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Senior Members--

Champion cadet private pilot flight training by becoming a Ray Navigator.

For more information on how to be a Ray Navigator, check out this link. 

Cadet Wings Program

Merit-based program for cadets pursuing a private pilot certificate; ultra-competitive... new diamond of cadet life

Be sure to read the Cadet Wings Student Guide for program details and eligibility requirements.

Funded by the U.S. Air Force's Youth Aviation Initiative and the James C. Ray Flight Training Scholarship

Must meet basic eligibility requirements: 

  1. Be a current CAP Cadet in good standing.

  2. Apply via CadetInvest in eServices.

How to Apply: 

  1. Log onto eServices.

    • From the CAP Utilities on the left side, select "Cadet Programs," and then select the "CadetInvest" application

  2. Go through each of the five steps, making sure you complete everything. 

  3. Be sure to check upload requirements on step 6.

    • Those applying for Cadet Wings Ray Foundation funding must have a "Navigator" who will submit a letter of recommendation.

  4. Go to step 7 and submit the application prior to the published deadline.

Ideal Applicants would have or should be working on the following:

  1. Aircraft Ground Handling--Currency of Aircraft Ground Handling in eServices (within past 2 years)

  2. Student Pilot Certificate--Current FAA Student Pilot Certificate 

  3. FAA Medical Certificate--At least an FAA Class III Medical Certificate (if applicable, not needed for glider)

  4. Solo Endorsement-- Solo endorsement does not need to be in the same type of aircraft to be considered an ideal candidate.

  5. FAA Airman Knowledge Test a/k/a written test-- Passing score; If you are a Young Eagle, you may be eligible for reimbursement of your written test.

  6. Exhibit the potential for continued CAP service as a cadet leader

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