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Scanner Training

Welcome to Hawaii Wing's 2020 Scanner Training Video Series.

This training was conducted live (online) in April 2020 under the direction of Lt Col Wayne Denesik of Maui County Composite Squadron, with the assistance of Lt Col Chaz Dryden and 1st Lt Darryl Ng, also of Maui County Composite. The training slides are courtesy of California Wing Civil Air Patrol, with few modifications for Hawaii Wing's use. The training series itself is geared toward any CAP mission scanner trainee, in any Wing, across the nation, and around the world.

The training series includes an exam and course critique. Exam results will be forwarded to the designated Emergency Services Training Officer or Unit Commander (see notes below under Lesson 11).

Non-Hawaii Wing Emergency Services Training Officers and Unit Commanders: Hawaii Wing is happy to share these resources with all Civil Air Patrol members. Unit ESTOs and/or CCs are encouraged to contact Maj Jen Herrington at jherrington@cap.gov to obtain a copy of the scanner training exam for your unit and Wing's use. 

Lesson 1: Scanner Duties and CAP Missions

Training Tasks covered:

  • P-2013 Discuss Mission Scanner Duties and Responsibilities

  • P-2014 Discuss CAP Liability Coverage and Mishap Reporting

  • P-2015 Enter Data into CAP Forms

 

Lesson 2: Aircraft Familiarization

Training Tasks covered: 

  • P-2016 Identify and Discuss Major Aircraft Controls

  • P-2017 Identify and Discuss Major Aircraft Instruments

  • P-2018 Discuss Aircraft Weight and Balance

  • P-2019 Identify Items Checked During an Aircraft Pre-Flight Inspection

  • O-2015 Demonstrate Ground Operations and Safety

  • O-2016 Demonstrate Safety While Taxiing

  • P-2020 Discuss the Danger of Wake Turbulence

 

Lesson 3: Survival and Urgent Care

Training Tasks covered:

  • O-2017 Discuss Post-Crash Actions

 

Lesson 4: Communications

 

Training Tasks covered:

  • O-2018 Operate the Aircraft Communications Equipment

  • O-2019 Use Proper Number and Character Pronunciation

  • O-2020 Use Prowords

  • O-2021 Interpret Emergency Services

 

Lesson 5: Scanning Techniques

Training Tasks covered:

  • O-2022 Demonstrate Scanning Patterns and Locate Targets

  • P-2021 Discuss How Atmospheric and Lighting Conditions Affect Scanning Effectiveness

  • P-2022 Identify Visual Clues and Wreckage Patterns

  • O-2023 Demonstrate Techniques to Reduce Fatigue

 

Lesson 6: Weather

Training Task covered:

  • P-2023 Discuss How Reduced Visibility and Turbulence Affect Search Operations

 

Lesson 7: High Altitude and Terrain Considerations

Training Task covered: 

  • P-2024 Discuss Strategies to Combat High Altitude Effects

 

Lesson 8: Navigation and Position Determination

Training Tasks covered:

  • O-0204 Locate a Point on a Map Using Latitude and Longitude

  • O-0205 Locate a Point on a Map Using the CAP Grid System

  • O-2024 Use Sectional Charts

  • O-2025 Track and Record Position on Sectionals and Maps

 

Lesson 9: Search Planning and Coverage

Training Tasks covered:

  • P-2025 Discuss Common Search Terms

  • P-2026 Identify What to Look For and Record During Damage Assessment Missions

 

Lesson 10: Visual Search Patterns and Procedures

Training Task covered:

  • P-2027 Describe CAP Search Patterns

 

Lesson 11: Crew Resource Management

Training Task covered:

  • P-2028 Discuss Crew Resource Management

 

Congratulations!

This marks the end of the Hawaii Wing 2020 Scanner Training Video Series.

To complete your scanner training:

  • Complete the Aircrew Professionalism course in eServices.

  • Take the Mission Scanner Exam. You will need to contact Maj Jen Herrington at jherrington@cap.gov to obtain the exam password. (Use the email hyperlink for a template that will prompt the user for required information -- user email, CAPID, unit charter number, and ESTO or Unit CC contact information).

  • Complete the Scanner Training Course Critique.

  • Complete ICS 100, ICS 700, and the Aircraft Ground Handling Course (eServices).

  • Coordinate with your Emergency Services Training officer or unit commander to schedule your mission scanner training flights.

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