By Capt. Stephen Staska (CAP)
Delta Force Squadron PAO
It was a beautiful, sunny day on Saturday when Civil Air Patrol (CAP) pilots Col. Dick Holder and Maj. Lon Kelly came to Delta with their sleek, white Schleicher glider. Coming from the Eielson CAP unit, they brought their glider and tow plane down to give orientation rides to the cadets of our new ‘Delta Force’ CAP squadron located in the hanger at Allen Army Airfield, Fort Greely.
Finally, when all preparations were complete, they started launching the cadets into the sky. For most, it was there first time in a glider and they were excited to say the least. Each cadet got about 25 minutes soaring in the skies above Delta enjoying the spectacular view and listening to the air as it slipped over the canopy. There were a lot of smiling faces coming out of the cockpit at the end of their rides.
Glider and powered aircraft orientation rides are part of the overall flight training program the CAP makes available to our cadets. It is the mission of the CAP to inspire and teach our young members through aerospace education and training. Please contact Capt. Stephen Staska at 895-2055 for more information.