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The information below is broken down into general information areas.  Areas that were a repeat of other web pages are not posted on this site.

General Information for CAP Pilots

Air Operations Guidance

The information contained in the documents below is being consolidated into CAP's formal publication system.
See the following section on Coming CAP Standards for additional information.

Coming CAP Standards for Aircraft Operations

CAPS 71 Series - Aircrew Training

Documents noted with an asterisk are currently available in CAPP format at the provided link

CAPS 72 Series - Standardization and Evaluation
  • 72-1 Standardization/Evaluation Specialty Track Guide 
  • 72-2 Mission Symbols
  • 72-3 Aircraft Checklists
  • 72-4 Aircraft Information File
  • 72-5 Aircrew Evaluation
  • 72-6 Evaluation Criteria
CAPS 73 Series - Operations Procedures
  • 73-1 Operations Procedures, Airplane
  • 73-2 Operations Procedures, Glider
  • 73-3 Operations Procedures, Balloon

Aircraft Operations Forms

Available under Members > Publications > Forms

Aircraft Operations In-flight Guides and Checklists

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