The local Civil Air Patrol Cadet Squadron recently visited the Robins Air Force Base Museum of Aviation.
Members learned how to read aerial sectional maps, plotted a course to six waypoints, set compass points and airport vectors and determined the best altitudes for flight, which are all skills important in search and rescue events, one of the main missions of the Civil Air Patrol. After completing the classroom session, participants climbed into two-seat simulators to fly their flight plan as teams of navigator and pilot. The next session was flown at night, requiring more training.
The Civil Air Patrol meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the Army National Guard Armory in Gainesville. Those interested in learning more can contact Lt. Jack Marty at 770-580-5716.