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POV Use on CAP Missions

posted Sep 10, 2020, 5:10 AM by Maj Chris Porter, CAP

Please see the attached memo on rules for using POVs on CAP Missions:

Aircraft Rates/Charges

posted Mar 6, 2020, 7:05 AM by Maj Chris Porter, CAP


We have been getting some questions lately on how/why we invoice aircraft utilization the way we do and I figured I would send out an explanation wing wide to ensure everyone has the same information.

PAWG invoices aircraft based on Hobbs hours used, not the actual fuel and maintenance cost.  We charge the following:

  • $105/hour for a 172
  • $140/hour for a 182
  • $189/hour for a 206

Whenever an aircraft is used for a “C” or Corporate mission, NHQ charges back the Wing for the hourly maintenance cost of the aircraft.  Our Wing Finance Officer takes these charge back numbers, averages the fuel burn and current fuel costs to calculate a hourly rate for our members to use the aircraft.  This is reviewed bi-annually and adjusted based on current fuel rates.  The rates above INCLUDE fuel and fuel is not charged separately.  Members should use the PAWG Multi-serve card in each aircraft to pay for the fuel and not use their own card.

These aircraft rates are more than half what a pilot would pay renting an aircraft elsewhere and we do work hard to keep the costs as low as possible for our members and cadet student pilots.  The rate is calculated to provide a buffer so that the wing does not lose money in the process and to cover other aircraft costs.  This buffer is then directed to other aircraft expenses that are not reimbursed by NHQ such as our aircraft relocation, hanger fees, supplies such as the survival kits, etc. - all expenses related to aircraft operation.

A few actual numbers to put this is perspective.  In FY19, we invoiced a total of $36,270 for aircraft utilization to PAWG Members.  We netted (above fuel and maintenance chargebacks) $2,912 for the year - about 8%.  That $2,912 came no where close to covering all the monthly hanger fees the wing pays let alone aircraft relocation and other expenses related to aircraft the wing has. While the organization is not-for-profit, it is also not-for-loss and we need to ensure we are doing our best to cover the expenses. 

If you have a question or concern about this, please feel free to reach out.

Maj Chris Porter, CAP

PA Wing, Director of Operations


U.S. Air Force Auxiliary

Call for Incident Staff - 2020 NER OPS Eval - May 11-17

posted Feb 27, 2020, 7:06 AM by Maj Chris Porter, CAP   [ updated Feb 27, 2020, 9:58 AM ]

We are currently building the Incident staff team for the 2020 OPS Eval.  We will run the event virtually Monday may 11- Thursday May 14.  We will be onsite at Capital City Airport (CXY) Friday May 15-17.  Transportation and lodging (RON) is provided.

If you wish to participate, please complete this form:

If you have any questions, please let me know.

2020 Aircrew Fly-in 28 March at Capital City Airport

posted Feb 27, 2020, 5:43 AM by Maj Chris Porter, CAP

All Pilots and Aircrew,

We are having our annual fly-in event on March 28th, 2020 at Capital City Airport (CXY) from 10am - 2pm.  All aircraft that are not grounded should be flown in that day.  All aircrew members are encouraged to attend.  We will also have a run-in so you can attend virtually if you choose.   Please coordinate with your Group OPS officer for aircrews that will be bringing aircraft in that day.

Here is the agenda for the day:

1000 - 1015.  Sign-in
1015 - 1030.  Welcome from Wing CC. Col Berry.
1030 - 1100.  AMRAD update/Q&A with Maj Gerth
1100 - 1200.  Crew Resource Management discussion led by Capt Porter
1130 - 1200.  Working Lunch (provided - $10/person - please bring cash with you)
1200 - 1230.  Flight Release discussion/process review with Lt Col Carroll
1230 - 1300.  Overview of NER Exercise in May.  Lt Col Cuce
1300 - 1330.  Process for funded flights/Proficiency Flights.  Lt Col Cuce
1330 - 1400.  Open Q&A.  Final comments by Wing CC.  Col Berry

We will also be inspecting ALL aircraft, inspecting the Aircraft AIF, replenishing the survival kits, and inspecting camera kits.  Please be sure to bring all camera kits, AIF, survival kit, etc. with you.

Funding is provided for CORPORATE vehicle travel to the event.  We will not reimburse POVs.  All Corporate vehicles will need to be on a pre-approved ground sortie for reimbursement.  

Mission Number is 20-T-4621

To sign-up (whether coming in person or via Join.Me), please complete this form:

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Capt Chris Porter, CAP

PA Wing, Director of Operations


U.S. Air Force Auxiliary

Aircraft Update - 27 Feb 2020

posted Feb 27, 2020, 5:25 AM by Maj Chris Porter, CAP   [ updated Feb 27, 2020, 5:34 AM ]

Engine rebuilds:
N206CP (VAY).  Engine should complete near the end of March.  Expect back sometime in April.
N848CP (VAY).  Engine rebuild complete.  Prop being repaired.  Like see back in service Mid-March
N981CP (VAY).  Engine rebuild complete.  Waiting on the Prop.  Expect 3rd week in March.

N656CP (BTP).  In for 100 hr.  Could be done by Friday, could be 3 weeks depending on results of Mag inspection.  
N644CP (CXY).  Goes for 100 hr Inspection Saturday to VAY.  Will also need Mags inspected.  Likely down for 4 weeks.
N99338 (MQS).  Grounded. Needs Standby compass repair.  Goes to VAY Saturday, should turn around in a few days.
N97313 (UKT).  Only a few hours left until 100 hr.  Will go to VAY next week.  Expect back end of March.
N355CP (MQS).  Needs Avionics work.  Goes to avionics shop at CXY on Monday.
N99196 (BTP).  May have a oil loss issue, also due for mid-cycle oil change.

N656CP (UNV).  About 12 hours to 100/hr
N99467 (CXY).  Pilot seat torn, otherwise in good shape.

Planned moves:  
29 Feb:  338 being picked up and taken to VAY.
29 Feb:  Swap N355CP with N99467
Approx 4 March:  Swap N99338 with N97313 after maintenance is complete on 338.  313 to VAY for 100 hr.
When 656 is complete, move 196 to UKT.

2015 Operations Evaluation

posted Jan 7, 2010, 2:08 PM by Pennsylvania Wing Emergency Services   [ updated Feb 27, 2020, 5:23 AM by Maj Chris Porter, CAP ]


Every two years CAP-USAF conducts evaluations of every Wing's ability to conduct their Operations and Emergency Services mission.  This year, we will be evaluated from 19-25 April.

This will be a statewide evaluation requiring the participation of aircrews and ground teams from across the state.  We will be evaluated on our ability to conduct our Counterdrug, Homeland Security, and Search and Rescue missions.  This is an extremely important event to show off what we can do to the USAF and demonstrate our professionalism and capabilities.  It is also an excellent event to get quality training on complex statewide scenarios.

The main event will be 25 April 2015 with main operations conducted at Quakertown Airport.

During the week we will exercise several small scenarios, mostly related to air operations.  On 25 April we will be expected to establish a full mission base presence and execute statewide, coordinated air and ground operations.

We will need maximum participation on 25 April from all aircrews and ground teams available as well as Communications, Admin, and Flight line personnel and Mission Staff Assistants.  We will have staging locations across the state but anyone who can participate from Quakertown Airport is highly encouraged.  Main air operations will be conducted from CXY.

A data call for availability will be coming in the next week.  Stay tuned!

I can't stress enough how important this exercise is to showcase all that PA Wing has to offer.  It should be an exciting and educational event, and I look forward to seeing you all there!


Director of Emergency Services
Pennsylvania Wing Civil Air Patrol
Phone: 267-688-0421
PAWG EOC: 717-685-5099
U.S. Air Force Auxiliary

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