orientation flight


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orientation flight

A flight given to a person to familiarize him or her with the problems and peculiarities of flying the aircraft.
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Dawn Iselin, public affairs officer for MCCS, stated, "Cadets in our program not only learn leadership training, but also have access to world class STEM programs and aerospace education, which includes orientation flights and emergency services training.
All of this leads up to what cadets find the most exciting - Cadet Orientation Flights, known as "O Flights." Each cadet takes five flights as part of the program, which Lt.
(4) Cadet Orientation Flights, known as "O Flights," are an important - and popular - part of the Civil Air Patrol program.
On two orientation flights, the pilots got so bound up in misprogramming the GPS for approaches under the hood that I had take the flight controls--once to avoid traffic that wouldn't have been a problem if we were on course, and once to avoid a hillside.
Each pilot in Jasta II was required to fly long orientation flights without maps to familiarize himself with the terrain.
Air Force provided specialists in aerospace subjects; use of facilities for encampments, meetings, and visits; orientation flights; help with national rifle matches; stopovers to and from Philmont Scout Ranch; and "other assistance." Also 8,508 Explorers were flown on local orientation flights.
* 8,000 Explorers were flown on orientation flights at naval air stations
While the cadet has only been a member since 28 March 2018 he accomplished much in the past 11 months including attending two "military style" Civil Air Patrol encampments and volunteered to serve several community events such as the Woodstock Touch a Truck, the Galt Airport EAA Pancake Breakfasts, Rocket launches, Orientation Flights and EAA Discovery Flights.
Within a few weeks, maintainers and aircrew members flying older versions of the C-130 were asking Reservists for walk-through tours and orientation flights in the J-model.
Mike Shook, 305th RQS commander, said his unit has been assisting the 55th with local orientation flights, maintenance, PJ training and facilities setup since last fall.
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