AF Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training
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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. Typically, advertisements for activities we plan to offer in Winter are posted here by mid-October, and spring/summer activities are posted by mid-December. A list of past activities is under the "Helpful Links" section of this web page under the title "eServices Event/Activity Preference Numbers."
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Please note activities that appear as "not scheduled" on NCSAS.com, don’t have confirmed dates, but we are working to host the activity unless noted that the activity has cancelled. Encampment requirement is removed for some activities. Look at the activity ad page to see if it is required. EServices Registration & Payment System is OPEN for Spring/Summer activity applications. Applications submitted in eServices through 14 Oct for Christmas Break, 20 Nov for winter, and 15 Jan for spring/summer are considered "On-Time" and are given priority placement into "primary" status. Use this "Apply Online" link to access the application site on eServices. Notifications of Christmas Break placements go out by 21 Oct, and winter placements go out by mid to late December. Spring placements are as outlined on their advertisements on this site. Notifications for summer applicants will go out on or about 1 March and as activities fill vacancies after 1 March. Those cadets who remain on alternate lists may be contacted at any time 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. If you can't see the course number on your device, try changing the zoom on the page.
|eServices Short Name||Cadet Participant Course #||Staff Participant Course #||Activity Full Name|
|AF SUPT-FAM||249||250||Air Force Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training|
Financial Support: Go to the eServices CadetInvest Module and apply for Cadet Lift and Take-Off Program Cadet (TOP), to be considered for needs-based financial assistance or NCSA scholarships. Also apply for flight scholarships. These programs are designed to offset costs associated with attending some NCSAs, as well as flight academies. They include payment of your activity fees and transportation to and from the activity. Go to the CadetInvest pages for more details. Deadline to apply for scholarships and financial assistance is 31 December. Being offered financial assistance is not a guarantee of acceptance into an activity. You must compete for and receive a slot at an activity. You will be notified if you are a recipient of financial aid/scholarship before you are required to accept or decline a slot at an activity.
Contact for Activity: email@example.com
Activity Website (if applicable): none provided
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. In addition, accomplish the following:
Participants: No additional application instructions
Senior Members: No additional application instructions
Note: Cadets enrolled in Cadet Wings are not eligible for national activities until they complete the program or are disenrolled.
15 years old at start of activity
Completed Encampment and recorded in eServices at time of application
Cadets: Completed AFSUPTFC at any location
Senior Members: Mission Pilot experience highly desired
Actively participate in 80% of the contact hours and not dismissed early for behavior
Activity Director determines course objectives met
Activity Staff will provide transportation between Golden Triangle Airport (GTR) and the activity location.
Required Staff Training on 9 July 2021 at TBD.
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. Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Familiarization Course (SUPTFC) -MS is designed to provide CAP cadets with the opportunity to experience Air Force pilot training. In one week’s time, you will experience much of what USAF pilot candidates experience during their 52-week training. Typical experience includes:
Classroom Academics (quizzes and end of course tests)
Flight-line interaction including flight and mission briefs
Shadowing student pilots
Hands-on training with USAF instructors/students
Simulated flight training
Flights in USAF T-1 Aircraft
Visits to other facilities
Interaction with various career fields
Simulator and flight training is dependent on availability. SUPTFC staff teaches academics, but some classes are taught by AF personnel.