2018 South Dakota Wing and North Central Region Conference

Fri, April 13 2018, 8:00 AM - Sun, April 15 2018, 4:00 PM [MST]

322 Main Street, Deadwood, SD, United States




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Banquet - Seat Only - No Meal Partial Approval -Free

Banquet - Kids Meal - No Desert Partial Approval - $10.24

Includes Tax and Hotel Service Charge

Banquet - Kids Meal - With Desert Partial Approval -$16.64

Includes Tax and Hotel Service Charge

Banquet - New York Strip Steak (Standard Rate) Partial Approval - $47.00

Does not include conference registration

Banquet - Chicken Cordon Bleu - (Standard Rate) Partial Approval -$44.00

Sorry you missed the Early-bird rate.

Banquet - Special Menu Request (Standard Rate) Partial Approval - $44.00

Sorry you missed the Early Bird Rate. Please purchase your ticket ASAP. Please send your specific requests for your meal to wa@sdcap.us

Conference Registration (Standard Rate) Partial Approval -$56.00

Includes Lunch on Saturday

Banquet - New York Strip Steak (Early Bird) Partial Approval - $37.00

Early-bird Rate is good until March 21

Banquet - Chicken Cordon Bleu (Early Bird) Partial Approval -$34.00

Early-bird rate is good through March 21

Banquet - Special Menu Request (Early Bird) Partial Approval - $34.00

Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, etc... If you order this, please send your special requirements to wa@sdcap.us This price is good through March 21.

Conference Registration (Earlybird) Partial Approval -$46.00

Includes Lunch on Saturday

Pre Conference: Cadet Orientation Rides Partial Approval - Free

Please register for this if you're a cadet wanting a ride, or you're an officer and wishing to help out on the ground or in the air.

Pre Conference: Squadron Leadership School (SLS) Partial Approval -Free

Pre Conference: Training Leaders of Cadets - Basic Course Partial Approval - Free

Pre Conference: Scanner Training Partial Approval -Free

Thinking about joining an aircrew? Working on becoming a CAP Pilot? The Mission Scanner position is an essential first step advancing in your CAP flying career. Mission Scanners are a vital part of every CAP flight, be it a search or a photography mission or just as essential aircrew, assisting in Crew Resource Management. Come with your SQTR sheet in-hand, ready to learn and ready to be tested on the actual tasks of the Mission Scanner. This class will give you the knowledge and basics to advance to the aircrew for actual hands on experience as a Mission Scanner trainee. The Class is at 0800 to 1600 on Friday, April, 13th in the Roosevelt 2 Room.

Pre Conference: G-1000 Training Partial Approval - Free

he G-1000 Seminar will cover the academics for all four of the CAP required areas for pilots to be checked out to fly a G-1000 aircraft. VFR, VFR with Autopilot, IFR, and IFR with Autopilot. In addition to the minimum classroom CAP requirements, the students will use laptop simulators to plan and fly a search and rescue mission. The Target Audience is for pilots that are new to CAP or new to the G-1000, and wish to get qualified in the G-1000 Cessna 182. However, mission scanners and observers are welcome to attend, and will get a greater appreciation and understanding of how the Garmin G-1000 system works, and they will learn how to effectively help a mission pilot while doing a CAP mission. There prerequisites to take the class: Qualified as a Mission Scanner or be a certificated Pilot. Additional Costs for this Class: None Take to the class: A laptop computer with the G-1000 simulator software installed if you have it. (Some computers will be available). The Class is at 080

Post Conference: Mission Observer Training Partial Approval -Free

Prerequisite: You need to be qualified as a Mission Scanner to receive credit for this training. You'll get MO SQTR tasks signed off, as well as learn how to program the aircraft GPS's for search and rescue, and learn the ins and outs of the aircraft direction finding equipment. This would also be a great refresher class for current MO's and MP's.

Post Conference: Airborne Photography Training Partial Approval - Free

Prerequisite: You must be qualified as a Mission Scanner to receive credit for this training.

Post Conference: Small Unmanned Aerial System use in Search and Rescue Partial Approval -Free

From 8 AM to 10 AM, learn about what UAV's can do for SAR. Then from 10 AM to 4 PM, have the opportunity to learn how to fly the UAV's.

Post Conference: Training Leaders of Cadets - Intermediate Course Partial Approval - Free

Attendees should have taken the basic TLC Course previously.

Post Conference: Glider Pilot and Tow Pilot Training Partial Approval -Free

Sunday, 8 AM to 10 AM - Ground School Refresher Training. 10 AM to 4PM - Glider flying at the Black Hills (Spearfish) Airport.

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Event Information

Fri, April 13 2018, 8:00 AM - Sun, April 15 2018, 4:00 PM [MST]

About the Event

Please purchase your ticket now for the 2018 SD Wing CAP Conference and North Central Region Conference.  There are four things for you to do:


  • Register for the Conference. 
  • Register for special pre-conference and post-conference activites and classes.
  • Register for the Banquet with your meal choice.
  • Call the hotel and reserve your rooms.


BANQUET INFO:   You have a choice for the banquet meal.  You can pick New York Strip Steak, Chicken Cordon Bleu or a special meal if you have any diatary restrictions.  There will be a cash bar at the Banquet.  *** BE SURE TO PURCHASE BOTH A CONFERENCE TICKET AND A BANQUET TICKET.  THE CONFERENCE TICKET DOES NOT INCLUDE THE BANQUET TICKET. ***

PRE-CONFERENCE AND POST-CONFERENCE INFO:  We have several classes availalble on Friday the 13th, and on Sunday the 15th.  Be sure to get a ticket for the classes you want to attend.


  • Friday: Blue Polo Shirt / Cadets: BDU's
  • Saturday: Light Blue Short Sleeve Shirt or White Aviator Shirt.  Optional: Service Dress or Blue Polo Shirt.
  • Saturday Banquet: Messdress, Semi-formal Service Dress, Suit and Tie or Cocktail or Formal Dress.
  • Sunday: Blue Polo Shirt or Flight Suit / Cadets: BDU's



Save $20.00 by purchasing your ticket and registering for the conference no later than March 21.


The block of rooms we had contracted at the Springhill Suites by Marriott for the SD Wing/ NCR Conference, was sold out.  The contracted rate was only good for a specific number of rooms that we guaranteed that we would fill.  We were able to rectify the situation by re-negotiating the contract today.


We have 20 more rooms added to the block – but you only have until March 21 to make the reservations.


At Cadillac Jack’s Gaming Resort 

5 @ $99.00 plus taxes

5 @ $109.00 plus taxes

At SpringHIll Suites by Marriott

 10 additional rooms @ $119.00 plus taxes


Please call the hotel at 605-571-2203 and ask for Kelli Nold, Monday through Friday she is out of the office on Saturday and Sunday.  You can leave a voice mail and she will call you back on Monday to make a reservation if necessary.


We wanted our cadets that needed rooms to be staying in the Springhill Suites.  If they’re in the Cadillac Jack’s, they need to walk through the casino to get to the meeting rooms.  


If you don’t call in time, and all the rooms are gone, there are still several hotel rooms left in Deadwood, and there is a scheduled trolley that joins all the major hotels.  On the weekends, the trolley starts at 0800, and runs either hourly, or every 30 minutes, or every 20 minutes, depending on the time of day.  Here’s a link to the trolley info: http://www.cityofdeadwood.com/index.asp?SEC=407CFDAA-63DD-4B39-989D-FD81677F2441&Type=B_BASIC


Some of the recommendations for hotels if you can’t get into the Cadillac Jacks or Spring Hill Suites listed by shortest walking distance to the Springhill.

  • First Gold Hotel
  • Hampton Inn Deadwood at Tin Lizzie Gaming Resort (The Hampton has free parking!)
  • Mineral Palace
  • Celebrity Hotel
  • Historic Bullock Hotel

The last one on the list, is 0.7 miles from the Spring Hill, about a 15-minute walk. 

There are many more hotels, and I recommend looking at these websites to find what you want:

And consider these too:


We apologize for the snafu with the hotel.  We had a contract with this hotel before we knew that the NCR Conference was going to be held in conjunction with the SD Wing Conference.    Please don’t delay any longer in registering for your hotel, or for the conference.    Here’s the link to register for the conference.  Remember to register for the conference, the banquet, and any of the free pre- or post-conference classes you’d like to attend, too.  http://events.eventzilla.net/e/2018-south-dakota-wing-and-north-central-region-conference--2138941677

SCHEDULE:  The schedule is subject to change, but can be accessed by clicking on this --->  link.




FAQ's  (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q: Who can attend?

A:  The conference is open to any current or retired Civil Air Patrol meber and invited guest.  The conference has seminars designed with the member in mind.  Members are also encouraged to bring their families.  There are fun things to do and see in the Black Hills of South Dakota . 
Q:  Can I share a room?
A: Sharing a room is a great way to save on cost and it is encouraged. We don't have any room sharing or ride sharing system set up on this website.  Work with your squadron or wing leadership to coordinate room sharing, and then call the hotel directly to reserve your room.
Q:  Can I cancel if I need to ?
A: The hotel allows individual cancellations without penalty up to 48 hours prior to the scheduled arrival rate.  You can cancel without penalty up to April 10th. 
Q:  How soon do I need to register?
A:  The sooner the better.  You can register for the Conference, register your choice of banquet meal, and any pre and post-conference training you desire with the links on Eventzilla. 
Early Bird registration ends March 21, 2018.  After March 21, the price goes up by $20.
Q:  Where will we stay?
A:  You have the choice of two hotels.  (They are under the same management and are connected). All cadets should plan to stay at the SpringHill Suites so they can avoid walking through the casino.  (if it is unavoidable, there is a breezeway between the hotels.) 
Officers can say at either the SpringHill or at Cadillac Jack's.  Cadillac Jack officers a Microwave and refrigerator in each room.
Q:  How much are the rooms?
A:  A King Suite is $79.00 plus tax.  A Queen Suite is $99.00 plus tax
Q:  Do Cadets need spending money or additional paperwork to attend?
A: Yes, cadets should bring some spending money for snacks and soft drinks/coffee if desired. Lunch is provided in the registration fee.   Cadet must also have unit approval to attend and must be chaperoned by a senior member or family member.  Conference staff is not responsible for cadet supervision.  A CAPF 32  must be collected by supervising senior member.  Cadets who do not have a supervising senior member or parent will be sent home. 
Q:  Who do I call if I still have questions or can't afford to go, but really want to?
A:  Cadets need to let their Squadron Commander know if they have additional questions and also if they need any assistance at all.  We want you to attend. 
 Q:  Who do I call if I still have questions or can't pay on line?
A:  Call the SD Wing Headquarters office at 605-393-4215 or e-mail to wa@sdcap.us

Cancellation policy

If you need to cancel, send an email to wa@sdcap.us and explain the reason.  Request for cancelation must be recieved NLT 1 April 2018.  There will be no refunds after 1 April 2018 exept for exceptional circomstances.

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About the Organizer

Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force. In this role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 aircraft, performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 80 lives annually. CAP’s 58,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. CAP also plays a leading role in aerospace/STEM education, and its members serve as mentors to 24,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs. Visit www.GoCivilAirPatrol.com for more information.


Event Schedule

  • April 13, 2018
  • April 14, 2018
  • April 15, 2018
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