Civil Air Patrol’s Prince William Composite Squadron Participates in Women Can Fly Event

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Members of Civil Air Patrol’s Prince William Composite Squadron of Virginia Wing joined more than 20 pilots for the Women Can Fly event June 24, 2023, at the Warrenton-Fauquier Airport in Warrenton. Composed of volunteer pilots and aviation enthusiasts, Women Can Fly’s mission is to promote aviation to women of all ages.

civil air patrolWith their commitment to service and their expertise in aviation, Civil Air Patrol played a vital role ininspiring and supporting females of all ages who were eager to explore the world of flight. Approximately 156 people were given the chance to fly, some for the first time. As a Total Force partner of the U.S. Air Force, Civil Air Patrol brought their wealth of knowledge and experience to the event, ensuring that participants had access to valuable insights and guidance.During the Women Can Fly event, members of Prince William Composite Squadron engaged with more than 200 attendees, providing them with hands-on experiences and information about aviation. Byshowcasing the sheer joy and excitement of flight, they encouraged women and girls to consider flying recreationally, pursuing private pilot licenses, or even exploring career opportunities in aviation. Through their involvement, Prince William Composite Squadron members demonstrated their commitment to service and their dedication to promoting aerospace education and leadership development, aligning with their mission to contribute to the well-being of communities and inspire future generations.

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The partnership between Women Can Fly and Civil Air Patrol exemplifies the collaborative effort toempower females in aviation and expand opportunities for them to engage in the world of flight. Bycombining the resources and expertise of both organizations, they were able to create an inclusive andinspiring event that encouraged women to dream big, break barriers, and take to the skies.

About Virginia Wing

The Virginia Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, with 22 squadrons spread throughout the Commonwealth hasapproximately 1,800 members, 12 light aircraft, and 29 multi-purpose vehicles. These assets are available to federal, state and local governments, emergency responders and law enforcement agencies to perform search and rescue, homeland security, disaster relief, humanitarian assistance and counter-drug missions. For more information on the Virginia Wing, visit the wing’s website at vawg.cap.gov/ and Faceboook page at facebook.com/vawgcap.

About Civil Air Patrol

Founded in 1941 and established as the official civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force seven years later, Civil Air Patrol is chartered by Congress as a nonprofit organization for the purposes of youth development, aerospace education, and to promote general aviation. In an auxiliary role as a Total Force partner of the Air Force, CAP operates the world’s largest fleet of single-engine aircraft for search and rescue, disaster relief, training, and education. Civil Air Patrol is dedicated to serving America’s communities, saving lives, and shaping futures. Visit CAP.news or GoCivilAirPatrol.com for more information. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

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