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  • Flying high

    KEVIN CORVO/THISWEEK
    In and around a Cessna 182 are Civil Air Patrol members (from left): 1st Lt. Allen Verplatse, Chief Master Sgt. Christina Verplatse (co-pilot seat), Col. Vince Allen (pilot seat), Staff Sgt. Maura Fischer (rear seat) and Cadet Airman Kyrk Wilkinson. A local unit of the patrol will hold an open house Monday, Sept. 26, in Whitehall in an attempt to recruit youths ages 12-18 to learn to fly a Cessna, among other adventures.

    Civil Air Patrol squadron's open house designed to pique interest of students

    Christina Verplatse is too young to get behind the wheel of a car -- but in the cockpit, she's an old pro.
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