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Take-Off Program - TOP Cadet  

  Lift Program  

  Cadet Wings Program

 

 

Take-Off Program - TOP Cadet

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

Must meet basic eligibility requirements: 

  1. Be a current CAP Cadet in good standing.
  2. Apply via CadetInvest in eServices.
  3. Apply for national flight academy via Payment & registration System 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. Skip step 6, no Supplemental documents needed for Take-Off Program applicants.  Be sure to check upload requirements, if applying for any other programs or scholarships.
  4. Go to even step 7 and submit the application prior to the published deadline.

Video description of the Take-Off Program 


Lift Program

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

Must meet basic eligibility requirements: 

  1. Be a current CAP Cadet in good standing.
  2. Apply via CadetInvest in eServices.
  3. Apply for NCSA via Payment & registration System 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. Skip step 6, no Supplemental documents needed for Lift applicants.  Be sure to check upload requirements, if applying for any other programs or scholarships.
  4. Go to even step 7 and submit the application prior to the published deadline.

 

 


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.

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. Skip step 6, no Supplemental documents needed for Cadet Wings applicants.  Be sure to check upload requirements, if applying for any other programs or scholarships.
  4. Go to even 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. Exhibiting the potential for continued CAP services as a Cadet Leader.

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