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  • Parachuting Courses

    AIRMANSHIP 490 - Frequently Asked Questions Q: I am an officer/enlisted person interested in AM-490. Can I take the course? A: Generally speaking - No. AM-490 is a course designed for cadets to develop character, confidence, and courage. The jump wings awarded upon completion of the course are non-operational wings and are not recognized by other
  • 94th FTS Soaring Programs

    Soaring Programs at USAFA Soaring occurs at the Academy on a year-round basis. The program is the largest glider operation in the world. Its mission is to form the foundation of cadet exposure to military aviation, build character, and help motivate cadets toward a career in the United States Air Force. The Basic Soaring program (Airmanship 251)
  • 94th Flying Training Squadron History

    Present The 94 FTS conducts over 15,000 training and competition glider sorties annually, focused on developing officership, leadership and character of over 4,000 USAFA and ROTC cadets. It operates airmanship training at USAF's busiest day, VFR-only airfield to provide the maximum opportunity for cadet participation in a USAF operational
  • USAFA Aerial Event Requests

    United Stated Air Force Academy Flyovers & Aerial Events Request additional information HERE CONTACT USAFA Flyover POC: 306oss.osf@usafa.af.mil  
  • 98th Flying Training Squadron History

    Today Parachuting programs began as unsanctioned club-type, off-duty activities in 1964 by Fort Benning staticline graduates. In the Spring of 1966, the programs were formalized as military activities. With Air Staff approval to teach military parachuting, the parachute Branch under the Airmanship Division was born. In 1982, parachuting became a
  • 306th Operations Support Squadron

    Vision AETC's Best...for the world's finest Airmen of tomorrow Mission Safe, Efficient and Effective...operations support for the USAF's Cadets GENERAL CONTACT INFORMATION Commander 306 OSS/CC (719) 333-9315 Director of Operations 306 OSS/DO (719) 333-0931 Assistant Director of Operations 306 OSS/ADO (719) 333-6424 Commanders Secretary 306 OSS/CCA
  • Riggers

    A LOT OF EQUIPMENT IS REQUIRED TO MAKE THIS PROGRAM SUCCESSFUL. THERE ARE VARIOUS PARACHUTE SIZES THAT ARE UTILIZED FOR VARIOUS STAGES OF TRAINING. 490 STUDENTS JUMP WITH A 300 SQUARE FOOT CANOPY. WINGS OF GREEN UPGRADERS USE A 280 SQUARE FOOT CANOPY, WHILE THE WINGS OF BLUE CADETS USE CANOPIES OF EITHER 253 OR 235 SQUARE FEET DEPENDING ON THEIR
  • 728th Air Control Squadron

    The 728th Air Control Squadron is a unique squadron with a mission different than any other squadron assigned to the 33d Fighter Wing. The 728th's mission is focused around providing air control (radar) services for combat air operations. Officially, the 728th provides a mobile, combat-rated, senior radar element of the Theater Air Control System
  • Soaring Programs at USAFA

    Soaring occurs at the Academy on a year-round basis. The program is the largest glider operation in the world. Its mission is to form the foundation of cadet exposure to military aviation, build character, and help motivate cadets toward a career in the United States Air Force. The Basic Soaring program (Airmanship 251) provides a motivational
  • San Antonio BRAC POCs

    Brooke Army Medical Center Wilford Hall Medical CenterFort Sam HoustonBrooks City-BaseLackland Air Force BaseAir Education & Training Command, Randolph AFB U.S. Army Institute of Surgical ResearchU.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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