Maj Frank Riebli
|FRO Capt Chris Johnson
Capt Chris Johnson conducted the safety briefing, as he is one of the squadron’s FROs.
For any given flight, the FRO is responsible both to the pilot in command (PIC) of the flight and to the corporation, i.e., Civil Air Patrol. This dual responsibility is to help ensure the safety of the flight and, in case any mishaps do occur, to help ensure the appropriate steps were and are followed, for insurance and other reasons.
To help the FRO do his/her job and for the PIC to take responsibility for the safety of the flight itself, the PIC for each flight must:
- Provide all required documentation
- Obtain a flight release (from the FRO)
- Certify the eligibility of passengers, which varies by mission
- Be clear about the mission type (A, B or C)
- Fly the mission as released
- Maintain a flight log
- Follow local unit instructions
|Standards and Evaluation
Officer Capt George
Some profiles are available only to Mission Pilots (MPs), but they all specify a number of tasks that must be completed for the flight to fit the profile. When creating the sortie, pilots must specify the profile along with the mission symbol. CAP pilots who are not MPs or TMPs are restricted to C12.
If the FRO has any doubts about either the safety or the legitimacy of the flight or about the aircraft status, then the FRO will decline to release the flight.
Ops is seeking more Ground Team members and Base Staff.
Communications will be conducting a communications training in Hayward on March 22-23. This is part of a multi-event training throughout the year pertaining to HF radios.
|SM Tim Roberts
SM Chris Fenolio
SM Tim Roberts