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NEC Studies Varied Agenda
ALLENTOWN, Pa.--Two new
wing commanders and seven
interim wing commanders were
appointed, a decision was made
to make Civil Air Patrol
historical documents available to
the Gill Robb Wilson
Aeronautical Science Center and
reports were given on two new
membership categories at the
National Executive Committee
conference here, Mar. 21.
Brig. Gen. F. Ward Reilly,
CAP's national board chairman,
presided over the conference at
the Holiday Inn East.
At the outset of the meeting,
General Reilly asked the
committee to observe a moment
of silence and to adopt a
resolution honoring the memory

of the late Charles W. Webb,
who served as Deputy Chief of
Staff/Aerospace_ Education and
Training, CAP's National
Headquarters from April 1960
to March 11, 1970.
The committee acknowledged'
the request of homage to Mr.
Webb.
Donald R. DeFoe and Edgar
M. Bailey were promoted to
colonel and named commanders
of the New Hampshire and
Rhode Island wings respectively,
Selected as interim wing
commanders were Lt. Cols.
R i c h a r d T. D a v i s , M a i n e ;
Richard R. Dooley, Kentucky;
Harry M. Harkins, Georgia:
Thomas C. Jackson,
Ut~'
Eugene A. Kerwm, Ha"

SHOW INTEREST-Air Force Reserve assistant coordinators
check over the educational opportunities offered i,a Civil Air
Patrol on a visit to CAP's National Headquarters recently with
a briefing by John V. Sorenson (top left), CAP Aerospace
Education and Training deputy chief of staff. Among a group
of 22, they (left to right) are Lt. Cols. George Davidson of
Louisville, Ky., Marty Kiel, Dayton, Ohio and (seated) Col.!
Jack Jenefsky, also from Dayton and Lt. Col. Carl Sienel of
Detroit, Mich. The Reservists participate in Civil Air Patrol by
teaching cadets aerospace education, serve special active
duty tours as staff officers and act as advisors at both cadet
and senior activities. (Photo by MSgt. Bill Bond)

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Nearly All Dates
For Cadet Courses
Now Confirmed
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--The
dates and the number of cadets
scheduled to attend have been
confirmed for all but one of the
courses in the 1970 Cadet
Special Activities, officials here
announced recently.
Sixty cadets have been tagged
to attend five of the seven
remaining courses which include
the Federal Aviation
Administration's Cadet
Orientation Program, July 6-10,
at the FAA Academy, Okla.; the
Jet Orientati0n-Program, July
6-10, at Perrin AFB, Texas;
Nurse Orientation Course,
July 13.17, at Perrin AFB,
Te x a s ; t h e S p a c e F l i g h t
Orientation Course, Aug. 17-21,
at Redstone Arsenal, Ala. and
the Manned Space Orientation
Course, Aug. 17-22, at Ellington
AFB, Texas.
Seven of the 80 cadets are
slated to attend the Aerospace
Career Exploratory Seminar,
June 14-July 4, at Hamilton
AFB, California, for members of
the Pacific and Rocky Mountain
Regions. Cadets from the other
six regions are slated to attend
the course at Governor's Island,
N . Y. N o d a t e h a s b e e n
confirmed for the latter site thus
far.
The date and the number of
cadets to attend the Aerospace
Age Orientation Course also has
not been confirmed, officials
disclosed.

The committee approved the
presentation of Civil Air Patrol
historical documents to the Gill
Robb Wilson Aeronautical
Science Center, Embry-Riddle
Aeronautical Institute at
Daytona, Fla. These documents
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Communicators Eclipse
CAP Com-70 Exercise

Gerald M. Quilling, Minnesota;
and Angelo A. Milano,
Pennsylvania.

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APRIL, 1970
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Commander's
Evaluation
MAXWELL AFB. AIa.--The
Delaware Wing, commanded by
Col. Louisa Morse, has been
named the top wing of 1969 in
statistics contained in the
National Commander's
Evaluation of the 52 wings.
The top honor was
Delaware's third in the nine
years since the evaluation began.
The wing has finished second
four other times.
Illinois placed second,
Alabama third, North Dakota
fourth and Alaska fifth.
Delaware was cited for its
record in cadet and senior
member retention and Illinois
earned praise for having the best
aircraft utilization rate, 27 hours
an aircraft monthly or three
hours over the national record
(Continued on Page 2)

Patrol volunteers were busy in
another way.
Some 10,000 CAP
communicators were engaged in
a nationwide test, manning a
nationwide network of radio
communications stations,
checking their ability to respond
to a simulated e~nergency.
The exercise, CAP Comm 70,
was directed from National
Headquarters of CAP at Maxwell
AFB, Ala., which sent a host of
simulated emergency messages
across the network of more than
18,000 stations reaching from
Maine to Hawaii and from
Alaska to Puerto Rico.
The annual one-day test of its
communications facilities
provides CAP with a tool to
locate bottlenecks in the system
and to measure the efficiency TRIGGER CAP COMM.70_Communications personnel at the!
~i~i!i~~i iili~' with which it can be operated.!
CAP's National Headquarters at Maxwell AFB, Ala., dispatch!
The net is intended for use in!
case of enemy attack or other!
radio messages to CAP regions to, start CAP-COMM-70, a!
nationalcivil Air Patrol radio stations disaster"!
nation wide network. Engaged in the operation (from left) are TSgt. Ralph test of Civil Air Patrol s radio communications!
are widely used during air search!
Biggers, Fred E. Rossnagel, chief of communications!
and rescue operations and other!
operations, CAP-USAF and MSgt. C. R. Davis Jr. (United!
local emergencies.!
States Air Force Photo by MSgt. Bill Bond)!
BOYERTOWN, ra.—George!
238th anniversary of George was recently appointed CAP's!
!
Washington Honor Medals were!
Washington's birthday.!
BusinessandGeneraI

awarded to two members of the
Pennsylvania Wing, "The
Question Mark," unit
publication, while an exemplary
medal went to the chairman of
CAP's Business and General
Membership Committee.

Receiving the honor medals
were Lt. Col. Elizabeth Magners,
editor of the "Question Mark"
and a veteran of 26 years service
in Civil Air Patrol and SM B.
Franklin Reber Jr. of Reading
Squadron 303, a private pilot
a n d R e a d i n g E a g l e
photographer.

The~ awards for contributions
to patriotism and the American
way of life were presented by
Zenon C. R. Hansen, Mack
the Freedoms Foundation at
Tr u c k s I n c o r p o r a t e d b o a r d
Valley Forge, Pa., to honor the chairman and president, who

Membership Committee
chairman, received an exemplary
medal for free enterprise while
the company he heads earned a
George Washington Medal in the
advertising category of the
competition.
D r. K e n n e t h D . We l l s ,
Freedoms Foundation president,
announced the winners recently
at ceremonies at Valley Forge
Military Academy at Wayne, Pa.

Mr. Charles W. Webb, Deputy
C h i e f o f S t a ff f o r A e r o s p a c e
Education and Training, CAP's
National Headquarters, from
Oct. 2, 1960 to Mar. II, 1970,
died of heart attack, Mar. I 1 ,at
a hospital in Prattville, Ala. A
scholarship named "The Charles
Webb Memorial Scholarship" has
been named after the famed
educator. (See related story on
page 2)

PAGE 2!
CIVIL AIR PATROL NEWS!
APRIL, 1970 '!

C A P D e c i d i n g E m e r g e n c y Te s t R o l e
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--If
preliminary plans now under
study can be worked out, Civil
Air Patrol will participate with
other state and federal agencies
in a nationwide, weekend
operational exercise in late 1971
which would test its Civil
Defense capabilities from one
end of the country to the other.
The CAP role in the exercise
might involve flying
"emergency" airlift of
personnel,~ equipment and
supplies; flying reconnaissance
and radiological monitoring

missions; and a nationwide
"emergency" communications
network.
The proposed exercise would
be held in cooperation with the
Office of Civil Defense (OCD)
and the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA). A series
of conferences involving
representatives of these agencies
a n d s t a ff m e m b e r s o f C A P ' s
National Headquarters have
already been held to study plans
for the proposed exercise.
FA A a n d O C D h a v e b o t h
recognized the need for a highly

trained and organized staff to
utilize effectively the capability
of general aviation during a
n a t i o n a l e m e r g e n c y. T h e
proposed exercise would provide
this training.
O C D a n d FA A a r e i n t h e
process of studying current
operating agreements with Civil
Air Patrol preliminary to further
planning for the exercise and are
distributing material to their
Regional and local offices to
better acquaint their staffs with
CAP and its capabilities.
Preliminary steps leading to

the proposed operational
(SARDA) staffs with exercise
e x e r c i s e w o u l d i n c l u d e h o s t problems and to work out local
c o n f e r e n c e s a t e a c h O C D operating procedures.
Regional Center in which the
The full-scale exercise would
Office of Civil Defense, FAA, follow in September or October
t h e O f fi c e o f E m e r g e n c y 1971, with FAA, OCD and CAP
Planning, Civil Air Patrol, and p a r t i c i p a t i n g . S A R D A
state Civil Defense and aviation participation would also be a
officials would meet to work out
possibility.
operational details.
If the exercise is cai'ried out
as proposed, a similar exercise
A second step would be a
one-day Command Post
would probably be held once
Exercise, a "paper" exercise, in
each year thereafter.
February 1971, to acquaint Civil
The last operational exercise
Defense, CAP, and State and held nationwide involving CAP
Regional Defense Airlift
was a SARDA exercise in 1964.

CAP's Chief Educator
Dies Of Heart Attack
M A X W E L L A F B ,
Ala.--Charles W. Webb, 56, an
official at National Headquarters
of Civil Air Patrol here, died
Mar. 11 at a hospital in nearby
Prattville, Ala. His home was
located in that city.
A Civil Service employee of
the U.S. Air Force, he was
Deputy Chief of Staff for
Aerospace Education and
Training at Headquarters,
C A P - U S A F, t h e l i a i s o n
organization which operates
CAP Natior~al Headquarters. He
had been assigned to Civil Air
Patrol for approximately 16
years in his capacity as a
professional educator.
A native of Maine, he was
graduated from Norridgewock
High School and Farmington
State Teachers College in that
state. Before World War II, he
was an elementary-junior high
school principal and coach.
During the war, Webb served
with the U.S. Army and, upon
his discharge, enrolled at the
University of Maine where he
earned the B.S. and master's
degree in school administration.
He returned to service with the
schools of the State of Maine in
an administrative capacity after
completing work for his
advanced degree.
During the post-war years, he
became interested in Civil Air
Patrol at the local level and
established the first CAP
coordinated high school course
in the State of Maine at
Skowhegan "high school. The
first class of 24 provided nine
recruits for the U.S. Air Force
and one cadet for the Air Force
Academy.

After entering the
government service, he served
for two years in the Great Lakes
Region of Civil Air Patrol as an
educator, being moved in 1956
to National Headquarters, then
located at Boiling AFB, D.C.
He was appointed Deputy
Chief of Staff for Aviation
Training (now called Aerospace
Education and Training) when
CAP's National Headquarters
was moved to Ellington AFB,
Tex., in 1960.
Webb soloed his first airplane
in 1957 at Oxford, Ohio. He had
been vitally interested in
aviation and aerospace education
since that time, continuing his
own studies in these subjects at
the University of Colorado,
M i a m i U n i v e r s i t y, a n d t h e
American University. He was
prime mover in development of
Civil Air Patrol's present
comprehensive program of
aerospace education and youth
training.
He also helped l~romote
aviation and aerospace education
studies as a regular program in
high schools across the nation,
helping establish teacher training
in these subjects, promoting
education seminars to develop
these studies.
In 1965, he received the Air
Force Award for Meritorious
Civilian Service.
A member of numerous
social, fraternal, and professional
education organizations, he was
married to the former Elinor R.
Richards of Portland, Maine.
They had four children.
Burial was in Farmington,
Maine.

Delaware Wing Captures First
In CAP Commander's Evaluation
(continued from page 1)
established by the same wing the
previous year.

Spaatz award recipients during
the year.
Colonel Morse was selected
"the Outstanding Wing
Alaska was commended for
Commander of 1969 in
achieving the maximum Credit in
November by members of CAP's
search and rescue operations last
National Board which met here.
year. The wing won praise for
Citing members of the
saving three lives.
organization for their various
The Wyoming Wing, although skills and devotion to duty, Brig.
rated 51st in the evaluation, was Gen. Richard N. Ellis, national
commended for attaining 100
commander, said"
per cent effectiveness in CAP
"Although I am generally
communications while New
pleased with Civil Air Patrol's
York which placed thirteenth in accomplishments in 1969, I look
the standings was cited for
forward to higher achievements
establishing a record of seven
in 1970."

C O N D U C T S P R AY E R S E R V I C E - C a p t .
William M. Sharp (left), Kansas City Composite
Squadron I chaplain, talks with Speaker of the
House Hon. John W. McCormick; Missouri
Congressman William J. Randall and House
Chaplain Dr. Edward G. Latch after conducting
the opening prayer to the House of
Representatives at the second session of the

91st Congress in Washiagt~. in February.
Two~, days "later, he ~ atttm'ded :theTresidential
breakfast at the White House. The pastor of the
Englewood Assembly of God Church, Reverend
Sharp is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who
served as a presidential aide from 1950-51 to
former President Harry Truman.

NEC Studies Varied Agenda
At Spring Meeting in Allentown
(continued from page 1)
staff, personnel at CAP-USAF
which dealt with cost increase in
IBM monthly charges.
Other items under
consideration by the NEC
included a national advertising
drive to attract general aviation
members; changing the industrial
affiliates committee name to the
businessman's affiliates
committee on the request of
Zenon C.
R. Hansen, the
E mergency Services Activity
Report
dealing with
FAA/SARDA, OCD, OEP and
ARC coordination; national
communications committee
r e p o r t a n d t h e s a l e o f T- 3 4
aircraft.
The committee approved
$300 for the purchase of a
non-flying historical aircraft for
display in the proposed Civil Air
Patrol Historical Section of the
Air Force Museum.
Another change in the agenda
was considered when the
committee reviewed the SAR
Effectiveness Testing of its wings
and suggested that some
p r o c e d u r e a l o n g Ta c t i c a l A i r
Command's "no notice"
operational readiness inspection
be considered as a new test
procedure.

The committee also approved
changing the date of the third
quarter NEC meeting from Aug.
15 to Aug. 7-8 and the site of
the Southeast Region
Conference from Savannah, Ga.
to Palm Beach, Fla.
A ttending the conference
were Brig. Gen. Richard N. Ellis,
CAP's national commander; Col.
S a m u e l H . d u P o n t ,
vice-chairman of the national
board; Brig. Gen. Lyle W. Castle,
national legal officer; Cols. Paul
W, T u r n e r, n a t i o n a l fi n a n c e
officer; Edwin Lyons, Northeast
Region commander; William M.
Patterson, Middle East Region
commander:

Robert H. Herweh, Great
Lakes Region commander;
Theodore H. Limmer, Southeast
Region commander; William H.
Ramsey, North Central Region
commander; Claude L.
Chambers, Southwest Region
commander; Donald E. Hale,
Rocky Mountain Region
commander; and Col. Wayne E.
Smith, Pacific Region
commander.
The 13 members of the
corporation's executive body
will meet next Aug. 7-8 at
Anchorage, Alaska, site of the
fall National Executive
Committee meeting.

CALENDER OF EVENTS
Event
SWR Laboratory on
Ministry to Youth
NER Laboratory on
Ministry to Youth
GLR Laboratory on
Ministry to Youth
SWR Conference
SER Laboratory on
Ministry to Youth
NCR Laboratory on
Ministry to Youth
NEC Meeting

Date
Apr. 6-7

Place
Dallas NAS, Tex.

Apr. 6-7

Ft. Hamilton, N.Y.

Apr. 8-10

Grissom AFB, Ind.

Apr. 18
May 4-5

James Connelly AFB,
Texas
Robbins AFB, Ga.

May 18-20

Offutt AFB, Neb.

, June 26-27 Anchorage, Alaska

APRIL, 1970

CIVIL AIR PATROL REWS

Arizona

PAGE I

Active S A R M o n t h

Californians Give Assist
In Search To Spot Crashes
by Maj. Paul Dean
PHOENIX, Ariz.-February was a double search month for the
Arizona Wing as planes and crews were called out to hunt for a
missing civilian aircraft and an Air Force jet trainer.
Early in the month, as
unseasonal rains and high winds
Williams AFB near Chandler,
b u f f e t t e d t h e s o u t h w e s t e r n Ariz.
states, an alert was issued on a
Six CAP aircraft, again
Mooney Executive 21 reported
o v e r d u e o n a fl i g h t b e t w e e n working from Deer Valley, an
HH43 Kaman helicopter from
Queen Creek, Ariz., and
Williams AFB, and an SA16
Torrance, Calif.
amphibian from the 302nd
The trail was three days cold Aerospace Rescue and Recovery
as the pilot, 59-year-old Charles
Squadron at Luke AFB, Ariz.,
- Brittin of California, had
were launched less than one
neglected tofile a flight plan and hour after the initial alert.
had not been expected by
relatives at his destination.
Williams AFB officials
reported that the pilot of the
More than 30 aircraft from
T37, 2d Lt. John Melanson, 23,
the Arizona Wing, working from
had radioed a Mayday message
Deer Valley Airport, Phoenix,
and given a position report. Two
under the command of Lt. Col.
T38 Talon aircraft in the same
J. B. Gotcher, joined- planes
general area also reported
from the California Wing in the
picking up "beeper" signals from
two state; two day search.
the downed aircraft.
And the find was logged by a
This information pinpointed
California CAP aircraft which
the downed aircraft in foothills
spotted the wrecked, cream and
approximately 15 miles east of
red Mooney on a 5,500-foot
Florence, Ariz.
p e a k i n Banning Pass, near
And the same T38s that
Cabezon, C a l i f . P i l o t B r i t t i n ,
picked up the signals later
who had departed Arizona in
lowering, squally weather was
located burn scars in the
found dead in the wreckage.
mountains and the T37
: =. /.
wreelmge. Minutes,later the Air
On February 27, the Arizona
Force helicopter reached the
Wing was called out again, this
scene and reported that student
time to look for a T37 jet trainer
pilot Melanson, of Danvers,
overdue on a local flight from Mass., had died in the crash.

D 0 W N E D A 1R C R A F T L 0 C A T 0 R
BRIEFING-Col. Howard L. Brookfield
(center) California Wing commander, briefs two
mission pilots CWO Bill Jones (left) and Capt.
Hud Stephenson, on the downed aircraft
locator (DAL) to become mandatory within
two years in all aircraft based in California.
First operation to teach effectiveness of the
locator which emits an oscillating signal over

emergency frequencies, was conducted recently
by CAP at Gillespie Field, Calif. Air Force.
Federal Aviation Administration and California
Aeronautical Board officials monitored the
search and rescue tests conducted by CAP for
four simulated missing aircraft during which the
downed aircraft locator was used. (CAP Photo
by Lt. Col. Tom Elder)

CAP Major Braves Burning Car
Rescue Unconscious Driv
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HARRISON, N.Y.--A 26-year
veteran of Civil Air Patrol, Maj.
Johnnie Pantanelli, White Plains
Squadron commander, is being

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considered for one of the
organization's highest awards for
risking her life March 2 to rescue
an unconscious motorist from
his burning automobile.
Saved was Herbert Reay of
White Plains, the victim of the
automobile accident whose car
struck a utility pole and burst
i n t o fl a m e s o n We s t c h e s t e r
County Airport's access road.
Driving home from work at
the airport, Major Pantanelli
came upon the accident scene.
Parking her own automobile, she
rushed to the burning car and
found its driver slumped over
the steei'ing wheel and bleeding
from the nose.

Kodiak Pilot
Spots Lost
Seal Hunters
K O D I A K , A l a s k a - - Tw o
missing seal hunters were found
recently safe on the Island of
Tu g i d a k , 1 0 0 m i l e s s o u t h o f
here, shortly after pilots of the
Kodiak Composite Squadron of
the Alaska Wing were called into
the search and rescue operation
by the U.S. Coast Guard.

FIRST TO REACH CRASH SCENE-Civil Air
and ground crews. Spotting the wreckage in
Patrol members were among the first
which the airplane pilot and a passenger died
snowmobile rescue crews to reach this airplane was Capt. Leo Persian of the Wadena Squadron.
crash site in a large swamp near Motley, Minn., Some 26 CAP aircraft, 100 snowmobiles and
after a CAP aircrew spotted the wreckage
private planes were involved in the search
bringing to an end an intensive search by mission. (Photo courtesy of theCrosby-lronton
,~ ~inp~s~taWing's Crow Coupty Sqqa~on p.iJo~s ,. Courier) ........

The squadron pilots flew
three aerial sorties and logged
6~h air hours over the frozen
North before the pair was
spotted from the air by 1st. Lt.
Russ Skebba, mission pilot and
his observer SM George Cauthen.
Also engaged in the aerial
search mission were WO Don
Knight who piloted the second
search plane and his observer SM
Jim North.

Without considering personal
danger involved, Major
Pantanelli dragged the man to
safety and revived him. A bus
driver stopped to render
assistance and when he found
everything under control
immediately summoned the
local police and fire department.
While help was on its way,
Major Pantanelli drove the
injured man to the airport
operations building and stayed
with him until he received
proper medical attention.
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CIVIL AIR PATROL NEWS

APRIL, 1970

From the Commander

Charlie Webb Was
A Good Teacher
by Brig Gen Richard N. Ellis
People come and people go around National
Headquarters of Civil Air Patrol, some staying longer than
o t h e r s . I n h i s o w n w a y, e a c h c o n t r i b u t e s s o m e t h i n g o f
himself to this famed volunteer organization, helping it
become more useful, helping it become more proficient in
its operations, giving a part of his life to it.

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Charlie Webb, however, seemed to go on
forever. He stayed here longer than any one man
and none knew Civil Air Patrol better than he.

None o.tr buted more than who devoted
the last 16 years of his life to this organization and
to the youth of America.

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for he was, in large part, responsible for it as it exists now. That, of
course, isnot his only accomplishment.

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civilization has ever known. The nature of the
dimension in a CAP concept of a dynamic
these things, men and women who once were CAP cadets, will go
Civil Air Patrol Mission incorporates it into the
organization compatable with a high
about their daily lives having been directly affected and guided by a
human environment element of our high
performance system.
man they never knew or perhaps knew only by name.
performance system.
Executive Management will incorporate an
The scientific and technological
experienced body spanning an era from Kitty
And they will not even be aware that they were so touched and
Hawk to SST and a professional Air Force
developments responsible for high performance
so guided. For that is the mark of a good teacher.
gu idance system.
systems contemplate the highest possible degree
And that is what Charlie Webb was-a teacher, and a good one!
of operational dependability
Operational Management will be a dynamic
Well miss him.
in all elements including the
organization of highly qualified, educated and
human links involved. The
trained individuals in Staff and Command
dependability of the human
functions with the necessary resources of time
and means to perform their duties in a
elements is almost entirely a
1
measure of discipline, the
professional manner.
components of. which are
A reserve strength will be provided through
an orderly system of reassignment to a Reserve
honesty, integrity,
dependability and responsive
Category for those who are unable to fully
PAT R O L
compl lance.
participate or have completed their tenure of
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office and prefer limited service.
Discipline covers a broad spectrum of our
i
lives and society, whether it be voluntary or
A Special Services Category of considerable
compelling, in religion, education, business,
strength will be established for those who
National Commander ............ Brig. Gen. Richard N. Ellis, USAF
industry, professions, the laws of the land and
possess a Mission capability and are reasonably
National Board Chairman ........... Brig. Gen. F. Ward Reilly, CAP
last but not least the Military establishments.
available for service upon call but are not
Director of Information ............. Lt. Col. John W. Miller, USAF
There must be an unfailing discipline in the
Chief, Internal Information ..... Capt. Mervyn E. Roberts, Jr., USAF
interested in regular full participation.
E d i t o r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TSgt. John J. Lyons, USAF
cockpits of the aircraft in the National Air
The General Aviation Membership Category
Space System, to respond honestly to
is expected to develop a large resource of
interrogation and responsive compliance'to
aircraft owners and pilots with an identifiable
instructions. The surgeon requires a high degree
interest in supporting the CAP Mission with a
of discipline in the operating room or the
The Civil Air Patrol News is an official publication of Civil Air
varying degree of involvement.
Patrol, a private benevolent corporation and auxiliary of the United
patient's life is endangered. It is equally
States Air Force, published monthly at Headquarters CAP-USAF
For those who are still with me at this point,
essential that we have a high degree of
(CPNI), Building 714, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama 36112.
there are implementing documents in process
Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the
discipline in Civil Air Patrol if we are to qualify
Air Force or any of its departments. Editorial copy should be addressed
which are receiving careful Staff study, which
to operate in the human environmental
to Editor, CAP News, National Headquarters (CPNI), Maxwell AFB,
when published will implement a new high
Alabama 36112.
elements of our high performance system.
Questions about advertising rates in the Civil Air Patrol News should
dimension throughout the Civil Air Patrol
The documented history of the beginning of
be directed to Kimbrough & Associates Advertising Agency, P.O. Box
2181, Montgomery, Ala. 36103.
Civil Air Patrol relates the War Department Organization.
The appearance of advertising in this publication with the exception
raised the- question, "Could the private pilots
The future of Civil Air Patrol lies in the
of the CAP Educational Materials Center, does not constitute an
endorsement by the Civil Air Patrol Corporation of the products or
hitherto unorganized, develop the necessary character and integrity of its membership. The
services advertised.
Published by mail subscription (Civil Air Patrol membership dues
privilege of our Volunteer Status is solely a
training and self discipline to render real service
include subscription).
to the War effort." It was the U.S. Director of privilege of contribution and the satisfaction
$2.00 per year by mail subscription (Civil Air Patrol membership
dues include subscription).
derived therefrom. Loyalty, respect and a
Civilian Defense, by order, established CAP 1
Second class postage paid at Montgomery, Ala. 36104.
willingness to accept discipline is a prerequisite.
December 1941. It is worthy of note that CAP
Postmasters: Please send forms 3579 to Headquarters, CAP (CPPC),
Maxwell AFB, Ala. 36112.
was transferred in its entirety from the Office Performance of duty, within our capability, is a
sacred obligation. Only those who are qualified,
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able and willing to make a contribution to Civil
April 1943, which attests to an acceptable
Air Patrol should be acceptable
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APRIL, 1970

iiiiiiiiiiiii Cadet Scholarship
, ili Deadline Is Near
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CAPETTES COMMANDER HON()RED-Ist.
Lt. Susan Holly (center), outgoing commander
of Oklahoma State University's CAPETTES
drill team, receives a framed certificate of
recognition for her outstanding work with the

drill team from Col. Eugene Adams, Oklahoma
S tate University Professor of Aerospace
Studies. Attending the ceremony is the new
C A P E Tr E ' s c o m m a n d e r, 1 s t . L t . L i n d a
Morrison.

Cadet Wins Fairchild-Hiller
'American Awareness' Award
FREDERICK, Md.-Cadet Lt. Co!. Raymond T. Hawkins Jr., a
member of th~ Frederick Composite Squadron, Maryland Wing,
recently received the first "American Awareness" award at
ceremonies in Hagerstown, Md.
Presented by Edward Baich,
"accepting the responsibilities of
comptroller of the Aircraft and
citizenship and, by word and
Missiles Division,
deed, giving them real meaning
Fairchild-Hiller, the award was in the best American tradition."
made in recognition of Colonel The citation was signed by
Hawkins' performance as a Civil Edward G. Uhl, president of
Air Patrol cadet and for his
Fairchild-Hiller.
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and the community. Cadet
Colonel Hawkins received a gold
Hawkins was recommended for
wrist watch engraved with his
the award by his squadron
name, the name and date of the
commander, Maj. Jeannie Maire.
award, and the name of
and by Maj. Richard Cody.
Fairchild-Hiller Corporation.
Group V. commander.
The cadet and his parents were
The cadet was cited for
guests at a luncheon ceremony
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and were later taken on a tour of
facilities and a flight in a
Fairchild airplane.
Ray became a member of the
Frederick Squadron in July
1964, received the Billy Mitchell
award in November 1966, was
appointed cadet commander in
August 1967, and earned the
Amelia Earhart award in
October 1967. Before graduating
from high school in June 1969,
he served as student governor_
and in the school senate. He has
also served as youth president at
the Assembly of God Church.
He was selected to attend the
Space Age Orientation Course in
1968 and visited Israel in 1969
in the International Air Cadet
Exchange.


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search and rescue skills of some
4 5 memb ers of Lancaster
Squadron 39, California Wing,
were tested in February when
the unit conducted a SARTest at
Fox Field here.
The exercise was directed by
Capt. Frank E. Baker and
members of his command were
involved in air and ground search
operations for a simulated
downed aircraft, subject of the
SARTest.

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MINEOLA, N.Y.-Cadet applications for the 1970-71 Applegarth
Foundation Academic Scholarship will be accepted at the Northeast
Region Headquarters here until April 15, the deadline set by region
officials.
The Pennsylvania Wing is
T he scholarship provides
$1,000 annually towards cadet t h e r e f o r e p r e c l u d e d f r o m
tuition at the colleges of choice participating in the 1970-71
competition as C/2d Lt. John J.
for a maximum of seven years to
enable the individual to continue Miller of Moosic, Pa., won last
h i s o r h e r e d u c a t i o n a f t e r year. Participants in the CAP
Scholarship and Grants program
earning a bachelor's degree. The
scholarship is open to male and also will not be considered
disqualified but if a cadet ks
female cadets and the
awarded a scholarship or grant.
Foundation expects that a
course of study leading to an the board will look to other
academic degree be pursued and c a d e t s f o r s e l e c t i o n o f a
candidate.
a satisfactory level of academic
Cadets planning to compete
achievements be maintained by
for the award have been asked to
the recipient.
submit applications on CAP
The Northeast Region
Form 95 (revised December
Liaison Office will review
1969) and follow the General
scholarship applicants and
Information and Applications
the cadet with the best
procedure criteria outlined m
academic, citizenship and
CAP Pamphlet 20, dated
record in Civil Air Patrol
December 1969.
will be selected for the
award.
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N o r t h e a s t
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1969 unanimously agreed to
omit the wing of the winner for
the following year's selection.

Dr. William Madison If, John
Turasik and Ron Larson flew
several sorties in three of the
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operation.
Teams engaged in ground
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REWARDED FOR HIS OUTLOOK-Cadet Lt.
Col. Raymond T. Hawkins Jr. receives the first
"American Awareness" award from Edward
Baich, comptroller of the Fairchild-Hiller
Corporation,, Aircraft ,Division, Hagerstown,

Md. A member of the Frederick Composite .
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COCKPIT CHECKOUT-MSgt. Warren Bowling (second left) of the North Lakes
Composite Squadron, explains the instruments in the cockpit of a light airplane to
cadets interested in flying at a two-day campout at Mitchell Airport, Lombard, Ill.

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PREFLIGHT INSTRUCTION-The right way to check the oil in the engine of a light
airplane is demonstrated by 2d Lt. William R. Thomas, North Lake Composite
Squadron commander, in a preflight briefing to a group of his cadets. Listening to
their commander's talk are Cadets Robert Mielke, Douglas Koschel and Ken A.
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Examiner Ned[ Powers after receiving a rating in helicopters at
DuPage County Airport, Ill. Harden is a commercial pilot who
holds single engine, land and ,ca, multi-engine,, land and sea
and instrument glider ratings. He is a flight instructor for
power and powerless aircraft and a flight engineer for
reciprocating and turbojet aircraft.

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demonstrates how a litter patient should be handled to Cadets

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CHARLES W. WEBB MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
For the benefit of those who wish to contribute to the Charles W. Webb Memorial
Scholarship Fund, the following information is offered.

Maryland Wing Wins

1.

Make checks or money orders payable to: National Headquarters, Civil Air
Patrol.

Excellence Award

2.

Specify on the checks or money orders: Charles W. Webb Memorial
Scholarship F und.

MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--The
Maryland Wing has been named
winner of the first Annual CAP
M a t e r i e l E x c e l l e n c e Aw a r d . T h e
wing was selected for the award
at National Headquarters of Civil
Air Patrol by a board of officers
headed by Lt. Col. Edwin Lewis,
C A P - U S A F d e p u t y c h i e f o f s t a ff
for materiel. Brig. Gem Richard
N. Ellis, CAP's national
commander, approved the
b o a r d ' s s e l e c t i o n o f t h e w i n n e r.
The New Mexico Wing placed
second and the Utah and Kansas
Wings placed third and fourth
respectively in the competition.
The Maryland Wing earned
the award for materiel
management excellence
throughout all of 1969. In
a d d i t i o n t o r e c e i v i n g a t r o p h y,
the wing will be awarded
additional points in the 1969
Commander's Evaluation.
CAP Region staff officials
and USAF-CAP Region liaison
office supply directors were
responsible for nominating their
wings for consideration in the
competition and Colonel Lewis
reported several regions elected
not to participate. He hopes
they will be entered in the
competition, for ~he ~1970 .award:

Lt. Col. Court R. Henkel,
Maryland Wing's director of
materiel, will receive the award
at the 1970 Middle East Region
Conference on behalf of the
award-wtnning wing. His
nomination was submitted to
N a t i o n a l H e a d q u a r t e r s b y. C o l .
Jan H. Hill, region deputy
c o m m a n d e r, w h o w r o t e :
"Over the past 10 years I
have had the opportunity to
observe Colonel Henkel's work
as deputy for materiel and it is
my opinion that his work in this
position has consistently been
outstanding."
"He has developed systems to
improve the materiel section and
has worked long, diligently and
consistently to give the
Maryland Wing a system of
materiel handling that could well
be copied by all CAP units,"
concluded Colonel Hill.
I n s u m m i n g u p t h e
competition Colonel Lewis
further stated: "New Mexico
Wing will receive a handsome
certificate and additional
evaluation points. The
presentation of the certificate to
the New Mexico Wing will be
made at the next Southwest
Region:.Conference.'; ~- ~
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Contributions should be mailed to." National Headquarters, CAP-USAF (CPC),
Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama 36112.

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C a d e t N a m e d To C o u n c i l
BURBANK, Calif.--Cadet Lt.
Col. Mollie A. Granoff recently
assumed the duties of Finance
Officer to the California Wing
Cadet Advisory Council. Since
1965, when she joined, Miss
Granoff has progressed up
through the ranks, holding the
positions of Flight Sergeant,
Flight ~ommander, Aerospace
E ducation Officer, Adjutant,
Executive Officer and Cadet
Commander. She now holds the
positions of Squadron Deputy
Commander for Cadets and
Chairman of Bay City's Group
17 Cadet Advisory Council.
Cadet Granoff is a sophomore
at El Camino College in
Torrance, Calif. and is majoring
in Sociology. She is a National
Merit Letter of Commendation
recipient, a life member of the
California Scholarship
Federation, and was listed in
Merit's "Who's Who Among
American High School
Students." x
She is currently a member of
Alpha Gamma Sigma (Honor
Society), the Julians (Honor
Society), American Federation
of Students, and a French Club
Officer.

Five Earn Communications Badge
BETHESDA, Md.-Five members of the Bethesda-Che~ (_-ha~
Cadet Squadron received communicator's cards recently aftc':
completing communications training. Cards were awarded to CacktMarcia Humphreys, Karen Fournier, Peggy Plitt, Sid Pew and Johr
Henneman.

Senator Gore Addresses Cadets
MEMPHIS, Tenn.-Tennessee Sen. Albert Gore addressed ~aue':
and their guests in January at the 1970 Cadet Selection Dinner ~"
Memphis Naval Air Station Officers' Open Mess. The Senato"
presented the Falcon Award to Cadet James R. Aubuchon o'
Whitehaven Cadet Sq. and told his audience that they representec
"the best" of the next generation and the leaders of tomorrow. He
was introduced to the cadets by Col. M, S. Donnaud, Tennessee
Wing commander.

CAP Cadet Selected For Academy
KAUAI, Hawaii-C/lst. Lt. Edward Standwoo4 of Lihue
Composite Squadron, Hawaii Wing, has received principal
congressional nominations to the U.S. Naval Academy by Rep. Pats)."
Mink and the U.S. Air Force Academy by Rep. Sparky Matsunaga. A
senior at Kauai High School, Cadet Standwood has been a member
of Civil Air Patrol three years.

Amarillo Finds
Two Win Solo IVings ,

Boy Sco u t Troop

CADET GRANOFF

AMARILLO, Tex.--A search
plane of the Amarillo Air
B e l l e C l a i r
-Material Area CAP Senior
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Scouts ' Of Amarillo Troop 8~
and the assistant scout master
after they became lost overnight
on a camping trip in the McBride
Canyon area of Lake Meredith in
the Texas Panhandle.
The find was made by pilot
Capt. Hurley Broach and
observers Maj. Earle Parks and
S M B i l l C o u n s e l l e r.

Cadet Commander
Democracy' Contest

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Commander Capt. Elaine Orsa of
the winners and their parents at
the Belle Clair Optimist Cadet
the Fairview Heights Memorial
Squadron, recently received
Post V.F.W.
third place honors in the "Voice
Captain Orsa was Teenage
of Democracy" speech contest.
Chairman for the March of
This contest is sponsored
Dimes in the Belleville area, and
a n n u a l l y b y t h e Ve t e r a n s o f
she spent many hours during the
F o r e i g n W a r. E l a i n e w a s past two months working for
presented the medal and a cash this worthy cause.

MONROE, La.-Two Monroe Composite Squadron C/MSgts. Dale
E. Bernelle and Sam O. Brooks, who are majoring in aviation
management at Northeast Louisiana State College, pinned on the
badge of a solo pilot after graduating from a flying training course
recently.
They earned' tl4e solbist~ra"cing'a~ft6,r un'dergoing i~rai:~ning at the
Fleeman Flying Service in a program sponsored by the college.

Cadets Become Active In Search
FOREST GROVE, Ore.-Five cadets and two senior members
from the Washington County Squadron, Oregon Wing, went on a
REDCAP emergency service mission to Weaverville, Calif. in
January. The group was among some 50 CAP personnel leaving
Portland to search for a plane listed as missing in California. Engaged
in the SAR were Maj. Dorothy Parkin, CWO Don Hillgaertner,
C/MSgt. Cheryl Borst, C/TSgt. Carol Borst, C/TSgt. Vickie Payne,
C/SSgt. Jill Lombard and C/Sgt. Scarlet Weber.

Lake Charles Cadets Tour Airport
LAKE CHARLES, La.-Twenty-five Lake Charles Composite
Squadron members toured the Municipal Airport in March and
visited the Federal Aviation Administration Flight Service, Control
Tower and the U.S. Weather Bureau facilities where they were given
a briefing on the operation of each agency. Lt. Col. J. Clifford
Courville, squadron commander, was in charge of the tour.

Air Guard Facilities Visited
BROOKLYN, N.Y.-New York Air National Guard facilities at
F l o y d B e n n e t t N A S , N . Y. , w e r e t o u r e d b y B r o o k l y n C a d e t
Squadron IV members under the command of WO Jane Abramson,
squadron aerospace education officer. The group received a mission
briefing and toured a C-97 Stratrocruiser aircraft, the maintenance
hangars, and received a flight in one of the simulators.

Crowell Cadet Of Month
ON THE BALL-Phil Rizzuto, former New
York Yankee short stop and the team's present
broadcaster, talks shop with C/MSgt. Mike
Cipriano and C/SSgt. Bob Christman (right),
both members of the Essex Composite Sq.,

New Jersey Wing. While visiting Rizzuto's home
on a squadron fund-raising drive recently, the
cadets briefed him on Civil Air Patrol's
multi-purpose mission. (Photo courtesy of the
Essex Composite Sq.)

activities.
F O R E S T G R O V E
A senior member and six
Ore.--Cadet Gina Crowell of the
c a d e t s f r o m t h e Wa s h i n g t o n
Washington County Squadron
County Squadron attended the
was selected "Cadet of the
M o n t h " f o r J a n u a r y . Her 1970 Oregon Wing Military Ball
s e l e c t i o n w a s b a s e d on in February at the Portland Air
attendance at meetings and Base Officers' Club at which
participation. ,in squadron CadetCrowe!l was,honored.

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Rangers]
ALLENTOWN, Pa.--Cadet WO John Petrilla received the
Pennsylvania Wing Ranger Competition Trophy for Allentown
Optimist Squadron 3108 during a gala Ranger Awards banquet, Mar.
21, at the Holiday Inn here. The award, presented by Lt. Col. John
McNabb, the rangers' team coordinator from Philadelphia, brought
national prominence to the Pennsylvania Rangers.
It was one of the highlights of the banquet which hosted
members of the National Executive Committee here on a one-day
business meeting.
Petrilla also received the Cawthray Award trophy named after the
late Thomas Cawthray, a former CAP cadet who died in a helicopter
accident while undergoing Army training in Texas.
Other awards presented at the banquet included the Wing
Commander's Team Performance Award for 1969 to North Hills
Cadet Squadron 610 of Pittsburgh, and the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz
award for aerospace educational achievements to Cadets Paul T.
Draper and Harry Z. Mertz, both of Coatsville Composite Squadron
1008.

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REWARDED-SM Zenon C. R. Hansen (right),
CAP Businessmen's Affiliate Committee
chairman and Mack Trucks Inc. president,
receives a plaque from Col. Samuel H. duPont,
CAP national board vice-chairman. The award

given to Mr. Hansen in recognition of his service
to the Civil Air Patrol was presented at the
recent National Executive Committee and
Pennsylvania Wing's Annual Ranger Banquet at
Bethlehem, Pa.

OUTSTANDING !~IT CITED-Col. William H. Patterson
(right), Middle East Region commander, receives a Civil Air
Patrol Outstanding Unit Citation and pennant which his unit
won for exceptional meritorious service in 1969. General
Reilly presented the award at the recenl NEC meeting.

SAFETY AWARD-The National Safety Award
for 1969 is presented to Col. William H.
Ramsey (right), North Central Region
commander, who accepted it on behalf of the
Minnesota Wing which won the award.:while

under his command. Presenting the award at
the recent NEC meeting are Brig. Gen. F. Ward
Reilly, CAP national board chairman and
General Ellis.

ALL BUSINESS-Members of the National Executive
Committee study the-agenda while meeting at Bethlehem, PaL

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APRIL, 1970

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Mr. Zenon C. R. Hansen of Allentown, a senior member of the
Pennsylvania Wing and chairman of the board and president of Mack
Trucks Inc., received a plaque from Brig. Gen. Richard N. Ellis,
CAP's national commander. He was recognized for his achievements
as the chairman of CAP's businessmen's affiliates committee.
Other awards made included the Lt. Col. John Weaver Ranger
Service Award for 1969 to Maj. William Gibbons, Philadelphia
Composite Squadron 103 commander; the Esther Morgenstern
Outstanding Ranger Service award for 1969 to Capt. David Long; Lt.
John McGuire Escape and Evasion Problem Winner trophies to Sgt.
Jay Cooke and Cadet James Nalencz.
Additional awards presented included the Lt. Col. Robert Dunlap
Group Ranger award to Lt. Col. Angelo A. Milano, former Group 60
commander and ~now Pennsylvania Wing's interim commander; the
1969 Ranger Dinner Award to Maj. Lillian Geiger, project officer
and Capt. Richard Ludwig, her assistant.
The dinner for 525 persons at the Holiday Inn East ended a
day-long business session for members of the National Executive
Committee.
General Ellis in his address as guest speaker, cited the outstanding
accomplishments of-CAP throughout the nation.
"Civil Air Patrol volunteers flew 27,627 hours on aerial search
and rescue missions last year at a cost of $270,000. The savings to
the U.S. government were more than $6 million in rescuing 146
persons," General Ellis said.

COMMANDER GREETED-Brig. Gen. Richard
N. Ellis (right), CAP's national commander,
reviews a Pennsylvania Wing color guard on
h a n d f o r h i s a r r i v a l a t t h e

A ilentown-Bethlehem-Eastern Airport. The
commander flew to Pennsylvania to attend the
recent National Executive Committee meeting
there.

SPAATZ WINNERS-Two Pennsylvania Wing cadets share a
joke with CAP's National Commander, General Ellis who
pre~nted them the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz educational
achievement award. Receiving the Spaatz certificate (from
left) are Cadets Harry Z. Mertz and Paul T. Draper. The pair
was honored at the annual Ranger Awards Banquet recently at
Bethlehem, Pa.

Brig. Gen. F. Ward Reilly, CAP's national board chairman,
presided over the day'Iong business meeting.

WINS DOUBLE HONORS-Cadet John Petrilla
receives the Cawthray troph$, from Mr. and
Mrs. William Cawthray who presented him the
award at the annual Pennsylvania Wing Rangers
Banquet recently, at Bethlehem, Pa. The award
is named after Mr. and Mrs. Cawthray's son,
Thomas, a former Pennsylvania Wing cadet,

who died in a helicopter accident while
u n d e r g o i n g A r m y t r a i n i n g i n Te x a s . C a d e t
Petrilla also received the Pennsylvania Wing
Ranger Competition for hisunit, the Allentown
Optimist Squadron 3108.

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Zero Defects

Honor Roll
For ~ ing and l{cgion Colnnzanders:
Have you reviewed National Headquarters' letter: CAPM, 7
"April 1969, subject: "Zero Defects Award" recently?
Only two wings (no regions) submitted nominations of
units or individuals for recognition during the period
July-December 1969.
Surely there are many deserving such recognition. Why not
take a look at the April 7 letter!
Perhaps a Zero Defects project officer should be designated
to assure program continuity.
It's your program and your choice.
\

Edwin L. Lewis, Lt. Col.
USAF, DCS/Materiel

said after being notified of his
appointment. Born in Cuba,
Texido emigrated to the United
States in 1961 and was
naturalized in 1966. He has been
in Hawaii since July 1964.

Equivalen
Exams Ended
M A X W E L L A F B
AIa.--AII Equivalency "A"
and "B" Exams have been
discontinued as of March 15,
19 7 0, education officials
announced. Requests for
these examinations are no
longer honored.

courses.

"I am a strong believer in
emergency preparedness," he

APR I L, 1970

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Commander
Lauds CAP

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ASHLAND, Ore.--Patriotism,
communism and CAP's future
contribution to the nation's
aerospace program and aviation
were discussed when Col. James
Witt, Kinsley AFB commander,
appeared as the guest speaker
recently at Ashland's Squadron
annual awards dinner at Merritt
Swing Hall.

Aloha Squadron Member
Named CD Coordinator
HONOLULU, Hawaii--SM
George Texido of Aloha Search
and Rescue Sq~uadron, Hawaii
Wing, has been named the wing's
Civil Defense coordinator and
appointed to the State Civil
Defense division. He will be
working with state and county
Civil Defense officials.
He has completed courses in
Civil Defense USA, radiological
monitoring, aerial radiological
monitoring and is presently
e n r o l l e d i n t h e C D
Coordinator/Director and
Radiological Defense Officer

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A veteran of 78 aerial combat
missions in World War II and 47
missions in the Korean conflict
he spent two years in a
communist prison camp after
being downed over enemy
territory.
Discussing the event he said:
"After two years in a communist
prison camp and confronting
communism in many parts of
the world I believe that I can
qualify as an expert on the
evaluation of freedom.
"My conclusion is...no
people in the world have
freedom such as we
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confusion, riots, demonstrations
and unrest, it is a distinct
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such as yourselves who are
dedicated t o h e l p i n g o t h e r
people."
"As tomorrow's leaders in
aerospace," Colonel Witt said,
"you will place continuing
emphasis on manned flight as
final control rests on human
factors."
After the Colonel's speech,
several individual awards were
presented among which was Civil
Air Patrol Honorary Membership
to Stanley C. Jobe, Ashland
Superintendent of Schools.

AFA HONORS CAP-A United States "ceremonial" flag is
presented to Group I, Western Massachusetts, by Air Force
Association President Andrew Trushaw Jr. (right) at the unit's
commander's call at Westover AFB, Mass. Receiving the flag
are Majs. Frederick J. Belden (center), group Commander and
Earl N. Shepard Jr., group executive officer. The flag was a gift
from the State AFB Membership Committee which recognized
CAP's role in fostering aerospace education and aviation in the
civilian community. (Photo courtesy of 1st. Lt. Richard E.
Wylie, Group I information officer)

Army Gives Trailer
by Sp5 David Waterhouse
Ashby, Las Cruces Squadron
WHITE SANDS MISSILE
commander, found it could be
RANGE, N.M.--Some day an u s e d a s a m o b i l e C A P
injured pilot of an aircraft down
comm unications station and
in southwestern New Mexico
deployed to a site near any CAP
may owe his life to a piece of search area.
equipment that was marked for
"Much of the van's damage
disposal by the U.S. Army and
was to fixtures," explained
later transferred to Civil Air
Ashby. "We plan to repair the
Patrol.
van's interior and equip it with
The Las Cruces Squadron, radio equipment," he said. "The
New Mexico Wing, recently CAP unit also plans to put
retrieved the van that for years s l e e p i n g c o t s a n d c o o k i n g
was used by the White Sands facilities in the van.
Military Police on remote
T h e C A P m o b i l e
assignments. Because it was
communications center will be
damaged on its last assignment, p r e s s e d i n t o s e r v i c e i n
the van was marked for the
southwestern New Mexico and
salvage yard when its repair
may be deployed to Silver City,
outweighed the cost of newer D e m i n g , L o r d s b u r g , Tr u t h o r
up-to-date eq':ipment.
Consequences and Alamogerdo,
Hearing of the van, Ma]. T. C. as well as Las Cruces.

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RETRIEVED BY CAP-This trailer, formerly
the property of the U.S. Army Military Police
at the White Sands Missile Range, became CAP
property recently after it was rescued from the
salvage yard by the Las Cruces Squadron of the

New Mexico Wing. The squadron plans to use it
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Col. Gravenstine Decorated
F o r S e r v i c e I n Vi e t n a m
ALLENTOWN, Pa.--The
Legion of Merit, first oak leaf
cluster to the Distinguished
Flying Cross and sixth through
eighth oak leaf clusters to the
Air Medal were awarded Col.
Donald J. Gravenstine, new
USAF-CAP chief liaison officer
to the Great Lakes Region at the
National Executive Committee
meeting, here.
A veteran of World War II,
Colonel Gravenstine earned his
medals and citations for his
o u t s t a n d i n g s e r v i c e i n Vi e t n a m .
He won the Legion of Merit
medal for distinguished and
exceptional meritorious service
and conduct as Director of the
D i r e c t A i r S u p p o r t C e n t e r,
Vi c t o r a n d a s 5 0 4 t h Ta c t i c a l A i r
Support Group's deputy
commander at Bien Hoa,

Vietnam. Colonel Gravenstine
was cited for his keen foresight
a nd exceptional judgement,
outstanding leadership abilities,
and personal endeavor in the
performance of his mission.
The first oak leaf cluster to
the DFC was awarded to Colonel
Gravenstine for distinguished
and extraordinary achievement
when he participated in aerial
flight as a forward air controller
i n t h e A S h a u Va l l e y, R e p u b l i c
o f Vi e t n a m o n J a n . 1 8 , 1 9 6 9 . H e
directed five fighter elements on
the major hostile infiltration
route and without considering
his own safety flew dangerously
low altitudes through adverse
weather conditions to
successfully damage the route
and prevent further usage by
hostile forces.

"Through his bravery and
energetic application of
knowledge and skill, he
significantly furthered the goal
of the United States in
Southeast Asia. The professional
competence, aerial skill and
devotion to duty displayed by
Colonel Gravenstine reflect great
credit on himself and United
States Air Force," the citation
accompanying the award read.
Colonel Gravenstine earned
the sixth through eighth oak leaf
clusters to the Air Medal for
meritorious achievement in
aerial flight in which he
demonstrated outstanding
airmanship and courage while
performing an important mission
under extremely hazardous
conditions.

Modified CAP Cadet Program
To Be Implemented July 1

D E C O R AT E D - C o l D o n a l d J . G r a v e n s t i n e ( r i g h 0 , n e w
USAF-CAP liaison officer to the Great Lakes Region, receives
the Legion of Merit, one of four awards given to him at the
NEC, from Brig. Gen. Richard N. Ellis, CAP's national
c o m m a n d e r. H e e a r n e d t h e m e d a l s f o r a c t i o n i n V i e t n a m .
( U S A F P h o t o b y T S g t . J o h n Ly o n s )

Award elements, a certificate will not be sent another copy for
and a uniform ribbon. This
a later achievement for which its
package authorizes the wearing
use is required. (NOTE: These
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--Phase
of the Cadet Warrant Officer
CAP publications will be
III (Leadership) and Phase IV
insignia and entitles each to
(Executive Leadership)
commercially produced and sold
cadet officer privileges. The
components of the modified
second package will be the Phase t o t h e c a d e t . F r e e u n i t
~ . . . . . . . . . .
cadet program will become
distribution of CAP published
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III achievement contract packet
activity centered, July 1.
copies of directives will
Most of a cadet's efforts in
Before a cadet begins work in
continue)
Phase III and IV will be directed
Phase III, he must have
The associated aspect of this
to leading subordinate cadets,
c o m p l e t e d t h e C u r r y
FREDERICK, Md.--The Frederick Squadron of the Maryland
portion of Phase III and IV is
This leadership may require a
A c h i e v e m e n t ( P h a s e I ) , t h e s i x cadet's talents as a~.coung~irJr__ t h e r e q u i r e m e n t t h a t t h e c a d e t
Wing launched one of its biggest public information briefing
Phase--II achievements, passed
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the Aerospace Education
three squadron cadet officer
m i s s i o n o f C i v i ) A i r P a t ~ o L ~ T. h e b r i e fi n g , h e l d i n c o n j u n c t i o n w i t h
m i l i t a r y o f fi c e r. I n s h o r t , t h e
Examination and earned the
level staff positions. Service in at
the unit's quarterly information activity report meeting in March at
Gen. Billy Mitchell Award. If he Phase III and IV cadet will be
least one must be in each of
its headquarters at Beall's Lane near the Municipal Airport, was
busy helping others to learn. At
has completed the first five
P h a s e s I I I a n d I V. T h e fi n a l
the same time, it is necessary to
aimed at recruiting cadet and senior members.
Phase II achievements and is
achievement contract in each
complete certain requirements
The squadron, commanded by Maj. Jeannie Maire, accepts
working on the Goddard
phase will require certification
for each of the eight
applicants to the cadet corps once every three months and this
achievement (No. 6), the cadet is
of successful service. The
achievements in Phase III and
briefing was designed to have members signed up in time for the new
then eligible to order the
squadron commander must be
I V.
Aerospace Education
training cycle in April. Individuals seeking membership after the
aware of the individual's need to
One of the requirements for
Examination.
satisfy this requirement and
April close out date will be held over until the July 2 membership
T h i s e x a m i n a t i o n m u s t b e Phase III and IV achievements is
make cadet officer assignments
campaign.
that in each the cadet fnust learn
successfully completed and so
a c c o r d i n g l y. T h e i n d i v i d u a l
* * ,
o n e s t a ff p o s i t i o n T h e c a d e t w i l l
certified on the Goddard
cadet's progress must not be
be provided with a Staff Duty
Achievement contract form by
impeded because he has not
lysis p mph et whic
t h e s q u a d r o n c o m m a n d e r b e f o r e A n atasks ofaeach lposition h l i s t s
been given an opportunity to
the
the completed and final Phase II
He will also receive a list of s a t i s f y t h i s r e q u i r e m e n t
S I O U X FA L L S , S . D . - - Tw e n t y - fi v e S o u t h D a k o t a W i n g A i r F o r c e
contract is returned to National
Frequently it is tempting to a
CAP publications (regulations
Auxiliary (AFX) pilots attended flight safety training in February at
Headquarters (CPE).
squadron commander to leave a
and manuals primarily) which
A f t e r a l l P h a s e I I
t h e F e d e r a l Av i a t i o n A d m i n i s t r a t i o n ' s A c a d e m y a t W i l l R o g e r s F i e l d ,
favored competent cadet in a
apply to each position, and a
achievements are completed and
position for a long period
O k l a h o m a C i t y, O k l a .
copy of these publications. The
the cadet has attended either a
T h e g r o u p w a s l e d b y C o l . C h a r l e s D o u g h t y, f o r m e r S o u t h
c a d e t w i l l l o o k a t a p a r t i c u l a r without regard for anything else.
Ty p e A o r Ty p e B e n c a m p m e n t ,
On the other hand, it is desirable
D a k o t a W i n g c o m m a n d e r, w h o n o w d i r e c t s t h e w i n g ' s A F X
task of the position with which
he may qualify for the Mitchell
he is concerned, and research the t o l e a v e c a d e t s i n p o s i t i o n s l o n g
operations. This type of work has earned Colonel Doughty the CAP
Aw a r d . N o w, a l l t h a t ' s l e f t t o d o
enough for them to learn the job
guidance as to what, when, and
Distinguished Service award.
is to send to National
a n d t o s e r v e e ff e c t i v e l y.
how the task is done as
W h i l e t o u r i n g t h e A c a d e m y, t h e p i l o t s r e c e i v e d s a f e t y a n d h i g h
Headquarters (CPE) the
Fortunately few squadrons have
described in the CAP
completed Goddard achievement
altitude chamber training.
so many Phase III and IV cadets
publications. He should briefly
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contract, the order form, $1.50 w r i t e u p t h i s i n f o r m a t i o n f o r that this will become a major
a n d a c o p y o f C A P F o r m 11 ,
management problem, however
each task o f
the specific
"CAP Application for Award."
much we would like it to be.
N e x t , c a d e t s w i l l r e c e i v e a achievement,
Cadet service in staff
When study
of the staff
package containing Mitchell
positions may be in any
HARRISBURG, Pa.--Plans for the Annual Summer Ranger
position is completed, a locally
controlled test, provided by
authorized officer position, and
S u r v i v a l S c h o o l t o b e c o n d u c t e d J u l y 11 - 1 9 h a v e b e e n a n n o u n c e d ,
need not be limited to the eight
, National Headquarters, will be
officials stated this week.
selected for the Staff Duty
, administered,
Three courses will be offered and include a basic survival training,
I
Analysis portion of the program
,
The positions and sequence
advanced survival and special advanced courses. The training is open
discussed above. Regardless of
, of study for Phase III and IV
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to all who are physically qualified. A $5 registration fee will be
what the position is, the
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charged those planning to enter.
appropriate supervisors are urged
a. Flight Commander
Individuals must also provide their own food, clothing and shelter
to properly brief the~ cadet on
,
b. Information Officer
National Headquarters, CAP
while undergoing the course.
his or her position and duties.
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c. Supply Officer
' Attn. CPPC
d. Operations Officer
The cadet who has such a title
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and does nothing and doesn't
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e. Military Education Officer
even know the duties, has
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Education
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LONG BEACH, Calif.-California Wing's Long Beach Senior Air
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h. Cadet Commander
A major weakness in the
Rescue Squadron 150 is taking on a new look for the 70s as its
I
For each Phase III and IV
cadet program has been the
Chorter No.
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members are engaged in remodeling and expanding its present
, achievement, the cadet will
reluctance of adult supervisors
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headquarters to include additional training rooms, executive offices
receive some CAP publications,
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to define and delegate duties arid
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,] H e s h o u l d s t a r t a fi l e o n t h e s e ,
and a supply storage area.
responsibilities to senior cadets.
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The members of the squadron have been engaged in nearly all
, S o m e p u b l i c a t i o n s w i l l b e The result has been overworked
I Name
S A R C A P s a n d R E D C A P s s i n c e i t s o r g a n i z a t i o n l a t e l a s t y e a r.
,' n e e d e d f o r m o r e t h a n o n e
seniors or jobs that haven't been
Sltreet
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, achievement, and if a cadet has
Membership in the squadron is on the rise and those engaged in a
done Use the senior cadets. Sure
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received a specific publicatipn, they w)!l n~ke~ mistakes,, but
recent recruiting drive hope to have more than 50 active members
from this copy o4F paper)
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for a previous achievement, l~e they will als0 learn,
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CIVIL AIR PATROL NEWS

APRIL, 1970

Short Field Landing Skill
A d d s t o Yo u r F l y i n g F u n
PRE-FLIGHT PLANNING
If you're avoiding certain locations because
the runway is shorter than you feel qualified for,
it indicates two things. First, you're a wise pilot
who knows his limitations and abides by them
and, second, you are missing out on one of the
advantages of light plane flying and possibly a lot
of fun.

FOR A VFR CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT
(Series 1)
Q. What is required of the pilot prior to the flight?
A. FAR, Part 91.5, states that "each pilot in command shall,
before beginning a flight, familiarize himself with all available
information concerning that flight. This information must
include, for...a flight not in the vicinity of an airport, available
weather reports and forecasts, fuel requirements, alternatives
available if the planned flight cannot be completed, and any
known traffic delays of which he has been advised by ATC."
Q. Why is this required?
A. Careful preflight planning, in addition to satisfying FAR,
enables the pilot to make his flight with greater confidence, ease
and safety. A review of fatal accident statistics for one year shows
that as a "cause factor," inadequate flight planning was second
only to "failure to maintain airspeed resulting in a stall."

So now you've decided to make use of some
of those short strips that get you closer to the
t r o u t s t r e a m s . D o n ' t r u s h o ff l i k e t h e t w o
amateur bush pilots who did a beautiful job of
putting their aeroclub bird down on a frozen lake
southwest of Fairbanks four Novembers ago.
The soft powder snow made stopping easy but
also was the prime reason they ended up in the
trees at the far end of the lake on takeoff. They
made the mistake of trying a short field without
knowing all the facts.

airplane is done flying when wheels touch down.
Don't try for "grease jobs." They are fine for
impressing passengers with your skill on long
runways but they eat up runway and may put
you in the trees like our Alaskan bird-busters.
The ideal situation is when the plane stalls a few
inches above the runway and drops on the spot.
Dumping the flaps can do this but be very sure
you are "inches above the ground" when you try
it.
Once on the ground, flaps should be up since
they create lift, keep the weight off the main
gear where you want it, and do nothing to slow
you down anyway. Keep back pressure on the
elevators to force the weight onto the main gear
to increase the effectiveness of the brakes.

Now to think about getting back out of the
short strip you did so well on getting into. Unlike
Let's say you're convinced that you should
the case of the sorry sourdoughs, let's assume the
upgrade your skill before you actually go into a
takeoff is possible but will be close. The
short strip. Being smarter than our busted bush
important thing is to get speed and lift as quickly
pilots, you'll want the facts. Get to know your
as possible. Keep the airplane as light as possible,
airplane by referring to the owners manual. You
consult the owners manual, and follow the
may be surprised to find just what the bird can recommended procedures. They will vary with
do--if it is flown according to the book. Study
different airplanes but the basics are the same.
the charts and note the differences that gross
Use the rudder for steering as soon as effective
(b) On the sectional chart, draw course to be flown; study
weight, altitude, and temperature make in
on the ground roll but once airborne don't
terrain; select appropriate check points; consider caution,
performance.
increase drag by ruddering yourself into
restricted, and prohibited areas and Air Defense Identification
uncoordinated flight. Adjust backpressure to the
Zones; study airport information, including en route airports that
Even knowing the performance charts by
best climb angle speed and hold it until over any
can be used in case of emergency; choose refueling stops; list
heart isn't going to make the airplane fly that
obstacles. Then lower the nose to pick up the
frequencies of towers and navigational aids to be used and also
way. This takes practice, which is the next step.
Flight Service Stations reporting the weather.
Do it on a long runway by visualizing part of it as recommende~~ climb speed. One more thing:
Remember that level wings lift best and turns are
a short strip and make every landing a short-field
(c) Review weather maps and forecasts, current weather ~
going to decrease your rate of climb.
one. Practice with different flap configurations,
reports, winds aloft forecasts, pilot weather reports, SIGMETS, ~
gross weights, and over imaginary obstacles until
A I R M E T S , N o t i c e s t o A i r m e n ( N O TA M S ) , a n d o t h e r
O h yes xne -troops on the frozen lake built a
t - you can put it on the spot each time.
information. Although you can get weather information by ~
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fi r e ~ ~ u a r ~ , - w e r e s p o.~.e a .o . .a . T- ~ .p i.l o t
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telephone, it is strongly recommended that a personal visit be
S p i k i n g i t o n t h e s p o t i s n ' t a n a c c e p t e d who'd been searching for them, and were picked
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other flight service facility.
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A c h a p t e r o n F l i g h t P l a n n i n g i s c o n t a i n e d i n t h e FA A i i
publication, Private Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical
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Knowledge, including a summary of flight assistance services~i
available.
Q. What are some suggested steps to be used in flight planning?
A. (a) Assemble materials which will be needed on the flight,
such as current sectional charts, and other charts, for the route to
be flown; the latest "Airman's Information Manual" (AIM), and
plotter, computer, etc. Take along charts which adjoin those for
the route of the flight. Thus you are prepared in case it becomes
necessary to circumnavigate bad weather, or in case you
inadvertently fly off the chart on which your course is drawn.

PICNIC GROUND LANDING

It Was No Picnic At All

Q. What further action is dictated by good operating practices? !
A. File a flight plan! This is not required by FAR but is ili
dictated by good operating practice. It is extremely unlikely that i~
air traffic rules can ever be written so as to eliminate ~e need for
GOOD JUDGMENT in the planning and conduct of every flight.
Use reasonable restraint in exercising this prerogative when ~-:The following story of how a
preflight planning indicates the existence of marginal conditions
brand-new aero club aircraft was
of any kind.
~i lost before delivery is so typical
':
i! it bears repeating.
The club had bought a new
plane from the factory and sent
one of the selection committee
to ferry it home. The pilot had a
total of 238 hours with one hour
in the aircraft he was to ferry.

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(Series 2)
Q. How may you obtain weather information for preflight
planning?
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A. Visit your local Weather Bureau (WB) airport station or
your nearest FAA Flight Service Station (FSS), or other flight ~i
service facility for a thorough weather briefing. The latest
weather maps, area forecasts, terminal forecasts, winds aloft ! !
reports, winds aloft forecasts, advisories, hourly sequence reports, iii
and pilot reports will be available. If a visit is impractical,
telephone calls are welcomed. When telephoning, identify
yourself as a pilot; state your intended route, destination,
intended time of takeoff, and approximate time enroute; and,
advise if you intend to fly only VFR.
"FSS and Weather Bureau Telephone Numbers" section of the
"Airman's Information Manual" (AIM) contains the location and
telephone numbers of WB offices and FSS along with other
pertinent information. Note the "restricted" telephone numbers
listed for some WB stations on which only aviation weather
information is given. Some WB stations have the Pilot's
Automatic Telephone Weather Answering Service (PATWAS)
which is a transcribed weather information service. For
availability of weather information at various airports, check the
A i r p o r t D i r e c t o r y, A i r p o r t / F a c i l i t y D i r e c t o r y, o r " F S S a n d
Weather Bureau Telephone Numbers" section of AIM.

He made his first mistake
while filing for the second leg of

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his flight by filing through a cold
front with low ceilings. He was
not instrument rated and filed
VFR on top, intending to check
the weather and make a decision
later.
Two hours out, VFR on top
at 10,500 at night, he found his
alternator failed. Somewhat lost
by this time and being forced
higher by the cloud tops, he
asked assistance of FSS. By the
time the center took control of
him, he was at 14,000 feet with
2+30 fuel remaining.

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Q. Wi,at improvements have been made to provide more and ~
better weather information for pilots?
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A. Equipment is provided at selected Flight Service Stations ~
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Now that the airplane had
compounded his first mistake,
he made his second and told
center that he was instrument.
qualified and could handle an
instrument approach. In spite of
turning off all unnecessary
(More EXAM-OA3RAM on Page 13)
electrical equipment, the battery
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taking the radio out with it.
Here his first bit of luck
happened when he broke into
the clear and saw a city. Unable
to locate an airport, he decided
to put it down in a flat area with
floodlights on one side, which

NOTICE
To Seniors

turned out to be a picnic ground
parking area.
He set up a tight pattern,
slowed to near stall speed on
final and prepared to land.
Unfortunately the right wing tip
hit a tree, yawing the aircraft
slightly to the right. At about
touchdown the right wing struck
a light pole and sheared. The
fortunate pilot suffered a bump
on the forehead.

The Officers Space and
The accident investigation
Missile Indoctrination Course
found the pilot had failed to
dates have been changed from
maintain VFR, misled the center
Aug. 17-21 to Aug. 11-12, 1970. controller about his instrument
Ten slots will be available for qualifications, violated club rules
Civil Air Patrol. The course will o n n i g h t fl y i n g , a n d w a s n o t
c o v e r S p a c e o n l y, w i t h n o
qualified in the aircraft by club
procedures. Materiel failure was
Weapons section, because of an
a contributing cause along with
exercise on Aug. 19-21.
lack of supervision by the club.
The Academic Instructor
Besides the findings above,
Course, Class 70-E, will be held
this accident proved again the
from Aug. 10 through Sept. 11,
old saying that a pilot is most
1970. Ten slots will be available
dangerous between about 200
for CAP.
hours and 1,000 hours of flying
time. He has learned enough to
The deadline for receipt of
be a proficient flyer but hasn't
applications by National
had enough emergencies to keep
Headquarters for these courses is
him from being over-eonf~lent
April 24, 1970, and selectees of his still-limited capabilities.
will be notified by May 1, 1970.
(CPOST)
.
No slots will be available to
CAP for the Reserve Officers
C0u~ this year. (cPOST)

(Condensed from
" A e r o s p a c e S a f e t y, "
February 1970) ....

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CIVIL AIR PATROL NEWS

APR I L, 1970

Aircraft Radio
Federal Communications
Commission SS Bulletin 1002 specifies
that both a radio station license and an
operator license are required to operate
an aircraft radio. The licensee of the
radio station is responsible at all times
for the proper operation of his station
and the radio transmitter must be
operated by or under direct supervision
of a licensed radio operator.
Persons making application should
refer first to Part 87 of the FCC rules
governing Aviation Services. Buyers of
both new and used aircraft have a
30-day interim authority to operate
under the seller's station license if
application for a regular aircraft radio
station license is made at the time of the
sale. Applications for new station
licenses or modification of existing
licenses are made on FCC Form 404
with a check or money order for the
$10 fee attached. FCC Form 405-B is
used to renew station licenses without
modification and the fee is $4.00.
Checks should be made payable to the
Federal Communications Commission,
Gettysburg, Pa. 17325. The fee will not
be refunded even if the application is
not granted. Persons who operate more
than one aircraft may apply for a fleet
license using a single FCC Form 404. In
this case the "N" rmmbers of the

Two Licenses Are Needed

aircraft need not be listed but the total
number of aircraft in the fleet must be
given.
The operator license normally held
by persons operating aircraft radios is
t h e R e s t r i c t e d R a d i o - Te l e p h o n e
Operator Permit. No oral or written
examination is required for this permit
and it can be obtained by mailing a
properly completed FCC Form 753 to
the FCC at Gettysburg, Pa. The fee for
the restricted permit is $2.00. This
permit does not authorize the holder to
make transmitter adjustments that may
a ff e c t t h e p r o p e r o p e r a t i o n o f t h e
station. These can be made only by
holders of first or second class
radiotelegraph or radiotelephone
licenses.
Application for all radio facilities
aboard an aircraft should be made on a
single Form 404 and the group or
groups of frequencies desired should be
indicated. Do not apply for both private
and air carrier frequencies because
private aircraft frequencies are not
available to air carrier aircraft weighing
more than 10,000 pounds. Aeronautical
enroute frequencies may be authorized
for use by aircraft radio stations
provided that appropriate agreements
are made between the applicant and the
licensees of the aeronautical enroute

.. FLYING NO TES...
The material on these two pages (pages 12 and 13), of interest to
pilots, is supplied by the Directorate of Operations at CAP
National Headquarters and is taken, in part, from FAA circulars
directives.
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FAA Form to Be Used
To Report Bird Strikes
FAA Advisory Circular No.
150/5200-2A advises that FAA
F o r m 3 8 3 0 , ' ' B i r d
Strike/Incident Report Form,"
is available for use in reporting
bird hazards and accidents/incidents to aircraft resulting from
bird strikes.
The form was prepared for
use in gathering technical and
repair cost data and vital
statistics on accidents/incidents
resulting from collisions between
aircraft and various bird species.
Data will be used to develop
standards to cope with this
expensive hazard to aircraft,

injury to personnel, and for
habitat control methods on or
adjacent to airports. ,
All segments of the aviation
industry are urged to use this
form and promptly report all
bird strikes and accidents/incidents to the Federal Aviation
Administration, Airports
Service, Attention: AS-570,
Washington, D.C. 20590.
Copies of Form 3830 are
available, free of charge, from
any FAA area office, General
Aviation District Office, Flight
Service Station, or Air Carrier
District office.

West Virginia Members
Win 'Exceptional' Awards
W I L M I N G TO N , D e l . - - F i v e
members of the West Virginia
Wing of Civil Air Patrol recently
received CAP Exceptional
Service Awards for "professional
skill and devotion to duty while
engaged in a search and rescue
operation."
All members of the Potomac
Senior Squadron, they were
Capt. Thomas W. Jackson, 1st
Lt. Donald L. Skeets, 2nd Lt.
C a l v i n W. P e c k a n d 2 n d L t .
Leonard Hoffman. They were
cited at a meeting in February in
New Castle, Dek ..........

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The group, members of the
ground rescue unit, participated
in a search last August under
extremely hazardous weather
conditions. They helped locate a
downed aircraft near the Mount
of Seneca.
Capt. Robert Gobel, West
V i r g i n i a W i n g c o m m a n d e r,
accepted the awards on behalf of
the team from Col. William M.
Patterson, Middle East Region
commander.
The Potomac Squadron also
received the Outstanding Unit
Aw a r d f o r i t s a c h i e v e m e n t s
during the past Year. ,,., ..........

stations involved, and all required
information is supplied in the
application.
Public service frequencies below 30
MHtz are used for communication with
public coast stations for handling public
correspondence. The applicant must
include a statement that a continuous
effective listening watch will be
maintained on aviation safety
frequencies while public service
messages are being transmitted in order
to permit interruption of public service
communications to handle safety
messages.
The 121.5 MHtz frequency is a
universal simplex clear channel for use
by aircraft in distress or condition of
emergency and will not be assigned to
aircraft unless other frequencies are
assigned and available for normal
communication needs. The channel is
available: 1. For emergency
communications when circumstances
beyond the control of the pilot prevent
communications between the aircraft
and ground stations on other regularly
assigned channels; 2. For emergency
direction finding purposes; 3. For
establishing air-to-ground contact by
aircraft in distress, emergency, or when
lost; 4. In connection with search and
rescue operations, to provide a common

channel "for aircraft-not equipped to
transmit on 121.6 MHtz. This includes
communications between aircraft, and
between aircraft and ground stations.
Stations having the capability should
change to 121.6 MHtz as soon as
practicable; 5. To provide a common
frequency for survival communications
and for survival radio beacons (Emission
A2); 6. For air/ground communications
between aircraft and ocean station
vessels for safety purposes when service
on other VHF channels is not available.
Aircraft stations can make routine tests
for maintenance purposes provided
precautions are taken to avoid
interference with any other station.
To i m p r o v e a i r c r a f t s a f e t y
communication, be sure to follow these
precautions: 1. Be brief, transmit only
essential messages; 2. Shorten or
eliminate test calls while on the ramp or
in flight; 3. Be sure the channel is clear
b e f o r e t r a n s m i t t i n g ; 4 . Tu n e y o u r
receiver to the correct receiving channel
before transmitting; 5. Identify your
aircraft properly when transmitting.
As a last item, all aircraft radio
transmitting equipment must be of a
type which has been "type accepted"
by the Federal Communications
Commission.

GEAR UP:
DON'T BE
TOO SURE
GEAR UP!
Would you believe that a U.S.
Air Force senior pilot, with a
commercial license, landed an
aero club T-34 gear up at an Air
Force base?
We are not trying to ridicule
this pilot. Who knows who will
be next? We pass this on just to
jog your gray matter with the
realization that it can happen,
no matter how many hours you
have or how many aeronautical
ratings you possess,
Over the years we have
managed to stack up quite a
number of items each designed
to prevent just such a happening.
We have warning hours,
indicators, lights, checklists, and
the tower operator. And we have
some procedures we are all
familiar with but sometimes
ignore. Like, when distracted,
re-accomplish the before-landing
checklist before turning final.
Like pulling the throttle all the
way back to check the warning
horn. Like making a last check
for lights or indcators on final.
Like not making an assumption
and replying to the controller's
query with an automatic "gear
down" or similar phraseology.
--Lt. Col. Thurman Lawrence Jr.
Directorate of Aerospace Safety
From "Aerospace Safety,"
February, 1970.

London Cadets Active
LONDON, Ky.--The London
Co m posite Squadron's cadet
color guard recently participated
in a dedication ceremony of a
new U.S. Post Office in nearby
Corbin. Hon. Tim Lee Carter,
U.S. Representative from the
5th Congressional District,
delivered the dedication speech
to a crowded forum and
afterwards presented the colors
to the CAP cotor guard.: , :: ....

(Starts on Page 12)
Q. What further preflight weather planning should be done to
obtain in-flight weather information?
A. From your charts and the appropriate section of the
"Airman's Information Manual" (FSS and Weather Bureaul
Telephone Numbers), make a list of the Flight Service Stations
along your route that broadcast the weather information. In
addition to the scheduled broadcast, you may also contact them
at any time for further information.
Q. What is recommended by good operating practices?
A. If the preflight weather briefing reveals questionable or~
marginal weather, use reasonable restraint in flying VFR. File a~
flight plan! Maintain a close check on the weather through your~
Flight Service Stations. Be sure to close your flight plan upon~
arrival.
(Series 3)
Q. What is the purpose in filing a VFR flight plan?
i~
A. It is excellent insurance and costs nothing but a few~
minutes of your time. The information in your flight plan will be
used in search and rescue operations in the event of an~i
emergency, so make it accurate:
Q. How, when, and where should a VFR flight plan be f'ded?~
A. Pilots are urged to file in person or by telephone to thei~
nearest FSS prior to departure. Radio should be used for filing~
plans only when it is not practical to file in person or by~
telephone to avoid congestion on the already busy~
communications channels. When filing by telephone or radio,~
have all necessary information written down in the order it!i
~ appears on a flight plan so that you will utilize the least amount i!
~; of the controller's time and release the telephone circuit or radio~
.. frequency for someone else.

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Q. What is recommended by good operating practices?
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A. Except for the preflight action required in FAR 91.5 and i
filing an arrival or completion notice, the other procedures above
come under good operating practices. Whether you file a flight
plan or not, make regular position reports to FSS stations so that
search and rescue action, if necessary, can be focused within the
proper area. These FSS contacts will enable them to give you
pertinent SIGMETS and AIRMETS, current altimeter settings,
and upon request, they will provide complete information on
~. weather conditions, status of airports, and navaids. Monitor the
scheduled broadcasts made by these stations.

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APRIL, 1970

CIVIL AIR PATROL NEWS

PAGE 14

AVID INTEREST IN CADET PROGRAM-Some 250 young
people and their parents (left photo) brave bad weather in the
Rockford area to attend the initial meeting of the new
Rockford Composite Squadron of the Illinois Wing. Guest
Speaker Maj. William Recktenwald of Chicago and Rockford
Squadron Commander Bill Taylor, WROK-Radio newsman
(right photo), use a chart to demonstrate educational
opportunities offered to cadets in CAP's aerospace training
program. (Photo courtesy of the Rockford Labor News)

Kansas State Offers
Aviation Editcation
MAXWELL AFB, Aia.-A four-week summer aviation education
course for teachers without aviation backgrounds who are scheduled
to teach the subject in the 1970-71 school year has been announced
by Wichita State University, Kansas.

UNIT CITED-For the second time in its
history, the Augusta Squadron of the Virginia
Wing receives a Unit Citation attached to the
squadron colors by Lt. Col. Randolph C. Ritter
(right), Group IV commander. Participating in
the ceremonv {from left) are C/Mai. Bruce L.

Hildreth, squadron cadet commander and Maj.
Richard C. Niess, squadron commander. Tile
unit earned the award for its services last
August to the flood victims in Virginia. (Photo
courtesy of Augusta Squadron information
office)

Applications for the course
which begins July 20 are no0:
being accepted.
T h e e d u c a t o r w h o
participates -will receive five
hours of dual flight instruction,
ground schooling and learn
a b o u t a v i a t i o n h i s t o r y, b a s i c
aeronautics, the physiology of
flight, navigation,
teaching
m e t h o d s , c l a s s r o o m activities
and resources.
Final examination f o r t h e
c o u r s e , w h i c h o ff e r s f o u r h o u r s
of college credit, will be the
F e d e r a l Av i a t i o n A d m i n i s t r a t i o n
ground
private pilot and
instructor written text.
To t a l c o s t o f $ 4 5 0 i n c l u d e s
tuition, books, supplies,

materials, room, meals and the
five hours of dual flight
instruction, Those planning to
attend must provide their own
transportation.
Scholarships are available.
For further information, write
t o Te a c h e r s ' s A v i a t i o n C o u r s e .
P. O . B o x 1 3 0 5 4 , W i c h i t a , K a n s .
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APRIL, 1970

Clear Squadron Wins
CAP Unit Citation
CLEAR, Alaska-The Clear Senior Squadron of the Alaska Wing
has won a CAP Unit Citation for outstanding achievements,
exceptional service and high degree of performance within the
national organization.
F i r s t L t . To m L a m b ,
evacuations and two support
squadron commander, received
missions during this period. It
the "~iward at a ceremony
was also credited with saving
recently from Col. John R.
three lives and finding some 14
Barnard, 13th Missile Warning
persons listed as missing by state
Squadron commander, here.
officials while participating in
The unit earned the award for
missions to the far North
i t s s e r v i c e f r o m 1 9 6 7 t o t h e Sagwon and Cape Romanzof on
present during which its
the Bering Sea.
members participated in 45
It also provided air cover for
search and rescue missions.
rescue helicopters and fire patrol
Clear Squadron pilots also
missions in support of the
flew ll emergency air
Bureau of Land Management.

C A P B R I E F I N G - C o l . L . H . M c C o n n a c k J r. , ( r i g h t ) ,
CAP-USAF's Chief of Staff, briefs Sherman Brooks, U.S. Air
Force Southern Command's educational specialist, on Civil Air
Patrol's program during a recent visit in the Canal Zone.
Colonel McCormack outlined the role CAP plays in times of
national and local emergencies, its search and rescue
capabilities and its aerospace education and youth motivation
programs. The conference with USAFSO officials was one of
the scheduled stops Colonel McCormack made in which he
familiarized Air Force commanders on the CAP mission. (Air
Force Photo by Sgt. Byron O. Gittens).

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CAP CITES ARMY FOR HELP-Maj. James L. Magness,
Tipton Army Airfield commander at Fort George G. Meade,
Md., displays a Civil Air Patrol plaque and certificate of
appreciation he received for support to the Maryland Wing's
Group VII personnel. The awards were presented to Major
Magness by Col. Willard D. Gilbert, Maryland wing
commander, at a ceremony during Group Vll's First Awards
Banquet. (US Army Photo by Sp5 Henry Bowman)

Outlook

Mbany Works Dual Roles
In Search and Rescue
,_Ga.~he Aibarw-~
Squadron of the Georgia Wing
worked in a dual capacity
recently as it conducted a local
search and rescue effectiveness
t e s t ( S A R Te s t ) w h i l e
demonstrating SAR mission
techniques to members of
Georgia's 99s Women's
International Pilot Association
and their husbands.

by Chaplain (Col.) Clarence E. Hobgood

Discovering the North Star
What are our greatest
concerns for the new decade, the
'70's? Basically, they are these:
That not enough people feel that
they have won through to a
basic standard of conduct, have
found a philosophy of life on
which to rely, have discovered a
set of rules against which to
m easure their behavior and
outlook.
One sees on
every hand a
development
of individuality among
people--a
larger honoring of individual man, a
breakthrough
into demands
for more freedom, more
initiative, and life opportunities.
And indeed humanity well-nigh
runs off the rails with
enthusiasm f o r f r e e d o m o f
expression, sex, dress, drama,
life style. That's one lively side
of the coin.
But when we look for the
governing rules, the measuring
rod,~ the guiding North Star,

there we find uncertainty; or
apathy; or a running off after
strange gods. And so for some
people it's a "gee whizz"
civilization, when gullible folk
accept almost anything as having
validity, and news media feature
the hedonism of the "beautiful
people" and the half-baked
philosophy of "crackpot"
cultists as worthy of serious
attention. There seems to be no
limit to
our sources of
revelation!
A decade ago forecasters were
preparing to call this the "golden
age." In a sense they were right.
Progress has been made. There
has never before~ been, for
instance, the rage for
brotherhood that exists today.
Never has there been such
genuine concern for the
uneducated, for the ethnic
minorities, for the old, for the
homeless, for the downtrodden.
At the same time, never has
there been such violence and
confusion. The crying needs, it
would seem, are for standards of
conducts, reasonable charts by
which to steer our course.
How does one decide, for

.....E i v ~ a i ~ ~ ~ = b e ~ , f
and two radio-equipped mobile
units were dispatched to the
field as 32 senior and cadet
members participated in the
operation. Joining the CAP
flyers in the air on sorties were
two Air Force Auxiliary (AFX)
pilots who piloted their own
aircraft in the exercise. They
were Dr. William Bays of Albany
and Mrs. Bud Wright of
Thomasville, Georgia 99s
chairman.
Also flying air missions was
Lt. Col. Betty McNabb,
Southeast Region's information
officer and 99s vice-president.

example, whether teachers,
Lt. Col. Dorothy Gable, local
nurses, police and firemen have a
squadron commander, was the
right to strike, whether
mission commander and Maj.
experimental drugs and sex are
Bob Frank, Albany Squadron's
justifiable, whether violent
d e p u t y c o m m a n d e r, w a s t h e
protest is ever acceptable, what
operations officer.
price civil disobedience, what
vocations are worthwhile, what
wars are justified, and so on and
on?
For starters, as guidance there
could be a greater familiarity
with the Ten Commandments;
that is, does one march against
wartime killing and violate
Number Seven?
And if the country has the
FA R M I N G D A L E , N . Y. - - A i r
general feeling that we've
actually lost the battle with the F o r c e R e s e r v e M a j . J a y
machine, perhaps it's because we Schleichkorn of Farmingdale has
don't see clearly enough beyond e a r n e d a n A i r F o r c e
the materialistic smog to behold Commendation Medal for his
work with Civil Air Patrol over
t h e e n d u r i n g a n d
h a r m o n y - p r o d u c i n g s p i r i t u a l the past four years.
laws, the worth of the Golden
H e w a s c i t e d f o r
Rule, the joy of unselfish living.
demonstrating initiative,
And perhaps what is needed
professionalism and versatility in
most of all is an awareness that
the establishment of public
there is the North Star. God's r e l a t i o n s a n d i n f o r m a t i o n
standards remain. We need to be
procedures. He is the
reminded that we cannot break a
information officer of the Long
spiritual law. We can only break
Island Group cf the New York
ourselves.
Wing.

Reservist Earns
Air Force

Commendation

California,
Nevada Sign
SAR Pact
G O L E TA , C a l i f . - - C i v i l A i r
Patrol wings in California and
Nevada have reached a "mutual
aid" agreement for search and
rescue, activities in border areas.
California and Nevada wing
commanders have prepared and
signed a standard operating
procedure (SOP) document
which outlines the procedures to
o t l o w e d . : ~ - a n d - a i r
crews engaged in the SAR
operations.
T he two-state agreement
stipulates that search areas
granted by the host state be
clearly identified by sectional
grids or latitude-longitude and
ruled that it is the guest state's
responsibility to coordinate all
search activity in the assigned
area.
When route searches are
authorized, a definite line is to
be established along the route of
flight and aircraft leaving Nevada
will stay to the north of the line
and aircraft from California to
the south. If the line is directly
north and south, California will
stay to the west and Nevada to
the east.
When aircraft land in either
state, personnel are required to
conform to the rules of that
wing. They must be current CAP
members, and qualified
emergency services personnel.
Pilots requiring refueling are also
required to sign the personal
register and show necessary
documents while all flight crews
must register their aircraft and
file the required paperwork for
assignment on return to home
base.
Maximum safety standards
are also to be observed.

Cadets Win
W AY L A N D , M a i n e - C a d e t
TSgt. Margaret Marx of Sudbury
received a trophy and a $200
Solo Flight Grant recently on
being named Sudbury Cadet
Squadron's Outstanding Cadet
o f t h e Ye a r f o r 1 9 6 9 w h i l e
Cadet Holly Caulfied of Wayland
won the Commander's Trophy
for achievements.

PAGE 16

CIVIL AIR PATROL NEWS

APRIL, 1970

Board Considers Senior Five-Phase Orientation
MAXWELL AFB, AIa.--A
five-phase orientation course for
new senior members of Civil Air
Patrol has been recommended
by CAP officials.
The proposed course would
require approximately 20 weeks
of time and could be completed
on an individual basis or in
regular classwork if the number
of new members warranted. It
was designed to meet both the
needs of the Civil Air Patrol
mission and the desires for
training as expressed in a poll of
senior members which the
committee conducted.
The poll showed that the area
of greatest interest to both pilot
and non-pilot members was
aviation training. Second was the
emergency services
mission--search and rescue, Civil
Defense, and disaster response.
The first two phases would
cover the
history and
background
o f C A P, i t s
organization, structure, the
uniform, military courtesy and
\usage as related to Civil Air
P a t r o l . U n d e r t h e
recommendation of the
committee, the CAP uniform
would not be worn until these
two phases of the course were
completed.
The third phase of the
indoctrination would cover
functional areas of CAP and
specialized work such as
aviation, emergency services,
c a d e t s u p e r v i s i o n ,
communications, or staff work.
At this time the new member
would choose or be a~signed to
one area for future activity.
The fourth phase of the
course would be an aviation
orientation for non-pilots. This
would include two hours of
flying time and six hours of
ground school as background

s t u d y, n o t a s ~ o r k t o w a r d
earning a pilot license.
The last phase of the course
would cover all areas of
emergency services in which
CAP is engaged.
The committee also
recommended that all pertinent

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AIRCRAFT FOR SALE
The following corporate
aircraft has been approved for
sale to interested buyers. Bids or
inquiries for information relative
to these aircraft should be
submitted to the organization
possessing the aircraft. Bid
closure date as indicated.
P I P E R - - P A - 1 8 . D a t e o f
m a n u f a c t u r e 1 9 5 2 . N 2 3 1 T.
C o n d i t i o n s e r v i c e a b l e ; To t a l a i r f r a m e
t i m e : 3 , 4 0 0 h o u r s . To t a l e n g i n e t i m e
since last major overhaul, 846 hours;
Minimum acceptable bid: $2,250.
CAP reserves the right to refuse any
and all bids. Aircraft possessed by
O k l a h o m a W i n g H q . C A P, P. O . B o x
1 0 6 5 9 , M i d w e s t C i t y, O k l a h o m a
7 3 11 0 . B i d C l o s u r e D a t e : 3 1 M a y
1970.
WANTED--The Jacksonville
Search and Rescue Composite
S q u a d r o n , P. O . B o x 3 3 7 8 ,
Jacksonville, Fla. 32206, needs a
prop for an L-5 airplane. Will trade
an L-5 main landing gear or a gas
tank or will purchase if reasonable
price. Please contact the Jacksorville
SAR Squadron or Wayne Whelchel,
7862 Praver Drive West, Jacksonville,
Fla. 32217.
AI RCRAFT WANTED
Anyone selling L-5 Stinson
aircraft, please notify the Illinois
Wing Commander. Room 1936-A,
219 South Dearborn Street, Chicago,
I~irlois 60604.

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Patrol, CAP News publishes
the latest statistics of search
and rescue activities
throughout the organization.
These are unofficial figures
c o m p i l e d b y t h e
D CS ]Operations at CAP's
National Headquarters.
(As of Mar. 28)
Number
o f m i s s i o n s . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Number
o f a i r c r a f t . . . . . . . . . . 1,479
Number
o f s o r t i e s . . . . . . . . . . . 2,867
Flying
H o u r s . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,074
Participating
m e m b e r s . . . . . . . . . . . 4,793
Mobile
R a d i o s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 491
Fixed
S t a t i o n s . . : . . . . . . . . . . . 656
Lives
Saved ................. 9
Persons
Evacuated .............. 3
Persons
A s s i s t e d . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 7
SAR Objectives
Located .... : . . . . . . . . . . 2 9
* These statistics do not
include participation by
Hawaii or Puerto Rico Wings.

Iowa Wing, Squadrons Fly
Search for Missing Plane
C E D A R R A P I D S ,
I0wa-Units of the Iowa Wing,
commanded by Col. William B.
Cass, were involved in a

information needed by the new
member be published in one
volume which he could keep and
use for reference.
The proposed orientation is
but the first step in a plan to
make the Civil Air Patrol senior
member program more relevant
to the organization's goals and
more rewarding to the members.
Future meetings of the
committee will consider further

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EARHART AWARD WINNER-C/Capt. William Welch (right),
receives an Earhart award from Col. Fred Wood (left), Indiana
Wing executive officer and his father 1st. Lt. William Welch,
Kokomo Composite Squadron executive officer at ceremonies
recently. (Photo courtesy of Kokomo Composite Squadron)
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S P E C I A L A S S I S TA N T- C o l .
R i c h a r d T. M u r p h y, S t . P a u l ,
Minn., has been named a special
assistant to the CAP National
Commander. In this role, he will
work closely with Brig. Gen.
Richard N. Ellis, on programs
and policy rehtiag to CAP
activities. Former commander of
the North Central Region,
Colonel Murphy is a veteran of
more than 25 years service in
CAP and president of the
M u r p h y Tr u c k i n g C o m p a n y.
Among his decorations are two
CAP meritorious service awards,
the Holman Aviation
Achievement trophy and the
CAP 20-year service ribbon.-

Doylestown Unit Members
Graduate From Course
DOYLESTOWN, Pa.--Seven
members of the Doylestown
Squadron have completed a

Branch of Johnsville Naval Air
D e v e l o p m e n t C e n t e r, i s a n
authority on nuclear research
Bucka~uaty~.~ _Civil D~ease with emphasis on military usa of
course in Radiological
fissionable materials.
M o n i t o r i n g , including aerial
The personnel of the
monitoring.
Doylestown Squadron who
The course, under the received Civil Defense
direction of Lt. Col. Charles R. Certificates for the course are:
Miltz, operations and training C W O C h a r l e s Va n H a r t , S M
officer of Bucks County Council Michael Noble, Cadets Capt.
of Civil Defense, was given at the Charles Gensler, S/Sgt. Theresa
Bucks County Administration M c C a n n , A i r m a n F i r s t C l a s s
Building in Doylestown.
C y n t h i a M c C a n n a n d Ly n n e
The instructor, Mr. George E. E l v i l l e a n d Airman Michael
Wilcox, h e a d o f t h e I s o t o fi R u t h e r f o r d .

SARCAP, shortly after a light
plane with four people aboard
crashed, Mar. 9, some 200 feet
short of Newton Airport. The
four Des Moines men, all
returning home from a deep sea
fishing trip in Florida, died in
the accident which occurred in a
blinding snow-storm.

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After being notified that the
Piper Cherokee airplane with
four aboard was overdue landing
at Dodge Field Airport, Des
Moines, Colonel Cass placed the
wing, Cedar Rapids, Ottumwa
and Davenport Squadron
personnel on stand-by alert.
The SARCAP began the next
day and because heavy snows in
the area grounded all aircraft,
CAP land rescue teams were
dispatched to Knoxville, where
the plane was last seen.
Less than 24 hours after the
search operations began, a snow
removal crew found the aircraft
and the bodies bringing to an
end the Iowa Wing's SARCAP.

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