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            DISTRICT 1SR, DIVISION 6 

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Aviation Division 6, District 1(SR)

Donald Lloyd, DCP-06                                                                Betsy Blee, VCP-06


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Air Operations Is Looking for a Few Good Auxiliarists!

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Click on this link FIRST DISTRICT AVIATION FEATURE to read "Icy Eyes In The SKY"


  The aviation program for CY03 has been enhanced and is in full operation. The program is open and available to all 1SR personnel and we solicit your contributions and interest in the program. If you would like to contribute as a Pilot with a facility (aircraft) please contact Pete Lombardo ADSO-AVQ, Steve Trupkin ADSO-AVO/CFE, Lou Barone ADSO-AVPS, or Eric Fields FE. If you have interest in becoming a qualified Observer please contact Alex Cascione ADSO-OBS. The interest and support of all 1SR members is appreciated and necessary for the success of our Aviation program.

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US Coast Guard Auxiliary Air Operations Mission

To assist the U.S. Coast Guard in the following areas:


Auxiliary Patrol Orders are issued for all flights. Orders may be cut in advance based on pre-arranged flight schedules, sent to the pilots, copying the DSO-AV. Or they may be generated electronically on a weekly basis per approved flight schedules with pre-assigned patrol order numbers.

Following their missions, pilots submit their patrol order claims for signature and submittal to the Finance Center for payment. Short or no-notice missions are handled on a case by case basis. Orders will be good for seven days (as an example) from the date of issuance. Pilots are authorized to write in the date of the mission in ink. Orders may be issued that cover multiple patrols. Pilots are eligible for the flatTop Of This Page rate reimbursement for fuel and maintenance.

Pilots need not have orders in hand before launching on scheduled flights, although that is preferable. They must, however, have a patrol order number.

For unscheduled operational flights, such as SAR missions, patrol order numbers will be shown on the SITREPS by the controlling station, and patrol orders published the next day.

Payments for Fuel

Credit card payments are authorized to FBOs that have agreements with the Coast Guard. Auxiliary pilots should identify FBOs who are interested in such agreements and notify the Air Stations, which should contact the FBOs to establish agreements. Once such agreements are in place, FBOs may call the Air Stations and ask the Officer of the Day (OOD) for the credit card number.

If the fuel credit card is not used, pilots must refuel and claim the cost when they file their patrol orders.

The Coast Guard Auxiliary does not make any assurances that aircraft will be accepted as operational facilities nor does it suggest that all applicants will be accepted into the aviation program as pilots. Fiscal, operational, and geographical needs of the U. S. Coast Guard areTop Of This Page controlling factors in the Auxiliary Aviation Program.

Pamela Bednarik Dist 1(SR) ADSO-PA

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US Coast Guard Aux Air Operations Qualifications


Training courses are at no cost to Auxiliarists and are available to enhance your skills and  prepare you to support Aux Air programs and activities. Mastering new skills and  assisting the Coast Guard by participating in aviation provides a sense of pride and accomplishment that comes from helping others.

Qualifications in the Air Program are progressive

Observer and Pilot Tests are now available online as an option. Check the newly revamped Chief Director's website for details.  Also see MEMBER INFORMATION for information on the new Boating Safety Course requirement for all Members and for
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If you have any questions, please Contact Lou Barone, D1SR ADSO-AVPS at: 
Email: or Phone: (201) 934-1927 or Cell: (551) 427-5465,

1st Level -- Air Observer

2nd Level - Air Crew

Pilot designations are determined by flight experience and hours, in addition to compliance with the qualifications noted below.

3rd Level - Co-pilot

4th Level - First Pilot

5th Level - Aircraft Commander



District 11NR is proud of its Aviation Safety and service. In addition to the base qualification standards (above), D1SR requires these experience levels:


Flight examiners will verify all applicable logbook entries annually.

For anyone who thinks Auxiliary Aviation just an excuse to fly on Uncle Sam's dime, click here to see just how serous it can be Auxiliary Airmen Lost

For USCG Aviation Program information contact:  

Alex Cascione ADSO-OBS. at  (973) 361-6696 or  email at

JUNE 2005

Spatial Disorientation Training & District Fly-In on
Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida & USCG Air Station Cape Cod, MA.

Rick Veit, VFC-67


Rick Veit and Sandy Weiser were on Naval Air Station in Pensacola to participate in Spatial Disorientation training for pilots recently. They also visited the Naval Air Station Museum which has a Coast Guard section. Soon after, they participated in the District 1SR Aviation Fly- in on USCG Air Station Cape Cod.


Sandy Weiser FC-67


 Sandy Weiser, already a private pilot, recently completed the Aviation Program's Crew Resource Management Program (CRM) at the CG Aviation Training Center in Mobile AL.  At the District Conference he took his Aviation Swim Test and the Aviation Workshop. Sandy is also the FL67 Finance Officer and the Aviation Liaison Officer for Division 6. Sandy and Rick Veit, also from FL67, were accepted into the Aviation Air Crew Program where they have earned their Air Crew Wings.    Bob Daraio has taken the Aviation Ice Patrol Workshop and took the Aviation Workshop at the 1(SR) District conference. Sandy has been  working with Alex Cascione ADSO-OBS toTop Of This Page help Bob qualify as well.

Sandy Weiser in Mobile, AL.

(Left to right  Ron Volungus,  Darryl  Laxson, Sandy Weiser,  and Geoff Rowntree, enjoying the Crew Resource Management Program (CRM) at the CG Aviation Training Center in Mobile AL.)Top Of This Page
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Darryl  Laxson)

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We Need You -- The Coast Guard Auxiliary is called upon to provide essential services to the Coast Guard as they focus more heavily on their military missions.  We need all the help we can get.  You needn't own a boat or be an experienced boater, since our missions are wide-ranging.  For information about Auxiliary missions and the Auxiliary in general, go to our Join the Auxiliary web page.  You will find there a form through which you can ask that a local Auxiliarist make contact withTop Of This Page you to explore the ways in which you can assist Team Coast Guard.



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