Ascension Parish Civil Air Patrol Squadron LA-022, operating out of the Louisiana Regional Airport in Ascension Parish, recently acquired a new Cessna C-182 aircraft equipped with a Garmin G-1000 “glass cockpit.”

The squadron will use the aircraft to support Civil Air Patrol “Missions for America.”

Civil Air Patrol volunteers perform emergency services missions to find and recover downed aircraft, photograph and document the extent of weather and other related emergencies or disasters and support law enforcement and disaster relief personnel on an as-needed basis, a news release said.