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Scott AFB IL 62225

Lt Col Randy Mitchell
618-218-2044
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GROUP 1

Civil Air Patrol \ Illinois Wing \ Group 1

How to become a CAP pilot

Below is a step-by-step list of instructions explaining how to become a pilot in Civil Air Patrol.

  1. Obtain your CAP ID card and your CAP uniform
  2. As a basic qualification, you must be an FAA licensed Private Pilot or above, hold a current class 3 medical certificate and be current to carry passengers.
  3. Your logbook must contain a current flight review, in accordance with FAR 61.56.
  4. Download the CAPR 60-1 from the national web site.
  5. Study the 60-1.
  6. Take and pass the online test labeled "CAPR 60-1 Form 5 Annual Examination - Powered" online test.
  7. Print out your results.
  8. On the National website, download and print the “Statement of Understanding” and “Aircraft Questionnaire ."
  9. Complete the Statement of Understanding and Aircraft Questionnaire.
  10. On the National website, download and print the Form 5 check ride form .
  11. Contact a check pilot, call and schedule your check ride.
  12. Ask your check pilot to schedule the aircraft and obtain a flight release.
  13. Report to the check ride in a CAP uniform and have, your FAA certificate and medical, logbook, completed Aircraft Questionnaire, completed Statement of Understanding, CAP ID card, and have the top portion of the form 5 filled out.
  14. Pass the oral exam and the check ride.
  15. Have your squadron Operations officer\Commander sign your completed CAP Form 5.
  16. Assemble your documents and make three copies.
  17. Mail the original documents to the Group 1 Operations Officer by regular mail, to his home address. Give the second copy of this packet to your squadron commander for squadron files and retain the third copy for your personal files.
  18. Begin training for Cadet Orientation Pilot and Mission Pilot!

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