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)

11 July 2015

Cadets take to the Skies

On 10 JUL 15, cadets C/1st Lt Desrosiers and C/2d Lt Lierenz had the opportunity to participate in CAP's Orientation Flight program. The cadets flew out of KILG and around northern and central Delaware.

So, have you flown lately? If not, speak to your chain of command and watch for your informational emails. O'Flights are a key component to cadet recruiting and retention. Each flight revolves around a set curriculum. As you participate in more flights, the curriculum becomes more advanced. As an example, the third flight consists of slow speeds, sharp turns, and even stalls in mid-flight. How cool would that be you ask? Speak with C/2d Lt Lierenz who just completed her certificate of third flight.

CAP Cessna 172
C/1st Lt Justin Desrosiers

C/2d Lt Jessalyn Lierenz

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