Search-and-rescue cadets get new wings, Spanish Fork wing of Civil Air Patrol adds new Cessna

  • Source: St. George News
  • Published: 11/25/2019 12:00 AM

The Civil Air Patrol’s Utah Wing is sporting a new single-engine Cessna that will be used to train upcoming cadets pursuing their pilot’s license. The brand-new single-engine Cessna 182 was flown by a test pilot from the plant in Kansas to Orem last month, and is now stationed at the Civil Air Patrol’s Utah Wing hangar in Spanish Fork. The aircraft was purchased with funding from the U.S. Air Force and is now the ninth aircraft in the fleet, Maj. Lance Helsten, Utah Wing Director of Operations, told St. George News. “The aircraft go wherever they are needed,” he said, adding it will be used by a new cadet class Civil Air Patrol’s primary functions include aerospace education, cadet programs and emergency services.


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