Airfield Fridays Week 2

Welcome to week 2 of Airfield Fridays. We are continuing our coverage of airfield programs from the week!

Colorado continues to see alot of rain and thunderstorms which has caused some delays and cancellations at the airfield, but we've still  been managed to get out and capture some great pictures. 

Here's some background information on the Soaring Program:

Once third-class cadets complete ten accompanied flights, they are eligible to fly their first unaccompanied flight, also known as a solo flight. 

Though there were no solo flights today, many cadets expressed an eager excitement to fly their first solo mission.  Summer soaring also provides leadership opportunities for the first and second-class cadet Instructor Pilots (IPs) involved in the soaring program. 

The soaring program provides character and leadership development and is the first step for many who wish to become future pilots in the Air Force.

Here's some background information on the jump program:

It's the only program in the world where the first jump is an unassisted freefall.

The successful completion of 5 jumps results in award of the Air Force basic parachutist badge "jump wings" which they can wear the rest of their Air Force career.  

Typically, cadets or staff going through program endures 40 hours of ground training before their first jump.




To view soaring photos CLICK HERE.  The new soaring photos start on page 9.

To view jump photos CLICK HERE.  The new jump photos start on page 1.

To view powered flight photos CLICK HERE.