This program sets forth the procedures for conducting CAP cadet, TOP Flights, JROTC and AFROTC Orientation flights in Ohio Wing. For more information on the Oride program review CAPP 52-7.
Goals of the program:
Cadet Orientation Flights Request Instructions
- Increase the number of ORides which are conducted annually in Ohio Wing.
- Provide Orientation flights to new cadets ideally within the first 60 days of membership.
- Assure that every Unit with cadets is afforded an Orientation flight opportunity at least once annually.
- Build the knowledge and skills of unit commanders and orientation pilots in the planning, execution, support and record keeping of ORide events.
- Monitor for the rotation of Orientation pilots as necessary to assure equitable flight opportunities for pilots.
- Provide funded-flight opportunities for all qualified CAP pilots in support of ORide events.
Preplanning is key to a successful program. Units should consider scheduling ORides on a consistent basis throughout the year (ie: second Saturday of the month, or during a regular meeting time once per month, etc) along with a rain-date. Getting the event on the calendar and communicated early will help with planning and de-conflicting with ORide events and other activities at the Group and Wing level.
Units may request orientation flights for their cadets by contacting their Group ORide coordinator or Wing Orientation Flight Officer. The ORide Coordinator for the event must contact the Wing Orientation Flight Officer (OFO) Capt Joe Mosher (firstname.lastname@example.org
) 614-571-1718 at least 72 hrs in advance to obtain authorization (a funding allocation) for the event. In order to estimate the allocation, the ORide Coordinator should provide the following information to the OFO:
- Name and location of the host unit
- Name of the airport where the orientation flights will originate
- Name of the senior member who will be the POC and present at the event
- Number of cadets to be flown during that event
- Flight-syllabus number for each cadet to be flown
A determination will be made regarding the number of aircraft and pilots needed, and an estimate of flight hours needed for the ORides and aircraft ferry-time if needed.
With this information, the Wing Orientation Flight Officer will authorize a dollar-amount for the event. Flights can not be conducted without prior authorization and approval. This will provide equitable opportunity for events and the monitoring of available funds.
I am posting all orides that are tentatively scheduled for the units events in our wing.
Please see the attached news letter, has a quote that states “This is an excellent
opportunity to fly our cadets and take advantage of funded training
opportunities,” said CAP National Commander Maj. Gen. Chuck Carr. “Cadet
orientation flights are a very important activity. Our cadet program
continues to grow, in part, due to the enthusiasm and excitement these flights
instill in our cadets.
Unknown number of cadets scheduled to fly on Feb 25 & 26, 2012
Feb 25, 2012. scheduled, unknown number of cadets at this time.
Several Cadets will be flown today and others through out the week of the 12th of Feb.
6 cadets scheduled to fly on Feb 18, 2012
10 to 12 Cadets are scheduled to fly Feb 18, 2012