While there are many youth-oriented programs in America today, CAP’s Cadet Program is unique in that it uses aviation as a cornerstone. Thousands of young people from 12 years through age 21 are introduced to aviation through CAP’s cadet program. The program allows young people to progress at their own pace through a multi-step program which includes aerospace education, leadership training, physical fitness and character development.
Whatever their interests—leadership development, search and rescue, flight training, model rocketry, photography, astronomy, radio communications—there is a place for your child in CAP’s Cadet Program. Each year, cadets can participate in special activities at the local, state, regional and national levels. Many cadets will have the opportunity to solo fly an airplane for the first time through a flight encampment or academy. Others will enjoy traveling abroad through the International Air Cadet Exchange Program. Still others assist at major air shows throughout the nation.
Contact us to learn more about Civil Air Patrol’s Cadet Programs.