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Civil Air Patrol
Mission Readiness Requirements

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Requirements For Mission Readiness (Individual Members)*

Crew Function Age Requirement Minimum Skill / Experience Level CAP Didactic or Specialty Training CAP Mission Experience Special Recommendation
Cadet Orientation Pilot Minimum 21 Years Old
OR
18 Years Old with a valid FAA Certified Flight Instructor Certificate
200 hours total PIC
(500 hours for AFROTC orientation flights) in category and class of aircraft used

Glider Pilots: 50 hours or 100 flights PIC

CAPF 5 Flight Check

Demonstrate knowledge of CAPF 77 "Cadet Flight Orientation Program Syllabus" to a CAP Check Pilot

  Must be designated in writing as a current Cadet Orientation Pilot by the current Executive Director, Region, or Wing Commander
Transport Mission Pilot Minimum 18 Years Old FAA Private Pilot with 100 hours PIC + 50 hours Cross Country

Complete Form 5 Evaluation with CAP Check Pilot

Qualified under CAPR 50-15, Attachment 10, Paragraph 2, (items c, e, g, h, and j through r)    
Search and Rescue / Disaster Relief Pilot (TRAINEE) Minimum 18 Years Old

Complete CAPF 116, Part 2

Current & Qualified CAP pilot (Form 5) with 175 hours PIC + 50 hours Cross Country Complete classroom training per CAPR 50-15, attachment 10, paragraph 2    
Search and Rescue / Disaster Relief Pilot (QUALIFIED) Minimum 18 Years Old Current & qualified CAP pilot (Form 5) per CAPR 60-1 with 200 hours PIC + 50 hours Cross Country. Complete intensive flight training per CAPR 50-15, Attachment 10, paragraph 3  Complete 3 SAR missions as a trainee. Requires recommendation by qualified SAR / DR pilot.
Counter Narcotics Mission Pilot Senior Member

Minimum 18 Years OLD

CAP member for minimum of 2 years (Service as a Cadet may be applied toward 2 year minimum with a waiver from the Wing Commander)
Current & qualified SAR/DR pilot with 200 hours PIC (for flights over land), 250 hours PIC + IFR OR 500 hours PIC for extended flights over water. Complete additional mission training for mountain flying / search procedures

Receive and maintain CAP 101CN card

Must be Mission Observer / Scanner qualified and current

Water survival training recommended for flights over water

  Requires recommendation by qualified Counter Narcotics Mission Pilot.
Mission Observer (TRAINEE) Minimum 18 Years Old  Qualified Mission Scanner Complete classroom instruction per CAPR 50-15 attachment 11, Paragraph 2.    
Mission Observer
(QUALIFIED)
Minimum 18 Years Old  Qualified Mission Scanner Complete ECI course 02130B.

Complete intensive flight training.

Complete 3 missions as trainee. Requires recommendation by qualified Mission Observer.
Mission Scanner
(TRAINEE)
Minimum 18 Years Old   Complete CAPF 116, Part 2.

Complete classroom instruction per CAPR 50-15, Attachment 11, Paragraph 2, (items a, b, f, j, o, p, and r)

   
Mission Scanner
(QUALIFIED)
Minimum 18 Years Old   Complete ECI course.

Complete intensive flight training per CAPR 50-15, Attachment 11, Paragraph 3, (items a, b, c, and e)

 Complete 3 missions as trainee. Requires recommendation by qualified Mission Observer.
Radio Operator
(TRAINEE)
  Possess CAP Radio Operator Permit Complete classroom instruction per CAPR 50-15, Attachment 17    
Radio Operator
(QUALIFIED)
   Possess CAP Radio Operator Permit Demonstrate knowledge and proficiency to Communications Unit Director Participate in minimum of 2 missions as a radio operator trainee. Requires rcommendation by a qualified Communications Unit Director
Communications Unit Director
(TRAINEE)
  Possess CAP Radio Operator Permit Complete the classroom instruction specified in CAPR 50-15, attachment 16    
Communications Unit Director
(QUALIFIED)
  Possess CAP Radio Operator Permit Demonstrate knowledge and proficiency to Communications Unit Director Participate in a minimum of 2 missions as a Communications Unit Director Trainee Requires recommendation by a qualified Communications Unit Director
*All information drawn from CAPR 50-15 and CAPR 60-1
These are basic requirements and may not be complete, additional requirements may apply
 

 

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