Search and Rescue
- Civil Air Patrol volunteers conduct more than 90% of all search and rescue missions assigned by the US Air Force saving an average of 150 lives each year.
- Civil Air Patrol participates in Disaster Relief operations along with FEMA, PEMA, Red Cross, Coast Guard, local first responders and more.
- Members receive training in wilderness survival, first aid, field transportation and communications.
- Civil Air Patrol has the largest civilian single-engine aircraft fleet in the world.
Cadet Program (age 12 through 20)
- Cadets learn leadership, character development and aviation subjects.
- Cadets participate in Search and Rescue training and missions.
- Orientation flights are offered to each cadet.
- National and international special activities include pilot (powered, glider and balloon) training, leadership schools and exchanges.
- Qualifying cadets receive promotions on enlistment in the Air Force.
- STEM training kits for teachers.
- State, Regional and National training and competition.
- Speakers Bureau.
Cadets: 12-20 years old and parent permission
Adults (senior members): 18 years plus child protection clearances
- Senior members will be trained in mission specialties and cadet program management.
- Pilots will be qualified to fly Civil Air Patrol aircraft (mostly Cessna 172)
- Chaplains must be licensed clergy
- Legal officers must be members of the Bar Association
- Other professions must meet professional qualifications.
- NCO ranks limited to prior service military only
Fees or Charges
Types of Fees
Cadets $37/year (scholarships may be available) Senior members, all ranks: $58/year Associate Members: - Cadet Sponsor: $30/year (members of cadets' family if interested - Aerospace Education: $35/year (Professional Educators)
Hours of Operation
Jesse Jones Composite Squadron 304 meets Mondays at 7:00pm at Lancaster Municipal Airport and conducts at lease one week-end per month at various locations