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					      WASHINGTON WING
       CIVIL AIR PATROL
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AUXILIARY

  BASIC AIRCREW SCHOOL
     PRE-COURSE WORKBOOK




      HEADQUARTERS, WASHINGTON WING
             CIVIL AIR PATROL
         McCHORD AFB, WASHINGTON
WELCOME to the Washington Wing Basic Aircrew School. This course is designed to qualify you as a
CAP Mission Observer. Civil Air Patrol Aircrew in any Wing must have the same basic knowledge and
skills to safely and effectively perform their duties aboard CAP aircraft. As an observer, you are vital to the
mission aircrew program, success on a mission in the future rests in your hands: it is a responsibility to be
taken seriously.
Course Date: TBD
Course Location: TBD
Your Course Director is: TBD
email address
UNIFORM:
          Air Force-Style Nomex Flight suit or CAP-Distinctive Nomex Flight Suit.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION:
          Current CAP Identification Card

          101 Card with minimum rating of GES

          CAPF76 (ROA Card)

          Proof of 1st Aid qualification
COURSE COMPLETION STANDARDS
   1. Satisfactory completion of the pre-course workbook. The workbook must be completed prior to
      the candidate’s arrival at the course and submitted at the beginning of the course.
   2. Satisfactory completion of the written examinations. Both written examinations must be passed by
      a minimum score of 70%. These are closed book examinations.
   3. Satisfactory completion of the Emergency Procedures oral examination. This is a memory only
      oral exam that must be passed with a score of 90%.
   4. Satisfactory completion of the training/evaluation sorties as judged by an Instructor
       Observer. Aircrew School graduates are expected to be highly proficient in all skills related to being
an aerial observer. Students will fly four sorties. The first will be a single target ID sortie. The second will
be a parallel line/creeping line sortie. The third will be a night practice ELT sorties. The forth sortie will be
the culmination of their work and will consist of a checkride to graduate the school.
   5. Graduates of the Aircrew School will be awarded their Observer Wings at graduation.
   6. Graduates of the Aircrew School will be awarded their CAPF101 Card with both scanner and
      observer ratings completed.

   7. A class honor graduate will be selected based upon the grades of the written and oral
      examinations and on the grade slips from each sortie the student observers fly.
NOTE: Students failing to complete any of the course completion requirements must attend a
subsequent Basic Aircrew School in order to graduate. Students who cannot complete the course due to
extenuating circumstances or emergencies may automatically re-enroll for a later class, however, there will be
no credit given for partial completion.


                                  WORKBOOK CONTENTS
Section        I       CAP Regulations CAPR 60-1, CAPR 60-3
               II      Communication Phrases
               III     Common Systems
               IV      Navigation
               V       National Aircrew Reference Text

This pre-course workbook is a review of areas of knowledge that are critical to your performance in the
Aircrew School. Start as early as possible and read carefully all the listed reference material before each
section. Answers should be clear, concise, and legible. NO credit will be given for answers that cannot be
read. Candidates must submit a completed workbook upon reporting for the course to participate.

QUESTIONS AND SUGGESTIONS REGARDING THIS DOCUMENT MAY BE SUBMITTED
VIA E-MAIL TO RJNESBIT@AOL.COM
POC: ROBERT P. NESBIT JR, CAPT. CAP
07OCT 03


                   Section I - CAP Regulations, CAPR 60-1, CAPR 60-3
This section involves a review of CAPR 60-1 & CAPR 60-3. Answer each question and indicate the page
and paragraph where the information was found.

Page         Para
1.) CAPR 60-1 prescribes responsibility for compliance for which CAP personnel?

____________________________________________________________________
Page           Para
2.) What is a CAP aircraft?

Page           Para
3.) What is a CAP Corporate aircraft?
_______________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
Page            Para
4.) What is the definition of a CAP Pilot?
____________________________________________________________________
Page         Para
5.) What are the crew duty day limitations?____________________________________

Page         Para
6.) The term ELT stands for what?__________________________________________

Page         Para
7.) The individual CAP members participating in operational missions are responsible for
what?_______________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________
Page        Para
8.) The 911T missions allow a commander to do what?___________________________



____________________________________________________________________
Page        Para
9.) CAP Aircrews are covered under workers compensation insurance under what
conditions?___________________________________________________________



____________________________________________________________________
Page         Para
10.) What are five things you as an Aircrew member can do to reduce fatigue?
      A______________________________________________________________
      B______________________________________________________________
      C______________________________________________________________
      D______________________________________________________________
      E______________________________________________________________
Page         Para
11.) What is a SAVE and what is the criteria for being awarded one?_________________


Page         Para
12.) What is a FIND and what is the criteria for being awarded one?_________________
Page        Para
13.) Are aircrew members allowed to use Night Vision Devices & if so under what
conditions?___________________________________________________________




Page         Para
14.) A Flight Crew is what?_______________________________________________

Page        Para
15.) A Crew Member is what?_____________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________

                       Section II – Communication and Phrases
This section involves a review of common phrases the aircrew member is expected to know. Answer each
question.
16.)List the phonetic alphabet
A=_______________B=_______________C=______________D=______________
E=_______________F=_______________G=______________H=______________
I=_______________J=________________K=______________L=______________
M=______________N=_______________O=______________P=______________
Q=______________R=_______________S=_______________T=______________
U=______________V=_______________W=______________X=_______________
Y=______________Z=________________
17.) A properly formatted ground radio call from CAP Ground Team 1 to Mission Base
will sound
how?___________________________________________________________


                              Section III – Common Systems
This section involves a review of common systems in Washington Wing CAP. Answer each question.

18.) All aircraft have navigation radios and communication radios, but what additional
radio gear makes CAP Aircraft
unique?___________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
19.) True or False, a flight suit is required for the Aircrew School?___________________
20.) What type of GPS’s are Washington Wing CAP Aircraft Equipped with?__________
____________________________________________________________________
21.) What two types of DF Gear are Washington Wing CAP Aircraft Equipped
with?________________________________________________________________
22.) What are the types of search aircraft that make up the fleet in Washington Wing CAP?
_______________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________

                                    Section IV – Navigation
This section involves an overview of navigation and definitions of navigational terms.
23.) How many degrees of Latitude are there?__________________________________
24.) How many degrees of Longitude are there?________________________________
25.) What is the definition of pilotage?_______________________________________

____________________________________________________________________
26.) What is the definition of dead reckoning?__________________________________

____________________________________________________________________
27.) What is a plotter?(no its not a disgruntled CAP member)______________________
____________________________________________________________________
28.) What is an E6B?____________________________________________________


____________________________________________________________________
29.) Distance on an aeronautical sectional is measured in statute miles or nautical
miles?___




                      Section V – National Aircrew Reference Textbook
Page
30.) In addition to Scanning, what are the ten responsibilities of a Mission Observer?
A.) _________________________________________________________
B.) _________________________________________________________
C.) _________________________________________________________
D.) _________________________________________________________
E.) _________________________________________________________
F.) _________________________________________________________
G.) _________________________________________________________
H.) _________________________________________________________
I.) _________________________________________________________
J.) _________________________________________________________
 Page
31.) List the six mission events that the aircrew must report as a minimum:
A.) _________________________________________________________
B.) _________________________________________________________
C.) _________________________________________________________
D.) _________________________________________________________
E.) _________________________________________________________
F.) _________________________________________________________
Page
32.) Name and describe the five standard CAP visual search patterns.
A.) _________________________________________________________
B.) _________________________________________________________
C.) _________________________________________________________
D.) _________________________________________________________
E.) _________________________________________________________
Page
33.) Define search track.
____________________________________________________________________
Page
34.) Name three types of electronic searches.
A.) _________________________________________________________
B.) _________________________________________________________
C.) _________________________________________________________
Page
35.) In a parallel track search, the first search track is at a distance equal to _______track
spacing from the side of the area.

36.) As a scanner, you see another aircraft approximately 500 feet below your flight level
and two miles directly out your right window. You inform the crew that you sight an
aircraft at your ______ o’clock.
37.) What area is considered the field of scan?
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
 38.) What is the most important survival tool for downed aircrew?
_______________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________

                                         QUESTIONNAIRE
Please check boxes and complete as appropriate. As students of the Aircrew School, your comments and
suggestions are vital in the development of this course for future students.
1. Did you find the study guide helpful?
 Yes      Some           Not Much        No
Comments/Suggestions:
____________________________________________________________________
2. Did you learn or relearn material forgotten?
 Yes       Some          Not Much        No
Comments/Suggestions:_______________________________________________________
_________________
3. Did you find the study guide required comprehensive review of reference materials?
 Yes      Some           Not Much        No
Comments/Suggestions:
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
4. In your opinion, do you think any of the questions and reference materials will improve your effectiveness
as a CAP Observer?
 Yes      Some           Not Much        No
Comments/Suggestions:
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
5. Did you have trouble understanding any questions? If so, please write the question number(s) in the
following space. And rewrite the question so the study guide can be improved.
___________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
6. Are there areas of special emphasis you would recommend be deleted from the workbook? If so, why?
___________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
7. Are there areas of special emphasis you would recommend be added from the workbook? If so, why?
___________________________________________________________________
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