Citizens Serving Communities

Civil Air Patrol is the longtime auxiliary of the United States Air Force. Squadron 80, based out of San Jose's Reid-Hillview Airport, does its part to bring excellence to CAP's three missions:

Emergency Services

CAP performs about 90% of the Air Force inland search and rescue missions in the continental US.

Aerospace Education

CAP Aerospace/STEM Education Programs bring over 40 free fun and engaging products and programs to our members and to classrooms throughout the nation.

Cadet Programs

Squadron 80 works closely with its sister squadron, John J. Montgomery Cadet Squadron 36, to raise the next generation of dynamic Americans and aerospace leaders.

Our History

Civil Air Patrol (CAP) was established on 1 December 1941, six days before the events of Pearl Harbor. San Jose has had a squadron at Reid-Hillview Airport for the vast majority of that time, helping protect the coast and help those in need.  In the 75 years since its founding, CAP continues to uphold its missions to serve our local communities and the nation.


Goings-on in the worlds of our squadron, CAP, and aerospace in general.

Meeting Agenda 18 Nov 19

At this week’s meeting, 1st Lt Richard West will provide a summary of California Wing’s AE/STEM Leadership Symposium held at Squadron 188 on 9/10 Nov, and 1st Lt Jeff Silverstein will host a round of Read more…

Veteran’s Day

In observance of Veteran’s Day, there will be no meeting this week. Squadron 80 would like to thank all those, past and present, who have served in our armed forces.

Meeting Agenda 28 Oct 2019

At tonight’s meeting, SM Kailash Kalidoss will discuss his trip to Moffett to see the B747 flying SOFIA earlier this month. Squadron Commander 1st Lt Richard West would also like to discuss some goals for Read more…

Get in Touch

Meetings are open to the public, and visitors are always welcome!

Squadron HQ

2490 Cunningham Ave.
San Jose CA 95148-1003
Next to the RHV airport terminal

Our meetings are

Every Monday (except Federal holidays)
1930-2100 (7:30pm-9:00pm)

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