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The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Air Squadron is a non-profit affiliate organization assisting the Department by providing aviation resources in situations requiring air transportation or services required during county emergencies. The Squadron is comprised of both pilots and volunteer Community Airmen that augments the Air Operations Division and regular forces to furnish unique response capabilities.

The Air Squadron was formed shortly before World War II, however due to wartime West Coast flying restrictions, the Squadron return to active service in 1946. Many members were pilots with military flight experience. Today, the Squadron is composed of over 50 pilots and aviation enthusiasts who maintain an active support for law enforcement. Interested qualified members are welcome to join the organization.

Squadron members provide a fleet of over 20 privately owned aircraft ranging from turbine powered jets to helicopters to single and twin engine airplanes. All Pilot and Community Airman time is donated to the Sheriff’s Office.

Squadron members are involved in numerous community outreach activities, such as support for the Aerospace Museum of California’s Summer Kids Camp and U.S. Air Force ROTC orientation flights.

Air Squadron meetings are usually held on the third Wednesday of each month at Squadron Headquarters located at Sacramento Executive Airport. Special meetings include tours of aviation facilities, fly-outs to regional events and social activities such as BBQ’s and an annual banquet. Each summer the Sheriff reviews Squadron aircraft at a special meeting at Mather Airport.

The Air Squadron website describes Squadron activities and membership categories. Newsletter issues are available to download – Squadron contact information is also provided.

www.sacairsquadron.com

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