March 21st - Tonight we had the honor of listening to retired astronaut Jim Wetherbee speak to our squadron about his life in aerospace. He has 6 shuttle flights, commanding 5 of them... the most of any American. He also talked about his career flying jets in the Navy before becoming an astronaut and making the transition to NASA
November 11th - The High Desert Squadron opened the Veterans Day Parade with a flyover in our Cessna at the beginning of the parade.
Our Cadets marching in the parade included a four-person color guard, two Cadets carrying our banner supporting Wreaths Across America, and a marching flight.
Following behind the Cadets were two of our Veteran members on foot as well as our two unit vehicles being driven by two of our Senior members.
One Senior member stood over by Starbucks to collect donations to purchase wreaths for the Wreaths Across America program. To sponsor a wreath to go on a Veteran's grave during this holiday season, go to http://bit.ly/CAPHighDesertWAA
October 1st - Major Wissing and the cadets took the Gentle Lady gliders for their maiden flights on Saturday. The cadets have spent the past several months building the Gentle Ladies at D's Hobbies. Both gliders flew great and we had no crashes!