Powered Flight

The weather here in Colorado has definitely changed to colder temperatures and we got our first snow storm yesterday.  The weather has been a factor this week and we were unable to photograph the 3rd go for T Day due to weather cancellations. There was frost on the airplanes this morning and they had to have some deicing sprayed onto the wings of the aircraft for safety.


Powered Flight is a capstone course that serves as a culmination of a cadet’s aviation education. Lessons in Air Force heritage and principles of engineering are applied in real-life scenarios during nine flights in a single engine propeller driven aircraft. The training includes ground and flight instruction using T-53s (Cirrus SR20), military instructors provide a basic introduction to Air Force pilot training and the experience of powered flight. The training includes ground and flight instruction under an Air Education and Training Command (AETC) flying syllabus.



The 557th Flying Training Squadron provides exposure to an operational Air Force flying squadron through the Powered Flight Program and gives the opportunity to possibly solo a light, general aviation aircraft.



Cadets are normally enrolled in AM-420 during their second or first-class year. Cadets who complete AM-420 are eligible to wear Cadet Flight Wings. The class is intended to motivate cadets to commit to serving as a rated officer.



To view photos, go to GALLERIES > Airmanship > Powered Flight.  Set photo order OLDEST to NEWEST.  Select your start page or click on the link below.

***Photo order must be set OLDEST to NEWEST for the link to take you to the correct start page.

Fall Semester Powered Flight T Day pgs. 88 (upper middle of page)-99   T Day

Fall Semester Powered Flight M Day pgs. 99 (bottom of page)-118   M Day