Airport Clubs & Non-Profits
San Marcos Regional Airport is the proud home of several non-profit aviation groups. These groups are comprised of volunteers who donate their time to educate the public regarding different aspects of general aviation.
Be sure to check our Events page regularly for more information on meetings.
COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE CENTRAL TEXAS WING
The Central Texas Wing is part of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF), an educational non-profit 501©3 organization founded in 1957. The CAF has more than 12,000 members and 165 vintage operational military aircraft located around the nation, representing the world’s largest flying museum. Established in March of 1974, the Central Texas Wing is home to seven aircraft housed in a World War II hangar at San Marcos Regional Airport. Wing aircraft conduct history flights, flyovers, and attend air shows around the country. Three major fundraisers held annually support the restoration and maintenance of our historic aircraft. The Wing is open M-W-F-Sat from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for tours to school groups, civic and military organizations, ROTC cadets, scout organizations and the general public from throughout the Central Texas Region.
2249 Airport Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
CIVIL AIR PATROL – DAVID LEE “TEX” HILL COMPOSIT SQUADRON
The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is a congressionally chartered, federally supported non-profit corporation that serves as the official civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force (USAF). CAP is a volunteer organization with an aviation-minded membership that includes people from all backgrounds, lifestyles, and occupations. It performs three congressionally assigned key missions: emergency services, which includes search and rescue (by air and ground) and disaster relief operations; aerospace education for youth and the general public; and cadet programs for teenage youth. In addition, CAP has recently been tasked with homeland security and courier service missions. CAP also performs non-auxiliary missions for various governmental and private agencies, such as local law enforcement and the American Red Cross.
Membership in the organization consists of cadets ranging from 12 to just under 21 years of age, and officers 18 years of age and up. These two groups each have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of pursuits; the cadet program contributes to the development of the former group with a structured syllabus and an organization based upon United States Air Force ranks and pay grades, while the older members serve as instructors, supervisors, and operators. All members wear uniforms while performing their duties.
Nationwide, CAP is a major operator of single-engine general aviation aircraft, used in the execution of its various missions, including orientation flights for cadets and the provision of significant emergency services capabilities. Because of these extensive flying opportunities, many CAP members become licensed pilots.
The organization is headed by the National Headquarters (with authority over the national organization) followed by eight regional commands and 52 wings (each of the 50 states plus Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico). Each wing supervises the individual groups and squadrons that comprise the basic operational unit of the organization.
1915 Airport Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION (EAA) CHAPTER 958
Whether you fly, build, restore or simply enjoy airplanes and aviation, you are welcome to attend our events and join our chapter. We are a group of aviation enthusiasts, aircraft builders, and pilots who get together with like minded people to share ideas, exchange information, encourage safety, serve the local aviation community and have a lot of fun doing so. Please come to our next meeting or event as our guest.