Red Wing has an ELT Find and observed Plane Crash

July 2, 2018

While a cadet was taking flying lessons, the instructor and cadet heard a ELT signal, they reported it and latter in the day Red Wing Squadron was requested to find it.

While the ground team was on the taxiway at Red Wing Airport, they witness an airplane in distress, and crash. The team provided assistance to the pilot, medical rescue, and law enforcement. They resumed the search for the ELT, upon discovery it was determined that the ELT had be going off for 3 days.

The crew return to the crash site and after the NTSB released the plane crash, they helped move the plane parts to a hanger for safe keeping.

Stanton becomes new squadron

On May 22, 2018

New Stanton Squadron

Several Senior members and cadets participated in the establishment of the Stanton Civil Air Patrol Squadron, a very rare event in the Civil Air Patrol as only a couple squadron are established in the United States a year. Stanton was started as a flight of Red Wing. After some discussion we were in support of a flight at Stanton Airfield because there is not enough youth getting involve in aviation, and area youth wanted a CAP cadet squadron program. Stanton Airfield was an Army Air Corp Cadet Training Facility during WWII, and a CAP Cadet Squadron would add to the nostalgia. The two squadrons built some lasting friendships. At the monthly commanders call in June, Stanton flight was identified as one of the fastest squadron in the region, with that Red Wing Leadership has been helpful with the fast growth. I would like to thank Lt Col Don Mikitta and Major Bob Cole for their efforts to support Stanton.