Hawaii Wing Provides Aerial View, Photos of Mauna Loa Eruption

The  Hawaii Wing flew a U.S. Geological Survey volcanologist over newly erupted Mauna Loa early Nov. 28 while also providing photos of lava flows and other activity stemming from the first eruption of the world’s largest active volcano since 1984. First Lt....

Emergency Managers Bestow Top Honors on CAP Trio

Civil Air Patrol members have accounted for all three individual awards from the International Association of Emergency Managers, which recognized the threesome’s roles in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, tornadoes, floods, winter storms, and other...

Silvered Wings: Aeronca C-3 (1932)

Aeronca C-3 (1932) NC12496Capacity: twoLength: 20 feet   Maximum speed: 85 mphCruise speed: 70 mphRange: 200 milesService ceiling: 14,000 feetProbably the smallest of the member-owned planes Civil Air Patrol...

From Cadet to State Emergency Official: ‘CAP Prepared Me for This’

When President Joe Biden visited New Mexico this summer to learn about the largest wildfires in the state’s history, he was briefed by a New Mexico Wing member only two years removed from his Civil Air Patrol cadet days – 1st Lt. Mark Chappell, acting director...

New CAP Leaders Participating in Commanders College

Two new Civil Air Patrol region commanders and 11 wing commanders are honing their leadership skills Nov. 7-9  at the 2022 Region and Wing Commanders College at National Headquarters at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.”It is an honor to serve as the Region...

Virginia Cadets Capture CAP High-Altitude Balloon Challenge

The Virginia Wing’s William P. Knight Composite Squadron cadet team is the champion of the 2022 Civil Patrol National Aerospace Education High-Altitude Balloon Challenge.For finishing first in the second annual competition, the team received the 2022 Col. Joe...

Silvered Wings: Cessna U-3B ‘Blue Canoe’

Cessna U-3B “Blue Canoe” N5215GCapacity: four to sixLength: 27 feetMaximum speed: 238 mphCruise speed: 180 mphRange: 900 milesService ceiling: 22,000 feetPopularly known in the U.S. Air Force as the “Blue Canoe,” the...

CAP’s Mallett Recognized with National Aerospace Education Honor

Susan Mallett, Civil Air Patrol’s aerospace/STEM education outreach coordinator, has been recognized with the National Aeronautic Association’s 2022 Frank G. Brewer Trophy, established in 1943 to honor significant contributions of enduring value to aerospace education...