Civil Air Patrol Pennsylvania High Accident Grounding

Civil Air PatrolCivil Air Patrol Wing Grounded

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———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Colonel Sandra E Brandon
Date: Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 1:18 PM
Subject: URGENT URGENT URGENT
To: Group Commanders , Commanders , All
Wing Pilots <...@pawg.cap.gov>, Wing Staff , Barry Metz
<....@pawg.cap.gov>
Cc: Daniel Leclair <.@ner.cap.gov>, Joseph Sirois <.@ner.cap.gov>, Col Ed Burns
, Jack Ozer
Commanders and Pilots
FOR WIDEST DISTRIBUTION IN YOUR UNITS.
Reply WICO and keep me informed.
Group Commanders – Personally call each of your squadron commanders and make sure they are aware.
Lt Col Metz – please forward to every safety officer in the Wing.

Effective 9pm tonight by order of the PA Wing Commander – Flight Operations will cease. Read “Grounded”

The only flights taking place in PA will be at the NER Glider Academy under authorization and command of
NER.

ALL WHEELS DOWN NLT 2100 NO PA WING MEMBER WILL ENGAGE IN FLIGHT OPERATIONS UNLESS AUTHORIZED BY THE REGION CC or REGION OPERATIONS FOR GLIDER ACADEMY OPERATIONS.

The following calls will be scheduled and information sent to you:

To be scheduled in this order:
Group CC Call
All Commanders Call
Pilots call.

PA Wing’s incident rate is at an all time high and it has become apparent over the last months that a perpetual and systemic problem exists.

After these calls we will regroup and plan our move forward. We are rebuilding. Repetitive display of
unprofessionalism, poor planning, accidents, hanger rash incidents, disregard for process and procedure etc
leave us no choice but to find the problem, root it out and move forward in the right direction. The grounding is
indefinite – this is not a safety down day it is a reconstruction of our program.

We will be working on getting support from neighboring wings for OFlights and CD missions. For
commanders that had OFlights scheduled this weekend please notify your cadets that they will be
rescheduled.

12/17/2014 Fwd: URGENT URGENT URGENT – Google Groups

Col Brandon

Sandra E. Brandon, Col CAP
Commander, PA Wing

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