With their portable precision radar systems, the ground controllers would guide the CAP airplanes in approaches to the runway, where they would do a low pass and circle back for more.
Great experience for the Tuscaloosa crews and the Army was really appreciative of the training their students received. Looks like it will be a continuing program.
Tuscaloosa Squadron AL024 is a unit of the Alabama Wing of the Civil Air Patrol and serves as official civilian Auxiliary of the United States Air Force (USAF).
Civil Air Patrol is a volunteer organization with an aviation-minded membership that includes people from all backgrounds, lifestyles, and occupations. It performs three congressionally assigned key missions: Emergency Services, which includes search and rescue (by air and ground) and disaster relief operations; Aerospace Education for youth and the general public; and Cadet Programs for teenage youth.
In addition, CAP has recently been tasked with homeland security and courier service missions. CAP also performs non-auxiliary missions for various governmental and private agencies, such as local law enforcement and the American Red Cross.