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Pilot Shadow Program

(Choosing the Coast Guard Academy, The Cadet Experience, Class of 2017) Permanent link   All Posts
Seaman Photo One of the best parts of the Academy is all of the new doors it opens for you. After being here for only a year, I have already gotten the chance to participate in some incredible opportunities. This weekend I went to Cape Cod Air Station for their Pilot Shadow Program. In this program, cadets get to follow along on flights happening that weekend at the air station. I got to fly on both Saturday and Sunday and was able to observe actual Coast Guard operations. It was one of the most exciting experiences I’ve had being able to actually fly the Casa for a few minutes. Additionally, learning about how the fleet operates and being involved in it creates meaning for the work I have done this year. This weekend magnified my previous goal to pursue aviation and flight school upon graduation along with giving me a new perspective and appreciation of the service I am a part of.

 

 


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