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Announcements

  • Vanguard is now selling sUAS Wings. Please review the CAPF 35-6 listing the ratings and requirements.

Program Objectives

  • The Colorado Wing sUAS program will establish, train and maintain high competence among our sUAS Mission Pilots to be used as needed for CAP/FEMA missions throughout the state of Colorado.
  • Each group will have a minimum of 2 sUASMP and sUAST Instructors to host monthly sUAS training events. These instructors are appointed by and report to the Wing Director of Unmanned Operations and his staff.

To earn/maintain privileges to fly CAP sUAS aircraft:

  • COWG sUAS Program details and CAP forms for sUAS operations can be found in sUAS Resources
  • Until it is updated, the current CAPR 70-1U is the “bible” of CAP sUAS flight regulations. There’s a good chance the answers to your questions about flying sUAS in CAP are in 70-1U. Look there first, please.
  • An sUAS Mission Pilot “Checkout” (commonly called a Form 91U) is required every two years for those pilots who wish to earn and retain a sUAS Mission Pilot emergency services specialty qualification.
  • All sUAS pilots (Mission Pilots and Recreational Pilots) must complete a CAPF Form 5U annually.
  • Both Form 5U and Form 91U evaluations are administered by a trained and qualified CAP sUAS instructor pilots at the group level under the direction of the COWG DOU and his staff. (See CAP Regulation 70-1U, section 7, for details.)

sUASMP (Pilot) Qualifications/Requirements

  • Completion of FEMA IS-5.a, 100,200,700,800 courses
  • Completion of the SQTR’s listed in the sUASMP Worksheet
  • Maintain a sUAS flight Logbook showing a documented minimum of 4 hours to start.
     
  • FAA TRUST Certification (Recreational and Part 107 Pilots) (TRUST Link
  • Current FAA Part 107 Certification
     
  • sUAS Mission Pilot Checkout Form 91U (Certified Every 24 months)
  • Form 5U (Certified Every 12 months) 
     

sUAST (Technician) Qualifications/Requirements

  • Completion of FEMA IS-5.a, 100,200,700,800 courses
  • Completion of the SQTR’s listed in the sUAST Worksheet
  • FAA TRUST Certification (Recreational and Part 107 Pilots) (TRUST Link
  • Maintain a sUAS flight Logbook
     
    • Request to become part of the sUAS Team and receive email updates HERE.

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