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Guide For CAP Aircrew Members

This guide is produced by the Stan/Eval shop of PAWG, Group 3. Lt Col Steve Fortin, Lt Col Bruce Thompson and Capt Jay O’Meara are responsible for it’s content. Guide design was produced by Cadet MSgt Alex Burns. POC for this guide is Lt Col Bruce Thompson. Any comments, questions and or suggestions should be forwarded to bruce.thompson600@gmail.com


Disclaimer: Per FAR 91.3 & 91.103 the Pilot in Command (PIC) is responsible for the operation of the aircraft. This office will exercise due diligence to it’s utmost ability to ensure the data herein is current and accurate. Ultimately the responsibility rests on the shoulders of the PIC.

Are you a current CAP Pilot? If yes Click here!

Are you a current CAP Pilot preparing for a form 5? If yes Click here!

If you are at least a Licensed private pilot, Click here!

If you are interested in become a Mission Observer, Click here!

If you are interested in become a Mission Scanner, Click here!


1.  This link will get you on a good start

2.  Obtain your CAP ID card and your CAP uniform (minimum blue CAP polo shirt, gray pants, black shoes).

3.  You must complete Level 1 Orientation, Cadet Protection, Equal Opportunity, Operational Security, and the Aircraft Ground Handling Safety Video prior to becoming a CAP Pilot.

4.  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.

5.  Your logbook must contain a current flight review, in accordance with FAR 61.56.

Study this material

  • CAP Flight Management – CAPR 70-1
  • CAPR 70-1 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers — click here
  • Cadet Orientation Flight Syllabus, only if you wish to become a Cadet Orientation Pilot (requires at least 200 hours PIC). – CAPP 52-7
  • AFROTC MOU, If you wish to fly funded AFROTC flights (requires at least 300 hours PIC) you will need to review the AFROTC MOU.
  •  Refer to the POH for the desired aircraft type – Read the POH and know the Aircraft’s Speeds, Emergency Procedures Bold Face items, and Systems.
  • If your WMIRS skills are weak contact your Squadron Operations Officer or a CAP IP/Check Pilot for a review.

Complete these Tests

  • For an initial or annual CAPF 5 flight check, take and pass the current online CAPR 70-1 Form 5 Annual Examination–Powered.   You must complete it not more than 60 days before your flight check.  Print the completion certificate and bring it with you to the flight check.  This examination is not required if you have a current CAPF 5 and are simply adding a new aircraft qualification.
  • If you are or wish to become a Cadet Orientation Pilot, also take and pass the current online Cadet Orientation Pilot Quiz, either with or without ROTC. This is also an open-book test and can be found by following the link above. Print the completion certificate and bring it with you to the flight check.

Complete these Documents

  • Complete an Airplane Questionnaire Attachment 3 to CAPR 70-1 for the aircraft to be used.
  • Download and print two copies of the CAP Form 5.  Fill in all of the top boxes except the Additional CAP Endorsements section.  If you anticipate flying a CAP aircraft in IMC then check the Instrument box and be
    prepared to demonstrate instrument proficiency. If you have 200+ hours PIC time, then check the Cadet Orientation Pilot box so you can fly cadets on Orientation Flights.

Prepare for the Flight Check


  • eServices validation:  Enter in all of your FAA Pilot qualifications using eServices->My Operations Qualifications->FAA Requirements links.  Then use the link->Checkride/Questionnaires for entering questionnaire and checkride information.
  • Upload the scanned copies of the FAA Documents documents using eServices->My Operations Qualifications->Pilot->FAA Questionnaires->View/Upload Documents->Pilot link and eMail the Squadron Commander to let him know that they are awaiting validation.  This must be done before you fly.

Form 5 Preparation Flights (Optional)

  • Schedule a familiarization/preparation flight with an Instructor Pilot (IP) other than your Check Pilot.  You will need to know systems, emergency procedures, weight & balance, flight release, etc. Also, familiarize yourself with the CAP Aircraft InformationFile that is kept in the plane. CAP corporate planes are used for 99% of our flying.  Ensure your proficiency level meets the ACS standards for your rating.
  • Have your IP get a flight release since the FRO will only “release” the PIC (unless you are a rated CAP Pilot). However, you need to know the procedure so have your IP go over it with you.
  • Know where the aircraft is and how to get into the locker for the keys. Your IP may have to show you the first time.
  • Get to the aircraft early and use the POH and other on-board documents to fill out the Airplane Questionnaire. Get your IP to check it with you for correctness.
  • Make sure your IP goes over the Aircraft Information File with you so you understand what it contains and how to determine Airworthiness of the aircraft. Make sure he goes over what paperwork entries are required for each flight.
  • Current costs to operate PAWG Corporate Aircraft

Schedule your Form 5

Bring to the Form 5

CAPR 70-1
Completion Certificate CAPR 70-1 Form 5 Annual Exam
CAPF 5 with top portion filled out
Copy of CAPP 52-7 (Orientation Syllabus)
Completion Certificate Cadet Orientation Pilot Quiz
Aircraft Weight and Balance (remember to get Check Pilot’s weight)
Your Pilot Certificate
Your CAP ID Card
Your CAP 101 Card
View Limiting Device
EFB / Current Sectional / Terminal Chart /Chart Supplement
EFB / Current Instrument Charts
EFB/ Current IAPS (for instrument pilots)

Aircrew Uniform

  • Wear an approved CAP uniform (Minimum blue CAP polo shirt, gray pants, black shoes).
  • Be prepared, relax and have a successful check ride. (Remember that the CP is only there to evaluate your flying skills, this is NOT an instructional session).

Post Form 5

  • Remember, you are not yet a CAP Pilot, and cannot act as PIC in CAP aircraft, until the Squadron Commander and/or Stan/Eval Officer has copies of all your paperwork, validated all of your pilot qualifications and you are approved as a CAP VFR Pilot in e-services. Once this is all done, you can then act as PIC and can wear the CAP Pilot aeronautical rating (wings).  Go to eServices > My Operations Qualifications > Checkride/Questionnaires > Airplane for entering the questionnaire, Statement of Understanding, and checkride information.
  • Upload the scanned copies of the CAPF 5 using eServices->My Operations Qualifications->Pilot-> Checkride/Questionnaires->Airplane->View/Upload Documents->Pilot link.
  • When you have completed your Form 5 check ride and all of your information has been validated you will then able to be released to fly CAP aircraft. All flights are required to be entered into the Web Information Reporting System (WMIRS). You will need to obtain a user ID and Password to gain access. Once you have access, you may log on and review the WMIRS Instructions which will detail how to enter the information on your flights. WMIRS can be accessed through eServices.

Mission Pilot

    • Contact the Squadron Emergency Services Officer (ESO) to begin training for Mission Pilot.

Pilot and Aircrew Links:

 Group 3 Aircraft
 N99338 (C172P) N355CP (182T)
N99196 (C172P) N206CP (U206H)
ADDS Low Altitude Weather Tool (HEMS)
National Radar Moasic
Celestial Data Skyvector Sectionals 
Global Forecast System
Flight Management:
WMIRS  FAA Digital Chart Supplement eServices
Apollo GX50 GPS & CAP FM Radio:
Apollo GX50 Basic Ops Apollo GX50 IFR Ops
Apollo GX50 SAR Ops Apollo GX50 Simulator
 Rhotheta RT-600 Direction Finder
Becker DF Presentation Becker SAR-DF 517 Manual RHOTHETA SAR-DF RT-600 Manual
Mission Information:
Mission Aircrew Flight Guide Mission Aircrew Training Materials
Ballistic Parachute Information for 1st Responders  ForeFlight SAR Manual
Aerial Photography:
Nikon D200 Mission Checklist CAP Airborne Photographer Reference Text
How to Photograph from Aircraft
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