Indiana Civil Air Patrol to Conduct Training at Starke County Airport

The Indiana Wing of the Indiana Civil Air Patrol will be conducting a weekend search and rescue exercise at the Starke County Airport. Approximately 130 Senior, Junior and Auxiliary cadets will bivouac from Friday night until Sunday.

Eight Civil Air Patrol aircraft will be used in the exercise, which will be a staged plane crash. Col. Mark Reeves will be in charge of the training session.

Residents in the area might see not only the planes flying overhead, but see red, white and blue civil air patrol vans with soldiers in them scouring the countryside looking for an imaginary downed plane with an injured pilot and passengers inside.

Because the cadets will be sleeping in tents outside, Col. Reeves is requesting that if anyone has firewood, take to the airport to help the cadets.