Welcome to the Charlotte Senior Squadron!  North Carolina Wing Civil Air Patrol

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.

This squadron has an aircraft assigned to it.  The wing rotates its fleet of nearly a dozen Cessna 172 and 182 aircraft so this squadron gets the opportunity to work with different aircraft throughout the year, including airplanes equipped with the Aspen Evolution™ 1000 series Primary Flight Displays and Garmin’s G1000® all-glass avionics suite. 

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. 


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