When Did We Start Replacing Member-Owned With AF-Procured Aircraft?

Started by ProdigalJim, January 02, 2020, 01:05:37 AM

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Quote from: ProdigalJim on January 02, 2020, 01:05:37 AMHi Gang,

Yeah, yeah, been awhile...

I've been searching through the Thomas database of all congressional actions to try to find the first bill when CAP started acquiring the Cessna 182/172 fleet that we have today. When I was a cadet, we were mostly member-owned (1979-1983). By the time I came back in in 2011, we were mostly CAP-owned. There was a policy shift between when I left and when I returned, and so what I'm trying to find is the legislative history of that policy shift.

I'm pretty well-grounded in the current process and I understand how the flow of appropriated dollars goes from USAF to CAP for aircraft and so on.

I have plenty of database access, but so far it's been needle in a haystack. If anyone can give me a year when it all started to happen, that would help me narrow down my legislative search. And if anyone remembers a key sponsor or co-sponsor, that would be even better.

Thanks in advance,

When I was in CAP the first time  in the early 90s my squadron at that time had all member owned aircraft.


Some other data points.

When I was a Cadet (69 - 72), MD had several COA.  There was a C-172 (N5132G IIRC) based at Tipton AAF at Ft. Meade.  I had my first (and only) O ride in her, then flew her in the Cadet Solo program (did not finish to solo).  There were a couple of Cherokees.  And Montgomery Senior Squadron had a T-34A and a PA-18-115 (115 HP Super Cub).

Around 1981, Montgomery Senior Squadron turned the T-34 and Super Cub back into National thinking they would receive the proceeds of the sale and were planning on buying a new C-172.  National gave them an OLD Cherokee 140.

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I was a Cadet in MD Wing in the late 60s/early 70s, and then a Senior Member in the late 70s/early 80s.

I know of 4 COA in that time frame.  A C-172 based at Tipton.  It was still an Army Airfield at the time, and I did my Cadet Solo program there.

There was a Cherokee at Annapolis.

And Montgomery Senior Squadron had a 115 hp Super Cub (PA-18-115) and a T-34A.  They turned those two planes into National in about 1981 or 82.

FYI, Cessna shut down single engine piston production from 1986 to 1996.