Civil Air Patrol Gets New T206H
Feb 12, 2021
The Tahoe Truckee Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is based at KTRK and recently took delivery of a brand-new 2020 turbocharged Cessna T206H with all the latest radio gear and G-1000 NXi avionics. The aircraft is configured to seat four, with a large cargo double door on the co-pilot side of the plane.
The CAP flies missions for the US Air Force, typically performing Search and Rescue operations and also supports aeronautical missions as needed for the DEA, BLM, the US Forest Service, the Water Master, Homeland Security and Law Enforcement.
Lt. Col Ken Aronson says "CAP is part of the US Air Force’s “Total Force” and has 3 missions: Emergency Services using aircraft, Aerospace Education and Cadet Programs for youth ages 12-18. We proudly wear the Air Force uniform and rank. We normally fly with a crew of three – Pilot, Mission Observer and Scanner. The Pilot flies the plane, the Mission Observer operates the radio, navigates, and scans out the right window, and the Scanner sits in the rear seat and scans and takes photos out the left rear window.
Come join us. All our aircraft are maintained by the US Air Force. When we are not on a mission, we train for a mission."
For more information about the CAP or any of its programs:
Call - Lt Col Ken Aronson at 530-587-8806 or Maj Pat McDonough at 530-582-0864
Visit CAP's website at - https://tahoetruckee.cap.gov/
Visit Cessna's website at - https://cessna.txtav.com/en/piston/cessna-turbo-stationair-hd