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Welcome to the John J. Montgomery Memorial Cadet Squadron 36

California Wing
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Aerospace Education

CAP's aerospace education efforts focus on two different audiences: volunteer CAP members and the general public. The programs ensure that all CAP members (seniors and cadets) have an appreciation for and knowledge of aerospace issues. To advance within the organization, members are required to participate in the educational program. Aerospace educators at CAP's National Headquarters at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., provide current materials that reflect the highest standards of educational excellence. Aerospace education is divided into two parts: internal and external.

The internal aerospace education program has two parts as well: cadet and senior. Cadets complete aerospace education as one of the requirements to progress through the achievement levels of the cadet program. Senior members have a responsibility to become knowledgeable of aerospace issues and the AE program that CAP provides. They are further encouraged to share the information obtained with their local communities and school systems.

CAP's external aerospace programs are conducted through our nation's educational system. Each year, CAP sponsors many workshops in states across the nation, reaching hundreds of educators and thereby thousands of young people. These workshops highlight basic aerospace knowledge and focus on advances in aerospace technology. CAP's aerospace education members receive more than 20 free aerospace education classroom materials.

To learn more about CAP's aerospace education programs, products, and other resources available to our members, go to For information about joining as an aerospace education member (AEM) and to join online, go to

Cadet Orientation Flights

The O-Flight Program Motto:  Safe, Fun, Educational

The cadet orientation flight program shares with cadets the thrill of flying. Every CAP cadet under age 18 is eligible for five flights in a powered aircraft (usually a single-engine Cessna), five flights in a glider aircraft, and an unlimited number of backseat flights when conditions allow.

Flying is always free to cadets. Because survey data has repeatedly shown that the #1 reason youth become CAP cadets is an interest in flying, to motivate cadets fly them regularly.

Cadet Orientation Flight Syllabus

Contact Information

We are located at Reid-Hillview Airport and meet every Tuesday at 1900. If you are interested in learning more about our program, please drop by one of our meetings, meet the staff and learn more about the program. Our address is:

2490 Cunningham Ave
San Jose, CA 95148

Unit Contact: Steve Angus
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