14:14 PM

Calif. Pilots Conduct Training for Hawaii Wing

Lt. Col. Noel P. Luneau
Public Affairs Officer
San Francisco Bay Group 2
California Wing

A pair of California Wing check pilot examiners spent seven 12-hour days training pilots in a neighboring wing after the Hawaii Wing decided to increase its check pilot ranks.

Maj. Jeffrey Ironfield and Capt. Keith Breton, members of 
Tri-Valley Composite Squadron 156, worked with two sets of trainees – those who needed to become check pilots, check pilot examiners and instructor pilots, and those who needed to upgrade to technically advanced aircraft, such as Garmin G1000-equpped planes.

The two California Wing pilots conducted training sessions June 14-21 at Kalaeloa Airport on O’ahu. The first day resulted in two new check pilots. When the week ended, the Hawaii Wing had six more pilots trained to operate Garmin G1000-equipped aircraft.

“It was an excellent week of training,” said Col. Chantal Lonergan, Hawaii Wing commander. “It highlighted the ‘One CAP’ philosophy, and we look forward to more joint training events."