Coast Guard Aviation Association

CG Academy Cadet Aviation Club SITREP

By Cadet 1/c Connor T. Glynn

Hello Pteros and greetings from New London! The Coast Guard Academy Aviation Club successfully executed the annual Aviation Career Week from 18-23 October. The goal of Aviation Week is to expose Cadets and Officer Candidates to the aviation community and grow interest in pursuing aviation careers. This year’s events included presentations from Mr. Mike Emerson (CGAA President), Ptero RDML Carola List (CG-4), Aviator 3198, a rescue swimmer workout, a workout to remember for LTJG Morgan Garrett (CGA ’19), and multiple officer panels. The Aviation Club showcased the Redbird simulator to cadets, faculty, and visiting aviators from around the fleet. We won’t call anyone out, but some had better luck executing deck landings in the sim than others. Additionally, the club organized an MH-65 static display on the parade field and the first-ever HC-144 static display at Groton Airport. Many of the 4/C cadets stated that the static displays were the coolest thing they have experienced since coming to CGA. This year’s events had a strong showing from all classes of Cadets and Officer Candidates and all events were held in person for the first time in over 18 months. We thank the CGAA for adding some “swagger”, assisting with this year’s event and all they do for inspiring the future of Coast Guard Aviation!