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National Cadet Special Activities Interviews 28 January

Jan
18

Interviews for National Cadet Special Activities will take place at Wing Headquarters on Saturday 28 January.  Staff Interviews for PA Wing Encampment, Leadership Developement and Cadet Leadership School will also take place during this time.

Sign-in will begin at 0800 with interviews commencing at 0900.  Uniform of the day is Blues,  service dress preferred.  
 
All members interviewing for NCSA slots or staff positions at Wing schools must be safety current and bring with them the following items:

  • Valid CAP membership card
  • Signed printout of CAP activity application from eServices

The Wing Cadet Advisory Council (CAC) will also meet during this time to plan the upcoming 2012 Cadet Conference and other events.  Groups and squadrons are reminded to send their respective CAC representatives and alternates.
 
A light lunch will be served at 1200.  Interviews are expected to last until 1700.
 
For more information contact Lt Col Bruce Brinker, Wing Director of Cadet Programs at ebony271@ptd.net

 

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CAP celebrates The Wright Brothers Day at Carnegie Science Center

Dec
18

Science center's flight simulators turn public into 'Top Gun' pilots

By Rick Wills, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Sunday, December 18, 2011

 
Jake Kern of Oakdale was thrilled to be flying -- albeit in a simulated Cessna 182.
"It's great. You get fly the airplane. Then you get to crash it," said Jake, 8, who used the simulators on display on Saturday in the Carnegie Science Center.
The Civil Air Patrol sponsored the event in celebration of its 70th anniversary and of the 108th anniversary of the Wright Brothers' first flight on Dec. 17, 1903.
By early afternoon, about 200 people had conducted simulated flights.
"It was a lot of fun. I've always wanted to fly. I probably just watched "Top Gun" too many times," said Matt Stewart of Pine in reference to the Tom Cruise movie about a naval aviator.
Maj. Kevin Berry, commander of the Civil Air Patrol's Squadron 712 in Butler, oversaw construction of the flight simulators to advance the unit's aerospace education mission.

Read more: Science center's flight simulators turn public into 'Top Gun' pilots - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/pittsburgh/s_772594.html#ixzz1gvRbo0wW

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