The Civil Air Patrol's Connecticut Wing has conducted a statewide search and rescue exercise. The mission on Sunday was to enhance the proficiency of the cadets and senior members. The 399th Danbury Composite Squadron worked out of Danbury Municipal Airport on training drills to track and locate emergency locator transmitters, ELT, sending out simulated emergency signals.
The cadets had to plot their findings and direct a ground team to the transmitter. One of the distress beacons was located in the hills of Redding. The aircrew then successfully directed the cadet ground teams in to silence the ELT.
Danbury Mission Base provided training to 22 cadets with 12 senior members providing support, training and aircrew.