Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Congratulations Capt. Davis!

Long Beach Senior Squadron 150 announced the promotion of Senior Member Stewart Davis to the grade of Captain in a ceremony held on 26 May, 2016 at Squadron 150 Headquarters on Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base.

Capt. Lloyd Bumanglag (L), Capt. Stewart Davis (M), Capt. David Powell (R)

Capt. Davis joined Civil Air Patrol in September 2015 and served in a squadron in Louisiana before transferring to Squadron 150 in November 2015 when he relocated to Southern California. He currently serves as the Squadron's Aerospace Education Officer.

When asked what motivated him to join CAP,  Capt. Davis said, "Being a civil pilot and a long time reservist at home I thought it might be interesting." He looks to pursue Ground Team qualifications in CAP, perhaps log some time in gliders and continue in his role in Aerospace Education.

A native of Australia, Capt. Davis is a Major in the Australian Army Aviation Corps and is currently assigned to the Australian Army Standby Reserve.

Capt. Davis earned a private pilot license in 1985 and his commercial helicopter license in 1987 and in 1998 he earned a Commercial Aeroplane Licence, Multi Engine and with an Instrument Rating. In 2000 he earned an Air Transport Licence, Helicopters and an Instructor rating as well. He has flown a wide variety of aircraft including Cessna 150/152, 172, 172 RG, Piper Cherokee, Arrow, Lance, Seminole, Twin Comanche and Apache, Beech Duchess and Baron. Helicopters are: H269 and H369, Bell 206 B and L, Robinson R22 and R44; Bell 212/412 and 214ST; Sikorsky S76 A/A+/A++/C++/D and the S92A.  

He is currently the Assistant Director of Flight Training for a national provider of aviation training. 

We congratulate Capt. Davis on his promotion and thank him for his service to Civil Air Patrol and Squadron 150.