Little Rock Arkansas is home to the 42nd Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) - an auxiliary of the United States Air Force. 

We’re unique in that we use aviation as a cornerstone to serve our community.  CAP operates one of the largest fleets of single-engine aircraft in the world, used to carry out missions dedicated to aerospace education, emergency services (by both land and air), and cadet (leadership) programs. 

We are part of more than 1,500 squadrons, with more than 60,000 volunteer cadet and adult members nationwide.  Whether your interests are in flight training, aerospace, survival training, or just a desire to serve your local community – there is a place for you in the Civil Air Patrol! 

Civil Air Patrol 75th Anniversary Tribute Video

    Check out our latest Cadet Adventures at the 42nd!

2016 Arkansas Wing Encampment

More About CAP...

Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is a congressionally chartered, federally supported nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, with  aviation-minded members that includes people from all backgrounds, lifestyles, and occupations.  CAP isn't a flying club - we're a group dedicated to supporting our ...


Membership in the Civil Air Patrol consists of cadets ranging from 12 to just under 21 years of age, and senior members 18 years of age – on up!  By volunteering for CAP, these two groups will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of aviation-oriented pursuits that serve the local community. 

For New Members...

Congratulations on joining CAP!  You are now part of a proud heritage that predates World War II.   At this point, you may be a bit overwhelmed with terminology, protocol, regulations…  Relax, we’re here to help.  Check out our resources to help get you started on an amazing journey! 

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