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CAP Cadets & Young Eagles

CAP is partners with EAA, the Experimental Aircraft Association. When cadets complete their first CAP orientation flight, EAA considers them one of their “Young Eagles.” A cadet's status as a “Young Eagle” comes with zero obligations, but some great benefits, including:

  • FREE access to Sporty's Learn to Fly Course ($299 value)*

  • FREE first flight lesson ($130 value)**

  • FREE Soaring Society of America Cadet Membership

  • FREE admission to 400+ science and technology museums

  • FREE Academy of Model Aeronautics Student Membership

  • FREE electronic copy of EAA Sport Aviation magazine

  • FREE access to EEA Virtual Flight Academy - Stage One: Fundamentals of Flight ($29.95 value)

  • Access to valuable flight training awards, education scholarships, and Air Academy camperships

 *This interactive online course uses real-world video and incredible 3D animations to help you learn the basics of flight. Plus, EAA will reimburse you when you pass your FAA Airman Knowledge Test a/k/a written exam ($175 value).

**Upon completion of the first three volumes of the Sporty's Learn to Fly Course



The month following their first orientation flight posted in eServices, cadets automatically receive an email explaining how to acquire their Young Eagles benefits. 


FAQ / Troubleshooting

Q:  I'm a cadet who has completed an orientation flight, but I haven't seen an email about Young Eagles. What should I do?
A:  Talk with your squadron aerospace education officer (AEO) to ensure your orientation flight has been recorded. 

Q:  I'm an AEO. Some of my cadets haven't received their Young Eagle benefits. What should I do?
A:  Click this link to gain access to the instructions to send your Cadets that have been on an orientation flight. 

Q: I am still unsure how to access my EAA benefits. What should I do?
A: Watch this step-by-step video on how to sign up. 


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