Two South Dakota CAP cadets awarded flight scholarships

Two Civil Air Patrol South Dakota Wing cadets, William Small and Silas Busch, have been selected for 2014 Wing Flight Scholarships.

Cadet Colonel Small of the Lookout Mountain Composite Squadron in Spearfish and Cadet First Lieutenant Busch of the Rushmore Composite Squadron in Rapid City will each receive a $1,000 scholarship to be used for flying instruction leading towards earning a private pilot certificate.

CAP’s Aerospace Education program emphasizing aviation, aerospace science and space exploration offers the cadets opportunities to fly in motorized and glider aircraft and in hot air balloons. Many cadets go on to earn their private pilots licenses in these aircraft in CAP-sponsored flight activities and at civilian flight schools.

The South Dakota Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, with squadrons in South Dakota in Sioux Falls, Brookings, Rapid City, Pierre, Custer and Spearfish, has approximately 300 members, six light aircraft and 17 multi-purpose vehicles. These assets are available to federal, state and county governments, emergency responders and law enforcement agencies to perform search and rescue, homeland security, disaster relief, humanitarian assistance and counter-drug missions.

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