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2023
January
22,
2023
| 20:14 PM America/Chicago
Cadets from the Louisiana, Missouri, Texas, and Washington wings recently earned their private pilot certificate through the Civil Air Patrol Youth Aviation Initiative's Cadet Wings program....
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January
17,
2023
| 11:33 AM America/Chicago
A longtime Civil Air Patrol member with nearly three decades of National Headquarters experience has been chosen as CAP’s new chief operating officer.The Board of Governors has named John W. Desmarais Sr., CAP’s director of operations, to the top exe...
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January
17,
2023
| 09:28 AM America/Chicago
Dr. Elizabeth Medina, Civil Air Patrol’s new chief diversity officer, strongly believes the work of diversity, education, and inclusion – DEI – “is a journey, not a destination, and if we are doing it right, we are going to be doing it the rest of ou...
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January
12,
2023
| 12:10 PM America/Chicago
Some hear it as a calling, the irresistible, undeniable tug toward a higher purpose. Still others sense “a still, small voice” to make a difference in the world, whether in their neighborhood or across the globe. No matter the term, Civil Air Patrol ...
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January
03,
2023
| 17:52 PM America/Chicago
Travel Air C-4000, NC389MCapacity: 3Length: 24 feet 6 inchesMaximum speed: 124 mphCruise speed: 105 mphRange: 630 milesService ceiling: 13,000 feetModel C-4000 was the compatible mating of the popular Travel Air biplane with the 170-hp Curtiss “Chall...
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2022
December
30,
2022
| 06:36 AM America/Chicago
Talk about a red-letter month for aviation.December, of course, marks the founding of Civil Air Patrol. The birth of powered flight occurred Dec. 17, 1903, on a frigid windswept North Carolina dune thanks to the Wright brothers. Fifty years ago marke...
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December
23,
2022
| 07:07 AM America/Chicago
For 38 years, a group of pilots in the Southwest has supported a special holiday delivery to members of the Navajo Nation, flying donated items to be distributed during the holidays. This year was different, as Navajo Christmas Airlift participants w...
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December
19,
2022
| 11:15 AM America/Chicago
Civil Air Patrol’s National Cell Phone Forensics team guided searchers Dec. 12 to a missing 72-year-old hiker who couldn’t find her way back to her car as darkness began falling in Montrose County, Colorado. The CAP team responded after the Air Force...
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December
16,
2022
| 07:37 AM America/Chicago
Lt. Col.  Carlos Zendejas, a Civil Air Patrol member since 2015 and a longtime leader in the aviation community, is the newest member of the CAP Foundation board of trustees.Zendejas said he’s “truly humbled”  to be selected as a board member. “CAP i...
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December
14,
2022
| 17:39 PM America/Chicago
Dec. 13 marked the 1,000th day of Operation Pulse Lift, Civil Air Patrol’s humanitarian blood-donation mission launched to assist the American Red Cross in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.“This mission is the largest and longest lifesaving effort i...
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December
12,
2022
| 14:45 PM America/Chicago
“Courage” is an overworked noun that lazy sportscasters and “happy talk” TV morning news anchors have beaten into submission to the point that it doesn’t effectively conjure the fortitude that wells inside some people — people like Cadet 1st Lt. Ally...
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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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