|17-20 Feb||Leadership||National Character & Leadership Symposium||US Air Force Academy||CO|
|20-27 Feb||Leadership||Civic Leadership Academy||Washington||DC|
|05-10 Jun||Technology||JROTC Aerospace & Technology Honors Camp||Albuquerque||NM|
|11-19 Jun||Aviation||Glider Flight Academy||Mattoon||IL|
|12-21 Jun||Aviation||Powered Flight Academy||Oshkosh||WI|
|16-26 Jun||Air Force||Advanced Pararescue Orientation Course||Davis-Monthan AFB||AZ|
|17 Jun-01 Jul||Aviation||Powered Flight Academy||Camp Ashland||NE|
|19-26 Jun||Air Force||Undergraduate Pilot Training Fam Course||Laughlin AFB||TX|
|19-24 Jun||Technology||JROTC Aerospace & Technology Honors Camp||Albuquerque||NM|
|20-26 Jun||Aviation||Manufacturing & Maintenance Academy||Independence||KS|
|24-27 Jun||Leadership||National Cadet Competition||McMinnville||OR|
|02-11 Jul||Aviation||Powered Flight Academy||Ft. Pickett||VA|
|02-10 Jul||Aviation||Powered Flight Academy||Augusta||ME|
|05-15 Jul||Leadership||Cadet Officer School||Maxwell AFB||AL|
|05-15 Jul||Leadership||COS - Falcon Flight||Maxwell AFB||AL|
|09-19 Jul||Aviation||Powered Flight Academy||Shawnee||OK|
|09-17 Jul||Aviation||Glider Flight Academy||Rome||GA|
|10-17 Jul||Air Force||Undergraduate Pilot Training Fam Course||Columbus AFB||MS|
|10-18 Jul||Leadership||Hawk Mountain Search And Rescue School||Kempton||PA|
|10-25 Jul||Aviation||Glider Flight Academy||Pagosa Springs||CO|
|10-15 Jul||Technology||JROTC Aerospace & Technology Honors Camp||Albuquerque||NM|
|11-17 Jul||Aviation||MKS Business Academy||McMinnville||OR|
|11-24 Jul||Air Force||Honor Guard Academy||Westminster||MD|
|13-20 Jul||Air Force||Pararescue Orientation Course||Kirtland AFB||NM|
|17 Jul-04 Aug||Leadership||International Air Cadet Exchange||Washington||DC|
|17-24 Jul||Technology||Advanced Technologies Academy||Peterson AFB||CO|
|19 Jul-02 Aug||Leadership||Blue Beret||Oshkosh||WI|
|24-31 Jul||Air Force||Space Command Fam Course||Peterson AFB||CO|
|24-31 Jul||Technology||Engineering Academy||Auburn||AL|
|24-29 Jul||Technology||JROTC Aerospace & Technology Honors Camp||Albuquerque||NM|
|25-30 Jul||Air Force||Civil Engineering Fam Course||Tyndall AFB||FL|
|31 Jul-08 Aug||Air Force||Space Command Fam Course||Patrick AFB||FL|
Applications to attend any of these activities are submitted in December prior to the date of the activity desired, and participation in a Review Board by Long Island Group staff is part of this process. To attend any of these activities, typically Cadets must be at least 14 years old prior to the start of the academy, have completed the Wright Brothers Achievement (i.e., be a Cadet Staff Sergeant) and have successfully attended/completed a New York Wing Basic Leadership Encampment.
In addition, to enroll in powered flight academy, participants must be at least 16 years old by the start of the academy. Those who want to solo must also obtain a student pilot certificate, issued by an FAA-authorized aviation medical examiner. NFA 2010 registration was $750, covering room and board as well as flight instruction for up to two weeks. Cadets with a demonstrated need may be eligible for scholarships.
CAP Cadets who achieve at least the rank of Cadet Second Lieutenant are looked on favorably by all the military academies because of their prior leadership training. In addition, CAP's contacts with Government officials make it easier to gain the recommendation needed for application to those academies.
Not interested in the military academies and the free tuition they offer?
More than $350,000 in scholarship opportunities are available for Civil Air Patrol Cadets and senior members each year. Money is available for everything from helping students attend a college or vocational school to enabling cadets to earn a pilot's license.
Participating National Scholarship Partners are:
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
American Sentinel University
Clara Livingston (Contact Puerto Rico Wing for information)
Dowling College of Aviation
Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology
The Order of Daedalians
The Spaatz Association
Texas A & M University
U.S. Air Force Academy
United States Automobile Association
Contributing CAP members
The following criteria apply to all scholarships unless noted otherwise in the various announcements on the scholarship Web pages:
Be a current CAP member.
Have earned the Gen. Billy Mitchell Award (cadets only)
Possess and maintain an academic and discipline standard acceptable to the school
Be enrolled in a full time course of study during the academic year for which the scholarship is awarded.
Visit gocivilairpatrol.com for detailed eligibility rules and application instructions.
In addition, ROTC scholarships are available at many colleges for specialized flight training.
The Long Island Chapter, 202, of the Air Force Association (AFA) covers the three counties of Queens, Nassau and Suffolk and is seeking qualified applicants from the "Air Force Family", defined as
A) Children who are graduating High School Seniors (and residing in the three counties as listed) who's parent or parents are:
1) On active duty as a member of the United States Air Force (USAF),
2) On active duty as a member of the United States Air Force Reserve (USAF Reserve),
3) On active duty as a member of the New York Air National Guard (NYANG),
4) Honorably Discharged veterans of the USAF, USAF Reserves or NYANG,
B) Cadets who are graduating High School Seniors (and residing in the three counties as listed) and:
1) Are active participants enrolled in a USAF Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (AFJROTC) unit, or
2) Are active participants in the Civil Air Patrol (CAP).
In 2009, one Cadet from CAP's Long Island Group and one Cadet from the AFJROTC were the winners of the two scholastic grants offered. Both were Cadet Commanders, both were National Honor Society members, and both were active in High School activities as well as active in Community Organizations.
For cadets who are not interested in attending a military academy but are interested in military careers as a commissioned officer, the ROTC has many scholarships available. One of our recent graduating cadets has had both her college and helicopter ground school/flight training completely paid for by Army ROTC. The training in customs and courtesies our cadets have received as CAP members has served them well in their endeavors as active/reserve members of the armed forces.
For cadets who are considering enlisting in a branch of the armed forces, there are other incentives.
Cadets who have earned the Mitchell Award and who chose to enlist in the the United States Air Force or the United States Coast Guard are promoted to E-3 upon successful completion of Basic Military Training (BMT), instead of E-1.
Cadets who have earned the Mitchell Award and who chose to enlist in the United States Army, United States Navy, or United States Marine Corps are promoted to E-2 upon successful completion of BMT, instead of E-1.
Cadets reaching the age of 18 can continue in CAP as follows:
1.) Remain as a Cadet and continue their Cadet Programs advancement until they turn 21, at which time they must transition to Senior Member (SM) status. Upon reaching the age of 21, cadets may be awarded Senior Member officer-grade equivalents depending on their program progression to that time: Mitchell Award = 2nd Lt, Earhart Award = 1st Lt, and Spaatz Award = Capt, if they hold a position of leadership and/or supervision within their unit and have received a recommendation by their Commanding Officer.
2.) Cadets who have not achieved their Mitchell Award may transition to Senior Member With Out Grade (SMWOG) status. SMWOGs may be awarded Flight Officer (FO) grade if they have completed Level I training, have three months Time-In-Grade (TIG) as an SMWOG, hold a position of leadership and/or supervision within their unit and have received a recommendation by their Commanding Officer,
3.) Cadets who have achieved their Mitchell Award may transition to Flight Officer (FO) grade, if they hold a position of leadership and/or supervision within their unit and have received a recommendation by their Commanding Officer,
4.) Cadets who have achieved their Earhart Award may transition to Technical Flight Officer (TFO) grade if they hold a position of leadership and/or supervision within their unit and have received a recommendation by their Commanding Officer, and
5.) Cadets who have achieved their Spaatz Award may transition to Senior Flight Officer (SFO) grade if they hold a position of leadership and/or supervision within their unit and have received a recommendation by their Commanding Officer.
Note - Upon reaching the age of 21, Senior Members holding FO grades are awarded Senior Member officer-grade equivalents: FO = 2nd Lt., TFO = 1st Lt., and SFO = Capt.