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The White Falcon

						White   Falcon
VoWe XXXL Number 37
Keflavik, Iceland
September 19. 1*75
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Plane crash on glacier claims two lives
Pararescuemen reclaim
bodies from Eyjafjallajokull
A massive air search began Sunday
night for a private twin-engine air-
craft reported overdue for landing in
Reykjavik, and ended Monday evening when
a helicopter from the Iceland Defense
Force Rescue Detachment recovered the
bodies of a young American couple from
the wreckage atop Eyjafjallajokull.
The Twin Comanche had reported being
over the Westtnan Islands at 6:31 p.m.
Sunday, estimating its arrival at Reyk-
javik for 7:04 p.m. When the aircraft,
bound from Edinburg
to appear, Reykjavik
Control initiated a s
ed private Icelandic
copter from the Ice
and Jolly Green Giant
HC-130 Hercules from
Aerospace Rescue and
The Hercules from
electronics search
evening, followed by
a helicopter along
an ocean area searc
Monday morning.
Shortly before 6 p
h, Scotland, failed
Oceanic Airways
earch which involv-
aircraft, a heli-
landic Coast Guard,
helicopters and an
Detachment 14, 39th
Recovery Wing.
Det 14 conducted an
of the area Sunday
a visual search by
the shore line, and
h by the Hercules
.m. Monday, an Ice-
landic aircraft spotted the wreckage on
the southeast slope of Eyjafjallajokull,
about 25 miles northeast of the Westman
Islands. While a ground party was dis-
patched to the area, Det 14 was request-
ed to send a helicopter to the wreck
site. On arrival, the crew found wind
conditions and the slope of the glacier
prevented a safe landing and, hovering
in winds gusting from 20 to 50 knots,
the helicopter lowered pararescuemen
Sergeant Daniel Cuoco and Airman First
Class Steven Hubbard on the hoist. The
plane had flipped over on impact and the
bodies  of the pilot and his wife were
wedged in the cockpit. It appeared that
they had been killed instantly.
As Air Force Captain Bob Johnson and
his co-pilot, First Lieutenant Tom
Walters held the copter in a hover
against the varying winds, the crew
chief, Sergeant William Graves, operated
the hoist to bring the bodies aboard.
Navy Lieutenant Charles Tate and Air
Force Captain Christopher Davis, flight
surgeons, were also' aboard the recovery
helicopter.
The remains were transferred to Reyk-
javik where they are being held pending
instructions from the families.
Honor Guard
demands the best
The Air Force has notified all com-
mands that an urgent and continuing re-
quirement exists for personnel to volun-
teer for duty with the U.S. Air Force
Honor Guard Unit in the nation's capi-
tal.
This duty requires airmen who possess
exceptional character and military bear-
ing and who have a desire to serve with
one of the most elite ceremonial units
in the Air Force. This duty could prove
most interesting and rewarding during
the coming year when the Honor Guard
Unit will participate in the President-
ial Inauguration as well as the celebra-
tion of    our nation's Bicentennial.
Interested applicants must meet the
mandatory requirements spelled out in
Air Force regulation  39-11.
For the first time, the Air Force is
accepting nominations from female airmen
who desire an assignment with this elite
unit. Height requirements for female
airmen are 5'6" to 6', and female appli-
cants must also meet all other require-
ment  of R39-11.
The Air Force Military Personnel Cen-
ter advises that the assignment of sec-
urity policemen to the USAF Honor Guard
Unit is not possible at this time due to
severe manning shortages in that AFSC.
However, it is anticipated that restric-
tion will be  lifted in June  1976.

This
day in
history
This is September 19—today is the
day in 1928 that movie-goers at the
Colony Theater in New York City saw
the first talking, animated cartoon.
The film, "Steam Boat Willie," was
produced in Hollywood by a young man
named Walt Disney, and featured the
antics of a new character named Mickey
Mouse. Today in 1859, the famous Con-
federate war song "I Wish I Was in
Dixie," was sung for the first time at
a minstrel show in New York by actor
Daniel Decatur Emmitt. Emmitt claimed
he composed the song, but many histor-
ians believed he only popularized it.
In any case, two years later it became
the Southern Anthem at the inaugura-
tion of Jefferson Davis.
Today is the day in 1881 that Pres-
ident James A. Garfield died in Elber-
on, New Jersey. Garfield had been
shot in the back at a railroad station
on July 2. On this day in 1768, a
Boston goldsmith advertised in the
Gazette that anyone missing his  front
teeth could have them replaced with
artificial ones to restore a natural
smile and normal speech. The gold-
smith was Paul Revere.
Today in 1934 Bruno Hauptmann was
arrested in the Bronx, New York, and
charged with kidnapping the baby of
aviation hero Charles Lindbergh. The
baby had been murdered in 1932.
R. Buckmnster Fuller. ^
Story and photos by J01 John Wood
"Ladies and gentlemen, we are ap-
proaching slight turbulence. Please
fasten your seatbelts."
Slight turbulence? The shearing
forces that a jumbo jet is subjected to
in the air are equivalent to those that
an ocean liner would experience going
over Niagara Falls. On a calm, unevent-
ful flight, a jetliner withstands natu-
ral forces more than 100 times greater
than the average hurricane.
"If Man can build an enclosure that
will transport me through such fury—
without spilling my coffee—then why
does my rug get wet when it rains and
why does the lamp fall over when I walk
across my living room?"
R. Buckminster Fuller explains it
this way—"Nature has its own gestation
rate." When Man took to the air he de-
signed and built structures to withstand
the constantly changing forces. Sea-
going structures, encountering less fre-
quent upheaval, are constructed by tech-
nology which matured at a much slower
rate. Earthquakes, or land turbulence,
has placed such infrequent demands on
technology that, according to Fuller,
"Land construction is about 500 years
behind..."
Is it possible to have a home that
will support 300 pounds per square foot
of snowloads, withstand 180 mile-per-
hour winds, be light enough to transport
Appointment certificates
New policy for CPOs
The Navy has changed the policy of appointment certifi-
cates to Chief Petty Officers.
In the future, newly appointed Navy Chiefs, Senior Chiefs
and Master Chiefs will be getting their certificates of ap-
pointment directly from their commanding officer instead of
from the Chief of Naval Personnel.
The Bureau of Naval Personnel has come up with new certi-
ficates of appointment that will be available to all com-
mands through the regular supply channels for forms and pub-
lications this November. BUPERS Notice 430 charges all com-
manding officers to present the appropriate certificate to
E-7, 8 and 9 personnel upon advancement. It further says
that :he presentation will be made with appropriate cere-
mony, including an oral presentation of the contents of the
certificate.
by air or auto and cost less than a
thousand dollars? R. Buckminster Fuller
gave that artifact to humanity nearly
half a century ago. How about a 40 mile
per gallon automobile—or a world map
with no visible distortion? These things
have been available for over 40 years.
Why isn't everyone benefiting from them?
"My inventions come into use emer-
gency by emergency." explains Fuller.
"Society has been forced to be short-
sighted." Man apparently will cling to
tradition and the concepts of the past
until forced by emergency. When shelter
is denied to a large segment of human-
ity, perhaps then we will abandon the
cubical enclosure of our ancestors.
When planned obsolescence and expensive
maintenance make private transportation
impractical, then the Dymaxion auto may
come to light. When water rationing be-
comes a reality, the Fuller bathroom
will be there to help us survive.
R. Buckminster Fuller could have opt-
ed for the Madison Avenue approach and
become a very rich man. Instead, he has
chosen to make his gifts available  to
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humanity—to be used as needed—and wait
patiently the half century he predicted
would be the gestation period of his
concepts.
"I am pleased to be asked to lecture
in Iceland," Fuller told the gathering
at the University of Iceland Sunday. He
explained that his one-continent ap-
proach to the World Map places Icelano.
"in the center of things." The Fuller
map illustrates the close proximity of
all civilization by placing the Arctic
Circle in the center of the map. "The
northern hemisphere of our earth in-
cludes 85% of all the dry land and 90%
of the people..." Logically, it should
dominate a graphic representation of
Earth.
Fuller's ideas have inspired many in-
dividuals and organizations. He travels
extensively, lecturing on request, and
is scheduled to appear in a special in-
terview on AFTV tonight at 7 p.m.
His fame is spreading, but it will still
be many years before humanity will
appreciate the full impact of R.
Buckminster Fuller.
Bureau of Personnel
announces new NEC
BUPERS has announced the creation of
an Air Transportation Specialist NEC.Ac-
cording to officials, the establishment
of the new enlisted classification is an
effort to upgrade the management of Navy
air terminals. Navy people in the Store-
keeper rating will be selected for the
air transportation specialty, and will
receive training in cargo and passenger
handling,and transportation regulations.
In addition to air transportation, Navy
people with the new NEC will be fully
qualified to handle cargo moved by truck
rail or water. This will make them eli-
gible for any fleet transportation bil-
let.
					
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