Civil Air Patrol Maryland Wing 

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Cadet Orientation Flights

​​​​​BETHESDA-CHEVY  CHASE  COMPOSITE  SQUADRON 

From the National Website:


The O-Flight Program Motto:  Safe, Fun, Educational

The cadet orientation flight program shares with cadets the thrill of flying. Every CAP cadet under age 18 is eligible for five flights in a powered aircraft (usually a single-engine Cessna), five flights in a glider aircraft, and an unlimited number of backseat flights when conditions allow.

Flying is always free to cadets. Because survey data has repeatedly shown that the #1 reason youth become CAP cadets is an interest in flying, to motivate cadets fly them regularly.



Cadet Orientation Flight Syllabus


​Each orientation flight has specified learning objectives that orient each cadet to some fundamental principles of flying.  A brief overview of the powered orientation curriculum is listed below:


First Flight:  Ground Handling, pre-flight, take-off and landing


Second Flight:  Normal Flight Maneuvers (trim for level flight, discussion of the 4 forces of flight, basic turns)


Third Flight: Advanced Flight Maneuvers (climbing, slow flight, turning stalls, discuss rudder coordination and control stick requirements)


Fourth Flight:  Use of instruments in Flight


Fifth Flight:  Discussion and demonstration of the effect of weather on flight


​To view the entire curriculum, click HERE



​​Questions about Cadet Flying?


Read the Fact Sheet for Parents by clicking HERE