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Santa Cruz Composite Squadron 13

We are based at the Watsonville Airport in Watsonville, California (in Santa Cruz County). We are part of the San Francisco Bay Group 2 and California Wing of the Civil Air Patrol.

Who and When

Our Cadets (age 12-18 for new joining Cadets) meet every Tuesday from 6:30 - 9:00 PM. Established Cadets may remain in the Cadet program until age 20, or they may transition into the Senior Member group at age 18.

Senior Members (age 18 and Older for new joiners) meet on the Second and Fourth Tuesdays of every month, from 7:00 - 9:00 PM.


We meet at 60 Aviation Way, Watsonville, CA 95076 (this is the EAA hangar, also referred to as the Aviation Education Center). Click Here for a map. Since may of you are interested in more information, please complete our Contact Form and call to leave us a message at: (408) 768-8654. We also participate in volunteer missions and other training activities in other diverse locations based on the mission.

How and Why

Squadron 13 consists of both Senior Members and Cadet Members working in separate programs. At times, Cadets and Seniors collaborate toward meaningful projects and CAP missions. As a Composite squadron, our members contribute to all three of the core Civil Air Patrol missions: Emergency Services, Aerospace Education, and Cadet Programs. Our members come from diverse backgrounds, including business and community leaders, trade professionals, homemakers, professional pilots and more. We form friendships, learning new and exciting skills that support our place in the community, our futures, and the CAP mission. While we wear CAP uniforms when performing official duties to unite us toward a common mission, our individual talents and diverse experience help strengthen our Squadron's effectiveness in carrying our our mission, while keeping our experiences rewarding and enjoyable.

To learn more about the Civil Air Patrol and the shared mission of Emergency Services, Aerospace Education and Cadet Programs - there are a number of tabs and hotlinks in this website, available to view (the links in the upper left of this page as well as the links on the top of the page). Finally, when you are ready to begin the adventure, be sure to send us a note on the Contact Form or call and leave us a message at (408) 768-8654. We look forward to meeting you!

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