Sarafin promoted to major

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Dave Serafin, Peachtree City Civil Air Patrol Falcon Field (GA-116) is being promoted to Major.

Serafin is currently a mission pilot and orientation pilot and has been a member of the GA-116 Civil Air Patrol since 2011. Mission pilots are on call when an emergency has been activated and has been trained to search areas in accordance with Civil Air Patrol regulations.  

Orientation pilots are trained to offer five free orientation flights to cadets.  O-flights are part of the aerospace education program.

In addition to powered o-flights, cadets are also offered five glider flights.

Currently, GA-116 meets every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 225 Robinson Road, Peachtree City. Ages 12 and up are welcome to join. Find out more about GA-116 at www.GA116.org or on Facebook.

Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with 58,000 members nationwide, operating a fleet of 550 aircraft. In its Air Force auxiliary role, CAP performs about 85 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 70 lives annually.

Its unpaid professionals also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 24,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet programs.

Performing missions for America for the past 73 years, CAP received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Visit www.capvolunteernow.com for more information.