SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The Civil Air Patrol’s California Wing have been tasked to help ensure the safety and security of the airspace around Super Bowl 50, slated for Feb. 7.
To help train Air Force fighter aircrews and maintain their proficiency, Civil Air Patrol will fly its Cessna airplanes into “restricted airspace” to simulate a trespassing aircraft while Air Force jet crews practice intercept techniques. The Air Force pilots fly alongside the CAP plane, make radio contact and guide it out of the restricted airspace. [Read more…]
The Florida Wing’s Spartans started the New Year in grand style, winning the 2015 National Cadet Competition and the Air Force Chief of Staff Sweepstakes Award Trophy that goes to the top Civil Air Patrol cadet team.
The 2015 competition was held Dec. 30-Jan. 1 in front of special guests that included senior U.S. Air Force and CAP personnel. [Read more…]
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The pilot of a small plane that smashed into a building in downtown Anchorage on Tuesday was not authorized to fly the aircraft used in volunteer search-and-rescue missions, Civil Air Patrol authorities said.
According to a report from NBCNews.com, Doug Demarest, 42, of Anchorage, died when the Cessna 172 clipped an office building and slammed into a commercial building.
The plane belongs to the Civil Air Patrol. Demarest joined the patrol in 2010.
COLUMBIA, South Carolina — Civil Air Patrol pilots photographing the flood damage in South Carolina began using a new tool in their emergency response arsenal — a Garmin Virb camera system that attaches to their planes’ wing strut. The cameras capture ground images directly below, which allows officials to make much faster use of the images. [Read more…]