Maj. Stan Skrabut, inspector general for the Canandaigua Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol (and Colleges webmaster) was quoted in the story “Local Civilian patrol chapter of Air Force auxiliary trains” from the March 30 Finger Lakes Times. The Canandaigua Composite Squadron hosted training exercises March 28-30 in communications, navigation, logistics and ground search skills.
Skrabut gave background on the Civil Air Patrol, including that CAP pilots flew thousands of missions protecting America’s coastline from German U-boats and were credited with sinking two enemy submarines. The Civil Air Patrol was also the first aviation presence allowed in New York City after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, Skrabut said; Gov. George Pataki called the group out to create a visual record of the disaster site. He also talked about the patrol's cadet program.