Note: All funding request must be submitted 72 hours prior to the start date of the request. This allows the ES staff time to process the request. Any funding request submitted less than 72 hours prior to the start date may not be processed. If your request was submitted more than 72 hours prior to the start date and you have not received a response please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the tracking number to inquire about the status of the request.
What can be funded?
If in doubt what can be actually covered by a request, please read this guide .
Can a member serve as both mission pilot and aircrew trainer on the same flight?
While not strictly forbidden by regulation, we would discourage this practice if it can be avoided. The flight will be safer and more effective as training if the pilot can focus on flying while a dedicated trainer is able to devote their full attention to training. Please make every effort to bring along a qualified SET for aircrew training.
Can I fly both training sorties in one day?
Again, we would discourage this. Aircrew training, particularly for Mission Observer, is complex and requires some time (and regular practice) to become and remain proficient. Any pilot can tell you that this is especially true on the G1000. We have seen too many examples of folks checking off these boxes as quickly as possible, only to find that they haven't truly absorbed the training.
SAR training: initial or proficiency training for MP/MO/MS, DR and A/P training. This would include but is not limited to the following,
Disaster Relief Training
Aerial Photography training
F91 Prep Flights
G1000 FITS training (eligible mission pilots)
Proficiency: a TMP or MP that is looking to maintain FAA pilot skills. This would include but is not limited to,
It does not include proficiency for SAR training
Checkrides: the actual check ride to complete a F5 or F91. The training flights leading up to a F91 are SAR training flights and not check ride funds.
• Initial or Expired Form 5 checkrides are not eligible for funding.
• Initial or Expired Form 91 checkrides may be eligible if funding permits.
Relocation flights are authorized but additional funding will not be provided. Any cost over the approved amount will be at the cost of the pilot.
Checkride funding request must have all information to include but is not limited to the checkpilot and date.
Detailed training descriptions must be provided when submitting a F98. Click on the link to see examples of thorough Sample Training Descriptions.
Documentation of the training conducted is required for all funded training request. Training request will not be reimbursed if the CAPF104 or CAPF109 is not properly completed. In some cases all of the information requested in the CAPF104 or CAPF 109 may not apply. Do not leave any line items blank. If a line item doesn't apply please add N/A to the line.
Below are samples of properly completed CAPF104s and CAPF109s.