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Personnel Authorizations

  1. Sq 44 PA 2017-01
  2. Sq 44 PA 2017-02
  3. Sq 44 PA 2017-03
  4. Sq 44 PA 2017-04
  5. Sq 44 PA 2017-05

New Senior Member Information

When you first join Squadron 44 CAP, you will want to know what you can do to get started in the program. You can think of your training as wearing "two hats". Most members want to participate in Emergency Services, but also want to help out in the Squadron with a squadron-level job.

Your training for both your Emergency Services side and your Squadron-level Job side is parallel.  The below table defines the steps required to complete your first steps in the program:

Emergency Services

Pre-Squadron Job

Step  1:  General Emergency Services (GES)

Step 1:  Level 1

    1. Take the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Independent Study Classes

      1. Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100

      2. National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction, ICS-700

    2. When complete with the two above classes, print out two certificates. Keep one for your records, and bring the other into Sq 44.

  • After viewing, take the CAPT 116 Test.  You will need your CAPID.  When completed, print out 2 copies of your certificate – one for your own file, and one for your file at Sq.

  • While you are in the above test page, go ahead and take all 3 CAPT 117 tests. Again, when completed, print out 2 copies of the certificate, and bring one of them for your Squadron file.

  • The above steps are required to attain your "General Emergency Services" qualification. After completing the above, you can then start to pursue the training for your specific area of interest.

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After submitting your application/fingerprint card/checks for dues, you will need to get started on completing the Level 1 requirements

  1. Click HERE to go to the Level 1 page (use this as reference for the below activities)

  2. The one task you can complete prior to getting your CAPID is to complete the Foundations module quizzes (6 in total).  Print out, answer, and bring to Squadron

  3. When your Civil Air Patrol Identification (CAPID) comes in, complete the following:
    • Establish an eServices account and take the OPSEC training
    • Complete the Cadet Protection module and quiz.  Print out, answer, and bring to Squadron
    • Take Equal Opportunity training
    • Take Safety Intro
    • Explore the balance of the Level 1 page
    • Review some helpful pamphlets
      New Senior Member Great Start
      CAP Senior Member Fast Start Handbook
 
Finally, schedule time with the Deputy Commander or Professional Development Officer to grade your Foundations modules and CPPT self test to 100%.
 

This completes the initial requirements for CAP Level 1!

Step 2:  Specialized ES Training

Step 2:  Select A Squadron Job

Becoming a Mission Scanner

  1. Learn the basic concepts of Mission Scanner duties by reviewing the following two home study courses:

    1. Scanner Familiarization and Preparatory Training Course Part-1

    2. Scanner Familiarization and Preparatory Training Course Part 2

  2. Take the test HERE (print out 2 copies of the certificate. Retain 1 for your records, bring other copy to Sq 44)

  3. Save the Aircrew & Flightline Task Guide to your computer. This will be your reference guide on the training concepts you will be responsible for.

  4. In addition, you may find the following material from the Mission Aircrew Reference Text (MART) as a good supplementary reference:

    Volume 1 - Mission Scanner Rev. Apr 10

    Volume 2 - Mission Pilot/Mission Observer Rev. Apr 10

    Volume 3 - Airborne Photographer Rev. Apr 10

    Operational Mission - Inflight Guide Rev. Apr 10

  5. Print out the Specialty Qualification Training Record (SQTR) for Mission Scanner

  6. Match the tasks listed on the Mission Scanner SQTR with the associated content in the Aircrew & Flightline Task Guide. Study a particular task, and when you are ready to be verbally quizzed on it, schedule time with the Sq's Emergency Services training officer. Upon satisfactory review, you will have that task signed off on your SQTR. Complete all tasks.

  7. Participate in two training flights during a Search and Rescue exercise (SAREX). Actual missions also count.

Become a Mission Scanner standard!

 

  1. Review CAP Regulation (CAPR) 20-1 ORGANIZATION OF CIVIL AIR PATROL  (start on page 27 for job descriptions) with the Squadron’s Professional Development Officer

  2. Select the squadron job that appeals to you.

    1. You can select multiple jobs – just be sure if you select a job, you are up to the challenge of doing it!

  3. Notify the Personnel Officer of the jobs that you and the PDO have selected for you so that they can be officially recorded

  4. Identify the appropriate Specialty Track Study Guide (reference pamphlets P200 to P229) for your job to guide you in the steps of performing your job. These guides also provide the additional references needed for successful execution.

  5. Start assuming you new job duties!

 

 

Becoming an Urban Direction Finder

  1. Learn the basic concepts of Urban Direction Finding duties by reviewing the following home study course:

    1. Urban DF Team Home Study Course
  2. Take the test HERE (print out 2 copies of the certificate. Retain 1 for your records, bring other copy to Sq 44)

  3. Save the Ground & Urban DF Team Task Guide to your computer. This will be your reference guide on the training concepts you will be responsible for.

  4. Print out the Specialty Qualification Training Record (SQTR) for UDF

  5. Match the tasks listed on the UDF SQTR with the associated content in the Ground & Urban DF Team Task Guide . Study a particular task, and when you are ready to be verbally quizzed on it, schedule time with the Sq's Emergency Services training officer. Upon satisfactory review, you will have that task signed off on your SQTR. Complete all tasks.

  6. Participate in two training missions during a Search and Rescue exercise (SAREX). Actual missions also count.
Become a UDF standard!
 

 

Emergency Services Appendix A

GPS Guides & Training

Direction Finding Equipment Guides

Radio

Worksheets

 

CAP Pilot Information

Becoming a CAP Pilot - How to tackle the CAP Form 5

In order to fly for Civil Air Patrol, a member must work with a CAP flight examiner annually to verify proficiency. Here are the steps needed for your initial CAP Form 5 evaluation:

For reference, here is the link to the CAP National site in regards to the below listed information

Another good reference is the CAPF 5 On-line Course

In addition to all the normal knowledge required for a Flight Review (FARs, AIM, weather, etc...) you are required to follow the below steps:

Step

Hyperlink to Access

1. Become familiar with CAP regulation (CAPR) 60-1, CAP Flight Management. A written and verbal quiz will be given on its contents

CAPR 60-1

2.  California Wing (CAWG) has a supplement to the 60-1. Read and understand

CAWG Supplement to 60-1

3.  You will need to establish direct deposit with National HQ.  This is how funds are deducted for when you pay for proficiency flying, or funds are credited when flying funded missions.  See Page 2 Of CAWG FMP 4  “Applying for Direct Deposit”

CAWG FMP 4

4.  Fill out the Airplane Questionnaire for each airframe you wish to be qualified in. For the Cessna 182R & 182T model information, see appendix below

Airplane Questionnaire

5.  You will need to electronically sign a Statement of Understanding

Statement of Understanding

6.  Download and print out the actual CAP Form 5 itself.  What will be on your checkride will not be a surprise, it is all listed on that form.  You will need to bring this form with you to your checkride.

CAPF 5  Word (Fillable) or PDF

7.  All CAP aircraft have a binder of information associated with them.  There are aircraft specific details, as well as standard CAP information in them. 

Link to AIF contents

8.  Aircraft Ground handling video Watch it; understand it, take the short quiz. (eServices>CAP Multimedia>Video Courses>Aircraft Ground Handling)

Aircraft Ground handling video

9.  You will need to take at least one exam that tests your knowledge on the 60-1, and other aspects of CAP’s regulations towards flying.  If you wish to become a Cadet Orientation Pilot for CAP cadets and/or AF(J)ROTC cadets, you will need to take the exams associated with that as well.  For CAP cadet orientation pilot privileges, you will need to know CAPP 52-7

CAPR 60-1, CAPF 5 Annual Exam - Powered

CAPP 52-7

Orientation Pilot Endorsement Quiz-With ROTC

Orientation Pilot Endorsement Quiz-Without ROTC

10.  You will need to select a check pilot that will administer the form 5.  Talk to the unit Operations Officer, or our Squadron pilots can also help you make your choice.

 

11.  When you have things lined up for your check-ride, you will need to schedule an aircraft and obtain a flight release from WMIRS.  Please see a Squadron pilot for individual training.

WMIRS

12.  Fly the form 5 evaluation

 

13.  When complete, check in with your Squadron Commander, Deputy Commander, or Operations Officer for paperwork completion.

 

14.  For any questions that may arise, and not addressed in this section, see the CAP Pilot’s Standardization & Evaluation Page

Link to CAP Standardization & Evaluation Page

 

Supplemental Information

R-Model C182 Aircraft Info

G1000 Nav III C182 Aircraft Info

 

Uniform information

Uniforms help CAP members identify with one another and the fine organization to which we are so proud to belong. Taking the time and effort to assemble and wear our uniforms correctly directly reflect on us, our unit, the whole of the Civil Air Patrol, and the U.S. Air Force. It is a matter of pride and professionalism. In order to do it right you will need to have a personal copy of CAP Manual 39-1, CAP Uniform Manual, which governs dress and appearance standards for CAP personnel.

Another resource you might find useful is the uniform mini-posters

You are required to maintain Grooming and Weight standards while wearing the Air Force Style uniform. See Attachments 1 & 2 in CAPM 39-1. The alternative is the CAP distinctive uniforms.

Below is a reference for procuring items necessary for various style uniforms authorized for Civil Air Patrol members.

Seniors:

  • The Blue Polo and Grey Pant combination. This is a CAP distinctive uniform, and the most basic CAP uniform for Senior members. It is often used for duties at Mission Base or performing Urban Direction finding missions.
  1. Blue polo
  2. Grey pants - procured commercially at a retailer (a la Dockers)
  3. Black Oxfords. Can be the same shoes procured for use with the Air Force blue uniform.
  • The Flightsuit - be sure that the flightsuit you procure is Nomex!
  1. If you meet the Grooming and Weight standards, you may wear the Air Force style flightsuit (Nomex® CWU-27/P)
  2. If you do not meet the Grooming or Weight standards, you may wear the CAP distinctive flightsuit
  3. In either case, you must procure black all leather boots (not jungle boots)
  4. You can purchase the Velcro/hook & loop here

Cadets and Seniors:

  • The Utility Uniform (ABU/BDU). Note: Sq 44 has some sizes available for a small fee in both the ABU/BDU coat and pants. Please inquire with the Logistics Officer.
  1. The ABU/BDU coat NOTE: There is a summer weight (lighter material) and winter weight (heavier material)
  2. ABU/BDU Pants NOTE: There is a summer weight (lighter material) and winter weight (heavier material)
  3. Civil Air Patrol name tape
  4. Last Name tape
  5. CAWG (California Wing) shoulder patch
  6. Sew-on CAP insignia for collars (Senior members only)
  7. Approved belts are tan (ABU) or blue with black buckle (BDU)
  8. ABU/BDU cap (not baseball...). Make sure you size correctly
  9. Footwear needs to be a black, polishable boot, 8" or higher. "Jungle boots" are not approved for aircrew members. Trousers will be bloused over the top of the boot. Socks are black. Most online or brick and mortar Army/Navy surplus are good sources.
  10. You must wear a tan crew neck tee shirt (ABU) or black crew neck tee shirt (BDU). You can find them at Target, or other such fine retail stores.
  1. Clothing items are available at either Travis AFB (must have CAPID to get on base and to purchase items), or Vanguard
  2. Insignia is only available at Vanguard

 

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