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Force Brig. Gen. Paul E.
Gardner has been assigned here
as commander of Headquarters.
CAP-USAF. according to an Air
Force announcement from
HQ. CAP-USAF. an element of
Air University, serves as a staff
at Civil Air Patrol National
Headquarters here at Maxwell
and provides liaison personnel to
Civil Air Patrol in all 50 states.
the Washington, D.C., area, and
in Puerto Rico.
Gen. Gardner succeeds Air
Force Brig. Gen. Carl S. Miller
who has commanded HQ. CAPUSAF since Sept. 1. 1975. The
change in command is effective
Nov. 1.1977.

Gen. Gardner will also serve
as executive director of the Civil
Air Patrol Corporation. a post
which Gen. Miller also held.
Gen. Miller will become cornmander of the 21st NORAD
Region and the 21st Air Division
at Hancock Field. N.Y.. according to the announcement.
Most recently, Gen. Gardner
has been commander of the 89th
Military Airlift Group at
Andrews AFB. Md. This Air
Force unit provides airlift for
the President. the Vice
President. Cabinet members.
members of Congress. and other
high-ranking U.S. and foreign
Gen. Gardner is a native of
Sioux Falls. S.D.. where he

attended elementary and secondary schools. He is a graduate of
the University of Maryland and
attended the Air Command and
Staff College and the Air War
College, both of which are a part
of Air University here at MaxwellAFB.
The general ente~d military
service in 1943 as an aviation
cadet and served during World
War II in the Night Fighter Pilot
Program. He was released from
active duty in 1945 following V-J
He was commissioned a lieutenant in the Air Force Reserve in
1948 and was a C-46 pilot until his
recall to active duty in March
(See GENERALS, Page 2)

Gen. Gardner




VOLUME 9, NO. 11


Awards Ceremony
Highlights Meeting
ATLANTA, Ga.--Civil Air Patrol honored three of its outstanding seniors and an outstandingc~det in October here at a
special awards ceremony during the organization's annual
meeting of the National Board.
Hundreds of CAP members
the innovations and advances
attending the annual gathering
she has made in the Middle East
witnessed the ceremony.
Region's training program She
is director of Senior Programs
Honored during the colorful
for that region.
ceremony were Col. Oscar K.
T h e C a d e t o f t h e Ye a r,
Jolley, named Region ComDeirdre M. Condit of Pocatello.
mander of the Year; Col. Leroy
Idaho, received an engraved plaS. Riley, chosen as Wing Comque during the ceremony and will
mander of the Year: and Lt. Col.
also receive a CAP scholarship
Barbara L. Morris, selected as
worth $500.
Senior Member of the Year.
Selection as Cadet of the Year
Cadet Deirdre M. Condit was
is based upon recommendations
honored as Outstanding Cadet of
from squadron and wing cornthe Year for 1977.

RADIATION CHECK--CAP pilot is checked for radioactive contamination following reconnaissance flight in North Carolina area hit by simulated "missile attack." For more photos
and news about the disaster relief exercise in the Tarheel State, see pages 8 and 9.

Kadena Is
First Unit

KADENA, AB. Japan-- The
first overseas Civil Air Patrol
squadron was chartered in
ceremonies recently at the
Kadena Officer's Open Mess
here on the island of Okinawa.

Combat Support Group, which
will host the new CAP squadron,
presented the charter activating
the organization to CAP Capt.
William H. Russell, who commands the squadron.

Designated the Okinawa Cadet
Sq., the new unit has been set up
on a one-year trial basis to determine the viability of expanding
CAP to overseas locations.
Col. Earl S. Barnett III, commander of the Air Force's 18th

The unit will provide training
to young people on Okinawa with
emphasis on military training,
aerospace education, first aid
and survival training and search
and rescue procedures.
The Okinawa Cadet Sq. m-

Col. Jolley has been commander of the Southeastf Region which
out-scored the other regions in
the 1976 Wing Effectiveness
Evaluation Program for the third
year in a row. A Civil Air Patrol
member since 1970, Col. Jolley
assumed his present position in
October 1973.
Col. Riley is commander of the
Georgia Wing which was the
Number One Wing in Civil Air
Patrol in the 1976 WEEP. A
member of CAP since 1958, Col.
Riley is employed in civilian life
by Sonoco Products Co. of
Marietta, Ga.
Col. Morris was cited as
Senior Member of the Year for
sigma, ~les~neo Dy umt member
Kuenapa Kenner, features a red
To r i i g a t e o n a y e l l o w
background, with a blue starspangled stripe running
diagonally through it. The patch
has the words "Civil Air Patrol
Okinawa" and a blue number
one, signifying that it is the first
overseas CAP unit.
The squadron has been active
for two months and has already
participated in several

(See AWARDS, Page 2)

Inside Index
Aero-AstroAnswers .... Page3
Ranger Training .................... 5
Civil Defense Test .............. 8-9
SAR People ............................12
CAP News In Photos ............ 4
People in The News .............15

acitivities. In addition to regular
weekly meetings, the cadets
have toured a Strategic Air Command KC-135 Stratotanker, a
flight simulator and the base
Radar Approach Control
Although the cadets will not be
able to participate in direct
glider or flight training, they
hope that arrangements will be
made for pre-flight training
study and for orientatioG fli~:~
aboard Air Force aircra.rt.




Generals Reassigned
(Continued From Page 1)
1951 to serve at Pope AFB, N.C.
During this assignment, he
attended Squadron Officer
School at Maxwell.
He completed combat crew
training in June 1953 and then
served a tour of duty in Korea as
a B-26 pilot. He next became
Flight Transition Training Ofricer at Boiling AFB, D.C., and
in 1957 was integrated into the
Regular Air Force.
From 1957 to 1971, he served
tours of duty in the Pentagon, in

Turkey, at Travis AFB. Calif.,
and attended Air Command and
Staff College.
From 1971 to 1972, he served
as commander of the 608th
Military Airlift Sq. in Vietnam.
From 1972 to 1974, he served in a
number of different assignments
at Scott AFB, Ill. He then
became commander of the 61st
Military Airlift Support Wing in
Hawaii and served as Military
Airlift Command liaison to the
Commander-in-Chief, Pacific,
and Commander-in-Chief,
Pacific Air Forces. He became

Commander of the 89th MAG in
June 1976.
Gen. Gardner is a command
pilot with more than 13,000 hours
flying time in a variety of aircraft. His decorations include the
Legion of Merit with one Oak Leaf
Cluster, the Bronze Star Medal,
the Meritorious Service Medal,
Air Medal, Joint Services
Commendation Medal, and the
Army Commendation Medal.
He is married to the former
Erlyn Brown, also of Sioux
Falls. They have three children.

Search Covers T State Area
HUGO, Okla.--Wreckage of a
Piper Cherokee and the bodies of
three crash victims were found
Sept. 4 near this Southeastern
Oklahoma city.
The aircraft, enroute from
Harlingen, Tex., to Olathe, Kan.,
was reported overdue for a
refueling stop at McAlester,
Okla., on the evening of Sept. 28.
Texas and Oklahoma Civil Air
Patrol units started searching
for the aircraft early the next

morning. CAP units from Kansas and Louisiana joined the
search in Oklahoma.
Texas CAP personnel and
members of the Oklahoma
Highway Patrol located the
downed aircraft and bodies of
the passengers Sept. 4 about a
mile from the Hugo Airport,
where it had crashed in a junkyard.
The Choctaw County sheriff
recovered the bodies of the pilot

Harry Edwards, 40, and his son,
Bradley, 13, both of Leawood,
Kan., and Joyce Brandon, 34, of
Kansas City.
Parts of the bodies were scattered as far as 40 feet from the
crash site. Wreckage of the aircraft was found more than a mile
Civil Air Patrol units from four
states flew 296 sorties, involving
157 aircraft, for 769.1 flying hours
during this mission.

DISPATCHER--2nd Lt. Doris Miller, deputy commander,
Lee County Comp. Sq. (Florida Wing) dispatches ambulances and other emergency vehicles from the communications office of Lee County Emergencies Services under instructions of Charles Vogelsong, radio dispatching offi c e r. U n d e r a r e c e n t l y i n s t i t u t e d p r o g r a m o f m u t u a l
training, volunteer CAP squadron members take 20 to 30
hours of training. Their assistance enables qualified medical
technicians to be released from communications duty during
emergencies. (Photo by 1st Lt, John R. O'Connor)

Awards Given For
Outstanding Service
(Continued From Page 1)
manders, from individuals and
achievements in Civil Air
Patrol, and upon demonstrated
leadership ability.
Cadet Condit is a member of
the 102rid Cadet Sq. (Idaho Wing)
and has been a CAP member
since 1972. The 19-year-old cadet
serves as administrative officer

OHIO SEARCH--A search aircraft is serviced in preparation for a flight in search of a
downed aircraft near the Southeastern Ohio city of Lancaster. (Lancaster Eagle-Gazette
Photo by Mike Staton)

No Flight Plan

Search Proves Unsuccessful
LANCASTER, Ohio--A 10-day
search by elements of six Civil
Air Patrol wings, that began
Sept. 18 after an aircraft was
missing on a return flight here
from White Sulphur Springs, W.
Va.. was suspended Sept. 28,
without finding any trace of the
pilot or hLS aircraft.
TY, e pilot did not file a flight

In addition to CAP units from
Ohio and West Virginia, the
search involved personnel from
Vi r g i n i a , M a r y l a n d , N o r t h
Carolina and the National:
Capital Wing.
Although low clouds and rain
hampered search efforts forpart
of the time, 217 sorties, involving
132 aircraft and 1,264 persons,
were made Both senior

members and cadets took part.
Ground vehicles were also used
in the search.
At one point the search, which
had been suspended, was ternporarily resumed to investigate
a sighting along a highway.
However, when sighted the object proved to be unrelated to the

for her squadron.
Other awards presented during the National Board meeting
included the annual Brewer
Awards, and recognition of the
Cadet Squadron of Distinction
and the four runners-up for this
honor. This year, the Cadet
Squadron of Distinction was the
Ewa Beach Cadet Sq. ~Hawaii

New Clothing Items
Now A vailable By Mail
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--The newly authorized grade epaulets
and the long-sleeve blue shirt are now available in the Bookstore
All grades and sizes are available. All back orders have been filled.
If you have delayed submitting your order, now would be the ideal
time to get it in.
Ordering information is as follows:
Epaulets, Male, Cat. No. 1007--$4.95 pair.
Epaulets, Female, Cat. No. 1007E--$4.95 pair.
Shirt, Male, Cat. No. 1007A--$10.95 each. (must include size and
sleeve length.)
Overblouse, Female, Cat. No. 1007B--$12.95 each (order in
even-numbered sizes only, i.e., 6, 8, 10 etc.)
* Package Offer, Male, Cat. No. 1007C--$14.95 (one shirt, one set
Package Offer, Female, Cat. No. 1007D--$169~ ,one
overblouse, one set of epaulets--female).




Computer T lk, s Over
! iiliil
CAP Cadet (:orLtracts

contract inputs will be
eliminated since the computer
will print the cadet's name.
r a n k , s e r i a l n u m b e r, u n i t
number, contract number and
completion requirements on the
new contract before it is sent to
the cadet.

cadet program will make a major change in processing
achievement contracts in
Phases I and II at National
Headquartersbeginnning Jan. 1.
The computer will eliminate
some 37,000 individual transactions by three different staff
agencies annually by processing
completed contracts one through
seven and triggering subsequent
contracts in mailer form directly to the individual cadets.
The new procedure will
eliminate submission of individual $1.50 payments and
order forms to receive the next
contract. Many past errors in

The new system will require a
fee of $12 for the new member.
which will include membership
dues for the first year, study
materials for Phases I and II.
and cost of contracts one
through seven.
Further details will be printed
in the December issue of Civil
Air Patrol News.

New York Pilots
Meet For $rafety
SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS--Cadet Denise Edwards of the Thunderbird Comp. Sq. (Texas Wing)
helped provide security and information for the public when the touring-replica of Charles
Lindbergh's aircraft was at Houston's Hobby Airport recently. Civil Air Patrol units all over
the nation have given similar support to the aircraft, operated by the Experimental Aircraft
Association, on its national tour in commemoration of the 1927 Lindbergh flight to Paris 50
years ago.

Ninety-Nines Raise Money For CAP
The use of 12 planes was
donated for the day. They were
Delaware Chapter of the Ninetyflown by 15 male pilots,
Nines, Luc., a national organiza- tion of Women pilots, helda very ~'including Maj. Jack Zimmerman
of the Delaware Wing, and one
successful "Pennies-A-Pound
woman pilot. Jan Churchill, a
Day" earlier this year at Summember of the Ninety-Nines and
mit Airpark here for the benefit
also Civil Air Patrol.
of Civil Air Patrol's Delaware
A total of 430 rides were given
Wing Building Fund.
during the day. As a result, the

Delaware Chapter of the NinetyNines presented the Delaware
Wing a check for $1,000.
The wing is raising money for
a new headquarters building at
the Greater Wilmington Airport.
Members of the Middletown
Cadet Sq. provided crowd
control and sold refreshments.

A R D S L E Y, N . Y. - Westchester County Airport was
the site of a new activity in
September when 25 pilots from
the Westchester Group participated in the semiannual
Pilots Information and Safety
It was conducted by Capt.
Matthew Zuccaro, emergency
services officer for the group.
Zuccaro is also commander of
the Westchester ARMS Senior
Sq. and president of Air Rescue
Med-evac System of
Westchester. Inc., a private corporation that coordinates rescue
activities within the county and
adjacent areas.
Seminar participants heard an
address by Lt. Col. Eugene
McArdle, safety officer for the
New York Wing, on flight safety
on both official missions and
private flying.

T h e We s t c h e s t e r G r o u p
recently established its headquarters at the County Airport,
through the courtesy of the New
York Air National Guard and the
International Aviation Corporation. Both organizations
have contributed space to the
Group for SAR activities and administrative duties.
Maj. Allan Pogorzelski, group
commander, extended his thanks
to the New York ANG for the use
of its base and to all seminar
participants for their dedication
to air rescue and to future safe


Two Targets Increase Exercise's Challenge
-- A two-day SARCAP was
planned and hosted recently for
Southern California Civil Air
Patrol units by San Fernando
Airport Sq. 35 at its San Fe~-~
nando Airport base. Los Angeles
Group 1 personnel sponsored and
participated in the exercise.
Directed by Lt. Col. Floyd
Hayes. mission base coordinator, the exercise followed a
prepared script. The search was
for a "missing" Cessna 172.




carrying four persons from
Hesperia to Santa Barbara.
For practice and challenge,
targets were constructed in two
different areas, said Capt. Beth
Hughes, Group 1. On the first
day the 30-foot cross, designed of
foil with an emergency locator
transmitter (ELT) in its center.
was placed at Piru Lake in Los
Padres National Forest, and the
following day another was
located in the San Gabriel Mountains near Acton.


Senior members and cadets
assisted Col. Hayes on the mission staff. Their duties included
administration, ground and air
operations and debriefing. There
was also a ground crew which
included a medical officer and
team. Radio communication
between ground and air was
maintained continuously.
Adding clues and realism to
the exercise, a "hiker" stopped
in to report that he had observed
a plane in the area of Piru Lake
which had been circling and


spluttering until it disappeared
behind a hilltop.
The imaginary aircraft was
found by four air crews in each
location on both days. Sixteen
sorties and 34 hours were logged
for an area covering 450 square
miles of Southern California
mountains and desert.
Mission control officers from
the California Wing staff on hand
to supervise the mission base activities were Lt. Col. Betty
Decker, Capt. Delight Miller and
Capt. Rod Lattimer.

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National Commander's Comments

Inquiries And Complaints
Brigadier General, CAP
National Commander
National Headquarters has
been directly involved in
numerous congressional inquiries and personal complaints thus far in 1977. Fortunately, the number of congressional inquiries for 1977
has decreased somewhat over
last year, but the
number of personal complaints
has increased
Many of the congressional cam- ~~
plaints received ~~
and processed ~~
by National Headquarters are
the result of misunderstandings, lack of communication
between Civil Air Patrol members, misinterpretation of directives and policies or un-

familiarity with the proper
procedure for presenting a
Quite often a member will
write directly to a member of
Congress or to National Head,
quarters without attempting to
resolve his problem at the
lowest possible level as outlined in CAP Regulation 123-2.
This regulation establishes
adequate policies and
procedures for providing an
orderly means of resolving
complaints through the unit
commander, to the wing commander, and/or region commander. Should the region
commander consider a matter
serious enough to warrant final
decision by the National Commander, the complaint will
then be forwarded to National
Headquarters for resolution.
I urge each of you to give this
system an opportunity to work
by following the guidance es-

tablished in CAP Regulation
123-2 rather than indiscriminately writing directly
to a member of Congress or
National Headquarters. In
short, let us air our own "dirty
laundry" in-house. The right of
any Civil Air Patrol member to
correspond with members of
Congress is not questioned. The
bulk of this correspondence,
however, is often detrimental
to Civil Air Patrol objectives
and tends to give the corporation a stigma of not caring
about our members. Such is not
the case; we do care about
each member.
Should you have a complaint
that cannot be resolved orally,
then write it down. Perhaps
before submitting through
proper channels, it would be
wise to wait a day or so and
then review what you have
written. You may then determine that your complaint was
merely a misunderstanding

due to a lack of communication.
Unit commanders must be
especially attentive to potential problems in their units. If
an individual does present a
complaint, the unit commander must be empathetic,
patient, and especially a good
listener. Prompt handling is
most essential. Perhaps the
unit commander can readily
resolve the problem, but should
this prove to be impossible,
then the complainant should be
encouraged to submit the
matter in writing through
proper channels for investigation and resolution.
Once again, let us all work
together to resolve our
differences at the lowest possible level. Please give management an opportunity to help
you and our great organization
before writing directly to a
member of Congress or
National Headquarters.

Cadets Train For Emergency Service
GASTONIA, N.C. -- Cadets
from four North Carolina
squadrons participated recently
in an emergency services training encampment sponsored by
the lllth Air Rescue and

Recovery Sq. of Charlotte.
Cadets came also from the
Asheville, Raleigh-Wake, and
Winston-Salem Camp. Sqs.
The training site, Kings Mountain just west of here, proved to

be a challenge. Cadets received
training in hiking and camping
skills, map reading and land
navigation, mountain climbing
and rappelling, crash site
security, emergency locator
tracking procedures, and helipad
The cadets were exposed first
to rappelling at the Charlotte
F i r e a n d P o l i c e Tr a i n i n g
Academy. The cadets were airlifted to the academy where they
rappelled from the 80-foot fire
training tower. This initial exposure prepared them for the ac-

Want To Trade
News, Patches
L A FAY E T T E , L a . - - T h e
Lafayette Camp. Sq. (Louisiana
Wing) is interested in exchanging copies of its newsletter and
wing patches with any other
interested units.
The purpose is to exchange
knowledge and ideas with othe~
Civil Air Patrol units.
They are assembling .a patch
collection to be displayed at
wing headquarters.

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tual mountain rappelling which
they performed later in the encampment.
One of the more important
aspects of the training program
was the instruction in map
reading and the land navigation
problem. After an hour-long
class, the cadets were transported to locations approximately three miles from the
base camp. Using the skills
taught in the class, the cadets
then had to utilize map and compass to find their way back to the
training area.
Divided into two groups, the
cadets did themselves proud by
travelling over mountains,
through thick undergrowth, and

across swampy areas, completing the trek in about four
hours. Both teams arrived at the
training site within 15 minutes of
each other;
Training in crash site security
was also an important part of the
training. Cadets Were told how
to help secure an accident area,
how to deal with the news media,
and how to mark the area to prevent intrusion from unauthorized
persons. They also learned how
to build an emergency helipad.
At the conclusion of the encampment, the cadets were asked whether or not they thought
the training was a worthwhile
activity. The responses were
overwhelmingly favorable.

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UP AND OVER--Every morning before sunrise the cadets tackle the confidence course.
The exercise is designed to test their motivation and teamwork, as well as give their
muscles a workout.

SPLASH--A rope swing over a water obstacle is one of the
feats to be met on the daily confidence course. Although. some
persons didn't make it all the way across on their first try,
daily repetition of the obstacle gave them sufficient experience
to be successful later on. Course instructors were always
standing by to insure that no one was hurt on the course.

Pennsylvania Cadets Become Rm ers
Story and Photos by
Pennsylvania Wing
Ranger Section
Despite record high
temperatures, stifling humidity
and periods of torrential rain,
the training went on as usual
here at the National Emergency
Assistance Training school.
This year, the school's 21st of
operation, more than 270 cadets

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HIGH CLIMB--Scaling this open framework challenges the
cadets' physical vigor.

and seniors from 22 Civil Air
Patrolwings participated,
These people studied and practiced the fundamentals of ground
search and rescue, mountain
evacuation, team leadership,
first aid and communications.
Other courses offered were
basic, advanced and expert
Ranger training, field medic,
emergency medical technician,
Ranger team commander and
senior training.
Vigorous physical training was

theby.word of the school, as was
classwork and practical
demonstrations in a variety of
search and rescue situations.
Te a m w o r k i s c o n s t a n t l y
emphasized and proven during
survival hikes; the longest being
25 miles in three and half days.
This is the way it is done for
nine days so that Civil Air Patrol
Rangers may be able to faithfully live up to the Ranger motto
"These things we do, that others
may live !"


CAMP OUT--Trainees in the Ranger program learn how to survive in a long-term field
situation. Self-reliance in the field is one of the factors covered during two-day survival



Working with ropes was part of the instruction given at the Blue Beret Encampment.
(Photo by Capt. Melvyn Shichtman)

Cadets Cynthia Huizenga of Huron, S.D., and John
Mikelson of St. Louis practice first aid. (Photo by Capt.
Melvyn Shichtman)


Encampment Provides Rigorous Survival Training
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -During a busy day here, as many
as 80.000 cars may cross the
Mendota Bridge over the
Mississippi River between
Minneapolis and St. Paul.
But beneath all that traffic, a
virtual wilderness exists in a
state park which stretches along
the river and which contains the
remains of an old fort. Were if
not for the traffic noise and the
roar of jets overhead, a visitor
could get the feeling of being
miles from any town.
And here.' in Ft. Snelli~gState
Park. the North Central Region

seven different wings, including
staged its Blue Beret EncampKansas. Iowa, South Dakota,
ment this summer.
The Blue Beret Program was
Illinios, Missouri, Wisconsin and
Minnesota. The training was
begun in 1967 by Col. William B.
rigorous and taxed the physical
Cass, then commander of the
and mental abilities of the parIowa Wing and now North
Central Region Commander.
Purpose of the program is to
During the first week, permotivate cadets and to provide
sonnel were fed at the Airmen's
emergency services training for
Dining Hall at the Air Force inqualified cadets and senior
stallation at Minneapolis -- St.
members and is intended to
Paul International Airport.
provide trained personnel to
Because of the dining hall
meet any emergency,
schedule, the day began at 5 a.m.
This year more than 60 CAP
Durin~ the .~cnnd w~,~k all f~.~
.members pal*tic]l~tted in41t~ew~-~ was'~bked-at the encampment.
campment. They came from
The days ended at about 11
p.m. However, the cadets being
told to go to bed was no sign they

Squadron Uses Trailer
As Food-Service Center
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- When
someone tells members of
Heselton Cadet Sq. 802 (Ohio
Wing) to "think big," he is taken
at his word. The proof is in two
vehicles, a semi=trailer and a 32foot house trailer, both recently
acquired by the squadron. Both
will be put to good use.
After a year's work as mess
officer for Type B encampments

For the benefit of all
members of Civil Air Patrol,
the statistics of search and
rescue activities throughout
the organization are shown
These are unofficial figures
complied by Directorate of
Operations at CAP National
As of Oct. 9, 1977
Number of Missions ........ 640
Number of Aircraft ....... 3,877
Number of Sorties ........7,691
Flying Hours ............. 14,338
Personnel ................. 19,542
Mobile Radios ..............5,043
Fixed Radios ......... : ..... 4,169
Saves ............................ 37
Finds ........................... 371

and search and rescue tests, 1st
Lt. Bob Conner decided it was
time to better operations. After
unsuccessful attempts by the
wing liaison officer to secure a
trailer through Air Force
channels, Lt. Conner started a
one-man campaign to get such a
vehicle through the community.
Numerous telephone calls and
personal contacts were made
with officials of local and major
trucking firms. After nearly a
month, he finally met with
success through the Suburban
Motor Freight Co. of Columbus.
Within a matter of days, the
trailer was delivered, loaded
with equipment, and the
"kitchen on wheels" was transported to Ross County Airport
in Chillicothe, SAR base for
southern Ohio, to make its debut
at the Sector D Type-B encampment.
Equipped with three gas
stoves, a refrigerator, shelving
for food storage, tables and soonto-be-installed fluorescent
lighting, the trailer enables Lt.
Conner and the squadron to
provide food service for 100 or
more people during en,
campments and missions.
It was in the search for a
"mess trailer" that the house
trailer, a discarded recreation
vehicle, was discovered. With a
little elbow grease and some
paint, 1st Lt. Rich Hartigan, the
squadron commander, and Lt.
Conner hope to see Heselton
Cadet Sq. 802 one of the first
squadrons within the wing with a
mobile command post.

might stay there. A midnight
march might be called and
sometimes was -- which ranged
from two to six miles in length.
There were times when it rained
and the roads were a sea of mud.
But the night march went on.
In this atmosphere, the cadets
underwent two weeks of intensive training in a variety of subjects, taking home with them
much information and experience to be used in their home
units. The training included the
Red Cross First Aid Course: two
full days of radiological monitoring taught by Civil Defense personnel: search and rescue
techniques; survival: corn-

munications: the use of ropes in
rescue work; physical fitness;
leadership; rapelling; field
nawgation and compass
reading; and a number of others.
Col. Cass directed the encampment. First Lt. Gregory
Scofield of Newport, Minn., was
encampment commander. Other
serdor members assisting
included SM Jackie Anderson of
Lakeville. Minn.; 1st Lt.
Theresa Brown of Faribault,
Minn.: SM Richard Erickson of
St. Paul; Capt. Jeff Guernsey of
Salina. Kans.; Capt. Melvyn
Shichtman of St. Ann, Mo.: SM
Joe Simertz of Bloomington,
Minn.; and Capt. Donna Mattson
of Sauk Rapids, Minn.

BUSY DAY--California Wing cadets had a busy day while undergoing iaspeoio~, recently. At
the same time they were studying their SOPs. It was all an exercise to familiarize the
cadets with what to expect at regular summer encampment at Vandenberg AFB, Calif. A
few male cadets managed to squeeze into this formation from the all-girl Burbank Angel
Comp. Sq. Scene is at Group 1 Headquarters at Hollywood-Burbank Airport.

Cadets View Space Shuttle
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -Highlight of a three-day, threenight weekend recently for 53
cadets of the California Wing's
Group 1 was a trip to watch the
first solo flight of the space
shuttle, Enterprise, at Edwards
AFB, Calif.
One unit, North Hollywood
Comp. Sq. 3, had a preview of the
event as guests of the San Fernando Valley Press Club where
they heard John S. Latin, a test
engineer from Rockwell Inter-

national's Space Division, explain details of the orbiter
launch and its possible
relationship to future life on
Under the leadership of 1st Lt.
Russell R. Hanson Jr., Cadet
Programs officer, and other
senior members, the cadets
bunked overnight at group headquarters at Hollywood-Burbank
Airport. They left together at 4
a.m., Aug. 12, to he on hand
when the orbiter separated from

the mother craft on its initial
The rest of the week was spent
in pre-encampment activities, to
familiarize the cadets with the
upcoming encampment at
Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
New members of California's
only all-girl CAP unit, Burbank
Angel Comp. Sq. 63, were among
those introduced to drill, inspection and the mess hall where
they were served by male

)ublic servme spot. The new CAP film spot features CAP ground rescue and will be S
our request the call letters of the local television station(s)you are going to service.
ready for distribution shortly after the first of the year.
:,NTS. A ll tapes of CAP radio spots have been distributed for this year. We suggest
rant on new CAP radio spots in the "Bulletin Board" section of the "Civil Air Patrol
;pots as soon as possible after the announcement. Requests for spot announcements
rved basis.

re some obvious errors in the organization charts and the Air Force-CAP corporate
['hese errors are also reflected in the CAP Forms 19 and 19a. A new test and answer
vailable in the near future. A letter will be sent to all wings delineating which slides R
21inic training package.


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ination in Federally Assisted Programs," 7 October 1977, supersedes CAPR 39-I
Vlanagement," 7 October 1977, supersedes CAPM 60-1, I July 1974.
Patrol Supply Manual." 7 October 1977. has been published.



ation Officer's Handbook," 7 October 1977, has been published.
trol Recruiting Guide." 7 October 1977, supersedes CAPP 11, September 1974.
" o m . h r a t i o n a l H e a d q u a r t e r s / O I , n o t D A P.
C}NS. CAP Forms 19 and 19a, "Senior Member Training-Level I Comprehensive
February 1973, have been rescinded. (See item 9 above.} DAP


Hand propping of aircraft is dangerous, but at times may become necessary. CAP is
no stranger to this practice, as many early aircraft had no starters installed. Weak batteries, combined with winter weather, greatly magnify the problems of engine starting with
insufficient electrical power.
In the past, propping has resulted in many cases of injury and destruction of property. Unmanned aircraft have broken tie-down ropes, pulled up chains, jumped over
chocks, and subsequently taxied into people, other aircraft, vehicles, and buildings. At
times, these runaway aircraft have even taken off into the wild blue! Would you believe
that in some incidents there were nonpilot passengers aboard these uncontrolled machines! Happiness is not witnessing an unpiloted aircraft moving under its own power!
Proper training can reduce the hazards of propping; certainly good judgment! Although the primary intent of this article is not to instruct, the following list of precautions MUST be taken when propping.
--Ensure that a competent pilot or mechanic is at the controls.
Always treat the prop as if the ignition system is on.
-Check the brakes to see that they are engaged and actually work.
-Ensure that both the "propper" and "controller" understand terminology to
be used.
-Check the area under and near the propeller for obstructions and/or slippery
conditions which might cause the "propper" to slip or fall into the prop.
-The "propper" must remove all loose or protruding items from front pockets,
i.e., combs, pens, sunglasses, and also remove all rings and Wristwatches. Loose
clothing such as long-sleeved coats and hats should be removed. These items
can cause the "propper" to inadvertently lean or be pulled into the prop.
This list is not complete. Other areas of caution include how to hold the prop, how to
stand, where to stand, etc. These areas must not be ignored. Consult a well-qualified
person for additional advice. Remember, you are dealing with a meat cleaver!
As far as CAP is concerned, let there be no question. Unless a qualified person is
at the controls, PROPPING is a NO, NO!

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- A statewide disaster relief exercise, staged
in September, involved a number of agencies here in North
Carolina, with Civil Air Patrol playing the major role.
Other agencies which participated included the North Carolina
Civil Preparedness Agency (civil defense), the Federal Aviation
Administration, the American National Red Cross, the North
Carolina Association of Rescue Squads, the Salvation Army, and
the North Carolina Highway Patrol.
The Emergency Operating Center (EOC) was in downtown
Raleigh where officials of the various participating agencies
gathered to plan, oversee and watch the exercise. A number of
Civil Air Patrol squadrons in the state took part from remote
points, flying reconnaissance flights in the wake of a simulated
missile attack on the state, and performing other tasks which
would be involved if such an attack was real. A CAP radio
network supplied communications.
The photographs on these two pages were made at the EOC in
Raleigh and at Raleigh Airport where one of the CAP squadrons
participating in the exercise was based.

Photos by MSgt. Russ Brown

Officials of CAP, Association of Rescue Squads, Red Cross and North Carolina
Highway Patrol study plans for disaster relief exercise.


Civil Air Patrol and FAA officials study plans for
possible emergency airlift under SARDA plan
following "missile attack" on the state.
Civil Air Patrol and Red Cross officials confer about procedures to follow in
case "rescue" operations are necessary.

The Salvation Army comes through--with food for participants in North
Carolina disaster relief exercise.

Highway Patrol official, CAP, officer plan possible
rescue and evacuation routes for "attack" victims.




CAP officials at squadron level study map of "attack" area as part of planning for reconnaissance
CAP officer waits for incoming radio message to be completed. CAP radio
network supplied vital communications.

Air Force officer assigned to evaluate Civil Air
Patrol's role in exercise makes notes prior to
writing his report.

Civil Air Patrol pilot uses huge wall map of North
Carolina to plot exact course he will follow in
flight as part of exercise.

Weather was important part of exercise. Here a senior member checks board
which lists weather for airports along eastern coast of United States.




Aircraft is also given once-over to insure it is not contaminated with radiation.

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N U M B E R 11

1. FEDERAL CREDIT UNION SAVINGS ACCOUNTS. Units located on military installations should consider the
use of federal credit unions when opening savings accounts. Credit unions traditionally pay higher interest than either
banks or savings and loan associations. When opening a savings account, please provide the savings institution with the
following employee identification number: 53-6016171.

Transmitter Identification Card ....Effective 12 September 1977... we are discontinuing the use
of Form 452-C in the Aviation and Maritime Services ....

, , . Part 87-Aviation Services.


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2. FROM THE FEDERAL REGISTER, 8 September 1977, the following excerpts of FCC rules and regulations are
quoted for your information and action:






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87.95 Posting station license.




you watch for the next an
News." Send in your requ
are honored on a first come

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a. CAPR 39
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(b) The current authorization for an aircraft radio station license shall be posted prominently
in the aircraft or shall be kept with the aircraft registration certificate. In the case of aircraft radio
stations licensed by means of a single ~iuthorization, for the operation of all fleet aircraft, the original
authorization, or a photocopy thereof, shall be posted prominently in the aircraft or shall be kept
with the aircraft registration certificate,
(c) The current authorization for each land mobile station shall be retained as a permanent
part of the station records, but need not be posted.
(d) In case of Civil Air Patrol mobile stations licensed by means of a single authorization for
all the fleet, the original authorization or ph-otocopy thereof, shall be posted prominently in the aircraft or shall be kept with the aircraft registration certificate, or in the case of ground mobile stalions
posted in accordance with paragraph (c) of this section.
3. SQUAWK TRANSPONDER CODE ON SEARCH MISSIONS. Effective ! January 1978. aircraft flying on search
missions are asked to squawk transponder code 1277 when in the search area. The 1277 squawk applies to all aircraft
(CAP, USAF, USCG, etc.) that are on VFR search missions and not under FAA control. Aircraft flying to and from
search areas and those on IFR clearances will squawk the appropriate code as directed by FAA. Use of 1277 will
enable FAA to distinguish which planes are on search missions and, if required, will make it easier 1,o locate them by
t h e Tr a c k A n a l y s i s P r o g r a m ( TA P ) .
4. CHANGE IN DOLLAR AMOUNTS REQUIRED BY NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS FOR NEW CADETS. Effective l January 1978, checks in the amount of $12.00 should accompany all new cadet applications forwarded to
National Headqu.arters. Six dollars is for national membership dues and the additional $6.00 is for cadet program
materials (texts and contracts) for phases I and II. This new procedure will eliminate the necessity for cadets to order
texts and contracts separately from the bookstore. See upcoming changes to CAPMs 39-2 and 50-16 for details. DPI-I
5. UNIFORM TIP OF THE MONTH. Female members are reminded that two styles of overblouse are now authorized. The short version is worn with the skirt and the longer version with the pantsuit slacks. The short version is not
authorized with the pantsuit, and the longer version is not authorized with the skirt.
6. CAP FEATURE FILMS AND AAVS FILM LIBRARY. The three current CAP feature films are:
(a) (SFP 2249) "The Young Ambassadors"-19 rain color. Highlights of the International Air Cadet Exchange.
Film comments by foreign and CAP cadets.
(b) (TF 6615) "Civil Air Patrol SAR Mission Coordinator"-23 rain color. Dramatic portrayal of a CAP search
and rescue mission.
(c) (SFP 2249) "Always Vigilant"-23 min color. The newest CAP feature film. Released in April 1977. The
f'tlm covers all three CAP missions: emergency services, aerospace education, and the cadet program.
According to the Utilization Branch of the Air Force Audio Visual Library at Norton AFB, California, all three films
are receiving extensive use, especially the "Always Vigilant" film. However, they have told us that there is an increasing
frequency of CAP units who are keeping the CAP films two, three, and four months. This is far beyond the generous
limit allowed on short term film loans. Two and three overdue film notices have to be sent to those CAP units which
abuse the fdm loan privilege. A result of this film loan abuse is a long list of film requests for CAP films which cannot
T H E C I V I L A I R P A T R O L B U L L E T I N I S P U B L I S H E D M O N T H L Y.
I T C O N TA I N S O F F I C I A L A N N O U N C E M E N T S ,
I N T E R I M C H A N G E S T O C A P P U B L I C AT I O N S , A N D O T H E R I T E M S O F I I q T E R E S T F O R A L L C A P M E M B E R S .



CAPR 60-t, "CA~


C2, CAPM 67-1, "


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C 1, CAPM 190-1.

CAPP 33-1, "Ci~
Copies of this publication ,

Review" and the scoring k%

Director of Administration





Dive Team Recovers Weapon
Te a m m e m b e r s , C a p t .
Richard J. Croker (USAFR) and
Cadet Mark H. Stone found the
pistol in Clark Hill reservoir.
The pistol with four unexpended
rounds, was turned over to the
Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
The dive team, headed by
Croker. is composed of six
cadets who are fully trained and
certified as search and recovery

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Members of
the Central Savannah River
Area Cadet Sq. (Georgia Wing)
recently located and recovered a
murder weapon for the Georgia
Bureau of Investigation.
The Columbia County Civil
Defense Director asked the unit
to help recover the weapon, a .38
calibre pistol.

divers. Members of the team are
cadets Jay Paulus, Phillip
Crean, Mark Stone, Jimmy
Whittington, Jay Pitzer and
Danny Sullivan.
Another class of basic scuba
divers has been certified and
will be held in reserve for search
and recovery training if the dive
team needs replacements.

CAP Members Take Part In
Test of Radiological Training
radiological defense officers,
how an Emergency Operating
Center works and state reporting
In September the State of
Oregon tested the reporting of
all its counties and the skills of
the persons who attended the

HILLSBORO, Ore. -- Two
members of the Washington
County Camp. Sq. (Oregon
Wing), Capts. Don and Terrie
Hillgaertner, attended Defense
Civil Preparedness classes last
They learned the duties of

summer classes.
Te r r i e H i l l g a e r t n e r p a r ticipated in the Weapons Effects
Reporting Exercise. a simulated
nuclear detonation. Information
gathered will enable the State to
evaluate reporting procedures at
county level.


(Requb'ed by 39 U.S.C. 3685)


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Civil Air Patrol News

[7 8 0 Sept 271 1977

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Howard Earns Wilson A ward
DALLAS -- The Gill Robb Wilson Award for outstanding performance in the senior member program was awarded recently to 1st Lt.
Stephen R. Howard, information officer for Texas Wing's Group 16.
Col. John P. Sopher, deputy commander of the Southwest Region,
made the presentation during the recent regional Squadron Leadership
Howard had just completed 10 years service in the Civil Air Patrol
when the award was presented. Six of those years were as a cadet during which he earned the Amelia Earhart Award. participated in six
national activities and took part in the 1970 IACE to Switzerland.
He was also cadet commander for the 1973 Texas Wing Class A Encampment.
Howard was selected the Wing Information Officer of the Year of 1973
(Texas Wing) and has served as assistant director of cadet programs.

Oregon CAP Locates Wreckage
ROGUE RIVER, Ore. --'Personnel from the Medford Camp. Sq.
(Oregon Wing) found the body of a San Diego man near the wreckage of
his Cessna 180 Sept. 24.
The man, Peter Kiefer, 29, had been missing since he departed
Ashland, Ore., airport early Sept. 21, without filing a flight plan.
Six CAP planes and 17 members from Medford joined the search at
9:30 a.m. Sept. 24.
The wreckage was spotted by,Richard Delzell and Charles Thompson
at 3 p.m. on the northeast slope of Pilot Rock, just south of the Oregom
California border.
A ground patrol jeep reached the charred wreckage of the aircraft at
3:45 p.m. and found the man's body a short distance away.


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Wing Joins Civil Defense Test


PUBLISHER (Name and Addreu)

C i v i l A i r P a t r o l , B l d ~ 7 1 4 , M a x w e l l A F B A L 3 6 11 2

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. -- Oklahoma Civil Air Patrol personnel and
members of the Oklahoma Civil Defense staff conducted a joint
weekend test exercise Sept. 10 and 11.
MANAGING EDITOR fName and Addreu)
Test headquarters were the State Emergency Capitol Complex.
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Hayden Haynes, state civil defense director, said the purpose of the pro7. OWNER (If owned by a corporation, its name and address must be stated and alia immediately thereunder the names and addresses of stock.
ject was to make full use of CAP capabilities to carry out air and ground
holders owning or holding I percent or more of total amount of stock. If not owned by a corporation, the names and addresses of the Individual
missions on a test basis in support of potential~civil defense emergenowneri must be given. If owned by a p4rtnerih{p or other unincorporated firm, its name and address, al well as that of each individual must
be given.)
Col. Sam Pierce, Oklahoma Wing commander, directed the CAP
phase of the joint test, which included personnel and planes from
2ivil Air Patrol is a non-nrnf~f Pnv~r~f4~. ~h=~ter~d ~n lq4~; hv ~Pf nf ,
Muskogee, Tulsa. Miami. Bartlesville. Ponca City, Enid, Guymon,
Altus, Ardmore, Ada, McAIester, Norman, Midwest City and Oklahoma
2onqress. There are no st~)okholders~ut-th~'re"ar~, eh~ fhl I n~in~nr~n~=".
)fficers : Thomas C. Casadav (Nation~l Comm~nd~_r~ . 1 I Crn~ e~" ~'_---=-"
Sept. 11 the joint effort included missions statewide with area EOCs
3 i r m i n u h a m A L 3 5 2 1 3 . S . H . - d l l P c ~ n ' l - . Tw l ( N a t J O n a 1 " ~ ! n a ~ c e O f fi c e r )
at Lawton, McAlester, Tulsa and Woodward participating.
EDITOR (Name ~ld Addre~)

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ANDREWS AFB, Md. -- Being the only female cadet in the Crescent
Cities Cadet Sq. is no handicap to Cindy Schraf.
She competes with the best and sometimes out-does the boys in her
Cindy's highest honor came at the 1977 National Capital Wing's
summer encampment. She was selected as the Outstanding Female
Cadet. a honor she had worked very hard for.
Cindy has held several positions on her squadron's staff. Presently
she is deputy commander.
During the 1977 summer encampment she served on ~e encampment
staff as assistant administration officer.

Members Visit A irline Facilities

SAN FRANCISCO -- Members of several Bay Area Civil Air Patrol
squadrons recently visited the Pan American World Airways
maintenance and training facilities at San Francisco International Airport.
Lt. Col. E. W. Parmenter, commander of San Francisco Group 20
(California Wing) escorted the 37 CAP personnel on the tour. which included a chance for everyone to sit at the controls of a Boeing 707.
Pan American personnel answered many technical questions for the
visitors and even stayed extra hours to allow all interested cadets time
in the Boeing 747 simulator.


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rlt~ presently authorized by 39 U. S. C. 3626.

New Headquarters Being Built
CONNELLSVILLE, Penn. -- A new Civil Air Patro| headquarters at
Connellsville Airport is under co~truction. It will house a two-aircraft
hangar, meeting rooms and a communications room.
The building, used by Pennsylvania Wing Group 1400 and its various
squadrons, will be a central point from which to direct maneuvers and
provide round-the-clock communications during an emergency or
search and rescue mission.
CAP members are doing the work themselves and are usmg ma terials
they and friends of CAP have donated. Space for the ~a building was
donated by the Connellsville Airport Authority




Army Teaches Youth
Skills In Lifesaving
FT. CAMPBELL, Ky. -- At a
time when some of America's
youth seems confused, some
teenagers have joined Civil Air
Patrol to learn important skills
which provide a service to their
"It gives me something important to do with my free time, and
I find everything about it interesting," remarked Theresa
Fox, who lives in Memphis and
is a member of Civil Air Patrol's
Tennessee Wing.
Cadet Fox and 46 other
members of the wing spent two
weeks here in July as guests of
Battery A, 1st Battalion, 3rd Air
Defense Artillery for summer
encampment at this U.S. Army
During their time here, the
cadets received instruction from
the Air Force and from the Army. The Air Force taught them
about its-structure, search and
rescue operations, aerial
navigation, civil defense and
leadership abilities.
The Army classes were
somewhat more action oriented,
beginning with drownproofing. A
map-reading class led the cadets
to a course where they covered
approximately eight miles of
EMERGENCY TRAINING -- Cadet ~,.mg Van Busidrk tries
terrain to find given points.
his hand at tree-climbing. He was one of the cadets from
On a Saturday morning, a
California who attended an emergency services training
clinical specialist from the326th
bivouac sponsored by North Coast Group 23 (California Wing).
Medical Battalion, 101st AirC a d e t s a m i s e n i o r m e m b e r i i m m m l u d a s m s i n ~ N m t d ~ . A ~ o r n brought aohuman-sizedadoll)for
e Divisi n (Air Ass ult ,
23 participated. Special features included rappelling, moving
the cadets to learn cardioan injured person over impassable ureas, knot-tying, tree- pulmonary-respiratory resuscic l i m b i n g a n d c a m p i n g o u t i n r a i n y w e a t h e r. U n i t s w i t h
tation techniques.
member participating included: Marin Sq. 4, Hilleomber Sq.
Whenever they were not
22, West Bay Sq. 110, Santa Rosa Cadet Sq. 115, Mendocino
attending formal classes or
Comp. Sq. 6 and Eureka Comp. Sq. 34.
training, the cadets practiced
drill and ceremonies, conducted
inspections and performed as
though they were active

members of a highly disciplined
military structure.
Cadet Andre Nicks of
Nashville summed up why
teenagers spend their own

money and free time to be in
Civil Air Patrol: "The training is
fun and it feels good being
prepared for emergencies," he

LIFESAVING PRACTICE--Army Sp. 5 Paul Higgins, center,
watches as CAP Cadets Jay Adkins, left, of Chatnn, Tenn.,
and William Sweat of Knoxville Use life-sized doll to practice
cardio-pulmonary resuscitation teelmiques. (U.S. Army

Unnecessary Paperwork Can Be Eliminated
Look at your*handling of mission paperwork. Are you completing.the debriefing in
duplicate? Why? Who gets the
second copy? Do you have two or
more people maintaining the
same information (such as T.O.
Times, frequency capability of
various units, etc.)? Is it
necessary? Do you always have
long lines of people waiting to
process some paperwork? If so,
you probably can improve your

doing what so that we Can make
sure that all persons are accounted for; and so that we may
divert them if necessary.
We must know what we have
done and who we have contacted
so we can plan effectively. And,
we must keep track of expenses.
But, we have to reduce the
paperwork to the minimum essential, and make the processing
as simple as possible.
To do this properly, we must
look at the entire paperwork requirement, from the moment a
mission is started until the last
document is filed. Any
recommendations on consolidating and improving
forms, as well as the processing
of forms will be appreciated.

As always, I am looking for
techniques and methods which
will make the SAR mission more
effective. The problem I am
wvrking on now is how to reduce
You will be required to mainthe mass of paperwork. I am
tain the documentation, so now is
well aware that you do not
the time for you to make sure it
~iunteer your time to stand in
line to complete a few pieces of is organized in the most efficient
SWtmanner. Don't just complain
about it. DO SOMETHING
You want to find the survivors,
ABOUT IT! I'mwaiting for your
and then you want to go home.
But. Im sure you understand the
need for some paperwork. We
If there are any systems
need to know who is paranalysts who would like to assist
~mg ~ that they may be
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Here are two ideas which may
help your aircraft assignment
problem. If they seem
reasonable and usable, please
give them a try. Modify them to
suit your specific needs and pass
on your comments to me. Thank
When the mission coordinator,,
together with his staff and the
AFRCC, decides which are the
highest probability areas to be
searched, indicate these areas
on the Operations Officer's or
Briefing Officer's map. A
method of doing this is suggested
by Bob Gregorie.
Place a RED dot in the cells
which have a high probability
(more than 24-30 per cent) of
containing the survivors. Place a
BLACK dot in the areas with a
secoe~ry probabthtv ~ more

than 10-15 per cent) of containing
the survivors. In cases where
you have a TAP (radar position)
or a strong ELT you may place a
double RED dot.
Search assignments can be
made by first searching the double
red, then the red and finally the
black. In order to achieve a
reasonably high probability of
detection, the double red areas
should be searched repeatedly
and the red areas searched more
than once. Black areas may be
searched only if the red areas
are being adequately covered.
This. may seem elementary,
but I continually observe cases
where the high probability areas
are being neglected. An added
benefit to using the RED
DOT/BLACK DOT is that it is a
simple method of passing on
search area priorities to other
operating locations.
The AFRCC grid system is a
very good method of communication between the mission
coordinator and the AFRCC. The
AFRCC system can be used to
identify the high prohabthtv
are~ and ~t~ are~ se~rc~

system for assigning local
search areas to aircrews. Many
wings have divided their state
into searchable areas (approximately 100-200 square miles
each) bounded by roads,
railroads, powerlines, etc. This
method allows for easier location of the correct area and
reduces the possibility of the
crew straying into other search
These local areas are labled
using letters (AA, AB .... RS,
RT, etc.)so they are not confused with the AFRCC grid system.
However, each grid must be
cross referenced to the AFRCC
system (an overlay with the
AFRCC system on it works out
very well) so that when
reporting to the AFRCC, their
grid system is used.
To h e l p i n y o u r P O D
calculations the approximate
square miles and type of ground
cover can be listed for each grid.
Some wings have been able to
get their states to print the local
grid on a state aeronautical



Insecticide Hazard
Delaware Wing
WILMINGTON, Del. -- A recent aircraft accident in
Virginia graphically illustrated
potential hazards for Civil Air
Patrol ground personnel at crash
An aerial applicator (or crop
d u s t e r, a s t h e y u s e d t o b e
known) crashed while applying
insecticide to a soybean field
near Petersburg, Va. The cause
has not yet been determined by
the FAA. The pilot was killed in
the crash.
After learning of the crash, a

team of four Civil Air Patrol
members volunteered to guard
the wreckage overnight pending
its removal to the Richmond airport the next day. Three cadets
and a senior set up camp next to
the wreckage which had been
roped off.
During the night they became
aware of a strong odor from the
aircraft and attempted to move
further from it. The next morning one of the cadets awoke feeling dizzy, nauseated and groggy,
symptoms typical of insecticide
intoxication. He was taken to the
Petersburg Hosiptal and given

atropine, an antidote for this
type of poisoning. He was released later in the day and recovered
The story could have been
different if prompt diagnosis and
treatment had not been at hand.
The incident points up several
precautions of which all CAP
emergency services personnel
should be aware:
* Aerial application is a rapidly expanding method of applying


Air Crash
crop protection chemicals. Thus
the potential for accidents is Up.
Crop protection chemicals
are safe to the crop and the environment when handled by
trained personnel practicing
handling procedures prescribed
by the manufacturer. However,
modern pesticides must be
treated with cautior~ and
respect, particularly when their
identity is unknown.
Civil Air Patrol personnel

should assume that any crashed
agricultural aircraft could have
spilled or splashed a toxic
chemical. All personnel should
keep well clear of the wreckage
until properly trained
technicians have neutralized any
spills or leaks.
There is a chemical hazards
information center called
CHEMTREC which can provide
help day or night by calling toll
free (800) 424-9300.

Squadron In Michigan
Named To Honor Ford,
BIRMINGHAM, Mich. -- The
activation charter for the President Gerald R. Ford Sq. of the
Civil Air Patrol was presented to
Brother Rice High School here
Sept. 23.
Col. Russell A. Sheibels, commander of the Michigan Wing
made the presentation.
The squadron, organized since
May, has participated in many

local activities. Throughout the
summer it took part in parades
in many cities. Some members
also participated in the Armed
Forces Day air show at Selfridge
ANG Base.
Lt. Col. R.V. Munguia (USARet.)= received the charter and,
in turn, presented it to Brother
F. D a l t o n , p r i n c i p a l o f t h e

Earlmrt Awards -- September 1977
Linda L, McCunongh ....... 01090
Andrew G. Kaluzny ..... 04295
William J. Norton ........... 04346
John B. Norton Jr ........... 04346
Kevin J. Hammond ......... 04389
Barry L. Owe~ ............... 06014
Raymond J. Geronx ........ 08227
James A. Pitzer ............. 86867
Thomas J. Webster ......... 11226
Patrick S. Wagner .......... 15058
James H. Craig .............. 16010
Darrell L. French ........... 18079
Mark W. Hill .................
Cullnn R. Bankole ........... 21030

Charles R. Drake ............ 23088
Russell C. Kennedy .........25~3
David F. Ingraham ......... 29035
Jeffrey J Gold ............... 31072
Scott J. Roth .................. 31131
Brian L. Peters .............. 32082
Kevin E. Parlinr ............. 32124
Craig R. Eldridge ........... 34032
James W. R. O'Brien ....... 34~0
James R. Otto ................ 34114
Thomas A. Manley .......... 37013
Lester M. Gumula .....=.... 37048
Terry N. Friend ............. 37060
Michael J. Khng ........ ...... 37061

William E. Racz ............. 37102
C.A.M. Karpovich ........... 37214
Bruce S. Bonghter .......... 37265
Stephen A. Burns ............38034
Lawrence M. Tylee ......... 39019
Reid B. Rasmussen .........
Clark E. Hanson ............. 43003
Michael A. Ryan ............. 47020
Gary L. Tackes .............. 48144
Juliet L. Lanning ............ 51025
Anthony Palermo ........... 52066
Jose Otero .................... 52119
Hilda E Ramirez ...........
Carlos L Santana ........... 52131

Mitchell Awards -- September 1977
Renald E. Turner ........... 01865
Loren L. Smeltzer ........... 02~5
Robert R, Paiz ............... 04016
David A. Weiss ............... 04051
William E. Solomon ........ 04091
Robert K. Tarqutnio ........ 04415
Paul A. Ferreira ............ 04415
Mark W. Flowers ............ 05143
John F. Quinn ................ 86148
Walter Iszczyszyn ........... 06022
Charles E. Flickinger ...... 06071
Patrick J. Cressman ....... 86864
Frank S. Brown .............. 86186
C.D. O'Donnell ............... 06116
Richard E. McAleese ...... 86133
Frank J, Sutterby ........... 86133
Joseph .R. Peseux In .......08227
Tiffany L. Tyner ............. 08243
"Scott A. Eush ................. 08243
David L. Merritt ............. 08309
Joseph Wm. Clark Jr .......
John M. Bowers Jr .......... 08425
Michael J. Vazquez ......... 09033
Lawrence Stone Jr .......... 09043
Monica L. Marco ............ 11041
Mike D. Akers ................ 12012
Jennifer A. Fields ........... 12079
Harold W. Grigdesby .......12123
Danlal L. Wenger ........... 12186
Ronald T. Gary .............. 12186
Allan L. Nne .................. 13005
Dawn M. Strnthers ..........14099
David L. Norris .............. 14111
Craig S. Bailey ............... 15039
Joseph H. Docet Jr ..........17035
Todd ED. Wilk~ ....... 18013
K i r b y D . E , ~ . . . . 18021
M. Philip ~ .
Peter Gatse~s

Is string the
you can

Michael R. Huck ............ 20038
Douglas N. Wright .......... 20183
Karl I. Gawne Jr ............ 20210
Randy H. Hulbert ........... 20253
Randy L. DoRmer .......... 20262
David H, Anvid .............. 21016
John R. Bristol ............... 21030
Jorge W. Soruco ............. 21044
Karl K. Eisbach ............. 21047
Cynthia H. Halcin ........... 21080
Kenneth W. Wenten .........
Derek M. Mathews ......... 22048
David E. Pettry Jr .......... 22057
Chuck E. McMilIan ......... 23098
Dong N. BisseU .............. 23098
Don R. Martin ................ 23098
Tim J. Anderson ............. 230~
Renald K. Chick ............. 24012
David L. Knudson ........... 24018
Vincent R. Bakke ........... 24015
Russell Carney Jr ........... 25012
Randolph C. Barnett ........25051
Wayne A. Morgan ........... 26002
Betty A. Smith ............... 28037
Lioda J. Krygeris ..........28037
Bruce M. Scurato ........... 29003
Stephen G. Cole .............. 29016
Edward K. Hausen .......... 29016
David E. Costa ............... 29037
John J. Fleming Jr .......... 29087
John R. Stetson .............. 29~9
Thomas H. Weatherby .....31039
David E. Leone .............. 31111
James E. Saner .............. 31111
Heather M. Yannello.....~. 31130
Val T. Franklin .............. 31163
John W. Lovetl ............... 31167
Thomas P. Corrigan ........ 31173
Philip D. Jones .......... 31173

John D. Dunne ............... 31249
Justin K. Knaplund ......... 31249
Larry L. Jackson ............ 34051
John C. Straten .............. 35071
Lisa J. Yoes .................. 35077
Guy W. Yoes .................. 35077
Jeffrey A. Grady ............ 36078
Susan Noel .................... 37021
Eric D, Crnwell .............. 37021
Sharon E. Wesley ........... 37060
Kim E. Oravic ...............
Russell A. Yerger ........... 37089
Timothy C. Barneord ....... 37269
Steven J. Pare ............... 38034
Lisa A. Roy ............... 38037
Michael P. Engelhardt...., 40031
Cynthia L. Huiznnga ........ 40052
Kieth A. Geiman ............ 42115
Melinda F. Thackerson .... 42115
Gary H. Asbury .............. 42350
Stephen C. Frazier ......... 42357
Michael D. Dubese ......... 45056
John W. Quartermen .......45868
Frank F. Scrihner ........... 45117
P. Richard Devore Jr ...... 46002
Steve G. Didomenico .......
Thomas W. Bowers .........46049
Brian K. Alley ............... 7078
Dean H. Walker .............. 47861
Walter M Gohl ..............48055
David A. Moore .............. 40112
Keith C. Heins ............... 48112
Scott K. Mann ................ 48121
Harvey W. Kanter .......... 48126
Terry E Hayes ..............50017
Michael A. Chnmbrella .... 51030
Garth M. Haney ............. 51030
Dale S. Hartley .............. 51860

Bet you
could save
If you

H O N O R A RY M E M B E R - - Ve r m o n t g o v e r n o r R i c h a r d A . S h e l l i n g ( r i g h t ) w a s m a d e a n
honorary member of the Civil Air Patrol recently. Col. David A. Dawson, commander of the
Vermont Wing, made the presentation during ceremonies at the State Capitol in Montpelier.
(Vermont Department of Highways Photograph by Donald Wiedenmayer)

Wing Holds Encampment At Medical Center
AURORA, Colo.--CAP's
Colorado Wing held a Type B encampment in August at facilities
of Fitzsimmons Army Medical
Center. Forty-three cadets and
12 senior members attended,
most for the first time.
During the five-day period, the
cadets learned about Civil Air
Patrol's emergency service
operations, the Cadet Program,
and CAP's relationship to the
U.S. Air Force. In addition, they
learned about the U.S. Air Force
Academy and were given a summary of a typical day there by
AFA Senior Cadet Brad Carlson.
Lou Lombard, a member of
the staff of the Federal Aviation
Administration's Rocky Mountain Region, demonstrated
direction-finding equipment
u s e d i n l o c a t i n g E L Ts
(emergency locator transmitters).
The cadets were also treated
to a look at the .Mars Viking Mission by Fitzrov Newman of
Mzrtm Ma~ta'C~rl~ and t~ a
program ~rnm{ various
space ~ at the Charles
G. Gates Planetarium in
Inte~ throughout these

lectures were tours of Buckley
Air National Guard and Lowry
Air Force Bases. At Lowry, the
cadets were shown the B-52
hangar and the photo lab. At
Buckley, they |earned about the
T-38 and A-4 aircraft and toured
the jet engine shop.
Other encampment activities
included a model rocketry
demonstration, a softball game,
drill time, and a ride in an Air
National Guard C-131.

The cadets had a chance to
chat with the Air Force Thunderbird pilots when the precision
flying team stopped at Buckley
to refuel.
A graduation ceremony was
held at the encampment's end
with cadets and seniors receiving Certificates of Accomplishment and at which honor awards
were presented. Over-all honor
cadet was Cadet Gregg Beary of
the North Valley Comp. Sq.

Civil Air Patrol News publishes each month a list of Civil Air Patrol
members who have died recently. Notices of deaths should be sent to
the Personnel Section of National Headquarters in accordance with
Regulation 35-2, or to the National Chaplain's office--not to Civil Air
Patrol News. Listed are names, ranks, dates of death and CAP unit.
~ " ~ ~ ' , , ~ - ~ ' : Z ~ y ~ r 5 e ~ l g . l ff ; 7 .
e.: _~
.~: ~ L Captain Oct 3. 1977. Group
4. ~, w,.g
F~_J~;~; E~X J . Second Lieutenant. Sept.
S z~,, ~l~-qbT Semor Sq., Tennessee Wing
HART ThOt, TX~ R Serdor Member, Aog. 19.
Ig77. C~Sem~Sq.,LouismaaWing.
McDONALD. Norman H., Warrant Oificer.
Sep(.19,1ff/7. ParmaCmJ~Sq.,Ol~oWmg

McLAUGHLIN. Edward M., Chaplin. l.~u~enant Colonel. Sept. 21. 1977. ShelbS.'~alle Corr@
Sq.. Indiana Wing.
ROMANSKI. Alexander K $ectmd I.J~,~,~d~:
Aug 27. 1977. Wankcsb./ ~ Sq I; .,~s:~-uam.~
W E A ~ , ~ n . ~ I C ~ ~
Colonel. ~ 15 :~ ~w~
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CAP News
In Photos

SEARCH DOG--The Oregon Wing has a specially trained search and rescue dog team in its
Lane County Cadet Sq. Wing Commander Col. Bobbie Girard recently visited the squadron.
Left to right are (standing) Girard, 2nd Lt. Judy Holmes, ~Capt. Walt Wicks, Cadet Nick
Hall, Cadet Kim Murdock and 2nd Lt. Harold Murdock. Cadet Walter Sommerson is kneeling near search dog R.B.

David Evans of the
Thompson Valley Senior
Sq. (Colorado Wing) bring
down a rescue basket as
~*~ pm~d~a4raining exercise.
The squadron, formed in
March, has 36 members.
Five members of the
H O N O R W I N N E R - - C A P C a d e t S c o t t S a n g s t e r, l e f t , a
Thompson Valley Search
member of the Van Dyke Cadet Sq., Warren, Mich., accepts
and Rescue Group, a
C a d e t o f t h e Ye a r C i t a t i o n f r o m P a t r o l m a n R o n a l d
separate local organizaMuschong, president of the Warren Fraternal Order of
tion, joined the squadron
Police. The FOP also presented Cadet Sangster a flight
and are helping set up an
scholarship for use in earning a private pilot license. Looke ff e c t i v e g r o u n d s e a r c h
ing on, center, is Lyle Van Peeren, a St. Clair Shores, Mich.,
and rescue unit. AI
policeman who is also a CAP member. (Photo courtesy of
Simmons is commander of
Macomb Daily)
the squadron.

WATER $p11111AY--Cali/ornia Wing cadets are dwarfed by the gigantic water spillway located at the ~ ~ the riO-foe4 Space S&uUle Complex at Vandenberg AFB, Calif. A total of
298 cadets aml 24 sem~ memb¢~ I~rttei4Nted m encampment there. 1"ney alse
vtsi~ a .Mins~maa Luo~ Cmc~ Fa,dl/~ -,-d ksd ~ ~ m ~
4L'SAF ~ by S~. l),maO~ C. Grod, q~,






Some 70 members of the Pennsylvania
Wing recently participated in a Squadron
Leadership Course. The aim of the course
was to make all commanders and staff
more knowledgeable and better leaders in
all of the CAP programs and activities...Recently a group of cadets from
the East Shore Minuteman Cadet Sq.
(Connecticut Wing) visited the Bradley
Air Museum at Windsor Locks. Here the
cadets visited the fourth largest collection of aircraft in the country...Cadet
David W. Krauss of the Gen. Carl A.
Spaatz Sq. (Pennsylvania Wing) has been
awarded an encampment scholarship.
Cadet Krauss is the 26th cadet of the
squadron to earn this award.
With 25 years in the skies over
Massachusetts, the Franklin County
Cadet Sq. (Massachusetts Wing) recently
celebrated its silver anniversary at a
squadron party. The new squadron commander is Senior Member Charlotte Gordon...The Highlanders Comp. Sq. (New
Hampshire Wing) participated in a
Bicentennial Parade recently and received a cash award for the marching unit...First Lt. Henry Reyns of the Orange
County Comp. Sq. (New York Wing)
recently flew his Piper Pa-12 aircraft to
Council Bluffs, Iowa. His aircraft had no
radio communications available
throughout the trip...
Nine cadets from Philadelphia Comp.
Sq. (Pennsylvania Wing) recently attended the 1977 Pennsylvania Wing Encampment East. Cadet Richard Kranick was
the cadet ~r and ~Cadet Lynn
Beamon was named honor cadet...The
Vermont Wing, in conjunction with
several education agencies throughout
the state, has participated in an
Aviation/Aerospace Career Education
Workshop. This workshop carried three
graduate credits. The workshop also included a weekend tour of the Florida
Space Center operation.
Members of the Syracuse Group (New
York Wing) recently attended a two-week
class "A" encampment at Plattsburg
AFB, N.Y. During these two weeks, the
participating members received training
in many Air Force activities...The
DuBois Gateway Comp. Sq. (Pennsylvania Wing) is busy training its
members in air to ground corn-


munications. Several map reading
sessions and communications classes
have been held to help educate the
The Bristol Comp.' Sq. (Connecticut
Wing) along with the Danbury 399th
Comp. Sq. held a joint exercise to test the
effectiveness of the unit's land rescue
teams, commuhications, air search
techniques and the ability to work
together. The operation covered a twoday training period...During recent
award ceremonies of the Orange County
Comp. Sq. (New York Wing) three cadets
were awarded scholarships. Cadet
Andrew Miller received a $100 award;
Cadet Steve Smith a $50 award and Cadet
Joseph Perez a $50 award.

Middle East
Maj. Dave Carter, commander of the
West Richmond Cadet Sq. (Virginia
Wing) was presented the Safety Award by
Captain Pario, Task Force Deputy Commander. The Safety Award is given to a
unit that has performed for a year
without accidents or injuries...Capt.
Robert Swanson, commander of the
District of Columbia Senior Sq. (National
Capital Wing) participated in the U.S.
Civil Defense Council Region 1 and
Region 2 conference held recently. Ideas
were exchanged relating to emergency
preparedness...Cadet members of the
Wheaton-Silver Spring Cadet Sq.
(National Capital Wing) assisted the
National Health Screening Council with a
Health Fair. Squadron members assisted
patients with filling out forms, transporting tables and chairs and setting
them up...Under the leadership of Lt. Col.
Eugene H. Lund, the National Capital
Wing recently completed a clean sweep of
the 1976 national safety awards. Colonel
Lund was presented a plaque from Brig.
Gen. Casaday designating him the Outstanding Safety Officer for the Year.


certificate of appreciation and
simultaneous promotion to lieutenant
colonel at recent squadron
ceremonies...Lt. Col. Donald Pye, cornmander of the Albany Comp. Sq. (Georgia
Wing), recently announced flight
scholarship awards to Cadets Robert
Hunter, Arlie Griffis and David Cravey.
Each will receive a $100 scholarship...
Col. Rodolfo Criscuolo, commander of
the Puerto Rico Wing, reviewed the
troops and presented awards at the Isla
Grande Comp. Sq. cadet commander
change of command ceremony recently.
Cadet AlFonso Garcia assumed command
of the squadron.

Great Lakes
Cadets from the Bowling Green-Warren
County Comp. Sq. (Kentucky Wing) spent
their Labor Day assisting the local airport board with security for the Good
Year Blimp...Members of Cincinnati
Comp. Sq. (Ohio Wing) were the guests of
the 4950th Test Wing stationed at Wright
Patterson AFB, Ohio recently. Cadets
and senior members of the squadron were
given a close-up look at the ARIA aircraft
with a detailed inspection and tour of the
aircraft...Farmington Cadet Sq.
(Michigan Wing) was host to other units
from Group 11 and conducted a trip to the
Air Foi'ce Academy. Forty cadets and
senior members made the trip...

Butler County Comp. Sq. (Ohio Wing)
was host for the eighth consecutive year
to Cincinnati squadrons during the WACO
Fly-In weekend. The cadets aided With
crowd assistance and traffic flow, parking of cars, communications, fuel
supplies to the planes, night activities and
general information...The Somerset
Comp. Sq. (Kentucky Wing) participated
i n t h e C i v i l D e f e n s e Te s t h e l d a t
Frankfort, Ky. Information Officer for
t h e m i s s i o n w a s 2 n d L t . Wa n d a
Munsey...Tbe 622nd Wisconsin Cadet Sq.
(Wisconsin Wing) represented the
Wisconsin Wing for the Regional Drill
Competition held recently. The squadron
took second place for panel quiz, first
place for physical fitness, second place in
Lt. Col. Rober.t Hampton, a member of
straight drill and third place in innovative
Group 8 (FloridaWing) officially retired
drill. This is the first time Wisconsin has
with 21 years active service with Civil Air had a drill team represented at region
Patrol. Colonel Hampton was presented a
. level competition since 1964.


R e s l o n
Members of the El Paso Comp. Sq.
(Texas Wing) recently hosted the wing
commander Col. Ben Davis on a tour of
the squadron facilities when he made a
scheduled visit to the squadron...Cadets
Terri Hearon and Jeff Finklea with their
instructor Maj. James Zoeller, are the
first cadets from the Crusader Comp. Sq.
(Texas Wing) selected to participate in
the squadron's solo flight
program...Members of the Randolph AFB
Comp. Sq. (Texas Wing) working in close
cooperation with the officials of the Experimental Aircraft Association, provided all crowd control support, operated a
communications network as well as having safety stand-by emergency equipment
during a recent two-day meet.

Rocky Mountain
Maj. Eldon McArthur of the St. George
Comp. Sq. (Utah Wing) was chosen as
member of the month. Maj. McArthur is
a charter member of the squadron and
has-been active for the past 25
years...Cadet Gregg M. Beary has been
named vice-chairman of the Colorado
Wing Cadet Advisory Council. Beary is a
member of the North Valley Comp. Sq.
(Colorado Wing) where he holds the position of cadet commander.

paclfie Region
During the International Convention ot
the 99's, Presidio of San Francisco Flight
86 provided day-time security for three
days of the convention. Cadets Lon
Adams, Ken Arnold, Mark COrsQn, Glen
Fukawa, .Frank Gee, Grace Muller and
Jeff Wong were on duty for a total of 193
hours...More than 30 members of the
Nevada Wing's Jeep Squadron assisted at
the Reno National Air Races. Members
provided crowd control, two-way communications and transportation...Col.
Donald G. Aten, the Director of External
Aerospace Education for the Hawaii Wing
was named the Outstanding Air Force Ofricer Reservist in the Nation for 1977.

LEARNING THE ROPES -- Cadets from the
Cincinnati Comp. Sq. 101 (Ohio Wing) newly
formed ranger team practice working with
ropes in mastering the specialized techniques of
land rescue. In the photo, Cadet Sheldon Edmonson, left, and Cadet Dan Lovelace practice while
other cadets watch. The cadet ranger team will
augment the squadron's emergency service
operations. The team participated in a mock
search and rescue mission during the weekend
bivouac when the photo was made.




Corrected Safety Hazards
Should Be Followed-Up
Civil Air Patrol safety officers
are "worth'their salt" when they
either identify or help others
identify operational hazards.
They cannot be an authority in
all activities, but should
recognize those who are and
seek their assistance.
Once hazards are identified.
corrective action should be
taken. The safety officer should
perform follow-up action
periodically to ensure effectiveness and completion of corrective measures.
Past observations of units in
the field reveal the following ex-

amples of threats to operational
safety; do these threats exist in
your unit?
for reference by pilots.
Lack of 100-hour aircraft inspection.
Absence of individual folders
to reflect pilot qualification,
monitoring, and currency.
Use of untrained or inexperienced vehicle (jeep, truck,
bus I operators.
An isolated case involving
the use of firearms in the near
vicinity of members who were
not engaged in small arms
Unqualified supervisors of

hazardous cadet activity.
Unqualified members sent
on demanding missions which
exceeded their capabilities.
The safety officer must be on
constant alert for any of the ~onditions listed or other similar in
nature. Emphasis on supervision
is certainly needed.
Civil Air Patrol has some of
the most talented, experienced
and dedicated people available
for its programs, expecially in
If you have read this article,
you may be one of these persons.
Whether or not, Civil Air Patrol
needs your safety inputs
regardless of where you work.
You can make the difference.

Floridian Flies HomemadePlane To Wisconsin Fly-In

Lt. Col. Pratt Is New
Delaware Commander

LT. C O L . H O W A R D N .
Delaware Wing Commander

WILMINGTON. Del.--Lt. Col.
Howard N. Pratt was named in
May as commander of the
Delaware Wing. He succeeded
Col. William H. Everett who
retired for reasons of health and
later died on Aug. 4.
He learned to fly i~ ~ and~.~
became active in Civil Air
Patrol in 1959. After serving as
Personnel and Communications
officer for the Wilmington
Senior Sq., he took command of
the Brandywine Cadet Sq. in
1963. During his tenure there, 20
of his cadets received flight training and five earned the coveted
Spaatz Award. A dozen of the

HOMEBUILT -- 1st Lt. Bob Brown, Hillsborough Senior Sq.
(Florida Wing), stands beside his homemade aircraft before
taking off on his flight to the Experimental Aircraft Association Fly-In at Oshkosh, Wis.

cadets in the unit took part in the
International Air Cadet Exchange Program, visiting such
countries as England. Sweden.
B e l g i u m . Tu r k e y, N o r w a y,
Ecuador and New Zealand.
For the~ past year and a half,
~ol. Pratt has served as director
of Cadet Programs and Special
Activities for the Delaware
Wing. In private life. he is a
computer systems specialist for
DuPont. He owns a Cessna 180
and holds a private pilot license
with instrument rating for
single-engine aircraft and

Cqdet Exchange

TAMPA. Fla. -- 1st Lt. Bob
Brown- of Hillsborougb Senior
Sq. I (Florida Wing) flew his
homemade airplane to the Experimental Aircraft Association Fly-In at Oshkosh, Wis. last
The homemade plane has a
skin of fabric and an air-driven
generator to supply power for the
radio and lights for night flying.
It took two days to fly the 1,300
miles from here to Oshkosh.

Although he is qualified for
night flying, Brown said, "After
10 or 12 hours in the air. reading
maps, watching for thunderheads
and other air traffic, it is a
welcome relief to get a good
night's sleep and rise with the
sun the next morning."
Brown was the first commanding officer of his squadron.
He also maintains an active
status in the Experimental
Aircraft Association.


Applications For 1978 Due Now
National Commander invites all
eligible cadets and senior
members to apply for International Air Cadet Exchange
(IACE) during November. The
1978 IACE will take place from
July 16 to Aug. 9, 1978.
Cadets and escorts from 15
nations will participate. The
countries are Austria, Belgium,
Canada, France, Germany,
Great Britain. Israel, the
Netherlands. Norway, Portugal,
Spain, Sweden. Switzerland, and

this year two new countries, Iran
and Turkey.
How do you qualify for IACE?
The following is the criteria established for cadet participants:
1. Age is 17-21 (You must be 17
no later than July 16 and may be
21 no earlier than Aug. 21)
2. Earhart Award winner by
Dec. 31, 1977 (Contract must be
postmarked no later than Dec.
31, 1977.
3. Approved by Squadron,
Wing and Region Commanders.
4. Never have participated in

IACE before.
5. Be available for the 21 days
6. Requirement to spend $200$500 for IACE uniforms and incidentals.
Escort applicants must meet
the criteria outlined in CAPM 5016, Chapter 17.
If you 'qualify and wish to participate in the 1978 IACE. please
clip the coupon below and mail,
postmarked no later than

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NEW WORK CLOTHES -- 2rid Lt. Aldege Boiteau models a
newly designed squadron work uniform adopted by the
Robert Ramsey Jr. Cadet Sq. (Rhode Island Wing). The
sweat shirt has the CAP emblem and squadron name. The
squadron was named for Cadet Robert Ramsey Jr. who died
from gas fumes while assisting a aeighbo¢. Ramse)'s lather
Robert Ramsey Sv. studs st r~ht.