Selected Prep CC's get a Powered Orientation Flight

Airmanship Program for Cadet Candidates is in its second year at the Prep School and Webguy was at Davis Airfield today capturing the selected CC's Powered Orientation flight.  Fortunately they were able to get their flight in before the weather rolled in over Pikes Peak.

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. 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.


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 will alsohave an Advanced Aviation Training Device, better known as a simulator.  This will help CC's learn basic pre-flight, flight and aircraft control experiences.The Airmanship Program for Cadet Candidates (CC's) is a new elective program 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 has worked to make this an annual program which includes ground school and flight training. 


Everyone involved is excited about the program and is dedicated and motivated to see it succeed this year and for many 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 (99-103 ). Or click on the link below.

***Photo order must be set OLDEST to NEWEST for the link to take you to the correct start page.

Prep CC's Powered Flight Orientation Fllight  Pg. 99 (2nd row from the top) - 103    Orientation Flight