CAP Pilot and Aircrew Guide

CAP Pilot

  • Prerequisites
    • FAA Documentation – enter in eServices My Operations Qualifications
    • Private, Commercial or Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with Airplane Single Engine Rating
    • Instructor certificates with expiration date is held
    • Medical Certificate – class and date of exam or date of expiration for special issuance
    • Flight Review – date of review or date of FAA Wings and phase
    • Flight experience – hours as PIC
      • Enter on Prerequisites page – required for appointments and qualifications
    • Current – Meets 14 CFR 61.57 (recent flight experience) for designated operation
  • Knowledge items
    • CAPR 60-1 and 62-1
  • Courses, Quizzes, Questionnaires
  • CAPF 5 Check Ride
    • Complete your specific data on the form and take with you to the check ride
    • Schedule your check ride with a CAP check pilot qualified in the aircraft model you will be flying
      • Upon completion the check pilot will sign the form and check off any additional endorsements
      • Enter the check ride data in My Ops Quals on the “Airplane” page
      • Data must be validated by your units Operations Officer, Group Commander or Deputy
      • CAP Pilot status must be approved

Transport Mission Pilot

  • Prerequisites
    • CAP VFR Pilot at least 18 years of age
    • 100 Hours PIC and 50 hours cross country
    • General Emergency Services (GES) qualification
      • Study CAPR 60-3 and 62-1 and any CAP/CC Letters posted
      • CAP Test 116 – CAP Online Courses and Exams on left side of eServices main page
  • Courses
  • Knowledge items
    • CAPR 60-1, 60-3, 62-1, 173-3
  • Complete Specialty Qualification Training Record (SQTR) in eServices
    • My Operations Qualifications, Entry/View Worksheet under Emergency Services, SQTR’s
  • Data requires validation and TMP qualification requires approval

Cadet Orientation Pilot

  • Orientation pilots must be at least 21 years of age or hold a CFI certificate
  • For gliders pilots must have at least 100 hours PIC or hold a CFIG certificate
  • CAP cadet orientation pilot – requires 200 hours PIC
  • AFROTC cadet orientation pilot – requires 300 hours PIC
  • Online exam data is recorded automatically, “demonstration to check pilot” entry must be validated
  • These are appointments requiring approval by the Wing/Region CC or designee

Mission Scanner

  • Prerequisites
    • General Emergency Services (GES) qualification
    • At least 18 years of age
  • Print Specialty Qualification Training Record (SQTR)
    • My Operations Qualifications, Print Blank Worksheets under Emergency Services, SQTR
    • Completed tasks can be entered into the SQTR (Entry/View Worksheet) or recorded on paper and completed paper form uploaded
      • View/Upload documents link is on the Entry/View Worksheet page under your name
  • Task Guides
  • Knowledge items
    • CAPR 60-1, 60-3, 62-1, 173-3
  • Courses
  • Approval required for
    • Meeting prerequisites
    • Completion of Familiarization and Preparatory Training (approved to participate in missions as trainee)
      • CAPF101 with trainee status issued
    • Completion of advanced training
    • Wing/Region Commander or designee must approve final qualification

Mission Observer

  • Prerequisites
    • Mission Scanner
    • At least 18 years of age
  • The balance of Mission Observer follows the same process as Mission Scanner with additional tasks to be accomplished

SAR/DR Mission Pilot

  • Prerequisites
    • CAP VFR Pilot at least 18 years of age
    • Mission Scanner
    • Transport Mission Pilot
    • 175 hours PIC to begin training
    • 200 hours PIC to be qualified
  • Courses
  • Print Specialty Qualification Training Record (SQTR)
    • My Operations Qualifications, Print Blank Worksheets under Emergency Services, SQTR
    • Completed tasks can be entered into the SQTR (Entry/View Worksheet) or recorded on paper and completed paper form uploaded
      • View/Upload documents link is on the Entry/View Worksheet page under your name
  • Task Guides
  • Knowledge items
    • CAPR 60-1, 60-3, 62-1, 173-3
  • Mission pilot check ride
    • CAPF 91
    • Complete your specific data on the form and take with you to the check ride
    • Schedule your check ride with a CAP mission check pilot qualified in the aircraft model you will be flying
      • Upon completion the check pilot will sign the form
      • Enter the check ride data in My Ops Quals on the “CAPF 91” page
      • Data must be validated by your units Operations Officer, Group Commander or Deputy
      • CAP Pilot qualification must be approved
  • Approval required for
    • Meeting prerequisites
    • Completion of Familiarization and Preparatory Training (approved to participate in missions as trainee)
      • CAPF101 with trainee status issued
    • Completion of advanced training
    • Wing/Region Commander or designee must approve final qualification

CAP Instructor Pilot

  • Qualified CAP VFR Pilot in aircraft model to be flown
  • Qualified in accordance with FAA regulations to instruct in aircraft to be flown
  • Satisfactorily complete an instructor pilot endorsement on a CAPF 5 check ride within the prior twelve months
  • Be appointed by the Wing/Region Commander or designee
  • eServices is specific to powered aircraft and gliders

CAP Check Pilot

  • Qualified as a CAP Instructor Pilot in the CAP aircraft to be flown – may be waived per CAPF 60-1
  • Satisfactorily complete the National Check Pilot Standardization Course
  • Satisfactorily complete a check pilot endorsement on a CAPF 5 check ride given by a Check Pilot Examiner within the prior twelve months
  • Be appointed by the Wing/Region Commander or designee

CAP Tow Pilot

  • CAP VFR Pilot at least 21 years of age
  • Qualified in accordance with 14 CFR 61.69 to tow gliders
  • 500 hours PIC and 250 hours in single engine land
  • Satisfactorily complete the CAP/SSAF Tow Pilot Course
  • Complete at least 10 tows within the prior 12 months
    • For initial qualification or re-currency, pilots may accomplish these tows in CAP aircraft under the instruction of another CAP Tow Pilot
  • Be appointed by the Wing/Region Commander or designee

CAP Mission Check Pilot

  • Qualified as a CAP SAR/DR Mission Pilot
  • Participated in at least 25 sorties as a SAR/DR Mission Pilot
  • Complete a CAPF 91 mission check pilot ride given by a CAP Mission Check Pilot Examiner
  • Satisfactorily complete the National Check Pilot Standardization Coursehttp://www.capmembers.com/cap_university/online_courses__exams.cfm
  • Be appointed by the Wing/Region Commander or designee

CAP Check Pilot Examiner

  • Qualified as a CAP Check Pilot
  • Be appointed by the Wing/Region Commander or designee
  • Examiners are appointed for: CAP Check Pilot, CAP Check Pilot G1000, CAP Check Pilot Glider, CAP Mission Check Pilot

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