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ORGANIZATION: Civil Air Patrol Alabama Wing

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Becoming a Civil Air Patrol (CAP) pilot or anyone of our aircrew positions including observer, scanner, or aerial photographer can be rewarding and fulfilling, as a CAP pilot you are given the opportunity to fly aircraft that are part of the world’s largest fleet of Cessna aircraft. In addition to flying, you can either learn or apply Search and Rescue techniques to training and actual missions and disaster relief efforts as part of the Auxiliary to the USAF.

As a pilot, you’ll come into the organization as a VFR pilot but depending on experience you can quickly move from VFR pilot to transportation pilot to mission pilot.

In addition, opportunities are available to work with our Cadet Leadership Program, Aerospace Education, sUAS (drones), Aerial Photography, Mission Pilot, Mission Scanner, Mission Observer, or even Communications/Radio Operator. We have MANY opportunities to chose from. Much or our training is OJT in addition to courses that can be completed on-line.

The General Joe Wheeler Composite Squadron meets in Hartselle, AL each Tuesday at 6;30 to 8:30 p.m.

Qualifications: Strong organizational skills, people, and communication skills. · Aged 18 or older for Senior (adult) members .· Willingness to become a member of the Civil Air Patrol. · Ability to pass a background check. · For pilot requirements, respond to this volunteer opportunity. AND Enthusiasm for community service. Veterans and disabled veterans are encouraged to join.


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About Civil Air Patrol Alabama Wing


111 South Kuter Street, Building 711, Maxwell AFB, AL 36112, US

Mission Statement

Mission/Vision Statement Volunteers Serving America’s Communities, Saving Lives, and Shaping Futures Core Values Integrity, Volunteer Service, Excellence, and Respect.


Established in 1941, Civil Air Patrol is the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and as such is a member of its Total Force. In its auxiliary role, CAP operates a fleet of 555 single-engine aircraft and 2,250 small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) and performs about 90% of all search and rescue operations within the contiguous United States as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center. Often using innovative cellphone forensics and radar analysis software, CAP was credited by the AFRCC with saving 108 lives last year. CAP’s 56,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. As a nonprofit organization, CAP plays a leading role in aerospace education using national academic standards-based STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education resources. Members also serve as mentors to over 23,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs.

Visit www.CAP.News or www.GoCivilAirPatrol.com for more information.


Emergency & Safety
Veterans & Military Families
Community, Emergency & Safety, Veterans & Military Families


We'll work with your schedule.


General Joe Wheeler Composite Squadron1000 Bethel RoadHartselle, AL 35640



  • Operations
  • Project Management
  • Search & Rescue
  • Aviation
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Varies. Adults in Squadron meet 2 hours weekly with other events and activities throughout the month. Depending on interest, position, and availability 10-20 hours a month.
  • Private Pilot's License, 100 hours

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