The Washington Wing Flight Academy is for members of Washington and Oregon Wings only.
Cadet Staff applicants wanted.
Registration is open! Sign up now! We need students and cadet and senior staff.
Cost and Payment
All students must submit a refundable deposit at the time of registration of $200.00
The total cost for Basic Glider Students is $1110.00
The total cost for Advanced Glider Students is $1310.00
The total cost for Power Students is $1665.00
The cost for Cadet Staff Members is $130.00
The cost for non-flying Senior Staff members is $145.00
The cost for flying Senior Staff members is $110.00
The cost for Senior Staff members not sleeping at Camp Boucher is $100.00
The cost for Staff Members not able to support the full event period is prorated by the number of days they attend
All payments are to be made to Washington Wing by Pay Pal or credit card using the link in this site.
See the Flight Academy Registration Instructions document for detailed instructions to complete the registration process.
This year we are reducing the need to mail paper forms by using email to transmit documents. We prefer the documents to be shared in PDF format. If you do not have the necessary software or hardware at home to do this check with other members of your Squadron for help. You may also find help at your local library.
Scholarships may be available from your Squadron or Wing. Use the CAPF95 form to request a scholarship. Please read the form carefully as there are supporting documents required also. An IRS Form W9 must also be submitted with a scholarship request. See the "de scholarship info" document in the documents tab for more information.
Members who have a unit scholarship must submit a copy of a WAWG Check Request Form WWF31 signed by their Unit Commander made out to Flight Academy in the proper amount. If a Check Request is not possible, the Unit Commander must send an email to Major Talley Major, Project Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org) detailing the approved scholarship amount and the Members the scholarships apply to. Said approval email should also be cc’d to the WAWG Administrator (email@example.com). We don’t want finances to hold anyone back, ask your Unit Commander for support. Many units have funds and funds policies to support members for training.
All funds must be received at Wing Headquarters no later than 6 July. Any applicant whose funds have not been received by this date will be placed in standby status and cannot be further considered for attendance.
Check-in and Check-out Information:
Check-in Time for Staff:
1100 to 1200 – Monday 20 July and before noon on Tuesday 21 July
Check-in time for Students:
0900 to 1200 – Wednesday 22 July
Check-out/Graduation (Cadet Students):
End of clean up – Sunday 2 August
Checkout Time (Staff):
End of clean up – Sunday 2 August
Cadets will not be released until the building has been cleaned and passes inspection by the building managers.
Check-in Location: Camp Boucher Ephrata, WA (See Map in the documents section)
Check-in Uniform: Civilian clothing or BDUs (See Packing List in the documents section)
Graduation Location: Lindner Hall, Camp Boucher
Any staff members who are available to arrive a day or two prior to the 21st, please let me know. We can use your help to get prepared.
All members must have current CAPID Card. If a member has not received their card, they may substitute printed proof of membership from eServices (login at www.capnhq.gov, click “member search” click “view” by your name, and print the page, members without an eServices account must create one, ask your Unit Leaders for details.)
Members must have previously submitted completed and signed the forms required by the registration Instructions document (signed or email approved by Unit Commander
See the Flight Academy Registration Instructions document available for download here for complete registration requirements.
All members must be current with safety, EO and at least basic ORM.
Glider students and staff must have completed the Wing Runner Course.
Staff Members must check in with proof of completion of ORM Basic and Intermediate Courses.
Members will not be able to attend without these forms. If you did not send the forms as required you must bring them for presentation at check in.
Power students must bring an original of a document showing proof of U S citizenship or approval from the TSA to receive power flight instruction. The document originals will be returned to the student.
Tuesday Staff Check-in: No breakfast or lunch provided.
Wednesday Student Check-in: No breakfast or lunch provided.
Please note any food, medical or allergy issues on the form CAPF160 and inform appropriate Staff upon check-in.
Medical Issues, Medication:
Safety and health of Cadets is of paramount importance to us. Cadets who have medical concerns should note them on their Form CAPF160, inform the Senior Staff upon check-in, and inform their immediate Cadet superiors before. We need clear, prompt, honest communication from Cadets regarding injuries or conditions in order to keep them healthy and safe. Cadets should at no time attempt to “tough it out,” and will not be looked down on for their concerns or issues.
Under Washington State Law, it is illegal for any person other than a Parent or Legal guardian to administer medication, prescription or not, to minors. Cadets with prescriptions should bring appropriate doses, carry them if needed, and self-administer appropriately. You must also submit a completed, signed CAPF163.
Class Materials and Packing List:
Some class materials will be provided for students (handouts, etc.). Students must sign out any provided books and the books must be returned at the end of the Academy. However, students will need to bring a pen, paper, binder, and leadership texts, and durable water bottle/canteen/hydration pouch in order to participate fully in classroom activities. A packing list has been included, please find and use it at your discretion. The Cadet Commander or Flight Instructors may ask you to bring additional items in order to meet their specific training needs.
Parents are encouraged to attend the Graduation Ceremony on 2 August, at 12:00 PM, at Camp Boucher in Lindner Hall. Students and staff will not be permitted to leave until the facility is clean and in order and inspected by the facility manager.
There will be a light buffet lunch served between 11:00 and noon.
Code of Conduct:
First and foremost, Members are expected to abide by the CAP Honor Code which has been adopted from the US Air Force Academy: "We Will Not Lie, Steal or Cheat, Nor Tolerate Among Us Anyone Who Does."
In addition, the Flight Academy has the following code of conduct for members to abide by. Violation of any of these principles (or the CAP Honor Code) will cause the a Member to be removed immediately from current activities for counseling and will be considered grounds for dismissal from the Flight Academy without credit, based on the discretion of the Flight Academy Director. A Code of Conduct form must be signed by the student and parent or guardian and submitted as part of the registration process. A letter detailing the nature of the violations and the actions taken will be sent to the Member, if a Cadet, the Cadet’s Parents/Legal Guardians, the Member’s Unit, and Washington Wing HQ.
Flight Academy Code of Conduct Rules:
· We will observe the USAF and CAP Core Values:
o Integrity First
o Service before self
o Excellence in all we do
· The safety of our Members is paramount, and will not be compromised.
· The Chain of Command must be observed and respected, except for matters of safety.
· Hazing and fraternization will not be tolerated.
· No alcohol, tobacco, or non-prescribed controlled substances are tolerated on the premises.
· No weapons are tolerated on the premises.
· No gambling or objectionable reading material is allowed on the premises.
· Cadets will remain in their bunks after lights out, except for emergencies and bathroom trips.
· Members will adhere to proper hygiene (showers, teeth, etc.) and uniform appearance.
· Proper Sign-In and Sign-Out procedures must be observed.
· Students will not bring phones or other electronic devices.
· Cadet Staff will adhere to phone use guidance proscribed by the Academy Commander.
· Cadets will at no time operate a motor vehicle while signed in.
· Cadets will not ride in vehicles or aircraft not operated by Senior Members while signed in.
· Cadets will turn in car keys at sign in
Feel free to contact the following with concerns before or during the activity with questions, comments, or concerns.
Camp Boucher Office 509-754-3273 50 Airport St NE Ephrata, WA 98823
Major Michael Talley Project Officer 425.359.0133 firstname.lastname@example.org
Captain Ian McFall Glider Program 360.316.9537 Ianpmcfall@gmail.com
Airplane students will receive approximately 9 hours of flight training and may be charged for any extra flight time.
Basic Glider students will receive approximately 25 instructional flights.
Advanced Glider Students will receive approximately 35 aero flights.
We make every effort to provide the above flight times and flights to our Cadets. However the weather is not under our control and could impact training.
For the glider and power students the flight and ground school training is intensive. The students will be in class or flying most of the day. There will be limited free time each day. If you have a log book make sure and bring it.
Power aircraft students may be allowed to make a single solo flight if they meet all of the training requirements and their demonstrated flying abilities and they have a FAA Class 3 Medical and Student Pilots’ Certificate issued by an Aviation Medical Examiner and the FAA. If you have a log book make sure and bring it. Power students will also have to have their information input to WIMIRS. See the registration instruction document for details.
Advanced glider students may make solo flights based on their prior training and demonstrated flying abilities and they have a FAA Student Pilots’ Certificate. If you have a log book make sure and bring it.
We must minimize distractions for the students to allow them to get the most from their training.
Students are NOT to bring cell phones, iPods or other electronic devices to the Academy. We may make exceptions for Cadet Staff by prior request.
If they arrive with any such devices they will be turned in and returned at the end of the Academy. We will make limited provisions for students to make phone calls every 2 or 3 days during free time in the evenings. Students are encouraged to bring a pre paid phone calling card to minimize cost to the Academy.
We have created a Facebook page for the Academy so parents and others may receive daily updates. The Facebook page can be accessed at facebook.com/wawgdeserteagle
Flight Academy Registration Detailed Instructions
Download and read the
Flight Academy Registration Instructions
document in the documents section of the site https://deserteagle.wawg.cap.gov .
This document is your checklist to outline the further actions you need to take to complete your registration.
Please go over the detailed instructions carefully. Missing or incomplete information will delay processing your application.
Register in the Registration section of this site. Make sure you supply all the required information.
Payments are made via this site using PayPal.
When we have received your on line application we will email your Squadron Commander a letter notifying them that you have registered and outlining the requirements for you to attend and what the fees are. The commander is required to go over the letter with the cadet applicant and their parents. The letter must be signed by the commander, cadet and parents and emailed back by 11 June. If your letter has not been received by this date your application will be placed in stand by status.
All of the necessary forms are available for download from the Documents section of this site.
We will be making the final selection of the students in the first week and half of July. All Cadets that have completed all of the steps to register as students will be notified whether they have been accepted or placed on the waiting list at that time. If you are not accepted you may be offered the option of attending as a Cadet Staff member.
I look forward to seeing you all in July!
Michael Talley Major, CAP
Flight Academy Project Officer