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photo at the left, Cadet Col.
Donald E. Parman receives
the Air Force Association
Award for being named the
C a d e t o f t h e Ye a r, f r o m B e n
Snell, former chairman of
C a l i f o r n i a S t a t e A FA e x ecutive committee. At the
right, Col. Obed A. "Poncho"
Donaldson has his arm raised
in a "victor)"' salute by Brig.
Gen Leslie J. Westberg,
U S A F, n a t i o n a l c o m m a n d e r,
for being named Senior
M e m b e r o f t h e Ye a r . ( S e e
story below for details and
other awards.)

'Top' Members
Cited AtMeet


SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--Civil Air Patrol volunteers who
attended the 33rd Annual National Board Meeting here witnessed several of their fellow members receiving a/~vards for their
performance in the organization.
In addition to individual ed Region Commander of The
Year. Colonel Bogard was cited
awards, Air Force Maj. Gen.
V O L U M E 6 , N O 11
Ralph S. Saunders, commander
for his dedicated CAP service
of the U.S. Air Force's Aerowhich spans more than 24 years.
space Rescue and Recovery
Be first served as a member of
Service presented Brig. Gen.
the Texas Wing staff and then as
Leslie J. Westberg, USAF, naTexas Wing commander.
tional commander, with a certifiBecause of his impressive
cate of Superior Achievement in
record in this capacity he was
recognization of all CAP memappointed commander of the
Southwest Region in 1970. Since
that time, his dedication and
General Saunders also praised
tireless effort~Yfi 5~een a~ inthe members duringhis remsrks
spiration to all who served with
to the group stating that
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- More than 1,500 Civil Air Patrol members from throughout the
"without CAP we could not do
50 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico attended the organWith more than 2,000 flying
our job. I salute you."
ization's 33rd National Board Meeting here.
CAP Col. Luther C. Bogard of
hours to his credit, Bogard has
Dr. John Furbay, noted lecturer, educator, traveller, author, radio and TV host was the keybeen number one on the Texas
the Southwest Region was namWing alert list for the past seven
note speaker at the banquet which concluded CAP's two-day meeting.
CAP Col. Howard L.
CAP Brig. Gen. William M.
Patterson has been a member
The Wing Commander of the
of CAP since 1952 and prior to his
Brookfield, commander of the
Patterson of Baltimore, Md.,
Year Award represented a first
Pacific Region was master of
election as national chairman
was re-elected Chairman of the
for CAP when General Patterson
served as vice chairman of the
ceremonies during the banquet.
National Board and CAP Col.
made the award to two CAP
national board. He has held a
A highlight of the meeting was
Thomas C. Casady .of BirWing 'commanders. Receiving
variety of posts in the Maryland
t h e r e - e l e c t i o n o f t h e t w o t o p mingham, Ala., was re-elected
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--Civil
the award were CAP Col. Stan
Wing and the Middle East
Air Patrol members continue to
c o r p o r a t e o f fi c i a l s i n C i v i l A i r Vice Chairman.
(See 'Top', Page 2
run up the save score. Both the
Patrol to their positions.
Both recently completed their Region.
Casady has been a member of
Idaho and Wisconsin Wings were
first year in their posts. They
credited with life-saving
were originally elected in OcCAP since 1948 and has held a
endeavors during the past
tober, 1973.
(See 33rd, Page 2)
month, bringing the total to 29
during 1974.
The first save was recorded
when the Idaho wing was called
upon to deliver some badly needed human blood from Spokane,
Wash., to the Gritman Memorial
Hospital-in Moscow, Idaho.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--Dedication, long hours and hard work
The CAP crew picked up the
paid-off for two Civil Air Patrol Squadrons during the National Board
blood at the Coeur d' Alene AirMeeting here Sevtember 20-21. They were awarded the titles of CAP
port where it had been delivered
Squadron of Distinction and runner-up for 1973.
by Washington state police, and
The New Britain Cadet Squadron (Connecticut Wing) earned the tiflew it to Moscow. The blood was
tle of the Squadron of Distinction and the Winston-Salem Composite
needed because the patient, Joe
Squadron (North Carolina Wing) was runner-up in the competition,
Thomas, had suffered a ruptured
CAP Lt. Col. Joseph W. Bendzinski, commander, New Britain Cadet
Squadron was unable to be presentand his cadet commander, Col.
The save was credited to CAP
because of poor road conditions
David Wright, addressed those present relaying his commander's comments saying that, "As squadron commander I have found that being
which would have made the trip
number one does not depend on one person, but is the team effort of
to slow by automobile.
the members of your squadron."
The other save involved a 61He further stated that, "Achieving the goal of building all levels of
year-old man, Conrad Ratki, of
CAP into a top organization takes work and devotion. Most of all, it reR o c h e s t e r, M i n n . H e h a d
quires effective training in leadership and development of operational .
become separated from his comand administrative ability."
panion while fishing in
Bendzinski pointed out that, "Our greatest asset is the youth of our
northwestern Wisconsin.
CAP launched an aerial search,
The unit was presented a $500 award and received a plaque combut efforts were unsuccessful
memorating its achievements. Both were accepted by the Cadet Comdue to the heavy, fall foliage on
ALL ABOARD -- Several Civil Air Patrol members prepare
the trees. However, a CAP ground
mander, Cadet Col. David Wright.
to take a ride on a national landmark -- a San Francisco
The Winston-Salem unit received a $250 award and a plaque for its
team located the man and
cable car -- during the National Board Meeting which was
achievements. They were accepted by Cadet Col. Marry Parrish, cadet
brought him to safety. Be was
h e l d t h e r e i n S e p t e m b e r. T h i s w a s b u t o n e o f t h e m a n y
reported in fair condition when
CAP Capt. Jack D. Moorefield serves as commander of the runner.ound but suffering from exattractions for the more than 1,500 CAP members who
up unit.
attending this year's event.

33rd Board Meeting
Draws Members

Two Saved;
Score Now 29

Top Cadet Squadrons
Honored For Efforts



33rd Board Meeting
(continued from Page 1)
In addition to the National
Board Meeting, representatives
number of positions in the
from National Headquarters at
Alabama Wing including wing
Maxwell AFB, Ala., held
commander. Prior to his elecseminars to direct activities of
tion in 1973 as vice chairman, he
was commander of the Southeast CAP in Personnel, Operations,
Communications, Information,
Safety, Logistics, Legal and the
Three members of CAP who
Chaplains Activities.
contributed greatly to the
organization's development
A new book, Hero Next Door,
was released coincident with the
were inducted into the CAP Hall
opening of the meeting. The first
of Honor.
two production copies were
The inductees were the late
presented to CAP Brig. Gen.
Brig. Gen. Earle L. Johnson,
Patterson and USAF Brig. Gen.
USAAF, national commander
Leslie J. Westberg, national
from 1942 to 1947, CAP Brig.
Gen. S.H. 'Hal' duPont Jr.,
The author, CAP Maj. Frank
chairman of the national board
Burnham, and Mr. Ernest J.
from 1970 to 1973 and CAP Col.
Gentle, President of Aero
James E. Carter, commander of
Publishers, were present to
the Alaska Wing from 1959 to
autograph copies purchased by
1973. They are the 13th, 14th and
15th CAP notables to be selected members. The book covers more
than three decades of CAP's
for membership in the
humanitarian service to the
prestigious assemblage.
Johnson served as national nation.
Among the notables in attencommander during the chaotic
years of World War II and led d a n c e w e r e D r. J a m e s P.
Gilligan, deputy assistant
the organization in setting a
record on civilian defense ef- Secretary of the Air Force for
Reserve Affairs and Education,
forts. He also led the move after
Donald H. Arnett of Ottawa,
the war to make CAP a permaOntario, president of the Air
nent civilian agency dedicated to
Cadet League of Canada, Maj.
public service and education as
Gen. Ralph S. Saunders, USAF
it is today.
commander of the Aerospace
DuPont is the only man to rise
Rescue and Recovery Service
from the rank of cadet (teenage
and Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Henry
member) to chairmanship of the
J. Meade, USAF chief of Air
national board. He joined CAP in
1954 and held virtually every Force Chaplains.
staff postion in the organization,
In Memoriam
including Florida wing commander and vice chairman of the
national board, before being
S.H. duPont Sr.
elected chairman in 1970. He is
currently the national finance ofSamuel H. duPont, Sr.,
father of the immediate
Carter served as commander
past chairman of the
of the ~laska wing whose
National Board and the"
territory is larger than that of
current National Finance
any other wing. Due to the
Officer, died October 3
nature of the state,-Alaska
members of CAP are normally
after a short illness.
more active in air search and
Mr. duPont had been a
rescue work and other
loyal supporter of Civil Air
emergency services than any
Patrol and its programs.
other wing. Carter was inIn 1965 he established a
strumental in developing the
trust fund from which
present capabilities of that wing.
significant funds have acDuring the meeting, the
national board discussed a study
crued to the CAP scholarof recruiting and retention
ship program and helped
problems and the consideration
greatly in maintaining the
of the 'New Look' in its Cadet
program at high levels.


R00P 30 COMbl U N- I CA I',]:ONS

COMMUNICATIONS CENTER -- Manning the communications center for the Pennsylvania
Wing conference are from left to right, Cadets MSgt. Robert Enright and TSgt. Jeff Sicker
and 1st Lt. Charles Hoopes. The combination message center-display was designed and constructed by Lieutenants John Gamber, Kenneth Keeney and Hoopes of Group 30. In addition
to the booth, the group also erected a 40-foot antenna tower on the convention building so they
could communicate on all CAP frequencies.

'Top' Members Cited At Meet
(continued from Page 1)

1965 and served as deputy chief
of staff for logistics for the
Southeast Region. He is a
recipient of the CAP National
Commander's Citation and the
Bronze Medal for Valor.
A rated pilot and observer,
Colonel Vozzo has logged more
than 1,200 hours of flying time.
A four-year veteran of CAP,
Cadet Col. Donald E. Parman of
the Michigan Wing received the
Cadet of The Year Award for
1974. Cadet Parman presently
holds the position of Cadet Chief
of Staff for the Michigan Wing.
He has'~reviously held all cadet
positions and earned his Mitchell
and Earhart Awards in 1972 and
the Spaatz in 1974.
He was selected as runner-up
to the Outstanding Cadet at the
1974 Cadet Officer School.
Presently, he is a member of the
ROTC Detachment at Eastern
Michigan University where he is
majoring in business and is a
recipient of the 1974 Freedoms
Foundation Award.
CAP Col. Obed A. "Poncho"
Donaldson, former commander
of the Oregon Wing, was named
as Senior Member of The Year.
He has been a member of CAP
since it was formed in 1941. During WW II, Colonel Donaldson
flew submarine patrol for CAP
off the coast of Texas.
During the award presentation, he was praised for his
service with CAP's National

Moyer of the Maryland Wing
and CAP Col. Jack Vozzo of the
Mississippi Wing.
In making the presentations,
General Patterson remarked
that "Both men took on the
responsibility of Wing Commander under the most adverse
circumstances when each wing
was divided by internal strife
and when morale was at an alltime low."
He continued, "Even in the
face of such adversity Colonel
Moyer brought his wing from the
22nd position in the Commander's Evaluation in 1971 to
first place in 1973. Colonel Vozzo's wing demonstrated an even
more spectacular climb by going
from the 41st position in 1972 to
the 2nd position in 1973."
Colonel Moyer joined CAP in
1959 and served as a squadron
operations officer, aerospace
education officer, finance ofricer, wing ground rescue ofricer, training officer and assistant operations officer before being appointed wing commander
in 1971. He has also served as the
project officer for both
Middle East Region Conference
and the Washington phase of the
International Air Cadet Exchange. He is a rated pilot and
Colonel Vozzo became a
member of the organization in






Staff College, having been
directly associated with it since
it's inception in 1968. He was
also instrumental in the planning, development and implementation of the Pacific
Region Staff College.
The 1974 Frank G. Brewer
CAP Memorial Aerospace
Award in the cadet category was
presented to Cadet Craig
Johnson of the Minnesota Wing.
Cadet Johnson has served in
every cadet staff position in the
St. Paul Composite Squadron
and has distinguished himself as
an outstanding leader and model
for fellow cadets to follow.
Receiving the Brewer Award
for the senior member category
was CAP Lt. Col. James R.
Oliver of the Louisiana Wing. He
received the award for his outstanding contributions to
Aerospace Education. Dr. Oliver
presently serves CAP as Wing
Director of Aerospace
Education and also serves as
special advisor to the State
Superintendent of Education and
is a member of the Louisiana
Aerospace Advisory Council.
CAP Lt. Col. K. Bealer
Smotherman of the Tennessee
Wing received the Brewer
Award in the Individual
Category. He has served as DCS
Aerospace Education for the
Southeast Region and presently
serving as Assistant DCS,
Southeast Region. __








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From The Commander

Are You Doing Your Best?
by Brig. Gen. Leslie J. Westberg,
U S A F, N a t i o n a l C o m m a n d e r
It has been nearly six weeks since
we had our very successful National
Board meeting in San Francisco. My
high regard for Civil Air Patrol was
further strengthened and buoyed by
the enthusiastic CAP members I met
there and by the productive seminars
and meetings which I attended.
If any one theme dominated this
1974 National Board
meeting, it was
Leadership at all
levels of Civil Air
Patrol appears to
be the key stone to
CAP's future. The
new cadet program gram, which
becomes effective
Jan. 1, 1975, will take the combined
leadership talents of every supervisor
in Civil Air Patrol. This is especially
true of our cadet and composite
squadron commanders. Brig. Gen.

Patterson's fine slide presentation of
" T h e L i v e l y C o m m a n d e r, " f u r t h e r
emphasized this important point.
However, nothing said at the
National Board so graphically illustrates the vital role of leadership
as does the following letter I recently
received from one of our cadets. Unf o r t u n a t e l y, t h e l e t t e r r e f e r s t o t h e
negative side of our leadership coin.
Dear General Westberg,
"'As a member of Civil Air
Patrol, I think I should inform you
of the serious decline of pride in
our squadron. I am afraid it is
"The reason for decline of pride
and low morale in our case is poor
cadet and senior officers who are
in charge. The subordinate cadets
tried to stay enthusiastic about our
squadron commander's promises,
but all he has given us is a lot of
talk and no results.
"'We, the lower ranking cadets,
co-operate fully with the officers

and obey orders. We try to politely urge the officers to keep their
promises to us, but this is to no
a v a i l . I a m s o r r y t o s a y, s i r, t h a t
we have poor leadership. The ofricers down to the cadet level are
l a z y a n d u n o r d e r l y. T h e h e a d quarters is filthy and badly in
n e e d o f r e p a i r. T h r e e m o n t h s a g o ,
the squadron commander promised to have permission to fix up our
part of the building from the city
within a short time. He has not
even talked to the proper
authorities yet. Funds are not a
problem for we have enough
m o n e y. T h e c a d e t s e n t h u s i a s t i c a l l y
volunteered to do the work in
their spare time. Now, three
months later after several memos
being pushed aside and forgotten,
our headquarters is worse. I could
tell you about 100 other times
when things like this have
" ' 1 r e s p e c t f u l l y a s k y o u , s i r, t o

s e n d o u t a m e s s a g e t o a l l
squadron commanders to discipline lazy cadet officers and
senior members and improve
themselves or step down. This isn't
just a request, it's a plea for help. I
want Civil Air Patrol to be fun, not
boring and unpleasant like our
squadron is.
"Low morale is like a disease. It
spreads like wildfire. Please help
This letter tells me there is still
work to be done--a lot of it. We simply cannot rest on our laurels,
however great they are said to be.
Bluntly speaking, there is no time to
rest at all. Continuous affirmative
leadership action is required
throughout Civil Air Patrol.
I n l i g h t o f t h i s c a d e t ' s l e t t e r, t h e
question we must always ask ourselves is: "Am I doing the best I

Chairman's Comments

Yerba Buena Revisited

by Brig. Gen. William M. Patterson,
C A P, N a t i o n a l B o a r d C h a i r m a n
I n 1 8 4 6 , d u r i n g t h e M e x i c a n Wa r, a
small village on a peninsula overlooking
the Pacific Ocean was captured by United
States forces.
I t w a s c a l l e d Ye r b a B u e n a , b u t t h e
Americans renamed it in honor of St.
Francis of Assisi.
...and that's how San Francisco got its
Big, Brisk, Best
I've been to more than a dozen
National Board Meetings but our '74
'San Francisco
Convention has to
be a milestone for
several reasons.
Big! More than
1,500 delegates, representing all 52
Civil Air Patrol
wings, were there.

Brisk! Maybe it was the cool weather
but everyone seemed to have an
o v e r a b u n d a n c e o f v i g o r, a n d e v e r y
meeting was conducted in a brisk
manner...with outstanding results!
Best! The combination of 1,500
dedicated members tackling a long list of
serious issues in a brisk, businesslike
manner made this the best National
Board in our long history.
G o v e r n o r ' s Wa r m W e l c o m e
Governor Ronald Reagan of California
really launched the convention with his
warm, personalized message to each
delegate. In part, he wrote:
" . . . Yo u r o r g a n i z a t i o n h a s a d m i r a b l y
served this nation for over 30 years by
providing volunteer life-saving
operations, civil defense preparedness
and leadership development activities for
our youth. Let this occasion serve as an
opportunity for the citizens of California
to express appreciation for the many
selfless contributions mad,e by the
members of the Civil Air Patrol to insure
a better America."
General Westberg expressed his (and
our) gratitude to Governor Reagan when
he noted,"...For many years this former
Air Force officer has been a staunch supporter of Civil Air Patrol and a valued
friend to'all branches of the Armed
Tourist Time? What's That?
In my program message, I said, "...It

will be difficult for us to enjoy the internationally acclaimed hospitality of this
beautiful city while keeping our noses to
the grindstone."
.... That prophecy was right on the button!
Ann and I should have known better, but
like a million other visitors, we're not
realistic in planning our off-duty leisure
Among other things, we planned to have
dinner at Fisherman's Wharf; browse
through Chinatown; tour Mission Do
Lores; inspect the exhibits at Museum of
Art and ride both the ancient cable car
and the modern Bay Area Rapid Transit
What we settled for was a quick lunch in
Chinatown which fortunately was just a
few blocks away from our headquarters
in the hotel St. Francis.
--And that's the way it was with most
of our people...too much to do and too little time to do it!

I suppose everyone has their own ideas
of what the highlight of our '74 convention
but I'm sure a consensus would agree
with this.
New Look--Cadet Program--The
premiere of our new look in the cadet
program highlighted the general
assembly which attracted an overflow
crowd. We had seats for 750 people, then
we added 100 more chairs--and still it
was an SRO performance. I had the
privilege of introducing oar own Hal
Bacon who did a magnificent job with his
20-minute slide presentation that detailed
the new look. (incidentally, Hal has transposed his briefing into written form
which is published herein as a two-page
presentation ideally suited for Bulletin
B o a r d p l a c e m e n t . E s s e n t i a l l y, t h i s i s
what he presented to the National Board
with some portions amplified or updated.
Without reservation, I commend it to all
as required reading and permanent reten-

Immediately following the briefing, Hal

and I asked for questions/comments from
the floor. This touched off an avalanche of
animated responses from the delegates.
We planned to have a ten minute questionanswer period but stretched it to 20
minutes. It cOuld have gone 0n~fot'li6tl~~
but our harried floor manager finally
came up the aisle shaking his watch and
waving the schedule at us.
That afternoon, in the California East
Room, another overflow audience attended the cadet program seminar as the new
look concept again dominated the activites.

This response reflects a skeptical, inquiring, and knowledgeable interest...and
I'm delighted. More than that, when all
the hubbub died away, I could sense that
the men and women of Civil Air Patrol
will be again getting straight "As" in the
three "Cs"--change, challenge, commitment-which have made Civil Air
Patrol a strong national force for 33
Change--In the problems we face, in
the aspirations of our cadet corps and in
the environment in which we operate.
Challenge--In our ~eed to increase and
improve the 1975 cadet program. The
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challenge of implementing new ideas that
not only will enable us to obtain and retain the quantity/quality of today's young
National Commander ....................................... Brig. Gen. Leslie J. Westborg, USAF
men and women but will build a solid platNational Board Chairman ..................................Brig. Gen. William M. Patterson, CAP
form for the future.
Director of Information ............................................ Lt. CoL Win. Capers Ul, USAF
Commitment--This word has
Chief of Internal Information ........................................... Capt. J. H. Italian, USAF
characterized the volunteers of this great
E d i t o r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SMSgt. Don Ilawos, USAF
A s s i s t a n t E d i t o r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sgt. Don Thweatt, USAF
organization since 1941. I'm confident this
nationwide commitment will continue to
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Maryland Pilots

'Bay Patrol' Aids Boaters
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Pilots "we were in radio corn- the quandry of those
munications with Maryland's
from Maryland's Easton
The Easton squadron,
Composite Squadron provid- M a r i n e P o l i c e . W h a t a
along with other Maryland
ed a timely helpful hand for satisfying sight to see that
fliers, fly "Bay Patrol" each
police launch glide in
four distressed boaters durweekend and on holidays.'
equipped and ready to handle
ing a recent "Bay Patrol"
over the Chesapeake.
C A P L t . R u n H u l l i g e r,
pilot, and WO Dean
Voorhees, observer, spotted
the floundering vessel during
a flying sweep of the middle
bay area. The cabin cruiser
S TA U N TO N , Va . - - T h e A u g u s t a C o m p o s i t e S q u a d r o n
with a crew of four was lodg(Virginia Wing) recently took part in a statewide exercise to
ed on a mud bar several
test the state's operational survival plan for war-caused dismiles off Tilghman Island.
Lieutenant Hulliger
The CAP unit provided communications for the more than 25
related, "We attempted to
persons representing state and local government agencies
which worked to coordinate activities during a mock nuclear
attract attention of two
nearby boats to lend help, but
they were unable to navigate
, The exercise, called Virginia Operational Plan for Survivalin the mud bar area." The
75, was directed from the State Office of Emergency Services
lieutenant then climbed for
operating center at Richmond.
Maj. Dennis M. Sutton, squadron commander, said the CAP
altitude and made radio cow
members worked all day sending and receiving messages from
tact with CAP control at Lee
Airport in Annapolis. "Within
other emergency service stations in Virginia, utilizing the 45.85
radio frequency for primary communications and 26.620 for
minutes," Hulliger related,
local traffic.
CAP was praised by various representatives of the firms and
personnel at the exercise. One official commented, "We are
very pleased with what CAP can do -- we could riot have handled this today had it not been for your radio communications."
COLUMBIA, S. C. -Cadets and senior members
from the Richland Country
Composite Squadron (South
Carolina Wing) recently joined forces with other search
HARTSVILLE, S. C. -- Units of the South Carolina Wing have
teams for a missing 12-year
been lauded for their performance of duty after a fatal aircraft
old boy who had strayed from
crash in South Carolina by Arthur E. Neumann, chief of the
the Mental Retardation
Miami Field Office of the National Transportation Safety Board.
Center for Children here.
In a letter to Col. E. Lee Morgan, wing commander, Mr.
Neumann praised the efforts of the wing and particularly those of
Also involved in the search
the units from Columbia, Sumter, Aiken and Charleston in the
were personnel from the
massive wreckage recovery efforts. Neumann stated the wreckage
C h i l d C a r e C e n t e r, U . S .
and debris was scattered over a very large wooded area near Kline,
Army personnel from Ft.
S. C. Forty officers and cadets were transported to the crash scene
Jackson and local police and
on the day of the accident and 12 returned on the following day.
civilian volunteers.
Neumann's letter continued, "It is indeed heartening to encounter the manner and degree of cooperation and support that
The boy was found alive by
symbolized the performance of your loyal and dedicated officers
a soldier and returned to the
and cadets in this instance. They can be justly proud that their efcenter.
forts reflect such great credit upon the South Carolina Civil Air
Patrol. The success and accomplishment of the mission of the
National Transportation Safety Board is often dependent upon the
cooperation and assistance afforded by other organizations near
the scene."

Unit Has Vital Role
In Statewide Exercise

Child ted
In S.C. Search

Safety Board Lauds
S.C. Unit For Effort

CLUES -- Members of the Ohio Wing's Group IX work
together during a recent joint search and rescue exercise
and Class B encampment. Here, CAP Lt. Col. Charles R.
McClellan, mission coordinator and Cadet SSgt. John
Simonds, mission coordinator trainee, go over a possible
search areas during the exercise. The encampment was held
at Lima, Ohio.

Alaska Wing Pilot Provides
Emergency Airlift For Pair
CLEAR, Alaska -- The
Clear Squadron recently
provided an emergency airlift to Fairbanks, Alaska for a
man and woman injured in an
automobile accident near
The woman had sustained
back injuries requiring tran-

special stretcher apparatus
which enabled them to be~
stacked one above the other in
the small aircraft.
This first double stretcher
air evacuation for the Clear
Squadron was flown by SM
Gene Augustine.

stretcher while the man r d b o a r d
s p o r t o n a h a suf~
fered neck and other injuries
requiring he also be placed on
a stretcher. Both were transported simultaneously by a ........

CAP Flies Shark Patrol

For the benefit of all
m embers of Civil Air
Patrol, the latest statistics
of search and rescue
activities throughout the
o~anization are shown
These are un~*ficial
figures compiled by
Directorate of Operations
at CAP National

HONOLULU--The Civil Air Patrol recently responded to a request
from the Hawaii State Civil Defense to spot sharks that had been
reported off shore of Koko Head creating a potentially dangerous
situation for swimmers.
CAP sent their Cessna L-19 aircraft aloft, equipped with loud
speaker, so swimmers and others on the beaches could be warned of
any danger.
Mission coordination was Capt. Phil Osens, commander of the Aloha
SAR Squadron.

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CAPTURES AWARD -- The Renton Composite Squadron
(Washington Wing) recently participated in the Loyalty Day
Parade in Longbeach, Wash., and captured second place in
the Senior Marching Division. Admiring the trophy are (left
to right), Maj. Robert Russell, squadron commander, Lt.
Jack Owens and Cadet MSgt. Jackie Owens.

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In Washington State

Canadians Attend Encampment
Two-hundred-ten members of
Washington Wing Civil Air
Patrol and the Royal Canadian
Air Cadet League attended this
year's summer encampment at
Fort Lewis U.S. Army Post near
Tacoma, Washington. They were
hosted by the Fort's 10th Aviation Battalion.
The eight-day exercise was
held for the 120 CAP and 90
Canadian cadets, supervised and
instructed by senior members of
the organizations, to give them
a taste of military life.
Leadership and discipline was

Texans Tour
Aircraft Plant
HOUSTON, Tex.--Eleven
members of the Thunderbird
Composite Squadron of Houston
recently toured the NavionRangemaster Plant in Wharton.
Although the Navion design
has been flying for about 30
years. Navion-Rangemaster
Aircraft Corporation is only two
years old and will be producing
the Model H aircraft which has a
ceiling of 21,500 and needs less
than 1.000 feet to clear a 50 foot
obstacle during take-off.
Thunderbird members were
able to see nine aircraft in
various degrees of completion
from unrecognizable subassemblies to a nearly completed aircraft.
While no production models
have yet been flown, several test
aircraft are currently undergoing flight and static testing in

stressed daily from early morning until bedtime.
The theme for the encampment was "Preparing Today for
Tomorrow's Challenge." Commanding the international activity was Washington Wing's West
Sector Commander, Lt. Col.
Martin Heiz, CAP.
The first two days-were filled
with classes and drill to get the
cadets to their top levels of effort. During the week. cadets
visited on-post Gray Army AirField. where they toured static
displays of more than a dozen
Army aircraft: attended a class
on early military aviation; and
were given rides in CH-47
"'Chinook" helicopters.
Another day, cadets toured
nearby McChord AFB where
they saw jet engine repair
facilities, a static testing unit for
jet engines, and a ground tour of
the Air Force's C-141
" S t a r l i f t e r. " L a t e r, c a d e t s

visited the Fort Lewis museum
of old war equipment, and completed the Army's rigorous confidence and leadership reaction
At the awards banquet 280
members and guests were present when 1st Lt. Richard
DeChaineau of Renton Composite Squadron was presented
the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award
by Maj. Gen. James A. Young,
U S A F. T h e g e n e r a l a l s o
presented several of the encampment awards.
This is the second of two activities held annually by
Washington Wing with participation by Canadian personnel. The
first is "Hands Across the
Border." a two part exchange
held on weekends in May and
June where cadets learn more
about the other's organization.
This is the fourth year Canadian
Air Cadets have attended the
summer encampment.

FUTURE STEWARDESS? -- Cadet TSgt. Pattie Moorefield
of the Winston-Salem (North Carolina) Composite Squadron
stops to check-out the stewardess galley aboard the Boeing
737 while touring the Piedmont Airlines Maintenance
facility. Members of the squadron were given a briefing and
tour of the Winston-Salem based facility recently.

Mo. Family Believes
In'Getting Job Done'

Yakima Hosts 36
For AE Workshop
YA K I M A . W a s h . - - T h e
Yakima Composite Squadron
was one of seven organizatons
that sponsored a two-week
aerospace workshop for 36
teachers from Yakima Valley
The purpose of the workshop
was to instill an awareness and
interest in aerospace activities
and to develop creative experience for youth. Field experience in aerospace industires
and related facilities was provided to further the participant's
understanding of aerospace and
make educators aware of places
to take their students.

DRIVER'S SEAT -- Cadet MSgr. Janice Boucher of Ephrata
Composite Squadron (Washington Wing) tries out the
"driver's seat" in a U. S. Army helicopter during the
Washington Wing summer encampment as Canadian friends

Marshall Composite Squadron
has a family who doesn't waste
any time getting themselves
SM Mary H. Burge joined the
squadron one day and the next
she had traveled more than 150
miles with her husband William
T. Burge to attend a Level I
Her husband had joined less
than a month earlier.
Their son, William B. also
joined the squadron at abou{ the
same time as his father. All have

ENCAMPMENT TIME -Several cadets from the
Illinois Wing get a close-up
look at a Flight Simulator
during their summer encampment at Chanute
AFB, I11., in the photo on
the left, while the Tactical
Officer for the encampment inspects bunkmaking in the other photo.
One-hundred forty-two
cadets and 16 seniors
attended the week-long encampment. (CAP Photos
by Dennis Biela)

passed their tests and have been
issued a radio operators
proficiency card, less than one
month after joining.

OF THi:-KipL-E.
The American Red Cross.

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Civil Air Patrol Pictorially During

REGISTRATION -- CAP Lt. Gil Taylor from Texas picks up
the latest Civil Air Patrol NEWS as he registers for the 1974
board meeting.

TIME HACK -- There was a busy schedule to follow for all
CAP members attending the activities during the annual
board meeting.
Gen. William M. Patterson, national chairman,
welcomes those attending
the 33rd Annual Board

SPEAKER -- Dr. John H.
Furbay was the keynote
speaker at the banquet.

Thomas C. Casady speaks
to the more than 1,500 in
attendance for the
o r g a n i z a t i o n ' s annual
board meeting.

-- Chaplain (Maj. Gen.)
H e n r y J . M e a d e , U S A F,
chief of Air Force
Chaplains was present for
the activities.

GUEST -- Maj. Gen.
Ralph S. Saunders, USAF,
commander of the U. S.
Air Force's Aerospace
Rescue and Recovery Service praised CAP
members for their efforts
in search and rescue.

Howard L. Brookfield,
commander of CAP's
Pacific Region was
master of ceremonies at
the banquet.

National Board Meeting




M O N E TA R Y G A I N - Cadet Col. David Wright
(center), accepts a $500
check from Brig. Gen.
Leslie J. Westberg, USAF,
national commander for
his unit -- the New Britain
Cadet Squadron (Connecticut wing) which was
named the Squadron of
Distinction for 1973. Looking on is CAP Col. Julius
Goldman, Northeast
Region commander.

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"WAY TO GO" -- Col. Stall M~
Maryland Wing and Col. Jack
Mississippi Wing, congratulate
Co-Wing Commanders of the Y

COMMANDERS -- CAP's Alaskan Wing Commander, CAP
C o l . J a m e s B r o w n J r. , c h a t s w i t h M a j . G e n . R a l p h S .
Saunders, USAF, commander of the Air Force's Aerospace
Rescue and Recovery Service.

ADMIRES PLAQUE -Chaplain (Lt. Col).
Chester Wrzaszczak admires the plaque he
received for leading the
Oregon Wing to first place
honors in National
Chaplain Standings - Wing
Competition during 1973.

AT T H E B A N Q U E T - - C o m m o d o r e E l e c t A . A . C o r d i l l
(right) U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary chats with CAP Col.
Thomas C~ Casady, national vice commander. :

Cadet Col. Julian Allan
of the Mississippi Wing
gives CAP Brig. Gen. Paul
( P a p p y ) Tu r n e r a h a n d
after presenting him with
the "Head Trashmasters
Award." Each year, during the board meeting,
CAP cadets get together
and pay tribute to a senior
member who stands out in
their eyes. The cadets were
aware of General Turner's
great and numerous contributions to CAP, especially in the cadet programs. On several occassions Turner has addressed cadets and opened
w i t h t h e r e m a r k " Yo u ' r e
my kind of people, trash."
The result of this remark
was the award, a broom
and dust pan.

TOPS -- Col. Luther C. Bogard (left), receives the Region
Commander of the Year Award from Brig. Gen. William M.
Patterson, national board chairman, during the National
Board Meeting. Bogard, Southwest Region Commander, was
cited for his 24 years of dedicated service to CAP.




J a m e s E . C a r t e r, C A P,
former commander of the
Alaska Wing admires the
bronze sketch of himself
and the other two inductees into CAP's Hall of
Honor during the National
Board Meeting in San
Francisco. Also inducted
into the Hall were Brig.
Gen. Earle L. Johnson,
USAAF, former national
commander and Brig.
Gen. S. H. "Hal" duPont,
C A P, f o r m e r b o a r d
chairman and currently
national finance officer.

(left), commander of the
Dzzo, commander of the
;h other on being named

N E W B O O K - - B r i g . G e n . L e s l i e J . We s t b e r g , U S A F,
national commander, displays a new book on Civil Air Patrol
-- Hero Next Door -- which had just been presented to him
by Maj. Frank Burnham, CAP (right), author of the book.

AWARD -- Dr. K. Bealer
Smotherman happily displays his'Frank G. Brewer
CAP Memorial Aerospace

RUNNER-UP -- Cadet Col. Marty J. Parrish (left), accepts
the runner-up plaque for his unit -- the Winston-Salem Composite Squadron (North Carolina Wing) -- from Brig. Gen.
~.eslie J. Westberg, USAF, national commander. The
Winston-Salem unit, which was the runner-up cadet
,quadron of distinction, also received a check for $250.

Joseph B. Witkin (second
from left), commander of
the Connecticut Wing and
Cadet Col. David Wright
(second from right), cadet
commander of Connecticut's New Britain Cadet
Squadron accepted the
Brig. Gen. F. Ward Reilly
Leadership Award on
behalf of the New Britain
Cadet Squadron comm a n d e r, C A P L t . C o l .
Joseph W. Bendzinski, for
leading his unit to the
Squadron of Distinction
Award. Making the
presentation are Brig.
Gen. Leslie J. Westberg,
U S A F, n a t i o n a l c o m mander and CAP Brig.
Gen. William M. Patterson, national board chairman.

TO P C A P C H A P L A I N - - C A P C h a p l a i n ( M a j . ) A l v i n J .
Stewart (left), of Puerto Rieo's Ramey Composite Squadron
is presented the Thomas C. Casaday Chaplain of The Year
Award by CAP Colonel Casady, national vice chairman. The
chaplain was honored for his actions when he recently gave
unselfishly of his time and professional talent on behalf of all
members in the Puerto Rico Wing. To aid native Puerto
Ricans in adjusting to the new Moral Leadership materials
entitled "Values For Living", he translated the entire document from
to the local dialect.




FOUR YEAR SCHOLARSHIP -- Cadet Maj. Deborah A.
Loewer of the Springfield Composite Squadron 1702,
Springfield, Ohio, who received a four year CAP scholarship
talks with Dr. Mervin K. Strickler, chief, Aviation Education
Administration. Cadet Loewer was awarded the scholarship
in science which is named after Dr. Strickler. It will provide
$I,000 per year for four years. She is using it to attend Wright
State University, Dayton, Ohio where she is now in her
junior year. Deborah has been a member of CAP for seven

HONORED -- Cadet 2d Lt. Craig Johnson (left), was awarded the Frank G. Brewer CAP Memorial Award by CAP Lt.
Col. Frank G. Brewer, Jr., (right), for the cadet category.
Johnson is a member of the Minnesota Wing and has distinguished himself as an outstanding leader and model for
fellow cadets to follow.

LEGAL CHAT -- Fred Smith (center), a member of the San
Francisco office of the U.S. Office of Department of Labor
chats with CAP Col. Harvey Klein (left), assistant National
Legal Officer and Florida Wing legal officer and Air Force
Lt. Col. Harold Howell, USAF, Staff Judge Advocate at National Headquarters CAP-USAF, during a break at the National Board Meeting in San Francisco. Mr. Smith conducted
a legal seminar during the meeting on the Federal Employee Compensation Act and how it applied to CAP.




B ATO N R O U G E , L a .
The Capital City Composite
Squadron is making itself
known in the Baton Rouge
area with an all out public
awareness program.
The program began with
cadets going door-to-door
selling placemats which
featured designs in commemoration of the Bicentennial Anniversary of the
United States. The money
will be used toward establishment of a flight scholarship
for the squadron. In addition,
TOP AWARD -- Cadet Col. Michael L. Baumgartner (left),
this personal contact with the
of the Illinois Wing received CAP's highest award for a cadet
citizens helped them become
-- the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award, from Maj. Gen. Lloyd R.
aware of CAP and its funcLeavitt Jr., USAF, commander of the Chanute Technical
Training Center, Ill. The presentation was made during the
But the area of biggest conIllinois Wing Cadet Summer Encampnlent. Baumgartner
cern were the news media-served as cadet commander of the encampment and is
radio, television and newchairman of the Illinois Wing Cadet Advisory Council.
spapers. First Lt. Carole
{Photo by Dennis Biela)
Whitesell, squadron administration officer and
deputy commander for
cadets and Cadet First Class
WINSTON-SALEM. N.C. -- Cadets and senior members of the
Elaine Tullier, unif informaWinston-$alem Composite Squadron recently got a chance to "fly" a
tion officer, worked on this
Boeing 737 jet airliner.
aspect of the program.
The unit was hosted by Peidmont Airlines at their local training
facility. One of the features was a visit to a 737 flight simulator.
They traveled to all the
Most of the members "flew" the simulator on a short flight finding local TV stations and were
it quite different from the light, relatively uncomplicated Cessna 172
given an opportunity to
they are used to flying.
appear on a 30-minute talk
show titled "Midday in
L o u i s i a n a " b y W B R Z - T V.
They were also successful in
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Members of the Capital City Composite
getting an interview "Civil
Squadron were recent guests on a one-half hour television program.
The program, "From Where I Sit", is a public service telecast Air Patrol In Baton Rouge"
produced and directed by WTPA-TV in Harrisburg.
on Radio Station WJBO. In
The show consisted of a 15-minute film depicting cadet special acaddition, Cadet SSgt. Jim"
tivities and training programs and a 15-minute panel discussion.
Craig and Cadet Tullier made
Participating in the discussion were Capt. Robert Shaw, deputy
six "spot" announcements in
commander of the unit, and Cadets Lt. Col. Konrad Trautman, 2d Lt.
cooperation with Radio StaDiane Trautman and 2d Lt. John Weaver.
tion WYNK.
The Capital City squadron
seemed to have been
YAKIMA. Wash. -- The Valley Zonta Club recently presuccessful in their attempt to
sented the Yakima Composite Squadron a check for $400.
make themselves known,
The surprise donation came during a recent outing of CAP and Zonta " why don't you do the same for
members and their families designed to let them get better acyour unit?

Cadets-Seniors 'Fly' 737

CAP 'Goes On TV' In Pa.

Unit Gets Surprise Donation

GROOMING STANDARDS -- Cadet Lt. Col. Sherry Davis
gives Cadet Lt. Col. Larry Battin a trim to get his haircut in
compliance with CAP grooming standards. Both cadets are
members of the Crusader Composite Squadron (Texas


Know And Accept
Your Limitations
by Chaplain, (Maj.) Kenneth W. Henschel, USAF
Frustrations and anxieties seem to be a part of our common lot in
life. We see others get ahead of us in promotions or social status. We
sense that we are not reaching some of our personal goals. We notice
that those values which are important to us seem to remain beyond
our grasp. It's frustrating not to get what you want. It's hard to accept
a second-best situation. We wish life were more perfect. We wish for
more power and control over our personal problems.
How does one cope with these frustrations and limitations? Many of
us grit our teeth and come out fighting. We take the attitude that
nothing, but nothing, will stand in our way of reaching out and becoming what we feel destined to become. While this determined stance is
admirable and desirable in many instances, it may also represent an
immature and unrealistic approach to life. It will certainly raise our
anxiety level, often resulting in premature or unnecessary physical
ailments. How we think about certain situations affects our feelings,
and our feelings in turn determine how we act and react.
Perhaps a better approach towards our frustrations is to realize that
they are a normal part of daily life. It's very normal to experience imperfections and limitations. This is an imperfect world, and people are
imperfect and definitely limited in their capacities. Man can do great
things. He needs to aspire to greater heights. But he also needs to
learn how to accept his limitations. He will not and can not always get
what he wants when he wants. To live otherwise is to compound
frustrations and anxieties, resulting in much unnecessary misery and
It is even possible to celebrate our limitations. That would really be
a different slant, wouldn't it? Deliberately focus your mind on your
limitations, and celebrate the fact that you can't always have things
the way you want them. We need to learn to live within our boundaries. We need to confront the limits of the society and the system to
which we belong, and realize that there can be contentment and happiness within those limits. Such an approach will help us live with our
anxieties; in fact, it will decrease those inner pressures which plague
us. Here is a key to greater harmony and peace in our minds and
hearts. Try it. It works.


ON DISPLAY -- Members of Wisconsin's Group XII man a Civil Air Patrol display and ........ i[,] d[e?=N "J b d :I ~ k'l[~2luJ,'f...1 dl d al [fl gb die] i~o]a d -" I I ~
recruiting station at Milwaukee's SOUTHRIDGE Shopping Center during Armed Forces
Week in Wisconsin. The CAP exhibit was conceived by 1st Lt. Alexander K. Romanski,
(center), commander of the Greendale Composite Squadron and 7th Combined Land Rescue
Team. He was assisted in the display by Cadet Maj. E. Anthony Romanski, (left), cadet team
commander of the 7th LRT and Capt. Serene Oberg, group information officer.





H o w To Ta m e T h e C e s s n a 3 0 5 A
to a couple of other FAC's for advice, one of them mentioned that
he had taken to running the trim
wheel all the way back on final
approach and that this had seemed to help some. I must say that
my next mission wasn't anything
to write home about, but I did
manage to keep the plane within
forty feet of the runway

Virginia Liaison Officer
I have just finished reading a
special study on CAP aircraft accidents for 1973 and it seems that
one particular type of aircraft
called a "taildragger" is the
chief cause of this problem. According to statistics,
taildraggers account for only 31
percent of the total fleet, but accounted for 70 percent of the accidents.
It was also interesting to note
that 82 percent of all CAP accidents occurred during the
takeoff or landing phase and that
half of these were caused by the
Cessna 305A.
After reading these statistics,
it would appear that the best
thing for CAP to do would be to
get rid of all taildraggers, especially the Cessna 305A. Right?
I say NO.
I fervently believe that the
Cessna 305A can be tamed and
that it is one of the finest aircraft that CAP could ever obtain
to do their mission.
I got my first crack at conquering this beast when I was
sent to Viet Nam as a Forward
Air Controller I FAC). Needless
to say, after flying the F-100 for
four years and having just
become combat qualified in the
F-4. I wasn't exactly looking
forward to flying the L-19 (now
the 305A ).

aircraft acmdents.
I mentioned earlier about the
need for having the trim wheel
all the way back on landing. In
the 305A, as well as my 170, I
find that I can consistently make
better landings by doing this. If
your 305A is properly rigged
you'll probably discover that full
back trim is just about right for
the final approach speed.

Although the figures aren't
handy at this writing, let me conclude by stating that it took me
about, ten hours to check out in
the L-19 and this was for a pilot
with over 2000 hours flying time.
Let's take a look at the 305A
and compare it to something
that most of us are familiar
with, a Cessna 172. The 305A has
50 percent more horsepower
than the 172 and that we'd better
be prepared for some torque like
we've never seen before! Sudden
full throttle applications will
produce torque that the average
pilot is completely unprepared
for. To put it bluntly, either he
be prepared to shove that right
rudder pedal in to compensate,
or be prepared to accept the ensuing accident! You can compensate for this excessive torque
to some extent by using slow
deliberate throttle movements
and avoid abrupt full throttle

I've heard some people say
that this is a dangerous thing to
do because use of full throttle on
a go around will cause the nose
to pitch up excessively and that
you can't apply enough forward
stick pressure to get the nose
down before encountering a

If you really want a wild ride,
make a takeoff one day with a
strong left crosswind and use
rapid full throttle. Why? Take a
good look at the vertical fin and
rudder area. They are quite
large. As a result, the left
crosswind blows against this
large area and tries to blow the
tail towards the right side of the
Couple this with the torque
trying to take the nose to the left
side of the runway and you have
a situation wherein full right
rudder may not enable you to
recover. If you're hard-headed
and have to prove it, do it the
safe way.
Grease up the tailwheel real
good and get some help to roll
the 305A out onto a smooth, level
surface with a good strong wind
blowing at 90 degrees to the
rudder. Position the tailwheel in
line with the wind and then jump
in and he ready to use the
brakes. Usually the plane will
pivot and align with the wind.
This same principle will also
hold true on landing with either a
left or right crosswind.
Due to the large rudder area,
the plane weathervanes easily
and sufficient rudder may not be
available to effect a recover.
The point I'm trying to make is
don't mean forever, but you
should use this as your golden
rule until you have acquired at
least 30 hours in the 305A and you
can't go wrong.

After my first checkout mission I walked off the flight line
with shattered nerves, a sweat
soaked flight suit and a completely destroyed ego. After
regaining some of my composure, I dug into the flight
manual to seek some answers
but they weren't there. Turning

Hogwash. If a pilot is too lazy
to use the trim wheel or too
weak to overcome this pressure,
he should stick to flying a
different aircraft!
Whenever pilots start discussing how to fly a tailwheel aircraft many things are mentioned
such as landing gear location,
moment arm, center of gravity,
etc., but few pilots ever discuss
effectiveness of the rudder or
the tailwheel.

absorb landing shock it must be
free to spread, but on a hard surfaced runway the tires can only
move outward a slight amount
and the end result is that the
force is transmitted straight into
the landing gear and tends to
bounce the aircraft into the air.
During a 305A checkout it is
most beneficial to do your first
landings on a dirt strip. Here,
the wheels can move outward
and let the gear absorb the
landing shock without bouncing.
The key to good landings in a
taildragger lies in maintaining
good directional control. Other
than the pilot there are two
things that control this, good
brakes and a responsive
tailwheel. If the brakes are
weak, the pedals go way down or
they aren't displaced equally
when you apply them, then get
them fixed.
If you're wondering what a
"responsive" tailwheel is, go out
and look at your 305A. Center the

Normal takeoff technique in a
taildragger requires you to push
forward on the stick at some
point on the takeoff roll so as to
raise the tail off the ground. A
little further down the runway
the stick is pulled back to attain
the proper attitude for takeoff
and at the proper airspeed the
plane becomes airborne.
The critical point here is just
when to raise the tail. Due to
many factors the tail of the 305A
can be raised during the first few
feet of takeoff roll. Some pilots
use this technique but it should
be avoided like the plaque!
Just because the elevator can
raise the tail doesn't mean the
rudder is effective. At the slow
speed encountered during the
first part of the takeoff roll there
isn't enough air flowing over the
rudder for it to be fully effective
and if the tail is raised too early
and the plane heads for the peapatch, full rudder may not be
enough to recover.
On the other hand, the
tailwheel will take the tail of the
aircraft anywhere you want it to
go if it's firmly shoved against
the ground How do we do this?
Simple--hold the stick back
firmly and the air flowing over
the elevator will hold the
tailwheel to the ground like glue
and give you excellent directional control until you reach a
speed where the rudder is effective.

At this point, smoothly raise
the tail up, pause momentarily,
and then apply the back pressure
for takeoff. Using this technique
will enable the tailwheel to maintain directional control until the
rudder becomes effective. At
It's a proven fact, that
that point you raise the tail and
regardless of total flying time,
transfer all directional control
you are more prone to an acci- from the tailwheel to the rudder.
dent until you have built up some
Landings are the biggest bugflying time in that type aircraft.
a-boo in the 305A and let no one
Large amounts of flying time in- kid you, they do require some
crease your wisdom, your judgefancy footwork and no small
amount of skill. Things aren't
ment and your ability to make
accurate decisions, but don't
helped too much by having that
necessarily increase your skill in
spring steel landing gear, esan aircraft that: is new to you.
pecially on a hard surfaced
Low time in.type aircraft equals runway. In order for the gear to

tailwheel and observe the
tailwheel chain and springs. If
they have any slack, the
tailwheel isn't responsive. Now
let's look again at directional

control. Don't let it get this far
though. Check any tendency for
the nose to swing, keep it lined
up with the center of the runway
and hold the stick back with all
your might.
Another point worth mentioning is a go-around from a bad
landing. The 305A has an abundance of power, so when in a
bind, use it. If promptly applied,
it will fly you out of just about
any kind of situation. When and
if you ever use this technique,
just be prepared for all the torque.
Although this article is by no
means a cure-all for 305A pilotsl
it is intended to shed some light
on some problem areas and
maybe get a few good pilot discussions started. I do feel that if
the techniques mentioned are
used that the accident rate will
be reduced some.
In closing, I would like to
make a few comments. First of
all, it isn't enough for you to
know what you as a pilot can do
and what the aircraft can do.
You must also know what you
and the aircraft can do. You
must also know what you and the
aircraft can do as a team.
Second, in your checkout, treat
the prescribed time and landings
as a minimum, not a maximum.
You IPs and check pilots treat
your 305A students as though the
plane is personally owned by you
and use that as your criteria for
checkout completion. In other
words, would you turn this pilot
you've just completed checking
out loose in the plane if it were
your personal aircraft?
Yo u p i l o t s u n d e r g o i n g a
checkout--don't let the IP turn
you loose until you know without
a doubt that you can fly the aircraft safely and with no fear of
wrecking it. Just because you
took eight to ten hours to check

Once you touch down and the
nose of the aircraft starts to
swing, you're in for a wild ride
unless you can do some fancy
footwork on the rudder pedals.
Once the nose is mis-aligned
with the runway by about ten
degrees or more, you've just
about had it.
Immediately upon touchdown,
you must manipulate your feet
to keep the nose aligned with the
runway until you come to a full
As to what type landings to
make, just let me say that
although I can make a feeble
attempt at wheel landings, I
have never encountered a situation that wouldn't permit me to
make a three point landing.
Another very good aid to making good landings is the use of
full back stick. Just hold the aircraft in the landing attitude until
it touches down and continue to
hold the stick full back
throughout the landing roll.
If you don't hold the stick back
firmly, the plane will probably
porpoise and you will probably
chase it. The airspeed is now low
and here you sit with the
tailwheel in the air, an ineffective rudder and the aircraft
headed for the pea-patch.
At this point, you have two options; either make a go-around
or ride it out and try to regain

out in the 305A is no reason for
your pride to be hurt.
Better safe than sorry. If you
do wreck it, you may have to
fork over the cash to get it fixed.
Next, you seldom hear of a
pilot trained in a taildragger aircraft ever wrecking a tricycle
geared aircraft, but this doesn't
hold true when you go from a
tricycle geared to a taildragger.
It's a whole new ballgame then.
Oh, yes, lest I forget to mention it, be wary of doing stall
practice with 60 degree flaps as
the plane is very prone to spinning and it may not recover unless
you raise them in the spin.
Happy Flying!


NOVEMBdm: 1974

SAC: Heart Of
Nuclear Deterrence


OFFUTT AFB, Neb. -- Defense Secretary James R.
Schlesinger told newsmen at a press conference here recently
that the Strategic Air Command "is the heart of the U. S.
strategic nuclear deterrence. To the extent that our forces are
ready and are adequate, they will continue to deter any temptation towards aggression and that is the role that this command
plays. It plays it quietly, effectively and has played that role for
many years."
Early in the hour-long conference Secretary Schlesinger
responded to questions about the development of the B-1. He
said that the aircraft would "be rolled out in the latter part of
He told newsmen that although the B-1 is still in the development stages, and that the procurement cost, due to inflation,
would be more than the B-52, "the cost -- when inflated dollars
were taken into account was not unreasonably high."
Dr. Schlesinger also responded to national and local
questions relating to the state of his department as a result Of
current inflation, repeated violations by North Vietnamese of
the Paris agreement, airlift to the Middle East, and of the
morale of our military forces.
Secretary Schlesinger punctuated his comments with
references to the performance of the Defense Department role
in relations to the GNP (Gross National Product) and expressed his support of the military all-volunteer force project.
"If we treat the men in the military properly, we'll have a
splendid military establishment," he said, speaking of the
morale of the armed forces which he said has improved
significantly since the ending of the Vietnam War.
Secretary Schlesinger was at Offutt AFB on a
familiarization visit. He was accompanied by Gen. George S.
Brown, USAF, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Gen.
David C. Jones, Air Force chief of staff.

Gen. Westberg Visits

Annual AEA 'Fly-In'
Oshkosh (Wisconsin) Composite
Squadron recently participated
in the annual Experimental
Aircraft Association International "Fly-In" again, but this
year was special. Air Force
Brig. Gen. Leslie J. Westberg,
national commander, was there.
The EAA convention lasts a
week, and draws pilots and
planes from all over the world.
making Oshkosh's Wittman
Field one of the busiest airports
in the world for that period of
time. This year the convdntion
attracted more than 300.000 people and several thousand aircraft of all conceivable designs.
General Westberg and his wife
were given a dinner in their

honor by 1st Lt. Ralph Roselius,
Squadron Commander, and other
local CAP squadron pnd group
Members of the Oshkosh unit
and other Group V personnel expended more than 200 manhours
on recruiting duty during the
convention. They Staffed an indoor display booth during the
d a y, f e a t u r i n g i n f o r m a t i o n
materials and rescue and communication equipment used by
the squadron.


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C O A S T- TO - C O A S T R A N G E
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F-15 Eagle: A n A i r S u p e r i o r i t y F i g h t e r
The twin-tailed, twin-engined the target through a visual headF-15 Eagle now undergoing up display (RUD). Incorporating
a central digital computer and
flight evaluation is designed to
assure air superiority for the Air o t h e r a d v a n c e d a v i o n i c s
Force against any enemy air- equipment, this system projects
flight status and tracking inforcraft in the foreseeable future.
The high-priority fighter is mation on the aircraft's
windscreen in line with the
programmed to join the Tactical
Air Command inventory by the
pilot's view so that he need not
end of 1974. The first base to look down.
The Eagle's advanced radar
receive the F-15 is Luke AFB,
enables the pilot to pinpoint
targets when they are beyond
Air-to-air combat experience
visual range. He can change
has shown that maneuverability
from one weapon system to
is the key to attaining air
another, using visual guidance
superiority. With its outstanding
for the required weapon being
ability to change airspeed,
displayed on his windscreen.
altitude and direction, the F-15 is
For its air superiority mission,
specifically designed for high
the F-15 is armed with shortrange Sidewinder missiles, adIn aerial combat, the F-15 pilot
will be able to keep his eyes on vanced Sparrow missiles for


New AF Vehicle Has Successful Flight
EDWARDS AFB, Calif. -- An
Air Force YQM-98A remotely
piloted vehicle has completed
one hour and 50 minutes of
demonstrating takeoff, primary
flight maneuvers and landing

capabilities while under remote
flight control of a ground
It flew at speeds up to 200
miles per hour and at altitudes
up to 25,500 feet during the initial

The flight was the initial test
for one of two "Compass Cope
R" RPVs designed and built by
Teledyne Ryan Aeronautical of
San Diego, Calif. Both
prototypes were delivered
simultaneously to Edwards AFB
by C-SA to begin a six-month
flight test program.
Teledyne Ryan's version of the
"Compass Cope" aircraft has an
81-foot wingspan, a fuselage 37
feet long and is powered by a
single Garrett AiResearch ATF3 turbofan jet engine with a
rated thrust of 4.050 pounds.

In its maiden flight, the aircraft was "piloted" by K. B.
Weaver of Teledyne Ryan at a
ground control console that displays flight data in a precise
Officials at Aeronautical
Systems Division. under whose
contract the aircraft were built
by Teledyne Ryan. say the
'Compass Cope" RPVs are
designed for high-altitude, long

medium-range, air-to-air
engagements and an internal
rapid-firing 20mm Gaffing gun.
Later .models are planned to include the 25mm GAU-7 Gatling
The range of the
fighter greater than that of the
F4 Phantom--is part of its
superiority. With external fuel
tanks, the Eagle can fly coast-tocoast without refueling.
Built by the McDonnell
Douglas Corp., the F-15 features
smokeless engines. This will
eliminate the telltale stream of
smoke which might be seen by
enemy pilots during air-to-air
combat. (AFNS)


endurance flight operations and
to explore and evaluate flight
operations from conventional
runways. The prototypes have
tricycle type landing gear.
The initial test flight attained
all objectives, according to
program officials. Subsequent
test flights will be conducted to
increase the operational
Supporting the flight test
program at Edwards is a 24-man
Teledyne Ryan team.





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People In The News
Two members of the Virginia Highlands *recently presented the Illinois Wing a citation
Squadron, Capt. Bernard Leonard and Capt. for, "Its volunteer services it has given the
Jim Cole, presented a narrated slide lecture on
citizens of Illinois in disaster relief assistance;
Civil Air Patrol to county-city directors of Civil provided youth with opportunities to learn funDefense in Virginia... The Paramus Comdamentals of aviation skills and science and
posite Squadron (New Jersey Wing) recently provided guideline for aerospace education to
Illinois schools... Maj. Max Reed, USAF,
lost Cadet 2d Lt. David S. Groves when he
entered the Air Force Academy. Groves had
liaison officer to the West Virginia Wing and
been in the unit five years and had earned his
Maj. Frank Higginbotham Jr., director of the
private pilot license... CAP was represented
West Virginia cadet program recently conduring the 43rd Annual Conference of the ducted a CAP cadet recruiting program at the
Buekhannon (West Virginia) Junior High
General Association of Regular Baptists by
Chaplain (Maj.) Bill Ditty, chaplain of New School...
York's Orange County Group...
Cadet Maj. Mary Shepard, cadet commander
Cadet Herbert Williams of the Paine Field
of the Clovis Composite Squadron (New Mexico
Composite Squadron (Washington Wing) has Wing) was recently listed in the eighth annual
earned his solo wings after only 5.4 hours of inedition of Who's Who Among American High
struction... Michigan Governor William G.
School students... Cadet WO Edward
Milliken recently paid a surprise visit to the Cartledge Jr., was recently named the winner
Saginaw Valley Composite Squadron during a
of the Outstanding Cadet Award for his unit,
Battle Creek Cadet Squadron 5-3 (Michigan
simulated search and rescue mission... Cadet
Wing)... Second Lt. Kenneth W. Fanty of Ohio
Col. Chris Kimble of Alabama's Muscle Shoals
Composite Squadron went on TV recently to ex- Wing's Frank A. Heselton Cadet Squadron 802
plain CAP in his community...
and a Specialist Five in the Ohio Army National
The Crusader Composite Squadron (Texas Guard has been awarded the Ohio Distinguished
Wing) is benefiting from the recently acquired Service Medal with a "V" device for valor.
rating obtained by one of their members -- 1st
While on his unit's annual field training he
Lt. Fred Bettis. Bettis has earned his Airline observed a helicopter crash and rushed to the
Transport Rating and Certified Flight Instruc- aid of the pilots with total disregard for his own
tor, Instrument rating... Cadets $d Lt. Mark personal safety...
Another act of heroism occurred at the Fort
E. Shubel andPeter J. Memarieh of New
York's Nassau Cadet Squadron VIII have joined Jackson, S.C., pool recently when Cadet 2d Lt.
that group of elite CAP cadets to earn their solo
Robert Curtis saved PFC Lott Cannon from
wings. They accomplished the feat under CAP's drowning. Curtis is from South Carolina's
solo program... Earning her solo wings, then
Richland County Composite Squadron... The
Winston-Salem Composite Squadron (North
private pilot license wasn't enough for
Carolina) recently lost one of the members -Washington's Paine Field Composite Squadron
member Teresa Sloan -- who has now taken up
Walter Gray -- to the U.S. Naval
Academy... Air Force Brig. Gen. Gerald G.
the sport of hang gliding and has aspirations of
breaking the worlds record time for kite Fall Jr., commander of the 4th Air Division,
F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo., was recently given a
Lt. Col. Kenneth Wagoner of the Albany Certificate of Appreciation by Col. Albert D.
Group (New York Wing) has earned the Clifford
Lamb, commander of the Wyoming Wing...
First Lt. Rollen F. Tuller of Washington's
M. Johnson Award -- given annually for outstanding group participation in all CAP ac- Paine Field Composite Squadron has earned his
tivities... Cadets Farah Athey, Rose Banach,
commercial pilot license... Another cadet to
Clare Kelley and Sharon Oleksak of the Westbe listed in Who's Who Among American High
field Squadron (Massachusetts Wing) have been School Students is Kevin Erickson of the Grand
spreading the "CAP word" at assemblies at
Rapids Composite Squadron (Minnesota
Wing)...Cadets Roger Capwell and Larry
several schools in their area... Cadet MSgt.
Scott LaRochelle, TSgt. James Brandt and DenCollins of Pennsylvania's Lancaster Squadron
nis Blomquist recently excelled during a recent have turned in their CAP uniform for that of the
U~S. Air Force... The Los Alamos Squadron
campout by their unit -- the Yakima Composite
Squadron (Washington Wing). LaRochelle earn- (New Mexico) has a wealth of flight instructors
ed 22 out of a possible 25 points for campout ac- -- 10. The lastest to join was SM Allene
tivities while Braadt ran the mile in 5:45 Lindstrom... Cadet Robert Stone of the Lancaster Squadron (Pennsylvania) recently
minutes and Blomqaist completed the obstacle
received an award at the Lancaster Science
course in 45 seconds...
The Governor of Illinois Daniel Walker
Fair for his entry under the ph~

A WINNER -- Cadet Col. Robert E. Herd (right), of Texas'
Wichita Falls Composite Squadron received CAP's highest
award for achievement -- the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award,
from Air Force Maj. Gen. Robert L. Petit, commander of
Sheppard Technical Training Center. Herd, a student at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, has been in CAP since 1969
and has participated in the Air Force Academy Survival
School, the International Cadet Exchange program and was
cadet commander of his unit.

Magic Show Raises $$$
CHAPEL HILL N.C.--The Durham Composite Squadron (North
Carolina Wing)recently sponsored "Moments of Ma~ic" at the
Durham Civic Center. More than 500 people attended the show,
presented to raise funds for the squadron.
During pre-show promotion and telephone canvassing of the
Durham area a brief presentation of the CAP Story was made, which
brought the activities of the squadron to the community.

Miss. Unit Handles Traffic
JACKSON, Miss. -- The Stone County Senior Squadron (Mississippi
Wing), were hosts for all incoming and outgoing air traffic at the
Stone-Wiggins Airport for the funeral of Jay Hannah "Dizzy" Dean.
The unit set up radio communications at the airport office to handle
the traffic.
Second Lt. Bill Moore of the unit acted as coordinator for the 36-hour
community project.

C mmunity Comesto 'Rescue'
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The Knoxville Senior Squadron now has an
ELT homer on their squadron's aircraft thanks to the support from
their local community.
The $500 device was purchased with donations from Rentenbach
Engineering Company, Stowers Equipment Company, and attorneys
Ben F. McAuley and Harold Stone.

Former AF 'Boss' Gets Lift
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- South Carolina's Charleston North Squadron
recently provided air ambulance service to Gen. Nathan Twining,
(USAF-retired), former U.S. Air Force Chief of staff.
The general was flown from Hilton Head Island, where he resides, to
Charleston AFB, where he underwent a physical examination, and
returned to Hilton Island.
The aircraft was piloted by Maj. Dennis Martin, squadron commander and Lt. Bill Brown, served as co-pilot.

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September 1974
Daniel W. Clutton ...... 01034
Mark C. Cardwell ......01075
John T. Przybylowski ,..06012
Ellen L, Landry ........ 06014
Cheryl A, Homzak ...... 08084
Daniel B. Cowdin ....... 08104
Kim M. Fischmnn ...... 11041
Matthew F. Kane .......11651
Richard F. Kane ,
Richard W. Glitz .......11051
John A. McGrann .... 11074
Kathryn A. Thomas ..... 11173
"Cheryl A. Hoff ......... 11270
Charlotte H. Fajardo ,12084
Marc D. Blaydoe ....... 12168
Susan K. McFadden ....15007
Donna J. Hoffmann ..... 16075
Gregory J. Beam ....... 18023
Patricia M. Amtmann .18025
Vernon L. Brown ....... 18075
Carl A. Avila ..........19003
Jeffrey B. Snyder
Frank A. Metcalfe ...... 22047
Shelley Mitchell ...... 22047
Loraine C. Simard ...... 28035
Edward R. Adams ....31201
Carol J. Steckenrider ...32043
Cheryl J. Barman ......
Michael S. Mcalister ....35015
Kim A. Robidoux ....... 38031
Dennis W. Nichols ...... 39026
James H.Grigsby Jr .... 41056
Megann Streeter .......43047
Cheryl L. McNeill ......43047
Patricla L. Seim ....... 45089
Christopher Wist ......45117
Bruce W. Steinert ...... 48150
Michael W. Street ......49002
Jorge Montes .......... 2002
Richard Correa ......52062
William Brown Jr ....... 52079
Maria B. Escrihana ..... 52098
Thomas M. Bennessey 04005
John W. Barrett ........04223
Allen J. Barrett ........ 04223
John Latona ......... 04261
Robert P. Royer .....04367
Robert T. McGinness . .. 05068
Mike J. Carla ..........05072




Stephen V. Long ........ 05099
Patricia Trowbridge .... 06015
Justin Rivera ........ 06058
Patricia A. Nowick ..... 06062
Daivd P. Wilson ........07016
Michael R. Boyd ....... 08066
Mary M. Anthony ...... 08084
Jay A. Albrecht ........ 08089
Roger W. Selch ........ 08133
Donna K. Crenshaw .... 08160
Kathy R. Porter ........ 08160
Robert R. Richards ..... 08160
George O. Navarini ..... 08286
Michael J. Turpak .... 08303
Kenneth A. Devall ....08303
Ronald F. Plenge ..... 08412
Ellen J. Mass ........ 08412
Steve Z. Clay ........ 0~J002
Alanna Hilling ..... 10069
Robert J. Thomas .
Gerard G. Gall .......11173
Gregory D. Holm ..... 11230
Matthew P. Ford ..... 11262
Paul J. Kurowski ..... 11262
Richard L. Sutter .... 12084
Kenneth W. Bolvin ... 12177
Kevin A. Burnett ..... 14031
Raymond A. Huber ..... 16021
Charles C. Morse ....... 18023
Joseph J Orbin Jr ......18065
Russell A, Kilpatrick ... 18069
Benjamin E. Dement . . 18071
Patricla C. Wilson ......18072
Andrew E. Sweetak .... 18079
William P. Barry ...... 19006
John V. Gavin .......... 19013
Ronald J. Jantz ........20238
Kevin J. Ericksnn ..... 21010
Joey L. Selzler ......... 21066
Carroll L. Williams ..... 22048
Richard L. Blanton Jr...22064
Ricky D. Johnston ...... 23040
Kevin L. Fowler .....25012
Charles P. Roe .......25033
Nevin E. Pratt Jr ..... 25033
Graham H. Sewell ...... 28037
Gavell Mclean Jr ...... 29003
Stephen Preteska Jr. . .29003
Craig R. Chipman ...... 31159
Mary B. Moss .......... 31110
Laurunc Jansch ..... 31131
Edward P. Welsh II .... 31162
Charles J. Berg ....... 31173
Jeffrey S. Gary ........ 31173

Mark T. Rakowski ....
Mark A. Demaria .... 31189
Matthew P. Cheche ...31359
Donald P. Zabel ...... 34010
Jerry L. Watkins ..... 34167
Douglas J. Wright .... 34185
Deborah L. Kristof ..... 35015
Stephen J. Greubel ..... 35024
J i m W. D r i s c o l l . . . .36019
Joe O. Axtell ....... 311055
Trudy A. Degraff ..... 7003
L a r r y R . C o l l i n s . . . .37010
Noinn E. Jones ....... 37048
Laura L. Mazaika ...37068
James L. Cimino ..... 37068
Evenell F. Supploe ..... Y/I~
A n n a F o x . . . . . . . . . . . .37102
Darwin R. Kemper .....38010
Lonnie E. Scale ........ 39027
Clarence R. Scale IIl ...39027
David J. Strnmswold .... 0050
John B. Wider ........ 40052
David N. Garst .......41062
Monty D. Nichols ..... 42024
Robert T. Permar ...... 42110
John E. Parsley ........ 42272
Gary L. Cashman ...... 2274
Tracey AI Brannon ..... 42274
Charles A. Gaitz .......42304
Preston H. Nebel ....... 42333
George A. Rasmussen .42333
Michael K. Mercer ..... 3027
Wallace E. Lafferty .... 45002
Patricia A. Kearns ..... 45025
Jerry S. Stoner .........45048
Frank M, Spence ....... 5064
Verl H. Canterbury .....46004
Steven R. Berrie .......46028
Harold W. Storm .......47049
Michael D. Mateleska...47060
Deborah J. Seline ......
Daniel M. Wright .......51031
Mara B. Sagapolu ...... 51031
Luis E. Ventura ....... 52068
Edwin Otero .......... 52091
Benjamin Dlaz ....... 52091
Juan R. Cruz .........52095
Vilma Velazquez ....... 52095
Reinnldo Maisonet ...... 52095
Noemi Lchron .......... 53095
Antonio Figuerna ..... 53095
Orlando Amaral ...... 53095
Juan A. Gonzalez ....... 52095
Rosa C. Dela ..........52095

126 Lucky For Md. Youth

GOOD FIT -- Cadet Avery J. Turner of the Tri-City Composite Squadron (Virginia Wing)
receives instruction on parachute equipment under the watchful eyes of Lt. Col. Park Lemmond, commander of the Virginia Air National Guard fighter squadron at Richmond, Va.

Unit Hosts British Officer

ANDREWS AFB, Md. -- Number 126 was a very lucky number for
Miss Maria Lopez of Marlow Heights,Md.. recently.The 15-year-old
HAMILTON AFB, Calif. -won $100 as a result of the purchase of a raffle ticket from the The Marin Composite Air
Andrews Composite Squadron.
Rescue Squadron recently
The squadron, based at Andrews AFB, held the raffle to raise
f u s ~ o g r a m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . hosted Flying Officer Barrie
The Check was presented to Miss Lopez by Cadet Col. Keith E.
Mai'ti-fi,~h-Tneffi~e¥ o-St'-th~e-Air~
Davenport, who recently became the 266th cadet in CAP history to Training Corps, the counterearn the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award - the highest award a
part of Civil Air Patrol in
cadet can earn.

Members Train In Safety

33 Get Wings
At I11. Camp

WINSTON-SALEM, N. C. -- Several members of the WinstonSalem Composite Squadron recently completed the North Carol|na
Wildlife Commission's Hunter Safety Course here.
The course included familiarization with the different types of guns
MATTOON. Ill.--Thirty-three
and ammunitions used by sportsmen hunters and the purposes these
cadets from the Illinois Wing
different kinds of guns are designed for. It also included safe gun
received their solo wings during
handling practices.
the recent wing flight encampThe course was instructed by William Pate of Winston-Salem._
ment here. Twenty of the cadets,
i irffl
including two girls, soloed in
gliders while 13 boys soloed in
powered aircraft.
The participating cadets were
competitively selected as part of
the overall Illinois Wing--CAP
corporation matching funds
Benefits I Unit 2 Units 3 Units 4 Units 5 Units
Accidental Death $5,000 $10,000 $15,000 $20,000 $25,000
The wing staffed the enDismemberment 5,000 10,000 15,000 20,000 25,000
campment with in-house inMedical Expense
1,000 1,500 2,000 2,500
structors, tow pilots, and other
support personnel. Also, CAP
corporate equipment was utilized
Annual Cost
in accomplishing the program.
$10.00 $20.00 $30.00 $40.00 $50.00
20.00 4 0 . 0 0 6 0 . 0 0 8 0 . 0 0 1 0 0 . 0 0
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During his visit he was
given a tour of Hamilton AFB
and received a briefing on
CAP's role in the Air Force
by Col. Robert Freshwater,
U S A F, P a c i fi c R e g i o n
Liaison Officer.
This was followed by a tour
of Gnoss Field where the
Marin squadron aircraft are
located. Martin was impressed that the CAP has its own
aircraft. "In England," he

said, "the Air Training Corps
must rely on the RAF for aircraft and this is only for
training of cadets and not for
missions of any type."
He ended his stay with the
unit by presenting them with
a briefing on the history of the
British ATC and a plaque of
his squadron. A representative of the unit, in turn,
presented him their squad-'
ron's plaque.


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HIGHEST AWARD -- Cadet Col. Rick DeChaineau of
Washington's Renton Composite Squadron received CAP's
highest cadet award -- the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award -from Air Force Maj. Gen. James Young, 25th Air Division
commander at McChord AFB, Wash. DeChaineau is presently enrolled at the University of Washington on a four-year
Air Force ROTC scholarship. He has been in CAP for seven
years. (See related story on Page 6.)




Record Setting Officer Once A CAJJ Cadet
always been fascinated by
aviation and, as a youth, built
numerous model rockets and
airplanes. But it was not until
he was in high school that a
friend introduced him to Civil
Air Patrol and the actual experience of flying. Widdifield
learned the basics of aviation
by participating in Civil Air
Patrol's aerospace education
program and weekend training activities. As a part of
these activities, he took his
first airplane ride in an Air
Force twin-engine C-45. This
chain of events, said Widdifield. "lit the fire" that
compelled him to follow an

MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -Air Force Maj. Noel F. Widdifield, the reconnaissance
systems officer on the recent
record-setting SR-71 flight
from New York to London,
got his first real introduction
to aviation as a cadet in Civil
Air Patrol.
In Indianapolis to be named
a Sagamore of the Wabash,
Indiana's highest award, by
I n d i a n a G o v. O t i s B o w e n ,
Widdifield related some of
his experiences as a member
of the Anderson (Ind.) Composite Squadron of Civil Air
Patrol in 1956-1957.
Widdifield said that he has

SR-71 Takes Off

Air Force career and to
volunteer for his present
assignment that takes him to
the edges of outer space.
The record-breaking flight
took place on September 1, as
Maj. James V. Sullivan and
Widdifield flew their SR-71
reconnaissance aircraft from
New York to London, a distance of 3,490 miles, in one
hour and 56 minutes. The
ground speed averaged 1,817
miles per hour and was, at
one time faster than a
speeding bullet.
Three hours were cut off
the former record, set in 1969
by a British crew flying an
American-built fighter. The
SR-71 remained in Britian for
seven days, on display at the
Farnborough International
Air Show. This was the first
public showing of the SR-71
that has been operational
since 1966. These aircraft
usually operate under tight
security conditions, travelling at very high altitudes.
One aerial refuelling was
used on the trans-Atlantic
Widdifield was born Dec. 6,
1940, in Anderson, Ind. A
friend and CAP cadet, Fritz
Harvey, recruited him in 1956
for membership in Civil Air
Patrol. Both later became
cadet officers. After graduation from Highland High

School in 1958, Widdifield
attended Ball State University where he majored in
English and earned in 1962 an
Air Force commission
through the Reserve Officer
Training Corps (ROTC).
Widdifield received
navigator training on entering the Air Force and was
assigned to B-52s. In 1971, he
was reassigned to Beale
AFB, Calif., where he
entered the SR-71 program as
a reconnaissance systems ofricer.
He is presently an instructor with the Standardization-


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I the eyes of those selected to guide it into still
II another decade of public service.
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editor who also is a 15-year CAP veteran and
former Air Force 'Information Officer assigned to
National Headquarters.
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available to Civil Air Patrol members, beginning
at the National Convention in San Francisco.
I You can reserve your copy now by filling out the
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Evaluation Division of the 9th
Strategic Reconnaissance
Wing at Beale. In this
capacity, he evaluates the
flying proficiency of assigned
and attached navigators and
reconnaissance systems officers.
The major's Air Force
decorations include the Air
Medal with five Oak Leaf
Clusters and the Air Force
Commendation Medal. He is
a senior navigator with more
than 3,300 hours flying time,
more than 400 of which have
been logged in the SR-71.

Major Widdifield



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Team Provides 'Care'
CHERRY HILL, N.J. -- While returning home from an official Civil Air Patrol function, members of the Aero Medical
Senior Squadron 108 provided emergency care for victims of a
five-car accident.
The squadron members had just provided medical support
for the Northeast Region Cadet Drill Team competition.
A testimonial to the efficiency and skill of the squadron
members occured when a police officer, radioing for an ambulance said, "medical expertise is at the scene."

Clinic Updates Pilots
GRAND PRAIRIE, Tex. -- Thirty Civil Air Patrol pilots from
the Dallas area are now in compliance with Federal Aviation
Administration regulations as a result of a flight clinic held
jointly by the Crusader Squadron and the 4th Group. The clinic
was held in cooperation with the FAA.
The new regulation, slated to go into effect this month, will
require all pilots to have a flight check within 24 calendar
months prior to November 1974. (See October Civil Air
Patrol NEWS.)
The flight clinic was headed up by Maj. Richard Milne of the
4th Group.

ONE MORE 'FIRST' -- A former CAP member and now member of Nebraska's Army
National Guard, PVT Linda Plock, recently became the first female to attend the aviation
maintenance course at the U.S. Army Aviation Center, Ft. Rucker, Ala. Linda is an eight
year veteran of CAP and served in the Nebraska Wing where she held positions including
ground team leader and aircraft observer. The pretty 24 year-old Guardswoman was
graduated from the course with a 98 percent plus average and 19 hours ahead of schedule.

CITED -- Civil Air Patrol
Capt. Edwina C. Mroz,
(right), of the Illinois Wing
and a member of the Coast
Guard Reserve, accepts a
plaque and letter of commendation for Marine Corps Lt.
Col. Leland Person (left),
public affairs officer, Marine
Air Reserve Training
Detachment. She was cited
for her assistance during the
two weeks active duty tour of
Marine Air Reserve personnel of Headquarters and
Headquarters Squadron 48,
4th Marine Aircraft Wing.

SHIP VISIT -- Cadet Sgt. James Forquer (right), was one of
several cadets from the East Bay (California Wing)
Composite S~uadron to tour the Nuclear Attack Air_craft
Carrier USS ENTERPRISE at the Alameda Naval Air Station.
Here, he is briefed by Lieutenant (junior grade) Biby, USN,
during their tour, which included a first-hand look at th~
catapults used to launch aircraft, a dose-up view of the ancho]
chain and winch assemblies that hold two, 30-ton anchors, and ~.
trip to the Admiral's bridge for a view of the flight deck.

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In the October 1974 Civil Air Patrol News, the
s Comments Section (page 4)contained
text of General Patterson's address to the opening session of the 1974 Civil Air Patrol National
meeting in San Francisco. This entire article
devoted to a change in the CAP cadet program
was formulated by the National Executive
::Committee in a special meeting held in St. Louis
September. This new cadet program will become effective on 1 January 1975, and this Bulletin
will explain the basic concepts of the program
as briefed at the 1974 National Board.


diagram in the upper right corner is a flow ....
o f t h e c a d e t p r o g r a m i n i t s e n t i r e t y. We
discuss the new program as a whole and then
"':each part individually.

9 0 D AY S M A



There are two major areas
program change, and these are the areas which
are shaded gray on the diagram. The areas not ....
ishaded (Phases I and ID are areas with little or no
ichange from the existing program. You will notice
!on the diagram that certain words or phrases are
keyed with a star while other words or phrases
:are keyed with a heavy dot. The starred words
represent program changes, while those preceded
by a heavy dot are the same as in the existing .
cadet program.
~ .............. ,
- _~..~. It~.wauld he ide~. for the prospecti_v~ cadet to ii~ The Leadership ..:. ~aboratory,
iliii join CAP during his first squadron meeting whether ii~i! Physical Fitness, and Activitiee
PHASE: Beginning at the far left on iiiii he enters into the Motivation Phase or directly iilili remain the same as in the cur
iiiii::t~ne' diagram, ~ new cadet can now enter the cadet j:ii into Phase I. Therefore, he should be persuaded iiiii Aerospace Education requireme
iprogram in an entirely new phase--the Motivation !i!:: into signing the membership papers at his earliest be based on the new single-volun
This phase is designed to allow a young !i:j convenience to gain the full advantage of the cadet
iiii!part of the cadet program on
)erson to join Civil Air Patrol without having to iii:: membership.

to the strict CAP grooming and uniform i!i!
iiiii The two program changes in
r e q u i r e m e n t s . T h i s p h a s e i s p r o v i d e d f o r t h e ::iii PHASE I (CURRY ACHIEVEMENT): This phasewill iilil all Leadership Laboratory and A
youngster who is interested in being a cadet but isii!i remain basically the same as it is in the current !i::ii Tests for each achievement will
undecided as to whether to cut his hair and put on p r o g r a m . T h e L e a d e r s h i p L a b o r a t o r y, M o r a 7 ! tests, and (2) the Aerosp
a uniform. The basic purpose for this phase is to
Leadership, Physical Fitness,and Activities require- i!ii! for the Mitchell Award at the er
use gentle persuasion to motivate the cadet to iii merits will be unchanged. Remember, with the advent iiiii will also be changed to an open-t
accept CAP uniform and grooming standards and i!!i of the new single-volume aerospace education text
continue on into Phase I, and (2) to provide the ilii n 1 S e p t e m b e r 1 9 7 4 , t h e a e r o s p a c e e d u c a t i o n iiii:: PHASES III AND IV: Upon compl
cadet with an overall orientation to the CAP, the i!i! requirement was removed from the Curry Achieve- iiili Award, we come to the sec
U. S. Air Force, and the cadet program.
ment. This will remain in effect in the new program. iiiii to the cadet program. A cadet
!~i!i of two different programs durin
Notice the arrow labled 'optional' which leads around !iiii If a cadet enters directly into Phase I without going For both programs, the Lead,
Motivation Phase at the top left-hand side of the ii!ithrough the Motivation Phase, the orientation pro- i!ii Moral Leadership, Physical Fi~
diagram. If a cadet is already motivated and makes ii!i gram for new cadets will be administered duringthe ii!ii Analysis requirements will be
an immediate decision to conform to the uniform and ililfirst part of Phase I.
iii!i be the same as in our currentpro
grooming requirements in Phase I (Curry Achieve-iiil
!:!:i al requirement which we call th
merit), he merely by-passes the Motivation Phase and !ilii D u r i n g P h a s e I , a c a d e t i s a u t h o r i z e d t o w e a r a iiii:: been added to Phases HI and I~
begins immediately in Phase I. However, there is iii::! ' j u m p s u i t ' t y p e u n i f o r m p r o v i d e d h e a d h e r e s t o
still a need to provide this cadet with the overall iilil more strict grooming standards than are required !i!iivary depending on which inter
to CAP, and this will be done early in i!iii for the Motivation Phase. These grooming standCurry Achievement.
i l i : : ards and the type of 'jump suit' will be determined iiiiiThese same type of bench marl
i i i ! p r i o r t o 1 J a n u a r y 1 9 7 5 . O f c o u r s e , i f f u l l C A P iiiiirequirements will be established
Two other points on the diagram that need explainingi::iiigrooming standards are followed, cadets can wear
ili!::munications, Medical Technician
are (1) the 'Big Brother' concept, and (2)when
Ui::of special interest.
iii::ithe presently prescribed CAP cadet uniform during
membership begins:
this phase.


iiiiiAerospace Education Interest A
..(1) The 'Big Brother' concept which will be used iilii PHASE II: After the cadet achieves the Curry Award, !iii!~'e Mitchell Award, let's nowfolll
in both the Motivation Phase and in Phase I, is to :iiii or she proceeds into Phase II. This is basically iiii::through Phases III and IV. Th
a s s i g n e a c h n e w c a d e t t o a P h a s e I I o r I I I c a d e t the same as our current program with two modifi- ii~i!Education Area, and a cadet wou
who acts as his sponsor and leads him through these i!i::i cations. Phase II still consists of six achievements, iiiiiif he wanted to pursue further the
e a r l y p h a s e s . T h e ' B i g B r o t h e r ' i n t r o d u c e s t h e i i i ! ias shown at the top of the diagram, and leads to the iiiiihe received in Phase II.
::~ii new cadet to the other members in the squadron, iiili Mitchell Award. Prior to entry into Phase II, the i:~i
assists him in getting started in the cadet program, iliii c a d e t m u s t c o n f o r m t o f u l l C A P g r o o m i n g a n d i i i ! i A g a i n , t h e c a d e t m u s t c o m p b
and is available to furnish guidance and assistance :i!!i uniform standards,
iiiilrequirements in Leadership I
as required,






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,nofthe Mitchell i!iiiiAwards which are not in the currentprogram. As i!iiinto ~he full program.
of major change iiiii!in the top row, bench marks will be established at i!!i
L have the option ii!iiithe Earhart and Spaatz Award levels which will!!iiFollowing this Motivation Phase (or skipping it
roses Ill and IV. :ii!iirequire definite performance requirements in aero- iil entirely), the cadet enters Phase I, which is the
lip Laboratory, iiiilspace education before these awards can be given.i!ii same as the current program. Upon completion of
3, and Staff Duty i!iii
iii! the Curry Achievement, the cadet progresses into
~ntical; and will ii!iiIn this new program, a cadet can be promoted iniiii Phase II with the. same six achievements but with
m. An addition-i!ii!iphase III through C/1Lt based on completion of the:iiiiopen_book tests in Leadership Laboratory and Aeroterest Area has iii!i! Leadership Laboratory, Moral Leadership, Physical iill space Education for each achievement. Upon compleld the programs iii::iiFitness, and Staff Duty Analysis requirements; ~d..'iiI tion of Achievement 7, the cadet takes theopen-book
area the cadet iiiiiithe squadron commander's certification of progress i!ii Aerospace Education Exam for the Mitchell Award.
i!iiiiin the cadet's area of special interest, However, iiil After passing this exam, he has the option of moving
::iiiiibefore the eleventh achievement can be completed, i!!! in two separate directions, according to his area of
nd performance !~iii or the cadet promoted to C/Capt, the proof of ii~i special interest to earn the Spaatz Award.
theRadioCom-i!!ilperformance (bench marks) in the area of specialiiii
d allotherareas:.:.:iii~interest must be sent to National Headquarters. !i~ii Regardless:.:
of the route by which the cadet proship Laboratory, Moral the requirements in Fit~
iiii!Promotion in Phase IV will follow the same format,iiigresses to the Spaatz,Leadership, Physical LeaderBeginning at iiiii A cadet can be promoted to C/Major and discretion- if! hess and Staff Duty Analysis are identical. The
he bottom arrow ili!i ary C/Lt Col, but before the earned grade of i!ii difference between the two routes lies in the area
3 the Aerospace iiiil C/Lt Col can be awarded, or the Spaatz Exam admin-i.i of special interest a cadet selects as his fifth requireelect this route iiii!:istered, the proof of performance (bench marks)ili! ment for the Spaatz Award.
space education :::::: must be sent to National Headquarters.

!ili!SUMMARY: In summary, we have added an
all thepresent !iiiiMotivation Phase, which al~.ows the cadet to enter
r a t o r y, M o r a l i i ! i i C i v i l A i r P a t r o l w i t h o u t u n i f o r m o r g r o o m i n g i




iiiili!i !iii








I . M I X E D D R I L L T E A M P O L I C Y. C A P P a m p h l e t 6 5 , " T h e C A P D r i l l Te a m , " s t a t e s t h a t s e p a r a t e d r i l l
teams wlll be formed for male and female cadets. This is reiterated in CAPR 50-12, "Natlonal
Drill Competition." It should be pointed out that CAPP 65, which is the basic d~cument governing drill teams, was published only after extensive coordination and input from CAP cadet and
senior members at all echelons. Particular attention was paid to the question concerning
separate or mixed drill teams. As is often the case, it became obvious that not everyone could
be satisfied in a standardized, natlon-wlde program. Positions were advanced both for and
against mixed drill teams, with the majority being against the idea. The provision was, therefore, drafted to preclude mixed teams, and the National Drill Competition will be conducted in
accordance wlth that provision.
2 . S T P A N D F LY I N G . T h e r e a p p a r e n t l y i s s t i l l s o m e c o n f u s i o n r e g a r d i n g e l i g i b i l i t y o f S e n i o r
Transition Program (STP) participants to fly on Air Force directed SARmlsslons. As stated in
CAPM 50-16, "The Leader's Handbook for the Cadet Program," chapter 12, an STP participant "rellnquishes his cadet status and becomes a senior member of the Civil Air Patrol. He will no
longer be reflected on the Cadet Monthly Membership Listing. He wlll pay senior member dues,
and if the CAP uniform is worn, it will be the senior member uniform. He may fly as a pllot or
observer on search and rescue missions, provided he is qualified in accordance wlth CAP directives. He will be afforded all rights, privileges, and courtesies of senior membership. In
addition, he is still eliglble for cadet special activities and scholarshlps until his 21st
b i r t h d a y. "
3. E R PAMPHLET 15. Distribution has been made to all CAP units on CAP Pamphlet 15, "CAP Assistance During Natural Disasters," dated September 1974. This pamphlet deals with natural
disasters and describes procedures for obtaining CAP assistance. CONUS Army Areas as well as
AF Reserve Region Areas are depicted pictorially along with current telephone numbers of the
appropriate approval agencies in each area. Information in this pamphlet is essentlal~to ali
CAP members who may become involved in disaster assistance. More detailed information will be
forthcoming in the CAP NEWS.
4. KEY SENIOR TRAINING DIRECTIVES REVISED. CAP Regulations 50-1, "Extension Course Institute
( E C I ) , " a n d 5 0 - 1 0 , " S e n i o r M e m b e r L e v e l I Tr a i n i n g C l i n i c s , " b o t h d a t e d 3 O c t o b e r 1 9 7 4 , h a v e
been revised and distributed in the October 1974 unit distribution. Revision of CAPR 50-1
clarifies the eligibility of cadet and senior member officers to enroll in ECI courses and
changes the instructions for completing ECI Form 23, "ECI Enrollment Application." Of special
interest to unit senior program officers is the inclusion of the complete listing of zip code/
shreds of wing test control offices. Minor changes to CAPR 50-10 were effected to generally

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5. SENIOR MEMBER TRAINING DATES ANNOUNCED. The Weapons Employment Course for Allied Officers

i:i:!:i: ....

iS conducted by the USAF's Air University Institute for Professional Development (AUIPD). The
purpose of the course is to provide attendees wlth a knowledge of current U. S. weapons and their
employment, a familiarity with the fundamentals of space operations, and an appreciation for the
U. S. national space effort. For CAP Aerospace Education Officers, the course provides supplemental information in the internal implementation of the aerospace education portion of the
cadet program and the aerospace education program for senior members and the general public.
The course is open to CAP senior member officers in the grade of captain through colonel. Interested applicants should apply on CAP Form 17, "Application for Senior Member Activities,"
through their respective wing and region headquarters to Hq CAP-USAF/DOT in accordance with the
provisions of CAPR 50-9. Deadline for receipt of applications for the 6-10 January 1975 class
Is 6 December 1974. Selectees for this class will be announced on 13 December 1974. Deadline
for receipt of applications at National Headquarters/DOT for the 31 March-4 April 1975 class
is 7 March 1975. Selectees for Chls class will be announced 14 March 1975.


utilization? After all, it's our airplane, we paid for it, why should National care whether
we fly it ten hours a quarter or not? These questions, or ones similar to them, were probably
asked by a lot of people when the new item appeared in the National Commander's criteria this
y e a r. T h e r e a r e t w o m a i n r e a s o n s w h y t h e N a t i o n a l H e a d q u a r t e r s h a s b e c o m e i n t e r e s t e d i n t h e
utilization of CAP aircraft. The first has to do with the cost of owning an airplane; the


will be conducted at Me.ell 610 Jannary and 31 March 4 April 1975 The flveday c

6 AIRC UTILI TIO at's thls in the atlonal Co---nder's Evaloatlon about aircraft
second is to stre ine and .de i,e the CAP fleet

The cost of owning an airplane can be broken down Into two classes: fixed and operating.
Fixed costs include such things as depreciation, insurance, hangar fees, annual inspections,
etc., which do not change regardless of the amount of time the aircraft is flown. The aircraft
utilization is aimed directly at these fixed costs. The more an aircraft is flown, the less
the fixed cost per hour becomes. For example, assume the unit has a Cessna 305A which has an
operating cost which includes fuel, oil, and maintenance reserve of $10 per hour and a flxed
c o s t o f $ 5 0 0 p e r y e a r. I f t h e a i r p l a n e fl y s 0 n l y i 0 h o u r s t h i s y e a r, t h e u n i t w o u l d h a v e t o
charge $60 per hour in order for that airplane to break even. If on the other hand the airplane
flew I00 hours, a rate of $15 per hour would break even. The goal is to have every alrplane in
a unit carry its own cost rather than, as in many instances, one or two airplanes carry the rest.
The Civil Air Patrol BULLETIN is published bimonthly (Jan., Mar., May, July, Sep., and Nov.). It contains
official announcements, interim changes to CAP publications, and other items of interest for all CAP members.



AP Bulletin Cont'd Q
The idea of each airplane carrying its own weight brings up the second reason for the
and why the points were made so as to strongly favor any unit which could get the minimum
Izatlon on all airplanes. The purpose was to set the penalty high enough that those units
h had difficulty meeting the minimum utlllzatlon standards would consider disposing or reributlng their least used airplanes. The expected impact is to return money to the unit
gatlonal treasuries with which newer equipment can be purchased and redistribute resources
~taln maximum utilization. This procedure we hope will give the CAP newer and better air: with which to perform their mission. That is the basic why of the utilization criteria-even distribution of cost and to streamline and modernize the CAP fleet.






:ADETS TRANSFERRING TO SENIOR STATUS. Cadets applying for senior member status may do so
of additional charg~ for the remainder of the cadet membership year by forwarding a CAP
12 to Natlonal Headquarters. A senior member renewal will then be forwarded at the end of
a e m b e r s h l p y e a r. I n t h o s e c a s e s w h e r e t h e c a d e t m e m b e r s h i p y e a r s l s a l m o s t u p ( w i t h i n o n e
70 months of the date the senior application is forwarded to Natlonal), senior membership
should be Included with the CAP Form 12 ($16 or $13 if the handbook is not requlred).DPy

~E ACCURATE FIGURESI!! Recently National Headquarters received a proclamation from one of
.ngs in which the governor proclaimed "CIVIL AIR PATROL MONTH." The proclamation cited a
m~ershlp of "85,000 senior and cadet members." This figure is years out of date![l Curthe membership is slightly under 60,000 and National Headquarters uses the statement,
~rshlp is approximately 60,000," in its publlc statements. In addition, the proclamation
that CAP voluntarily flles "over 20,000 hours each year" in search and rescue missions
is "more than 70 per cent of all hours flown by search and rescue participating agencies."
e p a s t t w o y e a r s t h e fl y i n g h o u r s h a v e e x c e e d e d 2 7 , 0 0 0 h o u r s e a c h y e a r. T h e fi g u r e f o r
ar before that was more than 30,000 flying hours. The lives saved, flying hours, sorties,
a r e p u b l l s h e d m o n t h l y i n t h e C A P N E W S . Yo u c a n p i c k u p a c c u r a t e s t a t i s t i c s f r o m t h i s
The correct statement about per cent of flying hours, etc., is as follows: "Civil Air
flies approximately 80 per cent of all flying hours spent on inland search and rescue
United States."

Determine number of attendees in advance:
-Monitor new membershlp in the region/
-Input from subordinate units
Arrange for facilities:
-Relate to number of attendees
-Coordinate AF facilities through liaison
-Seating with note-taking capability
-Billeting: male, female, couples
-Assure volume capability
-Pre-arrange meal times and numbers
with operator
-Have coffee ready for breaks
-Billets to activity area and
-Meal breaks
-Ground transportation from airport
. . . . -Audlov~sUal equipment
-35--, slide projector
-Audio system, if size of room and
number of attendees requires
-Projection screen
-Spare projection bulbs
-Extension cords
-Movie projector




:ADET MEMBERSHIP TERMINATION - 21ST BIRTHDAY. At the August NEC meeting a resolution was
.~d whereby effective I January 1975, cadetswill automatically be transferred to senior
u ~ u p o n r e a c h i n g t h e i r 2 1 s t b i r t h d a y. I n o r d e r n o t t o p e n a l i z e a n y c a d e t s n o w w o r k i n g t o e p a r t i c u l a r a c h i e v e m e n t o r a c t i v i t y, t h e r e s o l u t l o n i n c l u d e d a c l a u s e t o e x e m p t t h o s e
s which might be affected during calendar year 1975. Unless Natlonal Headquarters (EDA)
t l fi e d t o t h e c o n t r a r y, a l l c a d e t s t u r n i n g 2 1 a f t e r 1 J a n u a r y 1 9 7 5 w i l l b e t r a n s f e r r e d t o
r membership. All other cadets will be considered to have had sufficient advance notice
to reaching age 21.
ATIONALAWARDS AND DECORATIONS. Effective I0 August 1974, all Natlonal-level CAP awards
ecoratlons, with the exceptlonof the Distinguished Service Medal, will be processed as
red without reference to the NEC. The NEC reserves approval authority for the Distinguished
ce Medal, and comm-nders should be mindful of the NEC meeting schedule when submitting rec~atlons for this award.
~CRUITING. All holders of the new recruiting guide should add the following pamphlet to
Lst of recruiting macerlals in the back of the recruiting guide:
What Is It All About,
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Publicize well in advance:
-Inclusive period
-Directions to site (ground/air maps)
-Activity schedule/agenda







iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iii:: Activity procedures:
-Publish and distribute schedule/agenda
-Adhere to schedule
-Publicity photo coverage/news articles
3 R D A N N I V E R S A R Y K I T. B y t h e t i m e t h i s p a p e r i s p r i n t e d , y o u r a n n i v e r s a r y k i t w i l l b e o n
-Use local experts for special presentations,
Y. P l e a s e r e a d t h i s k i t t h o r o u g h l y a n d f o l l o w i t s i n s t r u c t i o n s a n d h e l p u s m a k e t h e
if applicable
aware of CAP's 33rd anniversary the first week in December 1974.
-Aerospace Education
-Cadet Program
-Emergency Services
~. Change 2, CAPR 35-5, "CAP Officer Appointments and Promotions," 3 Oct 74, has been
-Displays of CAP mission activities to
ted and distributed,
generate interest and publicity tSAR,
~. CAPR 50-1 , "Extension Course Institute (ECI)," 3 Oct 74, supersedes CAPR 50-1, 4 Oct 73.
Communications, Cadet Programs and Ac:. CAPR 50-3, "Senior Member Training," 6 Nov 74, supersedes CAPR 50-3, 7 Feb 73.
tlvltles, Aerospace Education)
[ . C A P R 5 0 - 1 0 , " S e n i o r M e m b e r L e v e l I Tr a l n l n g C l l n l c s , " 3 O c t 7 4 , s u p e r s e d e s C A P R 5 0 - 1 0 ,
' 3 . C A P R 5 0 - 11 , " F l y i n g C l l n i c s , " 3 O c t 7 4 , s u p e r s e d e s C A P R 5 0 - I I , 4 A p t 7 2 .
CAPR 123-1, "The CAP Inspection Program," 3 Oct 74, supersedes CAPR 123-1, 3 Nov 71.

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