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What does membership look like?

Flying CAV flights can be a lot of fun. Our membership includes a login to the CAV website that allows us to put ourselves on the flight schedule. (Each flight has a published departure and arrival time, but can be flown anytime). Once a flight is scheduled and dispatched, it’s ready to be logged. The crews us ACARS to track their flights. A link to the software is available on the CAV website. ACARS tracks all sorts of things about your flight that you can review afterward.

Our Monday evening group flights are a great opportunity to talk to other crew members and take on interesting flights together. Before each flight, you will receive details about the flight. The group will get on Discord together, generally 30 minutes before the scheduled flight time, and brief the flight (if not just chat about how each of us plans to fly the route). It’s a great time to learn from each other, and ask questions. We also have monthly flights on the weekends.

Of course, you’re not required to participate in the group flights. Crews are more than welcome to pick a flight, dispatch themselves, connect to the network and take to the skies.

New pilots are encouraged to ask questions. We also like to mentor new pilots to make sure they’re comfortable flying in the ZBW airspace and beyond. And we’re available to mentor crews through BVA’s WINGS over New England programs – a set of 30 curated flights that cover many aviation subjects, starting with VFR pattern work, all the way to commercial carrier navigation.

Next Steps...

  • Step 1: Review the CAV Pilot Handbook to the right of this section. The CAV Pilot Handbook contains important policies and operational guidance for pilots that are applicable to your membership with CAV. All members are expected to abide by all policies outlined in the CAV Pilot Handbook and should forward any questions to a member of the CAV Management Team.
  • Step 2: Complete the online Pilot Registration form. The link to the right will only become available after you've read and agreed to the policies in the CAV Pilot Handbook. Complete this form with all and correct information in order to avoid delays in your account being created.
  • Step 3: Fill out our online Account Creation form via our website. After you've completed the Pilot Registration form, you will be redirected to complete the following form. This will create your online account with our website and ACARS system so that you may begin flying as soon as your application has been processed. Please allow up to 48 hours to process your application. Our team is a volunteer group of enthusiasts with other commitments.
  • Step 4: Login and download our ACARS. Once your account has been activated, login to our website, download our ACARS, and start flying. Welcome aboard!

If the application processes properly, you will receive an introduction email welcoming you to the Company.

CAV Pilot Handbook

Please read the CAV Pilot Handbook in its entirety. All members are expected to abide by the policies outlined in the document.

View Pilot Handbook
Complete Online Application

Complete the online application to continue your application process. Please complete the form with the requested information to avoid delays in the application process. If you have any questions, please reach out to a member of the Management Team.

Fill out Online Application