New Civil Air Patrol squadron based in Elk County

Elk County recently became home to a new Civil Air Patrol (CAP) squadron with a focus on aerospace education, emergency services and cadet programs.The Elk County Composite Squadron 507 is under the direction of Squadron Commander Alan McPherson and 2nd Lieutenants Bill Laird and Faisal El-Awar, all of whom are pilots. Senior member Jim Weichman acts as the group's historian and financial advisor."We want to provide this service to the county," McPherson said.The group consists of 19 individuals ranging from ages 12-60 and is seeking new members with meetings held every Wednesday at the St. Marys Municipal Airport.