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Spring 2019 Volunteer Posted for Online Reading, Downloading

The spring 2019 issue of CAP’s biannual magazine, Civil Air Patrol Volunteer, is now available online, featuring a cover and associated stories from CAP's 2019 Legislative Day in Washington, D.C., as well as coverage of the organization's efforts to promote youth aviation.

The issue takes a look at the first Cadet Wings graduate, Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Emma Herrington of the Texas Wing, and the program that's helping CAP cadets get their private pilot certificates, as well as another program in which four CAP cadets will get to attend summer in-residence flight school at Purdue University.

Other highlights include

  • A feature about former world champion parachutist Cheryl Stearns, who now flies with CAP and helps stoke North Carolina cadets’ passion for flying.
  • Roundups of CAP’s responses to hurricanes Florence and Michael, which also contains an in-depth look at a new camera system that provides interactive 3-D images of storm damage.
  • Examinations of unusual missions in the Pacific Region – a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Alaska and volcano eruptions in Hawaii.
  • A look at CAP’s small Unmanned Aerial Systems program, which has already made the organization the largest operator of sUAS in the U.S.
  • A feature on a new CAP squadron, based on a reservation in Arizona, that honors heroic Navajo Code Talkers.
  • A summary of CAP’s role in pregame preparations for Super Bowl LIII, which included both air and ground crews from the Georgia and South Carolina wings.
  • A feature on National Capital Wing Cadet 1st Lt. Haseeb Khan, who created the nonprofit AquaEffort to provide clean water to underprivileged communities abroad.

The online version of the issue also includes four short- to medium-length videos on pages 7, 16, 28 and 55, viewable by clicking the gray arrow button on each page.

The first video, on page 7, is a C-SPAN excerpt from remarks by U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein about how Civil Air Patrol is helping the Air Force identify and train young flyers to rebuild the nation’s pilot ranks. The second video, on page 16, features Jacksonville, Florida, TV reporter and CAP 2nd Lt. Jeff Valin, who traveled to the Florida Panhandle with an aircrew from his squadron in the wake of Hurricane Michael. The third video, on page 28, is a fun look at CAP’s 10-year-old ACE program, now impacting more than 50,000 K-6 students a year. The last video, on page 55, takes a quick look at Super Bowl aircraft intercept training from the point of view of South Carolina Wing pilot Maj. Bayne Selby.