Once you join the CAP, you will need to complete CAP introductory training called Level 1
. This is required in order to participate in any of the CAP activities below.
General Emergency Services (GES)
After Level 1, you review CAP regulations and take an online test to qualify you to participate in the Emergency Services activities. Once this is complete, you bring your completion certificates into your personnel officer, and they will guide you into the next step. You are now ready to begin aircrew training.
You must first obtain your Mission Scanner rating. In order to obtain your Mission Scanner rating, you must receive approval from your squadron commander to begin training. You then must attend a Mission Scanner class room training program, where you will learn all of the detailed aspects of performing this function. Once you complete that, you move on to the advanced training. For this training, you will spend time flying as a Mission Scanner trainee and will be evaluated by an authorized trainer. Once you complete this, and participate in two actual or training missions, you become a Mission Scanner.
Mission Observer / Mission Pilot
Once you obtain the Mission Scanner rating, you can begin training for Mission Observer and/or Mission Pilot . You do not need your Mission Observer rating to become a Mission Pilot. The training for these ratings are similar to the training for Mission Scanner. However, there are a few additional steps before obtaining your Mission Pilot rating.
To obtain a Mission Pilot rating, you must have 200 PIC hours (175 to begin training) and you must pass a Mission Pilot checkride, called a Form 91 checkride.
For more information concerning the aircrew training, please email firstname.lastname@example.org