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VOLUME 2 Issue 44 Corpus Christi, Texas 30 October 2007 Keep the Momentum Going and Keep em Flying

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CC-CAP SOUND OFF....1 Upcoming Key Events....2 AWARDS, QUALFICATONS and PROMOTIONS.....2 ATTENTION PILOTS!!! STAN/EVAL CORNER: Soft Field Takeoffs .......3,4 Texas Wing Squadron develops easily used target for emergency services training.......5 One Night in the Civil Air Patrol Cartoon.....5 Group V Public Affairs Update..6 Civil Air Patrol Duty Positions and Specialty Tracks..6 October 2007 Feedback Section...7 EVENTS DETAILS PAGE...8 BRAHMA FLIGHT LOG...9 CC-CAP Almanac....10


By Major Joe Ely Carrales, CAP Dear CAP Fellows, Our unit is doing quite well as we reach the home stretch. New membership continues to add to the uniqueness and effectiveness of the unit in both the CAP Officer and Cadet side of our house. We have held several successful program implements totally now to our unit. For the first time since the late 1990s, our units cadets and CAP Officers are meeting separately. This is not do to lack of interested in the one by the other, but instead, due to the necessity of space requirements. The Coastal Bend Chapter of the American Red Cross is helped greatly and, as this is written, a proposal drafted by that organization stands ready for consideration at CAP National Headquarters. This will continue a fruitful relationship with that, a kindred, organization. CAP officers will continue to meet at Signature Flight Support where they will pursue new territory in CC-CAP flight operations. The addition of Lt Col Barfoot, SM Messenger and other CAP Officer Candidates to our aviation department promises to create the sort of General Aviation Community that Corpus Christi has, for a long time, lacked. Capt Dennis Bazemore is currently setting up a week or so where we can conduct check-rides and O-Flights for our units members. Membership is at a relative high, 39 members. We must remember that finding a place for all of our new members is paramount. We cannot allow a new members to wallow in inactivity. This is destructive to our goals. As I see it the future of a unit lies in three main areas...1) recruit new members willing to bring their hopes and desires to the unit, 2) add their goals (where possible) to ours and 3) create a perpetual cycle of activities and trainings. Cadets at Corpus Christi and Kingsville are more active than they have been in recent times. The CAP Model Rocketry program in in full swing. We now have the desired tests, thanks to a certain BEN and others, and there are active rockets in both Cadet CAP Stations. In addition, several cadets have attended the GROUP V Airman Leadership School at Lackland in San Antonio. More articles en re this are forthcoming. -SEMPER VIGILANS!


Corpus Christi Comp Squadron

Upcoming Key Events and Dates

By Major Joe Ely Carrales, CAP SPECIAL DATES OCTOBER 2007
NAS KINGSVILLE SIM ACTIVITY Tuesday, 30 October 2007 Major F. Alvarado Kingsville, TX

NOVEMBER 2007 Major Joe Ely Carrales, CAP Squadron Commander

ES Training School (IMU, and Videography Train the Trainer) Friday, Nov 09, 07 Lt Col Brooks Cima Waco Hospital and Regional Airport, Wing HQ Veterans Day Monday, 12 November 2007 Group SARX Friday, Nov 16, 07 ICPs in all Groups, WAX: Houston Thanksgiving Day Thursday, 22 November 2007 CTEP/STEP Friday, Nov 23, 07 Camp Mabry, Austin, Texas

Major Fidel Alvarado, CAP Deputy Commander

Lt Col Brooks Cima

Capt Sandra Phelps, CAP Deputy Commander for Cadets

2d Lt Monica Lozano, CAP Assistant Public Affairs Officer

Lt Col Dawn King www.texascadet.org

VOLUME 3 Issue 44 30 October 2007


P.O. Box 671 Premont, Texas 78375-0671 Through the Air Over South Texas is a weekly publication of the Corpus Christi Comp Squadron designed to provide the units members as well as those of neighboring units. It also serves as the historical documentation of the SQUADRON. Additionally, it serves as a Civil Air Patrol almanac recording an documenting critical information for the use of Unit members. Submissions are welcomed. If you would like to contribute to this newsletter, please send your article to:
Arnold Achievement: C/A1C Steven Johnson C/A1C Bryce A Nix C/A1C Chelsie Skarda

Transport Mission Pilot Lt Col Johnnie B Barfoot Jr UDF Team Member C/Amn Bryce Nix, CAP (pending GROUP APPROVAL)

Capt Kelley Harlan, CAP To rank / Aviation Qualifications Capt Jerry Lunceford To rank respecting duty performance 2d Lt Monica C Lozano To rank respecting duty performance C/A1C Steven Johnson To rank as per Cadet Program C/A1C Bryce A Nix- To rank as per Cadet Program C/A1C Chelsie Skarda-To rank as per Cadet Program



In a previous article we discussed the Short Field Takeoff. Lets take a look and the Soft Field Takeoff. Below are excerpts front the FAA Airplane Flying Handbook and the Private Pilot Practical Test Standards. You will demonstrate this maneuver on your Form 5 check ride. GROUND EFFECT ON TAKEOFF Ground effect is a condition of improved performance encountered when the airplane is operating very close to the ground. Ground effect can be detected and measured up to an altitude equal to one wingspan above the surface. However, ground effect is most significant when the airplane (especially a low-wing airplane) is maintaining a constant attitude at low airspeed at low altitude (for example, during takeoff when the airplane lifts off and accelerates to climb speed, and during the landing flare before touchdown). When the wing is under the influence of ground effect, there is a reduction in up wash, downwash, and wingtip vortices. As a result of the reduced wingtip vortices, induced drag is reduced. When the wing is at a height equal to onefourth the span, the reduction in induced drag is about 25 percent, and when the wing is at a height equal to one-tenth the span, the reduction in induced drag is about 50 percent. At high speeds where parasite drag dominates, induced drag is a small part of the total drag. Consequently, the effects of ground effect are of greater concern during takeoff and landing. On takeoff, the takeoff roll, lift-off, and the beginning of the initial climb are accomplished in the ground effect area. The ground effect causes local increases in static pressure, which cause the airspeed indicator and altimeter to indicate slightly less than they should, and usually results in the vertical speed indicator indicating a descent. As the airplane lifts off and climbs out of the ground effect area, however, the following will occur.
The airplane will require an increase in angle of attack to maintain the same lift coefficient. The airplane will experience an increase in induced drag and thrust required. The airplane will experience a pitch-up tendency and will require less elevator travel because of an increase in downwash at the horizontal tail. The airplane will experience a reduction in static source pressure as it leaves the ground effect area and a corresponding increase in indicated airspeed.

Due to the reduced drag in ground effect, the airplane may seem to be able to take off below the recommended airspeed. However, as the airplane rises out of ground effect with an insufficient airspeed, initial climb performance may prove to be marginal because of the increased drag. Under conditions of high-density altitude, high temperature, and/or maximum gross weight, the airplane may be able to become airborne at an insufficient airspeed, but unable to climb out of ground effect. Consequently, the airplane may not be able to clear obstructions, or may settle back on the runway. The point to remember is that additional power is required to compensate for increases in drag that occur as an airplane leaves ground effect. But during an initial climb, the engine is already developing maximum power. The only alternative is to lower pitch attitude to gain additional airspeed, which will result in inevitable altitude loss. Therefore, under marginal conditions, it is important that the airplane takes off at the recommended speed that will provide adequate initial climb performance. Ground effect is important to normal flight operations. If the runway is long enough, or if no obstacles exist, ground effect can be used to an advantage by using the reduced drag to improve initial acceleration. Additionally, the procedure for takeoff from unsatisfactory surfaces is to take as much weight on the wings as possible during the ground run, and to lift off with the aid of ground effect before true flying speed is attained. It is then necessary to reduce the angle of attack to attain normal airspeed before attempting to fly away from the ground effect area. SOFT/ROUGH-FIELD TAKEOFF AND CLIMB Takeoffs and climbs from soft fields require the use of operational techniques for getting the airplane airborne as quickly as possible to eliminate the drag caused by tall grass, soft sand, mud, and snow, and may or may not require climbing over an obstacle. The technique makes judicious use of ground effect and requires a feel for the airplane and fine control touch. These same techniques are also useful on a rough field where it is advisable to get the airplane off the ground as soon as possible to avoid damaging the landing gear. Soft surfaces or long, wet grass usually reduces the airplanes acceleration during the takeoff roll so much that adequate takeoff speed might not be attained if normal takeoff techniques were employed. It should be emphasized that the correct takeoff procedure for soft fields is quite different from that appropriate for short fields with firm, smooth surfaces. To minimize the hazards associated with takeoffs from soft or rough fields, support of the airplanes weight must be transferred as rapidly as possible from the wheels to the wings as the takeoff roll proceeds. Establishing and maintaining a relatively high angle of attack or nose-high pitch attitude as early as possible does this.

Continued from page 3 Wing flaps may be lowered prior to starting the takeoff (if recommended by the manufacturer) to provide additional lift and to transfer the airplanes weight from the wheels to the wings as early as possible. Stopping on a soft surface, such as mud or snow, might bog the airplane down; therefore, it should be kept in continuous motion with sufficient power while lining up for the takeoff roll. TAKEOFF ROLL- As the airplane is aligned with the takeoff path, takeoff power is applied smoothly and as rapidly as the power plant will accept it without faltering. As the airplane accelerates, enough back-elevator pressure should be applied to establish a positive angle of attack and to reduce the weight supported by the nosewheel. When the airplane is held at a nose-high attitude throughout the takeoff run, the wings will, as speed increases and lift develops, progressively relieve the wheels of more and more of the airplanes weight, thereby minimizing the drag caused by surface irregularities or adhesion. If this attitude is accurately maintained, the airplane will virtually fly itself off the ground, becoming airborne at airspeed slower than a safe climb speed because of ground effect. LIFT-OFF- After becoming airborne, the nose should be lowered very gently with the wheels clear of the surface to allow the airplane to accelerate to VY, or VX if obstacles must be cleared. Extreme care must be exercised immediately after the airplane becomes airborne and while it accelerates, to avoid settling back onto the surface. An attempt to climb prematurely or too steeply may cause the airplane to settle back to the surface as a result of losing the benefit of ground effect. An attempt to climb out of ground effect before sufficient climb airspeed is attained may result in the airplane being unable to climb further as the ground effect area is transited, even with full power. Therefore, it is essential that the airplane remain in ground effect until at least VX is reached. This requires feel for the airplane, and a very fine control touch, in order to avoid over-controlling the elevator as required control pressures change with airplane acceleration. INITIAL CLIMB-After a positive rate of climb is established, and the airplane has accelerated to VY, retract the landing gear and flaps, if equipped. If departing from an airstrip with wet snow or slush on the takeoff surface, the gear should not be retracted immediately. This allows for any wet snow or slush to be air-dried. In the event an obstacle must be cleared after a soft-field takeoff, the climb-out is performed at VX until the obstacle has been cleared. After reaching this point, the pitch attitude is adjusted to VY and the gear and flaps are retracted. The power may then be reduced to the normal climb setting. Common errors in the performance of soft/rough field takeoff and climbs are: Failure to adequately clear the area. Insufficient back-elevator pressure during initial takeoff roll resulting in inadequate angle of attack. Failure to cross-check engine instruments for indications of proper operation after applying power. Poor directional control. Climbing too steeply after lift-off. Abrupt and/or excessive elevator control while attempting to level off and accelerate after liftoff. Allowing the airplane to mush or settle resulting in an inadvertent touchdown after lift-off. Attempting to climb out of ground effect area before attaining sufficient climb speed. Failure to anticipate an increase in pitch attitude as the airplane climbs out of ground effect. FAA PRIVATE PILOT PRACTICAL TEST STANDARDS IV. AREA OF OPERATION: TAKEOFFS, LANDINGS, AND GO AROUNDS C. TASK: SOFT-FIELD TAKEOFF AND CLIMB (ASEL) REFERENCES: FAA-H-8083-3; POH/AFM. Objective. To determine that the applicant:
1. 2. 3. Exhibits knowledge of the elements related to a soft-field takeoff and climb. Positions the flight controls for existing wind conditions and to maximize lift as quickly as possible. Clears the area; taxies onto the takeoff surface at a speed consistent with safety without stopping while advancing the throttle smoothly to takeoff power. 4. Establishes and maintains a pitch attitude that will transfer the weight of the airplane from the wheels to the wings as rapidly as possible. 5. Lifts off at the lowest possible airspeed and remains in ground effect while accelerating to VX or VY, as appropriate. 6. Establishes a pitch attitude for VX or VY, as appropriate, and maintains selected airspeed +10/-5 knots, during the climb. 7. Retracts the landing gear, if appropriate, and flaps after clear of any obstacles or as recommended by the manufacturer. 8. Maintains takeoff power and VX or VY +10/-5 knots to a safe maneuvering altitude. 9. Maintains directional control and proper wind-drift correction throughout the takeoff and climb. 10. Completes the appropriate checklist.

This is the minimum standard you will be required to demonstrate on your Form 5 check ride. Happy Flying!

Texas Wing Squadron develops easily used target for emergency services training 7/6 Air Calvary Composite works with sailcloth, grommets
Capt. Denise Thompson Public Affairs Officer Group IV Headquarters Texas Wing TEXAS -- How do Civil Air Patrol members find a downed aircraft during Emergency Services ES training -- short, of course, of crashing a real airplane? The 7/6 Air Calvary Composite Squadron came up with a unique idea for enhancing such exercises, working mostly with sailcloth. The squadron designed a life-size target plane made of the fabric after Majs. Ted Tessitore, The 7/6 Air Calvary Composite Squadron's airplane simulator the squadron's commander, and Ray Hischke delies in a clearing near a house, where a scanner trainee spotted it signed the simulator based on the scaled dimensions during a recent training exercise. of a Cessna 172. Fabricated by Dave Lindsay of Cameron Sails in Seabrook, Texas, the simulator has stitched seams and grommets and can be converted to nearly any size and shape to meet whatever training needs apply, Tessitore said. The grommets allow the sections to be easily strung up in trees or scattered and staked on the ground to emulate a bent or broken up aircraft. It can be painted to provide unique makings, then easily cleaned at the end of the training exercise. The 172ATS, as it is now called, was created in late 2006 and has been deployed twice with excellent results. It can easily be seen from the air or the ground. I wasnt aware of any other simulators until we had this one made. Then, I learned of a target made out of billboard material. Tessitore said. Our 172ATS is lightweight, easy to carry and pack up. It weighs no more than an average camping tent. "The closer to reality the training aid, the better," he said. "With the simplicity of the design, the youngest cadets can master it."

Group V Public Affairs Update

1st Lt Estelle Kelly, CAP Group V Texas Wing Public Affairs Officer

Happy Fall Greetings!

Congratulations Group V Public Affairs Officers! Group V has been well represented in Wings Over Texas, The Volunteer, and CAP News On-line. The submissions for the next issue of Wings Over Texas include a beautiful tribute to Brig. Gen. David Lee "Tex" Hill written by Capt. Robert Speigel, PAO of the David Lee "Tex" Hill Squadron. I felt honored to clarify and submit the article to the WOT Editor. Thank you for all the wonderful articles that you submit! Please share the following information with your squadron: Fall is off to a soaring start with the success of the Alpine Mountain Flying Exercise. An update from Captain Chuck Tetlow : The Mountain Flying Exercise was soooo busy. They didn't have time to hold the aerial photography course. They had 31 first time trainees this time, more than any other Alpine training exercise. Add that in with the "re-certification" pilots and it was a mad house of activity. I think that everyone got their flying accomplished! The Volunteer magazines current issue had a wonderful suggestion for Halloween. If you missed it here it is: Each year, CAP members across the nation hand out drug-free literature and other promotional items to trick-or-treaters, like the red ribbons and DDR pencils to help spred the anti-drug message. In addition, massages like"Bloo!Say No to Drug" and "Don't Be a 'Dum-Dum' Stay off Drugs often accompanying the famous brand of suckers and other sweets. Veterans Day is around the corner. You may wish to help your squadron commemorate the date with a respectful activity. Here are a couple of suggestions: http://www.teachervision.fen.com/veterans-day/teacher-resources/6674.html Has a variety of resources. You will have to sort through them to find the middle to high school level but the activities a listed on the page. This web site includes an activity with the red poppies which seem to be falling out of favor in some areas. http://www.education-world.com/a_curr/curr288.shtml Also, the web site to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier: http://www.tombguard.org May these activities help you and your squadron celebrate the start to a busy fall. Have a Happy and Safe Halloween!

Civil Air Patrol Duty Positions and Specialty Tracks

Personnel Officer (CAPP 200) Performs all duties related to processing unit personnel actions Public Affairs Officer (CAPP 201) Official spokesperson for the unit and commander, telling the CAP story to both the public and CAP members Finance Officer (CAPP 202) Processes financial data for the unit Professional Development Officer (CAPP 204) Coordinates Senior Training and activities for the unit Administration Officer (CAPP 205) Maintains publications, correspondence, forms, administrative files for the unit Logistics Officer (CAPP 206) In charge of aircraft maintenance, transportation, and supply for the unit Flight Operations Officer (CAPP 210) Manages CAP aircraft and aircrew as ordered by the Operations Officer Operations Officer (CAPP 211) Coordination of operations activities with other staff in safety, transportation and missions Standardization/Evaluation Officer (CAPP 212) Performs duties as a CAP instructor pilot, responsible for flight and ground instruction in a particular aircraft Emergency Services Officer (CAPP 213) Develops and maintains an adequate emergency services force in the unit, works with community agencies and the Wing Emergency Services Officer Communications Officer (CAPP 214) Helps maintain a reliable communications network within the Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education Officer (CAPP 215) Conducts and promotes effective internal and external aerospace education programs Cadet Programs Officer (CAPP 216) Manages cadets and cadet activities Safety Officer (CAPP 217) Develops and implements a unit safety program, monitors activities for safety The CAP Chaplain (CAPP 221) Professional Chaplain who functions as minister and moral guide to the unit Historian (CAPP 223) Collects and preserves material of historical significance Moral Leadership Officer (CAPP 225) Assists and supports CAP chaplains and squadron commanders by providing moral and ethical instruction to cadets, by assisting chaplains with worship, and by supporting chaplains during emergency services missions. Recruiting and Retention Officer (CAPP 226) Actively finds and retains qualified individuals to fill the needs of the unit and the organization Information Technology Officer (CAPP 227) Manages and directs all information technology related activities Drug Demand Reduction Officer (CAPP 228) Promotes healthy living and drug abuse prevention within Civil Air Patrol and the community

October 2007 Feedback Section

By Major Joe Ely Carrales, CAP
October 2007 has been a good month for CAP in many ways. I do so enjoy posting feedback from the readers, it sort of charts the course of the publication. Our first entry comes from Major James Shaw, CAP the Assistant National Historian who was featured in Volume 2, Issue 41 of Through the Air Over South Texas. Major Shaw had this to say on 8 October 2007

Great job Jose I really enjoyed all of it! Major James Shaw
The Next commentary was from our own Group V/ Texas Wing Aerospace Education Officer Major Rich Rebouche, also of the Kerrville Comp Squadron, who on 10 October 2007 said

nice way to communicate! I'm truly impressed with your number of well rounded activities.
Thank you, Major Rebouche, one of the main reasons this Almanac was started was for the critique of those around. We hope you can enrich our units activities with suggestions. As our unit explores model rocketry your skill will indeed be most welcome. I want to thank all the folks who sent me well wishes en re my anniversary as CC-CAP Squadron Commander. Capt Charles E. (Chuck) Corway, CAP expressed his well wishes and some advice on an activity I will be attending in November

Capt Chuck Corway in Action

Congrats on surviving one year as a squadron commander - you're now eligible to wear the Command Service Ribbon. Have your admin or personnel officer gen up a 2a for Group's signature. I see you're taking the plunge and going to STEP this year. You'll enjoy it over at Camp Mabry. Be prepared to say 'As you were' or 'Carry on' indoors every time a cadet passes you in the hallway and wear our that saluting arm outdoors. The cadinks take this very seriously. The Mabry PX is right next door to the Pegasus squadron HQ (where chow is served), but it's geared to Army, so there's very little stuff to get for the CAP uniform.

Thanks, Capt Corway, for your advice. Capt Corway is no slouch of a CAP Officer. He currently is the Senior Advisor of the Texas Wing Cadet Advisory Council. I was fortunate to see him and the WING CAC in action at the 2007 Texas Wing Conference. Cadet Phillip Lozano also sat on that CAC. Another Chuck, Major Charles Cook, CAP, Commander of the Blue Water Composite Sq. (GLR-MI-011) of the Michigan Wing extended some Congrats and even shared a touching moment.

Congratulations on completing Your 1st.Year in Command. I too, will celebrate My 1st anniversary on 25 OCT. It's been My most challenging Year in CAP.I want to share with You My most rewarding moment. I have a Cadet who had problems with depression, addiction to Internet games, and behavior . His father was ready to send Him to one of those "last chance" boot camps when, thru one of Our recruiting drives, They were introduced to CAP. His Father has told me more than once that CAP has" literally saved His Son's Life." and is now My Safety Officer and Asst. Aerospace Officer. the cadet has progressed to C/SSGT. and is being groomed for a cadet leadership role. A few weeks ago, this Cadet approached me after the meeting and said that He had a English assignment, an essay titled "person or person's who has made an impact in My life" He said, " I hope You dont mind, Sir. I wrote it about You." I had to walk away, I didnt want Him to see Me tear up. This is why We do what We do, What else can I say?
I will now extend my congratulations to Major Chuck Cook on a job well done in his unit. From the soon to be frigid Great Lakes Region to the Western Wonderland of the California Wing. Lt Col Paul Reed, CAP, one of the Californias Wings more prolific Mission Pilots and Aviators had this to say in response to an article on getting into the USAF Academy by Capt James Naugle, USAF in Volume 2, Issue 42...

Joe: I read, with great interest, the article from the young man at the USAFA. I spent 12 years in the Admissions Office at West Point, as a Reservist. I can second everything that he has to say: particularly about Academics, Athletics and Leadership. The CAP Cadet program has emphasis on all of those things and that is what makes it so great. Determination also has a lot to do with getting accepted: as he found out so profoundly. My congratulations to him and all the others like him. Thanks to everyone for your comments. Your contributions help us greatly. -SEMPER VIGILANS!!!

The Events Details Page!!!

See whats going on in the Texas Wing you can get in on!!!


2007 Texas Wing Winter Encampment Commander

All Unit Commanders, Seniors involved in the Cadet Program and Cadets,
The 2007 Texas Wing Winter Encampment will take place on Camp Swift, Bastrop Texas from 26 31 December 2007. We are now ready to accept applications for the encampment from Cadets who have not attend a previous encampment. Cadets who are attending an encampment for the first time will need to complete the application process as outline in the Operations Plan posted on the wing web page at:

http://texascadet.org/programs/activities/0712_winterencampment/documents/ ...or go to Application Instructions at: http://texascadet.org/programs/activities/0712_winterencampment/application/

In addition, Your Wing Cadet Programs staff will be offering - Advanced Training Squadron (ATS). The ATS is a week-long leadership and staff training school to be executed in conjunction with this encampment. Cadet attendees will be instructed on skills necessary for the positions of Support and Flight Staff. This is not just a classroom environment school - they will be given several different projects throughout the week to practice what they have learned both in a team and as an individual. Instruction will go beyond the usual CTEP curriculum, to include subjects such as administration, logistics, proper discipline, motivation, creative leadership, drill perfection/instruct ion, honor guard overview and team building/dynamics. To be eligible to attend the ATS, you must have completed a basic encampment and have a positive attitude about going through difficult challenges in order to improve yourself. Any Cadet NCO or Officer not on the encampment staff, we highly encourage you to attend this enriching activity. If you are interested in attending, you will need to complete the encampment basic application process as outline in the 2007 Texas Wing Winter Encampment Operations Plan and indicate on the Texas Wing Form 31, Advanced Training Squadron. You will not regret attending this activity and you will be better prepared to serve in the positions necessary not only in the squadron but also at future encampments.

All applications must be received NO LATER THAN December 1st, 2007. Late applications will not be accepted.


By Major Joe Ely Carrales, CAP

Kingsville, Texas Major Fidel Alvarado, CAP received word from Mr. Bert Alvarez, NAS Kingsville SIM contact person that we are a go for the Goshawk Simulator on Tuesday 30 October 2007. This is the fifth Tuesday of the month and will occur on a evening when there is no regular meeting scheduled.
The following is requested of those wishing to attend
(1) Names of all of the Senior members wanting to attend. (2) Names of all of the Cadets that want to attend. (3) Need names only, no rank or CAP ID number. (4) All must wear uniforms. (5) All must have ID CARDS. (6) Drivers of vehicles must have currency: Drivers License, registration, inspection sticker and appropriate insurance. The time is set for 1800 hours to 1930 hours for SIM time. The time of arrival at the Wild Horse Mall parking lot is to be no later than 1715 hours. Load into the vehicles ETD at 1730 hours. Navy security check between 1740 and 1750 hours. We are to be inside the SIM module by 1755 hours. These are projected times, the objective is to be in the SIM module and start at 1800 hours. Squadron staff is to treat this as a "GO" unless otherwise notified by Navy. Navy has the prerogative to cancel at any time without notice.

Fall 2007 CTEP Leadership School 23-25 November 2007

The Cadet Training and Education Program's Leadership Schools will be conducted at Camp Mabry in Austin. The deadline is November 7th, however, the schools will be capped off for the first time. NCOA will be capped at 30 students, SNCOA at 20 students, OTS at 15 students, and CCSC at 10 students. For more details http://www.texascadet.org/programs/activities/0711_ctepls/index.html


KINGSVILLE, TEXAS VOL 2 ISSUE 9 30 October 2007 Tales of the Civil Air Patrol from the Heart of the Wild Horse Desert

Rockets and Simulators end out October

By Major Joe Ely Carrales, CAP

Kingsville, Texas October 2007 has shown to hold much promise for the Brahman Cadet Flight. Not only do numbers their justify two training flights, and almost totally manned, but they have been busy in almost every aspect of CAP. We are doing a great job in getting this unit off the ground, said Major Joe Ely Carrales, Corpus Christi Comp Squadron Commander, the trick is to keep the unit busy. 25 October 2007 was a significant rocket day for the Brahma Cadet Flight. Alpha and Bravo teams were able to launch their first rockets as training flights. The unit was divided into four teams; Alpha Flight Launch Team, Bravo Flight Launch Team, Brahma Flight Tracking Team and Brahma Flight Rocket Recovery Team. Bravo Flight, which won an additional rocket engine in a UDF search earlier in October 2007 was unable to launch their second rocket due to time restraints. This, however, will merely mean at the next occasion they will add that additional launch. Our next step, continued Major Carrales, is to complete the Model Rocketry program and see if we can launch some cadet built contraptions. Plans are also in the works to A Cadet at the controls of the GOSHAWK Simulator at NAS KINGSVILLE, the Brahma Flight is to return there this week. conduct cadet Orientation Flights for Brahma Cadets. This will be informally kicked off by a return the Goshawk Simulators at NAS Kingsville. Aerospace Education is in full swing.
-Semper Vigilans
KINGSVILLE ALPHA FLIGHT Flight Commander: C/Amn Bryce Nix Flight Adjutant: C/Amn Chelsie Skarda Element Leader: C/Amn Celeste Resendez C/AB Sammie Watson C/AB Dylan Morris C/AB D. Fuentes C/AB C. Carbajal C/AB R. Beal KINGSVILLE BRAVO FLIGHT Flight Commander: C/A1C Michael Beal Flight Adjutant: C/Amn Morgun Bedynek Element Leader: (vacant) C/AB Emily Garcia C/AB J. Morris C/AB J. Flores C/AB M. Bullard Cadet Candidate Jonathan Garza BRAHMA CADET FLIGHT COMMAND Squadron Commander: Major Joe Ely Carrales, CAP Deputy Commander for Cadets: Capt Sandy Phelps Communications: Major Paul Treptow, CAP Testing Officer: 1st Lt John D. Hoelscher, CAP Cadet Flight Commander: C/Amn Bryce Nix Cadet Executive Officer: C/A1C Michael Beal Flight Admin: C/Amn Morgun Bedynek Flight Logistics: C/Amn Chelsie Skarda Flight Assistant Logistics: C/AB S. Watson Flight Safety: C/AB John Flores Flight Public Affairs: C/AB Melissa Bullard Flight Protocol: C/AB Joshua Morris Flight Operations: C/AB Christopher Carbajal Flight Communications: Cadet Candidate J. Garza Flight Aerospace: C/AB Dylan Morris

Corpus Christi Comp Squadron Almanac

30 October 2007

CC-CAP GOALSForth Quarter 2007 Forth Quarter All pilots, when qualified, will be required to fly 2 hours per month and attend monthly Stan/Eval meeting. The Primary Goal is to be mission Staging Area capable by First Quarter 2008 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8)

8) 9) 10) 11) 12) 13)

FAA pilot proficiency (Wings Program) required for all pilots. In Progress Attend all FORTH QUARTER SARex Activity/ 16 November 2007 (WAX), 3 Pilots MP qualifiedIN PROGRESS Capt D. Bazemore begins training. Be ready to host a Staging Area by 1 December 2007 Unit qualify as Form 4 CAP Pilots IN PROGRESS, Lt Col J. B. Barfoot training 2 Additional Mission Scanners 4 Additional UDF qualified CAP Officers/Cadets In training, Cadets M. Beal, P. Lozano, S. Johnson and M. Bedynek have begun UDF training. C/Amn B. Nix awaiting GROUP APPROVAL. Addition of 2 GT3 members Setup a Stationary COMM set up Resolving Antenna Issues, work to begin at CAP STATION KINGSVILLE Squadron Winter/Christmas Banquet IN PLANNING 13 DECEMBER 2007, in conjunction with the PATRIOTS Band of Corpus Christi 10 total cadets at Corpus Christi Proper 4 currently Refine communication drills to test the hardware and train the squadron on use of equipment and proper communication protocols Identify and develop plans to setup land based communication needs for mission base located at Robstown Airport Bolster/Refine CISM In progress, Lt Phelps has attended CISM Activity needs one more course Plan out Goals for all Quarters of 2008

CORPUS CHRISTI COMP SQUADRON EMERGENCY SERVICE RESOURCES AND UNIT STRENGTH by QUALIFICATON MEMBERSHIP Total Membership: 39 Level I membership: 16 CAP Officers: 19 Cadets: 20 Cadets with Curry Achievement: 8


Skills Evaluators: 11 SAR-EX: 0

Ground Team 3: 1

Ground Radiological: 1

AVIATON/FLIGHT OPS RESOURCES CAP Airplane Pilots: 2 CAP Command Pilot Rated: 1 FAA Wings Program: 2 Mission Pilots: 1 Mission Observers: 2 CAP Air Crews: 1, 1 in training Cadet Orientation Pilot--Grp 1: 2 Cadet Orientation Pilot--Grp 2 1 CAP Check Pilot - Airplane: 1 COMMUNICATONS Basic Communicators: 12

CAP Transport Pilot: 3 Mission Scanners: 7 Cadet Orientation Pilot - AFROTC 1 CAP Instructor Pilot - Airplane 1

Advanced Communicators: 1

Mission Radio Operators: 5

The new aircraft maintenances rates effective 1 March 2007. Cessna 172 rate is 30.00 Cessna 182 rate is 41.00 Gippsland GA8 rate is 37.00