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 on: Today at 05:45:19 PM 
Started by PHall - Last post by SARDOC
Well, in most organizations, qualification and rank are tied together. A firefighter lieutenant WILL be in charge of a firefighter in almost every situation. CAP is unique in that regard.

I think the key here is "almost" every situation.  Being a retired career firefighter/Paramedic (not an Officer) It really is about position and qualifications.  I've worked for Fire Captains and Lieutenants...when we responded to EMS calls (Almost 80%) of what we did.  I was in charge of all patient care response and activities.  They worked for me and I'd delegate tasks to them as needed. 

When I was the Acting EMS Supervisor, all on duty Fire Personnel including Battalion Chiefs and such all worked as my subordinates on all calls involving patient care.

Then when the call was over the dynamics shifted....and then I'd ask if I could take the next shift off.  Because those are the roles.  I think the modern fire service is probably the most adept to understanding positional/situational leadership and responsibilities...just because they've been doing it for so long.

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 on: Today at 04:51:29 PM 
Started by JohhnyD - Last post by etodd
Wing-wide being the key phrase there.

Yes. I was under the impression the OP was just talking about something for his Squadron, hence my question about turnover. IDK? It just isn't that big of a deal for local use.

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 on: Today at 04:35:43 PM 
Started by etodd - Last post by etodd

The older I get, the more of a recreational pilot I become.

Understand that!   

Me? I'll get my Commercial in the next couple weeks before I turn 64 next month.  LOL

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 on: Today at 04:26:18 PM 
Started by etodd - Last post by TheSkyHornet
Gotcha.

Appreciate the clarification.

I was under the impression that the Complex was going away. I don't really plan to get my Commercial any time in the near future. The older I get, the more of a recreational pilot I become.

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 on: Today at 04:24:07 PM 
Started by JohhnyD - Last post by Eclipse
Wing-wide being the key phrase there.

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 on: Today at 04:14:35 PM 
Started by JohhnyD - Last post by NIN
How many members are you adding and deleting each week? Is the turnover that high? Constant contact is easy to add the occasional new member, and delete someone who has quit.

I use it for MailChimp for wing-wide things (before our IT gurus setup an email distro with everybody's eServices-listed email vs the distro thats just our wing provided email accounts).  This gives us a second avenue for advertising things like activities and wing-level events (ie. conference, encampment, etc). Then moms & dads can opt out if they want. 

We use multiple communication channels to ensure that our communications are not being missed.  Some people respond to a more graphical email presentation, others prefer a straight up text email. Whatever, thats fine. I can also see things like my view and open rates in Mailchimp, which is handy for ascertaining if your communication is having any effect. On more than one occasion someone has told me they didn't see a particular email when Mailchimp says not only did they view it, but they clicked on a link in it.  Hmmmm.

So for a wing that has enough emails to fit within Mailchimp's free-tier, its very handy. I just dump the member and member contact into a little Access DB and it spits out a fully formatted CSV ready to drop into Mailchimp. On our list of "eventually nice to have" things is that same CSV coming out of our automated provisioning system so I don't even have to fool with Access and the process becomes more independent of skill.






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 on: Today at 03:53:15 PM 
Started by JohhnyD - Last post by Eclipse
As I said, I'd like to get an updated member feed for MailChimp/ConstantContact and in the future a CRM.

What on earth would you need those services for?

A CRM to manage a unit's needs?  That's a stretch to say the least.

If manually downloading the data is too much trouble, use the Powershell script.

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 on: Today at 03:42:20 PM 
Started by JohhnyD - Last post by etodd
How many members are you adding and deleting each week? Is the turnover that high? Constant contact is easy to add the occasional new member, and delete someone who has quit.

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 on: Today at 03:33:55 PM 
Started by etodd - Last post by etodd
Is the change regarding TAA now that Commercial requires training in TAA, or that TAA requires additional training under Part 61 before an airman may operate a TAA?

It's meI got lost in the dialogue.

I understand that CAP requires training in the G1000 before operating the G1000 (as a TAA), but I'm not missing something from the Part 61 side, am I? I've flown G1000s before outside of CAP, but they were never logged in my logbook as anything other than, say, C172 or SR20. So I don't really have "TAA Time" unless I was to go back and match the tails with the aircraft equipment.


 It was not so much a change, as it was giving you an option. You can still get the commercial with 10 hours of complex time if you have one available, or now you can substitute 10 hours of instruction in a TAA like a G1000.

 If you have gotten your IFR rating in a CAP G1000, those hours can count toward the 10 hours for commercial.  😀

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 on: Today at 03:21:36 PM 
Started by etodd - Last post by TheSkyHornet
Is the change regarding TAA now that Commercial requires training in TAA, or that TAA requires additional training under Part 61 before an airman may operate a TAA?

It's meI got lost in the dialogue.

I understand that CAP requires training in the G1000 before operating the G1000 (as a TAA), but I'm not missing something from the Part 61 side, am I? I've flown G1000s before outside of CAP, but they were never logged in my logbook as anything other than, say, C172 or SR20. So I don't really have "TAA Time" unless I was to go back and match the tails with the aircraft equipment.

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