15 May, 2009Volume 1, Issue 1
CT Wing CommanderCol Peter K. JensenVice Commander, SquadronsLt Col Andrew S. MartekaVice Commander, ProjectsLt Col Matthew ValleauChief of Staff Lt Col Cassandra B. HutchkoPublic Affairs Officer2Lt Robert L. JohnsonAsst. Public Affairs OfficerSM Donna E. YountConnecticut WingPhone: 860-262-5847Fax: 860-262-5848eMail:firstname.lastname@example.orgWeb: ctwg.cap.govCTWG Blog:alwaysvigilant.blogspot.com
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The Official Newsletter of the Connecticut Wing, CAP-USAF
The purpose of a quarterlynewsletter is to providespecialized information to atargeted audience.
, the OfficialNewsletter of the ConnecticutWing and all its Squadrons,intends to publish as many Wingand Squadron activities aspossible.We will also include messagesof general importance to ourmembership
from CAP NatHQ
SARDOGSkicks off its first issue for 2009
Robertson Airport Open House
Take a gorgeous early springmorning, punctuate it with theexciting buzz of aircraft fromthe WW II era, some modernsport planes and even a fewsmall jets taking off or landingand you have a reallyinteresting event for thePlainville area.Saturday, the privatelyowned Robertson Airport wenton public display. The airportis known as one of the bestequipped in all of SouthernNew England and serves theneeds of both private flightand civic servingorganizations like the CivilAir Patrol.Late last year, TomassoBrothers Inc. offered theairport for sale to a combinedgroup including the Town of Plainville, the FederalAviation Administration (FAA) and the StateDepartment of Transportationas well as CAP missions of interest to our readers.
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Wing Justice!(DOT). As it exists, the airportis already a profitableoperation with the capabilityand room to expand in thefuture.The open house was a greatopportunity for the Town of Plainville and its citizens tolook over the airportsoperation and dream of whatcould be. Based on theenthusiastic number of adults
and “children of all ages”
examining the almost 100aircraft, its claim to be apositive benefit to thecommunity was being wellreceived.
The day‟s events included
aircraft rides for
local youth,numerous information boothsand static displays by aviationgroups such as the Civil AirPatrol who allowed visitors toclimb in and out of the searchand rescue (SAR) aircraft, oneof which was the very firstcivilian aircraft to flyhumanitarian aid missions overNY City after the terrorist attack of September 11
2001. Additional presenters includedLife Star helicopter, the FAA,the Town of Plainville DOT,Interstate Aviation and even theopportunity to stop and talk with
Mike Allen of WTIC‟s Traffic
Control.A CAP Cadet performs someimpromptu aerospace educationfor two young visitors.