CAP cadets perform orientation ride

CAP cadets perform orientation ride

Posted: Friday, December 16, 2011 12:32 pm

CAP cadets perform orientation ride | Everett-Stewart Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol

The cadets who participated in the orientation rides and the Orientation Pilot held Saturday were (front, from left), c/Airman Basic Samuel Ward of Martin; Maj. Carlos Ortiz; c/Technical Sgt. Auriel Brock of Greenfield;  and c/Airman Anthony Clark of Mayfield, Ky., (back), c/Technical Sgt.  Justin Mealer of Greenfield; c/Airman Basic Chase Sims of Union City; c/Staff Sgt. William Thralls of Union City and c/Airman Basic Mikaela Sims of Union City.

On Saturday the Everett-Stewart Composite Squadron had orientation rides for the cadet members. Maj. Carlos Ortiz of Millington was orientation ride pilot for the activity.

The following cadets who participated in the orientation rides Saturday were c/Technical Sgt. Justin Mealer of Greenfield; c/Technical Sgt. Auriel Brock of Greenfield; c/Staff Sgt. William Thralls of Union City; c/Airman Anthony Clark of Mayfield, Ky.; c/Airman Basic Mikaela Sims of Union City; c/Airman Basic Chase Sims of Union City; and c/Airman Basic Samuel Ward of Martin. Each cadet had the opportunity to ride in the front seat of a single-engine Cessna airplane with Ortiz.
The cadet orientation flight program shares the thrill of flying with cadets.
Every CAP cadet under age 18 is eligible for five flights in a powered aircraft (usually a single-engine Cessna), five flights in a glider aircraft and an unlimited number of backseat flights when conditions allow. Flying is always free to cadets. Because survey data has repeatedly shown that the number one reason youth become CAP cadets is an interest in flying, to motivate cadets they are flown regularly, a spokesperson said.

WCP 12.15.11

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