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    October 24, 2012

    ALASKA -- The 11th Air Force’s Rescue Coordination Center has called off the eight-day-long official search for missing pilot Brendan Mattingley, who has not been seen since taking off from Soldotna on an Oct. 13 flight to Palmer. Alaska National Guard spokesperson Maj. Guy Hayes says the decision was made...

    October 24, 2012

    NEW HAMPSHIRE -- The Blue Star Mothers of New Hampshire, sponsor of the program “Wreaths at Boscawen,” are asking for help in placing wreaths in Section 4 on Dec. 15 at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery, starting at 10 a.m. The Balsam wreaths will be 12 inches in diameter and adorned...

    October 24, 2012

    LOUISIANA -- The cadets from Civil Air Patrol’s Central Louisiana Composite Squadron visited Gorgas Army Airfield to view the 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, “Task Force Wings” helicopters recently during its field exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center near Fort Polk. During the visit, pilots and crew chiefs showed...

    October 23, 2012

    CALIFORNIA -- The Lightspeed Aviation Foundation revealed Civil Air Patrol is among the top 10 charity finalists that may receive grants to be awarded this year. The foundation, in its third year of partnering with the pilot community to identify worthy causes and to give pilots a voice in who...

    October 22, 2012

    MINNESOTA -- Civil Air Patrol crews conducting a training exercise in the Northland over the weekend did not turn up any signs of a plane and pilot that went missing in June. Crews decided to conduct their training on Saturday and Sunday in a way that would allow them to...

    October 22, 2012

    VIRGINIA -- The Air Force Association in Arlington announces the 16 recipients of the Civil Air Patrol Educator Grant, an education initiative funded by AFA and managed by the Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters. The CAP Educator Grants are each up to $250, and provided to teachers who are members...

    October 22, 2012

    NEW HAMPSHIRE -- Dayna Hylen of Conway is seeking students and adults interested in re-forming a Civil Air Patrol squadron in the Mount Washington Valley and he’s already come up with an approved name for the unit — the Wylie Apte Cadet Squadron, which pays tribute to the father and...

    October 18, 2012

    ALASKA – Wednesday’s improved weather is aiding continued search efforts for pilot Brendan Mattingley and his small plane, missing since Saturday on a flight from Soldotna to Palmer, according to Alaska National Guard officials. Mattingley was last seen Saturday, when he took off in his Piper PA-18 Super Cub on...

    October 18, 2012

    DELAWARE -- Historians and members of Civil Air Patrol gathered recently at the Rehoboth Beach Museum to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of Coastal Patrol Base 2. The museum’s current exhibit, World War II: Rehoboth, features a case of historical items relating to the CAP at Rehoboth’s airport....

    October 18, 2012

    FLORIDA -- Citrus County’s Civil Air Patrol Flight 445 on Saturday officially took possession of a facility at 501 Southeast 7th Avenue in Crystal River as their new home in the city. The building was leased to CAP by the city of Crystal River, and members of the city council,...

    October 17, 2012

    ALASKA -- Searchers are looking for a missing pilot who was last seen Saturday heading from Soldotna to Wolf Lake and have found the wreckage of a cargo plane that crashed en route from Wasilla to a mine east of McGrath. Guy Hayes, spokesman for the state’s Department of Military...

    October 17, 2012

    COLORADO -- A Livermore man who got lost while hunting in the mountains west of Fort Collins this weekend was rescued 17 hours later thanks to a cooperative effort by local rescue agencies who simultaneously found two other hunters lost in the same area. The first search began Saturday afternoon...

    October 17, 2012

    CALIFORNIA -- The wreckage of an Arizona-bound airplane that disappeared after taking off from the Half Moon Bay Airport on Monday was found on a coastal bluff west of the airport Tuesday afternoon, a San Mateo County sheriff spokeswoman said. The single-engine Aeropro CZ A240 appears to have crashed near Seal Cove shortly...

    October 16, 2012

    SOUTH DAKOTA -- In Sioux Falls, she is know her as a president of the chamber of commerce, a TV and radio star and philanthropist, but there is a part of Sylvia Henkin’s life that many may not know about. Before all of those accomplishments, she was a member of...

    October 16, 2012

    PENNSYLVANIA -- It started with a 12-year-old child who had gone missing in the North Abington Township. Just hours later, according to the training scenario set up by Lackawanna State Park rangers, two search-and-rescue planes collided over the lake – sending debris into the state park's lake and the surrounding...

    October 15, 2012

    TEXAS -- Authorities have released the names of the three people who were killed in a helicopter crash in Kendall County. The pilot, 35-year-old Chester Monroe, 26-year-old Rusty Aaron, and 29-year-old Kaci Fairchild were killed Thursday night when their copter went down east of Fredericksburg. Officials say they were reportedly...

    October 15, 2012

    WEST VIRGINIA -- A Hockingport veteran who was a paratrooper in World War II was presented with the Knight of the French Legion of Honor on Saturday as thanks for his service in Europe. Lawrence Jeffers, 89, received the medal from his grandson Joshua Hultgren, a Civil Air Patrol cadet,...

    October 15, 2012

    ALASKA -- A pilot and his plane have been missing since Saturday afternoon, according to the pilot’s friends. Brendan Mattingly of Palmer was last seen at the Soldotna Airport between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. He was flying east to Palmer, a flight that generally takes an...

    October 12, 2012

    PENNSYLVANIA -- The U.S. Air Force and Civil Air Patrol helped police find a helicopter that crashed in Pennsylvania by using one of the passenger’s cell phones to get a fixed position. “All cell phones after 2007 have a built-in GPS in them,” said Danny Conley, chief of the Air...

    October 12, 2012

    HAWAII -- Former United States Marine Corps Col. William Judge Smith, a member of Civil Air Patrol’s Kauai Composite Squadron, was recently awarded the Federal Aviation Agency’s “Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award.” CAP Hawaii Wing Commander Col. Roger Caires represented the FAA in making the presentation to Smith during the...

    October 12, 2012

    WYOMING -- Searchers in southeast Wyoming have found the wreckage of a single-engine plane that failed to arrive at the Casper, Wyo., airport as planned after taking off from Texas. Albany County Undersheriff Rob DeBree says the plane was found in pieces Thursday on the south face of Laramie Peak,...

    October 11, 2012

    WYOMING -- Family members of four Harrison County, Texas, men in an airplane missing since Tuesday held out hope late Wednesday that they would be found alive after a full day of searching failed to locate the aircraft in southeast Wyoming. A ground and air search began Wednesday morning for the missing...

    October 11, 2012

    WASHINGTON -- On Saturday morning, a dozen Civil Air Patrol cadets and adults took on the YMCA's Odyssey III Challenge Course at Cottage Lake Park in Woodinville. From exercises on the ground to the roped facility rising 42 feet above the ground and stretching more than 300 feet in length,...

    October 5, 2012

    NEW YORK -- Awards and congratulations were extended to deserving Civil Air Patrol cadets on Thursday night. More than 35 cadets of the New York Wing’s Broome-Tioga Composite Squadron in Binghamton were recognized for their ambition and achievements in four key areas – excellence in aerospace education, physical fitness, leadership...

    October 4, 2012

    WYOMING -- With one hand on the open door, Sagewood Elementary School teacher Amanda Reinhardt hoisted herself into the cockpit of a 2007 Cessna Skylane. Cool and collected, Reinhardt shared the helm with veteran pilot Col. John Mitchell, a wing commander with an Air Force auxiliary called the Civil Air...

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