Mission Arial Photography (AP)

Dates: 27 July – 29 July 2023

Scope: Maximum of 10 students each session

Training locations: Hancock Field, Syracuse NY - Proof of vaccination is required. 

Course Description: The Airborne Photographer course includes instruction and hands-on training to complete Advanced Training requirements and fly two sorties toward completion of AP SQTR requirements.

Lodging: You may make your own arrangements, however, discounted rates are available but only if booked through NERESA. If you desire a hotel at a discounted rate, send an email to Lt Col Debbi Ozer at:  dozer@ner.cap.gov after you have registered for the course you desire. 

The email should include the course you signed up for, what day you intend to arrive and check in, and what day you will check out of the hotel. 

Your reservation will be made for you and you will be informed of what hotel you are assigned on check in to the school. The rates are currently 75 dollars a night. 

Meals: At your own expense. Most of the hotel rooms have a refrigerator, storage space and microwave. There are several local and franchise establishments 2 miles off base.

Prerequisites: GES, an aircrew rating MS completed, Aircrew Professionalism course updated, and Aircraft Ground Handling course is current.

Ensure that commander's approval to train is already signed off in eServices for prerequisites (GES, MS scanner completed, be 18 years of age). Your commander needs to be aware that they will be called when Familiarization and Preparatory tasks are completed. You cannot get into the aircraft to complete advanced tasks if the commander does not sign off that section.

If it is possible, try to complete some of the AP Familiarization and Preparatory tasks prior to coming to school so that you are familiar with what will be expected. 

Also, ICS 100, & ICS 700 are recommended to be  prior to arrival if possible.

Registration cost: $25

Equipment list: Highly Recommended that you bring:

1.     Both a gridded NY and Detroit sectional

2.     An aircrew headset

3.     Pencils, pens and paper 

4.   CAP issued camera kit (if possible) with GPS and cables to connect to laptop and camera; fresh batteries, chargers, and cables for all devices.

5.     If, possible a CAP imaging laptop/equivalent with appropriate camera memory card reader, with FEMA Uploader program installed on imaging laptop