Civil Air Patrol Law and Legal Definition

Civil Air Patrol is a corporation created by federal statute, 36 USCS § 40301. The purposes of the corporation are:

1) To provide an organization to encourage and aid citizens of the U.S. in contributing their efforts, services, and resources in developing aviation and in maintaining air supremacy; and encourage and develop by example the voluntary contribution of private citizens to the public welfare.

2) To provide aviation education and training especially to its senior and cadet members.

3) To encourage and foster civil aviation in local communities.

4) To provide an organization of private citizens with adequate facilities to assist in meeting local and national emergencies.

5) To assist the Department of the Air Force in fulfilling its noncombat programs and missions. [36 USCS § 40302]