We're Back At AM-490!
We stopped by the Airfield to catch the Spring Semesters 1st Go of AM-490, in other words - Jump!
I'm sure if you've read our blogs over the summer about what AM-490 is, but in case you haven't here's some background on the program.
Airmanship 490 or AM-490 is a Basic Freefall Parachuting Program that the Academy offers and it is the core mission of the Wings of Blue and the 98th Training Squadron, all of the Cadets on the Wings of Blue team are certified AM-490 Instructors and Jumpmasters. Throughout each year over 700 Cadets complete this course where they achieve 5 parachute jumps and earn their jump wings.
AM-490 is the only program in the entire world where the first jump is an unassisted freefall. Because of this unique difference all students, cadet or staff who go through this program will have roughly 40 hours of ground training before their first jump.
We will be back to catch the M and T day groups as they complete their 5th Jump so stay tuned!
To view the rest of the pictures from our coverage of both M and T Day 490 Ground Training go to; Galleries - Airmanship - Jump. Or click the link below.