den Hoed Earns Wings on CAP Scholarship
Civil Air Patrol (CAP) cadet Keon den Hoed is the 224th CAP youth member to earn his private pilot's wings under CAP's Cadet Wings flight scholarship program. Den Hoed, 18, is a Cadet Lieutenant Colonel in Sioux Falls Composite Squadron. The total value of den Hoed's scholarship from CAP is $13,300.
"Cadet Wings has done more than given me a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," said den Hoed." It has been the ride by which I was able to achieve one of the biggest accomplishments in my life, and it has equipped me with a major stepping stone to my future career. I am so grateful to have been a partaker in this program."
Cadet Wings is a merit-based flight scholarship funded by the United States Air Force and other funding partners, such as the Ray Foundation, to develop tomorrow's aerospace leaders. Cadets complete their training at a local flight school, or with CAP flight instructors using a CAP Cessna 172 aircraft.
The next aviation steps for den Hoed will be formal "on-boarding" to become a regular Civil Air Patrol pilot in Cessna 172s, training for the G-1000 glass cockpit used in many CAP aircraft, and the high-power endorsement for CAP's Cessna 182s.