Tyler Composite Squadron is one of many Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary Squadrons around the United
States. The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) has three basic missions: Aerospace Education, Emergency Services, and Cadet
A Squadron is made up of Senior Members and Cadets. Here on the Cadet side, cadets range from age 12-21. As
a cadet, you will develop through aerospace education, leadership training, and physical fitness. Cadets reguarly go
on Orientation Flights, where they learn the basics of flying, and actually fly the plane!
Another part of being
a cadet is Ground Team. Cadets learn basic Emergency Services, which they apply when called out on Search and Rescue
missions. 85% of all downed aircraft missions, are conducted by CAP.
Cadets are elligible for promotion every two months, after passing their aerospace education, moral leadership, and physical
There are also wonderful opportunities for cadets throughout the year. In the summer and winter,
cadets may choose to attend a basic encampment at an Air Force Base. Other options include: Cadet Training and Education
Programs (CTEP), National Cadet Special Activities (NCSA), Search and Rescue Exercises (SAR-EX).