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Florida Wing - Sep 1982

Florida Wing - Sep 1982

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Volume23,Number1
Fall,1982
CitrusCountyCompositeSquadron
Plans
NewHeadquartersBuilding
by
Marion
E.
Hess,
CAPCitrus
Co.
Compo
Sqdn.PAO
With150peopleinattendance,CitrusCountyCompositeSquadron08315heldgroundbreakingcere-moniesfortheirnewheadquartersbuildingattheCitrusCountyAirport.TheunithasnegotiatedatwentyyearleasewiththeBoardofCountyCom-missionersforthelandandplantoerectaonestorybuildingwhichwillserveasheadquarters,meetingplaceandmissionheadquarters.Itwillalsoprovideawaitingroomandbathroomfacilitiesforthepilotsandusersoftheairport.Thesquadronanticipatesthecosttobeinthevicinityof$25,000,ofwhichathirdhasalreadybeenobtained.Mostofthelaborwillbedonatedbythesquadronpersonnel.Anintensivecam-paignisplannedtoobtaindonationsandfundraisingactivitiesareplanned.Dignitarieswhoattendedtheground-breakingceremoniesincludedCol.HarveyKlein,NationalHQ;
Lt.
Col.HowardCumler,Fla.WingComman-der;CountyCommissionersWayneJordan,JeanGrantandCatherineRooks;GeorgeAllen,DirectorofDisasterPreparedness;Capt.Lee,Presidentofthenewly-formedRetiredOfficersAssn;representativesofVAC-CO;FrankKoziuk,PresidentofHighlandsCivicAssn.andCapt.ColeyCampbell,CitrusCo.Sheriff'sDept..MusicwasprovidedbytheCitrusCo.HighSchoolBand.Theprogramin-cludedCol.Cumler,whospokeonthedistinguished-historyofCAP;Col.Klein,whobroughtgreetingsfromBrig.Gen.Patton,USAF,Director,CAP,andBrig.Gen.JohnnyBoyd,Na-tionalCommander,CAPandGeorgeAllen,whospokeonCitrusCountyandCAP.
Lt.
Col.FredW.Hess,DeputyChiefofStaff,CongressionalSquadron,actedasmasterofceremonies.Attheconclusionofthegroundbreaking,refreshments',presidedoverbyMrs.BettyRaymer,wereserved.
0
futurehomeor",.
CITRUSCOUNTY_COMPOSrrESQ~DRON
CIVILAfRPATRO
L.
~AU.r.II.lARY
us
AIRFORCE_,
ELISearchEndsWithFind
by
Capt.Edgar
B.
Bergman,
CAP
Group
5
PAO
Aday-long,troublesomeELTsearchmissionwassuccessfullycompletedonMarch24byGroup5groundteamsintheearlyhoursofthefollowingday.Firsttobenotified,Capt.EdBergman,withhand-heldgear,sweptthethreeairportsintheareawithnegativeresults.Aboutthattime,theFAAreportedthatthesignalhadgone.WhentheELTsignalwasagainre-portedbyhigh-flyingplanesthatafter-noon,
Lt.
Col.RobertCrofttooktotheairbriefly.Heavystormcloudactivityprohibitedfurtherflights.Laterthatevening,withthreateningstormsoffshore,GroupCommanderP.E.Dentoncalledforaflightmission.Capt.ClintWingandhiswife,SMRuthWing,offeredtheservicesoftheirwell-equippedCessna172,N80322.ThePilot-In-Commandwas1st
Lt.
BenMyersandCapt.E.Bergmanfilledinassecondpilot-observer.DuetotheabsenceofanELTsignallocatingunit,thecrewwasbriefedbyCmndr.Dentoninaneffectivesignaltrackingmethodusingsignaldurationtimeandheadinginformationthatre-quiredonlytheVHFreceiver.Finally,after1
V2
hoursofflighttime,itwasdeterminedthatthesignaleminatedfromthedockareainNorthPalmBeach.Groundunitsdispatched'fromtheLantanaAirport,finallyzeroedinonaboattiedupattheSailfishMarinadock.Theownerwasaboardandwhenawakened,hesaidhewasnotawareofthesituation.Hehadrecentlypurchas-edtheELTandhaditlayingonitsside.Theunit,amarinetype,isactivatedinthatposition.
0
Left
toright:
Lt.
Col.
fred
Hess,
Lt.
RobertSmith,Cmdr.CCCS,Lt.Col.HowardCumler,Fla.WingCmdr,WayneJordan,Chmn..
CC
Boardof
Comm.,
Jean
Grant,Comm.
andCatherineRooks,
Comm.
 
You'reintheirworldnow.
Imagine.Foroverhalfanhouryouhavelived,breathed,wonderedandworriedaboutsharks.Youhaveseenafeedingfrenzyinoneofthemostexcitingvisualpresentationsevercreated.Youhavelearnedhowfastsharkscancutnoiselesslythroughthewater.Howmanyrowsofteeththeyhave.Andwhythese150million-year-oldpredatorsneversleep.Nowyoumusttakethefinalchallengeandentera124-footlongtunnel...rightthroughaswarmoflivesharks.You'recompletelysurroundedbythem.Left.Right.Above.SeaWorld'snewSharkEncounter.It's40minutesofpurefascination.
SharkEncounterNowOpen
atS
m
,rId.
betweenOrlandoandWaltDisneyWorld
 
Commander'sCorner
by
Col.Howard
R.
Cum/er,
CAP
GatorCAPers
GatorCAPers
isanunofficialmagazinepublishedquarterlyinthein-terestofthemembersoftheFlorida'WingofCivilAirPatrol.ItispublishedbyOmegaCommunications,aprivatefirminnowayconnectedwiththeDepartmentoftheAirForceorCivilAirPatrolCorporation.Opinionsexpressedbypublishersandwritersaretheirownandarenottobeconsideredofficialex-pressionbytheCivilAirPatrolCorpora-tionortheAirForce.Theappearanceofadvertisementsinthispublication,in-cludingsupplementsandinserts,doesnotconstituteanendorsementbytheCivilAirPatrolCorporationortheDepartmentoftheAirForceofproductsorservicesadvertised.HEADQUARTERSFloridaWing,CivilAirPatrol8850BinnacleWayOrlando,Florida32812WingCommander
Col.HowardCumler
PublicAffairsOfficer(External)
Capt.WilliamG.Warner
PublicAffairsOfficer(Internal)
Capt.GeorgeReed
InterimEditor
Maj.DianeKittendorf
PhotoEditor
SMJackO'Connor
Editorialcopyandreleasesshouldbesentto:HQ,FlWG-CAP/PAIN(Editor,
GatorCAPers)
8850BinnacleWayOrlando,Florida32812
ToAllFLWGCAPMembers:
THE
FOUR-WAYTEST
Ofthethingswethink,
sayordo
1.IsittheTRUTH?2.IsitFAIRtoallconcerned?3.WillitbuildGOODWILLandBETTERFRIENDSHIPS?4.Will
it
beBENEFIc/ALtoallcon-cerned?
CommittmentIntegrityVisibilityInitiativeLeadershipAttitudeInvolvementRetentionPerformanceAttendanceTrainingRevitalizationOrganizationLoyaltyFeedbackLastingWinningGreat
AcommittmenttotheaboveonyourpartwillmakeourWingthe"Top"Wing.TheFloridaWinghastheabilitytoprovidetrainingcoursesthatarebetterthananyprovidedbyanyWinginthenation.Thoseinstructingarewellqualified,wellmotivatedand,aboveall,possessthepositiveattitudeneededtogettheirtrainingacross.IfthereareanyofyououttherewhoreallyDOknowitall,volunteertobecomeanin-structor;weneedthem.Don'tbesurprisedifyouattendatrainingsessionandfindmesittingnexttoyou;don'tbesurprisedifI'mwork-ingflightlineataSARexercise.It'snotthatI
have
tobethere;I
wanttobethere.
IvaluethetrainingI'mgettinginCivilAirPatrol,andIdon'twanttheWingCommander'sjobtointerruptthattraining.IcreditCAPwithpro-vidingmemoreknowledgeinmychosenprofession,andthattraining,inpart,allowedmetoacceptatransferandpositionwithmuchgreaterrespon-sibilitythanIpreviouslyheld.0
SarasotaComp.Sq.OffersRedCrossTrainingCourse
The8thofMarchbegana72hourcomprehensivefourpartRedCrosscoursewithtraininginAdvancedFirstAid,CPR,VitalSignsModuleI(pulse,temperatureandrespiration)andVitalSignsModuleII(bloodpressure).TheclassesareheldtwiceaweekforthreehourseachandwillcontinueuntiltheendofMay.Theclassof25membersisbeingtaughtby
Mai.DennisMcCoy,
com-manderofSarasotaCompoSq.,whoisalicensedRedCrossinstructor.Ofthe25members,10arefromSarasotaSq.Theyare
Mai~rsWilliam
&
DorothyMcCoy,Us.Max
&
ShirleyBeane,Us.George
&
ShirleyRodermond,Capt.ShirleyTulacz,2nd
Lt.
RichardStover,ClU.Col.SharonBeane
and
C!MSgl.JohnieJohnson.
Thisisonlythesecondtimethiscoursehasbeengiven.Thepilotcourse,startedbytheManateeCountychapteroftheAmericanRedCrossthreeyearsago,wasalsotaughtby
Maj.DennisMcCoy.0
Major
Dennis
McCoydemonstratesthepro-per
wayto
administerCPR.

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