Donated Headsets Will Be used For Cadet Flight Familiarization
Program, Distributed To Florida CAP Squadrons
The Florida Wing of Civil Air Patrol (FL CAP) formally
recognized aviation headset manufacturer Sennheiser earlier this
month for the donation of a range of aviation headsets valued at
approximately $20,000. The headsets, which will be put into
rotation by FL CAP's flight familiarization program, will be used
by more than 1,800 cadets pursuing careers in aviation and
distributed to Civil Air Patrol squadrons throughout Florida.
Sennheiser's David Dunlop With FL CAP
With more than 3,800 members, the Florida Wing is the largest
CAP wing and the third most active. During the last year, the Wing
has seen its cadet count increase by more than 10 percent to
roughly 1,860. The new headsets play an important role in equipping
FL CAP's student outreach program.
In addition to the cadet program, Civil Air Patrol's missions
include emergency services and aviation education. Since 1941,
volunteer airmen of CAP - the U.S. Air Force's volunteer, civilian
auxiliary - have performed search-and-rescue, civil defense and
homeland security tasks.
Col. Chris Moersch, the Florida Wing commander, commented: "I
certainly want to thank Sennheiser for their support of our Cadet
Orientation Program. Their contribution not only
significantly contributes to our program, it also demonstrates
their commitment to both general aviation and our nation's
Lt. Col. Arnie Glauser, who coordinated the Sennheiser
presentation, added: "We met Sennheiser's David Dunlap last year,
and we discussed the CAP and our student outreach program, and I
told him how we continually encourage cadets to consider a career
in aviation. I also mentioned that we are often unable to provide
each cadet with his or her own headset during flight. Sennheiser
rose to the occasion and generously donated equipment to help cover
"It is an honor to be associated with and recognized by the FL
CAP," said David Dunlap, Sennheiser Aviation. "By making a donation
such as this, we are able to express both our support for the FL
CAP and the critical role it plays, as well as our passion and
expertise in aviation headset technology. We hope to see many more
cadets enroll in programs such as this."
Sennheiser donated a range of headset models including the HMEC
356, HMDC 372, HME 105 and HMEC 355-C.