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Minnesota Wing Safety Meeting June 2010. Lt Col Larry Brockshus MN Wg /SE. Overview. 101 Safety days of summer Sentinel Mission Safety Hazards Cadet O-Rides Sunburn Driving in Minnesota MN Mishaps. 101 Days of Summer. More out side activities Camping Home repair Swimming

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Minnesota wing safety meeting june 2010

Minnesota Wing Safety MeetingJune 2010

Lt Col Larry Brockshus



  • 101 Safety days of summer

  • Sentinel

    • Mission Safety Hazards

    • Cadet O-Rides

  • Sunburn

  • Driving in Minnesota

  • MN Mishaps

101 days of summer
101 Days of Summer

  • More out side activities

    • Camping

    • Home repair

    • Swimming

    • Boating

    • Heat and sun

    • Drinking and driving

    • Long distance driving

Can summer encampments and activities be hazardous to our cadets
Can Summer Encampments and Activities Be Hazardous to Our Cadets?

  • Fiscal Year 2008 over 60% of reported cadet injuries occurred in June, July and August.

  • Some of the reasons given for these accidents are:

    • Locked knees in formation, fell out

    • Tent collapsed

    • Fell out of bunk

    • Tripped and sprained ankle and broke collarbone during PT, sprained wrist during volleyball

    • Reinjured a previous injury

    • Blisters from poorly fitted boots

    • Dust in eye from helicopter

    • Allergic reaction to grass, weeds, insect bites

    • Dehydration

    • Homesickness, stress anxiety

Sentinel review
Sentinel Review Cadets?

  • New Name “The Safety Beacon.”

    • Mission Safety Hazards

    • Cadet Orientation Rides

Mission safety hazards
Mission Safety Hazards Cadets?

  • Environmental hazards

    • Insects/vectors

    • Sun/temp/weather

    • Man made hazards

  • Prevention

    • Buddy system

    • Medical Officer or MSO

    • Immunizations

    • Travel kit (sunscreen, insect repellant)

    • Information/preparation

Cadet o rides
Cadet O-Rides Cadets?

  • DON’T allow cadets to touch the controls below 1000 ft Above Ground Level (AGL).

    • DO allow cadets to touch the controls as much as possible once at the appropriate altitude.

  • DON’T exceed 30 degrees of bank while in an aircraft.

    • DO demonstrate turns with proper coordination and technique.

  • DON’T try to make your cadet air sick.

    • DO explain the physiological effects of flying and put your cadets at ease.

  • DON’T vary from the flight syllabus (CAPP 52-7).

    • DO encourage cadets to perform approved maneuvers

O ride request
O-Ride Request Cadets?

  • When: 9-10 August

  • Where: Fleming Field

  • 3-4 sorties per day

  • Total cadet O-ride money available: $1000

  • Cadets: AFJROTC attending a summer class on survival

  • Aircraft type: Cessna 172 (efficiency), minimum of two required

Sunburn Cadets?

  • Land of the pale Scandinavians

  • First warm day of the year

    • Less than 15 minutes to burn in strong sun

  • Avoid the burn

    • Avoid the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

    • Use sunscreen frequently and liberally

    • Cover up

    • Wear sunglasses when outdoors

Summer driving hazards
Summer Driving Hazards Cadets?

  • Construction

    • We have moved from winter

      season to road construction season

    • Observe speed limits

    • Safety of flag men and workers

    • Do not live the bumper sticker that says, “Stop Honking…Can’t you see I am on the phone?”

  • Motorcycles and bicycles

    • It’s warm out, they are out

    • School is out, kids will be in the streets

    • I ride motorcycle, my black bike is hard to see at night and I don’t heal quickly anymore

Mn mishaps for may
MN Mishaps for May Cadets?

  • Dumpster blew into CAP van resulting in a “ding” and scrap in the front door.

  • Although briefed not to lock their knees a cadet at summer leadership Prep Camp fainted and was out for about 30 seconds. The cadet sustained a bloody nose from impact with the ground. Parent was advised, cadet recovered and continued camp activities.

  • Cadet participating in Ultimate Frisbee bumped another cadet with her nose and developed a bloody nose. Ice pack was applied, no other treatment required.

Have a safe summer
Have a Safe Summer Cadets?

  • We will keep eye out for you!