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MAXWELLAFB 36112

Gill Robb Wilson

Embry-Riddle University
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'ARTY -- Members of the official party on
hand for the dedication ceremony of the Gill Robb Wilson
Memorial Aeronautical Science Center are left to right:
C o l . L . H . M c C 0 r m a c k , U S A F, c h i e f o f s t a f f a t
Headquarters CAP-USAF; Mrs. George benison, daughter
of Gill Robb; and Jack R. Hunt, president of Embry-Riddle
Aeronautical University.

Plan Now To Attend
National Convention
MAXWELL AFB. Ala.--Civi]
___ Air PatroA members are
planning now to attend the
.National Convention in Dallas on
September 29-30.
Both the National Commander
and National Board Chairman
have repeatedly expressed their
desire that as many members as
possible attend this year's
convention.
Along these lines. National
Headquarters officials have just
completed a plannning trip to the
site of the 1972 convention
where they met with Statler
Hilton Hotel officials and representatives from the Southwest Region and Texas wing.
Col. L.H. MeCormack. USAF.
chief of staff and convention
planning officer for National
Headquarters. has announced
that because of projected
budgetary and operational
commitments" the availability
of U. S. Air Force airlift for
the meeting may be limited He
asked that CAP units not rely
solely on this program which last
year flew over half the attendees
to the convention.
The colonel suggested that
wing commanders begin
planning with their wing liaison
officers for possible use of
charter airlift to this years
event. This program would not
only make it more financially
feasible for greater wing
participation, but would be more
economical in terms of private
and corporate aircraft costs of
fuel. flying time and "'wear and
tear" rate. he explained.
All participants are
encouraged to make their room
reservations with the hotel
early, thereby expediting their
check-in procedure upon arrival
at the hotel A hotel room
reservation form is printed on
Page 2 of this issue of the Civil

Air Patrol News for your
convenience.
A -number 'of -tours ar~ being
planned by the Texas CAP Wing
for convention participants.
including visits to the John F.
Kennedy Memorial and Mrs. D.
Harold Byrd Pentacostal Shrine.
More information will be
provided at a later date on other
attractions available to CAP
members.
Yo u r s u p p o r t i s n e e d e d t o
make this the biggest and best
convention ever. So make your
plans now. The date is
September 29-30.

D AY T O N A B E A C H , F l a . C i v i l A i r P a t r o l o f fi c i a l s w e r e a m o n g s e v e r a l t h o u s a n d ~ e o p l e
who witnessed the dedication of the Gill Robb Wilson Memorial Aeronautical Science
Center on the campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University recently.
Representing CAP was Col. L. H. McCormack, USAF, chief of staff at Headquarters CAP
U S A F.
Throngs began ,to gather in the
morning to see the many civilian
and military aircraft displayed
on the ramp in front of the Gill
Robb Wilson complex, a $1.4
million Living Memorial to the
man. often called the "Father of
Civil Air Patrol," who was one of
the strongest early advocates of
aerospace education.
The official program began
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. Civil
Normally, only one phase can be
with a flyover of helicopters
Air Patrol pilots now have a
completed at each clinic.
from the Army Air National
second flying clinic authorized
Guard in Jacksonville, Fla. They
For detailed information on
whereby the Corporation will
w e r e f o 1 1 o w e d b y a
SAFE, Inc., clinics, write Mrs.
defray one-half of the participant
demonstration of low-level
P.C.Hughes, 4002 Thornapple
cost The new course offered by
aerobatms by Bob Hoover. world
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sponsored by CAP and by
Brig. Gen. William W.
was conducted at Danville, Va.,
Aircraft Owners and Pilots
Spraunce, chairman of the
during April.
A s s o c i a t i o n ( A O PA ) , w a s
Embry-Riddle Board of
Corporate funds are also
authorized by the National
Trustees. introduced the
available for internally
Executive Committee in August
platform party, which included
conducted flight clinics on the
1970. More than 400 CAP pilots
the widow and daughter of the
same cost-sharing basis. Both
have participated in these
late Gill Robb Wilson, Mrs.
the Rocky Mountain and the
AOPAJCAP SKY-SAFE Clinics.
Mary (Wilson) Mitchell and Mi:s.
Southeast Regions have
The new SAFE, Inc., program
George Denison.
internally generated flight
consists of seven phases:
General Spruance dedicated
c l i n i c s p l a n n e d f o r D e n v e r,
Phase I- On ground/iuflight
the building to the use of future
Colo., and Pell City, Ala.
pilot training.
airmen and concluded his
Phase II - Check Pilot
Inclusion of monthly
(See Thousands, Page 8)
standardization (upgrading).
attendance by CAP members to

CAP Pilots Offered
2nd Safety Program

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Texas Native Becomes
HQ COMD Commander
BOLLING AFB. D.C. Maj.
Gen. John L. Locke assumed
command of Headquarters
Command, U.S. Air Force. on
May 1. suceeding Maj. Gen

GENERAL LOCKE

Nils O. Ohman, who retired after
35 years active military service.
General Locke comes to this
assignment from the Pentagon
where he served as assistant
deputy chief of staff for
personnel, Headquarters U. S.
Air Force.
A native of Texas. the general
enlisted in the lJ. S. Army at Ft.
Sam Houston in 1935 and won an
appointme" t to the U. S. Military
Academy , t West Point, N.Y.
Following graduation he was
assigned to Kelly Field, Tex.,
where he earned his pilot wings.
He served as a fighter pilot in
both World War II and the
Korean conflict and has served
in a number of command and
staff assignments, primarily in
personnel and operations areas.
General Locke was born April
9. 1917 at E1 Paso, Tex., and
was graduated from Thomas
Jefferson High School in San
Antonio in 1934.
General Ohman has served as
commander of HQCOMD since
July 1968.

Phase III - Standardization of
Check Pilots.
Phase IV - Terrain Flying.
Phase V - Night Flying.
Phase VI - Instrument Pilot
Evaluation.
Phase VII - Lectures only.
Cost to CAP members is $20 to
$25 for any flying phase of the
clinic and $7.50 for the lectures
only phase. Completion of
individual phases requires
attendance at from three to five
of the available lectures.

Correction
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.In the April issue of the
Civil Air Patrol News the
"CAP Co-sponsor Of
Safety Clinics" story
stated that CAP pilots
must be a member of the
Aircraft Owners and Pilots
Association to attend the
S K Y- S A F E c l i n i c s . I t
should have read..."he
does not have to be a
member to attend.. "
The editors regret this
proofreading error and
hope that it did not
inconvenience anyone.

internally an'd externally
conducted pilot clinics in both
the monthly status reports and
the Commander's Evaluation is
an indication of the impoi'tance
of flying clinic programs. Region and Wing commanders
are urged to establish a i-egular
program of flying clinics using
one or more of the three types
of flying clinics available.

Winners To Be
Named In June
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--The
winners of CAP's 1972-73
scholarships and grants will be
announced in the June issue Civil
Air Patrol News.
The National Headquarters
Selection Committee appointed
by the National Commander will
meet early in May to select
winners of new scholarships and
grants and to approve renewals
for scholarships now in effect.
Approximately 60 cadets and
members will share more than
$40,000 in scholarship funds for
the ensuing academic year.
Winners and alternates will
a l s o b e n o t i fi e d b y l e t t e r.
Applicants not selected this year
will also be notified individually.

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Academic Instructor
Circuit Rider Course
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Wright-Patterson il!i
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MAXWELL AFB,
July 7-11
AF Academy Survival Course AF Academy, Colo. :.':.": Ala.--During the month of June,
July 10-14
AF Logistics Command
the Civil Air Patr--0Twill take the
Orientation Course
first nation-wide census of
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio ::::
Julyl0-14
AF Logistics Command
iill general aviation aircraft
operations ever conducted.
Orientation Course
Roins AFB, Ga. iiil
July 10-14
Medical Services Orientation
General aviation aircraft are all
Course
aircraft weighing less than 12,500
Sheppard AFB, Tex. :i::i::
July 10-21
Communications Electronics
pounds.
Course
Keeslaer AFB, Miss. ii!ii
The purpose of this program is
AF Logistics Command
July 24-28
to establish what percentage of
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the overall air movement of
McClellan AFB, Calif. ":
people and cargo can be credited
July 24-Aug. 4 Communications Electronics
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Keesler AFB, Miss. i:i:i
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airports selected by CAP units
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not be made at major aviation
RMR Conference
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"hubs" such as Chicago's
NCR Conterence
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will be asked questions about his
distination, any enroute stops,
weight of any cargo and his total
flying time. From these
answers, the Federal Aviation
Administration will compute the
data and project it into statistics
applicable to general aviation
activities.
(Editor's Note: National
at various levels in the program
These statistics will give the
Headquarters officials report
in order to help him decide if
general aviation community a
that two of the biggest
CAP is for him. During those
better picture of the scope and
problems faced by Civil Air
first three meetings the prosmagnitude of its activities. They
Patrol unit commanders are
pective cadet is briefed on the
will also provide a more relevant
cadet recruiting and retention.
CAP program and what it will
comparison with commercial
One unit has shared its
require of him as a cadet. This
aircraft operations.
method of retaining newly
helps to ensure that he underThe survey will be taken on
recruited cadets with National
stands his obligations to CAP
seven consecutive days during
Headquarters. Since this
before he joins.
June. Each CAP unit supplying
method has proven quite
personnel to conduct the survey
successful for this particular
The fact that he is not required
will choose the dates they will
squadron, it is being printed
to buy a uniform until after the
canvass their assigned airport.
here for perusal by other unit
three introductory meetings has
All the surveys will be conducted
commanders for possible use
fully convinced him to become a
between the hours of 6 a.m. and
in their programs.)
cadet and serves to prevent the
10 p.m.
financial loss and ill feelings
The practicality of this survey
which may develop when an overIt is the policy of this squadron
has already been tested by the
eager youngster joins the
to require prospective CAP
Alabama Wing of Civil Air
program, buys the uniform, and
cadets to attend at least three
Patrol. In February, the wing
then. shortly thereafter, finds
CAP meetings prior to becoming
conducted a pilot survey at eight
that CAP is not for him after all.
a cadet and buying a uniform.
different airports throughout
This allows the prospective
This system may also serve to
Alabama. According to Colonel
cadet to discover what CAPis all
preclude the false statistics on
L e e S m i t h , C A P, w i n g c i ) m about before he joins. He has an
recruitment and retention
mander, the problems encounopportunity not only to see the
produced when cadets join CAP.
tered in their test were minor
program in action but also to
and should be easily correctthen drop out of the program
meet and talk with other cadets
ed.
after the first or second meeting,

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MAXWELL AFB,
Ala.--Personnel from the
Directorate of the Cadet
Program attend most National
Executive Council meetings,
regional conferences, and the
national conference. During
various presentations on the
cadet program, and during
question and answer periods,
they are, from time to time.
requested to relate the current
procedures and policy with
respect to the cadet program. A
listing, of some of these
problems and their solutions
will be provided from time to
time in the Civil Air Patrol
News. This is not a solicitation
for written queries from the
field. The vast majority of the
problems can be solved
appropriately by the various
regulations and manuals
outlining and directing the cadet
program. Cadets and senior
members are encouraged to
comply with the chain of
command by forwarding their
particular questions to their unit
commander, group commander,
wing commanders, etc. Typical
examples of the problems
encountered are as follows:

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SOLUTION: Effective March
1971, the ribbons were no longer
included with the award
certificates. They are mailed in
achievement packet number 8
and achievement packet number
12.
PROBLEM: I applied for 1972
special activities. I have not
been notified of selection or

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SOLUTION: The responsibility
of escorting a number of cadets
in a foreign country is a large
one, and requires the full
attention of the escort. Further,
under international agreement,
only those cadets and escorts as
agreed at the international
meeting are planned for, and no
other individuals are acceptable.

SOLUTION: Grievances should
be settled at the lowest possible
level of command. CAP
Regulation 123-2 provides..:
specific pr6dedur~s to b~=~
followed in submitting a
grievance. Letters written
directly to National
Headquarters without having
gone through the chain indicated
in CAPR 123-2 will be returned to
the unit commander for
conslderation at that level.

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PROBLEM: As an IACE escort,
I would like to have my wife join
me (at her own expense) in the
country I will be escorting the
cadets. Is this permissible?

SOLUTION: Yes. In accordance
with CAPR 50-2, ACT
participants are senior members~
and the restrictions for cadet
membership do not apply. They
are permitted to fly on Air Force
directed missions and are
considered full senior members.
H o w e v e r, t h e y r e t a i n t h e
privileges of attendance at cadet
special activities against a wing
quota, and of participating in the
scholarship program.

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commander is required by
CAPM 50-9 and the instructions
on CAP Form 31 to verify all
applications and forward them
to the wing selection board wih
his numerical choice of
applicants prior to March 20.
You should receive notification
of selection or nonselection in
the very near future.

PROBLEM: Can an Advanced
Cadet Transition (ACT) member
be married, join the military
service or Advanced ROTC, and
still retain the ACT cadet
privileges?

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assured that my application
(CAP Form 31) was forwarded to
the wing selection board?

PROBLEM: I am very
disturbed by the procedures used
by the senior members in my
Unit. I feel that a great injustice
has been done, not only to me,
but to others in my squadron.
What can be done to correct the
situation?

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M AY / 1 9 7 2

Aviation Education
Nominations Sought

CORD,IAL EXCHANGE--Three educators discuss the value of Civil Air Patrol's aerospace
e d u c a t i o n p r o g r a m a t t h e M i s s o u r i S t a t e C a p i t o l . J e f f e r s o n C i t y, M o . R e c e n t l y, a n
introductory briefing was given by Hal Bacon (center), of the aerospace division, National
Headquarters, to P. J. Newell Jr., (right), assistant commissioner for state department of
education. Joining in the review of CAP's brochure is Dr. John W. Horiue, head of the
department of power and transportation, aviation and power technology, Central Missouri
State College, who also serves as Missouri Wing director of aerospace education.

MAXWELL AFB,
Ala,--Nominations for an award
won last year by CAP's former
Director of Aviation (now
Aerospace) Education are being
solicited by the Aviation
Distributors and Manufacturers:
Association (ADMA).
D r. M e r v i n K . S t r i c k l e r, J r. ,
who left CAP in 1960 to become
FA A ' s S p e c i a l A s s i s t a n t f o r
Aviation Education, won
ADMA's 1971 Aviation Education
Award. ADMA is now seeking
nominations for its
1972
presentation.
Eligibility criteria are:
"Any group, company, agency.
or individual, who, having made
significant efforts to promote
an6 advance aviation education
during the past year as an
industry, hobby, vocation, or in
the national interest, shall be
eligible to receive the ADMA
Aviation Education Award.
Excluded would be companies
engaged in the specific
commercial production of
educational
materials and
programs."

hlea For A Cadet Activity?
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--Would
you believe that high school
students could'build a flyable
airplane?
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proof is in a 28-minute color,
: ~ . ~ - ~6mm film entitled "The ~Nind Is
Right,', two prints of which have
just been received by National
Headquarters through the
courtesy of John Nopper of the
Champion Sparkplug Company.
and Don Horn of the Don Horn
Company, Memphis. Tenn.
The film was produced by the
Aviation Distributors and
Manufacturers' Association
(ADMA), 1900 Arch St..
Philadelphia, Pa. 19103, and we
will let them tell their story as
reported in the Jan. 25. 1972.
issue of their Aviation Education
News Bulletin:
"After two years of hard work
and planning, ADMA's film
centered around a group of high
school students who built a plane
as an industrial arts project is
now available for loan to any
group interested in aviation
education.
"The...film is appropriate for
high schools and junior high

Schools, businesses,
government bodies, school
boards, working committees.
trade associations, etc., are also
eligible.
ADMA also selects individuals
and institutions to receive
Certificates of Merit, basing
selection on the above criteria.

Hikers Locate
Missing Craft
LONG BEACH, Calif.--The
pilot of a Cessna 150 identified as
Roy Corrigan, son of "Wrong
Wa y " C o r r i g a n , w a s r e c e n t l y
killed when his aircraft crashed
near here.
The plane was overdue on a
flight from Orange County
Airport with two persons on
board. Civil Air Patrol units in
the area were called on to assist
in the search for the plane.
The plane was located by
hikers on Santa Catalina Island.

representatives, and shots of the
first landing on the moon, the
film then zeros-in on the high
school class that constructed a
single, engine biplane through
fofir semesters: 5f ~ia§sr0om work.

schools, clubs, service
organizations, education clinics.
and local television
stations--anywhere there is
intere~st Aa ~i aviation, in the
schools.
"Opening with the general aved story, told through interviews
with teachers, clips of
classrooms, talks with
commercial aviation

"The Federal Aviation
Administration has 24 copies of
the ADMA film in their library,
ready for loan. Half these films
w e r e d o n a t e d t o t h e FA A b y
Association members.
Information on loan procedures
is available by writing directly

,~,er;:tl Mo,lihDr
Course Conducte~l
FORTH WORTH, Tex.--Loeal
Civil Defense (CD) and Civil Air
Patrol (CAP) units recently held
an aerial radiological Monitor
Course here.
The class was divided into
flight groups. Each group flew in
U. S. Army helicopters along
flight paths that would be
required in the event of a nuclear
attack. All the planes used were
approved by the CO agencies for
State and Regional Defense
Airlift (SARDA) and Security
C o n t r o l o f A i r Tr a f fi c a n d A i r
Navigation Aids (SCATANA). A
local Army Reserve unit
supplied the helicopters.

to:

FAA Academy,
Film Library, AC-921
P. O. Box 25082
Oklahoma City, OK 73125
Ask for their new motion
picture produced by the Aviation
Distributors and Manufactures'
Association, "The Wind Is
Right.'"
National Headquarters has
made one of its prints available
for loan. Requests should be
addressed to National
Headquarters (ED), Maxwell
AFB, Alabama 36112.

S PA AT Z W I N N E R - - C a d e t C o l . B i l l M c N u l t y, ( r i g h t ) ,
receives the Spaatz Award from Brig. Gen. John R. Dolny,
commander of the 133rd Tactical Airlift Wing, Minnesota
A i r N a t i o n a l G u a r d . C a d e t M c N u l t y, a m e m b e r o f t h e
Aeromets Squadron, Minnesota Win~, has been with CAP
since 1966. He visited Great Britain last year as a
member of the International Air Cadet Exchange program.

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CIVIL AIR PATROL NEWS

From The Commander

MAY, 1972

o

Chairmen's Comments

Apollo and Gill Robb I SMH-A Good Buy
By coincidence, two recent major
he put it, "as welcome as a
aerospace developments took place
rattlesnake at a Sunday School
almost simultaneously and in the
picnic."
same area.
Realizing that time was of the
Apollo 16 was launched from
.essence, he turned his thoughts to the
Cape Kennedy while about 50 miles up private and business aircraft fleet.
the Florida Coast, at Daytona Beach,
Mr. Wilson believed that this segment
a new complex was dedicated at the of aviation could be turned into a
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
tangible national resource which
University.
could be used to gain time should the
nation's coasts be attacked. He
It is called, "The !
~
Gill Robb Wilson
broached this subject to a handful of
Memorial Aeroprivate citizens, who could be
nautical Science
expected to exert leadership. It was
Center."
truly a "minuteman" beginning with
You'll find comno prospect of pay or rank.
~
plete details on
A fundamental question remained
the new structure
unanswered. If such an organization
and the man whose memory it honors
c o u l d b e w e l d e d t o g e t h e r, w h a t
on pages 8-9 of this issue. But I want
primary service would it perform?
to tell you about a relatively unknown
Then the remark of the German
chapter in the life of this great
major, which had stuck in his mind,
American who created plans for Civil
p r o v i d e d t h e a n s w e r : " Yo u r e a s t
Air Patrol and organized
it
coast is the best submarine hunting
nationally.
ground in the world."
ONE MAN'S VISION
That's when the idea for coastal
It was an unusual incident in an
reconnaisance by a swarm of private
obscure part of Europe which
aircraft came to life. Even then, it
triggered the thought which
was an uphill fight to get official
ultimately led to the concept of a
support or even recognition. In Mr.
Civil Air Patrol.
Wilson's words, "... I was fed up to
This is what happened.
the ears by the apathy of our national
At a party in Bavaria during the fall administration concerning airpower.
of 1936, a Nazi major, mellowed by
, "
good wine, told a visitor from
He and his small group continued
America, "...your east coast is the
t h e b a t t l e , a n d fi n a l l y, o n D e c .
best submarine hunting ground in the
1, 1941, Civil Air Patrol was officially
world. . ." He was merely
created under the Office of Civil
reminiscing about German
Defense.
submarine victories in the First
What followed is well documented
World War, so his statement must
in history. Now, Civil Air Patrol has
have seemed almost innocuous.
started its fourth decade of volunteer
But the American was not an
service to the nation. Many of the
everyday tourist. He was an avaiation
pioneers, including Gill Robb Wilson,
expert whose multi-talents had made
who struggled to give it life, have
departed the scene. He died in 1966
and is buried at Forest Lawn, Covina
Hills, Calif. He passed away while
still working on his book, "I
Walked With Giants." Although her
husband had planned to add 100 pages,
Mary Wilson had the book published
by Vantage Press in 1968. I think it
should be required reading for all
CAP members. It seems most
appropriate that his final three words"
written for publication were Civil Air
Patrol.
THE WILSON BROTHERS--Somewhere
They appear in the last chapter of
in France during World War I, Gill
his book. I would like to share them
Robb (right), and his brother Joe had a
with you because they reflect so
few hours away from their unit, the
strongly the unassuming modesty of
Lafayette Escadrille. Shortly
the visionary man who fought so long
afterwards, Joe returned to the front'
and hard to create this great
and was killed in action.
organization.
him a leading figure in the world of
"As for my own part in conceiving
flying. Among other things, he was an
and founding CAP, I can only note that
a e r o n a u t i c a l w r i t e r, e d i t o r,
I had a unique opportunity to foresee
publisher, consultant and at that time
coming events and was in a
State Director of Aviation in New
responsible position to do something
Jersey. His voice, sometimes tough,
about it. If I did play some part, it was
but often poetic, was one of the
because I was surrounded by giants of
strongest ever heard on the need for
great spirit who gave me their
adequate American airpower.
confidence and upheld my hands. To
His name was Gill Robb Wilson.
have walked proudly with them is all
Returning home from Europe, he
the credit I need or want. I had no
was impressed with the scope and
thought of CAP as other than a Minute
progress of Hitler's air arm. He was
Man force to gain time for the military
convinced that war was imminent but
establishment. It was those who
couldn't convince the public that any
succeeded me who hewed out the
nation would deliberately launch
greater destiny of the CIVIL AIR
hostilities. His observations were, as
PA TROL.'"

I've just received an advance copy
of CAP's new Senior Member
Handbook... and was happy to put
my $3.00 check in the mail.
Two things became increasingly clear as I read
through the eight
new (or updated)
pamphlets
and related documents which comprise this revolutionary package.
One -- it's the best buy ~ver offered
in CAP.
Two -- It is a great investment that
will return dividends throughout your
career as a senior member.
MOBILE REFERENCE LIBRARY
Each of the pamphlets is punched
with three holes for easy filing. This
will give each member their personal
mobile reference library. This is a
special blessing for me because I've
spent too many frustrating, timeconsuming hours groping for an
elusive bit of information.
The eight pamphlets are:
*CAP History
*Aviation and Flight
*Organization, M i s s i o n a n d
Relationship of USAF and CAP
*CAP Mission Activities
*CAP Constitution and Bylaws
*Military Customs/Courtesies
Applicable to CAP
*Wearing the CAP Uniform
*CAP Opportunities Available to
Individual Members
COORDINA TED EFFORT
This project has been fermenting a
long time and reflects the painstaking
attention our CAP-USAF team gave
to this important project. CAP
Col. Bill Ramsey and his Senior
Tr a i n i n g C o m m i t t e e w e r e d e e p l y
involved in helping the many agencies
from the National Headquarters staff
who carried the ball. Included were
Personnel, Aerospace Education and
its Cadet Branch, and Staff Judge
Advocate.

Of course, the lion's share of the
work, headaches and project control
fell on the shoulders of the CAPUSAF Senior Training Staff... Lt.
Col. Ralph W. Barrett, Maj. Gary
Crawford, and Lt. Burl E. Turner.
To each I offer congratulations for
a difficult job well done.
Present members must order the
Handbook from the Bookstore. It will
be available approximately June 15,
1972. After July I, 1972 new senior
members will receive it
automatically upon receipt of their
initial dues and handbook assessment. I urge you to put it to immediate and continuous use. Whether you're a charter member or
the youngest senior on the rolls,
the mobile reference library can be
the best friend you'll ever have in
your CAP career.
It's up to you.
The group of USAF-CAP people
mentioned earlier have provided the
tools--but only you can put them to
work.

CAP Supports
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U N I T E D

S TAT E S

A I R

F O R C E

PRIDE IN THE PAST- FAITH IN THE FUTURE

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National Commander .............................
:Brig. Gen~ Richard N. Ellis, USAF
National Board Chairman ................
Brig. Gen. Samuel H. duPont Jr: CAP
Director of Information ...................................
Mai. M. E. Roberts, USAF
Chief of Internal Information ...........................
'Capt. J.H. Ragan, USAF
Editor ....................................... . .............
MSgt. Dan Bowes, USAF
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CIVIL ,AIR PATROL NEWS

MAYr 1972

PAGE FIVE

Nebraska Answers
To S.D. 'May Day'
OMAHA, Neb.- "Emergenc y, E m e r g e n c y. M y e n g i n e i s
running rough. I'm going to have
to go in north of Elkhorn."
R e c e n t l y, t w o p i l o t s fl y i n g
near here confirmed that this
was substantially what they had
heard on their aircraft radio. It
was somewhat garbled and
weak.
Elkhorn is a small community
approximately 20 miles west of
here. The Elkhorn river also
flows some 200 miles through the
northeastern section of Nebraska.
One of the pilots who picked up
the distress signal landed at the
Millard. Neb., airport and
made his report to the Flight
Service Station. Two Civil Air
Patrol pilots at the airport, Capt.
C.C.Wolff III, Nebraska Wing
operations officer and Lt.
Richard Smith, Belleuve, Neb.,

N.M. Pilots
Fly Safer With
Survival Kits

10-4-:-Members of the Kentucky Civil Air Patrol Wing keep all personne! involved in the
recent liquid clorine barge emergency up to date on current information by operating one of
the communications centers.

CAP Responds To Emergency;
Provides Assistance To CD
#

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The di. . . . . f o r - ~ h e
Louisville/Jefferson County area
recently called for Civil Air
Patrol assistance when a barge
filled with liquid chlorine
became lodged in the McAlpine
Dam near here.
Units of the Kentucky and
Indiana CAP wings responded by
providing aerial observation.
communications and assistance
in map plotting. They also
prepared some 25,000 gas masks
for distribution, if needed.
CAP's aerial observation

For the benefit of all
members of Civil Air
Patrol, the latest statistics "
of search and rescue
activities throughout the
organization are shown
below.
T hcse are unofficial
figures compiled by
Directorate of Operations
a t C A P N a t i o n a l
Headquarters.
(As of Apr.'16, 1972)

augmented the Army helicopters
which wereuriable to maintain~
surveillance for more than 45
minutes without refueling,
The Kentucky National Guard
fIewhe1ieoptersusing
loudspeakers provided by CAP to
warn people in the area of

possible contamination.
CAP units flew aer:ial
surveillance and maintained
radio communications during
the 12-day salvage operation.
They provided 10 aircraft flying
48 sorties, 21 fixed and 28 mobile
radios duringtheoperations.

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i

Hike Near Fatal To Duo
NEWCASTLE, Wyo.--Two 18year-old South Dakota youths.
who went on a survival hike
without proper supervision, were
found close to death near here.
A man and wife on
snowmobiles happened across
the campsite being used by the
youths and found one boy
unconscious and the other
immobile. The man went for
help while his wife stayed with
the boys.
The man located a fisherman
nearby, who notified Sheriff W.
Larson, also a captain in the
Civil Air Patrol, of the problem.
The sheriff organized a rescue
team cons!sting of other CAP

members, Lts. Walt Soper and
Robert Miller and Maj. Cable
Jones and the deputy sheriff, Joe
the
Midford, who evacuated
youths to a nearby hospital.

KIRKLAND AFB, N.M.--New
Mexico Civil Air Patrol pilots
are now flying safer with the
addition of a well designed
survival kit to their aircraft.
The kits were prepared by Lt.
C o l . M e r l e E . N o r e m , U S A F,
liaision officer to the wing. In
assembling materials for the
kits three major categories of
survival were considered, and
items necessary for these areas
were obtained. These areas are
first aid, signaling devices and
individual survival.
Each kit is designed for easy
stowage in the aircraft. It
includes such items as a blanket,
gloves, ~ canned drinking water,
insect repellent and sunburn
ointment.

The youths had been poisoned
by water hemlock, which they
had placed in their soup, causing
them to becme very ill. They had
their stomachs pumped at the
hospital and released to their
home hospital.
Relating to the situation.
Captain Larson advised, "If you
haven't been trained in survival,
don't practice it. Train under a
good instructor and don't pick
isolated areas to practice."

82
1,552
2,475
7,379
1,270
1,223
1
4
1
21.

Georgia Officers
Make FAA "First"
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--Col.
Raymond B. Mabrey and 1st
Lt. Robert E. Lewis, of the
Georgia Wing, CAP, have been
designated Accident Prevention Counselors by the Federal
Aviation Administration. Colonel Mabrey and Lieutenant
Lewis are the first Wing commander and Wing Assistant
Director of Logistics and'
Transportation, to be so designated.
The Accident Prevention
Counselor is an integral Dart of
t h e FA A ' s G e n e r a l A v i a t i o n
Accident Prevention program.
He must have the ability to
sell aviation safety and stimulate interest that will spontaneously accelerate the program.

SHERIFF LARSON

C I V I L A I R PAT R O L
SEARCH/RESCUE MISSIONS
DATE
OPENED

WINGS
INVOLVED

42-61

Mar. 2,~

Caliiornia

42-57

Number of Missions
Number of Aircraft
Number of Sorties
Participating Members
Mobile Radios
Fixed Radios
Lives Saved
Persons Evacuated
Persons Assisted
SAR Objects Located

Cadet Squadron commander,
were made aware of the distress
call. The two pilots became
airborne within minutes of being
notified and began a systematic
search of the area north of the
community of Elkhorn. They
searched until sundown with
negative results.
That evening the Nebraska
Wing was placed on standby
alert by the 43rd Aerospace
Rescue and Recovery Center at
Richards-Gebaur AFB, Mo.
An hour later the emergency
operating center at Omaha had
been activated with 50 personnel
standing by. All of the airports in
the Omaha area..were contacted
to determine ifany local pilots
had failed to return to their
home base.
Some two hours later a report
came in that a PA-18 had made a
forced landing on a gravel road
north of Elk Point, S.D. late that
afternoon. The 43rd ARRS
later confirmed that it was.
in fact. the same aircraft believed downed north of Elkhorn, Neb.
Unusual atmospheric
conditions had caused the two
pilots west of Omaha to pick up
the transmission from the
distressed aircraft some 100
miles to the north.
"It was a unique and unusual
set of circumstances,"
commented Captain Wolff.
"having two aircraft pick up a
distant distress signal near a
town with a similar name."

MISSION
NUMBER

Mar. 2,1

Idaho

3 Missing persons in truck. Located I~y Idaho Wing. Recovered uninjured. Closed,

44-43

Mar, 22

Georuia

Cessna 1 POB. From Concord. N. C. to Chattanooga. Tenn. Located by
Georgia Wine. 1 POB deceased. Closed.

43-28

Apr. 3

Texas

2 missing persons on raft. Located by Texas Win'~. Persons yiznaled that
they were OK.-Clo~ed.

issions, [ SorUes
82
I 2A75
85
l 4.963
97
3-183
[
m
I
L70 ' I

Flown

Saves

4.496.4
9.814.1
5.930-1

1
3
9

I

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NEMBER OF SORTIES
AND HOURS

Cessna 2 POB. From local area of Oranee County, Calif., airport. Located
by hikers. 2 POBdeceased. Closed.

228 56.9

Finds
21
16
3

PURPOSE AND RESULTS

Evacs

Assist

4
I08
89

1
103
32
i- i

The above chart, showing major search missions for th~
p~'iod indicated is published so that all members of CAP
will be fully informed and cognizant of the outstanding
"~aocomplishments of CAP Search and Rescue crews. The
be
chart is a comparison of what we have done daring the
past three years. The statistics shown have been compiled
by DCS/Operations at National Headquarters from ARRS
Mizqion Summaries.
. . . .

HONORED--Lt. Charles
Eichelkraut of the Illinois
Wing was recently honored
for his life saving mercy
flight last fall. The CAP
lieutenant received the
National Certificate of
Recognition for flying an
Illinois woman to Mayo
Clinic in Rochester, Minn.,
during an emergency, thus
saving her life.

CIVIL AIR PATROL NEWS

PAGE SIX

.

MAY._ 1972

Searchs Made Easy

WithNew Locator
ST. PAUL, Minn.--Finding the
proverbial needle in the
haystack is child's play
compared to the mind-bending
task of searching 1,O00 square
miles for a downed plane. Yet
that is the job most Civil Air
Patrol members had to do prior
to installation of emergency
beacon locators on several of
CAP aircraft.
The first Minnesota Wing unit

1

AWC Adds
Two Programs

H
PLOT ROUTE--Members of the South St. Paul Squadron discuss the areas to be covered in
a recent simulated search and rescue mission to test the unit's emergency beacon locator.
From left toright are Lt. Col. Henry Howe, Senior Members Dave Dixen and Dave Oleson.

Control Center 'Hot'
During SAR Mission
(Editor's Note: Following
are impressions of Maj. Robert
J. Henke, information officer
with the Nebraska Wing, during
a recent search and rescue
o p e r a t i o n . To o s o m e i t m a y
bring back memories, while to
others it may give an insight
as to what goes through a per.
son's mind during these trying
times.)
OMAHA. Neb Civil Air
Patrol offers to its active
members a variety of interests
and activities. Participation
brings happy times and sad
times, moments of frustration
and moments 5f great personal
satisfaction.
But when the phone rings at
1:30 a.m. and a voice somberly
announces that CAP has been put
on alert to search for a missing
aircraft, participation brings
with it awesome and frightening
responsibilities. The lives of
those people aboard the aircraft
may depend on the actions taken
by CAP members.
I had the opportunity to
observe the actions and
reactions of the team in the
emergency operating center
during a recent mission. I have
been involved in previous
mission, both at mission sites
and on the scene in search
aircraft, but this was my first
opportufiity to view an entire
mission at the "nerve" center.
At 3:55 a.m. the first aircraft
was launched to do a route
search looking for a fire or
flashlight distress signal. At 5
a.m. word came in that the plane
was forced to land due to
weather. It was an ominous note
of what was to come the rest of
the day.
Radio stations throughout
Nebraska were asked to have
their listeners please call the
mission control center if they
saw or heard a low flying
aircraft the night before.
The best technicians in the
w i n g w e r e a t t h e c e n t e r.
Weather charts were being
studied. Leads started coming in
from ranchers, farmers and city

dwellers. All were charted and
evaluated. Flight service
stations, weather bureaus, state
aeronautics department.
sheriff's offices, state patrol and
Air Force Rescue and Re.covery
Center--all were being informed
and consulted. The magnitude of
the operations was overwhelming.
Maj. Dicl~ Pogue was the
mission coordinator from 1 a.m.
until 6 p.m. when Capt. C. C.
Wolff replaced Major Pogue.
The transition was smooth.
The old staff, tired and weary,
briefed the new staff on what had
and was happening.
The disappointment of the day
showed on the tired staff.
Everyone was aware of it. The
survival chances were now
critical. If only the weather had
been better and they had gotten
all their planes into the air.
By 6 a.m. the next morning,
Captain Wolff had determined
his course of action for the day
ahead. Based on all available
information the "high suspect
area" for immediate search was
indicated on the map. It
concurred with Major Pogue's
who was back on duty, but had
been expanded.
Late that morning a rancher's
wife from central Nebraska
called to say that she had just
talked to a neighbor who had
heard a very low flying aircraft
in the late evening two days
e a r l i e r, fl y i n g n o r t h w e s t . S h e
thought it wasn't significant
because the plane was flying in
the opposite direction of the
course of the search.
A pilot was dispatched to the
area in question. A few hours
later he reported spotting a
downed aircraft. Thirty minutes
later confirmation came from
the state patrol. There were no
survivors.
As quickly as it had been
setup, the operation closed
d o w n . q u i e t l y, w i t h o u t m u c h
fanfare.
Major Pogue and Captain
Wolff were the last to leave.
Some sincere "Thank you's"

were the last words to echo
through the control room.
It would be days, maybe
weeks, before the center staff
could go to bed, or eat a meal, or
fly _and airplane, or drive a car.
without reliving those two days,
wondering what they could have
d o n e d i f f e r e n t l y, t o m a k e t h e
find quicker. The burden would
ease Slowly--even the knowledge that the persons were killed on
impact did not help.
Armchair critics and Sunday
morning quarterbacks would
have their say. But they were notthere on the scene--at the
" n e r v e " c e n t e r. I f e e l n o o n e
could have asked for more.

to have the new equipment was
the South St. Paul Squadron.
They proved its effectiveness
during a recent practice mission.
Twelve planes took part in the
test which began when a car was
sent out with one hour's start to
place an emergency beacon
transmitter.
After a briefing, the pilots flew
a normal search and rescue
mission following cardinal points
on the compass. One squadron
plane was sent out to maintain a
6,000 foot altitude. At the time, it
contained the only equipment for
homing in on an emergency
beacon signal.
Within two hours, the homing
device led the plane directly
over the target and other planes
were called in at lower altitudes
to confirm the sighting.

MAXWELL AFB, Ala. The
Air War College has announced
two important additions to the
curriculum
o f
its
Correspondence a n d S e m i n a r
Programs.
Beginning with the Seventh
Edition of its text materials, now
being introduced, more
emphasis is being placed on Di~|l'ib[|liOli Ma{[{~
critical domestic issues as they~''~ MAXWELL AFB. Ala. -- Efapply to the professional officer,
fective February 1972. the ExOf particular interest are
tension Course Institute {ECI)
chapters on drug abuse and race.
distributed a "'packet" of ECI
Other problems of concern, such
Catalogs and Guides to CAP
as the environment, the urban
wings for further distribution to
crisis, and dissent are also
lower-level units. Additionally,
disccused in depth for the first
catalog/guide changes are being
time in the AWC associate
distributed in the same manner.
programs curriculum.
Individual senior members
Civil Air Patrol members in
~ust not correspond directly
the grade of lieutenant colonel
with ECI in an effort to obtain
and above are eligible to enroll
the ECI Catalog and Guide or
in this program.
Changes thereto. Instead, the
The program features the
member should pursue the
advantage of guided self-study
matter through his CAP unit of
followed by careful evaluation o~ ....
assi~ ~or his parent
each student's W0rk'by the AWC
wing headquarters.
faculty.
A r e v i s e d C A P R 5 0-1.
Requests for information
Extension Course Institute
and/or enrollment should be
(ECI), dated April 4. 1972, has
addressed to the Associate
been distributed to CAP field
Programs (AWCEDA), Air War
units. Members should review
College, Maxwell AFB. Ala
this directive prior to applying
36112.
for an ECI course.

( :alal~g Cha nge

R E G I O N E F F O R T- - M e m b e r s o f t h e
Northeast Region were busy
preparing for the recent Civil Air
Patrol Communications exercise to
determine the effectiveness of the
CAP communica-tions network.
B e l o w, C a d e t F i r s t C l a s s D o r o t h y
Houlihan of Nassau Squadron 6,
monitors radio station at Zahns
airport while Lt. Col. Ri Nakamura,
Northeast Region observer, looks on
as Capt. Richard Citron, checks the
VHF antenna.

EXERCISE

CIVIL AIR PATROL NEWS

M AY, 1 9 7 2

PAGE SEVEN

Ariz. Unit Demonstrates Can-Do Attitude
"The finest
CAP facility
in the State,
maybe in the
nation, and it
didn't cost
u s o n e p e n n y. . . "

PROUD COMMANDER--Maj. Richard Denbrook, commander of Squadron 301, stands outside his unit's new building.

PHOENIX, Ariz.--From rags to riches, or better
yet, from shanty to mansion, describes the progress
made by a Civil Air Patrol unit here.
Seven years ago, the home of the Phoenix Squadron
301 was three, 20-year-old Quonset huts, showcases of
damp rust and dry rot. If the local light company had
moved a utility pole that stood against a portion of the
building, the south wing would have sunk slowly in the
West.
R e c e n t l y, t h e s a m e u n i t d e d i c a t e d a n e w
headquarters. It is heated and cooled, carpeted and
draped, kitchened and lounged, and was polished like
:~ : , _ \ ~. t_for the Sunday open house.
" .... - ~ t ~ a ~ ] b b o n ' C u t t i n g s p e e c h e s w e r e t i r e d
sighs from a platoon of Arizona CAP members who
have spent the last seven years building this $50.000
facility with their own hands, borrowed equipment,
dunned dollars and donated bricks and fixtures.
The building, located on the north side of Phoenix'
Sky Harbor International Airport, constitutes a
classic of can-do that began in late 1965 when
bulldozers levelled the quonset huts as part of a $5
million airport modernization program.
At that time. the unit had no place to go, no money
to make any move.
"'So we looked through our membership roster,

examined the talents we had available, drew up a list
of companies and individuals known to be interested
in flying and decided to custom build our own
facility," said Maj. Richard Denbrook, commander of
301.
After a year of waiting and discussion, Denbrook
finally out-debated city officials and obtained a site at
the airport for a $1 a year lease. A major stipulation,
however, was that the materials and design for CAP's
proposed headquarters should match the classy
modernity of the airport's new buildings.
A local architect, Donald Van Ess, helped meet this
requirement when he agreed to draw up and donate
plans that matched airport design standards.
While donations began coming in from more than 80
local companies, squadron members were utilizing
their civilian talents.
Lt. Norval Dare, a carpenter when out of CAP
uniform, looked after the woodworking. Capt. Bill
McTyre. a veteran metal and construction worker,
became general foreman. Lt. Chuck Freegard. a
masonry company executive, returned to his skinnedknuckle days by supervisingthe brick laying.
Even Denbrook's father, a 74-year-old electrician,
came out of retirement to draw up the lighting
c~rcuits.

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"Now we have the finest CAP facility in the state,
maybe in the nation, and it didn't cost us one penny,"
said Denbrook. "It has been a long, slow haul but we
have a 12-room headquarters that includes offices for
the staff, a large meeting room, supply room, flight
office, equipment shops, even washrooms with
showers.
"We have enough room to house our own squadron,
cadet squadron 306, and our group headquarters--all
under one roof."
In recognition of their contribution, Denbronk
signed and issued CAP certificates of appreciation to
every company and individual who contributed to the
c o n s t r u c t i o n . . . . . .
Dozens of donors were among the 200 people who
crowded the building for the official opening
ceremony. Jim Vercellino, director of the Arizona
Department of Aeronautics and Art Bethancourt,
director of operations for Sky Harbor Airport, were
principal speakers
It was an appropriate moment for both men. For
Vercellino and Bethancourt, are ex-CAP members.
Vercellino, in fact. had at one time commanded the
squadron he was congratulating for its new facility.
One highlight of the ceremony was a presentation
by Col. Eugene Isaak, commander of the Arizona
Wing, of the unit citation award to Major Denbrook
and Squadron 301. Last year. Denbrook received a
Meritiorious Service Award for his work in leading
the building drive.
More than one speaker at the dedication noted that
the squadron had completed its new building without
ever excusing itself from any search and rescue
activities in the state.
While the ceremonial cake and coffee were still
being enjoyed by dedication dignitaries. Squadron
301's PAl8 aircraft was taxiing away from the new
headquarters. Capt. Glen Phillips and Lt. Gwyn Dare
were enroute to central Arizona to check out a ground
sighting of a horizontal stablizer.
Just "business as usual. '" said Denbrook.

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STATE'S BEST--The drill team of Sky Harbor International Squadron 306, winners of the
state's CAP drill contest, performs at the start of dedication ceremonies for the new
building.

Lt. Col. Paul Dean

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Thousands Witness Dedicatio
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A D M I R E P L A Q U E - - C o l . L . H . M c C o r m a c k , U S A F, c h i e f o f s t a f f a t H e a d q u a r t e r s C A P USAF and Miss Maggie Page, secretary at Emory-Riddle Aeronautical University admire
the plaque denoting the winners of the Gill Robb Wilson Aviation Education Achievement
award.

SMILE--These unidentified kids are two of the thousands of quests who attended the official
dedication o[ the Gill Robb Wilson Memorial Center at Embry-Riddle Aeronautieal
University.

remarks as a formation of F102's from the Florida Air
National Guard in Jacksonville
saluted the memory of a great
exponent of higher aviation
education and air power.
The new center is the result of
a chance meeting between Jack
R. Hunt, president of EmbryRiddle University and Mary
Wilson Mitchell.
Embry-Riddle was ready to
begin raising matching funds for
its next building need. Mr. Hunt
and Mrs. Mitchell were assigned
to a head table at an important
function. By the time the meal
was over, the idea of the Gill
Robb Wilson Memorial wasL
developed.
The Embry-Riddle campus.
when completed, will have a
value of some $25 million and
O F F I C I A L C E R E M O N Y- - C o t
accommodate over 6,000
Brig. Gen. William W. Spruan¢
students interested in pursuing
General Spruance was the mas
higher aviation education.
Gill Robb Wilson Memorial Cem
Gill Robb was born in 1893 in
Clarion County, Pa.. the son of a
Presbyterian minister.
Following in the footsteps of his
f a t h e r, w h o m h e c a l l e d " t h e
tallest giant of them all," he
prepared for the ministry and
became a thoughtful and
provocative preacher in a
fnodest parish in Trenton, N. J.
But the upheaval in world
affairs brought on by World War
I drew him to his real challenge
-- aviatiorl -He:-jOfned the ~ .......... : : ;
Escardrille 66 .n France and
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~tayed with aviation for the re~t
of his 73 years.
Since that time. the name of
Gill Robb Wilson has been
WIDOW--Mrs. Mary Wilson Mite|
identified with the development
the late Gill Robb Wilson, s[
of almost every significant phase
dedication ceremony at Em
of aviation.
Aeronautical University honoring

NEW COMPLEX--An aerial view of the recently dedicated
Aeronautical University.
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1 Of Wilson Memorial Center

ressman Don Clausen of California, standing left, joins
chairman of Embry-Riddle's Board of Trustees, on stage.
:r of ceremonies at the official dedication ceremony of the
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aks at the
~ry-Riddle
r husband.

THIRD WINNER--James H. Straubel (left), received the third Gill Robb Wilson Aviation
Education Achievement Award during the dedication ceremonies of the Gill Robb Wilson
Memorial ~enter at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Making the presentation is Jack R. Hunt, president of Embry-Riddle. Former recipients are Gen. John
P. McConneil and Brig. Gen. Samuel H. duPont Jr., CAP National Chairman.

Dedication

H O N O R E D G U E S T- - B r i g . G e n . D a n i e l
(Chappie) James Jr., deputy assistant Secretary
of Defense for Public Affairs, was one of the
honored guests at the dedication of the Gill Robb
Wilson Memorial Center.

ill Robb Wilson Memorial Center at Embry-Riddle

The Gill
Robb Wilson
Aeronautical
Memorial
Center was b u i l t i n h i s
memepy but dedicated to
his personal goal.., the
of
professional training
y o u t h f u l s t u d e n t s i n the
Art of Airmanship.

CONGRESSIONAL GREETING -- Congressman Don Clausen of California
(right) greets the President of the
Embry-Riddle Student Government Association, Frank Mayer, during dedication of Gill Robb Wilson Memorial Center.

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part in the dedication ceremony of the Gill
Robb Wilson Memorial Center were, left to
right, Jack R. Hunt, president of EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University; Mrs.
Mary Wilson Mitchell, widow of the late
Gill Robb Wilson; and J. Paul Riddle, cofounder of the university in 1926.

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MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD
Capt. William A. Simmons. MER C/MSgt
Carol L Mahaffev. MER, Lt Col Douglas E
Hicks. MER. Lt. Col. Mildred C. Hicks. MER.
Maj. Edward S. Woodward Jr, MER. Lt
Barbara L. Morris, MElt. SM Thomas L Fogle.
MER. Maj Robert J. Henke, NCR, Maj. George
R Po~ue. NCR. WO Jon C. Morris. NCR
Awards approved by CAP National
Headquarters are as follows:
BRONZE MEDAL OF VALOR
Lt Col. Williams I Williams. Tex.. ,Sept. 18.71..
CWO Roger C. Boivin. Tex.. Sept. 18. 71,, CWO
Stanley G Brown. Tex.. Sept. 18.71.. SM Richard
G Gilmore. 'rex., Sept. 18, 71.
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL
Col. Richard A. Salsman. N. D , Jan. 1.71 - Dec

31. 71.. Lt. Col. Norman Starauss. N Y.. Aug. I.
69- Jan 15.72
EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE AWARD
Col. Stanhope Lineberry. MER. Oct. 1.70 - Oct 1.
71, Col William B Cass. NCR. June 14.71 - June
25.71.. Col. Charles W Matthis Jr.. NCR. Aug. 8.
71 - Aug 14. 71.. Lt. Col. William K, Allen. N. Y..
June 1. 69 - Dee. 31. 71. Lt. Col. Leonard A
Blascovich. NER. July 1. 71, - Nov. 23, 71 . Lt.
Col. Fred L. Emmons. Ind.. Nov 1.66- Nov 1.70.
Lt. Col. Patricia J. Gigstad. Iowa. June 14. 71 June 25. 71. Chaplain (Lt Col) Robert A
Murphy. Neb. (Posthumouslvl. Oct. 1. 70 Ma~
5.71.
UNIT CITATION
Winston - Salem Compostive Squadron. N. C
Wing. July 1.71 - Jan. 31.72.

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T H A N K S - - C a d e t C a p t . L a r r y G r a y, ( l e f t ) , C a d e t c o m m a n d e r o f L o n d o n C o m p o s i t e
Squadron receives thanks from the Chief of Air Force Sports, Walt Hennigan, for the cadet
assistance at the annual Amateur Athletic Union Basketball Tournament held at London,
Ky. Observing are, left to right, Cadets Luke Day and James Reid and TSgt. Bill Crawford,
USAF Recruiter at Lexington. The Armed Forces team won the tournament for the fifth
straight year.

Pa. CAP Family Furnished
With Special Monitor Radio
BOYERTOWN, Pa. -- The
home and cars of a Palmer
Township family are furnished
with a special kind of radio- a
Civil Air Patrol monitor.
Mrs. Margaret M. Varley and
her son, Kenneth, are active in
communications work with the
C A P. M r s . Va r l e y, a C A P fi r s t
lieutenant, is an information
officer for the communications
section of the Pennsylvania
Wing.
C W O K e n n e t h Va r l e y i s a
communications officer for
Bethelem Squadron 809 and for
Group 80, which includes the
squadrons in Bethelem,
Allentown, Whitehall, Reading
and Boyertown.
Mrs. Varley, who has worked
-with CAP for 10 years, said
emergency calls ranging from
plane crashes to lost children to
traffic tieups are transmitted
over the special frequency
reserved for CAP.
She said her son's car radio
was instrumental in averting
what could have been a major
pileup of traffic on a highway
near Hamburg. His car was
involved in an accident during a
sleet storm and high winds. The
resultive tieup of traffic
hindered anyone from reaching a

phone.
Va r l e y i s s u e d a " M a y D a y "
c a l l o v e r h i s t r a n s m i t t e r,
indicating that life and property
w e r e i n d a n g e r. A l t h o u g h
atmospheric conditions
prevented his message from
reaching Pennsylvania units, a
New Orleans operator picked it
up and notified the Harrisburg,
Pa., unit.
Three years ago. the

Pennsylvania Wing started a
"communications college"
which offers one week's
intensive communications
training for CAP members. The
training, held at Kutztown State
College, now covers the
northeast region of the United
States. which includes New
York. New Jersey, Pennsylvania
and the New England states.

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Kiwanis Donates
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GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- The
Gi'ants Pass Civil Air Patrol
Squadron received a $300 check
from the local Kiwanis Club
recently.
Kiwanis president Jack Seymour presented the check to
Maj. Robert Howe, squadron
commander. The funds will be
used to procure radio and walkie-talkies for training cadets
and use in emergencies.
The presentation was made
at the Josephine County Airport where cadets were receiving flight indoctrination for
mission observers.

Is Justice blind?
Not to the problems in our country. Although
she blindfolds herself for the sake of perfect
objectivity toward those who come before her, she
sees the problems.
And through her legal system, she is taking
action.
In 1972, Law Day I3.S.A. focuses upon the role
of law in improving our society and strengthening
the legal process.
To improve the quality of life for all Amermans,
.~the legal profession is engaged in a variety of
programs which include environmental and social
reforms,
To increase the efficiency and fairness of the
legal system itself, there are programs to streamline its machinery and expand its effectiveness.
There are dynamic new programs. Some fresh
thinking on old problems. And genuine commitment. But the nation needs the commitment of all
citizens, exercising their rights and responsibilities
of citizenship.
On May 1, Civi Air Patrol ioined other
Americans everywhere in ¢ommemoroting Law
Day U.S.A.

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R A D I O F O R E M E R G E N C I E S - - l s t L t . M a r g a r e t M . Va r l e y
and her son Kenneth, a chief warrant officer, demonstrate
the CAP radio equipment in their home.

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FAA Proposes Revisions
A sweeping and upgrading of
pilot training and certification
requirements, which could
affect virtually every licensed
U.S. pilot, has been proposed by
the _.Federal Aviation
Administration, Secretary of
Transportation John A. Volpe
announced recently
The proposal prescribes new
requirements for student,
private and commercial pilot
certificates as well as for flight
instructor ratings. It also
requires pilots currently holding
these certificates to have a flight
proficiency review every two
years and sets higher "recency
of experience" requirements for
pilots who carry passengers.

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outline of the areas of pilot
operation (e.g. airport and
traffic operations, critically
slow speeds and stalls) in which
flight instruction is necessary.
However, an authorized
instructor who has given a pilot
flight instruction would be
required to determine that his
student is able to perform safely
as a pilot under the rating sought
in order to become eligible for
the prescribed flight test.('
In view of the increased
responsibil!ties of the instructor.
Shaffer continued, the proposal
prescribes higher standards for
flight instructors. They would be
required tb hold a commercial
license with an instrument
FA A A d m i n i s t r a t o r J o h n H .
rating and aircraft category and
Shaffer said the proposal would
class ratings. Presently a
drop the present system,
private pilot with 200 hours of
whereby a student is trained to
flight time can qualify for a
pass a written test and then
flight instructors rating.
demonstrate his ability to
Major points in the proposed
perform only a number of
revision of FAR Part 61 are:
standard flight maneuvers. The
*Proficiency flight review of
new system is based on a "total
every pilot by a certified flight
operational training concept" in
instructor each 24 months. There
which the student is trained to be
is no current requirement for
capable of performing in all
flight checks except in the case
operational areas. Certified
of airline and certain
flight instructors would play the
commercial pilots who presently
receive periodic proficiency
key role in determinhag the
L checks, and thus would not be
capabilities ~ind competency of
affected by the proposed
their students~.
requirement.
"Under this new training
*Pilots must have 24 hours of
concept," Shaffer added, "all of
the specific procedures and
maneuvers (e.g. S turns, Lazy
eights) now listed under the
_ergnautiea/_s " 1 requirements
~
] n---{-6-'~'t--'~- of the Federal
Aviation Regulations for various
types of pilot certificates and
ratings would be eliminated.
"The Federal Aviation
That listing would be replaced by A d m i n i s t r a t i o n o f t h e
Department of Transportation
pilot proficiency provisions
will evaluate the use of remote
which would only prescribe an
television to monitor weather
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conditions In a mountain pass
frequently used by general
THE LEADER8 IN
aviation pilots operating under
COMPACT ANTENNAS visual flight rules (VFR). FAA
Administrator John H. Shaffer
announced recently.
The program will be conducted
for FAA by the National Weather
Service of the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration
under at $108.000. interagency
agreement. The actual TV
monitoring operation is
scheduled to get underway in
July, following installation of offthe-shelf camera and remoting
equipment and continue for six
months.
The remote TV camera in the
test program will be located in
Stampede Pass. which is 80
miles east of Seattle and one of
the east/west routes for VFR air
traffic through the mountains. It
will be co-located with a manned
weather station, operated by the
N'ational Westher Service
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NWS), permitting a comparison
the TV" data with actual
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flight time in the preceding 12
months or pass a flight check in
order to carry passengers. The
current requirement is five take
offs and landings iri~the
preceding 90 days.
*Student pilots must obtain a
flight instructor's endorsement
each 90 days for solo flights.
Presently a student pilot who has
40 hours flight time has
unlimited solo privileges.
*Certification, requirements
for a private pilot's certificate
would be stiffened foi' more
instruction in night flying, use of
instruments in conducting
simulated emergency climbs
and descents, following radar
and DF (direction finding)
headings, solo experience at
tower equipped airports and
more extended cross country
flying. Although the 40 hour
m i n i m u m fl i g h t t i m e
requirement would remain
unchanged in conformance with
current ICAO standards, FAA
notes that most students require
considerably more flight time to
qualify for a private license.
*Flight time for a commercial
pilot certificate would increase
from 200 to 250 hours to meet
requirements for additional
instrument and cross country
time and for 10 hours of training
in "complex" aircraft.
Applicants also would be
required to have an instrument
rating. Those who don't would
be issued a "'restricted" commercial license. ("Complex:"
aircraft are those having flaps..
retractable gear and reversible
propellers. )
*Requirements for an
instrument rating would be
changed to include training and
testing in the use of various
-landing approach aids such as
VOR. ILS and ADF. Presently,
applicants for this rating may
select a single approach aid for
training and testing purposes.

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Anyone having any knowledge
of 6-inch decals matching this
reproduction please contact:
Maj. Harry W. Treanor, CAP
39 Roberts Ave.
San Rafael, Calif. 94901
Major Treanor is trying to
obtain some of the decals for
his aircraft.

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CAP Takes The Lead
For General Aviation
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. The
Federal Aviation Administration
proposal for revising and
upgrading pilot training and
certification requirements
which are described elsewhere
on this page bear a striking
similarity to these already in
use by Civil Air Patrol through
CAP Manual 60-1. Accordingly. should the proposed rule go
into effect, CAP pilots will have
a headstart over most general
aviation pilots by already complying with many of the new
requirements.
Probably the most sweeping
change will have no effect
whatsoever on CAP pilots.
Civil Air Patrol recognized the
value of periodic proficiency
checks and already requires
them annually, as opposed to
each 24 months proposed by
FAA, Also. CAP has participated
in one CAPSAFE program with
SAFE Inc.. and in cooperation
with the AOPA, has been cosponsoring SKYSAFE clinics
which meet the intent of the new
rules for proficiency checks.
Evaluation clinics sponsored in-

house by CAP should also meet
the requirements proposed.
The use of instruments in night
flying for private pilots will
receive more emphasis t:nder
t h e p r o p o s e d FA A r u l e s . T h e
training syllabus in CAPM 60-1,
specifically Lesson Plan 4,
requires precision and nonprecision approaches for night
transition. This also covers the
new requirement to be able to
follow radar and DF headings.
Those aiming toward an
instrument rating will have to
demonstrate proficiency in
various instrument approaches
rather than pick only one type
for their check. CAP pilots, in
Lesson Plan 3, already receive
instructions in VOR, ADF, ILS,
AND GCA approaches.
Civil Air Patrol obviously
"saw the handwriting on the
wall" and has taken the lead in
establishing requirements which
the FAA feels should apply to all
general aviation pilots. Should
the new rules be adopted.
perhaps the skies will be a safer
place for all concerned.

TRANSPO '72 Slated
For Dulles Airport

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COLORADO FIRST -- Col. C. M. Fountain, (left) and Capt.
Jesse Marshall, (center) commander and operations officer
respectively of the Colorado Civil Air Patrol Wing receive
the registration papers for the first of four O1 Bird Dogs
assigned to the Colorado wing from S/M Henry Elgin,
aircraft mechanic.

SHERWOOD COMPANY
Now CAP Member Owned
NEW IN STOCK: WAF BERETS; 1550 S/S SHIRTS
Write For free catalog and other specials
P.O. Box 4365, West Hollywood, Florida 33023

the Federal Aviation
Administration of the
Department of Transportation is
preparing a multi - lingual
welcome for general avaiation
pilots planning to attend
TRANSPO 72. The U. S.
I n t e r n a t i o n a l Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n
Exposition. scheduled for Dallas
International Airport. May 27
through June 4.
A t t h e s a m e t i m e . FA A i s
cautioning general aviation
operators that only limited
facilities and accommodations
for their aircraft are available at
Dulles. and is urging those
intending to fly into the area for
TRANSPO to use one of the nearby general aviation fields and
commute to Dulles by surface
transportation. The agency
noted that about 1.000 parking
places are available for
transient aircraft at eight
airports within a 25-mile radius
of Dulles.
To a s s i s t p i l o t s i n p l a n n i n g
fl i g h t s t o T R A N S P O . FA A i s
distributing a special package of
flight information materials.

including charts showing VFR
and IFR (visual and instrument
flight rules) routes in the Dulles
area. through its world-wide
information system.
A special temporary flight
service station is being
established at the TRANSPO site
and will be staffed by specialists
who speak a combined total of 11
languages. Temporary control
towers also will be established at
three general aviation airports
in the area.
In addition, the new automated
radar terminal system (ARTS
III I installed at Dulles will be in
operation for TRANSPO. Flight
advisories also will be broadcast
on the Dulles Automatic
Terminal Information Service
, ATIS).
To operate in or out of Dulles
during the i0 days of TRANSPO.
private aircraft should obtain a
TRANSPO control number in
advance.
Control numbers may be
obtained by calling (703) 471
4830.

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CIVIL AIR PATROL NEWS

MAYr 1972

CAP-ARRS Combine For SAR
MAXWELL AFB. Ala.
Valuable training, rapport
and
mutual understanding
were
t h e m e s o f a s e a r c h a n d rescue coordination course conducted by the Air Force Aerospace Rescue and Recovery
Service (ARRS} at Eglin AFB.
Fla.. recently.
Some 58 search and rescue
mission coordinators of the Civil
Air Patrol. met with officials of the ARRS for threedays of concentrated training in
the techniques of search and
rescue.
The course, a first of its kind,
will be followed by similar
courses at the ARRS's Central
and Western Rescue Centers at
Richards-Gebaur AFB, Mo., and
Hamilton AFB, Calif., respectively
The Eglin course' emphasized
the cooperation and help that
CAP can expect from ARRS
when prosecuting a search and
examined the three main areas
of search and rescue
procedures--special equipment.
emergency locator transmitters
( E LT ) a n d u s e o f g r i d s y s tems.

CORRECT NUMBER--Maj. Dick Madison, USAF, 44th Aerosapce Rescue and
Recovery Center gives a Civil Air Patrol member from Maryland the phone
number of the Center. CAP members were advised to call for any help they may
need in executing a search.

In the area of special
equipment,ARRS explained how
CAP can call on the Rescue
Coordination Center and the Air
Force to get special aid. Such aid
may be in the form of infrared/photo reconnaissance using
Air Force aircraft such as the
SR-71, U-2 and RF-4. AlsoHH-53
helicopters and HC-130 aircraft
with pararescue-personnel may
be called in to pick up injured persons in unaccessible
areas.
The course took a close

C A P O R I E N TAT I O N - - S g t . D o n a l d G . F a b e r, 5 5 t h A e r o space Rescue and Recovery Squadron, briefs Civil Air
Patrol members on the mission procedures of the
Air Force pararescue men and the operations of the

look at the new Federal Law
_
requiring ali general aviation
aircraft manufactured after Jan.
1, 1972, to be equipped with
E LT ' s a n d a l l a i r c r a f t .
regardless of date of
manufacturel to be equipped by
1973. Course instructors predicated that CAP SAR airmen
woul(t find the job of locating
downed aircraft a lot safer and
speedier when this new law is in
full application.
CAP aircraft have found
simulated downed aircraft in
test exercises with the ELT in
three hours or less. This
shortened find time is expected
to greatly improv6 the chance
of survival of persons in downe d a i r c r a f t . W i t h o u t t h e E LT
aerial searches sometimes run
up to several days before the.
object is located.
Tu r n i n g t o t h e a r e a o f g r i d
systems, there was unanimous
agreement with ARRS's strong
endorsement of the use of a
universal Grid System in search
and rescue. Such a measure
would insure that all concerned
in the prosecution of a search
would be talking the same
language.
Maj. John C. Cody, chief of
SAR activities of CAP National
Headquarters at Maxwell AFB.
Ala., saw the course making a
significant contribution toward
insuring a high degree of skill.
excellence and professionalism
in rescue efforts. "This course
afforded not only valuable
training, but a chance for ARRS
and CAP personnel to exchange
ideas, establish rapport and gain
a closer mutual understanding of
each others functions," he
commented.

HC-130 aircraft. This completed the Joint SAR Coordinator Course recently held by CAP and the Eastern
Rescue and Recovery Center at Eglin AFB, Fla.

MAY, 1972

CIVIL AIR PATROL NEWS

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Mission Coordinator Course

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SAFETY FIRST--Maj. Ed Lavelle, 44th Aerospace Rescue
and Recovery Center discusses the safety of the search
crews while prosecuting a search. Fatigue can sneek up on a
pilot and observer as they strain to see foreign objects on the
ground. Crew safety and fatigue should be watched
closely so crews can help in living up to the ARRS
motto--THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE--.

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ONE SYSTEM BEST--TSgt. Dennis Knebel, 44th Aerospace
Rescue and Recovery Squadron instructs Civil Air Patrol
members on the importance of using a universal grid system
to identify search areas. This was one of many subject areas
discussed during the three day SAR Coordinator Course
recently held at Eglin AFB, Fla.

iili Photos and text iil
By
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Sgt. AI Young, USAF ~

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PROPER TRACT--Maj. John C. Cody, USAF, Chief of
Search and Rescue Activities at National Headquarters
points out the proper aircraft tract to be used in a search
pattern to 1st Lt. Walter Herman of the North Carolina Wing.

ARRS BRIEFING--SSgt. Grady Allen, 55th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery
Squadron orients Civil Air Patrol members on the capabilities of the Air Force
pararescue men at the conclusion of the SAR Coordinator Course held at Eglin
AFB, Fla. recently.

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200 Attend ...................
Senior
Workshop
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C O M M A N D I N F O R M AT I O N - - J o e W i l s o n ( l e f t ) , a s s i s t a n t
d i r e c t o r, O f fi c e o f I n f o r m a t i o n , H e a d q u a r t e r s , A i r F o r c e
Communications Service. distributes press kits to two CAP
members who recently attended a special one-day workshop
at Richards-Gebaur AFB, Mo. Both Cadet Maj. John
Parnacott, Kansas City Composite Squadron and Cadet
S e c o n d C l a s s G a i l W e b b , H a r r y S . Tr u m a n C o m p o s i t e
Squadron, are Group IIl cadets who attended the workshop
for squadron information team members.

Michigan Cadets Make
3,000 Mile Journey
YPSILANTI. Mich.- Seventeen Civil Air Patrol members from Michigan recently
travelled some 3.000 miles by
personal cars for a week-long
tour of the Cape Kennedy Space
Center complex in Florida.
The trip, sponsored by the
Wayne-Romulus Cadet
Squadron, was provided as part
of the cadet aerospace education program.
Highlights of the tour were
a lengthy visit to the Kennedy
Space Center. including a driving
tour of the entire space center.
launch sites of past space
achievements, and a view of the
Apollo 16 spacecraft atop it's
Saturn V booster.

New Sr. Forms
Now Available
MAXWELL AFB. Ala. The
following Civil Air Patrol forms.
which are required for
implementation of the new
Senior Training Program on July
1. 1972 are now available for
requisition on CAP Form 8 in
accordance with the provisions
of CAPR 5-4. Distribution of
Publications and Blank Forms:
a. CAP Form 45. Senior
Member Master Record. dated
June 72
b. CAP Form 19. Level I
C o m p r e h e n s i v e Te s t . d a t e d
January 72
c. CAP Form 19A. Scoring
K e y, L e v e l I C o m p r e h e n s i v e
Test. dated January 72
CAP Form 23. CAP Genera]
Purpose Answer Sheet. also is to
be used in conjunction with
administering the Level I
comprehensive test and should
be requisitioned if an adequate
stock is not currently on hand.
Only the CAP unit of
assignment is to maintain the
CAP Form 45 applicable to a
CAP senior member,
A c c o r d i n g l y, r e q u i s i t i o n s f o r
CAPF 45 in excess of this
requirement will not be honored.

T h e c a d e t s s a w a
demonstration of equipment
used in space, movies of
previous moon shots, and a view
of many of the missiles, capsules
and satellites used in the space
program. The group also visited
the main tracking station which
monitors the moon flights and
the U. S. Air Force Missile
Museum.
The Wayne Romulus unit also
plans trips to Washington. D. C.
and the Air Force Museum in
Dayton. Ohio in the near future.

ANDREWS AFB, Md.- More
than 200 Civil Air Patrol and Air
Force Reserve officers recently
completed the Senior Training
Clinic Workshop here.
The one-day workshop,
attended by CAP members from
the Middle East and Northeast
Regions, covered the history of
the program, the four levels,
senior awards and senior
program activities.
Among the dignitaries to
--attend were Col. William
Patterson. vice chairman of the
national board and Col. William
H . R a m s e y, c h i e f . C h a i r m a n
Advisory Staff
Those personnel completing
the clinic are now q~,,~$ified to
teach the Level I i~:~.ograms:
The workshop wa~,~nducted
by Lt. Col. William Moore,
USAF. Middle East liaison officer and Maj. Patricia C.
Hughes. CAP. senior training
officer. Middle East Region.

Logistics Award
Winners Named
MAXWELL AFB. Ala.
The National Capital Wing
has beennamed winner of the
Material Excellence Award
for calendar year 1971.
In
making
the
announcement. National
Headquarters officials said
the winners was selected by
the annual review board.
North Dakota was named
runner-up for the award.
Each wing will receive a
plaque and certificate for
their achievement.

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O U T S TA N D I N G C A D E T- - C a d e t C a p t . J a n K . B a t e m a n ,
receives the Air Force Association Chapter 242 trophy for
O u t s t a n d i n g C a d e t o f Y e a r f r o m M a j . G e n . J a m e s F.
Kirkendall, (right), commandant of the Armed Forces Staff
College. Cadet Bateman, a member of the Norfolk
Composite Squadron, received the chapter honor because of
h e r l e a d e r s h i p a b i l i t y, s p i r i t a n d s e l f i m p r o v e m e n t . T h e
award was presented during the monthly dinner meeting of
the Tidewater chapter of the AFA.

Cadet Only Female
In Auburn Aviation
MAXWELL AFB. Ala. -Bonnie Smith. daughter of the
Alabama Wing Commander. Col.
Lee Smith. was recently featured in a local newspaper as
the only woman majoring in
Aviation Management at Auburn
UniverSity: Miss S~~ is an-~
active member with the
Evergreen.
Ala. Composite
Squadron.
Miss Smiths" first solo was
-in January 1969. She ~as then
selected to attend the flying
encampment at Oklahoma State
University. At the completion of

the encampment she received
her Private Pilots License.
Miss Smith is the only woman
active in Auburn's chapter of
Alpha Eta Rho, professional
aviation fraternity. She also is an
active participant in the
fraternity's main project, the 12member flying team which
competes nation wide.
She is a news writer for the
campus radio station and a
member of the Ninety-Nines. the
International Organization of
Woman Pilots

Colorado Pilots Hold Exercise
GUNNISON. Colo. Gunnison
airport was the site for a Civil
Air Patrol search and rescue
exercise involving 38 personnel
from the Colorado wing.
Sixteen Colorado pilots were
involved in search missions to
locate an emergency locator
beacon which was broadcasting
its characteristic whail over the
emergency radio channel and the
remains of a crashed helicopter
which went down some 11 years
ago. All pilots pinpointed the
beacon's location within one-half
mile to achieve 100 percent
e f fi c i e n c y. F i v e o f t h e s e v e n
pilots who searched for the
helicopter's remains were
successful in finding it.
The exercise was coordinated
from the mobile command bus
which was parked just east of the
Gunnison airport. Senior
member Bill Stone was the
Mission Coordinator of the
exercise.
A number of cadets from the
Gunnison Composite Squadron
were m attendance and provided
aid in a variety of ways. For
example. Cadet Bob McAllister
kept a log of aircraft arrival and
departures.
Among the Gunnison
townspeople visiting the
command bus for a briefing on
the mission was the Sheriff of

Gunnison county and his wife.
Gunnison pilots participating
in the mission were Jerry
L a w r e r. K e n N e w b u r y, G l e n

Boatwright. Jeff Lorimor. Cleo
Ti U m a n . Wa r r e n M a n g u s a n d
J i m C h a p m a n . A l s o
participating were pilots from

D e n v e r. C o l o r a ¢ 1 0 S p r i n g s .
Monte Vista. Del Norte and
Saguache.

COMMAND POST--This bus served as the command post for the recent search and rescue
exercise conducted by the Colorado Wing.

CIVIL AIR PATROL NEWS

MAY, 1972

IH. Holds
Annual
Conference

CHICAGO. Ill. Cadets from
throughout the state of Illinois
recently gathered here for their
annual conference.
The two-day meeting was
kicked off with a welcoming
address by Col. Leonard A.
Brodsky. wing commander. Other dignitaries in ~ attendance
were Thomas A. Foran. former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois--who
delivered the keynote address:
and Paul A. Dillon, Illinois
Department of Aeronautics.
_
The cadets also received a
briefing on "The Light
Fantastic" by the Illinois Bell
Telephone Symposium; viewed
the National Aeronautics and
Space Administration
Spacemobile, the Alde~:
Planetarium Sky Show, and the
Chicago Police and Fire
Department helicopter demonstration.

DONS SUIT--Cadet Daniel E. Uscian prepares to try on a
space suit during the National Aeronautics Space
Administration presentation at the Illinois Wing Cadet
Conference.

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Cadets Make Headlines
BELLEVILLE, Ill.
Three members of the Belle-Clair
Optimist Squadron recently made news.
Cadet Lt. Col. Mary Ann Hartmann. cadet commander of
the unit, was the guest speaker at the Collinsville Rotary
Club dinner. She outlined the history of CAP, the cadet
and senior program and special activities and scholarships offered to CAP cadets.
Cadet Capt. Mary Frances Hindrichs. another member of the
unit. was awarded a first place ribbon at a Marimba Solo
contest, held at the local school. She competed against students
from 25 high schools from Belleville and surrounding areas.
The other member of the unit making news was Cadet MSgt.
Dale Bauer, who received a $1200 Parsons College Scholastic
Merit Award Scholarship to Parsons College, Fairfield, Iowa.
Cadet Bauer received the award for his outstanding academic
h i g h s c h o o l b a c k g r o u n d . H e p l a n s t o m a j o r i n Av i a t i o n
Administration.

100 Percent Completion
YONKERS, N. Y. -- All cadets in the Yonkers Composite
Squadron have received their First Aid certificates thanks to
the efforts of Sgt. Barbara A. Ciegler, the squadron's first aid
instructor.
Sergeant Ciegler has taught five standard and two advanced
fi r s t a i d c o u r s e s d u r i n g t h e p a s t y e a r, c e r t i f y i n g 4 0
members of her squadron.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Two
cadet commanders from Group
31 were recently honored during
the group's annual awards
banquet.
Cadet TSgt. Joan Pattison,
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Civil Air Patrol cadets from the New
cadet commander of West Duval Orleans area recently held its "first" radio net on 26.620 mHz.
Composite Squadron, was named
The idea of the net, originated by the New Orleans Area Cadet
"Outstanding Female Cadet of
Council, allows the members to pass informal messages from
the Year," while Cadet Glenne
Lee Nash was named
squadron to squadron.
"Outstanding Male Cadet of the
Year."
Cadet Nash, a member of CAP
since 1966, is commander of the
South . Jacksonville Composite
Squadron. He has earned both
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--Fourteen members of the Maxwell
the Mitchell and Earhart awards
Cadet Squadron recently completed part of the Squadron
and participated in the 1971
International Air Cadet
Officers School Obstacle Course "Project X."
Exchange program, visitingl
The members participating were divided into three groups,
Great Britain.
with one person acting as commander on each of four obstacles.
One objective of Project X," said one of the three SOS faculty
instructors, who conducted the course, "is to develop a sense of
teamwork." He explained that none of the obstacles can be
completed in the prescribed time limit unless there, is
teamwork.
The instructor also pointed out that "the course is designed to
develop better communication among the members."
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Cadets Complete Project X

The following awards were presented durine
11254. Theodore M Trout, 20104. Bruce E. Clarey.
March 1972.
20183, Larry J. Knaebel. 20183. Suzette M.
AMELIA EARHART AWARDS
Gallat~her. 34060. Danny,' O. Leech, 34104. David
A. Bo,nxnan. 34189. Wayne W. Huebner. 48008,
Christopher T. Beierl. 18028. Lawrence B
Gray. 15007. Ronald C. Kennedy. 20107. Charlottle
Michael D. Mertes. 48~)46. Michael A. Curry.
L. Henry. 34139. Marie A. Moscicke. 48002.
48064. Francis J. Leurquin. 48134. Frankie E
Georl~e P. Nelson Jr., 08133. William J. Jones.
Dishman. 08103, Alvin V. Maldonado, 52035.
08227. James R. Wirshing. 08227. Patricia R.
Roberto Figueroa. 52087. Mirian Martinez. 52087.
Mankowski. 21016, Steve R. Nixon. 23088. James
Luis A. Rosado. 52087. Rosa M, Rosado. 52087.
R. Guzak. 26002: Ronald J. Wanttaja. 33010. Glen
Angel Serrano. 52087. William L. Smith Ill, 41094.
E. Fuoss. 40038, Jon R Boyd. 16014. Larry A.
Stephanie A. Wells, 13052, David A. Lavtham.
Gillen. 42110. Dale H. Hammond. 10049, Calvin J.
14024. Robert E. Crowe, 21010. EIbert R.
Johnson. 10073. Giselle Jurkanin. 04015. David P.
Whitmire, 23023. James B. Clark. 23035. Charles
Anholm. 04213. Theresa A. Asheraft. 04213.
G. Bishop, 03042. M ebe W Cole. 03061 Danny C.
MITCHELL AWARDS
Goodall. 35008. Danny O. West, 35008. Donald K.
Garv G. Carr. 19022, John C. Duffey. 19043.
Tolman. 35015. Mike D.Davis. 42179. Patrick O.
Deborah A. Delh. 28035. Philip Strong. 31159.
McGranahan. 42292, Ro~er D. Ritter. 42305.
Charles V. Hayes. 31189. John F. Stature. 31227.
Thomas H, Young. 050.50. John R. McRill Jr.,
Michael P. Banek. 31288.- Brian H. Smith. 37021.
10049. Jerry D. Morten. 10073. Steven W. Smith,
Donald G. Kozar. 37191. Walter L. Etlison. 37196,
43003. Richard H. Lathrop." 04107. Kenneth A.
Douglas W. Eichelberger. 37201, Donna T.
Rich. 04180. William J. Bisaha. 04231. Steven T.
Madison. 37217. Arthur T. Babiarz Jr.. 37237.
Tanaka. 1~42,,84. John P. Romanucci. 04339. Robert
Steven C. Kotzum. 18021, Howard F. Eisinger.
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18071. Mark I. Hess. 25053. Kent A. Hohson. 32082.
L. LaVelle. 36054. Mark E. Leatham. 46019.
Kirk E. Campbell. 45048, William H. Chorney Jr..
James A. Smith. 46019. Robert W. Fletcher Jr..
45089. Don R. Mueller. 45089. Charles-A.
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Browning. 51005, William C. Gibson. 51005.
Steven R. Maneione. 11113. James P. Prievr.
Dale L, Goad. 51005. John C. Peoples. 51005.
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HUMAN BRIDGE--Cadet Lt. Robert Hinman uses his body
as human bridge as WO Ben Brooks climbs over him while
completing a Project X obstacle at Maxwell AFB, Ala. Sgt.
Delbert Fiadung helps support Lieutenant Hinman.

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PRIDE IN THE PAST - FAITH )N THE FUTURE

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE

(Editor's Note: During the next several
months your Civil Air Patrol News will carry
a series of articles related to the Air Force
during it's 25 year history. The first article
will recap briefly the entire period beginning
with it's birth on Sept. 18, 1947, and
continuing through what the Air Force is
doing to meet today's challenges.)
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On Sept. 18. 1947. Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson
administered the oath of office to the first Secretary
of the Air Force. W Stuart Symington. Gem Carl A.
Spaatz was sworn in as the first Chief of Staff. U. S.
Air Force on September 26.
Thus ended an association with the U. S. Army that
had endured for 40 years. And'thus began a new era in
which airpower became firmly established as the
Nation's first line of defense and its chief hope for
deterring war.
The U. S. Air Force of 1947 was comprised of
approximately 300.000 people, was equipped
predominantly with World War II propeller-driven aircraft, and possessed a severely limited combat
capability in the aftermath of the rapid
demobilization that followed V-J Day.
By 1947 the outlines of the cold war had become
discernible to American leaders, and they responded
to the Communist challenge with a dynamic policy of
economic and military aid to other nations. The
Truman Doctrine of aid to countries threatened by
aggression and the Marshall Plan for economic aid to
the war-ravaged countries of Europe were translated
into action during 1947 and helped greatly to turn back
the tide of Communist expansion. But these measures
could be applied successfully against the bitter
opposition of the Communist bloc only because of the
implicit warning that American military power stood
behind them
The Truman Doctrine initiated a military foreign
aid program which eventually included a large
number of countries throughout the world and
required a great deal of manpower and resources
from the U. S. military services. The continuing
Russian threat to western Europe, driven home by the
year-long blockade of Berlin. impelled the members
of the Atlantic Community to form the North Atlantic
Treaty Organization (NATO) in April 1949.
As a leading member of NATO. the United States
undertook to do its share--a large one-- in defending
western Europe. This required the dispatch of
additional American forces, including strong USAF
tactical air units to Europe. where they were
stationed in several of the NATO
countries--principally Great Britain. France and
Germany.
After United States-drew the line against
Communist aggression in Korea in 1950. there was a
great buildup of Air Force strength in the Pacific. And
the uneasy armistice after July 1953 required the
continued presence of strong USAF forces in Korea
and Japan.
The air defense of North America assumed vital
importance after the Russians demonstrated their
ability to produce atomic and hydrogen bombs and
long-range bombers. Because the arctic region
appeared to offer the most likely routes for attack
against the United States. the Air Force advanced its
defense outposts as far to the north as possible.
The Strategic Air Command also reached out to
overseas areas for advanced airfields from which its
bombers could strike more quickly against any
aggressor. Huge new bases in the United Kingdom,
North Africa. and Spain greatly added to SAC's
bombardment capability.
BERLIN AIRLIFT
One of the first international crises that the young
Air Force responded to was the Berlin Airlift. On June
22. 1948. Berlin became an isolated city. The Russians
had cut off all surface transporation in the hope of
forcing the American. British. and French occupation
garrisons to abandon the city to Communist control.
They overlooked two vital factors--Allied airpower
and determination.
In 15 months, the Anglo-American airlift delivered
some 2.3 million tons of food. fuel. and supplies to the
beleaguered Berliners. On a single day, in April 1949.
1.398 Allied flights delivered more than 12.940 tons of
supplies. Their purpose defeated, the Communists
lifted their blockade on May 12. 1949.
The next crisis to test the Air Force and the Nation
was Korea. For the Air Force. Korea was a turning
point.
It found the Air Force. like the other Services. illprepared and ill-equipped as a result of five_
successive limited budgets. Much experience and
talent came back via the Air National Guard and
Reserves during the Korean buildup. The Air Force
budget for fiscal year 1951 rose to $15.9 billion and the
next year to $22.3 billion.

PRIDE IN THE PAST- FAITH IN THE FUTURE

Since 1961 the story of the Air Force revolves
principally around Vietnam. As part of the free world
military team in Vietnam. our goals are twofold:
(1) To support the Republic of Vietnam in its fight
against Communist aggression, and
(2) To assist in the development of a country which
is dedicated to the concept of freedom and
independence.
MEETING THE CHALLENGE
Korea confirmed the tactical air warfare lessons of
Seldom has the U. S. Air Force or tactical airpower
Wo r l d Wa r I I a n d d e m o n s t r a t e d t h a t s t r a t e g i c
ever been confronte¢l~'with a greater challenge.
airpower could confine hostilities to Korea at a time
Although engaged in a type of war in which it has
w h e n N AT O d e f e n s e s w e r e t o o w e a k t o h a v e
never previously participated, the Air Force was able
withstood a Soviet attack.
to meet the challenge because of the flexibility of
For the first time in aerial warfare, jet fighters
airpower. Through innovation, the Air Force had
locked in combat. MIG Alley became a household
adapted weapon systems to meet the demands of
word. and the USAF's 10-to-1 margin of victory over
counterinsurgency, close air support of mobile ground
enemy fighters a legend.
forces, and all other tactical requirements. Airpower
EXPANSION AND MODERNIZATION
has even denied the enemy the shelter of darkness and
The 1950's placed heavy reliance on airpower as the
bad weather.
principal deterrent in a strategy of massive
The Air Force is a fighting organization. It has
retaliation The expansion and modernization of SAC
placed its military heritage on the walls of time. But
continued at a steady pace to a peak strength of about
all of its achievements have not been in fighting this
1,900 bombers, reducing in number during the 1960s as
country's enemies. The Air Force has served equally
the ICBM force built up to its present strength of 1.054
well during peacetime.
missiles.
Its numerous resources have always been available
Concurrently, strategic defenses received a badly
in man's flight against natual enemies. Humanitarian
needed transfusion as the Soviet bomber force grew in
and civic action efforts have become regular duty for
size, range, and nuclear ordnance. New interceptors
its flying forces. The Air Force has become a
were brought into the inventory--the F-102 in 1956.
benefactor known around the world for its peacetime
and the F-101. F-104. and F-106 between 1958 and 1960.
role of aiding victims of fire. flood, famine, and other
Radar coverage was vastly expanded with the
disasters.
Pinetree and Mid-Canada Lines. and the DEW
MISSIONS OF MERCY
(distant early warning, Line. completed in 1957. the
Air Force flood and disaster relief missions and
same year that North American Air Defense
contributions to the welfare of people in many lands
Command (NORAD). the joint U. S.-Canadian
have multiplied with time. The Air Force was in Spain
defense command, was established.
during the floods of 1962: in the Congo with paradrops
The years after Korea did not see an abatement of
which saved many threatened lives: br,~ght aid to
crises. There were the Suez and Hungarian affairs in ...... ........ear~hquake:~trieketi Chile arid more recently, Peru:
1956. and Lebanon and 'Taiwan in 1958. These latter
and was in Mississippi after Hurricane Camille left
two tested the Air Force's limited-war capabilities
her path of death in 1969. The Air Force has been
and found deficiencies in mobility, airlift, and bareinvolved in civic and domestic actions whenever the
base operating ability. A reorientation of priorities
need has arisen.
from strategic forces to general-purpose and airlift
In the past quarter century the U. S. Air Force has
forces began in 1961.
evolved into a modern and powerful aerospace force.
IN THE SIXTIES
It is today one of the primary elements in protecting
The Communists ushered in the 1960s by unveiling
America's security. In operations around the world
their new missiles and pressing hard with their new
and around the clock, more than a million airmen and
strategic prowess. The full extent and seriousness of
civilians are on duty flying, maintaining, and
the psychological warfare they were pursuing
supporting jet aircraft and missile combat forces as
reached its climax in the fall of 1962 during the Cuban
well as the complex communications, electronic, and
crisis.
technical facilities operated by the U S. Air Force.
In the ensuing crisis, the Air Force flew some 85.000
The Air Force also provides the major space research
hours in supporting U S. demands that resulted in a
and development support for the Department of
U. S. S. R. declaration that all S.9vi(?f'~offensive
Defense and assists the National Aeronautics and
missiles had been removed from theisland.
Space Administration (NASA) in conducting our
/
Nation's space program.

OUTLOOK

Com rn unity Responsibility
In the Civil Air Patrol MORAL LEADERSHIP
SYLLABUS reference "Community Responsibility." we read the following:
Man is a social being~ This is true today more
than ever before But it is surprising, even unbelievable, that some people still feel that they can
live in an ivory tower and
not become involved in the
problems of others. This
"'becoming involved" is
one of the major components of community resp o n s i b i l i t y. T h e s e I v o r y
tower "hibernators," actually retreatists, have the
m~staken notion that "If you dont bother me. I
won't bother you."
Ever3, community has its crimes, injustics.
prejudices, sickness, poverty, and many related
problems of human weakness. Just as man is notI
perfect, no community in which man lives is[

perfect. And every community today seems to have
its share of critics, dissidents, demonstrators, and
those who take issue with public opinion. But at
the same time. every community seems to have its
share of those who do very little, if anything, to
help right the wrongs of society.
No man can divorce himself from the community in which he lives, no more than a man can
stop breathing and take issue with the living.
So the problems of any community are not individual, but social. The wrongs of_~ society are
the wrongs of living persons who make up that
society. Oftentimes. the silence and inaction, and
the "I don't care" attitude, of so many create
the very favorable atmosphere upon which the evils
o f s o c i e t y t h r i v e a n d g r o w. T h e s i l e n t o n e s
must be heard from. The ivory tower "'hibernators'" must stand up and be counted. Yes. all must
bother themselves with the needs of others and
sincerely try to do something about them.