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Our Charter number is: PCR CA288
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Avionics Training Get Promoted Grab-n-Go Kits Mentoring Crew Proficiency
CAP Radios
    TDFM-136 Overview (PowerPoint)               136 Quick Reference Guide               136 Manual               136 (video)
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Direction Finders
    Becker 517 (video)                 517 Manual
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GPS Training Resources
    CAP Garmin GTN series PC Simulator (use for our 650xi)     CAP Garmin Gx55 GPS Introduction (download deluxe version)                  Major Updraft lessons (7 short videos)                  Gx55 Overview with CAP grids (PowerPoint)                  Gx55 Quick Guide (PDF)     CAP Garmin G-1000 Glass Cockpits Introduction course                  Entering a Flight Plan (video)                  Search and Rescue Feature instructions (pdf)                  Search and Rescue Feature manual (pdf)                  Cockpit Reference Guide (pdf)
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Get Promoted
  Check on the image links to the right to see where you are right now and what you can accomplish to move up to the next level.

  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) makes a number of free independent study courses available which you MUST take to fulfill requirements for CAP emergency services qualifications.  The courses are instruction in the Integrated Command System (ICS) and are designed to help you participate in unified command and multi-agency incidents.

  The courses take 2-4 hours each and include an exam.  Successful completion is required. For example, Mission Observers and Mission Scanners are required to take ICS 100 & 700; Mission Pilots also take ICS 200.

ICS-100 - Introduction to Incident Command System (IS-100.B)
ICS-200 - ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (IS-200.B)
ICS-700 - National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction (IS-700.A)
ICS-800 - National Response Framework, An Introduction (IS-800.B)

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Uplaoding your documents to eServices
When you need to UPLOAD a document to eServices, just where do you go to do that? Even veteran CAP members have trouble finding this sometimes.
                 How to upload your documents to eServices (PDF)
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Grab-N-Go Kits

One way to be prepared for any CAP activity is to assemble everything you want with you on mission way in advance.  Here are some seggestions on what to pack from sage CAP members...

Mission Scanner
     * Terminal Area (TAC) and Sectional Charts      * Plotter or ruler      * Pens, pencil, and highlighters (especially orange)      *  Flight Log Card      * Mission scanner forms: Photo logs, highbird logs, comm flimsy, etc. Copy what you need from the Operational      Mission Inflight Guide, Appendix B (click on the NESA link below for this VERY helpful manual).      * A 3-hole binder to organize everything, and to act as your inflight "desk".
Mission Observer
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Mission Photographer
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Cadet Orientation Pilot
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Transport Mission Pilot
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SAR/DR Mission Pilot
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Aircrew Proficiency Flight

  As a crewmember on a proficiency flight, you get a good opportunity to practice your Observer, Scanner, and Photographer skills.  If you are sitting in the front seat, help the pilot with the radios and GPS just as you would as an Observer on a typical mission.  In the back seats, practice your scan techniques and always record the standard flight log times.  With all the distractions, new scanners are surprised how easy it is to miss an entry, and practicing on every flight will make you a better crewmember on a real mission.

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Mentoring
  Help develop and retain CAP's most important resources (pdf)
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