Hanscom Composite Squadron

Civil Air Patrol - US Air Force Auxiliary




This page provides the CAP Pilot qualification requirements to fly corporate aircraft. This page is as PDF document thats provides a checklist for reference during training. Please review the CAP Flight Management (CAPR 60-1) regulations manual for additional information.

If you have any questions, please ask your Flight Operations Officer.

Note:  Links are provided to assist in locating the required forms / regulations and documents.  
Most of the documents required can be found at: STANDARDIZATION / EVALUATION / FLIGHT OPS http://members.gocivilairpatrol.com/emergency_services/stan__eval__flight_ops/index.cfm

General Qualification Requirements

  • Be a current, active CAP member at least 17 years of age (16 years of age for CAP glider pilots).
  • Possess a valid FAA private, commercial, or airline transport pilot certificate.
  • Possess a valid FAA Class III or higher medical certificate (not required for gliders).
  • Possess a current flight review IAW FAR 61.56
  • Satisfactorily complete a CAPF5 flight check in an aircraft (in an appropriate group) within the preceding 12 months, or if initial flight check complete one hour flight in appropriate aircraft with CAP instructor within the preceding thirty days.
  • Complete an annual CAPF5 written examination and annual aircraft questionnaires for each aircraft authorized to fly.

Preparation and Training Guide

Complete the Professional Development Program Level One

  • CAP Foundations Course
  • Basic ORM
  • Cadet Protection Program Training (CPPT)
  • Introduction to CAP Safety for new members
  • Equal Opportunity Awareness Training
  • Operations Security (OPSEC) Awareness Training

Once you have successfully finished all of the level one items, completed the following activities

  • Read Aircraft Ground Handling Video Requirement Document
  • View the Airplane Ground Handling Video.
  • Register on Civil Air Patrol E-Services.
  • Login to E-Services and select link to WMIRS (Web Mission Information Reporting System) Review WMIRS Instructions. Review  eFlight Release Instructions
  • Read, understand and learn the CAP Flight Management (CAPR 60-1) regulations manual
  • Complete the CAP Pilot Flight Evaluation (CAPF5) written exam within 12 months preceding flight check.
  • Complete the Airplane Questionnaire for aircraft used during flight check.  CAPR 60-1  Attachment 3.
  • Complete the Statement of Understanding to be maintained in pilot records. CAPR 60-1 Attachment 1.
  • Complete the Pilot Data Summary form to be maintained in pilot records.
  • OPTIONAL: Complete the Cadet Orientation Pilot Quiz for Powered or Glider and/or ROTC Orientation Quiz if Pilot Data Summary shows at least 200 hours PIC, at least 21 years of age (or have a valid FAA CFI certificate).
  • Complete the Emergency Notification Data (CAPF60) form.
  • Complete the flight experience requirements in CAP Flight Management (CAPR 60-1) regulations manual.  The flight experience requirements are in the CAPR 60-1 regulations manual in Section 3-1.
  • Contact CAP Instructor Pilot, schedule training flight(s), and reserve aircraft within 30 days preceding flight check.
  • Contact your CAP Instructor Pilot to request flight check release from designated Flight Release Officer.
  • Contact CAP Check Pilot Examiner, schedule flight check, and reserve aircraft within 30 days following training flight

Flight Evaluation Requirements

You will need to demonstrate practical knowledge of:

  • CAP Flight Management CAPR 60-1 regulations manual
  • A current Federal Aviation Regulations/Aeronautical Information Manual (FAR/AIM) Note: You will need the regulations manuals and respective supplements available during the evaluation.
  • Have available a copy of the CAP Pilot Flight Evaluation (CAPF5) written examination completed, graded. Note: You will review the CAP Pilot Flight Evaluation (CAPF5) written examination and discuss incorrect answers or problem areas.
  • Review the Aircraft Questionnaires and demonstrate knowledge of aircraft performance, procedures, systems, and limitations. You will need the aircraft questionnaires completed and graded available during the evaluation.
  • Demonstrate Practical knowledge, Performance proficiency, and good judgment during flight maneuvers and operations listed on CAP Pilot Flight Evaluation (CAPF5) in accordance with FAA Pilot Practical Test Standards without assistance from check pilot.
  • You will need the CAPF5 available during the evaluation with personal identification information complete.
  • Present the Statement of Understanding with information complete. NOTE: The CAP "Statement of Understanding" is no longer a "paper" to be signed, but is now "electronically signed" in Ops Qual. All CAP pilots must “acknowledge” the CAP Statement of Understanding one time by dating the “Statement of Understanding” paragraph found at the bottom of the Pilot/Airplane page of Operations Qualifications.
  • Present the Emergency Notification Data (CAPF60) form with information completed.
  • Present the Membership lD and wear appropriate CAP Uniform.
  • Present the CAPF 101 Card (Special Qualification Card).
  • Present valid FAA private, commercial, or airline transport pilot certificate and current medical certificate.
  • Present the Pilot Logbook and current Sectional Aeronautical Chart.
  • Present the Pilot's Operating Handbook (POH), aircraft logbooks, and airworthiness documentation.
  • Present a Weight and Balance calculation for the utilized aircraft and the two persons on board.


  • CAP Professional Development Program Level One (http://members.gocivilairpatrol.com/cap_university/level_i_foundations.cfm)
  • Civil Air Patrol e-Services (https://www.capnhq.gov)
  • E-Services  / WMIRS http://capmembers.com/
  • CAP University  Professional Development (http://members.gocivilairpatrol.com/cap_university)
  • CAP Indexes, Regulations and Manuals (http://members.gocivilairpatrol.com/forms_publications__regulations/indexes_regulations_and_manuals.cfm)
  • CAP Forms (http://members.gocivilairpatrol.com/forms_publications__regulations/forms.cfm)