By Lt. Col. Juan Tinnirello, CAP
Public Information Officer
Amelia Earhart Senior Squadron 188California Wing
|Lt Col Juan Tinnirello|
|Members of the 99'ers and CAP|
Lt. Col. Tinnirello's presentation included a brief history of the beginning of CAP back in December 1941 as well as its participation during WWII. The current membership of 60,000 seniors and cadets includes 8,000 aircrews and 32,000 emergency responders trained to FEMA standard. CAP also operates one the largest fleet of single-engine piston aircraft in the world, with 550 planes that fly more than 100,000 hours annually. It also has a fleet of 950 emergency services vehicles for training and mission support.
|Maj Noel Luneau and a 99's member|
During the presentation, the participants asked several questions to clarify or request more information. The members from squadron 188 assisted by adding details of their particular specialties.
The presentation concluded by 20:00 hrs. and Lt. Col. Tinnirello invited all the participants to visit the CAP hanger to see the brand new Cessna 182 and it G1000 avionics suite.
Everyone was delighted to see the plane and took turns sitting in the completely lighted cockpit to enjoy the big screen display.
|A 99's member sits in the Cessna|