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Great Lakes Region Simulated Disaster Relief Mission                                      Posted 14 March 2020 1:35 pm CST 

 Overdue Aircraft


Exercise Exercise Exercise

Civil Air Patrol’s Great Lake Region is conducting a disaster relief exercise during the first two weeks of March.   One of today’s operations simulates CAP’s ability to respond to a reported simulated overdue aircraft by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC).  Civil Air Patrol conducts over 90% of all inland search and rescue for the AFRCC and in 2019 was credited with saving over 155 lives. 


Cadet and adult volunteers from Illinois Civil Air Patrol are responding to multiple locations within the anticipated simulated air path from Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington (KBMI) Airport to Gary Chicago International Airport (KGYY)  Actual Ground and aerial search teams are coordinating efforts to locate the simulated overdue aircraft which is reported to be a silver Avion aircraft with tail number N12345.    

Civil Air Patrol encourages any media organization interested in covering these operations to contact us before visiting our command centers in Lake in the Hills IL, Indiana’s Camp Atterbury, or any other ground operation location. The Public Information team is prepared to connect reporters with CAP staff and to support stories highlighting local volunteers supporting their communities.


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