Soaring M & T Days

We spent our mornings and part of the afternoons on Tuesday and Wednesday this week down at the Airfield, capturing photos of cadets going through and teaching the current Soaring Session. The temperature in the mornings was sure frigid and the cadets tried to stay warm the best they could during and in between flights.






During their fourth-class academic year, the majority of their classmates will participate in the Introduction to Soaring Program, which includes four glider flights and the opportunity for aerobatic flight.  Additionally, during the summer before their third-class year, they can enroll in Basic Soaring, which consists of 14 glider sorties with the opportunity for solo flight (depending on proficiency).  Graduates of Basic Soaring are eligible to apply to become Cadet Soaring Instructor Pilots (IP).  Those selected complete a year-long upgrade program during the third-class academic year, earning their G-Wings and becoming the “Youngest IPs in the Air Force”. Cadet IPs conduct 95% of all glider flight instruction and hone invaluable instructor and leadership skills in a flight-line environment. From

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