Archive for June, 2022

America’s Civil Air Patrol Enters Its Ninth Decade of Service

  Civil Air Patrol Poster The United States’ Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is an organization tasked with diverse responsibilities. Although search and rescue (from the air and from the ground) takes a highly visible role, aviation training and humanitarian missions are also part of the equation that defines the CAP. Although this congressionally chartered, non-profit […]

Reading World War II Weekend 2022

The 31st Anniversary of Reading WW II Weekend was welcomed with bright sun and warm weather; it was a perfect weekend for this popular air show and WW 2 military re-enactment. The three-day event began on Friday, June 3, and ended Sunday afternoon. “The attendance this year was close to a record, the crowd estimates […]

The Great State of Texas Airshow 2022

As they say in the Southwest, everything is bigger in Texas, including its airshows. After a five-year hiatus, the Great State of Texas Airshow returned to Joint Base San Antonio – Randolph (JBSA-Randolph) on April 23-24, 2022. It is apparent from the turnout of over half a million spectators that the community missed it. The […]

Looking Back – My Fort Drum Familiarization Trip

Around the beginning of the new Millennium – that being 2000 to 2003 I believe, a familiarization program for FAA air traffic controllers was organized to observe Army and Air National Guard aviation operations at Fort Drum, New York. North of a Utica to Syracuse line on a map, there are multiple Military Operating Areas […]