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 on: Today at 02:46:08 PM 
Started by Dwight Dutton - Last post by jeders
Thats why I said put it in the center.  It replaces the nav/comm, DME, transponder and adf/marker beacons if the plane is that old.  All of the round dial instruments remain.

Friend of mine bought a plane last year to putz around in (She's a 737 captain by day) and of course, it had to get ADS-B'd by the end of the year.

Turns out one of the myriad of things they yanked out to put the new xpdr and ADS-B in was a LORAN receiver.

That had to be a conversation piece around the shop.

We pulled our LORAN back in 2011; still have it sitting in a box in the hangar. It generated so much discussion around the shop that we actually got calls from someone wanting to buy our plane because the mechanics all assumed we were doing the work to sell it.

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 on: Today at 02:34:49 PM 
Started by Holding Pattern - Last post by NovemberWhiskey
So what if the wing commander doesn't answer the phone? Perhaps various wings have contingency plans for that, but national policies don't spell out what happens.

CAPR 60-3 does contain some guidance on this at least for C911 missions. The authority is the wing commander or their designee; but in the absence of the wing commander, the vice commander, the director of operations or the director of emergency services can authorize the mission. (CAPR 60-3 1-19(a))

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 on: Today at 02:29:11 PM 
Started by Dwight Dutton - Last post by NovemberWhiskey
It appears that this is just a display, and perhaps a "control box". Does it also contain the underlying transmitting and receiving equipment for the systems you mentioned?
A fancy Audio Control panel. Don't we have one already?

A GTN 750 is a single box that contains a WAAS IFR GPS, an air-band com radio, a VOR/LOC/GS nav radio as well as a color, high-resolution, touchscreen multifunctional display. Isn't technology wonderful?

It doesn't contain an ADF receiver, DME, transponder or an audio panel. If you want to save panel space, you can remote mount a GMA 35 (audio panel) and/or a GTX 3x5R (transponder) which can then be controlled from the GTN 750.

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 on: Today at 11:47:51 AM 
Started by Holding Pattern - Last post by xyzzy
I notice a different point of view between how CAP writes about starting up a mission vs. how first response agencies write about starting a response.

For CAP, an early step in the process is contacting the wing commander. So what if the wing commander doesn't answer the phone? Perhaps various wings have contingency plans for that, but national policies don't spell out what happens. Wing websites don't spell it out so all the members know who who to call when the wing commander can't be reached.

A somewhat later step is to appoint an incident commander, who must have an incident commander qualification.

For first response organizations the alert usually goes out to everyone concerned; if the assigned person doesn't notify the dispatcher that he/she is handling the incident, someone else steps up or is assigned. For those organizations that rely on phones, there is a call down list. The first eligible person who is reached is in charge of organizing the response until relived by a superior.

Similarly for incident command, the first eligible person, from any first responder agency, is the incident commander until relived by either a superior, or a person from a more appropriate agency. For example, an ambulance is driving down the street and sees a house on fire, so the crew chief is the incident commander until the fire department arrives.

So the basic CAP approach is dot the i's and cross the t's first; if and when that's accomplished, respond. The first response agencies mount some kind of a response with whatever resources can be found, even if that response amounts to "isolate and deny entry".

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 on: Today at 11:20:27 AM 
Started by OhioShepherds - Last post by xyzzy

These days, as a GBD/GTL SET, I think I might even sign that off...

The likelihood that you'll be deployed overnight in the field on an actual SAR/DR mission is vanishingly slim, these days, to be completely blunt.

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I'm from Vermont. In my area, I agree the chances of sending out a ground team with the intention that they stay in the field overnight is vanishingly slim. But it is recommended that everyone who goes a significant distance from a road be prepared to spend the night in case the plan for the day hike (or in our case, ground sortie) goes awry.

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 on: Today at 03:30:40 AM 
Started by Dwight Dutton - Last post by NIN
Thats why I said put it in the center.  It replaces the nav/comm, DME, transponder and adf/marker beacons if the plane is that old.  All of the round dial instruments remain.

Friend of mine bought a plane last year to putz around in (She's a 737 captain by day) and of course, it had to get ADS-B'd by the end of the year.

Turns out one of the myriad of things they yanked out to put the new xpdr and ADS-B in was a LORAN receiver.

That had to be a conversation piece around the shop.

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 on: Today at 03:14:51 AM 
Started by Stonewall - Last post by honorguardsman
Found this during a search on the Google:
https://sites.google.com/site/swr811/member-resources

Thank you for this find!

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 on: Today at 03:08:42 AM 
Started by soar - Last post by honorguardsman
Do I have to attend FLWG Special Activities Selection Board if I want to get accepted to an NCSA? Is it a requirement?

I went before, and it helped me.  Two of the cadets in the top ten could not go to their activity. I received an email and I was green-lighted for National Blue Beret.

Whether or not if it is a requirement, I got a grading sheet that shows how I did and it helped me a bit on what I need to work on... I would go for the experience. I got college courses this year so i cannot go. Good Luck.

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 on: Today at 02:07:13 AM 
Started by Dwight Dutton - Last post by PHall
It appears that this is just a display, and perhaps a "control box". Does it also contain the underlying transmitting and receiving equipment for the systems you mentioned?

A fancy Audio Control panel. Don't we have one already?

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 on: Today at 01:51:51 AM 
Started by Dwight Dutton - Last post by SarDragon
It appears that this is just a display, and perhaps a "control box". Does it also contain the underlying transmitting and receiving equipment for the systems you mentioned?

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