National Check Pilot SchoolNational Check Pilot Standardization Course

All Check Pilots and Mission Check Pilots are required to attend. All current Florida Wing Check Pilot Examiners are required to attend as instructors/evaluators. Attendance is not limited to Florida area Check Pilots/Mission Check Pilots or examiners. In the event of inclement weather, the backup date will be scheduled. 

Event Description

The main course will begin at 0800 on Saturday, 5 May, and will consist of case studies as well as discussion on CAP check pilot roles, FAA and CAP regulations, and current trends in aviation. All course requirements should be completed by 1600 ET on Sunday, 6 May. Course completion and repositioning will completed by Sunday, 6 May. 

Eligibility

Cadets
Not applicable.

Seniors

The main purpose of this course is to ensure the highest level of aircrew professionalism and excellence in our check pilots and, as a result, ensure the readiness and quality of our aircrew members. We also want ensure our check pilots are "high-performing pilots who can make the tough calls and who epitomize the higher standard our customers demand of us”, as stated by Maj Gen Mark Smith in his memorandum of 20 September 2017.

Prerequisites

Event Details

 When & Where

5-6 May 2017
Lakeland, FL  33811

 Attendance Fee

TBA

 Registration Process

 

(click here) Complete Online Form  No Later Than 30 March 2018

 Transportation

Commercial Air

If you plan to arrive via commercial aviation, contact the project officer Lt Col Russ Reichmann at rreichmann@flwg.gov to arrange any necessary assistance.

 

General Aviation 

All aircraft attending this activity shall have, within one week prior to departure from home base, a CAPF 71 completed by the Squadron CC or Squadron SE, signed and dated. A copy of this inspection form must be presented to the receiving NCPSC staff officer upon arrival of the aircraft. Flight operations will be conducted from Lakeland, a controlled airport, A single staging area is planned for this event to be the KLAL FBO main ramp area.

 

Ground 

Students planning to arrive by ground transportation should report directly to the school location as scheduled.  

Advisory Transportation to and from such activity is not the responsibility of CAP and is provided "as available”.  Transportation during the activity will NOT be provided. Privately owned vehicles (POVs) traveling to or from such activity is performed solely at the risk of the individual CAP members and their passengers.CAP assumes no right of control, liability or responsibility for such transportation (reference CAPR 77-1, Operation and Maintenance of Civil Air Patrol Vehicles, para 1-8 b.). 

 Lodging Information

ECCO Suites
4360 Lakeland Park Dr
Lakeland, FL 33809
863-904-2050/863-904-2051
www.eccosuites.com

Course Check-In

Meals

Free breakfast at the hotel.
Others - TBD

Uniform of the Day

General Courses -  Any approved CAP uniform to include nomex flight suits (USAF or CAP).
 
Advisory  The proper wear of the uniform is paramount during this in-residence school.  Please take time to insure your uniform is in good serviceable condition and an accredit to you, your classmates, and the Civil Air Patrol to avoid any embarrassment.  If you have any concerns or questions, refer to CAPM 39-1, CAP Uniform Manual or contact a resident adviser.  A CAP polo shirt with gray slacks, flight suit or white aviator shirt with gray slacks are permissible. 
 
Students are not permitted to use tobacco products of any kind during academic duty hours. Students are also prohibited from using tobacco at any time while in uniform. Students will use tobacco only in designated tobacco areas.

Inquires

 Forward all questions, comments to:  Lt Col Russ Reichmann – rreichmann@flwg.gov
 

SAFETY IS THE TOP PRIORITY


All prescribed safety and functional checklists will be used and adhered to. A safety briefing will be provided by the host unit’s safety officer. The safety briefing will include the following:
  • Required ORM procedures
  • Local hospital and 911 info
  • Emergency plans and contact info
  • Collision avoidance procedures during flight operations
  • Aircraft handling and surface operations
  • Local airport procedures
  • NOTAMS, TFRs, and weather
  • Ongoing safety evaluation
Prior to the course an ORM risk management plan will also be prepared by the host unit’s safety officer.

All aircraft attending this activity shall have, within one week prior to departure from home base, a CAPF 71, CAP Aircraft Inspection List completed by the Squadron CC or Squadron SE, signed and dated.A copy of this inspection form must be presented to the receiving NCPSC staff officer upon arrival of the aircraft.

All attendees should be safety current .