Welcome to Illinois Wing, Civil Air Patrol
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 by the AFRCC with saving an average of 80 lives annually. CAP’s 58,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. CAP also plays a leading role in aerospace/STEM education, and its members serve as mentors to 24,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs.
Civil Air Patrol’s Illinois Wing Statistics (2017)
637 adult members
150 aircrew personnel
752 emergency responders
Total Hours Flown: 1,929.6 Aircraft: 10 Single Engine and 3 Gliders Vehicles: 16
Volunteer Hour Valuation: $3,847,960 Cadet Flying: 568 flights