USAF Academy Soaring Program

Convention Center Ballroom B Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:00 am - 10:45 am

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MATTICOLA, Mark (Matty)

The USAFA Soaring program is one of the premier flying programs in the world. Flying over 17,000 glider sorties annually, on an airfield shared with a powered flight and jump squadron, the soaring program trains over 80 nineteen-year-old cadet instructor pilots annually to expose and motivate younger cadets to Air Force flight opportunities. These opportunities include a 350-person summer solo program, Spin instructor training, glider Aerobatic and Cross-Country Soaring teams, and Virtual Reality Simulator training. Stop by and discover the many programs offered at the USAFA Airfield.