Civil Air Patrol

2017 Holiday Season Schedule

As we approach the 2017 holiday season, we will make changes to our normal schedule. Here is the upcoming schedule for November through January. Tues. 31 October No Meeting Tues. 7 November 1800 Normal Meeting (Week 1 – Blues) Tues. 14 November 1800 Normal Meeting (Week 2 – BDUs) Tues. 21 November 1800 Normal Meeting […]

Shawnee Composite Squadron Cadet Becomes the Youngest Pilot in the Nation

Leading up to his 17th birthday, all Cadet Nicholas Mechler could think about was getting his license – not his driver’s license, but his pilot’s license. Cadet Mechler, a junior at Carbondale Community High School, spent his 17th birthday taking the required examinations, and successfully soared into the air on Friday, March 24th becoming the […]

CAP Celebrates 75 Years of Serving America

In the early 1940s, officials knew that America would get involved in World War II; it was just a matter of when.  Gill Robb Wilson envisioned mobilizing America’s civilian aviators for national defense, an idea shared by others as well.  On December 1, 1941, the Civil Air Patrol was born and it couldn’t have come […]

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