Civil Air Patrol

Civil Air Patrol Kentucky Wing honored Ashland native with a Congressional Gold Medal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 10, 2019 Civil Air Patrol Kentucky Wing honored Ashland native with a Congressional Gold Medal FRANKFORT, Ky. – Civil Air Patrol Kentucky Wing honored Ashland native, Major Charles Henry Gartrell with a Congressional Gold Medal on Sunday April 7, 2019. The event was held at Boyd County Library. Several family members […]

Civil Air Patrol Pilot wins three aviation scholarships at the 2019 Women in Aviation Convention.

March 20, 2019 Civil Air Patrol Pilot wins three aviation scholarships at the 2019 Woman in Aviation Convention. Danville, KY – A Civil Air Patrol (CAP) pilot, Capt Kelly P. Wilhite, took home three monetary scholarships at the 2019 Women in Aviation International Conference. She won several awards totaling $17,500 worth of scholarships to continue […]

Civil Air Patrol Kentucky Wing receives a special aircraft

Civil Air Patrol Kentucky Wing receives a special aircraft in time for Aerospace Open House Feb 28, 2019 FRANKFORT, Ky. – What is Civil Air Patrol (CAP)? It is flying, a Cadet Program, Search and Rescue missions, and Aerospace. Kentucky Wing has nine aircraft in its fleet that are used to conduct search and rescue […]

Civil Air Patrol cadet earns his wings

February 26, 2019 Civil Air Patrol cadet earns his pilot’s license at 16 years old FRANKFORT, Ky. – Civil Air Patrol gives youth and adult the opportunity to experience flight. This experience can have a profound effect. As with many children, Ryan Hebert had a dream of becoming a pilot. He was able to take […]

Civil Air Patrol teen soars into an aviation career

February 26, 2019 Civil Air Patrol teen soars into an aviation career FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kaleb Wade joined Civil Air Patrol (CAP) at the age of 17. He was looking for a program to apply his time and help him learn about leadership, safety, and preparedness. What he actually got out of CAP, however, is […]

Civil Air Patrol begins new drone program

February 25, 2019 Civil Air Patrol begins new drone program By Maj Darrell Tade and Capt House BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Civil Air Patrol, like many other emergency response entities, has begun integrating Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS’s) or “drones” into our services.  Currently, most Wings (states) have now been assigned UAS’s and a UAS training […]

Cadet is earning her Hot Air Balloon Pilot’s License

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 20, 2019 Civil Air Patrol cadet is flying high towards a hot air balloon pilot’s license before graduating high school. By 2d Lt Michele Nordman FRANKFORT, Ky. – Cadet Second Lieutenant Taylor Nordman starts early each day, with only a hint of the morning sun above the horizon. The wind is […]

Civil Air Patrol celebrates Aerospace Day with a week of Open Houses across the state

February 10, 2019 FRANKFORT, Ky. – What is Civil Air Patrol (CAP)? It is flying, a Cadet Program, Search and Rescue missions, and Aerospace. It has been a vital part of the community since 1941. When the soldiers went overseas during World War II, Civil Air Patrol patrolled our coast in their personal aircraft protecting […]

Civil Air Patrol Kentucky Wing squadron supports Wreaths Across America

Civil Air Patrol Kentucky Wing squadron supports Wreaths Across America Dec 15, 2018 FRANKFORT, Ky. Under the Kentucky gray skies, the rain showers paused for a moment as our country’s veterans were remembered with wreaths placed on their graves. Kentucky was just one of many states that lay wreaths on the second Saturday of every […]

Civil Air Patrol cadet receives highest cadet honor

Oct 19, 2018 Civil Air Patrol prestigious Spaatz award presented by Governor Bevin FRANKFORT, Ky. On Friday, October 19th , 2018, Governor Matt Bevin presented Cadet Ryan Hebert with the General Carl A. Spaatz Award, which is Civil Air Patrol’s (CAP) highest cadet honor.  The sixteen-year-old, Cadet Hebert, is from the Walltown area of Casey […]

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