What are the responsibilities of the Flight Release Officer (FRO)?

The flight release officer (FRO) has to know the inter-workings of CAP. A commitment to CAP survival is of the utmost importance since one faulty flight release could literally place the corporation in a position that might severely damage the flying program as we know it.

The FRO will have the full faith and trust of the unit commander and with that support can not be afraid to grant or withhold authorization. The FRO must be decisive. Decisions made by the FRO are final, regardless of the situation.

Additionally, the member has to complete the Flight Release Officer Course on the Learning Management System

The FRO has to live by the book. He/she has to have a current library of flight management regulations and be familiar with the contents of each regulation. Especially important is the guidance listed in CAPR 70-1.