Civil Air Patrol

Update:  8/12/2014 – We just received another picture from the flight I took on August 4th with Civil Air Patrol. Check out the Pre-flight, pre-taxi picture at the end.

August 4th is a day I shall remember for a long time. For the first time ever, I flew in a very small plane. It  was a Cessna, a plane used by the Civil Air Patrol. It was a beautiful day to be out and about and aloft. Our flight included flying over four of the smaller or reliever airports in the Metro area. The pilot, Lt. Colonel Kevin Dunlevy did a great job of providing an incredibly smooth ride. Since this was my first time in a small plane, I wasn’t quite sure that was possible.

I am a legislative member of the Civil Air Patrol and after the flight I attended the monthly Wing meeting in the Terminal at Fleming Field.

The CAP Mission Statement is “Supporting America’s communities with emergency response, diverse aviation and ground services, youth development, and promotion of air, space and cyber power.”

This is a volunteer organization that operates as the United States Air Force Auxiliary. Membership is open to those 12 years and up.

This organization has a long history of providing service to our communities and we are very fortunate to have so many people committed to making sure that the legacy continues.

Preflight tail assembly

Checking the tail assembly (“Empannage”)

Preflight flaps

Checking the flaps

Preflight engine

Checking the engine

New Picture

Preparing to taxi

Preparing to taxi


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