Civil Air Patrol Day - December 1
Thu, Dec 1, 2022

Civil Air Patrol Day

Civil Air Patrol Day is celebrated in the United States on December 1st. This is an important historical holiday that is in the hearts of Americans. The air patrol is filled with the bravest and strongest pilots, ready to defend the state. Let’s unite today and honor the heroes!


American pilot Gill Robb Wilson returned from Germany in 1936 and told the horrific news that war was being prepared. As you know, he was not mistaken. It was Gill Robb who proposed the idea, which was supported by absolutely everyone: it consisted in the mobilization of civil aviators. He, like his associates, believed that this would strengthen the position and help in the defense of the country. The first air reserve arose in 1938 in Ohio. Others also followed suit, with crews based all over the country.

During the Second World War, German boats headed for the eastern coasts, which posed a serious threat. Initially, they did not want to use the patrol, all the requests of the pilots were refused. The situation became more complicated, there was a serious risk – there were really a lot of ships. Finally, permission appeared, and the young formation went to carry out their tasks. Today we know that victory was paid for with death… Mankind will not stop remembering all those who did not spare themselves for the sake of the existence of generations.

Interesting facts

Did you know that:

  • after the end of the war, it was estimated that the pilots spent more than 500 hours in the air;
  • losses amounted to about 60 people, 90 aircraft were destroyed;
  • both men and women participated in patrol missions. They voluntarily came to serve, searched for missing planes, pilots, medical assistance;
  • The 20th century is important for the development of the sphere – at present, improved models of aircraft and other vehicles are in the arsenal.

How to celebrate

Learn more historical data – read a textbook or ask a teacher who knows the topic. This is a very exciting and at the same time scary time, but it is simply necessary to know about it. Share information with others and discuss discussion points.

When is Civil Air Patrol Day celebrated in 2022?

Civil Air Patrol Day is observed on December 1 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday December 1 2022
Friday December 1 2023
Sunday December 1 2024
Monday December 1 2025
Tuesday December 1 2026