Nighthawk News

September 2016 SAREX

Join us for a fun and exciting weekend of training and camaraderie!  TXWG GpVI will be participating in the TXWG Area Command Exercise the weekend of 16-18 September, 2016 at the Denton Airport.  The SPIN can be accessed through WMIRS mission 16-T-6247. Sign up for the SAREX using the Event Calendar.  Make sure to indicate the days you will be attending and what ES qualifications you are working on.  Don’t forget to Confirm your selections! See you there! All participants will meet and be tasked out of Denton Enterprise Airport (KDTO) with sign in at the Woolfolk Hangar, 4833 Spartan Drive.  If you are flying in, park on the US Aviation ramp (4850 Spartan...

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Nighthawk to host Airborne Photographer class

Nighthawk Composite Squadron will be hosting an Airborne Photographer class at US Aviation on 16-17 July 2016.  The classroom portion of the course will go over use of the camera and GPS, how to download data from the camera, and general techniques for taking photographs from the backseat of a moving aircraft.  The rest of the weekend will be spent working on the tasks and exercise participation required.  At the end of the weekend, you should have (or at least be well on your way toward) your AP qualification on your 101 card. Bill Mellett who has taught AP at LESA multiple times will be the instructor for this training. Sign up is now...

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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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