Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport, Broomﬁeld, Colorado
Volume. 2, No. 2, February, 2008
DRESS FOR SUCCESS
Stressing professionalism of mission, Capt. Brian Smiley,Squadron Chief of Staﬀ, discusses appropriate uniforms.
FLIGHT RELEASE GUIDELINES ~Request ﬂight release at least six hours prior to the ﬂight. ~Request between 0700 hours and 2100 hours only. ~PIC and crew must have attended the monthly Safety Brieﬁng or read the National Sentinel and notify the squadron safety oﬃcer. ~Plan ahead. Do not add a crew member at the last minute. ~Give an accurate estimated Hobbs time and the direction of the ﬂight. File a ﬂight plan with the FAA if ﬂight is over 50 miles. Call in the actual Hobbs time to the FRO ASAP after landing, while refueling. ~Advise FRO if you encountered a problem indicating that the aircraft may be grounded. ~PIC must be on the wing pilot roster. Keep your status up to date. ~Report cell phone number and keep CAP FM radio turned on in case a mission occurs while you’re in ﬂight.
Special occasions require special attention to dress. Civil Air Patrol members are expected to dress appropriately at all oﬃcial events. “Look sharp,” Maj. Ryan Lord advised. “We want to represent the United States Air Force, the Civil Air Patrol, and ourselves as the professionals we are.” Members modeled a variety of uniforms. Pictured above is Capt. Sam Houston, Maj. Gary Henderson, Capt. Daryl Berg, 1Lt. Robert Schmid, Capt. Victor Sabatini, and SM Martin Skjordahl. Please visit http://level2.cap.gov/documents/u_082203102943.pdf for a complete descriptions of uniforms to be worn on special occasions. Check out CAPM 39-1 on line.
BRIAN SMILEY most places by plunging deep into their remote interiors.” Brian works as a Regional Sales Director for Qwest in the Wholesale division. His wife, Kimberly, is a corporate attorney. At present, the Smileys are busy with work, play, and the care of their two daughters, Katelynn, age 4 1/2, and Lauren, age 3. They have a son due in early July. Asked what drew him to Civil Air Patrol, he replied, “I have always been interested in ﬂight. The love of ﬂight is the source of every boy’s dream.” He attended an Open House in 2002 at Metro Airport. He had purchased an aircraft in 2002 and needed purpose. “I discovered that Civil Air Patrol meant more than punching holes in the sky, he said.” Since that time, he has thrown his energies into Civil Air Patrol, serving wherever he is needed. For example, he recently designed the Jeﬀco Squadron Patch and assists the Public Aﬀairs team. As COWG Director of Aerospace Education, he organized the ﬁrst Colorado Wing Aerospace Education event at Platte Valley last September. “COWG Aerospace Education Day is an opportunity for CAP to fulﬁll its internal and external program initiatives in one fun event,” he said. “Last year, there were a variety of activities for cadet and oﬃcer members alike. And, this event aﬀorded the perfect opportunity for these members to interact with aviation enthusiasts from outside organizations.” “For example,” he added, “last year, we hosted Maj. General Mike Edwards, Adjutant General of the Colorado Air National Guard, as well as educators from local colleges and schools, a state legislator, a television personality, and a pilot from the DEA who displayed his specialized aircraft. This year,” he continued, “we plan to have an air show type environment with displays and interactive opportunities with other agencies sharing similar interests to the Civil Air Patrol. We want to put an end to Civil Air Patrol being known as the best kept secret.” On his every email, Smiley, encapsulates his personal philosophy with the quote, “Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body but rather to skid in sideways totally worn out, shouting: YEE HAW, what ride! WELCOME NEW MEMBERS ! Recruited by Fairfax O’Riley, Derek Aslakon is a new Jeﬀco member.
Capt. Brian Smiley, Director of Aerospace Education for the Colorado Wing, is serious about Aerospace Education. In fact, he attacks any job he undertakes with serious intent and focus. Born in Upstate New York, he attended Hartwick College in Oneonta, N.Y. and served in the United States Air Force Reserves where he was stationed in San Antonio and Phoenix. He earned his MBA at the University of Phoenix. After visiting Colorado on a couple kayaking trips, Smiley moved here in 1997. “Colorado,” he says,”had everything I wanted to do: kayaking, biking, skiing, triathlons, golf, and of course ﬂying,” Residing in the Morrison area, he is enamored with the fact that he lives within ten minutes of Class V whitewater, right across from a golf course and backing on great mountain biking trails. A lover of high adventure, Brian raced on the U.S. Kayak Team in the late 1980s. “I had the privilege to compete three times at the World Championship level,” he said. This sport introduced him to world travel, as he has now paddled on ﬁve continents and has visited 30 diﬀerent countries. Always the adventurer, he added, “I’d like to think I’ve been on the ‘road less traveled’ when visiting
Watch for the RMMA Open House, Ride the Moutain Wave, June 1, 0900 to 1130 in the Mt. Evans Room in the Terminal Building. Phil Ecklund will talk on techniques for rotor, ﬁxed and glider pilots to gain huge altitude quickly. This is an opportunity for AT Controllers to do the same with traﬃc, avoiding extreme turbulence for departures and arrivals. Adm. fee. $5.00. Contact Chris Lucas at 303.449.1736, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
FROM THE TOP Maj .Bob Smith likes to paint himself as a “Pennsylvania Dutch farm boy.” Actually his family farm is still in the family. Bob moved to Colorado in the 1970s when his father was hired to work as an engineer. His alma mater, as a matter of fact, is Broomﬁeld High School. Bob’s private personality gets a break from the stresses of job and leadership in Civil Air Patrol when two or three times a year he heads for the desert to breathe the fresh air and contemplate the beauty of a mountain top. “Once in a while a rancher may drive by on a dusty road to move cattle.” he says. Otherwise his quiet moments go undisturbed. Juggling his duties as a single dad, attending Regis University, where he is majoring in Technical Management, and running the squadron, Bob rarely has time for his passion for Ham radio operations and his guitar. Urged by his colleagues to assume squadron leadership, Bob quips, “It seems that Civil Air Patrol attracts diﬀerent types of people, and the ones I value most are the folks who show up with the volunteer spirit and an honest desire to serve. Jeﬀco is blessed with an abundance of those special folks.Those selﬂess individuals are my friends.” AOPA DEFINES FIVE FATAL PILOT MISTAKES By 2Lt Patricia Sargent “Five hundred people a year die in general aviation; eighty percent of those deaths are caused by pilot error in judgement,” said Mark Grady, presenter at the AOPA conference, February 12. Speaking to a packed house at the Conference Center at the Ramada Plaza in Northglenn, the popular AOPA representative told the crowd of nearly 450, “A pilot is as safe as he wants to be.” Human nature often dictates poor decisions as pilots are anxious to return home. Some believe that mishaps “are for the ‘other guy.’ They won’t happen to me,” Grady quipped. Five pilot mistakes cause accidents, many of which are fatal. They are: 1.Maneuvering Flight 2. Descent/Approach 3.Take Off and Climb 4.Weather 5. Fuel Depletion “Pilots must be able to self evaluate,” he said, “We must practice safety for ourselves, our families, and for our aviation families. What you do reflects on all other general aviators in the public eye.” He emphasized that pilots who attend safety seminars have fewer accidents. Awareness prevails. And finally, he said, “Don’t fly low. Altitude is life!” Visit AOPA Online at www.aopa.org.
Dr. P.D. Sargent February 29, 2008 12:04 AM
GET QUALIFIED A Reminder to Pilots: Time to get caught up! Pilots must ﬁle pilot qualiﬁcations paperwork with 1Lt. Robert Patlovany to be certain that the CC, Maj. Bob Smith, can approve qualiﬁcations with eServices.Robert can be reached at email@example.com.
AEROSPACE EDUCATION Remembering the early birds of aerospace, Capt. Brian Smiley facilitated the Platte Valley Aerospace Education event in 2007 featuring old time aircraft, a nostalgic museum, cadets in drill, honored guests, fun, food, and good times. Dignitaries included Robert Mock of Metro State, Dr. Ben Millspaugh, author and speaker, Patti Sampers State Director of C AP Foundation, State Representative Kent Lambert, and CAP Legislative Liaisons Col. Jack Buschman and Col. Gary Toby. Special guests were the Jones couple who were lost in the Comanche Wilderness last fall and rescued by Jeﬀco air crew Capt. Bruce Hertelendy, Lt. Col. Dick Sargent, and Capt. Sy Jenkins.
CAP FAMILY FUN
The Vintage Flying Aero Museum, run by the Lafayette Foundation, provided guided tours of the museum as well as an aerial display of its replica WWI vintage aircraft, including the famed Fokker Tri-plane.
photos by P.D. Sargent
Terry and Marion Jones, Returned to Safety CELEBRATING THE PAST AND THE FUTURE
RECORDS Moved? Name changed ? As the new year revs up, you may need to update your records. Log on to eServices on line. Your updated information will be used for the squadron roster. Please visit: https://www.capnhq.gov/ default.aspx.
PAO Team MAJ. BRUCE HERTELENDY Thanks to Bruce for taking staﬀ notes and always oﬀering good advice.
1Lt. Mike Linn receives his certiﬁcate of promotion from Major Bob Smith, squadron commander. 1Lt. Linn and his team have recently made some signiﬁcant upgrades to the computer infrastructure in the Squadron Oﬃce to facilitate the use of the oﬃce as an Incident Command Post and to support training eﬀorts. IT updates consist of the addition of the Qwest DSL internet service and a wired network with a router behind the DSL modem. “Wired Networks,” says Mike, “are simple and reliable. Wireless service, while convenient, is more diﬃcult to set up and is not guaranteed to work.” Mike says, “there is documentation, Jeﬀco Squadron Network User’s Guide placed in the oﬃce which will also be put on the web pages to assist members in conﬁguring their PCs to the network and the printer.” SQUADRON RECEIVES NEW ANTENNAS Technology aids in locating downed aircraft. Emergency Locator Transmitters, ELTs, Airband Radios, and other sophisticated electronic tools need powerful antennae to work eﬀectively for direction ﬁnding. Jeﬀco Squadron is pleased to acknowledge Bruce Hertelendy’s generous gift that will aﬀord high quality Yagi beam antennae for more powerful reception
SM TODD SAINER . Todd wrote media releases on the recent two SAREXS. 2LT. TRICIA SARGENT PAO team leader, and editor, Tricia is responsible for the design and format of the newsletter. Please contact her with corrections or comments at firstname.lastname@example.org
March 9, 2009 Daily light Savings Time Begins. March 29-April 4~~ Rocky Mountain Region/ Paciﬁc Region Staff College, Nellis AFB in Nevada. April 9-10, 2008 USAF Inland SAR School will be held at Idaho Falls,Idaho. April 18-19, 2008 Wing College, Fort. Collins May 2-4, 2008 Group I, II, III SAREX at Metro/Jeffco