There are more than 64,000 members of the Civil Air Patrol. In all, the CAP flies more than 100,000 hours each year performing important missions. The CAP was formed in the early 1940s as an all-volunteer organization. Today the CAP continues to provide urgent search and rescue flights, air and ground support for disaster relief, flying officials and staff to remote locations, transporting essential medical supplies to accident sites and performing aerial damage assessment. In our newest add-on Civil Air Patrol Search & Rescue, we bring to you the ability to create your own custom search and rescue missions to fly in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004. Using Flight Simulator and Civil Air Search and Rescue, users will fly some of the same missions performing critical tasks that keep the CAP such an essential part of the our nation's resources.