General Aviation Pilot
Becoming a Civil Air Patrol (CAP) pilot can be rewarding and fulfilling. As a CAP pilot, you are given the opportunity to fly aircraft that are part of the world’s largest fleet of Cessna aircraft. In CAP’s status as the auxiliary of the US Air Force, the Air Force provides funds for us to procure aircraft to replace our aircraft as they age and to perform maintenance.
As a pilot, you’ll come into the organization as a VFR pilot but depending on experience you can quickly move from VFR pilot to transportation pilot to mission pilot. You’ll also have the opportunity to work with, and fly cadets as an orientation pilot if that’s what you enjoy.
The general qualifications to become a CAP pilot are:
1. Be an active CAP member at least 17 years of age (16 years of age for CAP glider pilots)
2. Possess a valid FAA private, commercial, or airline transport pilot certificate.
3. Possess a class III or higher medical certificate (not required for gliders)
4. Possess a current flight review IAW FAR 61.56 5. Satisfactorily complete a CAP flight check
If you are a CFI, you can also become a CAP Instructor Pilot, Check Pilot, or Check Pilot Examiner.
About Civil Air Patrol - Black Sheep Senior Squadron
7355 S Peoria St 204, Englewood, CO 80112, US
Volunteers Serving America’s Communities, Saving Lives, and Shaping Futures
The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force. Consisting of nearly 59,000 volunteer members, CAP serves the nation and local communities through Aerospace Education, Cadet Programs, and Emergency Services. Born in the days just prior to World War II, CAP now flies the world’s largest fleet of Cessna aircraft and conducts 85 percent of the inland search & rescue missions for the Air Force. CAP volunteers and aircraft also actively support local, state, and federal agencies in disaster relief and response.
Based out of Centennial Airport, the Black Sheep Senior Squadron (CO-162) of the Colorado Wing is one of the largest senior squadrons in Colorado. We offer diverse opportunities for pilots and non-pilots alike who are passionate self-starters looking for volunteer opportunities to serve. The national web site for Civil Air Patrol (gocivilairpatrol.com) describes in more detail who we are and what we do to execute our mission.
Adults are welcome to visit our biweekly squadron meetings held on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays,1900 - 2100 hours, at South Metro Fire and Rescue ( 9195 East Mineral Ave., Centennial, CO).
7355 South Peoria StreetEnglewood, CO 80112
August 19, 2021
- People Skills
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Up to you, but typically 15-20 hours per month