By AuxBeacon News Staff
[Editors Note: One of our readers wanted Congress and the Civil Air Patrol membership to see this whitewash. Richard Greenwood awarded Joel Seidband as the 2015 GAWG Pilot of the Year AFTER the accident. Greenwood was later promoted as the Southeast Region Vice Commander and he received a Distinguished Service Medal from CAP Maj Gen Vazquez.]
CAP Lt Col Joel Seidband of Peachtree City-Falcon Field Composite Squadron, a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and CAP pilot was pilot in command of the Cessna 172 tow plane at the time of the 2014 Baron crash at Lagrange Callaway Airport.
According to the lawsuit, “the CAP pilots [Joel Seidband & Pete Schulz], failed to yield the right-of-way to the Baron, as required by 14 C.F.R. § 91.113(g). And as previously discussed, see supra Part I.H., the CAP pilots apparently did not announce their flight plans over the CTAF, and they either did not hear or failed to appreciate the Baron’s announcement over the CTAF that it was preparing to land. In these ways CAP breached the duty of all pilots to generally act with reasonable care, and specifically to cede the right-of-way to landing aircraft… CAP’s breach of duty caused the Baron crash.”
Seidband is currently the Aviation Safety Inspector (Simulation Specialist) at Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
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Shameful and so obvious. Is this why Greenwood was thumped and blocked from higher command?
Can you believe this… Seidband got accepted to CAP’s premiere national staff college. The guy causes 3 pilots to get killed in a CAP plane accident, and since then, he has been given the red carpet. The CAP is one fucked up organization! The NSC had no notable speakers from the USAF or anywhere for that matter. Low turn out… but yet they claim they have over 60,000 members. Emmmmmmmmm!