Volunteer Corner: Robert Todd | SierraSun.com

Volunteer Corner: Robert Todd

Emma Garrard/Sierra SunRobert Todd

Whats a-day-in-the-life like for a member of the civil air patrol? Oh, its great fun. We fly. We practice a lot these days. Thank God theres not a lot of rescues going on right now … the cadet program, aerospace programs, education, and search and rescue. Thats pretty much what thats all about.How long have you had your pilots license? Ive been a pilot since 1974.Can you describe the feeling you get when you fly a plane? Its very therapeutic. Its a really good stress-reliever to go out and fly. You stay pretty busy when youre doing search and rescue.How long have you lived in Truckee? Ive been in Truckee since 1972 thats 34 years I guess.Whats your favorite thing to do in town besides flying? Second only to flying would have to be … I love boating on Boca and Stampede when you can get on it. My wife and I like to go to Sierraville to soak in the hot tubs. Its a natural hot springs. Theres a nice big pool in there. It gets up to 114 degrees, which is too hot for me.Whats the best part about volunteering in the community? I like being able to participate in search and rescue for the person that needs it because I would certainly like someone to search for me… Teaching the young folk how to be leaders and how to be physically fit and teaching them about aerospace.The Suns Sierra Countis interviewed Todd for Volunteer Corner. Please send your suggestions for Volunteer Corner to editor@sierrasun.com, subject Volunteer Corner. For more information on the civil air patrol, check out the Web site, http://www.cap-ttcs.org. For other volunteer opportunities in the North Shore and Truckee communities, visit http://www.handsontahoe.org.