Pilots and Aircrews

Best known for its members’ work in air search and rescue and disaster relief missions, CAP is expanding its role in the 21st century to include an increasing number of homeland security operations and exercises.

CAP performs aerial photo and imagery missions including damage assessment flights for state and local agencies, aerial reconnaissance and patrol missions, and counter drug reconnaissance missions at the request of law enforcement agencies.  Though Civil Air Patrol is known for its flying missions, less than a fifth of all CAP members are pilots or aircrew.  In emergency services operations, we not only need aircrew members but also ground team members to aid in the rescue of survivors or to assess damage after a disaster.  CAP needs communications personnel to relay critical information when there is limited or no telephone support.  CAP needs administrative staff, financial managers, logistics and supply personnel to document missions and get critical supplies and equipment in the field that is needed to conduct missions.  CAP members undergo rigorous training to perform these missions safely and cost-effectively.  In Emergency Services, CAP members can train to be members of ground teams, aircrew personnel or for a number of mission base specialist positions.

Pilot and Aircrew Links:

Weight & Balance Programs, ORM Forms, Fuel Receipt Forms, FSS:
FLIGHT SERVICE 1800WXbrief Group 6 Weight & Balance, ORM
Fuel Receipt
Texas Wing Weight & Balance
Weather:
ADDS Low Altitude Weather Tool (HEMS) Tactical Decision Aid Weather Tool DFW 
National Radar Moasic Historical Weather Radar Data Houston Center Weather Service
Base Ops Celestial Data Skyvector Sectionals 
WFAA Dallas, Fort Worth, Denton Radars Global Forecast System DFW Area Forecast Discussion
Weather Southern Region Headquarters  DFW Area Soaring Forecast
Flight Management:
WMIRS CAPERSqm eServices
 FAA Digital Chart Supplement  Texas Airport Directory
Aircraft POH and Manuals:
C182Q POH / C182Q Supplements 182Q Flying Notes C182T POH Section 1-8 / C182T POH Section 9
C172S POH Section 1-5 / C172S POH Section 6-8
Supplement 1-15 / Supplement 15-26
KAP140 Autopilot Manual
 ForeFlight SAR Manual  G1000 Pilot’s Guide (Rev 7)  CAP Introduction to G1000 slides
Apollo GX50 GPS & CAP FM Radio:
Apollo GX50 User Guide Apollo GX50 Basic Ops Apollo GX50 IFR Ops
Apollo GX50 SAR Ops Apollo GX50 Simulator CAP FM Radio Simulator
 Rhotheta RT-600 Direction Finder
 RT 600 /  Becker 517 Introduction Video  RT-600 User Manual  TX413 RT-600 Training Slides
DeLorme InReach SE flight tracker
InReach User Manual In Reach Quick Start Guide
Mission Information:
Mission Aircrew Flight Guide Mission Aircrew Training Materials CAWG Online Scanner – Observer Tests
AFRCC ELT Information Form Responding to an Aircraft Accident
Ballistic Parachute Information for 1st Responders ELT Deactivation Warning Form Communication Manual
Aerial Photography:
Nikon D200 Mission Checklist Customer Photo Mission Checklist CAP Airborne Photographer Reference Text
How to Photograph from Aircraft Nighthawk Aerial Photo Albums