Members of the Florida Wing and their counterparts in other Civil Air Patrol wings along the Atlantic Coast are busy preparing for the impact and potential aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, a Category 3 storm expected to make landfall in the Bahamas on Thursday, Oct. 6, and skirt the Florida coastline on Friday, Oct. 7. [Read more…]
GREENVILLE, S.C. — Greenville Composite Squadron (CAP), the local unit of the Civil Air Patrol, is hosting an open house on Saturday, May 28, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the squadron headquarters adjacent to the Greenville Downtown Airport (KGMU) South Ramp, 11 Airport Road Extension in Greenville. [Read more…]
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…]