected for one. This is done by writing rank
order numbers (1, 2, 3) by order of preference,
in the activity block of CAPF 70.
Senior member applications must be
submitted in two copies to the squadron
commander by January 1.
Processing Applications and Records:
Squadron commanders will attach a letter of
evaluation With recommendations and a
duplicate copy of the individuals CAP Form 45,
"Senior Member Training Record,+' to both
copies of the CAPF 70, and forward to the
wing commander by January 20. All applications
will be forwarded.
The wing commander will attach a letter of
evaluation and indicate his preference, (1,2,3),
for the activities selected on CAPF 70 with
signature and forward both copies with
attachments to the region commander no later
than January 30.
Region commanders may make remarks
and will sign the CAPF 70 in the remarks section, and forward both copies of the CAPF 70
with attachments to National Headquarters by
February 20.
Selection Board for Senior Members:

*See Column On

The selection board will be appointed by the
NATIONAL Commander and will include one
member of the NEC. Members of this selection
board.have the authority to delegate to EDAS
selection authority for programs other than
The selection board will be convened by the
National Commander after all applications are
received (February 20), but not later than
March 30.
The selection board will consider the
individual's applicaton, CAPF 70, his/her
"Senior Member Training Record" and the
evaluations and remarks of the squadron, wing,
and region commanders when choosing primary
selectees and alternates. An effort will be
made to select those senior members who are
graduates of the National Staff College.
By April 15, National Headquarters will
notify all selected senior members of the
activity for which they will be an escort or staff
member, and provide them with a list of duties.
If, for any reason, a senior member should
become ineligible or unable to participate in
the activity for which he/she was selected,
he/she should notify National Headquarters




Senior Members

(Cont. from Page 7)
The study materials for
Level I will be contained in a
new Senior Member
Handbook, which must be
purchased by members.
Effective July 1, 1972 all new
senior members, except
former cadets who have
earned the Mitchell Award
and apply for senior
membership, will be required
to successfully complete
Level I training.
Present senior members
will be required to complete
the training prior to
becoming eligible for
consideration for their next
promotion but not later than
Dec. 31, 1972.
As a part of this training,
wings will sponsor quarterly
Level I training clinics. Here
senior members, both old and
new, will gather for
instruction on materials in
the Handbook plus practical
demonstrations of military
courtesies, wear of the
uniform, etc. National
Headquarters will furnish
35mm slides to each wing for
use at the clinics but region
and wing commanders will be
encouraged to adapt the
training material to their
local situation and
requirements. Members
must itttend a clinic and pass
an open-book, written
..... examination in order to
successfully complete Level
I. New members will not be
authorized to wear the
uniform until then. Upon
successful completion of a
Level I training they will be
eligible to wear the uniform,
to be awarded the CAP
membership Ribbon and for

consideration for promotion
to second lieutenant,
provided the other
requirements of CAP
Regulation 35-5 and CAP
Manual 20-1 are met.
L~vel II is where the new
member's option referred to
earlier is found. After
completing Level I, the
~i' i:~ .....
member should have a good
idea of the big picture in
CAP. He'll know what the
CAP missions are and what
further training is available
and he should be able to
TIME OUT - Even adult members of CAP occasionally take time out for a lighter moment
decide where his talents and
of fun and recreation. This scene is the [graduation banquet at CAP's National Staff College.
interest can best be used.
as well as completing
With this knowledge, he'll
training with some formal
Commander's Citation will
seqected readings in
be changed to fit the new
choose a specific Level II
courses. The Leadership
leadership and management
training program in a
"Specialty Track" and begin
Award, with bronze and
which will be made available
acquiring skills necessary to
silver stars, will be directly
revision to CAPR 39-3.
through the Bookstore. The
perform in a specific job. The
related to the three skill
specific requirements for
types of tracks to be
ratings, respectively. These
award of the Aerospace
It is planned that the basic
available are based upon the
three level II ratings also will
directives outlining the new
position descriptions outlined
be directly related to
Ribbon will be included in a
program (including CAPRs
eligibility for promotion to
revision ofCAPR39-3,
in CAPM 20-1.
Unit commanders and
first lieutenant, captain, and
50-3 and 50-10 and CAPM 50As the title implies, this
training officers will be
major, respectively, subject,
17) will bedistributedtounits
level is designed for those
interested in counseling those
of course, to the requireseveral months in advance of
members who are not
the July 1, 1972
about to embark on Level II
ments of time-in-grade and
participating in the senior
so that both the needs of the
unit vacancies established by
implementation date for
training program but who
Level I training. The slide
unit and desires of the
CAPR 35-5 and CAPM 20-1.
desire to retain their CAP
sets for use in conducting the
individual can be satisfied.
The CAP Officer Course, ECI
membership. In essence, this wing Level I training clinics
Present members are also
Course 7C, will be an optional
level is a holding area for
eligible to partake of Level II
part of Level II. Senior
will be distributed as soon as
training if they so desire.
those members who have
they are available. Each
members will earn the Senior
completed the mandatory
Once the choice is made,
Member Certificate of
region and wing is scheduled
Level I training, but who do
to receive a "kit" containing
the member will order his
Proficiency by successfu~lly
""~ot~:~le~flre"hnmedia#~- entry~+- seven oreight~4tide~s@ts and
training materi~11~" fi~,~ -~i~: - ~cvmpleu~ng~tne L:uur~e. "
into Level II. It is also for
companion slide narratives
Bookstore. Each track will
Level II "Specialty Track"
those who were in Level II or
for their permanent retention
follow a logical progression
training material will be
M, but have left the position
of increasing skills leading to
placed on sale at the
and use. The slide sets will
or training and are no longer
three ratings: Technician,
support and supplement the
Bookstore as they are
actively participating at that
contents of the Senior
S e n i o r a n d M a s t e r. T h e
level. A member in this level Member Handbook. Further,
training method will vary
has the option of returning to
plans are being made for
somewhat from track to
active training status in
National Headquarters
track but typically will be
Commanders and those
Level II or Levellll anytime,
personnel to conduct Level I
self-study and on-the-job
w h o h o l d s t a ff p o s i t i o n s
training clinic workshops for
There are two additional
identified in CAPM 20-I will
region/wing senior training
be in Level III of the training other senior awards which
personnel this coming spring
program. Every contingency should be mentioned. Criteria
at designated locations
that might come up in these
for both the Gill Robb Wilson
positions cannot possibly be
Award and the National
across the nation.
c o v e r e d
i n
L e v e l
t r a c k ,
s o
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Level M is to be largely
b a s e d
u p o n
l e a r n i n g
o n - t h e
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job. Along with this OJT the
member will be expected to
broaden his knowledge
through participating in
special activities and courses

ECI Inquiries
Being Misrouted
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.- In recent
weeks National Headquarters has
received a large number of inquiries
Concerning the distribution of the
ECI catalog and guide.
'Officials explain that the basic
distribrution, of the ECI-catalogguide is presently to the CAP wing
level; however, a proposal has been
submitted'to ECI whereas all units of
CAP would receive the catalog and

HAND FULL - Maj. Gary D. Crawford, assistant director of
senior training, holds some of the pamphlets which explains
the "New Senior Training Program."

Until the time that all CAP units
are included in ECI distribution,
members interested in enrolling in
an ECI correspondence course
should contact their respective wing
senior program officer for the

necessary enrollment information.

MISSILE COURSE - Two senior CAP members join with a
Turkish Air Force officer in familiarizing themselves with
the Ageua missile during the Allied Officer Space and
Missile Orientation Ceurse at Maxwell AFB, Ala. From left
to right are; Col. Robert Owen, commander, Florida Wing;
Lt. Col. Thomas V. Elder, chief of staff, California wing; and
Lt. CoL Nevsat Cobauoglu.


J A N U A RY, 1 9 7 2


6 P a . R a n g e r Te a m s
Ta k e P a r t I n M e e t
SUNBURY, Pa,--Six ranger teams
recently a state-wide
Ranger Team competition at Camp
Nikomahs, a Boy Scout camp near
Glen Iron, Pa.
Hosted by
Headquarters Group 1100 the event

20 Complete
Cadet School

W R I G H T- PAT T E R S O N A F B ,
Ohio--Some 20 cadets recently
completed the first Group VII Cadet
Command and Staff school to be held
Cadets from Squadrons 703, 704 and
706 attended the 14-hour course
designed to upgrade the quality of
cadets through leadership,
experience, classroom training and
The students received instruction
on psychology of leadership: role of a
cadet commander, administrative
officer and information officer
role of a leader, noncommissioned
officer and junior officer; organization of a cadet squadron; command voice; speech, correspondence and communication; and symposium--"From student to teacher
to leader."
Instructing the cadets were three
former cadets, four cadets and two
senior members (including one
active duty Army officer ).


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included drill and ceremonies,
communications, navigation,
woodsmanship, physical fitness and
equipment and team inspection.
The final problem on the two-day
competition was a simulated crash
site. Communications, first aid, and
all equipment used in an actual
disaster were employed. Casualties
with simulated injuries were
located, first aid administered and
victims evacuated.
Competing in the meet were
Squadrons 102 and 103, Philadelphia:
Squadron 609, Pittsburgh; Squadron
710, Allison Park; Squadron 801,
Allentown; and Squadron 1007,

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continental limits of the United
States now have the option of
selecting first class mail service to
expedite achievements packets
ordered from the Educational
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change became effective on Sept, 1.
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cost the cadet and additional 50 cents
for handling and postage, and will be
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not available for this one because of
its weight and because it should be
bulk-ordered and stocked by
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Air Force Donates

Oregon Members Begin
ASHLAND, Ore.- Members of the
Ashland and Medford Civil Air Patrol
squadrons have been busily
disassembling the first of two
hangars at Montague AFB, Calif., for
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The hangars, donated by the Air

Force, will be reassembled at the
Ashland airport to provide one of the
finest aricraft and aerospace
training and study facilities for CAP
m~rs in Oregon.
Maj. John J. Cady,Ashland CAP
c o m m a n d e r, w h o i n i t i a t e d t h e
request forthestructuresfrom the
Montague base. near Yreka which is
being abandoned by the Air Force as
an economy measure, praised the
work of Southern Oregon Group
C o m m a n d e r, L t . C o l . J o h n W.
L O S A N G E L E S , C a l i f . - - Tw o
Keener, Medford, and Maj. James R.
hundred "victims" ...emergency
Bassett, USAF, Oregon CAP Wing
personnel.., and 70 Civil Air Patrol
Liaison Officer, for their tireless
cadets carrying stretchers laden
efforts in working with Air Force
with injured to waiting ambulance.
Officials to effect the transfer.
This was the scene recently at the
Ve t e r a n s A d m i n i s t r a t i o n ' s
r e a s s e mA lnn g s ta m a be d d$n g, 0 0 0 t f b e
b i e e i ch t uil i 5 mus o r

CAP Jo in s I n
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Cady stated.
During the first four weekends at
the base, transporting the heavy
guage galvinized roof and siding
panels, plumbing, lighting, support
beams, and heating fixtures to the
Ashland airport had kept pace with
the dismantling, Major Cady
r e p o r t e d . Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n w a s
provided by CAP vehicles and large,
flatbed trucks donated by a Medord
Metal scaffolding, some of it more
than 30 feet high when fully
assembled, has been rented, and
Special tools, ropes, safety helmets
and belts, cranes, jacks, cutting
torches, and other equipment items
have been contrihated by a number
of industrial firms and individuals in
the area, including CAP seniors.

Wa d s w o r t h H o s p i t a l , w h e r e a
raised in the Ashland-Medford area,
massive disaster drill was
conducted, demonstrating', the
effectiveness of multiple agencies
working together in a tri-city
emergency operation.
The exercise was conducted by Dr.
F r e d e r i c k W. M a r x J r. , a n d D r.
Sidney Messer of the Los Angeles
County Medical Association.
The CAP cadets were from Group
I and were under the direction of
Maj. Jane Hedges.
The exercise marked the first time
in the nation that three cities and
such a great number of agencies
were involved in a disaster drill, but
Dr. Marx said future exercises will
include all the hospitals in the area.
Code named CHAMP 71
(Community Hospital Assistance ....
Mobilization Program ), the drill sent
student volunteer "victims" to
Memorial Hospital in Culver City,
and St. John's and Santa Monica
Hospitals in Santa Monica.
Also participating in the program
were the University of California at
Los Angeles Hospital and the facility
VIEW FROM THE TOP - Cadet Barbara Stack of Cutler
at Wadsworth, as well as American
Cadet Squadron, Miami, Fla., was one of 29 members of
Red Cross, the State Office of
South Florida Group 10 to tour the Coast Guard Air Station at
Emergency Preparedness, Los
Opa Locka, Fla. In addition to viewing helicopters the cadets
Angeles Fire Department
County Disaster Commission.
r e c e i v e d a t o u r a n d b r i e fi n g o n t h e f a c i l i t y.

Editor's Note: The first article m
this series appeared in the
September issue of FAA AVIATION
NEWS and described a surveillance
system that would help prevent
midair collisions. Early
i n v e s t i g a t i o n s b y FA A , l a t e r
coordinated with industry research,
led to development of a
"cooperative" time/frequency
collision avoidance system (CAS)
now being installed for evaluation in
air carriers. More recent
developments of non-synchronous
systems are discussed today.
FAA's primary mission is the safe
and efficient movement of air
traffic, and as such the entire air
traffic control system may be
thought of as a CAS. The philosophy
behind the CAS/PWl (Pilot Warning
Indicator) programs has been to
search for a collision avoidance
system which could serve as a
backup to air traffic control and
provide protection in areas not
served by FAA--and which would
produce minimal interference with
the flow of air traffic and the work
load of controllers.
The only CAS equipment which has
actually been built to date is the
time/frequency or so-called "ATA"
CAS which consists of a transmitter
and receiver, an altitude, a timing
device, a time propagator and a
decoder and transmitter, a doppler
analyzer, and a Tau computer. (Tau
determines time to closure by
dividing range by range rate.) When
the computer determines that a
possible collision threat exists, it
warns the pilot through both visible
and audible signals and also directs
him toward the appropriate evasive
The full time/frequency CAS is
intended for air carriers and high
flying jets. A lesser version not
capable of air-to-air time
synchronization will be available for
high performance general aviation
aircraft. For aircraft that normally
fly below 10,000 feet and under 250
knots, there are lesser
time/frequency subsystems
expected to be priced within the
range of most light plane owners,
including several types of PWI's
capable of simply warning the pilot
that other aircraft are nearby.
FAA is also looking at the nonsynchronous (not depending on
synchronized, clocks) systems
developed independently by RCA,
and by Honeywell, Inc. Honeywell
uses a radio frequency
interrogator/transponder which
interrogates continuously (about 50
times per secondL deriving position
and altitude data in much the same
manner as is done with' beacon radar.
This is also a "cooperating" system,
requiring a compatible device in
each participating aircraft.
In contrast to the time/frequency
CAS, which allows only one aircraft
to transmit at a time, Honeywell's
concept is to make use of extremely
short transmissions which take place
within a few billionths of a second.
This assures, according to
Honeywell, that even if several
hundred aircraft are transmitting
within radio range of each other the
likelihood of simultaneous reception
is small--and would be
inconsequential even if it did occur
occasionally, since threat evaluation
is based on a continuing flow of
pertinent data.

JANUARY, 197._2.2



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Honeywell's concept was
developed originally as a pilot
warning indicator in response to a
request from the Army for a means
of preventing midair collisions at Ft.
R u c k e r. A l a . , w h e r e i n t e n s i v e
training in helicopters takes place
within a limited airspace. The PWI
produced for this special
environment, which weighed six
pounds installed in the aircraft,
provided the pilot with audible and
visual warning signals whenever one
or more similarly equipped aircraft
came within a selectable range
(I,000, 2,000 or 3,000 feet) and within
an altitude band of plus or minus 300
feet. The panel display simply
indicated whether the intruder was
above, below or level with the
protected aircraft.
Since the delivery of 285 Honeywell

PWI's to Ft. Rucker in August 1970
the equipment has functioned
co'ntinuously and satisfactorily,
according to Honeywell.
The company is expanding their
basic concept to develop a fullfledged CAS incorporating the Tau
p r i n c i p l e . To w a r d s t h i s g o a l ,
equipment is now being flight tested
by the Army which would identify
collision threats at an extended
range (more than two miles) and
indicate altitude as wellas bearing
within one of four 90 degree
quadrants. The appropriate evasive
maneuver could be displayed as a
command to the pilot.
RCA's version of a nonsynchronous CAS is called SECANT,
for Separation and Control of
Aircraft by Non-synchronous
techniques, like Honeywell's system,

(Editor's note: The article on "Wind
S h e a r " i n t h e M a y 1 9 7 1 i s s u e o / FA A
AV I AT I O N N E W S p r o v o k e d c o n s i d e r a b l e
interest and some confusion among readers
who were unable to conceive how wind shear
could affect the airspeed o/an aircraft. The
present article will deal specifically with this
T he A e r o n a u t i c a lPrivate l Pilot's (Handbook
Know edge Advisory
Circular 61-23) states that airspeed, which
is defined as the rate at which an aircraft
m o v e s t h r o u g h t h e a i r, i s n o t a ff e c t e d b y
the movement of air itself. This is perfectly
true as long as we are talking about a
s t a b i l i z e d c o n d i t i o n o ~ fl i g h t . W i n d s h e a r,
h o w e v e r, i n v o l v e s a n a b r u I ) t o r s u d d e n
c h a n g e i n w m ff ' v ' e { o c r r y. - a m c e m e m © r u £ =
of an aircraft is far greater than that of the
surrounding body of air, there will be an inevitable lag in responding to the sudden
increase or decrease of wind, resulting in a
temporary gain or reduction in airspeed or
airflow over the wings, if the same power
setting and aircraft attitude are maintained,
The change in airspeed may not last more
than a few short seconds, but it could be
c r i t i c a l u n d e r s o m e l a n d i n g o r t a k e o ff c o n ditions, if not properly responded to by the
To see how this is possible, let us review
the basic concepts. Airspeed, as we all
k n o w, i s o f c o n c e r n t o t h e p i l o t a s r e g a r d s
lift--in contrast to ground speed, which is
of concern in matters of navigation. In the
three illustrations taken from the Private
Pilot's Handbook (page 69) we are shown
that an aircraft in a no-wind condition (top)

it is not dependent on any ground
signals and relies on airborne
interrogators and transponders to
determine range, range rate, altitude
and hearing data. In SECANT both
the interrogating pulse train's
makeup and the time of transmission are randomized (by a sort of
electronic coin tosser) so that all
participants can interrogate at any
time without, according to RCA,
either overloading the system or
causing interference. It too is a
cooperating system effective only for
participating aircraft.
SECANT will offer a PWI, a
" Vi c i n i t y Tr a f fi c F i n d e r, " a C A S
and a super CAS known as TMS for
Tr a f fi c M o n i t o r i n g S y s t e m . T h e
latter will offer the pilot a situation
display of all ambient traffic 'which

may interact with his aircraft within
about 60 seconds, with range, bearing
and altitude indicated. This would
assist him in not making an unwise
hurried change of course, thus
precipitating other conflict situations.
FAA is looking at these and other
airborne collision avoidance
systems, not only for their ability to
prevent midair collisions but also for
their compatibility with the air
traffic control system, which is and
will remain the basis of all air traffic
separation. The drawback of
cooperative systems such as those
discussed above is the threat posed
by non-participating aircraft--and
hence the problem of agreeing upon
an essentially homogeneous,
economically appealing CAS. (FAA
Aviation News)

d a n g e r o u s l y, o r a s t a l l c o u l d o c c u r i f t h e
pilot did not respond immediately by applying power and adjusting elevator as necessary..Loss of airspeed always means a reduction in lift, which must be properly compensated for with both power and elevator
if a constant approach path is to be maintained.
Consider now what would happen should
a positive wind shear (headwind) of 20
The inertia of the airplane is responsible m p h t a k e p l a c e . H e r e a g a i n t h e i n e r t i a o f
for a momentary lag in airspeed during t h e a i r p l a n e w o u l d d e l a y t h e r e d u c t i o n i n
wind shear encounters. It can be critical. ground speed, while enabling the airspeed
to increase temporarily--to somewhere between 120 and 140 mph. During this brief
lag, there would be an increase in lift and a
travels over the ground equally as fast as it
tendency to climb unless the pilot responded
travels through the air--120 mph in this
immediately by reducing power and lowercase, with a given power setting and attitude.
hlg' the nose.
- = : the se~offd - . . . . " . . we. see . an . aircraft
Tn illustfatlon . . . . . . . . .
If such a wind shear took place during a
flying with a 120 mph airspeed in a 20 mph
landing approach, the rate of descent would
tail wind and making good 140 mph over
be reduced, and the landing could result in
the ground. The third picture shows the
an overshoot, unless properly responded to
same aircraft with the same airspeed flying
by the pilot.
through a 20 mph headwind and making
For any given type of airplane, the influonly 100 mph over the ground.
ence of wind shear on the landing operation
Now consider what happens if the change
is related to how quickly the airplane can'
from no-wind conditions to a 20-mph tail
be adjusted to the new operating conditions
wind occurs with great suddenness (negative
with reasonable safety margins. Naturally it
wind shear). Because the inertia of the airis more noticeable with large airplanes havplane is much greater than the wind, it
ing large inertia factors than with smaller
will not immediately receive a boost in
general aviation types, but it is a phenomeground speed of 20 mph. It will require
non that should be understood by all pilots.
several seconds, in fact, to achieve that gain,
Wind shear during landing is a matter for
and during this lag period its airspeed will
concern because it introduces an unschedfall to some point between 100 and 120 mph.
uled variable into a critical flight operation.
In cruising.flight t~is would produce no
W h i l e a i r s p e e d i s l i t t l e a ff e c t e d b y s t a b l e
serious problem, but if the aircraft is apmovement of air it can be affected by abrupt
proaching to land at somewhat close to the
c h a n g e s i n a i r m o t i o n .
stall speed, the approach path could steepen

Wind Shear

FAA Aviation News.





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In stable air wind has little affect on airspeed (left). With an
abrupt wind shift (above) a sharp
change in airspeed can occur
briefly during the "inertia lag"
while the plane adjusts to new
wind conditions. Right--a sudden loss of headwind during
landing could cause a pilot to
land short (A) or even stall (B)
unless he makes prompt throttle
and elevator adjustments.


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J A N U A RY ~ ! 9 7 2
A dramatic upgrading of general
aviation pilot proficiency is taking
place all across the nation, thanl~.s to
the liberal provisions of the new G.I.
Bill of Rights for ex-servicemen
pilots. Over 72,000 have received
advanced pilot training during the
past five years.
Many of the pilots who completed
their training have established
careers for themselves in
commercial aviation. But the largest
number of them are businessmen or
professionals from all walks of life
who have been able 'lo improve their
flying skill bY obtaining an IFR
ticket, a multi-engine rating, jet
rating, etc.
The 'training program has
undoubtedly increased the safety
factor in the skies because the
general aviation fleet has now gained
a large number of pilots who are able
to handle more sophisticated aircraft
in all kinds of weather.
Last year alone there were over
32,000 former servicemen who
obtained advanced training and they
join the ranks of all those ex-G.I.'s
who received pilot training after
World War II and the Korean War.
_H_owever, there are some importa n t d i f f e r e n c e s i n t h e n e w VA
program, and if you are interested in it you should be aware of
how the program operates and how
you can be eligible for it:
1 . N O N O V I C E S . T h e n e w VA
program which is authorized under
the Veterans Readjustment Benefit
Acts of 1966, is available only for
advanced training; and therefore you
are eligible for it only if you possess
a private pilot's license. You might
remember that under the G.I. Bill
following World War lI you were
eligible to receive basic pilot training, but the purpose of the new
program is to provide advanced
training only.
2 . P R O F E S S I O N A L O B J E C TIVES. Under this program, the
training you receive must either
be directed toward some new career goal or toward some objective
which will help you in your present
job or profession. In the first category, for example, your purpose
might be to ,malify yourself as a
c~nmerctal pilot, or a flight instructor, or a drop duster, or in any
of the many positions in corporate
and commercial flying. In the second category, you could use your
advanced training to assist you ih
some way in your business
occupation. Thus, a physician or a
lawyer could obtain the training
under the VA program if he uses a
p l a n e i n h i s w o r k . S i m i l a r l y, a
rancher or a salesman or practically
any type of businessman could
qualify if he flies a plane for some
business purpose.
The Veterans Administration says
that this new program is not for the
"Sunday pilot." but recognizes that
in our aviation age an increasing
number of people will be flying
private planes for businesl reasons,
as many decades ago driving an
automobile became an economic
necessity. The appropriateness of
each application is considered on its
individual merits.
The veteran mast possess, in
addition to his pilot's certificate, a
Class 2 medical license. He can then
enroll in any number of advanced
courses, including instrument rating,
multi~nJtne rating, flight instructor,
instrument flight instructor and
cemmeretal pilot. Some schools
offer an approved course ,mtiti~
"Fixed Wing Transition" which is
especially designed for former
helicopter pilots who are now


and fees in advanced pilot training.
These monies are paid directly to the
veteran each month based on the
flight instruction received and he, in
turn, must reimburse the flying

learning to fly fixed wing aircraft.
veteran is eligible for the program if
he has had a minimum of 181 days of
continuous active military
service,any part of which occurred
after Jan. 31, 1955. The former
serviceman must also have been
released from service under
conditions other than dishonorable.
5 . C A S H PAY M E N T S . T h e
Veterans Administration will pay 90
per cent of the flying school's
established charges. (Under the

program after the Korean conflict,
the VA paid only 75 per cent of the
charges.) The former serviceman is
entitled to one and one-half months
of training for each month d active
service; and if he had at least 18
months of service he is
automatically entitled to the full
maximum of 36 months training. The
VA pays $175 a month for each month
of entitlement. This means that a
person who is eligible for the full 36
months could receive a total of
approximately I6,300 for his tuition

take your advanced pilot training at
any school which offers a course that
had been appovnd by both the State
Approving Agency and the FAA. This
r e q u i r e m e n t o f FA A a p p r o v a l
guarantees that the flight school
course must qualify under FAA's
standards and it must continue to
pass regular FAA inspections on the
quality of its training, its equipment
and its instructors.
The new Act further demands that
no more than 85 per cent of the
students in a school at any one time
may be receiving training under the
VA program. Because of the nature
of flight instruction, you may take
your advanced training at any time

avoided, since it may result in an excess of
raw gasoline washing the oil from the cylinder walls and leaving them vulnerable to
scoring from the piston. In any case, it will
make starting more difficult, by reducing
compression. Excess fuel always increases
the fire hazard; it is a good idea to have a
fire guard standing by during cold starts.
Turbine engines give less trouble than pist o n t y p e s i n c o l d w e a t h e r, b u t i t i s r e c o m mended that ground power units be used
wherever possible. Make the start with the
aircraft facing into the wind, to avoid the
possibility of a "hot start" (the firing of
excess fuel in the burner cans or tail pipe
before the fan reaches compression speed).

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o one has to live in Alaska to feel the
e ff e c t s o f w i n t e r w e a t h e r o n fl y i n g . I n
any area of the country where the temperature drops below freezing during the night,
extra preflight preparations and some changes
in ordinary flying procedures may be needed
to ward off mechanical mishaps brought on
by Old Man Winter.
Perhaps the most common (and most ignored) occurrence that can take place in an
airplane ,parked outdoors in a frosty night
is the condensation of moisture in the closed
cabin or within air ducts. Many a pilot has
taken off on a beautiful crisp clear morning
only to find himself abruptly socked in by a
fog of his own making as moisture condensed on the inside of his windshield. Preflight procedures in winter should always
include operating the cabin heater on the
ground long enough to purge it of moist
The pilot's warm breath is also a source
of moisture which can cloud up instrument panel glass, as well as the windshield,
i n c o l d d a m p w e a t h e r. S i n c e b r e a t h i n g i s
unavoidable, the best precautionary measure
is to preheat the cabin before takeoff. Many
airports have portable preheating devices
and will, on suitable notice, have both the
airplane engine and the cabin nicely warmed
for you when you arrive on the scene. If
you arrive in time to oversee the preheating
operation, make sure that hot r blasts are
not directed at flammable parts of the airplane, such as upholstery or fuel, oil or hydraulic lines. A charred airplane can upset
your whole day's schedule.
Cold and hot starts. Engines will turn over
somewhat sluggishly in wintry weather due
to partially congealed oil, and consequently
there is a tendency to overprime in order
to hsmtan the start. This habit should be

tude and ambient temperature. Even with
normally aspirated piston engines, there is
a danger of harmfully exceeding the rated
horsepower if subfreezing temperatures are
ignored in handling the throttle. Power output increases at about I percent for each
10° of temperature below that of standard
a i r ( 5 9 ° ) . A t - 4 0 ° F. a n e n g i n e m i g h t d e velop as much as 10 percent more than the
rated horsepower even though RPM and
manifold pressure limits are not exceeded.
The engine head temperature gauges should
be carefully watched.
With many piston engines, the use of
c a r b u r e t o r h e a t d u r i n g t a k e o ff i n v e r y c o l d
weather may be desirable in order to assist
the gasoline in vaporizing properly. Carburetor heat, under these circumstances, may
also prevent an excessive leaning of the fuel/
air mixture during takeoff, since the density

that is convenient to both you and
your instructors, even on weekends
or early evenings. Servicemen who
are still on active duty may also
arrange to take the training under
this program. Your local VA office
will be able to inform you of what
schools are approved in your area.
There is no use trying to keep a
good ex-serviceman (or woman)
down on the ground when Uncle
Sam is willing to help get him
airborne. If you have been in the
Armed Forces ( or even if you are
are presently on active duty) and you
think you could qualify, you can
obtain assistance and further
information about it from your
nearest United States Veterans
Assistance Center, VA regional
office, local service office, or
representative. They are listed in the
telephone directory under U.S.
Administration. (FAA Aviation

of the air present increases directly as the
ambient air temperature drops.
Going up. Oddly enough, one of the more
common problems during climb-out in cold
weather is the danger of overheating the
engine--this applies, of course, only to engines with airflow systems modified for winter operations. When baffles are used to res t r i c t t h e m o v e m e n t o f c o o l i n g a i r, t h e e n gine is vulnerable to overheating at lowered
airspeeds and high rpm. Here again, the
head temperature gauges should be monitored, and at the first sign of trouble the cowl
flaps, if pilot-controllable, should be opened.
Otherwise reduce power or increase airspeed.
The opposite problem--keeping the engine warm enough for smooth operation-may be present during letdown and approach
to land. Under reduced power, engine heat
--may not be sumclent to-vaporize fuel
felly and maintain the proper air ratio in
the mixture. In this phase of flight the pilot
has recourse to several procedures for increasing engine heat: he can use a higher
power setting, without increasing airspeed,
by extending gear or flaps at an early stage
of the approach; or he can use carburetor
At the end of a winter's day of flying, the
pilot may want to alter his normal method
o f s h u t t i n g d o w n t h e e n g i n e b y t u r n i n g o ff
t h e f u e l a n d r u n n i n g t h e c a r b u r e t o r d r y,
instead of just leaning out the mixture. This
will lessen the fire hazard the next morning,
especially if the engine is preheated by an
o v e r z e a l o u s
h a n d .
A /ull discussion of this subject b available in "Cold Weather Operation o/ Aire r a ~ t , " ( FA A A d v i s o r y C i r c u l a r 9 1 - 1 3 A ) .
Send a mailing label to DOT Distribution
U n i t TA D - 4 8 4 . 3 , Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 2 0 5 9 1
when requesting your/ree copy.

Frosted plugs are a common cause of no-start on wintry mornings. Pre-heating saves delay.


J A N U A RY, 1 9 7 2

Senior Enrollment
I n I n c r e a s e s

S PA AT Z W I N N E R - - C a d e t C o l . W i l l i a m K . C o n l o n , ( l e f t ) ,
N e w Yo r k , W i n g , r e c e i v e s S p a a t z a w a r d f r o m B r i g . G e n .
S a m u e l H . d u P o n t J r. , n a t i o n a l b o a r d c h a i r m a n .

MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--Civil Air
Patrol education officials have
announced that some 325 senior
members are now enrolled in the Air
War College correspondence course.
Prior to this year only 26 members
had graduated from the program.
The course is open to CAP
personnel who are in grades of
lieutenant colonel and above and
majors who have completed the Air
Command and Staff College either in
residence or by correspondence on
either a group or individual basis.
The correspondence program was
devised especially for members of
the Air National Guard, Air Force
Reserve and Civil Air Patrol.
CAP members completing the
course are: Maj. Ocie Hunt, Lt. Col.
L.H. Haselton, Col. Houston H.

Doyle, Lt. Col. Everett, Lt. Col.
B e t t y W. M c N a b b , L t . C o l . R . J .
Vollbehr, Lt. Col. C.R. Dillon, Lt.
Col. C.A. Miles, Maj. RW. Bishop,
Lt. Col. W.C. Wooflson, Lt. Col.
Manila D. Talley, Maj. James F.
Kelsner, Lt. Col. Charles L. Wood,
L t . C o l . L o u i s D . Wo l ff , L t . C o l .
Josephine M. Weyer, Lt. Col. Roland
S. Fortier, Lt. Col. Gerald K. Nash,
Lt. Col. Bertha L. Wahl. Lt. Col.
Albert F. Dettori, Lt. Col. Donald J.
Chessman, Maj. Irving Cole, Maj.
Stanley G. Smith, Maj. F. Prince,

Maj. John A. Vozzo. Lt. Col. Louie E.
Gilbert and Maj. Shirley M. Ti,nm.
Requests for information and/or
enrollment should be addressed to
the Associate Programs
(AWCEDA) Air War
Maxwell AFB. Ala. 36112.

300 Members
Join Exercise

McCORD AFB, Wash.--More than
300 members of the Civil Air Patrol
recently participated in a Civil
Defense training exercise throughout
the state of Washington.
The emergency operations center
for the training problem was located
in Olympia. Six support bases.
Olympia, Paine Field, Bellingham.
Centralia-Chehalis. Wenatchee and
two-day conference was the
Spokane airports provided
presentation of the NER Cadet of the
radiologival survey throughout the
Year Award to Cadet/Col. Faith H.
Vilas, of the Massachusetts Wing.
The problem was a simulated
She is a multi-engine pilot and
attack on the United States with
director of cadets for the
eight atomic bomb blasts in the
Massachusetts Wing.
state. The training problem
commended 1 0 d a y s a f t e r t h e
Additionally, Lt. Col. Kathleen V.
assumed bomb blasts, which should
Backus. information officer for the
Cotmecticu± ~/in~ wa~ hgnor~d f.,or .._provide a safe radiation level to
the" bu-fs~tariding i~fb~nfffifff pi:o- permit personnel in small aircraft to
survey radiation at ground level by
gram conducted by her Wing.
air detection equipment.
Col. Stephen E. Mills, Washington
Two cadet colonels, William K.
wing commander, expressed the
Conlon and Jeffrey Ellis of New York
importance of such a training
a n d M a i n e W i n g r e s p e c t i v e l y,
exercise and emphas!zed the
received the Spaatz award from
importance of safety for all
General duPont. Cadet Conlon
enjoyed the unique distinction of operations ~ithin the various phases
of operations.
achieving the award' on his first

575 Northeast Members
Gather For Annual Me, t
A T L A N T I C C I T Y, N . J . - Gathering from nine states from the
Northeast Region, a record number
of Civil Air Patrol members

converged on the Shelburne Hotel
here recently for their annual NER
The 575 registered CAP members
in attendance heard comments from
Brig. Gen. Samuel H. duPont, Jr.
national board chairman, regarding
the present status of the corporation.
They were also briefed on various
functions of CAP from National
Headquarters--,&-'-'~.:~ .'; .._2 -_z
from NER headquarters,
Col. Chester H. Bohart, USAF,
CAP vice commander, headed the
dignitary list from the Headquarters
CAP-USAF staff.Also present was
Dr. James P. Gilligan, deputy for
Reserve Affairs and Education from
the office of the assistant secretary
of theAirForce,
One of the highlights during the


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Louisiana wing commander has assumed a
p o s i t i o n o n t h e
commander's staff of the
Southwest Region. The
former Air Force veteran
had commanded the wing
~illq~ 1967.


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Three Selected R OTC Officers
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--Three cadet members of the West
Duval Comp. Sq. have been selected as officers in the Edward
H. White Navy Junior ROTC program here.
Cadet Michael Rebarick is the company commander, serving
in the grade of lieutenant commander. Ensign Michael Bower
is serving as ordnance officer and drill team commander and
Ensign Mark Smith is the chaplain. The unit is the only one of
its kind in the Jacksonville area.

Flight Scholarship Awarded

REALISTIC TRAINING--The use of make up helps Senior
Member Pat Hawkes add realism to a first aid training
exercise. Mat. Fred P. Graham, commander of the Glades
Survival School, believes the realistic approach will interest
more cadets in the school's search and rescue program.

Glades School

SOUTH MIAMI, Fla.--The Glades
Survival School held each month by
the Cutler Cadet Sq. in Florida's
Everglades is teaching first aid
under conditions that simulate real
accident victims.
No notes describing injuries are
received his commission as a second
used and to the cadets the injured
lieutenant in the regular Army. John
persons look authentic. Through the
also received a Distinguished
use of stage make up, bottled blood
Military Graduate award, the ROTC
and derma wax the accident victims
Drill award and a Certificate of
actually look like casualties. Cadets
Achievement for "Outstanding
udergoing the first aid training treat
performance of duties asa member
the victim's wounds as they find
of the ROTC Brigade during 1970
Mat. Fred P. Graham, commander
He spent this summer at basic
armor h:ainiffg f6r-6ff[crers~aC'FC " -oTTd6"s-cho0l, believes that search
and rescue training should be as
Knox, Ky. John graduated in the
upper 20 per cent of his class and was rough as the real missions can
sometimes be. Hundreds of cadets
on the Commandent's List. At his
have already attended these weekend
own request, John was sent to Ft.
schools and Major Graham feels that
Benning, Ga., for three weeks of
the increased realism will interest
(parachute jumping)
more cadets in one of CAP's primary
missions, search and rescue.

Minn. Cadet Of Year
Serving In Germany
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.--A lot has
happened to John L. Reider since
1967 when he was named the
Minnesota Wing Cadet of the Year.
The 17 year old was then a senior at
the Coon Rapids High School in
suburban Minneapolis and was a
member of the Anoka Squadron.
He is now a second lieutenant in
the U.S. Army serving in West,
Germany. Stationed at Buedingen, 28
miles from Frankfort on the Main,
Lieutenant Reider heads an armored
tank platoon, a reconnaissance unit
that helps patrol the border
separating West and East Germany.
When John, the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Emil Reider, Coon Rapids, Minn.,
graduated from high school in 1967,
he was a c/lieutenant colonel, the
highest ranking cadet in his unit. '
That fall he enrolled at the
University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, and in the Army's
Reserve Officers Training Corps
( ROTC ), program.
Amid his studies and ROTC
training John found time to court a
former Annka Sq. cadet, Cheryl J.
Hansen. She was the squadron's
queen candidate at the 1968
Minnesota Wing Military Ball. John
and Cheryl got married September"
This June John graduated with a
bachelor of science degree in
business administration. At joint Air
Force-Army-Navy ceremonies he


SOUTH MIAMI, Fla.--Cadet Barbara Stack has been
awarded the second in a series of flight scholarships given to
cadets of the Cutler Cadet Sq.
These Scholarships allow the cadets to progress through
flight trnining, and win the wings of a solo pilot. Cadets
compete, every other month, for the scholarship and are judged
on squadron'activity, military bearing and courtesy, interest in
flying and they ~us{ submit a written paper on "Why I Want To
F l y. "
Cadet Stack was selected for the current scholarship by a
board of squadron senior officers.

Court Honors Squadron
SAN LUIS OSBISPO, Calif.--San Luis Osbispo Cadet Sq. 103
has been honored by the Superior Court of San Luis Osbispo
County. Judge Timothy I. O'Reilly of the court requested that
the squadron supply the color guard for naturalization
ceremonies in the courthouse.
The cadet team was composed of James and Ronald Fauset,
Gregg Plitcher and Alan Leatherwood. This was the 20th
consecutive time the unit has been asked to perform this

Six Win Flight Grants
OAKLAND, Calif.--Six CAP cadets from Oakland's East Bay
Sq. 18 have been awarded private pilot ground school
scholarships at the Sierra Academy of Aeronautics at Oakland
International Airport. The six cadets were nominated on a basis
of merit and will attend the nine-week program in groups of
The 60-hour curriculum covers Federal Aviation
A d m i n i s t r a t i o n r e g u l a t i o n s , m e t e o r o l o g y, n a v i g a t i o n ,
aerodynamics, communications and flight planning. The course
is designed to prepare students to take the F.A.A. written

Engineers Hear
CAP Educator
Katherine Marie TraitS. Tex.
Northeast Region
Rocky Moonteln Region
Michael P. Madore. Coon.
Daniel A. Beary. Col.
Alfred S. Nesser, Conn.
William A. Bronkshire, Colo.
Leonard H, ttek, Conn.
Paeffie Region
David P. Johnson. Maine
Ira P. Finkelstein, Calif.
FlorenCe Di~enedetto. N J
Alvin W High. Wash,
,John S. Chilstrosn. Pa.
,lack F. Kalala, Calif.
Curtis D. Deoo, Pa
Stephen D, Bonneau. Calif.
Alden Little field. N.H.
StevenW. Bagwen, Calif,
Patrick M. Altemura. N.J.
George S. Rose. Pa,
Middle East nesion
Jean hl. Hayden. Del.
Joseph H. Summer. Nat. Cap.
Steven D. Hunniont, S. C,
Jan K. Bettmmn, Va.
Barbara E, SovJak, Del.
Daniel McDonald, Md.
Brute E. Gewirz. Nat. Cap.
Great Lakes Region
Joann M. Browy. ill.
Michael P. blurra~, IlL
Michael J. Prlee. Ind.
Naomi R. Knepper, Ohio
Jeffrey L, Taulhee, Ohio
SOU tbenst Region
David L, Trimble. Flu,
.James E. Schwarz, Fla.
George Cire. Miss.
Carmen R. Adoroo. P.R.
Esteban E, Bonille. P.n.
Roher to Vega. P, R.
North Central Region
Stuart V Hellman. Iowa
Joseph H. Simertz, Minn.
Paul A, Swendrowski, Mu.
Tim L. Popelka, Iowa
.lames P. Daly, Minn.
Itiehard B. Sorenson. N,I),
.Mark,1 Ebertz, ND.
Southwest Region
Alton B, Luper, N.M.
.lames N. Tilson. Tax.
Robert L. Taylor. Tex.
Gerald K. Coorville. La.
Raymond E. Jones La.
Robert Jones. La.
Diannv Latimer, LJ.
.James C. Eastwood. La.
Robert A. Bollinger. 'rex.

Northeast Region
Jonnne E. Feeley, Mass.
Gerard P. Riley, Mass.
David S. Douglas. Mass.
William C. Creighton II. N.J.
Lyndsay A. Campen. N. J.
Paul R. Bond. N.J.
.Marllyn J. Forsey. N.Y.
Lioda M. Fitch, N,Y.
Carl Kalote. N.Y,
Robert M. Stein, N.Y,
Carol L. Lane. N,Y.
Allen B. Lure. N.Y.
Mark W. Johnson. N,Y.
Guy A. Case. Pa.
George S, Rose, Pa.
Robert D. Sanford. Pa.
Keith D. O'llannon. Pa.
Connie L. E~ans. Pa.
Robert Hammer, ~a r
Mitchell L. Klein. Pa,
David A. Girts. Pa
.leffry A. Smith, Pa,
Mark T. Bishop, C, nn.
Leonard C. Cabana, Maine
George W. Davis. Mass.
Loraine C. Simard, N,H.
Louis F Bilaneia, N.J.
Matthew M. MeCombs. N.Y.
Andrew J. neggie, N.Y.
Ileidi Kapanka, NY
Cherle A. Carter. N.Y
Benjamin Campanella, Pa.
Ronald E. O'Reilb .Ir.. Pa.
Brian A. Kreiztnger. R. f.
Paul R Daniel. Pa.
Middle East Region
Peu| W. Lake Jr.. Del.

Theodore C. Meley. Del.
Gloria V. Seney, Del.
Malcolm M. Chandler. Md.
Gene A, Goodman. Md.
Thomas F. Qaigle~,. Md.
Charles S. MeChire. N.C.
James J. Stevens. N.C.
Wayne M. Cottrell, S.C.
Donald S. Williams. Va.
David T, Robinson. Vo.
Boyd L, Ballord, Vs.
Dennis D. Clark. Va.
William M. Riddle Jr., Va,
Eddie J. DeLante~, W.Va.
Wayne D. Davidsen. Nat, Cap.
Christopher M. Wilson. N.C,
Rndney M. King, S.C.
Great Lak~ Region
narhara A, Benton. IlL
Richard Maeiejewskl, Ill.
Larry S. Mills. Ill.
William R. Nut~ Jr.. Ill,
Nick F, Vlggiane, Ill.
Michael D. Duke, Ind.
GeOrge n. Peak. Ind.
Michael T, Lapper. Ind.
John C, Kelly. Ind.
Richard H. Dayton, Ind.
Sheryl Price. Ind.
]:toy E. Cole. Mlch
Daniel A. King. Mich.
Steve Klochko. Mk'h.
Kenneth M. Laursen. Mivh.
Michael G. Weddle, Micib.
Lawrence W Anderson. Mich.
Charles J. l~mer. Mich.
Martin G, Morris: Ohio
Robert B. Shirk, Ohio
Mark W. Jordan. Ohio
Thomas M. I'aulding. Ohio
Terry V. Christian. Ohio
Sharoh K. Hennis. Ohio
,lames E. Milligan Ohio
Bruce A. Fut,hs. Ill.
Criag A. Griffith, IlL
Steven M. Lewis. I11,
GregC Bettice. ind.
Steve i'~. Cornett. Mich
Charles F, Kroetseh. Mi¢.h
Vernon P. Huffaker. Mich.
Luanna F. Meriea. Ohio

Theodore B~ Purvis. Ohio
Robert T. Deal, Ohio
Douf,~s A, Daley. Ohio
,John A, Price. Ohio
Allan R. Eich. Ohio
Robble M. Williams, Ohio
Robert L, Williams. Ohio
Terry W. Wilhelm. Wise.
Ange Branham. Wise.
Sontheast Region
William F. Henderson. Ala.
David A. Golieri. Flu,
Michael J, Elledge, Fla.
Alan Hammersehmidt. Fla.
Cynthia M. Page, Fla.
Robert M. Baldwin. Ga.
Ann Nunez. P.R
Mirte Alvarez, P.R.
Aide E. MarLines. P.R.
Santos Torres. P.R.
Norton H. Zayas. P.R.
Eli Hernandez. P.R.
David Bruno, P.R
Francisco J. Cintron. P.n.
Angel L, Del Vane. P.R.
Neftaly Figueron. P.R.
Tomas. Laboy. P.R.
Oige M, Hiefkohl, P,R.
Francisco Roman, P.R.
llector R. Santiago, P.R.
,lose A. Sepulveda. P.R,
./usto Soto, P.R.
Juan Cruz, PR.
Patrick G. Darden. Ala.
James H. Norris, Ala.
Carter B. Brooks. Ala
Michael J. Ericksen. Ala
Linda S. Job,son. Fla.
Robert E. Redding. Fla.
Charles N. Davis. Fla.
Michael A. Fisher. l"la
Terry W Jones. Go.
LuisA AIvaoado. P.R,
Sandra I. Rnlon. P.R.
Jose A. Aponte. P.R.
Sahara Bermudez. P.R
.Iannifer L. lngram. TemL
Robin C. Striekland. Teno.
North Central Region
Kathy A. Brusius. Iowa
Mary E. Donahae. Iowa
Biffton A. Parks. Kan.

David C. Lambert. Mo.
Paula .l. Thompsoo. Mo,
Richard J Dorden. Iowa
Richard H. Collett. Iowa
Donald H. Mornes. Minn.
Tom S, Knene. Minn.
Dean G. Schlong, Minn.
Patricia M. Stone. Minn.
Diane L. Bunte, Mo,
Lioda S Coplin, Mo.
Cheryl K. Martin. Mo.
Michael L. Stendman, Nob.
Mark D. Rehwaldt. N,D.
Charles F. Koutterman. N.D.
Southwest Region
Laurie J. Brede. Ariz.
Craig D~ Bowen. Ark.
Bohby J. Wilkes. La.
Russell K. Montgomery. N.Mex.
Alfred Wl Standiford, N.MOn.
Robert E. Herd. 'rex.
Richard Gonlez. L~.
Lonnie C. Jackson. N.Mex.
Randy J. Sarrington. Okla.
Robby M. Kelso. 'rex.
David W. Manire. "rex.
Larry G. Sofka. Tax.
Rocky Mountain Region
Bradley K. Jansen, Colo.
Charles L. Sehonberger. Coio.
Laneard J. Aldrich. Colo.
,lack O. Harper. Colo.
Pacific Region
Ron D. Stout. Calif.
Gint A, Glaehetti. Calif
Glenn R Osaka, Calif.
.lames H. Lloyd. Calif.
Ted S. Kyle. Ore,
Daniel A. Brlmm. Wash.
Linda J, Cooley, Wash.
Tereas A. Slvan. Wash.
Leorml d F.K, Kwan. Hawaii
David G. Smith. Hawaii
Robert R. Soares. llawoii
Stephan M. Woytowicz. Calif,
Ronny L. Alldredge, Calif
Cheryl A. MeoI&, Calif.
Edward R. Saltou. Calif.
Larry J. West. Calif.
Ricky R. Rawnond. Calif.
Steve G. Kone. Wash.
Lauren R. Gilbreath, Hawaii

WINSTON SALEM, N.C.-Several members of the
Winston Salem Comp. Sq.
were guests at the Winston
Salem Engineers Club dinner
meeting. Guest speaker for
t h e e v e n i n g w a s J o h n V.
Sorenson, DCS Aerospace
Education and Cadet
Programs at CAP National
He told the engineers there
is a tremendous opportunity
open to engineers who will
think and who are willing to
serve. He spoke of the need
for a strong deterrent force
to maintain the American
way of life and peace. Mr.
Sorenson noted that only
engineers have the talent and
training to create this force.
He questioned the wisdom of
cancelling the SST and B-70
projects, citing Billy Mitchell
and the B-19 rejections as a
historic parallel of great
Mr. Sorenson met with the
CAP personnel and students
after his speech.


J A N U A RY f 1 9 7 2

Virgin Islands Hosts
CAP Planning Group
Chester H. Bohart, vice commander,
CAP-USAF and Col. Tom Casaday,
S o u t h e a s t R e g i o n c o m m a n d e r,
headed a contingent of Civil Air
Patrol and CAP-USAF
representatives on a recent visit
to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
The purpose of the visit was to
explore the possibilities of a CAP
u n i t b e i n g f o r m e d i n t h e Vi r g i n
Islands. Expressions of interest had
been received from several Virgin
Islands sources for such a unit.

Hosting the contingent was Omar
Brown, administrative assistant to
the Governor of the Virgin Islands
sources for such a unit.
Nearly 40 interested participants
attended a meeting in Government
House, where a briefing was given on
Civil Air Patrol, its mission, and how
to organize a unit. Private
d i s c u s s i o n s w e r e h e l d w i t h M r.
Brown and retired Air Force Gen.
Charles Blair, president of Antilles
Air Beats, Inc., regarding actions
necessary to charter a unit in that

PAINTING PRESENTED--A caricature was presented to Maj. Gen. Ntis O. Ohman,
(center), commander of Headquarters Command, USAF, during the recent Community
Leaders Luncheon held at Maxwell AFB, Aia~ The painting depicted General Ohman's
football days at West Point. Gen. John P. McConnell (right), (USAF-Retired), former Air
Force Chief of Staff and executive consultant to CAP and Brig. Gen. Richard N. Ellis, CAP
national commander, admire the work.

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T h e Ye a r I s N e w
by Chaplain (Col.) Ralph R. Pace,
It is most appropriate that we
celebrate our thirtieth birthday and
almost immediately enter into the
New Year. The old Romans had a
two-faced god of the gates called
Janus, for whom the first month of
the year is named. It isn't difficult
to get the message, for we must
concurrently maintain the backward
and the forward view. We are not
properly prepared for the future
unless we read the past accurately.
This exercise is called evaluation,
inventory, and self examination. The
idea of stepping into the new year as
through a door of entry and also a
point of departure, presents the
greatest challenge of our lives. We
wait on this threshold to give time
for retrospection, although it is not
our option to delay entry through this
God-given aperture. A new year has
a peculiar charm. It represents
u n e x p l o r e d t e r r i t o r y, f r e s h
experiences, and a new outlook.
Facing the future, there is new
hope for the discouraged, the
despondent, and the defeated. We
have all heard of the man who

Arc Exl)laine,I
MAXWELL AFB. Ala.--Word has
reached National Headquarters that
there has been some confusion
concerning the right of 18 year old
cadets, who convert to a senior
membership category, to receive
Federal Employees' Compensation
Act (FECAL benefits. Age alone has
no bearing in determining whether a
CAP member is entitled to FECA
The test which a CAP member
must meet in order to receive FECA
benefits is that he be a senior
member and be participating in a
properly authorized U.S. Air Force
requested mission.
A senior member's previous cadet
status has no bearing on his right to
receive- FECA benefits. CAP
'Regulation 112-8 should he referred
{o if more specific information
regarding FECA benefits is desired.

received the counsel, "Smile and
look up for things could always be
worse." He smiled and looked up
and, sure enough, things did get
worse. However, in the new year,
things could get better! If optimism
is ever appropriate, it is certainly the order of the day for the
future. There are always new
opportunities for self-improvement
and for unselfish service. Charles
Schwab once telegraphed a report to
his superior, Andrew Carnegie: "We
broke the record yesterday." Mr.
Carnegie replied, "What did you do
When the little boy tried winding
the clock, he asked, "Which way
shall I turn the key'?." His father
replied, "Why, you can turn it in only
one direction." We have all found
that this is true with the wheel of life.
Before we cross the threshold,
ending the old, beginning the new, let
us discard all the things which are
but excess baggage. Put off
uoforgiveness. Don't carry over any
ill will, any grudges. These do
nothing but burden and embitter life.
Forget the things behind--all the
things which are defeating and selfdestructive. Don't be a slave to your

We have often said facetiously,
"You can't take it with you, but you
can send it on ahead." By the same
token, we have already sold a portion
of our new year by the commitments
which we have made. Good planning
always constitutes a debt which must
be paid in the future. However, we
are still the ones who must pack the
coming hours and days with blessing,
hope, and courage. To a significant
degree, it is within our capability to
make these unknown days contagious
with radiance and with uplifting
power. You may help your brother
bear his burden, or you may add to
his load. If you are not a part of the
solution, you are a part of the
Also, consider the utter vanity of

life, both past and present, without
the enriching power and presence of
God. No day is ever lived profitably
without the knowledge and
realization that "In Him we live and
move and have our being." May this
New Year inspire in each of you awe
sufficient to produce reverence for
God and complete dependence on
Him! May it bring you lasting
prosperity--mostly prosperity of
soul. May it present opportunities for
uplifting service--self-forgetting~
Jonathan Edwards made five
resolutions for himself in his youth:
R e s o l v e d : To l i v e w i t h a l l m y
might while I do live. Never to lose
one moment of time, but to improve
it in the most profitable way I
possibly can. Never to do anything
which I should despise or thing
meanly of in another. Never to do
anything out of revenge. Never to do
anything which I should he afraid to
do if it were the last hour of my life.
"So teach us to number our days,
that we may apply our hearts unto

Spaatz Qualifying
Changes Announced
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--Effective
Jan. I, 1972, the physical fitness
portion of the Geu. Carl A. Spaatz
qualifying examination was changed.
As of that date, the test will be based
upon a timed long-distance run. Male
candidates must run a mile and a
half in I0 minutes 15 seconds and
female candidates must run one mile
in seven minutes or less.
This change eliminates the
previous inconsistency between the
physical fitness requirements for the
Spaatz Award and the standards for
the cadet program. The new
requirements are equal to category
V in the Aerobics program and are
indicative of a cadet's physical
fitness, while still requiring the
better than average conditioning for
the Spaatz Award.



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(right), director of information for Headquarters, CAPUSAF, receives his certificate of retirement from Brig. Gen.
Richard N. Ellis, national commander during recent
ceremonies. Colonel Miller, a veteran of more than 29 years
military service, also received the Meritorious Service
Medal during the ceremony. Colonel Miller was replaced by
Maj. M.E. Roberts. (USAF PHOTO By TSgt. AI Gurlaskie)


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