JUMP AM-490 Ground Training
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.
Below are images we caught during their Ground Training.
Check back soon for our coverage of the Cadets actual jumps.
To view the rest of the pictures taken of these sessions go to Galleries - Airmanship - Jump. Or Click the link below.