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Mount Rainier Squadron - Sep 2011

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Civil Air Patrol - Washington Wing
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MOUNT RAINIER C.S. NEWSLETTER
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The Vigilance Debuts
After an extended leave,Mt Rainier CS again has a newsletter. This inauguralissue features several olderarticles, but henceforth willhave more recent reports.
The Vigilanc
will bequarterly, with digital PDFson the squadron website andprinted copies available. Asthe newsletter goes on, it willfeature columns from thechaplain and others, upcom
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ing events, promotions, andother squadron happenings.I am considering o
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ering mailed subscriptions to helpsupport the squadron. If youare interested, contact me atPAO@MtRainierCAP.org If enough respond,I will go ahead with the idea.
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 2d Lt Bynum,Vigilance Editor 
The Vigilance
Mt Rainier at Aviation Day 
Cadets & Seniors alike represent Civil Air Patrol with flying colors
By 2d Lt Bynum, PAO
SEA
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TAC
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On 25 Sept. 2010Mt Rainier CS participated in thesecond annual Aviation Day at theAlaska Airlines Flight OperationsTraining Center. The program isdesigned to help achieve the Boy Scouts of America aviation meritbadge. Thanks to parent and now senior member 2d Lt Scott Hayter,eleven cadets and six seniors gra 
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ciously joined in the all
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day educa 
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tional tour. We enjoyed the expe
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rience greatly and look forward toattending and contributing morein the future.In its second year AviationDay is the only program of itskind facilitated by a major airline.All employees of...
cont’d on page 3
 
By 2d Lt Bynum, PAO
PUYALLUP
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On 19 Oct. 2010 Mt Rainier CSseniors toured the Redbird FMX AATD full
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motionsimulator operated by Safety In Motion
SIM
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FlightCenter. CEO Red Wetherbee was on hand to give anintroduction and answer questions.Several seniors, including those who have neverflown, got to navigate the virtual skies of SouthPuget Sound. This was graciously donated by SIMFlight Center and Mt Rainier would like to thank itsCEO for this chance and his time and knowledge.SIM Flight Center opened in July 2010 and oper
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ates one of the two Redbirds in Washington; and theonly one available to the public. Their goal is to fillthe gap other flight schools create.Besides a full
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motion simulator, they operate a Piper J3 Cub and Cessna 172. The 172 allows traineesto directly apply their simulator knowledge. To findout more about SIM Flight Center and its equip
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ment, please visit: www.simflightcenter.com
MT RAINIER SENIORS VISIT SIM FLIGHT CENTER & TOUR REDBIRD FMX
 Mt Rainier Seniors & Cadets pose with the Starliner 75th before taking a tour.
 
Courtesy J.S. Morrow
 
MOUNT RAINIER C.S. NEWSLETTER
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By 2d Lt Bynum, PAO
PUYALLUP
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On 9 Aug.2010 several charter and otherformer members of the MountRainier Composite Squadron werehonored by current seniors andcadets as everyone celebrated its30th anniversary. The squadron was founded in 1980 as a senior
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only squadron, but quickly incor
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porated the cadet program.Among those honored in
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cluded former Safety O
cer Ma 
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jor Larby, charter member andAdministrator Ray Danner, formerSquadron Commander FrankSargeant
and his wife
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, formerSquadron Finance Officer andsearch pilot Kirk Hall, formerSquadron Commander Larry Fugle, Wing Representative andformer Wing Commander ColonelTed Tax, Regional CommanderColonel Green, and Wing P.D. Of 
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ficer and former Squadron Com
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mander Major Bittinger.Scott Stansbery presented a historical slideshow of the squad
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ron’s start and spoke to its history and significance. For this presenta 
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tion, he interviewed charter mem
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ber and former Operations O
cerCarl Cunningham, former SearchPilot Bill Wilson, a forty 
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 year CAPmember working for the Wing  when the squadron was chartered,former Cadet Commander Bertha Wilson, and Charlie Bombard, a mechanic for the Bird Dog.Several former members pre
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sent offered enlightening com
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mentary to this presentation, which imbued it with a sense of living history. They spoke on theconstruction of the building thatstill houses the squadron, squad
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ron meetings, and various fund
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raisers at Hangar Inn Restaurant.Larry Fugle negotiated thelease for the squadron building,recounting that by good luck, anerror in the lease documents listedthe property rent for just one dol
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lar. To build the squadron facility,members bought a preexisting building from Federal Way. They careful dismantled it before trans
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porting the material to their new home. This saved...
cont’d on page 4
Mt Rainier CS Celebrates 30 Vigilant Years
Current and former members of Mt Rainier CS pose to commemorate 30 years.
Courtesy J.S. Morrow
Cadet:
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New Rank:
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Date:Christopher Bell
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C/Amn
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3 JanAlexander Dyachkin
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C/SrA
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24 JanStuart Emery 
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C/SSgt
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7 Feb Joshua Haley 
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C/MSgt
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7 MarBenjamin Lam
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C/SrA
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24 JanZachary Lam
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C/SSgt
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24 Mar Joshua Ng 
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C/SMSgt
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21 MarChing W. Yap
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C/Amn
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7 MarChing Y. Yap
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C/Amn
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7 MarSenior:
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New Rank:
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Date:Lara Botsford
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2d Lt
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7 JanRussell Bynum
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2d Lt
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15 JanScott Hayter
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2d Lt
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24 MarPromotions are an important part of the cadet andsenior programs. They not only help promote buildon your CAP achievements, but help build yourself into a better person. If you have problems reaching  your next rank, or questions on a speciality track,feel free to contact your superior for assistance.
Winter Quarter 2011 Promotions
 
MOUNT RAINIER C.S. NEWSLETTER
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Alaska Airlines,Port of Seattle, Boeing, and oth
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ers who helped put together thisunique program volunteered theirtime over the two
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day event. Theopen and welcoming nature of Alaska Airlines and its associatesto all their guests throughout theday was highlighted by the hands
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on nature of the tour, hanger dis
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plays, and the honest insightfulanswers given by their knowledgesta 
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volunteers.The day started with severalcareer introductions by variousAlaska Airlines employees andassociates. Aviation Day Coordi
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nator Captain Tom Roger intro
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duced attendants to seven speak
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ers and explained the educationaland inspirational goals of AviationDay. Captain Barry Copeland,Flight Attendant Clinton, FlightMechanic George A. Knobloch,and Stores Agent Rick Polarisspoke on the importance of high
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school and secondary education inachieving successful careers. Otherspeakers included Eric R. Chaseand his boss from the Seattle AirRoute Tra 
c Control Center inAuburn, which controls air tra 
cfrom Canada to California andUtah to Idaho, and Boeing Vice
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President of 747/767/777 Engineer
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ing Todd Zarfos.After a generous question andanswer session, the squadrontoured the safety training area forAlaska flight attendants. FlightAttendant Clinton lead partici
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pants in a simulated Boeing 737cabin through a mock emergency that ended with sliding down aninflatable slide. Simple self 
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defense moves were demonstratedand squadron members got to try their hand against test dummies.The squadron then exploredboth a stationary training cockpitand one of three full
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motion 737simulators housed inside the cen
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ter. The purpose of the stationary cockpits is to educate all new pi
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lots with the controls and proce
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dures of the various 737 modelsAlaska operates. The full
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motionsimulators take this knowledgeand applies it to various extremeor emergency situations that accu
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rately simulate real world experi
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ences. Many simulators use cock
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pits of retired 737s and the entireenclosed space replicates thesealed interior of actual 737 cock
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pits. The result is a reduced needfor flight testing in real aircraftand more experienced and knowl
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edgeable pilots.The tour continued with a bustrip to Alaska's MaintenanceHanger at Port of Seattle Sea 
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TacAirport. The hanger has a cleardoor span of 288ft and a clearhight of 60ft, with a floor area of 90,000sqft; the adjacent apronhas 100,000sqft. Cadets and sen
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ior members browsed throughseveral private and corporate air
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craft, including the Piper PA
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46Malibu of Alaska Airlines' CEOWilliam S. Ayer, who was on handfor the activities. He is partners with Angel Flight West, flying pa 
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tients and their families in needfor medical procedures. Otherdisplays included a P
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51 Mustang,a Schweizer S
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300 helicopter,spare 737 CFM56
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7B engines, anda Remotec Andros F6A, the Portof Seattle Police Bomb DisposalUnit's Hazardous Duty Robot.Two 737s were on hand to beexplored. The squadron got a de
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tailed tour of the Starliner 75th, a special 737
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800 with 75th anniver
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sary livery that simulates theoriginal 1940s design. The three
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 year
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old craft is E.T.O.P.S. orExtended
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range Twin
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engine Op
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erational Performance Standardscertified. This extends single
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engine flight times between diver
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sion airfields when one enginefails. Due to its livery the Starliner75th is the only 
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800 series with
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out a flower lei, an addition to thetail Eskimo emblem to indicatetheir ability to fly to Hawaii.Interior Engineer Anthony  Johnson provided...
cont’d on page 4 Flight attendant Clinton guides cadets Rojas and Ng through the evacuation.
Courtesy J.S. Morrow

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