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									     Civil Air Patrol

 New Mexico Wing

Cadet Flight Program

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The cadet flight program is open to all cadets within NM Wing. The goal of the program is to
reward those cadets who are role models to other cadets, by providing them an opportunity to
solo an aircraft and get a private pilot’s license. Once cadets complete ground school, they will
be interviewed and ranked in order to identify which one(s) will receive flight training. While it
is possible that all will qualify to receive training, due to limited instructor resources, flight
instruction for some cadets may be postponed until an instructor is available.

Participation in this program is a benefit and privilege, and cadets can be removed at anytime.
The requirements itemized below are intended to identify those cadets who are the best
candidates for flight training. Any requirement can be waived by the NMWG/CC or the NMWG
Cadet Flight Program Director, if the situation warrants.

Ground School
All cadets must meet the following requirements for entry and continued participation into the
ground program:

   1) All cadets must be in good standing within their unit, NMWG, and CAP.
   2) A minimum of a “C” average (or higher if parent requires) must be maintained in all
      school classes.
          a) If undefined, a “C” is a grade >= 70%
          b) Quarterly grades must be submitted to the Cadet Flight Program Director.
   3) Regular attendance at training sessions is required.
          a) An effort to inform the Cadet Flight Program Director of all absences due to
             illness must be made.
          b) The Cadet Flight Program Director must be notified prior to all other absences.
          c) All absences must be made up with the instructor to ensure all material is covered.
          d) Cadets missing training for excused absences to the extent that instructors feel
             excessive will be removed from the program, but will be automatically added to
             the next class if they desire.
   4) Regular participation in squadron events is required.
   5) Cadets should have attended one encampment prior to applying.
   6) Cadets must have achieved their Wright Brothers award prior to applying.
   7) Cadets must be within 6 months of turning 16 years of age prior to applying (waiverable).
   8) Cadets must continue to advance in rank at a rate of 3 grades per year.
   9) Cadets much purchase the required books and related materials.

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Flight Training
In addition to continuously meeting the requirements for ground school, cadets must
continuously meet the following requirements in order to receive flight training:

   1) All cadets must attend at least one FAA safety seminar during their training.
   2) Prior to beginning flight training, the FAA written exam must be passed.
          a) The subject matter for all questions missed must be reviewed with the instructor
              until the instructor is confident the cadet fully understands the material.
   3) An FAA class III medical examination must be completed prior to receiving flight
   4) All flights must be scheduled by the cadet in advance with the instructor.
          a) Flights must be canceled with the scheduler and instructor if the cadet does not
   5) All flight invoices must be paid in a timely manner not to exceed 30 days.
   6) Cadets must fly on a regular basis as determined by the flight instructors.
          a) Weather, aircraft availability, and issues beyond the control of cadets or
              instructors are excluded.
   7) Cadets should be on a schedule to complete their training within one year from the start
      of flight lessons. Extensions must be approved by the Cadet Flight Program Director.
   8) Cadets who have attended a previous powered or glider flight academy may receive
      exemptions to the above requirements with instructor approval.

Ranking Guidelines
The following should be considered in ranking ALL cadets for ground school and flight training.
They all carry an equal importance in the selection process.

School grades
CAP testing grades
Ground school progress grades (flight training only)
Attendance at squadron meetings
Participation in other squadron activities (cadet leadership, honor guard, CAC, etc)
Completion of achievements (rank)
Attendance at encampments
Staffing of encampments or other activities
Attendance at National cadet activities (Honor Guard, NESA, etc)
Receipt of flight scholarship (flight training only)
FAA written grade (flight training only)
Physical fitness scores

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Ground Training Interview

  1) Age

  2) What are your school grades?

  3) What were the last two CAP achievement testing grades?

  4) What were the dates of your last two promotions?

  5) What CAP activities (Honor Guard, Leadership, etc) are you involved in?

  6) What was the last squadron event you participated in?

  7) How regular is your attendance of Squadron meetings?

  8) Have you attended an encampment?

  9) Have you served as staff during any encampments or similar activities?

  10) Why do you want to fly?

  11) What can you offer CAP?

  12) How will the squadron benefit from providing flight training?

  13) Have you received a flight scholarship from CAP?

  14) Have you had any flight training?

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Flight Training Interview

  1) What are your school grades?

  2) What were the last two CAP achievement testing grades?

  3) What were the dates of you last two promotions?

  4) What CAP activities (Honor Guard, Leadership, etc) are you involved in?

  5) What was the last squadron event you participated in?

  6) How regular is your attendance of Squadron meetings?

  7) Have you attended an encampment?

  8) Have you served as staff during any encampments or similar activities?

  9) Why do you want to fly?

  10) What can you offer CAP?

  11) How will the squadron benefit from providing flight training?

  12) Have you received a flight scholarship from CAP?

  13) Have you had any flight training?

  14) What were the scores on the Ground School progress tests?

  15) What was the score on the FAA written test?

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Standard Operating Procedures

These SOPs are mandatory unless waived by the NMWG/CC.

         1. Any incident or accident will be cause for immediate suspension of the cadet
            flight program in New Mexico Wing. A review by NMWG/DOV and the
            NMWG/CC will determine if continuation of the program is prudent and if the
            student should continue with training.
         2. The standard syllabus for the Cadet Flight Program will be the Private Pilot
            Curriculum by Gleim. The book “Private Flight Maneuvers” will be the basis for
            standardization among instructors. Student progress made shall be recorded on
            the lesson plans in the book.
         3. All flight training will be accomplished under FAR Part 61 with local squadron
         4. Standard cross countries will be developed for use in this program. Consideration
            will be given to routes already developed for FAA part 141 schools in the local
         5. A stage check with a different instructor than the primary instructor must occur
            immediately after a student’s first solo. Primary instructors are encouraged to
            have their student fly with another instructor before first solo. The first stage
            check may be administered before first solo at the discretion of the primary
         6. Cadet flight training will be accomplished under a C16 mission code. This code
            entitles students and instructors to CAP insurance and benefits.
         7. While the program is administered at the wing level, it is executed at the squadron
            level, and therefore requires squadron commander oversight. They have the
            authority to enforce more restrictive rules on their local program in order to
            ensure the safety of the program. Waivers to established SOPs still need to be
            approved by the NMWG/CC.
         8. Night flight training in completion of aeronautical experience requirements for the
            private pilot certificate will be accomplished with the student and a night qualified
            flight instructor. CAPR 60-1 as supplemented by NMWG requires two night
            qualified pilots to be on board the aircraft. This supplementary rule is excepted
            for the required student training flights at night.

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Solo Requirements Checklist

     Presolo Test – Grade _____
         o Applicable Sections of parts 61 and 91
         o Airspace rules and procedures for the airport where the solo flight will be
         o Flight Characteristics and operational limitations for M/M
         o Corrected to 100%
     Presolo Flight Training
         o Proper flight preparation procedures, including preflight planning and preparation,
             powerplant operation, and aircraft systems Date: ______
         o Taxiing or surface operations, including runups Date: ______
         o Takeoffs and landings, including normal and crosswind Date: ______
         o Straight and level flight, and turns in both directions Date: ______
         o Climbs and climbing turns Date: ______
         o Airport traffic patterns, including entry and procedures Date: ______
         o Collision avoidance, wind shear avoidance, and wake turbulence avoidance
             Date: ______
         o Descents, with and without turns, using high and low drag configurations
           Date: ______
         o Flight at various airspeeds from cruise to slow flight Date: ______
         o Stall entries from various flight attitudes and power combinations with recovery
           initiated at the first indication of a stall, and recovery from a full stall Date:_____
         o Emergency procedures and equipment malfunctions Date: ______
         o Ground reference maneuvers Date: ______
         o Approaches to a landing area with simulated engine malfunctions Date: ______
         o Slips to a landing Date: ______
         o Go-arounds. Date: ______
     Solo Checklist
         o One-time Student Pilot Certificate Endorsement in M/M
         o 90 day Logbook Endorsement
         o Presolo Test Endorsement

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Solo XC Requirements Checklist

     Presolo Cross Country Flight Training
         o Use of aeronautical charts for VFR navigation using pilotage and dead reckoning
            with the aid of a magnetic compass Date: ______
         o Use of aircraft performance charts pertaining to cross-country flight Date:______
         o Procurement and analysis of aeronautical weather reports and forecasts, including
            recognition of critical weather situations and estimating visibility while in flight
            Date: ______
         o Emergency procedures Date: ______
         o Traffic pattern procedures that include area departure, area arrival, entry into the
            traffic pattern, and approach Date: ______
         o Procedures and operating practices for collision avoidance, wake turbulence
            precautions, and wind shear avoidance Date: ______
         o Recognition, avoidance, and operational restrictions of hazardous terrain features
            in the geographical area where the cross-country flight will be flown Date: _____
         o Procedures for operating the instruments and equipment installed in the aircraft to
            be flown, including recognition and use of the proper operational procedures and
            indications Date: ______
         o Use of radios for VFR navigation and two-way communications            Date: ______
         o Takeoff, approach, and landing procedures, including short-field, soft-field, and
            crosswind takeoffs, approaches, and landings Date: ______
         o Climbs at best angle and best rate Date: ______
         o Control and maneuvering solely by reference to flight instruments, including
            straight and level flight, turns, descents, climbs, use of radio aids, and ATC
            directives. Date: ______
     Solo Cross Country Checklist
         o One-time Student Pilot Certificate Endorsement in M/M
         o One-time Student Pilot Certificate XC Solo Endorsement
         o 90 day Logbook Endorsement
         o Preflight Planning Endorsement (may be a different instructor)

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The New Mexico Wing will provide a safe and mission capable aircraft for all cadet training
flights. The local squadrons will provide a FAA certificated flight instructor, contingent on his
or her personal availability. All instructors will have completed cadet protection training.

The cadet is responsible for completing all homework assignments given by the instructor.
Cadets shall make every effort to fly at least twice per week depending on instructor availability.
While enrolled in the flight training program, cadets shall take care to get enough rest and remain
healthy. Flight training is a stressful and strenuous program of study. If the cadet is not
academically or physically ready for flight, the instructor may cancel it and will report the
cancellation to the cadet flight program director.

While cadets are expected to pay for their flight training according to squadron established rates,
much of the time needed to administer the course is donated by instructors and staff. It should be
known that students on the outside are expected to pay almost double the CAP cadet rate.
Therefore, it is imperative that cadets selected for flight training complete their training quickly
and respect the time of their instructors and the staff. Failure to make progress as expected by
the instructor is cause for terminating the cadet from the program.

Flight training in CAP airplanes is a privilege and not a right. Respect of the instructor, airplane,
and program are essential for successful completion of it.

____________________________________                          ___________
Signature of Cadet Receiving Flight Training                  Date

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Signature of Parent of Cadet                                  Date

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Signature of Cadet Flight Program Director                    Date

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Signature of New Mexico Wing Commander                        Date

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