Floyd Bennett Composite Squadron actively exercises all three of CAP's primary missions. Our cadet program is managed by a small but dedicated staff of senior members who have built a strong program. Our senior program is weighted toward emergency services, particularly air operations. Aerospace and Safety education is integrated into both the senior and cadet programs through regular agenda items.
Our cadet program officers' efforts were recognized by National HQ with the Quality Cadet Unit Award. Cadets are taught the tenets of leadership and given the opportunity to lead their peers as they progress through the program. Moral leadership and the importance of CAP's Core Values are taught regularly. Mathematics, science, engineering, and history are taught through regular aerospace education lessons, which may be lectures on aviation and space or hands-on activities over the course of multiple weeks. Ground search and rescue training is given periodically and occasional "camping" weekends are held in the wilderness for practical exercise. Cadets may also take orientation flights in CAP aircraft where CAP pilots teach the cadet about aircraft operations and even allow them to fly the plane. If you have a child between the ages of 12 and 18, he or she is eligible for membership.
Most of our seniors (adults) are rated aircrew, a number are pilots and we also have a few rated ground team members and leaders. Our squadron coordinates and trains with the Long Island Group of the New York Wing and utilizes the Cessna 182T Nav III Aircraft (G1000 avionics). CAP Pilots have the opportunity to fly cadets on orientation flights, learn search and rescue flying, perform aerial photography missions, and more. Senior members need not be pilots. The senior program has roles for people with an interest in finance, law, public affairs, recruiting, information technology, and more. If you have an interest in serving your community and the dedication to contribute positively to our program, please come visit.
FLOYD BENNETT COMPOSITE SQUADRON NER-NY-373
Building 14, Port Authority JFK
14 S Service Rd, Jamaica, NY 11430
Volunteers serving America's communities, saving lives, and shaping futures.