The Cadet Orientation Flight Program introduces youth to general aviation through hands-on orientation flights in single engine aircraft and gliders. 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. The program’s motto describes what cadet flying is all about: “Safe, Fun, Educational.” The program is limited to current CAP cadets under 18 years of age. At no time will cadets sustain any costs associated with this program.
The Cadet Orientation Flight syllabus can be downloaded as a PDF by clicking this link.
Like any learning activity, it is important to review these materials at least once before your flight to ensure you have the best possible experience, and don’t get overwhelmed with information.