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 […]

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! https://civilairpatrol.smugmug.com/Great-Lakes-Region/Illinois-Wing/Encampment/2018-Summer-Encampment

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: https://civilairpatrol.smugmug.com/National-Cadet-Special-Activities/Johnson-Flight-Academy/2018 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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