Standardization / Evaluation

Director of Standardization & Evaluation

LTC Russ Reichmann
email: phone: 954-242-7802  Interim DOV


Stan/Eval Staff

Assistant Stan-Eval Officer - Chief Check Pilot
Assistant Stan-Eval Officer - Chief Check Pilot (GA8 / NAV III G1000)

Our Mission

An Aircraft Accident is seldom the result of a single factor. More often, it is the culmination of a pattern of mechanical malfunctions and human errors that compound one another. This site is to aid the aircrew members as well as Instructors and Evaluators with current pilot operations information in a responsive and effective manner.

The purpose of the Stan/Eval is to:

  • Evaluate and Maintain the Wing Commanders Flying Program.

  • Ensure Proper Training

  • If Necessary, Provide Corrective Action Recommendations to the Wing Commander.

Duties of the Stan/Eval Officer

  • Manages aircrew standardization and evaluation activities
  • Develop and implement a check pilot program
  • Conduct evaluation of check pilot program in subordinate units
  • Evaluate aircrew techniques and ability using appropriate publications and checklists
  • Evaluate aircrew techniques in mission planning, briefings, mission execution, and critiques
  • Perform spot evaluation checks as appropriate
  • Administer written examination and document flight evaluation checks
  • Analyze flight evaluation data for trends that indicate changes in the program or additional training needs for individual pilots
  • Maintain pilot records file for wing check pilots, instructor pilots, and mission check pilots
  • Maintain a list of approved wing check pilots, instructor pilots, mission check pilots, and cadet orientation pilots
  • Report twice annually to NHQ and Region through the Wing Trend Analysis reporting program
  • Administer check flights
  • Monitor the administration of the accident prevention program
  • Administer and monitor the CAP/FAA Wings program
  • Conduct accident investigations involving wing aircraf

Duties of the Assistant Stan/Eval Officers

  • Assist the Wing Standardization/Evaluation Officer and Check Pilots in the development and overseeing of the training of the wing pilots
  • Assist in the development and recommendation of wing flying procedures
  • Assist in the production, publishing, and circulation of information concerning the latest flying techniques and procedures
  • Administer check flights
  • Assist in the implementation of the accident prevention programs
  • Help develop better quality control through evaluation and training
  • Assist in the investigation of wing aircraft accident

Standardization/Evaluation Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What type of information is a squadron pilot required to provide?
Required information that pertains to individual pilots is listed on the FLWG Form 9a. This form becomes the individual Pilot File cover sheet. The Form 9a Pilot File is located at the local squadron and it is the pilot’s responsibility to update as documents change, i.e., pilot physical, CAP membership ID card, annual check ride, etc. Normally the squadron Personnel or Operations Officer maintains oversight over all pilot files and will assist each pilot in keeping their individual file updated. Most pilots maintain a duplicate 9a Pilot File for their own review and safe keeping at their home.
Q: How can I become a Check Pilot?
Becoming a Check Pilot or Mission Check Pilot is not a complicated program. The first step, as in all activities involving Civil Air Patrol airplanes, is to get a copy of CAP Regulation 60-1. Copies can be reviewed and printed from the National Headquarters (NHQ) web site. CAPR 60-1 covers requirements for all CAP pilot ratings as well as the rules that govern our conduct as pilots. Once you become familiar with the contents of CAPR 60-1, and if further questions exist, contact the Wing Stan/Eval Officer at the web address above.
Mission Check Pilots are highly experienced CAP pilots with at least 25 missions flown. These may be actual SAR missions or practice missions. A MCP gives instruction in all areas of mission flying as well as completing Form 91 mission training. MCP conduct Mission Pilot check rides and Emergency Services training.
A Check Pilot, Instructor Pilot (IP) is a fully qualified CFI pilot. He / she gives instruction toward earning further pilot ratings and the annual form 5 check rides, Flight Reviews, and proficiency training to qualified CAP pilots.
Cadet Orientation Pilots are qualified to conduct orientation flights for CAP cadets using the USAF Cadet Orientation Flight Syllabus (CAP Pamphlet 52-7).

Standardization and Evaluation


New Flight Ops Documents and Guides from NESA (National Emergency Services Academy)

  1. ATC Handbook - This is the actual handbook used by ATC Controllers, provided for your reference
  2. CAP Mission Aircrew Reference Text - Scanners - This is THE handbook for Scanners
  3. CAP Mission Aircrew Reference Text - Mission Pilots & Observers - THE handbook for MO/MP
  4. CAP Mission Aircrew Reference Text - Airborne Photographer - NEW handbook for AP
  5. CAP Mission Inflight Guide - A condensed version to have handy in flight
  6. CAP Flight Guide - An even more condensed version for in flight usage


  1. CAPR 60-1 - CAP Flight Mangement
  2. Form 5 DOC - CAP Pilot Flight Evaluation - Airplane
  3. Form 91 DOC - CAP Mission Pilot Checkout


  1. CAP National Stan/Eval Website -
  2. Another CAP National STAN/EVAL web page -
  3. Federal Aviation Administration -