Mission Pilot Guide
How to become a CAP Mission Pilot
is a systematic list of instructions explaining how to become a
Mission Pilot in Civil Air Patrol. At the Squadron level this can take
upwards of a year. This can be shortened through selection and
attendance at the California Wing Mission Aircrew School or the National Emergency Services Academy.
Senior Member Level 1, General ES (GES) Rating, Mission Scanner Rating, CAP Pilot
Complete these Tests
- Take and pass the online test labelled "GES 117 Continuing Education Part 2." by log into eServices and selecting Learning Management System from the left side menu then under the Emergency Services heading select "GES 117 Continuing Education Part 2.". Download and print the certificate.
a CAP ICUT qualification. These classes are offered regularly by Wing,
Groups and squadrons. Ask the Squadron Communications Officer when the
next class is scheduled.
- Complete the following FEMA courses online (if you haven't already done so).
- Complete FEMA IS-100.b Introduction to Incident Command System, I-100.
- Complete FEMA IS-200.b ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents.
- Complete FEMA IS-700.a National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction.
- Enter your completion of these online courses using eServices->My
Operations Qualifications->Single Person by clicking the check box
to the left of ISX00 - IS-X00, entering the date of the exam and
clicking submit at the bottom of the page. Upload the scanned copy of
the IS-X00.a using eServices->My
Operations Qualifications->101 Card->View/Upload
Documents->Emergency Services Tab and select ISX00, and email the SQ188 Emergency Services Officer (or provide a hardcopy) for validation.
Study this material
- Click on Aircrew and Flightline Materials at the NESA Aircrew Emergency Services Curriculum web pages and read/print/review:
- SAR/DR Pilot Task Guide
- Mission Aircrew Reference Text (MART) - Volume 2 - MO/MP Reference Text
- Mission Pilot Slide Presentation
- Scan the remaining links to other useful documents you may want to print and include in your kneeboard.
- The CAWG CAPF 91 Practical Test Guide.
Complete Familiarization and Preparatory Tasks
- Download and print the Mission Pilot Specialty Qualification Training Record (SQTR-MP) from CAP eServices
> Utilities->My Operations Qualifications->Emergency
Services->SQTR Entry/Worksheet ->Print the SQTR Worksheet, and
bring this with you to all training and missions to obtain sign-offs.
Note that you cannot act as a Mission Pilot Trainee until you have
completed all of the Pre-requisites and Familiarization and Preparatory
training tasks on the SQTR-MP and the Commander has approved the
"Commander approval" tasks for completion of both the "Prerequisite"
and the "Familiarization and Preparatory" training sections of the SQTR.
Print CAPF 101
- Once you have completed all of the Pre-requisites and the
Familiarization and Preparatory tasks in the SQTR-MP, enter the CAPID,
date of completion and mission number (optional) into e-Services. Login
to e-Services and click on the My
Operations Qualifications/National Reports link on the left side and
then select Emergency Services from the ribbon bar at the top and then
click YES. Click on the SQTR Entry tab, then for the Achievement field
select MP - Mission Pilot. Then enter all of the information for each
task completed. Then print
out a new CAPF 101 Operational Specialty Qualification Card with your
trainee Mission Pilot rating listed on it (it will say *MP on the card).
- Wear a Nomex Flight and black boots with the
appropriate badges and name tag. For detailed purchase and wear
instructions, click Here.
Complete Two Missions
- Participate in a minimum of two separate missions (exercises,
actual missions or even on proficiency flights) and record your
participation on the SQTR. Ask your mentor Mission Pilot to sign you
off on those advanced training tasks you demonstrate proficiency in. It may take you more than two sorties to to earn all the advanced tasks and become proficient with all of
the skills expected to pass your CAP Form 91 Mission Pilot check ride.
- Practice the various grids either solo or with other aircrew until you are ready for the Form 91.
Schedule your Form 91
- When your SQTR is complete and updated in eServices, go to the Stan/Eval page
and select a Mission Pilot Checkpilot, call and schedule your form 91
- Completed Mission Pilot SQTR, CAPID and 101 cards
and a gridded sectional chart, no older than two years.
Complete these Documents
- Go to the National website, download, print, and complete the top half of a CAPF 91 checkride card.
Pass the oral exam and the check ride
- Be prepared, relax and
have a successful check ride. (Remember that the CP is only there to
evaluate your flying skills, this is NOT an instructional session.
Post Form 91
- When you pass the check ride, go back into e-Services, select My
->Check Rides/Questionnaires->CAPF 91 on the left side
and enter the data for your CAPF 91 check ride.
- Upload the scanned copies of the CAPF 91 using eServices->My Operations Qualifications->Pilot->CAPF 91->View/Upload Documents->Pilot link and email the Commander for validation.
- Submitting your F91 in eServices will automatically
transfer to complete that task on your SQTR. Assuming all the other
tasks are complete, it will go to the Commander, Group and Wing for approval. Once Wing approves, only then will you be a qualified Mission
- Print out a new CAPF 101 Operational Specialty Qualification Card
with your qualified Mission Pilot rating listed on it.
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