CAP is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that serves as the civilian auxiliary to the U.S. Air Force. The Cadet Program is one of CAP's three missions. As a CAP cadet, you will participate in a year-round program where you fly, learn to lead, hike, camp, get in shape and push yourself to new limits.
The program transforms youth into dynamic citizens and aerospace leaders through a curriculum that focuses on four elements: leadership, aerospace, fitness and character.
As you participate in these four elements, you advance through a series of achievements, earning honors and increased responsibilities along the way. Many of the nation's astronauts, pilots, engineers and scientists first explored their careers through CAP. The leadership skills, self-confidence and discipline you gain will prepare you to achieve whatever goals you set for yourself in life.
If you’re between 12 and 18 years of age and dreaming about a career in aviation, space or the military, CAP’s Cadet Program is for you.
Once your contract is up your experience and certifications are still relevant which you could choose to be a commercial airline pilot, a pilot for a private company, or even become an instructor.
If you serve 8 years in the military with free education benefits, VA home loan benefits, health insurance plus the flight training, you come out winning once you separate.
I trained to become an airline pilot. Today, this could cost between 75-150 k, depending on the school. Some schools prepare pilots for the airlines, while others train pilots for recreational purposes.
To answer your question directly. Yes, the military flight training is a good path to commercial aviation.