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WWII Office of Civilian Defense Civil Air Patrol GM-108.pdf

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NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS
C I V I L A m PAT R O L

500 FIFTH AVENUE

GM-108

NEW YORK 18, NEW YORK

15 January 1944

Subject: Industrial Courier Service and Flight Instruction
To : A l l U n i t C o m m a n d e r s

1. This is for the purpose of clarifying the wired instructions on

the above subject, January 13 and lA respectively.

2. It has been quite forcefully brought to the attention of this

Headquarters that in some of the Wings there has been misuse of Indus
trial Courier. In some instances, Civil Air Patrol
the policy of carrying anyone, anythijig, any place, at any time, and in
many instances without properly qualified pilots,

3. The original authorization by the Military Authority was to

permit Courier Service for War Industries, and the agreement was that
only companies with war contracts would bo allowed the use of this

sSvice! S keeping with this policy it wil therefore be necessa^ that
the military representatives stationed at the war plant, for whom

missions are to be flown, must certify as to the necessity for the fligh s
In addition, all CAP Directives reljxtive to Courier Service, including
pilot qualifications, rates, etc., must be adhered to.
L. It has also been brought to the attention of this Headquarters

that in somo instances CAP Units have been giving flight ^
Since the founding of Civil Air Patrol, it has been °
that the purpose of the organization was not to teach anyone to fly.
Persons who already possessed flying ability were to be cncouragod to

Sre their skil.' Hc«.ever,oft flying by giving dual instruction. to
i is not the job of fvil A^ Patrol
instruct students in the art
5 There is no objection to Civil Air Patrol members purchasing

flight'instruction from private operators, but any flight training as
such within Civil Air Patrol must be discontinued immediately.
By direction of National Commander JOHNSON:


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SHEIDON B. STEERS

Major, Air Corps

Assistant Operations Officer