On Wednesday evening, June 5, Lt Col Jim Pearson, commander of the Finger Lakes Group, Civil Air Patrol in an awards ceremony presented Major Stan Skrabut with the Civil Air patrol Aerospace Excellence Award “for outstanding achievement in promoting aerospace education in Civil Air Patrol.”
This award originated from Civil Air Patrol's National Headquarters in recognition for the self-study materials that Major Skrabut developed.
These study materials are used by Civil Air Patrol and secondary education students on a national level.
The Civil Air Patrol is the volunteer, civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force, and was formed December 1, 1941, as an emergency measure to make civil aviation aircraft and pilots available to the national defense effort.
Today, the Civil Air Patrol conducts search missions for missing aircraft, provides emergency disaster relief in conjunction with other relief organizations, and encourages and fosters civil aviation in local communities through adult and youth education programs.
There are more than 2,600 Civil Air Patrol members in New York. For more information about CAP membership contact Stan Skrabut at 781-3390.