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Become a Crusader

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Crusader Composite Squadron in Grand Prairie. We invite you to be our guest at our weekly squadron meetings. There is NO permanent commitment for joining Civil Air Patrol as a Cadet or Senior Member and there are several types of membership, all which carry various benefits. We ask that you to visit 3 consecutive squadron meetings so you can get an idea of the various opportunities offered. Meetings begin at 7:00 on Tuesday evening and last until 9:00pm. We invite you to remain for the full meeting. Directions to our meeting location are on the Visit Crusaders link on the left.  Are you ready to join? If so, please contact one of our squadron members and we will get you started.

CAP Core Values for Adult Member Applicants

Senior Application   


Cadet Application


Our Charter number is SWR-TX-076. All applications must be typed and signed by the squadron commander before they are submitted.National dues are $68.00 per year for Senior Members and $36 per year for Cadet Members.

Squadron dues are $75.00 per year for Senior Members only. This helps cover the cost of the hanger for the aircraft, meeting and training location.  Squadron dues are payable at the time of application and are not processed until the membership is approved.

Month Joined Dues Amount
January  $         75.00
February  $         68.75
March  $         62.50
April  $         56.25
May  $         50.00
June  $         43.75
July  $         37.50
August  $         31.25
September  $         25.00
October  $         18.75
November  $         12.50
December  $          6.25

For Current CAP Members interested in Transfer
For current Civil Air Patrol members interested in transferring to the Crusader Composite Squadron, we invite you to come and visit our squadron and talk with us. Please attend a regular meeting or contact the squadron ahead of time for more information.


For those not in the Grand Prairie Area
For those interested in Civil Air Patrol, but who are not in the Grand Prairie area, you can learn more about joining at the Civil Air Patrol’s National Headquarters website. There you can also find a unit locator that will give you information about the units closest to you.