Seacoast Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol to Host an Open House
You are invited to come to the Seacoast Composite Squadron Open House on Thursday, 8 February 2024, beginning at 6:30 P.M., at the Service Credit Union, 3003 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, NH.
Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is an all-volunteer auxiliary of the United States Air Force. The Portsmouth Squadron was founded in 1941 and is the longest continuously Operational CAP Squadron in New Hampshire. The Squadron meets on Thursday evenings on the Pease ANG Base.
Civil Air Patrol members range in age from 12 to 18 years old for Cadets and 18 and older for Senior members. All members may participate in the three primary missions of CAP: Search and Rescue, Aerospace Education, and Cadet Programs.
Among their many activities, CAP Cadets are eligible for 5 flights in powered aircraft, during which they will have the opportunity to fly the airplane with an instructor. They will also have 5 flights in a glider, where they will, again, have the opportunity for hands-on flying with an instructor.
Cadets can also participate in areas such as Squadron Color Guard, drill team, ground team search and rescue, building and testing a wind tunnel, aerospace education, leadership pods, and many more things.
Senior members can participate as aircrew members, ground search team search and rescue team leaders, and in many more activities such as leading and teaching in Cadet Programs. If a Senior Member is already a certificated pilot, he/she can become qualified in one of CAP’s Cessna 182 aircraft as a pilot performing CAP missions. CAP pilots also have opportunities to participate in glider flights.
There will be displays at the Open House showcasing the many areas in which a CAP member may become involved, and many members of the Squadron will be present to show you their areas of expertise.
If you have an interest in aviation or in any of the other CAP activities, please be sure to come to our Open House on 8 February 2024.
For more information: www.seacoast.cap.gov