Silvered Wings: Aeronca LB

Aeronca LB NC16526Capacity: twoLength: 22 feet 6 inchesMaximum speed: 120 mphCruise speed: 105 mphRange: 500 milesService ceiling: 14,000 feetThe 1936 Aeronca L models were low-wing cabin monoplanes with seating...

On Cadet Wings: New Pilots Praise Program

Cadets from the California, Georgia, and Louisiana wings recently earned their private pilot certificate through the Civil Air Patrol Youth Aviation Initiative’s Cadet Wings program.Cadet Col. George Powell of the Georgia Wing’s Ellijay Composite Squadron is...

Photos, Videos That ‘Capture CAP’ Recognized in Contest

Photos and videos spotlighting Civil Air Patrol’s members and missions earned recognition for their creators in the inaugural Capture CAP contest, with public affairs officers and others from 11 wings cited in eight categories.The competition, covering photos...

Aerospace Education Stages 2023-2024 ACE Liftoff

Civil Air Patrol’s Aerospace Connections in Education (ACE) program took center stage Nov. 15 in central Florida as the 2023 National CAP ACE School of the Year and the National CAP ACE Teacher of the Year hosted the program liftoff for 2023-2024.Goldsboro...

Arizona Wing Pilots Fly in 39th Navajo Christmas Airlift

Five Arizona Wing pilots participated in the 39th Navajo Christmas Airlift on Nov. 10, flying donated toys, clothes, household items, and food for distribution to Navajo Nation families during the holidays.Maj. David Roden, flying the airlift for the fifth time, and...

Puerto Rico Mission Points to Potential Pre-Storm Assessments for FEMA

The Federal Emergency Management Agency request for  a 20-area aerial photo assessment of neighboring Caribbean islands came in on Tuesday — and by Thursday, Civil Air Patrol’s Puerto Rico Wing mission was underway. There was little time to waste: Hurricane...

Cadet Serves as Virginia Toys for Tots Youth Ambassador

Turns out Santa, Mrs. Claus, and all the North Pole elves aren’t necessarily the busiest people in the world during the holidays after all.Instead, one strong candidate for that distinction is Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Morgan Raymondson of the Virginia Wing’s Southside...

Endowment for New Hampshire Wing Honors Ninness, Former Commander

A comment from Col. Darin Ninness when he was only 14 explains much about his commitment to Civil Air Patrol and why people still admire him for his service all these years later.That’s how old Ninness was in 1981 when he learned about CAP and decided to join. He told...

Aerospace Education Adds 4 New STEM Kits

Nov. 8 is National STEM Day, recognizing  the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math, and their impact. Civil Air Patrol’s Aerospace Education program recently expanded its STEM Kit program to benefit CAP’s nearly 30,000 cadets and to support its...

New Commanders Hone Leadership Skills at National HQ

Seventeen of Civil Air Patrol’s newest commanders are at CAP National Headquarters this week, honing their leadership skills in the 2023 Region and Wing Commanders College.“This college is designed to provide new region and wing commanders the tools and resources...