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    October 22, 2014

    ARKANSAS -- Two men were injured Tuesday evening when the experimental aircraft they were in crashed just north of Ozark Regional Airport. Both men could be seen walking away from the downed plane, which was spotted by Civil Air Patrol Capt. Rick Spencer. The Arkansas Wing pilot was in flight...

    October 21, 2014

    FLORIDA -- A plane that went missing in April after departing from the Dunnellon Airport in Marion County has been found. The Marion County Sheriff's Office said a man walking through the woods Sunday night found the plane and skeletal remains at the Pruitt Trail head in the Halpata Tastanaki...

    October 20, 2014

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    October 20, 2014

    MARYLAND -- Morgan Edwards feared public speaking. But that was before she joined the Annapolis Civil Air Patrol. Now the 17-year-old Broadneck High School senior leads her peers as cadet commander of the Edgewater-based service group. Edwards said the program — with its character and leadership development training — brought...

    October 20, 2014

    NEW HAMPSHIRE -- Members of Civil Air Patrol’s Seacoast Composite Squadron had the opportunity to host the 2014 National Character Day session for the New Hampshire Wing cadets. The mission of National Character Day, held Sept. 27, was to motivate cadets to take issues of character and honor seriously. Cadets...

    October 17, 2014

    HAWAII -- A powerful Pacific storm predicted to grow to hurricane force churned toward Hawaii, bringing with it heavy rains and potentially destructive winds that could begin hitting the state later Friday. Forecasters said that the storm likely will bring 40 to 50 mph winds to the Big Island’s Kau,...

    October 16, 2014

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    October 15, 2014

    FLORIDA -- Rossana Chiarella’s passion for space education began at the age of 6 in her native Peru, when she witnessed an astronaut going to the moon. She has carried that love of space with her to the United States and throughout her teaching career. Last year she, along with...

    October 15, 2014

    CALIFORNIA --  “Support our troops.”  It’s a phrase we hear all the time. But one group of local volunteers not armed – but with the armed forces – is helping make a difference in our community, and they need more help. Commander Dave Kalahar runs Bakersfield Composite Squadron 121 of...

    October 14, 2014

    PENNSYLVANIA -- Ethan Dunlap always knew he wanted to join the military. So he got a very early start. At age 12, Dunlap attended his first meeting of the Civil Air Patrol, an auxiliary to the U.S. Air Force where even the youngest members can run emergency communications and help...

    October 14, 2014

    UTAH -- All three members of the Carbon County Commission along with local, state and regional officers from Civil Air Patrol came together Saturday to delicate and officially open a new hangar at the Carbon County Airport. The hanger, which was built with mineral lease and county funds, will give...

    October 10, 2014

    NEW JERSEY – Teens in Dover are gaining leadership skills and hands-on aerospace training as cadets of the Civil Air Patrol. Though the program teaches the young cadets how to fly, the Picatinny Composite Squadron’s leaders say it provides much more valuable lessons. “It’s a leadership program in itself,” said...

    October 8, 2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- This morning’s lunar eclipse — which produced a coppery-red effect known as a “blood moon”— brought out skygazers of all kinds. Among them was pilot, former Air Force contractor, and amateur photographer Joseph Gruber, who snapped this outstanding photo of the blood moon hovering over the Air...

    October 7, 2014

    NEVADA -- The Reno-Tahoe International Airport has its own logistical hoops to jump through to set up a welcome fitting for returning Honor Flight Nevada Veterans. “Hundreds of people of coming to the homecoming requires a lot of logistics but it is all worth it from working with our airport...

    October 3, 2014

    CALIFORNIA -- They assist law enforcement and other agencies on search and rescue missions, looking for lost hikers and downed aircraft. They help oversee the U.S.-Mexican border. They transport human organs to transplant patients. Tucked away in a hangar at the Fullerton Municipal Airport, Composite Squadron 56 of the Civil...

    October 3, 2014

    SOUTH CAROLINA – Civil Air Patrol Cadet 2nd Lt. Anthony Wayland with the Anderson Composite Squadron has successfully soloed under a CAP program that allows cadets to take flying lessons and to make a solo flight in one of its airplanes. After a weeklong session with a CAP instructor, Wayland...

    October 3, 2014

    MARYLAND -- Civil Air Patrol Cadet 1st Lt. John-Paul Y. Yalov has accepted an appointment to the United States Coast Guard Academy Class of 2018. A member of Maryland Wing’s Towson Composite Squadron since he was 12 years old, Yalov credits CAP for helping prepare him for this latest achievement....

    September 29, 2014

    CALIFORNIA -- Michael A. Ciociola, lead pastor of Calvary Christian Center in Yuba City, has returned from an eight-day trip to Afghanistan and Kuwait, where he participated in what may be the final 9/11 memorial ceremony in Kabul, and ministered to allied forces in both countries. Ciociola, an auxiliary chaplain...

    September 26, 2014

    MISSISSIPPI -- Juan and Yessica Lara and their four children had the opportunity this week to say thank you to a Civil Air Patrol team that very likely saved their lives. The Gautier family was adrift in the Mississippi Sound in their disabled boat recently, wondering if anyone would rescue...

    September 26, 2014

    ILLINOIS -- The Fox Valley Composite Squadron’s third attempt at a paper airplane world record proved successful recently, as the Naperville, Ill.-based Civil Air Patrol unit’s latest effort soared to a height of 96,563 feet (18.3 miles straight up into the stratosphere), the peak height achieved just northwest of Winamac,...

    September 26, 2014

    CALIFORNIA -- Tim Cassell of Saratoga crash landed his plane in a remote area of the Sierra Nevada and then he spent 18 hours in the cold before being rescued. His family calls it a miracle. The 65-year-old said it was his faith and determination to get back to his...

    September 22, 2014

    CALIFORNIA -- The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office Sunday identified the pilot who was killed when his plane crashed in the badlands of Anza Borrego State Park. Max John Mizejewski, 69, was found near the wreckage of the crashed Cessna plane at 7:10 a.m. Saturday on a hillside in...

    September 22, 2014

    NORTH CAROLINA -- Three cadets from the Gastonia Civil Air Patrol squadron participated with 125 other CAP members from the region in the 2014 Winston-Salem Air Show held recently at the Smith Reynolds Airport. The cadets camped at the airfield and, despite some rain, enjoyed the camaraderie with other cadets,...

    September 12, 2014

    OREGON -- Iris Donaldson, a 89-year-old from Forest Grove, recently celebrated her 90th birthday aboard a hot air balloon. The outing was courtesy of her family and Vista Balloon Adventures. Donaldson, who uses a walker, managed the hour-long flight just fine and said she wasn’t scared a bit. She said...

    September 12, 2014

    FLORIDA -- When terrorists attacked the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001, people all over the world were shocked. That included Andrew Feldman of Clermont, a lieutenant colonel in the Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary. But Feldman had to set his feelings aside and do his job, which...

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