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Summer Pathfinder School

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2022 Summer Pathfinder School
July 30 - August 7, 2022

Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol is pleased to announce the 2022 Summer Pathfinder School.  The mission of the school is to provide the required training geared towards full qualification in an emergency services specialty.  The school will run from July 30-August 7, 2022, at our Wing Headquarters in Granite, Md. However, the dates and times for specific courses may run only a portion of that time period.  Please read the course descriptions carefully. 

2022 Summer Course Offerings

Tentative Course Dates – Dates subject to change

Ground Operations

  • July 31-August 2: Pathfinder Basic Course
  • July 31-August 2: Pathfinder Team Leader Course (18+)
  • August 4-6: Pathfinder Intermediate Course
  • August 4-6: Pathfinder Medic Course (Age 16+)

Ground Operations Student Packing List 

Aircrew Training (Training Flights will be scheduled following completion of Ground School)

  • July 30: Mission Pilot Ground School
  • July 31: Mission Scanner Ground School
  • August 1: Mission Observer Ground School
  • August 2: Aerial Photographer Ground School
  • August 3: sUAS Technician Course (Age 16+)
  • August 4: sUAS Pilot Course (Age 16+)

Incident Management Team

  • July 31: Mission Safety Officer Course
  • August 1: Ground Branch Director Course
  • August 2: Air Operations Branch Director Course
  • August 4:  Mission Staff Assistant Course
  • August 5: Communications Unit Leader Course


  • August 5-7 
    • Friday August 5th: 1800-2100
    • Saturday August 6th: 0800-1600
    • Sunday August 7th: 0800-1600


In-person classes will be held at the Maryland Wing Headquarters, 3085 Hernwood Rd. Granite, Md.


$50 per student, to be invoiced following registration.  Fee does not include meals.


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A $50 Registration Fee will be invoiced following registration for each student. Registration Fee covers the cost of course materials, Pathfinder T-Shirt and Pathfinder Patch. Deadline for registrations is July 15, 2022.

Required Forms: All forms must be submitted at check-in.
CAPF 60-81: Application for Special Activity with squadron commander approval (cadets under 18 years old must have parental signature)
CAPF 160: CAP Member Health History
CAPF 161: Emergency Information


For questions regarding registration, contact Lt. Col. Brenda Reed at
For questions regarding payment issues, contact Ms. Melissa Colliver at
All other questions should be directed to Lt. Col. Bob Midkiff at

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