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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
  • New Name “The Safety Beacon.”
    • Mission Safety Hazards
    • Cadet Orientation Rides
mission safety hazards
Mission Safety Hazards
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • We will keep eye out for you!