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About Us

Who are we?  And what do we do?

We  are the Peachtree City – Falcon Field Composite Squadron of the Georgia Wing of Civil Air Patrol (CAP), a  Congressionally chartered, federally supported, non-profit corporation that  serves as the official civilian auxiliary of the US Air Force.  We are a  volunteer organization with an aviation-minded membership that includes people  from all backgrounds, lifestyles, and occupations. 

A  not-for-profit organization, the Civil Air Patrol performs a variety of varied  and interesting missions to aid our nation and its citizens. 

We  have three types of squadrons: senior squadrons (focused primarily upon  emergency services), cadet squadrons (focused upon  cadet programs) and composite squadrons (who combine both elements).  Our  state-wide Wing is divided into six “Groups” across the state.

 The Georgia Wing  conducts search and rescue missions for lost aircraft and persons- and always on a volunteer basis.  We have an  award-winning cadet program that promotes  self-initiative, discipline, leadership and personal growth and development.

The Georgia Wing has recently been tasked with homeland security and courier service missions and performs non-auxiliary missions  for governmental and private agencies, such as local emergency management  agencies, local law enforcement and the  American Red Cross.  We work closely with the Georgia Emergency Management  Agency (GEMA).  As disaster recovery volunteers we are often at the  forefront helping Federal, state and local disaster agencies with a range of  dedicated and highly trained volunteers from across the country.  The Georgia Wing provides help to other states during national  disasters, such as providing extensive photo recon during the 2010 Gulf Oil  Spill as well as national disasters across our region.  CAP units from  across the state of Georgia pitch in to help in the aftermath of hurricanes,  tornadoes and flooding.  We are often called upon to assist in the  transport of human tissue or blood, provide photo reconnaissance or as well as  provide auxiliary support for the US Air Force.

Founded just prior  to World War II in 1941, our volunteer pilots, ground crews and thousands of  other volunteers across Georgia and across the nation follow our motto: “Semper  Vigilans” (Always Vigilant). 

We  want you! For more information, please go to our contact page and contact us.

 


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