How many glider flights are described in the Cadet Flying Program?
The Cadet Orientation Flying Program shares the joy of flying with cadets. Each CAP cadet under the age of 18 is eligible for five flights in a powered aircraft (usually a single-engine Cessna), five flights in a glider, and unlimited rear flights when conditions permit.
Do Civil Air Patrol Cadets fly?
What type of aircraft do cadets fly? During routine cadet orientation flights and with few exceptions, most cadets will fly in a CAP-owned single-engine Cessna or glider. During special events, cadets may be eligible for orientation flights aboard military aircraft, primarily cargo planes, tankers or helicopters.
Can you learn to fly in the Civil Air Patrol?
CAP does not normally provide primary flight training for members. That said, we have many members who are also certified flight instructors and are often willing to offer member training at discounted rates. We have several scholarships that help CAP cadets obtain a pilot’s license.
Is the civil air patrol paid?
Am I paid to be a member? No, you are a volunteer Civil Air Patrol member. All the activities you do are donations of your time and expertise to help your country and your community.
What is a bee orientation flight?
In orientation flights often called “playflights”, the bees involved are rather calm. They simply fly around the hive and hover near the entrance. However, the flight behavior of bees is very different. Theft is an aggressive action where the beekeeper sees several bees fighting at the entrance of the hive.
What is a typical crew made up of?
The typical crew consists of a mission pilot with sole responsibility for flying the aircraft safely and maintaining prescribed search patterns. One or two trained CAP Mission Scanners or Mission Observers are responsible for conducting the technical operations of the mission.
Does the Civil Air Patrol fly helicopters?
During routine cadet orientation flights and with few exceptions, most cadets will fly in a CAP-owned single-engine Cessna or glider. During special events, cadets may be eligible for orientation flights aboard military aircraft, primarily cargo planes, tankers or helicopters.
How many hours does the Civil Air Patrol fly?
The time required depends on your personal situation and your motivation. Most CAP squadrons meet an average of two hours per week, with special activity/training one to two weekends per month.
Can a cadet fly in a powered aircraft?
What do cadets learn in Civil Air Patrol?
CAP is America’s premier opportunity for air-minded youth. Through adult CAP volunteers, cadets learn the basics of aviation through classroom activities, self-study texts, orientation flights, and formal flight training. You have reached the Cadet Flying home page, your source for information on:
What are the objectives of the Cadet flight program?
Cadets who receive only one or two flights will only complete the first objectives, although the experience should still be significant. Cadets who are able to participate more actively will learn even more. A. Academic (Cognitive) Goals and Objectives Goal: To increase the cadet’s knowledge of the fundamentals of aviation Objectives: 1.
How does a cadet obtain a flight license?
Cadets progress through the program to first solo, then General Flight Proficiency Test (GFPT), then Private Pilot License (PPL). All training is conducted at Air Force approved flight schools.