SiriusXM and Civil Air Patrol Team Up To Deliver SiriusXM Aviation Weather to Civil Air Patrol’s Fleet of Equipped Aircraft
NEW YORK and MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, AL – August 25, 2022 – SiriusXM and Civil Air Patrol (CAP), the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, announced today that they have teamed up to deliver SiriusXM’s satellite-delivered Aviation Weather and information services to CAP’s entire fleet of equipped aircraft.
With more than 58,000 volunteers serving America’s communities, saving lives, and shaping futures, CAP operates the world’s largest fleet of single-engine aircraft for search and rescue, to support other local, state, and federal agencies as requested for disaster response, homeland security training, and for its own aerospace education and youth aviation initiatives.
“SiriusXM’s satellite-provided weather service is an ideal tool for Civil Air Patrol missions,” said Michael Nunemaker, CAP Chief of Safety. “SiriusXM Aviation is especially valuable as a part of our strategic weather information toolset where ground-based services may not be able to provide the weather information our pilots need to make decisions.”
“We are very proud to be supporting Civil Air Patrol with our SiriusXM Aviation Weather services,” said Dave Wasby, VP & GM, Aviation, Marine and Music for Business. “SiriusXM is in full support of CAP’s mission, so we are delighted to provide our weather and information for their pilots’ decision-making from coast to coast and from taxi to touchdown.”
Civil Air Patrol’s pilots flying with SiriusXM Aviation Weather have access to important features that include high-resolution composite radar updating every 2.5 minutes, 2.5 minute updates for lightning strike locations – both cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-ground, METARs and TAFs, and Temporary Flight Restrictions.
SiriusXM Aviation provides pilots with weather and related information that ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast) cannot deliver including no line-of-sight restrictions, no altitude limitations and continuous coverage coast-to-coast. SiriusXM Aviation and its information and data is not for "safety for life," but is merely supplemental and advisory in nature, and should not be relied upon as safety critical in connection with any aircraft.
About Civil Air Patrol
Established in 1941, Civil Air Patrol is the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and as such is a member of its Total Force. In its auxiliary role, CAP operates a fleet of 555 single-engine aircraft and 2,250 small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) and performs about 90% of all search and rescue operations within the contiguous United States as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center. Often using innovative cellphone forensics and radar analysis software, CAP was credited by the AFRCC with saving more than 100 lives last year. CAP’s 58,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state, and local agencies. As a nonprofit organization, CAP plays a leading role in aerospace education using national academic standards-based STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education resources. Members also serve as mentors to 24,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs. Visit CAP.News or GoCivilAirPatrol.com for more information.
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Andrew FitzPatrick, SiriusXM, Andrew.FitzPatrick@SiriusXM.com
Kevin Bruns, SiriusXM, Kevin.Bruns@SiriusXM.com
Randy Bollinger, Civil Air Patrol, email@example.com
Released August 25, 2022