Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is the civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force. CAP has over 240 members across six squadrons in Central New York.
We perform emergency services and disaster relief efforts as directed by the Air Force, we have a cadet program for youth 12-18 years old, and we promote aviation and aerospace education in the community.
The Central New York Group covers eight counties and 9,462 square miles. Our aircraft is a Cessna 182 with an airborne repeater, and we have HF and VHF radio capabilities across three mission bases.
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By Capt. Michelle Williams-Swing Each year Civil Air Patrol (CAP) members from around New York Wing are invited to participate in the New York State Fair in Syracuse. This year, cadets and senior members from squadrons across Central New York … Continue reading
WATERTOWN — Capt. Michaela Ormsbee of Lowville is the first woman commander of Fort Drum-Watertown Composite Squadron (NY-406). Central New York Group Commander Lt. Col. John Jones presided at the Change of Command Ceremony on July 13 at Watertown International … Continue reading
UTICA — The Utica Common Council unanimously passed a resolution June 4, commending the Central New York Civil Air Patrol for its work in search-and-rescue, emergency services, aerospace education and cadet-mentoring.
Civil Air Patrol cadets helped the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary commission its Sylvan Beach base for the 2013 boating season on Sunday, June 2. The commissioning ceremonies at the Flotilla 26 base featured Utica Cadet Squadron’s Cadet 1st Lt. Anders … Continue reading
The Central New York Group flew a Utica city councilman on a familiarization flight in a CAP Cessna 182RG on May 31.