Official Website of the Civil Air Patrol - Los Angeles Group 1

Los Angeles Group 1 is composed of ten member squadrons, all located within LA county. Each squadron has a different personality and focus. Members are all volunteers and Units are composed of Cadets, Seniors and in some cases both. Group 1 and its member squadrons all promote and further the three missions of the Civil Air Patrol (Aerospace Education, Cadet Programs, and Emergency Services). Together we are roughly 700 members strong and growing! We encourage you to give back to your community in a volunteer capacity by joining one of the ten squadrons located in Los Angeles County Group 1.

Cadet Programs

Aerospace Education

CAP's aerospace education efforts focus on two different audiences: volunteer CAP members and the general public. The programs ensure that all CAP members (seniors and cadets) have an appreciation for and knowledge of aerospace issues.

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Cadet Programs

Cadet Programs

While there are many youth oriented programs in America today, CAP's cadet program is unique in that it uses aviation as a cornerstone. Thousands of young people from 12 years through age 21 are introduced to aviation through CAP's cadet program.

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Emergency Services

Emergency Services

Growing from its World War II experience, the Civil Air Patrol has continued to save lives and alleviate human suffering through a myriad of emergency-services and operational missions.
Search and Rescue, Disaster Relief, Humanitarian Services, Air Force Support, Counterdrug

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Los Angeles County Group 1, Civil Air Patrol

Several Group 1 Officers participated in this search over the course of the past two days.August 18, 2019 California Civil Air Patrol Ends Mission As Hiker’s Body Found Weaverville, California – After several days of searching the area, rescue crews have found the body of a missing hiker in the Trinity Alps west of Redding California. Saturday, August 17, the California Wing The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) was called to assist the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office in the search for a 34-year old solo hiker. CAP was asked to provide high altitude radio relay for search teams. After the missing hiker was found on Sunday, CAP aircraft continued to provide communications between the helicopters, ground search teams, and other search and rescue officials during the recovery. “While the outcome was not what we would have hoped for, the efforts of CAP and the Sheriff’s Office brought this to a quick conclusion for the family,” said Maj. Craig Newton, CAP Incident Commander. “We are proud of the hard work and dedication of the members of CAP.” Assets from both the California Wing and Nevada Wing including five aircraft participated in the search. CAP aircraft from Palo Alto, Fullerton, Santa Maria, and Merced in California and Reno in Nevada, flew “High Bird” communications support. CAP Support Personnel and Command Staff statewide oversaw CAP activities for this mission. Search efforts included over sixty ground searchers from various Search and Rescue Teams as well as helicopters and all-terrain vehicles. CAP’s specially trained crews in high altitude aircraft allowed all the agencies to communicate together. The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services initially alerted CAP on Saturday morning. The joint search efforts include the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office, the California Highway Patrol, the California National Guard, as well as Search and Rescue Organizations from Trinity County, Marin County, Butte County, Shasta County, Contra Costa County, and Bay Area Mountain Rescue Unit. CAP regularly cooperates with Federal, State, and Local emergency officials. ... See MoreSee Less

Several Group 1 Officers participated in this search over the course of the past two days.

4 hours ago

San Fernando Senior Squadron 35, Civil Air Patrol

Several Squadron 35 Officers participated in this exercise over the course of the past two days.August 18, 2019 California Civil Air Patrol Ends Mission As Hiker’s Body Found Weaverville, California – After several days of searching the area, rescue crews have found the body of a missing hiker in the Trinity Alps west of Redding California. Saturday, August 17, the California Wing The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) was called to assist the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office in the search for a 34-year old solo hiker. CAP was asked to provide high altitude radio relay for search teams. After the missing hiker was found on Sunday, CAP aircraft continued to provide communications between the helicopters, ground search teams, and other search and rescue officials during the recovery. “While the outcome was not what we would have hoped for, the efforts of CAP and the Sheriff’s Office brought this to a quick conclusion for the family,” said Maj. Craig Newton, CAP Incident Commander. “We are proud of the hard work and dedication of the members of CAP.” Assets from both the California Wing and Nevada Wing including five aircraft participated in the search. CAP aircraft from Palo Alto, Fullerton, Santa Maria, and Merced in California and Reno in Nevada, flew “High Bird” communications support. CAP Support Personnel and Command Staff statewide oversaw CAP activities for this mission. Search efforts included over sixty ground searchers from various Search and Rescue Teams as well as helicopters and all-terrain vehicles. CAP’s specially trained crews in high altitude aircraft allowed all the agencies to communicate together. The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services initially alerted CAP on Saturday morning. The joint search efforts include the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office, the California Highway Patrol, the California National Guard, as well as Search and Rescue Organizations from Trinity County, Marin County, Butte County, Shasta County, Contra Costa County, and Bay Area Mountain Rescue Unit. CAP regularly cooperates with Federal, State, and Local emergency officials. ... See MoreSee Less

Several Squadron 35 Officers participated in this exercise over the course of the past two days.

1 day ago

San Fernando Senior Squadron 35, Civil Air Patrol

California and Nevada Civil Air Patrol Assisting in Search for Missing Hiker Weaverville, California – Rugged conditions in the Trinity Alps west of Redding California is challenging search and rescue efforts for a hiker missing since Thursday. On Saturday, the California Wing of The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) was called to assist the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office with high altitude radio relay. Specialty trained crews in CAP aircraft are providing communications between the helicopters, ground search teams, and other search and rescue officials. The Civil Air Patrol is utilizing assets from both the California Wing and Nevada Wing to assure as much coverage as possible. “The 6,800-foot altitude of the search area that includes deep canyons and rugged terrain requires the high altitude radio relay services that CAP can provide,” said Maj. Craig Newton, CAP Incident Commander. The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services initially alerted the Civil Air Patrol on Saturday morning. The joint search efforts include the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office, the California Highway Patrol, the California National Guard, as well as Search and Rescue Organizations from Trinity County, Marin County, Butte County, and Contra Costa County. This joint mission started when a 34-year old solo hiker failed to return from a five day trip in the Trinity Alps. Search efforts include over forty ground searchers from various Search and Rescue Teams as well as helicopters. Several of the ground searchers have been inserted via helicopter to high elevation areas, to search hard to access trails. CAP’s specially trained crews in high altitude aircraft allow all agencies to communicate together to coordinate a search of this size. CAP regularly cooperates with Federal, State, and Local emergency officials. Hikers are reminded to carry emergency location equipment whenever going into the backcountry. Check your equipment before and after a trip to ensure that it’s in working order. ... See MoreSee Less

1 day ago

Los Angeles County Group 1, Civil Air Patrol

California and Nevada Civil Air Patrol Assisting in Search for Missing Hiker Weaverville, California – Rugged conditions in the Trinity Alps west of Redding California is challenging search and rescue efforts for a hiker missing since Thursday. On Saturday, the California Wing of The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) was called to assist the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office with high altitude radio relay. Specialty trained crews in CAP aircraft are providing communications between the helicopters, ground search teams, and other search and rescue officials. The Civil Air Patrol is utilizing assets from both the California Wing and Nevada Wing to assure as much coverage as possible. “The 6,800-foot altitude of the search area that includes deep canyons and rugged terrain requires the high altitude radio relay services that CAP can provide,” said Maj. Craig Newton, CAP Incident Commander. The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services initially alerted the Civil Air Patrol on Saturday morning. The joint search efforts include the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office, the California Highway Patrol, the California National Guard, as well as Search and Rescue Organizations from Trinity County, Marin County, Butte County, and Contra Costa County. This joint mission started when a 34-year old solo hiker failed to return from a five day trip in the Trinity Alps. Search efforts include over forty ground searchers from various Search and Rescue Teams as well as helicopters. Several of the ground searchers have been inserted via helicopter to high elevation areas, to search hard to access trails. CAP’s specially trained crews in high altitude aircraft allow all agencies to communicate together to coordinate a search of this size. CAP regularly cooperates with Federal, State, and Local emergency officials. Hikers are reminded to carry emergency location equipment whenever going into the backcountry. Check your equipment before and after a trip to ensure that it’s in working order. ... See MoreSee Less

Please save the date and plan on attending. This is a great opportunity for you to start your journey from followership to leadership. You are the future leaders of our squadron! We need you to help us mold the cadets into future leaders of our community.

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Please save the date and plan on attending. This is a great opportunity for you to start your journey from followership to leadership. You are the future leaders of our squadron! We need you to help us mold the cadets into future leaders of our community.

#Sq138CAP #Sqdn138

6 days ago

Los Angeles County Group 1, Civil Air Patrol

Cadets from Brackett Composite Squadron 64 are participating in their physical fitness testing tonight. #CivilAirPatrol ... See MoreSee Less

Cadets from Brackett Composite Squadron 64 are participating in their physical fitness testing tonight. #CivilAirPatrol

6 days ago

Los Angeles County Group 1, Civil Air Patrol

It's been a busy week for the Kings! Martha and John building friendships with Civil Air Patrol cadets at the Civil Air Patrol National Conference in Baltimore, MD ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Los Angeles Cadet Squadron 138, Civil Air Patrol

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1 week ago

Los Angeles County Group 1, Civil Air Patrol

Textron Aviation
Did you know that we offer specific internships for Civil Air Patrol cadets? During the internship, CAP cadets work at our Independence, Kansas facility where aircraft like the Cessna 182 come to life. Hear from 2019 CAP intern Thea Kirkpatrick on what a day in the life of a cadet intern looks like. If you're attending the CAP National Conference this year, stop by the Textron Aviation booth to learn more about upcoming internship opportunities! #CAPNC19 #TxtAvLife
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1 week ago

Los Angeles County Group 1, Civil Air Patrol

California Wing today is hosting NCPSC (National Check Pilot Standardization Course) at the Bakersfield Squadron. More than 30 pilots from around the wing are involved in this training. The course is required every four years for existing check pilots. In this photo, Maj George Michelogiannakis, CAWG Standardization and Evaluation Officer is leading a discussion with check pilots from the Wing. Continuous training and high standards for Civil Air Patrol pilots shows commitment to excellence. It allows our volunteers to perform missions as a part of the Total Force of the US Air Force. ... See MoreSee Less

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