Well, the guys on ventrilo have talked me into. I'll post up my short story that I did for a school project for everyone to see. ( and criticize).
A Civil Air Patrol Adventure.
Sergeant Freezer was sitting in the mission office discussing the next day's plans on the search for a recently downed aircraft. On this mission they even had the cadets up in the air helping out on this one. What had happened was one and a half days ago the small plane with he call sign N381K, had gone down somewhere in Central Pa. His log book had indicated he was headed for Williamsport Regional from Baltimore International at about 10:30 yesterday morning.
One of the cadets up helping in the search was Cadet Colonel Keeler. He was in the second plane in the Pennsylvania wing's fleet of five Cessnas and three Maul Orions. On the radios there was a lot of racket of the planes saying whether or not they had seen anything in there assigned search area to the other planes and ground crew. Commander Colonel was the strictest of the cadets. The cadets assigned to be under his command would be very unhappy for the next couple of days. Thankfully, this was Keeler's last year as Cadet Colonel until he became a senior member.
The next morning they were up in the air again searching for a John Clayton and his downed Cessna 172 Sky Hawk. It had been three days now since John was last reported being seen and some Squadrons had given up the search. But, Colonel Keeler never gave up on a search. That is how he made such high rank and won the prestigious Spaatz award, the highest award given in CAP, and many other awards and ribbons. Colonel Keeler just kept barking orders all day to his team. At the end of that night, John still hadn't been found.
The next day at six a.m sharp, everyone was on the search again. Half way through the day the second Cessna in the fleet, Colonel Keeler's plane, had found the downed aircraft in the woods, but not John Clayton. Everyone wondered if maybe he went looking for food or water and had gotten lost. Or maybe, he was attacked by an animal. There was always that possibility he wasn't even alive. No one even like to think of that.
That night,Colonel Keeler went to speak with Sergeant Freezer. He wanted to talk to him about the search that had been going on for the last few days. Colonel Keeler thought that he deserved to be a senior member early because he had always thought he was better than anyone else. Freezer denied this request and told Keeler that he could wait out the rest of this year. Keeler was ticked. He thought he was too good to not be a senior member, after all look at all he's accomplished.
The next morning , everyone was on the ground except for 2 planes. This time they weren't looking for a downed airplane, it was a missing person. Colonel Keeler, as usual, was hollering orders to his cadets. Colonel Keeler was still furious about last nights discussion with Sergeant Freezer. The Squadron started by having all of the ground crews search the crash site. The first plane searches twenty miles East of the crash site, towards the nearest town. Next, for reasons only a few know, Sergeant Freezer put the second plane 25 miles to the North of the crash. The second plane, about a half an hour after being sent to search mentioned over the radio that they had found a high probability area. By now it was dark and everyone was tired, but they stuck it out. The State Police helicopter turned on it's twenty million candle power spot light to search the area of interest. Wouldn't you know it, there was John Clayton, alive and well. He had only a few bumps, bruises, and slightly shaken up. John was in an open field about 10 miles north of Williamsport Regional Airport. He flagged down the helicopter and it landed in the field.
Once John was aboard the helicopter, he told the whole story of how the plane went down. He said that night he was going to land at Williamsport, It was foggy with about a twenty knot crosswind from the North. Air Traffic Control (ATC) told him to circle until a Cessna 152 numbered N5498D had landed. John told ATC that he was down to ten gallons of fuel. As he was circling, he ran out of fuel and was at the mercy of the wind which blew the plane off course and he had to make an emergency landing near that field.
After everyone was back at base, Colonel Keeler went again to talk to Sergeant Freezer about getting an early promotion. Once again Freezer denied his request. Finally, Colonel Keeler gave up on his argument and decided he would just have to wait until next year.
All in all that week was very hectic. Everyone was very happy when it ended. Keeler didn't get his promotion and John was found okay. The week had actually turned out pretty good.