Massachusetts Wing’s Williams Tells Cadets: Leadership Can be Messy

A gaggle of waterlogged  Civil Air Patrol cadets huddled on the hallowed ground of Gettysburg National Military Park. Hours before, rain had fallen in buckets, just as it had on the second day of the pivotal July 1863 Civil War battle.There — fittingly in soggy...

Silvered Wings: Brunner-Winkle “Bird,” BK (1929)

Brunner-Winkle “Bird,” BK (1929), NC81KCapacity: threeLength: 23 feetMaximum speed: 110 mphCruise speed: 92 mphRange: 500 milesService ceiling: 14,000 feetThe Brunner-Winkle “Bird” model B, later...

CAP National Artist Honored by Aviation Hall of Fame

In observance of National Volunteer Month, Civil Air Patrol recognizes Maj. Ron Finger, who serves as CAP’s national artist on the Marketing and Strategic Communications team. Finger, honored over the weekend by the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame, is one of 270...

Geospatial Team Helps Gauge Mississippi Tornado Impact

Eleven Civil Air Patrol members from nine wings and five regions teamed up online March 26 to evaluate damage to 5,520 structures in the wake of a deadly tornado that struck Mississippi two days earlier.The CAP members were part of the organization’s geospatial...

2023 High-Altitude Balloon Challenge Registration Opens

Civil Air Patrol’s Aerospace Education directorate is launching the third annual National High-Altitude Balloon Challenge for cadets, with team registration open through May 22.Begun as the first national cadet STEM competition in 2021, the balloon challenge involves...

Outgoing First Air Force Commander Flies with CAP

After a distinguished 35-year career in the U.S. Air Force, the first three-star general to officially fly with Civil Air Patrol is retiring.Lt. Gen. Kirk Pierce will step down March 31 from his post as commander, Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense...

Cadets Awarded 91 Scholarships Worth $155K

 Ninety-one scholarships totaling $155,000 have been awarded to Civil Air Patrol cadets from 32 wings and one overseas unit.The total includes 63 academic scholarships worth $123,500 and 28 flight scholarships worth $31,500.Cadets in the Southeast Region...