Civil Air Patrol

Civil Air Patrol at Galt Airport

Welcome to the McHenry County Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol. One of America’s premere volunteer organizations serving the community. Our squadron is right here Greenwood IL at Galt Airport, which has been our base for more than a decade. If you’re a pilot, have prior military service and want to continue serving your country, or […]

2019 Legislative Day Application Due 10 Dec 2018

Time is running out for cadets to get their applications in for the 2019 Legislative Day in Washington DC. Applications are due on 10 Dec 2018. See the Illinois Wing Legislative Day post for specific details. http://ilwg.cap.gov/2019-legislative-day-application-due-10-dec-2018 View pictures from the 2018at: https://civilairpatrol.smugmug.com/National-Conferences/2018-Winter/National-Legislative-Day      

Youth Aviation Initiative

The application cycle for 2018/19 will open on Mid-November. The chance to learn how to fly… don’t miss your opportunity! Read more below. More details coming in mid-November.  For a general overview of the Cadet Wings and YAI, register for our upcoming webinar on “NCSAs and CadetInvest” in November.  Recordings will be posted the last week of November. [LEARN […]

CADET HONOR ACADEMY

CADET HONOR ACADEMY The Cadet Honor Academy prepares cadets to serve on color guards and honor guards while simultaneously furthering their individual character development. Cadet Honor Academies are hosted by Regions and may be conducted as a “weekend” activity. [LEARN MORE]

2019 Spring Encampment Call for EXE Cadre

The 2019 Illinois Wing Spring Encampment (GLE19) is now accepting applications for the following Cadet Executive Staff roles: Details on the activity, as well as the instructions for applying can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/ilwgspring Please read the instructions carefully, and make sure you have the required information and documents ready before you start the application […]

Ticket Question of the Week 23 Oct 2018

At the bottom of a properly formatted CAP email, you may see the following… “V/R” What does this stand for? This question is worth one ticket. Send your answer to the unit commander. Note: If you are going into your third cadet meeting next week your answer will count for earning a ticket. Don’t know the […]

Illinois Wing Awards Ceremony and BBQ

Illinois Wing hosted an awards ceremony and BBQ on Saturday 20 October at South Suburban Airport for which all Civil Air Patrol wing members were invited. Following the awards presentation for member achievements Wing staff supplied and cooked burgers, hot dogs, baked beans along with all the fixings… and cake. The event was held in […]

Pilot Shortage – American Airlines Grant

CAP is celebrating its new partnership with American Airlines, which led this week to a $25,000 grant designed to support our pilot shortage initiatives. The grant will be used to inspire and train cadets to be among the nation’s next generation of aviators.  Read more… https://tinyurl.com/y78l3rk5

Hovercraft Project

One of our ongoing projects for aerospace here at McHenry County Composite Squadron (MCCS) is building a hovercraft. With this hands-on project, the cadets learn about the science behind how it works such as air pressure, how the molecules try to spread out and how the skirt prevents that action. How allowing the air pressure […]

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