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  • Aug 11th 2016 @ 7pm - Safety Meeting
  • Aug 25th 2016 @ 7pm
  • Sep 8th 2016 @ 7pm - Safety Meeting
  • Sep 22nd 2016 @ 7pm

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Cadet Orientation Flights

The Bexar County Senior Squadron actively supports the cadet and composite squadrons around San Antonio by providing the cadets' powered orientation flights.  Flights in powered aircraft allow cadets to experience the thrill and wonder of general aviation.  The program provides for the reimbursement of up to five powered syllabus rides.  Cadets may, at the discretion of the orientation pilot, handle the controls after the pilot has successfully demonstrated the procedures.

To become a Cadet Orientation Pilot, you must:

  1. Be a current CAP senior member.
  2. Be a CAP VFR Pilot at least 21 years of age (or have a valid FAA CFI certificate).
  3. Have 200 hours PIC time.
  4. For ROTC/JROTC Orientation Pilots
    • have 300 hours PIC time
    • complete the exam for “Orientation Pilot – Powered for ROTC”. This exam will be taken every 4 years.
  5. Teacher Orientation Pilots:
    • hold commercial pilot privileges.
  6. For CAP Cadet and Teacher Orientation Pilots:
    • complete the exam for “Orientation Pilot – Powered” if a power pilot. This exam must be taken every 4 years.
  7. Satisfactorily receive an Orientation Pilot endorsement during a CAPF 5 evaluation
  8. Be properly appointed in OPS Quals

Orientation Pilot Resources

The following templates can be edited and printed for use during an orientation ride.  Each template contains a checklist of instruction items to cover with the cadet.