The Civil Air Patrol
has signed a corporate partnership agreement with AirGator, a New
York - based aviation company. AirGator specializes in navigation
and situational awareness products for aviation, marine and public
While terms of the agreement were undisclosed, AirGator will
provide the Civil Air Patrol with financial and promotional support
in 2005 and, in return, receive the right to use the CAP name and
corporate supporter mark in the company’s advertising,
marketing and promotional programs during the year. Financial
support from AirGator will be used to fund CAP cadet programs in
2005. According to Maj. Gen. Dwight Wheless, CAP national
commander, AirGator’s financial commitment will be used in
part to reduce costs of the July 2005 CAP National Cadet
Competition in Washington, D.C. This competition is one of the
nation's most prestigious youth events each year.
produces and markets the NAVAir series of navigation and
situational awareness products to the general aviation market. The
product series includes NAVAir Moving Map and NAVAirWX with Real
Time Broadcast Weather. The products run on a wide range of
hardware including handheld computers, PDAs, tablet PCs and others.
NAVAir was awarded the KitPlanes 2004 Readers Choice Award in the
PDA-based moving map category.
“AirGator joins an impressive list of corporations who
support not only the work of our adult volunteers, but also the
activities of our cadets -- the Civil Air Patrol of the future,"
Wheless said. "For America to continue its technological dominance,
today's business and government leaders must work together to
prepare our young people for an even more complex society. We must
focus not only on their technical and academic skills, but also the
values and leadership required to use that technology wisely. We in
CAP applaud companies like AirGator who are willing to invest in
come up with a great solution for pilots who want easy-to-use
navigational equipment in the cockpit,” said Al Allenback,
CAP executive director. "Anything that improves situational
awareness for pilots is important, especially for an organization
like CAP that places such a high priority on safety.”
“CAP members deserve the thanks of all of us in the
aviation community for their commitment to homeland security and
domestic aviation," said Amir Tirosh, president of AirGator." We
are delighted to be part of the community supporting CAP in its
Civil Air Patrol, the official civilian auxiliary of the U.S.
Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with some 60,000 members
nationwide. More than 24,000 young men and women, ages 12 to 21,
are involved in CAP cadet programs. CAP cadet programs build strong
citizens through leadership training, technical education,
scholarships and career education.
CAP performs 95% of continental U.S. inland search and rescue
missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center. Its
volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and
counterdrug missions at the request of federal, state and local
agencies. CAP has been performing missions for America for more
than 60 years.