Bakersfield Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol gets updated Cessna air craft

New air craft has red, white and blue paint scheme

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - With a new red, white and blue paint scheme, the Bakersfield Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol recently took delivery of a newer Cessna air craft.

CAP, the official auxiliary of the United States Air Force is performing missions for America with local air crew members who volunteer thousands of hours annually.

The newer Cessna 182 aircraft is based at Meadows Field and equipped with special radio direction finding equipment, a camera port, and communications equipment that help in performing Emergency Service missions for CAP.

Nationally, the patrol owns and operates more than 550 planes in all 50 states as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, flying about one official mission daily, with many more training missions every week.

 

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