What if my cadet is scared of flying?
Cadets are never obligated to fly, but we hope they at least give it a try. CAP works to ease cadets’ anxieties in a number of ways. Through classroom instruction, cadets learn the basic science that makes flight possible. They’ll meet the pilot and find him or her to be trustworthy and reassuring. On the day of their flight, cadets will help the pilot pre-flight the airplane and get to see firsthand that their plane is airworthy. They’ll see their fellow cadets flying and having a fantastic time. If your son or daughter is particularly nervous, please talk with your local CAP leaders beforehand. They’ll be glad to help.