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Youth Aviation Initiative

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.

Take-Off Program - TOP Cadet

Merit-based program supporting cadets at week-long powered and glider flight academies, possibly leading at a solo flight

Must meet basic eligibility requirements found on the Application Procedures page.

 


Lift Program

Need-based program supporting cadets at week-long career explorations (NCSAs)

Must meet basic eligibility requirements found on the Application Procedures page.

 


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.

Must meet basic eligibility requirements found on the Application Procedures page.

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

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

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

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

  4. Solo Endorsement--If you are pursuing a Single Engine Land (SEL) rating, needs to be a powered aircraft solo endorsement.

  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. Exhibiting the potential for continued CAP services as a Cadet Leader.

 

 

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