Civil Air Patrol

Supporting fly-ins, CAP encourages teens to love flying

Madison, Wis. – As the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, one of Civil Air Patrol’s missions is to train teens about aerospace education, including flying a plane if they so choose.  You will often find the BDU dressed cadets helping at air shows throughout the state as they love to be around airplanes of all kinds. 

Cadets between the ages of 12-20, obtain five orientation flights for free, which often hooks them on flying.  Many a CAP teen have obtained their private pilot’s license or begin their love of flying through the organization or used the opportunity to learn more. 

Former cadet Ryan Gertgen, now enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, joined CAP because of his love of flying.  The article written in The Eagle, Dreams soar at fly-in, helps explain how the fly-ins help children dream of flying.

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