L to R above: FASF Treasurer, Alma Villezcas, longtime FASF members: Brooks Hindes and; Alan Fisher; and CAP senior officer, William Benziger, all members of the CAP Squadron NM024 out of Las Cruces, NM. Not yet in uniform is the newest CAP Squadron member at far right, John Crowson, a local full time corporate jet pilot and flight instructor. Click on the above photo to see it full size.
Alma is in training to become an airborne Scanner, then an Observer, and lastly, an operational Pilot for the CAP. Alan and Brooks are both active CAP pilots for the Squadron, which flies two Cessna 182 Skylanes on its frequent missions. The office above is adjacent to the Squadron’s large hangar at the Las Cruces Airport. Alan is a retired USAF aviator who now grows Pecans in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The three (3) principal missions of the CAP are: 1) Emergency Services (such as search and rescue of downed Aircraft occupants or lost hikers); 2) Aerospace Education; and 3) Cadet Programs (for CAP junior members aged 12 to 21). The CAP is an total force partner and an auxiliary of the United States Air Force and was formed on December 1, 1941. For more information on your Civil Air Patrol, simply click on the above photograph, which depicts one of the Cessna 182 Skylane aircraft along with three CAP members, both Senior and Cadet.