- Associated Press - Sunday, November 2, 2014

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A Civil Air Patrol pilot captain has been honored by the South Dakota Pilots Association for completing a program that involves landing at all of South Dakota’s public-use airports.

Capt. Neil Schmid of the Sioux Falls Composite Squadron has received the “Fly South Dakota” award after completing a program sponsored by the pilots association. The state has 74 public airports.

The three-level program involves attending aviation safety seminars, visiting state museums with aviation displays and landing at South Dakota’s public airports.

Schmid has been a pilot for over 25 years. He landed at the final six airports in October in a Civil Air Patrol Cessna-172.

Schmid says his fondest memory is his first landing at the Custer County airport after flying by Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Crazy Horse Memorial.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide