Nighthawk News

Nighthawk Represents Group VI in Search and Rescue Competition

Denton, Texas, Feb. 20, 2016 — Three senior members from the Nighthawk Composite Squadron were chosen to represent Group VI in a Search and Rescue Competition hosted by the Texas Wing of the Civil Air Patrol in Austin, Texas. The air crew from Nighthawk consists of the mission pilot Capt. Paul Pease, the mission observer 1st Lt. Michael O’Brien and Capt. Mark Hammack, who will be dual-hatting as the airborne photographer and mission scanner. During the competition, air crews are evaluated on their ability to plan and execute missions, radio communication protocol, equipment inspections, and written examinations. Judges for the competition are made up of experienced mission-qualified pilots and aircrew. For further information on...

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Nighthawk Launches Model Rocketry Program

Denton, Texas, Feb. 19, 2016 — The Nighthawk Composite Squadron begins the Civil Air Patrol’s Model Rocketry program on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. The program consists of three stages: Redstone, Titan, and Saturn. The Redstone Stage will be completed in two sessions on Monday, Feb. 22 (at our regularly scheduled meeting) and an all day event on Saturday, Feb. 27. This stage covers the history and pioneers behind rocketry and culminates with the launching of two non-solid fuel rockets. In the Titan Stage, cadets learn about the physical laws of motion and aerodynamics and then build and launch a commercial, single-stage, solid-fuel model rocket. The Saturn Stage instructs cadets on how to track the altitude...

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Upcoming Nighthawk Orientation Flights

Denton, Texas, Feb. 19, 2016 — As many of you already are aware, the Nighthawk Composite Squadron will be conducting orientation flights the weekend of Feb. 27-28, 2016. O-flights are an integral and unique part of the CAP cadet experience and we are working hard to get everyone flying. Every cadet under age 18 is eligible for five flights in a powered aircraft, five flights in a glider aircraft, and an unlimited number of backseat flights when conditions allow. For more information on o-flights, a “Fact Sheet for Parents” is available at: http://www.capmembers.com/media/cms/OFlight_Fact_Sheet_for_Parents_BCB31A5D62382.pdf For those cadets interested in flying, but who have yet to sign up, please contact Maj. Gregg Tooley at...

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Group VI IC training and tabletop

Have you thought about working at the Incident Command Post but been too involved with Ground Teams or Flight Crews to do both?  Have you wondered what is going on “on the other end of the phone”?  Well, here’s your chance to find out or to get some refresher training if it has been awhile. TXWG CAP Group VI will be holding an Incident Staff training weekend on 20-21 February, 2016.  This training will prepare you for the next SAREX or real world mission with (hopefully) a little less stress and plenty of qualified instructors to mentor you along. Sign up is at:  Group VI IC training and tabletop...

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