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National Conference Awards

Arizona Wing Commander Col. Rob PInckard accepted awards at the 2023 National Conference recognizing the wing as the Southwest Region leader in Aerospace Education, Homeland Defense/Homeland Security, and Search and Rescue. Capt. Brett Russo was honored as Aerospace Education Officer of the Year, while Lt. Col. Ron Marks received the Frank G. Brewer Award (Senior Member Category) for his AE-related accomplishments.

Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Training

Civil Air Patrol operates a growing fleet of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS), commonly called drones, with more than 2,250 aircraft. CAP’s sUAS fleet can be used in poor weather conditions or situations and locations where it might be impractical or unsafe to operate manned aircraft. 

Finishing the Obstacle Course at Encampment

Camaraderie + teamwork = building blocks of Civil Air Patrol's cadet program. Arizona Wing hosts a summer encampment for cadets each year at Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista.

Air-to-ground video capabilities

Civil Air Patrol uses a range of airborne advanced technologies for operational missions, including the ability to send live video from CAP aircraft to search and rescue teams on the ground.

Civil Air Patrol airplanes

The Arizona Wing has 16 single-engine airplanes and one glider assigned for use in search and rescue, cadet orientation flights, and other missions.

Orientation Flights

All CAP cadets are eligible for five orientation flights that introduce aviation principles and offer hands-on experience flying a CAP airplane.

CAP exhibit at CAF

See an exhibit about Civil Air Patrol's history at the Commemorative Air Force Museum in Mesa, Arizona.

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