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    March 27, 2017

    The Hayward (Calif.) Air Rally, the longest continually-held proficiency flying event in North America, has selected two Civil Air Patrol cadets from Shasta Composite Squadron 126 in Redding to receive scholarships, including tuition and roundtrip airfare to the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) Advanced Air Academy summer 2017 program. In partnership...

    March 25, 2017

    Civil Air Patrol's Phantom Composite Squadron at the Spanish Fork-Springville Airport near Provo, Utah, would like to raise $1 million for a museum/hangar to make sure retired Air Force Col. Gail Halvorsen and his contributions to aviation are permanently commemorated. The 96-year-old Provo resident, best known for the role he...

    March 25, 2017

    For U.S. Air Force airmen at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, who want to continue serving their country, but can no longer commit to a monthly or annual schedule, the Civil Air Patrol Reserve Assistance Program may be their next career move. The program, CAPRAP for short, utilizes officer and...

    March 22, 2017

    The 174th Attack Wing is looking to make history again as early as this summer by flying its remotely piloted planes out of Hancock Field in Syracuse, New York, without any chase airplane support. For 10 months now the unit has been flying off to Hancock Field with a plane...

    March 22, 2017

    Two Civil Air Patrol cadets from Montgomery, Alabama, Matthew Nelson and Clifford Sulham, have accomplished something some people only dream of: they have learned to fly. The 16-year-old Nelson flew his first solo flight in a single-engine aircraft on Sunday. The 17-year-old Sulham has now flown four solo glider flights....

    March 20, 2017

    The first indication that a plane was down came Saturday afternoon when the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida picked up a signal from an emergency locator beacon transmitting from somewhere in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. The center alerted the California Wing of...

    March 17, 2017

    A Meade County, South Dakota man died in a plane crash near his home in Opal early Friday morning. Civil Air Patrol located the wreckage after being called about 2 a.m. “We picked up the beacon and spotted the wreckage near Opal," said Lt. Col. Bruce Kipp, director of public...

    March 15, 2017

    The Northeast Region of Civil Air Patrol held its annual New Jersey Wing Conference Thursday through Sunday at the Sheraton Convention Center Hotel in Atlantic City. This year’s banquet celebrated the 75th anniversary of CAP in New Jersey with a very special guest speaker, Jill Robb Paulson, granddaughter of CAP’s...

    March 14, 2017

    Help is on the way in anticipation of runoff from the record snowpack in the Sierra Nevada. Civil Air Patrol flights will help survey flood control measures as the snow pack thaws in Northern Nevada. Aircrews from CAP’s Douglas County and Reno composite squadrons will fly aerial reconnaissance flights as...

    March 13, 2017

    Kiaraliz Gonzalez, 15, a sophomore at North Andover, Massachusetts’ Greater Lawrence Technical School, has dreamed of becoming a commercial airline pilot since she was in second grade. Her uncle, who serves in the Army and is assigned to Hanscom Air Force Base, suggested she look into Civil Air Patrol, an...

    March 13, 2017

    Crews removed a vehicle that fell into the Kalamazoo River in Battle Creek, Michigan, but did not find its driver, 31-year-old Cortez Lewis of Detroit, inside. After fishermen saw the back bumper and license plate of a Hyundai Sonata where the Kalamazoo and Battle Creek rivers converge Sunday afternoon, a...

    March 13, 2017

    It didn’t take long for Kainalu Gandia to realize what he wanted to do once he got a taste of military life and training with Civil Air Patrol five years ago. Now, a year removed from graduating from Kapaa High School, he is months away from fulfilling his dream of...

    March 10, 2017

    The Civil Air Patrol has been unable to find evidence of a car believed to have crashed into the Kalamazoo River last weekend near Battle Creek, Michigan. Police and rescue teams are checking into the possibility that Cortez Lewis, 31, of Detroit, may have been in the car. “An air...

    March 8, 2017

    The search for a missing car and driver believed to have gone into the Kalamazoo River was postponed Wednesday due to strong winds. The car, believed to be a Hyundai Sonata, is thought to have entered the river in Battle Creek, Michigan, along Dickman Road east of Capital Avenue in...

    March 8, 2017

    With its sophisticated computerized cockpit, this brand-new Civil Air Patrol plane will enable the Marco Island (Fla.) Senior Squadron to perform more precise, safer, more accurate, and faster search, rescue and disaster-related missions. “It provides for more safety of flight with on-board weather and traffic avoidance systems and a latest...

    March 7, 2017

    The Rehoboth Beach, Delaware airport is only a memory today. But during the early days of World War II, it was pivotal to securing the Atlantic Coast from unrelenting attacks on U.S. ships by German submarines. Had it not been for the heroic efforts of the Civil Air Patrol —...

    March 6, 2017

    After severe storms roared through Pierce Township in southwest Ohio last week, the community rallied together for the cleanup process — neighbor helping neighbor. Among those helping out in the 10-mile cleanup zone is a group of 30 members from Civil Air Patrol, most of them cadets, some as young as...

    March 6, 2017

    The Custer (S.D.) Chamber of Commerce hosted a trade show Saturday to get the community back together after a long winter. Drawing a large crowd — the trade show was held at Custer High School and welcomed more than 60 vendors and non-profit organizations. Proceeds from the event benefits the...

    March 6, 2017

    A new addition to the Civil Air Patrol hangar at Pueblo (Colo.) Memorial Airport made its debut Saturday, as an open house networking event hosted by Civil Air Patrol gave some Puebloans their first look at the patrol's Cessna 182 airplane. The Cessna 182 was just one of the highlights...

    March 2, 2017

    Foundation Academy senior Evan Fitzgibbon has harbored dreams of attending the selective United States Military Academy at West Point since he was in the third grade. That goal recently became a reality for the now 18-year-old from Orange County, Florida. His father, John Fitzgibbon, has no doubt Evan will become...

    March 2, 2017

    A Dunn School student’s fascination with aeronautics has resulted in an effort to establish a flight of the Civil Air Patrol in the Santa Ynez Valley of California and led him to discover new possibilities for a future career not connected with flight. Ben Baker, a junior at the Los Olivos school...

    March 1, 2017

    A group of middle school and high school instructors from Grove, Oklahoma, experienced the thrill of flight recently, soaring high over the city with the Civil Air Patrol. Organized by Dave Roberts, Grove Public Schools’ safety director, and Oklahoma Wing vice commander with Civil Air Patrol, the event gave at...

    March 1, 2017

    Members of the Missouri Wing’s Saline County Composite Squadron recently took part in an emergency shelter fundamentals course offered by the American Red Cross, joining other volunteers from across Saline County at the First Methodist Church. Disaster relief is just one of the many missions undertaken by Civil Air Patrol,...

    February 28, 2017

    Evan DuFresne, a junior at North Lakes Academy Charter School in Forest Lake, Minnesota, has been accepted into the prestigious Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom Albert H. Small Student and Teacher Institute. Along with North Lakes teacher Christopher Stewart, DuFresne will embark on a yearlong course of study that concludes with...

    February 28, 2017

    Civil Air Patrol’s Douglas County Composite Squadron, headquartered in Minden, Nevada, completed an aerial photo reconnaissance mission in support of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department to assess the extent and damage of recent flooding. The 4½- hour mission was flown at 1,000 feet above ground and flying about 90 miles...

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