Q&A: Flying with Cadet Wings

New flyers from  the California, Michigan and Texas wings recently earned their private pilot certificates through the Civil Air Patrol Youth Aviation Initiative’s Cadet Wings program, bringing the total number of new cadet pilots completing the...

High-Altitude Balloon Challenge Experiments Launched, Recovered

More than 100 Civil Air Patrol cadet teams’ scientific experiments soared skyward Aug. 13 in north central Indiana for Civil Air Patrol’s second High-Altitude Balloon Challenge.Participating cadets designed experiments for launching to the stratosphere in...

Board of Governors Gains Two New Members

A rising U.S. Air Force general and one of the nation’s aerospace industry leaders are the newest members of Civil Air Patrol’s Board of Governors.The 11-member Board of Governors is CAP’s top governing body. It consists of four Air Force appointees, three members...

National Geospatial Team Helping Assess Kentucky Flood Impact

More than 50 members from 27 wings as well as an overseas squadron in Japan have been helping electronically assess damage from flash flooding two weeks ago in eastern Kentucky.The Civil Air Patrol members are part of the online National CAP Geospatial Team — senior...

Spaatz Sisters: Massachusetts Siblings Earn Highest Cadet Honor

The Massachusetts Wing’s latest recipients of Civil Air Patrol’s top cadet achievement, the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award, have more than that honor in common.Cadet Cols. Leah and Sarah Vigevani are sisters. The two Bridgewater State University Composite Squadron members...

Alabama Cadets Place 2nd in National Drone Competition

The Alabama Wing’s Redstone Composite Squadron team has done it again, and then some, in the Academy of Model Aeronautics’ UAS4STEM competition — not only advancing to the national championships for the second straight year but also improving last year’s...

6 for 6 — Advanced Flight Academy Cadets Achieve 100% Success Rate

All six cadets attending the CAP in-residence Advanced Flight Training Academy in Columbus, Indiana, in July completed their Federal Aviation Administration check rides — earning their private pilot certificates and becoming the 164th-169th cadets to graduate from the...

CAP Pilots Flying Over Flooded East Kentucky

Civil Air Patrol aircrews from Kentucky and Tennessee continue to take to the skies to assist the Kentucky National Guard and Kentucky Emergency Management with search and rescue operations because of the extreme flooding in eastern Kentucky.Aircrews have been...