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Operations Qualification Extensions

MARCH 31, 2020

Due to the growing concerns of potential exposure to COVID-19 and the limitations associated with public gatherings, CAP/CC has advised CAP/DO to extend qualifications that will expire before normal operations resume. All current operational qualifications expiring between 31 March and 31 August 2020 earned through procedures outlined in CAPRs 60-3, 70-1, 77-1 and the associated CAP Standards and SQTRs will be extended one time on 31 March 2020 through 30 September 2020.   For additional information, refer to CAP/CC Memorandum "Coronavirus COVID-19 Operations Qualifications Extensions" dated 26 Mar 20.


CAPR 70-1 is Now Effective!
MARCH 31, 2020

The revised CAPR 70-1, CAP Flight Management, became effective on 31 March 20 along with its associated publications (e.g., 70-series CAPS and CAPF documents).  These publications can be found in the CAP Publication Library.  Publication of CAP Standards in the 70-series will be driving major changes to the Aircraft Operations web pages.  Training syllabi such as National Flight Academy, G1000 Transition, or Proficiency Profiles that were either here, on Ops Quals, or published as pamphlets have been placed in category-specific CAPS 71-series Aircrew Training documents.  More noticeably, program information previously disseminated informally on this site has been replaced by formally published CAP Standards and forms.  Examples include: Mission Symbols (now CAPS 72-2), Aircraft Checklists (now CAPS 72-3), Aircraft Information Files (CAPS 72-4), Preflight Risk Assessment Worksheets (CAPF 70-1/1G), and Flight Release Checklists (CAPF 70-2/2G).  Procedural guidance once spread across this site (Post-Flight Checklists, Sterile Cockpit, Electronic Flight Bag procedures, etc.) has been consolidated into category-specific CAPS 73-series Operations Procedures documents.  Training on the content of these changes is available at Aircraft Operations > Change Communications


ADS-B Operations
FEBRUARY 20, 2020

All CAP Pilots should be aware that the ADS-B mandate is in effect.  Because CAP uses organizational callsigns instead of N-numbers, and CAP aircraft are flown by other agencies (CAP-USAF and maintenance facilities), our pilots must be diligent in ensuring that callsign and ADS-B Flight ID match.  For more information go the Aircraft Operations page under the heading ADS-B. 


Garmin G1000 NXi with Electronic Stability and Protection 
OCTOBER 9, 2019

New Cessna 172, 182, and 206 aircraft delivered during 2019 contain Garmin's Electronic Stability and Protection (ESP) system.  Training has been deployed via AXIS and is available to all G1000 qualified pilots.  This training is required prior to flying ESP-equipped aircraft.  Additional information concerning effected tail numbers and ESP capabilities is available on under Programs > Emergency Services > Aircraft Operations > Training under the heading G1000 Information.


ICAO Flight Plan Format is Now Required 
AUGUST 27, 2019

Effective 27 Aug 2019, the ICAO flight plan format is required when filing.  Additional information regarding this format and CAP specific guidance is provided on the FAA information page under Aircraft Operations


CAP Standardized Aircraft Checklist Changes for G1000/GFC700 Aircraft

MARCH 4, 2019

CAP's standardized aircraft emergency procedures checklists have been revised for all G1000/GFC700 aircraft.  The revised checklist contains the complete Autopilot or Electric Trim Failure emergency procedure from the POH.  Pilots flying applicable aircraft who use the CAP checklists should download the new version from ORMS prior to their next flight. 


Non-CAP Passenger Request Memorandum
JULY 25, 2018

CAP-USAF has updated their Memorandum for Record regarding required information for non-CAP passenger requests.  Under this guidance, the appropriate Mission Approval Authority, vice the CAP-USAF Liaison Region, will be the approval authority for all non-CAP passengers.  Requested information now includes any special handling requests for distinguished visitors (O-6 and above).  Use of WMIRS to submit request information and the requirement for 5 working days' notice have not changed; however, CAP Wings are now required to notify the Mission Approval Authority and the National Operations Center of these requests.  The memorandum also allows for passenger name changes after submission, as long as the passenger organization, purpose, and number remain the same.

Lamination of Aircraft Registrations

FEBRUARY 8, 2018

CAP LG has received an increasing number of requests for replacement aircraft registrations lately due to poor condition caused by frequent handling.  In the  near future, LG will be sending out laminated registrations.  Unlike the case of your Social Security card, lamination of an aircraft registration is not considered to be an "alteration" of the document.  The reference for this is Flight Standards Information System (FSIMS) 8900.1, Volume 6, Chapter 1, Section 4, paragraph 6-95.F(1), which states, "Note - The lamination of a certificate issued under Part 21 is not considered to be an alteration."  Units in the field may also laminate currently held registration; however, they must ensure that the signature at the bottom is legible prior to laminating.  If the signature is not legible, then a new certificate should be requested.


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