OCS Cadets Volunteer at Council Bluffs Fly-In

The Omaha Composite Squadron received an invitation from FAA Safety Team (FAAST) Representative, Arlene Steier, to help marshal aircraft during the annual Chili Feed fundraiser for the UNO chapter of Women in Aviation.  OCS Cadets arrived an hour early to receive safety briefings and training regarding airport operations and local operating procedures.  Experienced cadets were teamed up to mentor and train those cadets who had not experienced operations in a live airport environment.  Many of the arriving pilots were also there to attend an FAA Safety Briefing following the Chili Feed.

OCS Cadets wore distinctive Reflective vests and two way radios in order to stay in constant communication and coordinate the flow of traffic at the airport.

“Gunfighter”, the P-51D Mustang from the Commemorative Air Force made several impressive flybys.

New Cadets received live supervised training in marshaling live aircraft.

An OCS Cadet directs arriving aircraft from the taxiway to the apron for parking.

Cadets were trained in common hand signals used to direct pilots and their aircraft around the airport.

Following a successful day of marshaling aircraft, the cadets were invited to partake of a free meal, courtesy of the UNO chapter Women in Aviation.  We would like to extend our thanks an appreciation to Arlene Steier for inviting the Omaha Composite Squadron to participate in the Fly-in, which also gave us an opportunity to train cadets for the various activities and air shows which will take place throughout the summer.

Well-fed OCS cadets prepare to depart after a successful fly-in.


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