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H ow to Prepare for a CAP Form 5 . Lt Col Martin Fass TX 424 Stan/Eval TXWG Asst Stan/Eval. Maj. Joshua Schmidt TX 424 Director of Operations. Why are we Here?. Squadron Growth scarce IP resources this class is our first step in prioritization Pilot Preparation

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h ow to prepare for a cap form 5

How to Prepare for a CAP Form 5

Lt Col Martin Fass

TX 424 Stan/Eval

TXWG Asst Stan/Eval

Maj.Joshua Schmidt

TX 424 Director of Operations

why are we here
Why are we Here?
  • Squadron Growth
    • scarce IP resources
    • this class is our first step in prioritization
  • Pilot Preparation
  • Procedural Changes i.e. WMIRS, CAPERS
capr 60 1
CAPR 60-1
  • CAPR 60-1 para 3-1. CAPF 5 Check Ride. A completed CAPF 5 denotes qualification to fly a particular model of CAP aircraft. It consists of ground and flight evaluations, and is valid for 12 calendar months from the date it is completed. CAPFs 5 may contain one or more endorsements for certain types of aircraft operation (instrument, cadet o-ride, instructor, check pilot or other). All pilots except CAP Solo pilots must complete a check ride. To be complete, the following must be accomplished as part of the CAPF 5 check ride:
  • a. Completion of an Aircraft Questionnaire for the model aircraft flown within 60 days prior to the flight check.
  • b. Pass the annual CAPF 5 online written examination (power or glider as applicable) within 60 days prior to the flight check.
  • c. Members must be current in accordance with FAA 14 CFR 61.57(a)(1) to carry passengers in the same category and class as the CAPF 5 aircraft prior to the flight check.
  • d. Evidence of qualifications (membership card, medical and pilot certificates, log book, questionnaire[s], and on line written exam results) must be presented to the check pilot at the time of the CAPF 5 flight check.
  • e. For airplanes only, the minimums are 1 hour flight time and 3 takeoffs and landings.
tx 424 policy
TX 424 Policy:
  • Member must be current and PROFICIENT
  • If not proficient, get proficient PRIOR to scheduling CAPF5
    • Be able to meet PTS standards
    • CAP Proficiency Profile
      • National Site under stan/eval
    • “Recommend” ride with squadron IP
have your ducks in a row1
Have your Ducks in a Row
  • CAPR 60-1,Para 3-1 d.
  • Evidence of qualifications
    • membership card
    • medical and pilot certificates
    • log book
    • questionnaire[s]
    • on line written exam results
what else to bring
What Else to Bring
  • CAPR 60-1
  • Completed CAPF 5 with check pilot info
    • Page 3 has a good checklist
  • CAPP 52-7 if you’re an orientation pilot
  • Know what a CAPF 9 is (covered in 60-1)
  • Current IFR/VFR flight pubs
  • Practical Test Standards (ck emphasis areas)
pass fail exam
Pass / Fail Exam
    • Weight and Balance, Risk Assessment, WX/NOTAMS, aircraft preflight, ORM
  • Failure to produce all documents at show time is grounds for…
  • Should be handwritten
  • Fill out one for each type you’re previously qualified in (CAPR 60-1para 3-4 a&b)
  • Be sure to refer to the proper POH
  • Questionnaires
  • Latest version of forms
  • Log entries
  • Last minute requests


Web Mission Information Reporting System



Civil Air Patrol Equipment Reservation System

steps to obtain a flight release
Steps to obtain a Flight Release
  • Create a sortie in WMIRS
  • Coordinate with an FRO
  • Complete all required Paperwork
    • ORM, WB, CAPF 104, AC log, Fltplan, etc.
  • Preflight the Aircraft
  • Review IMSAFE Checklist and FRO Checklist
  • Call for Flight release
during call with fro
During call with FRO
  • The FRO will cover the FRO checklist and IMSAFE checklist
cap fro checklist
CAP FRO Checklist
  • Are PIC(s) qualified to fly the CAP aircraft for the type of flight proposed (consult the Ops-Qual FRO Report)? Does the PIC(s) possess the appropriate pilot currency for the flight?
  • Are all aircraft occupants CAP members? If not, have applicable procedures been followed for non-CAP members, including CAPF 9 if applicable?
  • Is the correct mission symbol selected?
  • Is the route of flight complete, and does the PIC have permission to fly to destinations outside the wing? Does permission exist for all landings at every airport IAW CAPR 60-1?
  • Will a flight plan be filed (required for over 50 nm)? If not, what is the estimated landing time? Unless an FAA flight plan is filed and activated, the FRO is responsible for initiating missing aircraft procedures two hours after the estimated landing time if not notified the flight was safely concluded.
imsafe checklist
IMSAFE Checklist
  • The “IM SAFE” card is a personal checklist that ensures the following statement is valid: I’m physically and mentally safe to fly, not being impaired by:
  • Illness. Even a minor illness suffered in day-to-day living can seriously degrade performance of many piloting tasks vital to safe flight. The safest rule is not to fly while suffering from any illness. If this rule is considered too stringent for a particular illness, the pilot should contact an Aviation Medical Examiner for advice.
  • Medication. Pilot performance can be seriously degraded by both prescribed and over-the-counter medications, as well as by the medical conditions for which they are taken. The FARs prohibit pilots from performing crewmember duties while using any medication that affects the faculties in any way contrary to safety.
  • Stress. Stress from everyday living can impair pilot performance, often in very subtle ways. Stress and fatigue (lack of adequate rest) can be an extremely hazardous combination.
  • Alcohol. Extensive research has provided a number of facts about hazards of alcohol consumption and flying. As little as one ounce of liquor, one bottle of beer, or four ounces of wine can impair flying skills.
  • Fatigue. Fatigue and lack of adequate sleep continue to be some of the most treacherous hazards to flight safety, as it may not be apparent to a pilot until serious errors are made.
  • Emotion. The emotions of anger, depression, and anxiety may lead to taking risks that border on self-destruction.
during call with fro1
During call with FRO
  • The FRO will cover the FRO checklist and IMSAFE checklist
  • Once satisfied the FRO will e-release the flight
  • You can NOT fly until the FRO verbally releases the flight. “You Are Released”
  • Note
    • For Supervised missions only a Qualified IC or there designee may release a flight.
after the flight
After the Flight
  • Call the FRO let them now you are back safely
  • The PIC will enter the Flight numbers into WMIRS1and CAPERS

1. (CAPR 60-1 p7 2-5 g.)