Pictured above: Picture courtesy of the Civil Air Patrol
The North Carolina Wing of The Civil Air Patrol has relocated one of their aircraft to the Statesville Regional Airport. The aircraft is located at the Iredell Composite Squadron hangar at the south end of the airport. The Iredell Composite Squadron is made up of 32 Cadets and 15 adult senior members.
Nationally, The Civil Air Patrol has one of the largest single-engine piston aircraft fleets in the world, operating 560 powered planes that fly about 100,000 hours annually in support of search and rescue, disaster relief, air defense, cadet orientation flights and Air Force-assigned missions. The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center has credited The Civil Air Patrol with 139 lives saved nationwide so far in Fiscal Year 2018.
Civil Air Patrol is America’s premier public service organization for carrying out emergency services and disaster relief missions nationwide. As the auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, CAP’s volunteers are there to search for and find the lost, provide comfort in times of disaster and work to keep the homeland safe.
The Civil Air Patrol’s cadet program transforms youth ages 12-18 years old into dynamic Americans and aerospace leaders through a curriculum that focuses on leadership, aerospace, fitness and character. Many of the nation’s astronauts, pilots, engineers and scientists first explored their careers through CAP. For more information, please contact Major Scott Powell, Squadron Commander at (704)-902-5067.
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