Powered Registration

1. You must be 16 years old at the time the Academy begins.

2. You must have completed an encampment such as Cascade Falcon or a winter encampment

4. Download and complete the following forms 
NOTE: make sure you have the necessary signatures (applicant, Parent or guardian, Squadron commander and, if required, doctor). Incomplete forms will delay processing your application!

5. You and your parent/guardian read and sign the Code of Conduct form.

6. You and your parent/guardian read and sign the Packing List form.

7. Complete an essay of not more than one page describing why you want to attend the Flight Academy and outlining your goals in aviation.

8. For those requesting a scholarship, include your request in your essay with the amount needed and how much your squadron is willing to contribute. 

9. Scan and Email the documents and forms in PDF format to majormiket@me.com by the deadline of 1 May 
  • CAPF31
  • CAPF160
  • CAPF161
  • CAPF163
  • Your essay
  • The signed Code of Conduct form
  • The signed Packing List form
  • A copy of proof of US citizenship – birth certificate or passport (See #14)
10. Submit a refundable deposit to CAP by check in the amount of $200 by the deadline of 1 May. All payments are to be made by check payable to Civil Air Patrol. Mail the check to Wing Headquarters at the below address

Washington Wing CAP
P O Box 4459
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 
Attn: Desert Eagle

On the memo line on the check please write "DE".
If the cadet applicant's last name is different from the signature on the check please write the cadet's last name on the memo line.

The deadline for the remainder of funds to be received at Wing including any Squadron scholarship funds is 13 June.

11. When your online registration has been received, you and your Squadron Commander will receive a letter asking that you both review your application/fees with your parents. Everyone will sign the letter and email it to majormiket@me.com by 3 May. Your application processing will not proceed until this letter has been received.

12. Start the process to obtain your FAA Student Pilots Certificate and Class 3 medical.  This document will guide you through the process.

13. We will review all applicants’ training records and notify any applicant by email if they are missing any of the required training. All the required training must be completed prior to 3 May. If all the training is not complete the applicant will be placed on the standby list until the training is completed. Be proactive. Complete all required training before we have to tell you that you are missing items.

14. You will be required to bring an original document showing proof of US citizenship or TSA approval to the Flight Academy. For details see the TSA website.

The ONLY acceptable forms of proof are:
  • Valid, unexpired U.S. passport
  • Original or government-issued birth certificate of the U.S., American Samoa, or Swains Island AND a government-issued picture ID
  • Original certificate of birth abroad with raised seal (Form FS-545 or DS-1350) AND a government-issued picture ID
  • Original certificate of U.S. citizenship with raised seal (Form N-560 or N-561) or a Certificate of Repatriation
  • (Form N-581) AND government-issued pictured ID
  • Original U.S. Naturalization Certificate with raised seal (Form N-550 or N-570) AND a government-issued picture ID (school ID cards not acceptable)
If you are NOT a US citizen you must obtain approval from the TSA to receive powered Flight training. This takes some time and involves some cost so start early. Your instructor is required to inspect these documents and make an entry in your flight logbook BEFORE you can begin your flight training. Once the instructor has processed this information the original documents will be returned to you

15. Members who apply for the Flight Academy must have completed the following before arriving:
16. To prepare for possible solo flight, you must be cleared for a solo in the CAP WMIRS system. We will help you complete this after you arrive at the Academy.

17. Acceptance notification will be sent by email between 11 and 17 May. You will then be required to submit the remainder of the fee to Wing Headquarters by check payable to Civil Air Patrol by the deadline of 13 June. Applicants whose fees have not been received by the deadline will be placed on the standby list and may not be accepted.

18. If you are not accepted, any funds received will be refunded.