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Announcements

  • Monthly virtual meetings are hosted to discuss the CAP sUAS program, sUAS topics, industry trends, upcoming training events and more. Contact the Director of Unmanned for more information on the dates of these meetings.

    All sUAS Instructors are required to attend to maintain their active status.

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

Program Objectives

  • The Texas 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 Texas.
  • 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:

  • TXWG 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 which includes a passing score on a NIST sUAS course.
  • 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 TXWG 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 (Classes available for those wanting to obtain this certification) (EMAIL DOU)
  • 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.

Director of Unmanned Operations

2d Lt Michael Hill

Contact

Assistant Director of Unmanned Operations

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