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

CAP was established on 1 December 1941, a week 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.


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

Squadron Agenda 23 Sept 2019

Maj James Aubuchon will be presenting our AE topic Orbits and orbital mechanics. 1st Lt Richard West will also be presenting some Professional Development certificates and a summary/review of the California Wing Conference. As always Read more…

Novato Space Festival

This article was originally written by SM Kailash Kalidoss and later adapted to third-person point of view for publishing. —–  To Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and all things outer space, the 8th annual Novato Space Read more…

Squadron Agenda 9 Sept 2019

At tonight’s meeting, Capt Stephen Swale will be giving a presentation on eservices for the newer members as well as some tips and tricks aimed for the more experienced users. He will also be presenting 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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