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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 & Escort Participant
Course #

Staff
Course #

Activity Full Name

National Cadet Competition

266

399

National Cadet Competition

National Cadet Competition (NCC) is the culminating activity of the Cadet Competition season.  Teams compete at wing and region level vying for a spot to compete at NCC.  This is not an NCSA but is listed here for reference purposes.

A kickoff letter outlining timelines and details for the upcoming NCC is posted under "NCC Competitor Information" on the Cadet Competition homepage.  Supporting regulations and pamphlets,team rosters, helps for wing/region competitions, links to NCC publicity, as well as instructions for how to register as a competitor, escort, staff member or banquet/awards ceremony guest, are also outlined on the page. 

Teams arrive between the afternoon of 27 June and NLT 1700 on 28 June.  Competition runs from 29 Jun to 1 July with banquet and awards ceremony on the evening of the 1st.  Teams depart on 2 July. 

Coming SOON: Click for more information on the Cadet Competition homepage.

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