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Open Water Survival Training

Three Squadron 51 Senior Members participated in the Group 7 Water Survival Class at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base on Sunday, June 24th.  Participants were required to swim, tread, and successfully use a survival raft while dressed in flight suits and shoes.

DREX at KSMO

Over the weekend of June 23 and 24, Squadron 51 hosted a Disaster Relief Exercise at Santa Monica Airport. The training exercise base was located at the new Proteus Air Services flight school, with almost 30 seniors and cadets training for various tasks such as Mission Scanner, Mission Observer, Airborne Photography, Urban Direction Finding, Mission […]

Col Morrison Missing Man Formation

On April 14th, our Pacific Region Vice Commander, Colonel Carl Morrison, was buried with full military honors at Riverside National Cemetery. He was a retired Lieutenant Colonel for the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Vietnam.  In Civil Air Patrol, he was a member of the Fallbrook Senior Squadron 87 and helped pass legislation for […]

April Cadet O-Rides

Squadron 51 hosted another set of Cadet Orientation Rides on Saturday April 14th. A special thank you to pilots Major Art Milberger and Squadron 35’s Lieutenant Michael Freed. Together, they flew 12 sorties. With this activity, every cadet in our Squadron has completed their first flight, and over half have completed a second flight. What an […]

SQ 51 Washes the CAP Plane

Special thanks to Major Art Milberger, along with Lieutenants Peter Kalev and Peter Sardi who spent their Thursday afternoon washing our squadron’s airplane! Taking care of our Cessna shows our commitment to excellence and keeps our aircrews safe with clean windows. We appreciate their contribution to our squadron.

Mission Scanner Ground School hosted by Squadron 51

Squadron 51 hosted a Mission Scanner Ground School for two days over the weekend of Jan 20th-21st. Major Art Milberger taught the class of 14, with 4 who are now MS trainee. Most will complete their rating at the next SAREX event on Feb 10-11 at Pomona.

Orientation Flights at Santa Monica

On Jan 20th, Squadron 51 hosted Orientation Flights for Cadets at Santa Monica airport. Six cadets participated with two planes. Special thanks to Squadron 35’s Captain Michael Olson who was a 2nd pilot, and Major Charles Christian who helped enter sorties into WMIRS and kept our flights on schedule, as well as Lieutenant Christina Rivas for […]

2017 Year in Review

At our final Composite meeting of the year, Lt Michael Liu presented all of our accomplishments and achievements of the past year.   Ratings Earned: We gained 1 new Mission Pilot (Lt Simon Morton), one transfered Transport Mission Pilot (Maj Eashan Samak), 5 Mission Observers (Maj Benjamin Karabian, Lt Simon Morton, Lt Matt Saak, Maj […]

Cadets attend Drill and Ceremonies School 2017

Six Cadets from Squadron 51 attended the Drill and Ceremonies School (DCS) at the National Guard Armory in Bell, California over the weekend of Dec 8-10th. The school teaches Cadets all the drill commands and terms, PT and Manual of the Guidon.  It helps prepare Cadets for Encampment as well as local squadron drills and […]

Sq 51 at California Wing Conference 2017

Members of Squadron 51 attended the California Wing Conference in Ontario, CA over the weekend of Nov 18-19th. The conference is a great opportunity to educate ourselves, celebrate achievements and network with other members. Courses ranged from techniques and tricks of base staff, air crew and ground teams, to professional development and policies about driving […]

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