Here are some Frequently Asked Questions - Click to expand.
Are there age restrictions to join?
Does my military service count?
Why do I have to be fingerprinted?
Do CAP members have to wear a uniform?
Do CAP members have access to military bases?
How much does membership in CAP cost?
I'm not a pilot. Can I still join?
Can I join if I have a medical condition or disability?
Civil Air Patrol does not preclude membership due to medical conditions or disabilities. However, participation in certain activities may be limited depending on the condition, illness or disability.
Will CAP teach me to fly?
Are CAP members part of the military?
CAP membership does not equate to membership in the military. CAP is a private, non-profit humanitarian organization, which is the official auxiliary of the United States Air Force.
How do senior members earn promotions?
All promotions are at the discretion of your squadron commander, and the standard way to earn rank is determined by your time in CAP, time in your current rank, and the training you complete for your CAP position. There are other circumstances that warrant a promotion – for specifics, talk to your squadron commander.
Do I get paid to be a member?
I'm not a US Citizen. Can I still join?
Aliens admitted for permanent residence are eligible. Other non-citizens who are legally admitted to the country must request a waiver of the citizenship requirement through the unit they are joining.