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CAP holds national flight academies

The Civil Air Patrol is bringing young people the joy of flight this summer through its series of national flight academies in various locations around the country.

According to CAP, more than 200 cadets will get the opportunity to fly at this year’s academies thanks to eight different academies scattered across the country. Cadets participate in either a powered or glider academy. The academies call for 30 hours of ground instruction and 10 hours of flight instruction. And if they’re ready, cadets are allowed to solo in that time.

The academies began a few weeks ago in Mattoon, Ill., and Oshkosh, Wis. They’ll continue throughout the summer in other areas.

CAP’s national flight academies are just one of the many experiences cadets can have over the summer. Others include various Air Force shadowing trips and technology, leadership, and science camps.

Ian J. Twombly

Ian J. Twombly

Ian J. Twombly is senior content producer for AOPA Media.

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