The Washington Wing Flight Academy is for members of Washington and Oregon Wings only.
Cadet Staff applicants wanted.
Registration will open 22 March! Sign up early!
We need students and cadet and senior staff.
Registration closes 3 May
COST AND PAYMENT
All students must submit a refundable deposit at the time of registration of $200.00
The total cost for Pre-Solo (Basic) Glider Students is $950
The total cost for Solo (Advanced) Glider Students is $1175
The total cost for Power Students is $1475
The cost for Cadet and Senior Staff Members is $143
The cost for Staff Members not able to support the full event period is prorated at $12 per day for the number of days they attend
Payments are made by check payable to Civil Air Patrol. Write "Desert Eagle" in the memo line of the check. If the student's last name is not the same as the person signing the check, write the student's last name in the memo line. Checks are to be mailed to Washington Wing Headquarters at the address shown in the Registration Instructions document.
See the Flight Academy Registration Instructions document on the "Documents" tab for detailed instructions to complete the registration process.
We have created a Facebook page for the Academy so parents and others may receive daily updates. The Facebook page can be accessed at: https://www.facebook.com/events/721039848078570
The confirmation letter from the applicant signed by the applicant, parent and unit commander is due by 3 May
All required forms are due electronically to Major Talley are due by 1 May
The $200 deposit is due to Wing Headquarters by 1 May
Registration closes 3 May
Student selection and notification 11 to 17 May
Final payments and scholarship funds due 14 June
Download and read the Desert Eagle Operations Plan. It is available on the "Documents" tab.
Any applicant whose funds and forms have not been received by the dates noted above will be placed in standby status and cannot be further considered for attendance.
In order to reduce the need to mail paper forms, we are 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 and/or Wing. Use the Washington Wing Form 39 to request a scholarship. Please read the form carefully as there are supporting documents required also. See the WAWG OI 15-03 FM Cadet Activities Scholarships 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. The Unit Commander must also send an email to Major Talley the Project Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org) detailing the approved scholarship amount and the Members the scholarships apply to. The 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.
CHECK-IN AND CHECK-OUT INFORMATION
Check-in time for Staff:
1200 to 1300 – Tuesday 17 July
Any staff members who are available to arrive a day or two prior to 17 July, please let Major Talley know. We can use your help to get prepared.
Check-in time for Students:
1300 to 1400 – Wednesday 18 July
Check-in Location: Camp Boucher, Ephrata, WA (See Map in the documents section)
Check-in Uniform: Civilian clothing or ABUs/BDUs (See Packing List in the documents section)
Check-out/Graduation (Cadet Students):
Graduation ceremony 1100 – Saturday 29 July
Graduation Location: Lindner Hall, Camp Boucher
End of clean up – Saturday 29 July
Check-out time (Staff):
End of clean up – Saturday 29 July
Power students must bring the 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. Students will not be allowed to receive flight training without presenting acceptable identification. Acceptable forms of id are:
Tuesday staff Check-in: No lunch, hot meal for dinner
Wednesday Student Check-in: No breakfast or lunch provided for students.
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 are 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.
Academy Uniform Items:
Parents are encouraged to attend the Graduation Ceremony on Saturday 28 July, at 11:00 AM, 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.
Code of Conduct:
Download, read, and sign Rules on Conduct Form found on the "tabs" of this page, and send to Project Officer.
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 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. If there is a problem, 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.
We will observe the USAF and CAP Core Values: