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Pilot Onboarding Training

The following onboarding process was developed to bring new pilots into CAP in a standardized, convenient and effective manner. To start the onboarding process new powered pilots must first complete Level 1 Professional Development and General Emergency Services coursework. New pilots whose only intent is to fly gliders or only serve as Instructor Pilots for cadet flight training need only complete Level 1 Professional Development. This onboarding process is voluntary throughout the Rocky Mountain Region. 

Onboarding Pilots:

  1. Complete all modules, tasks, homework assignments and exams identified in your training plan and given to you by your Instructor Pilot/Mentor.
  2. Watch all assigned videos and use slides, as necessary, to complete assignments. 
  3. Once you start this process, plan to make steady progress until you complete your CAPF 70-5 Check Ride. 
  4. Complete the Check Ride Readiness Checklist with your Instructor Pilot prior to scheduling a Check Ride with a Check Pilot.

Instructor Pilots/Mentors/Check Pilots:

  1. Plan to meet with your onboarding pilot early in the onboarding process to establish a training plan.
    1. Create the training plan from the New Pilot Experience Survey,
    2. You may use the training plan template below, the Training Plan Worksheet in CAPP 70-12 or a template of your own,
    3. Tailor the plan to fit the onboarding pilot's desires, skills and experiences,
    4. Get DOV approval for your plan, if required,
    5. Brief the plan to the onboarding pilot to ensure they understand the process, possible timeline, and what they are responsible to accomplish, 
    6. Use your plan as a guide throughout the onboarding process. 
  2. Monitor progress throughout the onboarding process, evaluate homework assignments, grades exams, complete endorsements in a timely manner.
  3. Plan a meeting with your onboarding pilot just prior to the first flight to ensure all required training, uploads and validations are complete (preflight checklist).
  4. Use available instructor materials identified below. 
  5. Plan to meet again prior to referring the onboarding pilot to a Check Pilot to make sure all documentation is complete (Check Ride Readiness Checklist). 
  6. Check Pilots: Complete and provide the Expectations Document to the onboarding pilot prior to the check ride. 

Onboarding Training Modules (In work)

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