On Wednesday, July 27th, 2 Civil Air Patrol Cadets from Japan and 4 Cadets from Canada took part in a Black Hawk ride thanks to the International Air Cadet Exchange program and the Army National Guard.
Cadets and staff were treated to an exciting flight in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter over the Susquehanna River in Northern Maryland. The flight lasted an hour and allowed the cadets to experience pre-flight and the different maneuvers that the Black Hawk is capable of.
The International Air Cadet Exchange is an annual exchange of visits by air-minded youth of the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, East Asia, and the Pacific Rim with the objective of promoting international understanding, good will, and fellowship among the youth of the world.
“Love of aviation is a universal passion for cadets that participate with the International Air Cadet Exchange and it was my pleasure to share my love of flying as well as the beauty of my hometown with cadets from Canada and Japan on Wednesday,” Cadet Lt Col Elizabeth Roberts with the Harford County Composite Squadron told us.
For 60 years, the Civil Air Patrol has performed its missions as mandated by Congress: Aerospace Education, Cadet Programs, and Emergency Services. More than 60,000 volunteers who share a love of aviation and community involvement have served in this auxiliary of the United States Air Force. Some of the more recent activities of the CAP in response to the tragic disaster of September 11 include transporting blood and supplies to New York City for the American Red Cross, air digital photography of disaster sites, communications support for state Emergency Operations Centers, monitoring airports, and air transportation for government officials.
For more information on Civil Air Patrol or the Harford County Squadron please contact Public Affairs Officer Tracy Urena at firstname.lastname@example.org.