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Civil Air Patrol worth it?

Discussion in 'Military' started by Marty Mcfly, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. Mar 1, 2011 at 10:18 AM
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    Marty Mcfly

    Marty Mcfly [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So i just recently heard about the Civil Air Patrol volunteer opportunities..i live in the bay area and i'm possibly thinking of volunteering. I heard you can do things like be a spotter for pilots in search and rescue ops. and spotters while looking for suspicious activities.

    Seeing as though i'm working my way towards becoming a member of law enforcement and i just like the way this sounds, i was just wondering if it is worth it and how possible it would be to be able to be a spotter or something like that?? Also what the process is for becoming a member?

    Thanks in advance,

    -George F-----g Washington aka Jud:cheers:
     
  2. Mar 1, 2011 at 10:24 AM
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    Hondarider08

    Hondarider08 "That's what she said..."

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    I think that if you're trying to get into Law Enforcement, then all experience is going to be beneficial. Plus it can act as a feeler for if that kind of stuff is really what you want to do. I dont see how it's a bad idea unless it's hampering other important things in your life...
     
  3. Mar 1, 2011 at 10:25 AM
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    jhodge83

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    I did it back when I was in high school. It was kinda like ROTC in a way. Uniforms, customs and courtesies, then the fun came in for the exercises/drills. You'd use a receiver like dog hunters use to track down the black boxes from "crashed" planes. They made competitions out of it w/ groups from all over. They could also be called in to assist with real life crashes and all.
     
  4. Mar 1, 2011 at 10:26 AM
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    memario1214

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    I recently looked into it heavily. It all depends on where you want to go with your career. It can and will become very time consuming in your life... I wanted to join it mainly for the flight time, but to be honest, you won't get in the air, even as a spotter, for quite some time. If you're in it for the long haul though,it could be a great opportunity.
     
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