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HCS Announcements - Nov 10, 2019

November 10, 2019

HCS Announcements
Nov 10, 2019




Squadron T-Shirts are in!

  • Squadron T-Shirts are in and ready to be picked up!

  • Cost/Payment: $20.00 / Cash or check payable to Civil Air Patrol

  • Other: We do have some extra on hand if anyone that did not order one would still like to purchase one. 

    • NOTE: Squadron T-Shirts are to be worn on PT night along with black shorts or pants. If you did not purchase a T-Shirt you should wear your plain tan T-shirt. 


Cadet Private Pilot Ground School - Update

  • This course of instruction is being offered exclusively to CAP members at no charge, but some nominal fees for materials.

  • When: Begins Sunday, Jan 12th @ 12n and will run for 10 consecutive Sundays. (I am Verifying the Sunday start date)

  • Time: Sundays, 12n - 4:00 pm (All dates are REQUIRED)

  • Where: Centennial Airport, Blue Sky Gallery at the Boeing Blue Sky Aviation Gallery (a part of the Wings Over the Rockies Museum), 13005 Wings Way, Englewood, Colorado 80112.

  • Value: The on-line portion of this course if purchased from one of the national vendors will cost the student $200 to $280 plus pilot tools and reference materials. The Private Pilot Ground School if purchased from one of the flight schools on Centennial Airport will cost the student $300 or more plus pilot tools and reference materials.

  • Primary selection criteria must be the Cadets desire to be a pilot. Additional selection criteria include:

    • CAP Cadet members participating in the CAP Wings program,

    • CAP Cadet members who have completed the five (5) Powered Orientation Rides,

    • CAP members with either an interest in learning to fly or a desire to review the course material in a structured learning environment,

    • FAA regulations require that a student be at least 16 years of age to fly an airplane solo and the student must be at least 17 years of age to take the Practical – Flying Examination – with a Designated Flight Examiner.

  • Additional Info: 

    • Class size will be limited to 8 - 10 persons. 

    • There will be no charges for the online program and/or the classroom sessions. 

    • There will be nominal fees for the required reading and support materials of approximately $100.00. The materials will be available online at no charge if need be although hard copy materials are recommended.

  • About the class: An integrated on line/and classroom course of instruction that will enable and qualify the attendee to take and pass the FAA (PAR) Private Pilot Written Test. This curriculum is also ideal for the person/certificated pilot who wants a comprehensive update for all the requirements that are required to demonstrate current Private Pilot knowledge requirements. This is also an extraordinary opportunity for a prospective flight student to audit the requirements to become certified as a Private Pilot.

The course curriculum will include a comprehensive online training program as well as 10 consecutive Saturday (4 hours each) classroom sessions. During each of the classroom sessions there will be in depth interactive explanations of knowledge and concepts plus progress assessment testing that will establish the student’s progress. If the participant maintains a minimum of 80% test proficiency at the completion of the course a certificate of completion will be issued to the candidate. With the certificate, the participant can take the FAA Private Pilot Written Test. This test is administered by an independent agent and requires separate payment.

  • Please Let Maj K. Borchelt know if you would like to attend. 


CadetInvest Scholarships - Come to the squadron and learn more!

  • CAP offers scholarships for Flight training, NCSAs, and academics. The application process is now open, however if you want to learn more please come early NEXT Monday, Nov 18th prior to promotions.

  • Time: Arrive about 8:10p, we should be starting the presentation shortly after that.

  • Applications Close: Dec 15, 2019

  • Addtl Info: https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/programs/cadets/cadetinvest


  • Squadron T-Shirts ** Ready for Pickup / Bring payment **

    • What: Squadron T-shirts are in, please bring $20.00 per shirt you ordered.

    • Payment: Cash or Check paid to Civil Air Patrol

  • Private Ground School

    • Who: Cadets (Class number is very limited)

    • What: The purpose of the Private Pilot Ground School is to provide the knowledge participants need to pass the FAA Private Pilot written examination. The course material will be presented in a combination of live classroom instruction and interactive on-line instruction resources.

    • When:  Ground School will start Sunday, 12 January 2020 and will meet ten (10) Sundays with the final session 15 March 2020 – provision will be made for weather or other contingencies. Each class session will be four (4) hours duration starting at 1200 and ending at 1600 Mountain Time.

    • Where: Blue Sky Gallery at the Boeing Blue Sky Aviation Gallery (a part of the Wings Over the Rockies Museum), 13005 Wings Way,Englewood, Colorado 80112.

    • RSVP: Maj K. Borchelt


  • Severe Weather Shelter Network *NEW*

    • Who: Anyone

    • What:  This is a Non-CAP Volunteer activity, however you can earn volunteer hours towards your CAP Volunteer Service ribbon and simultaneously towards any hours you may need for school or other programs.

      • Severe Weather Shelter Network partners with organizations and agencies in the community to provide emergency overnight shelter on life threatening winter nights for individuals living on the streets.

      • They work with local churches to provide sites to host our guests overnight. At these Host Churches, guests can enjoy a hot, homemade meal as well as friendly conversation around the table. Aside from supplying a safe, warm environment overnight, they also connect their guests with other resources as their needs become known.

      • They are a Christian ministry, welcoming all volunteers who share our passion for aiding individuals experiencing homelessness. They do not expect volunteers to share their faith, but rather welcome them into a journey of serving together.

    • Additional Info: https://swshelternetwork.com/volunteers/ 

    • Other: Maj Fort’s wife, Brianna Fort is the volunteer coordinator at Acentention Lutheran Church (South Volunteer Opportunities). However you are welcome to volunteer at any location.


  • CAP Scholarships and Financial Assistance (CadetInvest) ** Applications now open **

    • Who: Cadets/Senior members 

    • What: CAP Flight Scholarships, academic scholarships, and other scholarships

    • When: Application open, Closes Dec 15th, 2019

    • Addtl Info: https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/programs/cadets/cadetinvest 

    • OTHER: Next Monday just before promotions, we will be discussing theses scholarships with cadets. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. 


  • Winter and Summer NCSA’s ** Winter Applications now open**

    • Who: Cadets who have attended an encampment & Senior members

    • What: There are a few winter NCSA’s, such as the Civic Leadership Academy in DC.

      • Summer NCSA’s are also beginning to be posted, but applications will not open till Dec. 1st.

    • NCSA Website: https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/programs/cadets/activities/national-cadet-special-activities 

      • Website seems to be currently down, checking on this. Keep trying though.

    • Deadline for Winter NCSA applications: Nov 15th, 2019

    • Deadline for Summer NCSA applications: NOT YET OPEN, Opens Dec. 1st.


  • Flight Training Scholarships *Ongoing*

    • Who: Middle School and High School

    • What: Wings Over the Rockies will be offering flight training scholarships starting in September. Scholarships will cover working towards glider or power private licences.

    • Website: https://wingsmuseum.org/education-4/programs/

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