The Aerospace Education mission is to educate, inspire, and instill an understanding of the importance of aerospace in today’s world. AE efforts support STEM programs in local schools and provide curriculum support to teachers.
CAP Cadet Programs focus on leadership, core values, character development, aerospace education, physical fitness, and drug demand reduction.
Civil Air Patrol saves lives and provides assistance in communities all across the nation through our emergency services and operational missions. These include air and ground Search & Rescue missions, disaster relief, and other missions tasked by federal, state, and local government agencies.
Deer Valley Composite Squadron 302 is part of the Arizona Wing of the Civil Air Patrol. With more than 140 senior and cadet members, the squadron is the largest in the Arizona Wing. Squadron members are involved in the Wing's award-winning ground search and rescue team. Squadron 302 also boasts a top-ranked cadet color guard. Extensive training is provided to both senior members and cadets in order to prepare them to fulfill the CAP's mission and serve our community.
Cessna 182 with G1000 avionics for search and rescue missions.
More than 140 senior and cadet members.
The 2nd & 4th Wednesday each month at 7:00 pm.
Monday nights from 7:00 - 9:30 pm.
Twenty-four Girl Scouts from the Cactus Pine Council participated in an event sponsored by the Phoenix Chapter of the 99s (the international organization of women pilots) and held at Deer Valley Composite Squadron 302 on March 10. Cadet Del Principe is a student pilot and a member of both CAP and the 99s. The 99s Read more about Girls Can Fly Day at Squadron 302[…]
The new Deer Valley Composite Squadron 302 patch is here. Thanks to C/2nd Lt. Michael Dipiazza for getting the ball rolling on this project. 1st Lt. Donald Ray Fry Sr. has the patches and will sell them at cadet and senior meeting for $5 each. (Funds raised from patch sales will support Squadron 302 activities.) Your suggestions Read more about New Squadron Patch[…]
Two members of Deer Valley Composite Squadron 302 had the opportunity to speak to freshman physics students at Pinnacle High School in northeast Phoenix about Civil Air Patrol’s emergency services mission on October 5. Deputy Commander for Seniors Capt. Gordon Helm and Public Affairs Officer Capt. Margot Myers were joined by Capt. Klara Olcott, 388th Read more about Disaster Relief Week at Pinnacle High School[…]
Cadets from Deer Valley Composite Squadron 302 were invited to meet squadron alumni Lt. j.g. Tanner Matheny, USN, on September 9, when he and his instructor arrived at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. Matheny, who was a cadet at Squadron 302 until he entered the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in 2011, is now an Read more about Cadets Meet a Squadron Alumni Turned U.S. Navy Airborne Electronics Officer[…]