Pilots

Are you a pilot who'd like to use your flying skills to advance aviation interest and safety
through education and emergency services?  Are you a pilot with your Private license or
higher?  Do you want to do something worthwhile with those skills and pass your love of
flying onto a new generation?  Perhaps you are not a pilot but would be willing to climb
aboard a small aircraft and perform a visual search of the terrain below....

The Civil Air Patrol flies "Missions For America" using one of the largest civil aircraft fleets
in the world.  Maintained to Air Force standards, Carroll Squadron's Cessna 172 flies over
200 hours every year, most of which are paid for while our volunteers fulfill various Missions
For America.  If you have the skill and the desire to give back to aviation, we'd like you to
fly with us.

To get started as an aircrew member with the Civil Air Patrol, you must first become one
of our volunteer members.  If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact
our squadron.    

  

                       




Carroll Composite Squadron Pilots/Air Crew

CAP Cares About Its Safety Record and the Success of its Pilots!

Though there are risks in flying just as there are risks in driving or even walking across the
street, Civil Air Patrol members work very hard to conduct operations safely and protect
our members, customers, and the resources we are provided. 

o   CAP’s safety record is on par with or better than many commercial operations,
and is often touted as the role model example for a general aviation flying program.

o   Civil Air Patrol requires its pilots to do more than what is in the Federal Aviation
Regulations before they can fly for us.

o   Civil Air Patrol pilots receive additional training and flight evaluations just to fly
the aircraft, and also must complete specialized training before they can fly missions
for us like cadet orientation flights or search and rescue sorties. 

o   Every pilot is re-evaluated on a regular basis, and CAP pilots are also encouraged
to participate in structured proficiency flying to improve their skills.

o   CAP has hundreds of instructors who have completed factory training on the use of

new equipment and they also present this training to local members.  This training ensures
that our pilots are proficient in the use of the technology available to fly safely, but
also, that they are prepared and practice operating their aircraft should this technology
fail.

o   Civil Air Patrol also goes above and beyond federal requirements for maintaining
and equipping its aircraft. 

o   CAP aircraft are flown frequently, inspected regularly, and maintained to the
highest standards in the industry.

o   CAP contracts with aircraft maintenance facilities who have proven records of high-quality

maintenance and we ensure that they continue to adhere to industry and FAA
maintenance standards.

o   CAP works daily with Cessna factory representatives to ensure that we have up-to-date

information on aircraft system malfunction trends and CAP informs the field of all
safety concerns and service bulletins.

o   CAP’s safety program requires an analysis of every in-flight system failure or
ground mishap and actions must be taken to prevent recurrence, no matter what
the cause.

o   CAP’s discrepancy tracking system used in conjunction with the knowledge of
experienced flight release officers greatly reduces the risk of an aircraft with a known

malfunction being cleared for flight. 


For CAP Pilots:

·        How to Become A CAP Pilot 

·        CAP Aircraft Operations

·        Frequently Asked Questions for CAP Pilots

·        CAP Safety Alerts 

·        Civil Air Patrol partners with FAA for safety training

·        CAP Aerospace Library

·        CAP Aircraft Inspection Checklist CAP Form 71



Airport Links:

Maryland Airports: (Public & Private): There are 218 public or private airports and other aviation facilities in Maryland. Visit globalair.com for a complete listing. 

 

The following links represent MD airports most frequently accessed: 

·        BWI - Thurgood Marshall 

·        Carroll County Airport

·        Hagerstown Regional

·        Talbot County Airport  

·        Tipton Airport (AA County)

·        Martin State Airport  

·        Greater Cumberland Arpt  

·        Montgomery County Airpark

·        Crisfield/Somerset County Arpt 

·        Garrett County Arpt


APPS for Pilots:

 FITPLAN --  is the hands-down winner for providing the most aviation features in a free app.  This app provides
the full complement of US aviation charts (VFR and IFR), a documents manager, weather briefing tool,

logbook, flight tracking and GPS navigation features.  Visit http://www.fltplan.com/

 

SOCIALFLIGHT -- FREE mobile App that provides pilots with an interactive map of aviation events. 

SocialFlight empowers pilots and aviation enthusiasts alike to find local events, chat, upload event photos

and network with other SocialFlight users. 



Want more apps?  

Visit APOA 20 Favorite  Pilot apps.

·        AOPA

·        Federal Aviation Agency

·        National Weather Service

·        NOOA

·        MDAir National Guard - 175 SQ     



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