Puerto Rico Wing, CAP Colleagues Respond to Flooding from Fiona

Puerto Rico Wing members and their CIvil Air Patrol colleagues from three other wings are responding in the air and on the ground to catastrophic flooding caused by Hurricane Fiona.Members are flying damage assessment photography missions over affected areas,...

Utah Wing’s Hess Named Next Rocky Mountain Region Commander

Col. Jason R. Hess received a surprise on his 47th birthday — a call from Maj. Gen. Edward D. Phelka, Civil Air Patrol national commander/CEO, informing him he was his choice to command CAP’s Rocky Mountain Region.Phelka appointed Hess region commander Sept. 23 after...

CAP Continues Training Aspiring Air Force Pilots

Now in its second week of training this month in Columbus, Indiana, Civil Air Patrol’s U.S. Air Force Rated Preparatory Program (AF-RPP) gives CAP instructor pilots the unique opportunity to help train active-duty officers and enlisted members aspiring to fly.“This is...

Cadet Wings In-Residence Pilots Mark Successful Summer

In triumph, World Series winners soak themselves in champagne. Super Bowl champs go to Disney World.But when aviators achieve, their reactions are a bit more understated.On Dec. 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright were too busy trying to keep warm against the...

Southwest Region’s Hudson Appointed CAP National Historian

Lt. Col. Seth D. Hudson has been appointed Civil Air Patrol’s new national historian, according to Maj. Gen. Edward D. Phelka, national commander/CEO.Hudson, an 18-year CAP veteran and Southwest Region member, succeeds Col. Frank Blazich Jr., now CAP’s national...

Operation Pulse Lift Blood Collection Mission Tops 15,000 Units

During a blood donation center event Sept. 10 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas,  a U.S. Air Force basic trainee donated the 15,000th unit of blood collected in Civil Air Patrol’s three-year Operation Pulse Lift mission. Beginning in April 2017 as a...

Silvered Wings: Curtiss-Wright 15-D Sedan

Curtiss-Wright 15-D Sedan, NC448WCapacity: FourLength: 30 feet 5 inchesMaximum speed: 135 mphCruise speed: 115 mphRange: 460 miles (60-gallon tank)Service ceiling: 16,000 feetThe Curtiss Wright model 15-D Sedan...