Civil Air Patrol

Open House

Pilots, aviation enthusiasts, boy scouts, girl scouts, police, fire, rescue, media/press, and the general public are all invited to drive-in\fly-in to DuPage Airport (KDPA) for the Fox Valley Composite Squadron Open House, FAA Safety Seminar, Aviation Merit Badge Class/Fights and User Lunch on Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 11:00 AM till 5:00 PM.

OPEN HOUSE (11-5 PM): Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the US Air Force, is tasked with Search & Rescue, Aerospace Education, and Cadet Programs (for youth ages 12-21) and is always in need of volunteers like you! Come learn how youth and adult members alike can serve on exciting volunteer missions for America. Aircraft displays, flight simulators, information booths, and live demonstrations are just a few of the attractions open to everyone.

LUNCH (12-3 PM): Join us for a freshly cooked hotdog lunch, along with snacks and cold refreshments (for a small donation only), and then enjoy our Civil Air Patrol open house, FAA aviation safety seminar and Boy Scout Aviation Merit Badge Class & Flights.

BOY SCOUT AVIATION MERIT BADGE CLASS & FLIGHTS (11-5 PM): We’ve partnered with the Boy Scouts of America, Three Fires Council, to host an Aviation Merit Badge Class and Demonstration Flights. Everyone, especially children interested in aerospace, are invited to attend the class and learn about aviation. Boy Scouts registered with the council will enjoy actual flights in various aircraft after the class (see registration form below). Please note that the flights are not hosted by Civil Air Patrol; These are performed by volunteer private pilots unrelated to Civil Air Patrol. Participation on a flight is optional for Scouts and have a small donation to help offset cost of fuel. Schedule for Scouts:

  • 11AM – 1PM: Aviation Class
  • 1PM – 2PM: Lunch (bring a lunch or we have hotdog lunch for small donation)
  • 2PM – 5PM: Choice of Flight (for $25 donation), Tower Tour (free) or Paper Airplane Project (free)

Be sure to register for the Aviation Class and Flights using the form below.

FAA SAFETY SEMINAR (2-4 PM): Join the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) for a 2-hour seminar covering everything you need to know about small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS), UAVs, RPVs, drones — whatever you want to call them — for recreational, photography\videography, commercial operations, search and rescue, law enforcement and more. This session will brief you on applications\usage, safety issues, best practices, Federal Aviation Regulations (FARS), and especially the new FAA FAR Part 107 for Commercial sUAS Operations. Learn how CAP is now augmenting their flight operations with drones for their Disaster Recover and Search & Rescue operations. Static displays, demonstrations and lunch will also be available as part of this CAP Open House seminar. If you are seeking FAA Wings Safety Seminar credit for this class, please register online at


Attendance is open to EVERYONE! But, if you are a Boy Scout seeking to get the Aviation Merit Badge or a pilot seeking credit for the FAA Wings Safety Program… REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Please complete and submit the form below before 9/23/2016:

Open House Registration

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For more information, please contact Capt Gary Brown at:

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