Cadet Flight Training

IMPORTANT:

This page is currently (February 2019) being reviewed and revised. CAPR 60-1, mentioned below, is superseded by CAPR 70-1.

According to CAPP 60-1, Flight Operations, CAP cadets are authorized to use CAP airplanes for flight instruction toward any FAA certificate or rating. As such the Col Berta A. Edge Composite Squadron, under the guidance of Capt Nathanael Crawford, the squadron standardization and evaluation officer, has begun a program for cadets only (sorry senior officers...) to provide primary flight training towards the FAA private pilot rating.

This program is recommended for cadets around the age of 15 so that the program can be completed in a timely manner. The draft syllabus that Capt Crawford is going to use can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

Unfortunately, the program is currently unfunded and requires the cadets and their families to pay for the program. See below for the approximate training costs for CAP members and the cost comparison to local civilian flight schools (Downloadable version is available).

In order to participate, cadets must submit a completed CAP Form 31 (download below) to Capt Crawford signed by their parents prior to beginning flight training.

In an effort to assist cadets in funding this program in the near future, the squadron is seeking out donations from local businesses and organizations. More information to come as it becomes available.

CAP MEMBER TRAINING COSTS

C172

40 hours @ $30/hour $1200

Fuel @ $6/gal $1680

15 hours ground training FREE

Textbooks $120

Supplies $50

Headset $180

Medical Exam $150

Knowledge test $150

Practical Test $350

Total $3880

C182

40 hours @ $40/hour $1600

Fuel @ $6/gal $2280

15 hours ground training FREE

Textbooks $120

Supplies $50

Headset $180

Medical Exam $150

Knowledge Test $150

Practical Test $350

Total $4880

Compare to local flight training schools!

C172

40 hours @ $110/hour $4400

20 hours flight instruction @ $45/hour $900

15 hours ground training $675

Textbooks $120

Supplies $50

Headset $180

Medical Exam $150

Knowledge Test $150

Practical Test $350

Total: $6975 ($3095 higher than CAP 172)

*These numbers represent FAA minimums for private certification. Many variables can effect individual training times. For example frequency of lessons and individual aptitude.