By 2Lt Hollerbach, Photos Courtesy of Lt Col Tinnirello
January 7, 2014 – our first meeting of the New Year!
During this monthly meeting, the following promotions and ratings were awarded to members of Amelia Earhart Senior Squadron 188.
|Capt Michelogiannakis, 1Lt Kraus
and 1Lt Fletcher-Hernandez
2d Lt Gabriel Fletcher-Hernandez promoted to 1st Lt
2d Lt Robert Kraus promoted to 1st Lt
|Capt Michelogiannakis receiving his
promotion from 2Lt Choate and
|1Lt Fletcher-Hernandez and Capt Rivas
|Newly minted CAP pilot 2Lt Choate
1st Lt Robert Kraus
2d Lt Eric Choate
With the addition of these two new CAP pilots, Squadron 188 now has a total of 9 CAP pilots (Maj Luneau, Maj Riebli, Capt Ironfield, Capt Coreas, Capt Michelogiannakis, Capt Eichelberger, 1Lt Rugroden, 2Lt Choate, 2Lt Kraus) plus 5 trainees in the pipeline!
After the awards, for this month’s safety training, we watched and discussed a heartbreaking video.
The story told in the video is about Russ Jeter, an experienced and careful pilot, who made a critical error and paid a very high price for it – the loss of his son. Kudos to Mr. Jeter, for sharing his story and funding the creation of this video.
As pilots, we are all taught to evaluate whether or not we are fit to fly on any given day, using tools such as IMSAFE and others. But sometimes it is difficult to really evaluate our own fitness, particularly in areas where the answers may not be