Civil Air Patrol

Oshkosh Squadron remains active in aerospace

Flight Simulators has been working on flight planning. Cadet 2nd Lt Casey Owen taught the class how to use plotters and E6B’s when working with aeronautical sectional maps. He also described the different levels and types of airspace outlined on the maps and how they apply when planning a flight. The class ran a number of practice scenarios using the E6B to gain experience. Cadets then moved on to flying their routes in the Simulators. They had to take off, fly a route and land at another airport.
Elastic launch gliders continued to focus on rebuilding their gliders and working on trim flights. Cadets reached 14 second flight times by the end of the night.
The Voyagers after school program started it’s RC section today. We have a few of our friends from the local RC Club helping Major Miller with this program. We have 10 very motivated students. Today they went over the basic physics of flight and introduced the RC training equipment and software.
This weekend at the Boyceville Science Olympiad Tournament, the Eau Claire Composite is sponsoring a trial event called “TIME TO FLY” – Capt. Mike Scott and Capt Jack Owen wrote the questions for this test. The event presents common science and math concepts that student pilots face. We also included a number of navigation questions using the Green Bay sectional. This tournament will have 95 teams from 6 different states. We hope to see the event gain popularity to become a Wisconsin State event next year.
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