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Plane crash at Red Wing

Red Wing Squadron responds to plane crash, working with the Ellsworth Fire Department, NTSB, and Red Wing Aero, we were able to get clearance to move the wreckage and clear the runway for a jet that was being brought in with min fuel for maintenance that was 50 miles out. With the jaws of life and a winch we were able to get the plane up right, and the CAP Van dragged the plane over to the owners hangar and put the plane inside. No one was hurt, but the plane i understand was beyond repair. Thanks to Mike McMurtrey and David Carlstrom that were at the airport when this happen and were able to respond immediately .

CAP member sews masks

Capt. Brenda Carlstrom from the Red Wing Composite Civil Air Patrol Squadron sewed medical masks for the 934th Airlift Wing at the Minneapolis-St Paul Air Reserve Station. The masks are made out of surgical wrapping material and can be sterilized many times in a hospital autoclave machine. The opportunity was coordinated through Grace Church, Eden Prairie and Lt Col Colleen McArthur of the Civil Air Patrol. The masks will be flown to the MN Civil Air Patrol Headquarters in Inver Grove Heights to be picked up for distribution.

First Meeting -Approved

Before attending our meetings you need to pass the check in station. The class room is now set up for only 16 people, but we can always move the class room to the hanger. If the weather is nice we try to meet outside.

Covid-19 Cleaning Day

Our CAP hanger was sterilized on May 8, 2020 and the furniture moved to 6 ft apart. Thanks to the cleaning team of Capt Brenda Carlstrom, Major David Carlstrom, Major Robert Cole , Lt Jim Leverton, and Lt Mike McMurtery.

Red Wing Field of Honor

David Carlstrom and Donald Mikita took it upon themselves to volunteer for the Memorial Day Red Wing Field of Honor with three other community members. They pounded the stakes into the ground, displayed the 150 flags and after Memorial Day rolled the flags up.