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Glider Ops Staff

Glider Operations Staff

The MIWG Glider Program is staffed by cadets and seniors who have a passion for aviation and glider operations. Anyone interested should contact any of the staff members below and express an interest in volunteering.

 

Operations is divided out into the following categories:

Tow Plane Pilot: FAA licensed pilot who has experience flying and towing a glider and is currently CAP certified to fly (CAP Form 5)

Glider Pilot: FAA licensed glider pilot who has experience flying a glider and is currently CAP certified to fly (CAP Form 5)

Passenger Handling: Gets the cadets in and out of the glider. Manages safety harness and cockpit familiarization.

Glider Hookup: Retrieves the tow rope and secures it to the glider. Confirms security of the tow rope.

Tow Plane Hookup: Retrieves the tow rope and secures it to the tow plane. Confirms security of the tow rope.

Admin: Weights cadets and keeps track of cadet launch and recovery times. Record keeping for WMIRS entries.

Crew Leader: Usually the most senior member of the team. Works one of the four operations positions.

 

The following individuals are normal staff members at any given glider operation.

Air Operations

Steve Duquette, LtCol, CAP - Tow Plane Pilot

Roy Kauer, LtCol, CAP - Tow Plane Pilot

Steve "Dogbag" Tupper, LtCol, CAP - Glider Pilot

Chris Felton, LtCol, CAP - Glider Pilot

Mario Accardo, LtCol, CAP - Glider Pilot

 

Ground Operations

Carl "Vizzini" Muntean, 2d Lt, CAP - Senior Ground Crew

John "Deke" Orme, 1st Lt, CAP - Senior Ground Crew

Jeff Stalnaker, 1st Lt, CAP - Senior Ground Crew

Nicholas "FOD" Tupper, C/Maj, CAP - Crew Lead & Crew Trainer

Gabriella "North" Orme, C/Capt, CAP - Crew Lead & Crew Trainer

Jason Weber, C/CMSgt, CAP - Ground Crew

Christian Adair, C/SMSgt, CAP - Ground Crew

Heather "Bossy" Stalnaker, C/1Lt, CAP - Ground Crew

Carl "Frodo" Muntean, C/1Lt, CAP - Ground Crew

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