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    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...

    August 14, 2012

    KANSAS -- A former Civil Air Patrol chaplain once called “the Flying Priest” by the late radio entertainer Paul Harvey has many stories to tell about his professional dealings with birth, death and the cycle of life. As a pilot in the late 1970s and ’80s and living in Washington...

    August 13, 2012

    OREGON -- Search and rescue crews with the Marion County Sheriff's Office have spent the last three days searching for a man reported missing near Russell Lake. Officials said Ronald Ohm, 52, became separated from a group he was hiking with on Thursday. On Saturday, two Civil Air Patrol aircrafts...

    August 13, 2012

    ARIZONA -- Unbeknownst to many, there is a small Civil Air Patrol squadron at Luke Air Force Base with the sole purpose of helping the base in unconventional ways. From helping work the Airman’s Attic to serving food to crew chiefs at the flight line feast, these volunteers donate their...

    August 9, 2012

    MARYLAND -- The Maryland Civil Air Patrol was on a mission. The target? The News 4 I-Team. Reporter Tisha Thompson was all by herself in the woods. She was supposed to be a pilot who survived a crash. Two large tarps were on the ground next to her. Folded into...

    August 9, 2012

    FLORIDA -- The Air Force Association has selected Lori Bradner, an educator at the Central Florida Aerospace Academy of Kathleen High School in Lakeland, Fla., and the founding and acting commander of the academy's Civil Air Patrol squadron, as the 27th recipient of the National Aerospace Teacher of the Year...

    August 7, 2012

    LOUISIANA -- Naval Air Station, Joint Reserve Base, New Orleans held a challenge recently for the K-12 grade students that live and go to school on the base by introducing them to the Navy STEM and S2M2 Programs. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and S2M2 for Science,...

    August 1, 2012

    NEW YORK -- More than 200 youth members of Civil Air Patrol graduated on Saturday from the New York Wing Leadership Encampment Program. The ceremony was a culmination of a week of training at Stratton Air National Guard Base in Scotia. The cadets learned about leadership, aerospace, physical fitness and...

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