California Wing holds Mission Air Crew school


Last updated 8/6/2021 at 1:42pm

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Participants in the Mission Air School in Southern California July 23-25, include, from left, Rob Fallone, Howard Ratzlaff and Lt. Col. Melvin Korsmo.

RIVERSIDE – For the first time since 2019, the Civil Air Patrol California Wing held an in-person Mission Air School in Southern California July 23-25 at Riverside Municipal Airport.

There were more than 100 CAP senior members and cadets that participated in making this momentous event happen. Forty-four sorties were flown in seven aircraft and four ground teams attended the three-day event.

The aircrew consists of a Mission Pilot trainee, a Mission Observer trainee, and a mentor pilot. Aircrews practiced search and rescue techniques that included air-to-g...

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