Pilot Orientation

If you're an FAA-licensed pilot in Washington State - be it Private, Commercial or even ATP - and are looking for ways to get involved in flying for CAP then you've come to the right place! Even if you already are a CAP pilot in one capacity or another, you may find some of the information useful.

On this page you will find links to resources (click / tap on the images to get to them) that help you:

  • Understand the various pilot roles and how to achieve them
    (TIP: In addition to regular underlined hyperlinks, many of the images / diagrams in these slides are also opening the web resources they refer to - make sure to try clicking / tapping on those as well!)

Slide deck provided by the Seattle Squadron
Last updated: 1/1/2022


  • We suggest that you submit your training needs in a wizard-like form that will make it especially easy to get paired up with a WAWG instructor or check pilot - this is generally the preferred way:

The form updates a spreadsheet that WAWG instructors and Check Pilots have access to. However, there is no guarantee that / by when submitted requests will be looked at, as there is no formal commitment behind the scenes. The next option below can help you take things into your own hands faster.


  • Alternatively / if the above method yields no response after several days, using the following resource you can directly find CFIs or Check Pilots to get you trained or signed off within CAP's WA Wing:

Table last updated: 1/13/2022

(Updates occur only sporadically. If you need more - or more current - data, you can always retrieve it via Ops Quals Report Specific Qualification Listing)


Pilot Quick Links

This selection of links is geared towards powered flight, and by no means exhaustive with regards to all aspects of flying in CAP.

eServices
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Regulations

Pamphlets

Standards

Forms

WAWG

Standardization & Evaluation Newsletters (NHQ)

Aircrew Resources

ForeFlight for CAP Pilots

Airport VFR Routes

101 Card – How to obtain it

FEMA Independent Study Program Courses

  • ICS-100 – Introduction to the ICS

  • ICS-200 – Basic ICS for Initial Response

  • ICS-700 – Introduction to NIMS

Uniforms

Other

Drone / sUAS Corner

This page has been created from scratch in March 2021 to replace an outdated version. We will be happy to continuously make changes to ensure this page becomes - and stays - a useful one-stop resource for both new and seasoned CAP pilots.

For any questions, suggestions, reporting of errors, missing or broken links, change requests etc. please do not hesitate to contact Lt. Freitag.