A Tradition of Excellence!

National Commander’s Unit Citation Award Recipient
Quality Cadet Unit Award 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

CAP National Color Guard 2003, 2006, 2011
Pacific Region Color Guard, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014
California Wing Color Guard 2001, 2002, 2015
California Wing Composite Squadron of the Year 2015
Squadron of Distinction 2000
Founded October 1968

Flight Scholarship Opportunities Available for Cadets!

23-Dec, 2014 00:22

Each spring, Civil Air Patrol provides Academic and Flight scholarships to deserving cadets who meet the eligibility requirements.  Specific scholarships are announced each fall.  Combined with our college partners, we offer over $350,000 in scholarships. One excellent opportunity, as a result of the generosity of our membership, CAP is able to offer flight scholarships to help cadets attain a private pilot’s license in honor of Col. Mary Feik.

Eligibility Requirements:

1.     Must be a current CAP cadet.

2.     Must have earned the Wright Brothers Award (Does not require the Billy Mitchell Award).

3.     Must be at least 15 years old by 1 June 2015. (Does not require 16, like other flight scholarships).

4.     Cadets will be required to obtain a Third Class Medical Certificate to receive a flight scholarship; however, they are not required to have one at the time that they apply.

5.     Cadets will fill out a questionnaire, rather than a submitting a resume.

This scholarship can be used for local flight training at an FBO, training on CAP aircraft with a CAP instructor or at a flight academy.

Due to the reduced age for this scholarship, the scholarship committee will not use the points for the SAT/ACT scores, as many cadets would not have taken the test when they apply.


1.     Download the Supplemental questionnaire and complete it.

2.     Get a Letter of Recommendation from a teacher or leader (CAP, church, etc.) other than a parent.

3.     Log on to e-Services between 1 December, 2014 and 15 January, 2015.

4.     Select the Scholarships application from the CAP Utilities on the left side.

5.     Fill out each of the first three sections.

6.     Upload your supplemental questionnaire and Letter of Recommendation (LOR).  Each document must be in PDF format.

7.     Go to the fifth section and submit the application.

Read the important information on calculating a GPA.
CAP specifically asks for a cumulative, unweighted GPA, based on a 4.0 scale.

While scholarships for flight training are very popular, they are not the only type offered through CAP for both Cadets and Senior Members, and many go un-awarded every year! It’s easy to apply, so why not?

You can view the details of this scholarship, and all other scholarships that Civil Air Patrol offers at the national level, on our web site, www.capmembers.com/scholarships.

Vote for Squadron 47! Help us win $5K

13-Oct, 2014 10:34

We are excited to announce that Squadron 47 has been awarded a grant from Cox Communications to fund our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities for CAP Members. Cox Communications has awarded us $2,500  to support our STEM Weekends, where we have cadets and Senior Members come in and spend the weekend exploring STEM concepts.

But that’s not all, as we’re in the running for an even larger grant of $5,000.00! Cox Communications will award the additional money to the finalist that receive the most online votes.

It’s Easy! Just a couple clicks! Spread the word!digi
Go to: http://www.cox-cares.org/foundation/grants/5kgiveaway/?loc=oc#vote

Select “Civil Air Patrol –  Skyhawks Composite Squadron 47”, confirm your choice and submit  your vote!




Find out what this is all about! Check out out some of the photos from our most recent STEM activity!

Thank you for supporting Squadron 47 & Civil Air Patrol!




SQ47 Volunteer Service – Feeding America

28-Sep, 2014 05:01

On November 15th, 2014, Squadron 47 Cadets, their parents, and Squadron 47 Senior Members will be working together to bring food to the hungry in San Diego County. Our Volunteer Service work in the distribution center of Feeding America San Diego will help get food into the community where it is needed. We will be serving other’s needs and feeling great as we work sorting, cleaning, bagging, and boxing food going to soup kitchens, pantries, shelters, and schools right here in San Diego County. We promise you will experience Thanksgiving in action!

To register online, when get to the Feeding America event page (link below), you’ll need to create an account and login by clicking “Sign In” in the upper right corner of the Feeding America San Diego web page and follow the instructions. Group Join Code: 0441 When you return to the main page, scroll down until you see our group, “Civil Air Patrol” on November 15th Click: the “Sign Up” button to the left of “Event Name” … You will receive a confirmation email when you’ve completed the process.

Feeding America San Diego


Bob McMillion, Capt CAP Squadron 47
bob.mcmillion@cox.net or Call (949) 338-8686


PDF Flyer – FeedingAmericaSD-15-November

Wreaths Across America 2014


The Civil Air Patrol Cadets of Squadron 47 and their families are working to find sponsors for Wreaths Across America. We have a goal of having 200 wreaths sponsored for the Miramar National Cemetery Remembrance Ceremony and Wreath Laying on December 13th. Please join our effort as we teach cadets, honor families, and remember American veterans.

Sponsor a wreath today for as little as $15.00 …
it takes only five minutes online

Yes, we have Veterans Day in the fall, and Memorial Day in the spring. But our service men and women sacrifice their time and safety every single day of the year, to preserve our freedoms.

At many homes, there is an empty seat for one who is serving, or one who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. We honor our veterans every day. We believe there is no better time to express our deepest appreciation than during Christmas time when the joy of giving fills our hearts.

The Cadets of Civil Air Patrol Squadron 47 in Oceanside have volunteered to recruit sponsors for Wreaths Across America. We welcome your sponsorship of a one or more wreaths. The wreaths you sponsor will be placed on veteran’s graves at Miramar National Cemetery, San Diego on December 13, 2014 following a Remembrance Ceremony for our veterans who have come to rest there.

Here is how you can get involved as a volunteer yourself. Please keep in mind there is NO COST to attend or participate in a Wreaths Across America™ event.

  • Wreaths Across America™ Day – each December
  • Escort of Wreaths to Arlington (or any of the other locations featuring wreath escorts)
  • State House Ceremony – in nearly all 50 states and at our Nation’s Capital
  • ‘Thanks-A-Million’ handout card program to thank our veterans and active military
  • WAA Education Program –work with our materials in your local schools

We sincerely appreciate your willingness to support our Squadron 47 Cadets in fundraising for Wreaths Across America.

PDF Flyer – Sponsor Information: WAA.Sponsor Flyer

STEM Academy II – 2-4 May, 2014

12-Apr, 2014 06:35

..and we’re back for STEM Academy Two! Building on the success of the STEM Academy One, we’ve put together another full weekend of seminar sessions and hands on lab activities building on the concepts we’ve covered previously as well as introducing more to build on.

CAD – Robotics – Programming – Basic Engineering Concepts – Math Origami

$35 for returning students* / $50 for first time students
Senior Staff – $35 / Returning Staff $25

Limited number of Senior Member-Student spots available too!

Location: Camp Pendleton.
Check in: 1700 – 2 May, 2014
Check out: 1300 – 4 May, 2014

Photos from the last event:

Application and current event information:


Questions? Contact Lt. Chung, project officer, hannaleechung@yahoo.com

Location: Oceanside/Camp Del Mar area of Camp Pendleton.
Checkin: 1700 – 31 Jan, 2014
Check out: 1300 – 2 Feb, 2014

Event Information Flyer: STEM ACADEMY TWO (PDF)

Swallows Day Parade & BBQ – 22 March, 2014

14-Jan, 2014 13:51

Let’s Join Squadron 68 for the 2014 Swallows Day Parade in San Juan Capistrano!

Everyone loves a parade! It’s great fun!


…even better when followed by BBQ and Ping Pong!


Swallows Day Parade Flyer

Swallows Day Parade RSVP Here.

10:00 – 22-March, 2014!



STEM Academy Weekend 31 Jan-2 Feb, 2014

29-Dec, 2013 23:59

As you may be aware, one of the goals for California Wing is more STEM activities for cadets. On the heels of a successful robotics day event, we’ve put together a full curriculum of sessions and hands on lab activities, creating a full weekend of STEM related workshops!

Cost: $35
Location: Oceanside/Camp Del Mar area of Camp Pendleton.
Checkin: 1700 – 31 Jan, 2014
Check out: 1300 – 2 Feb, 2014


Event Signup at:

Everything can be done online, including initial and completed CAPF 31

Schedule Draft:

Friday, 31-January 2014
The Six Basic Machine Types (Seminar/Demonstration)
Engineering Problem: Structural Integrity in a “T” (Seminar/Lab)

Math Origami (Lab)
Fundamentals of Lego Technic Construction (Seminar/Lab)
Common Technical Solutions with Legos (Seminar/Demonstration)
Lego Problem-Solving (Lab)
Strength and Integrity: Model Bridge Building (Lab)
Dinner and a Movie

Destructive Testing (Lab)
Basic Mindstorms Programming (Seminar/Lab)
Mindstorms Group Project (Lab)
Wrap-up and Evaluation (Lab)

We have a limited number of seats so it is important that you sign up quickly to secure your spot. The flyer with all the details is attached.

PDF Flyer: STEMAcademy2014
Electronic CAPF 31 / 160 / 161

Questions? Contact Lt. Chung, project officer, hannaleechung@yahoo.com

STEM Academy Registration here!

Sq. 47 – Open House 3-December, 2013

26-Nov, 2013 04:00
Come one and all, come and see what Civil Air Patrol is all about!
Join us and celebrate Civil Air Patrol’s 72nd birthday, and Sq. 47’s 45th year!On tap for the evening will be the Sq. 47 Color Guard, a Cadet Drill Competition between flights.
A special presentation will be given regarding the Green Flag Program, presented by Lt. Col. Rick Woolfolk, deputy Commander of green Flag east and Major Stephen Robertson, who will also have a special presentation regarding NORAD’s Falcon Virgo Exercise.
Bring friends, family, neighbors and anyone else that might be interested in a fun evening where the cadets get to show their squadron pride and personal accomplishments!..and a special bagpipe Happy Birthday tribute to Civil Air Patrol by the Hamnquist Brothers.We should also mention there will be lots of food, refreshments, entertainment and lots of door prizes!Check back here for updated information!

NRA Bivouac 2013 – Basic Shooting Course


It’s time once again! Come join us on the 13th through the 15th of December for a weekend of training by a team of NRA Certified Firearms Instructors in conjunction with Civil Air Patrol Skyhawk Composite Squadron 47 will once again host an NRA Basic Rifle Shooting course.  The 14-hour course deals with the basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for the safe use of a rifle in target shooting.  Included in the course fee are the NRA “The Basic Rifle Shooting” textbook; NRA Safety Rules pamphlet, firearms use, ammunition, and NRA Course Completion Certificate.

  • Rifle Knowledge and Safe Gun Handling.  Principal parts of a rifle, action types, and how they function will be demonstrated. NRA rules for safe gun handling will be explained, applied and adopted through the class for future use when around or using rifles. Handling rifles in a safe manner will be demonstrated. Rifle Cleaning will be accomplished.
  • Ammunition Knowledge and Fundamentals of Rifle Shooting. The different components of a rifle cartridge and their intended use will be explained. The five fundamentals of shooting a rifle will be identified and demonstrated.
  • Firing the First Shots. The knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to safely shoot a rifle on the range will be demonstrated. Students will shoot at a target using the five fundamentals of rifle shooting.
  • Students will learn to safely shoot from the following Positions: Bench Rest , Standing , Prone, Kneeling, and Sitting Rifle Shooting Positions.

The event starts with arrival between 1600 & 1900, on 13-December at Escondido Fish & Game16525 Guejito Road, Escondido, CA. 92027. (Directions from Hwy-78/Escondido

Full Event Cost includes (Learning Materials, Rifles, Ammunition, Meals, and Campsite): $ 80.00
Payable Online http://sq47.org/event-payments
or Check Payable to California Wing Civil Air Patrol.

Questions? Call; Maj. Dave McGregor Project Officer
@ 760-497-0188 or davemac92056@yahoo.com

Needed forms:

CAPF 31 / 160 / 161 Combination PDF
Escondido Fish & Game Persmission Slip

Sq. 47 Supports Wreaths Across America

20-Nov, 2013 04:35
We have a wonderful opportunity to honor our fallen veterans at Fort Roscrans Cemetery and raise funds for our squadron at the same time through Wreaths Across America.
WAA began in 2007 when a small wreath company in Maine made too many holiday wreaths and decided, with the help of a CAP squadron, to place the excess wreaths on the graves at Arlington National Cemetery.  Each year since, the program has grown to cemeteries throughout the United States and Canada and honors our fallen veterans by placing wreaths on their graves during the holiday season.
Not only is WAA a way to honor our fallen veterans during the holidays, it is a way that our squadron can raise money for our activities.  Each wreath is $15 and for every wreath sold, we will receive $5. A $15 donation will ensure that a veteran’s grave, many that haven’t been visited in years, gets decorated for the holiday.
You can help in a couple of ways:
1)  Sponsor wreaths at Squadron 47 Team Page: http://waa.convio.net/goto/CACAP324
You can credit your sponsorship to any of our members.  Just type in the member’s name in the”Recognition Name” field.
2)  Share about WAA and our Team Page to your friends and family by and ask them to sponsorwreaths.
Please make sure to ask your friends and family to type in your name in “Recognition Name” field to ensure you get the credit for their purchase.
You can even create your own personal page under our Squadron 47 Team to track your fundraising effort.  If you would like to do that, click “Join Team” at the bottom of our Team Page: http://waa.convio.net/goto/CACAP324 and follow the instructions.  WAA has many tools on the personal page that will make your fundraising effort easier and more effective.
We have decided to award scholarships to all members who participate.  Scholarships will be given out as a form of discount for the future CAP activities, and the size of scholarships will be proportionate to how much you raise.
WAA is a year-round effort, and we will continue to sell the wreaths throughout next year as well.
Please join us in this effort to honor our fallen veterans and raise funds for our squadron.