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Six cadets from the Canandaigua Squadron (NY 212) got a long-awaited chance to enjoy orientation rides after months-long delays caused by weather and the COVID-19 shutdown.

”O Rides” or cadet orientation flights are an important part of the development of our Cadets, The Cadets really enjoy the opportunity to apply the practical application of the information they have been learning through their squadron’s Aerospace Education program.

Capt. Giovanni Cambareri and SM Robert Mattick, pilots from the Rochester Senior Squadrons (NY412), took Cadets: C/SSGT Colton Gracioso, Cadet Misty Jade Hall, Cadet Mason Gracioso, Cadet Evan Schreiber, Cadet Ian M Kloiber, and C/SSgt Lincoln Harrison Wolfe aloft in the squadron’s Civil Air Patrol Cessna 172 at Rochester International Airport.

After a preflight briefing, aircraft inspection, and following a CAP approved flight syllabus, Each Cadet improved their aeronautical understanding of small aircraft and each had the opportunity for hands-on learning about how to pilot a plane safely.

Oklahoma Cadets Gain New Perspective

by 1st Lt. Tiara Sweeney, CAP

Altus, Okla (September 13, 2021) – Colonel Aaron Oliver, Civil Air Patrol’s wing commander for Oklahoma, set forth a goal of 100 cadet orientation flights completed within his first 60 days of office, making cadet airtime a priority within the wing. Just over one month later the wing topped that goal with a group of flights taking the total to 102.

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Civil Air Patrol Flight Event Makes Youth Soar

by 1st Lt Brooke Erikson, CAP

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla (August 17, 2021) – Civil Air Patrol pilots and operations staff from across the state united together at two launch locations, Prague Municipal Airport and Pryor’s Mid-America Industrial Airport, to help provide cadets their first orientation flight experiences. Combined both locations hosted over 50 members at the event, which yielded 63 flights in total.

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CAP Remembers Inspiring Pioneer in Aviation on National Aviation Day

by Capt. Brandon Lunsford, CAP, Oklahoma Wing

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla (August 19, 2021) – A. Scott Crossfield was born Oct. 2, 1921, in Berkeley, California. He took his first flight at age 6 in an oil company airplane, an experience that hooked him on aviation for life. He began flying lessons at 12, in return for delivering newspapers at the Wilmington airport. By the time he graduated from high school, he had resolved to emulate such famous test pilots as Jimmy Doolittle and Boeing’s Eddie Allen.

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New Civil Air Patrol Leadership Sets Lofty Goal

by Capt. Brandon Lunsford, CAP, Oklahoma Wing

CAMP GRUBER, Okla. (July 25, 2021) – “We are stronger together,” Civil Air Patrol’s Col. Aaron Oliver stated to a packed room of members. Oliver took command of the Oklahoma Wing less than a week ago and has already raised aspiration levels.

“One hundred orientation flights in 60 days,” Oliver stated from a podium at the wing’s annual conference. “It won’t be easy, but I believe our passion for this program will bring us to do great things.”

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Remembering His Roots: Civil Air Patrol’s Incoming Commander Continues Work with Cadets

by Capt. Brandon Lunsford, CAP, Oklahoma Wing

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (July 24, 2021) – Civil Air Patrol’s Oklahoma Wing celebrated its annual conference and awards banquet the weekend of July 17, as members from around the country came together with Oklahoma’s own to sharpen their skills with training and to honor the wing’s accomplishments.

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Civil Air Patrol Youth Learn Leadership and Aerospace at Summer Encampment

by Capt. Brandon Lunsford, CAP, Oklahoma Wing

CAMP GRUBER, Okla. (July 25, 2021) – Civil Air Patrol adult and cadet members from around the country descended upon Camp Gruber, an Oklahoma Army National Guard training facility in Muskogee, Oklahoma July 24 2021. Over 120 members are in attendance at the wing’s eight-day annual training encampment.

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Flight Academy Inspires Airborne Dreams For Youth

by Capt. Brandon Lunsford, CAP, Oklahoma Wing

SHAWNEE, Okla. (June 20, 2021) – The Civil Air Patrol’s Oklahoma Wing will host 20+ students from around the country, including Hawaii for its Powered Flight Academy located in Shawnee, Oklahoma, announced Col. David Roberts, the Oklahoma wing commander. The event is part of a network of CAP National Flight Academies aimed at inspiring teens age 16-years and older to obtain their aviation private pilot certificate.

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