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Civil Air Patrol Legislative Day
This annual event provides the CAP leadership and its members an opportunity to talk one-on-one with their Congressionalrepresentatives about the future of CAP operations, past-year accomplishments and organizational funding requirements. Morethan 180 CAP commanders, their staff members and national headquarters staff gathered in Washington, D.C., for last year'sCAP
. SeeCAP Volunteer Magazine Apr-Jun 2012, page 12 for the Legislative Day article.
Cadets selected, will be representing Illinois Wing CAP in Washington DC and speaking to the Congressional Representativesfrom our state. Our job there will be to let our Representatives know about CAP, who we are, what we do and the issues facingCAP that we are asking them to consider. We will also be making them aware that they and their staff are eligible to join theCongressional Squadron.This activity goes from 0500, 27 February to 2 March 2013. 27 Feb and 2 Mar are travel days. To be determined, the team mayleave for Washington D.C. 26 Feb to allow for more rest before Walking the Hill. This will be decided as soon as possible. Cadetsand escorts will stay at Bolling Air Force Base Billeting. Cadets will attend a briefing the evening of 27 Feb. They will “Walk theHill” going to Illinois Congressional Representatives offices all day 28 Feb. Members can expect to walk up to five miles.Friday is a sightseeing day for the cadets and escorts. Saturday is a travel day back home. The escorts for the 2013 LegislativeDay will be Maj James Bartel and Capt John Fletcher.
Cadets who would like to attend the legislative days from 27 Feb to 3 Mar 2013 please write a 300 word letter telling whyyou want to attend and what you expect to get from the experience.
C/SSgt and above may apply. Cadets who have previously attended Legislative Day may apply but priority will be given tonew participants.
Cadets must be knowledgeable in all aspects of cadet programs.
Cadets must be comfortable talking to various people about cap and project a professional manor.
Cadets should have gained experience outside of squadron activities (encampments or NCSA)Send the letter firstname.lastname@example.org@ilwg.cap.netwith your name CAP ID number and your phone number. The cutoff
date for the letter is 20 December.
FOUR CADETS WILL BE SELECTED
PAUL HERTEL, Lt Col, CAPGovernment Relations Adviser Illinois Wing
N EXRAD Pilot Training
This opportunity is open to all pilots but CAP members are getting the early announcement -space is limited!Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University researchers are working on an exciting FAA-fundedproject to help pilots learn to use new weather-in-the-cockpit technologies for generalaviation flight. We are currently inviting pilots to participate in this research by taking aninstructor-led training module/mini-course on using NEXRAD and its products to make safein-flight decisions during convective weather situations. Course topics will include Radar and thunderstorm fundamentals, NEXRAD and itslimitations, and aeronautical decision making. Our participants will be paid $50 upon course completion and receive WINGS credit.The course will be held January 12th from 0800 to 1500 at Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan Drive Elgin, IL in the Heritage Room (lower level in the SRC Building). For RSVP or questions about the course, please contact Michael Vincent email@example.com ROBERT BECKER, Lt Col, CAPDirector of CommunicationsIllinois Wing - Civil Air Patrol630-631-7186
The December edition of the ILWG Aerospace Newsletter hasbeen posted on the ILWG website.http://ilcap.org/images/documents/aerospace_education/ilwgaenewsdec2012.pdf If you have trouble opening the newsletter, please let me know.Sue Wynard, Major CAP
A revised Instrument Flying Handbook is now available; you canaccess it and download from the link below along with other valuable references:http://www.faa.gov/library/manuals/aviation/ Joe KotowskiILWG DOV630-805-3588 (Cell)