We were able to catch the 3rd and final group of Cadets in this Period of Soaring.
The Basic Soaring program (Airmanship 251) provides a motivational experience for all 3rd class cadets. This program is the largest Glider operation in the world and its mission is to build character, and help motivate cadets as well as form the foundation of cadet exposure to military aviation, which is what many of them will do in their Air Force careers following their 4 years at the Academy. The cadets first experience soaring in the TG-10B or TG-16A which familiarizes them with aircraft controls, the ever-present crew checklists, area/pattern work, and the perspective to earth.
Cadets at Soaring are making their way through their 10-14 Flights. Once they have completed and passed 10 accompanied flights, they are able to go for their solo flight. Cadets will cycle through this program every two weeks.
To view the rest of the pictures from Soaring go to Classes - 2019 - Soaring.