civilian pilot training program locations

the united states was initially slow to respond but the civil aeronautics act of 1938 contained language authorizing and funding a trial program for what would evolve into the civilian pilot training program (cptp). it was an unqualified success and provided a grand vision for its supporters—to greatly expand the nation’s civilian pilot population by training thousands of college students to fly. the u.s. army (which included the air force at the time) deemed the situation to be so grave …

navy v 5 program

candidates had to have served at least two years of sea duty and training was for 12 months. after three years of active service they were reviewed and could be promoted to the rank of lieutenant (junior grade) in the naval reserve and receive a $1,500 bonus. graduates received commissions in the naval reserve as an ensign or the marine corps reserve as a 2nd lieutenant, and served an additional seven years on active duty. the v-12 program differed in …