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Squadron 87 flies search and rescue sorties


Last updated 10/15/2009 at Noon

Capt. Stuart Oster (right) is ready to fly with Maj. Jim Redmon, one of the check pilots for flight crew trainee upgrades during the sortie.

In September, Fallbrook Squadron 87 conducted a series of search and rescue training exercises at Fallbrook Airpark that was attended by Civil Air Patrol squadrons from Hemet, Fullerton, Long Beach and San Diego.

During the morning briefing 1st Lt. Rich Lovick covered search base procedures and reviewed the goals of the mission for the two-day exercise, the upgrading of flight qualifications, scanner and observer duties and airplane preparation.

Lt. Col. Carl Morrison covered safety procedures and suggestions for the exercise while Maj. Joe Di Mento and Lt. Col. Dee Osargent covered base...

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