Aircraft Operations

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Become a CAF pilot

First, speak to unit operations staff about suitability and requirements. This will prevent wasted time or money.

Prerequisites to flight training:

  • Be a CAF national and unit member in good standing (join or renew)
  • Pass the CAFR 60-1 training and quiz
  • Enter the drug and alcohol program
  • Request a hearing with the unit Flight Evaluation Board to obtain a transition letter to begin training
  • Sponsor the aircraft – contact the finance officer
    • This is a one-time (lifetime) aircraft-specific donation to CAF HQ
    • Sponsorship amounts are listed in the unit manual at the end of section 6 (AT-19: $1500, as of March 2023)
  • Pay the calendar year’s pilot fee (2023: $300)

Become an aircraft maintainer (or assistant)

First, speak to unit maintenance staff about suitability and requirements. This will prevent wasted time or money.

Basic requirements:

  • Be a CAF national and unit member in good standing (join or renew)
  • Pass the CAFR 66-1 training and quiz
  • Enter the drug and alcohol program

Drug & alcohol program

Speak to the drug & alcohol program coordinator for the current details of this CAF HQ-run program.

(TBD)

  • General overview
  • Links to CAF info
  • Approved testing sites

Flight info

(TBD)

Pay for flight time (0.1 hour increments)

Rides program

(TBD)

  • General overview
  • Links to CAF info
  • Rainier Squadron info
    • What to bring checklist
    • Processes
    • Payments