Today the Cadets received the special treat of a fly-by and then a static display of the T-6 Texan II. It's US Air Force's primary training aircraft for Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT) where many of the class of 2015 are headed off to in the next year. These specific aircraft are from Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas. Along with being able to take a look at what will be one of the first aircraft they will fly, some selected cadets were able to take up instructors from Sheppard Air Force Base on a Observation Flight in one of the Academy's gliders.
See more photos on page 42 of the Airmanship gallery
Happy Saturday Families!
Went out to the airfield to catch jump today. With all the recent snow there is a lot of ground to make up for some of the cadets enrolled in Airmanship 490. Below are a few photos of the day. All of the photos are in the airmanship gallery starting on page 36.
Weather permitting, we'll be out to catch more airmanship including powered flight and soaring next weekend. Enjoy!
P.S. This short clip is for the mom of the cadet who said his mom really likes WebGuy!
Today the USAFA Baseball team escorted a couple of the Colorado Rockies MLB team players around the Academy as a way to introduce them to the life of cadet. The players, Carlos Gonzales (outfielder), Ben Paulsen (Infielder), Michael McHenry (Catcher) and Walt Weiss (Manager) ate lunch at Mitchell hall where they stayed to sign autographs and take photos with cadets along with the Rockies mascot "Dinger". Take a look in the extracaricular gallery starting on page 212 for even more pictures of the event!
Check out this video from the Wings of Blue Parachute Team highlighting their accomplishments at the USPA National Collegiate Parachuting Championships where they managed to walk away with several gold medals.
Both the USAFA and the Prep school are currently getting hit with the best Colorado has to offer. At least it's still a pretty warm 21 degrees!
While most of you already knows how awesome cadets are its not often we can get the first person perspective of the awesome things they do. This video, courtesy of the Wings of Blue Parachute team, shows C1C Tim Kim as he dropped into the Cactus Bowl on January 2 with nothing more than his parachute.
If you wish to see more check out their YouTube page
On Tuesday the Cadet Wing, all in Mitchell Hall, was present for the change from the Fall Cadet Wing Commander to the Spring Wing Cadet Commander in a very traditional change of command ceremony.
C1C Sortor, the Fall Cadet Wing Commander handed the "Golden Saber" to the the Commandant of Cadets, Brigadier General Williams.
General Williams then handed the Saber to the Spring Cadet Wing Commander, C1C Sophia Vasiliadis.
Cadet Vasiliadis was then given the opportunity to address the Cadet Wing, her first introduction as their new leader.
The following video gives insight into the New Wing Commanders thoughts and ideas coming into this position.
We would like to give credit to USAFA Public Affairs for these photos and video.
Congratulations to new Cadet Wing Commander C1C Sophia Vasiliadis! We wish her and all the spring semester cadet wing leadership as they assume their commands.
Read the story at http://www.usafa.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123435678