Civil Air Patrol operates the world’s largest fleet of single-engine piston aircraft and needs a steady stream of pilots, observers, scanners, photographers, ground crew, and others. Combine your love of aviation with community service and become a volunteer with us.
Basic Pilot Requirements:
🛩️ be a current, active CAP member at least 17 years of age
🛩️ possess a valid FAA private, commercial, or airline transport pilot certificate
🛩️ possess a valid FAA Class III or higher medical certificate or BasicMed (not required for gliders)
🛩️ possess a current flight review per 14 CFR section 61.56
Join Civil Air Patrol for:
- humanitarian relief efforts
- homeland security and search and rescue
- aerospace and STEM education
- youth aviation initiatives and orientation flights
We’re also looking for certificated flight instructors to help keep our pilots current and provide primary and instrument training for our cadets.