Mankato Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol

Cadet Callie Fransen Takes Flight PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 02 May 2007 20:50

... with the Iowa Air National Guard aboard a KC-135 Refueling Aircraft.

Sunday, May 6th, 2007 was a good day for flying for some cadets from Southern Minnesota and Iowa. Local Mankato Composite Squadron Cadet Callie Fransen was able to tag along for the ride. KC-135 Orientation Flights out of Sioux Falls, South Dakota took ten Minnesota CAP members aloft to assist in refueling F-16's. A second KC-135 full of cadets from joined them in the air.

Cadet Fransen was able to enter the refueling pod and watch as the boom operator and F-16 pilot skillfully brought the two aircraft together. Later, Cadet Fransen was able to enter the flight deck to see the aircrew fly the aircraft.

Military Orientation flights are normally a rare occurrence, but Mankato Composite Squadron plans to send 10 cadets up at the end of the May to experience the C-130. Contact your flight staff for details!
Last Updated ( Friday, 02 May 2008 13:54 )

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