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    September 17, 2012

    MINNESOTA -- Members, families and friends of Civil Air Patrol’s St. Cloud Composite Squadron got a view of natural resources flying when a helicopter and aircrew from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources visited recently. Conservation Officer/Pilot Tom Pfingsten, among the DNR Division of Enforcement’s seven pilots, brought a unique...

    September 17, 2012

    ARIZONA -- Authorities have confirmed wreckage found in a rugged canyon east of Phoenix is that of a small plane missing from a flight school in Mesa since Thursday. All three people on board the single-engine Piper died in the crash. A spokeswoman for CAE Oxford Aviation Academy says the...

    September 17, 2012

    COLORADO -- Rescue crews in Huerfano County have found the crash site of an airplane that went down on Thursday. No one survived the crash, according to a press release from the Huerfano County Sheriff's Office. The exact location of the wreck was not released, but it happened in a...

    September 17, 2012

    WISCONSIN -- Members of Civil Air Patrol’s La Crosse Composite Squadron gave the public an inside look at their missions, as part of an open house Saturday. Attendees at the open house could test out a flight simulator, and cadet members of the auxiliary got to cut loose as well....

    September 14, 2012

    COLORADO/ARIZONA -- A search team is on the way to the wreckage of a plane that apparently crashed west of Trinidad in southern Colorado. The Las Animas County crew was hiking into the remote, mountainous area today, a day after an aircrew from the Colorado Wing of Civil Air Patrol...

    September 14, 2012

    FLORIDA -- As a young boy growing up in Miami, family physician Sergio Seoane joined Civil Air Patrol because of his hobby and love of aviation. Little did he know that organization would be instrumental in his professional career as a family medicine physician in Lakeland, and his role as...

    September 12, 2012

    MICHIGAN -- “I can say for certain it’s good to be home,” a tired Zachary “Zach” Welsing told a crowd of about 20 family members and friends who welcomed him home recently. Welsing, a former cadet who joined Civil Air Patrol's Michigan Wing after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, had...

    September 12, 2012

    MINNESOTA -- A pioneer in the development of a modern airport in Duluth from its beginnings as a cow pasture with a couple of sod runways will be inducted into the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame next year. Earl Omar “Ole” Olson, who had been a barnstormer in the 1920s...

    September 12, 2012

    VIRGINIA -- Sixteen-year-old Georganna Grizzard stood on a strip of grass at Shannon Airport and eyed the Cessna she would soon be piloting. “I’m a little nervous,” she said. “I don’t think I’ve quite gotten used to the idea that I’m going to get in that plane and fly it.”...

    September 10, 2012

    OREGON -- Next time a tsunami from foreign shores is headed our way, you might hear the warning in Tillamook County by phone, over public address systems from police or fire agencies or even from the sky. But come January 2013, you will not hear it in the wail of...

    September 10, 2012

    MAINE -- Aly Myles of WMTW News 8, Portland’s ABC affiliate, reports on members of Civil Air Patrol’s new Ground School training program, in which volunteers give flying lessons. Click here to see Myles’ WMTW Portland News 8 report about Lt. Col. Roger Plant, who heads the school, teaching flying...

    September 10, 2012

    ALABAMA -- After completing Officer Candidate School at the Alabama Military Academy at Fort McClellan, Civil Air Patrol 1st Lt. Joseph Prinzinger received his commission Aug. 19 as a second lieutenant in the Army National Guard. Prinzinger, despite his commission in the National Guard, remains active in CAP, serving as...

    September 6, 2012

    SOUTH DAKOTA -- Maj. Rodney “Buck” DeWeese of Civil Air Patrol was recently presented with the Air Line Pilots Association’s International Superior Airmanship Award for his handling of a serious incident after takeoff in Hawaii. DeWeese, a member of the South Dakota Wing’s Lookout Mountain Composite Squadron in Spearfish, was...

    September 4, 2012

    NORTH CAROLINA -- Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region (NORAD) fighters will defend the skies above Charlotte during the Democratic National Convention. Air Force fighter jets will be on alert and enforcing the temporary flight restrictions over Charlotte that have been issued by the Federal Aviation Administration for...

    August 31, 2012

    PENNSYLVANIA -- Civil Air Patrol volunteers headquarted at the Hazleton Airport have a new home for their Cessna 172 aircraft. With the help of Al Roman, Greg Ziegler and Hess concrete company, the CAP built an outdoor concrete tie-down ramp. The project was completed two weeks ago and took 10...

    August 31, 2012

    SOUTH DAKOTA -- A Piedmont teen has earned the Civil Air Patrol’s highest cadet award. Maj. Gen. Timothy Reisch, adjutant general of the South Dakota Air and Army National Guard, presented Cadet Col. William Small with the General Carl A. Spaatz Award during a recent ceremony at Camp Rapid. Find...

    August 31, 2012

    OHIO -- After months of planning, members of Civil Air Patrol’s Youngstown ARS Composite Squadron came together recently for the 2012 Model Rocketry Programs, under the direction of 1st Lt. Brian Stoneburner and led by Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Emily Conroy. A total of 25 cadets, made up of area...

    August 28, 2012

    TEXAS – Denton Municipal Airport celebrated the 1 millionth recorded takeoff or landing of an aircraft Monday morning when Civil Air Patrol Lt. Col. Rick Woolfolk landed his plane at 10:50. Woolfolk made the first recorded takeoff from the airport in April 2004 when the Denton Tower was opened to...

    August 24, 2012

    FLORIDA -- Military aircraft will take to the skies today to practice their response should any planes stray into — or invade — restricted airspace during the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Fighter jets from the Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region, or NORAD, will conduct the hourlong...

    August 24, 2012

    SOUTH DAKOTA -- Members of Civil Air Patrol’s Crazy Horse Composite Squadron in Custer recently heard from Jeff Glickman, a forensic imaging specialist who gave a presentation about his involvement in the decades-old search for Amelia Earhart’s plane. Glickman was one of many other The International Group for Historic Aircraft...

    August 24, 2012

    TEXAS – One of Civil Air Patrol’s newest squadron recognized the achievements of two cadets along with officiating a charter recently at Azle High School. Azle Composite Squadron earned its charter and is now nationally recognized under public law along with 1,500 other squadrons nationwide. Besides Azle citizens, the squadron...

    August 23, 2012

    VIRGINIA -- The Air Force Association in Arlington recently announced the 2012 awards for outstanding cadets from Civil Air Patrol squadrons, ROTC detachments and Junior ROTC high school units nationwide. “Over a thousand students are rewarded for their exemplary leadership skills each year because of this program,” said David T....

    August 22, 2012

    NEW YORK -- The Eastern Air Defense Sector at Griffiss Airpark took part in an anti-terror exercise over Washington, D.C., this morning that involved several federal agencies. The exercise, conducted between 11:30 p.m. Monday and 5:30 a.m. today, involved the Federal Aviation Administration, Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Coast Guard, Joint...

    August 16, 2012

    OREGON -- After six days of searching, the decision has been made to end the active search for missing hiker Ronald Ohm, who went missing after being separated from his hiking party on Thursday evening, Aug. 9. More than 200 searchers, including aircrews from the Civil Air Patrol, dedicated approximately...

    August 14, 2012

    FLORIDA -- Sarasota's Civil Air Patrol squadron is working to spread the word of temporary flight restrictions that will be in place later this month for the Republican National Convention in Tampa. The temporary flight restrictions, or TFR, will tbe in effect from Aug. 26-30, CAP officialssay  pilots m abide...

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