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First Five

Saves For
1978 Made
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- Civil
Air Patrol recorded its first five
lives saved in 1978.
The first four were on Jan. 21
when North Carolina Wing
ground teams located a downed
light aircraft with four persons
on board. The CAP search efforts
were initiated after notification
was received from the Air Force
Rescue Coordination Center
(AFRCC) that an aircraft was
missing on a flight from Myrtle
Beach, S.C., to Beech Mountain,
N.C. A CAP ground team used a
hand-held direction finder to pinpoint the emergency locater
transmitter (ELT) signal from
the downed aircraft.
Rescue teams from the
sheriff's department used ropes
and litters to recover the survivors from the crash site near
Three Top Mountain.
An ELT was also instrumental
in saving the life o[ a person in an
aircraft which also crashed near
Rogers City, Mich., January 21.
The Michigan Wing was credited
with the save after search planes
homed in on the ELT signal approximately 30 minutes after
take off and directed a ground
team on the search after receiving notification from AFRCC
that an aircraft with two persons
aboard was overdue from a local
flight. The survivor was flown to
a hospital, but one person was
dead when rescuers arrived.

Saunders Lauds
Rescue Record
Durin6 Past Year
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- In a
letter citing the Civil Air Patrol's
support of the Aerospace Rescue
and Recovery Service (AARS)
during the past year, Maj. Gen.
Ralph S. Saunders, commander
of AARS, said: "Without the assitance of Civil Air Patrol units,
we could not have supported the
National Search and Rescue
CAP search activities in the
lower 48 contiguous mainland
states are under the direction of
(See ARRS, Page 2)



It is now firm! Civil Air Patrol will
hold its 1978 National Convention
and Board Meeting at the Hyatt
Regency, (brown building at right of
center in photo) in Phoenix, Ariz.,

Sept. 7-10, 1978. CAP registrants will
be offered the special room rates of
$22 (single) and $28 (double). Make
your plans now to be in Phoenix in

'Inside Index
I Aero-Astro Answers.. Page 3
Na tional Commander's
Comments ............... 4
Cadet Awards ........... 12
CAP Obituaries .......... 12
S A R P e o p l e . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
CAP News In Photos ..... 14
People In The News ...... 15



MARCH 1978

Computer Now Processes Cadet Contracts

new contract system for Civil Air
Patrol cadets, covering the first
seven achievements, was implemented on Jan. 1, 1978, for
Phases I and II of the Cadet
Cadet contracts for the first
two phases only are now processed by computer, thus streamlining procedures and reducing the
overall cost to new members.
Contracts 8 through 15 are not
affected by this change.
Under the new system, all new
cadets must send $12 with the
cadet membership application
directly to National Headquarters/DPH. Half of this
amount is for membership dues
and the other half is for all
Bookstore study materials covering Phases I and II of the Cadet

Pro~am (Packet No. 1). The
cost of achievement Contracts 1
throu£h 7 is included in this fee.
There is no additional charge
for contracts as the cadets who
applied for membership after
Jan. 1, 1978, will no longer be required to remit payments of $1.50
with each Completed Contract 1
through 6 when sent to National
Headquarters/TTHE. (Three
dollars is still required when submitting Contract 7.)
When a new contract is received and processed at National
Headquarters, the new contract
is produced in mailer form and
sent directly to the new member.
Many items previously filled in
by the cadet are now preprinted
by the computer. These items include the individual's name and
address, CAPSN (CAP Serial

Rescue Museum
Seeks Displays
SCOTT AFB, Ill. -- The Air
Force's Aerospace Rescue and
Recovery Service (ARRS), with
headquarters here, is soliciting
memorabilia for a rescue
museum at Kirtland AFB, N.M.
The museum shows how rescue
operations have evolved ~from
World War II days to the present.
Air Force Maj. Gen. Ralph R.
Saunders, commander of ARRS,
asked for items to be displayed in
the museum in a letter to Lt.
Gen. Raymond R. Furlong, commander of Air University at Maxwell AFB, Ala. Air University is
the parent command of HQ.
"I solicit contributions and
loans of rescue memorabilia to
the museum," Gen. Saunders
said. The museum "stands as a
memorial to all those who have
given their lives that others may
The 3rd Emergency Rescue
Sq., ancestor of the present-day
ARRS, was established on Feb.

14, 1944. During World War II, it
operated principally in the
Philippines and Japan. The
modern ARRS, a unit of the
Military Airlift Command, evolved from this wartime operation.
"We've come a long way," Gen.
Saunders said.
Civil Air Patrol, in its search
and rescue activities, has worked
closely with the Air Force
through the Aerospace Rescue
and Recovery Service since the
earliest days. The Rescue Coordination Center, a part of ARRS
located at Scott AFB, Ill., is
responsible for calling Civil Air
Patrol into action on Air Forcedirected missions.
CAP members who have any
items of historical interest which
might be suitable for display at
the museum, either as a gift or
on a loan basis, are urged to contact: Capt. Phil McRae, 1550th
TCHTS, Kirtland AFB, N.M.

Number) and unit number. This
eliminates many current
processing problems at National
Headquarters which previously
resulted from missing, inaccurate or illegible information.
The new system does not include the cost of rank chevrons
and ribbons. However, the cost of
each rank has been reduced and
standardized at $1.25 throughout
the grade structure. Although
members can continue to order
these items separately through
the Bookstore, units are asked to
stookpile Achievement Packets 1
(two or three packets to lend the
new cadet while his is being
sent from National Headquarters), ribbons and chevrons.
If units swap or buy back
chevrons from the individual
when he earns a new rank,
the individual can conceivably
progress through the enlisted
rank structure for the cost of one
chevron simply by trading it for
the next higher rank when earned. Unit cooperation in this
endeavor allows new members to
complete Phases I and II for a
cost of $9--$6 for study materials
and the seven contract, $1.75 for
Be seven ribbons ($1.25 each),
and $1.25 for one chevron.
Transition to the new contract
system for cadets on the
membership rolls before Jan. 1,
1978, is very simple. When a
cadet using the old contract
system completes all requirements for that achievement, the $1.50 payment submitted with the contract to
National Headquarters/TTHE
will be a one-time expense, no

matter what achievements are
being completed in Phases I or
The contract sent from
National Headquarters will be in
mailer form, preprinted by the
computer. This action
automatically places the individual in the new system and
all subsequent contract received
in Phase H will be from the computer without charge.
Remember, if the old Contract
No. 1 is used after Jan. 1, 1978, a
CAPSN must be shown on the
contract or it will be returned.
"CAPSN Pending" cannot be
processed by the computer.
As with any new system, some
unexpected problems have surfaced during the transition. One
problem arises with individuals
who became members prior to
Jan. 1, 1978, who still have not
ordered Packet No. 1. Since
National Headquarters no longer

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MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- Staff
members at the Diretorate of
training at National Headquarters have begun development and production of a new
audiotapes slide briefing to be
used in the Level 1 CAP Orientation Course for seniors.
An outline for the revised brief-

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ing was discussed and coordinated with senior program directors at the senior training
seminar of the 1977 National
Board Meeting, and subsequently approved, as amended, by the
national administrator.
The content of the briefing will
consist of basic information con-


Other sponsors of' the congz:ess
are the Federal Aviation Administration and the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Southeast Region
Conference Set
For Bfloxi, Miss.
For the benefit of all
members of Civil Air Patrol,
the statistics of search and
rescue activities throughout
the organization are shown
These are unofficial figures
compiled by Directorate of
Operations at CAP National
As of Feb. 12, 1978
Number of Missions. : .... 6 6
Number of Aircraft ...... 981
Number of Sorties ..... 1,612
Flying Hours ......... 3,871.5
P e r s o n n e l . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,385
S a v e s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,
Finds ................... 27

BIIDXI, Miss. -- Civil Air
Patrol's Southeast Region will
hold its annual conference June
30 and July 1 here at the Buena
Vista Hotel on the Gulf of Mexico.
In addition to the regular work
sessions of the conference, the
Southeast Region Cadet Advisory
Council will also meet, elect ofricers and hold a cadet beach party.
A formal banquet on Saturday
evening will conclude the conference.
The Southeast Region includes
the states of Mississippi,
Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia,
Florida and the Commonwealth
of Puerto Rico.

(See CONTRACTS, Page 3)

Staff Develops New Senior

D a l l a s To H o s t A e r o s n a e e ~ a n ~ r P. ~
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- The
Civil Air Patrol will co-sponsor
an Aerospace Education
Congress in Dallas, Tex., April 6,
7 and 8.

stocks the "old" Contract No. 1,
each person must identify
himself/herself as a "prior-toJan. 1, 1978-member" when
ordering Packet No. 1 from the
Bookstore and must also remit $6
(the new cost of Packet No. 1). In
return, this individual will
receive Packet No. ! which will
also include a partially completed "new" contract form. If,
by chance, you sent your order
with only $4.50, your order will be
returned with a $4.50 credit
memo. Simply resubmit your
order with the $6 ($4.50 credit
memo plus an additional $1.50)
and you will be in the new
system. In return you will
receive Packet No. 1 and a partially completed "new" contract
When all specifications of Contract No. 1 are completed, each

The Dallas Hilton Hotel will
host the event, which will include
a special mini congress for 500
professional educators selected
from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
The mini congress is designed to
provide the educators with a
meaningful, motivational and
comprehensive glimpse into the
aerospace world.
Persons attending the main
congress will take part in various
sessions, which include
leadership activities, a field trip
to the American Airlines facility
there, and a Heritage Segment

and Hall of Honor.
The Keynote address will be
delivered by Professor George
Walter of Lawrence University.
Paul Garber of the Smithsonian
Institution will lead the Heritage
S e g m e n t . H a r o l d P l u i m e r,
former CAP regional director of
aerospace education, will speak
on "The Cutting Edge of
Cllange" at the closing session.
Additionally, there will be an
evening socializer, "Baron's
Bash," for people attending the

cerning the mission, history and
organization of the Civil Air
Patrol; wear of Air Force uniforms and grooming standards;
courtesy and protocol; career
development programs for CAP
cadet and senior members;
publications that regulate and
guide the patrol; and will conclude with current facts regarding the students own CAP wing.
The program is designed to
reinforce the most important information in the set of tests and
manuals which make up the
senior member handbook.
Due to the transfer of the staff
photographer, no firm date has
been set for completion of the
new briefing tape and slides, but
the developers hope to finish the
product in time for use this year.
Pending completion of the
revised briefing, wings have
received guidance for adaptation
and updating of the existing
Level 1 slide briefing.

ARRS Praises CAP Rescues
(Continued From Page 1 )

the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC), a unit of
ARRS, at Scott AFB, Ill., which
is the central agency for collecting all reported aviation distress
signals. Under the National
Search and Rescue Plan, AFRCC
is responsible for the coordination of all search and rescue
efforts on the continent, except
CAP, the official civilian aux-

iliary of the United States Air
Force and a nonprofit benevolent
organization, flies three out of
every four hours flown on search
and rescue missions directed by
AFRCC. CAP charges nothing
for its services and receives only
fuel and communications expenses.
Volunteer members of the
organization were directly
responsible for saving the lives of
53 persons in 1977.


MARCH 1978


Collisions Can Be Avoided
By Observing Safety Rules

WRIGHT MEMORIAL -- Astronaut Wally S. Shlrra (Capt.
U.S. Navy, Ret.), left, presents the Wright Brothers
Memorial Award to Noel A. Bullock, director of aerospace
education of the Rocky Mountain Region, second from right,
as the late aviation writer and former president of the Colorado Aviation Historical Society Ed Mack Miller and Edward C.
Marriott, president of the Air Force Association of Colorado,
right, look on.

Major Gives First Aid
T ~ Pilot After Landing
P L E A S A N T V I L L E , N . Y. - "It wasn't the best place to land,
it was the only place," pilot
Bruce Freedman of Brocton,
Mass., told policeman Allan
Pogorzelski, when he landed his
crippled Skyhawk on Route 117
near the estate of former vice
president Nelson Rockefeller in
Mount Pleasant, N.Y.
Pogorzelski, who as a CAP
major is also commander of the
New York Wing's Westchester
Group, was the first emergency
unit to arrive at the scene. After
giving minor first aid, he brought
Freedman to police headquarters
where arrangements were made
to remove the plane from the
Freedman and another pilot
were ferrying two Cessna 172s
from Middletown, N.J., to

Hanscomb Field, Mass., when,
as he said, "My engine just conked out while I was over the Hudson, and I looked for the first
place I could find to land.
Freedman, a commercial pilot
with some 2,000 hours flight time,
glided his airplane between cliffs
bordering the highway and rolled
to a stop, surprising passing
The other pilot returned to
New Jersey after help arrived to
his grounded companion.
The city has an ordinance forbidding unauthorized landings.
Freedman was issued a summons under the ordinance.
However, the town justice dismissed the charge when the
emergency situation was proven.
The cause of the forced landing
was carburetor ice.

By Lt. Col. Frederick K. Carter
Director of Safety
Collisions of any type tend to be
nasty, especially those involving
aircraft. The related problem
isn't how to get attention following these occurrences, but how to
avoid them entirely. Studies have
been completed, surveys taken,
articles written, laws established, and posters displayed, yet,
collisions still occur.
A review of regulations and
recommended procedures pertaining to airport and airport
traffic pattern and area usage i§
very revealing; so is the observance of varied practices by
fearless aviators who sometimes
increase the collision hazard
potential inflight and on the
ground. How many of the following practices have you
1. Aircraft taking off and landing on parking ramps and taxSways-- day and night!
2. Use of parking ramp and taxSways for takeoffs and landings
while runways are used by other
3. Abuse of "firstcome-first
served" privilege by cutting
ahead of others in pattern
through the use of short, nonstandard patterns.
4. Frequent use of straight-in
approaches, especially during
periods of congested traffic.
One of the best ways to reduce
your "collision risk factor" is to
get involved in collision
awareness development. Even
better, get others involved! The
guidance and recommendations
supplied by the FAA Advisory
Circulars listed are well worth
your time and should generate interesting discussion.
1. AC 90-42A, Traffic Advisory
Practices at Non-Tower Airports.
2. AC 90-48, Pilot's Role in
Collision Avoidance.
3. AC 90-66, Recommended
Standard Traffic Pattern For
Airplane Operations At Uncontrolled Airports.
Regardless of the circumstances encountered, certain
precautions can and should be
taken in one or more combinations to ensure the safety of
your flight.
1. Lights -- Use landing and
positions-anticollision lights to be

more easily visible to others.
2. Positon -- Be where others
expect you to be. "Tree hopping"
in the pattern doesn't help pilots
above to see through the bottom
of their aircraft. Fly en route
altitudes appropriate to your
3. Communications -- If VFR
(flight plan or not) ask for radar
monitoring when practical. If at
an uncontrolled airport, broadcast your position and intentions
in the blind and monitor unicorn
4. Scanning -- Scanning is the
most important precaution in any

situation! Scanning is an art. Unfortunately, experience doesn't
always develop this practice for
the best. It's amazing how many
"old timers" fail to look around.
Scanning must not be practiced
in flight only. Remember the
practices listed in the first part
of this article. It is possible to be
landed on !
No doubt you have some gimmicks of your own for collision
protection. Whatever you use,
ask someone's opinion of your
performance. And remember,
there is no penalty for seeing the
other aircraft FIRST.

Contracts Computerized
(Continued From Page 2)
cadet must fill in his/her name,
address, SSAN (Social Security
Account Number), and unit
charter number in addition to
scores, check marks and certifying official's signature. Since
the person is already in the new
computerized system, it will not
be necessary to remit $1.50 with

the completed contract.
It is hoped that this article will
clear up some of the questions
concerning the new contract
system. If you follow the instructions outlined here, it will enable
personnel at National Headquarters to give better service to
all cadets.

S PA AT Z AWA R D - - C a d e t D o u g l a s R u t h e r f o r d , N o r t h
Hennepin County Comp. Sq. 503 (Minnesota Wing), left,
accepts the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award from U.S.
C o n g r e s s m a n D o n a l d F r a s e r, i n F r a s e r ' s o f fi c e i n
Minneapolis, Minn. Rutherford is a student at Carleton
College in Northfield, Minn.

MARCH 1978



Congressional Hearing On Supply Bills

Four bills to amend Section
9441 of Title 10, United States
Code, have been submitted
for consideration by the
House of Representatives.
The bills were submitted in
the 95th Congress, First session. The first bill is HR 6237
and was submitted April 6,
1977, by Reps. Tom Bevill and
Bill Nichols of Alabama. It
was referred to the Committee on Armed Services.
~Similar bills, numbered 6996,
sponsored by Rep. Don Young
of Alaska; 8129, sponsored by
Rep. James J. Blanchard of
Michigan; and 9558, sponsored by Rep. John H. Duncan
of Tennessee, were also submitted.
The bills would provide for
the budgeting by the
Secretary of Defense, the
authorization of appropria-

tion, and the use of those appropriated funds by the
Secretary of the Air Force of
certain specified purposes to
assist the Civil Air Patrol in
providing services in connection with the noncombatant
missions of the Air Force.
The identical bills would increase the Air Force's ability
to obtain excess property for
Civil Air Patrol and would
allow budgeting by DOD to:
provide uniforms to CAP
cadets; furnish fuel and
lubricants to Civil Air Patrol
for unit capability testing;
reimburse CAP for
maintenance costs and travel
expenses on Air Force missions; allow use of facilities
of federal agencies other than
the United States Air Force.
Rep. Samuel S. Stratton,
chairman of the Subcom-

Gen. Casaday's Statement

mittee on Investigations,
House Armed Services Committee, called for a hearing
on the three bills. The hearing
was held on Jan. 26, 1978.
I n i t i a l l y, t h e O f fi c e o f
Management and Budget opposed all provisions of the
bills, but after a meeting with
Department of Defense and
Air Force officials, permitted
the Department of Defense
representative to testify
favorably on certain portions
of the bills, The Government
Services Agency (GSA) also
opposed a portion of the bills.
Chairman Stratton remark.
ed that he understood that the
opposition to parts of the bills
stemmed from the Office of
Management and Budget,
rather than from the Air
The first witness to testify

These "saves" represent human
sub-divide the country, and 62
Thank you Gen. Gardner.
beings who are alive today
wings which encompass tbe50
Mr. Chairman, there is little
states, the District of Columbia, because of cAP's search
that I can add to the words of
capabilities, competence and
and the Commonwealth of Puerto
Gen. Gardner. He has, with
Rico. The wings are subdivided
brevity and clarity, told us where
It would have been
into groups, squadrons, and impossible to keep avirtually
Civil Air Patrol began, what it
flights -- the squadron being the
has done and what it can and will
membership and a 700 corporate
basic operating unit.
do, in the future, with the conaircraft fleet alive and well had
CAP is currently composed of
tinued help and understanding of
it not been for the support we
1,927 organizational units, of
people such as you.
received from the
which 1,614 are cadet, senior, and havethe Department ofCongress
However, I would be remiss if I
composite squadrons.
did not cover just a few points
However, as Gen. Gardner has
CAP membership totals 63,373
that can best be expressed by the
told you, we are now at the point
corporate side of the CAP-USAF of which 26,776. are cadets and
where our membership dues can36,595 are senior members.
team. My first point is that all of
not hope to keep pace with the
CAP operations resources inus must keep in mind a central
clude 666 corporate owned air- costs of maintaining the corthought regarding the 64,000 peoporate aircraft fleet and keeping
craft, 5,746 aircraft owned and
ple whom it is my privilege to
it modern, ready and safe. The
maintained by CAP members, 2,represent. Civil Air Patrol
patient is s
fr m
982 CAP-owned vehicles, a. malnutrition u ff e r i n g onoby
members come from all walks of
nationwide communications
life. Some are wealthy but the
spiraling costs and the
network of 28,213 licensed
vast majority has limited means.
membership's dwindling ability
stations, including a mix of fixed
They are doctors, farmers,
to sustain itself. It is in desperate
land, ground mobile, air mobile,
lawyers, mechanics, engineers,
need of a Congressional transfuand citizen band, and 11,417
clerks, housewives, clergymen
sion or at least a shot in the arm
and policemen. Many thousands
if it is to become healthy once
During 1977, 6,620 cadets
are students.., and some are
again. For it is my steadfast
attended encampments at DOD
installations, 12,736 cadets were belief that one part of our
Diversified as we are by age,
threefold missions -- search and
provided their first aviation exeducation, geography, religion
perience through a locally con- rescue -- is~ in itself, vital to the
and ethnic groups, I can assure
welfare of this country.
ducted orientation flight, 104
you that all of us are bound by
These planes aren't big and
cadets earned their solo wings
common objectives. These are
fast; on the contrary, they are
through the CAP national solo
not new. They began when Civil
and slow -flight scholarship program, and small ideally suitedwhich makes
Air Patrol was born, pride in our
for low-level
188 cadets represented this coun- search. They are strategically
country; pledged to its preservatry as "Ambassadors of Good located. They are, for the most
tion as the greatest nation on
Will" while participating in the
earth; and a desire to help the
part, well-equipped and, best of
International Air
people -- all people -- in any three-week h a n g e ( I A C E )
all, they are responsive around
Cadet Exc
the clock, seven days a week and
program that involved a like
In fulfilling these objectives
can be launched in a matter of
number of young people from the
for more than 36 years, I believe
hours on missions of mercy.
21 other participating nations.
Civil Air Patrol has continuously
More important, our studies
CAP provides annually,
projected an expression of
make it clear that no similar
scholarships and grants to 66 of
national character of which all its young members who are
nationwide resource exists toAmericans can be proud.
day; nor can it be developed in
college and vocational-teohnical
With these thoughts in mind, I
the future, without prohibitive
school students.
want to thank Congress for the
cost to the taxpayer.
Civil Air Patrol is a significanthelp and support Civil Air Patrol
An even darker aspect is that
has received over the years. I l y i n s t r u m e n t a l f o r c e i n
motivating young people to seek these aircraft have skyrocketed
would like also to acknowledge in
careers in the United States Air in cost over the past years! For
your presence the solid support
example, a single engine, high
Force. Since the Air Force
we receive from the Air Force.
wing, fixed-gear aircraft with
Academy was established in 1955,
In particular I refer to Lt. Gen.
minimum instrumentation could
1,472 CAP cadets have entered be purchased in 1966 -- when we
Furlong and his people in the Air
the Air Force Academy -- 329 are
University Command; and
began our aircraft modernization
currently enrolled. Six former
specifically to our close
program -- for something like
CAP cadets were among the first
associates at HQ. CAP-USAF
$13,000 or $14,000. Today that
which Gen. Gardner commands. women admitted to the Academy
same aircraft with the same
in the class of 1980.
Without such support, I feel, will run between $29,In more realistic terms, and
tain Civil Air Patrol would have
000 and $32,000. Maintenance, insince records started being kept
gone the way of the dinosaurs.
surance and other fixed costs
in 1960 regarding CAP's search
Let me take just a few
and rescue efforts; CAP has par- also have soared. In short,
moments and tell you about Civil
gentlemen, most of our members
Air Force
Air Patrol. It consists of a ticipated in 7,610and rescue
-- call him taxpayer, citizen,
authorized search
National Headquarters located at
constituent if you will -- can no
missions, saved 402 lives and
Maxwell AFB, Ala:, eight
longer afford the purchase price
regions., which, geographically been credited with 2,057 finds.

was Brig. Gen. Paul E.
Gardner, commander of CAPUSAF, who appeared as the
Department of Defense
representative. He outlined
what Civil Air Patrol is and
what it does and then stated
the Administration position.
Witnesses from GSA are expected to testify later as to its
reasons for opposing expansion of the Air Force's ability
to obtain excess federal
property for CAP.
Following his presentation,
Gen. Gardner introduced the
Civil Air Patrol national comm a n d e r, C A P B r i g . G e n .
Thomas C. Casaday who
delivered the Civil Air Patrol
corporate position on the
Others present at the hearing included Department of
the Air Force officials as well

or the costs associated with keeping one of these Cessna, Piper or
Beech aircraft ready and airworthy.
In its aerospace education role
CAP pioneered the establishment
of aerospace education
workshops for teachers beginning in the late 1940s and, over
the years, more than 200,000
teachers have attertded college
level aerospace education
workshops supported by Civil Air
Patrol. During the past year, 190
credit-granting, graduate-level
workshops for approximately 7,500 educators were cosponsored
by colleges and universities
throughout the nation and the
Civil Air Patrol. Also during 1977,
the first annual CAP Aerospace
Education Leadership Development Course was conducted at
Maxwell with the intent of
motivating educators and to
prepare them to assume
aerospace leadership roles.
As Gen. Gardner~ has also indicated, we feel that these bills,
which are in your hands, are essential if CAP is to continue to
fulfill its charter as laid down by
Congress. The wonderful people I
speak for today give unselfishly
of themselves and of their personal treasure that others may
live and that the youth of this
country may be afforded an opportunity to pursue careers that

as several members of Civil
Air Patrol.
In order to provide a complete background for all
members of Civil Air Patrol,
the verbatim testimony of
Gen. Casaday outlining the
corporate position follows:

Brig. Gen. Thomas C. Casaday

are aerospace-oriented, hopefully following the example of people such as Gen. Gardner and his
troops by joining.some branch of
our military service.
But whether these young people -- and we have had hundreds
of thousands go through our
program -- choose to follow
military or aerospace careers is
really not the most critical consideration. What is more important is that we believe very deeply that these young people are going to be better citizens because
of their Civil Air Patrol experiences.
But we need your help if we are
to continue to save lives, build
character and moral fibre in our
youth and keep the young and old
citizenry of this country aware of
our country's aerospace role and
commitment in providing free
world security
It's a big job, it's getting
tougher, more expensive everyday; and we believe that the
.relatively small cost, in terms of
appropriations, to implement
this enabling legislation will be
returned to the nation and the
taxpayers a hundredfold in the
years to come. It is an investment that guarantees highlyvisible and on-going returns.
Again, thank you for your past
support, your attentiveness and
for the consideration I know you
will give these vital bills.


MARCH 1978




C A P G o o d Tr a i n i n g F o r A c a d e m y C a d e t s
By William D. Madsen
USAF Academy
Office of Information

survival training, drill competition, and groundcrew operations
on search and rescue missions."

Colo. -- The Civil Air Patrol
(CAP) cadet program is a first
rate training ground for young
men and women seeking
nominations to the United States
Air Force Academy.
Such is the opinion of Brig.
Gen. Stanley C. Beck, commandant of cadets since August
1975 at the Air Force AcademF
located in central Colorado.

Other CAP cadet activities
which Beck enjoyed were visits
to air traffic control towers, aircraft identification classes and
opportunities to fly with CAP

Gen. Beck, a 1954 graduate
of the U.S. Military Academy at
West Point, is a native of
Phoenix, Ariz. During 1945-47, his
junior and senior years at
Phoenix Union High School, he
was a CAP cadet and commander of his local squadron
with the rank of cadet captain.
The Phoenix CAP cadet
squadron, composed of students
from three local area high
schools, met at nearby Sky Harbor Airport.
"We were in an aviation environment from the start," Beck
said. "We engaged in military
close order drill, learned the
functions of command and staff
sections, and wore CAP uniforms
as authorized by the Army Air
Force. In addition, we studied
aerial navigation subjects and
learned to send and receive
Morse code."

"My first airplane ride was a
memorable one, a flight in a
Stearman PT-17 biplane owned
by a senior CAP member," Beck
recalled. "He gave me a helmet
and goggles to wear, and I was
buckled in the front cockpit. In
flight the pilot let me handle the
stick-and-rudder for a while, and
I made a few banks and turns. It
was an experience I'll not forget
in a lifetime!"
During the summer of 1947,
Beck enjoyed a summer encampment for CAP cadets at Luke
Field, operated at that time by
the Army Air Force. It was an
exciting experience to sit in the
cockpits of P-38 "Lightnings',"
P - 4 0 " Wa r h a w k s " a n d P - 4 7
"Thunderbolts" and observe the
instrument panels while veteran
fighter pilots explained their

In those days, pilots and aircrew used Morse code to fly the
aural radio ranges and to identify
airports and airway stations by
means of code letters broadcast
as code signals.

"As an official auxiliary of the
U.S. Air Force, the CAP offers
its cadets the opportunity to
learn first-hand about Air Force
organization,' Beck said.
"Cadets live on air bases during
summer encampments, ride in
Air Force aircraft on designated
flights, and train in a military enviroument. As an example, we
offer a course in survival training for CAP cadets right here at
the Academy every summer.

"Looking back, I can truthfully
say that CAP cadet activities
gave me unparalleled leadership
experience early in my life,"
Beck explained. "One of the
more valuable lessons was how
to work together with my peers
in worthwhile projects such as

"When I was a CAP cadet,"
Beck continued, "we stood at the
threshold of new developments in
aviation. Today, as young men
and women enter the Academy,
they are opening the door on the
dawning age in space."
Following his high school

GET TOGETHER -- Former Civil Air Patrol cadets now era'oiled in the Cadet Wing at the U.S.
Air Force Academy in the Classes of 1980 and 1981 meet for a picture with the commandant of
cadets, Brig. Gen. Stanley C. Beck, front center. Beck was a CAP cadet himself in 1945-47, in
Phoenix, Ariz. The Academy classes of 1980 and 1981 were the first to have women cadets.
graduation, Beck attended
Arizona State University in
Te m p e f o r t w o y e a r s , t h e n
entered the United States
Military Academy as a "plebe"
(freshman) in 1950.

"My earlier background in
Civil Air Patrol aerospace education and flight activities led me
to choose a career as an officer in
the Air Force. I have never
regretted the decision."

In June 1954, he was graduated
from West Point as a second

A 4,000-hour command pilot today, Gen. Beck flew a total of
114 combat missions in Southeast
Asia in two tours of duty there.

"I had the option of entering
one of two career fields," Beck
said. "One was to go into the
Army airborne infantry, and the
other was to go into pilot training
with the U.S. Air Force.

As commandant of cadets at
the Air Force Academy, Beck is
responsible for the professional
military training of some 4,400
cadets as they prepare for
careers as regular Air Force officers.
"The Air Force Academy is not
for everyone," Beck pointed out.
" Yo u n g m e n a n d w o m e n ,
however, who are interested in a
life of service to their country in
a worthy cause are welcome. We
are looking "for cadet applicants
who are serious about their total
mental, physical and moral
During the appointment selection process, Academy officials
evaluate high school students in
several areas. One of these is the
scholastic record of the applicant. A student must graduate in
the upper 40 percent of his high
school class; however, the class
average of entering cadets usually falls in the upper 25percent of
their high school class to qualify
for admission to the Academy.

CADETS MEET THE COMMANDANT -- Brig. Gen. Stanley C. Beck, second from right, com.
mandant of cadets, meets with former Civil Air Patrol cadets at the Air Force Academy. From
left are Cadets Susan Ann Malick, Pineland Comp. Sq. (New Jersey Wing); Brian S. Murff,
Howard County Comp. Sq. (Maryland Wing); Michael T. $chilz, Milwaukee Comp. Sq. 5
(Wisconsin Wing) ; and Clifford C. Perrenod, Orangeburg Cadet Sq. (New Jersey Wing).

Performance in high school
athletic programs is another consideration. The applicant for an
Academy appointment must be
in good physical condition, and
achievement in any one or more
of high school sports programs is
a consideration.
Leadership potential is a
desired trait in candidates.
Students who have held positions
as class officers, for example,

newspaper or yearbook editors,
or members of the student cou~-~-~..~
cil ~!emonstrate this quality.
Extracurricular activities
while in high school are important, too. Outstanding performanoe in responsible positions in
Boy Scouting, 4-I-I Club
programs, Boys State, church activities, after school employment
and Civil Air Patrol cadet training receive high consideration.
Most nominations to the Air
Force Academy come from
Congressional, Presidential and
Vi c e - P r e s i d e n t i a l s o u r c e s .
Interested high school students
should write to both U.S.
senators in their home state, and
to the U.S. representative from
their district and apply for a
nomination. Personal acquaintance with the congressmen is
not a requirement.
"Once a young man or women
has received a Congressional
nomination, Academy officials
will notify them what to do
next," Beck said. "Actual appointments to the Academy are
offered to qualified cadet candidates through the Registrar's
Interested high school
students, both men and women,
may receive a copy of the
Academy catalog and full information on admission procedures
by writing to the Director of Admissions and Registrar, United
States Air Force Academy, Colo.
Gen. Beck reports March 20
to a new assignment at Maxwell
AFB, Ala., where he will be commandant of the Air Command
and Staff College at Air University. Col. Thomas C. Richards has
been named to replace Gen.
Beck. He was vice commandant
at the Academy and will be
promoted to brigadier general
when he takes over his new post.

MARCH 1978



Crash.Site Found In Kings Canyon
LIVERMORE, Calif. --!
Members of the Hayward Comp. Sq. 156 (California Wing) located the crash site of a light plane in the Kings Canyon National Park during a preliminary route search on a recent holiday weekend.

Capt. Fred Staedel piloted the
search plane. He was accompanied by two observers, Capts.
Mary Jane Hyde and Terence

Have Uniform,
Will Join Up
HICKS VILLE, N.Y. -- Nassau
Cadet Sq. 6 has experienced an
upsurge in applications from
enthusiastic young people, now
that the 1978 recruiting drive has
started, according to 2nd Lt.
Richard A. Calma, squadron information officer.
One of the new cadets is Steven
Abrahamowitz, of Freeport,
N . Y. , w h o a p p e a r e d a t a
December meeting, looking for
information on the cadet
Squadron officials told him
about the Civil Air Patrol and its
cadet program, and Abrahamowitz decided that he wanted his
membership papers then.

The unit has always asked
prospective members to return
for at least two meetings to be
sure they are not getting a "pig
in a poke," said Calma. The
young man said he would return
the next week.

The crew was alerted at 6 p.m.
on a Friday to conduct a route
search for an overdue Cherokee
180 belonging to the Aero Club at
Moffett Naval Air Station,
enroute from Moffett in Mountain View, Calif., to Las Vegas,
The last radio message from

the downed plane was received in
Fresno, Calif., so the CAP crew
flew from Livermore to Fresno
to begin their search. Picking a
VOR radial covering a canyon
route suspected to be the flight
path of the missing aircraft, the
CAP crew entered the search
area about midnight over Mt.
Clarence King under a full moon.
In addition to visual searching,
they monitored ELT (emergency
locator transmitter) signals.
"As we approached Kearsarge
Pass in Kings Canyon National
P a r k , w e h e a r d a f a i n t E LT
signal for a few seconds,"
Staedel said. "Since we were

over the deepest canyon area
near the summit at 13,000 feet
and due to the nature of the
signal, the downed aircraft had
to be close beneath us."
Taylor notified the wing mission control officer by radio of
the ELT signal.
Staedel attempted to turn the
aircraft back into the area to confirm the sighting, but encountered air turbulence and
decided to return to Livermore.
The next day the Air Force
sent in a C-130 that verified the
position of the crash site.
However, there were no ,survivors.

The following week
Abrahamowitz returned with a
complete cadet uniform, and asked, "Now can I have my
papers?" Calma reported.
"The cadet's enthusiasm is
most gratifying," he stated, "because after a period of recruiting
problems, the squadron seems on
its way to a 100 percent increase
78 new members in 1978."

New Senior Training Program
Makes Award C teria Changes

MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- The
revised Senior Training Program
became effective Jan. 1, 1978,
following approval by the
National Executive Committee
in December 1977.
A new CAPM 50-17 detailing
the program will be available in
March or April. A letter giving
the new training awards criteria
has been mailed to all CAP units.
Since there are really two new
training levels and some shifting
of criteria from one level to
another, for awards purposes,
the following policy is in effect
concerning awards holders prior
to Jan. 1, 1978.
1. Members who earned the
Certificate of Proficiency under
the old criteria are considered to
have completed Level II.
2. Current holders of the
Grover Loening Award are considered to have completed Level
III training. (The new Level III
entails completing the ECISquadron Officer School which is
required to program through Air

Command and Staff College to
Air War College in the new Level
3. The Paul E. Garber (Level
IV) is new and essentially replaced the former Gill Robb Wilson
Award. A new certificate, ribbon
and medal are being developed
for this award. Members who
earned the Gill Robb Wilson
Aw a r d f o r a t t e n d a n c e a t a
Region Staff College may earn
the Garber Award for completion
of the new level IV.
4. The new Gill Robb Wilson
Award (Level V) replaces the
National Commander's Citation.
Current holders of the Gill Robb
Wilson Award may work toward
this new award. The certificate
will remain the same, but
numbering will begin again with
Number One. The award ribbon
and ribbon for the medal worn
with the mess dress will have a
silver star attached to differentiate this award from those earned under the old criteria.

Five Groups At High School
Hear Commander's Speech
day in the life of a Civil Air
Patrol squadron commander can
sometimes be quite hectic, but
very rewarding.
Capt. Don Barnett, commander of the Capital City Comp.
Sq., recently had such a day.
A phone call the week before
gave no indication that the day
would be any different than many
others Barnett had spent during
his tenure as squadron commander. The local Junior Air
Force Reserve Officer Training
Corps representative called and
explained that several students
had expressed an interest in CAP
and wanted to know more about
the volunteer organization.
Seizing the opportunity to tell
the CAP story, Barnett answered
with an enthusiastic "yes," that
he would come and talk to the

students. However, unknown to
him at the time was that the
JROTC cadets were not in one
class, but five!
Undaunted by the situation, the
CAP commander took advantage
of the opportunity not only to talk
to more than 100 J-ROTC cadets,
but used the time to talk to other
high school students between
classes, during study halls and at
"The lesson to he learned from
this day," said Barnett, "is that
opportunities to recruit CAP
members constantly surround
the CAP member. I was lucky to
have had this jump out at me, but
we can't expect all chances to be
as easy.' '
These words were spoken
sometime between the fifth and
sixth hour class, just before
Barnett lost his voice!

MUSEUM DISPLAY -- A fish-eye lens captures a view of the Air Force Museum's B-36
bomber display that visitors can see in the exhibit bay. ~e bomber was placed in the
museum during its construction since the aircraft was too large to go through the doors after
the building was completed. The Friends of the Air Force Museum, sponsored by the Air
Force Museum Foundation, is currently having a membership drive. (USAF Photo)

M u s e u m Wa n t s ' F r i e n d s '
AFB, Ohio -- A new
membership program, known
as "Friends of the Air Force
Museum," was recently
launched by the Board of
Managers of the Air Force
Museum Foundation.
Robert S. Oelman, founda,
tion chairman, said, "The
'Friends' membership will
provide the Museum with an
on-going, close-knit nucleus of
individuals and organizations
vitally interested in the dayto-day operation of the
world's largest and oldest
military aviation museum."
The 'Friends' program is
managed by Blair M. Brown,
a former museum employee.
"Among the benefits offered
with the $10 annual
membership dues," Brown
said, "are 20 per cent discounts in the gift shop, 10 per
cent discounts in the book
store, special events, and a
newsletter.Each member will
also receive the museum's
100-page aircraft picture book

and a 1978 museum calendar.
All members will be given a
personalized membership certificate upon joining and a
current membership card
each year upon renewal."
Brown also pointed out that
now gifts will be offered each
year as incentives to keep
memberships current. He expects that the savings in the
gift shop and book store will
he a major attraction for
many person who are interested in aviation-related
items or who collect aviation
The Air Force Museum
Foundation, which sponsors
the "Friends" program, was
founded in 1960 by a group of
people in Dayton, Ohio, where
the museum is located, who
were interested in furthering
its growth. The first goal was
to raise money to construct a
now museum building and
donate it to the Air Force.
Over $6 million were raised
and construction was completed in 1971. A visitor recep-

tion area, housing a 300-seat
restaurant, offices, and shops
was added in 1976.
"While this cause raises
funds for the Foundation to
continue its philanthropic
work," said Col. Richard L.
Uppstrom, museum director,
"it also creates an organization of individuals who want to
be a little closer to the
museum and what we are doing here.., those really interested in the details of
military aviation history and
the people who made Air
Force history. We would like
to end up with a network of
support that could be called
onto search out and find items
we need for our collection. In
turn we hope to offer a series
of special events and features
of special interest to our
Individuals who wish to join
may obtain an application
form by writing: Air Force
Museum Foundation, P.O.
Box 1903, Wright-Patterson
AFB, Ohio 45433.



MARCH, 1978

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I. Membership Growth
2. Information Officer
3 . Accident Prevention
4. Flight Clinic
5. Senior Training
6. SAR and CD Effectiveness
and Training
7. Communications
8. Cadet Flight Orientation
9. Aircraft Operations and
10. CAP Vehicle Inventory
II. Management and Control
of CAP Property
12. Cadet Awards
13. Encampment Attendance
14. Wing and Region Cadet
15. Aerospace Education
16. External Aerospace
17. Chaplain Program
18. Financial Accounting

Win Relative Standin s
(1976) (1977)

(1976) {1977)
(-3-) 1. North Carolina .....21,379.5

(-11-) 27. Vermont ..........15,703.8

( - 7 - ) 2 . Vi r g i n i a . . . . . . . . . . .21,040.6

(-51-) 28. Kansas ............ 15,666.3

(-22-) 3. National Capital ...20,502.5

(-14-) 29. Maine ............ 15,595.0

(-38-) 4. West Virginia ...... 20,331.1

(-34-) 30. Colorado .......... 14,525.6

(-4-) 5. Tennessee ......... 20,131.3

(-12-) 31. Minnesota .........15,331.6

(-32-) 6. Rhode Island ...... 19,632.5

(-26-) 32. Illinois ............15,153.7

( - 9 - ) 7 . F l o r i d a . . . . . . . . . . . 19,514.1

(-19-) 33. Missouri .......... 15,040.1

(-29-) 8. Oklahoma .........18,515.0

(-23-) 34. Arkansas .......... 14,671.2

( - 1 , ) 9 . G e o r g i a . . . . . . . . . . .18,484.8

(-6-) 35. Iowa .............. 14,665.4

(-5-) 10. Alabama ..........18,276.8

(-42-) 36. New Jersey ........ 14,431.4

(-I~} 11. Mississippi ........18,244.4

(-40-) 37. Hawaii ............14,398.1

(-44-) 12. Nevada ...........18,171.3

(-15-) 38. Louisiana ......... 14,045.9

(-35-) 13,.Indiana .


(-20-) 39.Arizona ........... 13,906.5

i-24~i 14i ~Chigan


(-33-) 4{). WashingtohT~'7~.. ~.13,904~~~

(-25-) 15. Oregon ........... 17,800.0

(-21-) 41. New Mexico ....... 13,810.3

(-37-} 16. South Carolina ..... 17,715.7

(-26-) 42. Alaska ............13,082.5

(45,) 17. California .........17,645.9

(-36-) 43. Ohio .............. 13,035.5

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(-31-) 18. Maryland ... ...... 17,334.3

(-30-) 44. New York ......... 12,994.2

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(-2-} 19. Nebraska ......... 17,220.0

(-39-) 45. Connecticut .......12,842.7

(-16-) 20. Puerto Rico. ......16,790.1

(-10-) 46. Massachusetts ..... 12,698.2

(-27-) 21, Pennsylvania ..... ,16,788.2

(-18-) 47. Wisconsin .........12,327.8

(-17-) 22. Utah, ............. 16,780.0

(-46-) 48. North Dakota ...... 12,218.7

(43-) 23. Delaware .........16,686.8

(-52-) 49. Idaho ............. 11,391.1

(48-) 24. Texas .............. 16,131.8

(-49-) 50. Wyoming .......... 11,099.3

(47-) 25. Kentucky ......... 15,910.0

(-8-) 51. South Dakota ...... 9,970.1

(-50-) 26. New Hampshire .... 15,703.8

(-41-) 52. Montana .......... 9,850.5


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Of 1977
New Mexico was top wing in
membership growth.
Mississippi had the most
effective information
Hawaii was tops in Mitchell
Awards with 160 per cent of
its goal.
National Capital was top
s corer in Senior Training.
California and Oregon were
best in Chaplain Program
New Mexico had the best
encampment attendance
with 189 per cent of its goal.

Region Relative Standin s
1 . M i d d l e E a s t . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19,284.4
2 , S o u t h e a s t . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18,573,8
3, Pacific








15,833 7

4 . G r e a t L a k e s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,429.2
5 eS o u t h w e s t



6, Northeast


7 North Central






8 Rocky Mountain


15,180 1
15,154 2
14,301 7
12,929 3


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1. Armed Forces Day-78. Armed Forces Day this year will be Saturday, 20 May 1978, and all military!
installations in the United States have been urges to participate in the observance if at all possible in as many ways as possible. The observance can begin Monday, 15 May, and run through Sunday, 21 May, according to local
wishes, but the principal day will be Saturday, 20 May. Civil Air Patrol commanders and information officers who wish to going the observance should visit the military base information office and discuss the observance with
personnel there. OI !
PERSONNEL ..........!
'~h--~es to CAP dues-at all levels-are permitted only once a!
2. CHANGES TO THE WING D UF~.S]RU~t u..l~- ~l~s Since renewal notices are dispatched by National H ead-!
year in conjunction with the new i}scal year LJmyxcu~w~_J_,_ ...m ~,° mailed on/about 1 May. Therefore, anY dues!
wing anticipates a nee!
immediately to the region commander for approval. Approved changes should then be forwarded to National by the!
iiii!iiiiiiiiiii!iiiiii~ 71 DPH!
~] '"" ....!
region commander so as to arrive no later than 15 April.!
3. NEW CADET MEMBERSHIP. U.nlts.are reminded ~at,!
1 January 1978, a check in the amount of $1200!
must accompany all new cadet applications torwaraea ~o Lsa!
Headquarters. Six dollars of this amount is for!
National dues, and $6.00 is for bookstore study materials for phases I and II of the cadet program (packet 1). For!
complete details, see the article on the new cadet contract system in this issue of the "Civil Air Patrol News."!
der to speed roce m8 of new C,vil!
c tions, mts!
"" 4.!
. ........!
r,~DFormrl "Transmitt of Dues for New CAP!
licatton or group!
are remmeeo to comptct¢ a ~,!
of applications submitted to National Headquarters. If the Form 1 is not included, the membership applications are!
held for special processing after all other applications which have been properly submitted. Failure to submit the!
Form 1 serves only to delay processing by National.!
a. CAPM 50-16, '~he Leader's Handbook for the Cadet Program," 2 February 1978, supersedes CAPM 50-16,!
January 1975.!
b. CAPP 100-2, "Civil Air Patrol Commumcations D~rectory, 10 January 1978, has been published. THIS IS!
CAPF 1, "Transmittal of Dues for New CAP Members," February 1978, supersedes CAPF 1, July 1972.!
CAPF 7, "Cadet Listing for Special Activities/Encampments," February 1978, supersedes CAPF 7, December!
I [ [~!!iiiiii!
, ~- Ap~ on "Encamnment Report," February 1978, supersedes CAPF 20, April 1976!










Director of Administration








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MARCH 1978

By Capt. Jim Black
RedOak Optimist Comp. Sq.
RED OAK, Iowa -- Members
"~f the Red Oak Optimist Comp.
Sq. (Iowa Wing) recently
remodeled the headquarters
building at a savings of $3,000.
The structure, originally built
in 1954, had only one room, which
was wholly inadequate for
squadron needs. For example,
during meetings people had to
yell to he heard above the radios
operating in the same room. The

CIVIL AIR PATROL Work Save Squadron Money

exterior was badly weathered,
with peeling paint and worn roof.
Remodeling was a team effort,
supported by the entire squadron
membership. Cadet Mike Kempton, the cadet commander, and I,
as deputy commander, got the
ball rolling on the project and
generated interest in it. Assisted
by the squadron commander, we
developed a set of plans, incorporating some needed changes.
In an effort to keep costs down,
cadets and senior members
collected as much building

FINISHING UP -- Cadets Joe Portz,
standing, and Mark Kempton, add
finishing touches to the exterior of the
new squadron headquarters building.

material as possible. Besides
ransacking basements, attics and
garages, members visited a
nearby lumber yard and received
donations of a damaged door and
several torn bags of shingles,
which were enough to do the entire roof. The lumber yard also
gave the squadron a 15 per cent
discount on all materials needed
to complete the remodeling project.
Work on the building's exterior
started in October 1976. Windows
on three sides, as well as the ex-

FLOOR PLAN -- The basic plan of the structl
deUflled In this architect's drawing, could be ii~
to fit the needs of various squadrons. A pre-e:

As work on the building
isting door, were walled in to
progressed, squadron members
provide needed wall space. The
found more and more people supwindow in the remaining wall
porting them through donations
was removed and a door installo f m a t e r i a l s o r m o n e y. T h e
ed. Then new siding was put on
parents of one of the cadets
and the roof finished.
donated an aluminum flag pole
The exterior work was comand flag, and an area pilot donpleted in 30 days, and remodeling
ated a room air conditioner.
of the interior continued through
the winter months. The interior
Except for minor finishing
space was divided into four
touches, the project was comrooms.
pleted last July, and a special
The briefing room, used for
dedication and open house was
cadet training and pilot briefings,
held. The new facility was
has three separate information
renamed the Betsinger Search
boards. A combination ground
and Rescue Center, in honor of
operations board and bulletin
board is on one wall. A combina- Lt. Col. C.O. Betsinger, past
commander and founder of the
tion air operations board and grid
squadron, who is still an active
map occupies another wall. The
third wall has a training board, a
status board and a projector
The building was used for two
major activities recently, as a
Three smaller rooms are
training center during Iowa's
grouped at one end of the
first glider encampment in June
and as a search and rescue
The floor of the projection
center during an exercise in
room is raised 12 inches, allowSeptember.
ing the operator to project over
the heads of viewers. The room
The new headquarters shows
contains a full array of audiowhat can be done with a
visual equipment, including an
minimum of space and expense,
overhead projector, film-strip
and a maximum of desire, imagination and hard work. The
and slide projectors, a 16mm
film projector and an AM-FMcomplete project cost about $2,phonograph combination with 000, which, considering all the
tape player. There are also
improvements, is very reasonr e m o t e s w i t c h e s , o p e r a t i n g able. It would probably have been
lights and speakers in the other
more than twice that if done by a
contractor, mainly because of
The administration room conlabor costs. Our squadron
tains personnel files, forms and a
members, seniors and Cadets
registration desk for registering alike, donated their labor on the
members during search and remodeling.
rescue missions.
The basic plan of the structure
The radio room has three workcould be adapted to fit almost
ing stations, for base to base,
any squadron's needs. Anyone
ground to base and air to base
desiring plans of the building can
communications. A grid map,
write Capt. Jim Black, 503
status board and bulletin beard
are also located in the radio Sunset Ave., Red Oak, Iowa



TALK TO A THUNDERBIRD -- Cadet Ricky Cutter, right, of
the Florence Comp. Sq. (South Carolina Wing) poses with
Air Force Capt. Dan McCoy, slot pilot for the Thunderbirds
Air Force Aerial Demonstration Team, who was guest at a
recent squadron meeting.

John H. Cleveland Jr ..........
Bill Jolley ..................... 01093
Cecil G. Davis ................030/6
Lance N. Terrill ............. 04334
Steven C. Stanton ............ 04334
John J. Krawczyk ........... 4,164
Gregory L. Thanes .........04389
Karen D. Faranm ...........0MI9
Scott E. Murphy ............. 5070
Mary R. Swan ................ 06~0
Dennis E. Williams ......... 07004
Kevin B. Mello ............... 08004
Kevin L. Henry .............. 08118
Lisa V. Carmona ............08117
Douglas A. Moyer ........... 08117
Webster B. Essex ...........08142
Michele D. Litz .............. 08160
Na hey A. Collop .............08303
David K. Mllner ............. 08405
Michael A. Dalbertis .......09005
George J, A mold ............ 09090
Danny L. Hall ................ 10049
Laurie L. Hanson ............ 11041
Michael J. Gallagher ....... 11118
K.D. Sindeldecker .......... 11137
Andrew E Greanberg ...... 11184

MARCH 1978

Earhart A wards---December 1977

Air Force Offers Two
Christian Encounters-

MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -Two Air Force sponsored
Christian Encounter Conferences
will be held this year, according
to Chaplain (Col.) Robert H.
Beckley, CAP National Chaplain.
The 1978 conferences will be
conducted at two locations -Mars Hill College, Mars Hill,
N.C., July 24-28, and at Mo
Ranch, Hunt, Tex., Aug. 7-11. The
conferences may pose transportation problems for most wings,
Chaplain Beckley said, so advance planning is necessary.
The Air Force, which has sponsored the conferences for 26
years, has again invited Civil Air
Patrol cadets and senior
members to participate in this
summer activity, he said.
The conferences are designed
to appeal to the youth who must
learn to cope with the demands of
today's society. Increased attendance and participation have
attested to the increasing popularity of these conferences.
The weeklong programs include presentations on relevant
issues and are followed by "encounter" sessions in small
groups. Opportunities are also
offered to participate in choral
groups, drama and folk music
rehearsals, interaction groups,
as well as swimming, tennis, hiking, and tours of local historical
Commanders and directors of
cadet programs should keep in
mind that the Christian Encounter Conferences are unique

in that each is a week of religious
renewal. Cadets who have no
desire to attend this type of function should not be selected. A
cadet who voluntarily selects a
Christian Encounter Conference
as an alternate activity may attend, but in no case should a
cadet he forced to attend in order
to fulfill a requirement.
Cadets and escorts may attend
either of the conferences, depending on convenience, location and
transportation. There are no requirements for award achievement or a physical examination.
Please contact your wing liaison
officer immediately for
assistance or information on

Lians R. Kuus{manas ...... 11189
Russell J. saverlno .........11211
Joan M, Higgins .............11210
Alan C. Denny ................ 1254
George O. Reanels .......... 14061
Tony E. Strothnrs ........... 14099
John H. Thoele U ............ 14112
Darryl J. Hebert ............ 16014
Douglas G. Kunkowskl..... 18005
Steven A. Aschkenasc ...... 9~2
John A. Howard .............I ~
Gary P, Stnekdnle ...........20096
Keith D. McKny ............. 20138
John A. Hed ...................21016
James M, Moen ..............210~I
John H. Francis Jr ..........
Marie E. McLaughlin ...... 2057
Richard A. Pnyne ...........34009
Eugene J. Freeman Jr..... 34012
Bradley N. Allen ............ 24018
Janel K. Hlno ................. 35063
Michael E, Adams ..........26018
Cynthia R. Resanthul ...... 26003
Marian F. Cronin ............28037
Robert E. Fuchs .............29004
Joyce D. Cook ................39092

Donne G. Fink ............... 89002
Roeoo A. Dalesio ............29092
Frederick E. Llthgow ...... 29003
James A. Kinmnan .......... 29096
Robert J. Eisner ............. 1039
Thomas H, Westherby ..... 31OS#
Joseph A. Caeoiola .......... 810/2
Ronuld E. schultz ........... 31088
Daniel R. Tomczak ......... 1173
Sydney O. Drain .............31103
Lorraine G. Swift ...,: ......31295
Paul D, Shankland .......... 32029
James R. Robertsan Jr.... 350f/
Robert A. Wood .............. 36048,
Jeffrey A. Krey .............. 38078
Robert W. Manley ........... 37018
Brian E. Shenffer ...........37000
Ronaid A. Szurgot II ........37005
George J. Pelter ............. 37089
Jerry K, Dye ................. 87103
Laurie A. Jones .............. 37193
William F. Kelley ...........38010
Francis B. Gregory Jr..... 39064
Cynthia L. Huizenga ........ 40062
Ted Roberts Jr ............... 1094
Richard A. King! ~ ........;._.411M_

Thomas B. Wade ............411M
Melvin C. Ricks ..............42010
Oregery L. Bowman ........ 42078
Mark A. Floyd ............... 40534
James S. Wreyferd .........
Mike A. Sawyer ..............43027
Michael A. Spalding ........ 45095
Kyle A. GerHtz ...............
Thomas M. Hlckey .......... 4?040
Ernest D, Clevanger ........ 47040
Brlan M. Rosch .............. 8065
Terrena L. Price ............ 50017
Kathiean M. Bllak ...........50017
Alan W. Fraser .............. 51000
Gary G. Man ................. 51031
ltarry Rohnr .................. 51041
David L. Nelson ............. 51041
Shane L, Walden ............. 51048
Melvin J. Hirtzul ............ 51048
Lois A. Cemaeho ............52M~
Jaime OJeda .................. 2068
Eric Hilerio ................... 00566
Milton L. sada ............... 505~6 '
Jorge L. Ramos ..............52055"
Adalberto Rlvera ............ 52122

Earhart A wards--January 1978
Jeffrey S, Gaw ...............04016
Gary E. Liswood ............ 04128
Paul L. Coon .................. 04224
Lawrence M. Brundy ....... 05021
Harold L. Conningham.... 08125
Sa ndra A. PIourde ..........08160
Douglas D. High ............. 10049

Michael J. Wolfe ............ 11187
Sam G. Carha-ih ........... 11206
John G. Ka]l .............. 1254
Ken D. Butcher .............. 14099
Michael R. Foster ........... 17035
Joseph W. Murphy .......... 170~

Jlmes A. Houcherm ......... 18052
Richard M. Lariviere ...... 19015
Paul H. Schmidt ............. 2101
Lisa A. Hayhurst ............ 34186
DeblZe L. Polk ............. 5067
Alle~ W. Zaugg ............... 38028
James M. Parke~r ............ 37102

Mark G. McWhtrter .......

Francisco Dlaz ............. ~1~
Waldemar Vey, a .............52119

Cadets must apply by submitting CAP Form 31 with a
registration fee of $20 at least 30
days prior to the beginning of the
desired conference. The form
should be mailed directly to:
National Chaplain, HQ. CAPUSAF/HC, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
Senior members who wish to
apply for escort duty must submit their applications on CAP
Form 70, together with registration fee of $20. Senior members
must be 21 years old prior to the
first day of the conference in
order to qualify. At least one escort is required for each 10
All applications will be approved on a first-come, first-paid

Mitchell A wards--January 1978.
Lee J. Mayes ................. 01034
Kevin W. Griffith ............01091
Herbert A. Lord ............. 01091
Thurma G. Garvin ..........03092
Paul M. Weber ...............04118
Glen A. O'Brian .............. 04220
Larry B. Hakala ............. 04220
Samuel Valles ................04334
Doutllas B, Eddy ............
Rlckerd J. Levitt ............ 06004
Adam J. Dabrowski ........
James M, Nathlar ...........07004
Angelo G. Grubowski .......07003
Patrick F, Rne ............... 08054
Robert I-L Manning ......... 0~054
John B. Rodgers ............. 0 ~
Kenneth W, Parris ..........08104
lbrahim Rodrigues .........
Jay J. Warwick .............. 08105

Denny D. Branlmm ......... 08105
Jeffrey P. Boyle .............08~93
Nick D. Schordje ............11011
Kevin J. Ruggio .............11075
Christina G. Ha/too ......... 1
Michael J. Stllle ............. 11228
Neai A. Magulre ............. 11254
David T, Sanders ............ 12123
Joseph L. Hemmer ......... 140~
Jean R. Gaiennle Jr ........ Ie0~
Patricin A. Pemmnan ...... 18071
C.J. Raymond ................ 1~003
James B. Morrissey ........ I~I~
Eric A. Gallant .............. 19~0
Mark A. FlllIon .............. 19050
Robert E. Hes ................ 19087
Ales J. Giesc ................. 20237
C~arles A. Lyegstnd ........ 21114
Ray M. Allan ................. 2503~

Michael W. Rlker ...........
David D, Schaefer .......... 5010
Elaine K. Roscnthal ........ 2 ~
Marc Di Coeoo ...............
M.J. Michaiewski ........... 05092
Doane G. Redfern ...........
Pat~icia Mclnnis ............31011
Thcmes D. Baker ...........31811
D,A. C~hristopher ............
Scott L. Gantt ................
Charles V. White ............
John W. Smith ................ 34015
Patrick W. Hanaigan ....... 34070
Jlmmie L, Alston Jr ........M01e
John P. McLaeghiin ........ M0~
Roy W. Fox ................... ~M)4~
Rotm't N, Lego ..............
Eric L. Kese ..................
Walter H. Chase HI .........

David R. Llebert ............ 871~
Bruce W. Eddy ...............37172
Lori A. Lawson .............. ~014
Eari M. Boxa .................
Mahlon L. Smith ............. 1105
Anthony R. Salasar ......... 451ff/
David S. House ............... 45064
Robert M. Lewe .............450~8
Robert C. Pfeffer ........... ~122
George B. Campbell ........
Mark W. Easterwned .......
Kenneth E. Maloche ........ 4 1 3
Larry R. Burris .............. 48146
James A. Angus ............. 4~M
John A. Mahm~ey ............ 48153
Daniel B. Donehue ..........41 103.
Theodore W. Erickann ...... U103
Lintel R. M|tanya ........... 81031



MARCH 1978


Guard Rides
Hitler's Plane
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Cadet
Thomas Saltzgaber of the
Sarasota Comp. Sq. (Florida
Wing) was recently assigned to
provide security for a JU-52
aircraft at an airshow in Venice,
The airplane, now known as
"Iron Annie", is reputed to have
been Adolf Hitler's personal
aircraft during World War II.
During a break in the crowds,
Saltzgaber had the opporttmity to
go inside the aircraft to look it
over. The pilot and owner, Mar-

tin Caiden, was on board and,
seeing Saltzgaber in a CAP uniform, asked him if he would like
to go for a ride.
He didn't have to ask twice.
Without proper permission
from his CAP supervisors and unknown to other members of his
squadron on duty at the airshow,
Saltzgaber flew in a plane that
many of them would like to have
had a chance to fly in.
When he returned no one
was mad at Saltzgaber, but they
werea little jealous.

TAKEN FOR A RIDE -- While on duty as a security guard for a JU-52 at a recent airshow,
Cadet Thomas Saltzgaber, left, was given a ride m what waas reputedly Hitler's personal plane
by owner Martin Caiden.

SAR People
ELTs Increase Success

show an average of 83 flying
effort on our non-TAP missions
By Maj. Robert Mattson
to have any reasonable expechours per mission. The 13 flying
tations of locating the aircraft.
hours per ELT mission is only 15
First, let me express my apIf you have any other theories
percent of what is required for
preciation to all who have
as to why the average effort on
non-ELT missions, but, when we
volunteered to help identify what
TAP missions is so high, I'd like
take into account all of the false
the CAP ground search and
to hear about them. I'm always
missions (381 for the AFRCC in
rescue (GSAR) teams should be
looking for problems and in1977), does the ELT still have an
doing. It takes time, effort, and
advantage over non-ELT misdicators which will lead us to
interest to put your ideas on
better prosecution of the SAR
paper, and I thank each one of
My calculations based on the
you for making the effort. Now to
AFRCC figures indicate that
Overall, as I see it, the victims
the figures.
of aircraft crashes are getting
even with all the false ELTs, the
For the last few years I have
better service from the AFRCC
ELT is still an effective device. I
been compiling some unofficial
a n d t h e C A P. H o w e v e r, t h e
offer the data from 1976 and 1977
figures on search and rescue misreduction in effort is not due to
to support my conclusions.
sions, specifically on the .ELT
our individual proficiency im( " E LT F I N D " m e a n s a c t u a l
and TAP missions. I also dug into
provements but rather to the use
the past few years of CAP mis- crash site found by use of ELT. )
of new equipment.
Even with the hundreds of false
sion activity to see what inELTs we chase each year, the
teresting statistics I could disThe ELT and TAP do help and
ELT is still a good unit, and last
cover, and I think you might be
we can make better use of these
year assisted in locating 22 perinterested in what I found.
tools by educating our SAR percent (43) of all missing aircraft
sonnel and the public. Our perIn 1973 the CAP flew 174 hours
seached for by the AFRCC.
for each find and in 1977 you flew
sonnel need to know how to effecThere were significant imonly 36 hours per find. This is a 79
tively track down ELT's using
provements in our non-ELT mispercent reduction in effort for
many methods, and they need to
sions last year, also. The average
each find! An impressive figure
understand the capabilities and
flying time (effort) expended on
to be sure, but is it really a good
limitations of the Track Analysis
a non-ELT mission was reduced
measure of our improvement?
Remember that in 1973 we didn't by 42 percent, from 144 hours in
We can educate the flying
h a v e t h e E LTs t o h e l p ( a n d 1976 to only 83 hours in 1977. The
public to make them aware of the
Track Analysis Program (TAP),
frustrate) us, and, the "find"
benefits of the ELT and of filing
which uses the FAA radar comfigures do include all of the false
fl i g h t p l a n s . ( B r i e fl y, t h e
puter information to help locate
ELT's we track down.
average elapsed time to get help
the last known position, was used
Eliminating all of the false
to the victim: IFR, 3 hours;
on 20 percent of all missing airELT "finds" we increase the efVRF, 28 hours; no flight plan, 3
craft missions. On 75 percent of
fort to 103 hours per find, which
days, 8 hours! ! )
the TAP missions the objective
is still a 41 percent reduction
We can encourage more pilots
was located with an average effrom the 1973 figure. I believe
and ground stations to monitor
fort of only 42 hours.
this reduction can be attributed
for ELI' signals and to know who
The remaining 25 percent of
t o t h e 4 3 E LT fi n d s ( a c t u a l
to report them to.
the TAP missions included all of
crash) and the 38 CAP finds the
the high effort missions conRecently, the FCC proposed
Air Force Rescue Coordinating
that every UNICOM station be
Center (AFRCC) had in 1977. The ducted in 1977, and this high effort drove the overall average of
required to monitor ELT freaverage ELT find (actual crash)
TAP mission effort up to 145
quencies. If you concur with this
required only 13 hours per mishours per mission. Traditionally,
proposal, send your comments
sion. This does not mean it took
75 percent of all effort expended
and recommendations for other
13 hours to find the ELT, but
methods of improving the ELT
rather that the average effort ex- on SAR missions is spent looking
system, to: FCC; 2025 M. St.,
pended on an ELT mission was 13 for 20-25 percent of the targets.
There may be other reasons for
N.W.; Washington, D.C. 20544.
flying hours. This includes time
the high average of effort on TAP
to and from home base, time
Be sure to reference Docket
missions. For example, one perflown during the recovery, and
No. 21495 and send the original
whatever visual searching may son suggested that the high effort
and five copies. If you want to
required on TAP missions, where
have been conducted.
comment, please do it NOW
we have a very good idea where
W h e n t h e E LT i s n o t i n since the deadline to comment is
the target is, indicates that we
strumental in locating the crashvery near.
may not be expanding sufficient
ed aircraft, the AFRCC figures
(Using all time

Fireplace Makes
Home For Dragon
By Lt. Col. Frederick K. Carter
Director of Safety
Captain Cool knew that dragons don't exist -- tall or small, green or
gold, good or bad, at any time or any place! Little did he realize that
he was about to fight one!
The living room fireplace bulged with tree limbs cut from a dried
spruce pine. A few pieces of tinsel sparkled in the leaves which only
hours before adorned the family Christmas tree. Our hero, Captain
Cool, struck a match to light the trimmings and thus share the
warmth of a living room fire with his family.
A small flame flickered then quickly spread to engulf the entire pile
of limbs. In a matter of seconds, fire belched from the fireplace and
roared up the chimney to propel a shower of sparks into the night.
Captain Cool quickly checked the fireplace damper to see if it was
open as flames continued to shoot from the fireplace. Realizing that
the situation could get worse, he called to his wife who by now was
standing awestruck.
"Get the fire extinguisher!" he shouted as he flailed the air to
divert the flames away from a wooden mantel nearby. What a comfort to know that each member of the family knew the location and
use of the fire extinguisher.
"Where is it?" came the response which needed no further explanation.
"Get some water!" ordered the fearless fireman, confident that
nature's own medicine for firefighting would restore control and
Some hours later, or so it seemed, the water appeared in the form of
one freshly-drawn glassful. By this time, Captain Cool had leaped outside to observe the falling sparks and back in to frantically wave the
flames. Although smoke was not visible or excessive heat felt outside
the fireplace, a fire and smoke detector installed some distance away
began to whine loudly, adding to the pandemonium.
Luckily, the fire began to die and order was restored. What had
been a bIast furnace moments before returned to a more subdued
Captain Cool is a believer now. He believes in dragons, fire extinguishers, smoke and fire detectors, fire prevention, alternate
firefighting plans, and family fire protection education.



MARCH 1978

CAP News In Photos

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT -- Cadet Joseph D. Brown, Bartlesville Comp. Sq. (Oklahoma
Wing), is studying physics with a minor in chemistry and mathematics at Bethany Nazarene
College in Bethany, Okla., under the $500 Stephen D. MeElroy Grunt, named for Air Force Brig.
Gen. Stephen D. McElroy who was national commander for the Civil Air Patrol from April 1959
to December 1961.

SPECIAL AWARD ~ Lt. Col. Adolph Newman, left, of the
New York Wing staff, received a special award for his contributions to the Niagara Frontier Group from Maj. Michael
Merzaeeo of the Buffalo Cadet Sq. 1. Newman has been active
in CAP since he and his late wife joined in 1954. The David
Newman Solo Scholarship was named in the honor of Newman's son who was killed in an accident while he was serving
in the Air Force in Missouri. This year's recipient of the
scholarship is Cadet James Nikodem, Ken-Ton Comp. Sq.,

PATRONS HONORED -- Maj. Nathaniel L. Tucker, second from fight, commander, Group 4
(Kentucky Wing), presents a certificate of appreciation to J.C. Codell Jr. of the Codell Trucking
Company of Winchester, Ky. Linville E. Palmer o! the Palmer Truck Sales and Service, left,
and Thomas L. Mclntosh of the T and M Printing Company, fight, have also received certificates of appreciation. The Winchester men were recently honored for their contributions to
the Civil Air Patrol.

SPAATZ AWARD -- Midshipman Steven R.Gullberg, left, ot
the U.S. Naval Academy, a warrant officer with the Eagle
Cadet Sq. (New York Wing) recently received the Gen. Carl
A. Spaatz Award. Squadron commander, 2nd Lt. James A.
Ferguson, holds Gullberg's award, which was presented by
New York state senator Jess J. Present.

C O M M U N I C AT O R - Cadet Rebecca DeVinny,
Indiana Cadet Sq. 703
(Pennsylvania Wing),
recently received the Civil
Air Patrol's Meritorious
Service Award for service
during the Johnstown
Flood. From the first alert
until the end of the mission
she performed 24 hours a
day throughout the six-day
operation. The award was
presented by Lt.Col. Andrew Skiba, commander,
Pennsylvania Wing.
ON KP -- Cadets Gerald Parrish, left, and John Roller of the
Elmendorf Cadet Sq. (Alaska Wing)ended up in the kitchen
after a recent squadron dinner.



Thirty-five students attending the St.
Anastasia Parish School of Marple, Penn.,
have been enjoying an aerospace club
program for the past six weeks taught by
Senior Member Ruth West, aerospace officer for Squadron 1007 (Pennsylvania
Wing)... The Rochester Cadet Sq. (New
York Wing) held their annual banquet and
ball recently. Cadet Martin Snow received
the cadet of the year award while Maj.
Lewis Allen received the senior member
of the year award.
Squadron activities for South Hills Comp
Sq. (Pennsylvania Wing) have included a
ranger training weekend, a tour of the
flight control center at the Pittsburgh
International Airport and a trip to the
Allegheny Airlines Hangar, where the
squadron was given the opportunity to fly
the flight simulator. Cadets involved in the
tour were Brenda Mulkern, Eileen
Mulkern, Mark G~etz, Cheryl Lappe, John
Lappe and Larry Kent... A review of cardiopuimouary resuscitation was held for
cadets and senior members of the Gen.
Carl A. Spaatz Sq. (Pennsylvania Wing)
during a weekly meeting. Cadets Robert
Reifsnyder and Richard Magnets have
received certificates for completion of
this course.
The Outstanding Cadet and Senior
Member of the 399th Comp. Sq. (Connecticut Wing) were honored recently. Cadet
Juanita Ottoshavett was named outstanding cadet and Senior Member Warren
Plats was named outstanding senior
member....Cadet and senior members from ....
NORCAP Cadet Sq. (Massachusetts Wing)
recently assisted the Boston Chapter of
the American Red Cross during the area's
worst snowstorm in years. The members
,provided communications assistance,
food, shelter and equipment. Personnel
assisting included 1st Lt. Lawrence
Leblanc, Senior Member Paul Moore, and
Cadets Margaret Stock, Karl Berglund
and Ronald Deming.
Recently cadets of the Worcester Cadet
Sq. (Massachusetts Wing) were given a
demonstration on fire equipment by
squadron I of the Worcester Fire Department. The demonstration was given as
part of their fire prevention class....Daring
a recent mission, Lt. Col. Robert Emig
and Maj. James Erdman of the Ocean Sr.

Sq. (New Jersey Wing) were awarded two
find ribbons... Three cadets from Scranton Comp. Sq. (Pennsylvania Wing)
travelled to Patrick AFB, Fla., recently
for a tour of the base and its facilities.
Those cadets participating included
Darren Barscheski, Charles Locasio and
William Lengner.

their open house. Congressman Kelly
spoke to the squadron and presented them
with a flag that was flown over the Capitol
. . The University Cadet Sq. (Florida
Wing) was recently awarded a $400 flight
scholarshin from the Scottish Rite Temnie



The Alabama Wing recently conducted a
two-day training course designed to enable
the participants to take over an airplane in
flight during an emergency and land it
safely. Eleven non-pilots registered for
the training . . . Senior Member David
Allen, a member of the West Miami Cadet
Sq. (Florida Wing) was recently honored
by the Southwest Branch of the American
National Red Cross for humanitarian service to the citizens of the United States in
the safety program field.
The Cadet Leadership Development and
Search and Rescue School held its first
long-term encampment as guests of the
Jacksonville Naval Air Station and the
Naval Air Reserve Training Unit recently.
Fifty cadets throughout the Florida Wing

(University Cadet Sq., Florida Wing)
recently provided assistance in the form
of first aid to an accident victim before
arrival of rescue units.
Second Lt. Elaine Pavone, a member of
the Seminole Cadet Sq. (Florida Wing)
received her Observer Wings during
recent squadron ceremonies...One hundred fifty-two cadets and 15 senio'r
members from the Puerto Rico Wing participated in a disaster relief operation in
conjunction with Civil Defense and
American Red Cross during the heavy
rains and flooding of Puerto Rico . . .
Hillsborough I Sr. Sq. (Florida Wing)
was host for an aerospace workshop under
the leadership of Ist Lt. Ray Taylor of Gp.
3 headquarters. Forty cadets were in
Not only does Dade City Comp. Sq.
(Florida Wing) have one of the largest
'squadrons in the state but recently their
Congressman, Richard Kelly, attended

Middle East Region Col. Reed
Vaughan, commander for the Virginia
Wing, talked with a local TV host
recently about Civil Air Patrol activities
in his community while Cadet David
Marshall talked about the cadet
Members of the Virginia Wing
participated in a statewide search and
rescue exercise recently to test the
wing'sability to respond quickly and
effectively to an emergency situation.


Cadet Robert Aguiluz of the St. Bernard
Cadet Sq. (Louisiana Wing) is currently
attending the U.S. Military Academy at
West Pointl Cadet Aguiluz is presently a
squadron leader at the academy . . .
Cadets from throughout the Arizona Wing
recently attended the tenth annual wing
Cadet Conference at Davis-Monthan AFB
in Tucson. During the awards banquet,
Cadet Dan Picard was selected as the top
cadet in Arizona for 1977. Also, the Frank
Borman Falcon Award was presented to
Capt. Robert McCord... To improve flying proficiency and heighten member interest, Thunderbird Comp. Sq. (Texas
Wing) staged a spotlanding contest. As a
bonus, the cadets received orientation
rides in a DeHavilland Beaver.

Great Lakes
At a recent awards banquet, Cadet Tom
Hass, a member of the Washington C.H.
Comp. Sq. (Ohio Wing), was named cadet
of the year... First Lt. Donald F. Podojil,
commander for Medina County $kyhawks
Comp. (Ohio Wing), was recently
presented the Group Commander of the
Year Award... Headed by 1st Lts. Ken
Murray and Gerald Krafsur, members of
the President Gerald R. Ford Sq. toured
[ the Metropolitan Detroit Airport recently.


I Rocky Mountain

The Colorado Springs Cadet Sq.
Colorado Wing) first aid class, directed
by Senior M~mber-~~, stua~-~
artificial respiration recently. Attending
cadets had the opportunity to work with
Annie, the artificial respiration practice
a p p a r a t u s . . . C a d e t K e v i n Ya c k l e , a
member of the North Valley Comp. Sq.
(Colorado Wing), has been named cadet.
commander for ~he squadron. He replaces
Gregg Beary who will remain with the
squadron as an advisor . . . Cadet Paul
Land of the former Falcon Cadet Sq.
(colorado Wing) was named to the Commandant's List for Military Excellence at
the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Members of Peninsula Group 2 (California Wing) were honored for outstanding
performance during the year at a recent
Awards Dinner. Capt. Lee White, commander of Squadron 80, was awarded the
Emergency Worker of the Year Award,
while Maj. Ted Chavez, commander of
Squadron 36, was named Commander of
the Year. Cadet Linda Cordes was named
Cadet of the Year and Maj. Tom Teeple
was named Senior Member of the Year...
Clarklift/Oakland, Inc. was presented a
Certificate of Appreciation by the
Hayward Comp. Sq. for arranging to have


A Cadet Unit Development Seminar was
hosted on Norton AFB by the three
squadrons on base. More than 80 members
attended the weekend highlighted by talks
ranging from aerospace education and the
ranger program through unit planning
activities. Inland Empire Group 18, Norcal Group 5 and Norton AFB Comp. Sq.
were the hosts. Fifty-five cadets from all
parts of southern California participated
in a special three-day Marine Corps Drill
Instructors Course at the USMC Recruit
Depot, San Diego, recently.

Tennessee Wing Holds Its
Leadership School

MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -C o l . W i l l i a m Ta l l e n t , c o m mander, Tennessee Wing, has annonnced that a two-day squadron
leadership school (SLS) will be
held for Tennessee seniors May 6
and 7 at McGhee-Tyson Airport,
home of the Air National Guard
Professional Military Education
Base classrooms, messing and
club facilities will be used. A
decision concerning the
availability of base quarters has
not been reached, but motel accemmodations in the immediate
vicinity are inexpensive.
Southeast Region staff personnel will conduct the course,
which will have as its basic
curriculum the study of senior
member technical specialty
positions and duties.

DONATION -- Members of the Blair County Sr. Sq. 815 (Pennsylvania Wing) present the Saxton
Dr. Richard J. Ovington of the
and Martinsburg libraries a check for $120 in memory of the late 1st Lt. William Kyle HenderNational Headquarters Senior
son of Martinsburg, Pa. Henderson, who was killed in an Industrial accident in August while on
Training Directorate will chair
duty as a supervisor for the local electric comlmny, was dqmty eommnndor of the squadron.
seminars in squadron leadership
The money will be used to buy books on aviation. Left to right: 1st Lt. William Wambnngh, .and counseling at unit level.
squadron commander, Lilu Penneil, head librarian of the Saxton Library and Doris
Tennessee seniors who have
completed Level I training and

are entered in or have completed
fa technical specialty training
track are eligible to attend.
Attendance at a wing or region
SLS will eventually be prerequisite to enrollment at a region
staff college and career progression for seniors.
The squadron leadership school
program, first funded late in 1976
by the NEC, is developing
nationally into an inexpensive
mode for study of squadron staff
job requirements, for exchange
of opinion and information and
for a chance to meet new friends
in the wing.
Enrollment in the May course
will be held at 40 students
because of limited base support
capabilities. Eligible personnel
who wish to spend a pleasant,
profitable weekend of study and
socializing at the foot of the
Smoky Mountains are urged to
preregister now with Maj.
Richard Curran, Hq. Southeast
Region, Rte. 1, Box 478, Elmore,
Ala. 36025, on CAP Forln 17,
Application for Senior Member

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mAnCH 1978
Flying Hrs.

Finds, Saves

C A P A b l e To D o
'More With Less'
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- Brig.
Gen. Paul E. Gardner, executive
director of the Civil Air Patrol,
has received a letter from Lt.
Gen. Raymond B. Furlong, commander of Air University at Maxwell, congratulating the Civil Air
Patrol for its outstanding service
and professionalism.
G e n . F u r l o n g s a y s , " Yo u r
December report indicates that
Civil Air Patrol has once again
demonstrated its value as a
civilian auxiliary to the United
States Air Force. Though constrained by increased cost per
flying hour, CAP has markedly
improved productivity as
measured by lives saves and objectives located. The comparison
between 1976 and 1977 SAR expenditures and results reflect
CAP's management efforts to increase SAR effectiveness."
Maj. Robert Mattson,
operations search and rescue ac-


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tivities s~ction at Hq. CAP-USAF
states that one reason why CAP
seams t~ h,~ "dnino rnnrp with
less" is
locator 1
aircraft ~ ...............
time required to locate objectives.
In 1977 CAP flew 892 missions
with 53 lives saved. The 1976
figures were 817 missions with 43
saves. During the same year that
was a seven per cent decrease in
total hours flown, down to 16,004
from 17,609.
Over the iast few years, from
1973, CAP has shown a 185 per
cent increase in finds and a 41 per
cent reduction on flying time.
The increase was to 448 finds in
1977 from 157 in 1973. Flying
hours fell from 27,284 in 1973 to

SUCCESS FI(IURES -- This chart shows how the Civil Air Patrol flying hours, represented by
the dashed line at the top, have decreased over the last five years. During the same period, the
number of mL~stons, indicated in red, has increased. The number of finds for the same time are
given in blue, And the saves in gray.



Renewals Need Invoices

Your National Headquarters would like to make the 1979 Civil Air Patrol Desk
Calendar available to the general membership as an item which could be used as a
fund raising device.

MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- Many
members have returned their
membership renewal dues to
National Headquarters without
the renewal invoice.

Since these renewals require
research and special handling,
they are processed after those
received with the renewal invoices.
Please help the clerk help you
by returning the invoice. If it is
lost or destroyed, please inclose
your old membership card or furnish the following information:
name, CAPSN, charter number,
current address and renewal

It has been proposed that each unit be permitted to order as many of the 1979
Calendars as desired (in incren~nts of 25) at a cost of Twenty-Five ($0.25) each.
These, in turn, could be sold at a price to be determined by the seller, but not to exceed $1.00, with the difference realized to be retained by the individual unit. Based on

This means that the
membership clerk has to stop
and research each transaction
and prepare a form containing
the necessary information before
the renewal is accepted by the

past demands for copies of this item. there appears to be an excellent market for it
within the Civil Air Patrol "family," as well as among friends, neighbors and possibly
t h e g e n e r a l p u b l i c . I t s h a n d s o m e e m b o s s e d c o v e r, s m a r t s t y l i n g , a n d t h e f u l l 1 3
months of double-spread pages with large, legible space for appointments, expense
records and important dates, makes it a most attractive desk calendar.

Cadet Extends Thanks
For CAP Opportunities

In order to arrive at a realistic number that will be needed, we must have valid
orders on hand prior to printing. This will insure that the number printed will be.sufficient to meet demands. Orders should be forwarded to the CAP BOOKSTORE to arr i v e N O T L AT E R T H A N 1 M AY 1 9 7 8 . I t m u s t b e e m p h a s i z e d t h a t a l l o r d e r s m u s t
b e a c c o m p a n i e d b y a c h e c k i n t h e f u l l a m o u n t o f t h e o r d e r. C a l e n d a r s w i l l b e
shipped no later than 15 October 1978. giving purchasers approximately 2V2 months
in which to sell the calendars betore the t~rst of the year.

Orders will be accepted either or~ the regular CAP Bookstore Order Form or by
individual letter.

Note: This same offer was made for the 1977
lote: This same offer was made for the 1977
calendars and requests for 2,000 were
and requests for 2,000 were
returned dueto late submission. Be sure to
meet the deadline.









Civil Air Patrol cadet, Cadet
John B. Costello, Virginia Wing
Headquarters, who is currently
attending Virginia Polytechnic
Institute with aid from a CAP
academic grant, has recently
written Brig. Gen. Thomas C.
Casaday, national commander,
CAP, giving his thanks to the
organization for the many opportunities it has afforded him during his cadet membership.
Dear Gen. Casaday,
I wish to thank you very much
for your letter of last December
28th with its inspiring comments
concerning my attainment of the
Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award.
This month marks my sixth
year. as a cadet member of the
Civil Air Patrol and with my 21st
birthday just over two months
away I have been reflecting back
on these past six years. I can
remember like it was yesterday
my first meeting.
I look back there now and they
have had seven cadet commanders since I stepped down. I
am grateful for IACE '74, COS
'74, MSOP '76. I-have fond
memories of the summer encampment I commanded in 1975.
I can state with pride that I
chaired both the VACAC and the

MERCAC. I can never forget the
feeling I had when l found out
that I had been awarded a CAP
academic grant.
I look hack on those highlights
and others and it is like a pull at
my heart-strings. It helped me
here in school both with my
academic work and my military
standing in Army ROTC and the
Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets.
I thank you, sir, and all the
others along the way. I look back
and I see that I am part of all that
I have seen and it makes me
Respectfully submitted,
John B. Costello, VPI '79
Cadet, Civil Air Patrol

Southwest Region
Announces June
Leadership School
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- Lt.
Col. Jackie Floyd, Texas Wing
director of senior training, has
announced a four-day Squadron
Leadership School for the
Southwest Region, to be held
June 21-24, 1978, at Dallas Naval
Air Station.
She urges all prospective
students in the Southwest Region
to mail CAP Form 17 to the Texas Wing Senior Training Office.