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Live2Learn
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« on: November 20, 2016, 02:53:13 PM »

In the 'good old days' when CAP flew a lot of CD many of our aircraft were painted in civilian colors.  I heard rumors that it was because of concerns over ground fire.  Anyhow, well armed drug gangs near Rio have demonstrated both why CAP isn't supposed to be an operational arm of LEO, and why our official looking paint jobs might be a liability even on some authorized missions.
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etodd
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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2016, 03:42:48 PM »

Corrected the link:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-38041847
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PHall
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2016, 03:44:41 PM »

In the 'good old days' when CAP flew a lot of CD many of our aircraft were painted in civilian colors.  I heard rumors that it was because of concerns over ground fire.  Anyhow, well armed drug gangs near Rio have demonstrated both why CAP isn't supposed to be an operational arm of LEO, and why our official looking paint jobs might be a liability even on some authorized missions.

We still fly a lot of CD missions. At least we do around here.
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Check Pilot/Tow Pilot
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2016, 03:56:08 PM »

Our squadron pilots flew over 200 hours flying CD missions this year.

We worry about the heat more than the paint.
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Eclipse
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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2016, 04:11:02 PM »

Stressing again why operational details should not be discussed publicly for any CAP missions.
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Check Pilot/Tow Pilot
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2016, 08:56:08 PM »

Stressing again why operational details should not be discussed publicly for any CAP missions.

 Not for me I hope. I understand OPSEC :(
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