The Vermont Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is looking for Airborne Photographer Trainees to become part of our volunteer, non-profit organization, chartered by Congress as the United States Air Force Auxiliary.
Do you have a desire to volunteer and serve your community a few days per month? Do you have an interest in becoming part of a Search & Rescue organization that saves numerous lives every year throughout the United States? As a volunteer with CAP you can participate in Search and Rescue (SAR) missions; Search and Rescue Exercises (SAREX’s); and disaster relief efforts as part of the Auxiliary to the United States Air Force. Our organization also coordinates and works with other disaster relief and governmental organizations such as the Department of Homeland Security, DoD, FEMA and Vermont Emergency Management.
The Airborne Photographer Trainee trains toward becoming a member of a Civil Air Patrol flight crew and is tasked with taking airborne photographs of specified ground targets. This Air Crew specialty requires some basic training in Emergency Services (provided by FEMA and CAP) and a volunteer’s commitment to attend monthly meetings and monthly weekend SAREX’s.
If you’re up for the task, CAP offers ordinary citizens stimulating training opportunities that few people experience outside of the military. Our volunteer members continuously train to acquire the life-saving and Emergency Services skills necessary, to assist Federal and State humanitarian and Emergency Management agencies for when disaster strikes, and to participate in search and rescue missions.
The following local squadrons are in need of Airborne Photographers and are constantly training and preparing their members for the skills necessary to provide Emergency Services to the public in a time of need:
The Burlington Senior Squadron. This Squadron generally meets the first Tuesday of each month from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at 355 Valley Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403. Contact: Peter Slocombe at email@example.com. The meeting is at our Head Quarters at the end of Valley Rd., on the second floor of the Hangar also used by the Vermont Flight Academy. Our door is the left-hand entrance. It is kept locked; so you must ring the bell or call the number on the door. (Someone will come down and let you in.)
The Capital Composite Squadron. This Squadron generally meets every Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., at the CAP hangar at the Knapp State Airport in Barre. 2081 Airport Rd Berlin Barre VT. Contact: Richard Beach at 802-595-3793 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rutland Composite Squadron. This Squadron generally meets every Thursday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., at the Rutland Airport, 1002 Airport Rd., CAP Emergency Operations Center, North Clarendon, VT. Contact: Alan Colvin at 518-538-3761 or email@example.com.
The Southern Vermont Senior Squadron. . This Squadron generally meets every Tuesday at 5:15 p.m., at the Bennington Airport, 1563 Walloomsac Rd., Bennington, VT. Contact: Arthur Doxsee at 802-345-3998 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
While the central focal point of this ad is for Airborne Photographers, our effort is training and preparation of Aircrew and Ground Team Members for the Vermont Wing, and as such, there are many roles available to non-flying members such as radio communications, logistics, planning, and mission staff participation.
We invite and welcome you to be our guest at one of our squadron meetings. After you arrive, one of our members will give you a tour of the facility, ether before, or after the meeting. You will also get a chance to meet some of our members who will discuss the organization and provide you with valuable information, and will be able to answer any questions you might have about CAP.
Strong organizational skills, people, and communication skills.
Aged 18 or older.
Willingness to become a member of the Civil Air Patrol.
Ability to pass a background check.
Enthusiasm for community service.
Veterans and disabled veterans are encouraged to join.
About CIVIL AIR PATROL, UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AUXILIARY, VERMONT WING
355 Valley Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403, US
Supporting America’s communities with emergency response, diverse aviation and ground services, youth development, and promotion of air, space and cyber power. It is a strategic partner of the Air Force, serving as a member of its Total Force. CAP has three primary missions -- Emergency Services, Cadet Programs and Aerospace Education performed by over 62,000 members. Visit gocivilairpatrol.com for more info. Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is congressionally chartered and operates as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. CAP performs services for the federal government as the official civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and performs other missions as a nonprofit organization. CAP is made up 52 wings (the 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia). The Vermont Wing executes CAP missions primarily in Vermont, and adjacent states, but members can go anywhere in the nation to serve on CAP missions such as hurricane response or cadet encampments.
The Vermont Wing offers exciting opportunities to individuals of all ages. We are headquartered in South Burlington with squadrons in Springfield, Rutland, Bennington, Montpelier, and South Burlington. Some squadrons have only senior members (ages 18 +), while others are composite with cadet members (ages 12 - 21) along with senior members who train and mentor cadets.
We supported Vermont Air National Guard providing airborne communications relays and targets for the jet pilots to train in intercepting low- and slow-flying aircraft.
Conducted four searches for overdue airplanes, coordinating aircraft and ground crews.
Participated in a large search and rescue and communications training exercise with the Vermont State Police Ground Team.
Provided aerospace and STEM education in state technology education centers, elementary, middle and high school campuses.
Our cadets benefited from powered and glider orientation flights. They participated in Wreaths Across America observations to honor the nation’s fallen patriots, and provided color party at parades, Lake Monster games, and more.
Media & Broadcasting
We'll work with your schedule.
At your nearest squadron:Bennington, Rutland, Montpelier, orSouth Burlington, VT05403
May 5, 2021
Safety & Disaster Education
Search & Rescue
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
Two or more days per month.
Senior members must present government issued identification, and be fingerprinted.