Powered Flight M and T Days

Finally!! We got some beautiful weather to capture both M & T day classes of Powered Flight.  As you probably have already heard from your cadet, that our weather here in Colorado Springs has been a little erratic from rain to hail to snow, not to mention the high winds.  The end of this week brought some beautiful conditions, sunny and into the 70’s. So, we grabbed our cameras and headed down to Davis Airfield to capture some powered flight action. 


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.


To view the rest of the pictures from our coverage, go to; Galleries > Airmanship > Powered Flight. Set your photo order Oldest to Newest. Select your start page or click the link below.

 T-Day Coverage pgs. 171-184

M-Day Coverage pgs. 184-190