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: 27 Jul 2020

This week’s meeting will be a break from our usual routine and be a social gathering (virtually speaking). Brush off your digital pens as it’s time for some non-trademarked Pictionary. 1st Lt Richard West will Read more…

Meeting Agenda: 13 Jul 2020

This week’s meeting will feature 1st Lt Richard West presenting direction finding theory. Direction finding theory applies to both ground and air domains. This will be a good introduction for new members looking to achieve 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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