Powered Flight Summer Session 2
We were down at the airfield this week covering Powered Flight Summer Session 2. We were not able to get every cadet going through the program because some of their schedules had them going to other airports for the day.
The 557th Flying Training Squadron provides exposure to an operational Air Force flying squadron through the Powered Flight Program and gives the opportunity to possibly solo a light, general aviation aircraft.
Cadets are normally enrolled in AM-420 during their second- or first-class year. Cadets who complete AM-420 are eligible to wear Cadet Flight Wings. The class is intended to motivate cadets to commit to serving as a rated officer.
Powered Flight is a capstone course that serves as a culmination of a cadet’s aviation education. Lessons in Air Force heritage and principles of engineering are applied in real-life scenarios during nine flights in a single engine propeller driven aircraft. The training includes ground and flight instruction using T-53s (Cirrus SR20), military instructors provide a basic introduction to Air Force pilot training and the experience of powered flight. The training includes ground and flight instruction under an Air Education and Training Command (AETC) flying syllabus.
Some cadets were able to get their solo flights in this week.
To view the rest of the pictures from our coverage, go to; Galleries - Airmanship – Powered Flight or click the link below.