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2022
December
06,
2022
| 16:26 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol’s Cadet Wings program is moving onward and upward at full throttle.The ceiling seems unlimited for the U.S. Air Force-funded program, which helps cadets of every gender, race, economic, or ethnic background earn their private pilot c...
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December
05,
2022
| 16:00 PM America/Chicago
Rearwin Sportster 9000-L NC18089Capacity: twoLength: 22 feet 3 inchesMaximum speed: 118 mphCruise speed: 108 mphRange: 490 mi;esService ceiling: 15,000 feetThe Rearwin Sportster models 8500 and beyond were light, high-winged cabin monoplanes with tan...
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November
29,
2022
| 10:22 AM America/Chicago
The  Hawaii Wing flew a U.S. Geological Survey volcanologist over newly erupted Mauna Loa early Nov. 28 while also providing photos of lava flows and other activity stemming from the first eruption of the world’s largest active volcano since 1984. Fi...
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November
15,
2022
| 16:56 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol members have accounted for all three individual awards from the International Association of Emergency Managers, which recognized the threesome's roles in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, tornadoes, floods, winter storms, and other...
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November
14,
2022
| 09:44 AM America/Chicago
No one looking up into the sky near Phoenix could see it happening when two F-16 fighter jets from the Western Air Defense Sector were scrambled to intercept three aircraft attempting to enter a Temporary Flight Restriction area.Visible from the grou...
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November
13,
2022
| 19:05 PM America/Chicago
Aeronca C-3 (1932) NC12496Capacity: twoLength: 20 feetMaximum speed: 85 mphCruise speed: 70 mphRange: 200 milesService ceiling: 14,000 feetProbably the smallest of the member-owned planes Civil Air Patrol flew during World War II, the 1932 Aeronca C-...
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November
08,
2022
| 19:55 PM America/Chicago
When President Joe Biden visited New Mexico this summer to learn about the largest wildfires in the state's history, he was briefed by a New Mexico Wing member only two years removed from his Civil Air Patrol cadet days – 1st Lt. Mark Chappell, actin...
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November
08,
2022
| 11:08 AM America/Chicago
Two new Civil Air Patrol region commanders and 11 wing commanders are honing their leadership skills Nov. 7-9  at the 2022 Region and Wing Commanders College at National Headquarters at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama."It is an honor to serve as the ...
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November
01,
2022
| 17:27 PM America/Chicago
The Virginia Wing’s William P. Knight Composite Squadron cadet team is the champion of the 2022 Civil Patrol National Aerospace Education High-Altitude Balloon Challenge.For finishing first in the second annual competition, the team received the 2022...
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November
01,
2022
| 12:03 PM America/Chicago
Cessna U-3B “Blue Canoe” N5215GCapacity: four to sixLength: 27 feetMaximum speed: 238 mphCruise speed: 180 mphRange: 900 milesService ceiling: 22,000 feetPopularly known in the U.S. Air Force as the “Blue Canoe,” the U-3 is the military version of th...
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October
31,
2022
| 17:40 PM America/Chicago
Cadet 1st Lt. Svetlana Ehlers of the Missouri Wing’s Platte Valley Composite Squadron is visually impaired, but she sees a bright future ahead, thanks in part to her involvement in Civil Air Patrol.Her journey is a story of overcoming a challenge, bu...
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October
25,
2022
| 16:22 PM America/Chicago
Susan Mallett, Civil Air Patrol’s aerospace/STEM education outreach coordinator, has been recognized with the National Aeronautic Association’s 2022 Frank G. Brewer Trophy, established in 1943 to honor significant contributions of enduring value to a...
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October
25,
2022
| 10:52 AM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol used every imagery tool in its high-tech emergency services toolbox for its multi-mission response to Hurricane Ian, now wrapping up.About 300 members from the Florida Wing and 23 other CAP wings participated on-site in the missions,...
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October
24,
2022
| 18:56 PM America/Chicago
Cadet Capt. Josh Cucci of the California Wing’s Saddleback Composite Squadron attends San Jose State University, studying aviation and professional flight with the goal of becoming an airline pilot in the next three years. He is pursuing instrument a...
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October
19,
2022
| 09:30 AM America/Chicago
Twin brothers in the South Carolina Wing’s Coastal Charleston Composite Squadron have been honored with Civil Air Patrol’s top cadet achievement, the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award — presented to them by another Spaatz award recipient, Maj. Gen. Edward D....
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October
18,
2022
| 17:05 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol held its 2022-2023 National CAP ACE Liftoff on Oct. 14 in Hoover, Alabama, at Bluff Park Elementary School, which was recognized as the 2022 National CAP ACE School of the Year.In addition, Bluff Park Elementary's  STEAM (science, te...
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October
13,
2022
| 08:56 AM America/Chicago
By any standard, Dana Surwill is a trailblazer.Trailblazers take risks. They put service before self. They face criticism – like the kids say, haters gonna hate.And they achieve while accomplishing something no one has ever done before.Cadet Lt. Col....
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October
06,
2022
| 20:59 PM America/Chicago
The cadets of the Spangdahlem Cadet Squadron at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, recently experienced a rare opportunity for Civil Air Patrol’s overseas members: the chance to experience flight in a glider.Thirteen cadets and five senior members met wi...
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October
04,
2022
| 20:08 PM America/Chicago
Images supplied by Civil Air Patrol’s small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) team for the Federal Emergency Management Agency resulted in the morning rescue Oct. 4 of a person trapped in a boat in a mangrove swamp in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.The ...
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October
04,
2022
| 13:40 PM America/Chicago
Cadet Capt. David Cavazos II of the Texas Wing’s Marauder Composite Squadron is the 200th cadet to earn his wings through CAP’s Cadet Wings program.He joins a pair of Texas Wing cadets, Emma Herrington and Andrew Wilson, who also earned Cadet Wing mi...
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October
03,
2022
| 11:17 AM America/Chicago
Rearwin Sportster 7000, NC18024Capacity: two Length: 22 feet 3 inches Engine: 70 hp LeBlond 5DE Maximum speed: 110 mph Cruise speed: 100 mph Range: 480 miles Service ceiling: 14,000 feetThe Rearwin Sportster 7000 was manufactured by Rearwin Airplanes...
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September
30,
2022
| 12:02 PM America/Chicago
Cadets from the Illinois, Virginia, South Dakota, and Washington wings recently earned their private pilot certificates through the Civil Air Patrol Youth Aviation Initiative's Cadet Wings program....
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September
29,
2022
| 15:57 PM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol recognizes National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15-Oct. 15, with a question-and-answer session with Bianca Vasquez, previously a cadet and now a new senior member in  the Hawaii Wing's Maui Composite Squadron.Thanks to her experi...
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September
26,
2022
| 14:52 PM America/Chicago
Puerto Rico Wing members and their CIvil Air Patrol colleagues from three other wings are responding in the air and on the ground to catastrophic flooding caused by Hurricane Fiona.Members are flying damage assessment photography missions over affect...
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September
25,
2022
| 16:15 PM America/Chicago
Col. Jason R. Hess received a surprise on his 47th birthday — a call from Maj. Gen. Edward D. Phelka, Civil Air Patrol national commander/CEO, informing him he was his choice to command CAP’s Rocky Mountain Region.Phelka appointed Hess region command...
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September
22,
2022
| 17:15 PM America/Chicago
New Cadet Col. Ian Cheshire of the Oregon Wing’s Medford Composite Squadron has followed in his two older brothers’ footsteps by achieving Civil Air Patrol’s top cadet honor, the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award.Potentially, that leaves two to go. The three...
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September
19,
2022
| 14:45 PM America/Chicago
Now in its second week of training this month in Columbus, Indiana, Civil Air Patrol’s U.S. Air Force Rated Preparatory Program (AF-RPP) gives CAP instructor pilots the unique opportunity to help train active-duty officers and enlisted members aspiri...
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September
16,
2022
| 13:48 PM America/Chicago
In triumph, World Series winners soak themselves in champagne. Super Bowl champs go to Disney World.But when aviators achieve, their reactions are a bit more understated.On Dec. 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright were too busy trying to keep warm ag...
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September
15,
2022
| 20:13 PM America/Chicago
For the young members of the Florida Wing’s 89th MacDill Aviation Cadet Squadron, Lt. Col. David Panzera brings a valuable added dimension to Civil Air Patrol activities For the young members – including one vivid lesson from his days flying in Antar...
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September
15,
2022
| 15:33 PM America/Chicago
Lt. Col. Seth D. Hudson has been appointed Civil Air Patrol’s new national historian, according to Maj. Gen. Edward D. Phelka, national commander/CEO.Hudson, an 18-year CAP veteran and Southwest Region member, succeeds Col. Frank Blazich Jr., now CAP...
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