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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.

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 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


How to Apply:

Use the "Apply Online" link here or on the 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: 


Minimum age of 15 by start of activity

Must have encampment credit when you apply



Senior Members:

No special requirements


Successfully completed SUPTFC


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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