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Old 02-02-2018, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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My father was a member. I thought it was a rich old boys club! I think lack of participation is because people can't afford to get the licenses and maintain them. Being a pilot is a lot of fun and you learn a lot but it is also prohibitively expensive for average people.
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Old 02-04-2018, 05:53 AM
 
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My father was a member. I thought it was a rich old boys club! I think lack of participation is because people can't afford to get the licenses and maintain them. Being a pilot is a lot of fun and you learn a lot but it is also prohibitively expensive for average people.
CAP Cadets between the ages of 12-18 get 5 free rides in small airplanes and 5 free rides in gliders and this is funded by the Air Force. CAP Senior Members (adults that join above the age of 18) can learn to pilot gliders for free via CAP and even if they already have a private pilot license for powered aircraft, they can get instrument rating training for free from an appropriately rated CAP Instructor.
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Old 02-10-2018, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Rathdrum, ID
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Have any of you ever considered volunteering for the C.A.P. Cadet program, or flying for them. It seems to me as an excellent way to make a great impression on the next generation of our military/law enforcement community.
For about five minutes I considered becoming an adult volunteer, but decided I didn't have the qualifications or experiences they would need or want. However, that led me to check into the local Sea Scouts unit. I'll be attending my first meeting today!

Now that I have retired, I've been looking for an appropriate volunteer opportunity. I have to thank you, ericsvibe, and this thread for pushing me to investigate becoming involved with the Sea Scouts.
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Old 02-10-2018, 12:06 PM
 
Location: USA
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From what I am told by others in the General Aviation community the experience you have with CAP is highly dependent on the individual CAP squadron, and its leadership. Some are into flying a lot, some are not. Some have a more military feel than others. ETC.
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Old 02-11-2018, 05:37 AM
 
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For about five minutes I considered becoming an adult volunteer, but decided I didn't have the qualifications or experiences they would need or want. However, that led me to check into the local Sea Scouts unit. I'll be attending my first meeting today!

Now that I have retired, I've been looking for an appropriate volunteer opportunity. I have to thank you, ericsvibe, and this thread for pushing me to investigate becoming involved with the Sea Scouts.
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From what I am told by others in the General Aviation community the experience you have with CAP is highly dependent on the individual CAP squadron, and its leadership. Some are into flying a lot, some are not. Some have a more military feel than others. ETC.
One doesn't need any particular qualifications/experiences to volunteer/to join CAP except a clean criminal record as one does need to submit fingerprints done by a qualified individual. But there are some units that focus more on flying, others more on cadets and others moreon ground (emergency) activities. The main thing one needs is a general interest in aviation.
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