CAP Cadets Come to Sheridan to Fly

A few of the cadets at the airport Saturday. (Photo by Pat Blair)
A few of the cadets at the airport Saturday. (Photo by Pat Blair)

More than two dozen cadets with the Wyoming Civil Air Patrol made an unscheduled stop in Sheridan this weekend to gain flight experience.

The group arrived in Sheridan Friday night, and spent Saturday morning at the Big Horn Airways facilities at the Sheridan County Airport. Civil Air Patrol Lt. Col. B.J. Carlson explained what happened in an interview with Sheridan Media.

The lieutenant-colonel said the group managed at least a dozen flights before wind later in the morning made take-offs and landings hazardous. The cadets are from across the state.

She said the Civil Air Patrol tries to offer flights for cadets once a year. The cadet program is open for youth ages 12 to 18, and they graduate from the program at 21. Cadets receive training and earn ranks according to Air Force protocol.

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