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Cadet (Not Staff) End of Activity Survey 2019

Staff End of Activity Survey 2019--coming soon

Welcome

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.

Beginning 26 March after 1200 CDT the CadetInvest Module will be re-opened for 1) Cadet Lift and Take-off Program applications for spring/summer 2019 activities and 2) Cadet Wings. Applications must be submitted before 12 Apr at 1200 CDT for consideration this round.

Those who apply for Lift and Take-off will be notified as quickly as possible if they will receive financial assistance. Lift and Take-off are needs-based financial assistance programs which will pay activity tuition and travel costs for cadets selected as primary for National Cadet Special Activities, including flight academies. Please be sure your activity director knows that you have applied so they will hold your slot past the 31 March deposit deadline.  All notifications for Lift and TOP will be complete by 30 April.  Cadet Wings candidates will be told their status by 30 April as well.

Connect to our SmugMug photo repository to see cadets and senior members in action.   https://civilairpatrol.smugmug.com/National-Cadet-Special-Activities

NCSA Registration Status Updates

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 course numbers to verify you are selecting the correct activity in the eServices preferences tab of your application.  Activities appear alphabetically, but will have the course number next to them in the tab.  You can download a sortable spreadsheet on the ncsas.com homepage for a complete listing of activity preference numbers. 

eServices Short Name Cadet Participant
Course #
Staff Participant 
Course #
Activity Full Name
AF SUPT-FAM 249 250 AF Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training
 

DATES ARE TENTATIVE.  WILL POST AS SOON AS AVAILABLE.

How to Apply:

Use the "Apply Online" link here or on the ncsas.com homepage to connect you to eServices' Registration and Payment System.  Applicants will need to complete the application to include uploading the following documents in PDF format to the supplemental tab of their eServices application.  All staff must apply via eServices, or they will not receive credit for the activity in their records. For staff applicants, you will be contacted to let you know whether or not you have not been selected. Applications will be accepted from 1 December onward.  To be considered for priority placement status, the completed application including supplemental documents must be submitted by 15 January.  Applications submitted after 15 January are accepted but are marked "late" and will be considered AFTER all applications submitted before the deadline. Priority timelines do not apply to staff applications. 

Eligibility Requirements: 

Participants:

Minimum age of 15 by start of activity

Must have encampment credit when you apply

 

Staff:

Senior Members:

No special requirements

Cadets:

Successfully completed SUPTFC

Reservists:

Prior flight experience preferred

 

Activity Goal:

Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Familiarization Course MS is a Civil Air Patrol National Activity held at Columbus AFB, MS. Columbus trains USAF pilots in a 52-week program.

This activity will put you through simulated pilot training in one week. We will simulate many of the training events that a real USAF student goes through. Aerospace physiology, aircraft system classes, memorization of emergency procedures, and simulators. One day is devoted to reporting with a USAF pilot training flight where you will be quizzed on emergency procedure memory items and then shadow a SUPT student for part of a day.

SUPTFC is conducted by USAF Reserve Officers. We are all Air Force pilots and we have a wide variety of USAF flying backgrounds.

If you want to be a USAF pilot, this is the program for you. You will experience what it takes to get accepted to and graduate from USAF pilot training. There will be opportunities for you to meet and hear from ROTC and USAFA cadets who are also on their way to becoming USAF pilots.There are several awards that can be earned at SUPTFC. The awards are similar to those given to real UPT students at graduation.
The Top Graduate receives a unique and special award plus a flight on a T-1A Jayhawk!
The Distinguished Graduates (Top 10% of the class) will receive special awards and a possible flight on a T-1.
There are also three academic awards.
Top Gun Academic is given to the highest overall academic average attained during the course. 
One cadet in each section (a section is two flights) will win a special award for the highest academic average.
Each cadet that graduates from the training will receive a graduation certificate and a pair of real Air Force Pilot Wings! You can't wear these wings now, but they will motivate you to achieve your goal of becoming an USAF Pilot.

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