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This site lists Civil Air Patrol's upcoming Cadet Special Activities (CSAs). It includes national activities and those wing and region activities approved to receive the CSA ribbon. These activities are designed to explore civilian and military aerospace careers, provide flight training, develop leadership, and enhance emergency services skills.

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EServices Registration & Payment System is open for LATE applications for summer activities. Applications submitted in eServices after 15 Jan are considered after all "On-Time" applicants.  Use this "Apply Online" link to access the application site on eServices. Notifications of winter placements went out in December. Notifications for on-time summer applicants will go out on 1 March.  Those cadets who remain on alternate lists after 1 March may be contacted at anytime to fill a slot.

Use the following event course numbers table to verify you are selecting the correct activity in the eServices application "Preferences" tab.  Activities will appear alphabetically in the event preferences list and include the course # listed in this table.  Download the searchable list of all event preference names and numbers from the "Helpful Links" section of the National Cadet Special Activities homepage which is linked here.

eServices Short Name

Cadet Participant
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Activity Full Name

NFA-TX Shirley Martin



NFA-TX Wing Shirley Martin Cadet Powered Flight Academy

DATES AS OF Aug 2017

Cadet Requirements:
Age 16 by activity start date
Must have encampment credit when you apply

Do you want to take the first step in obtaining your private pilot pilot certificate? This activity completes the first third of private pilot training. 

Aspiring pilots receive both air and  ground instruction from a certified FAA  flight instructor. Many cadets participating in a NFA even solo at the academy! 

The learning environment is specially designed for cadets, with low instructor to student ratio provides opportunities for mentoring and individual attention.

Participants in powered flight academies receive up to 10 hours of “hands on” flight time learning the basics of flying a Cessna 172, with  25 hours of ground instruction, and the opportunity to fly as an observe, to shorten the learning curve  when other cadets receive instruction.

We recommend you have a FAA Type 3 Medical Certificate completed prior to attending a powered flight academy.

How do I find a doctor to get a Student pilot certificate?

 Please follow the following link for information regarding why you must bring ORIGINAL birth certificate or UNEXPIRED VALID US passport.

 If you are not a US citizen, please contact the activity director when you are slotted for the information you need to participate.

More information is available at

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