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Leading a Civil Air Patrol (CAP) delegation of 20 representatives on Friday, Maj. Gen. Chuck Carr rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. The event honored the CAP’s emergency search-and-rescue services for downed aircraft and missing people, as well as the disaster relief the group provides to communities around the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The CAP will celebrate its 72nd year of service later this year.
Kevin Bredenbeck, the pilot who flew Sikorsky’s X2 technology demonstrator last year to an unofficial speed record for conventional helicopters (reportedly 260 knots), has been recognized by the Society of Experimental Test Pilots with the Iven C. Kincheloe Award for the year’s outstanding professional accomplishment in flight testing.