Maj. Evan Youngblood, DOV
Scheduling A Checkride
If you are a new-to-CAP pilot, consider taking a "Form 5 Familiarization" flight prior to an initial Form 5. This will ensure your knowledge of CAP-specific flight procedures to ensure a successful checkride. A CAP instructor should recommend you for your first Form 5.
Each CAP pilot must complete a Form 5 annually. It is the pilots responsibility to contact a check pilot and schedule a checkride. Using your @ilwg.cap.gov account, you can access a list of ILWG check pilots here. Call or email the check pilot to schedule a checkride.
Preparing for Your Checkride
Your check pilot will send you a document detailing the expectations of your checkride. Each checkride is regulated by CAPR 70-1 and CAPS 72-6. Generally speaking, the FAA ACS for the pilot certificate level held is used for maneuvers. Proficiency in the aircraft used on the checkride is expected.
- Current CAP member in good standing
- Must have a current flight review as of the Form 5 date
- Must have a valid FAA medical or BasicMed as of the Form 5 date for at least Private Pilot privileges
- Must have completed all prerequisites at least 24 hours PRIOR to the Form 5 date
- Sortie added to WMIRS
- ORM Completed in WMIRS
- 104 Briefing Completed in WMIRS
- Weight & Balance Uploaded to WMIRS
- TOLD Calculated & Correct
- Flight Release Obtained (electronic release in WMIRS)
- Annual CAPR 70-1 Exams (within previous 60 days)
- Orientation Pilot test (within previous 4 years) - if applicable
Last Updated: 20 May 22