We enjoy a proud legacy of selfless sacrifice and service to country and community that spans decades. In the late 1930s, more than 150,000 volunteers with a love for aviation argued for an organization to put their planes and flying skills to use in defense of their country. As a result, the Civil Air Patrol was born one week prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Thousands of volunteer members answered America's call to national service and sacrifice by accepting and performing critical wartime missions. Assigned to the War Department under the jurisdiction of the Army Air Corps, the contributions of Civil Air Patrol, including logging more than 500,000 flying hours, sinking two enemy submarines, and saving hundreds of crash victims during World War II, are well documented.

After the war, a thankful nation understood that Civil Air Patrol could continue providing valuable services to both local and national agencies. On July 1, 1946, President Harry Truman signed Public Law 476 incorporating Civil Air Patrol as a benevolent, nonprofit organization. On May 26, 1948, Congress passed Public Law 557 permanently establishing Civil Air Patrol as the auxiliary of the new U.S. Air Force. Three primary mission areas were set forth at that time: aerospace education, cadet programs, and emergency services. (Source: Civil Air Patrol)

27 January 2013

Cadets Take To The Sky

Cadets from Middletown Cadet Squadron took to the skies on 27 JAN 13. The cadets got to experience the thrill of flight, soaring off into the wild blue yonder. While on their Orientation Flights, each cadet gets the opportunity to conduct preflight inspections on an aircraft and handle the supersonic CAP Cessna 172/182T while in the sky (just kidding about the supersonic thing).

Below are some photos of their adventure, prior to taking to the skies !

C/Amn Bowman and C/Amn Collier
Cadets Bowman and Collier Taxiing

C/Amn Garrett Bowman

C.Amn Alek Collier

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