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Cadet Orientation Flights

I began flying cadet orientation flights in March 1997 and have flown over 150 seats of cadets. It is one of the most rewarding and enjoyable activities in Civil Air Patrol.

Cadet orientation flights are not flight lessons - the pilot does not need to be a flight instructor.  The pilot has to be a current member of CAP and must

Some of the cadets we fly have never been up in an airplane before - any airplane. Some may go on to be pilots.  But all will end the day with a greater understanding of aviation, and the experience of actually piloting a plane - taking the controls and executing turns, climbs, and descents.