CIVIL AIR PATROL
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November 15, 2005
CIVIL AIR PATROL Practices Search and Rescue Mission Skills
Choo Choo Senior Squadron will be hosting a training mission at the
Chattanooga Airport Saturday November 19th. This mission will give all of the
Civil Air Patrol units in southeast Tennessee a chance to further sharpen their
search and rescue skills for use in actual aeronautical missions as needed.
The training on Saturday will employ all the same search techniques, aeronautical
skills, and mission technical equipment that will be utilized when needed for an
actual aerial search and rescue. Training will be conducted in two CAP aircraft as
they conduct simultaneous search maneuvers coordinated by in flight
communication with incident command teams based at the Chattanooga airport.
Civil Air Patrol is the primary National search and rescue response team for all
missing and overdue aircraft in the continental US. C.A.P. also performs various
critical aeronautical support missions for FEMA, DEA, and numerous State and
Local agencies nationwide.
P.O. Box 23701 8338 Harvest Oak Lane Chattanooga, TN 37422 423-280-2892 Fax 423-642-5978