AVIATION CADET TRAINING Wings

Single propeller in the center of the wings.

Given to "Pilots/Navigators/Bombardiers"....

- Classification stage processed the cadet and issued him his equipment. This was the stage where it would be decided whether the cadet would train as a navigator, bombardier, or pilot. Candidates who failed the advanced physical were returned to the regular Army.

- Pre-Flight stage was divided into two parts and was attended by pilots, navigators, and bombardiers. The first 6 weeks concentrated on athletics and military training. This was followed by 3 weeks of academics. They were taught the mechanics and physics of flight and required the cadets to pass refresher courses in mathematics and physics. Then the cadets were taught to apply their knowledge practically by teaching them aeronautics, deflection shooting, and thinking in three dimensions.

Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aviation_Cadet_Training_Program_%28USAAF%29

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