Thompson Valley Composite Squadron serves the Northern Colorado area of Larimer and western Weld County. We have two hangars; one at Greeley Airport (KGXY) and one at Northern Colorado Regional Airport (KFNL). We presently have a Cessna 182 at FNL and occasionally we have a second aircraft which we keep at Greeley. We train for and support search and rescue and disaster preparedness / relief missions routinely throughout Colorado and as needed across the country.
TVCS was heavily involved in the 2012 and 2020 fires as well as the 2013 flood and members from TVCS traveled to Texas for the relief effort after Hurricane Harvey in 2017. We regularly participate in quarterly State Search and Rescue exercises as well as monthly mini-exercises conducted by the squadron. The squadron aircraft are flown almost every Saturday, Sunday, and on many weekdays by our pilots along with our dedicated aircrew.
Thompson Valley also has a very strong Radio Communications team. In 2018, they acquired a trailer and built a fully-functioning Radio Communications trailer that can be towed to any command post in the state for any exercise or real-world mission. In 2022, the trailers electronics were given an overhaul and new radios installed, greatly improving the trailers capability to act as a Command and Communications post.
The Cadet Program is very active in our community. They hold meetings every Thursday where the Cadets learn and practice leadership, discipline, aerospace, and emergency services. While COVID-19 had an impact on the squadron, TVCS still has over 40 cadets on roster and a weekly turn-out of around 30 cadets. The Cadet Program helps out at local airshows at Northern Colorado Regional Airport as well as at Rocky Mountain Regional Airport.
The Squadron emblem shows our motto "Trans Caelum Montesque" translates as "Across the Sky and Mountains". It contains four stars for CAP's core values of Integrity, Excellence, Integrity, and Volunteer Service. The white mountains, river, and plains show our home terrain, and the three trees represent CAP's three missions of Emergency Services, Cadet Programs, and Aerospace Education. Our mascot is the Eagle. In the middle is the traditional CAP roundel, the insignia shown on our aircraft during the Second World War.