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Squadron 51 welcomes youth, adults, pilots, educators, and patrons. There are opportunities for committed individuals who want to serve their community, develop lifelong skills, and build meaningful relationships.


Youth (ages 12-20)

UDFJoin as a Cadet and learn about aerospace, aviation, pilot training, as well as leadership skills that will benefit you for the rest of your life. Cadets advance through a 16-step program and are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities such as survival training, rocket building, flight encampment, air shows, etc. For more information about Cadet membership, visit the CAP website.



Through Civil Air Patrol, your teen will develop responsibility, confidence, discipline, and respect with military customs and courtesies. As a supportive parent, you are also encouraged to join as a Cadet Sponsor or Senior Member. Cadet Sponsors chaperone activities and assist the adult members in support of the Cadets. Senior Members take a more active leadership role within the squadron. To find out more about your involvement as a parent, check out the CAP website.


Adult Members

Adults (18 years or older) are needed to support Civil Air Patrol operations and execute our three missions (Aerospace Education, Cadet Programs, Emergency Services). Individuals from every career path are welcome with opportunities to expand your current field or explore another field of interest. Visit the CAP website to learn more about your involvement with Civil Air Patrol.



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Pilots have a number of opportunities within Civil Air Patrol to execute some of our most important missions. Whether flying our search and rescue, disaster relief, and counter drug missions, or training tomorrow’s pilots through Cadet Orientation Flights, or maintaining your own proficiency, CAP is a highly rewarding organization for pilots. Civil Air Patrol owns the nation’s largest fleet of single-engine piston aircraft (primarily Cessna 172s and 182s). For more information on the qualifications to become a CAP pilot, check out the national website.



A special category of membership is reserved for Aerospace Educators. This membership allows teachers to gain access to products and programs geared specifically for aerospace/STEM education. By becoming an Aerospace Educator Member, you will help our country invest in tomorrow’s leaders. Visit our Aerospace Education website to learn more about this unique opportunity.



If you support our mission, but don’t have time to join as an active volunteer, you may join the National Patron Squadron as a Friend of Civil Air Patrol. Friends are still eligible for member benefits and discounts. Please visit the donations page of our national website for more details.



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