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Prince William Hosts Aircrew Prep School

July 8, 2018

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Prince William Composite Squadron of the Virginia Wing hosted the 2018 Group Three Aircrew Prep School Invitational on Saturday, July 7th, for 15 students at Dulles Aviation Inc., at the Manassas Regional Airport. The 8-hour prep school agenda was coordinated by Lt. Col. Dan Mostacciuolo. Students were able to complete their Familiarization & Preparation Courses (F&P) in Mission Scanner, Mission Observer, and Aerial Photography in preparation for the Group 1 & 3 Aircrew School held on 14 July in Lynchburg, VA. Instructors were 2d. Lt. Erik Karlson of Burke Composite Squadron for Mission Scanner, Lt. Col. Tim Day of Prince William for Mission Observer, and Lt. Col. Dan Mostacciuolo, also of Prince William, for Aerial Photography. Units represented were Herndon, Leesburg, and Prince William Composite Squadrons.

Special thanks to Dulles Aviation Inc., for their generous and continuous support of Civil Air Patrol and Prince William Composite Squadron.

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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

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