Tipton Airport Hosts CAP G1000 VFR Ground School

G1000 Ground School classroom at Tipton Airport

Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force. In this role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 aircraft, performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 80 lives annually. CAP’s 57,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. CAP also plays a leading role in aerospace/STEM education, and its members serve as mentors to 24,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs. Visit www.GoCivilAirPatrol.com for more information.

(BALTIMORE, Md)

Keeping in line with Civil Air Patrol’s Aerospace Education mission, on 12 August 2017 members of CAP’s Apollo Squadron (MD85) based at Tipton Airfield hosted CAP G1000 VFR Ground Training for 17 members from all corners of the state of Maryland.

The VFR Transition to G1000 ground course material is designed to enable pilots a smooth transition to Technologically Advanced Aircraft for VFR flight and is divided into two modules, G1000 (VFR) and Autopilot (VFR) .An additional ground school and check-ride is required for IFR.

The objectives are to develop knowledge and skills for successful VFR transition to G1000 including elements of flight managment skills, Primary Flight Display (PFD organization, use of nav/com radios, Multi-Function Display (MFD) organization, malfunctions, and systems. The second module objectives include information management, automation management for the KAP 140 and GFC 700 autopilots, and risk management.