Cadet Programs
Aviation, Teamwork, Leadership and a Lot of Fun!

students1If you want to do something with your spare time that really matters…

If you want to learn new technical skills that will help you in the future…

If you want to become a leader and grow stronger and smarter…

Civil Air Patrol’s cadet program could be for you!

Spend your spare time with like-minded guys and girls, ages 12 to 21, doing volunteer work that really helps your community. At Civil Air Patrol’s weekly meetings, you’ll learn teamwork and leadership skills that will serve you from now on.

Students2As you progress through CAP’s multi-level cadet training, you’ll learn the principles of aviation and aerospace flight. You’ll learn about rocketry and physics through hands-on experiments. You can even get a taste of military life, and learn about military history, customs, drills and inspection. You could end up in one of the top squads in the nation if you advance to the most elite competition for CAP cadets, National Cadet Competition.

CAP offers national cadet encampments with activities in emergency services, engineering, technology, physical fitness, teambuilding and flight training. You can even visit foreign countries through the International Air Cadet Exchange.

Thanks to good preparation and valuable scholarships, many CAP cadets go on to careers in the aviation and aerospace industries.

Some pursue technical degrees and others go on to one of the nation’s prestigious military academies. Each year, at least 10 percent of the freshman class at the U.S. Air Force Academy is made up of former CAP cadets.

Let your imagination take flight – see what you can become as a member of Civil Air Patrol.