The General Billy Mitchell Award is the second Milestone in the cadet program and marks the completion of Phase II, the Leadership Phase. To earn the Billy Mitchell Award and the grade of Cadet Second Lieutenant, a cadet must complete the promotion eligibility requirements. C/2nd Lt Moss has passed two comprehensive exams covering leadership theory and aerospace topics, completed the Cadet Physical Fitness Test, gone to an Encampment and met specific leadership expectations.
Within Civil Air Patrol, Mitchell Award winners are eligible for scholarships, Cadet Officer School and Civic Leadership Academy. Any cadet who has earned this award, and who later enters CAP’s Senior Member program, is eligible for immediate promotion to CAP Second Lieutenant at age 21. Cadets who receive the Billy Mitchell Award are also eligible for advanced placement to the grade of E-3 (Airman First Class) should they choose to enter the US Air Force.
Only 15% of Civil Air Patrol cadets will obtain the General Billy Mitchell Award. Be sure to congratulate him on his achievement!
The Lebanon Composite Squadron cadets travelled to Hartness Airport in Springfield, VT on April 22 to receive training in glider flight. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate and they were unable to go up in the glider, but they did receive instruction on safety, ground handling of gliders, doing a preflight inspection of a glider, how getting in and out of a glider and an introduction to the tow aircraft.
Cadets get a safety briefing from Col. Dale Hardy
Cadets get a lesson from Maj Paulo Costa on how gliders fly.
Maj Paulo Costa shows the cadets how to preflight a glider.
Capt John Largent sits in the glider.
Cadet Dominic Movizzo sits in the glider.
Cadet Luke Ouellette sits in the glider.
Cadet Adam Scheller sits in the glider.
Cadet Nick Brock sits in the glider.
Cadet Aizak Ouellette sits in the glider.
Maj Paulo Costa shows cadets how to hold the glider wing when guiding the glider on the runway
Cadet Nick Brock practices signals with the mirror cadet.
The cadets are introduced to the tow aircraft.
Then some cadets were decided to go for more of a challenge