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WWII Office of Civilian Defense Civil Air Patrol GM-83A.pdf

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WASH~NGTON, MAY 24, 1943

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:: qualify ~uic~ly fir flight ~itibns in t~ war effort-requirlhg a high
so.of skill sad a maximmm ef applied effort in acquiring same.

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i. National Headqusrters has acce~ted the designation as a certifying agency for one reason only - that being to consider and certify pilots and
student pilots who are not eligible for further instruction under CAA rulings.
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a r e , o f n e c e s s i t y, d i r e c t e d t o w a r d t h e p r o c u r e m e n t o f p i l o t s w h o

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' ~ " 2 . T h e r e q u i r e m ~ % @ a m t o a g e , e x p e r i e n c e , a b i l i t y a n d p ] ~ Ts i c a l c o n - / ~ , ~
some flight positions in C~P service are, of course, not so rigid
for other war flyl.u6" positions, so considering the many excellent GAP
could not possibly qualify ~mder the new C~ ruling but who ~ve
themselves i~ activ~ CAP'service, National Headquarters wishes
in every ws~v to promote improvement of flying skill in pilots and
w h o c a n l a t e r g i v e a r ~ s s c n a b l e s m o u n t o f t i m e t o a c t i v e d u t y.

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3. It must be clearly undor~tood that the pbocedure set forth in
not mean that National H~agquartors is authorizing or sponsoring
flight instruction er authorizing such instruction as a CAP service
r e a l i z i n g t h e c o m l n g n ~ e d f o r : a d d l t i o h a l p i l o t s i n C A P, t h ~ a b o v e
tsS:~n to imm~r~ that pilots will bc available who, though not
01iglblc for other War flying, will carry on the increasing CAW

:" 4.. As a further g,uidc to CAP officers who are designated in paraGM-8S, as intcrvicwlng officers, the following questions are suggested
determining whether an applicant's flight instruction or test is
the war effort.
a . H a v e t h e y. b e e n r ~ l e d i n e l i g i b l e b y C A A u n d e r " S t a n d a r d P r a c -

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b. In what w~y do they ~a~l to qualify as above? A statement
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c. Nhat is their draft ste.tus? They must have long deferred
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d. Will they be able to qu~lifF for active CAP flight d~ty
It is essential that the answer bc "yo~."

e. Are' they prepared- to spend a minimum of two months in each
duty for duration of war, either in one tour of duty! or in
or~periods totalling two months? If' the answer is "n0,II do not accept ~ ~,,,
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f. Are they fr~ to leave their normal employment for the
active duty pcriods? Workers in vital war industries who arc frozen
.their present employment arc not considered Lllglbl¢ for flight duty ,and
[~annOt, therefore, bc certlficd.
By direction of National Commandcr JOHNSON:
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"$ARNET N, HUGHES
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M a j o r, A i r 0 o r p s
Coordinating 0fflcor

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