File #318: "Summer Activities 1964.pdf"

Summer Activities 1964.pdf

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This booklet has been prepared by National
Headquarters, Civil Air Patrol, to provide each
unit with a document reflecting thewide-ranging
opportunity afforded each cadet through the Civil
Air Patrol Cadet Program to enrich their knowledge and grasp of the Aerospace Age.

Civil Air Patrol was created one week
b e f o r e P e a r l H a r b o r. A n E x e c u t i v e O r d e r
on December I, 1941, marked the beginning
of a volunteer civilian organization of
pilots and aviation enthusiasts that has
endured for more than two decades.
The concept of CAP began when civil
aviation was in danger of being grounded
b y t h e t h r e a t o f w a r. I n 1 9 3 9 G i l l R o b b
Wilson approached G o v e r n o r Charles
Edison of New Jersey with a plan for
Civil Air Patrol.
Lt Gen H. H. Arnold appointed a board
u n d e r B r i g G e n G e o r g e E . S t r a t e m e y e r,
A A F, t o s t u d y t h e C A P p l a n .
On December I, 1941, Fiorello H.
LaGuardia, Director of Civil Defense
signed the order creating CAP and desi g n a t e d M a j G e n J o h n F. C u r r y , A A F,
a s C A P ' s fi r s t n a t i o n a l c o m m a n d e r. G i l l
Robb Wilson became the executive officer
a n d C o l H a r r y H . B l e e t h e t r a i n i n g o f fi c e r.
Wing commanders were appointed in all 48
Three coastal patrol bases were established on the Atlantic coast and equipped
with private light planes donated by their
owners. CAP flew more than 24 million
m i l e s o v e r w a t e r. T h e v o l u n t e e r fl y e r s

found 17
on coastal

floating mines and rescued
of victims of ship sinkings.
members gave their lives--26

CAP flew border patrol, courier service, more than 20,000 tow-target missions and performed nation-wide search
and rescue service.
The cadet program was begun in
October 1942 and became a valuable source
o f a v i a t i o n c a d e t s f o r t h e A A F. T h e fi r s t
military light planes were given CAP in
1944; it then assumed extra duties of
disaster relief, mercy missions and expanded search and rescue activities. The
FCC authorized a CAP communications
n e t w o r k t h a t s a m e y e a r.
Public Law 476 of the 79th Congress,
approved July I, 1946, incorporated Civil
Air Patrol and in May 1948, the 80th
Congress made CAP an official auxiliary
of the U. S. Air Force.
National Commanders include: Brig Gen
Earle L.
Johnson, AA F; Brig Gen
Frederick H . S m i t h , U S A F ; M a j G e n
L u c a s V. B e a u , U S A F ; M a j G e n Wa l t e r
R. Agee, USAF; Brig Gen Stephen D.
M c E l r o y, U S A F ; C o l P a u l C . A s h w o r t h ,
U S A F ; a n d C o l J o e L . M a s o n , U S A F.

Col Joe I- Mason, USAF
National Commander

Col Paul W Turner, CAP
National Board Chairman

Col Lyle W Castle~ CAP


The phenomenal growth of aviation industry has been
based in considerable measure on the visions, vitality
and dedication of young people exemplified by the cadets
o f t h e C i v i l A i r P a t r o l . I t i s o u r h o p e t h a t t h e FA A
Academy will continue to play a significant part in
stimulating outstanding young people in America to
take a place of responsibility in the American aviation
c o m m u n i t y.
Enar B Olson
FA A A c a d e m y

This is a five-day course for 52
honor cadets - one from each wing,
c o n d u c t e d a t t h e FA A A c a d e m y, W i l l
Rogers Field, Oklahoma. The instruction
i s b y FA A p e r s o n n e l , s p e c i a l i s t s i n p a r t i c u l a r p h a s e s o f t h e FA A s y s t e m .
The cadets study in each of the three
divisions of the Academy:
Here the cadets study the Air Traffic
Services, its organization, responsibilities and types of facilities and services
rendered. They review the history of the
air traffic control service, the flight
service stations and the en route and terminal traffic control systems.
A I R N AV I G AT I O N T R A I N I N G FA C I L I TIES DIVISION: Cadets study airports,
c o m m u n i e a t i o n s, equipment, instrument landing systems and radar and
tactical air navigation. They are instructed in airport control tower operations and traffic centers.
F L I G H T S TA N D A R D S T R A I N I N G D I VISION: Cadets receive simulated instrument flight indoctrination and fly the
Link trainer. They visit the Aircraft
Simulator Section and receive orientat i o n fl i g h t s i n FA A a i r c r a f t . T h e y a r e

briefed on the overall responsibilities
of the Flight Standards Services and its
various branches. Indoctrination includes
general operations, air carrier operation
and aircraft facilities flight check.
Finale of each course is a graduation
ceremony when each cadet receives an
FA A C e r t i fi c a t e o f C o m p l e t i o n .


Cracking the books

* ' . . . a n d w e a l l a r r i v e d s a f e l y. "

On the radar scopes

Plotting an aircraft position


Link Trainer orientation

Ground Control Approach Trainer

Jet engine cutaway

Cockpit briefing

Oklahoma City University tower


On the ramp
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Mr Olson presents FAA certificates

*'Pipe the chick"


The end of the line.

Col Russell F Ireland presents National
Headquarters plaque to Mr Olson


We at Perrin Air Force Base were greatly
pleased to host the Jet Orientation Course
for Civil Air Patrol cadets for the seventh
c o n s e c u t i v e y e a r. O u r y o u n g g u e s t s i n d e e d
proved to be truly representative of the more
than 50,000 young men and women of this fine
Harold C Kirkpatrick,
Colonel, USAF

The Jet Orientation Course is the oldest
of the four summer programs conducted on
Air Force bases by Air Force personnel
for CAP cadets. It is held annually at
P e r r i n A i r F o r c e B a s e , Te x a s . T h e
course consists of 16 hours of academic
orientation and approximately 18 hours of
flying orientation. Both phases are taught
by Air Force instructors.
In the academic phase, the cadets study
a i r c r a f t e n g i n e e r i n g , T- 3 3 e n g i n e e r i n g ,
T- 3 3 e g r e s s s y s t e m a n d u s e o f t h e p a r a chute and allied equipment, weather flight
instruments, navigation aids and approaches, flight planning, flying safety and
physiological training.
In the flying orientation phase, the
cadets normally fly three missions {day
transition, instruments and a round-robin
c r o s s c o u n t r y ) i n t h e T- 3 3 j e t t r a i n e r
totaling about 5 hours flying time.
On the cross country flight, the cadets
are indoctrinated in jet navigation {pilotage, dead reckoning, radio direction finding and radar). ADF {Automatic Direction
Finding) procedures and penetrations and
an ILS {Instrument Landing System)or
GCA approaches are demonstrated.

As part of the flying orientation phase,
the cadets review the principles of attitude
instrument flying and receive instruction
on basic instrument techniques and proc e d u r e s i n t h e C - I I s y n t h e t i c t r a i n e r.
They also visit the Ground Control Intercept station and observe its operation.
At the conclusion of the course, a
graduation ceremony is held and the cadets
are awarded Air Force Certificates of

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Introduction to the flying program

"It's for this I came from Puerto Rico"

"Be sure it's tight all around"

Ready for a trip to 20,000 feet

Preflight walk-around inspection

Briefing by USAF flight instructor

LtCol AI Tax, CAP, encampment CO

T-33 rides await these cadets

Course climax

CAP staff with USAF project officer

"Jet rides and this too"

Barbeque at the rodeo

Graduation Dance

Col Kirkpatrick, USAF, receives National
Hq plaque from Col Ellis, USAF

KDSX radio interview


Famed chapel of the
Air Force Academy

This activity is conducted at the Court
o f H o n o r, A i r F o r c e A c a d e m y, C o l o r a d o
Springs, Colo. Judges are former CAP
c a d e t s a t t e n d i n g t h e A F A c a d e m y.
The competing teams consist of 18
cadets and a drill captain. Cadets may
be male or female but not mixed. There
are ii teams, one from each of the eight
regions, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
Scoring of the competition is based
on three phases -- inspection, compulsory
drill movements and performance of the
c a d e t d r i l l c o m m a n d e r.
During the inspection phase, the teams
are graded on military appearance, bearing and execution of movements.
In the drill phase, the teams are
graded on response to commands, smartness in execution of drill movements,
marching deportment, steadiness on
parade and dressing-covering off. They
have four minutes to perform 16 movements and are penalized for overtime.
Movements include present arms, facing,
marching, flanking and obliquing.

The cadet drill commander is graded
on word of command deportment, ability
to control the team, appearance and bearing, manner of reporting to the reviewing
officer and confidence-leadership qualities. A penalty is assessed for each
change or omission in the standard
drill routine.
Trophies are awarded to the three
top competitors achieving the greatest
n u m b e r o u t o f 2 0 0 p o s s i b l e p o i n t s . Tw o
sportsmanship awards are also made.


Three top cadet drill team commanders.
1 s t p l a c e - Te x a s ( c e n t e r ) ; 2 n d p l a c e Michigan (right); 3rd place - Hawaii


Te x a s W i n g D r i l l Te a m - 1 s t p l a c e


M i c h i g a n W i n g D r i l l Te a m - 2 n d p l a c e

H a w a i i W i n g D r i l l Te a m - 3 r d p l a c e


Campus Bomarc

Wings of many countries

Sweating out their turn

G e n e r a l H o y t Va n d e n b e r g m e m o r o b i l i a

Air Force Academy cadet judge


Colonel Wilson R Wood, USAF
C o m m a n d e r, M a x w e l l A F B

This is an annual one-week program
for outstanding girl cadets and is the only
activity conducted exclusively for girls
at national level. It is planned and executed by the Air University at Maxwell
AFB, Alabama. It was first held in 1958
and was known as the Jet Age Orientation Course until 1962 when the title,
a t t h e s u g g e s t i o n o f t h e A i r U n i v e r s i t y,
was changed to "Aerospace Age Orientation Course" to reflect current terminology.

They visit the medical service schools
at Gunter AFB and witness a crash demonstration. They receive an orientation flight
i n a T- 3 3 j e t t r a i n e r. T h e y a l s o r e c e i v e
instructions in bail out techniques and water
At the conclusion of the course a graduation ceremony is held and the cadets are
awarded Certificates of Completion by the
A i r U n i v e r s i t y.

It is designed to acquaint the cadets
with various careers for women in the
Air Force and to give them a broader
knowledge of the aerospace world in which
we live today so they will better understand
their responsibilities of citizenship.
In contrast to the male course, there is
little classroom instruction. The entire
course is made up of briefings and demonstrations. Areas covered in the briefings
i n c l u d e t h e A i r U n i v e r s i t y, A l l i e d O f fi c e r s
P a n e l t U n i t e d S t a t e s a n d w o r l d a ff a i r s , t h e
various major air commands, Air Force
fi r e p o w e r, m i l i t a r y i n t e l l i g e n c e , d e f e n s e
against fallout, space environment and orbit,
bioastronautics and a survey of astronautics.



"The food is good."

*'Do you have one size smaller?"

S klRF

"Pull the chocks"

"Now I'm ready!"

T- B i r d c r e w


Allied Officers panel - Air University

Print shop - Air University

Briefing by a "99er"

Visit to Montgomery's Dannelly Airport



Style show for the cadettes


Short course

Certificates of Completion


Brig Gen Leo F Dusard, USAF
Commander, Tech Trng Center

At Chanute AFB, Ill., Civil Air Patrol
cadets, one from each wing, study Air
Force missile designators; the purpose and
uses of missile systems; missile propellent
safety and cryogenic production; ballistic
and nonballistic missile systems.
They receive indoctrination in missiles
and rockets, ballistic missiles and space
systems. They attend demonstrations of
the impact and combustion of LOX (liquid
oxygen); h y p e r g o I i c propellents; countdown, full loading and draining sequence;
and vernier engine firing.
The course provides a concentrated week
of lectures and field trips with little recreation other than that offered on the base
during the evening hours.
Most of the cadets who attend the course
are mentally geared for scientific study
and the course is aimed at a level above
high school age. Some of the older cadets
attending are already enrolled in technical schools and many are seeking Civil
Air Patrol scholarships in aeronautical or
electrical engineering. Regular Air Force
experts in various aspects of missile technology are instructors for the course.

At the conclusion of the course, a graduation ceremony is held and the cadets are
awarded Certificates of Completion by the
Air Training Command.
Each cadet attending the course is
selected for his outstanding accomplishments as a cadet; for his academic achievement in school and on the recommendation
of the many persons who have knowledge
of his personal life.



Academics are a necessary part

Hound Dog carried by B-52

Explaining the electronic control
s y s t e m o f a n a i r. t o . a i r m i s s i l e

In the life size lunar Module they'll
land on the moon


Hound Dog close-up
Communications satellite

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NASA technician explains a model

"This thing will never fly"


Model of Surveyor now in orbit

Systems analysis control panel

Instruction in an electronic system

C o l H L H a w k i n s , U S A F, r e c e i v e s N a t i o n a l
Headquarters plaque of appreciation from
Col John J Thornhill, USAF


Purpose of a summer encampment is to
provide cadets an opportunity to gain working knowledge of the operation of an Air
Force base and live in an atmosphere
associated with military life.
In addition, the encampment familiarizes
the cadets with the USAF training program
and demonstrates the vocational training
taught and practiced in the Air Force.

Off to an encampment at an Air Force Base

Small hut all "man" in the chow line

H e a d q u a r t e r s , U S A F, h a s d i r e c t e d l o c a l
Air Force base cooperation. There is a
limited number of Air Force bases having
capabilities to support a summer encampment. In states having an Air Force base
with these capabilities, each wing holds
its encampment within its geographical
boundries. During 1964, 33 Air Force
bases were hosts to 40 CAP encampments.

Parade to class

"o . . and don'.._~_t pull that handle"


The inner workings of a parachute

The girls take a shot

Explaination of the teleprinter

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Water survival demonstration

Final pass in review