CAP Cadets Volunteer At Museum

Last Saturday night the Pima Air & Space Museum hosted Night Wings, a special nighttime event where the museum, which normally closes at 5pm, was open until 9pm. During this event CAP cadets volunteered to operate booths with fun activities for kids, with things like astronaut ice cream tastings, paper airplane flying, and coloring.


The museum displays a Stinson L-5B Sentinel aircraft which was used by a Civil Air Patrol squadron in the late 1950’s. This particular aircraft was originally assigned to the 8th Air Force in England in November 1944. During WWII the Sentinel planes were typically used as aerial ambulances or for missions such as carrying supplies, reconnaissance, or forward air control. In May 1956 this aircraft was assigned to the Arizona Wing of Civil Air Patrol.

CAP Stinson L-5B Sentinel from the 1950’s
CAP display at the Pima Air & Space Museum


The Tucson Composite Squadron set up an informational booth and had the chance to share information about opportunities for both adults and youth.

Twelve cadets showed up for this event. Squadron 304 was represented by C/1st Lt Jacob Kottraba.

Cadets prepare information booth at Pima Air Night Wings
Cadets sharing astronaut ice cream at Pima Air Night Wings

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