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In June 2021, seven Civil Air Patrol members from the Danville Composite Squadron earned their drone pilot qualifications.

Recently, two of them exercised their training along with manned aircraft in an Air Combat Command exercise at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton.

”After a great deal of practicing in our squadron, this was a great experience for me as my first mission with Civil Air Patrol,” Danville Squadron drone pilot 1st Lt. Charles “Chip” Isackson said. “I was very impressed with the professionalism and expertise from the other more experienced [than me] members of our team and I really learned a lot from everyone there. I believe the work we did will make a big difference in the next conflict American finds itself in.”

Danville’s Capt. Kristie Morris, who leads the small unmanned…