Squadron cadets got “stick time” this week with drones. As a result, our cadets were able to experience a rapidly growing area within Civil Air Patrol. Operating small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) is now an emergency services qualification that members are able to obtain. For instance, CAP is able to quickly deploy a sUAS to support a variety of functions such as search or aerial imagery. Consequently, CAP is able to provide a more versatile service to our communities. These systems also provide great aerospace education opportunity for our cadets. These aerospace opportunities serve as a further positive experience for our cadets in addition to their orientation flights.

As the squadron closed out its meeting, we recognized two of our cadets who earned their Curry achievement. This achievement is the first in the cadet program and signifies promotion to the grade of Cadet Airman. Please congratulate C/Amn Datan and C/Amn Visor on their promotions and first steps into the cadet program!