Welcome to the Akron Canton Senior Flying Squadron 275. 
The Civil Air Patrol was established on December 1, 1941, just days before the attack on Pearl Harbor. During World War II the CAP insignia, a red three bladed prop inside the Civil Defense white-triangle-in-blue-circle, began appearing on private aircraft everywhere. CAP initially planned only on liaison and reconnaissance flying, but the civilian group's mission expanded when German submarines began to prey on American ships off the coast of the United States and CAP planes began carrying bombs and depth charges.

Today, Civil Air Patrols mission has evolved from those early days. During the war Civil Air Patrol was a group of civilian pilots working under the Civil Defense department, but when the United States Air Force was made its own branch of the U.S. military in 1947, CAP was designated the Civilian Auxilary of the US Air Force the following year.

Today's missions include, Emergency Services, Aerospace Education, and Cadet Programs. Of these three missions, the Akron Canton Senior Flying Squadron is heavily involved with Emergency Services. The members of the Akron Canton Senior Flying Squadron train regularly to accomplish this mission. Emergency Services missions include, search and rescue, disaster relief, Homeland Security, and Counter Drug missions.

The Akron Canton Senior Flying Squadron meets on the first Sunday of every month at 6:30 PM at the Army National Gaurd Facility on the northwest side of the Akron Canton Airport. Visitors are always welcome to attend our meetings to learn more about Civil Air Patrol. 

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