Civil Air Patrol

Welcome to Illinois Wing, Civil Air Patrol

Welcome! Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force. In this role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 aircraft, performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited […]

In Rememberance of Lt Col Paul Rothe

The llinois Wing mourns the death of Lt. Col. Paul Rothe, who passed away Friday evening September 7, 2018. Col. Rothe was a Chief Master Sergeant  for the Illinois National  Air National Guard in Springfield Il. for 40 years. And has been in Civil Air Patrol for over 20 years. Col. Rothe has held the […]

Secretary of the Air Force Keynote Address #CAPNC18

Northern IL Air Show – 8 Sept

CAP has been asked to assist in the Waukegan Airshow again this year. The date is 8 September, 2018, from 0800 until 1700 (approx). This is a great opportunity to provide resources and support to an awesome airshow while showing the public what CAP is all about. UOD: ABU/BDU  Lunch and water will be provided (however it is strongly recommended […]

AOPA 5-6 Oct ’18 UPDATE

***UPDATE*** From: Maj Wesley Flannell   Updated 8 September 2018 The fly-in will be taking place on Friday, the 5th and Saturday, the 6th of October, but AOPA is also in need of volunteers on Thursday, the 4th.  And as stated above, the fly-in will be taking place at the Southern Illinois Airport in Carbondale, not […]

Cadet Colonel Samuel A Ward – Spaatz Award Winner!

Cadet Colonel Samuel A Ward has earned the highest award for Cadets in Civil Air Patrol.  This accomplishment is only accomplished by the top 1% of all Cadets.   We are honored to cheer his accomplishments. Carl “Tooey” Spaatz was the first to serve as Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force. One of […]

Glider Orientation Flights

Illinois Wing will have glider orientation flights on the first and third Saturday of every month during glider season at Bult Field (South Suburban Airport).  Some additional dates may be available, but must be requested in advance.  Per current Wing practice, the flights should be requested through the Group Orientation Flight Coordinators. The full calendar […]

Preview Summer Encampment Pictures

The pictures are flowing in from Summer Encampment.   Below is a link to a preview of the first 5 days!

IL Wing Lt Col Weiland Completes 70th Encampment

Lt Col. James Weiland is in the news! Click here to read about his amazing story of reaching a milestone of volunteering for 70 Encampments!   Congratulations Lt Col Weiland and thank you for your dedication and service! Photo Caption Lt. Col. James Weiland holds the CAP appreciation award he received from Maj. Noelle Sublett of […]

2018 IL Wing Emergency Services Bivouac

The 2018 ES Bivouac (Dacy Bivouac) was held 10 -12 August, 2018. This year focus was on qualifying attendees in desired ES qualifications. The event is held at Dacy airport in Harvard, IL.  48 members took advantage of the event to update knowledge, skills and abilities – but most importantly to attain qualifications. This fun […]

2018 Johnson Flight Academy Pictures Are In!

  Pictures may be accessed and downloaded by visiting: Johnson Flight Academy Mission Statement Johnson Flight Academy strives to provide a safe, low cost, high quality flight experience that will help shape tomorrow’s aerospace leaders. For 50 years the Johnson Flight Academy has provided the highest quality  of flight instruction to Civil Air Patrol […]

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