Short version, if they have a valid CAP membership, they can go fly.
Quote from: PHall on March 20, 2017, 08:47:25 PMShort version, if they have a valid CAP membership, they can go fly.Membership card AND a proper uniform of course.
So they do not have to be signed off on ICUT or have Level 1 completed?
Is this decision simply left to a Squadron Commanders discretion?
If new member is here and not interested in completing Level 1, we really don't need that pilot.
Quote from: scooter on March 21, 2017, 09:54:42 PMIf new member is here and not interested in completing Level 1, we really don't need that pilot.The OP above mentioned non-pilots as well.How many pilot spouses join and get the polo just to 'ride along' on a flight occasionally?
Very few actually. Highly discouraged these days. Was more common when we used Member Owned Aircraft.
Quote from: PHall on March 21, 2017, 11:58:27 PMVery few actually. Highly discouraged these days. Was more common when we used Member Owned Aircraft.Why would it be "highly discouraged"? Is that in the regulations, Phil, or is that some well meaning commander someplace saying "yeah, no."If the pilot is flying a self-funded proficiency flight, or self-funding a flight to, say, the Region Conference, and his or her spouse is a member, properly credentialed and uniformed, why not?BTW, I'm not saying "go out and have your wife/husband join solely so they can fly in a CAP plane." I'll have Bob frothing about "empty shirts" again..LOLz. If you have 5 spouses on yours books just so they can fly with their pilot member spouse to activities, maybe thats not the right approach, sure. But for crying out loud, we're an aviation organization. We shouldn't be finding lame excuses to keep people out of the cockpit.
When all members had to be "safety current" to actively participate in CAP activities, "wife spousal memberships disappeared. They are now back, however I think they aren't that common today...
What part of "self-funded proficiency flying" isn't obvious as to who is footing the bill?
Nothing wrong with those, per-se, but those are still mission sorties, not hamburger runs, .......