Starbase cadets participate in UH-60 Black Hawk training

UH-60 Black Hawk training

Starbase cadets participate in Black Hawk training exercise with Army National Guard

A joint Black Hawk training mission, consisting of 35 Civil Air Patrol Starbase (CAP) and Grove Composite Squadron cadets, embarked Tuesday, Mar. 21, on UH-60 Black Hawk flights. These flights, hosted by the 244th and 245th Aviation Battalions of the Oklahoma Army National Guard, aimed to educate cadets on the real-life application of UH-60 Black Hawk training. Cadet leadership was tasked with creating mock mission objectives, complete with PowerPoint presentations, to brief the squadron’s cadets.

UH-60 Black Hawk training
UH-60 Black Hawk training
UH-60 Black Hawk training

“Our goal was to give these cadets a taste of what to expect in an actual military briefing and setting,” said Capt. Daniel Thompson, U.S. Army Reserve. “With guidance, cadet staff delivered their own briefing consisting of mission intent, concept of operation and emergency contingency planning.”

Thompson serves in the U.S. Army Reserve and the Civil Air Patrol as a captain. Thompson joined the CAP as a cadet in 2001 and eventually transitioned into the senior - or adult - officer ranks. He currently serves in the U.S. Army Reserve as a company commander for the 549th Military Intelligence Battalion. Thompson is responsible for the command, control, training, administration, operations, logistics and combat readiness for his company.

UH-60 Black Hawk training
UH-60 Black Hawk training

Cadet Aidan Magill (14, right) sitting with Cadet Lydia Groves (13, left) enjoying the view.

“It made me consider becoming a helicopter pilot,” added 14-year-old cadet Aidan Magill. “Overall it was a great experience that I will always remember.”

The Aerospace Education mission of the Civil Air Patrol provides aviation related education and educational activities for members and school classrooms, including formal, graded courses about all aspects of aviation, consisting of flight physics, dynamics, history and application. Courses covering the space program, new technologies and advances in aviation and space exploration are also available. There are several programs for CAP pilots to improve their flying skills and earn Federal Aviation Administration ratings.

The U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center reports on its website that the primary mission of the UH-60 helicopter is that of tactical transport of troops, medical evacuation, cargo and reconnaissance within the capabilities of the helicopter.

UH-60 Black Hawk training
UH-60 Black Hawk training
UH-60 Black Hawk training
UH-60 Black Hawk training
UH-60 Black Hawk training
UH-60 Black Hawk training
UH-60 Black Hawk training
UH-60 Black Hawk training
UH-60 Black Hawk training
UH-60 Black Hawk training
UH-60 Black Hawk training
UH-60 Black Hawk training

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Aerospace Education
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There are several Emergency Services areas that the Civil Air Patrol covers. The principal categories include Search and Rescue (SAR) missions, Disaster Relief, Humanitarian Services, and Air Force Support. Others, such as Homeland Security and Counter-drug Operations, are becoming increasingly important.

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