Civil Air Patrol Maryland Wing
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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