rom the fabric-covered aircraft of the
1940s to sophisticated Cessna
172s, 182s and turbocharged 206s, Civil Air
fleet of aircraft has undergone a
radical evolution over 75 years.
we received the Air
leftovers. Today, Congress provides
funding to procure state-of-the-art new
It has evolved to
become one of
aircraft, fresh from the said Gary
Schneider, director of logistics and mission
resources at CAP National Headquarters.
aircraft are equipped with Garmin
G1000 avionics suites that will rival any
in the aircraft industry. fleet
is safer, much more reliable and easier
By Sheila Pursglove
Since Cessna 172s are more cost-effective to operate, they are
often used for cadet orientation flights and cadet pilot training.
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