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July 2012

PDK Senior Squadron


has another successful
Cadet-O-Day

World War II Hero


visits GA-130

Promotions and
Awards

Semper
Vigilans

PE AC HT R EE D EK AL B SEN IO R SQ U AD R ON
MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

Integrity, Volunteer Service,


Excellence, and Respect

Capt Ragin shows us how it is done.


Again... For the Seventh Time!
Civil Air Patrol cadets flew Cessnas
under the expert guidance of Civil
Air Patrol Pilots. Captain Pat

CAP Pilots flew a total of 18.3


hours and consumed 170 gallons
of fuel flying the Cadets. The
Ragin, Emergency Services OfCadet Ordination Flights are one
ficer for the PDK Senior Squad- of the premiere benefits of being a
ron, organized and planned for 20 Civil Air Patrol Cadet, said CapAtlanta Area CAP cadets to spend tain Ragin. I know the cadets
Saturday , June 23 flying airenjoy them as much as we enjoy
planes.
providing them the opportunity to
fly. One of the excited participatWith a group of dedicated Civil
ing cadets commented on the tarAir Patrol Officers, Captain Ragin mac I just loved the flying the
orchestrated the flight of 20 sor- G1000 (Cessna 182 with a G1000
ties using four Civil Air Patrol
glass display), much better than
aircraft to fly up to three cadets
the Fight Simulator!
per sortie. Flights began at 9:00
a.m. and continued until 4:00 p.m.

Bluenoser Capt. Robert Punchey Powell


On June 26, PDK GA-130 members got to meet Captain Powell and hear him speak.
Punchy was a member of the 352nd Fighter Group during WW II He flew the P-47, P51
and is one of the few Americans to have flown the Spitfire Captain Powell is currently the
Historian of the 352nd. He has authored 2 books, consulted on Movies and TV series including the Winds of War. He is also in the process of writing his life story. Capt. Powell
saw a lot of combat and flew 3 missions over the Normandy beaches on D-Day. He also
flew with Aces Major George Preddy and Colonel John C. Meyer. After the war he became good friends with German Generals Adolf Galland and Gunther Rall.

Promotions and
Awards

SAFETY:

Summertime
Heat

GA-130 Members and Officers continue to be


recognized for their work in the Civil Air Patrol

Important July
Dates:
3 July: No Staff Meeting
4 July: Independence Day
8-14 July: Regional Staff CollegeMcGee Tyson
10 July: Members Meeting
1315 July: Mt Flying Clinic
July 17: Training/Rescheduled Staff
Meeting
24 July: Members Meeting
2829 July: ICS 400Gainesville
31 July: Training

Capt Richard L Collins

LV2 & DAVIS

SM Benjamin F Cunningham

LV1 & Member Ribbon

1st Lt Michael H Mullett

LV2 & DAVIS

1st Lt Ronald L Argo

LV2 & DAVIS

NTSB to hold forum on GA


Search and Rescue
WASHINGTON, D.C. The National Transportation Safety
Board will hold a forum focused on general aviation search and
rescue operations July 17 and 18.
The forum will concentrate on examining the regulations, policies,
and procedures at a federal level and serve as a platform to facilitate dialog between search organizations, technology manufacturers, and industry groups on the issues currently impacting the general aviation community, NTSB officials said. Additionally, the
forum will spend a second day discussing emerging technologies
and how they may shape the future of general aviation search and
rescue.
The two-day forum is being chaired by NTSB Chairman Deborah
A. P. Hersman and all five board members will participate. Panelists participating in the forum will represent government and industry
The NTSB has issued more than two dozen safety recommendations
on search and rescue, conducted safety studies addressing ways to
improve search and rescue operations and even included general
aviation safety on the Most Wanted List of transportation improvements. Forum can be viewed at http://www.ntsb.gov/

HEADQUARTERS
PEACHTREE DEKALB (PDK) SENIOR SQUADRON
CIVIL AIR PATROL
AUXILIARY UNITED STATES AIR FORCE
2000 AIRPORT ROAD, ROOM 227
CHAMBLEE, GA 30341

Rising Temperatures =
Rising Threats
As summer arrives
in earnest, the threats from
heat and humidity are
growing. In the article H2
-Oh!: How Water and Heat
Create Haze, Humidity,
and Hurricanes, author
James Williams examines
some of the potential
threats that the higher
temperatures and humidity
levels of summer can
bring. From the insidious
dangers of haze and the
invisible dangers of
humidity to the massive
and horrific dangers of
hurricanes, the article
explains not only the
threats but also some
strategies to deal with
them. Each presents a
different challenge and can
require a different solution.
To read more visit:
www.faa.gov/news/
safety_briefing/2012/
media/
MayJun2012H2OH.pdf