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SAR Academy


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Dates: TBD
Location: TBD
Mission Base/EOC: TBD
Commandant: TBD


Thank you for your interest in the 2022 MIWG SAR Academy. It is one of the most physically demanding, academically stringent, and rewarding activity that Civil Air Patrol has to offer. Whether you are a senior member or cadet, you will be provided with hands-on SAR, field leadership experience, and survival training.

This Academy takes place in the wilderness with no modern conveniences available to the students. Conditions are primitive, with no indoor plumbing and no electricity. Bathing will be provided and will be available in a Lake. Sleeping will be only in tents, or constructed shelters regardless of the weather experienced. Weather can be dry or rainy, with temperatures changing from the high 90’s to 40 degrees within hours. All cell phones will be collected at sign in, and students may only call home in the event of
an emergency. The knowledge that you will gain about yourself, the CAP Emergency Services Program, and search & rescue will remain with you for the rest of your life.

The Academy is very demanding, both physically and mentally. The curriculum and standards of the Academy’s training, facilities, and equipment are constantly evaluated for improvements and needed updates as funding allows. The staff are all volunteers and consist of cadets and senior members. They will teach and train you for nine full days. You are expected to do your best for those nine day


NESA Advanced sUAS (Small Unmanned Aerial System) Course

LOCATION: Fort Custer, Battle Creek, MI
Billeting: Barracks for Cadets.  Seniors: Barracks, hotel, or pentagon.
Cost: $65, plus food.

Students will learn how to operate sUAS in a mission oriented environment, with classroom instruction and practical flight training. It is highly recommended for students to have prior experience with flying sUAS before attending the course.  Suggested is at least 2 hours of logged flying.

For successful completion of the course, attendees will graduate with the following:
Non Part 107 Qualified Graduates: 

  • sUAS Technician rating

Part 107 Qualified Graduates: 

  • sUAS Technician rating
  • Form 5U
  • From 91U

If you are interested in this course, please contact

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