Fort McHenry/Howard Cadets Complete Second Joint O-flight Activity PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 12 September 2010 11:08

C/AB Darrell Nunley as he completes his second cadet orientation flightBALTIMORE, Md – On September 11, 2010, the Howard Composite Squadron and the Fort McHenry Composite Squadron successfully completed their second joint cadet orientation flight activity at Martin State Airport. The event included four cadet orientation rides which were flown by Captain Marty Sacks in the Maryland Wing’s Cessna-182 aircraft equipped with a G1000 “glass cockpit.”



The day began when the Fort McHenry Composite Squadron’s Cadet/Airman Basic Darrell Nunley completed his second cadet orientation flight which covered basic aircraft maneuvers in flight. Next Captain Sacks flew with the Howard Composite Squadron’s C/AB Horatio Menendez as he completed his first orientation flight, and Cadet/Senior Airman Connor Haynes who successfully completed his second flight. The event concluded when Cadet/Senior Master Sergeant Helen Zhao took the controls to complete the third powered flight syllabus – advanced flight maneuvers – which included slow flight, imminent stalls, and steep turns.


Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with 58,000 members nationwide. CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role, performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and was credited by the AFRCC with saving 72 lives in fiscal year 2009. Its volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and counter-drug missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 23,000 young people currently participating in CAP cadet programs. CAP has been performing missions for America for 68 years.


More than 1,500 members of CAP serve in Maryland. Last fiscal year wing members flew 42 search and rescue missions and were credited with 31 finds. For more information, visit


The Fort McHenry Composite Squadron meets weekly on Tuesday evenings at the William Witte Armory, 130 Mellor Avenue in Catonsville, Md. Prospective members are always welcome. For more information or directions, visit the squadron website at

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