Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Squadron Meeting, 20 SEPT 2012

Ladies and gentlemen,

A quick note about this upcoming meeting and the remaining September activities but first a word form our sponsor:
My sincere thanks to Jerry Civalleri, Linda Abrams, Bodo Rau, and Daniel "Wing and a Prayer" Hoppy for accompanying me to the Group 7 luncheon last Saturday. It was a wonderful, well-attended soiree, and Messrs Rau, Hoppy, Koons, and Frerichs received Achievement Awards from Group for their efforts this year. While the squadron OTY honorees went largely to other units, it was confided to me that our unit's efforts did not go unnoticed and we will be in serious consideration next year. That said, I look forward to this year's CAWG convention and more of you participating. These events are an excellent way to gain perspective and allow folks to "recalibrate" our efforts to make an impact and work with Group and Wing to accomplish CAP's mission.
We will be a presence at subsequent events like this, count on it.

California Wing Survey Audit (20 SEPT 2012)
USAF MSgt Vladimir Ongaco will be visiting Group 7 Headquarters at 1700 this date to conduct a the above named audit. It will principally involve reviewing our hard goods entered into ROMS as well as make some observations concerning how it is stored, maintained, etc. I ghave requested the following personnel to be present to assist, if possible:
CAPT John Frerichs, DC
CAPT Alexander Smith, AO
1LT Kevin King, CD
1LT William Bennet, LOGISITICS
1LT Dave Martin, Ass't ES
If you gentlemen can be available at the designated time, I would appreciate it. Others -- curious or industrious -- are most welcome.

Military Courtesies and Protocol (20 SEPT 2012)
2LT Lance Boland will present a comprenhensive talk on this subject and lead all of us through drills and practice so as to sharpen our skills. We need to understand the military birthright of our CAP heritage and prepare ourselves to be sharp when called upon to participate in the various ceremonies and exercises in this organization. It will be important to attend -- and it will be a fun meeting as well.

Uniform Inspection and Picture Day (27 September 2012)
This will be devoted to a ceremony for our recently promoted members as well as picture day for the squadron. We want to send along a photo to 1LT Emily McClaren's cousin to pick up his spirits and wish him well. You are encouraged to wear your uniforms -- Emily has requested flight suits but anything will do. Also, we can review uniform wear and follow up on uniform resources.

A couple of other items:

CAP Fullerton Airport Day (6 OCT 2012)
Major Krause sends along this request for assistance at their event:
From: Eric Krause
To: Andrew Hong

1LT Hong, Commander of Squadron 56 and I have been working with Fullerton Airport to support their Airport Day which is coming up on Saturday, 6 October. This is an open house not an air show. It is an out reach event from the airport to the community. This is a recruiting and public relations opportunity for CAP and an opportunity for Cadets to gain experience with crowd control and airport activities. Squadron 41 is planning to fly in a glider and tow plane, Squadron 68 is planning to bring their SAR vehicle and we will have 743CP there. See the attached flyer for more details. not forget that we have an effort to support Los Alamitos's Wheels, Wings, and Rotors on October 28th as well. Both of these will be excellent recruiting opportunities.

FAA Next Generation Flight Control System
I received a phone call from Mr Ron Ogan who will be giving a talk at Northrup this evening. I know it's short notice, but you might want to attend. Here goes:
Date: Tuesday, 18 September 2012
Time: 6 pm dinner and networking;
7 pm–8pm presentation
Location: Northrop Grumman Corporation, Cafeteria,
Northrop Grumman Corp.
1 Space Park Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90278
(310) 812-4321

Speaker: Ron Ogan, Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society Treasurer,
Civil Air Patrol Senior Member

The current radar control based Air Traffic control system will be transformed over the period 2013-2020 to a modern Global Positioning satellite and performance-based system. Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) increases situational awareness and provides real-time weather and traffic data for pilots to increase safety. Estimates are that by 2018, NextGen will reduce total flight
delays by about 21%, providing $22 billion in cumulative benefits to the traveling public, aircraft operators and the FAA. A low cost receiver is needed for general aviation access to ADS-B weather and traffic data.
See you Thursday,


W. H. Phinizy, MAJ, CAP
Squadron Commander
Long Beach Senior Squadron 150