Civil Air Patrol’s South Dakota Wing has recognized its Lincoln County Composite Squadron as Squadron of Merit for 2020. The award was announced tonight at the annual wing conference in Mitchell.
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SM Jeffrey Banks from CAP's Birchwood Composite Squadron of Eagle River, Alaska, brought his sailplane (a Silent Electro 2) for display at Rushmore Composite Squadron during a recent meeting and spoke about the sailplane program.
Civil Air Patrol in South Dakota, known as South Dakota Wing, holds its state conference on Saturday [June 12] in Mitchell.
Cadet and adult members of the Pierre Squadron were busy over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. They supported the military veterans of the Pierre Post 8 American Legion.
Members of Lincoln County Composite Squadron and Sioux Falls Composite Squadron joined the effort May 28 to place American flags on the graves of over 3500 fallen veterans buried at Hills of Rest Memorial Cemetery in Sioux Falls.
Ten Civil Air Patrol pilots and aircrew members worked on mission skills Saturday (May 22) during "Mission Pilot Ground Training" conducted by South Dakota Wing. The training was recurrency training for pilots and crew who are already qualified.
South Dakota’s milestone of 50% of the eligible population completing vaccination means ramping-up training and service programs for Civil Air Patrol in South Dakota (South Dakota Wing).
South Dakota Wing, Civil Air Patrol, played a crucial part in South Dakota Air National Guard 114th Fighter Wing aerial intercept training May 12 and 13 by playing the role of adversary aircraft flying in restricted air space. The training helped the Air Guard be ready for the possible real-world need to intercept aircraft having emergencies, violations of Temporary Flight Restriction areas, and other aerial targets.
Flight simulator software is in operation at five SDWG units and counting.
Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Captain Brandon West, of Tea, has surpassed 1,000 hours as a pilot, earning CAP’s “Senior Pilot” aeronautical rating. West learned to fly as a “cadet” in CAP’s youth program in 2013.