Skyhawks Composite Squadron 47 – Civil Air Patrol


The Fell Swoop
Volume 9, Issue 10 November 2011

The Academy of Model Aeronautics has teamed up with CAP to create a program to introduce cadets to Remote Control Air Craft, allowing cadets 19 and under to join the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) for free and receive a wealth of information from its members. SQ47 going to be a test group for this program! We will help develop this program for cadets all across the country! On Saturday, December 3rd we will be hosted by the San Diego AMA. We will spend the entire day at the Remote Control Airport working with their members. Come join us and learn how to fly the aircraft, at first, in tandem with an experienced flyer, then on their own. Reserve Dec 3rd for AMA day! Keep an eye out for e-mails and announcements at meetings regarding precise times and carpooling… with our new Squadron Vehicle!


Michael Bresnahan Morgan McMillion Seth White
BTW… The Fell Swoop is always looking for contributing writers from both the cadet and senior side. Keep us up to date on how CyberPatriot or TARC is going… Write about your favorite activity, write about what new cadets can expect at an encampment, your favorite speaker at a meeting… Flight staff, please deligate 1-2 cadets per month to write up a submission to the newsletter. Please email all submissions to 1LT Gillian Young at GGILLIANN007@YAHOO.COM

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Upcoming SQ47 Activities
(for Seniors)


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MCAS Miramar Day – Nov 5
Do you want to learn what Marine aviation is all about? This is your big Semper Fi day! We are going to visit the famous fighting world renowned Flying Tigers, Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361. They fly the largest helicopter in the U.S. military inventory, the giant Sikorsky CH-53E Super Sea Stallion. After this tour, you will be experts on this huge heavy lift helicopter and also leave with a better understanding of what Mr. Igor Sikorsky s aircraft company accomplished. Some of you flew with this squadron during the last CA/NV Wing Joint Encampment up at MCB Camp Pendleton on 20 July 2011. Be more than a rider, be an expert! After the Flying Tiger tour, we will head over to the glorious five star restaurant, McDonald s and dine on fine culinary treats. After lunch we ll end this activity at the Flying Leatherneck Air Museum and learn about famous aircraft from the past and the Marine Aviators who fought so bravely in the air to keep our country free. Don t miss this exciting tour.

Saturday 5 November 2011

0800 hrs

Meet outside the gate, 147th Combat Communications Squadron (CBCS) at 0800 hours where we will assemble and carpool over to MCAS Miramar. We will transport back to the 147th CBCS about 1600 hours. Uniform: BDUs (Don t have BDUs? Wear civilies with long pants). You may get dirty while learning about aircraft on the flight line, hangar, or hard stands. Cost is Free, if you bring your own lunch, or bring enough for a quick take-out lunch at a nearby restaurant Bring CAWGF 150 (signed by parent), camera (optional). RSVP: Maj Dennis Ammann by Thursday, 3 Nov at: (619) 247-2457; email: and/or questions.

Comments:This is a one time good deal. Don t assume you can go the next time! We re always looking for parents who would like to help drive/carpool. Check out the following websites to learn more:

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Squadron Notes…
Please make all checks out to Civil Air Patrol. They will not be accepted if checks are written out to CAP . Please spell it out in its entirety. Thank you!
Student Rocketeers Wanted!
Team America Rocketry Challenge Registration Open! The world s largest rocket competition is open to students in grades 7-12. Registration forms can be found at or
The annual rocket contest, sponsored by the Aerospace Industries Association, challenges teams of 3-10 to design & build a rocket that will climb 800 feet with a two raw eggs payload and stay aloft for 43-47 seconds. The eggs must return to earth unbroken. Rules & registration information at The Team America Rocketry Challenge is a vital part of our industry s outreach to young people, said Marion C. Blakey, AIA president and CEO. TARC provides a great opportunity for students to work with scientists and engineers and learn in an exciting and fun environment. The top 100 teams are invited to compete at the National Finals on May 12 competition just outside of Washington, DC. Participants compete for $60,000 in prizes, scholarships and a Raytheon Corporation sponsored trip to the 2012 international air show in Farnborough for an international fly-off. AIA sponsors TARC with the National Association of Rocketry, NASA, the Defense Department, the American Association of Physics Teachers and AIA member companies. The contest is celebrating its ten year anniversary and is proving to be a catalyst for generating student interest in math and science.

Attention New Members: Camp Pendleton needs this information on file to allow you and your parents access the base on a regular basis. Please furnish Col. Billings with this information ASAP. You may be denied access to Camp Pendleton if you are not officially on this roster and you attempt to enter the base more than three times in 30 days. He needs: 1. 2. 3. 4. Your name as it appears on your license Driver's License number Expiration date Date of birth

Thank you to those who have already done so. We appreciate your prompt response.

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Squadron Fundraising Ops
Attention Squadron 47!!! Extraordinary Fundraising Opportunity with Everyday Purchases!
This is so simple! eScrip works with merchants to contribute to Squadron 47 each time you shop— at no cost to you!

Here's How it Works:

Register any one or all of your existing grocery loyalty, debit and credit cards for use in the program. eScrip s privacy policy protects your cards and they don t sell information. Based on your purchases using the cards you have registered, participating merchants will contribute a percentage of sales to Squadron 47 . Your purchases are tracked and available to you online, allowing you to see just how much you are earning on your child's behalf. Squadron 47 will receive an electronic deposit into its bank account every month which includes contributions from all of our participating supporters. Go to , click on sign-up , and enter your info. That s it! No selling candy, no buying candy, no harassing co-workers and family! :) It s all automatic now!

Here s How We Will Spend the Money:
All squadron and cadet activities are paid for with donations from members, parents, or charges to the cadets. The more money donated through eScrip, the more activities we can have and not have to charge cadets themselves. A win-win situation! Although we are an auxiliary of the United States Air Force, Civil Air Patrol squadrons do not receive money from USAF for operating costs or activities, other than for reimbursement for aircraft expenses. Please take a few minutes to visit and sign up now! Your wallet and your squadron will thank you later

If you have any ideas for us to do more fundraising, please bring it up with your flight staff or officer(s) in charge.

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Oh My Dog… More Events!!
6 Dec 2011 Squadron Open House

Invite your family and friends to our open house to help celebrate Civil Air Patrol's 70th Anniversary! There will be food, displays and presentations. Everyone is invited!

10 Dec 2011 Holiday Parade – Laguna Niguel
Saturday, December 10th – 9 AM (check in) 10 AM (parade steps off). Meet at the corner of Crown Valley and Golden Lantern. There is a Wendy s on the corner. The parade begins at Main St and Pacific and ends at Irvine Blvd and Prospect. Any cadets who would like to attend, with completed form 150s and 60s. Uniform: (Cadets) Blues, short sleeve w/tie & tie bar (Seniors) Gray slacks and blue polo shirt or flight suits. Parking: Wendy s parking lot CONTACT: Capt Kevin E. Lowther; 949-310-7127 or

26 Dec 2011 - 02 Jan 2012 Cadet Officers' Basic Course - Location TBA Save the Date - Applications instructions to follow 26 Dec 2011 - 02 Jan 2012 Kansas Wing Winter Encampment 2011
Location: Kansas National Guard Armory in Salina, Kansas. Military style barracks bunking with your flight on an active Army National Guard base. This is a hands-on dynamic program. Scheduled events include a KC-135 O-flight, indoor rifle shooting, outdoor obstacle course, and Black Hawk orientation. Advanced Training Flights offered in Emergency Services and Honor Guard. Contact: Capt Mark Hudgins Contact e-mail: Event URL:

26 Dec 2011 - 31 Dec 2011 NM Wing Winter Encampment
Location: Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, NM Contact: Capt. Richard Austin Contact e-mail:

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The Skinny on SQ47
Skyhawk Composite Squadron 47 (CA324) 2164 Kirkcaldy Rd Fallbrook, CA 92028 (562) 652-3881 CIVIL AIR PATROL Where Imagination Takes Flight Skyhawks Composite Squadron 47 Unit CA324

National CAP Headquarters

California Wing Headquarters

Vanguard Industries (online store)

Squadron 47 e-mail list exists for receiving squadron information. Members, parents and friends of Squadron 47 can subscribe by sending an e-mail to Major Tony Diaz at:

Squadron Commander Major Robert Calderone Deputy Commander for Seniors Lt Col Brian Billing Deputy Commander for Cadets Captain David MacGregor

Cadet Commander C/Capt. Michael Chung Cadet Executive Officer C/1st Lt Noah Chun

California Cadet Activities Squadron 47 Homepage

Cadet Advisory Council Squadron Representative C/2nd Lt Anna Boop

Civil Air Patrol Leadership


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