Civil Air Patrol Partners with FAA for Safety Training


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NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS -- Civil Air Patrol has established a safety education partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration that will provide CAP members with automatic education credits for completing safety education within the FAA’s WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program.
The WINGS program objective is to address primary accident-causing issues that plague the general aviation community. The FAA hopes the program will help reduce the number of accidents it sees each year resulting from the same causes. CAP members will benefit from this relationship by receiving credit toward CAP safety education requirements upon completion of FAA-approved courses. 
The WINGS program – available to all aviation enthusiasts at – helps aviators and aviation enthusiasts construct an educational curriculum suitable for their individual flight requirements. It emphasizes flight proficiency by using the FAA’s Practical Test Standards. 
CAP requires all members to complete safety education at set intervals, which has helped improve the organization’s overall safety results in air and ground operations. Providing increased awareness through education complements CAP’s safety management system.  
“We are proud of our relationship with the FAA,” said CAP National Commander Maj. Gen. Chuck Carr, adding, “recurrent training programs like this one help all pilots reach their highest potential and maintain a high level of safety and proficiency.”
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2012 National Cadet Special Activity and Scholarship Applications


The National Cadet Special Activities Event Module in eServices has been activated, and is now accepting applications for the 2012 NCSA's.  The Scholarship Application Module is also open at this time. 

There is a notice on the Event Module main screen that says “Due to ongoing budget uncertainty in Congress, the price reflected for special activities on is TENTATIVE and is subject to change. We’re listing an estimated tuition so that families have a general idea as to the cost to participate.”  Any changes to the tuition will be communicated as quickly and completely as possible.

For the complete list of activities, visit:

Review of the application process (Both NCSA and Scholarship); 
  1. Members apply from 1 Dec until 15 January. 
  2. Unit CCs have until 1 Feb to approve applications. 
  3. Wings have until 15 February to approve/green light applications. 
  4. Announcements made in mid-March. 
CCs will see the pending approvals in the Commander’s Corner. 
****Reminder: PA Wing Cadet Programs will be conducting NCSA interviews at Wing HQ Saturday, Jan 28, 2012. Sign-in will start at 0800hrs, followed by a brief meeting and introductions at 0900hrs.  Interviews will run from 0930 until all are completed.  A light lunch will be served at noon.  Proper uniforms are required for interviews.  All candidates must have current valid CAPID card for interviews.
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Happy Birthday Civil Air Patrol - 1 December 1941

Civil Air Patrol's 70th Anniversary - 1941 - 2011

Celebrating Civil Air Patrol's 70th Anniversary in Pennsylvania Wing

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Flight Operations Resume


December Ops Notes


Flight Activity Resumes

As many of you know, most of our mission symbols had been suspended due to the Continuing Resolution in congress.  At this time, all mission symbols with the exception of A3 have been reauthorized by the NEC. Please note that this includes A15, Cadet Orientation Flights as authorized.  A large amount of emphasis has been placed on ensuring that flights are fiscally responsible so that we can continue to operate if there is another suspense in funding.  Please see note in eServices.

New From 5/91 Procedures
In order to ensure the most efficient use of funding and keep our pilots current, the Wing Stan/Eval officer will contact pilots ahead of their expiration month as to whether or not they will be approved for a F5/91 or not.  This will allow maximum time for the pilot to plan and execute this flight.  A policy statement will be posted on the Wing Website shortly with exact procedures codifying this new process.
Current Projects
These projects are being taken on by the PA Wing Operations Staff to provide training opportunities and guidance for our membership so that we may be more effective in supporting out communities.
  • Defining potential roles/tasks for Ground Teams during disaster relief operations
  • Developing training for aerial and ground based imagery and image distribution
  • Refining the monthly mission to ensure Ground, Air, and Mission Base crews are all given the chance for currency
  • Better incorporating mission rated Communicators into all missions and ensuring that the proper equipment is distributed for maximum affect (In coordination with Wing Communications Directorate)
  • Streamlining all mission paperwork to include documentation and reimbursement
Please feel free to email me at with any questions or suggestions on how we can better serve our customers!
Director of Operations
Pennsylvania Wing Civil Air Patrol


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From the Wing Commander


To My Fellow Officers and Cadets of Civil Air Patrol-Pennsylvania Wing:

It is with great reverence and an enduring sense of accountability that I have accepted the command for Pennsylvania Wing in what I believe is the greatest organization in the world. I do not take lightly the job that has been entrusted to me.

We are in the midst of celebrating 70 years of continuous duty - serving our Community, State and Nation in any way we are called to do so. Everyone in our organization today makes great sacrifices so that we may serve. We have a wonderful history and a long road in front of us to continue to protect our Nation and inspire the next generation of leadership in our cadets.

I believe in this Mission, and I feel it important that you know what else I believe:

  • I believe that every moment is a gift and that I should use that gift in service both to you, our members, and our nation. We are all here to serve, not be served.
  • I believe every person (officer, cadet, and our supporting family member) is special and has greatness within them. I believe it is our duty to help our fellow officers and cadets find that greatness, so that they may excel in Civil Air Patrol and in life.
  • I believe in our Core Values. They are not something we put on with our uniform; our Core Values are what we bring with us, within ourselves, in everything we do.
  • I believe we are a part of something great, in one of the most phenomenal organizations in the world. We not only protect and serve, but we also hold in our hands the next generation of leaders to which we owe our constant attention and vigilance.

Along with beliefs come expectations:

  • I expect that we will work in a spirit of service within the regulations and policies of Civil Air Patrol.
  • I expect we will treat each other with dignity and respect leaving every member or customer feeling better about themselves and our organization after each and every interaction with us.
  • I expect that we will work with integrity.
  • I expect that we will work, train, and execute with nothing less than excellence.

Always, Always, Always remember to work with integrity in a spirit of service, respect and excellence for others. These are our Core Values. This is what makes us special. This is what makes Civil Air Patrol special, and this is how we succeed.

Thank you for your time and service - know that it is deeply appreciated.

You... WE ... are all Great people and we will do great things. I am extremely excited to serve you and I look forward to our next four years together!

Col Sandra E Brandon
Pennsylvania Wing Civil Air Patrol



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Corporate Learning Course (CLC) - November 2011


The Corporate Learning course will be held the weekend of 19-20 November 2011 on the campus of The Pennsylvania State University in State College, PA

The Corporate Learning Course (CLC) discusses the relationship the CAP squadron has with the next major echelon of command -- the wing. Specifically, CLC discusses how wing-level operations help to accomplish CAP's three missions of aerospace education, emergency services, and cadet programs. It describes the working relationships wing staff officers have with each other, and their squadron level counterparts.

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CAP License Plate Price updated to $32


Effective Immediately, the Pennsylvania CAP Specialty License Plate price set at $34.  This price includes the $26 payment to PennDOT and the $8 due to the Department of Corrections.


Order yours today! Download theapplication from the Wing Forms & Pubs page or by clicking here:

Send your completed applications, and check for $34 made out to PAWG CAP to:

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