The Charlotte Senior Squadron is one of dozens of Civil Air Patrol (CAP) squadrons in North Carolina. NC - 121 is based in Concord (about 15 miles north of Charlotte.) The members meet at 7pm in the main terminal of the Concord Regional Airport (JQF) on the first and third Wednesday’s of every month for training and briefings.
The Charlotte Senior Squadron is focused primarily on Emergency Services and Aerospace Education in support of neighboring squadron’s cadet programs.
The primary missions the squadron train for and engage in are:
· Airborne Search and Rescue
· Counter-Drug Aerial Reconnaissance
· CAP, AFROTC, & AFJROTC Orientation Flights
· Homeland Security Missions
· Post-disaster Aerial Photography
· Ground Search and Rescue
Within the squadron, duties and responsibilities are assigned to members. Squadron members can select from several professional responsibilities including Command, Safety , Emergency Services, Operations, Logistics, Finance, Public Affairs, and more.
Members are trained in the Incident Command system and many are Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) certified.
Perspective members should know that CAP is not a flying club, but if you are seriously interested in applying your interest in aerospace while serving your community, state and country, NC-121 may be right for you.