By Lt. Robert Adams, CAP
Transportation Officer and Mission Scanner Trainee
Amelia Earhart Senior Squadron 188California Wing
|Lt Adam's of SQ188 prepares for a sim flight|
There were at least 25-30 people in attendance including five instructors and several Cadets. (Some of the participants that attended this weekend event came from as far away as Washington State and others from locations throughout California.
All of the instructors that taught that weekend were exceptionally proficient to teach the various subjects that encompass the Mission Scanner Training Course.
The course was presented in an interesting format, and well planned classroom manner.
|Lt Mumy of SQ188 prepares for a sim flight|
Prior to the conclusion of the two-day classes, we were instructed to break up into individual groups of four or five participants plus an instructor, who thoroughly guided us through an anatomy of a real Emergency Mission.
The instructors tactfully demonstrated and explained to us the various steps including the paperwork that is necessary to complete a real Mission from the beginning to end.
|CAP members receiving training|
All participants were later informed that they passed the test and had completed all of the Familiarization and Preparatory Training Tasks, including most of the Advanced Training Tasks. Leaving only task 0–2018, which required Operating the Aircraft Communication Equipment and the two Exercise Participation sign-offs to complete our Mission Scanner SQTR.
In summation; this was a most successful, well designed and organized (two day) Mission Scanner Training Class.