FLESA: Florida Wing ES Academy

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Florida Wing Emergency Services Academy
The Florida Wing Emergency Services Academy (FLESA) is an annual emergency service training event. Subject areas generally include air, ground, and mission support operations.   Successful completion of a specified course will allow members within the CAP framework to perform those related function in support of Civil Air Patrol's missions called upon by local, state, or federal officials.


All CAP members in good standing who have completed the Curry Achievement (cadets) or Level One along with Cadet Protection Policy Training (senior members).  Review prerequisites below for additional eligibility requirements for specific courses. 

Event Details

 When & Where

26 - 23 December 2016
Avon Park Air Force Range
Avon Park, Florida


$100.00 per person.  Tuition must be received by 15 November 2016.  Make checks payable to "Florida Wing CAP" and mail to:
Lt Col Willard Garman
1118 59th Ave Cir E
Bradenton, FL  34203

 Registration Process

All - Register online through Florida Wing at the FLWG ES Academy Registration page.
Cadets - In addition to the only registration, properly complete and get approved, FLWGF 500, Wing Cadet Programs Activity Application, and bring it with you to the academy.  It will be collected at check-in.


All prerequisites must be complete prior to attendance without exception.


Air Operations
  1. Mission Scanner
  2. Mission Observer
  3. Airborne Photographer


Ground Operations

  1. Basic
    Includes Urban Direction Finding Team & Ground Team Member, Level 3
  2. Advance
    Includes Ground Team Member, Level 1 & 2


Mission Base

  1. Communications Unit Leader
  2. Air Operations Branch Director
  3. Ground Branch Director
  4. Finance/Admin Section Chief
  5. Logistics Section Chief
  6. Planning Section Chief
  7. Operations Section Chief
  8. Incident Commander, Level 3
  9. Mission Staff Assistant
  10. Mission Radio Operator



Advisory Transportation to and from such activity is not the responsibility of CAP and is provided "as available”.  Transportation during the activity will NOT be provided. Privately owned vehicles (POVs) traveling to or from such activity is performed solely at the risk of the individual CAP members and their passengers.CAP assumes no right of control, liability or responsibility for such transportation (reference CAPR 77-1, Operation and Maintenance of Civil Air Patrol Vehicles, para 1-8 b.). 

 Lodging Information



 Uniform of the Day

Ground School - Battle Dress Uniform (BDUs) or Airman Battle Uniform (ABUs)
Air School -  CAP Corporate Working Uniform
Advisory  The proper wear of the uniform is paramount during this in-residence school.  Please take time to insure your uniform is in good serviceable condition and an accredit to you, your classmates, and the Civil Air Patrol to avoid any embarrassment.  If you have any concerns or questions, please refer to CAPM 39-1, CAP Uniform Manual  and ABU Memorandum for proper wear. 

 Special Notice
 The location of this activity is scheduled to take place on an active US Air Force Base.  Due to the nature of real world events, participation on a military installation can change as this Civil Air Patrol activity is considered a non-priority event.   Although unlikely, it is possible that our facilities at the planned installation will become unavailable to us with short notice.  The event staff will work towards providing an alternate location should such an scenario occur. 

Students are not permitted to use tobacco products of any kind during academic duty hours. Students are also prohibited from using tobacco at any time while in uniform. Students will use tobacco only in designated tobacco areas.


 Forward all questions, comments to Lt Col Willard Garman at WGarman@flwg.us