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Winter Pathfinder School

Student Registration Now Open!!

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2021 Winter Pathfinder School

Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol is pleased to announce the 2021 Winter 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 December 27-30, 2021 at our Wing HQ in Woodstock, MD. However, the dates and times for specific courses may run only a portion of that time period.  Please read the course descriptions carefully. 

2021 Winter Course Offerings

Tentative Course Dates – Dates subject to change

Ground Operations

  • December 27-30: Pathfinder Basic Course
  • December 27-30: Pathfinder Intermediate Course
  • December 27-30: Pathfinder Team Leader Course (Age 18+)

Ground Operations Student Packing List 

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

  • December 27: Mission Pilot Ground School
  • December 27: Mission Scanner Ground School
  • December 28: Mission Observer Ground School
  • December 28: DAART Operator Ground School
  • December 29: sUAS Technician Course
  • December 30: sUAS Pilot Course

Incident Management Team

  • December 27: Ground Branch Director Course
  • December 27: Air Operations Branch Director Course
  • December 28: Planning Section Chief Course
  • December 28: Operations Section Chief Course
  • December 30: Mission Safety Officer Course
  • December 30: Public Information Officer Course
  • December 30: Communications Unit Leader Course



In-Person classes will be held at the Maryland Wing Headquarters, 3085 Hernwood Rd. Granite, Md., OR the Carroll Non-Profit Center, 255 Clifton Blvd., Westminster, Md., 21157


Click HERE for Registration Form

A $40 Registration Fee will be invoiced following registration for each student. Deadline for registrations is December 13.

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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