Civil Air Patrol Day - December 1
Fri, Dec 1, 2023

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 close to 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 reported the grave news that war was being prepared. His proposal to mobilize civil aviators was met with unanimous approval. The first air reserve was established in 1938 in Ohio and other crews soon followed suit.

During World War II, German boats headed towards the east coast, posing a serious threat. Initially, the requests of the pilots were refused, but as the situation became more dire, permission was granted and the young formation went to carry out their tasks. We now know that victory was paid for with many lives, and we must never forget the heroes who sacrificed themselves for the future of generations.

Interesting facts

  • After the war, pilots had spent over 500 hours in the air.
  • Losses numbered around 60 people, with 90 aircraft destroyed.
  • Both men and women participated in the patrol missions, voluntarily offering search and rescue services and medical assistance.
  • The 20th century is an important milestone in the development of the sphere, with improved models of aircraft and other vehicles.

How to take part

To learn more about this historic period, you can read textbooks or ask an experienced teacher. It is a very exciting and, at the same time, scary time, but it is important to know about it. Share information with others and discuss it.

When is Civil Air Patrol Day celebrated in 2023?

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


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