A Full Day of Flying!
Post date: Sep 15, 2016 6:07:13 PM
The weather finally cooperated and our squadron was able to complete an outstanding day of glider and powered orientation flights on Saturday, 27 August 2016! The day started early with a 2.5 hour drive to Marion Municipal Airport in Marion, Ohio. The cadets received their introductory briefing and then it was time to fly! The cadets got towed to 3,000 ft where they released from the tow plane and had the chance to fly an un-powered aircraft under the watchful eye of an experienced instructor pilot. At the same time, cadets were completing powered orientation flights in a Civil Air Patrol Cessna 182 where they got hands-on control of the aircraft. When they weren't in the air, the cadets were helping launch the glider, recording the day's operations, and having fun getting to know their fellow cadets better. A total of nine glider flights and 5 powered flights were completed before severe weather began moving into the area, forcing us to cut the day short. Cadets participating were C/1st Lt Kanning, C/SMSgt Mackall, C/MSgt Hartley, C/A1C Foust, C/A1C Kim, C/Amn McNeely, C/Amn Winston, C/AB B. Boerio, C/AB T. Boerio, C/AB E. Johnson, C/AB M. Johnson, and C/AB Nutt. Senior Excorts were Lt Col Hrinko, Capt Beatty, and Capt Hrinko. Special thanks goes out to the pilots Lt Col Yarbrough, Lt Col Flowers, Maj Moos, and 1st Lt McKenna for flying our cadets; Maj Rowe as tow pilot; Maj Mosher for coordinating the wing assets; and all others who helped make the day possible behind the scenes. It was a great day to build an appreciation of aerospace in our cadets!