This is a list of past events (starting 2017) to offer the viewer a broad spectrum of programs offered here:
~ 6/27 The pottery studio was having a hand building workshop. Participants worked with slabs to create bowls, mugs and plates.
~ 6/10 FAA Safety Team and the Greensboro FSDO sponsored a WINGS safety program: "Getting Personal With Your Airplane." Topics: Inoperative Equipment, and Stabilized Approaches. Participants learned how one might legally operate his/her aircraft with inoperative equipment and why it is so important to insure one always conducts a stabilized approach. Door prizes & refreshments. There also was a Master Pilot Awards ceremony to honor two former Piedmont pilots. To view further details,click here.
~ 6/6 CAP Sugar Valley Composite Squadron hosted Michael Batalia, Ph.D. presenting "The Perlan Project". ~ 5/2 CAP Sugar Valley Composite Squadron hosted a special edition of the Speaker Series. Lt Brian Mobley and Senior Member Charmane Shuping, members of the Sugar Valley Composite Squadron, joined forces to inspire and inform cadets and seniors on physical fitness and much more. The “more” aspect is the mental training and attitude as it connects with setting and achieving goals. Lt Brian Mobley, in his pursuit of excellence, has developed the ability to visualize performing physical feats successfully to accomplish goals. Lt Mobley has had life experiences, some in dire situations, that have required calling forth his training, faith, and inner strength. A little-known fact about Brian, the squadron Safety Officer, is that he is also a Highland Games athlete and an event record holder. Senior member Charmane Shuping’s life passion has been to help others. With kindness and a gentle approach she serves through physical therapy and training. Her greatest joy is to see people break through personal barriers and limitations. Shuping has taken a lead in motivating the cadets in our squadron to reach higher goals in their physical training, which is a part of the cadet program. The cadets are stepping up and displaying increased positive mental attitude and emotional toughness as they perform their physical training here-- challenging themselves and inspiring each other. Both Mobley and Shuping have what it takes to bring that message and “more” home. ~ 4/25Open House of the Sugar Valley Composite Squadron.
~ 4/1 Sugar Valley Composite Squadron hostedNC WING event "NCWG Aerospace Education Day". This AE event featured:
Virtual Reality demonstrations using the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift
Rocketry launches and competition.
Drones, drones and more drones
~3/7 CAP Sugar Valley Composite Squadron hosted Charles Willard of The Blimp Works in Statesville, who presented on “All About Blimps”. ~2/7 CAP Sugar Valley Composite Squadron hosted 1st Lt. Jack O'Connor of the Winston-Salem CAP Squadron for the monthly Speaker Series program. He talked about the importance of airborne photography in Civil Air Patrol. Speaker's bio:1st Lt O'Connor has been a CAP member since 2013. He earned his private pilot's certificate in 2012. Serving with the NCO82 Composite Squadron in Winston-Salem, Jack is the Professional Development Officer (PDO) with a Master rating in PD. He is also an Assistant Information Technology Officer. He is qualified as Mission Scanner(MS), Mission Observer(MO), and Aerial Photographer(AP). He has a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, and Masters degrees in Human Relations and Management. Jack retired after 40 years working in Information Technology, most of that time in various management roles. Jack is an active life-long learner and enjoys helping others learn as well. Jack proactively trains new CAP senior members in all three disciplines in which he is qualified - Scanner, Observer, and Photographer. He has led (or co-taught) four Aerial Photography weekend classes for CAP in his 4 years of service. Thirty-five senior members have attended these AP classes and more than half have gone on to become qualified as Aerial Photographers. Many have gone on to serve in CAP's real AP missions, taking photos after hurricanes and flooding. When asked why he joined (and stays) with CAP, he says: "I like to learn, teach, fly, and take pictures. CAP provides all of these in a supportive and fun environment".
~ 1/31 CAP Sugar Valley Composite Squadron 2017 Winter Awards Banquet. NC WING Commander, Col Jason Bailey was the keynote speaker.
~ 1/21 FAA Safety Team WINGS program "Too Cold for Comfort- Preparing for Winter Operations". Click here for more information.
~1/14 Civil Air Patrol Cadet Orientation Flights
~ 1/3 CAP Sugar Valley Composite Squadron hosted John Knall to begin the 2017 Speaker Series with the topic “The Difference between Seeing and Observing: Insights from Two Remarkable Men.” He also shared about the “Fly North Carolina Program.” John served in the US Navy as a propulsion engineer. Now retired, he is a private pilot, member of EAA chapter 1083 and AOPA.