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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

ANY change made to applications after 15 Jan result in everything applied for being marked late.  For those interested in cyber activities, see "Civil Air Patrol National Cyber Academy" in the list for details on how to indicate your interest in attending. It will not affect your eServices ontime applications.

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 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 # Cadet and Senior Staff Participant Course # Activity Full Name
NFA-WA Wing 431 433 NFA-WA Wing Joint Flight Academy-Desert Eagle (Powered)
NFA-WA Wing 432 433 NFA-WA Wing Joint Flight Academy-Desert Eagle (Glider)

This activity is offered to cadets outside Washington and Oregon for the first time this year! In addition, there is an opportunity to remain an additional 4 days after the academy to complete ground school and take the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Test (Written Exam). 

Financial Support: Go to the eServices CadetInvest Module to apply for Cadet Lift and Take-Off Program Cadet (TOP), needs-based financial assistance, and 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: shannon.esson@wawg.cap.gov
Activity Website (if applicable): http://deserteagle.wawg.cap.gov/home.
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

Staff:

Cadets: No additional application instructions

Senior Members: No additional application instructions

Reservists: If this activity interests you, please see if it is listed on the CAP-USAF SharePoint site. If SharePoint is not available or this activity is not listed, contact your Liaison Region Commander to see if this activity needs CAP-USAF support.  Your duties may include coordination and liaison tasks.  You may be required to attend online/teleconference staff meetings prior to the activity start date and be integrated into the staff during execution.  You will receive additional guidance via your LR concerning execution of man-days or points and the process to support CAP activities.  If additional assistance is required, contact Mr. Mike Tyynismaa at CAP-USAF HQs. michael.tyynismaa.1@us.af.mil.

Eligibility Requirements:

Participants:
1)Completed encampment and recorded in eServices by time of application 
2)Age by activity start date
   Balloon & Glider: 14
   Powered: 16 
3)For glider academy, BMI not to exceed 32; depending on glider craft used, there may be weight limitations to maintain weight and balance flying dual with an instructor.
4)Start application for Student Pilot Certificate--Getting a Student Pilot Certificate is a multi-step process which typically takes 6-8 weeks.  Student pilot certificates issued after April 1, 2016 do not expire. If you currently hold a certificate which will expire before 31 Aug 2020, you need to get a new one issued. There is no charge to create an account and begin the certificate application process. Go to https://iacra.faa.gov/IACRA/Default.aspx to create an account and begin application. Go to https://iacra.faa.gov/IACRA/HelpandInfo.aspx?id=5 for help on creating account and applying for a student pilot certificate. If selected to attend, you will have to provide copy of your student pilot certificate to activity staff by the 31 March initial deposit date.
5)For powered academy, to be eligible to solo, you must hold a valid Third Class Medical Certificate (for a list of Aviation Medical Examiners--AMEs--in your area, go to www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/medical_certification)
6)Hold a government issued photo identification card (driver's license or photo identification card issued by your state or federal government - not a school ID card)
7)If you are slotted for the activity, you will need provide proof of citizenship. A list of acceptable documents is listed in Code of Federal Regulations: Title 49:Subtitle B: Chapter XII: Subchapter C; § 1552.3(h). Please follow this link for information regarding why you must bring ORIGINAL  and/or UNEXPIRED identification to the academy. http://www.aopa.org/tsa_rule/uscitizen.html. If you are not a US citizen, please contact the activity director when you are slotted for the information to provide in order to participate.
8)Bring Pilot Log Book
9)If slotted for the activity, you will need to complete the Sporty's Online Private Pilot Course.  Cadets under 18 can access the course for free via the CAP-EAA partnership. Activity staff will give instructions on how to access this opportunity.

Staff:
Cadets: N/A

Senior Members: Opportunities for those with cadet supervision, primary flight instruction, mission administration, and/or mission operations experience

Reservists: Aviation experience--commercial, private or military desired

Graduation Requirements:

Actively participate in 80% of the contact hours and not dismissed early for behavior
Activity Director determines course objectives met

Travel:

Activity Staff will provide transportation between TBD and the activity location.

Required Staff Training on TBD at TBD.

Activity Goal:

The goal of the National Flight Academies is to give cadets an opportunity to fly.  Those participating in a powered flight academy receive approximately 10 hours, weather and schedule permitting, and receive instruction from an FAA Certified Flight Instructor. Cadets are given appropriate ground and air instruction and opportunities to practice/perform assigned maneuvers. Participants in glider flight academies receive “hands on” flight time learning the basics of flying a glider aircraft, ground instruction, and the opportunity to work the flight line doing launch and recovery operations. At these glider flight academies, all the basic to advanced skills and ground instruction leading toward your private glider rating are included. At Johnson Flight Academy, cadets may also choose to fly in a balloon, instead.  Additionally, cadets get the opportunity to work with aviation professionals, civilian and military, who share their expertise on how to prepare for a career as an aviator. For those interested in a career as a pilot, this is your first step towards a private pilot certificate and could help you achieve one item on the Cadet Wings "ideal candidate" list if you solo!

 

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