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Florida Wing - Mar 1979

Florida Wing - Mar 1979

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Gator
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VOL.2QNO.2
DownedPlane
MIAMI,FL
Found
by
CAP
MARCH1979
Search
Teams
BySMHu~knal.landLColDaveMoseleyRalphWrightwasflyinghisred-and-whiteCessna150homefromabusinesstripwhenheranintoaseverestorm.HisplanewentdownonlyminutesfromhisdestinationintheOrlandoarea.WitnessesreportedapossibleplanecrashtoMcCoyTower.TheythoughttheyhadheardaplanegodownaroundLakeMaryJane.DeputyLeoFaurotoftheFreshWaterFishCommissionstatedthathehadheardahighpitchedwhineofanaircraftenginenotunlikethesoundofamodelplanethatterminatedwithathuddingsound.CAPgroundteammembersRonHillandRichardBrinkmanwentouttosearchat2a.m.butfoundnothing.Airsearcheffortsbeganat6a.m.butnosighUngsweremeceduringtheday.Thenextday,Sunday,theweatherwasgettingworse,andthesearcheffortsweresteppedup.Units
ftom
allovercentralFlorida·werecalledin,includinggroundteamswithailterrain,fourwheeldrtvevehicles.Atthree-fortythatafternoon,agroundteamfromSuncoastSeniorSquadronwithaidfromairsearcherslocatedthe.planeinawoodedareanearLakeMoss.Thebodyofthepflotwasfoundnearthewreckage.Hehaddiedonimpact.Sheriff'sDepartmentpersonnelwerecalledin
CAPANDREDCROSS
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INMERCYMISSION
TheDaytonaBeachchapteroftheAmericanRedCrossandtheOrmondBeachCAPsquadronworkedtogetherrecentlytoflyinanemergencysupplyofbloodforthreepatientsinlocalhospitals.Platelets,whichareusedtohelpvictimsofleukemiaandcancerpatientswhosebodiesdonotproducetheclottmqelement,canonlybemadefromfreshlydrawnbloodandtheprocessingmustbeginwithinfourhours.RedCrosshadarrangedwithPatrickAFBinCocoaBeachtosupplytheneededbloodand,inaccordancewiththeRedCross/CAPnationalagreement,contactedCAPfortransport.PermissionwaSreceivedforaCAPplanetolandatPatrick,andMajorHarryCrissoftheOrmondBeachSquadronpickedupthebloodanddelivereditinlittleoveranhourfromtlietimeitwasdrawn,wellwithinthetimelimit.byradioandCAPpersonnelhelpedofficerssecure
the
area.Thewreckageoftheaircraftwasfoundintheclearingnearthecenterofthephotograph.Theheavilywoodedareamadeitdifficultforsearchers.Theareaalso1sdottedwithtrashpilesand
it
wasdifficultforsearcherstodistinguishbetweentheseandtheWreckage.Onlyatlowaltitudecouldthecolorsoftheplenaanddistin-guishingdetailsbemadeout.(PhotobyLColonelDaveMoseley,Mission1.0.)
APRILFLIGHTCLINIC
CentralBrevardCompositeSquadronwillhostaFlightSafetyClinictheweekendofApril7-8.Theclinicisopentoallwhomaybeinterested;itisnotnecessarytobeapilotoraCAPmemberinordertoattend.ItwillbeheldattheSquadronhangaronthesouthwestcomeroftheMerrittIslandAirportbeginning
at
8:30e
i
rn,
Thegroundreviewwillincludeaviationweather.enrouteandemergencyprocedures,fli~htsafety,FAR's,navi-gation,andaircraftmaintenance.Flyingactivitiesconststtnqofcheckridesandbiennialflightreviewsforthosewhoneedthemwillbeconductedonbothdays.Prevailingfli9htinstructorrateswillapply.AircraftrangingfromaCessna
150
toaPiperAztecareavailableforrentalfromMerrittIslandAirService,Pre-registrationmustbecompletedbyMarch30butapplicationswillbeacceptedonaspaceavailablebasisuntilthedayoftheclinic.Costis$20.FormoreinformationcontactH,Foehrenback30S/783-2155.
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PAGE2GATORCAPERS,MARCH1979
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BYCOLONELRICHARDL.LEALI,SR'-
ANewApproachto.theCadetRecruitingProblem
Ifeelthattheviability,ifnottheverySUMval,oftheCAPcadetprogramis-inquestion.Me_mbershiphasde-clinedfrom44,000in1971to22,000inthelatestreport.Increasedeffortsinrecruitingandattemptstorevisethecurrentprogramarejusttreatingthesymptomsandnotgettingdowntothebasicproblem.Forapermanentcure,awholenewapproachisnecessary.Wemusttakeintoconsiderationtheactualsituationatthesquadronlevelwhensettingnationalstandardsfortheprogram.ThePlainproblemsofthecurrentcadetprogram,asIseethem,andmysolutiontotheseproblemsareoutlinedbelow.ASimilardiscussionoftheSituationhasbeenpresentedtoNationalHeadquartersofficialsfortheirconsideration.Oneof,themainobjectionsraisedbyprospectivemalecadetsisthattheydonotwishtoconformtothestrictmilitarygroomingstandardsprescribedforwearersoftheCAP/USAFuniform.Thesestandardsarenotacceptedbyalargenumberof13-17yearoldswhoseinterestinaviationandaerospacewouldmakethempotentialmembers.ThereareseveralreasonswhytheseboysdonotwanttocuttheirhairtomeetCAPstandards.Oneisthatthe'timespentinCAPactivitiesissmallincom-parisontotimespentinschoolandotherpeergroupingswherelonghairis.theacceptedstyleandthereispeerpressureto.conformtothegroup.Anotherreasonisthepreferenceofsomeparentsforthelongerstyles.Alsoaproblematthesquadronlevelisthegreatamountofpaperworkinvolvedinadministeringthecadetprogram.SeniormemberswhoJoinedtoworkwithteensfindthem-selvesspendingmostoftheirtimeonformsandfiles.ThisisalsoaburdenontheNationalHQofficethatprocessescadetcontracts;CAPmustrecognizethatlonghair,althoughasymbolofrebellionintheearly70's,hasnowbecomeanacceptedstyle.SincethewearingoftheUSAFuniformrequiresconformityto.thetrstandardsofgrooming,thefollowingreorganizationofthecadetprogramissuggested.BothcurrentstylesandUSAFstandardsaretakenintocon-sideration.Administrativeprocedureswillchangetofitthenewprogram.Thecadetprogramshouldbedividedintotwolevels--BASICandADVANCED.Basic(toincludePhasesI
&
IIofthecurrentprogram)willoperateasfollows:CadetsintheBasicprogramwillnotbeentitledtoweartheCAP/USAFuniform.Thiswillbeaprivilegewhichmustbeearnedduringthe1
1/i'to
2yearsitgenerallytakestocompletetheachievementsthatleadtotheMitchellAward.ThesecadetswillweartheCAPjumpsuitwithappropriateinsigniaandtheCAPbaseballcap.Currentcivilianhairstyleswillbeappropriatewiththisuniform.AnotheradvantageistherelativelylowercostoftheJumpsuitsandtheavailabil1tyofsmallersizesfortheyoungestcadets.Theadministrationofthecadetpro-gramintheBasicphaseswillbeunderthecontrolofthesquadroncommander.CadettrainingrecordswillnotbeprocessedthroughNationalHQuntilthecadethasprogressedthrough-PhasesI
&
IIandisready
to
applyfortheMitchellAward.Advancedlevelwillbeconductedasfollows:CadetswhohavecompletedtherequiredtrainingintheBastelevelwillthenmakethe-decisIontoeitherrematnInthecadetnon-comranksorapplytobeacadetofficer.
If
hewishestoadvance,acadetwillapplytotakeanationallystandardizedtestwhichwillbeorderedfromNationalHQandadministeredbyanofficerabovethesquadronlevelinacontrolledsituation.
If
hepassestheexam,hewillreceiveacertificateindicatinghehascompletedtheBasiccourseandisentitledtotwostripesuponjoiningtheUSAirForce.HewillreceivetheMitchellAwardandtheprivilegeofwearingtheCAP/USAFuniform(whichincludesconformingtogrooming,standards).Theproposedchangeswillencourageyoungpeoplein-terestedinaviationandaerospacetojointheprogramandbecomeinvolvedinit.Ratherthanbeingforcedtobreakawayfromtheirpeergrouptoconformimmediatelytonewstandards,theywillhaveachancetolearntoidentifywithCAPandtomaketheirowndecisionabouttakingontheresponsibilitiesconnectedwiththewearingoftheuniform.Becauseitwillbetheirowndecisfon,theywillbemorehighlymotivatedtoconductthem-selvesinamannerworthyoftheorganizationtheuni-formrepresents.ThenewprogramwouldgiveCAPalargerpoolofpotentialcadetrecruitsandamorehighlymotivatedcadetofficercorps,Theproposedadmini-strativechangeswillfreesquadronofficerstospendmoretimeworkingdirectlywiththeircadetsandwillalsohelptoclearupanypaperworkbacklogat'NationalHeadquarters.
NotesfromtheUSAF/CAPliaisonOffice
NEWRADIOANDTELEVISIONSPOTS.TheDecembercopyofCAPNEWSannouncedtapesofnewCivilAirPatrol'radioandtelevisionf11mspotstobeavailableinJanuary1979.TelephoneinquiriesIhavereceivedintheLOOfficefollowingtheshowingofradioandtelevisionspotsclearlydemonstratetheeffectiveness
0
ftheseplugs.IrecommendGroupsobtaincopiesofthesenewreleasesandincludetheminlocalrecruitingcampaigns.ELTMISSIONS.AstudyofELTmissionsfor1978againpointsoutthatmostELT's_arefoundonairports.Inmanyinstances,10to15hourswereflowninELTsearchandtheELTwaseventuallylocatedinanaircraftlocatedontheairport.Inlargemetropolitanareasorareaswheretherearenumerousairports,anairbornesurveymaybeneededtomorecloselypinpointthesignalsource.Otherwise,themosteffectiveandeffrctentmethodoflocatinganELTreportedinthevicinityofatownorcity,orheardnearanairport,isasearchofnearbyairportswithgroundteamsusinghand-heldDFunits.(Continuedonpage3)
 
GATo.RCAPERSMARCH1979PAGE3
MISSIONREPORT
APPOLICYINTERPRETATION:AFRCCMISSIONREIMBURSEMENTFORNON-CAPAIRCRAFT
REIMBURSEMENTFo.RUSE
or
No.N-Co.RP,o.RATE/No.N-MEMBERo.WNEDAIRCRAFT.Recently,aquestionaroseconcerningreimbursementforfuelusedinaStateownedhelicopterthatwasemployedinaFloridaWingmission.HqCAP-USAFStaffJudgeAdvocatesubmittedthefollow-inginformationandinterpretationwhichwouldapplytoemploymentofanynon-corporateornon-memberownedaircraftoruseofanon-CAPmemberinanAFRCCauth-orizedmission.1.UndertheCAPEmergencyServiceregulations,thosewhomayparticipateinanAirForcemissionisstrictlycontrolledbytheCAPMissionCoordinatorwhooperatesunderthedirectionoftheCAPWingCommander.OnlyqualifiedCAPSeniormembersmayparticipateinAirForceauthorizedsearcHes.WhilenormallyaircraftengagedinsuchmissionsareeitherCorporateownedormemberowned,itisnotessentialthatthatbethecase.ThekeytestiswhetherornotpilotsandotheroccupantsoftheaircraftareCAPseniormembersqualifiedinaccor-dancewithCAPdirectives.
It
isfromthelistofauth-orizedseniormemberspreparedbytheMissionCoordi-natorthatreimbursementforfuelandlubricantsisauthorized.2.CAPdirectivesdoauthorize(whereunusualcir-cumstancesarepresent)theparticipationofnon-CAPmembersonAirForce,searchmissionsonlyasapprovedbytheappropriateCAPCommander.Thiscanbeauth-orizedwhentheparticipationofnon-CAPpersonswouldcontributetoorassist,inthesavingofalife.Theseregulationshavebeeninterpretedtoauthorizenon-CAPindividualstorideinCAPaircraft
if,
forexample,theyhavespecifiCknowledgeorinformationastothecrashsite.3.TheCAP,whileperformingonanAirForcemission,isactingasanagentoftheUnitedStatesandassuch,theUnitedStatesisliableforinjuryordeathsufferedbythirdpartiesasaresultofCAPnegligence.TheCAPseniormembers,ofcourse,arecoveredbyFederalEm-ployeesCompens-ationActandassuchtheexclustveremedyistofileforthosebenefits
if
injuredorkilled.WhentheCAPpermitsnon-CAPmemberstoparticipateasanofficialpartoftheCAPsearchonanAirForcemtssIon,itexposestheUnitedStatestolegall1ability.Therehasbeen,inthepast,oneormorecasesofsuitsbroughtagainsttheUnitedStatesbecauseofincidentsofthisnature.4.Basedontheforegoing,HqCAP-USAF
IDo.
providedthefollowingcriteriaforreimbursementonnon-CAPaircraft;a.TheaircraftmustbededicatedtoCAPforuseonthemission.b.Thepilot-in-commandandobserversmustbeCAPmembers.c.TheMissionCoordinetormustauthorizetheflightinaccordancewithCAPdirectives.JohnG.Hanks,LtCol,USAFFloridaWingLiaisonOfficerMission#4-04213January1979FloridaWingCAPsearchedforalightplane,ared,andwhiteCessna150,withonepersononboard.Theair-craftwasenroutefromPahokee,FLtoOrlendo,ThewreckagewaslocatedbyCAPpersonnelapproximatelytwelvemilessoutheastofOrlando,Thepilotwasde-ceased.Sixty-ninesortieswereflownbyCAPsearchers.FloridaWingpersonnel,inthecourseoftheabovemission,alsolocatedandsilencedanELTtransmitterthathadbeenactivatedbyanunknowncause.
It
wasfoundinaSuperCubonthegroundatNewHibiscusAirport,VeroBeach.ThesignalsourcewaslocatedbysearchersusingDFequipment.
o
Notes
(CC1t.
frompage
2)
CHRISTIANENCo.UNTERCo.NFERENCES.ThreeChristianEncounterConferenceswillbeheldin1979:MarsHill,NCinJuly:MoRanch,TXandSilverBay,NYinAugust.TheconferenceswillbeavailabletoCAPcadetsandtheirSeniorMemberescorts(oneescortisrequiredforeach10Cadets).Noairliftwillbeprovided;thereforeconfereesmustarrangetheirowntransportation.Add-itionalinformationmaybeobtainedfromtheNationalChaplain.Lo.NGDISTANCETELEPHo.NECo.STS.Anall-outefforttocurbcommerctaltelephone
cosj
sintheFLWingLiaisonOfftcsisunderway.Thelargenumberofmis-sionsandactivitiessinceOctober78hascausedustospend41%ofourannual
t
elephonebudgetinonly'thefirstthreemonthsoffiscalyear79.Whatdoesthismeantoyou?Wewilllimitlongdistancecallstothosecontactsdeemedmissionessentialandtimecritical.notjustaconvenience.Therefore,
if
youcalltheLo.Offfceandtherecorderanswers,pleaseleaveamess-agesowecandeterminewhethertoreturnthecalloranswerbysomeothermeans.Jo.HNG.HANKS,LTCo.L,USAFFloridaWingLiaisonOfftcerGATo.RCAPERSispublishedbyFloridaWingCivilAirPatrol,8850BinnacleWay,Orlando,Florida32809.,Allreleasesorcorrespondencepertainingtothenews-lettershouldbesenttotheEditor,12822SWl2Terrace,Miami,Florida33184.Materialmaybereproduced
if
contextispreserved,creditgiven,andcopysenttoGATo.RCAPERS.FloridaWingCommanderColonelRichardL.LeaH,Sr.USAF-CAPLiaisonOfficerLColonelJohnG.HanksFlorfdaWingInformationOffrcerMajorAlbertE.SeeschaafEditorDianaRoderPhotoEditorlLtIohnO'ConnorLithographyLewisGarrett

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