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 on: Today at 07:08:11 AM 
Started by etodd - Last post by dwb
I don't know the full story, but even in my squadron with a bunch of people who want to help, we still have mixed results getting pilots on-boarded.

We've gotten much better at getting Level I completed, Plan of Action filled out, and contacts made with local IPs and other MS/MO qualified people to start training. We reduced the average time from "indefinite" to "about a month", which is good for CAP. F&Ps for MS are much quicker turnaround now too, but it does take a conscious effort on the part of the staff to button it down.

That said.. it also requires a bit of lifting on the part of the new member. They have to attend meetings. They have to make arrangements with the IP to get in the plane and get ready for Form 5. I have found that some military and commercial pilots struggle with that part; they're not used to the open-endedness of it.

We set those expectations before people join now, and we've had a better rate of success. We let them know everyone is available to help, but we don't know which days/times they are available, because we only see them for two hours a week. You want to fly, you have to state your availability. We don't tell you when and where.

When I got back into the air, I went from "hasn't flown in 11 1/2 years" to "Current Form 5 Pilot" in under 90 days. In the winter. As a single parent with a full-time job. It can be done. I had the benefit of having been in CAP for a long time, so I know how it works.

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 on: Today at 05:52:16 AM 
Started by etodd - Last post by Briank
As someone now about to start his 4th year still struggling to get my Form 5 and MS done...  Make sure they're included in notifications about events/training.  My biggest issue over the years has been not even hearing about things until after they are over and then hearing it second hand.  Seems like only current aircrew get notified of training...  Hard to break into the aircrew club if you don't get invited to anything until after you're already in it.  Finally starting to feel like I'm gaining ground now, but it's been a long discouraging road.

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 on: Today at 02:34:58 AM 
Started by Danny1310 - Last post by Slim
Hmm....

There isn't any place to enter it.  The logical thought would have been in Ops Quals, under the Ratings and Badges area.  But, that doesn't have an option to enter the EMT badge.

I suppose you could do up a CAPF-2A, and have your commander sign it and insert it into your CAPF 45.

Or, as someone who's worn the badge since they came out with it some 25 years ago, just put the thing on, and if anyone questions your authority to wear it, pull the copy of your EMT license out of your wallet and show them.  Which, BTW, is much easier and quicker than carrying a 2A or looking you up in ops quals, and you can't wear the one without the other anyway.

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 on: Today at 01:22:15 AM 
Started by whatevah - Last post by Eclipse
If you quote his message you'll see its emoji815 inside brackets. 

Yes, that's the translated character here, however there is, or was, a browser that rendered the
diamonds in orange in the standard size on the 101, and it made it much easier to read.

Nick seems to still be using this browser.

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 on: Today at 12:43:48 AM 
Started by Danny1310 - Last post by Danny1310
Can you tell me where you enter your EMT into Eservices and under what dropdown. How do you go about getting the award to wear the badge? Thanks, I am a newer member and the only EMT in the Unit so I thought I would ask on here.

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 on: Yesterday at 11:10:55 PM 
Started by Check Pilot/Tow Pilot - Last post by Check Pilot/Tow Pilot
We have a new FaceBook group called Civil Air Patrol Aircrew. Although we love CAPTalk, it would be nice to have an additional FB Aircrew group to discuss matters pertaining to CAP Flying, and all aspects of being an MP, MO, and MS.

All current and expired (still must show expired in eServices) Aircrew and current CAP pilots are welcome to join.

If you have Facebook, search for “Civil Air Patrol Aircrew” under groups and answer the three questions to gain membership.

If you don’t have Facebook, carry on 😎

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 on: Yesterday at 11:04:00 PM 
Started by Eclipse - Last post by SarDragon
This is a general prohibition, not restricted to specific aircraft:

CAPR 60-1 3 MAY 2014
CHAPTER 2 – RULES OF OPERATION
2-1. Basic Rules.

f. Hand propped starts and jump starts from vehicle batteries are prohibited.


Weird that's it's even mentioned in the reg for Cadet Program Management, though.  ((*snicker*))
CAPR 70-1    4 DECEMBER 2017

9.4. Aircraft Use – Prohibited Activities. The following operations are prohibited in CAP aircraft:

9.4.5. Hand-propped starts and jump starts from vehicle batteries.
Happy now?

 8 
 on: Yesterday at 10:57:07 PM 
Started by whatevah - Last post by etodd
Which browser makes the orange diamonds?  Is that Safari?

I like that look on the card, they stand out more.

Chrome, Mozilla, IE, and ((*gag*)) Edge are all black.

If you quote his message you'll see its emoji815 inside brackets. 

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 on: Yesterday at 10:54:52 PM 
Started by etodd - Last post by etodd
A 1000 plus hour pilot walks in our Squadron and joins. A couple months later I ask him if he has made it through Scanner yet, and he ask me "whats a scanner?". Our Squadron is dropping the ball with new recruits. How are other Squadrons helping to jumpstart new recruits?

Yes, we have others in the same boat, so I'm about to start training them myself for Mission Scanner over a few off meeting nights. But I don't have a clue as to how this is normally done in other Squadrons. We don't have any type of mentoring system in place. Newbies are left to send for themselves. Its how I did everything when I joined 3 years ago. :(


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 on: Yesterday at 10:49:21 PM 
Started by Eclipse - Last post by Eclipse
This is a general prohibition, not restricted to specific aircraft:

CAPR 60-1 3 MAY 2014
CHAPTER 2 – RULES OF OPERATION
2-1. Basic Rules.

f. Hand propped starts and jump starts from vehicle batteries are prohibited.

Weird that's it's even mentioned in the reg for Cadet Program Management, though.  ((*snicker*))

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