For the past ten years, San Diego Cadet Squadron144 has been faithfully leading the Civil Air Patrol(CAP) recruiting effort at the annual Miramar AirShow. This year was no exception from Friday, 30September to Sunday, 2 October 2011 a smallgroup of dedicated recruiters waded through thecrowds in order to promote Civil Air Patrol’s vari-ous volunteer programs.Some might disagree, but this is the largest airshow in the west! There are non-stop aerial actsboth civilian aerobatic teams and military demoteams, including the Navy’s Blue Angels. Regard-less, the crowds are huge each day, attracting peo-ple from Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and SanDiego counties, plus points from all over theglobe; a virtual goldmine for recruiting.CAP recruiting is like fishing; you bait your hook,and wait to see what swims by. For the last fouryears, the major ‘bait’ has been CAP aircraft whichlure the general public to our booth under theaircraft’s wing. This year the CAP plane was pro-vided by Capt Shairrie Van Duzer, Commander, ElCajon Senior Squadron 57. Maj Ross Veta, ourDeputy Commander provided the advanced plan-ning, table, chairs, banner, brochures, and twomore pieces of bait: model rockets! Made by hisson C/SMSgt Jacob Veta and himself, each one wasa hit with children, especially the giant Saturn Vrocket. The kids asked many questions about therockets and CAP aircraft, which brought their par-ents over to see what they were so interested in.The icing on the cake is when parents inquiry aboutCAP and Cadet Programs. Many adults dropped bytoo and inquired about the various senior memberprograms.Capt Jeff Cable, Squadron Commander, was in-charge of the booth for the entire weekend, settingup/stowing the gear each day, checking in person-nel for duty, answering questions from the generalpublic, and managing the overall recruiting effort.This was no easy task getting up early each day andleaving late in the evening.Capt Cable was assisted on the first day, by MajDennis Ammann, C/SrA Darius Brown, and C/SrATerence Belprez. Also lending a hand were fivemembers of Skyhawk Composite Sq. 47: SM LaurieBresnahan, C/Amn Michael Bresnahan, SM MichaelHamnquist, C/Amn Cameron Hamnquist, and C/A1c Dillon Holcomb. The second day consisted of the same Skyhawk personnel, plus C/CMSgt HannaOlson, C/2Lt Jesse O’Keefe, and C/2Lt Alex Langfrom Squadron 144. Finally on the last day, oursame Skyhawk personnel again attended, along withtheir wingman LtCol Mike Woods. Squadron 144personnelwere: C/Amn Peyten Jasso, C/CMSgt Cos-tillo, and MajDennis Am-mann.
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Miramar Air Show 2011—A 10 Year Tradition
VOLUME 2, ISSUE 11
Miramar Air Show 2011
Cadet Com-mander’s Corner
Group 7 BeachParty Success
CIVIL AIR PATROLSAN DIEGO CADETSQUADRON 144
By: Maj Dennis Ammann