Recently four cadets participated in their first orientation flight through the Sumner County Civil Air Patrol program. The cadet orientation flight program shares with cadets the thrill of flying. Civil Air Patrol allows Cadets under 18 the opportunity to participate in five powered orientation flights with licensed Civil Air Patrol pilot in one of our program’s Cessna 182 or 172 aircraft. In this same program, Cadets have opportunities to fly in a non-powered glider aircraft with an instructor from time to time as well.
The Squadron recently promoted C/1stLt Juliana Terry to Cadet Commander. C/1st Lt Terry joined Civil Air Patrol in July 2013 and stayed on track with her promotions to achieve officer status in July of 2015. Through her dedication, she has displayed strong leadership skills which made her an ideal candidate to take command of the squadron.
The Civil Air Patrol is the auxiliary of the United States Air Force, whose primary areas of focus are aerospace education, cadet programs and emergency services. In addition, members also have opportunities to participate in other activities and competitions that include but are not limited to: color/honor guard, cyber patriot, cadet encampments, professional development training for senior members, search and rescue training/missions and, of course, flying. For anyone interested in learning more about this program, please contact the Recruiting and Retention Officer Tracy Loftis at 615-957-3031.