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Staff College
Set For August
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- Senior operations officials have
announced that the Civil Air Patrol National Staff College will
be held here August 19-25.
The objective of the Staff College is to develop more
effective commanders and staff members by offering a
program based upon experiences in all aspects of the CAP
program.
advising applicants of their
The curriculum includes
selection or non-selection 50 days
lectures, seminars, and
prior to the beginning date.
nationally recognized guest
The 200 applicants selected to
speakers covering such topics as
participate will be billeted in air
communicative skills,
(See College, Page 2)
leadership, management, staff
organization and the future of
aerospace in the modern world.
Because attendance at a
National Staff College is
mandatory for completion of
Level III, applications this year
will be limited to senior member
officers and warrant officers
Senior members desiring to
attend should apply on CAP
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- The
Form 17, Application for Senior
Eastern Rescue Center at Eglin
Activities. CAP Regulation 50-9, AFB, Fla., has scheduled two
Senior Member Activities.
presentations oi the Aerospace
prescribes detailed instructions
Rescue and Recovery Service -for completing CAP Form 17 and C i v i l A i r P a t r o l M i s s i o n
specifies the following critical
Coordinator Course.
dates for processing applicaThe first will be in the Eastern
tions:
Rescue Center facilities at Eglin
a . A p p l i c a t i o n s m u s t b e on April 28-29. This course will
received by the respective wing b e f o r C A P m e m b e r s o f t h e
at least 120 days prior to starting
Southeast, Middle East, and
date.
Northeast Regions.
b. Wings will forward
The ARRS instructor team
approved applications to their
from Eglin will go on the road
region headquarters 100 days in
for the second course. They will
advance of starting date.
present it on a one-time only
c. Region headquarters
basis at Wright-Patterson AFB,
forwards approved applications
Ohio on May 12-13. This is a
to National Headquarters 75
special presentation for CAP
days in advance of the college
members of the Great Lakes
starting date.
Region. CAP members from any
d. National Headquarters will
wing in the Great Lakes Region
notify applicants of receipt of
are eligible to attend regardless
their applications. In addition,
of whether the wing is located
National Headquarters is
geographically within the
responsible for selecting
jurisdiction of the Eastern or
attendees 55 days in advance of Central Rescue Centers.
the course starting date and
The Eastern Rescue Center
will notify the respective region
liaison officers of quotas for
each course. The RLO will, in
3 5 c o m b a t m i s s i o n s i n t h e F - 8 6 turn, allocate quotas to wings
within the region.
Sabrejet. He was next assigned
CAP members who wish to
to Luke AFB, Ariz., as a fighterattend the course should submit
gunner instructor.
CAP Form 17 through their wing
His next assignment was as an
to region at the earliest possible
instructor for basic pilot training
date.
a t W e b b A F B , Te x . T h i s w a s
followed be the Naval exchange
program and a tour with the 81st
TFW, RAF Bentwaters, United
Kingdom where he flew the F'
1Ol Voodoo and later the F-4
Phantom.
Returning to the U.S. in 1967,
Colonel Shattuck served with the
4531st TFW, later the 31st TFW
at Homestead AFB, Fla., until
transferring to Korat RTAFB in
December 1971.
The veteran of more than 5,300
flying hours is married to the
former Kathleen Bauder. They
have four children, Shari,
Nancy, Susan and Ann.
C O L . S I I AT T U C K

2 Rescue
Briefings
Scheduled

APPRECIATION -- Air Force Brig. Gen. Leslie J. Westberg (left), Civil Air Patrol national
commander presents a CAP Certificate of Appreciation to Maj. Gen. Homer I. Lewis, chief
of the Air Force Reserve, for his support to CAP, including cbairman of the CAP Advisory
Board and Air Force Reserve Assistance program.

Air Force And CA]' Officials
Hold Annual Advisory Panel
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- Air
Force and Civil Air Patrol
officials gathered in Washington,
D.C. during late February for
the seventh annual meeting of
the Civil Air Patrol Advisory
Panel.
The panel, originated by the
Honorable Norman S. Paul,
under secretary of the Air Force
in 1966, is held annually to insure
a free exchange of information
concerning support, employment
and problems of CAP.
The assistant chief of staff for
Reserve Forces, Maj. Gen.
Homer I. Lewis conducted the
meeting.
Among those items discussed
during the one-day meeting
were: International Air Cadet
Exchange; The CAP Cadet
Program and Air Force Junior
Reserve Officer Trainin~
Corps.: The Cap Cadet as a
potential airman: CAP
Aerospace Education Projects;
1973 National Congress on
Aerospace Education; Proposed
CAP Supply Bill; Maintenance
Appropriation; CAP Material
Support and USAF Airlift
Support for CAP Programs.
Panel members included Brig.
Gen. Leslie J. Westberg, USAF,
CAP National Commander; Col.
William A. McLaughlin, USAF,

national finance officer: Brig.
H q . C A P - U S A F v i c e
G e n . L y l e W. C a s t l e , C A P ,
commander; Col. John E. Blake,
national legal officer.
Hq. CAP-USAF chief of staff:
J o h n V. S o r e n s o n , H q . C A P Dr. James P. Gilligan, deputy
USAF deputy chief of staff for
for Reserve Affairs and
Aerospace Education and Cadet
Education Office of the Assistant
Programs: Col. William M.
Secretary of the Air Force along
Patterson, CAP, vice chairman
of the National Board, Brig.
with several members of the Air
G e n . P a u l W. Tu r n e r. C A P , S t a f f a l s o a t t e n d e d t h e m e e t i n g ,

Veteran Pilot Named To Ops Post
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- A
former Navy enlisted man and a
veteran fighter pilot has been
named deputy chief of staff for
Operations, Hq., CAP-USAF.
Col. James W. Shattuck came
to Maxwell from Korat Royal
Thai Air Force Base, Thailand,
where he served as assistant
deputycommanderfor
operations for the 388th Tactical
Fighter Wing (TFW).
The colonel has had two ,tours
with the Navy. The first was as
an enlisted man during World
War II when he served 30 months
aboard a destroyer in the South
Pacific. The last was in 1962
when he participated in the Navy
Exchange Program. He spent 18
months at Sherman Field Naval
Ak Station, Pensacola, Fla.,
flying the T-2J aircraft
instructing carrier landings and

a i r - t o - a i r g u n n e r y.
Following World War II,
Colonel Shattuck attended the
S t a t e C o l l e g e o f Wa s h i n g t o n
( Wa s h i n g t o n S t . U n i v e r s t i y ) ,
where he earned a degree in
Education and received his
commission through the Air
Force ROTC program,
Following his graduation, he
served a year in Korea and flew
t
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See Page 9 for story and
p h ot o s o n h o w a
Pennsylvania unit was
formed to get youth
involved in aviation,

CAP Cadets Take Part
In Heart Fund Drive
EVERETT, Wash. -- Civil Air
Patrol cadets from the Paine
Composite Squadron recently
participated in a drive for the
National Heart Fund at the Bank
of Everett.
Participants had to bicycle on
a stationary bicyle 100 miles to
earn $10 for the heart fund.
Four cadets members from

Uniform Committee
Approves Emblem
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -The Civil Air Patrol National
Uniform Committee recently
approved a new emblem for
the senior member flight cap.
Tw o d e v i c e s w i l l b e
employed -- one for officer
personnel and another for
senior member airmen and
senior members without
grade. The CAP Bookstore is
currently in the process of
procurement and an
announcement will be made
as soon as they become
available for purchase.
All members are
encouraged to obtain the new
emblem as soon as possible,
but not later than July 1,1973.

APRIL, 1973

CIVIL AIR PATROL NEWS

PAGE TWO

the unit Jim Russell, Steve
Neuman. Don Berry and
Barbara Ward went to the
bank to participate and were
interviewed by a local radio
station. A local Sea Scout unit
heard the interview anM
challenged the CAP cadets.
The CAP cadets came out on
top in the contest, pedalling 160
miles to the Scout's 150.

College
(Continued from page 1)
conditioned quarters at
Maxwell AFB. Meals will be
available at the Officers' Field
Ration Dining Hall. Books.
registration, and tuition fees will
be paid for by the CAP
Corporation. Attendees will pay
for their own meals and
quarters, which will be
approximately $30.
In addition to limiting
applications to senior member
officers and warrant officers.
attendance at this year's college
has been eliminated as a
criterion for award of National
Commander's Evaluation points.
Applications by prior attendees
are permitted but precedence
will be give to first-time
applicants.

ADDRESS CHANGE?
MAIL THIS FORM TO: NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS, CAP ATTN. DPYD MAXWELL
AFB, ALA. 36112
NAME
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CITY

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B e suggest you use the extra copies in prottlotiug/adrertisittg Civil Air Patrol by
leaving the CAP :News u'here uon-membe,'s will get an opportutdty to read it. (Public
Libraries, doctors offices, etc.)

SWRegion Conferees Recei ve
Briefings; Present Awards
OKLAHOMA CITY. Okla.- the Region's Commander, Col.
Headed by their National and
Luther C. Bogard. and Vice
Region Commanders. some 300 Chairman of the CAP National
Civil Air Patrol members from
Board, Col. William M.
the Southwest Region's five- Patterson, followed.
A slide presentation was given
state area recently registered
by Brig. Gen. Leslie J.
for the annual conference here.
W e s t b e r g , U S A F, C A P ' s
Following registration on
Friday afternoon and Saturday national commander. Safety and
morning attendees went through
Logistics briefings were given by
a full day of activities which
Lt: Col. Edward E. Harrison and
concluded with a dinner dance in Capt. Claude B. Slaughter,
the evening.
The conference opened with a
general assembly welcome from
Col. Mark Barnes, Region's
deputy commander. Remarks by

Get New
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Female participants (cadets
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and escorts) in the
International Air Cadet
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Exchange (IACE) will wear a
new blazer uniform while
enjoying their three-week
visit to one of seven foreign
countries that will exchange
girls with CAP during this
summer's annual exchange
program.
The new uniform is the
result of exhaustive research
to replace the regular female
CAP blazer and skirt
combination which is no
longer available in the range
of sizes required for female
IACE participants. The new
uniform consists of a navy
b l u e b l a z e r, c l a s s i c i n
appearance, yet contemporary in design, a bright red,
A-line skirt, and matching
slacks. These three items of
polyester double-knit fabric,
along with a white, short
sleeve blouse, and a scarf
with the official IACE pin,
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are required items for each
female I A C E c a d e t a n d
NEW UNIFORM -- Second Lt. Brenda Carr, USAF, models
escort.
the new female uniform which will be worn by cadets and
Instructions on how to
escorts participating in the~1973 International Air Cadet
order this uniform will be
Exchange. Also pictured is 2d Lt. Mark Thompson, USAF,
sent to each female cadet and
wearing the male IACE uniform. Both lieutenants are
escort selected to participate
assigned to Headquarters CAP-USAF, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
in the 1973 IACE.

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Lt. Col. Lontai

respectively, from the National
Staff. Sectional meetings were
held during the afternoon.
Lt. Col. Andrew G. Lontai,
assistant senior program officer
and assistant Civil Defense
coordinator of Southwest
Region, received two top awards
at the Saturday night dinner
program. He was presented the
Gill Robb Wilson and the
National Commander's Citation
Awards.
Winner of the Civil Defense
award was the Texas Wing,
while Arkansas wing walked off
with both the SAR Effectiveness
Test and the Communications
awards. Recognition was paid to
Capt. Beverly Harp, Arkansas
Wing Operations officer who was
voted outstanding woman pilot
by the National Pilots
Association.
Speaker at the dinner was
Dorsey Buttram, independent oil
and gas operator who briefed
CAP members on "The Gas
Energy Crisis."

CONVENTION SITE -- The sign tells it all. This will be the
site for Civil Air Patrol's 1973 National Convention on Oct. 1213. All CAP members are urged to make their plans now to
attend and make this the "biggest and best ever." See more
details in future editions of the Civil Air Patrol NEWS.

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APRIL, 1973

PAGE THREE

CIVIL AIR PATROL NEWS

Members
Attend
Seminar

In Memoriam
M A X W E L L A F B , A l a . - M a j . i n C h a r g e o f Tr a i n i n g i n t h e
Gen. John F. Curry, Civil Air Office of Chief Signal Officer,
Patrol's first National
Washington, D. C. He was later
assigned as Commander of the
Commander died March 4, 1973
at the age of 86.
Aviation School, Ellington Field,
G e n e r a l C u r r y a s s u m e d Tex.
command of CAP on Dec. 8,1941.
In April 1918 he was assigned
His task was to organize untried to the Division of Aeronautics,
civilians into a unit capable of O f fi c e o f C h i e f o f S t a f f ,
carrying out duties which were W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . H e w a s
usually performed by the promoted to the temporary
military services. After having g r a d e o f m a j o r g e n e r a l i n
established the organization he
October 1940.
relinquished command to Capt.
After leaving CAP in 1942 he
Earle L. Johnson, U. S. Army
assumed command of
Air Corps, on May, 29, 1942.
During the four month period H e a d q u a r t e r s , D i s t r i c t 4 ,
Technical Training Command,
that General Curry was in
Denver, Colo.
command, CAP proved its
usefullness by flying coastal
patrol and anti-submarine patrol
along the eastern and
southeastern shoreline of the
United States.
General Curry was born on
Apr. 22, 1886 in New York City.
He was graduated from the U. S.
Military Academy and
commissioned a second
lieutenant of the infantry on Feb.
14, 1908.
In May 1916 General Curry was
assigned to the Aviation Section,
Signal Corps in San Diego, Calif.
In July 1917 he became Assistant

M C C H O R D A F B , Wa s h . - Maj. Virginia F~ Ritzman
recently represented the
Washington Civil Air Patrol
Wing at the National Security
Seminar series of World Affairs
Lectures at San Diego, Calif.
The 10-day seminar was
conducted by the Industrial
College of the Armed Forces, the
highest level of our military
educational system in the study
of management and resources
for national security.

In November 1944 he was
decorated with the Distinguished
Service Medal. He retired on
Oct. 31, 1945 in the grade of
major general as a rated
command pilot.
He was director of aviation for
Colorado in 1946 and for Denver
in 1947.
He was a member of the
American Meterological
Society, Alpha Delta Phi, the
Aeronautics Club of America
and the Early Birds of Aviation.
In 1972 he was named to the
Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame.

Topics for presentation and
discussion were areas of the
world, national security
including emergency
preparedness, world resources
and our environment, world
agriculture and oceanography.
Each lecture was a factual and
analytical discussion of topics
and problems of the times which
have a direct bearing on our
national security.
Major Ritzman is the Cadet
Programs Officer for the
Washington Wing.

Many Groups Attend
National SAR Meet
MCCHORD AFB, Wash. -- The
Washington Civil Air Patrol
wing's director of emergency
services and administrative
assistant were among the many
delegates who recently attended
the annual meeting of the
National Association of Search
and Rescue Coordinators
(NASRC) in Sacramento, Calif.
Lt. Col. Harry Davenport and
Maj. Evelyn Lundstrom
attended the three-day meeting
with representatives from state.
federal, local and volunteer
organizations from nine western
states and British Columbia.

WINNER -- Cadet TSgt. Susan D. Wootton of Hanscom Field
Composite Squadron, Mass., was recently named top cadet
of the fourth quarter in her unit. Since joining CAP in 1971
she has participated in the tri-state regional summer
encampment where she was named "Best Female Cadet."
She is presently serving as administrative officer on the
cadet staff and as a flight sergeant.

The meeting was called to
order with a welcoming address
by Hal A. Foss. president of
NASRC and Washington State
Department of Emergency
Services SAR Coordinator.
Lt. Col. Byron Lawrence.
U S A F. d i r e c t o r o f e m e r ~ e n c v
services at Headquarters CAP.
Maxwell AFB. Ala., gave a
briefing on CAP.
I n a d d i t i o n t o C A P. o t h e r
volunteer groups represented

She has been in CAP for more
than 10 years.

were Explorer Search and
Rescue, Mechanized Units,
Mountain Rescue Association,
National Ski Patrol, SCUBA and
Search Dogs.

Other CAP members attending
included Lts. Martha Perkins
Pauline Shappley from
Huntsville, Ala., and Lt. Col.
M y r o n R o g e r s , M a j o r s Te d d
Lange, Marilyn Rogers and
Richard Fullarton, Capt. Jean
Rogers and Lt. Arlyn Van Atta
from San Diego, Calif.

CAP To Host Samford
Education Workshop
MAXWELL AFB. Ala. -- This
y e a r, a s l a s t y e a r, C i v i l A i r
Patrol will host the teachers who
will be attending the June
Alabama Aerospace Education
Workshop at Samford
U n i v e r s i t y, B i r m i n g h a m . A l a .
The teachers will spend the
morning of June 20 visiting
Headquarters. CAP-USAF.
They will be briefed by John V.
Sorenson. CAP's Deputy Chief of
Staff for Aerospace Education
and Cadet Program. on the
general subject of the Air Force
and aerospace education.
The teachers will be preparing
to teach a high school course in
aerospace science in 1973-74, and
most of them will be attending

the workshop with t-he aid of
CAP's Alabama Wing which has
taken the lead in the trend
toward designing workshops
specifically for junior and senior
high school teachers.
The Alabama Wing established
15 one-hundred-dollar
scholarships for Alabama
teachers last year, and they are
available again this year.
Director of the workshop will
be Dr. John T. Carter, Professor
in the School of Education at
Samford. He will be assisted by
Col. John R. Douglas. USAF
Reserve Officer who is a
member of the 9004th Reserve
Assistance Squadron.

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PAGE FOUR

From The Commanderi

By Brig. Gen. Leslie J.
Westberg
UNAF National Corn mander
Law Day USA was conceived in
1957 by Charles S. Rhyne, a
Washington, DC, lawyer and then
president of the American Bar
Association.
President
Dwight
D.
E i s e n h o w e r, i n
instructing the
first observance of
Law Day on 1 May
1958, said "It is
fitting that the
American people
should remember with pride and
vigilantly guard the great heritage of
libery, justice and equality under the
l a w. I t i s o u r m o r a l a n d c i v i l

obligation as free men and as
Americans to preserve and
strengthen this great heritage." Civil
Air Patrol members are engaged in
preserving and protecting this great
American birthright.

This year the motto for Law Day
USA is HELP YOUR COURTSASSURE JUSTICE. The focus this
year has been directed toward the
courts and the crowded condition of
our dockets. Within a short span of
Law Day USA is observed not as a years, the number of cases being
brought to trial each year has
"Lawyers Day" but as a day to
increased many fold and the scope of
emphasize the value of living under a
actions which can be tried in a court
system of laws and independent
of law has expanded to include many
courts that protect individual
fi e l d s o f l a w s u c h a s s p a c e l a w,
freedom and make possible a free environmental law and public law.
society. The average citizen layman
The Civil Air Patrol, a private
has a vital interst in his rights under
nonprofit corporation, is created by a
the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
public law.
These rights such as free speech, free
Our laws today virtually extend not
press, free assembly, freedom of
religion, the right to legal counsel, only into every business enterprise
a n d a t r i a l b y o n e ' s p e e r s i n a but into the daily life of every citizen;
h o w e v e r, w e a r e p r a c t i c i n g 2 0 t h
criminal trial are protected by the
century law in 19th century facilities.
law and the courts. All o'f these rights
Our courts are proving that despite
are practiced by CAP members every
the many handicaps and increasing
month.

workloads, no one yet has been able to
find a surer way of arriving at the
truth in disputed matters and
applying law to bring about justice~
than our present judicial system.
Every citizen has a very vital role
in this system of justice. When we let
one citizen sufler an injustice
because of an inadequacy in the
s y s t e m , a l l s o c i e t y s u ff e r s . T h e
public's interest, moral and financial
s u p p o r t a r e n e e d e d i n e ff o r t s t o
modernize courts and update our
administration of justice. To help you
hold the most priceless privilege that
you own -- your rights under the
Constitution -- support your law
enforcement -- HELP YOUR
COURTS-- ASSURE JUSTICE.
I want to encourage the senior and
cadet members of Civil Air Patrol to
participate in the Law Day
observance throughout the land.

Chairman's Om~ments=

Welcome Homer.
........ ByBdg. Gen. S.~k
duPont
CAP Board Chairman
Have you seen that wonderful
bumper strip that says...
"Welcome Home -- POWs'"
I saw my first t
:
this morning and it
turned my thoughts ~ ~ f ~ = : i i
back about 30
months 'when Civil ~ ~ : ~ : : ~
~
Air Patrol put its
unified, national
muscle into a program to increase ~ ~ : ~ i ~ ! = ! : ~
public awareness of the POW/MIA
tragedy. I've never seen a cause get
launched so swiftly as this project. It
was clearly a labor of love from both
sides of the CAP-USAF structure...
and a classic example of what can be
accomplished when everyone puts
everything into a single objeetive.
.. August 21, 1970
I will never forget that moment on
Saturday morning when the grand old
man from Chattanooga rose to his
feet to address our National
Executive Committee -- and
forcefully stated the CAP position.
'7 consider this a legitimate and very
personal cause,'" said Brig. Gen. Ward
Reilly, CAP Chairman of the Board.
For the first time in our long and
valued friendship, his soft, Tennessee
accent seemed to be missing.
With unusual directness, General
Reilly introduced his stinging
resolution which has become one of
CAP's most important, treasured
documents. I think all of us -- even as
General Reilly was speaking -- knew
we were witnessing a milestone in
C i v i l A i r P a t r o l h i s t o r y. I ' m s u r e
you've seen that document but let me

It seemed like-a long dream come
an accounting of all.., including our
quote just three of its nine hardmany, many missing-in-action.
hitting paragraphs: ................... + ~ truetmH've never been mere proud
~
of being a member of this
A s t h e s e h a p p y, p o i ~ . . . . . .
"... WHEREAS, these hundreds of
organization. I know many of you
reunions continue to move the
valiant United States servicemen
American public, I hope each of you
were watching and I hope you too,
have sacrificed their freedom, their
will take personal pride in your role.
shared my pride.
health, and the peace of mind of
We'll never know how effective our None of us had a solo part in this
themselves and their families in
effort but collectively the Civil Air
efforts were. There's no way to gauge
behalf of freedom for others, and
Patrol voice was heard- and
our influence or even to guess what
"WHEREAS, Civil Air Patrol, as
respected. Each of you has my
impact our campaign had in bringing,
the official auxiliary of the U. S. Air
gratitude for a long, difficult task
keeping the issue in a spotlight.
Force, is vitally concerned with the
well done. I am convinced this
That doesn't matter.
plight of these prisoners and those
movement is destined to remain one
All that matters is that many are
listed as missing in action, and
of CAP's brightest moments in its
already home, more are coming and
"WHEREAS, Civil Air Patrol has
three decades of humanitarian
soon, when the fighting in all of
the means, the people, the desire and
service to the Nation.
Southeast Asia is ended, there will be
a congressionally sanctioned mission
to help keep the American public
|
informed of aerospace problems as
well as progress .... "
Immediately following the
PAT R O L
General's remarks, his resolution
was enthusiastically and unanimously
. ~r ~r ~r * USAF AUXILIARY * ~ ~ ~ "tr
adopted by the NEC. At that moment
N n t l o n a l C o m m a n d e r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brig. Gen. Leslie J. Wectborg0 USAF
CAP officially began its sustained
N a t i o n a l B o a r d C h a i r m a n . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brig. Gen. S. Hallock I)uPont Jr. CAP
drive to marshall its people and
D i r e c t o r o f I n f o r m a t i o n . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . It. Col. Wm. Capers III, USAF
resources to show the world how it
C h i e f o f I n t e r n a l I n f o r m a t i o n . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..... Capt. J. H. Ragan, USAF
felt about this grave matter.
E d i t o r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MSgt. Don Bowes, USAF
The Civil Air Patrol News is an official publication of Civil Air Patrol, a private
Response was immediate and
benevolent corporotion and auxiliary of the United States Air Force, published
outstanding. The Finance Committee
monthly at Headquarters CAP-USAF (OI), Building 714, Maxwell Air Force Base,
-- led by General Turner -- rushed
Alabama 36112.
Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the Air Force or
through a special fund to purchase 200
any of its departments. Editorial copy should be addressed to Editor, CAP News,
thousand bumper strips. From across
National Headquarters (OI), Maxwell AFB, Alabama 361 ! 2.
the Nation -- in every state plus
Questions about advertising rates in the Civil Air Patrol News
Puerto Rico andthe Nation's Capital
should be directed to Leavell, Wise, Kimbrough & Ticheli Ad-- seniors and cadets joined forces to
vertising, P.O. Box 267, Montgomery, Alabama 35101. Phone
(205) 265-8747.
put the drive in high gear.., and keep
it there.
The appearance of advertising in the publication with the exception of the CAP
Welcome Home
educational Materials Center, does not constitute an endorsement by the Civil Air
Patrol Corporation of the products or services advertised.
Now -- for the past few weeks -Published by mail subscription (Civil Air Patrol membership dues include subour prisoners of war have been
scription). $2.00 per year.
Second class postage paid at Montgomery, Ala. 36104.
coming home. As with millions of
Postmasters: Please send forms 3579 to Headquarters, CAP (DPYD), Maxwell
other Americans, I lost a lot of sleep
At-B, Ala. 36112.
but gained a never-to-be-fergotten
thrill to watch them, via satellite
VOLUME 5 NO. 4
APRIL, 1973
television, arrive in the Phillipines.

NEWS

CIVIL AIR PATROL NEWS

AlqBL. 1973

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Pilot Locates Downed Craft;
Saves 4, Due to 'Good Luck'
GLENWOOD SPRINGS,
Colo. -- Four men who
survived the crash of their
light aircraft in snow-filled
mountains near here had
"just plain old good luck" to
thank for their quick rescue,
a Colorado Civil Air Patrol
member said recently.

COMMENDED -- Air Force Lt. Col. Norm Bishop, liaison
officer for the Alaska Civil Air Patrol Wing, receives a letter
of Commendation from Brig. Gen. Leslie J. Westberg,
USAF, national commander, for locating a missing Stinson
198-3 aircraft in a remote area east of Talketna, Alaska.
Without the find, the three persons on board, all injured,
would not have survived. His co-pilot, Jerry Brutsche, was
killed a week later delivering mail to a remote Alaskan
village.

CAP Wing Lauded
For SAR Activities
BILOXI, Miss. -- Members of
the Mississippi Civil Air Patrol
Wing were recently lauded for
their participation in the search
for a missing aircraft.
The letter from Shelby Bass.
manager of Marketing for EMR
Telemetry Weston Instruments.
Inc.. of Sarasota. Fla., cited the
men and women of the
Mississippi CAP for "the
outstanding effort performed in
the case ofH~,]gJp~.~_~
Cessna N80151-'Bf~.' ...........
Mr. Bass continued. "My visit
to your headquarters, was my
first insight into the operations
of CAP. I have been involved in
water-borne search and rescue
in the Coast Guard Auxiliary for
several years, but I must say

members of Civil Air
Patrol, the latest statistics
of search and res~e
activities throughout the
organization ire shown
below.
These ate unofflclal
figures compiled by
Directorate of Operations
at CAP National
Headquarter.
(As of Mar. II, 1973)
Number of Missions
59
Number of Aircraft
1,313
Number of Sorties
2,314
Flying Hours
4,629
Personnel
5,194
Mobile Radios
944
Fixed Radios
1,153
6
Lives Saved

that your procedures:
organization: and communications for the SAR mission put
us to shame. I hope I can begin
correcting that -- based on the
lessons I learned at Biloxi."
He concluded, "I wish I had
the time to write a book about
the tragic incident -- and then a
method of forcing every private
pilot to read it. The lessons to be
learned from experiencing one of
these SAR's would be very
valuable to the typical pilot."
The Florida. Louisiana and
Alabama CAP wings were also
involved in the search which
lasted 10 days.
CAP employed 146 aircraft,
609 personnel and 121 mobile and
152 mixed radios in the search
effort.
Mr. Johnson's body was found
by CAP Lt. Raleigh Chaney
during a ground search on Ship
Island near Biloxi.

The four were spotted only 35
minutes after their single-engine
aircraft crashed on a small flat
area in the Flattop Mountains.
They had left Glenwood Springs
airport 15 miles away on a
business trip to Rawlins, Wyo.

men suffered minor cuts and
bruises,
Reeves said it Seemed like
only "about five minutes from
the time of the crash until the
CAP aircraft was overhead."

Temperatures in the area
dropped to below zero overnight.
"I'm very grateful." Reeves
said. "We're very fortunate.'"
The four saves make a total of
six for CAP pilots during 1973.

10 Virginians Attend
Free Ground School

S TA U N TO N , Va . - - Te n
members of Civil Air Patrol's
Augusta Squadron are among 25
A CAP plane on a flight from persons studying for their solo
Delta, Colo., to Longmont, flying license by attending a free
picked up emergency locater ground school being held in
beacon signals from the downed Lexington, Va.
craft.
The school is sponsored by
CAP member James Coiner. the
"It was just a case of being in
maintenance officer for Augusta
the right place at the right time,
Squadron and president of Air
which doesn't happen very Space Inc., and manager of the
often," said CAP Maj. Jess Lexington airport. He began the
Marshall. "We weren't even on school to assist CAP members
the emergency frequency, but
and other interested persons to
the beacon bled into it. I think
obtain their flying license.
when we got the signal, we must
The 10-week course is
have been right over the
instructed by Jay Donoghue. the
aircraft."
airport's full time instructor.
Students learn the basic skills by
The CAP aircraft dropped
watching slides, listening to
some emergency supplies at the recorded lessons and practicing
site and then flew to Glenwoed on paper what they have learned
Springs to alert authorities. The
four men were removed by in class.
helicopter an hour and a half
Mr. Coiner explained, "The
after crashing.
ground school is to help the
student learn all the things
necessary to know about flying,
Aboard the aircraft were the
pilot, John Reeves Sr.. Ken
without actually flying an
airplane. We give them
Henderson, Bob Headricks and
everything we can to he~ them
Dan Vlosich, all of Glenwood
Springs. Vlosich suffered rib successfully pass the FAA
written test.' '~
injuries, while the other three

The class includes cadets who
have received solo flying
instruction, but need more study,
pilots who are taking the course
to refresh their memory, and
persons with no flying
background, but who are
interested in the art of flying.
Mr. Coiner, who began flying
while in the Air Force, holds a
private license, and is an active
pilot on practice and actual
search and rescue missions.
"I decided to hold the school to
promote flying interest and I've
been very pleased with the
number of people attending,
especially since aviation has not
been stressed for some time in
the Lexington area," he noted.
The ground school is being held
in the Lexington Methodist
Church.

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American Cancer Society

Ala. Pilots
Go To School
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Thirtyfour pilots in the Alabama Civil
Air Patrol Wing gathered at
Wo o d l e y C o u n t r y C l u b i n
Montgomery, Ala., recently for a
three-day instrument ground
school and flight clinic.
Emphasis on the program,
taught by Ken Perkins,
Southeast Region Director of
Aerospace Education, was
focused on Instrument Flight
Rules (IFR) procedures of the
Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA), with most of the pilots
scheduled to take the FAA
written examination soon after
completing the school.
Mr. Perkins stressed the
added safety factor that
instrument rating makes
available to pilots, citing the
relatively small number of
accidents incurred by planes
flying IFR.

PLOTTING ROUTE -- Augusta Civil Air Patrol Squadron cadets and senior members
practice plotting routes during a ground flying school being held in Lexington, Va. The
course was started by the squadron's maintenance officer James Coiner to increase flying
interest. (Photo by Don Houser)

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CIVIL AIR PATROL NEWS

........ Pilot Lauds CAP
For Contribution
MORGANTOWN, W. Va., -During a recent Civil Air Patrol
awards ceremony here the
President's pilot, Air Force Col.
Ralph D. Albertazzie cited CAP
for its contribution to the
"betterment of humanity."
The veteran Air Force pilot
said, "I feel that each of you who
has participated in CAP can be
justly proud of your
accomplishments and the fact
that you are taking time to serve
your fellow man when the need
arises.
"The Civil Air Patrol has done
an awful lot of things to be proud
of in it's 32 year history."
He continued, "I know the
President recognizes the
importance of the Civil Air

Patrol. He has written to CAP
headquarters on numerous
occasions and on your
anniversaries to congratulate
you for all the good you have
done for us. Not only us as
citizens, but for us in the Air
Force when we needed you."
Referring to Cadet Col. Terry
Rice, to whom he presented the
Spaatz Award, the colonel said,
"Terry represents the youth of
today, as we the parents would
like to see them... Dedicated,
interested and motivated to help
her fellow man and to do things
for which she and all of us can be
proud."
.......

Local Editors
Cited For
Their Service

.....

BALTIMORE, Md. -- The
commander of the Northwest
i
Composite Squadron made a
Surprise presentation of two
Certificates of Appreciation to
the editors of local newspapers,
CLASS DISCUSSION -- Civil Air Patrol officers discussing the radiological monitoring
ELECTED- Air Force
the Community Times and the
device with Darwin Lapham (right), an instructor at the Defense Civil Preparedness
Jeffersonian, recently
ROTC Cadet Mary K. Higgins
Agency Staff College. From left to right are: Lt. Col. Robert Ritter, Capt. William Darby
In making the presentation,
has been elected commander
and Maj. Robert Blondin.
Lt. Michael Miller explained
of the Kittyhawk Squadron of
that since the relocation of the
the Arnold Air Society. The
Northwest Baltimore unit and its
Civil Air Patrol cadet colonel
redesignation, membership has
begun a significant increase.
has earned her Federal
Community awareness has also
Av i a t i o n A d m i n i s t r a t i o n
increased, Miller said, and plans
Private Pilot Certificate, and
are underway to further educate
has been awarded the
and enlighten the community on
AFROTC Second Honors and
the mission of CAP.
Superior Performance
"The: Community Times and
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. -designed to provide individuals Workshop (RADEF III) is a one
ribbons and has been on the
the Jeffersonian have been
Defense Civil Preparedness
and one-half day instructor particularly helpful in bringing
with a basic background in
Dean's list every semester at
Agency Staff College and Civil
radiological defense and to
workshop designed to qualify
this information to the public's
Saint Xavier College where
Air Patrol personnel believe in
qu.alify them for enrollment in
individuals to serve as
attention and aiding in our
she is majoring in Chemistry.
the cooperative agreements
RADEF H -and- RADEF ~4H-~-~R~a-~t-~gt~ a I D e f~en s e r e c r u i t i n g d r i v e s , " t h e
She has also been awarded
made by their respective
Upon completion of the course,
Instructors for the training of
lieutenant explained.
headquarters.
the Fra~ BormaffFal~0~ ....
individuals will be qualified to
monitors or other radiological
The certificates were signed
Award from CAP, the highest
L t . C o l . R o b e r t R i t t e r,
assist a RADEF officer in an
defense personnel. The course
by Col. Stanley F. Moyer, Jr.,
commander of the Forham Park
emergency center and/or act as
emphasizes planning and
award attainable for a
commander of the Maryland
CAP Composite Squadron, N.J.,
a radiological monitor.
conducting radiological training
wing.
former cadet.
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has just completed RADEF I, II,
|
and safe landing of radioactive
Radiological Defense Officer
and III at DCPA Staff College.
training source.
(RADEF II) is a three and oneHe is also executive assistant to
half day course designed to
Those interested in enrolling in
the Morris County N.J.
prepare individuals to serve as
Staff College resident courses
Coordinator/Director of Civil
Radiological Defense officers,
Defense.
should contact their local or
emphasizing radiological
state Civil Preparedness
C a p t . W i l l i a m D a r b y,
planning and operations.
commander of the Oswego
officials for specific informaBenefits
I Unit 2 Units 3 Units 4 Units 5 Units
County CAP Group, N.Y., has
Radiological Instructor tion.
Accidental Death $5,000 $I0,000 $15,000 $20,000 $25,000
completed RADEF I and III. The
Dismemberment 5,000
10,000 15,000 20,000 25,000
captain's emergency operational
Medical Expense
500
1,000 1,500 2,000 2,500
post is in the County Civil
Defense Emergency Operations
Annual Cost
Center where, during Hurricane
Non-Pilot
$10.00 $20.00 $30.00 $40.00 $50.00
Agnes, CAP provided
20.00 4 0 . 0 0 6 0 . 0 0 8 0 . 0 0 1 0 0 . 0 0
Pilot
communications support.
Maj. Robert Blondin, recently
I I-kreby Make Application For Civil Air Patrol Senior Member
appointed Illinois CAP Wing
Accident Insurance Under Hartford Accident & Indemnity Co.
RADEF Officer has completed
The participants also located a
MCCHORD AFB, Wash. -Master Policy On File At National Headquarters Civil Air
RADEF I. His emergency
simulated "missing" aircraft
Fifty-one Civil Air Patrol
Patrol.
assignment post is in the Illinois
during group problem solving.
members representing 21
State Civil Defense Emergency
Malcolm J. McIver of the
Name ............................................ Date of Birth ......................
Wa s h i n g t o n a n d O r e g o n
Operations Center in Springfield.
Washington State Board of
squadrons attended a two-day
Darwin Lapham, a
Address ...., ......................................................................... .......
Aeronautics made a presentation
training course for search and
Radiological Defense instructor
during the second day which
rescue mission coordinators
with the DCPA Staff College,
CAP Set. No ........................ Pilot ............. Non-Pilot .................
included standard procedure
here recently.
could rightfully be called the
following an overdue aircraft
"father" of the recently released
Instructors from the Western
Beneficiary .............................................. Relation ....................
report and coordination between
Instructor Guide for Aerial
Aerospace Rescue Coordination
CAP and state aeronautics
No. Units Applied For .......................... Premium $ .....: .............
Radiological Monitoring. He not
Center at Hamilton AFB, Calif.,
during a search mission.
only teaches as a part of his
conducted the course.
They also heard from Hal
I Certify I Am A Member Of The ............................ Wing, CAP
DCPA job, but has gone as far as
The classes included
Foss, SAR coordinator for the
Batavia, N.Y., to assist with a
instruction in organization of
Washington State Department of
special course offered on a
Signed ............................................................ Date ...................
Emergency Services on
forces, conducting a SAR
"volunteer" basis.
rflission, mission planning,
responsibilities and coordination
Make Check Payable To Turner-Weaver-Wilson
Basic concepts of Civil
search methods, calculating
of ground forces in search and
P.O. Box 6010, Nashville, Tennessee 37212
Preparedness Radiation Control
probability of detection, safety
rescue and map gridding
(RADEF I) is a one-week course
and reporting.
systems.

Co-op Agreement A Reality
For CAPAnd Defense Agency

INSURANCE

Choose Number of Units Desired

51 Receive Training

In Search and Rescue

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CIVIL AIR PATROL NEWS

APRIL, 1973

Pa. UnitMembers Atten4]
Aviation Ground School

DISCUSSION -- Lt. Delbert Riordan (right), squadron
commander of Meadville Composite Squadron 506 discusses
aspects of the aviation ground school with Hank
Furtwrangler (center), course instructor and Kenneth
Caldwell, Skyline Motors manager.

2Fly Mercy Flight
CROWLEY, La. -- Two Civil Air Patrol members recently
responded to an emergency call from Civil Defense officials here. Lt.
Cols. Lennie Hensgens and Bill Carnes, both from the Acadia
Community Senior Squadron flew the mercy mission.
Blood was needed in McComb, Miss., for an emergency operation
and only three pints of the rare AB positive blood could be found in
Mississippi. After a series of phone calls the needed blood was located
in Lafayette.
Hensgens and Carnes flew the mission at night from Crowley to
Lafayette to McComb without any problems and made it possible to
proceed with the operation.

MEADVILLE, Pa. -- Several
members of the Meadville
Composite Squadron 506 are
attending classes in aviation
ground school conducted by
Skyline Motors Inc., at Port
Meadville Airport.
The course is being instructed
by Hank Furtwrangler and
arrangements for squadron
attendance were made through
the Skyline manager, Kenneth
Caldwell.
Lt. Delbert Riordan, squadron
commander, said the course will
help CAP members in
conducting search and rescue
missions.
He said it would give them a
better understanding of what
may happen, to an airplane and

5 Honored
With Award
L O U I S V I L L E , K y. - F i v e
members from the Panther
Composite Squadron were
recently presented the
Meritorious Service Award for
their work in Civil Air Patrol
during the past year.
Those receiving the award
were Captains Jerry S. Watkins,
James R. Wheatley, Ralph E.
Figge and 1st Lt. Roberta Mae
Simpson.
The awards were presented by
Col. John F. Price, Kentucky
wing commander.

enable them to conduct search
efforts more efficiently.
Riordan noted that any
member may also further his
education by obtaining flying
lessons to receive a private
pilot's license.
Among topics covered by the
course are pilot rating, aircraft

class and type and what makes
an aircraft fly. It also covers
communications, instruments,
navigation and weather.
The course is being attended
by other area residents
interested in pilot training and is
offered periodically by Skyline.

Washington Members
Attend Ed. Workshop
MCCHORD AFB, Wash. -Fifteen Washington Civil Air
Patrol members, U.S. Air Force
Reserve officers and aerospace
educators from the Edmonds
and Kelso school districts
attended a Pacific Region
Aerospace Education Workshop
at Hamilton AFB, Calif.,
recently.
Representing the Washington
Wing headquarters were Majors
Evelyn Lunderstrom. Eleanor
Baker and Virginia Ritzman.
The group was welcomed by
Pacific Region commander, Col.
Raymond Gaver. then attended a
dinner where World War I pilot,
Capt. O.C.LeBontillier spoke on
his flying experiences including
an eyewitness account of the
death of the famous "Red
Baron."
The program also included
presentations on the CAP cadet

aerospace education program.
Apollo space program.
aerospace and ecology, model
rocketry, classroom aids and
Junior Air Force ROTC.
followed by discussion groups
and conference summation.

Station Mrs
CAP Program
BEAUMONT, Tex. -- A 30minute television question and
answer program, on Civil Air
Patrol was presented recently by
KBM-TV.
Participating in the program
were Maj. R.J. Peters: Maj.
G.B. Haines, Lt. J.A. Tarbett
and Sawyer Wolsten all with the
Beaumont Composite Squadron.
Mr. Wolsten is director of the
Jefferson County Civil Defense.

Hawk Mt. Summer School Announced
HAWK MT.. Pa. -- The Civil
Air
Patrol's
most
comprehensive school on ground
search a ndT~esCii~has announced
~-'~,~ .........its summer school dates. July 7
through July 15, are the dates to
remember for 1973. Hawk Mt.
Summer SAR School will enter
its 15th year of operations.

Thousands of cadets and
Senior members, from all over
the United States, have
participated at Hawk in the past
and a large turnout is anticipated
for the coming school.
This nine-day school
extensively covers all subjects
related to ground search and

rescue, survival and leadership.
Cadets enter the basic school
squadrons and upon successful
completion can progress to the
advanced squadron the following
year.
There is a special school
squadron for female cadets and
another for male and female
Seniors. A special advanced
course is given for those
persuing the grade of Expert.
S A R r a t i n g s o f R a n g e r,
Advanced. and Expert can be
earned through hard work,
knowledge of, and proficiency in
the SAR program.

NAME .......................................................
GRADE. ..........~ . ~ , .. ~ DNIT .~ ...............................
S T R E E T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ." . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CITY

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E a c h y e a r, p r i o r t o t h e
summer school, seven weekend
staff schools are held. This is
where instructors and command
staff train for their duties at
Hawk. Of the many cadets trying
to complete this course, about 40
percent make the grade and are
invited to serve during the
Summer School.
The school, under the
command of Lt. Col. John
McNabb, is staffed by competent
senior officers who are active in
SAR.
Many of these men also hold
the grade of Expert.

ROCK CLIMBING

Now is the time to start your
pians to attend this years
summer SAR School at Hawk
Mt. (near Allentown, Penn.).
Address all correspondence to
Lt. Col. John McNabb, 526 Acron
Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19128,
or send in the coupon for full
information.

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CIVIL AIR PATROL NEWS

APRIL, 1973

Cadets Add
Training
Dimension
R U T L A N D , V T. - C a d e t s
from the Rutland Cadet
Squadron have added a new
dimension to their training.
They are currently
undergoing training in the
safe and proper use of scuba
equipment as part of their
unit's activities program.
Instructors for the course are
Maj. Thomas Repeta and
Senior Member Stanley
Curran, both experienced
skin divers.

DONATION -- Los Angeles Wilshire-Downtown Optimist
Club President, Norm Dunlap (right), presents Col. Howard
Brookfield (center), with a eheek for a Civil Air Patrol cadet
matching funds flight scholarship. Looking on is Pacific
Southwest District Governor Jay Attarian. Colonel
Brookfield, former commander of the California Wing, is the
Youth Aetivities Chairman of the Wilshire-Downtown
Optimist Club. Scholarships for the matching funds flight are
for $150 each.

Home Study Course
Available to CAP
WA S H I N G TO N , D . C . - Defense Civil Preparedness
Agency officials have announced
that the home study course
"Civil Defense,U.S.A." has been
revised and is available for
enrollments. '
The revised course consists of
five units of programmed
instruction and a final
examination. The course still
serves as an orientation to civil
preparedness in the United
States, but now features more
preparedness from th.e
perspective of the local
jurisdiction and the private
citizen.
Information on natural
disasters has been included, and
the weapons effects and shelter
sections have been shortened.
Titles of the units are:
Unit 1 - Civil Defense - Protection Against
What?
Unit 2 - Nuclear Weapons Effects and
Shelter
Unit 3- Natural Disasters
Unit 4 - Warning, Emergency Operatiens
and Support Program.
Unit $ - Governmental Responsibilities get
Civil Defense.

Anyone applying for
enrollment in the revised course
must include his social security
number, which will be used as
his student number for this and L
all other Staff College
independent study courses in
which he enrolls thereafter. The
postage paid, self-addressed
enrollment form, L-50-B, may
still be used;however, it should
include, along with the enrollee's
social security number, his
occupation and the name of the
organization which is sponsoring
his enrollment, if any.
Unit distribution of the

The course is divided into two
parts. The first consists of
classroom sessions which
stress safe diving practices
and explains how scuba gear
functions.
In part two of the course~ the
cadets had the opportunity to
put their classroom
knowledge to work as they
used the scuba gear in the
Rutland Travel Lodge pool.
The use of the diving
equipment proved to be the
most challenging part of the
course. As part of the course,
each cadet had to jump into
the pool, swim to his scuba
gear and then put in on
underwater.
oQ000~oQo00ooQ0oeege~

application form, L-50-B, is
being made by Headquarters
CAP-USAF. Extra applications
will be provided each wing and
will be made available to
Photos and~torv
squadron and region personnel if
---- - - :
requested. Completion of this 1~- ~ .o. t.i .r .l . .~ - o f R u t l a n d I
e
course can be credited to the
National Commander's
evaluation as reflected in Item 7
o f t h e 1 9 7 3 c r i t e r ~ a a. d. e l.S q u a d . o n .
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Lt. Wins
Info Award
MARSHALL, Mo. -- Second
Lieutenant Hilda Garner is one
of three Civil Air Patrol wing
information officers to receive a
National Award for Excellence
for 1972.
The award was presented to
Lieutenant Garner by Col.
Donald N. Fulton, Missouri Wing
commander during a recent
ceremony.
The lieutenant credited the
excellent cooperation of the local
and national news media with
heli~ing her attain the award.
She has been in CAP for two
years, but 1972 was the first year
she has been involved in the
information program, which
rose from 33d to 23d during the
year.
Other information officers
receiving the award were Maj.
Stephen F. Kajawa from the
Illinois Wing and Lt. Col.
Herbert F. Gray from New
Hampshire. Both are veteran
information officers in CAP.
The awards were made based
upon excellent wing information
program ratings given during
wing inspections.

FITS MASK -- CAP instructor Maj. Thomas Repeta adjusts
mask on Cadet Brian Wetherby during a squadron scuba
diving course. The course is one of the many activities
sponsored by the Rutland Cadet Squadron. (Photos by
Robert Curran)

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FLIPPER ADJUSTMENT -- Cadet Jeff Ieken of the Rutland
Cadet Squadron adjusts his flipper prior to diving into the
water during the squadron scuba diving course.

INSTRUCTION- Maj. Thomas Repeta (left), instructs Cadet Jim Hall in the proper use of
scuba equipment as part of the Rutland Cadet Squadron's activities program.

APRIL, 1973 CIVIL

PAGE NINE

CIVIL AIR PATROL NEWS

Pa. Unit Formed For Youth Involvement

EXAM -- Cadet 2d Lt. Victor Croker tries his hand at map
reading during a practice mission.

PHILADELPHIA- In 1971
the Pennsylvania Region of
Negro Airmens International
(NAIL under the leadership of
Civil Air Patrol 1st Lt. James P.
Fisher, was searching for a way
to deal with some of the
problems of the inner-city youth.
The International Membership
Chairman of NAI and State Air
Surgeon of Hq. Pennsylvania
Air National Guard, Dr. (Col.)
Harold E. Pierce, suggested that
one way to deal with the
problems and at the same time
expose the youth to aviation,
would be to sponsor a CAP
squadron.
As a result of the idea, a
charter was applied for and
received in November 1971, to
form the West Philadelphia
Composite Squadron 3111.
This squadron not only teaches
Aerospace Education, but the
seniors have also undertaken the
task of career counseling with an
emphasis on aviation and its
allied industries. Assisting Dr.
Pierce and NAI in this endeavor
were the principal and teachers
of Sayre Junior High School.

of the unit. Due to the interest
shown by the cadets, a New
England Industrialist donated
$2,000 for two flight scholarships.

S q u a d r o n 3 111 h a s b e e n
successful in recruiting highly
qualified people from the
community, such as a
Philadelphia Police Academy
Instructor to teacl~ a 10-hour
course in First Aid; Air Traffic
controllers to discuss careers in
the FAA; a black major in the
Womens Army Corps spoke to
the cadets and showed photos of
her travels throughout the world
emphasizing the educational
opportunities in the armed
services.
A very active first year was
capped off by two exciting and
memorable events according to
the unit_ commander, 1st Lt. At
R. Ingrain. The first was the
unit's first Annual Military Ball.
It was held at the Officers' Open
Mess at the Philadelphia Naval
Yard, to commemorate the units
first anniversary. More than 200
people attended, including the
Pennsylvania Wing commander,

Col. A.A. Milano. The keynote
address was delivered by the
late E.A. Gibbs, Founder and
International President of NAI.
The second event was a trip to
the Air Force Museum at WrightPatterson AFB, Ohio.
"All of this exposure to and
interest in aviation has paid off,"
said Lieutenant Ingrain. Two of
the cadets of the squadron won
their solo wings, the cadet
commander has won a
nomination to the Air Force
A c a d e m y, ~ t h e f o r m e r c a d e t
executive officer is currently a
freshman at the University of
Pittsburgh studying engineering
and two more of the cadets will
soon be undergoing flight
training at Florida Institute of
Technology.
"The first year of the
squadron's existence has been a
very productive and challenging
one," the lieutenant corn
mented.
"We are now looking forward
to new challenges in future
years."

Approximately 35 seniors and
30 cadets comprised the charter
members of the unit, with the
majority of the cadets coming
from the Sayre school.
Assembly programs at Sayre
Jr. High School and at Barrett
J r. H i g h S c h o o l , i n S o u t h
Philadelphia, were used as the
major means of recruiting
cadets. The recruiting program
was also supplemented with a flyi n , a t W i n g s F i e l d i n A m b l e r,
Pa., hosted by the Pennsylvania
Region of NAI, where free rides
were given to interested youths
and their parents.
This all paid off as the cadet
membership now stands at
approximately 50.
COMPUTER TIME -- 1St Lt: Albert Thomas (center), shows
m e m b e r s o f t h e S q u a d r o n 3 111 h o w t o u s e t h e fl i g h t
c o m p u t e r. L i e u t e n a n t T h o m a s i s d e p u t y c o m m a n d e r f o r
seniors and a rated CAP pilot and senior rated observer.
Receiving the instruction is Cadet 1st Lt. Ken Wells (left)
and Cadet 2d Lt. Victor Croker.

Not long after the squadron
was initiated, a private pilot
ground school was held for
interested cadets, taught by a
Federal Aviation Administration
rated advanced ground
instructor, who is also a member

T E S T I N G - - C a d e t s f r o m S q u a d r o n 3 111 t a k e t h e i r a c h i e v e m e n t t e s t s u n d e r t h e
supervision of 2d Lts. Cinthia Thompson and Marietta Brown.

MAP READING-- (~adet Commander 1st Lt. Kennard Weels
explains map coordinates during a practice squadron search
and rescue mission.

RADIOMAN -- Cadet Cornelius Brockenborough operates
the squadron radio during a squadron alert exercise.

CIVIL AIR PATROL NEWS

PAGE TEN

APRIL, 1973

Ala. Wing Holds
Annual Conference
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Civil
Air Patrol officers and cadets
from throughout Alabama
recently gathered at Woedlev
Country Club in Montgomery
Ala., for their annual wing
conference.
Lt. Col. Loring Jones,
commander, of the Pe_t_e
Peterson Squadron in
Montgomery served as host for
the two-day event.
Areas covered included
commanders, communications,
cadet program, information,
s a f e t y, a d m i n i s t r a t i o n ,
personnel, logistics, chaplains
and finance. Col. Lee F. Smith,
wing commander presided over

the general session and
commander's call while Lt. Cols.
Charles Collins, John T. Carter
and Joan Hill conducted session
meetings.
Awards presented during the
conference included the
Exceptional Service Award to
Lt. Col. Forrest Raymond and
the Meritorious Service Award
to Lt. Col. A. Camadello Jr.
The Pete Peterson Senior
~quadrbn was named the
outstanding unit in the Alabama
Wing while Lt. Sue Bazzell of
Tuscaloosa Composite Squadron
was named Outstanding Senior
Member. Cadet Col. J. Bradford
Lynn, also of the Tuscaloosa
unit, was named "Top Cadet."

Hoosiers
Commander
Hold Largest
Pays Visit.
Sr. Clinic
GRISSON AFB, Ind.,To Islands
Seventy-five senior members of
the'Indiana Civil Air Patrol Wing
recently reg4stered for the
largest Level One training clinic
to be held in Indiana.
Lt. Col. Donald Holmes, wing
chief of staff, was monitor for
the meeting and 1st Lt. Janet
Robbins, assistant wing Senior
Tr a i n i n g O f fi c e r, g a v e t h e
Level One test following the
seminar.
Maj. Patrick, .DeCallier,
Groups 5 commander; Lt. Col.
William Miller, USAF, Indiana
Wing Reserve Assistance
Officer; Lt. Col. Alan Trester
and Maj. John Marquis
presented the various subjects.
Great satisfaction was noted
by all 75 members when notified
they had passed the test with
"flying colors., ......... ....

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HONOLULU -- The national
commander of Civil Air Patrol
recently made his first official
visit to the Hawaii Wing.
During his visit, Brig. Gen.
Leslie J. Westberg, USAF,
participated in a breakfast
meeting with Hawaii's Senior
Advisory Council which includes
such members as retired Air
Force Gen. Hunter Harris, Maj.
G e n . B e n j a m i n We b s t e r,
adjutant general of Hawaii and
Col. W. E. Y. Paxton, USAF,
commander of Hickam Air
Force Base.
The general also participated
in glider flying with the
Mokuleia Squadron and visited
Kailua-Kona .........

SPECIAL PRESENTATION -- Retired Air Force Gen. Carl A. "Tooey" Spaatz, (third from
left), receives portrait of himself from Civil Air Patrol in a recent special ceremony at the
general's home in Chevy Chase, Md. The portrait honors General Spaatz on being one of the
first 10 persons chosen to CAP's Hall of Honor. General Spaatz, first Air Force chief of staff,
served as the first chairman of CAP's national board. Making the presentation are, from
left, Gordon T. Weir, CAP executive director; Air Force Brig. Gen. Leslie J. Westberg,
CAP national commander; and CAP Col. William M. Patterson, vice chairman of CAP's
national board. Presentation of portraits to the other nine Hall of Honor selectees was made
at CAP's national convention last fall. General Spaatz was unable to attend the original
ceremony.

Senior Develops School Program
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- The Senior Programs officer for the Gillespie
Field Senior Squadron 97 recently put one of her hobbies together with
her professional work and developed an experimental unit in Self
Defense for Girls for students at a local high school where she is gym
instructor.
Maj. Patricia Osmon, a 30-year veteran of Civil Air Patrol, wrote
the curriculum guide for the school district on Self Defense, and
appeared on a local TV station in the Looks at Learning program with
four students who are involved in the experimental program.
The major is a member of the San Diego Chapter of 99's Inc., and
was secretary for two years and Chapter Chairman for one year.

Cadets Tour NASA Laboratory
PASO ROBLES, Calif. Members of the Gen. J. P. McConnell
Cadet Sq.uadron 62 and Five Cities Flight 94 received a guided tour of
National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Ames Research
Laboratory at Moffett Field, Calif.. recently.
Among the sites visited by the 18 cadets were Ames' 40 by 80 foot
wind tunnel, its computer-controlled flight simulator, and its wide
variety of VTOL/STOL aircraft.
Future tours are planned for the IBM Corporation's San Jose plant
and for the aeronautical engineering department of the California
Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo.

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APRIL, 1973

Ourcourts
areinaiam.
Let
help them
out.
In many parts of the country,
our courts are jammed.
Caseloads are double and
triple the number of 18 years ago.
People wait months even
years, for their cases to come to
trial.
There are inadequate courtroom facilities. Not enough judges.
Undersized, overworked, underpaid staffs.
In" 1973, Law Day looks at

America's court system.
How it works.
What its problems are.
What the legal profession, the
legislatures and the public can do
to solve the problems.
On May 1, join Americans
everywhere in observing Law Day.
For 197 years our courts have
helped the people out of jams.
Now the shoe's on the other
foot.

Catonsville Unit
Garners 2d Clasp
C AT O N S V I L L E , M d . - - T h e
Catonsville Composite Squadron
recently received their second
Bronze Clasp to the unit citation.
The award, made by Col.
S t a n l e y F. M o y e r J r. ,
commander of the Maryland
Wing, was in recognition of being
named' the best squadron in the
state.
The citation accompanying the
medal noted that the squadron
was successful in every area of
endeavor they have attempted.
It cited the unit for its support to
the cadet program, including
maintaining a high level of
proficiency in completing cadet
contracts, special activities
personnel and support of local
wing activities for cadets.
This was the second

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consecutive year the unit had
won the award.
Colonel Moyer, in addressing
the unit stated, "To the best of
my knowledge, this is the first
unit of the Maryland Wing to
third citation
receive a
streamer."

Minn. Cadets
Earns License
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn.Three Civil Air Patrol cadets
from the Grand Rapids
Composite Squadron recently
received their Private Pilots
License.
They are Lt. Col. Debbie
Wilson, Col. Jim Daley and 1st
Lt. Jim Kelley.
Senior Member Tim
Harristhal, who is the chief
flight instructor at Mesaba
Aviation, was their instructor
throughout the course.
Cadets Wilson and Daley were
two cadets selected from six
contestants as recipients of a
scholarship established for cadet
flying training.
All three are active in the
communications section of their
unit.
Wilson and Kelley are seniors
at the Grand Rapids High School
while Daley graduated last year.

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~BRIEFING -- Cadets from the Marineland Cadet Squadron, Hendersonville, Tenn., receive
a briefing on the Main Control Room of the Propulsion Wind Tunnel at the Air Force's
Arnold Engineering Development Center at Tullahoma, Tenn., by Air Force SSgt. George
W. Malone. From left to right are Cadets Robert P. Strine, Russell W. Polk and Steve L.
Allen. Thirty-one members from the unit participated in the tour.

Captain Named Publicity Chairman
TRACY, Calif. --A member of
California's Group 16 has been
named Publicity Chairman for
the Aviation Day celebration in
Stockton, Calif., during May. "
Capt. Betty Storey,
information officer for the
California unit, will handle all
publicity for the event which is
held annually to benefit two
local chairties.
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acrobatic flying by stunt pilots.
In addition there will be flying
demonstrations, antique and
experimental aircraft displays
attdaviation'exhibits.
Captain Storey has been in
CAP for 15 years and was
previously information officer
for the Hawaii Wing. She has
also served with Group 3 in San
Diego, Calif., from 1967 to 1972.

Test Turns
Into Actual
OCEANO, Calif. -- The Five
Cities Flight of the Civil Air
Patrol changed from a simulated
communications test to an
actual citizens assistance
mission recently.
CAP cadets, under the
direction of Lt. Martin C.
Staudenraus, were having a
simulated mission using lowpowered handy-talkies for
communications in the area
around the Oceana Airport.
Suddenly flames were seen
coming from a nearby storage
trailer. The cadets, under the
direction of Lieutenant
Staudenraus immediately went
to the scene and assisted in
watering down nearby
The cadets then returned to
their simulated drill exercise.

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Civic gr~mps, industrial and
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QUEEN TERESA -- Miss Teresa Tubbs, a civilian helper for
the Columbia Composite Squadron, Oregon Wing, was
recently crowned Queen of the Ball at the 1973 Oregon Wing
Cadet MiHtary Bali. Miss Tubbs is being crowned by Gina
Croweil, outgoing Queen of the Ball.

CIVIL AIR PATROL NEWS

PAGE TWELVE

Have You Had Yours?
There are approximately 800
aircraft in the CAP inventory
and they flew over 97,000 hours
in 1972. About one out of every
-~en aircraft was involved in an
aircraft accident or incident last
year.
Have you had yours?
You've heard the old wive's
tale that there are those who
have had an accident and those
who are going to have one.
Don't you believe it!
Only two percent of all
accidents are classed as acts of
God, all the rest are people
caused: ones which we normally
bring upon ourselves. The main
underlying cause of most of
these accidents is complacency.
Now. before you say "hogwash," '
let us define what we are talking
about.
The origin of complacency is
found in confidence, an
indispensable trait for the
successful pilot.All pilots have
confidence levels which are
determined by their past
experiences, training, and types
of personalities. As a pilot's
learning curve in a new machine
begins to flatten out, decisions
become easier and flying
becomes more routine.
Take the case of the new
student pilot or the old head
transitioning into a different
aircraft. The stresses inherent in
this transition period are a
strong motivating force in
acquiring the skills and
knowledge necessary to master
this new bird. As the
combination of training and
experience gives rise to
confidence, stress is no longer a
factor and complacency
frequently moves in to fill the
void left by stress.
Complacency, then, may be
defined as a state of confidence
plus contentment.
The earliest effects of
complacency are subtle erosions
in proficiency. T~he preflight
becomes less complete and more
automatic "kick the tires, light
the fires" attitude. Because of
his success in mastering his new

challenge, he becomes
increasingly likely to play a
flight by ear rather than plan
ahead for possible contingencies.
It would appear that
complacency is a state not too
far removed from spring fever.
The complacent pilot is
unaware of the gradual
deterioration in his
performance. That's the big
reason FAA has instituted the
courtesy check ride -- to point
out the little faults that have
crept into a pilot's flying.
So far we've been dealing with
words, ideals, and intangibles:
now let us turn to facts. Twentyfive percent (8) of the 32 aircraft
accidents within CAP in 1972
involved pilots with less than 15
hours in the last three months
and less than 15 hours in the
model of aircraft. Their total
flying hours varied between 100
and 2,000. This just about fits the
picture of "I've got this airplane
hacked" attitude. The stress of
learning the new bird is past. the
adrenaline glands don't pump so
much on the landing approach:
complacency has set in. The
other interesting factor in those
eight accidents is that six of the
eight were conventional versus
tricycle gear. This shows that
the conventional gear is less
forgiving of complacent pilots.
Now that you've got the
picture, what's the music? It's
this: Accidents are not
inevitable, they are caused by
people. H you haven't had your
accident, don't. Remain alert,
don't be lulled into a false sense
of security by a good safety
record and past performance of
your airplane. Things change.
The crosswind may be a little
stronger than you think; the
density altitude may be a little
higher than you think; or the
strip may be a little shorter than
you remembered. Be a little less
complacent.
Increased vigi|ance and
determination on your part may
make the difference between an
enjoyable flight and a smoking
hole!

Accident. Corner
February was a busy month
with three aircraft accidents and
three incidents being added to
the roles. The first accident was
a stall, spin accident involving
an L-16 while practicing
minimum control speed
coordination maneuvers.
Altitude was not sufficient for a
safe recovery when the aircraft
was inadvertently stalled and
entered a spin. The lesson here is
to have adequate recovery
altitude for type maneuvers
being performed. FAR's state
minimums for items such as
aerobatics, but much is left to
pilot discretion.
The second accident involved
an L-4 on a forced landing with
engine problems. Pilot thought
he had the field made, then
decided he was high and intiated
a slip. Pilot felt he .was caught by
a downdraft and landed short.
Pilot's flight time in last 90 days
was 1.3 hours.~ Proficiency in
forced landings is a must. Each
year many aircraft receiving
excessive damage from forced
landings due to pilots not being
proficient in this emergency
maneuver.
The last accident brought to

light ~ problem some of you may
know about. On the third touch
and go landing in a Birddog (305A), the pilot lost control and
groundlooped it. One of the
problems discovered was that
the tailwheel free swiveled one
direction and was steerable in
the other direction!
Do you know the proper
preflight of the tailwheel on the
Birddog, or how many degrees
the tailwheel is steerable before
it free casters?
More on aircraft accidents,
their causes, and lessons learned
next month.

APRIL, 1973

CROSS WIND BOUNCE
WIND

CROSS WIND CORI~CTION
WITH ONE WHIRL STRIKING

WIND

OTHER~L TOUCHES DOWN
WINGS LEVELED

SUBSEQUENT BOUNCE, ROLL &
WIND

Cross Wind Correction. Many
times when a balloon or bounce
occurs, the inexperienced pilot is
too attentive to his height above
the runway, and little thought is
given to maintaining or reestablishing proper cross-wind
correction. CROSS WIND
CORRECTION SHOULD BE
CONSIDERED AS IN
I N T E G R A L PA RT O F T H E
L A N D I N G AT T I T U D E . A n y
crosswind correction will almost
invariably be lost if the aircraft
bounces. When one main wheel
strikes the runway, the other
main wheel will touch down
immediately afterwards, and the
wings will be. leveled. Then, as
the airplane bounces, it will
normally roll with the wind, thus
exposing even more surface to
the crosswind, and, of course,
drifting starts immediately.
Whether you are attempting a
landing, either with or without
any crosswind, and the airplane
has ballooned or bounced -- DO
NOT ALLOW THE AIRPLANE
TO TOUCH THE GROUND
U N L E S S Y O U H AV E T H E
LONGITUDINAL AXIS
STRAIGHT WITH THE
RUNWAY AND ALL DRIFT
STOPPED. In other words, THE
COMPLETE LANDING
ATTITUDE ACHIEVED. If all
of these factors cannot be
corrected before touchdown,
there should he no indecision -Go Around.

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The Federal Aviation required to have shoulder
Administration of the
harnesses, installation of a
placard informing the pilot that
Department of Transportation
has issued a notice of a proposa shoulder harness is not
ed rule w_hich would require required in that plane.
Under the proposal, existing
installation of shoulder
FAA rules governing installation
harnesses on all new small
airplanes for which a type
of shoulder harnesses and
occupant protection in small
certificate application is filed
after the effective date of the planes (those under-~004bs,-~o ~
certified gross takeoff weight)
adopted rule.
would be considerably updated
As an additional protective
and strengthened. Installation of
measure, cockpit and cabin
areas surrounding each seat both Safety belts and shoulder
harnesses would be required in
would have to be free of
all forward- and sideward-facing
potentially injurious objects,
sharp edges, protuberances, and seats. In addition, a sideward
facing seat that is angled toward
hard surfaces.
the rear of the airplane would
The proposal also would
require shoulder harnesses on all h a v e t o h a v e a n e n e r g y
absorbing rest for supporting the
small planes manufactured one
arms, shoulders, head and spine.
year after the effective date of
A rearward-facing seat would
the adopted rule and on small
have to have a safety belt and an
plans now in use equipped with
energy absorbing rest, but not a
tie-down points for attaching
shoulder harness since the seat
shoulder harnesses. In the latter
would prevent an occupant from
case, owners would have one
pitching forward in the event of a
year from the effective date of
crash.
the adopted rule for installing
Existing rules offer
the shoulder harness.
manufacturers several
The proposal also would
alternatives for providing
require:
occupants with the required
* Passengers to fasten
protection against head injury.
shoulder harnesses, as well as These are: (1) a safety belt and
seat belts, for takeoff and
shoulder harness that would
landing;
prevent the head from
* Fligl~t crewmembers to have
contacting any injurious object,
seat belts and harnesses
or; (2) a safety belt plus an
fastened while at their stations;
energy absorbing rest that will
their harnesses would have to be support the arms, shoulders,
designed to provide freedom of
head, and spine, or; (3) a safety
movement in performing all
belt plus the elimination of any
necessary operation functions;
injurious object within striking
* Provisions for securing
radius of the head.
harnesses and seat belts when
Comments on the notice of
not in use to prevent
proposed rule making (Notice
interference with the operation No. 73-1) should be submitted by
of the airplane or with rapid
30 April 1973 to FAA Rules
evacuation under emergency
Docket, AGC-24, 800
conditions; and finally,
I n d e p e n d e n c e A v e . S . W. ,
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APRIL, 1973

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Nam. Cadets assisting in the project are, left to right: 2d Lt.
Donna L. Osgoed, Space City Squadron; MSgt. Robert D.
Eaton, Shamrock Squadron and AIC Stuart D. Darby of Deer
P a r k , Te x . T h e C A p m e m b e r s a l o n g w i t h m e m b e r s o f t h e
J u n i o r O f fi c e r s C o u n c i l o f E i l i n g t o n A F B , Te x . , m a n n e d t h e
Gulf Gate Shopping Center gate from 9 a,m, to 9 p.m.

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OBJECTIVE -- Maj. Richard Runyan (second from left), Pennsylvania Wing Ranger
Section Winter Survival School commander, points out a navigational objective to members
o f P e n n s y l v a n i a S q u a d r o n 9 0 1 2 a n d M a j . A l p h o n s e O z o s k y, ( l e f t ) , G r o u p 9 0 R a n g e r
c o m m a n d e r a n d s c h o o l s e c u r i t y o f fi c e r. T h e e v e n t w a s t h e R a n g e r W i n t e r S u r v i v a l S c h o o l
at Hawk Mountain, Pa., where more than 175 senior cadets from Pennsylvania, New Jersey
and New York received two days of training.

Planes Fly Monitor
Cutler Named Best F )r '500' Snowmobile Race
In Florida W"
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SOUTH MIAMI, Fla.--The
Cutler Cadet Squadron has been
named the "Best Civil Air Patrol
Cadet Squadron" in Florida.
The announcement was
made by Col. Robert Owen, wing
c o m m a n d e r, a t t h e r e c e n t
Florida Wing Conference and
Awards Banquet at Orlando.
M a j . F r e d P. G r a h a m ,
squadron commander, attributes
the success of his unit to the
varied activities carried out by
the Cutler Cadets and the high
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The main activities of the
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operates as a Class B
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Cutler Cadet Federal Aviation
AdminiStration Ground School at
the Tamiami Airport; the Cutler
Cadet Modeling School, which
operates once a month for the
female flight and the flight
scholarship program that allows
Cutler Cadets to earn their
wings.
The squadron also has its own
emergency services vehicle for
Practical actual search missions
which is utilized for cadet
transportation.
During 1972 the Cutler cadets
earned l0 Mitchell and eight
Earhart AwaTds and a
certificate of Merit from the
Florida Wing and three
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S T. P A U L , M i n n . A s t h e
more than 300 snowmobiles
jumped from the Winnepeg
starting" line recently to begin
t h e W i n t e r C a r n i v a l
International "500" Snowmobile
Race, not far away another
motor began racing as a Civil Air
Patrol aircraft took off.

Ky. Unit
Marks 30
L O N D O N , K y. - - T h e L o n d o n
Composite Squadron will
celebrate its 30th anniversary of
service as an active squadron in
Civil Air Patrol this year.
The'unit was organized and
chartered in 1943 by the late Maj.
Roscoe Magee of London. Since
that time it has grown, declined
and grown again, but never
became inactive.
It reached its lowest ebb in 1964
when it had only 15 members on
its roll, but for the past five
years membership has remained
fairly stable at 65 to 70.
In addition to having an active
cadet program, the unit has
participated in all of the many
search and rescue missions for
lost aircraft in the Cumberland
mountains along the KentuckyVirginia border. The squadron
received the Unit Citation for its
assistance during the disastrous
floods in southeastern Kentucky
in 1957.
The squadron first met at a
private airport, Magee Field, for
several years, then moved to the
London Airport, when it was
built in the early 5O's.
The members have set a goal
to exceed all previous years in
active membership during their
30th anniversary year.

It's purpose was to monitor the
race for some 500 miles and four
days.
The eye-straining task of
keeping a birds eye view of the
contestants below has belonged
to the South St. Paul CAP
Squadron for the past six years.
Although providing emergency
services was the primary
objective, the observation team
of Lt. Jean Prangborn and Maj.
Stan Pruss also assisted in
reporting race progress via radio
relays to race headquarters and
making sure no interpid

contestant took a short cut.
This year 85 contestants of the
original 325 made it to
Alexandria where the race was
terminated due to dense fog.
"From the viewpoint of the
snowmobilers shooting along the
meandering course in desolate
country, the CAP plane means a
lot, perhaps even their life,"
commented Lieutenant
Prangborn after the race.
"When an injury or accident
happens, and there's a lot of
them, it's vital to get medical
help fast," the lieutenant added.
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Calendar Of Events
Apr. 14-15 AOPA SKY-SAFE Flight Clinic
Apr. 23-27 Allied Officer Space & Missile
Course
Apr. 28-29 ARRS-CAP Mission Coord.
Course
May 5 GLR Conference
May 12-13 ARRS-CAP Mission Coord.
Course
May 26-27 AOPA SKY,SAFE Flight Clinic
June 2 NEC Meeting
June 2-3 AIC Circuit Rider Course-RMR
June 16-RMR Conference
June 18-22 Thousand Oaks Christian
Encounter Conference
June 18-21 Hawaii Wing Christian
Encounter Conference
June 21-22 AOPA SKY-SAFE Flight Clinic
June 25-29 Holden Village Christian
Encounter Conference
July 9-13 Silver Bay Christian
Encounter Conterenee
July 9-13 Squaw Valley Christian Encounter Conference
July H-15 Estes Park Christian
Encounter Conference
July 16-20 Ouachita Christian Encounter
Conterence
July 16-20 St. Olaf Christian Encounter
Conference
July 21 SER Conference

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Maxwell AFB, Ala.
Eglin AFB, Fla.
Chicago, Ill.
Wright-Patterson AFB
Ohio
Rockford, Ill.
Maxwell AFB, Ala.
Ft. Douglas, Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Hawaii
Alburquerque, N. M.
Chelan, Wash.
Silver Bay, N.Y.
Squaw Valley, Calif.
Ester Park, Colo.
Arkadelphia, Ark.
Northiield, Minn.
Nashville, Tenn.

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APRIL, 1973

2 Films Available
To Units On Loan
The second film, "The People
WASHINTON, D.C. --Defense
Civil Preparedness Agency
and Apollo," tells a unique story
(DCPA) announces the release
of civil preparedness at the local
of two new 16mm color motion
level (Brevard County, Fla.) in
pictures. Each has a running
connection with the Apollo 16
time ofl9minutes,
moon shot at Cape Kennedy.
The first, "Environment for
With a half million visitors
Education," is narrated by
attending the event, the civil
motion picture and TV star E.G.
defense office of Brevard County
Marshall. This film shows the
organizes a task force of
volunteers and local, State, and
extent of the vandalism and
Federal agencies to plan and
noise pollution problems faced
coordinate arrangements for
by schools all over the Nation. It
handling the ,massive traffic
shows how good architectural
design can provide protection _ jams and crowds which arrive by
auto, boat and airplane.
against these problems and how
the same designs will also
These new motion pictures are
protect againstnaturaldisasters
now available on loan or
and fallout radiation,
purchase for public exhibition,
including nonsponsored television.
When ordering copies of these
films, please refer to the
following titles and numbers:

2 Va. Cadets
NEW CAP COMMANDER -- Maj. James A. Gedra (center), newly named commander of
Group VII, Ohio Civil Air Patrol Wing, is formally introduced to Col. Irby B. Jarvis Jr.,
(left), base commander at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, by Lt. Col. Frederick E. Kettering,
outgoing commander of Group VII. Colonel Kettering becomes area commander, which
includes seven CAP Groups. Group VII, begun in 1957, has five squadrons and includes 45
senior members and 135 cadets. Gedra is a program analyst, Plans and Operations,
Headquarters Air Force Logistics Command while Kettering is a computer system
analysts, Comptroller, Hq., AFLC. (U.S. Air Force Photo)

CAP Official Chairs 1973
Congress Of Aerospace Ed.
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--Civil
Air Patrol will join with
numerous other governmental,
educational, and aerospace
industry organizations to
convene the 1973 National
Congress on Aerospace
Education at Holiday Inn West,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Apr.
5.
Chairman of this unique
annual national aerospace
education event is CAP's John V.
Sorenson, deputy chief of staff
for Aerospace Education and
Cadet Program.
The Congress theme is:
Aerospace Education/Action Essential.
CAP is one of four co-sponsors.
The others are the National
Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA), the
Federal Aviation AdminiStration
(FAA), and the National
Aerospace Education
Association (NAEA).
Among Mr. Sorenson's
planning staff at CAP National
Headquarters (Hq, CAP-USAF)
is Robert E, McMinn, assistant

Mr. Sorenson

deputy chief of staff for
Aerospace Education and Cadet
Program; Harold R. Bacon,
director, Editorial and
Curriculum and Capt. John D.
McMahon, director of Aerospace
Education.
Hosts this year are Oklahoma
Governor David Hall and Keith
W. Lutz, director of the
Oklahoma
Aeronautics Commission.
Governor Hall will speak at a
special Governor's Luncheon.
His dedication to aerospace
education was demonstrated
when he urged all Oklahoma
educators to consider including
aerospace education at every
academic level and in every field
of study in Oklahoma's public
schools.

Keynote speaker is Frank J.
Brennan,
prominent
Jacksonville, Fla., insurance
executive. The clsoing session on
A p r. 7 w i l l f e a t u r e P r o f e s s o r
George Walter, Dean of
Education, Lawrence
U n i v e r s i t y, A p p l e t o n , W i s c .
Congress delegates will hear
other outstanding speakers
including CAP's National
Commander Brig: Gen. Leslie J.
Westberg USAF, and Dr. James
P. G i l l i g a n , d e p u t y a s s i s t a n t
secretary of the Air Force for
Reserve Affairs and Education.
The Congress will feature a
field trip to the Federal Aviation
Administration Aeronautical
Center. The Center is a major
aviation development and
training facility.

Cadets Reminded Of Travel
Obligations To Activities
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--As the
summer months approach,
cadets throughout the country
are making plans to attend the
1973 Civil Air Patrol cadet
special activities.
National Headquarters
officials have reminded cadets
who are selected for special
activities and accept the
selection, must do so .with the
understanding that Air Force
airlift to and from the various
activity sites is authorized on a
space available basis only. The
only exception to this is the
International Air Cadet Exchange.
Selected cadets (and their
parents) must understand that
they are obliged to provide their
own transportation if military
airlift is not available.

When military airlift is
available, CAP commanders are
reminded that travel
authorizations must be signed by
an active-duty military officer
o r n o n - c o m m i s s i o n e d o f fi c e r,
and no longer can be signed by a
CAP officer
This requirement was brought
about by recent changes to
Department of Defense, Air
Force and CAP directives
governing military airlift.
Travel authorizations
must therefore be forewarded to
the appropriate liaision office in
sufficient time to be authenticated
All lACE participants will be
provided with space required
airlift or a U.S. Air Force funded
commercial airline ticket for
this activity.

Earn Spaatz

~o~ ..... t for Education---DDCP 5-272

The People and ApolIo--DDCP 20-279
c®ies may be obtained on loan from:
First U.S. Army, Audio Visual Support

R O A N O K E , Va . - - Tw o C i v i l
Air Patrol members of the
Roanoke Composite Squadron
were recently presented the
Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award - the
highest cadet award in CAP.
They were CWO Paul A.
Willard and Cadet Col. Richard
Anderson.
Warrant Officer Willard is a
graduate of Lord Botetoart High
School and is presently majoring
in Business Management at
Virginia Western Community
College in Roanoke while
Anderson is a senior at
Northside High School.

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Ceater, Fort Sam Houston, Tex. 78234

Sixth U.S. Army. Audio Visual Support

Center Presidio of San Francisco. San

Francisco. Calif. 94129

~You may also purchase copies
from the National Audio Visual
Center, National Archives and
Records Service, Washington,
D.C. 20409
The price per copy of each film
is $78. Shipping cases are each $2
extra.
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serving as information officer
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1969. He is the cadet training
officer for the unit and chairman
of the Virginia Wing Cadet
Advisory Council.
These two .awarcls made the
R°an°ke unit the °nly
organization in the Virginia Wing
to have two recipients.

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Cadet Directorate
Answers Questions
Question-- Why are squadrons
no longer permitted to use group
study/class in teaching the
aerospace education portion of
the cadet program?
Answer -- We don't know
where this misconception
started, but it appears to be
fairly widespread. The primary
method of accomplishing the
aerospace education, portion is
intended to be self-study. The
aim is to develop the cadet's
sense of responsibility, selfreliance, and initiative.
However. the group study or
classroom approach may
certainly be used as a
supplementary technique. In
fact, for some of the more
difficult subject matter, and in
the case of the younger cadets
who have not yet developed selfstudy abilities or habits, group
sessions are a very desirable
method
Questions -- If our wing is
unable to get an Air Force base
to support an encampment, why
can't we use Army bases?
Answers -- You can. Type B
encampments are arranged and

planned by the respective/wing
through its Air Force liaison
officer, and may be held at
Department of Defense
installations, community, state,
or national facilities.
Question -- I recently applied
for a CAP scholarship for the
1973-74 school term. Along with
my application I sent a letter of
acceptance, from the junior
college in my hometown. Since
then I have received a letter of
acceptance to an out-of-state
university and have decided to
go there instead. Will this affect
my chances for a scholarship?
Answer- No. The particular
school you plan to attend is not a
matter for consideration in
selecting scholarship provided it
is an accredited institution.
However, if you are notified that
you have been selected to
receive a scholarship, you should
immediately notify National
Headquarters, Civil Air Patrol /
ED, of your change in plans, and
send a copy of the letter of
acceptance so that the funds will
be sent to the correct institution.
Question -- I have heard that
travel authorizations may no
longer be issued by CAP unit
commanders. Is this true?

HEADQUARTERS
FOR C.A.P.

A n s w e r s - Ye s . O n l y
Department of Defense officials
may authorize travel on military
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Question -- Our squadron has
been unable to get many of the
cadets to an encampment. Is it
permissible for us to conduct
our own Type B encampment?
Answer- It certainly is,
provided you meet the specified
minimum course requirements
and have your wing liaison
officer certify the encampment
r e p o r t . Yo u r s q u a d r o n
commander should coordinate
with his wing commander first,
h o w e v e r. E n c a m p m e n t
procedures are found in CAPM
50-10.
Question-- I have just ordered
my next achievement packet,
but after mailing the order I
found that I had forgotten to
attach the previous completed
contract. I immediately mailed
it to National Headquarters in a
separate envelope. Will this
cause any delay in my receiving
the materials I ordered?
Answer- Yes. Completed
contracts and Bookstore order
forms for achievements packets
which are received separately
cannot be processed and must be
returned. Attachment 5 of CAPM
50-16 contains a checklist for
contract completion. Careful use
of the checklist will avoid any
such delays.

SPAATZ WINNER- Cadet Col. Stanley Edwards received the Spaatz ribbon (and a kiss
later) from Maj. Rebecca Hudgins, North Carolina Wing Cadet Training officer while Nortk
Carolina Governor James E. Holshouser looks on approvingly, Cadet Edwards, a member
of the Raleigh Squadron, received CAP's top cadet award in a ceremony in the Governors
office recently. Edwards, the secOnd cadet to receive the award in North Carolina, has been
in CAP since 1970.

Squadron Holds
Awareness Drive
SALINAS, Calif.--Cadets and
seniors from the Salinas
Comp~ Squadron recently
spent 540 manhours at Salinas'
North Ridge Shopping Center as
part of the unit's community
awareness drive.
The volunteers talked to an
estimated 5,000 shoppers about
CAP, its function and how it
contributes to the community.
The display included the unit's
mountain rescue and
communication equipment and
photographs of both cadet and
senior activities.
In addition to the display,
cadets from the squadron
appeared on television, at local
schools and clubs" to tell CAP's
story.

Cadets Receive
Helicopter Ride
MCCHORD AFI3, Wash.
-- Some 27 Civil Air Patrol
cadets received a helicopter
orientation ride from the Army
at Fort Lewis' Gray Field
recently.
Cadets from McChord,
Olympia and Seattle squadrons
were given a ride in the OH-58A
helicopter piloted by Army
Warrant Officer Mike Arnald of
the 5ath Signal Battalion. He is
also deputy commander for
cadets of the McChord AFB
Composite Squadron.
The cadets were also given a
tour of the installation's weather
station, crash and rescue center
and the control tower.
The tour and helicopter ride
were arranged by Arnald and
coordinated by the Air Force
Liaison Officer Lt. Col. Clinton
A. Clark.

Earhart Awards
James G. Ross.
Karau Fell,
Paul W. Stemmler,
James A. Kilmer.
Richard L. Bndnar,
Stephen V. x~nie,
Nauette C. Johnson.
Walter M. Gray,
lan M. WriSt,
William S .ty~i,
Steven M. Dikcis.
Bill E. West.
Robert J. Davidek.
Gregory A. Pecyk.
Harry. L. liartiNg,
George E. Ruple
John A. Palese Jr..
Michael Ottenberg.
John A. Dishman.
Richard C. Hill,
Christopher Cundiff.
Erik L. Whitehead.
Framkie E. Dislmmn.
Paul Rosa.
Israel Ayala,
lanier Morales.
Angel M. Aviles.
Raymond Lopes.
Mndesto Rc6a.
Angel L. Cruz.
Ruben Supulvnda.
Vict~ Mates.
Franets M. Caro.
Paul B. Lauthauser.
.David J. Froiseth.
Durum B. Filkins.
Bebera A. Rnnndauu.
Jonnn Hne~minge~.
Rieky M. Koon.
Michael W. Cole,
Jeffery F. Gray
James C. Breidenbach.
Scott A. McCay,
Richard H. Lathrop.
Ross A. Phillips.
Miles A. Pritchard,
Jean P. Steffen.

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Ricimrd J. KOPf.
Thomas P. Wmug.
Andrew Wmuk.
Terry L. Lacrosse,
John R. Schwartz~
Bryan F. Newman.
Stephen Popp,
Sulvatore Galhizzo.
Brnnt E. Br~son,
Eilenn M. Slatterv,
Sharau A. Fisher.
Daniel W.McCumon.

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John J. Morellt,
Judy L. Reed.
Edward L. Klapka Jr..
Neal E. Pease.
Kenneth K. Kunkle.
Raymond J. Pristavec.
Susan D. Sine
Scott B. Schaffer.
Melvin Mason.
James W. Foister Ill,
Raymond E. Craig.
Catherine R. W~l]s.
Darrell W. McGnire.
Steve A. Brvson.
Timothy L. Fuip,
William H. Thampson.
William H. Jacobs
Matthew F. Kane,
Edmund H. Stern.
Diana T. Cnngeloei.
Barbara A. Campbell,
Robert D. Blue,
Edith M. Fergusen.
Keith K. Lotam
Edward T. Akess
Douglas S. Carl',
Michael E. Gradra.
Timothy C. Minor.
David A. Heneig.
Curtis M. Laugo.
Terrnnce X. Skeldlag,
Joseph B. Farley.
Michael R. Meyers.
Judy. C. Pngh, .
Mark J, CsmerL,~.
James B. Philpitt.
John P Marring,
Michael A. Ward.
Jacqnnline Pearson.
David M. Brazell.
Billy R. Tabor.
William L. Ramsev.
Marlnne Acevedo.
Yadira Acevedc.
Relna Colne.
Wanda Gandia.
Gilberto Lopez,
Nelson Martinez.
tester Hamirez.
Jose E Ries.
Armando Rivera.
Antonio Rodrignez.
Ramnn E. Rodrl~uez.
Hector Ruiz.
Lniz A, Torres.
Helga Tossas.
Eres R~. Arochn,
Marcos Mejias.
Edflharto Terrns.
Cesar Pujols,
Julio A. Cabnn.
Luz E. Crespo.

37068 Victor M. Jimenez.
37127 Domingo Lebrea.
380@.5 Alfredo Lopez.
44032 Hiram Mielns.
07011 Edwin Monge.
07008 Alfredo Roman.
18011 Abigail Muniz.
18023 Victor Bits.
18066 Ismael Rodgriguez.
25054 Edeardo Dominguez,
32048 Nelson n. Cruz.
390~- Elsa Y. Fnnntes.
45017 Jose A. Medina.
45025 Edwin Sepulvnda.
45048 Warren H. Almndovar,
45094 Jcne L, Detres,
47038 Julio H. Jusino.
11051 Stacey R Milan.
11074 Magaly Santiago,
ll0g0 Luis M. &)to.
11166 Angel L.l.tamos.
11205 David R. Mastin.
20159 David F. Swafford.
20176 William J. Zangs,
34004 Candace D. Davenport.
34038 Gall M. LofdaM,
34051 Lawrence D. Bill.
34060 Michael L. Kenslow,
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34207 Wayne A. Michaud.
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48048 David L. Bradley,
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5~016 Douglas A. Lincoln.
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APRIL, 1973

CIVIL AIR PATROL NEW.S

Airborne Fire Fighter
Tests Are Completed
KIRTLAND AFB, N.M.,
Development testing has been
completed on a new airborne
forest fire fighting system that
works somewhat like an aerosol
can, painting a chemical fire line
up to half a mile long in front of
an advancing blaze. The
retardant-- which is harmless to
vegetation -- coats trees, bushes
and grass so combustion cannot
take place.
Developed by the FMC
Corporation under contract to
the Air Force Weapons
Laboratory at Kirtland AFB,
Albuquerque, N.M., the system
means a greatly expanded
national capability to control
large fires, especially those in
areas which are hard to reach on
the ground.
The Tactical Air Command
used Lockheed C-130 Hercules in
tests near Tuscon, Ariz., to
evaluate system characteristics
during flight and effects on the
aircraft, loading and unloading
procedures, system reservicing,
and ability to meet Forest
Service ground laydown criteria.
The system consists of
pressurized tanks, pipes and
nozzles through which 3,000

gallons of a Forest Service liquid
combustion retardant can be air
dropped.
The system has been palletized
to fit the Air Force 463 cargo
loading system. This and design
of the system eliminates the
need to modify the aircraft. The
retardant can be mixed right on
the flight line and pumped into
the five pressurized tanks
aboard the plane.
Once the Forest Service buys
enough systems (10 to 12), they
will be stored near areas
vulnerable to forest fires.
They will be flown in regular
Air Force, Air National Guard or
Air Reserve cargo aircraft only
after all civilian contractor and
Forest Service resources are
exhausted. The equipment can
be carried by any large Air
Force cargo aircraft.
C-130 Hercules are in service
with the Air Force, Air National
Guard, Air Reserves, and
commercial cargo carriers.
They have been produced in 45
different versions, including that
of a flying tanker to refuel
helicopters.
Development of the airbone
system started two years ago.

AF Unveils T.43
FOREST FIRE FIGHTER -- A Lockheed C-130 Hercules from the Tactical Air Cemmand .......
discharges combustion retardant in Arizona as development tests are completed for the
Forest Service on a new airborne forest fire fighting system. The plane carries tanks
containing 3,000 gallons of retardant fluid, which is sprayed to the ground from two
discharge pipes at the rear of the aircraft. The system was developed by the FMC
Corporation under contract to the Air Force Weapons Laboratory at Kirtland AFB, N.M. It
can paint a chemical fire line up to a half a mile long in front of an advancing blaze.

F-15 Production Approved

WASHINGTON (AFNS)--The
Air Force has received approval
to proceed with the fiscal year
1973 production program of 30 F15 Eagle air superiority fighters,
Secretary of th Air Force Robert
C . S e a m a n s J r. r e c e n t l y
announced.
Dependent on Congressional

approval, production of an
additional 77 F-15s is planned for
FY 74 to complete the first wing.
The decision to proceed with
the F-15 production was made
following a Defense Department
review of the program.
Procurement of the aircraft is to
begin using limited funding and

will be placed on a fully funded
basis upon successful completion
of the 150-hour endurance run on
the F-100 engine now in process.
Four of the test aircraft are
currently flying and since the
first flight in July 1972, they have
logged more than 270 successful
flying hours.

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Air
War II and will duplicate on the
Force navigation training took a
ground all the navigation
modernized, cost-saving step
equipment aboard the T-43A
forward with the unveiling of the
aircraft. This new system will
T-43 aircraft in ceremonies held
enable the Air Force to shorten
the undergraduate training
recently in Seattle at the Boeing
program by three weeks. Once
Company.
"~The~ rotl¢~ mm,~ the$1~t ........ ~e system becomes operational,
annual savings~ab<,~t ~,27
of the first of 19 T-43s which the
Air Force will purchase from
million areanticipated.
Boeing. A military version of the
A medium-range jet transport
Boeing 737 aircraft, it will be
with swept wings, the T-43A has
used in conjunction with 52
a conventional tail, and is
ground simulators. Together
powered by two-underwingthey will make up the Air
mounted Pratt and Whitney JForce's new Undergraduate
TSD-9 engines with 14,500
Navigator Training Sysytem
pounds thrust each. The only
(U-NTS).
exterior difference from the 737
Each T-4.3 will have 12 stations
is the addition of a number of
for navigation students, three for
small antennas, sextant ports~
instructors, and four proficiency
and a wire antenna for high
stations. The new planes will
frequency radio. Also, there are
replace about 57 T-29 aircraft
fewer windows.
which have been in use since
1952. The T-43s will be equipped
The T-43 has a wing span of 93
to train navigators for the
feet, is 100 feet in length, with
operational environment of the
a height of 37 feet at the tail.
Air Force's newest strategic,
The aircraft's normal cruise
tactical and transport aircraft,
speed is 535 mph with a range of
UNTS ground simulators,
2,730 nautical miles at 35,000 feet
developed by the Honeywell
altitude makes possible
Corp., West Covina, Calif., will
approximately six hours of
replace those in use since World
airborne training time.

T-43