WebGuy Exclusive: Soaring Program Behind the Scenes
According to the USAFA website, most fourth-class cadets are first exposed to airmanship during their Introduction to Soaring course, which includes four glider flights culminating in the opportunity for basic aerobatics.
Third-class cadets can enroll in Basic Soaring for the opportunity to solo pilot a glider. Graduates of this course are then eligible to apply to become Cadet Soaring Instructor Pilots. Those selected complete a year-long upgrade program during third-class year where they earn G-Wings and eventually conduct 95 percent of all glider flight instruction.
Watch the video below for a behind-the-scenes look at the soaring program. Don't forget to subscribe to WebGuy's YouTube for even more video content!