Cadet Chief Master Sergeant Allison Green of Halifax Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol was recently granted a scholarship to attend the Colonel Roland Butler Flight Academy in Camden, South Carolina.
Green was awarded a full scholarship to attend the week-long flight academy sponsored by the Civil Air Patrol which ran from June 29 to July 7.
She was one of 24 cadets selected from across Civil Air Patrol’s Mid-Atlantic Region who received ground training and hands on flight training for just over a week at the academy.
“I learned how to handle many different emergency procedures such as how to put out an engine fire while in flight and how to handle the plane on my own,” she said. “Learning how to maneuver the plane and how to recover from a stall will help me pass the check ride portion of earning my pilot license.”
Her father, Major Anthony B. Green, said, “Since becoming a pilot myself in 2009 I’ve hoped at least one of my girls would become a pilot, too. I’m very proud of Allison for her successful completion of this academy and to see the love for flying she has.”
Her father said, “I’m grateful for all the opportunities that CAP has to offer the cadets and the assistance programs to help make them happen. I would like to thank all CAP members involved with this powered flight academy and other CAP activities across the country helping promote aviation and our military values to the upcoming generations.”
The flight training academy is an attempt by the Civil Air Patrol to help curb the current pilot shortage.
Cadet Green currently serves as the flight commander of her fellow cadets in Halifax Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol located in Halifax County, and was awarded her pre-solo wings on Sunday at the academy.
Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force.
In this role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 aircraft, performs about 90 percent 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 80 lives annually.
CAP’s 63,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies.
In addition, CAP plays a leading role in aerospace/STEM education, and its members serve as mentors to over 26,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs.
Halifax Composite Squadron meets Tuesdays from 6:30 - 8:30pm at Halifax-Northampton Regional Airport, 700 Gregory Farm Road in Halifax and on the first Tuesdays of the month at 1620 Hamilton Street in Roanoke Rapids.
If interested in attending visit squadron website https://nc169.cap.gov/ or contact Commander, First Lieutenant Tyler L. Rozier at 252-578-7992.