|About Mankato Composite Squadron|
Emergency ServicesWhether it is in the air, in the city, or in the wilderness, the expert aircrews and ground teams of Mankato Composite Squadron's are comprised of skilled Search and Rescue professionals ready to help save lives. CAP is tasked by the United States Air Force to execute 95% of all inland Search and Rescue missions in the county. Mankato Composite Squadron is experienced with mission persons, missing aircraft, disaster relief, aerial imaging, and communications.
Aerospace EducationMankato Composite Squadron supports aerospace education through internal training programs, providing materials and training to local educators, and even sending its own volunteers into the classroom. By using fun activities like model rocket launches, CAP members help educate the public about the science involved in aerospace endeavors.
Cadets in Mankato Composite Squadron enjoy authentic leadership opportunities, formal training on management, and powerful mentorship. Cadets participate in exciting activities locally and throughout the state and country, such as the Minnesota Flight Academy, Hawk Mountain Search & Rescue School, AF Space Command Familiarization Course, and Cadet Officer School. Mankato cadets are trained to be the cornerstone of our ground search and rescue capability.
As a composite squadron, Mankato has both adult and youth members:
> Adults - 33
> Youth - 21
> Total - 54
CAP Search & Rescue Aircraft
Cessna C-172 Skyhawk
Several Cessna C-172's on the ground at the Minnesota Flight Academy hosted at Mankato Regional Airport.
Gippsland GA-8 Airvan
The GA-8 assigned to Minnesota Wing on the ground with a St. Paul Squadron member.
A 15 passenger extended van provides transportation and a communications platform to the squadron. In FY07, the squadron put 8,000 miles on its van in support of its Emergency Services, Cadet Programs, and Aerospace Education missions.
The squadron enjoys broad community support with meeting space at Mankato Regional Airport, and MSgt Van's Northern Commander Post.
|Last Updated ( Monday, 30 January 2012 14:46 )|