Training flights over Ashland Saturday

The Oregon Wing of the Civil Air Patrol will be over Ashland Saturday as pilots train to fly missions.

The Mountain Flying Clinic includes classroom training followed by practice flights in the mountains of Southern Oregon.

It begins at 8 a.m. at the Ashland airport and will include 15 to 20 pilots, instructors and support staff, organizers said.

Four or five specially configured search and rescue Cessna 192 search aircraft, painted in a distinctive red white and blue, will be around the airport for the day.

The Civil Air Patrol flies search and aerial survey missions for area agencies and participates with the Jackson and Josephine County sheriff's departments in those efforts.

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