Soaring Summer Session 1

High winds in Colorado Springs have delayed Soaring the past few days but Soaring was able to continue today because of the warm and sunny weather.

According to the USAFA website, most fourth-class cadets are first exposed to airmanship during their Introduction to Soaring course, which includes four glider flights culminating in the opportunity for basic aerobatics.

Third-class cadets can enroll in Basic Soaring for the opportunity to solo pilot a glider. Graduates of this course are then eligible to apply to become Cadet Soaring Instructor Pilots. Those selected complete a year-long upgrade program during third-class year where they earn G-Wings and eventually conduct 95 percent of all glider flight instruction.



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