SAFE - FUN - EDUCATIONAL

The cadet orientation flight program shares with cadets the thrill of flying. Every CAP cadet under age 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. 

Flying is always free to cadets. Because survey data has repeatedly shown that the #1 reason youth become CAP cadets is an interest in flying, to motivate cadets fly them regularly.

In October 2017, Virginia Wing pilots flew 24 orientation flights - and 12 cadets flew for the first time!

VAWG Commanders and Deputy Commanders for Cadets - A report is sent to you every month that includes cadets who are nearing age 18 who have never flown powered, cadets who are under 18 and have never flown powered, cadets who have flown powered and are nearing 18 and everyone else under 18 sorted by number of flights taken. This report should help you build an o-flight plan for the upcoming month(s)! 

Do not forget that scheduling flights with nearby units is definitely permitted and encouraged! There are many pilots standing by eager to fly our cadets! 

P.S. - Here’s a quick tip on finding out which flight a cadet is next eligible for; in eServices, there is a report called “Cadet Orientation Report” that will show which flights a cadet has taken.