We’re pleased to highlight the Civil Air Patrol’s Charlotte County Composite Squadron in our “Why Fly PGD” campaign. The Cadets are shining examples of service and leadership!
- The Civil Air Patrol’s (CAP) cadet program transforms youth into dynamic Americans and aerospace leaders through a curriculum that focuses on leadership, aerospace, fitness and character.
- As cadets participate in these four elements, they advance through a series of achievements, earning honors and increased responsibilities along the way.
- Many of the nation’s astronauts, pilots, engineers and scientists first explored their careers through CAP.
- The CAP Cadet Program is a year-round program where Cadets fly, learn to lead, hike, camp, get in shape, and push themselves to new limits.
- Cadets advance at their own pace through self-study and group study.
- To progress, cadets must (1) participate actively; (2) pass a written leadership test; (3) pass a written aerospace test; (4) pass a physical fitness test; (5) participate in character development forums; and most of all (6) demonstrate they have the maturity to accept increased responsibility.