2016 Squadron Awards Banquet
Saturday, December 17th, 2016, the squadron held it's annual awards
banquet at Wildwood Country Club. Here are some photos from the
festivities at this year's awards dinner. We had a good crowd despite the
tornado warnings, severe weather warnings, heavy rain etc.. The food was
delicious and the club was very nice. A running presentation was shown on
a screen depicting the highlights of the squadron's activities of the past
year. A number of awards and certificates were also presented to the
various members who earned them. To see what went on, click on the image
Squadron Member Participates
In FlugTag Louisville
A KY-214 squadron member participated in
the recent Louisville FlugTag. Zachary
Watts (Zach pictured as Col.
Sanders) was a member of the
Kentucky Flying Colonels team.
Here are some photos Zach
supplied of this team and their
"aircraft." To see more of what
went on at FlugTag follow the
links below. (photos courtesy of
or to see the actual flight view
First Flight with
Here are some photos from
the first flight of two new airmen in the Bowman Field Senior Squadron. The
flight took place on Thursday, July 7, 2016 out of Bowman Field. Brandi Boucher-Fabel
and John Wallace took Major
Hal Frary up on his offer to fly along with him on a proficiency flight. It
appears that everyone enjoyed the flight, including Hal. (photos courtesy of
Brandi Boucher-Fabel and LTC Bill Hayes).
2015 Squadron Awards Banquet
Saturday, March 12th, 2016, the squadron held the annual Awards Dinner. This year's
banquet was held at the University Club on the campus of the University of
Louisville. The banquet was held very late this time due to inclimate weather
earlier this year which caused the event to be postponed. Squadron commander,
Major Hal Frary was the emcee for the event. The dinner was served buffet style.
Both current Kentucky Wing Commander, James Huggins and incoming wing commander
Major David Kantor were in attendance as well as members of their respective
staffs. A variety of awards and ribbons were handed out to deserving squadron
members. To see more click on the photo above left.
2014 Squadron Awards Banquet
On Tuesday, December 16th, the squadron held it's "sort of"
annual Christmas Party/Awards Dinner. This year's rendition was held at
Captain's Quarters on River Road. Twenty four people signed up to attend and
showed up. Squadron CO, Capt. Rick Billingsley was the MC for the event. A
variety of awards and ribbons were handed out to deserving squadron members. To
see more of what went on, click on the photo at left.
2014 Squadron Pizza Party
Members of the KY214 Squadron had a pizza party on Tuesday,
January 28th. This party had been delayed twice by inclement weather but
everyone persevered and we all had a great time! Fourteen people turned out for
the party along with two visitors. To see more of what went on, click on the
photo at left.
Two Hot Thunderbird Rides
Party 2010 (a bit late!)
The Annual 2010 Squadron Christmas party was held on Friday,
January 7th, 2011 at John E's Restaurant in beautiful downtown Buechel,
Kentucky. The turnout for the party was about half of what was expected.
However, everyone that did attend seemed to have a good time. The food and
company were both excellent. Bad weather and illness also played a part in the
reduced numbers.....maybe. To see a bit more of what went on at the party click
on the picture at left. Hopefully, with more advanced planning next year the
event will return to normal.
The Way We Were.......
Want to see some of the aircraft that the Kentucky Wing used
to fly back in the 1970s and 80s? Back then it was not all Cessna 172s and 182s.
There was a variety of aircraft both new and old and from a variety of
manufacturers. Also, back then, Civil Air Patrol got a lot of their aircraft as
military surplus. There also was not a lot of emphasis on a standardized paint
scheme many wearing a normal civilian paint job. To find out more click on the
C-172 at left and be transported back in time.
As usual, the KY214 Squadron had a bang up Christmas party.
This year's soiree was held at Limestone, the site of the 2008 party. Since we
had a great experience there last year, it was decided to rerun. Ken Ulrich did
the logistics to get the squadron our own private room where we could celebrate
at will. Normally, we hold the Christmas Party at the conclusion of the Winter
SAREX, but with the economic crunch affecting government spending as well as
individuals and businesses, the SAREX will not be funded this year.
KY214 Squadron Celebrates Christmas
No, these are not the three kings
from the Christmas story in the Bible. These are three very happy KY214
squadron members who have just been to a very nice squadron Christmas
party held at Bravo Italian restaurant in St. Matthews on Friday,
December 29th. The Christmas party is an annual event that we use to
celebrate all of the success that the squadron has had over the year and
to reflect on the coming year's assignments. To see what went on click
on the colonel's.
KY214 2005 Squadron Christmas Party
Having wrapped up another successful year, the KY214 Squadron
decided to let their hair down and have a good old fashioned Christmas Party to
celebrate not only the season, but with the good friends we have made at the
squadron over the years. This party turned out to be the most highly
attended of any of our previous holiday gatherings. Many squadron members
brought their spouses, girlfriend/boyfriends and family members.
2004 Squadron Christmas Party
squadron took a break from flying and training to celebrate the Christmas
Holiday with a dinner at the Logan's Roadhouse on Shelbyville Road in St.
Matthews. A good time was had by all those in attendance. Click on
the picture below to see who was there and what went on. Sorry you missed
it, if you didn't make it.
My I have your card?
How many times have you met someone who was either interested
in Civil Air Patrol or you are at a meeting, conference, etc. and don't have a
business card to hand someone who has handed your theirs. Well here is the
answer for you and it's pretty easy!
Blast from the Past
See what the Civil Air Patrol used to be like forty some
Highbird vs. Thunderbird
Test your aircraft identification
skills. How much do you really know about airplanes?
Member visits Pensacola
Capt. Kevin Fosberg recently
visited the U.S. Naval Base at Pensacola, Florida. Here are some pics
recounting his trip.
Dress up that boring desktop on
your computer with genuine BFSS wallpaper! The first edition is for Maule
Capt. Kevin Fosberg models the new David Clark
headset that includes a cell phone on the right ear cup.
One our former members flies kerosene burners for the United
"The Day the
Airport Stood Still!"
See what happens
with aliens try and take on the Civil Air Patrol.
Death and Rebirth of CAPF1520
The trials and
tribulations of a CAP Cessna182.
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