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Alaska Wing Tips

An Approved Publication
of Alaska Civil Air Patrol

~ Fall 2008 ~

Mat-Su Minuteman Welcomes Cessna 172


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Alaska Wing Tips
Wing Tips is an authorized publi­
cation, published three times a
year in the interest of the mem­ Cadets of the Mat-Su Minuteman Cadet Squadron gather around
bers of the Alaska Wing of the the newly arrived Civil Air Patrol Cessna 172 with Col. Carl Brown
Civil Air Patrol. It is published (far right), Alaska Wing Commander; Maj. John Erickson (second
by a private firm in no way con­ from right, third row), the Squadron’s Commander; and Capt.
nected with the Department of Dawn Welch (second from right, second row), the unit’s Aerospace
the Air Force or the Civil Air Education Officer. Photo by Sr. Mbr. Keith Hinther
Patrol Corporation. The appear­
ance of advertisements in this
publication, including supple­
ments and inserts, does not con­
stitute an endorsement by the
Alaska’s Mat-Su Minuteman
Civil Air Patrol Corporation or
the Department of the Air Force
Cadet Squadron Welcomes
of the products and services
advertised.
Cessna 172
Materials for publication Maj. John W. Erickson Jr., Commander
should be mailed to: Mat-Su Minuteman Cadet Squadron, Alaska Wing
Alaska Wing
Civil Air Patrol ALASKA—Thanks to the support of the Alaska Wing, the city of
Wing Tips Palmer, Alaska and local sponsor Hageland Aviation Services, the Mat-
P. O. Box 6014 Su Minuteman Cadet Squadron (PCR-AK-073) recently took posses­
Elmendorf AFB, AK 99506 sion of a Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Cessna 172 aircraft on Tuesday, June
24, 2008. On hand to witness the arrival of N914CP were the Alaska
Colonel Carl Brown, Jr. Wing Commander Col. Carl L. Brown Jr., Maj. John W. Erickson
Wing Commander Jr., the Mat-Su Squadron Commander, and 20 of the unit’s 45 cadets.
The squadron’s Aerospace Education Officer and Orientation Pilot,
Major Mike Dryden Capt. Dawn R. Welch, piloted the C-172 to Palmer, Alaska. With a
lofty goal to log more than 300 hours before the end of the fiscal year,
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Captain Welch is preparing to get the first cadets airborne before the
end of the week.
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Editor’s Corner
Major Mike Dryden, Alaska Wing PAO

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Dear Alaska Wing CAP Members and PAOs,

Here is the format that we disc. We do need all articles PHOTOS


would like to have all materi­ printed out just incase a file · If you send original pho­
al sent in for publishing your becomes corrupt. tographs, I will scan them in.
CAP magazines. · Put captions and the im­ · Digital photos need to be
TEXT age file name for photos at the taken first with the high reso­
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New Technologies
Submitted by 2nd Lt. Dan Logan, Safety Officer

The FAA has implemented is also testing new technologies promising initial results. The
important new technologies to that will alert pilots to potential lights were compatible with the
allow tower controllers to see runway incursions. tempo and style of operations
everything that is taking place One of these, called Runway at a busy airport, there was no
around them. One of these is Status Lights, is just as it sounds: increase in air traffic controller
an advanced warning system a series of runway lights, not workload, and the lights proved
called the Airport Movement unlike traffic lights, that tell pilots useful to pilots. An enhanced
Area Safety System (AMASS). whether or not runways are clear. lighting configuration is being
AMASS tracks ground move­ Surface and terminal surveillance installed on a second runway at
ments and provides an alert to systems, such as ASDE-X and Dallas-Ft. Worth this year.
controllers if evasive action is AMASS, detect the presence and The evaluation of Runway
required. The FAA has installed motion of aircraft and vehicles on Status Lights with AMASS
AMASS at the nation’s top 34 air­ or near the runways; the Runway began last year at San Diego
ports. Airport Surface Detection Status Light safety logic then Lindbergh Field.
Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X) assesses any possible conflicts Other new technologies
is an even more sophisticated with other surface traffic. Red in- include an experimental system
surface detection technology. pavement runway entrance lights called the Final Approach Runway
While AMASS is radar based, are illuminated if the runway Occupancy Signal (FAROS),
meaning signals might bounce off is unsafe for entry or crossing, which is being tested at the Long
rain and fog, ASDE-X integrates and red in-pavement takeoff Beach/Daugherty Field Airport in
data from a variety of sources, hold lights are illuminated if the California. FAROS is designed
including radars and aircraft runway is unsafe for departure. to prevent accidents on airport
transponders, to give controllers The operational evaluation of runways by activating a flashing
a more reliable view of airport the runway entrance lights using light visible to landing pilots to
operations. ASDE-X capabilities ASDE-X surface surveillance warn them that the runway is
will be added to many of the sites was completed in June 2005 at occupied and hazardous.
that already have AMASS, as well Dallas/Ft. Worth International
as other busy airports. The FAA Airport, and the system showed

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Reprinted from Juneau’s quarterly newsletter, “The Water Rudder”

On ELTs
Submitted by 1st Lt. Rob MacDonald, Safety Officer, Southeast Composite Squadron

One key issue these days is of three different stances from ceed after the change date. They
the February 1, 2009 date when the United States, Canada, and assume they’ll continue to monitor
COSPAS-SARSAT will cease Mexico on whether to mandate 121.5 and also monitor 406.
to monitor 121.5 and 243 MHz that aircraft be equipped with 406 I wondered what Alaska
emergency beacons. For some MHz ELTs.” Currently, the FAA Airlines’ take on this issue was.
time, notices have been given is not planning to mandate the 406 I talked to their operations office
out through various aviation MHz ELT. However, Canada and and they say they’re required
venues regarding this change. Mexico plan to require the unit. by the FAA to be on with ATC
Pilots recently received a noti­ This is extremely important and to be readily contactable by
fication card in the mail from for pilots because satellites will their company. So, they monitor
the U.S. National Oceanic and stop monitoring 121.5 MHz and ATC on their Comm. 1 radio
Atmospheric Administration. this is the frequency most ELTs and their company frequency
Here is their wording: transmit on. Many people also on their Comm. 2 radio. Quite
• This is official notification carry handheld ELTs that transmit often, Alaska Airlines crews
to you that on February 1, on 121.5 for backcountry trips and will be asked to monitor 121.5
2009 the International Search this will affect them as well. by ATC and they do. Alaska
and Rescue Satellite System, Keep in mind that this switch Airlines says they will continue
known as COSPAS-SARSAT, to 406 MHz ELTs is only a rec­ in the future to monitor emer­
will cease monitoring ommendation, not a requirement. gency frequencies if asked.
121.5 MHz and 243 MHz The 121.5 MHz ELTs will still Larry Kiana, Lead Mechanic
emergency beacons includ­ function after the 2009 change for the Alaska Wing, says they
ing Emergency Locator date but they will only be heard have been changing over to the
Transmitters (ELTs). by ground-based receivers or by 406 MHz ELTs for the past 5
• In order for your beacon to over-flying aircraft. years and will continue to do so
receive satellite coverage in One of the reasons for dis­ until all CAP aircraft are changed
the event of an emergency, continuing satellite monitoring of over. Although he doesn’t think
it will need to operate on the the 121.5 MHz ELT is the high they’ll have all aircraft changed
406 MHz frequency. number of false signals attributed over by the February 1, 2009 date,
• It is recommended that aircraft to the frequency, which relates he does plan to keep working on
owners who operate aircraft to wasted time and money on this until the job is complete.
with 121.5 MHz ELTs transi­ unnecessary searches. These The benefits of the 406 MHz
tion to the improved digital instances can and have taken ELTs are: they activate 81-83%
406 MHz frequency before away from resources needed for of the time compared to 73%
February 1, 2009. actual emergency situations. for recent model ELTs; they
• For more information please In Alaska, the FAA monitors transmit a more accurate and
visit: www.sarsat.noaa.gov. 121.5 MHz on a 24-7 basis. In near-instantaneous emergency
The Aircraft Owners and Juneau, this is accomplished by signal by utilizing digital technol­
Pilots Association (AOPA) put the Flight Service Station and ogy; and they allow Search and
out information regarding this from several remote sites as well. Rescue personnel to have vital
change. AOPA says U.S. aircraft However, Juneau FSS has not information specific to you and
owners are “stuck in the middle received word yet on how to pro­ Continued on page 57 . . .

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Reprinted from Juneau’s quarterly newsletter “The Water Rudder”

Talking about the Weather:


Submitted by SM Rick Fritsch, Southeast Composite Squadron
Pilots in Southeast Alaska from 1-800-WXBRIEF (provid­ (http://akweathercams.faa.gov/).
face challenging weather condi­ ing a weather brief as well as fil­ If you have internet access and
tions on a regular basis where ing your flight plan). In addition want real-time aviation weather
low ceilings and visibility are to this, you can visit the local FSS charts specific to Alaska, the
the daily norm, not the excep­ in person, talk to a weather briefer place you want to go to is the
tion. Fortunately, there are many face to face, and pick up charts Alaska Aviation Weather Unit
resources available to pilots to and information applicable to the (AAWU) located in Anchorage.
help them make well-informed local flying area. The briefers at Their website is http://aawu.
weather decisions about what the FSS are also in a good position arh.noaa.gov. This is a National
routes to fly or whether to fly at to give you insights into the local Weather Service organization
all that day. In this the first of a weather based on their experience and website dedicated to aviation
somewhat regular series of Water and local knowledge because, weather in Alaska. The AAWU
Rudder articles, I will share with like you, they live here and in all website has on it anything you
you some of the aviation weather likelihood fly in the local area as could possibly need to satisfy
resources available to us pilots in well. This is a distinct advantage your aviation weather needs:
Southeast Alaska. In subsequent over the weather briefing service •Airmets
articles, I will examine specific available from 1-800-WXBRIEF •Sigmets
products and services available, because depending on where you •Volcanic ash information
how to get them, and how to call from, you may or may not •TAFs
correctly use and interpret the get a Juneau FSS weather briefer. •Winds aloft
information they contain. Contact the Juneau FSS at 1-866- •Surface observations
There are some resources that 297-2236 or Juneau Radio on •Satellite imagery
pilots who have relocated up to 122.2 MHz (or the various other •Radar imagery
Alaska may be quite familiar with. RCO frequencies listed on the • Surface analysis maps
One of those is 1-800-WXBRIEF, VFR Sectional). (showing fronts, pressure
a very easy to remember phone With internet access, the centers, and selected surface
number that connects you with number of weather tools available observations)
a live person who can file your to pilots increases dramatically. •Surface forecast maps (show­
flight plan and provide you with For starters, there is the Direct ing fronts, pressure centers,
a weather brief for your proposed User Access Terminal Service, and weather)
route of flight. A big advantage of or DUATS (www.duats.com). •Weather depiction charts
this service is that all you need is In addition to being able to file •Graphical area forecast charts
a telephone. your flight plan, you can also (MVFR/IFR, surface maps,
Another resource we still obtain flight weather graphics areas of turbulence, freezing
have available here in Alaska from DUATS. The Juneau FSS levels, areas of icing, convec­
is the Flight Service Station. also has a website (http://www. tive outlooks
Though these facilities are for the alaska.faa.gov/jnuafss/index. •Lightning data
most part gone in other locations html). While there are no real- •And a link to the National
around the country, they continue time aviation weather charts on Weather Service Aviation
on, for the time being at least, their website, there is a tremen­ Weather Center’s Aviation
here in Alaska. The local Flight dous amount of other information Digital Data Service (ADDS)
Service Station can provide you available as well as a link to the with links to Alaska weather
with the same services available FAA Alaska weather cams page Continued on page 17 . . .

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Georgia-Russia Dispute
By Don Lynch, Professor of Geography Emeritus

Georgia is one of the oldest but also, and most importantly highway, the Georgian Military
Orthodox Christian countries today, because it is the overland Highway, from the north through
and has historically for several connection between the Caspian both North and South Ossetia.
thousand years been oriented and Black Seas, between the oil Southern Ossetia sticks right
westward through the Black Sea rich region of Baku, which has into the very heart of Georgia
and Mediterranean, not northward been producing oil for more than and lies close to the capital
as the Communists required. This a century, and the region around Tbilisi (Tiflis in the older atlases).
goes back to before Jason and the Batumi in Georgia. Today this Control of it gives the Russians
Golden Fleece. pipeline carries about one million an easy way to simply take over
There is a route down the barrels of oil a day, more than Georgia and with it regain control
center of the Caucasus which Alaska produces. of the entire Caucasus including
has been used by many invaders The conquest of the Caucasus Azerbaijan and Armenia.
for at least a millennium. It was took the Russians almost a cen­ The ones who would tradition­
built into a road by the Tsars in tury, including a thirty year ally have been most concerned
the nineteenth century and runs war. They conquered it again about the Caucasus have been the
through Vladikavkas (Lord of the during World War I when the Turks and the Iranians (Persians)
Caucasus) in Northern Ossetia Turks invaded and the peoples who have been involved in the
through Southern Ossetia to of Georgia and Armenia sought region for centuries. Numerous
Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. German assistance to gain inde­ battles and wars have been
It is the classic invasion route pendence. It had to be done fought over Batumi and Baku
used by the Tatars, the Turks, again in the early 1920s when and the Russians in World War I
and the Russians from the lat­ the Communists carried out a invaded eastern Anatolia during
ter decades of the eighteenth massive slaughter of Georgians. that conflict.
century until the present war. The same thing happened again The destruction of Georgia,
Historically it is known as the in World War II as a consequence then, would have serious regional
Georgian Military Highway. of the short lived German inva­ implications as it would be obvi­
The Caucasus historically has sion of the Caucasus. If there ous that Russian nationalism is
been a “pass through place,” that is anything history teaches, it is rising under Mr. Putin’s single
is armies and peoples have moved that both Georgia and Armenia party state run by a group of new
through there in the search for strongly want independence. but nationalistic oligarchs, often
greener pastures, moving from The key country for centuries called “siloviki” from the Russian
the great Eurasian plain which was Greater Armenia, but it was word for “force,” since they came
stretches from the western edge essentially destroyed by both the from the former KGB.
of the Black Sea to the Yellow Turks and Russians during World The issue of Southern Ossetia
Sea in China. In the reverse War I. While Armenia still exists, is deceptive since the region is
direction, the Persians of 2,500 it no longer is a major factor in internationally recognized as
years ago, the Romans, the Turks, the region. Georgia, however, is. part of Georgia and, therefore,
the Russians all tried to conquer It occupies the key routes from the Georgian government had
the Caucasus not only because the Caspian to the Black Seas the right to send troops into the
of the location north and south and is the terminus of the main Continued . . .

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Georgia-Russia Dispute About the
Continued . . . Weather
region. The Russians and Chinese only one ally, China, which is a Continued from page 13 . . .
argue that no country has the questionable friend. information.
right to intrude on the sover­ Power politics and national­ The number of products and
eignty of the ruling government ism nineteenth century style have services available on the AAWU
of another state, and yet that is emerged again deliberately fos­ website is enormous – far too
exactly what the Russians have tered by governments. It lead to extensive to thoroughly delin­
been doing for at least five years. World Wars I and II, the break up eate here. I encourage everyone
They have worked hard to create of Yugoslavia, and the Bosnian to check out this website and
another Bosnia, pitting Ossetians and Kosovo catastrophes. This is explore what is available. If you
against the Georgian living in why it is dangerous. are looking for a piece of avia­
Southern Ossetia and literally Let us hope the Russians stop tion weather related information
driving them out. and at least accept a cease fire. that is not listed here, please
The solution to this prob­ I hope our intelligence is good let me know and I will track it
lem has obviously been United and clever enough to study care­ down for you.
Nations mediation and the dip­ fully just how the new Russian We here in Southeast Alaska
lomatic solutions have not been military conducts itself. There also have available to us the
hard to define. That this has not could be some real lessons here National Weather Service. While
happened is disconcerting. on Russian military tactics since the forecasters at the local NWS
If the Russians continue this “invasion” and the “incident” forecast office cannot provide
onward to Tbilisi, expect which provoked it have been you with a “legal” flight weather
major international conse­ prepared for long in advance. brief, they can and will provide
quences. The big prize for The Russians have been you with insights into the current
the nationalistic Russians is ready to invade Georgia for a and expected weather that the
regaining the Ukraine which long time. briefers at the local FSS cannot
they have had to conquer and A Prayer for Peace never as well as weather outlooks that
then reconquer several times. hurts, but I can not think of one extend beyond those available
The implications of the appli­ which ever actually worked. If from the FSS in terms of both
cation of military force against you are deeply Christian, remem­ scope and time. Contact the NWS
the Ukraine are frightening to ber that so is Georgia. Juneau Aviation Forecaster at
say the least. All of Eastern 907-790-6824. When calling,
Europe would be up in arms. Donald F. Lynch dlynch@ identify yourself as a pilot looking
In Georgia Russia is showing acsalaska.net for aviation weather information
that it is willing to use military Professor of Geography and clearly indicate that you are
force to impose its influence. Emeritus aware that any information from
Of course, the Russian nation­ Fairbanks, AK 99701-5825 the Aviation Forecaster does not
alists are very upset by what they USA constitute an official FAA weather
see as American meddling in the A watched pot never boils; an brief. Having said that, the fore­
Ukraine, Georgia, Central Asia, unwatched pot always boils casters at the NWS will be happy
the Baltic countries and the major over. to provide you with any informa­
Eastern European countries, Classification: tion you may want. You can find
Poland and the Czech Republic. UNCLASSIFIED phone numbers for other Alaska
This attitude, however, also Caveats: NONE H NWS offices in Section D of the
places them in conflict with the Flight Information Publication
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The three AC we hoped to and who they need to move
move to Kodiak are here. The when and where is still
C-206 arrived around 1845 this being worked out in their
evening (Fri). We now have 6 camp, but we are getting
non-local CAP members here and closer. Tomorrow, a large
2 more arriving Saturday (and contingent of people will
1 transport pilot going back to be arriving and there will
Anchorage). be a stronger push to get
Operations here have been folks and equipment out to

Written By
Major Mike Coffing

the 6 smaller communi­ good training experience for our


ties on the island. pilots).
Weather kept us on We plan to continue orienta­
the ground Thursday. tion flight training Saturday
Today, Udo and Don locally and if possible, to Karluk,
got Beaver up for some Larson Bay and Akhiok. Those
local orientation train­ are the three communities where
ing flights to Ouzinke we have been asked to fly person­
and Port Lions. Mr. Ed nel to first. Of course, weather
Rose gave a thorough rules, so the plans here change
and well prepared over­ hourly. Derwin and Don may fly
view of Kodiak
Island flying
and Kodiak
hampered by weather as both weather today, using a
CAP and the Air Guard have been presentation that he pre­
trying to move aircraft to Kodiak. pared. Later in the day,
I can say that CAP had all of its Udo was able to climb
AC here on site before the Air aboard one of Servant
Guard. They are still trying to Air’s aircraft and fly with
move a Blackhawk here from them to Ouzinke and Old
Anchorage. Harbor, as a familiariza­
I am staying in constant con­ tion ride, courtesy of
tact with Capt. Todd Miller and Servant Air.
Col. Jeff Arnold, meeting with Tomorrow, three of
them this morning and again late us will attend the 0800 weather with Servant Air as passengers
afternoon and a few phone calls brief at USCG base here with for some orientation. We also
along the way. Details of what the ANG pilots (this will be a Continued . . .

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nificantly starting weather in Larson Bay was fly­
Sunday, and con­ able and that once weather in
tinue at a relatively Kodiak lifted, they would be on
fast and consistent their way in.
pace throughout the Derwin and I attended the
remainder of the morning weather brief at the
mission. USCG base at 0800 and a portion
As we have of the “planning/orientation”
time, our focus will presentation for the newest active
also be to get the duty arrivals to Arctic Care,
available pilots and before returning to the CAP
crew the training hangar.
hope to get the CAP aircraft and flight checks AirStaKodiak (ASK) has
up for training and orientation needed, taking full advantage of been providing our Ops guard
flights. Ed Rose will provide a having the checkpilots and CAP when we have had our Beaver up
briefing for Derwin on Kodiak aircraft we now have
flying. here.
We will have another flight G l e n
Cunningham
has been very
helpful in
making things
here in Kodiak
work for us
and has been
making time to
help out. I can’t thank him flying. After clearing up a bit of
enough. Other members of confusion on how our aircrews
the Kodiak Squadron have should formally request ASK to
also stopped by to provide assume our Guard, things worked
and offer their support. quite well today. Having ANG
I will plan to send out folks up in the Ops shop near
planning meeting at 0900 at the these updates daily. The days the ASK comms room was also
USCG base in the morning, to start early and end late with little a big help. We are truly working
further sketch out Saturday’s time for a break……… but the together as a large team to make
flight activities. I expect that our time passes quickly the best of a challenging and ever
flight activity will pick up sig­ changing weather situation.
Sunday March 2 As soon as the crew with
Update the Beaver landed at the State
Sunday morning airport (due to worsening vis­
weather had improved ibility at the Muni airport near
over that of Saturday the hangar, the weather came
afternoon. Udo called down again, virtually throwing
me using the SAT phone a cloud over our hopes to do
provided to us by the more flying and training. We
AKANG from Larson spent the remainder of the day at
Bay to inform me that Continued . . .

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people and freight out to the
communities Monday morning.
Some of us in CAP will help
haul the cargo from the base to
the boat harbor using the CAP
truck while the others prepare
the aircraft, as needed to fly if the
weather allows. We are certainly
multitasking and flexing, as the
situation changes, to help make
this mission a success.
All the CAP folks involved
here are doing well; upbeat, work­
the CAP hangar/office updating Bailey when we spoke early this ing together as a team to help one
crew qualifications, training as afternoon), I was informed that another, smiling throughout the
necessary some of those that we should hold off our thoughts tasks and eager to do more.
needed Scanner, Observer and/or of possibly
Mission Pilot tasks completed bringing over
and entered for their ES/101 cards more aircraft
to be current. The workday ended until those on
around 2100. the active side
The ANG helios did not make can better evalu­
it in today (still). After some ate their need
delays, the C-130 arrived this for more CAP
evening about 2030, bringing aircraft and the
Will, Ed and Harry in to us (we $$ available to
had clear skies here tonight). cover that added
As weather allowed, some folks expense.
have been moved out to the com­ Because of
munities on commercial 135s. the difficulty in
However, even that has been min­ getting people
imal due to the weather. At this and aircraft here
point (as I mentioned to Dennis and the delays
caused by More news Monday.
the poor
flying Monday 3 March update
weather, Activities started early today
the folks with three of us hauling baggage
in charge and cargo from the USCG base
of this to the Kodiak Boat harbor, while
mission others prepped the Beaver. Arctic
h a v e Care chartered two vessels to take
h i r e d people and supplies to Ouzinkie,
two boats Port Lions and Old Harbor.
to begin Marine weather this morning
trans­ was not conducive to a pleasure
porting Continued . . .

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cruise, particularly to Old Harbor.
We may see an interest among
some of those voyagers to return
to Kodiak by air, rather than the
return boat trip.
Weather this morning looked
like another day of low ceilings
and grounded aircraft. However,
by 1100 the ceiling lifted enough
for us to fly. We made three cargo
hauls with the Beaver today;
two to Ouzinkie and one to Port
Lions….. a total of about 1200
– 1300 lbs. We were pretty popu­
lar today with everybody……..
lots of smiles and “atta boys.”
Col. Arnold and Capt. Miller
thanked us several times for our
efforts and accomplishments however, there is interest to move the Beaver tied down (close to
today. I believe that CAP has people and materials that way as Servant Air). It is a much more
certainly been noticed here for weather allows. Our operative practical location for the type of
the service we are providing (and mode is to inform AKANG flying we are providing and much
the only non-commercial aircraft when the weather allows us to more convenient since it is very
flying in this exercise). fly, and where we can fly to, then close to the USCG base where
Tomorrow will be more of they provide us with the cargo the cargo and people are housed.
the same, weather permitting. or passengers that need moved. My primary contacts during the
We have not flown cargo/pass Col. Arnold and others have day have Capt. Miller and Col.
flights to old Harbor, Larson hauled the cargo to us at the State Arnold. Both have been very
Bay, Karluk or Akhiok as of yet, airport, where we are keeping good to work with, very under­
standing of our limitations and
most appreciative of our efforts.
Servant Air folks here have
been wonderful, allowing us the
use of their facilities, pilot lounge
and cargo scales as needed. Ed
Rose took Derwin and Will
Schlein on separate orientation
flights in the course of his com­
mercial operations as a courtesy.
Those flights are valuable in
that they help familiarize our
aircrews to the Kodiak Island area
and make our CAP operations
safer. It is obvious that Mr. Rose
genuinely enjoys sharing his
knowledge of flying on Kodiak
with our crews. Continued . . .

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Kodiak squadron members are the
type of people that are interested
and committed to contributing
to the squadron. They are a great
group of folks.
The CAP folks here con­
tinue to get along and work well
together. We laugh a lot and are
happy with our accomplishments,
looking forward to the next day
of operations and training. It
has been a privilege to have this
opportunity to work with this
group of great people. I’ll send
another update out Tuesday
As time has permitted, sev­
eral of us have worked with Ed
Rose and Harry Middleton to
help bring their pilot files and ES
qualifications up to date, through
additional training. Udo Cassee
worked with Ed Rose on Sunday
on specific ES qualifications.
Will Schlein worked with Harry
Middleton today. My goal is to
have a few qualified mission
pilots and scanners/observers so
that when we leave, the Kodiak
Squadron will more easily con­
tinue to grow in its ES capabilities.
I have noticed that many of the

evening.

Tuesday 4 March update


We didn’t turn a prop today.
Weather kept us and the com­
mercial operators grounded. The
day was spent keeping an eye to
the weather in case things turned
better. The aircraft were prepared
and readied just in case. Udo
and Derwin briefed our CAP
observers on the comms in the
Beaver (with all in the Beaver
where it was tied down) so that
Continued . . .

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the aircrews would be better needed with all we can muster that they were hoping to fly
prepared after Udo leaves us as cargo and personnel are either back to Kodiak after Arctic Care
Wednesday evening. William retrieved or relocated. was finished rather than take
continued to work with Harry Thanks today to Leah and the boat trip again. The Beaver
Middleton through the scanner Kristina for their administrative is a welcomed site in those two
tasks SQTRs. I continued to work help and to Dennis Bailey for his communities. Weather at Old
on the pilot files and ES training insight and continued support. Harbor and the three westernmost
materials and references that will communities prevented us from
remain here after we are gone. Wednesday 5 March flying sorties west of Kodiak. The
The Blackhawks are still weath­ Kodiak Update US Coast Guard attempted to fly
ered out. A boat trip planned to Wednesday was another day Arctic Care passengers out west
Old Harbor this morning was of signature Kodiak weather…… today but turned back.
cancelled due to predicted 20’ fog, rain, wind during the morn­ Telephone communications
seas on the Island’s south side. ing. The afternoon was more of were down for part of the day as
If weather permits us to get the same with bits of blue sky ACS wireless was experiencing
another Beaver over here, it here and there (mostly there). problems making and receiving
might be worth considering, as Udo did fly one sortie today; a calls. I reverted to using the
long as we have 2 beaver pilots combined cargo trip to Ouzinkie office phone but then the phone
available. Based on advice from and Port Lions. The winds picked in the CAP office started having
Udo and Derwin, the landing up a bit after that 1330 flight that convulsions before flat lining. I
strips at the communities here lasted 1.5 hrs. We could have bought a new phone for the office
are best suited for a Beaver than flown one more sortie to the here. ACS got their problem fixed
a 206 (some are getting soft). It same communities but there was about 1730.
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and the demands placed on us. Udo and Derwin mentioned flying skills, commitment to thor­
However, if past performance is that some of our active “brothers ough detail and his humor will
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will be our pilot for the next
couple of days. We hope to get Ed
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Those of us in the office have
continued to prepare materials
and train members of the Kodiak
Squadron. Some are also spend­
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on the flight simulator at the CAP
office, sharpening their skills.
I anticipate that tomorrow
(Thursday) will bring more mem­
ber training and hopefully, more
flying. The aircraft are doing well
and are being well cared for. The
tie downs at the State airport have
been very useful.
Continued . . .

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expect to have anything for us to
fly today.
The remainder of the day was
focused on CAP member training
at the CAP hangar/office. All of
us worked with members of the
Kodiak Squadron to help con­
tinue their Emergency Services
Aircrew qualification training.
Four members are now re-quali­
fied to participate in USAF mis­
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Squadron pilots re-qualified as
soon as the weather and time
from our Arctic Care obligations
I’ll get another update out
tomorrow evening.

Thursday 6 March
Weather kept us grounded all
day today. Derwin and I attended
the USCG weather briefing at
0800. All indications were that
the flying conditions would con­
tinue to worsen throughout the
day; it did. Following that, we
moved the Beaver in to Servant
Air’s hangar to defrost the wings
in preparation for the day’s fly­
ing. A check with my Arctic Care
contacts revealed that they did not

allows.
Pilot Jeff Defreest, from
Juneau, will join us about noon
Friday. Bring some sunshine with
you Jeff!
Another update tomorrow
evening.

Friday 7 March
Another day of marginal
flying weather here in Kodiak
today. Derwin and I attended the
0800 USCG weather briefing.
The morning started out with IFR
Continued . . .

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conditions over most of Kodiak
Island. Breakup seems to have
started here. Pilots at Servant Air
reported to us that the runways
at both Port Lions and Ouzinke
were closed. Reports were that
they were too soft to get the grad­
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Those folks fly when nothing
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ground ELT locator training, crew training allows, we hope noon today. Mr. Rose briefed
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education/awareness training, and Observer trainees up in the flying conditions/familiarization.
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5 in the 206 amphib with check­ to fly yet, due primarily to the over the next few days (weather
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members, including both of our
non-local pilots, need to depart
Kodiak on the 10th. One of the
local pilots needs to depart on the
11th. At this point I do not know
how late Arctic Care staff might
want us to fly. We have mission
sorties approved through the 16th
(18th ?), however, without pilots
we are out of the game.
More news tomorrow.

Saturday 8 March
Today Mother Nature gave
us another good dose of Kodiak
Weather. We did not turn a prop
today. Wind, snow, rain and
Continued . . .

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put the C-206 tion and eServices record keeping
and C-182 into seem to be never-ending, but the
the CAP hangar tasks are not insurmountable.
and keep the They are, however, challenging.
Beaver secured Mr. Derwin Hammond plans
at the state air­ to hold the National Check Pilot
port until we can School course training at the
return to Kodiak Kodiak CAP office tomorrow
to retrieve it. evening (Sunday) for CAP pilots
Although here that need it. We will also
we were not continue Scanner and Observer
able to fly for training.
Arctic Care, we Mr. Mike Dryden boarded
extremely limited visibility kept had more time to the Alaska State ferry for the
us grounded (as well as local air devote to member training at the mainland (Homer) tonight.
taxis). Based on what we have CAP office. We
been told, Sunday may be the continue to make
last day of moving passengers progress getting
and cargo for Arctic Care. Time various scan­
will tell. Men make plans and ner, observer,
God laughs. Reports are that and pilot quali­
the slush on the airstrips at Port fication tasks
Lions and Ouzinke has melted completed for
and that the airstrips and usable members that
again. Weather permitting, and need it. If only
as needed by Arctic Care, we are the weather
prepared to fly. would allow
We had hoped to relocate us to fly more,
the C-206 amphib from the state we could do so
airport to the Squadron hangar much more. A
today but the weather did not few of us have expressed an I’ll get out another update
allow it. We hope to accomplish interest in returning to Kodiak Sunday evening.
that tomorrow. Our plan is to sometime, somehow, to continue
the training. We Sunday 9 March
like what we We worked late this eve­
are seeing, we ning, finishing up a Check Pilot
enjoy working Standardization Course at mid­
with the people night. Derwin Hammond deserves
we are around, the Golden Globe award for his
and we want to endurance today.
help more, if we Today started with the 0800
can. Something weather brief at the USCG Base.
to think about IFR was the message for the
for future morning with possible clearing
SAREXs. to MVFR in the afternoon.
Paperwork, While the weather kept us
task documenta­ Continued . . .

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bers a quick reference to pilot
currency for all flying activities.
Active CAP Pilot folders have
been organized using the Pilot
folder tabs provided by Harry
Whitaker.
The time change today gave
us a bit more early evening light
and it was 2100 before we were
all back together at the CAP
office. Mr. Derwin Hammond
conducted a NCPSC at the end
of the day.
We are hopeful that we can
fly a bit more Monday before
some of us depart Kodiak in the
grounded, members continued We prepared a CAP pilot mid afternoon, and others in the
ground ELT training and work­ qualification/currency status evening. Two of us are tentatively
ing on Mission Pilot, Scanner board in the CAP office, listing scheduled to depart on the C-130
and Observer tasks. We saw the the Squadron pilots and the Tuesday.
sun about 1500 Sunday afternoon expiration dates of their indi­ I’ll get out another update
between snow squalls and rain. It vidual qualifications, as specified Monday evening.
finally cleared enough that Derwin in CAPR 60-1. If maintained, Continued . . .
and Jeff flew the 206 amphib from this status board will give the
the state airport over to the CAP Commander and squadron mem­
airstrip where it was refueled and
secured in the CAP hangar.
As planned, I contacted
Capt. Miller late afternoon (I
left a message on his cell) to
advise him that if needed, we
could fly to Ouzinke and Port
Lions. Meanwhile, we readied
the Beaver and the aircrew in
preparation for flying. Not hear­
ing back from Capt. Miller, we
began getting our CAP people in
the air for more training. Jeff flew
two sorties in the Beaver with one
observer and two CAP trainees,
staying relatively close to Kodiak.
Meanwhile, Derwin conducted a
successful Form 5 and Form 91
checkride with Harry Middleton
in the C-182. That aircraft was
also refueled and secured in the
CAP hangar.

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Monday 10 March didn’t allow enough flying to get for a change. It would have been
It snowed/rained all day the sorties in after the pre-requi­ a great day to fly.
today. Once again, no flying. We site and advanced SQTR tasks We are all safely back from
continued training the throughout were completed for each of these Kodiak. Harry Middleton and I
the day until time to get folks off specialties. Late in the evening I left Kodiak on the C-130 around
to the airport to catch their 1500 provided the BCUT training for 1100 this morning after putting
flight after cleaning up the hangar one member that was still at the the box of headsets, engine oil
and getting things packed up and office working on entering his and Derwin Hammond’s green
put away. SQTRs in eServices. flight jacket inside the Beaver
Jeff Defreest and I, with the Mr. Harry Middleton and I parked at the state airport tie
assistance of Ted Hansen of the plan to depart Kodiak Tuesday downs. Thanks to Dennis Bailey
Kodiak Squadron, refueled and morning on the C-130. for picking us up at Kullis and
secured the Beaver (not the wing Overall, we flew 12 sorties on getting us to the airport this after­
noon. As Jeff Defreest reminded
me, “nobody got hurt and we
didn’t bend any metal.”
The Army and Air Guard
were pleased with our efforts.
They informally invited our par­
ticipation in next year’s exercise
in Western Alaska. While the
weather kept us on the ground
more than we wanted, we were
successful. Kodiak Squadron
benefited greatly from the train­
ing that our visiting CAP mem­
bers provided. Our pilots and
aircrew put safety first in each
sortie they flew, and in each sortie
they didn’t fly. The check rides,
pilot and check pilot instruction
went very well.
tip tanks) so it would be ready for this mission (A99 sorties released Service to others often comes
the return flight to Anchorage just from Kodiak) with 10 different at a price, inconvenience, time
in time before Jeff’s flight landed. people serving either as aircrew away from family and perhaps
eServices was extremely slow or aircrew trainee. This does not not getting to do everything that
today and data entry of SQTRS include Glen M or Skip W that flew one had hoped to do, however,
seemed to take forever, and ever. the C182 and C206 to Kodiak. the satisfaction of helping others
Two Kodiak members are is something that is difficult to
now CAP Mission Pilots (AK Tuesday 11 March measure. I want to extend my
Wing HQ needs to approve Harry It was a remarkable morning personal thanks to all that partici­
Middleton’s qualifications in in Kodiak today. I can honestly pated on site in Kodiak, members
eServices ASAP). Two additional say that it was the best weather in of the Kodiak Squadron, all that
individuals are almost Scanner/ the 14 days I was there. Blue sky transported the aircraft and all
Observer qualified, however each and no wind. Again……, Man those that supported us from
needs one more mission sortie. makes plans and God laughs. Wing HQ and the owners and
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July 23, 2008

Civil Air Patrol members honor excellence, chart future at


annual conference in Kissimmee, Fla.
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. - More than 650 Civil Air Patrol members from across the nation
will gather in Kissimmee, Fla., for the 2008 Civil Air Patrol National Board and Annual Conference to be
held Aug. 6-9 at the Gaylord Palms Resort.

The conference theme, “Citizens Serving Communities: Above and Beyond,” is also CAP’s new compelling
message. It describes the spirit of Civil Air Patrol’s civic-minded citizens who serve their communities
through aerospace education, search and rescue, emergency services and cadet programs.

The annual conference provides members the opportunity to further their professional development, network
and help chart CAP’s future.

As part of CAP’s ongoing commitment to the professional development of its members, CAP will offer
more than 50 learning labs on Aug. 8-9 and seven preconference courses on Aug. 5-6. Topics will include
disaster relief, homeland security, communications, safety, aerospace education and public affairs. Also,
exceptional CAP members will be honored for their service in 21 categories during an awards ceremony
to be held from 8:30-9:45 a.m. on Aug. 9.

In conjunction with the conference, members of the CAP National Board, CAP’s governing body, will
meet on Aug. 7 from 2 to 5 p.m. and on Aug. 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The board’s agenda will include
election of a national commander and a national vice commander.

The keynote speaker for the conference banquet is Air Force Lt. Gen. Allen Peck, commander of Air
University at Maxwell Air Force Base, who will speak at 7 p.m. on Aug. 9. Peck leads the intellectual and
leadership center of the Air Force, graduating more than 50,000 resident and 120,000 nonresident officers,
enlisted and civilian personnel each year. Additionally, he is responsible for officer commissioning through
Officer Training School and the Reserve Officer Training Corps. His background includes graduation from
the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1975, two tours on Air Staff at the Pentagon performing as a key planner
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The Florida Wing, host of this year’s conference, has more than 90 local units throughout the state and more
than 3,500 members -- 2,137 adults and 1,406 cadets. Gainesville Composite Squadron cadets recently won the
color guard competition during CAP’s 2008 National Cadet Competition in Dayton, Ohio.
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CAP ALERTING SYSTEM
RED (SEVERE) Severe risk of terrorist attack or
disaster operations
Action: Place CAP resources on RED ALERT status. CAP resources will be placed in secure
locations under close control. Selected staff personnel, rapid response teams, and selected
mission aircrews and ground teams will be placed on RED ALERT status and should prepare
for expected deployment. People will not report for duty unless directed by the National
Commander, Region Commander, Wing Commander, or the NOC. If directed to report for duty,
mission bases may be occupied with staff and ICS liaison CAP personnel. Communications
nets, particularly HF-SSB nets, between Wing HQ’s, Region HQ’s, and National HQ will be
conducted at least once every six hours during Red Level Operations. Selected aircrews and
ground teams may be directed to report to designated locations to await orders to deploy.
Report status as directed.

ORANGE (HIGH) High risk of terrorist attack or


disaster operations
Action: CAP resources will be placed on ORANGE ALERT status. Selected staff personnel,
rapid response teams, and selected mission aircrews and ground teams will be placed on
TELEPHONE ALERT and should prepare for possible deployment. CAP resources including
CAP emergency operations centers, aircraft and ground vehicles will be inspected to
determine operational status. Communications nets, particularly HF-­SSB nets, between Wing
HQ’s, Region HQ’s, and National HQ will be conducted at least once daily during Orange Level
Operations. Security of resources shall be checked. Report status as directed.

YELLOW (ELEVATED) Significant risk of terrorist


attacks or disaster operations
Action: Coordinate emergency plans with nearby local authorities. Put contingency plans
into action if necessary. CAP emergency service personnel and resources including CAP
emergency operations centers, aircraft and ground vehicles will be checked to determine
operational status. Communications nets, particularly HF-SSB nets, between Wing HQ’s,
Region HQ’s, and National HQ will be conducted at least weekly during Yellow Level
Operations. Report status as directed.

BLUE (GUARDED) General risks of terrorist attacks


or disaster operations
Action: Check to ensure communications links with emergency response teams work.
Increase training and preparation for the staff, air and ground teams. Review and update
emergency procedures. Coordinate, maintain, and update current Memorandums of
Understanding (MOU) with partner agencies. Provide CAP personnel with whatever
information is necessary.

GREEN (LOW) Low risk of terrorist attacks or


disaster operations
Action: Refine plans for emergencies. Train staff on emergency plans and capabilities.
Maintain resource capability. Meet with external organizations to present CAP support
capabilities and to develop new MOUs.

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Year round service since1963
Consolidated Bob’s
Enterprises, Services,
Inc. Inc.
General Construction Rust’s Flying Service Serving your area with pride
Renovation & Roofing Floats • Wheels • Skis and dependable service.
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We commend the outstanding efforts of
our Alaska Civil Air Patrol! Phone:
“The Name To Remember 907-784-3231
8301 Old Seward Highway For Aircraft Engine Parts & Service” Fax: 907-784-3256
Anchorage 644-3923 1821 W. Elm, El Reno, OK
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800-992-4880 • 405-262-4880

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Proudly Salutes the Lifesaving Efforts
of the Men & Women of C.A.P.
262-2277 526-5211
Commercial - Residential - Industrial www.stoneyriverlodge.com Keep up the Good Work!
5584 Kenai Spur Hwy., Soldotna email: srl1@starband.net
P.O. Box 91949
Anchorage
Industrial & Construction AK 99509
Supply, Inc. (907)
Hydraulic Equipment & Supplies 456-8559
Jet A & 100 LL Fuel Available • DHC-3 Otter
Bo Darden Owner/Operator
(907) 277-1406 Jiffy Lube Proudly Salutes the Men
907-842-2400 or 842-5491 Fax: 907-842-1540 1716 Post Road, Anchorage & Women of the Civil Air Patrol!
Thank you C.A.P.
for being prepared to help when asked.
SuburbanPropane
Commercial Insurance for • Aeroshell
Northern Security your Business Needs • Aircraft Oil & AV Gas
Supply, Inc. Office: 400 W. Tudor Rd.
Law Enforcement Supplies • Guns • Ammunition Anchorage, Alaska 99524 272-1416
Call:
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Anchorage 561-5602 Fax: 907.258.2413 Anchorage

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CIVIL AIR PATROL MEDIA POLICY
Good media relations benefits the U.S. Civil Air If a media representative contacts individual
Patrol. When CAP helps the media with the job of members with a request for an interview or for
gathering and reporting the news, we are also help­ information, those members should direct the repre­
ing communicate CAP’s story to the public. Through sentative to their respective unit PAO. In the event
good media relations, CAP can strengthen commu­ there is a request for an interview with national-level
nity support and attract new members. Providing this leadership, CAP National Headquarters Public
kind of assistance also discharges our responsibility as Affairs can assist with the coordination and schedul­
a corporation funded by Congress to be accountable to ing of requested media interviews.
the public. All news releases,
The foundation of public service announce­
good media relations is ments or other statements
the coordination, unifor­ to the media regarding
mity, accuracy and time­ CAP events, activities,
liness of the information programs, or members
released. Consequently, should be released
all requests for infor­ through the squadron,
mation from the media group, wing or region
should be directed to the PAO or CAP National
squadron, group, wing Headquarter Public
or region public affairs Affairs. 
officer, CAP National During emergency
Headquarters Public and disaster relief mis­
Affairs or the squadron, sions, information should
group, wing or region be released in a timely
commander’s designee in the absence of a PAO. manner to the media through a wing’s mission
CAP National Headquarters Public Affairs provides information officer or designated mission base
assistance to all PAOs, as requested, in handling spokesperson. During emergency or disaster relief
media relations.  missions that involve multiple wings and multiple
Most inquires by journalists will concern activi­ regions, information may also be disseminated to
ties that are a matter of public record and that CAP the media at the CAP National Headquarters Public
has an interest in promoting. Sometimes, however, Affairs level.
reporters will inquire about documents, litigation CAP encourages the release of photos to
or personnel matters. The squadron, group, wing the media to tell the CAP story. CAP National
or region PAO, CAP National Headquarter Public Headquarters does not require a photo release form
Affairs  or a squadron, group, wing or region com­ to be signed by members who appear in a photo
mander’s designee, all of whom are trained to know prior to its release to the media if the photo being
how to handle these inquiries, are the coordinating considered for release was taken in a public setting,
entity for responding to these type media inquiries.  e.g., encampment, weekly squadron meeting, etc.
Regarding information requested by the media The only time a photo release form must be provided
on cadets, the squadron, group, wing or region PAO is when commercial use of a photo is anticipated,
complies with federal laws governing cadets’ right e.g., publication in a book, merchandising, etc. For
to privacy. With a cadets’ permission, almost any mission-related photos, PAOs at all levels must
information can be released. However, without a consider the sensitivity of the mission and the need
cadet’s permission, only the name, rank, hometown to coordinate formal approval for release with the
and unit may be released. lead agency.

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for
Thanks g you do
in
Pa t r o l!
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Women of C.A.P. 907-224-8090 Fax: 907-224-5650 Proudly Salutes & Supports the
867-8147 Toll Free: 1-800-686-8191 Men & Women of Alaska C.A.P.!
P.O. Box 29, Chefornak, AK Email: Murphys@seward.net • www.murphysmotel.com Mile 124 Tok Cutoff
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We commend the outstanding efforts
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Special Orders Welcome Tax, Mortgage and Financial Services 630 Third Avenue
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Why You Need To Prepare For
The Next Earthquake
The second-largest earth­quake ever recorded 8) have rocked the state on an average of every
shook the heart of southern Alaska on March 27, 13 years since 1900.
1964. Scientists have long recognized that Alaska Most of these large earth­quakes have been
is one of the most seismically ac­tive areas of located far from heavily populated areas. However,
the world. In fact, three of the six largest earth­ it is only a matter of time before another earthquake
quakes of this century were lo­cated in Alaska, affects many Alaskans. It does not necessarily take
and “great” earthquakes (larger than magni­tude a major earthquake to inflict hardship. For example,
the January 1994 earthquake in southern Califor­nia
was almost a thousand times weaker than the 1964
Alaskan earthquake, but caused billions of dollars
in damage and claimed many lives because of its
proximity to a populated area.
Alaska has changed signifi­cantly in the last
thirty years, and the population has more than
doubled. Many new build­ings have been designed
to withstand intense shaking, some older buildings
have been reinforced, and development has com­
monly been discour­aged in particularly hazardous
areas. Despite these precau­tions, future earthquakes
may still cause damage to buildings, displace items
within buildings, and disrupt basic utilities that we
take for granted.
Fortunately, we can prepare for earthquakes.
By identifying the greatest hazards, we can set
priorities for using our re­sources most effectively
to re­duce damage.

What to do during an earthquake


1. If you are indoors, duck or drop down to the
floor. Take cover under a sturdy desk, table or other
furniture. Hold on to it and be pre­pared to move
with it. Hold the position until the ground stops
shaking and it is safe to move. Stay clear of win­
dows, fireplaces, wood­stoves, and heavy furniture
or appliances that may fall over. Stay inside to avoid
being injured by falling glass or building parts, If
you are in a crowded area, take cover where you are.
Stay calm and encourage others to do likewise.
2. If you are outside, get into the open, away
from build­ings and power lines.
A. Duck B. Cover C. Hold Continued . . .

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Anchorage 907-561-2120
Fairbanks St., Ste 3 Pate
Fairbanks 907-479-0600 Construction, Inc.
Compliments of . . . 2355 Hill Rd. is proud to salute the lifesaving
City Of efforts of our Civil Air Patrol!
Koyuk
53-Years Strong, Shannon & Wilson Provide the Following Services:
Geotechnical Engineering Earthquake Engineering “No job too big
We are proud to salute the lifesaving Material Testing Contruction Monitoring or too small”
efforts of our Civil Air Patrol UST/AST Services Environmental Engineering
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Anchorage 562-2414 Kodiak 486-8476

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“Established Since 1956”
FAA Approved Flight School
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Corina’s Alaska Dental Center


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Caselot Hanousek General Family Dentistry for Adults & Children
Groceries “Proudly Salutes
“A special thanks to
We are proud to support the men & Civil Air Patrol”
Civil Air Patrol’s
women who make up our C.A.P. New patients, Military, Emergencies
Lifesaving Work.”
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235 East Ave., Bethel • 543-2204 -S-k-a-g-w-a-y- Anchorage 907-337-9434

Soldotna Chiropractic
Knik Knack & Massage Clinic
Mud Shack of Alaska, Inc. Dr. Anthony Endsley & Staff are proud
Covering Alaska Naturally! to Salute & Support the many fine
Largest Ceramic & Pottery Supplier in Alaska - - - - - - manufacturers of - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - men, women & young cadets of the
Decals • Bisque • Greenware • Dry & Moist Clays • Classes MonoTherm Cellulose Insulation • Astro Mulch Hydro-Seeding Mulch
Alaska Civil Air Patrol . . .
Stable Bedding Animal Bedding • Lawn Re-New Lawn Repair System
376-5793 6348 Quinhagak • Anchorage Keep up the good work!
Mile 10 Knik-Goose Bay Road, Wasilla 907-563-3644 • Fax 907-561-2758 102 E. Redoubt Ave., Soldotna 262-9117

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Need to Prepare
Continued . . .
3. If you are driving, stop if it is safe, but stay
inside your car. Stay away from bridges, overpasses
and tunnels. Move your car as far out of the normal
traffic pattern as possible. If possible, avoid stopping
under trees, light posts, power lines, or signs.
4. If you are in a mountainous area, or near
unstable slopes or cliffs, be alert for falling rock
and other debris that could be loosened by the
earthquake.
5. If you are at the beach, move quickly to
higher ground or several hundred yards inland.
• Downed or damaged util­ity lines: Stay away
from downed lines even if power appears to be
What to do after an earthquake off.
1. Check for injuries. Do not move a seriously • Fallen objects in closets and cupboards:
injured per­son unless they are in imme­diate Displaced objects may fall when you open the
danger of further injures. door.
2. Safety check: Check for the following • Downed or damaged chim­neys: Approach
hazards: chimneys with caution. They may be weakened
• Fire or fire hazards. and could topple during an aftershock.
• Gas leaks: Shut off the main gas valve only if • Check your telephone: Make sure each phone is
a leak is suspected or identi­fied by the odor of on its receiver. Telephones that are off the hook
natural gas. Wait for the gas com­pany to turn tie up the telephone network un­necessarily.
it back on once the damage is re­paired. 3. Clean up. Clean up poten­tially harmful materi­
• Damaged electrical wir­ing: Shut off power at als and/ or medicines which may have spilled.
the control box. 4. Tsunami hazard. If you live along the coast,
be alert for news of tsunami
warnings is­sued by the Alaska
Tsunami Warning Center.
If you expe­rience a strong
earthquake, there may not be
time to issue a warning. Move
to higher ground as soon as
you are able, and stay there
until the authorities issue an
“all clear.”
5. Expect aftershocks. Most,
of these are smaller than the
main earthquake. Some may
be large enough to do addi­
tional damage to weakened
structures.
• Use flashlights or battery
­powered lanterns. Do not
Fourth Avenue in Anchorage after the 1964 earthquake. Continued . . .

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Associates Alaska
Burgers • Sandwiches
Gourmet Salads

Coffee Dr. Jess Ellis


Steaks • Seafood
Pastas • Desserts
210 Shelikof St., #B 800 E. Dimond Blvd., #3-600 And Cocktail Lounge
Kodiak 486-5862 Anchorage 349-3636 512 Marine Way, Kodiak • 486-8844
Izembek Lodge, Inc.
First class accommodations and world class Gregory J. A Full Service Family Salon

waterfowl hunting and salmon fishing.


P.O. Box 1462 Waisanen Walk-In, Make An Appointment Or Just Stop By
Kodiak, AK 99615 of Wasilla, Alaska And Say “Hi” 344-0188
(907) 486-5582 Toll Free: 1-888-797-5520 Salutes Civil Air Patrol!
www.coldbayalaska.com 210 E. Dimond Blvd., Anchorage

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
660 E. Dowling Rd. Dwight & Barbara Bowden is proud to salute and
Anchorage 561-2121 3801 Center Point Dr., Anchorage, AK 95503 support the fine efforts
(907) 562-3300 / (800) 526-2776
www.bigbobsflooring.com www.teambowden.com of Civil Air Patrol!
Sanders
Dental Ceramics
Bernie Willis Fur & Feather
Taxidermy
Salutes the many fine
is proud to support the many men & women Specializing in Customer Satisfaction
of the C.A.P. in their lifesaving missions! men and women of the 345-8955 3901 Leyden Rd.
274-1648 Anchorage Alaska Civil Air Patrol! We Salute C.A.P.! Anchorage
Tuck-Em-Inn Big Lake Liquor Store (907) 373-6654
Metlakatla, AK P.O. Box 520732
Thank You C.A.P.!
Salutes the men Big Lake, AK 99652 Gordon & Associates, Inc.
& women of the
Civil Air Patrol. 892-6884 P.O. Box 876130 • Wasilla, AK 99687

Alaska Power Light Speed Lube Center - Owner -


& Telephone Company 344-6625 Ron Davis
We proudly salute & support

1000 Omalley Centre Ct., Anchorage


Alaska Civil Air Patrol RoadBuilders 262-9140


“We support the lifesaving work of
191 Otto St., Port Townsend Complete 44482 Frontier Ave.
385-1733 the Civil Air Patrol in Alaska!” Asphalt Service Soldotna
Thomas K. Black, Jr. • •• • •• Muddy Rudder •• • •• •
Certified Public Accountant Bristol Bay “Specializing
(318) 798-7211, 505 McIntosh Dr., Shreveport, LA 71115 842-2634 in
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 403, Dillingham, AK 99576
Piledriving”
645 G Street, Suite 100, PMB 686 • Anchorage, AK 99501 Sockeye Salmon Capitol 8434 Corbin Dr., Anchorage
(907) 563-6704 Proud to Support C.A.P. 344-4341 / 800-478-4045

T & B Aircraft Repair Tech Connect, Inc. R N V Property Management


We are proud to salute the

of Anchorage
Specializing In Mobile Repairs
Alaska Civil Air Patrol! We thank the members of C.A.P. for
Have Tools – Will Travel
432 E. Pioneer Ave., #C, Homer their ongoing mission to save lives.
Annual • 100 Hour Inspections • Repairs

244-8729 Anchorage 235-5248 • Radio Shack Dealer 222-1878

K-Beach E-Mail: pip@alaska.net


Jerry L. Prevo
Small Engine Service < < < < < of Anchorage > > > > >
Parts & Service • Sales Complete Printing Service Salutes the volunteers of
34276 Business Park F 833 E. 4th Ave. Anchorage
800-478-7477 274-3584 Alaska Civil Air Patrol!
260-3554 Soldotna

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Mat-Su Cadets
to the Rescue!!
The Mat-Su Cadets Color Guard team saved the day as the Army
National Guard Color Guard team was called out for an emergency
at the last minute. Within 48 hours, they were ready to present
the colors for the CCJ/COSCA
(Conference of Chief Justices &
State Court Administrators) Annual
meeting at the Captain Cook Hotel
in Anchorage, AK.
The Cadets showed up with noth­
ing but smiles and respect for the task
at hand, and should receive a great
pat on the back for their eagerness
to gain a bit more experience in their
field. This, like many others, was a
great learning experience for them.
It was obvious to everyone there
that they are very talented & dedi­
cated to what they do. Hopefully this
will help to pave the way for more opportunities for the cadets to serve as Color Guards.

Need to Prepare On ELTs


Continued . . . Continued from page 11 . . .

use lighters, matches, candles, or lanterns until your aircraft.


you are sure there are no gas leaks. Basic 406 MHz ELTs can be purchased for
• Use your telephone only in the event of life- about $900. Models that have more capabilities
threaten­ing emergencies. will cost more. Because of this expense, AOPA is
•Turn on a battery-powered radio for information, recommending alternatives so U.S. pilots can carry
damage reports, and for in­formation on volun­ a more affordable unit when they fly to Canada or
teering your assistance. Mexico.
•Keep streets clear for emergency vehicles. So, pilots in the U.S. do not have to switch to the
Co­operate with public safety officials. 406 MHz ELTs unless they fly in Canada or Mexico.
If you would like more infor­mation on earth­ It is a very good idea to make the switch, but it’s not
quake safety visit the following website: http://www. required if all of our flying is in the United States.
uaf.edu/seagrant/earth­quake/ Even though the FAA allows us to continue to use
If you would like to see how many earthquakes the 121.5 MHz ELTs, we would be getting limited
have happened today visit this website: http://www. assistance in the case of an emergency. H
aeic.alaska.edu/Seis/ recenteq s/index.html H

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Situk Equipment, Inc. Glacier Aircraft Parts
Randie L. Priem P.O. Box 230, Yakutat, AK 99689 • 784-3316
905 Cope Industrial Way
is proud to support the Proud to Support C.A.P.
Palmer
Alaska Civil Air Patrol!
Crosswinds S.T.O.L. 745-7100 800-478-7100
P.O. Box 298783
Compliments of . . . Wasilla, AK 99629 System Integrators
Larry Cash & Family
We are proud to support our
Jordan’s Carpet Center
126 W. International Airport Rd.
283-3360
Alaska Civil Air Patrol! 42877 Spur Hwy.
Anchorage 562-2022 Kenai
“Thank you and keep up the good work”
Investment Group, Inc. www.kachemakelectric.co
Wick Air, Inc. Proud to Support the C.A.P.! Ice Age Arts
Anchorage 243-8907 Scrimshaw and Carved
Aircraft Service ivory, fossil whalebone,
Compliments of… antler & soapstone
& Maintenance P.O. Box 874973
8091 Palmer-Wasilla Hwy.
745-4322 Palmer
Fagerstrom Enterprises Wasilla, AK 99687
(907)373-6166

C F
Big G Electric & Engineering, Inc. (907) 486-6788
Thanks C.A.P.! 42005 K-Beach Road
Soldotna
&
Steven Cunningham
262-4700 / www.biggelectric.com

Viki Kaas, CRS, GRI, Broker Bayside 3751 Rezanof Dr. E.


Is Proud To Support Civil Air Patrol Auto Repair, Inc. Kodiak, AK
“Making Dreams Happen In Real Estate”
Alaska Machine & Equipment, Inc.
1153 E. 74th Ave.
Homes Unlimited (907) 727-5555
Pioneer“The Tractor People”
Anchorage Northwestern Aviation Equipment, Inc.
349-7511 P.O. Box 1010 Kotzebue, AK 99752
5450 S. Bodenburg Loop
Foremost in all terrain vehicles
442-6692 (907) 745-3071 Fax 745-6271
H Hiway Haven Bed & Breakfast Palmer, AK 99645
McGrath Native 1825 Chief Eddie Hoffman Hwy.

Village Council Bethel 543-2898 Arc-N-Spark


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Fort Yukon Airport – FYU 308 Shelikof Ave., Kodiak
524-3028
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ P.O. Box 4, Fort Yukon, AK 99740 486-3652
P.O. Box 134, McGrath, AK 99627 662-3448
Jack Wade Gold Company Footworks Tom Bishop
Owner
Shop 745-2344

Alaska Gold & Gifts Quality Boots and Shoes


Located at mile 17 K-Beach Road, Kenai
We mine it, We make it
P.O. Box 149, Tok, AK 99780
283-2224 Maintenance
Repair Nugget Plane
Rental
Aviation, Inc.
883-5887 / www.jackwadegold.com DJ Development
Proud to Support
Palmer Municipal Airport, Palmer

Trans Alaska the Civil Air Patrol!



Mechanical, Inc. Marion Z. Simon proudly 
Plumbing Contractors salutes the men & women of
3279 North Wyoming C.A.P. 

745-2860 Wasilla, ak
Michael Tadic is proud to


Swelltime Charters salute & support Alaska Civil Air Patrol


Northern Speedy Glass
SEWARD, AK Yukon Star Bed & Breakfast (907) 349-9158
907-333-4715 877-333-4715 366-7251 230 King Circle Anchorage
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58 58
Newly Formed Prince of Wales
Cadet Squadron on the Go!
Recently Robert Thomas started a Cadet had enough medical supplies on his back to set up a
squadron on Prince of Wales Island which is the battalion aid station and enough radios! Not quite,
United State’s third largest island. However, the but he is happy--not even one twisted ankle. All had
largest community is only 1600 population. Students fun. Next week, they will put the GPS coordinates
from all over the island, towns and villages with on maps in our land navigation training.
names such as Nakuti, Coffman Cove, Whale Pass,
Thorne Bay, Klawock, Hollis, have teens that want
to participate.
On August 9th eight cadets from the newly
formed Prince of Wales Cadet Squadron, hiked out
to the site of an Air Force C-47 mishap site from
1968. One SM had researched the wreck and had the
info. The cadets had 3 missions: 1) Find the aircraft,
2) Mark the latitude and longitude with GPS, and
3) attempt to figure out how the mishap occurred.
One Cadet, Kathleen Lawton got it correct. The
cadets used the trail markers instead of map or aerial
photos to find the site. The new commander, Robert
Thomas, was very happy--no one got hurt or lost. He

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5701 Silverado Way, #K 333-1518 P.O. Box 3447, Soldotna, AK 99669
Anchorage 562-6554 2412 Lee St., Anchorage (907) 262-5818
Ocean Shores 235-7775 Preferred 335 Main St. Loop Udelhoven Oilfield Service, Inc.
M o t e l Plumbing Kenai P.O. Box 8349, Nikiski, AK 99635
451 Sterling Hwy., #1 • Homer & Heating 283-7909 776-5111

DJ’s
Proud to salute Civil Air Patrol! Alaska Rentals Bettles Air Service
349-MINI (6464)
& Sales, Inc. Bettles Lodge
692-5111 * 1-800-770-5111
405 Boniface Pkwy., Anchorage • 333-6561 E-mail: bttlodge@alaska.net
Gary C. Gray Phil Driver’s
Midnight Sun Adventures Yute Air
Registered Guide & Outfitter 277-8829
784-3451 Yakutat 1306 E. 26th Ave., Anchorage 907-543-3003
Jtoerry Ulmer is Proud Neil Lake Trading Post
P.O. Box 877312 • 733-4813
Hayden Electric Motors, Inc.
4109 Old Seward Hwy., Ste. 300
Support the Many Fine
Efforts of the Civil Air Patrol > Wasilla, AK 99687-7312 Anchorage . . . . . . . . . . 561-1073
Bonanza Realty er
Fronotti tages
279-4819 60501 E. End
Rd.
2825 Rose Street, Suite 202 Mountain View 3433 Commercial Dr. Homer
Anchorage 333-1244 Car Wash, Inc. Anchorage C 235-8275
West Coast the
BerryCompany A Point Of View Realty
Aviation Services 3601 C Street, Suite 1200
43955 Sterling Hwy., Ste. 1
624-3461 Unalakleet Anchorage 907-273-6607 Soldotna 262-7006
A FirePlace Store Ken Walch Business Insurance Associates
Alaska Owned
262-9047 proudly supports the • Commercial Insurance • Contract Surety Bonds
1503 West 32 Avenue nd
P.O. Box 734 • Sterling, AK 99672 Alaska Civil Air Patrol. Anchorage 274-4142
Kenai Neon Sign Company Donald E. Ronda
776-8503
50550 Kenai Spur Hwy., Kenai
Daniel A. Kaushagen Proudly Salutes & Supports
is proud to salute Civil Air Patrol Alaska Civil Air Patrol!
Larry Lorenzo Michael Easley 1131 E. 76th Ave., Anchorage
Salutes the Members Salutes The Men & Women Who 346-1814
of Civil Air Patrol Make Up Civil Air Patrol! www.valpak.com
www.trailridgeair.com Dillingham Construction
Robert G. Ylvisaker
Trail Ridge Air “Proudly Supports C.A.P.”
I nc o r p o r a t e d 
of Palmer
842-5521
248-0838 Anchorage Proudly Salutes Civil Air Patrol! P.O. Box 1050, Dillingham, AK 99576

 C rooked reek C Cynthia A. Kimbley, C.P.A.
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T C
raditional ouncil Proudly supports the lifesaving 3401 Denali St., #104
 is a proud supporter of C.A.P. efforts of the C.A.P. Anchorage 569-3090
Northern Hot Wheels Steve Wakeland Independent Lift Truck Of Alaska
1200 East 70th Avenue
4602 Mountain View Dr. Salutes & Supports
274-9333 Anchorage the Alaska C.A.P.! Anchorage 907.344.3383
Minto Lake View Lodge James H. Doors/Windows
Unlimited, Inc.
Lakeview Street Parcel Mile 19.5 43961 K-Beach Rd., Ste. C
Minto 798-7448 Salutes The Men & Women Of C.A.P.! Soldotna 262-9151
Law Offices of Elliott Dennis Homestead Garage Golden Days Pet Grooming
& Doggie Day Care
1503 W. 31st Ave., #201 2510 Althea St.  770-3566 
Anchorage 929-4890 376-8817 Wasilla 6209 Mike St., #2, Anchorage

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USCG Controllers Visit Juneau Squadron
and Join in on the Salmon Derby Patrol
Story & Photo by
Major Jean Sztuk, Southeast Composite Squadron

The group visited our CAP


hangar to become knowledgeable
of our mode of operations, what
resources we have at our disposal,
response time, number of aircraft,
and number of cadets. They
were quite impressed with the
high-tech Medallion Simulator!
They expressed great interest in
flying with us on SAR Missions
and during the upcoming Salmon
Derby. They were taken on a
drive around “The Pond.” They
were gone a very long time
while I was left wondering what
happened to them. Finally they
returned. Apparently they were Pictured above are LT Johna Rossetti, and OS1 Michelle Melino.
Getting ready to go! Capt. Wallace Long (from inside aircraft) briefs
enthralled by the grass mowing
Coast Guard SAR Controllers, Lt Rossetti and OS1 Michelle Melino
machine that was cutting the
on emergency procedures to open the back door.
clogging grass in the pond!
The Cessna 206 has a unique
way of opening the back door if
an emergency arises. The two
Coast Guard Officers flew one
sortie during the 2008 62nd
Golden North Salmon Derby.
From the North end of the derby
grounds to the South end encom­
passes approximately 105 miles.
The winning fish weighed in at
35 pounds. The Golden North
Salmon Derby began August 31,
1947. It now offers hundreds of
Pictured above is Major Steve Sztuk with Coast Guard SAR prizes worth up to $100,000 and
Controllers from left to right: OS1 Troy Townsend, OS1 Nicholas helps fund student scholarships
Meyer, OS1 Sean Terry (kneeling), Lt Kalen Kenny, Lt Johna worth up to $12,000.
Rossette, and OS1 Michelle Melino. OS1 is Operations Specialist
First Class.

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John’s Heating Service Joseph P. Palmier Big Sky Charter & Fish Camp
1311 Mill Bay Rd. of Anchorage Corner Greatland Rd. & Roy Rd.
Kodiak • 486-3706 is proud to salute C.A.P.! Sterling 262-9496
Hansen Transmission Redoubt Industries, Inc. Butch’s
 Tri-City’s Construction
3611 Spenard Rd. 8847 Kenai Spur Highway, Kenai Thanks C.A.P. and keep up the good work!
Anchorage • 561-0313 283-3285 / 283-5689 262-7594
 Soldotna

Bear Paw Coffee Shop & Deli


{
51380 Mile 26 1 Kenai Spur Hwy. • Kenai • 776-7575
Richard C. Gregorin II, DDS
6901 E. Tudor Rd., Ste. 9
Anchorage 333-5522

James Skogstad & Family
Proudly salute the Civil Air Patrol!

Scott & Kathryn Sexson Bill Gates
proudly salute the Salutes the Civil Air Patrol
men & women of C.A.P. in their lifesaving efforts. 372 W. Endicott Dr. • Soldotna • 907-262-9439
Paul Buckel Gary Howard Blue Heron Inn
Proud to support the lifesaving efforts of Eagle is a thankful ~ Bed & Breakfast • 784-3287 ~
of the Civil Air Patrol supporter of C.A.P. 218 Bayview Dr., Yakutat • bluhern@yahoo.com
Valley Block & Concrete
Dukowitz Machine Inc. Seth-De-Ya-Ah
4492 E. Fairview Loop Corporation
Wasilla . . . . . . . . . . . . 376-4784 (907) 776-8178 Minto 798-7181
T & C Baseball Cards Mark Barnett Cooper’s Wounded Bear
Farms & Kennels
1110 Malutin Ln. proudly salutes the men 4.5 Miles On K Beach Rd.
486-8744 • Kodiak & women of the Civil Air Patrol. Kasilof 283-3218
Dealer’s Auto Auction Fish Alaska 262-1072 Donald Williams
------------of Alaska------------ Log Cabin 43928 Oehler Rd.
8400 Arlon St. is proud to salute the Alaska Civil Air Patrol
Anchorage 336-8100 Lodge Soldotna in their efforts, . . .“So others may live!”
Kustom Kitchen & Design
5817 E. Updraft Rd.
Equipment Engineering
262-4964
Andrew Laux
Salutes the fine efforts
Palmer 357-5880 309 Riverside Dr. • Soldotna of the Civil Air Patrol!
In memory of John Swiss Valley Fuel Palmer Produce
495-7050 4255 McKechnie Rd.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Mile 68.8 Parks Hwy., Willow Palmer 745-3875


Errico Anchorage, AK 99522 840 E. Loop Rd., Anchorage Alaskan Aircraft Restoration
Electrical P.O. Box 220471 277-4735 Is proud to support our C.A.P.!
Engineering, LLC 345-6168 Lee’s Alterations 694-4571 Eagle River

Edward Stewart Ingrid’s Inn Grant Wrathall


Proudly salutes the Civil Air Patrol
Proudly Supports Alaska C.A.P.! 51810 Ariels Ln., Kasilof • 262-1510 in their lifesaving missions.

i n dm ill estoratioAnchorage
n 563-4736 Denali Drilling, Inc.
W ture R Drilling & Boring 117 Lower Mill Bay Rd.
Furni 230 E. Potter Dr., #4 Anchorage 562-2312  486-3900 Kodiak 
Roger Chan & Family The Surveyors Exchange
are Proud to Support the 3695 Springer St.
224 Kenai Avenue, Ste. 201 • Soldotna Anchorage, AK 99516 • 907-561-5601
Alaska Civil Air Patrol 262-5888 • dickruckman@superstructuresinc.com www.tse-ak.com • Satelite, Phones, GPS’s
Larry Murrays Drain Cleaning Western Alaska Land Title Co. Ninilchik Cabins & Fish Camp
4430 S. St. Elias Circle 486-4433 Mile 128.3 Sterling Hwy.
Wasilla . . . . . . . . . . 376-4040 506 W. Marine Way, Kodiak Ninilchik 567-3635

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Juneau SE Composite members make 16 flights,
total 35 search hours.

CAP Assist in Search


Near Juneau
Civil Air Patrol’s, Southeast Daily, since Sunday August 10th, has delayed a few flights, but
Composite Squadron has been CAP volunteer flight crews have Tuesday was the only No-Fly day
engaged in the Andrews Search been in the air, or on standby so far. Up until Saturday August
near Juneau for over a week now. waiting to get in the air. Weather Continued . . .

Capt. Martha DeFreest is briefed by Squadron Commander Major Ken Nestler at her floatplane on
Friday. Photo by Major Jeff DeFreest

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Search Near
Juneau
Continued . . .
16th, three CAP Mission Pilots
and ten Mission Observers have
flown 16 sorties and logged nearly
35 hours of actual search time for
the overdue aircraft. Major Steve
Sztuk, Deputy Commander and
55-year veteran CAP member,
has also been on hand to coor­
dinate flight crews and monitor
their progress.
The search managed by the
USCG, also includes resources
Major Jeff DeFreest, CAP Mission Pilot briefs Christina Grande of
from SEADOGS, Juneau
ABC News prior to flying a sortie on Saturday. Photo by Capt. Bob
Mountain Rescue, Alaska State
Mattson
Troopers, and the National
Guard. the Cessna 206 flight crew on River and down the west coast
On Saturday ABC News “CAP Flight 5050”. They were of Admiralty Island. Weather
reporter Christina Grande joined assigned a route along the Taku severely hampered the route for
this sortie, so they returned to
Capt. Bob Mattson, Major Steve Sztuk, and Major Ken Nestler ready base after about an hour. Another
Nestler’s Cessna 172 for casting off on Saturday. Photo by Major Jeff tasking assigned to Squadron
DeFreest Commander Ken Nestler, flying
his personally owned Cessna 172
Float Plane, was able to be com­
pleted toward Gustavus, where the
ceilings were a little higher. The
Juneau Squadron’s Cessna 206,
as well as two member-owned
Cessna Float Planes have been
used extensively on this search
while the Squadron’s Beaver is
down for maintenance.

For more information contact:


Major Jeff DeFreest, Public
Affairs Officer,
Southeast Composite Squadron,
Alaska Wing
Primary Contact Phone
907-789-6273
Juneau CAP Hangar Phone
907-789-0245 H

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