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Bear Facts - Summer 1989

Bear Facts - Summer 1989

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Summer 1989 issue of "Bear Facts," approved publication of California Wing - Civil Air Patrol. 60 pages.
Summer 1989 issue of "Bear Facts," approved publication of California Wing - Civil Air Patrol. 60 pages.

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ApprovedPublicationofCaliforniaWing,CivilAirPatrol,AuxiliaryoftheU.S.AirForce
Summer,1989
Maj.DaleRumbaugh,ValleySquadron128,losAngeteGroupLpilotincom-mandofCessna310,whichflewtoA1katoassistintheoil
pill
containmenteffort.AlaskaWing,
CAP,
requtedatwo-engineaircraftfromCalifornia
Wing
foroverwaterflying.(Photoby
Lt.
Col.RobertFowler.)
CAPAssistsOilSlickContainment
By
u:
Col.
~L
R.Fowler,
Dir.
WhenPresidentGeorgeBushagreedtocommit
!.he
nation'sresourcestoassistinthecleanupofNOMAmerica'sworstoilspill,CaliforniaWing,
UnitedSt.aLeS
AirForeAuxiliary-Civil
Air
PatrolCAPIpi-
lOTS
and
a
californiawing
aircraft
w
re
re-
quested
togo
to
Alaska.The
call
camefrom
IJ..
Col.
DouglasAskerman,DeputyChi
f
0
Staff.
Alaska
Wing
CAP,
whocontacted
LLCol.
Fred
NettelI,
californiaWingDirectorofEmrgency
Services,
LO
requ
a
twin-engineaircraft,capableofover-waterrugh
to
assist
in
thoilslickcontainmntprojecThecaliforniaWingCommander,Col.V.
Lee
White.honored
th
requestandas-signedLosAnglesGroupl'sMaj.DaleRumbaugh.StudioCity.ValleySquadron128.asthepilot
in
commandofthis
fTOrL
RumbughpreparedCAP'sCessna310twin-engine
aircra
or
th
trip.
Hethenrecruited
lWO
dditionalqualifiedpilots,Lt.Col.GuoterRagenfromMalibu,alsofromGroup1'sVanNuysSquadron81andLt.Col.WillardGordonfromFallbrook,a
member
ofSan
Die
0
County
Group3.Th
three
pilo~took
off
fromVanNuysAirpon
fOT
th
2100
mil.e
trip
La
Ala
lea.
Thetrip
LO
Valdezk14hoursofflyingtime.However,thetriprequiredv
SLOpS
forrefuellngandtwoovmightstays.The
Iirst
overnight
SLOP
wasar
Bellingham,washlngton,andthesecondatJuneau,Alaska.Navigationalequipm
tal
two
lo-cationswastemporarilynotoperational.whichrequiredthe
tw
delays.Maj.Rumbaughreceivedinformation
that
his
fioal
dsunation.Valdez,wasaparticularlydifficultairfieldbecauseap-proahesanddepanurcscouldonlybemadfromondirection.Mountainsarelocated
nall
sidoftheairport.
with
ih
higbestmountalnat
th
dofthrunway.Thisconditionrequires
asteepap
proach
to
the
runway.
Rumbaughwaswarned
thai
in
theeventofa
missed
approa•thaircraftwouldberequired
to
executeaISOdegree
tum
andcJimboutatagradientof1in15.A.normalmissedapproachrequiresclimb-outatagradientof1in40.vithoutth180degreemrn.PorrunatelywhentheCaliforniusarrivedarValdez
th
weather
was
cJear.ACoastGuardvesselanchordout
in
PrinceWilliamSoundfunctiondastheradioapproachcontrolforthe
landing
at.
th
Valdez
Airpon.
ThecaliforniaWingaircralandedwithoutthemissedap-proahprocedureandthecrewwasmel
by
CAPAlaskaWingofficialswhoescortedtheLhreepil
ts
toabuHdingwhere
th
y
couldplacetheirbedrollsoncotsfor
a
night's
sl
ep,Thefollowingdaythepilotswerebrief-edontheirmissions.TheflighlSrequired
flying
at
500
feel
altitude,
some
250miles
OUt
1.0
thefaredgeoftheoilspillnear
Bar-
renIslands.Onboardthe
six
passenger
air-craft
wethepilot.
lWO
pilotobservers.
lWO
vid
ocameramenand
a
plotter.ThlastthreewerefromtheDepartment
of
En-
vironrnmalConservationoftheStateofAlaska.TheinfannationsecuredfromtheflightswasassessedattheValdezcom-mand
POSl
LO
determinefurtheractioninthecleanupoperaLion.
Two
missionsof
3'1h
to
4
hourseachwererequiredonadailybasis..Maj.Rumbaughsaidthat
they
flew
overmany
boatsbelonging
to
Alaskafishermenwhowereworkingin
pairs
with
aboom
auached,
They
werean
alongthe
spread-ing
oil
sli
k
attempting
LOsavesome
oftheareas.
All
thesef!Shiogboatshad
been
hiredbyExxon
to
assistinthecontain-
menL
BepointedoutthatValdez,averysmalltown,wascrowded.andeveryhotelroom
w
full
ofmediareporters.laborersandgovenunent
officials.
"Weconsidered
our-
seJvesfortunatetosecureabuDdingwithcots
1.0
spreadourbedrolls."TheAlaskaWingprovidedcans
to
theCaliforniapHts
LO
beusedatmaltime.Maj.Rumbaugh
was
told
that
Exxon
had
agreed
topay
aU
xpensesrequiredintheoperationsneededtocontainandcleanuptheoilslick.After
two
weeksitwas
realized
thatthenumberofflyinghoursneeded
to
maintain
surveillanceonthespreadoftheslick
re-
quired
ddJLional
pllIS.TheCAP
Califor-niaWingCommanderconcuedwithaplan
to
train
Alaska
Wingpilo~
LO
fly
theCalifornia310aircraft
in
Alaska.Thisac-donthenallowedtheSouthernCalifonUapilots
lO
returnhom.Maj.Rumbaughsaid,"TheAlaskaWingoperationwasveryimpressiveandtheirpilotsaresomeofthebestlhaveseen,o-p-erating
under
themost
severewee
theranddifficultconditions."
1
 
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COMMANDCOMMENT
byCo1.
V.
Lee
White,
CAPGalfforw's
Wing
Commender
CADETPROTECTIONPROGRAM
Bythetimeyouread
t.his
articleth60daygraceperiodending31May1989willbeathingofthe
past.
All
and
1
mean
ALL
seniorsworking,
Instructing
or
just
beingaroundcadetsmusthavaCad
l
Leadr-shipCardor
be
reassignedlsewherein
CAP.
Soon
all
seniormembersof
CAP
will
berequired
to
have
their
fingerprintstakenandsent
to
National
with
anewCAPForm12asignedforprocessing.Whynog
t
yoursdone
now?
PERMANENT
HOUSING
SincetheIBSlissueofBear
FaClS
J
sug-
gestedwewouldbelaunchingfundraisingprograms
to
obtainpermanenthousingforunits
inneed,
onlyonesquadron
has
re-
pliedaskingforhelp.Idonot.believe
that
alltheunitshavesuch
good
deal
il
couldn't
be
improved.Fromeach
unit
Jneedadescriptionof
y
urfacilities,type
and
termoflease,rent,utilitypayments,andpictures,bothinsidandoutside.Send
along
anythingelseyouwouldlike
LO
share
withmeon
this
matter.Ineedyourrepliesbefore!.heWing
Con-
erence
in
September1989.
BEARFACTS
ThBEARFACl'S
isan
unofficial
magazinepuhllsh
d
quarterlyinthe
In-
t
reslofthmmbcrsoflheCallforniaWing
fCivil
AirPau-ol.Itispublished
by
aprivate
firm
in
nwayconn
cted
with
theDepartmant
of'theAirForceor
CivilAir
Pau-olCorporation.Opinionspressed
by
puhl
h
rsndwritrsretheirownandarn
lto
be
consId-eredofficialexpression
by
theCivilAirPatrolCDrporalionortheAirForce.Theappaarane
0
dverLisemems
in
thispublicaLlon,Incl
dl
g
suppJ-mentsand'ns,doesnotonstinneanndorsem
III
by
theCivilAir
P
lTDlCorporationDr
the
Departmnt
f
th
AirForoeofprodutsorservicesadver-
used,
MATERIALFORPUlIWCATIO
SHOULDBSENT
TO:
Lt.Col.HenryCovington
4237MantIODAve.
Woodland
Hilla,
CA91364
Col.V.
l.-
White
Commander
L",Col.HIlJIorYCovingt;oJ1
OireolQT
Public(alB
NATIOALAND
CAUFORN1A
WING
DUES
INCREASE
Elsewhere
in
this
issue
of
Bear
Facts
you
will
find
a
d
tailedexplanationof
me
rea-
soning
for
theannounceddues
increase.
Pleasebe
sure
youunderstandtheyweretakenafterallothroptionswereex-hausted.
AIRCRAFTSAETY
AsisterWingjust
recenLJy
lost
a
Wingaircraftauributed
to
"DensityAltitud..contributed
to
by
aneargrosspayload.Thank
God
noone
was
seriouslyinjured.
CAWGhasa
longstandingregulationcallingfor"60HPperoccupiedseat".
If
wefollowtheruleweshouldbe
OK.
Thereisalso
8
questionofpossible"Balo
Ef'f'ect."
involved
with
thisaccident.AU
pi-
lotsmustdemonstrateth
ir
capabilityto
Dy
small
aircraft
before
we
allw
them
LO
do
so
withour
aircrafL
Thisincludes"hightime"
current
ndEx·mililaryand
airline
pilots.
ODOS
AND
OS
CaliforniaWing's
C-310
hasbeenhelp-ingAlaska
WingCAP
do
its
jobinthe
Alas-
kan
oil
spill.Il
shouldbebackhome
hy
theendofMay1989.
COL.V.LEEWHITE
californiaWingCommanderRecognizyourownllEachunitin
CAWG
bas
its
ownbestsenior,
cadet.
ground
team,
safety
person
ofthe
year,
B\C.
Pleasesee
to
itweat
CAWGhaveachance
torecognizethembysubmittingtheirnamesand1988-89ctivitiesforeach
LO
me
Califj
rnia
Wing
AwardsCommittee.
Nominationsshould
also
be
suhmlued,undertheprovisionsof
CAPR
39-3,forthe
American
Legion
Award,DOL
laterthan
31
July1989,with
a
copy
LO
CAWG
lio.
Also
remember
othr
organizationshaveawardsandscholarshipsforyourpeople,i.e.
AFA,VFW,
Elks,
le.
Thankyouforworkinginthe
Civil
Air
Palrolandplease,
1
needyourhelp.
EightCadetsEnjoyFlightOnGalaxy
By
Maj.William
A.
aJadin,Chaplain
Red
carpet
TourofReese
provided
forfam-illesofthegraduates.OnSaturdaymorningthemissincon-luded
with
thGalaxygivingademon-stration
atan
ir
showbeingheldat
car-
swellA-FB.TheC·Simpressedthecrowdwithlow,highspeedpass,acloseboxcombatpattern,aSleep.
shon
landing.anda180degree
turn
ontherunway.Thxiingbackwwardthecrowd.thenosecameup,the
aircraft
kneltforward.andth
equip-
mentandpersonnelwhichhadbeenpick-edupthepreviousday,disembarked.Thentherewasaspectacular,
shan
fieldLake
oB;
maximum
performance
climb
andcruiseback
LO
Travisby
4:00
p.m.,PST.LL
Saladin
wasablto
return
withtheflightand
to
receive
8
valuableorientation
LO
th
aircraft
h
will
laterfly.Shemay
be
bighut,sheisnoslow
and
shperformsverygraoefullyandstrongly.Thecadets
and
crewwere
Ured
bucon-Lent
with
a
very
successfulandlnforma-
uve
lrainingmission,
3
OnApril27,eight.CivilAirPatrolCad
ts
and
t.hr
nloradvisorsd
parted
Travis
AFB
on
8
Galaxyoutbound
on
a
three-day
trainingmission,The
purpose
0
th
mission
was
to
pick
upair
forcepersonnIandequipmntatCarswell
A.FB
nerDallas,Texas,and
transport
themtoReese
AFB
at
Lubbock,Texas.
Therthytrainedwitharmyper-sonnel,loadingandunloadingheavyroll-ingstock
in
the
Galaxy.
Consistentwiththemission,amemberofAFReserveSquadron312,whichoper-alesC-5'satTravis,
was
LO
graduatefrompilottrainingarReeseonFriday,April28.2Lt.WilliamA.Saladin,
Jr.,
graduated
and
will
be
preparing
to
Dy
theC·5atTravis.
The
missionallowedoneof
the
senior
CAP
advisors,BilI'sfather,ChaplainMaj.WilliamA.Saladin,Sr.,andsevenmem-bersofAPReserveSquadron312toattendt.hegraduationceremoniesatReese.ThecadetsenjoyedVIPtreatmsntatRe-
ese,
beingfurnishedwiththeirown
trans-
portationandhousin,andattendedthe

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