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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."

NCSA Registration Status Updates

*****WINTER & SUMMER CADET ACTIVITIES--updated 6 June 2021

Please note activities that appear as "not scheduled" on, don’t have confirmed dates, but we are working to host the activity unless noted that the activity has cancelled. We posted the last activities on 29 April 2021. Encampment requirement is removed for some activities.  Look at the activity ad page to see if it is required.  We have removed the "late" date for registration so that preferences can be added without penalty. EServices Registration & Payment System is OPEN for applications for Summer 2021. Applications submitted in eServices through 20 Nov for winter and 15 Jan for 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 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.

2021 Cancelled Activities 

Air Force Pararescue and Survival Orientation Courses (both locations)
Air Force Space Command Familiarization Course (Patrick AFB, FL) (cancelled 6/7/2021)
Cadet Aviation Ground School (cancelled 2/24/2021)
Cadet Officer School (cancelled 2/24/2021)
Civic Leadership Academy
National Cadet Competition
NFA-GLR Johnson Flight Academy (Glider) (cancelled 5/5/2021)
NFA-GLR Johnson Flight Academy (G-1000) (cancelled 5/5/2021)
NFA-GLR Johnson Flight Academy Powered (Week 2) (cancelled 5/5/2021)
NFA-NCR Powered Flight Academy (Fremont, NE) (cancelled 4/29/2021)
NFA-NER Glider Flight Academy (Fredericksburg, PA) (cancelled 5/1/2021)
International Air Cadet Exchange
PCR/RMR Honor Guard Academy (USAFA, CO Springs, CO) (cancelled 3/11/2021)


Special Filters

Date Category Name Location State Min. Age Cost
13 - 18 Jun 2021 Operations Training Wendover Airfield UT N/A $200.00
13 - 23 Jun 2021 Technology USAFA, Colorado Springs CO N/A Varies
10 - 18 Jul 2021 Operations Training Kempton PA N/A Varies
26 Jul - 07 Aug 2021 Air Force State Military Reservation, Virginia Beach VA N/A Varies
08 - 13 Jul 2021 Leadership Wright State University, Dayton OH N/A Varies
18 - 25 Jul 2021 Leadership Norwich University, Northfield, VT NH N/A Varies
18 - 26 Jun 2021 Flight Columbus (New Location) IN N/A Varies
08 - 18 Jun 2021 Flight Yoder KS N/A $800.00
13 - 28 Mar 2021 Leadership Virtual CT N/A $30.00
25 - 31 Jul 2021 Technology Virtual MI 12 Varies
27 Jun - 03 Jul 2021 Air Force Hampton Roads VA 14 $300.00
25 - 31 Jul 2021 Air Force San Antonio TX 14 $300.00
28 May - 06 Jun 2021 Flight Clear AFS AK 14 $800.00
14 - 22 Aug 2021 Flight Springfield VT 14 $800.00
19 - 27 Jun 2021 Flight Fredericksburg PA 14 $800.00
31 Jul - 08 Aug 2021 Flight Springfield VT 14 $800.00
08 - 18 Jul 2021 Flight Tullahoma TN 14 $800.00
05 - 11 Jul 2021 Flight Clovis NM 14 $800.00
10 - 17 Jul 2021 Flight Waller TX 14 $800.00
20 - 31 Jul 2021 Flight Ephrata WA 14 $800.00
13 - 23 Jun 2021 Air Force USAFA, Colorado Springs CO 14 Varies
25 Jun - 02 Jul 2021 Air Force Tyndall AFB FL 15 $350.00
Not Scheduled Air Force Davis Monthan AFB AZ 15 $450.00
Not Scheduled Air Force Kirtland AFB NM 15 $450.00
09 - 17 Jul 2021 Air Force Columbus AFB MS 15 $485.00

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