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xray328
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« on: February 25, 2019, 03:58:29 AM »

My daughter got this email...

“Thank you for applying to the Cadet Wings Program.  Unfortunately, due to your age, we are unable to consider your application this year.   We encourage you to re-apply next year.  More information on Cadet Wings can be found in CAPP 60-43, Cadet Wings Student Guide.”

She’s 16, there’s nothing in the CAPP 60-43 that says she’s not old enough to apply.
 
2.2 ELIGIBILITY
You must be a current cadet member in good standing at time of application AND throughout the
duration of enrollment. By FAA standards, you must be at least 15-years old for solo operation of
anything other than a glider or balloon, and at least 14-years old for operation of a glider or balloon.
Additionally, you must be a U.S. citizen and must pass your FAA Private Pilot Practical Test prior to your
21st birthday. Any cadet who already possesses a pilot certificate, except for a Student Pilot Certificate, is
ineligible for enrollment in Cadet Wings.

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xray328
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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2019, 04:42:14 AM »

Apparently the problem is that she won't be 17 until November, the age required to take the FAA Private Pilot Practical Exam.  Once enrolled in Wings you have 6 months to complete your training.  Assuming she was enrolled 1 March, 6 months would be 1 September then she'd have to wait until the end of November to take the exam by which time she'd be a little rusty and probably not pass the check ride...makes sense I guess. 

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