Dropping son at I-Day

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by Bigrod, May 20, 2019.

  1. coach86

    coach86 Member

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    My son was a cross country runner in high school and he continued to run after HS graduation and before heading to Colorado. I asked him if he wanted to get together with others early in Colorado the week before I- Day but he stated calmly --"I'm gonna be with them for the next four years - I don't need to run early with them -- I'll wait"-- Once talking to my son after Acceptance Day he informed me - the Academy knows what they are doing-- the runs weren't that bad and it takes its toll on everyone in different ways --but its all expected-- they've been doing this a while and realistically a few runs a week before I-Day will not really get you accumulated to the altitude-- Its understandable to want to possibly get ahead in running and learning what it will fill like -- but don't worry - all the cadets will go through and get through it.--
     
  2. charlestonmom5

    charlestonmom5 Member

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    Start hydrating as soon as you get off the plane!
     
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  3. BBBRRRTT

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    I would opt for dropping them at the airport. That way you save some money for travel later in the summer on parents weekend, and the numerous flights for thanksgiving, Christmas, and spring and summer breaks. The airline tickets can add up for sure.
     
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    That first flight is on the taxpayers dime, if I recall correctly.
     
  5. usafa411

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    Tell your son not to worry to much about the altitude he will be broken in slowly over the first few days. Keep in shape for sure! Plenty of water will be given to him. You can PM me if you have any questions. I will try to answer them.
     
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  6. fencersmother

    fencersmother 10-Year Member Founding Member

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    We put our babies on a plane at 6 am the day before I-Day. They stayed with their heaven sent sponsor family for the night, and their Sponsor Dad dropped them off the next morning. You don't see them after "check-in" until the next morning when they parade. If you are rich or relatively closeby, go for it! If you are like us, save your money and make sure you go to EVERY parents weekend, then spend a week at graduation!