Familiar Face: Operations Director Desmarais Named Next CAP COO

A longtime Civil Air Patrol member with nearly three decades of National Headquarters experience has been chosen as CAP’s new chief operating officer.The Board of Governors has named John W. Desmarais Sr., CAP’s director of operations, to the top executive post at...

New Chief Diversity Officer Sees ‘A Journey, Not a Destination’

Dr. Elizabeth Medina, Civil Air Patrol’s new chief diversity officer, strongly believes the work of diversity, education, and inclusion – DEI – “is a journey, not a destination, and if we are doing it right, we are going to be doing it the rest of our lives.”In...

Silvered Wings: Travel Air C-4000

Travel Air C-4000, NC389MCapacity: 3Length: 24 feet 6 inchesMaximum speed: 124 mphCruise speed: 105 mphRange: 630 milesService ceiling: 13,000 feetModel C-4000 was the compatible mating of the popular Travel Air...

To the Moon, Then Mars: CAP Alumnus Helps Manage Artemis Program

Talk about a red-letter month for aviation.December, of course, marks the founding of Civil Air Patrol. The birth of powered flight occurred Dec. 17, 1903, on a frigid windswept North Carolina dune thanks to the Wright brothers. Fifty years ago marked the successful...

Aviation Leader, Washington Wing Member, Joins CAP Foundation Board

Lt. Col.  Carlos Zendejas, a Civil Air Patrol member since 2015 and a longtime leader in the aviation community, is the newest member of the CAP Foundation board of trustees.Zendejas said he’s “truly humbled”  to be selected as a board member. “CAP is a...

Operation Pulse Lift Reaches 1,000 Days, 17,416 Blood Units

Dec. 13 marked the 1,000th day of Operation Pulse Lift, Civil Air Patrol’s humanitarian blood-donation mission launched to assist the American Red Cross in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.“This mission is the largest and longest lifesaving effort in CAP’s 81-year...