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Youth Aviation Initiative

Safe, Fun, Educational

Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is America’s premiere opportunity for aviation-minded youth. Thanks to CAP adult volunteers, cadets learn about the fundamentals of aviation through classroom activities, self-study texts, orientation flights, and formal flight training. Keep reading to learn more about:

Orientation Flights

The cadet orientation flight program shares with cadets the thrill of flying. Every CAP cadet under the age of 18 is eligible for five flights in a powered aircraft (usually a single-engine Cessna), five flights in a glider aircraft, and an unlimited number of backseat flights, when conditions allow. Orientation flights are always free to cadets. Survey data has repeatedly shown that the #1 reason youth become CAP cadets is an interest in flying.

Preparing for your flight. There are some pre-requisites for cadet orientation flights:


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