Flying Opportunities

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by tigerpilot, May 30, 2013.

  1. tigerpilot

    tigerpilot New Member

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    I am an appointee for the c/o 2017. I've read all over that the Academy has a flying club where cadets can rent aircraft and receive flight training. I already have a private license and was wondering how realistic it is for 4 degrees to be able to fly during the academic year. Are 4 degrees even allowed to fly? Does renting an aircraft have to be on a weekend pass? Is any cadet with a license permitted to rent the aircraft? How often do cadets (4th classmen specifically) even have time to fly? I've got tons more but this seems like a good start. Thanks!
     
  2. John41057

    John41057 Member

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    Flying as a 4th degree

    I was wondering the same thing as my DS also has his private license and would like to keep current during the 1st year.
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    John
     
  3. USAFA10s

    USAFA10s USAFA Class of 2012 WPAFB

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    Try searching around on the forum. This has been brought up many times. The big advantage you get is you can try out for the flying team. I don't know many details, but again, that has been discussed on here as well.

    I can't speak to whether you will be permitted to rent but I can tell you if it is on base (which I believe is the case) then you will not need a pass. As for free time, if you are proactive about studying and not involved in IC sports then you should have time, but you will get a feel for that pretty quick once you get there. Give yourself a chance to settle in to the academics (I would stay study hard until prog) and then if you are doing well and have free time, look into it.
     

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