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HAL STONER EDITOR
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BOW'S YOUR IRSURARCE
The February issue of the Civil Air Patrol News had some very important information about changes in Air Force/CAP insurance coverage that all members should be aware of, particularly those flying Civil Air Patrol aircraft. We'll try to simplify this very complex subject here until more explicit definitions come out in a revision of CAPR 900-5, liThe CAP Insurance/Benefits Program.1I TYPES OF COVERAGE: ·FTCA· - Federal Tort Claims Act which provides government protection of CAP members from liability claims when operating under certain missions. ·FECA· Federal Employees Compensation Act is a law that provides medical, disability, death and burial benefits to Federal employees injured or killed while on duty. A special section of FECA provides benefi ts to certain CAP members meeting criteria specified. lfBEN ARB YOU COVERED; Under the new USAF/CAP Memo of Understanding there are two types of missions: (1) -Air Force Assigned Mission Statusll in which both FTCA and FECE apply. These missions include reimbursible and non-reimbursible (Mission Symbols A & B) as defined in CAPR 60-1 para 1-5 and Attachment
have had an MOU with the State which provides for Worker's Compensation when performing missions defined by the State. Under a new CAPR 55-1, since FECA no longer applies to missions for state and local agencies (ie, CAPLOT), CAWG will no doubt be renegotiating their MOU with the California OES. The bottom line of all of this my friends is that you may wish to seriously consider a rider to your own life and hospitalization insurance for further protection in event of a CAP related accident. We also would like co ta;'e this opportunity to encourage .and solicite help from some of our legal and insurance oriented Unit personnel . in explain ing to our members the implications and pitfalls of partiCipating in CAP activities given the changes in insurance coverage noted above. For most of us, professional guidance would be extremely appreCiated. GROUP 2 SAR EXERCICISB APRIL 11/12
(2) -Corporate Mission stat us" in which NO FTCA and.FECA are provided. These missions (Symbols C & L) are defined in CAPR 60-1 para 1-6 and Attachment 7. In California, we
Ken Zemel is getting the word on this exercise to be held a ReidHillview Airport. We have been requested to participate by baving aircraft and base personnel on site for that weekend. It will be a good opportunity for new members to become familiar with Search Base operations and grid search activity. Contact Ken for more specific information. To date, the folowing plan to go: Sullivan, Perry, Mullarkey, Welch, Sharp and Zemel.
MARCH MISSION APRCC 8-0578 - 30 KARCH 1992 This Mission opened on March 30 for a Beech Travelair, with three people on board, missing on a flight the day before from Henderson, NV to Hemet, CA. We were called early on by MCO LTC Dottie Scatena (BFL) to get the Weather Satellite Team into action. Fortunately, a lucky radio call to Larry Shane was answered as he was mobile and heading home. He and Ken Sherwin, later joined by Mark Mason, met at Redwood City. The weather was bad, with thunderstorms over the desert, and 700' and a mile visibility in Banning Pass. The search base was soon established at Apple Valley and Carlos tirado and Ed Perry launched in the T-34 arr iving there around 1100 hours. They finally were assigned a grid two hours later and spent about 1 1/2 hours near Big Bear. Weather deteriorated, so all returned to Dase, our guys holing-up in the George AFB quarters. Next day the mission was on weather hold and soon it was announced that Sheriff personnel found the crash in the Cajon Pass area. When weather permitted the T-34 crew headed home.
This CN mission is now scheduled for 11/12 April at Benton Airport, Redding. The MC is LTC Bert Kingsbury. If you want to get details on the activity, call him at 916-244-1163.
GROUP 2 SLS Arm CLC ON 25 APRIL
A Squadron Leadership School and Corporate Learning Course will be given at the Lockheed Management Association Building, t 574 155 ICI Moffett Park Drive, Sunnyvale. Submit CAP Form 17 not later than 14 April to: ILt. Marty Mayer P.O. Box 4813, San Jose, CA 95150-4813 408-281-9335 For your informat ion, tbe SLS is required for completion of Level II the ran~ of Captainl and the CLC is required for Level III and the rank of Major.
NATIONAL CHECK PILOT COURSE On 15-17 May, this course will be presented at Travis AFB. All CAP Check Pilots are required to attend one of these classes periodically to maintain their rating. This is the first of three to be beld in 1992 and pre-registration is required. This will be the Northermost class given. To register, contact MAJ Dave Widrig at 715-9805148.
The Commander California wing has called this meeting to be held April 4 at the Boliday Inn in Fresno. All Onit Commanders are expected to attend and at this writing, CPT Heidi Koeppen expects to be there. At first we interpreted that all Corporate aircraft had to be flown in too, (which we bad planned to do), however such is not the case. So, we're fortunate that Dave Adamson just volunteered to fly the 206 for us, taking Heidi and whoever else has to attend the meeting.
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A call went out for Cadet Orientation Pilots who will be needed for one day at the Cadet Encampment at McClellan APB. rides will be scheduled between 1100 and 1500 hours on Wednesday, April 15. Anyone wishing to volunteer for this service, please contact MAJ Gary Krum ASAP as 5 days notice is required to get clearance to land a corporate aircraft at a military field. Gary indicates that the flights may be partially funded to help defray your costs. Call him at (408) 773-1432
exercising the gear, greasing bearings, compression checking and a hundred other little chores that it takes to approve her airworthy for another 100 hours. But it was fun too •••• the cammeraderie, the jokes, the fat pills (frosted donuts), the laughs and the Burger Kings. By Sunday at 1800 hours it was all fini ••••and so is this article ••••• except that once again ••••a big hand for Barry Hadley, without whose hangar we maybe couldn't have saved the squadron '1.000 plus •••the cost of a 100 hour inspection in this day and age.
SO 192 MEMBER ON AIR , SPACE COVER
You wouldn I t be able to recognize him from the picture, but the guy behind the mask and goggles and under that out-of-space helmet is none other than Reed Johnston of SQ 192. The cover of the February/March issue of Air & Space magazine features our Pararescueman subtitled --a face only a downed pilot could love.The feature story covers the activities of the l29th Air Rescue Squadron (Air National Guard) based at Moffett Field, of which Staff Sergeant Reed Johnston is a Survival Instructor. Reed was a former CAP cadet and is now a new senior member of Sq192, or is it 129, or 291 (11m always transposing numbers). ANOTHER 100 BOOR •••••••• If welve written one of theses stories about the T-34 100 hour inspection, the bet is we've written 100. But, it happened again on the weekend of March 28 when Dennis and his motley crew did a number on NllOFA. There they were again, Quade and Hurdy and Vreeland and Weiss and Tirado and Mason and Stoner .••. removing panels and
MORE BBW CANDIDATES Two lovely young lady pilots have been intrigued by what CAP is doing and having visited the hallowed halls of SQ 192 a few times, are intent on filing their form l2ls. MARILYN CARICOSA is a rated Comm/lnstr. pilot, is attending college as, an Aeronautics student, and in her ·spare· time, is a Flight Attendant for US AIR. She has already submitted her CAPF 12. SONJA SABELS is a Private Pilot and flys the International Friendly Skies with OAL as a Flight Attendant also. Even on her vacation our commander Heidi is recruiting, as she and Karl-Heinz met Sonja on their recent return trip from Germany. Atta way to go Koeppens. -rOE VANDENBERG ACADBIIY It took two weekends, but they did it. Mark and Sally Masonand Steve Tucker took the course and came home with Form 5's and 9lls and Scanner ratings under their belts. Now that takes guts. • and ded icat ion. CONGRATULATIONS
WE ROW DAVE A HEW DBPOTY CC SM Mark Mason has volunteered to assume the job of Deputy Commander for Seniors. Since joining our unit, Mark and Sally have really jumped into the swing of it and have made great progress in learning all about CAP and in offering their services in innumerable ways. Mark has crowned this enthusiasm by his offer to assist in command of the Onit - an offer difficult to refuse. Os old timers are more than happy to see newcomers to CAP take the initiative to keep this unit moving ever forward with new ideas, new actions, new activities - whatever moves them. Ed Vreeland and the rest of us have vowed to give Mark whatever assistance he may need to carry out this new assignment. Congratulations Mark - and all our thanks for your taking the task.
•SPACE PLIGB'I' CBALLBBGE" REVISITED SO 192 is going to host another ·SPACE FLIGHT CHALLENGE· seminar at NASA - AMES on May 8-10, 1992. Again there will lectures on the Space Shuttle systems, space navigation, orbital navigation and propulsion. There will be tours and guest speakers and classroom simulations. Our project officers are encouraging all interested cadet and senior members to attend. COST: $29.00 (covers billeting and materials). food,
TO APPLY: Cadets submit CA.PF 31,
Seniors submit CAPF 17. Make checks payable to CAP SO 192
MAIL APPLICATION/CHECK TO: SPACE FLIGHT CHALLENGE P.O. Bo][284 Sunnyvale, CA 94087 CORTAC"l'S POR QUES'l'IONS: 2Lt. Claudius KO~fii~, - 415-592-4793 CLTC Karl-Heinz Koeppen - 408-737-7440
'0' RIDES 1N
SO 192 continues to support the goals of CAP in offering airplane rides to Cadets. And Andre Baury should be commended for his continuing support in these flights. In March Andre gave 0 rides to Cadets: Kemp - Browne - Adler - Dobbs Boffaan - Biller - Buft - Pepe Stoner gave rides to Cadets: Radzikovskl and Oberbolser.
CPT JOHN KOIILOSY -
IN CASE YOU'RE lIORDERING ABOOT50-15 Cap Manual 50-15, the former publication covering -Emergency Services·, was replaced by CAP REGULATION 50-15. You may have noticed that the new 50-15 does not cover all the same material as the original Manual. The CAPM 50-15 (Manual) was in essence replaced by THREE documents as follows: CAPR 50-15 CAP Operational Missions CAPR 55-1 CAP Emergency Services/ Mission Procedures CAPP2 (Pamphlet) ELT/EPIRB Search (Purchase item only - order from the Book Store) Thanks to Dave Adamson for bringing this to my attention.
Our friend and oft time Observer on our missions, John Komlosy, passed away on March 28 at his home in the Santa Cruz mountains. John was officially a member of SQ 188 in Oakland but we had him on our Alert List so he could join our flight crews during searches. John was a retired AF Officer and a cracker jack crewman, having spent many hours on 8-52s. He served as L.O. to CAP and Observer Instructor.
CADETS BOSY AS EVER KTEB TELETHON - On arch 21 some of our cadets joined up with other Grou_ 2 participants to answer telephones and be on television in the KTEH pledge drive. Those attending included Cadets Biller, Ezzat,Ooerholzer, Figone, Ralza and Kreslake. GOOD SHOt CADETS! II SURVIVAL BIVOOAC - Once again, rain or shine, Sql92 is holding a survival exercise t e weekend of April 25 at Los Padres National Park. Besides all the usual survival instruction, navigation, e c ,, there wi I be air-to-ground signalling/commu ication and stream fording (and we don't mea in a nus anq ) . B ian onnellan is the Cadet Project Officer and seniors eed Johnstone and Eric McDaniel will conduct the training. Going along to lend their expertise will be Ed and Clare Daley, Heidi Koeppe and Tim Ta~ ia. Should be a fun weekend, but hope i doesn't rain on their paraoe. Get lots of pictures guys - for the next ne sle ter. NIXE BASE TOUR Bet not many members remember when the Bay Area had IKE missile sites on places like Angel Island and the Marin Headlands hills. Well, the Parks Dept. res ored and maintains a functional NIKE site at Ft. Cronkhite and a small group of cadets will visit it on April 5th. Cadet John Kreslake is the Project Officer and SM Tim Tapia will escort the group. NEW CADET COMMANDER - C/LTC KarlHeinz Koeppen has turned over command of the cadet section to Cadet Brian Donnellan. We wish Brian a successful tenure and allhands want to extend to Ka I-Heinz a vociferous -WELL DONE-. KARL-HEINZ ATTENDS N.C.A. - C/LTC Koeppen recently traveled to Oklahoma Ci y to attend the National Congress on Aviation and Space Education, of which CAP is a sponsor wi h the FAA and ASA. W ile t ere, Karl met and talked with key CAP people including Jules Zum alt and Gen. Warren Barry. Gen. Barry sent his regards to Sq 192.
CADETS ......••IAN OBERHOLSER
TWO HAPPY T-34
CHRIS RADZIKOWSKI .•.•..
SQUADRON 192 SENIOR RE8BER - MEETING SCHEDULE
7th DinnerMeeting .•••• HofBrauRedwoodCity .••••••••..•• 14th Pilot's Briefing .••SQ 192 HQ •••••••••••••••••••••••• (Shane - Mission WX review~ latest CAP Regs.) 21st Office Routines ••••SQ 192 HQ •••••••••••••••••••••••• 28th STAFF MEETING .••••• SQ 192 HQ •••..•••••••••••••••••••
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5th DinnerMeeting ••••• HofBrauRedwoodCity .•••••••••••• 12th Pilot's Briefing •••SQ 192 HQ •••••••••••••.•••••••••• 19th Office Routines " •••••••••••••••••••••.•• 26th STAFF MEETING........ .. " •••••••••••••.••••••••••
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KEY EVENTS CALENDAR
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ALL UNIT COMMANDERS CALL •...•••••••••• Fresno Holiday Inn GROUP 2 SAR EXERCISE •••••••••••••••••••• Reid-Hil1view AP Proj. Off.: Ken Zemel (415) 342-6682 or 344-7224 OPERATION SAGEBRUSH ••.•••••••••• ~•••• o.Benton AP Redding Proj. Off.: LTC Berl ~i gsbury (916) 2~~-1763 CADET ENCA.MPMENT ..· RIDE DAY •••••••••••••• McClellan AFB O For Coord. call MAJ Garry Krum (408) 773-1432 SQ LEADERSHIP SCHOOL & CORP. LEARNING COORSE. Lockheed Mgt. Assn. Bldg., Sunnyvale Proj. Off.: lLt Marty Mayer (408) 281-9335 SQ192 CADET SURVIVAL BIVOUAC .•••••. Los Padres Nat'l. Park Proj. Off.: Cadet Brian Donnelan ES AND FLIGHT CLINIC •.•••••••••••••• Buchanan Fld. Concord Proj. Off.: Kurt Moeller (510) 798-7011 (Ground and flight trng. offered for MPS, SCS, OBS. Bring your own "Mentor")
1992 PACIFIC REGION CONFERENCE ••••••••• Holiday Inn, Union City Applications are in Squadron Office ..PACEFLIGHTCHALLENGEII •••••••••••••••••••••••• NASA-AMES S 2Lt Claudius Koenig (415) 592-4793 C/LTC Karl-Heinz Koeppen (408) 737-7440 NATIONAL CHECK PILOT COURSE ••••••••••••••••••• Travis AFB Preregister thru MAJ Dave Widrig (715) 980-5148 MISSION COORDINATORS CONFERENCE ••••••••••••• MCAS El Toro WATSONVILLE ANTIQUE FLY-I N •••••••••••••••.••• Wa tsonvi'lle Cadet Applicants apply on CAP 31 prior to 1 May HIGH ALTITUDE SAR TRAINING •••••••••••••••••••••••• Bishop Registration forms in office -LTC Goodale 619-936-2730
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