17:04 PM

Idaho Wing, Rocky Mtn. Region Support Air Force Exercise

Civil Air Patrol members and aircraft from Idaho Wing Headquarters and the Rocky Mountain Region assisted the U.S. Air Force this week by participating in Operation Gunfighter Flag at Mountain Home, Idaho.

More than 25 Idaho Wing members and a pair of Rocky Mountain Wing personnel were involved in the training exercise. Members carefully timed each sequential takeoff as CAP aircrews took to the sky to assist the Air Force with training. Eight aircraft were flying simultaneously in a controlled airspace under the watchful eye and ears of a high bird aircrew.

When the Air Force controllers felt that they had succeeded in meeting the day’s goals, the CAP aircraft and crews returned to their base at Mountain Home Municipal Airport.