|Maj Sobel demonstrating the camera mounting procedure, |
photo by Capt Rivas.
Change is in the air! Leaders of the technical airborne photography development team in California Wing (CAWG) have been experimenting for months with our new Garmin VIRB camera. This past weekend, many of us were lucky enough to receive training on them.
Thanks to efforts of many, including Project Officer, Squadron 188’s Capt Jordan Hayes, who also acted as Air Ops Branch Director (AOBD), and others leading this training exercise, CAP members from Northern and Southern California spent Sunday training at LVK.
|Garmin VIRB camera being mounted on the strut,|
photo by Lt Hollerbach.
|CAP aircraft ready for AP sorties, photo by Lt Choate.|
As an AP, I can say it was both fun and really valuable training – quite different from our other AP missions. I enjoyed training with my crew, flying with MP Capt Joshua Edwards and MO 2d Lt Michael Gross.
|Lt Choate checking the camera mount, photo by Maj Luneau|
|2d Lt Mel Council (AP), Lt Col Joe Brickman (MP),|
Capt Heinrich (MO), photo provided by Capt Heinrich.
Squadron 188 was well represented at the training, including:
- Maj Noel Luneau, MP
- Maj Maggie Wang, AP
- Capt Hayes, Project Officer and AOBD
- Capt Luis Rivas, MO
- Capt Lutz Heinrich, MO
- 1st Lt Hollerbach, AP
- 1st Lt Matthew Gast, Communications Unit Leader-Trainee (CUL-T)
- 1st Lt Gabriel Fletcher-Hernandez, MO
- 1st Lt Eric Choate, MP
- 2d Lt Tim Roberts, Mission Safety Officer-Trainee (MSO-T)
|Part of the morning training session, photo by Maj Luneau|