North Country CAP Cadet Selected for Prestigious Flight Training School
WHITEFIELD — Cadet Chief Master Sergeant Phoebe Ross of the New Hampshire Civil Air Patrol’s Mt. Washington Flight has been honored with selection to the prestigious Cadet Wings Program. Cadet Ross will now have an opportunity to attend a two month summer university in-residence Flight School at a major academic institution. Purdue University hosted the program last year.
Civil Air Patrol Cadet Phoebe Ross
The commanding officer of Civil Air Patrol’s New Hampshire Wing, Colonel Darin Ninness, praised Ross’ selection.
“This flight school is a fantastic way for CAP to provide quality private pilot training to our young men and women,” said Ninness. “This is a tremendous opportunity for Cadet Ross, and I’ve very proud of her selection. I’m sure she’ll do well and while proudly representing our New Hampshire Wing.”
Lieutenant John E. Tholl Jr, the commanding officer for Mt. Washington Flight, echoed the sentiments of the Wing Commander.
“Cadet Chief Master Sergeant Ross’s selection to the Cadet Wings program well reflects her initiative and interest in aerospace,” said Tholl. “As an original member of the Mt Washington flight she‘s an inspiration for our North Country young people. As our ranking cadet, she helps guide the newer cadets through the basics of CAP membership.”
Tholl added that Ross’s earlier work earned her an invitation to attend a two-week flight academy and an opportunity to visit a Cessna plant where she observed the aircraft manufacturing process first-hand.
Ross was very pleased to learn of her selection for the Cadet Wings program.
“I was thrilled at the news,” said Ross. “I plan to make the most of this wonderful opportunity.
A junior at the White Mountain School in Bethlehem, Ross is the daughter of Todd and Ellen Ross of Randolph.
The Mt. Washington Flight meets Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Whitefield. It joins seven other CAP Cadet or Composite Squadrons and a Concord headquarters to make up the New Hampshire Civil Air Patrol Wing. The CAP mission involves supporting aerospace education, cadet programs, and emergency services.