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As of 7 September 2010

Total Mission Stats
Days of operation 118 days
Total mission man-hours 20,000-plus
Personnel involved 150 members
No. of different aircraft used 54 aircraft
No. of sorties

1,007 (air)
267 (ground)

Flight hours 2,379.4 flight hours



May 11, 2011

SOUTH CAROLINA -- Florence resident David Caraway is a senior member of the Civil Air Patrol’s Florence Composite Squadron and has been active in CAP for more than 25 years. Recently, the CAP lieutenant colonel was honored with a Disaster Relief Ribbon award with “V Device” designation. The “V” designation...

November 15, 2010

ALABAMA -- Lasting more than three months, the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill response involved more than 200 aircraft — many of them Civil Air Patrol Cessnas. The CAP fleet, coupled with U.S. Coast Guard aircraft, and countless others, formed one of the largest and most intricately coordinated civil air...

October 28, 2010

MISSISSIPPI -- Civil Air Patrol’s Gulf oil spill response is featured in an article written by Alton K. Marsh of AOPA Pilot Magazine. Marsh rode with a CAP aircrew as the oil spill response was winding down in early September. Click here for an online look at his “GA Serves America”...

September 2, 2010

Members exceed 70 flights, 170 hours in air

September 1, 2010

Chaplain conducts services, advises command staff as member of Joint Forces Ministry Team

August 5, 2010

MISSISSIPPI – Kendis Gibson, a correspondent for CBS News, reports that oil is becoming harder to find along the Gulf Coast. Reporting from Ocean Springs, Miss., Gibson flew with an aircrew from CAP’s Georgia Wing, which was working last Friday along the Mississippi coast. He interviewed Lt. Col. Al Van...

July 22, 2010

Courter visits incident command center in Mobile, Ala.

July 21, 2010

TENNESSEE -- Two Murfreesboro Composite Squadron senior members -- Lt. Col. Charles W. Watson and his son, Capt. Charles E. Watson -- took part in Civil Air Patrol's reconnaissance flights along the Gulf Coast. "It was the busiest flying I've ever done," said Capt. Watson, the squadron's emergency services officer....

July 16, 2010

Southeast Region Commander Col. James Rushing, at right, is interviewed by Dawn Hobby, anchor of WALB-TV in Albany, Ga., at the Incident Command Center in Mobile, Ala., Wednesday. Photo by Capt. Phil Norris, Southeast Region ALABAMA – The Civil Air Patrol’s huge role in helping manage the coastal crisis caused by the...

June 28, 2010

3 from Hillsborough One Sr. Squadron carry out photo misson

June 28, 2010

MISSISSIPPI – Civil Air Patrol pilots from south Mississippi are helping monitor the oil along the Gulf Coast. Aircrews from the Mississippi Wing, as well as CAP's Alabama and Florida wings, have made nearly 80 flights over the spill, barrier islands, wetlands and along the shoreline -- part of their...

June 24, 2010

Aircrews providing high volume of high-quality images

June 22, 2010

Officials fill variety of roles in effort

June 16, 2010

6 from Mobile contribute to effort

June 11, 2010

FLORIDA -- A CAP aircrew from Charlotte County is flying north to the state's Panhandle to help gather vital information about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The aircrew was part of a six-hour mission this week along the shoreline of the Panhandle, capturing nearly 4,000 photos of beaches and barrier...

June 10, 2010

Huntsville, Redstone Composite foursome making  photo flights

June 9, 2010

FLORIDA -- Gov. Charlie Crist announced Tuesday that Florida is taking additional proactive measures to ensure the quick and timely discovery of oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill. Reconnaissance missions are being coordinated daily, he said, through state agencies, Civil Air Patrol and the National Guard.    

June 8, 2010

ALABAMA -- Thirty members of Civil Air Patrol's Alabama Wing took to Logan Martin Lake over the weekend to participate in a water survival training exercise made more crucial by a massive Deepwater Horizon oil spill not far away in the Gulf of Mexico. "Civil Air Patrol is constantly flying...

June 2, 2010

Marco Island Composite's Farmer, MacNeill complete 5-hour photo flight

May 28, 2010

Aircrew providing ARCHER imagery along Gulf Coast

May 27, 2010

Aircrews total 73 flights, 2,128 man-hours in 12 CAP aircraft

May 11, 2010

Aircrew inundates Dept. of Environmental Protection with nearly 2,800 images

May 6, 2010

Aircrews' 6 flights exceed 17 hrs. for state agencies

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