From Wikipedia: CAP is a congressionally chartered, federally supported non-profit corporation that serves as the official civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force (USAF).
As a pilot in the US, joining CAP makes a lot of sense for a good number of reasons – getting involved in the organization’s aerospace education, cadet program and emergency services such as SAR (search & rescue) and disaster relief is a great way to volunteer, with lots of opportunities to fly.
I joined the CAP Seattle squadron in 2017, and am a Transport Mission Pilot for general flying purposes as well as Orientation Flight Pilot, providing flying opportunities to our Cadets.
The organization has undeniable Air Force DNA, which comes with all the military characteristics one would expect, such as uniforms, grades and ranks, and definitely no shortage of regulations, forms, manuals, and standards.
CAP helps federal and local agencies to do their job, and I’m happy to be part of it.
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