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GROUP 1 Locates another Non-Distress ELT
A Group 1 Air crew directed 2 Ground Teams, one from
the 286th Composite & Scott Composite Squadrons and one from the
Metropolis Composite Squadron to the Perryville, MO area, where they
made the FIND in an EMS Helicopter in it's hanger.
Disaster Relief Exercise\Training
Group 1 Winter
Emergency Services Training
286th Composite Squadron, Change of
2 Wright Brothers Awards
Scott AFB Airshow
Group 1 Cadet
Illinois Wing Glider comes to Group 1
Scott Composite Squadron Hosted a
IL Wing ground teams from Williamson County Comp Sq and Scott Comp Sq found and silenced an ELT at Vandalia Municipal Airport. They were assisted by an aircrew from Alton (KALN) flying a DF equipped Cessna 182.
The active ELT was traced to a Mooney aircraft parked inside of a hangar. The owner gave permission for the FBO to enter the aircraft and silence the radio.
It took ground team members, using hand-held DF equipment, only 15 minutes from the time they first heard the ELT until the time is was located in the hangar. In total, approximately four hours elapsed from the time of the first mission notification until the ELT was found and silenced.
A low-flying helicopter reported hearing the ELT signal from 2 miles away from the Vandalia Airport. The airport FBO cannot hear the signal from his office on the flight line. The IL Wing has activated CAP 1121 (a C-182T) from Alton (KALN), a ground team from Scott Composite Squadron and a UFD team from Benton. All are enroute to the scene.
Illinois Wing Assists Kentucky
Orientation Flight and
Camp Curry - Scott AFB,
Basic Cadets - Drill & Ceremony's
ELT Mission - Litchfield,
Thanks to Missouri Wing
for the help on this Mission from their Aircrew
Article and Photos by: Lt Col Ted E. Lohr
For the second time, an Illinois Wing, Group 1, Emergency Services training weekend held at the Scott Composite Squadron, Scott Air Force Base, turned into the real thing.
Training was underway Saturday morning when the alert was sounded. IC Major Danny Degott deployed 15 Cadets and Officers from the Scott AFB training and two from the 286th Composite Squadron in Alton.
AFRCC advised the SARSAT coordinance were near Vandalia and Litchfield. The teams were divided and sent both ways. One ILWG and one MOWG Aircraft were launched.
The team that arrived in the Litchfield and was receiving a weak ELT signal, a ramp check was conducted at the local airport with no results.
During our Direction Finding Operations, 2d LT Kelly Sies a Letter Carrier by day, from Litchfield, advised that an aircraft had crash landed in a farm field north of Litchfield on Friday afternoon.
The team advised the Air Crews and headed in that direction. Ground teams and air units converged on the scene at almost the same time.
Teams arrived at the scene to find a Cessna 172 RG on its top in a Very wet plowed farm field; no one was in the aircraft. Ground Team leaders set up a perimeter around the scene and called the IC for permission to enter the aircraft.
The IC contacted the Aircraft owner and they sent a Key holder. The ELT was deactivated and DF units doubled checked it was silenced.
All units were released and returned to Base to refit and rehab.
As if that wasn’t a full day. Shortly after units got back to base, The IC Major Danny Degott called back and advised that there was a second ELT mission with coordinance near Vandalia.
The Team was deployed again. They arrived at Vandalia with no signal; they proceeded to Effingham per IC’s instructions and detected a very low ELT signal. Shortly after that the signal was undetectable. They search the area until the IC advised to return to base.
Upon return to Scott AFB after 23:30, a debrief was conducted. The training continued Sunday morning. All attendees continued training to refine their skills and re-emphasize what they had already learned and put into practice the day before.
Squadrons Attending the Group 1 ES Training Weekend:
Scott Composite Squadron GLR-IL-205
Jefferson Composite Squadron GLR-IL-338
Metropolis Composite Squadron GLR-IL-330
Williamson County Composite Squadron GLR-IL-061
REDCAP Mission - Benton,
Illinois Wing (ILWG) &
Indiana Wing (INWG)
CAP Communications Trailer
2d LT Bunny Sies working Admin.
Capt John Brendel - Safety Officer
Lt Col Paul Hertel - Mission Public Information Officer (PIO)
Maj Kelly Robertson & IC Lt Col Rick Oeth
IC Lt Col Rick Oeth & Planning Section Chief Capt Jeremy Hendricks
Member checking out the status board
Chaplain (MAJ) J. Boozer, 1st LT C. Creades (INWG), Lt Col J. Bryan (INWG), Lt Col P. Hertel
Scott AFB Airfest
Civil Air Patrol At the Scott Airfest
We will begin this operation the evening of July 7 and have overnight
accommodations available in
26 May 2007
Article by: Lt Col Ted E.
Lohr and Lt Col Paul Hertel
Ten Group 19 Cadets from the Scott Composite Squadron based at Scott AFB and 286th. Composite Squadron based at St. Louis Regional Airport took to the sky on Saturday 26 May 2007 from St. Louis Regional Airport, Bethalto, IL., nine of them for their very first Orientation flight.
Orientation Pilot Maj Norm Morrisette talked the cadets through the Civil Air Patrol orientation flight syllabus. Group 19 Cadet Orientation Flight Coordinator Maj Brian Porter provided scheduling and oversight for this activity as well as instructing a class on the basic principals of flight and air traffic patterns.
Twelve CAP Officers were present to assist with flight operations and instruction in radio communications. Several Cadets had Family members in attendance to watch and take photos.
Group 19 Commander Lt Col Paul Hertel was on hand to congratulate all of the Cadets for their accomplishments.
Group 19 thanks the St Louis Regional Airport for their continued support of the Civil Air Patrol and the organizations programs.
1st LT Bruce Brunkow talks with Cadets and answers questions about aircraft and being a pilot
(L) Lt Col Paul Hertel
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