Aero Linx: Colorado Pilots Association
Colorado Pilots Association was incorporated as a Colorado Nonprofit Corporation in 1972. It is a statewide organization of over 700 members dedicated to making Colorado a better, safer, and more desirable place to fly. Objectives of the organization are to promote aviation and flying safety, to protect the rights of pilots, and to be of assistance to the general public in aviation matters. Most organizational activities are administered from central offices located in the Denver area. Officers of the association are elected by the membership at an annual meeting in November of each year. The officers and appointed committee chairpersons make up the Board of Directors that govern
IFR Military Training Routes
Routes used by the Department of Defense and associated Reserve and Air Guard units for the purpose of conducting low-altitude navigation and tactical training in both IFR and VFR weather conditions below 10,000 feet MSL at airspeeds in excess of 250 knots IAS.
“The capability of CAP aircrews gave members of the UAV team their first-ever opportunity to fly their UAV in support of the brigade exercise that are part of operational training and evaluation prior to deployment... The FAA requires UAVs operating outside of restricted airspace to be within line of sight of observers on the ground and/or in an aircraft,” said O’Connor. “Due to the size of the training area, the Army needed aerial observation. CAP was a cost-effective option for the Army.”
Source: CAP’s Maj. William O’Connor, in details emerging as CAP's Colorado Wing recently wrapped up a new Civil Air Patrol mission involving support for the U.S. Army’s unmanned aerial vehic