Founder Drew Steketee To Remain In Advisory Role
The board of directors of the Civil Air Patrol Historical
Foundation recently elected Lt. Col. Jack Faas of The Colony, TX to
be the second executive director of the non-profit foundation
preserving and promoting CAP history.
Faas has served as CAPHF deputy director since its creation and
was instrumental in initial attempts to install a new exhibit on
Civil Air Patrol in the Air Force Museum in Dayton, OH.
CAPHF founder Drew Steketee will remain on the board and serve
as an advisor. Steketee established the Foundation in 1997 to help
preserve and protect CAP history to promote CAP's past and present
value to the nation.
The Foundation has distributed CAP memorabilia and educational
materials to thousands of CAP members, veterans and the interested
public. It has assisted restorers of veteran CAP airplanes with
accurate information and appropriate insignia, much of it
replicated and furnished by CAPHF free of charge.
During the 1990s, the Foundation also acquired the Hopper
Collection of WWII CAP photography and the Hill Collection of
artifacts for a future CAP Museum.
CAPHF created "The Museum of the Civil Air Patrol on the
Web" in 2005 under its Photo Archives Project, begun
in 2002. This interim "Internet museum" stands in for the physical
museum CAPHF hopes to build.
Faas and Steketee pioneered CAP's annual display near AeroShell
Square at EAA AirVenture, beginning with eight CAP planes spanning
WWII to the present.
Faas is the former president and CEO of North American
operations for Boosey and Hawkes, the famed British maker of
musical instruments. Previously, he was director of marketing for
Yamaha Musical Products. He now owns a sales and consulting
business based in Dallas.
Lt. Col. Faas is currently a member of Texas Wing, CAP,
following a long career in CAP's Wisconsin Wing. Among CAP veteran
aircraft displayed through CAPHF at Oshkosh and other major air
shows were Faas' Stinson 10A and Fairchild 24. Recently, CAP
selected Faas to preserve one of its last Beech T-34 Mentors for
CAPHF is CAP's official chartered organization for representing
its history. The IRS awarded the educational foundation approved
501c3 tax-exempt status in 1998, making all contributions