Powered Flight 4th Spring Session
The weather in Colorado has been extremely windy the past three weeks which has severely impacted the flying being done at Davis Airfield. Finally the weather cleared up a bit after a cold front came through this past Sunday and the Powered Flight students were able to get some flights in this week. WebGuy was able to catch them on both an M and T day.
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.
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.
To view photos, got to GALLERIES > Airmanship > Powered Flight. Set photo order OLDEST to NEWEST. Select your start page (245-298 ) or click on the links below.
***Photos order must be set OLDEST to NEWEST for the link to take you to the correct start page.
Powered Flight 4th Spring Session M Day pgs. 245 (bottom of page, 9th row down) - 268 M Day
Powered Flight 4th Spring Session T Day pgs. 268 (top of the page, 1st row) - 298 T Day