Civil Air Patrol Cadet National Activity
Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Familiarization Course
Columbus AFB, MS
“Upon leaving SUPTFC all that I realized was how much fun I had over the two brief periods I spent there, however looking back I realized much more. The program is great in multiple ways, the most important being an extreme confidence builder. When we (the cadets) walk in, we are totally overwhelmed and never could conceive that everything we were expected to learn would be absorbed, but yet at the end of that week we come to realize that we set our minds on doing it and had succeeded. This determination and confidence developed there has helped me ever since and I attribute a lot of my USAF Academy acceptance to SUPTFC.” – Cadet Colin McDonald, USAFA
Class 13-01 21-29 June 2013
Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Familiarization Course MS is a Civil Air Patrol National Activity held at Columbus AFB, MS. Columbus trains USAF pilots in a 52 week program.
This activity will put you through simulated pilot training in one week. We will simulate many of the training events that a real USAF student goes through. Aerospace physiology, aircraft system classes, memorization of emergency procedures, and simulators. One day is devoted to reporting with a USAF pilot training flight where you will be quizzed on emergency procedure memory items and then shadow a SUPT student for part of a day.
SUPTFC is conducted by USAF Reserve Officers. We are all Air Force pilots and we have a wide variety of USAF flying backgrounds.
If you want to be a USAF pilot, this is the program for you. You will experience what it takes to get accepted to and graduate from USAF pilot training. There will be opportunities for you to meet and hear from ROTC and USAFA cadets who are also on their way to becoming USAF pilots.
There are several awards that can be earned at SUPTFC. The awards are similar to those given to real UPT students at graduation.
The Top Graduate receives a unique and special award plus a flight on a T-1A Jayhawk!
The Distinguished Graduates (Top 10% of the class) will receive special awards and a possible flight on a T-1.
There are also three academic awards.
Top Gun Academic is given to the highest overall academic average attained during the course.
One cadet in each section (a section is two flights) will win a special award for the highest academic average.
Each cadet that graduates from the training will receive a graduation certificate and a pair of real Air Force Pilot Wings!
You can’t wear these wings now, but they will motivate you to achieve your goal of becoming an USAF Pilot.
SUPTFC is also supported by a Cadet Staff. The Cadet Staff is comprised of returning cadets that have successfully completed SUPTFC.
SUPTFC is Guaranteed!
I guarantee you that you will be challenged at SUPTFC!!! Come and see what really happens at Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training.
A flight or award at this activity…
…real USAF Pilot wings in the future.
See you at Columbus AFB this summer!
Questions regarding the activity should be e-mailed to SUPTFC Staff.