Austin McCoy of Paradise celebrates his promotion to cadet major in the Civil Air Patrol during his time at the Chico Air Museum. McCoy, who has volunteered with the air patrol for five years, describes the program as a congressionally-chartered civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force which performs non-combat duties. Its mission statement is “Volunteers serving America’s communities, saving lives and shaping futures.” McCoy also has volunteered for more than five years at the air museum, 165 Ryan Ave. The nonprofit museum at the Chico Municipal Airport is open without charge from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. To the left of McCoy is a Vultee BT-13 Valiant, which was the basic trainer aircraft at the Chico Army Air Field during World War II. The photo was taken by BT-13 owner Rene Vercruyssen of Chico before taking McCoy for a celebratory flight. (Contributed photo)
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