Civil Air Patrol Honored For Relief Efforts | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 03.30.15

Airborne 03.31.15

Airborne 04.01.15

Airborne 03.26.15

Airborne 03.27.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 03.30.15

Airborne 03.31.15

Airborne 04.01.15

Airborne 03.26.15

Airborne 03.27.15

 

Fri, Sep 22, 2006

Civil Air Patrol Honored For Relief Efforts

All-Volunteer Group Receives Summit Award

If you think volunteerism is all-but-dead in the US... we offer the following proof to the contrary.

The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) -- an all volunteer aviation auxiliary of the US Air Force -- was honored Wednesday with the prestigious Summit Award. This is the highest award given by the American Society of Association Executives, and the Center for Association Leadership. The Civil Air Patrol is one of six winners selected from 250 nominees.

"This award truly speaks to who we are and what we are all about as a volunteer organization," CAP commander Major General Antonio Pineda said. "I am delighted that this story is being told and honored in such a prestigious way."

CAP earned the award through its extraordinary efforts on the Gulf Coast in the aftermath of hurricanes Rita and Katrina. First, it established a 24/7 command post coordinating crews and search teams with local and federal agencies. That post then oversaw 1734 CAP members in four states, where they kept aircraft, communication equipment, and other supplies prepped and ready for deployment.

In all, Civil Air Patrol pilots flew more than 1850 hours during recovery operations. As reported by Aero-News, they provided invaluable aerial photos of the disaster area for rescue agencies.

When not needed for aircraft support duties, ground personnel went door-to-door surveying over 4200 homes -- searching for trapped victims.

Overall, CAP estimates its volunteers gave 35,495 hours of their time to help hurricane victims. The Civil Air Patrol has more than 58,000 members including 27,000 cadets ages 12 to 21. It boasts the world's largest fleet of single-engine, piston aircraft, and provides 95-percent of our nation’s inland search and rescue services.

The service averages 100 lives saved every year. "Well done, everyone" doesn't begin to say it...

FMI: www.cap.gov

Advertisement

More News

04.01.15 Special: New Apple Watch May Eliminate Medical Exams For Airline Pilots

Combining The Capabilities Of Apple Technology And ADS-B Out May Replace Airline Pilot Medicals, But There Could Be A Catch ANN's April 1 "April Fool" Special Edition As the Pilots>[...]

04.01.15 Special: Inhofe -- Media Reporting On Aviation Should Be Knowledgeable

Proposes Legislation To Have Journalists Pass A Basic Written Exam ANN’s April 1 “April Fools” Special Edition Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) has proposed legislatio>[...]

04.01.15 Special: Regional Airline Looks To Undocumented Immigrants

Carrier Says Americans Unwilling To Take The Jobs At What It Can Afford To Pay ANN’s April 1 “April Fool” Edition It may just be the tip of the iceberg, but Repub>[...]

04.01.15 Special: Roscosmos Sues Boeing, SpaceX

Tries To Prevent Launches From Returning To American Soil The Russian Space Agency Roscosmos has filed a lawsuit in a Russian court against Boeing and SpaceX, saying the two U.S. c>[...]

Airborne 04.01.15: April 1st Special Episode!, David Bowie In Space, New TBirds!

Also: Inhofe Demands Media Aero-Accountability, "Super Duper" Cub, RANS' Exclusive WalMart Deal, Obama To Keep Air Force One, Cessna Bringing Back Bamboo Bomber Pop-star legend, Da>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC