Major Greg Judge, Wing Safety Officer
Major Philips Meador, Assistant WSO
Lieutenant Bennett Stein, Assistant WSO
Lieutenant Tim Keene, Assistant WSO
“Let all things be done decently and in order”. – I Corinthians, 14 – 40 KJV
“Our Lives, Our Work, Our Safety” is a reminder to all KY CAP personnel and cadets of their responsibility to work safely every day. CAP members should provide guidance, support, resources, training, and information to enable them to carry out their responsibilities in a way that prevents injuries and unsafe conditions. In addition, whether in the air or on the ground, we have a responsibility to be familiar with and comply with safety and health policies, regulations, and standards to ensure that our fellow CAP members and civilians are safe. Any unsafe condition or behavior should be reported to your safety officers. Col. Bob Koob, Wing Commander
Cadet Safety Pledge:
“As a Civil Air Patrol member I pledge to promote an uncompromising safety environment for myself and others, and to prevent the loss of, or damage to Civil Air Patrol assets entrusted to me. I will perform all my activities in a professional and safe manner, and will hold myself accountable for my actions in all of our Missions for America.”
One of the oldest aviation clichés holds that a pilot certificate or rating is primarily a “license to learn.”
CAP Core Values: Integrity, Volunteer Service, Excellence, and Respect
SAFETY IS NO ACCIDENT
Surface Deviation Safety Tip
Notice Number: NOTC2433
Pilots are the kind of people who like to get things done. When we do have a project to complete, we focus, we eliminate distractions, and we tune out sounds or sights that don’t help us get the job done.
Tuning out can have a negative side when it comes to operating in the living environment of an airport. Even the most familiar aerodrome is different from one minute to the next. There could be arriving, departing or repositioning aircraft, vehicles, and even pedestrians moving in unexpected ways. Tuning out these inputs to focus on your personal needs could result in unwanted difficulties.
Consider your focus whenever you are at an airport. Much like a constantly changing street or highway, things happen. By keeping a broader focus on the whole picture, you will be better able to operate safely.
New Runway Crossing Procedure
Notice Number: NOTC2372
Runway Crossing Procedure Change
Beginning June 30, 2010 , controllers will be required to issue explicit instructions to cross or hold short of each runway that intersects a taxi route. "Taxi to" will no longer be used when issuing taxi instructions to an assigned take-off runway. Instructions to cross a runway will be issued one at a time. Instructions to cross multiple runways will not be issued. An aircraft or vehicle must have crossed the previous runway before another runway crossing is issued. This applies to any runway, including inactive or closed runways.
Changes will also be made to the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) and AIP to reflect the new procedures. Never cross a hold line without explicit ATC instructions.
If in doubt ASK! Reminder: You may not enter a runway unless you have been: instructed to cross that specific runway; cleared to take off from that runway; or instructed to position and hold on that specific runway.
See https://www.faasafety.gov/files/notices/2010/Jun/Runway_Crossing_Procedural_Change_FAAST_Blast.pdf for the Runway Safety notice. Click this next link for a video of the change. http://www.faa.gov/airports/runway_safety/news/current_events/taxi_to/media/TaxiTo_V3_3wPreloader.swf (You may have to copy and paste the links into your browser.)
For additional information, go to http://www.faa.gov/go/runwaysafety
To see a list of current TFRs and a map of their location go to http://tfr.faa.gov/tfr2/list.html or go to www.faa.gov and click on the TFR link. While this web site is a good source of TFR information it may not show all TFRs in effect. Contact FSS at 1-800-WX-BRIEF for the latest information.
Everything Rides On It
Protection against avoidable breakdowns and crashes. Improved vehicle handling. Better fuel economy. Increased tire life. Just a few of the reasons to take five minutes every month to check your tires. Simply use the handy checklist below, and see the reverse side for more information on tire safety.
Check tire pressure regularly (at least once a month), including the spare.
Inspect tires for uneven wear patterns on the tread, cracks, foreign objects, or other signs of wear or trauma. Remove bits of glass and other foreign objects wedged in the tread. Make sure your tire valves have valve caps. Check tire pressure before going on a long trip.
Do not overload your vehicle. Check the tire information placard or owner’s manual for the maximum recommended load for the vehicle. If you are towing a trailer, remember that some of the weight of the loaded trailer is transferred to the towing vehicle.
Slow down if you have to go over a pothole or other object in the road. Do not run over curbs, and try not to strike the curb when parking. Remember to check your tires once a month!
Fire Fighting & Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs)
With hot weather comes an increase in wild fires and associated aerial fire fighting activity. Temporary Flight Restrictions are normally put in place around a fire to protect this aerial activity.
SAFETY IS NO ACCIDENT! STAY ALERT!
*Develop Family Disaster Plans and Keep a Disaster Supply Kit. Just as every community should have a disaster plan, every family should have an emergency supply kit and plan what to do in case of a storm. Pay particular attention to relatives with special needs, small children and pets. Have a family communications plan. www.Ready.gov.
A DISASTER SUPPLIES KIT SHOULD INCLUDE
•A 3-day supply of water (one gallon per person per day) and food that won’t spoil one change of clothing
and footwear per person one blanket or sleeping bag per person a first aid kit.
•prescription medicines, emergency tools, including a battery-powered NOAA Weather Radio and a portable
radio, flashlight, and plenty of extra batteries an extra set of car keys.
•credit card or cash special items for infant, elderly, or disabled family members
f asked to evacuate, make sure you have a “to go” bag ready. It should include all of the items listed above as well as: Click "Safety Tips" for more details.
Look and learn - There are two forms of the Careless Driving
Click Safety Tips and read.
Cadet Oath, Honor Code and Safety Pledge
“I pledge that I will serve faithfully in the Civil Air Patrol Cadet program, that I will attend meetings regularly, participate actively in unit activities, obey my officers, wear my uniform properly, and advance my education and training rapidly to prepare myself to be of service to my community, state, and nation.”
“I will not lie, cheat, steal, nor tolerate anyone among us who does so. Furthermore I resolve to do my duty and live honorably.”
Holy smoking crow! Did we actually sort-of throw together a main page? Oh yeah! And do we pretty much owe it all to a single dude? You know it! Is this the beginning of a new lease on life? Let's not get carried away! Yeah, we pulled this together but behind the scenes we're still the same old bunch of bozos, so let's not get our hopes up, boys and girls. But, in the meantime, we've got some interesting schtuff here. ... (And if you can handle that mouthful, we have some
nasty yummy MREs for you!) ... Remember safety first on those bivouacs, watch out for raccoons, Santa Claus and who knows what else?
Learne about leading and following, coming in September. ... And, finally, a link to something worthwhile that the government bought with your tax dollars. ... That's about it, folks. With a little luck, we'll see you next month. And before we go, a tip o'the CadetStuff hat to Captain Baker for doing all that he does. Thanks, Amigo!
Activities :: When YOU go to Combat Control Orientation Course...
Â…To get a student slot in CCOC you must run 2 miles in a crazy short time, swim 200 meters in an even shorter time, do a mean flexed arm hang and more perfect pushups and situps in a shorter time yet. They also do a serious attitude check on you in the Board of Review. Those who score a CCOC spot believe in and follow the CAP Core Values. If you Âre one of them, you'll love being there.
Activities :: Perserverence
What do pickup trucks, Santa, racoons, psycho-maniacs, doughnuts and BDU's all have in common you might ask? They all have to do with my very first Bivouac experience as a new Cadet in the Civil Air Patrol.
Leadership :: The Difference between Followership and Leadership
If you look deeply into both followership and leadership you will see that they are really not that different, but more the same. You cannot lead if you do not know how to properly follow someone. You have to listen to what your leaders say, but you also must listen to what your followers say for feedback. Continue reading
Links :: Space Flight Awesomeness!
You may not know it (we didn't), but NASA has a department called Space Flight Awareness whose only job is to promote space missions; they produce posters and decals and all sorts of cool swag. At some point in the not-too-distant past, someone over there got a crazy idea and started producing mission posters that were based on movie posters. And holee smokies, some of them are BRILLIANT! Everyone loves it when a government agency has some fun, and these are some fun. Enjoy! Remember, SAFETY First.
Did You Know?
Carrier Landing on a pitching deck, Part 1
The Public had to know:
WW II : RARE COLOR FILM : AIRCRAFT CARRIER IN THE PACIFIC
Carrier Landing on a pitching deck, Part 2
Archived Safety Briefings
National Preparedness Month Calendar of Events
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