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    September 8, 2016

    Second Lt. Donald McConnell, a World War II P-51 Mustang pilot, recently met with Tehachapi (Calif.) Composite Squadron 46 cadets, who supported an event in Tehachapi with parking detail. McConnell gave the cadets a quick aerospace lesson on the handling characteristics of the P-51 and the difficulties of bailing out when...

    September 6, 2016

    When Andrew Feldman took off from Long Island on Sept. 12, 2001, he and two others with the Civil Air Patrol had a mission: photograph the demolished twin towers. The Clermont, Florida resident saw only plumes of smoke where the two gigantic towers stood until the day before. “We could...

    September 6, 2016

    Historians and military groups gathered Saturday in the northwestern corner of Delaware to pay tribute to the Colonial soldiers who died at the Battle of Cooch's Bridge. The ceremony, the 10th-annual remembrance organized by the Pencader Area Heritage Association, drew a few dozen people, including cadets from Civil Air Patrol who...

    September 6, 2016

    Hours after attending a Whitfield-Murray Civil Air Patrol meeting in Dalton, Georgia, earlier this year, 2nd Lt. Dennis Tate sent his CAP commander a message that he was going to need a new uniform. “He asked me why, and I told him it was because mine was covered with blood,”...

    September 6, 2016

    With so many people expected through the park this weekend, Colorado officials say it's easy for families to get separated but they're enlisting the help of one special group to help combat that. The State Fair in Pueblo means large crowds, and as KRDO Newschannel 13’s Katie Spencer reports, the fair is enlisting...

    September 6, 2016

    Christian Hostetler, 14, spent part of his Saturday morning flying nearly 3,000 feet above Prineville, Oregon. Hostetler was one of nearly 20 teenagers who are getting their chance to fly as part of a two-day glider orientation program with the High Desert Squadron, which is the local chapter of Civil...

    September 1, 2016

    When Orville Moore flew home to Powell, Wyoming, on Aug. 20 after a two-day Civil Air Patrol exercise in Laramie, he had no idea he would be participating in a real search and rescue involving a 12-year-old boy and yet another involving a hiker. Learn more about the two Wyoming...

    September 1, 2016

    Civil Air Patrol Capt. Leia Eisenhower-Felix, a resident of Bay Shore, New York, was recently appointed chaplain for New York Wing’s 9th Suffolk Cadet Squadron. As a Civil Air Patrol chaplain, she is tasked with enabling the free exercise of religion by CAP members, promoting the role of the organization’s...

    September 1, 2016

    Civil Air Patrol's Coastal Charleston Squadron conducted a change of command ceremony recently at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. Capt. Jim Greco assumed command from Capt. Steve Hyland. As part of the ceremony, Capt. Hyland was later promoted to major.    

    August 29, 2016

    Civil Air Patrol pilots in central Indiana wrapped up a weekend-long training mission Sunday. WISH-TV 24-Hour News 8 got exclusive access to a training mission. The task on Sunday morning at Monroe County Airport was to find a downed plane by locating its transmitter, or “black box.” Learn more about...

    August 29, 2016

    A group of local aviation enthusiasts and pilots met with leaders of the Utah Wing of the Civil Air Patrol on Aug. 24, to learn about starting a CAP squadron in Vernal. Wing Commander Col. Jon Niedfeldt and others with CAP spent two hours explaining to interested parents the steps...

    August 24, 2016

    The report – even though it was fiction – noted a Cessna 172 flying out of French Valley Airport did not make its scheduled arrival in Borrego Springs and was reported missing. At Hemet-Ryan Airport in Riverside County, California, a group of about 30 volunteers of the Civil Air Patrol...

    August 24, 2016

    Nearly 700 aircraft were in attendance at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s fly-in at Bremerton (Wash.) National Airport over the weekend. The second of four AOPA 2016 fly-ins, the event was the largest AOPA fly-in to date, with more than 4,000 attendees. “Thanks to the help of the airport...

    August 24, 2016

    More than 60 people — a lot of them wearing blue uniforms — gathered in the Naples Civil Air Patrol hangar Monday night to place a new officer in command of the unit. In a military-like ceremony, Maj. Dirk DeVille handed over the Civil Air Patrol unit’s flag to the...

    August 23, 2016

    Flooding has devastated parts of Louisiana and one Tennessee organization is planning to help. Members of the Murfreesboro Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol is collecting donations for flooding victims, said CAP 1st Lt. Morgan Torp-Pederson. “We are actually still collecting donations through Saturday, then we’ll drive it down...

    August 23, 2016

    Civil Air Patrol members gathered at the Black Hills Airport in Spearfish Saturday for a statewide search-and-rescue exercise. Personnel from all six squadrons of the South Dakota Wing participated in a combination air and ground search for a simulated downed plane. “It’s good to have us all together once in...

    August 17, 2016

    Maj. Chris Bailey, North Carolina Wing director of operations as well as a graduate of East Carolina University, and an ECU Air Force ROTC cadet, rising senior Jacquelyn Nance, worked together at this summer’s wing encampment to organize flights and other activities for participants, the university alumni newsletter notes. Bailey...

    August 17, 2016

    The Grand Strand Civil Air Patrol, an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is training to become another resource during missing swimmer situations. “Myrtle Beach has suffered way too many drownings this year,” said Maj. Doug Carter, who says CAP is preparing to provide assistance, hopefully as early as next...

    August 17, 2016

    A University of New Mexico professor is working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to develop a device to create three-dimensional images of canyons and washes in real-time. The device would attach to airplanes deployed to fight fires. It’s infrared imaging system takes high-resolution photographs of the landscape, and...

    August 12, 2016

    The plane banked left, turning on its side, and the world below opened up in a stunning expanse of blue sky, glittering water and the Seattle, Washington, skyline. That was Kelly Howell’s favorite part of her recent Young Eagles flight at Seafair with legendary pilot Sean D. Tucker. Learn more...

    August 12, 2016

    Civil Air Patrol’s 75th Anniversary was front and center Thursday in "Airborne Unlimited," a daily aviation news show published on the Aero-News Network's website--www.aero-news.net. ANN's "Airborne 08.11.16" episode featured CAP's 75 years of vigilant service to America through its National Conference, currently underway in Nashville, Tennessee. More than 700 members from across the United...

    August 8, 2016

    The pilot of a glider died when the aircraft crashed Sunday in the Pinenuts. Joseph N. Lowenhardt, 74, of Minden was the only occupant. The Nevada Civil Air Patrol, assisted by the U.S. Air Force, located the crashed glider approximately 8 miles east of the Minden Tahoe Airport.    

    August 7, 2016

    You might have noticed a few more planes going in and out Asheville (N.C.) Regional Airport Saturday. Ten Civil Air Patrol aircraft and about 20 CAP pilots converge on Asheville to take part in the Mountain Fury Mountain Flying training weekend hosted by the Asheville Composite Squadron of CAP.  

    August 7, 2016

    JR Arnt doesn’t remember the first time he was given a ride in an airplane, but he remembers at age 5 seeing the members of Civil Air Patrol in their weekly drills and dreaming that someday he’d be a part of the Worthington (Minn.) Composite Squadron that helps give kids...

    August 7, 2016

    Fauna Jackson, the 16-year-old girl from Cincinnati who went missing Thursday in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming was found Saturday morning. Jackson was found about 8 a.m. MDT and was transported to a hospital for a welfare check, after officials noted Jackson changed her clothes from the last time...

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