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S E R To p W i n n e r i n ' C o m p e t i t i o n '
Middle Eas t Gets
Trophy for Drill
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--The Southeast Region, represented
by a team from the Georgia Wing, won the coveted Sweepstakes Award Trophy in the National Cadet Competition for
1976, staged here in late December.

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Program, above, was turned over in late December at Maxwell AFB, Ala., to the Minnesota
Wing. Making a walk-around inspection before flying the plane back to Minnesota is Col. John
T. Johnson, wing commander. Theplane was so new it still did not have CAP markings. It has
a 195-horsepower engine, uses 100-octane lowlead fuel and cruises at 131 knots (151 mph). The
first of another new type craft purchased under the same program, a Cessna II Skyhawk/100,
went to the South Carolina Wing, also in late December. Both planes are completely IFR instrumented. (Photo by MSgr. Russ Brown)

Annual Roundup

The Southeast Region team
won by accumulating the highest
over-all score in the competition. Duplicate trophies for
runner-up spot were awarded to
teams from he Middle East
Region, represented by a
North Carolina team, and th~
Pacific Region, represented by a
team from California.
The eight region teams, which
had previously won wing and
region-level competitions, vied
against each other in three
categories--Drill, Physical
Fitness, and the Cadet Bowl.
The Middle East Region won
the first place trophy in the drill
competition. The Southeast
Region won the first place
trophy in the physical fitness
competition and in the Cadet
A special Sportsmanship
Award went to the Rocky Mountain Region, represented by a
team from the Utah Wing.

The Drill competition included
f o u r p a r t s : C o m m a n d e r, I n novative Drill, Standard Dril~
and In-Ranks Inspection.
The Physical Fitness competb
tion included two parts:
Volleyball and the Mile Run.
~e Cadet Bowl -dom~fition,
which tests cadets' aerospace
knowledge, was divided iii~
Panel Quiz and a Written Exam.
Other teams participating in
the event were Texas (Southeast
Region), Michigan (Great Lakes
Region), Massachusetts
(Northeast Region), and South
Dakota (North Central Region).
The competition concluded
with an awards presentation
ceremony and banquet followed
by a cadet dance at the Maxwell
Officers Open Mess.
A complete list of winners in
the various categories of the
competition appears on Page 2.
For photographs of the competition, see Pages 8 and 9.

CAP Saves 34 Lives in '76
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- Civil
Air Patrol continued to do in 1976
what it has been doing for more
than 35 years -- save lives.
During the year, CAP was
directly responsible for saving 34
human lives and for averting

tragedy in many other instances
by locating a record-setting 395
search objectives.
Civil Air Patrol was engaged in
1976 in 815 separate search
operations. Participating in the
missions were pilots, observers,

Features of Insurance
Coverage Are Outlined
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.-- Civil
Air Patrol has an insurance
program. Under the bylaws of
the corporation, this national insurance program is planned and
controlled through the Civil Air
Patrol National Insurance Committee.
This committee studies the insurance program, reviews costs
and requirements annually, considers suggestions and complaints, and assists the National
Board and the National Executive Committee in establishing policy on insurance
Basically, the Civil Air Patrol
insurance program provides the
following insurance paid by the

1. Comprehensive liability
coverage for automobiles,
watercraft, products, contracts
and general public liability.
2 . A i r c r a f t l i a b i l i t y.
3. Aircraft hull insurance on
aircraft purchased under the
"New Aircraft Buy Program."
4. Cadet accident insurance.
See DETAILS OF, Page 6)

CAP News Briefs.., .... Page 7
Competition Photos. Pages 8.9
Homebuilt Planes .....Page II
People Column ......... Page 12
Hospital 'Evacuated'. Page 15
Yearly SAR Roam/np Page I$

ground search teams, and communications and maintenance
specialists. These search missions required 8,875 sorties (a
sortie is one flight by one aircraft) which involved 17,604
hours of flying time.
This means that CAP, on an
average, had two aircraft in the
air helping someone in distress
every hour of every day in 1976.
Colorado led Civil Air Patrol's
51 other wings, saving the lives of
five persons. Alaska was second
with four lives saved. California
led all wings in sorties flown with
In addition to its search and
rescue operations, CAP also
responded to requests for disaster assistance from national,
local and state officials. These
included floods and flooding
situations in Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan,
Maryland and New Hampshire; a
snow storm in Nebraska; an ice
storm in Wisconsin; and a tornado in Indiana.
In all, CAP volunteers contributed more than 1,176 mandays of work in support of disaster relief activities throughout
the United States.
For mote details, see Page IS.

TOP AWARD--Lt. Gen. Raymond B. Furlong, left, commander of Air University, presents coveted Sweepstakes
Award trophy to Cadet Tim Dearman, captain of the
Southeast Region team which won over-all top honors in the
1976 National Cadet Competition, held in late December at
Maxwell AFB, Ala. The award was presented at the banquet
which concluded the competition. The winning team was
from the Georgia Wing.




Hawaii Wing
Seminar Held
On Saturdays
for the Hawaii Wing and
HONOLULU, Hawaii--A twopart Aerospace Education
professor of Education at the
University of Hawaii, whose
Seminar was held here on
successive Saturdays recently
topic was "Aerospace Education
for teachers and other interested
for Children and Youth;" and Lt.
Col. William K. Baker, comThe seminar was sponsored by
mander of the Hawaii Wing, who
Civil ~Air Patrol's Hawaii Wing,
spoke on "Civil Air Patrol Aviathe Hawaii Aerospace Education
tion Education Programs."
Also, participating from the
Association, the Federal AviaHawaii Wing were: Lt. Col.
tion Administration, and the
Hawaii State Department of
Howard Nakashima, director of
Education. It was held at
Aerospace Education; Capt.
Honolulu International Airport
Richard Ching, USAF Reserve
with some 35 participants.
advisor; and Lt. Col. Lindy
For the 23 teachers who parBoyes, Hawaii Wing information
ticipated, credit will be given by o f fi c e r.
the Hawaii Department of
Other program participants inEducation. The teachers, who
cluded George Miyachi, public
conduct aerospace education
classes, were given orientation
affairs officer, FAA, PacificAsia Region, and president,
flights at the end of the second
Hawaii Aerospace Education
session. For most, it was their
first ride in a small airplane, a Association; Ken Fisher, FAA
air traffic control specialist;
Cessna 206 provided by the
Owen Miyamoto, chief, Airports
Hawaii Air Academy.
Division, Hawaii Department of
Only two of the 23 teachers
Transportation; Charles Fern,
were men. Of the 21 women, one
had a private pilot license which aviation pioneer and former
editor of Garden Island News;
was the result of attending
Frank Der Yuen, executive
another Hawaii aerospace
educatig~workshop a few years director, Honolulu Airlines Committee; Jim Cook president,
Among the program speakers Hawaii Air Academy; and Bud
were: L. D. "Pat" Cody, direcWeisbrod, aircraft owner and
tor of Aerospace Education,
There was no charge for the
Pacific Region, who spoke on
"Our Aerospace Heritage;" Lt. seminar and each teacher participant was given considerable
C o l . D o n A t e n , d i r e c t o r,
informational materials.
Aerospace Education--External

Gen. Peck, Left, Presents Spaatz Award to Cadet Adams.

PRIZE WINNER--This float, entered by CAP;s117th ANG Comp. Sq. 90 (Alabama Wing),
won the prize as best in the Civic Group in a November Veterans Day parade in Birmingham,
Ala. The prize-winning float, ridden by members of the squadron, featured a replica of the
Wright brothers' first plane, followed by a large, rotating CAP emblem, and then a replica of
the space shuttle, complete with rotating beacons and smoke belching from the rear. The city
stages a Veterans Day parade each year and this was called the "biggest ever."

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OFFUTT AFB, Neb. -- Air
Force Academy Cadet Daniel S.
Adams received Civil Air
Patrol's Gen. Carl A. Spaatz
Aw a r d i n c e r e m o n i e s h e r e
recently. Making the presentation was Air Force Brig. Gen.
Earl Peck, deputy chief of staff
for personnel in Strategic Air
Cadet Adams is the son of Air
Force TSgt. and Mrs. Daniel
Adams of Bellevue, Neb. He joined CAP in 1971. He was a
member of the Offutt Cadet Sq.
before attending the Air Force
During his Civil Air Patrol activities, he attended four cadet
encampments, one in Kansas,
two in Nebraska, and one in
Illinois. He was the cadet commander of the latter. His national
level special activities include
attending the FAA Cadet Orientation Program and the ATC
Familiarization Course. He
received orientation rides in a
number of aircraft and earned
his solo pilot license in Piper aircraft.
His first visit to the Air Force
Academy was a CAP-sponsored
trip in 1972. It had much to do
with influencing him to attend
the academy.






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WILMINGTON, Del. -- Excitemerit and anticipation are mounting as CAP's Delaware Wing approaches the final phase of a
three-year effort to plan, fund
and erect a new headquarters
Contributions to the $90,000
building fund are being sought
from a bread cross section of
Delaware citizens and
organizations, according to Lt.
Col. Adelaide C. Tinker, general
chairman of the fund drive. In addition, she has set a goal of 100
per cent participation by all wing
For several years, an old temporary building on the Greater
Wilmington Airport provided
barely adequate facilities for
wing activities. However, it was
demolished more than two years
ago to make way for a new
National Guard building. The
State Civil Defense organization,
however, offered the use of their
Emergency Operations Center on
an interim basis.
Meanwhile, the project officer,
Lt. Col. Herbert Wood, was
successful in negotiating with
airport authorities for a new site
within the airport boundaries.
Architect and CAP member, Lt.
Col. Karl A. Scbopfer, donated
his services in designing the new

To hold down costs, Col. Wood
worked with wing liaison office
personnel to locate and acquire
surplus building materials within
a three-state area.
Col. Louisa S. Morse, former
wing commander and now Middle East Region commander,
continues to support the project
and Richard C, "Kip" duPont
Jr., a longtimeCAP member and
owner of Summit Aviation in
Middletown serves as Special
Gifts chairman.

Air Force Blue,
Army Green Mix
During Training
DENVER, COlo. -- Air Force
blue and Army green mixed here
recently as 21 cadets and five
senior members of the .Lowry
Cadet Sq. took part in a threeday training exercise at Fitzsimmons G e n e r a l A r m y
The cadets went through a
program of training and instruction guaranteed to make them
some of the best cadets in Civil
Air Patrol.
They were trained and trained
each other in drill, leadership
and aerospace education.





F I i g t S t or y
Comes Alive
At Museum

Cadet Gets
Top Award
McCLELLAN AFB, Calif. -Former CAP Cadet Michaet
Charlton has been presented the
Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award in
ceremonies here recently.

In 1975, he was Group 4 drill
team leader, which won both the
California and Pacific Region
competitions and completed in the
national competition at Maxwell
AFB, Ala. He also participated in
1975 in the Air Force Academy
Cadet Survival Course. He earned his private pilot license
through a CAP flight scholarship.
Charlton, the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Robert D. Charlton of
Rancho Cordova, Calif., is a
graduate of Cordova High School
and attends American Riber
College. He plans to continue his
education in aeronautical

aerospace workshops. Their purpose is to give teachers an introduction to aerospace science.
"Not any of these science
teachers have taught aerospace
science in the classroom before,
but now they can go back to tlieir
schools and be familiar enough
with the material to teach it to
whatever degree they can," an
instructor at the workshop said.

story of aviation-- from Kitty
Hawk to Apollo 15-- came to life
this year for Alabama high
school teachers who made a recent visit to the Air Force
Museum at Wright-Patterson
AFB, Dayton, Ohio.
The trip to the hometown of
the Wright Brothers and the
birthplace of modern aviation
history was the highlight of a
three-week aerospace science
workshop here at Samford
University. The workshop was
typical of many across the nation
which Civil Air Patrol helps
sponsor each year.
The workshop was offered at
Samford for the eighth consecutive year. Each teacher was
provided a scholarship for the
three-hour credit graduate-level
course by the Alabama Wing of
C i v i l A i r P a t r o l . D r. J o h n
Carter, a professor at Samford
and a lie~enant colonel in CAP,
is coordinator of the annual

Air Force Brig. Gen. (Ret.)
Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager, the
firstman to fly faster than sound,
presented the prestigious award.
During seven years as a
member of Mather's Cadet Sq. 14,
Charlton advanced from squad
leader t~ cadet commander. In
1974, he visited Korea through
the International Air Cadet Exchange Program and, that same
year, served as cadet commander at the Vandenburg AFB
summer encampment.

HIGH-LEVEL PROMOTION--Georgia Gov. George Busbee,
right, pins silver leaves of rank on Lt. Col. Robert Logan,
deputy commander of CAP's Georgia Wing. The ceremony
took place recently in the governor's office with the Georgia
Wing commander, Col. Leroy S. Riley, and the commander of
the Albany Comp. Sq., Lt. Col. Don Pye, present. Gov. Busbee
is a member of the Albany Squadron.

Simple VHF Set Used In Ramp Searches
MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. -- prices ranging from $15 to $25 within reception range, hold the
and are about the size of a pocket
receiver at chest level about two
penlight. They employ the
inches in front of the body. Tune
superhet technique for detection
the frequency of the receiver off
V H F r e c e i v e r f o r E LT
~ndhence are broad band anddo
frequency to a point where the
(emergency locatortransmitter)
not employ an automatic gain
ELT can just be heard. (There is
ramp s~rches, according to Lt.
control circuit. These are vital
no volume control on these unDon Conover of the Central
characteristics for this type of
Brevard Comp. Sq.
Stand in a clear area and turn
These units are available for
When trying to locate an ELT
in a complete circle. When the
audio level of the ELT reaches a
peak, you should be very nearly
facing the ELT location. A few
cross-fixes may be needed to pinpoint the source but with a little
practice and confidence, you
should be able to locate the ELT
in a few minutes.

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About Tour
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- One of
the more popular spots for touring CAP cadet groups to visit
here is the National Aerospace
Museum, which is part of the
Smithsonian Institution.
If you or your squadron is planning such a visit, please write
about special tours so that your
letter reaches the museum at
least two weeks in advance.
Visitors are welcome anytime,
but the museum has to know in
advance if a special tour is
The mailing address is:

Do not use these receivers in
aircraft or on the ground when
DF equipment is being used.
They generate a VHF signal which
can interfere with aircraft communications.
If replacement batteries get
too expensive, an auxiliary
battery pack can be fabricated
from two penlight cells. These
generally last as much as a full

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Smithsonian Institution
Museum Tourist Section
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Washington, D.C. 20560.
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The "degrees" vary, with very
few schools in Alabama offering
courses devoted completely to
aerospace science. The majority
of the participants will be incur-"
porating six-week exploratory
units into general science
courses, with a few expanding it
to a semester-long exercise.
The museum trip was one of
four learning excursions taken
during the workshop. In-state
visits were made to the Army's
helicopter training center at Ft.
Rucker and to Maxwell Air
Force Base. In Atlanta, the
teachers visited the Delta Air
Lines training center and the
Federal Aviation Administration's traffic control
_ At the Air Force Museum, the
teachers viewed more than 150
aircraft and missiles including
planes made famous during.
World War II.
The field trips provided what
was, for some teachers, their
first plane ride. And for most,
the opportunity to sit in as copilot in the dual-controlled
cockpit of a cargo plane used on
the Dayton trip was a first-time
In the classroom, the teachers
were briefed on the history of
flight, the development of the
airplane and the basic principles
of weather and rocketry. They
also considered the future, exploring the projected use of
space shuttles.
They also received an in-depth
introduction to the new textbook
approved last year by the
Alabama State Board of
Education. Until 1975, aerospace
teachers in Alabama were
almost solely dependent on
material provided by the
Alabama Wing of Civil Air




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Executive Director's Comments

'Desk Jockeys' Important,
Executive Directm"

There are a variety of tasks
which must be performed to
make a CAP unit successful and
effective. Some are attractive,
dramatic and exciting -- such
as flying an airplane, performing search and rescue,
assisting in disasters, conducting an encampment, etc.
There are other
tasks equally as
important but
which do not
offer the opportunities for the
In this category, you will find the "desk jockeys" who work in the finance,
personnel, administration and
other related fields.
As a pilot, I, like many of my
colleagues, am prone to disdain
the tedium of sitting behind a

desk. Yet, as a commander, I
have come to respect and appreciate those people who do
the housekeeping chores for us.
We tend to place greater importance on the action-oriented
programs and minimize all
others. It is in these oftenoverlooked functions that we
should place more emphasis,
and it is in these areas that we
can make vast improvements
which will make our units more
effective and at the same time
will save money and manpower.
In my association with the
rank-and-file CAP member, I
have detected a vast amount of
talent, ingenuity, and desire to
do an outstanding job. I strongly urge commanders at every
level to take advantage of this
untapped resource and utilize it
to the best advantage. Giving
individuals in these not-soglamorous areas a specific task

to accomplish, along with a
challenge, will give them a feeling of belonging and make it
more rewarding for them and
for your unit and CAP.

Our scientific technology in
I believe that much can be
done to make administrative- this country advanced at a far
greater pace than our adtype positions more
ministrative skills. We can send
stimulating. As a start, I am
a man to the moon add back
proposing to implement an inquicker than we can send your
centive program, on a one-year
trial bas~s, which will recognize monthly distribution from Maxwell AFB, Ala., to most states.
the member who has made the
I am not proposing we improve
greatest contribution to CAP in
the U.S. Postal Service, rather
paperwork improvement. All
look at our own organization for
other members who submit
suggestions which are adopted improvement.
for CAP-wide use will be
I strongly urge wide parrecognized, too, in some apticipation inthis program, and
propriate manner yet to be
when we have an exchange of
the good ideas that I know will
G u i d e l i n e s f o r t h i s t r i a l be brought forth we may gain a
program, the "Administrative little on our scientific people.
Incentive Award," will be an- Be sure to watch for the detailnounced in a future issue of
ed program in the "Bulletin
Civil Air Patrol News in the Board."


New York Unit ............
Hosts Canadians

Is Honored
Col. Fred W. Hess of CAP's
Congressional Squadron
represented Col. Lester Wolff,
the unit's cominander, in recent
ceremonies honoring Chaplain
(Lt. Col. ) Renton Hunter whohas
been the squadron's chaplain
since the unit was established in
Col. Hess presented him a Certificate of Appreciation from
Chaplain (Col.) Robert H.
B e c k l e y, U S A F. n a t i o n a l
chaplain, citing him for his service to CAP during his 23 years
as a member. The ceremony took
place at the Bethel Pentacostal
Tabernacle which honored CAP's
35th anniversary on the occasion.
The church was also presented
a certificate in appreciation for
its cooperation and assistance to
CAP in permitting the chaplain
to devote his time and efforts to
his duties as chaplain of the
Congressional Squadron.
The Congressional Squadron
consists of members of Congress
and members of their staffs. Its
commander, Col. Wolff, is a
member of the House of
Representatives from New York.

SWEARING IN--Air Force 2nd Lt. Skye M. Mitchell, right,
of Albuquerque, N.M., is sworn into the Air Force by her
father, Col. (Ret.) Howard C. Mitchell, USAF, in recent commissioning ceremonies. Only 19, Sky° completed high school
in two years and college at New Mexico State University in
three. She is now studying for a master's degree. She accumulated a long list of honors as a CAP cadet in the Albuquerque Cadet Sq. No. 1, including an academic grant.

Mississippi Charter Member
Is Made Unit Commander
VICKSBURG, Miss.--First Lt. war period, she also trained
cadets in aircraft engine
Una Masterson was named
overhaul andrepair. _ ......
recently ~ be commander of ~e
warren uounty t~omp. :~q. ~,ne
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in both CAP and civil defense. in
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MASSAPEQUA, N.Y.-- A contingent of 40 Canadian air and
army cadets were guests recently in New York of CAP's Long
Island Group.
The Canadians, members of
the Royal Canadian Air Cadets
and Lorne Scott Army Cadets
from Dundes, Ontario, arrived by
bus and were greeted at CAP
headquarters at Roslyn Air
National Guard Base on Long
Island. They spent the weekend
in homes of different Civil Air
Patrol members.
Itinerary for the visiting
Canadians included a tour of the
United Nations and World Trade
Center and a flight in member-

owned aircraft over Long Island
and New York City. The cadets
a l s o t o u r e d t h e FA A F l i g h t
Operations Center at Islip and
the Nassau County police headquarters.
Evening entertainment included several small receptions and
private parties and the annual
Long Island Group cadet
military ball. Highlight of the
evening was the appearance of
the Nassau County Police Piper
Band in kilts and regalia.
CAP cadets from the Long
Island Group will return the visit
to Hamilton, Ontario, next

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National Commander's Comments

Safety: Success Points W/ay
National Command~

I have reviewed the
preliminary aircraft accident
statistics for 1976 and I am
:pleased that, for the second
straight year, they show considerable improvement over
previous years.
Prior to 1975, the number of
aircraft accidents varied
little from
about 25 each
year -- with a
high of 31 in
1974. The
lowest number
of accidents
(18) was in
1975. Most significantly, the
figures show that 1976 will be
the "safest" year yet with 11
We have seen a quantum
~ ........ ecrease in the number of acd
cidents over the past two years

which is indeed commendable.
Each of you has contributed to
this improvement, especially
commanders who become fully
aware that safety is their
responsibility. In the past, the
inherent nature of this responsibility led to its being overlooked by many people in command
and others in supervisory
positions. It has been only
relatively recently that we have
begun to place the necessary
emphasis on this vital responsibility and to educate key personnel accordingly.

managers must better support
the safety program as they conduct CAP activities.
At the national level, we are
taking action to give mishap
control its proper priority. We
are reorganizing the operations
and safety committee to insure
a joint approach to operations,
emergency services, and safety
matters. One of the first tasks
of this committee is to review
CAPM 60-1 (CAP Flight
Management) and propose to
the NEC any needed changes.

We have made impressive
gains in our safety program
but, as I pointed out at the
National Board meeting, this is
only the start. Now that we
know what it takes, we can
shoot for a truly great safety
record that will be the envy of
the entire general aviation
community. To do this, we need
to continue the command
emphasis on safety at all levels.
Additionally, functional area

We are coordinating with
region commanders to select a
highly qualified person within
each region who will closely
monitor the region's operations
and safety posture. This person
will also represent the region at
the semiannual operations and
safety meetings.
There is to be a closer working relationship with the FAA
accident prevention staff at
both national and regional
levels which will permeate ~to

all levels. The accident prevention area of the Wing Effectiveness Evaluation Program
has been realigned to evaluate
accident prevention activity
rather than simply deducting
points for accidents. Finolly,
this initial thrust toward
providing a safer environment
for CAP personnel will include
publishing a comprehensive
guide for unit safety officers.

I am confident that we are
proceeding in the proper direction at the national level but I
am more certain that the effectiveness depends upon the full
support of all CAP members.
Each of you should feel that it is
your safety program, and_ that
you can contribute as well as
benefit from it. I ask that each
of you join me in assuring that
this time next year we can look
back and proudly confirm that
we accomplished our mission
and even more -- we did it safely.


Does Well
In Co ntest

Montana Cadets A ttend
Meeting During Holidays
MISSOULA, Mont. -- Six
members of the Missoula Comp.
Sq. travelled to Helena recently
for a three-day flight orientation
and communications course.
The Christmas vacation activity drew CAP members from
Missoula, Libby, Anaconda,
Great Falls, Billings, Helena,
and Bozeman to Ft. Harrison, the
site of the activity.
Included in the three-day
period were briefings on the

-- SM Irving L. "D0c" Shore, a
member of CAP Senior Sq. 904
based at the Montgomeryville
Airport, was one of five top scoring contestants in the first of five
regional championship contests
to select the U.S. Precision
Flight Team.
The top five in the regional
matches will compete at the
national championships in
Wichita, Karts., in May. The
winners of this competition will
constitute the U.S. team which
will compete in Linz, Austria, in
August 1978 for the world championship.
Each pilot is required to flight
plan a specific course in three
minutes and then fly the plan as
closely as possible within the estimated time segment.
Proficiency in power-on and
power-off spot landings is also
considered in determining the
winners. The rules of competition favor the use of slow flying
airplanes, preferably tail
draggers. All VFR pilot skills are
"Doc" Shore, besides being an
active CAP member, is an active
orthodontist and for several
years has been a certified flight

Practical Type
Wo r k s h o p H e l d
PRESSURE POINTS--Army medic at FL McClellan, Ala.,
uses a CAP cadet to demonstrate pressure points in ease of a
head injury for the benefit of a class of CAP cadets. The Arroy's 390th Chemical Army Reserves were hosts to the
cadets from a number of Alabama squadrons for a weekend
of specialized medical training. Stressed during the training
sessions were immediate first aid and proper diagnostic
evaluations -- knowing what to do and how to apply it

21 GLR Members Win Solo Wings
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--Twentyone CAP members from the
Great Lakes Region flew their
first solo flight recently and won
their solo flight wings during the
region's solo encampment held
here at Bowman Field.
Members from throughout the
region participated. Kentucky
Flying Service provided the ac-

tual training and the University
of Louisville provided housing for
the students.
Ground school training was
conducted during the course and
the Federal Aviation Administration's written test for a
private pilot license was given at
the end of the course.

S T. L O U I S - - A p r a c t i c a l problem type of workshop was
held here recently for all CAP
squadron information officers in
the St. Louis area.
Maj. Pauline Woods, Missouri
Wing information officer, and
Capt. Larry Kuban, Group II information officer, showed slides
and films that were closely
related to the many difficulties
faced by Civil Air Patrol information officers. Newspapers,
squadron newsletters, plus actual photo and news releases
were also utilized as training aids
to supplement the slides and
The St. Louis workshop completed a circuit of the Missouri
Wing by Maj. Woods and was the
third workshop conducted by her
in the past year.

current application and selection
procedures for the upcoming
special activities screening
board and scholarship competition, and two 3-hour communications courses taught by
Air Force Maj. Sam Elder of the
Great Falls Comp. Sq.
Orientation flights for all the
cadets, flown by pilots of the
Helena Senior Sq., and a meeting
with Air Force Capt. James
Beggerly, the wing liaison officer
from Malmstrom AFB, concluded the activities.
Cadets from Missoula attending were: Brad Allen, Rose
Sipes, David Knudsen and Mark

Wing Scores Excellent
In Annual SAR-Test
Washington Wing received an
"excellent" score recently from
the U.S. Air Force on its annual
search and rescue test.
The exercise was conducted
here under the supervision of Air
Force officers headed by Lt. Col.
Don Richie from the Pacific
Region liaison office.
CAP Lt. Col. Jerry Keesee was
mission coordinator for the test.
A total of 85 CAP members participated in the test, using 13 aircraft, three ground rescue teams
and two radio relay units.




Details of CAP Insurance Outlined
5. Senior member accident insurance.
6. Fidelity bond.
The corporation is the named
insured in the liability policies,
but coverage has been extended
to any member of Civil Air
Patrol while acting within the
scope of his duties as a member
of and on behalf of Civil Air
Patrol. For example, if a CAP
member were driving a CAP
vehicle on CAP business, and an
accident occurred, damaging a
second vehicle, the cause of the
accident being the CAP
member's fault, the CAP in,
surance would be obligated to
pay for the damage to the second
car and for any injury sustained
by the occupant of that car.
Civil Air Patrol carries no
comprehensive or collision insurance on vehicles. If the CAP
vehicle were damaged, there
would be no coverage for that
damage. If the CAP member
were injured, coverage would be
limited. Specific coverages for
CAP members will be discussed
As with any insurance contract, there are certain
limitations. The policy will not
apply if:
1. A CAP member enters into
any contract or agreement
which contains an assumption of
liability clause or a hold
harmless agreement.
2. There is no coverage if a
CAP member uses watercraft
owned by the corporation for
transportation of another person
for a fee, or if a CAP member
were to rent such watercraft to
3. There is no coverage for
bodily injury, sickness, disease
or death of any employee while
engaged in the duties of his
employment, or any obligation
for which the insured or any
company as his insurer may be
held liable under any workmen's
compensation law.

Continued From Page 1
4. Coverage for liability arising from injury to or destruction
of property owned, rented, occupied, or used by or in the care,
custody and control of the CAP,
or carried in or on any aircraft,
automobile, watercraft, or any
other vehicle insured under this
policy is limited. This
sometimes creates a problem.
The best example is where one
CAP member is towing or
pushing another vehicle. Individuals are covered under the
CAP public liability policy except when they are operating
their own equipment on a CAP
activity without personal liability insurance.
The protection under these
policies runs to the corporation
for all authorized activities, for
operation of corporate
equipment, and when non-CAP
owned equipment is operated on
CAP activities. This is fully discussed in CAP Regulation 900-5.
The aircraft liability policy
coverage meets all United States
Air Force insurance requirements for use of Air Force
facilities. This does not
authorize use of Air Force
facilities until all other regulation requirements have been
The aircraft liability policy
covers operation of CAP owned,
leased, rented or loaned aircraft
and the operation of non-CAP
aircraft on CAP approved missions as far as protection of the
corporation is concerned. Individual CAP members, when
operating CAP aircraft on CAP
authorized missions are
covered, but when they are
operating their own or other nonCAP aircraft, they must have a
dertificate of insurance on file at
National Headquarters indicating they carry a public
liability policy. The CAP in-

surance then acts as excess
coverage over and above their
personal coverage.
There are limitations to this
policy also. They include:
assumed liability, intentional
destruction or injury of property
in the care and control of CAP
members and loss of use of
property. CAP members are not
covered when operating any
equipment in an unauthorized
use or when carrying passengers
or otherwise using CAP aircraft
for hire or reward. A good example of this is the "penny-apound" rides. CAP members are
not covered if they are operating
an aircraft in violation of the
pilot's certificate or the aircraft
certificate or when giving instruction except as approved by
National Headquarters and
meets FAA requirements, and
operating in violation of FAA
regulations. The insurance does
not cover closed course racing,
crop dusting, spraying, seeding,
hunting, bird or fowl herding.
CAP sponsorship of airshows
is not permitted. This does not
preclude operation of concession
stands at airshows sponsored
and conducted wholly by agencies and organizations other than
CAP when approved by National
The accident coverage for
cadets is explained fully in
CAPR 900-5. This coverage
begins when the cadet is
accepted for membership. The
cadet must be under the direction or supercision of a CAP
senior officer to be covered
under the cadet accident insurance policy. Unlike the senior
member accident policy, the
cadet policy has certain medical
benefits up to $2,000 for hospital
charges for room and board and
Cost of operating room and fees
of physicians and surgeons, and

other related medical expenses.
Senior members are provided
a $1,000 accidental death policy
by the corporation. There has
been a great deal of misunderstanding concerning this
coverage. There are no benefits
for medical coverage with this
policy. It provides coverage for
accidental death and dismemberment only. However,
the corporation provides a group
accident policy to members at
policy provides benefits for
death, dismemberment and
medical expenses. CAP Regulation 900-8 has been published,
outlining both of these programs
in detail.
Civil Air Patrol senior
members ONLY are covered under the Federal Employees'
Compensation Act while participating in Air Force authorized and directed search and
rescue missions during the time
limits of the mission. These
claims are adjudicated by the
Department of Labor and the
amount of compensation is
determined by public law as adjudicated by that department.
The Air Force has also followed a policy of accepting claims
from tl~ird parties which arise
from Air Force authorized and
directed missions under a
limited administrative authority
of the Secretary of the Air
Force. This authority does not
create liability, it only permits
the Secretary to pay certain
claims when he finds they have
arisen from a USAF authorized
and directed acitivity.
It should be emphasized that
the corporation is protected
against its legal liability by insurance. This insurance does not
extend to cover any member's
legal liability arising out of
claims not in performance of his
duties as a member of and on
behalf of Civil Air Patrol.
For example, if a senior

Four Cadets
Win Bronze
Valor Medals
highlight of the Northeast Region
conference, held here in midNovember, was the awarding of
four Civil Air Patrol Bronze
Medals of Valor to four New
York Wing cadets.
The cadets, all from the New
York City metropolitan area,
were: Cadets Karlton Bethea and
William Meany of the Queens
Group, and Cadets Russell Dennison and Sydney Drain of the
Manhattan Group.
The four were on their way to a
special meeting one Sunday last
June when they heard an explosion. The explosion in a building
set fire to the structure.
Disregarding their own safety,
they went to work and escorted
occupants of the building through
fire and smoke to safety. They
also helped evacuate others from
the area of four parked oil trucks
which were threatened by the
A number of other awards
were presented at the conference
which was attended by more than
400 CAP members from the ninestate Northeast Region.

member were driving a CAPowned vehicle to his regular
place of employment and was involved in an accident, due to his
negligence, the corporation's
policy would not protect him.
Again, Civil Air Patrol does
not carry physical damage insurance on automobiles,
watercraft, aircraR or other
equipment owned by members
or others and individuals using
their privately owned equipment .
in Civil Air Patrol activities do
so at their own risk.
Civil Air Patrol carries insurance for its protection as a
corporation. Certain benefits are
extended to members, but as in
all areas of life, each member
should have a sound personal insurance program.

All-Day Exercise
Aids In Teaching
SAR Techniques
TRENTON, Mich. -- "If we
taught them how hard it is to
find a target or a crash, then
we've succeeded."
Thus agreed 1st Lt. Victor
Bonara, commander of the
Trenton Cadet Sq., and 2nd Lt.
Deborah Stevens, deputy commander, after they completed a
practice training mission for
their cadets.
The daylong exercise, held at a
nearby park, consisted of a
course in compass reading and
practice in search techniques.
For most of the cadets, it was
their first experience in conducting a search. When they
began, they were confident they
would find the targets easily.
After three hours, they were
considerably more humble.
Neither of the two teams found
the signal flags that had been
planted as targets, but both
learned from their mistakes.
They learned how to set up a
radio relay when communications broke down. They
learned that a close search
pattern may be necessary to
cover an area thoroughly. They
learned to take only necessary
equipment into the field. And
they learned to make some
decisions on their own.
"We'll know better next
time," the cadets claimed at the

Washington Wing Joins
Search, Rescue Council

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"HOW'S THIS?"--Air Force recruiter in Hickory, N.C., TSgt. Delbert F. Harris, left-,
positions a CAP patch on display in his office. Looking on is CAP 2nd Lt. Vance T. James Jr.
who presented the patch. He holds a North Carolina Wing patch which will also be added to
the display. The board contains Air Force patches from around the world.

VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Civil
Air Patrol's Washington Wing
has become an affiliate of the
Southwest Washington Search
and Rescue Council.
Lt. Col. Jerry Keesee, Washington Wing Area Four coordinator, announced that all CAP units in Area Four plus the total
resources of the wing are
registered with the newly established council. The council is under the direction of the Clark
County Sheriff's office and any
agency with search and rescue
capability can join and contribute as needed during
searches for lost people or during other emergencies.
The council was formed to
provide leadership, coordination
and assistance during actual or
simulated search and rescue
missions in southwestern Washington State.




CD Test

STAFF STUDY--Nebraska Wing CAP members study map of
area involved in test mission. They are, from left, Capt. Donald
Osterhaus, Capt. Dennis Curtis, 1st. Lt. Susan Askew and Lt.
Col. Harold Brissey.

NORFOLK, Neb.--The
Nebraska Wing conducted its annual Civil Defense and Search
and Rescue Effectiveness Tests
here recently with Air Force
personnel from the North
Central liaison office and the
Nebraska Wing liaison office
evaluating the tests.
The tests evaluate the wing's
ability to respond to a simulated
disaster. The manner in ,~hich
CAP's on-site organization was
developed, the communications
capability was established and
maintained, the surveillance of
the problem site using
radiological monitoring equipment and the total time to complete the mock mission were,
also rated.
The purpose of the exercise is
to keep CAP personnel trained to
a level which will make it possible for them to respond adequately in case of a real disaster.
Members of the Nebraska
Wing from 20 units and personnel from wing headquarters
participated in the exercise, using 15 aircraft.

Spaatz Presented
Alabama Cadet

LIVINGSTON'S QUEEN-Cadet Ines Pagan and escort WO
Adalberto Rivera proceed past the honor guard of the
Col.Clara E. Livingston Cadet Sq. (Puerto Rico Wing) after
she was recently crowned Queen of Hearts of her unit.

GUNTER AFS, Ala.--Cadet
Charles R. "Chuck" Melton, a
member of the Birmingham
Comp. Sq. 34 (Alabama Wing),
received CAP's Gen Carl A.
Spaatz Award in ceremonies
here in December.
Presenting the award was Air
Force Brig. Gen. Carl S. Miller,
commander of Hq. CAP-USAF
and executive director of Civil
Air Patrol. The occasion was an
Alabama Wing Cadet Ball at the
Gunter Officers Club.
Cadet Melton has been a
member of Civil Air Patrol sinc,
1973. He presently attends the
University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Three Become 'Cowpunchers'
TROY, N.Y.--Three members of the Troy Cadet Sq. became cow
punchers recently while returning from a weekend bivouac.
Capt. Shirley White, squadron commander, SM Thomas Devlin, and
Cadet Jim Plante were driving home from their campsite when they
encountered 6,000 pounds of beef on the hoof, blocking a country road.
Using his car horn, Devlin herded the cows off the road, while Capt.
White and Cadet Plante helped on foot to round up the nine cows. After
a brief struggle with one praticularly large and stubborn animal, the
cows were back in their pen with 30 others.
The owner of the cattle later thanked the members of the squadron
for helping retrieve his cows and alleviate a traffic hazard.

Two Win Flight Scholarships
THE DALLES, Ore,--Two members of The Dalles Comp. Sq.
(Oregon Wing) have won flight scholarships on the basis of merit and
the desire to fly.
They are Cadets Peter W. Gothro and John H. Vandervalk who competed with members from 29 other squadrons in Oregon for the seven
" scholarships given.
Cadet Vandervalk received a $250 solo flight scholarship and Cadet
Gothro received a $120 scholarship. Gothro also is employed at the airport, receiving one-half hour of flying time for every six hours of
Don Mobley, Cascade Flying Service, will give them flying lessons
which will result in solo licenses for them..

Cadet Hetterly Wins Spaatz Award
BETHESDA, Md.--CAP Cadet Mark P. Hetterly of the Bethesda
Chevy Chase Cadet Sq. has been presented the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz
Award. the highest which can be earned in Civil Air Patrol's Cadet
Cadet Hetterly has served in the squadron in a number of capacities
over the past five years, including cadet commander. He now attends
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida where he is enrolled
in Air Force ROTC.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin D. Hetterly of Bethesda.

Army Reservists Thanked for Aid
DANBURY, Conn.--Five Army Reservists and their unit were
presented Certificates of Appreciation here recently during the 399th
Comp. Sq.'s awards night.
Army Capts. John Dowd, John Hughes and Stephen Jacovich were
recognized for their work with the CAP squadron's cadet drill team.
SP George Reuter and PFC Brenda Carney were cited for their efforts
as male and female counselors. All are members of the 399th Civil Affairs Group which sponsors the CAP squadron as an Army Reserve
youth project.
Army Col. Robert L. Anderson accepted a Certificate of Appreciation and a plaque on behalf of the Army Reserve Group from CAP Col.
Joseph Witkin, Connecticut Wing commander, and 1st Lt. David
Welsh, commander of the 399th Comp. Sq.

Delaware Cadets Encamp at Dover
DOVER AFB, Del.--Ninety-one Civil Air Patrol cadets, accompanied by senior members and two Air Force Reservists. attended a
weeklong encampment here this past year.
The cadets' schedule for the week included tours of the base fire
station, control tower, the radar approach control facility (RAPCON).
the aerial port facility, firing range, and the CSA Galaxy. Included
also was a demonstration by the base's sentry dogs and a course in
personal water survival.
Under "Operation Shadow," a new program this year, CAP cadet officers had the opportunity to accompany senior Air Force officers for
a half day to observe the regular duties and responsibilities of the Wing
commander and other staff officers here.

CAP Unit Joins in Open House

FINAL PARADE--The Pennsylvania Wing's Group 10, based in Philadelphia, closes out a
busy year with a mid-wimer Bicentennial parade held recently in that city. IA. Col. Herbert
Carrier, left, commander of Group 10. salutes as he leads five sqmadrous from his ~ in the
parade. Police estimated the crowd at more Ibam 150,~ ~. Grmsp 1| is ome of tire
smallest in the Pennsylvania Wing.

LANGLEY AFB, Va.--This Air Force base, one of the nation's
oldest, held an open house here last year to celebrate its own 60th anniversary, the 30th anniversary of Tactical Air Command and the
nation's 200th birthday.
The Maryland Wing's Peninsula Comp. Sq. participated in the event,
presenting a big display featuring Civil Air Patrol. Items shown included an 0-1 Bird Dog on static display, an L-16 flying, a model aircraft display, a mockup "mini"crash si~, a communications setup,
books cadets use and various posters.
Highlights of the open house included K-9 sentry dogs. the Gaskin's
Battalion. C-130 assault lamliq, antiq~ aircr~t flyover. F-15 flyover


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F o r To p H o n o r s

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Air Force Lt. Gen. Raymond B. Furlong, commander of Air
Universitypresents Sportsmanship Award to cadet from
Utah Wing, representing the Pacific Region.
Volleyball Game Involves Fast Action

(At Left) Cadets
Limber Up For
Mile Run

Mile Run Brings Out Competitive Spirit

Consultation During Panel Quiz
Aerospace Questions Can Be Tough





1976 National


Smartly Stepping Cadets Carry Out Standard Drill
Air Force Brig. Gen. Carl S. Miller, commander of Hq. CAPUSAF and CAP executive director, awards trophy for overall
winner of drill competition to cadet from North Carolina
Wing, representing Middle East Region.

Something Different During Innovative Drill

In-Ranks Inspection

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A Tired Runner Catches Breath


Col. Oscar K. Jolley, region commander, leads cheering of jubilant Southeast Region
representatives following awards banquet.




T h e y A l m o s t To o k I t Aw a y !
Do you think the eagle-eyed
pilot and co-pilot would admit
they hadn't seen it? No way!
"Let's go by again (again?) on
Recently, they almost took
our way out," I replied.
away your right to file a flight
Although it was dusk, we had
plan. Not too long ago they
no trouble finding the aircraft.
almost stopped manning the local
(This time we were looking down
Flight Service Stations under a
program which would have com=i ~=iii= iiiiiiiiiii~i]]downwind. ) As we made a low
approach over the wreckage in
puterized Flight Service Station
the trees, the paramedic said, "I
activities (and you would be talksee a hand waving from inside
file flight plans ... It's surformation that a manned FSS can
ing to a tape recorder when you
prising. You'd think that such a
pass on. Two items I've picked up
the cockpit."
called in). Both of these
professional organization, whose
To make a long story short, we
that way were: "The only
proposals were cancelled at the
primary job is to search for
recovered the survivor, landed
thunderstorm in the state is now
last minute because of cries of
others, would have pilots who
again at the same airport, and
over Jamestown, right on your
outraged indignation from pilots
waited for the same ambulance
would know how to file a VFR
route," and "Did you know the
all around the country. Why did
flight plan." I asked him what
low-level bombers are flying the
to come back to take the man to
they consider reducing or
type of errors he was finding.
training route over Bowman
the hospital. While we were
eliminating these services?
waiting for the paramedics to
"All types," he replied. And
today?" Before I leave this point
proceeded to show me some:
on inconvenience, do you know
return with the litter, we talked
1. Local times instead of Zulu
the definition of DAMNED INwith the FBO.
CONVENIENT? That's when you
The aircraft was his and the
On the vast majority of VFR
2. Listed altitudes were IFR
spend three days in a downed airpilot was one of his best
flights, pilots do not file flight
for VFR flights.
craft before anyone notices
customers. The previous Sunday
plans. The "average" pilot flies a
he had rented the aircraft and
3. En route time was 30
you're missing.
flight plan only once or twice a
taken his family to visit
minutes more than fuel on board.
2. Let me point out something
year. A pilot will fly around his
relatives. He returned and told
(I wonder how he came out.)
about people who forget to close
local area or state for a year
the FBO he would be going back
4. True airspeed was listed in
out their flight plans - they're
without filing a flight plan. But,
miles per hour.
the ones who don't file them
to vacation with his family in a
he wants to have the service
few days.
5. Aircraft type was listed as regularly. A pilot who files a
available to him for that one long
On Tuesday night, after the
"Cessna." (There are some per- flight plan every time he flies
trip he takes each year to the
FBO had gone home, the pilot
formance differences between a will automatically close it out.
mountains or coast. THE BEST
returned to the airport, apparentIt's become part of his habit
150 and a Citation.)
Every time I've made an error
ly because he questioned his
night landing proficiency. He
on a flight plan, and I've made
3. On at least two occasions,
talked with another pilot about
several (both errors and flight
the FSS has asked me "emTHEM MORE OFTEN, OR USE
plans), the FSS has been quick to
harassing questions." They were
night c~rrency requirements just
THEM AS THEY ARE INcorrect me on the spot. How then
embarassing because they
before~he took off. When the
highlighted mistakes I had made
other~pilot offered to wait around
is it possible that our pilots could
until he returned, the victim
Of course, those of us in CAP
make so many errors? The
in my pre-flight planning, or
use VFR flight plans and manned
responded that he was not going
answer is simple -- EVEN CAP
pointed up that my planning had
to leave the pattern and flight
Flight Service Stations much
not been as complete as it should
following wouldn't be necessary.
more often. WRONG! I recently
FLIGHT PLANS ON A REGULhave been. Their questions
attended a CAP activity in
helped me be a more professional
(It turned out he needed night
another state. When it came time
proficiency -- he was distracted
Here are the four reasons (exto file my flight plan for the trip
on downwind and allowed the aircuses) most often given for not
4. Short flights have nothing to
home, I wandered down to the
filing a flight plan:
do withJdling a flight plan. The
craft to descend into the trees. )
The FBO was not alarmed to
Flight Service Station about a
1. It's so inconvenient!
most unusual "save" I ever
block away, rather than use the
2. I'll forget to close it!
received credit for was finding see the aircraft missing because
cadet runner that the other pilots
he assumed the pilot had
3. What if the FSS asks me an
an aircraft which had been on a
were using. My purpose in walk- embarassing question?
local flight -- and never left the
returned to vacation with his
ing down was to see if Mother
family. While we were waiting,
4. I'm only going to go a short
traffic pattern.
Nature had made any significant
At the time, I was aircraft
the victim's wife called the FBO.
distance (also known as, "The
She related that she always did
changes since I received my
FBO will notice me gone!")
commander on a rescue
weather briefing by phone an
helicopter which had picked up a
the flight following for her husHere are four good answers to
h o u r e a r l i e r. I r e c e i v e d m y
patient (heart attack) from a
band and she was worried
those excuses:
weather update, handed the FSS
because he hadn't arrived.
1. Is it really that inconvenient,
remote site and airlifted him to a
man my flight plan and asked
He was supposed to join them
or don't you know how to do it?
small airport near the closest
him if it looked OK. He replied,
tonight (Friday) and he was two
Many communities have toll-free
hospital. It was not a controlled
hours late. (Technically, she was
"I've seen more flight plans toairport.
numbers to the nearest FSS.
incorrect. He had gone down
day than I've seen for the last
After the patient had been loadSome even have direct hot lines
year, and this is the first one that
Tuesday and it was now Friday.
from the airfield. In most states,
ed into the ambulance, we were
He was three days and two hours
has been correct!" He went on to
there aren't many areas where
preparing the helicopter for
explain: "Civil Air Patrol is flyyou can't contact some FSS from
takeoff when the crew chief
overdue. )
ing an exercise out of this airport
asked: "What did you think of
If you've been wondering why
1,000 feet above the ground.
today and they must have a
The hidden beauty about filing
this was the most "unusual save"
that aircraft in the trees
directive which requires them to
and not the "easiest save," it's
a flight plan is the peripheral indownwind?"
because anytime you try to get
someone, with a broken back, out
of an aircraft hung up in trees 30
feet from the ground, you can't
classify it as easy,
Just in case I've strayed too far
from the main points, let me
cover them one more time:
1. A completely professional
pilot uses all of the services
available to make his flight
2. Manned Flight Service
Stations and VFR flight plans are
significant assets available to
every pilot.
3. The best way to keep manned Flight Service Stations and
the right to file VFR flight plans
is to make use of these benefits
more often.
4. It is a waste of taxpayers'
money to perpetuate systems
which are only used by the
average pilot once or twice a
year. If we are to justify their
continuance and benefit from
their service, we must utilize
OHIO DISPLAY., Ind Lt. Gerie Cornette, second from left, and Cadets Moody, Jennifer
Davis and Tracy Kawasaki, all of Ohio, man a CAP display during open house at RickenPLAN STILL BE AROUND THE
backer AFB, Ohio. More than 65,000 people visited the base and some 5,000 to 6,000 of them
stopped to examine the display and listened to a recorded message about Civil Air Patrol.
USE IT? That depends on YOU!
By Maj. Douglas Brosveen, USAF
North Dakota Wing LO

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1st Lt. Charles Jordan

Pens Book
On Storms
MOULTON, Ala.--A Civil Air
Patrol member, 1st Lt. Charles
Jordan of the Muscle Shoals
Comp. Sq., has written a book
about the aftermath of massive
tornadoes which struck
northwest Alabama on the night
of April 3,1974.
Lt. Jordan set out only two
weeks after the tornadoes to
record personal testimonies
from each person who was involved in the twisters and their
immediate aftermath.
"My main reason was to try to
save lives in case the event occurs again," he said, "I felt it
would let people live with those
who were in the tornado that
night.., let them experience
what those people went through
that night."
The book, "A Night to
Remember," is being published
by World Travelers Publishing
Co. of Nashville and was
released in late November.
"A Night to Remember" contains in more than 400 pages the
personal accounts of 275 survivors of the disaster, lawmen,
National Guardsmen and other
rescue workers.
The book will not be distributed in bookstores. It can be
ordered by writing to Charles
Jordan, Rt. 4, Moulton, Ala.
35640: Do not send money or
checks; the books will be sent
C.O.D. at a price of $5.50 plus

SUITED UP--Cadet Brian
Borchardt appears to be
ready for a ride into space
as he gets the feel of an
Borchardt and other
members on the E! Paso
Composite Squadron, Texas Wing, were recently
briefed by NASA personnel
from the Johnson Space
Center on U.S. Space




CAP Members Fly Homebuilt Craft
~ "
Ill.--One day last summer, Louis
Seno, an Illinois member of Civil
Air Patrol, took off in his opencockpit plane from an airstrip
almost in his backyard here.
Thiry-nine days, 11;600 miles,
900 gallons of gasoline, and 60.
quarts of oil later, he landed his
plane back on the same airstrip,
having literally flown around the
Seno, 52, flew his plane,
a homebuilt Corben Junior Ace,
around the periphery of the 48
contiguous states, stopping in
such places as Frenchville,
Maine; Homestead, Fla.; Del

said. "I was building model o me trip andrarely had time to
meet with local cancer groups.
He was studying aeronautical
However, he was surprised, he
said, at the number of people he
engineering when World War II
met who had been touched by the
began and was drafted into the
Air Corps where he served as a
disease. Seno says he has no
crew chief on a B-24 bomber. At plans for another around-thethe end of the war, he joined the country flight, but that doesn't
mean his aviation feats have
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ended. "I have a couple of other
But Seno, now president of the
things in mind," he said, "but
Rio, Tex.; Los Angeles; Seattle; .
firm, did not give up his interest
Aside from the immediate
and Thunder Bay, Canada. He
reasons for his flight, Seno made
in aviation. He began flying in I'll wait a while."
made the flight to com1948 and by the late 1950s was
The flier is a major in the
the flight, he said, because it
memorate the Bicentennial and
was something he had always
building his own airplane from I l l i n o i s E x e c u t i v e R e s e r v e
scratch. "In my mind, it was
Group of CAP and has flown a
to raise money for the Universiwanted to do. In fact, he has had
ty of Chicago cancer fund. The
just a full-blown model airnumber of missions. He worked
an almost lifelong fascination
for years on the IACE with the
flight netted about $5,000 for the
plane, "he said.
with aviation. "When other kids
He flew 32 of the 39 days spent
Illinois Wing.
were out on the sandlot," he

Open Cockpit Plane
Flown Around U.S.

Five Years Needed
To Complete Plane
HANCOCK, W. Va.--Dean
Truax, who has been flying for 16
years, has successfully completed the exacting requirements for building a flyable
and Federal Aviation
Administration-approved home
built airplane.
Tr u a x , a m e m b e r o f t h e
Potomac Sr. Sq. (West Virginia
Wing) and also a member of the
Experimental Aircraft
Association, spent five years
building his own all-metal, lowwing monoplane which he calls
"Papoose." He started building
the craft in the basement of his
home in Fulton County, Penn.
He has invested more than
$2,000 in materials, including a

1600cc. Volkswagen engine and a
hand-carved propeller made of
birch wood. The "Papoose" is 13
feet six inches long, with a
wingspan of 18 feet nine inches.
It weighs 600 pounds.
The first flight was over
Potomac Airport located here in
late August. It required only 300
feet of ground roll and a speed of
60 miles per hour to take off. The
initial flight was for 30 minutes
at an altitude of 4,500 feet with a
cruising speed of 110 m.p.h. Fuel
consumption was approximately
3-1A gallons per hour.

BEFORE LIFTOFF--Maj. Seno poses with his homebuilt airplane prior to takeoff on

The only-correction needed
after the first flight was a slight
stabilizer trim adjustment.

Grand Rapids Pilot
Builds Monoplane
Hannah, a senior member of the
Grand Rapids Comp. Sq.
(Minnesota Wing) recently comp l e t e d b u i l d i n g a Ta y l o r
monoplane, a homebuilt aircraft. He says he became interested in building his own
plane through a friend who was
building a plane.
While looking through a
magazine one day, he saw an article on the plane of his choice
and he thought it looked as ~ to
build as the models he built as a
boy. But it took five years of
slow, part-time work--mainly in
the winter--to complete the project.
T h e Ta y l o r m o n o p l a n e i s
p o w e r e d b y a Vo l k s w a g e n
engine. The wingspan is 21 feet
six inches and the plane is 15 feet
10 inches long. Empty weight is
496 pounds.
Hannah says his plane is the
most enjoyable aircraft he has
ever flown. It is quick on the controls, he says, but easy to get
used to. Stalls are very gentle
with plenty of aileron control
right through the stall.
The plane cruises at 100 miles
per hour with a top speed of 117
m.p.h. Its low gas consumption-approximately three

gallons per hour--makes it a
very economical aircraft to fly.
Along with being an active
Civil Air Patrol member, Hannah is also the president of the
Grand Rapids Chapter of the Ex-

CAP Member Dean Truax Sits in Cockpit of His


'Cool' Weather
Fails to Stop

HOMEMADE--Ron Hannah and members of his

y pose with his homebuilt Taylor

DULUTH, Minn.--It was a little cool here this past fall when
the Minnesota Wing staged a
Class A encampment for all
those in the wing who had not
previously attended such an encampment. The average
temperature was 20 degrees
Despite the cold, however, the
encampment was a success. The
cadets had to put up with long
days, cold weather and no free
time, but they worked hard, enjoyed an orientation flight,
prepared a pass-in-review and
held a formal graduation.
The encampment was held at
an Air Force installation here at
the Duluth International Airport.












Northeast Region
Maj. Joseph T. Depalo of the Hudson
Valley Group (New York Wing) was
honored recently at the Group's first annual conference. He was presented with a
letter of congratulations from Air Force
Brig. Gen. Carl S. Miller, CAP executive
director and a plaque from the Hudson
Valley Group where he is group commander... Pennsylvania State University
Comp. Sq. 1303 (Pennsylvania Wing) took
two ranger teams to the annual Pennsylvania Wing Ranger Team Competition.
They placed first for the advanced team
and seventh for the basic team. This is the
second consecutive year that Squadron
1303 team has won first place...
The Highlanders Comp. Sq. (New
Hampshire Wing) participated in the Annual Fair Parade of Rochester, N.H.,
presenting a marching and drill routine
before some 6,000 people. They received a
trophy and a cash award for second
place... Recently members of the
Southtowns Sq. (New York Wing) were
guests for the day of the 107th F/I Group,
New York Air National Guard... Lt. Col.
Michael J. Gallo, commander, was recently honored at a testimonial dinner given in
his honor by members of the Rockland
County Group (New York Wing). During
the dinner Col. Gallo was awarded the
Meritorious Service Award...
Members of the Schenectady Comp. Sq.
(New York Wing) have presented a check
for $300 to the Jerry Lewis Muscular
Dystrophy Fund. This raises the total
collected in four years by the squadron to
$4,000... Capt. Kevin J. Molloy, Civil
Defense Coordinator for Central Sector of
the Pennsylvania Wing was recently
elected president of the Pennsylvania
State Civil Defense Association...The
Woonsocket Comp. Sq. (Massachusetts
Wing) promoted two of its members
recently. Cadet 2d Lt. Laurie Bernard was
promoted to cadet first lieutenant and
Cadet/WO Victoria Laidler to cadet second lieutenant ..... Members of Pennsylvania Wing 1408 and Squadron 1404 participated in the Scottdale Heritage Days
Festival. Capt. Frank Carpenter, 1st Lt.
John Andrews, 1st. Lt. Kurtiss Raygor and
1st Lt. Bonnie Raygor of Squadron 1404
conducted a three-pass "fly over" while
members of Squadron 1408 assisted Scottdale police on the ground in traffic control,
public safety, fi r s t a i d a n d c o m munications ....

Middle East Region
Members of the Brandywine Cadet Sq.
(Delaware Wing) have recently completed a ground school instructed by Capt.
Robert Caulk. Cadets who participated inelude: Theresa Allinger, Ronaid Brannen,
Scott Chapman, Chris Coleman, Mark
Hearn, Mark Simon, Paul Skopowski, and
Scott Spencer... Langley Comp. Sq.
(Virginia Wing) has provided a marching
unit, three vehicles with CAP markings,
and communication equipment used to
help with parade control for the Hampton
Institute Homecoming Parade... CWP
David O. Fitts of the West Richmond
Cadet Sq. (Virginia Wing) received his
CAP pilot wings at a squadron ceremony
recently .... Edward M. Tabler, air traffic
controller at the Hagerstown Regional
Airport, has taken over command of the
Hagerstown Comp. Sq. (Maryland Wing).
Tablet has been active in CAP for over 20
years... Cadet Patricia L. Seim of the
West Richmond Cadet Sq. (Virginia Wing)
has been elected to the position of chairman of the Virginia Wing Cadet Advisory
Council. She has served as the squadron's
representative for the past two years and
was the recording secretary ....
At a recent meeting the cadets of the
Raleigh Comp. Sq. (North Carolina Wing)
were shown two films by the Navy
recruiter for ;their district, Lt. Bill
Starnes. After viewing the films, Lt.
Starnes discussed his fl~ing experiences..,













Members of the West Richmond Cadet Sq.
(Virginia Wing) have visited the Smithsonian Institution's Air and Space Museum
at Washington, D.C. First Lt. Jay Carey,
squadron commander, stated that the trip
was worthwhile but that it is impossible to
see the whole museum in one six-hour
tour. He feels that all CAP squadrons
should see the exhibits ....
Ten Raleigh Comp. Sq. (North Carolina
Wing) members visited Cape Canaveral
and Disney World in Florida. The nine
cadets making the trip were: Bill Peoples,
Lynn Parrish, Richard Wilson, James
Goodman, Richard Biddle, Johnny
Sawyer, Christian Mogelson, Jon Gardner
and Mike Logne. The senior escort was 2d
Lt. Don Rhyne ... Members of the
Burlington Sq. (North Carolina Wing)
recently finished an eight-week home
study course in Civil Defense
Preparedness. The members learned of
the responsibilities required in order to
deal with natural and nuclear disasters...
CAP and U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary units
participated in a joint exercise recently in
North Carolina. This was the second exercise of this type to be jointly sponsored by
the two agencies. Lt. Carver Roberts of
the Coast Guard Auxiliary acted as mission coordinator for all forces and Lt. Col.
J. R. Bonduraut acted as coordinator for
the CAP forces. The CAP forces were
composed of the lllth Air Rescue and
Recovery Sq. and the Charlotte Air
Rescue Sq. (North Carolina Wing) ....
While on Bay Patrol duty, Senior
Member R. M. Siegel and 1st Lt. Louis
Smith of Maryland Wing's Group 1 found
smoke emanating from a cabin cruiser.
Upon sighting a red flare, they contacted
the U.S. Coast Guard and continued circling until the boat was rescued**. Senior
and cadet members from~ Langley Comp.
Sq. (Virginia Wing) provided assistance at
the Annual Fair Day. Assistance consisted
of crowd control, aid to distressed persons
and communications .... Capt. John Allers
of the Raleigh Comp. Sq. (North Carolina
Wing) has been selected to attend the
N a v a l Av i a t i o n O f fi c e r C a n d i d a t e
Program. After training he will be commissioned an ensign in the U.S. Navy
Reserve. Capt. Allers has earned the Gen.
Carl A. Spaatz Award and is a private
pilot ....

Great Lakes Region
Members of the Cherry Hill Cadet Sq.
( Michigan Wing) provided em ergency services at an air crash during an air show.
First Lt. Michael J. Martin, squadron
commander, was first to arrive and pulled
the pilot to safety. Second Lt. Shirley J.
Martin began first aid to the pilot while
fire fighters extinguished the fire which
had started in the downed plane... The
Terre Haute Comp. Sq. (Indiana Wing)
has participated in a local air show. The
squadron put up an information booth,
helped with crowd control and donated a
generator when the show generator gave
Det. 1 Co. A of the Illinois Army
National Guard gave helicopter orientation flights to 15 cadets from Pershing
Comp. Sq. (Illinois Wing). After landing,
the pilots took time to discuss aviation
careers in helicopters with the cadets...
Lt. Col. Hilda Shelling, the Air Force
Reserve advisor officer for the ClintonScott Sq. (Illinois Wing) was awarded the
CAP Grover Loening Aerospace Award at
a recent open house. Air Force Brig. Gen.
Charles B. Knudson, I)CS/Air Transportation, Scott AFB, Ill., presented the award
to her for 27 years of CAP service ....












Southeast Region
During a recent holiday weekend, cadets
from three squadrons in Memphis, Tenn.,
assisted a Memphis REACT unit in
operating a coffee-break rest stop at a
nearby interstate highway... The Palm
Beach Cadet Sq. (Floiida Wing) has participated in Aviation Day at the Palm
Beach International Airport. They set up
an information booth and assisted in
crowd control. This marks the fourth
straight year of participation by the
squadron... The Sarasota Comp. Sq.
(Florida Wing) has as its members the
McCoy family, who have been a part of
CAP since 1954. Nine members of the
family have represented three generations
participating at one time or other. The
squadron commander, Capt. William
McCoy, is assisted by his wife Dorothy as
finance officer, son Dennis as cadet
program officer, and daughter-in-law
Charlotte as information officer...
Lt. Col. Vera Mauldin, commander of
the Maxwell Cadet Sq. (Alabama Wing),
received the Grover Loening Aerospace
Award and the Gill Robb Wilson Award at
recent ceremonies... At the Georgia
Wing's Award's Banquet, Lt. Col. Herbert
Hawk stole the show. Of the 16 awards
presented, Col. Hawk received four. They
were the Grover Loening Award, the
National Commander's Citation and the
Gill Robb Wilson Award. In addition, he
received his diploma from the Air War
Three Daytona Beach Sq. (Florida
Wing) members have completed a
Radiological Monitoring Course. Those
receiving course completion certificates
were 2d Lt. John Dolwick, W/O David
Keys and Senior Member John Goodloe ....
Cadet Jay Paulus has beenmmned :the
Outstanding Cadet of the CSRA Cadet Sq.
(Georgia Wing) for 1976. Cadet Paulus
serves as the unit's leadership officer and
representative on the wing Cadet Advisory
Council ....
At the Group (Florida Wing) awards
banquet, Cadet Mike West was awarded a
scholarship. Best Cadet Award went to
Cadet David Beauregard... Cadet
members of the Athens Comp. Sq.
(Georgia Wing) worked as Santa's helpers
by ringing the Salvation Army bell at a
local shopping center...

North Central Rgn.
Nine cadets from the Iowa Wing tried
out their solo wings for the first time after
an intensive seven-day schedule of
primary flight instruction and ground
school hosted by the Cedar Rapids Senior
Sq. Cadets participating from the Cedar
Rapids squadron were: Mark Kabelitz,
Tracy M. Steel, Lawrence W. Price,
Gregory J. Kerr; from the Burlington Sq.,
Todd A. Kindig; from Des Moines Sq.,
Tony R. Santora; from North Iowa Sq.
Ronald A. Hanson; from Red Oak Sq.,
Dennis J. Lindell and Michael E. Kempton...

Cadet Marlene Mann, a member of the
Grand Rapids Comp. Sq. (Minnesota
Wing) was crowned Minnesota Wing
Queen for the ensuing year at the annual
Military Ball recently... The Omaha
Comp. Sq. (Nebraska Wing) is $300 richer
after a special fund-raising drive. The
originator of the *drive was Cadet Dimitri
Pavlov... The Cedar Rapids (Iowa Wing)
Sr. Sq. recently sponsored two appearances
by the Armed Forces Bicentennial Band
at a local high school. The appearance was
arranged by Capt. ROb Holub...
Twenty-five children from a school for
First Lt. Lorraine Burr, information ofthe handicapped were recently treated to ricer for the Grand Rapids Comp. Sq.
a circus trip by members of the Firelands
(Minnesota Wing) was presented the anCadet Sq. (Ohio Wing). The squadron
nual National Outstanding Unit IO Award
donated the 25 circus tickets and the serrecently. This was the sixth year Lt. Burt
vices of three of its members, Maj.
has received recognition for her outstanWilliam Carter, Ist Lt. John Loveridge ding accomplishments in the information
and Ist Lt. Wanda Lov_eridg.e~ ....................field~... Cadet Ron Hanson, cadet corn-






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mander of the North Iowa Comp. Sq. completed all the requirements and soloed at
the Iowa Cadet Solo Encampment. He is
the first cadet in the squadron to complete
the program...

Southwest Region
Capt. James Osborne of the Pioneer
Comp. Sq. (Oklahoma Wing) recently participated in that city's signing of a
Bicentennial Scroll... Cadet Lewis Kinard
was named the Magnolia Comp. Sq.'s
(Arkansas Wing) Cadet of the Year in recent ceremonies. Cadet Ralph Fiemens
was named Recruite~ of the Year ....
Second Lt. Ollie S. Heady, logistics ofricer for the Pioneer Comp. Sq.
(Oklahoma Wing) has received a letter of
commendation from the Chief of Naval
Operations for his recent tour of active
duty in the Pentagon as Navy
photographer... Lt. Col. Clifford Courville,
commander of the Lake Charles Comp.
Sq. (Louisiana Wing), and 1st Lt. Dale
Smith recently found two missing
fishermen who had been lost for 24
hours ....
At the 1976 Arizona Wing Conference,
Capt. Donald Turner received the trophy
for Communications_Officer of the Year
and Capt. Mary L. Turner was awarded a
trophy as Information Officer of the Year.
In addition, the squadron was cited for an
accident free year...

Rocky Mountain
Cadet Richard L. Schweigert of the Mile
Hi Cadet Sq. (Colorado Wing) has attended the CAP Ground School being held at
Lowry AFB, Colo., on a regular basis..The
Mile Hi Cadet Sq. (Colorado Wing) placed
well in the statewide competition held at
Lowry AFB, Colo., recently~ The cadets
placed first in aerospace education; second in the mile run and second in drill,
resulting in an overall second place for the
competition... Senior Member Larry Ash
and Cadet Alan Laatsch of the Natrona Co.
Cadet Sq. (Wyoming Wing) recently completed a nine-hour cardio-pulmonary
resuscitation class taught by the
American Red Cross ....

Pacific Region
Wheeler Comp. Sq. (Hawaii Wing)
recently participated at the Hawaii
Bicentennial Water Carnival. They sold
programs, Bicentennial coins and T-shirts
and assisted in the parking area... State
Rep. Ted Kulongoski presented Cadet Ken
Wright with a trophy for being the most
outstanding cadet representing the Oregon
Wing at the annual encampment. Cadet
Wright is currently cadet commander of
the Mahlon Sweet Comp. Sq. (Oregon
Members from local squadrons were
honored at a Penninsula Group 2 (California Wing) Awards Banquet recently.
Those receiving awards were: Capt.
Mayetta Behringer, Sq. 114, Outstanding
Senior; Cadet Dave Timm, Sq. 114,
Outstanding Cadet; Capt. Duane Allen, Sq.
36, Outstanding Squadron Commander;
and Capt. Lee White, Sq. 80, Outstanding
Emergency Services Worker... Six
members of the Ft. Vancouver Comp. Sq.
(Washington Wing) were guests of Gen.
Roy Lamb, president of The Wilderness
Foundation, who took them on a rock climbing tour. Cadets participating were:
Chuck Powell, J. Boltz, Robin Thomas, A.
Franklin and Mike Castle. Senior Member
T. Jones also participated..
After a recent exam, four members of
the Ft. Vancouver Comp. Sq. (Washington
Wing) earned their Special Observer
Wings. Those passing were: Capts.
Howard Bafford and Jerry Bond, Maj.
Barbara Keesee and Cadet Bob Lawson...




Seven CAP Wings
Take Part in School
CAMP ESTES, Miss.--Seven
given much of the credit for the
C i v i l A i r P a t r o l w i n g s w e r e smooth operation of the school.
represented among the students
Two were graduated as adand staff members who assemblvanced rangers, four as rangers
ed here late last summer for the first class and nine as rangers
Mississippi Ranger School.
2nd class. The honor cadet was
These were Pennsylvania,
Gary Cross of Mississippi.
Louisiana, Wisconsin, Alabama,
M i s s i s s i p p i , Te x a s a n d
Tennessee. The students included one senior member, two ME
female cadets and 23 male
cadets. The staff consisted of
cadets.nine senior members and20

ALL IN THE FAlVlILY--From Left, Cadet Christopher A. Vickery, Maj. Elizabeth Tout,
Cadet Mary C. Tout, Lt. Col. E. H. Tout, and 1st Lt. Timothy J. Tout.

For The Touts

commander, but is now attached
to the Texas Wing, and Elizabeth
works with the cadet program at
wing and is former squadron

Ten members spanning three
generations make up the Tout
She served as deputy cornClan who participate earnestly
mander of the Texas Wing eni n C i v i l A i r P a t r o l c a d e t a n d a mv m e n t I m l d a * S I ~ . . . .
T~ ~
~. ~. ~. ~.^~.,~'~,~
senior activities. Five members ArV recenuy wl,l~, .~,u, ~v,,
of the clan recently participated
cadets and 25 senior members
in the Texas Wing encampment
attended. E. H., who long served
at SheppardAFB.
as commander of the wing's
summer encampment, decided
The two senior members, Lt.
to sit this one out and went along
Col. E. H. Tout (grandfather)
to give "moral support" to his
and Maj. Elizabeth Tout (grandwife, his daughter and son, and
mother) started working with
one grandson, who played
CAP 12 years ago. Children and
leading roles in the engrandchildren joined in as they
approached the proper age.
Daughter Mary C. served as
The clan, in addition to the
cadet commander and son, 1st
grandparents, consists of
Lt. Timothy J., a senior member,
children Elizabeth A. (Tout)
served as communications and
McMurtray, Teresa K. (Tout)
training officer. Cadet Maj.
Jones, Michael A. Tout, Timothy
Christopher A., a grandson, was
J. Tout and Mary C. Tout; and
grandchildren Christopher A.
Vickery, Roy B. McMurtray and
Charles M. McMurtray.

executive officer of Squadron 4.
Other CAP members of the Tout
clan were at home occupied with
All of the Tout clan, with the
exception of Grandmother
nave an ay!~ m~eres~
~ ~ .' - '. stemming h . .Grand. - a b e t from . . . .
lnflying .
father E. H. who served in the
U.S. Air Corps during World War
E. H. and Timothy have their
pilot licenses, and Teresa and
Mike have beth soloed in £1iders.
Mary, who has observer wings,
hopes to solo soon. Others are
looking forward to becoming
airborne also.
E. H. believes strongly in CAP
work. "CAP builds character in
kids," be emphasizes, "and
whatever amount of time I can
give to it is well worth the effort
I put forth."


CAPCol. John Vozzo, then
Mississippi Wing commander, I~ Praised
welcomed the staff and students
as the school opened. A frequent
working visitor during the
course of the school was Air
Force Maj. Leonard D. Fialko,
eyes have been opened," Co|.
Mississippi Wing liaison officer,
Sidney Evans, Middle East
Region deputy commander, said
as was CAP Lt. Col. Fred Est~
in describing the region's Adon whose land the school was
vanced Management Workshop
held. The two of them were
which he attended this past fall
at Andrews AFB.

CAP Is Truly A Family Affair
Air Patrol is literally a family
affair with the E. H. Tout family
of FortWorth, Tex.


For their efforts in behalf of
C&P both grandparents have
been given Meritorious Service
Awards, one of the highest
awards that senior members can
Children and granchildren
have won many awards,
However, four children and
grandson, Chris, have earned the
Billy Mitchell and Amelia
Earhart awards and Mary is
nearing the Spaatz Award, the
highest a cadet can earn.
Elizabeth sums up the family
interest in CAP this way:
"Because of my husband's interest in flying, we became int e r e s t e d i n C A P. O n c e w e
became involved, we saw the
merits of this wonderful
organization which has almost
become a way of life with us. I
guess we'll stay involved until
we get too old to serve."

Thirty members of the region,
representing allsevenwingsin
the region, attended the
workshop which was another
first in the development of the
r e g i o n ' s S e n i o r Tr a i n i n g
Program. The workshop was
geared to the exverienced
squadron commander; wing
staff members and the wing
command structure.
The students received more
than 15 hours of intense
classroom work. The instructors
were Air Force Lt. Col. Walter
C. Straughan of the MER liaison
office; Lt. Col. Philip R. Alker
from National Headquarters;
L t . C o l . To m C h e e s e m a n ,
USAFR, Washington; and CAP
Maj. Leo Wright of the Virginia
Other recent workshops for
senior members in the region
have included the TLC
Workshop, the Squadron Commanders Workshop, the IO
Workshop, and the Mission Coordinators Workshop.

The Touts have seven children,
five of whom are CAP members.
The other two, both older
children, were "out of the nest
already" when the Touts began
their association with CAP.
It's not likely that the family
affair with CAP will end with the
present 10. Elizabeth states that
prospects are good that two
other grandchildren will join the
CAP in two years when they
reach membership age. They
are twins of son, Larry, who did
not get to work with CAP but
who wants his children to join
the cadet group when thay are of



on, too,"
~andchildren comingwe're talkizabeth adds, "and
ing CAP to them already."
OBSTACLE COURSE--Georgia Wing cadets have no;troUble , weekend at the fort. The cadets, while :spending their nights
Firm believers in the
getting under the_barbed wire bat the lured-over-lured Cross- in the field during a recent weekend, participated in a um~r :*:
philosophy ~f CAP, E. H.-ad
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'Enola Gay'
Pilot G ives
Out A ward

1st Lt. Mary K. Higgins

AF School
Taps CAP
GRISSOM AFB, Ind.--A Civil
Air Patrol member has been
selected by the Air Force as one
of six women to form the first
navigator training class, scheduled to begin in March 1977.
Chosen for the initial course to
include women was Air Force 1st
Lt. Mary K. Higgins, who is a
captain in CAP's Indiana Wing.
In the Air Force, she is an air
traffic control supervisor with
the 1915th Communications Sq. at
The Air Force Military Personnel Center at Randolph AFB,
Tex., selected the six women
from more than 30 applications
that met the program's criteria.
The active CAP member enjoys flying light aircraft and is a
member of the Grissom Aeros
Club. She has been in the Air
Force for two years and says she
is looking forward to the
challenge of navigator school.

Scouts Hear
Search, Rescue
Details Outlined

LIMA, Ohio--Capt. Doug A.
Daley, formerly a CAP cadet,
was awarded CAP's Gen. Carl A.
Spaatz Award recently at the
Ohio Wing conference.
Presenting the award was
retired Air Force Brig. Gen.
Paul W. Tibbets Jr. who, during
World War II, piloted the B-29
"Enola Gay" which dropped the
first atomic bomb on Hiroshima,
Daley was the former cadet
commander of his CAP unit,
Lima Comp. Sq. 901 During his
cadet career, he won a solo flight
scholarship and visited Spain in
1975 under the International Air
Cadet Exchange Program. He
earned a college scholarship
through CAP and won a renewal
each year. He is now a senior at
the University of Notre Dame.
Daley, now 21 and a senior
member, won a promotion to
captain after receiving the

COCKPIT CHECK--Cadet James R. Johnson looks over the cockpit of a surplus B-52 bomber
now stored at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.

'Airplane Graveyard' Visited

Texas Unit Tours Davis-Monthan AFB
EL PASO, Tex.--Nine cadets
and five senior members of the
E1 Paso Comp. Sq. here spent
three days recently at DavisMonthan AFB in Tucson, Ariz.
An Air Force officer at Ft.
Bliss, Tex., where the squadron
has its headquarters, and the
Davis-Monthan information of-

Recruiting Successful
PONCE, Puerto Rico -- The
Dr. Pila High School Cadet Sq.
here set some kind of record
recently with the recruitment of
11 senior members.
The new seniors are: Benigna
Astacio, Jose Clavell, Mauricio
Lotti, Diana Martinez, Juan
Martinez, M i g u e l R e y e s ,
Ruiz, Madeline
Soto, John Torres, Remigio
Torres and Jose Velez.

rice arranged the trip and
billeting at the Davis-Monthan
visiting officer quarters.
A highlight of the visit was the
opportunity to descend into an
ICBM missile silo, one of several
in the Tucson area. No cameras
were permitted, but the CAP
group received a firsthand look
at the inner workings of a firstline weapon system.
O n t h e s e c o n d d a y, t h e
squadron members donned
civilian clothes--at the advice of
the tour guide-- for a visit to the
aircraft storage area. Sometimes
called the "airplane graveyard",
the sprawling Military Aircraft
Storage and Disposal Center
covers many acres of desert and
presently contains approximately 4,800 military aircraft in
storage or awaiting disposal. The
tour members were allowed to

climb in and around some of the
airplanes for a closer look.
On the flightline, the new A-7
and A-10 fighters were on display, with their pilots present to
answer questions from the cadets
and to explain the capabilities of
their respective craft.

Lots Of Space Needed
To Show Off Insignia
the Missouri Wing's supply ofricer, Capt. Keith Richardson, is
invited to set up a display, the
main thing he needs is a tremendous amount of space.
Richardson owns what is possi-

NEW SALEM, Penn.--CAP Maj.
Charles Cramer and other
members of Southwestern Pennsylvania Group 1400 presented a
program recently on search and
rescue to Boy Scouts of Troop
608 in New Salem.

bly one of the world's largest
collections of military insignia.
He started his collecting past-'
time in 1941 as a Boy Scout while
living in Muskogee, Okla., near a
large Army training camp. He
would go to the camp and talk the
soldiers out of their uniform insignia. Patches, distinctive ribbons, medals, cap badges, rank
badges and foreign insignia have
been traded over the years until
Richardson now has some 11,000
In his collection is a West Point
patch like the one worn by
General of the Army Dwight D.
Eisenhower when he was a cadet.
He has a PT boat command
metal insignia like that worn by
t h e l a t e P r e s i d e n t J o h n F.
Kennedy when he was skipper of

Scoutmaster Harold Antrum
invited the CAP members to present the program since members
of the scout troop are working to
earn merit badges on emergency
Maj. Cramer spoke on initiating a search and rescue mission. 1st lt. Kenneth
Titterington, commander of
South Moreland Comp. Sq. 1408,
showed and explained slides
taken on actual search missions.
Cadet Donald Pritchard Jr. told
the scouts about the cadet
program. Cadet Gary Pritchard
explained the backpack, field
pack and rapelling ropes used by
rangers in the field. This was
followed by a question and
answer period.
Approximately 40 scouts and
scoutmasters from the Old
Trails District attended the

An added bonus for the
aviation-minded group was a
visit to the newly opened'Pima
County Air Museum near Tucson.
The museum houses more than
100 examples of military aircraft
from pre-Worl_dWar I! to Korean
War vintage.

LARGE COLLECrION--Capt. Keith Richardson, Missouri Wing supply officer, is surrounded by a part of his collection of military insignia. He has more than 11,000 separate items in
the collection.

Another notable item is the
Chief Commander's Legion of
Merit which Richardson has. The
award has, in the past, been
given to Winston Churchill,
Charles DeGaulle and Chiang
Kai-shek, among others.
He also has a complete Medal
of Honor set, which is a very hard
item to come by unless you are
one of the few who have earned
A member of the American
Society of Military Insignia
Collectors, Richardson has
travelled to many cities with his
impressive display.

FEBRUARY, 1977 "



31 Complete Solo Flights
A t Minnesota Encampment
Provide Air

B I K E R E PA I R - - S M W i l l i a m D i a m o n d r e p a i r s b i k e f o r
riders in St. Louis' Diabetes Bike-A-Thou this year. CAP
members from several St. Louis squadrons provided communications, bike repair and first aid along the six routes of
the ride. The Bike-A-Thou raised about $50,000 for research
and summer camp for diabetic children.

California Wing Hosts
Search, Rescue Confab
Calif.-CAP's California Wing was host
here on a recent weekend at a
search and rescue (SAR) conference for Civil Air Patrol,
Air Force, Air National Guard
and law enforcement personnel.
The conference brought
together more than 75 members
of these various agencies involved in search and rescue to coordinate procedures and to learn
new techniques.
New techniques included the
useof Loran C, a navigation
* system, by law enforcement
agencies in reporting accidents,
and for rendezvous by
helicopters with ground vehicles
in locating downed aircraft. The
system will be used throughout
California beginning in January
CAP Lt. Col. Jim Bigelow,
California Wing director of
Operations, discussed the use of
satellite photos to determine
whether or not weather is a factor in searches for downed aircraft.
Another topic of discussion
was the use by the Federal Aviation Administration of
computer-stored radar tracking
as an additional SAR tool when
bad weather is involved. The
technique determines the time
frame within which a missing

Hawaii Planning
To Build New
HONOLULU -- The Hawaii
Wing will have a permanent
home in the not too distant
future, according to Lt. Col.
William Baker, the wing commander.
A one-acre site adjacent to the
Honolulu International Airport
has been set aside for the Hawaii
Wing by the Hawaii State
Department of Transportation.
Col. Baker said that building
plans are under study now for a
facility which will provide administrative offices for the headquarters as well as some
income-producing space.
Until the new facility is a
reality, however, the wing headquarters has moved into the
former Hawaii Air National
Guard hangar at the Honolulu

aircraft should have been in a
certain area at a certain time,
thus facilitating a search.
Bob Hill of the California Office of Emergency Services
presented a talk on "Team Effort." Steve Smith of the U.S.
Bureau of Land Management
presented a discussion on
"Federal Lands and SAR," the
rules and regulations under
which searches are made on
federally owned lands.
The meeting ended with a question and answer period.

WA S E C A , M i n n . - - O n e o f
1976's largest solo flight encampments was completed here
recently by the Minnesota Wing.
Thrity-one CAP cadets made
their first solo flight and were
awarded their solo wings. They
used 14 Minnesota Wing aircraft
during the week of training and
flew a total Of 390 hours.
During ground school, the
cadets received instruction in an
ATC 510 simulator. They also
received orientation flights in a
T-34 and an O-1 on floats.
The Minnesota Air National
Guard Flight 237 provided air
traffic control with its mobile
c o n t r o l t o w e r. C o n t r o l l e r s
reported more than 750 aircraft
movements during the busiest
Maj. James Bates served as
chief flight instructor and encampment commander. Twelve
(~AP flight instructors and four
volunteered their services for
the week.
This was the eighth consecutive solo encampment sponsored by the Minnesota Wing.
Each has had a 100 per cent solo
record without incident or accident.

SUPERVISION--Flight instructor, Capt. Robert Dykstra,
supervises aircraft pre-flight inspection.

Sire ulated Q uake Spurs
'Evact tion ' of Hospital
result of a major earthquake
(simulated) which hit northern
Delaware, the structure of the
Veterans Hospital at Elsmere in
the Greater Wilmington area was
seriously weakened. Immediate
evacuation of the hospital's
patients was ordered.
This was the scenario for a
joint exercise involving CAP's
Delaware Wing, the Delaware
National Guard and the Veterans
WO Duane Judy of the New
Castle Cadet Sq., CAP project ofricer, mustered 60 cadets and
senior members from seven
Delaware Wing squadrons to participate. Three UH-I "Huey"
helicopters of the Guard's 198th
Aviation Company, staffed with
six nurses from the 142nd Air
Evacuation Flight, shuttled CAP
cadets posing as hospital patients
from the hospital to the Greater
Wilmington Airport. In an actual
emergency, the patients would
have then been transferred to
medical planes for transport to
hospitals outside the area.
The entire evacuation exercise
went off without a hitch and with
remarkable precision. Exactly at
1:30 p.m., a flight of three
helicopters appeared over the
hospital grounds and landed. For
the next hour and a half, there
was a continual flow of loaded
helicopters departing for the airport and returning for more
pickups. Many of the CAP cadet
evacuees were experiencing
their first helicopter flight.
Local radio stations, alerted to
the exercise, broadcast notice of

the activity to reassure local
residents that there was no real
Among the interested spectators were the real patients of
the Veterans Hospital who lined
up on the patio for the entire
s h o w. To t h e m i t h a d t o b e
reassuring to see the efficiency
with which an evacuation could
be accomplished in event of a
real emergency.

RITUAL REMOVAL--Maj. James Bates, encampment commander, performs ritual cutting-off of shirttail for unidentified cadet who has just soloed.

GASSING UP--Cadets fuel 0-I aircraft for float plane orientation flight.




GAP Saves 34 Lives in 1976
Following are brief descriptions of the rescue missions in
which Civil Air Patrol was
credited with saving a life during
--While most people
throughout the nation were
celebrating the arrival of the new
year in January 1976, members
of the Wyoming Wing were busy
assisting persons stranded in a
winter blizzard. Wyoming
members used four-wheel drive
vehicles and worked throughout
the night and following day
transporting stranded individuals
to safety. Fifty-seven persons
were assisted during the two
days, and CAP was credited with
saving the lives of two of the people caught in the blizzard.
--The Florida Wing was
credited on Jan. 9 with saving the
lives of a couple missing overnight in a boat. Fifteen minutes
a f t e r t a k i n g o ff t o a s s i s t i n
searching for the two people, the
CAP aircraft spotted the boat
aground on a shallow bank. The
sheriff's department was called
to the scene and rescued the couple.
Two Saved
--A ground search team from
the New York Wing saved the
lives of two people who crashed
Jan. 16 in a light aircraft near
W e s t c h e s t e r , N . Y. C A P
searchers were called into action
after a CAP pilot who was making an approach landing to the
airport picked up a signal from
the crashed aircraft's emergency
locater transmitter (ELT).
--An intensive six-day search
in Alaska for a missing light aircraft was concluded successfully
on Jan. 22 with the recovery of
the pilot and his passenger. The
missing plane was located in a
remote area in Merrial Pass
northwest of Anchorage. Two
saves were credited to the
Anchorage CAP unit due to the
remoteness of the area, cold
winter temperatures and the improbability of recovery without
Save in Washington
--Fast action by two members
of the Washington Wing Jan. 29
proved to be instrumental in saving the life of a man who was in
critical condition after inhaling
cyanide gas. The CAP members
transported some cyanide antitoxin from Spokane to Yakima,
Wash., to save the man's life.
--Two young Oregon hikers
were saved Feb. 2 by a ground
search team. The team located
the missing hikers on the 500-foot
level of Mt. Hood and turned
them over to their parents.
--A missing light aircraft was
spotted by the Texas Wing on
Feb. 14 and the unit was credited
with saving the life of the pilot.
After pinpointing the location,
the CAP members radioed the information to the local sheriff and
the injured pilot was driven to a
local hospital for treatment.
Airlift of Blood
--Two members of the Idaho
Wing airlifted three pints of
blood from Spokane, Wash., to
B o n n e r ' s F e r r y, I d a h o . , o n
March 7 which helped save the
life of a hospital patient. The
blood was needed to stablize a 79year-old woman suffering from
internal bleeding.

Manchester, N.H. A U.S. Coast
Guard helicopter was called tothe crash scene and the pilot was
hoisted aboard.








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--CAP and Air Force rescue
forces joined together to save the
life of a pilot of a light aircraft
which had broken through the ice.
of a frozen lake near Skwentna,
Alaska, March 29. The
Anchorage CAP unit located the
downed aircraft and, due to
darkness, an Air Force aircraft
was launched to conduct a flare
drop while a helicopter made the
--The ELT again proved helpful in saving the life of a downed
pilot whose aircraft crashed in
Texas in April. The Texas Wing
was credited with the save after
they "homed in" on the ELT
signal and directed a state
helicopter to the site for the
Hospital Patient Aided
--Emergency airlift of urgently needed blood and survival instruments by the Idaho Wing
helped save the life of a hospital
patient May 14. CAP completed
the lifesaving mission in a little

more than an hour after receiving the call for help. CAP flew
the needed blood and instruments
from Sand Point, Idaho, to
Spokane, Wash., for use in the
children's ward of the Sacred
Heart Hospital.
--A search for a 17-year-old
girl, who was on special medication for epilepsy, was concluded
when the Wisconsin Wing aircrew located her in a ditch six
miles south of Colifax, Wisc.
Local law enforcement officials
were directed to the scene and
rushed the girl to the hospital.
Missing Man Found
---On June 12, a Wisconsin Wing
ground search team saved the
life of a man missing from the
Southern Colony Home. The man
was located near the Bong
Recreation Area about 10
minutes before sunset with
severe weather forecast for the
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year was credited to the Oregon
Wing when it saved the life of an
injured hiker. The ground team
located the missing hiker in less
than three hours after being
notified of the emergency. He
had fallen and broken his left
shoulder and was unable to find
his way out of the area.
ELT Useful
--The 20th and 21st saves of the
year came on Aug. 9 when an
ELT again proved instrumental
in helping save the lives of a pilot
and passenger of a light aircraft
which crashed on the outskirts of
Oakland, Calif. The California
Wing followed the ELT signal
and directed a rescue team to the
crash site for the recovery.
--Two days of search efforts
paid off Aug. 11 when the Maine
Wing located a downed aircraft
by tracking its ELT signal. The
light aircraft had crashed on a
flight from Caribou, Maine, to

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Two Saved Aug. 15
Two saves were recorded on
Aug. 15 when the Idaho Wing was
credited with saving the life of a
hospital patient through the airlift of urgently needed rare blood
and the Minnesota Wing saved
the life of a missing man The 80year-old man was spotted by a
Minnesota aircrew and picked up
by a civilian ground team.
--CAP recorded its fifth live saved during the month of August
with the emergency airlift of a
wounded man on Aug. 26. The
patient, a gunshot victim, was
picked up and transported from
Clear, Alaska, to the Fairbanks
hospital by a CAP unit in Clear.
--The Colorado Wing concluded an intensive six-day search for
a missing light aircraft on Oct. 2
and was credited with saving the
lives of the two persons aboard.
The wreckage was located in the
vicinity of Monarch Pass by the
Colorado Wing. Ground vehicles
were called in to recover the survivors.

Passenger Saved
CAP's 28th save of the year
came Oct. 4 when search crews
of the Illinois Wing located a
downed aircraft in the vicinity of
Manteno, t~! sheriff's- ~_.
department was called to the
scene and transported the surviving passenger to the
Kankakee Hosp~_J. Th~~-~-~was killed'i~sh.~
--During the last part of October and early November, four
hunters were added to the list of
lives saved by CAP in 1976. The
Montana Wing spotted an overdue hunter on Oct. 27 and radioed
his position to a private
helicopter in the vicinity. The
man was suffering from exposure and disorientation.
On Oct. 30 the Colorado Wing
saved the life of a 15-year-old boy
who had become lost while elk
hunting. A CAP aircrew located
the boy and directed ground
teams to the scene.
30 Minutes Required
--It took the Wisconsin Wing
less than 30 minutes to find a
missing hunter on Nov. 8. The
hunter was found in good condition. but was suffering from
hypothermia, a condition in
which the inner body
temperature is lowered and. if
not corrected, can result in
The New Mexico Wing saved
the life of a hunter on Nov. 17 by
reporting the lost man's location
to an Army National Guard
helicopter which picked him up.
Six CAP aircraft participated in
the two-day search for the man.
--The 33rd life-saving effort in
1976 was on Nov. 29 when the
Colorado Wing saved the life of a
hospital patient by airlifting
urgently needed blood. The CAP
aircrew transported the blood
from Denver to Haxton. Colo.
--The final save of the year
came Dec. 17 with the medical
evacuation of a badly burned 11year-old boy from Clear, Alaska,
to the Fairbanks hospital. The
Clear CAP unit transported the
injured boy and was credited
with the save.