CLEARWATER - On January 27, the Civil Air Patrol Florida Wing Group 8 squadrons will be hosting orientation flights for its Civil Air Patrol cadet members at the Clearwater Air Park (1000 N. Hercules Ave., Clearwater). Weather permitting, the activity will commence at 9 a.m. and will continue into the early afternoon.
The Civil Air Patrol has a youth program that is available to any young person between the ages of 12 through 21. The Civil Air Patrol is an auxiliary to the United States Air Force, and the Cadet Program is designed to teach and familiarize today's young persons with the opportunities available in aviation as well as the new technologies that are developing as a result of today's dawning space age!
There are over 25,000 cadet members of the Civil Air Patrol here in the United States. It is a voluntary program that young people may choose to join. More information about the CAP Cadet program is available on the Civil Air Patrol Web site at www.CAP.gov.
The FlyDay mentioned above is structured to reinforce the aviation and aerospace training that is offered on the ground at the regular weekly Air Patrol meetings. These FlyDay events are held bimonthly at Clearwater Airpark.
Any interested people are welcome to attend this flying activity; however, the actual flights are restricted to current CAP Cadet Members in uniform. Members of the public who choose to attend this activity will be asked to contact one of the Civil Air Patrol adult members in attendance at the event. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have about its organization.
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