La Crosse Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program offering information events for families

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – La Crosse area youth can learn how to fly as part of the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program. Civil Air Patrol cadets get a first-hand opportunity to learn the duties of a pilot and experience military life.

Cadets can also earn scholarships, experience travel opportunities, and experience STEM careers close up. In-person events will be held Monday, July 26, and Monday, August 2 from 6:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The events are held at the CAP building located at 2906 Fanta Reed Road which is on the east side of the La Crosse Regional Airport. This will mark the second of three opportunities this calendar year for cadets to join the Civil Air Patrol locally.

The La Crosse Composite Squadron meets from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Monday evenings at the CAP Center. However, due to the current COVID-19 situation, the unit has a varied meeting schedule. Prospective cadets, ages 12-18, and their parents are always welcme. Adults looking to volunteer are welcome as well. For more information e-mail or call Major Todd Mandel at 608-633-1496. Information is available on the unit website at or the unit’s Facebook page: