Prep School Cadet Candidates get Powered Flight Orientation Flight

Airmanship Program for Cadet Candidates is new this year to the Prep School and Webguy was at Davis Airfield today capturing the selected CC's Powered Flight Orientation flight.

The Airmanship Program for Cadet Candidates is called Early Path to Wings.  

The Early Path to Wings initiative has 4 lines of effort.

1. Hours towards Private Pilot Certification

2. Orientation Flights (Powered Flight and Soaring)

3. Virtual Reality Lab

4. Aviation Simulator


All CC's in the program must maintain Academic, Military and Athletic performance standards and this is monitored by their AOC's. 

The program is also looking to get an Advanced Aviation Training Device, better known as a simulator.  This will help CC's learn basic pre-flight, flight and aircraft control experiences.


Last week General Clark, USAFA Superintendent, and Chief Sparks were at the Prep School getting a briefing on the Airmanship Program for Cadet Candidates.  The information below is from last weeks WebGuy blog.

The Airmanship Program for Cadet Candidates (CC's) is a new elective program this year and its purpose is to "Provide Cadet Candidates voluntary aviation opportunities to experience aviation related skills in an effort to forge an interest in life-long career in aviation."  The Prep School is working on making this an annual program which includes ground school and flight training. This year it is a scholarship program. In 2020, 27 CC's competed for this scholarship opportunity.  There was a seletion panel made up of personnel from A30, 557 Flying Training Squadron, USAFA Diversity Office and AOC's.  The basis for selection was done by grades, written essay and an interview.  This year there were two full scholarships and two partial scholarships given to selected CC's.  There are also 15 CC's privately funded for the program through Parental support, self-funded and AFCOOL funding.


 Everyone involved is very excited about the program and very motivated to see it succeed this year and many more years to come.  This is a great opportunity for Prep School CC's to learn about aviation which can lead them to wonderful aviation careers in the military and beyond.

To view photos from todays Powered Flight Orientation Flights, go to Classes > Prep School > Prep Life.  Set photo order OLDEST to NEWEST. Select start page. Or click on the link below.

Prep CC's Powered Flight Orientation Fllight  Pg. 184-189 Prep CC's Powered Flight