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Prince William Cadet earns his Solo Wings

July 8, 2018

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Cadet Senior Master Sergeant Nick Villafan of Prince William Composite Squadron of the Virginia Wing, was selected to attend the National Flight Academy, a National Special Cadet Activity, hosted by the Middle East Region at Fort Pickett located outside of Blackstone, VA, from June 30th through July 8th.

Cadet Villafan was the first student to fly solo of his group on Thursday morning, July 5th. Civil Air Patrol, Auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, provided the opportunity for Cadet Villafan to earn his solo wings, being one step closer to reaching his childhood dream of earning his private pilot's license.

Cadet Villafan serves as the Great Start Academy Flight Sergeant. Special thanks to all the senior members and pilots supporting the National Flight Academy. Congratulations to Cadet Villafan! We are very proud of you. Keep reaching for the Stars!


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Civil Air Patrol is the longtime auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and as such is a valued member of its Total Force. In its auxiliary role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 single-engine aircraft and 1,944 small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS). It performs about 90% of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 82 lives annually. CAP’s 60,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. Operating as a nonprofit organization, CAP also plays a leading role in STEM/aerospace education, and its members serve as mentors to about 25,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs. Visit www.CAP.News or for more information.

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Lt. Col. Kimberly Frady, Assistant Public Affairs Officer


Photo credit to National Flight Academy Staff

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