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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




Air Force Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training

Contact for Activity:
Activity Website (if applicable):
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, too, or they will not receive credit for the activity in their records. For staff applicants, you will be contacted by the activity 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. 

Participants: No additional application instructions.
Staff: No additional application instructions.
Reservists: Use Sharepoint site to apply if CAP-USAFR, or contact Cadet Programs Reserve Support Liaison at
Must be vetted by activity director prior to applying.  Use activity contact to request interview.

Eligibility Requirements:

Participants: Completed encampment and recorded in eServices by time of application

Cadets: No cadet staff
Senior Members: Mission Pilot experience highly desired
Reservists: Air Force pilot experience

Graduation Requirements:

Complete 80% of the activity requirements 
Actively participate in 80% of the contact hours
Activity Director determines course objectives met

Student Earliest Arrival Date Student Earliest Arrival Time Student Latest Arrival Date Student Latest Arrival Time Student Earliest Departure Date Student Earliest Departure Time
6/8/2019 0600  6/8/2019  1500 6/15/2019 1300
Staff Earliest Arrival Date Staff Earliest Arrival Time Staff Latest Arrival Date Staff Latest Arrival Time Staff Earliest Departure Date Staff Earliest Departure Time
6/8/2019 0000     6/15/2019 1800

Required Staff Training:    6/8/2018 2100
Activity Staff will provide transportation to and from San Antonio International Airport

Activity Goal:

SUPTFC-TX is designed to provide CAP Cadets with a realistic view of USAF SUPT. In one week’s time the CAP cadet will experience as much of what a prospective USAF pilot candidate experiences in 52 weeks of training. This course is not a base tour. However (time permitting), we will attempt to tour other facilities, teach a little bit about Air Force life, and allow the cadets to meet with other career fields to discuss future possibilities. Some of the key subject areas are as follows:

  • Classroom Academics (quizzes and end of course tests)

  • Flight Line interaction including flight and mission briefs

  • Shadowing of student pilots where feasible

  • Hands on training with USAF instructors/SUPT students

  • Simulated Flight Training

  • Flights in USAF T-1 Aircraft

  • Visits to other Wing Facilities

  • Interaction with various career fields

Simulator and flight training is dependent on availability and USAF Student Pilot training timeline. Academics are taught by SUPTFC staff. Hands-on training involves attending actual classes (mostly Aerospace Physiology classes) being taught to USAF SUPT students and either actually performing some of the training (if feasible) or observing the training.


Take a look at this video produced by the Class of 2017 to see what happens at the activity.

In general, the day starts about 7 am and ends around 10 pm.  However, flight line show times may change this earlier or later.

Saturday (DAY 1) – Travel, assemble/in-process, check-in to billeting, initial briefing.

Sunday (DAY 2) – SUPTFC Staff-taught Academics

Monday (Day 3) - Welcome Brief from Wing Representative, Attend Morning Briefing in Air Force student pilot light rooms, Energy management, aircraft engines and weather lessons in afternoon

Tuesday (Day 4) - Aerospace Physiology Training all day

Wednesday (Day 5) - T-6/T-38/T-1 simulator flight training. T-1 flights in the afternoon

Thursday (Day 6) - T-6/T-38/T-1 simulator flight training. T-1 flights in the afternoon

Friday (Day 7) - Final Academic Exam and Stand-Up Emergency Procedure Test in the morning and Graduation and Award ceremony in the evening

Saturday (Day 8) - Depart Laughlin AFB, travel home

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