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|NFA-MER Col Roland Butler||237||238||NFA-MER Col Roland Butler Powered Flight Academy|
Do you want to take the first step in becoming a pilot? Aspiring pilots receive formal ground instruction and cockpit time with a certified flight instructor. Many cadets participating in a NFA even solo at the academy!
The learning environment is specially designed for cadets, and the low instructor to student ratio provides opportunities for mentoring and individual attention.
Participants in powered flight academies receive 10 hours of “hands on” flight time learning the basics of flying a powered aircraft (Cessna 172), 25 hours of ground instruction, and the opportunity to fly as an observer when other cadets receive instruction.
· Minimum age of 16 by start of activity
· Must have encampment credit when you apply
· You must have completed several on-line courses. These are:
- 1) Aircraft Handling (every two years),
- 2) Basic and Intermediate ORM, and
- 3) The new CPPT as of 1 March 2015, if 18 years old.
· Have a valid Third Class Medical Certificate, a Student Pilot Certificate, a pilot logbook, and a government issued photo identification card (driver's license or photo identification card issued by your state or federal government - not a school ID card). Your local airport or pilots in your unit should be able to provide names of Aviation Medical Examiners (AME) who can issue appropriate certificates as well as where to get a suitable logbook.
- NOTE: There have been major changes in regards to the Third Class Medical Certificate and Student Pilot Certificate enacted by the FAA and TSA.
- Prior to 1 April 2016, the Third Class Medical Certificate and the Student Pilot Certificate are one in the same and are obtainable from an Aviation Medical Examiner. Here is a link you can use to find a medical examiner near you: http://www.faa.gov/pilots/amelocator/. This is not something you can do while at the Academy.
- After 1 April 2016, you will still require a Third Class Medical Certificate as described, but the Student Pilot Certificate will become a separate document with a new procedure for obtaining the Student Pilot Certificate. You will need to initiate it at a local Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) where the Transportation Security Administration will also initiate new screening procedures. It is projected to take at least 30 days to process a student pilot application and to receive the appropriate license; and you will have to present a birth certificate or passport as proof of citizenship. Most FSDOs operate on an appointment basis. You could attend the Academy without the appropriate license, but you would have absolutely no chance of soloing the aircraft. This is not something you can do while at the Academy.
- From your AD:
- This is the 20th year that I have been part of this Academy and I can assure you that if you come here you will have an incredible opportunity. You will be challenged to the maximum as this is an intense training opportunity and potentially one of the most rewarding experiences of your life.
- Hope to see you here.
- Colonel Gene Hartman, CAP
- Cadets that have earned the Wright Brothers Award are encouraged to apply for the Col Mary Feik Flight Scholarship to help pay for this activity!
- Cadets that have earned the Billy Mitchell Award are encouraged to apply for the Col Feik and other flight scholarships to help pay for this activity!