Are you an FAA pilot and new to CAP? The following guidance should help you earn your basic CAP flight status.
Talk to the squadron flight instructors and Stan/Eval (standardization and evaluation) Officer about your flight background to determine your individual needs. Determine which instructors have time available to train you.
Learn CAP flight rules and how-to info:
- Read and understand CAPR 70-1 CAP Flight Management. This regulation is critical.
- Also be familiar with CAPR 900-5 (liability protection) and CAPR 60-2, paragraph 2.6.4 (cadet protection).
- Browse the Pilot Onboarding page from CAP National.
- This includes getting started as a CAP pilot - prerequisites, finding instructors, how to use Ops Quals and WMIRS in eServices.
- Browse the Aircraft Operations page from CAP National.
- This includes reference info on aircraft operation.
Ask about any squadron- or wing-specific procedures, such as airplane maintenance, fueling, payments, and cleaning.
Enter your information in Ops Quals:
- FAA pilot information and supporting documents
- CAP aircraft questionnaire
- CAP pilot prerequisites and supporting documents
- Specific qualification requirements
Complete the Aircraft Ground Handling Training online course. (In eServices, go to Online Learning > Aircraft Ground Handling Training.)
Fly with a CAP instructor until they recommend you for a check flight.
Fly with a CAP check pilot to complete your "Form 5" evaluation flight.