Mission Arial Photography (AP)

Dates: 18 July – 20 July 2022 or 22 July – 24 July 2022

Scope: Maximum of 10 students each session, 2 sessions offered

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 then email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. after you have registered for the course you desire. The email should include the course you signed up for and when you would like to arrive and depart. Your reservation will be made for you and you will be informed of where you are assigned on check in to the school. The rates are currently 65 to 72 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.

The instructor has requested that Familiarization and preparatory training be already completed so more time can be spent on the nuances of taking the appropriate photos. Commander approval needs to be already completed in eServices. ICS 100, & ICS 700 are recommended to be completed as well.

Registration cost: $45

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 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