CAPF5 Checkride


Before piloting a CAP aircraft, you must complete a check ride in a CAP aircraft with a CAP check pilot.  This check ride is known as a CAP Form 5 (or CAPF5).

Here are the things you should know to help you through the CAPF 5 process.   Links to CAP National and Wing websites can be found to the Right ----->>>>>
 
Know the Regulations:
  1. Read and become very familiar with the CAP Flight Operations regulation CAPR 60-1, found on the CAP National Indexes, Regulations, Manual website.  This is the most important regulation with respect to CAP aircraft operations.
  2. Read the CAP Aircraft Maintenance regulations CAPR 66-1, found on the same CAP National Indexes, Regulations, Manual website.  This will improve your understanding of how CAP aircraft are maintained.
Know the Aircraft and Local ProceduresYour first aircraft will most likely be a Cessna 182 (with round gauges), or Cessna 182T-Nav III with the G1000.  Talk with the squadron Operations Officer about which aircraft you will initially train in.
  1. Get a copy and become familiar with the C182 or C182T-Nav III POH or AFM.
  2. Complete (in your own writing) an Airplane Questionnaire (F5Q-A) for the aircraft, found on the CAP Forms website.
  3. Fuel capacity and W&B info for all Ohio CAP aircraft can be found on the OHWG Operations Aircraft Information website.
  4. Review the Unit Local Procedures (ULPs) for the aircraft, found on the OHWG Operations Aircraft Information website.
Complete Online Training.  These must be completed initially AND annually.
  1. Complete the Aircraft Ground Handling video (time: approx 15 mins)
    1. Log into eServices
    2. Select Aircraft Ground Handling Training on the left
    3. Watch the video, then take the test and click Sumbit
  2. Take and pass the test for the CAPR 60-1 "CAPF 5 Annual Exam - Powered" online quiz.  Print the certificate.  The link to the test can be found in eServices.  (NOTE: This test must be completed within 60 days prior to your CAPF 5 checkride)
    1. Log into eServices website
    2. select Learning Management System
    3. select CAPR 60-1, CAPF 5 Annual Examination - Powered
    4. Complete and pass the exam
    5. If you have not completed your CAPF5 checkride within 60 days, you must retake this test
Accept the Statement of Understanding
  1. In eServices, selected My Operations Qualifications
  2. Select Prerequisites
  3. Complete the Statement of Understanding, and Submit
Upload Pilot Credentials to eServices:
  1. Scan and upload all of the following information to your eServices, My Operations Qualifications, where it says "View/Upload Documents"
    1. Current FAA Pilot Certificate
    2. Current FAA Medical Certificate
  2. Fill out all necessary information in eServices "My Operations Qualifications" under FAA Requirements


Review with a Mentor Pilot.
  1. Get with the Squadron Operations Officer.  He can help assign you a Mentor Pilot.
  2. Schedule some 1-on-1 time with a squadron Mentor Pilot (the Mentor should be a CAP pilot for at least 2 yrs), to discuss what you need to know, such as:
    1. Use eServices My Operations Qualifications for tracking and updating your CAP Pilot Qualifications
      1. The Mentor should ensure you have completed the Third, Fourth, and Fifth steps above.
    2. Use WMIRS 2.0 to schedule an Aircraft, entering Sortie information, obtaining a Flight Release, and reviewing aircraft discrepancies.
    3. What to know for a Flight Release, including knowing the mission symbols and mission numbers found on the CAP National Standards/Eval/Flight Ops web page.   Your familiarization (FAM) flights and CAPF5 checkride will be of the following WMIRS sortie attributes:
      1. Mission Number: OH_MISC
      2. Mission Symbol: C7
      3. Sortie Type: CAPF 5 Checkride
    4. Proper uniform wear
    5. Reviewing the AIF (Aircraft Information File) contents in the Aircraft and using the Flight Log
    6. Using the CAP Aircraft Checklist
    7. Securing and refueling the aircraft when done
    8. Closing out your Flight Release
    9. Closing out your Sortie in WMIRS and uploading fuel receipts
    10. If possible, go fly with your Mentor
Schedule FAM Flights.  Contact a CAP CFI to schedule your Familiarization Flight(s)
  1. The latest listing of CAP check pilots can be found on the Ohio Wing Operations website, or your Mentor can help find a CAP Check Pilot for you.
  2. Review the Aircraft Questionnaire you completed (see above) with your Mentor or instructor
  3. Review the 60-1 Regulations
  4. Review the Unit Local Procedures (ULPs)
  5. Have the CFI note in your logbook your completion of the FAM flight

Eighth: Schedule CAPF5 Checkride.  Contact a CAP Check Pilot to schedule your CAPF 5.
  1. The latest listing of CAP check pilots can be found on the Ohio Wing Operations website, or your Mentor can help find a CAP Check Pilot for you.
  2. Bring to your check ride:
    1. Copy of CAPR 60-1
    2. Certificate of completion for your “CAPF 5 Annual Examination – Powered” online quiz (completed within prior 60 days)
    3. Completed Aircraft Questionnaire (F5Q-A)
    4. CAPF 5 (blank), found on the CAP Forms website
    5. Pilot Log Book
    6. FAA Certification and Medical, and Picture ID
    7. CAP ID card
    8. Be in correct uniform
Ninth: Upload Remaining Documentation: After you pass your CAPF 5 check ride, you will:
  1. Scan and upload all of the following information to your eServices My Operations Qualifications, where it says "View/Upload Documents":
    1. Current FAA Pilot Certificate
    2. Current FAA Medical Certificate
    3. CAPF 5 completed and signed document
    4. Aircraft Questionnaires
  2. Complete all remaining necessary information in eServices "My Operations Qualifications" under these:
    1. FAA Requirements
    2. Checkride/Questionnaire "Airplane" information
CAP National Website Links:

Indexes, Regulations, and Manuals

CAP Forms
(and WMIRS 2.0)

Ohio Wing (OHWG) Website Links:

Operations
Ohio aircraft information, including CFI's, W&B and ULPs. (Log-in required)

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