North Carolina Wing Civil Air Patrol
|United States Air Force|
|Commander||Col Edward Angelovich|
|Vice Commander||Lt Col Brendan Kearns|
|Chief of Staff||Lt Col Richard Tedesco|
|Command NCO||SMSgt Chris Kehrer|
|Squadrons||30 Squadrons and 4 Flights|
|Statistics as of February 13, 2020|
The North Carolina Wing of the Civil Air Patrol is headquartered in Burlington, North Carolina. It serves to administer the operation of the volunteers within the state to accomplish the three congressionally mandated missions of the organization: 1) Emergency Services, 2) Cadet Programs, and 3) Aerospace Education.
The North Carolina Wing was created on December 9, 1941, by Governor J. Melville Broughton, and the Wing held its first meeting on December 30 of that year. By the end of January 1942, the wing had approximately 350 members and over one hundred aircraft. During World War II, the North Carolina Wing was responsible for assisting in fighting a forest fire, dropping paper bombs to simulate air raids, conducting evaluation flights during blackout drills, and spotting U-boats off the North Carolina shore.
In May 2020, members of the North Carolina Wing were activated to support North Carolina's response to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. North Carolina Wing members staffed two North Carolina Department of Emergency Management field warehouses, providing logistics and administrative support. Members also conducted transport missions in support of the North Carolina Department of Emergency Management. By 6 May 2020, North Carolina Wing members had conducted over 500 transport missions, totaling over 40,000 miles of intrastate travel. In March 2021, members of North Carolina Wing provided support at vaccine points of distribution.
Squadrons in North Carolina Wing
North Carolina Wing has thirty composite, senior, or cadet squadrons as well as four senior flights chartered in the state and assigned to one of six groups. There are also three non-standard squadrons (000, 001, and 999) under North Carolina Wing Headquarters.
|Unit Name||Charter Number||Location||Unit Emblem|
|Legislative Senior Squadron||MAR-NC-999||No specific location|
|Inactive Members||MAR-NC-000||No specific location|
|Group 1 Headquarters||MAR-NC-011||Boone|
|Asheville Composite Squadron||MAR-NC-019||Asheville|
|Gastonia Composite Squadron||MAR-NC-024||Gastonia|
|Shelby Composite Squadron||MAR-NC-050||Shelby|
|Hickory Composite Squadron||MAR-NC-124||Hickory|
|Boone Composite Squadron||MAR-NC-153||Boone|
|Group 2 Headquarters||MAR-NC-022||Burlington|
|Burlington Composite Squadron||MAR-NC-022||Burlington|
|Raleigh-Wake Composite Squadron||MAR-NC-048||Raleigh|
|Randolph Composite Squadron||MAR-NC-107||Asheboro|
|Franklin County Composite Squadron||MAR-NC-145||Louisburg|
|Orange County Composite Squadron||MAR-NC-150||Hillsborough|
|Apex Cadet Squadron||MAR-NC-301||Cary|
|Group 3 Headquarters||MAR-NC-003||Greenville|
|Tar River Composite Squadron||MAR-NC-057||Elm City|
|Pitt-Greenville Composite Squadron||MAR-NC-079||Greenville|
|Goldsboro Composite Squadron||MAR-NC-126||Seymour Johnson AFB|
|Cunningham Field Composite Squadron||MAR-NC-160||MCAS Cherry Point|
|Halifax Composite Squadron||MAR-NC-169||Roanoke Rapids|
|Elizabeth City Composite Squadron||MAR-NC-805||Elizabeth City|
|Group 4 Headquarters||MAR-NC-004||Indian Trail|
|Guilford Composite Squadron||MAR-NC-307||Greensboro|
|Winston-Salem Composite Squadron||MAR-NC-082||Winston-Salem|
|111th SAR Cadet Squadron||MAR-NC-111||Charlotte|
|Charlotte Senior Squadron||MAR-NC-121||Concord|
|South Piedmont Senior Squadron||MAR-NC-137||Indian Trail|
|Iredell Composite Squadron||MAR-NC-162||Statesville|
|Union County Composite Squadron||MAR-NC-300||Waxhaw|
|Group 5 Headquarters||MAR-NC-005||Fayetteville|
|Fayetteville Composite Squadron||MAR-NC-007||Pope AFB|
|Cape Fear Composite Squadron||MAR-NC-023||Wilmington|
|Johnston County Composite Squadron||MAR-NC-143||Smithfield|
|Brunswick County Composite Squadron||MAR-NC-170||Oak Island|
|Sandhills Senior Squadron||MAR-NC-171||Fayetteville|
|Sugar Valley Composite Squadron||MAR-NC-052||Farmington|
|Dan River Flight||MAR-NC-070||Stoneville|
North Carolina Wing Aircraft
North Carolina Wing has ten aircraft based in the state. They are kept in a state of readiness to respond to emergency services missions and are positioned based on need and availability of pilots. Major aircraft maintenance is performed centrally at Sanford Airport (TTA) while minor maintenance and repairs are performed at basing locations as required. Aircraft are also used to provide orientation flights to cadets and develop proficiency and training of CAP pilots.
|Aircraft Type||N-number||CAP call sign||Regular Basing|
|Cessna C182T (G1000)||N716CP||CAP3208||Burlington(BUY)|
|Cessna C182T (G1000)||N963CP||CAP3209||Raleigh-Durham(RDU)|
|Cessna C182R||N9930E||CAP3230||Triangle North Executive (KLHZ)|
|Cessna C182T (G1000)||N727CP||CAP3212||Asheville(AVL)|
- Blazich, Frank A. (2012). "North Carolina's Flying Volunteers: The Civil Air Patrol in World War II, 1941-1944". The North Carolina Historical Review. 89 (4): 399–442. JSTOR 23523994.
- "NC Civil Air Patrol drives 40,000 miles in COVID-19 mission". The Courier-Tribune. 6 May 2020. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
- "Civil Air Patrol completes full year of COVID-19 support". United States Air Force. 30 March 2021. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
- Blazich, Frank A. “North Carolina's Flying Volunteers: The Civil Air Patrol in World War II, 1941-1944.” The North Carolina Historical Review.