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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

PJOC dates and four more flight academies were added 1/7/2020, add them to your preference list before 15 Jan to be considered on-time.  ANY change made to applications after 15 Jan result in everything applied for being marked late.  

EServices Registration & Payment System is open for applications for Summer activities. Applications submitted in eServices through 15 Jan are considered "On-Time" and will be given priority placement into "primary" status. Use this "Apply Online" link to access the application site on eServices. Notifications of winter placements go out by mid-December. Spring placements are as outlined on their advertisement on this site. Notifications for on-time summer applicants will go out on 1 March. Those cadets who remain on alternate lists 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. If you can't see the course number on your device, try changing the zoom on the page.

eServices Short Name

Cadet & Escort Participant
Course #

Course #

Activity Full Name

National Cadet Competition



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 9 July and 1700 on 10 July.  Competition runs from 11-13 July with banquet and awards ceremony on the evening of the 13 July.  Teams and staff depart on 14 July. 

Click here to jump to the Cadet Competition homepage.

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