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Pilot Orientation

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If you're an FAA-licensed pilot in Washington State - be it Private, Commercial or even ATP - and are looking for a way to get involved in flying for CAP then you've come to the right place! Even if you already are a CAP pilot in one capacity or another, you may find some of the information useful.

On this page you will find links to resources (click / tap on the images to get to them) that help you:

  • Understand the various pilot roles and how to achieve them (TIP: In addition to regular underlined hyperlinks, many of the images / diagrams in these slides are also opening the web resources they refer to - make sure to try clicking / tapping on those as well!)
    CAP Pilot Onboarding
    Slide deck provided by the Seattle Squadron

  • We suggest that you submit your training needs in a wizard-like form that will make it especially easy to get paired up with a WAWG instructor or check pilot - this is generally the preferred way
    WAWG Pilot Training Signup Form
    The form updates a spreadsheet that WAWG instructors and Check Pilots have access to.

  • Alternatively / if the above method yields no response after several days, using the following resource you can directly find CFIs or Check Pilots to get you trained or signed off within CAP's WA Wing:
    Table last updated: 7/11/2021
    (Updates occur only sporadically. If you need more - or more current - data, you can always retrieve it via Ops Quals > Report > Specific Qualification Listing)

Pilot Quick Links

eServices (Login required for these links) 






Standardization & Evaluation Newsletters (NHQ) 

Aircrew Resources

ForeFlight for CAP Pilots

Airport VFR Routes

101 Card  How to obtain it

FEMA Independent Study Program (ISP) Courses

  • ICS-100 – Introduction to the ICS
  • ICS-200 – Basic ICS for Initial Response
  • ICS-700 – Introduction to NIMS


Drone Corner (sUAS - 14 CFR Part 107)

Useful shortcut URLs

This page has been overhauled from scratch in March 2021 to replace an outdated versionWe will be happy to make changes to make sure this page becomes - and stays - a useful one-stop resource for both new and seasoned pilots in CAP.

For any suggestions, reporting of errors, missing or broken links, change requests etc. please contact Lt. Freitag.

Page last updated: 10/01/2021