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    May 15, 2012

    MICHIGAN -- Civil Air Patrol Maj. Steve Tupper, in this “Exploring Aviation” quest for the AOPA Pilot blog “Let’s Go Flying,” pursues a glider rating. Tupper, a member of the Michigan Wing’s Oakland Composite Squadron and the wing’s legal officer, is a private pilot, host of the Airspeed podcast (www.airspeedonline.com),...

    May 15, 2012

    OHIO -- Members of Civil Air Patrol’s Grand Lake Flight – a local force of cadets 12 to 21 years old – took the helms of airplanes on Saturday in Montezuma and practiced turns, climbs and descends. Capt. Joseph Mosher, an orientation flight officer, and other FAA-licensed pilots with CAP’s...

    May 14, 2012

    FLORIDA -- Civil Air Patrol Cadet 1st Lt. Hunter Ward of the Florida Wing’s Tyndall-Panama Composite Squadron has been nominated by CAP as the 2011 Southeast Region Cadet of the Year. The son of Lt. Col. Robert Ward, 325th Fighter Wing chaplain, began his service in the Civil Air Patrol in...

    May 14, 2012

    GEORGIA -- Civil Air Patrol members from CAP's Georgia Wing kept their eyes on the sky as planes came in from a pair of situation exercises Saturday morning at Gainesville Municipal Airport. The two events, both called SAREX for search-and-rescue exercise, included a simulation of a missing person in the...

    May 14, 2012

    MARYLAND -- Maj. Mark A. Piersall, commander of the Maryland Wing’s Frederick Composite Squadron, recently was asked five questions about Civil Air Patrol. Piersall's responses were published in the local newspaper, the Frederick News-Post.  

    May 10, 2012

    ARIZONA -- Maricopa County sheriff’s deputies and the Civil Air Patrol are searching a remote area of the desert for a missing California man who has Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes. Dennis Elkins, 64, called deputies on Monday, saying he was lost near the White Tank Mountains. The cell phone signal was...

    May 10, 2012

    HAWAII -- Two weeks after Civil Air Patrol's Maui Composite Squadron took top honors at an annual state awards banquet, its commander, Lt. Col. Randal Leval, was recognized as Outstanding Member of the Year for the Pacific Region, which is made up of western states. Hawaii Wing Commander Col. Roger...

    May 10, 2012

    TENNESSEE -- First Lt. Larry Stewart, who serves as the Tennessee Wing’s Group 2 public affairs officer, gave this firsthand account of a recent weekend search and rescue exercise attended by more than 30 Civil Air Patrol cadets at Hamilton Bay State Park. In all, 49 cadets and adult members...

    May 7, 2012

    WISCONSIN -- Helen Keller Elementary School students now know what it’s like to maneuver planes and direct air traffic at Austin Straubel International Airport in Ashwaubenon. About 27 fifth-graders from the Green Bay school visited the airport on Friday as part of a Civil Air Patrol career exploration program. The...

    May 7, 2012

    GEORGIA -- Calhoun is home to an aerospace education center, and is looking for young people to send into the air. Civil Air Patrol's Calhoun Composite Squadron, located on the premises of the Tom B. David Airport, will continue to develop the next generation’s cadets, thanks to CAP’s Georgia Wing, which...

    May 7, 2012

    WISCONSIN -- Civil Air Patrol cadets in La Crosse received a big honor over weekend -- the 2011 Wisconsin Wing Squadron of Merit award. It's given to the group that has the greatest cadet growth, most participation and the most cadets moving up in rank in the past year. The...

    May 4, 2012

    NORTH CAROLINA -- A flying nun and a Blue Angel, heaven bound. Sister Annunciata Wentz stuffed her ankle-length white habit into a flight suit, put a helmet over her black veil, walked onto the Marine base tarmac and up the ladder of a Blue Angels two-seat F/A-18B Hornet and moments...

    May 4, 2012

    WASHINGTON -- A female senior from Kennedy High School in Burien, who lives in White Center and is a cadet in Civil Air Patrol, has been appointed to West Point, the United States Military Academy. Natalie Budner beat the odds as women make up just 17 percent of enrollment there. Find...

    May 4, 2012

    NEW YORK -- Max Rogovin wants to fly fighter jets for the U.S. Navy. He is pursuing that goal as a member of the Civil Air Patrol and soon will continue as a participant in the U.S. Naval Academy's Summer Seminar. Rogovin, a junior at White Plains High School and...

    May 3, 2012

    NEBRASKA -- Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Charles Lane of Tuskegee Airmen fame will be honored Saturday for his 70 years of service. Lane is a member of Civil Air Patrol's Nebraska Wing and will be honored Saturday at the wing's annual conference in Norfolk.  

    May 3, 2012

    MICHIGAN -- Searchers continue to hold out hope that a 19-year-old fisherman, who went missing on Mott Lake in Genesee County Tuesday night, will be found. The Genesee County Sheriff's Dive Team was in the water Wednesday, and the Michigan Wing of Civil Air Patrol put a plane in the...

    May 3, 2012

    CONNECTICUT -- Every Monday evening at Markham Airport, volunteers train to protect and serve the citizens of the greater Meriden area. They are members of the Silver City Cadet Squadron of Civil Air Patrol, now celebrating its 20th anniversary.   

    May 2, 2012

    COLORADO -- Cadets from Civil Air Patrol’s Colorado Springs Cadet Squadron, known as “the Wolfpack,” are featured in this KRDO-TV report on CyberPatriot – The National High School Cyber Defense Competition. In March, the Wolfpack competed in CyberPatriot’s national competition and won the top spot, bringing home the Commander-in-Chief's Cup....

    May 2, 2012

    TEXAS -- Cadets from Civil Air Patrol’s Texoma Composite Squadron in Denison participated in a model rocket launching activity at North Texas Regional Airport in the second phase of CAP’s three-level Model Rocketry Program. The activity provided the cadets with a hands-on demonstration of scientific principles, and the opportunity to...

    May 1, 2012

    NORTH CAROLINA -- Alamance County police and emergency service personnel gathered en masse at 7:30 a.m. Saturday to search for Debra “Dianne” Sellars, who’s been missing for over a week. Capt. Steve Smith of the Burlington Police Department said 114 people from the Burlington, Elon University, Gibsonville, Graham and Elon...

    May 1, 2012

    OHIO -- Dylan Consbruck of Symmes Township was by no means the only pilot who asked the Blue Ash City Council to help save the Blue Ash Airport April 26, but he was certainly the youngest. The 17-year-old Sycamore High School sophomore, dressed in his Civil Air Patrol cadet program...

    May 1, 2012

    FLORIDA -- After coming together to join hands and link arms, about 200 volunteers from local churches and organizations, including Civil Air Patrol, fanned out across Indian River County on Saturday for the fourth annual Day of Service. The idea of a Day of Service was started by the Church...

    April 30, 2012

    SOUTH CAROLINA -- On Saturday, the U.S. Air Force evaluated the mission readiness of the South Carolina Wing of the Civil Air Patrol at Florence Regional Airport. The wing’s Florence squadron played host to the exercise, which was centered on a line of storms that passed through the Eastern Carolinas...

    April 30, 2012

    NEW YORK -- Rescue crews in Glenville learned the skills needed to deal with a plane crash. Members of the Civil Air Patrol spent their Saturday responding to a simulated crash. They had to locate the wreckage, then coordinate a rescue effort. The drill was designed to teach cadets things...

    April 30, 2012

    NORTH CAROLINA -- For those who noticed that there seemed to be more aircraft in the sky Saturday, the explanation is simple — the First-Ever Mount Airy Airport Fly-In was in progress. The event was considered a success even though the weather was colder than expected and a cloudy sky...

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