Why Join the civil air patrol?

Become a senior Member


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Though Civil Air Patrol is known for its flying missions, CAP adults members, known as Senior Members, do so much more than just fly. In fact less than a fifth of all CAP members are pilots or aircrew members. CAP adult members come from all walks of life. Some are doctors, nurses, paramedics, or other medical professionals. Others are lawyers, paralegals, accountants, computer programmers, and other business professionals and executives. Mechanics, cooks, teachers, police officers, clergy, parents, really just about any career or background can be useful to and found in the ranks of the CAP adult membership. CAP supports a variety of missions that require adults from all walks of life that you may not know about.

There is a place for any interested adult to join and help CAP

Services Overview CAP's Three Primary Missions

  • Aerospace Education
  • CAP's aerospace education efforts focus on two different audiences: volunteer CAP members and the general public.
  • Cadet Programs
  • While there are many youth oriented programs in America today, CAP's cadet program is unique in that it uses aviation as a cornerstone.
  • Emergency Services
  • Growing from its World War II experience, the Civil Air Patrol has continued to save lives and alleviate human suffering through a myriad of emergency-services and operational missions.

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Shelby Composite Squadron
Shelby Airport
830 College Avenue,
Shelby, NC 28152
Command: Major Thomas Bly
Charter: MERNC050
Meetings: 1800 Tuesdays
Phone: 704-313-8327
E-mail: info@capshelby.com