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Safe, Fun, Educational

CAP is America’s premiere opportunity for air-minded youth. Thanks to CAP adult volunteers, cadets learn about the fundamentals of aviation through classroom activities, self-study texts, orientation flights, and formal flight training. You've reached the Cadet Flying Home Page, your source for information about:


Orientation Flights

The cadet orientation flight program shares with cadets the thrill of flying. Every CAP cadet under age 18 is eligible for five flights in a powered aircraft (usually a single-engine Cessna), five flights in a glider aircraft, and an unlimited number of backseat flights when conditions allow. Orientation flights are always free to cadets. Survey data has repeatedly shown that the #1 reason youth become CAP cadets is an interest in flying.

Flight Scholarships

It’s no secret that flight training is expensive. CAP supports cadets in their aviation career aspirations through college and flight scholarship programs. Most scholarships are competitive, benefitting cadets who have ranked-up in the Cadet Program, graduated from encampments, and participated in some of the electives shown on this page.

For Details: See the Scholarships home page.


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To keep in line with the mandates of Covid-19, we have established safe guidelines for the safety of everyone involved. Pre-flight COVID-19 screening.

We are also in cooperation with AFROTC / AFJROTC Flight Orientation Program.

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