Civil Air Patrol

National Weather Service Chicago Requests Illinois Wing

The National Weather Service Chicago, requested aerial damage assessment photographs from the Civil Air Patrol, Illinois Wing. The damage areas are in the following counties, Bureau, LaSalle, Grundy and Livingston. The Civil Air Patrol Aerial Photo crew flying in a Gippsland GA-8, airplane, consists of Mission Pilot, Capt Gary Brown, Mission Observer, Capt Donald Johnson […]

CAP Conducts Field Training Exercise at Pere Marquette

By: Capt. Greg Hoffeditz Scott AFB, Ill. – Sloshing through the mud, up gullies and down ravines, seventeen senior members and cadets of Civil Air Patrol’s Illinois wing’s Group 1, traversed the wooded terrain of Pere Marquette State Park in search of missing persons and simulated downed aircraft as part of their emergency services training […]

Beware of Ransomware!

Ransomware is a quickly growing trend that could cost you hundreds of dollars. What is ransomware?  Ransomware is malware that gives a hacker access to your computer.  Once they have access they will encrypt the contents of your hard drive which will deny you access to your own computer.  Victims of this cybercrime have only two […]

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Marion 172 gets new Paint

Marion IL 29 Mar 2016.  N98381, the CAP 172 stationed at the KMWA in Marion was picked up from the paint shop today.  This was the last of the Illinois fleet of aircraft to have an old paint scheme.  The paint was faded and the interior was in need of repairs.  Thanks to our first […]

Colonel Scherer Meets With State Senator Bivins

Dixon, Ill. – Illinois Wing commander, Col. Jerry Scherer, recently met with Illinois State Senator Tim Bivins at his office in Dixon, Ill. to discuss Civil Air Patrol and the Illinois Wing. The senator had knowledge of CAP from the 1970’s when one of his classmates was a member. Col. Scherer made sure he was […]

CAP Members Converge on Capitol Hill

By: Capt. Greg Hoffeditz Washington D.C. – Over 100 Civil Air Patrol members from around the nation converged on Capitol Hill February 25th for the annual CAP Legislative Day event. The purpose of Legislative Day is twofold. First is to bring CAP’s mission capabilities and services to the attention of the U.S. Senators and Representatives […]


Illinois adds a Gippsland GA8 to the Fleet.

On 29 January, Lt Cols Long and Templeton along with Captain Rakic flew to Ann Arbor Michigan to pick up a Gippsland GA8 Airvan for the Illinois Wing.  In exchange for this aircraft Michigan Wing took possession of a Cessna 182.  The aircraft swap was a win win for both Wings.  Michigan will add a […]

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Illinois Wing Expands Operational Capability with New Aircraft

Illinois Wing Expands Operational Capability with New Aircraft By: CAP Capt. Greg Hoffeditz, IL Wing PAO DuPage, Ill. – Civil Air Patrol’s Illinois Wing, along with the Kentucky, Missouri and Wisconsin wings, added a new aircraft to its fleet this week straight from the Cessna factory in Kansas. The Cessna 172, a Nav III glass […]

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Civil Air Patrol Cell Phone Forensics Help Locate Missing Plane

Civil Air Patrol Cell Phone Forensics Help Locate Missing Plane By: CAP Capt. Greg Hoffeditz, IL Wing PAO Eddyville, Ill. – Over 70 Civil Air Patrol personnel from Illinois and Kentucky joined the Pope County (IL) Sheriff’s department, Illinois State Police, U.S. Forestry Service, and Pope County Emergency Management Agency personnel in a day long […]

Illinois Wing Scores a Successful during it’s 2015 Air Force Evaluated Mission!

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