Aerospace education is a major part of the cadet program. Cadets must complete formal aerospace education requirements to progress through the various achievements of the cadet program. Civil Air Patrol creates opportunities for cadets to experience flight firsthand through orientation flights in powered aircraft. At Squadron 203, we provide regular orientation flights to help our cadets and senior members advance quickly in their flight training. Senior members can become mission pilots assisting with federal, state and local search and rescue operations.
Always prepared, both in the air and on the ground, members of the Civil Air Patrol perform emergency services for state and local agencies as well as the federal government, plus state and local communities as a nonprofit organization. Some of our services include airborne imagery and communications support for counterdrug, homeland security, and disaster operation. Cadets and senior members alike can become certified ground team members and participate in searches for downed aircraft, missing persons and other emergency situations.
Cadets are young leaders who think seriously about their futures. Civil Air Patrol develops young people into responsible citizens and leaders through training in leadership, aerospace, fitness and character. At Squadron 203, we encourage cadets to try new things, and work hard to
• develop leadership skills,
• learn about aviation, space, and technology,
• commit to a habit of regular exercise, and
• live the Core Values.
The Cadet Program has many different types of opportunities to broaden a cadets future.
Civil Air Patrol Values
The Cadet Oath
"I pledge that I will serve faithfully in the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program and that I will attend meetings regularly, participate actively in unit activities, obey my officers, wear my uniform properly and advance my education and training rapidly to prepare myself to be of service to my community, state, and nation."