Tahoe Truckee Composite Squadron - (NV027)
The Mission Scanner is the "entry level" qualification for aerial Search & Rescue in CAP.
It's completion, following Trainee Status on two training flights, becomes the stepping stone to other parts of the Emergency Services qualifications procedures.
Thank you to the California Wing for the use of their two-part on-line Mission Scanner Training Course.
New to the flight crew thing?
You will receive emails about Search and Rescue Exercises (SAREX) or the real thing. Each are handled essentially the same through the Incident Command System. Your participation is crucial for the success of the mission. So lets start with the basics. The Incident Commander (IC) needs to know what his/her resources are. You are an essential resource in any mission. You need to let them know WHEN you are available. So.....you need to goto the WMU and login. Next click on "MEMBER", then "MY AVAILABILITY". You will be on a page for entering your availability for the mission. Click on a particular date (on the left side calendar) and it will autopopulate on the right side of the screen. Next enter the times you are available. The email you received should have instructions for what additional info may be required under notes (ie Mission Name). Repeat the calendar steps for each day you are available. Read the emails for any additonal requirements. Now, the Incident Commander can plan the mission according to what resources are available and when.
If you have additional requests for how to do something in CAP, shoot an email with what your request is and we will get it up as soon as we can.
Some Useful Links
Truckee CAP was involved in one of the largest searches in history. Our unit flew many missions in the search for famed aviator Steve Fossett. Here are two Press Releases with pictures from those missions.