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Small Unmanned Aerial Systems

Director of Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS):

Maj. Steve Baxter - email

Overview:

The objective of CAP sUAS Team is to establish and maintain high competence among Utah Wing’s sUAS pilots, instructors, check pilots and check pilot examiners.

To earn/maintain privileges to fly CAP sUAS aircraft:

CAPR 70-1U is the “bible” of CAP sUAS flight regulations.  There’s a good chance the answers to your questions about flying in CAP are in 70-1U.  Look there first, please.

All sUAS pilots (Mission Pilots and Recreational Pilots) must complete a Form 5U annually.

A sUAS Mission Pilot Checkout (commonly called a Form 91U) is required every two years for those pilots who wish to earn and retain a sUAS Mission Pilot emergency services specialty qualification. Both Form 5U and Form 91U evaluations are normally administered by a qualified CAP sUAS check pilot. (See CAP Regulation 70-1U, section 7, for details.)

The preparation and evaluation processes are handled by CAP sUAS instructor pilots at the squadron level.

As demand dictates, sUAS instructors and sUAS check pilots may perform instruction and check rides in squadrons outside their own (with Wing DOV approval).

A sUAS officer, and assistant(s) as needed, normally exist at the squadron, wing, region and national levels. These are appointed by unit commanders. sUAS personnel report to their unit’s Director of Operations.

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