Mt Airy Composite Squadron began it’s regularly scheduled Thursday night’s meeting with opening ceremony at Mt Airy Veterans of Foreign Wars meeting room at 6:30 p.m. This second week in December is scheduled for Aerospace education. Uniform inspection was conducted after opening ceremony and was followed by drill instruction outside.
The aerospace class was conducted by cadet 2nd Lieutenant Ashley Pitt and focused on Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Module 2. An airport runway was delineated on the carpet, using masking tape. Following a power point presentation on airport runway lights and signage, cadets were separated into groups. Each group was responsible for a different set of lights. Using tape and markers, the cadets placed colored pieces of tape on the runway. They were allowed to use their notes and Aerospace Module 2 booklet for reference. Senior member Andrew Walker, pilot, was asked to review the finished runway and contribute to the discussion. Points were given to the teams according to accuracy. The last portion of the lesson was to identify airport signs, drawn on the dry erase board, and describe their purpose.
The aerospace session was followed by a dual Change of Command ceremony. Squadron Commander Ray Buzzard and Cadet Commander Blake Scott have faithfully performed their duties to the squadron and are ready to step down. Major John Strong, Maryland Wing Group 1 Commander was present to officiate. A separate post on the event will follow.