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USAF Academy Wings of Blue
The Wings of Blue have a long standing com- mitment to personal and organizational excellence as well as a storied history of success. While the airspace that the Wings of Blue operates in is one of the busiest in the world, their drop zone is one of the safest.
The primary mission of the Wings of Blue is to run the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Basic Freefall Parachuting course, known as Airmanship 490 (AM-490). The team serves primarily as jump- masters and instructors, forging leaders of charac- ter through this unique training experience.
The Wings of Blue has both a demonstration team and a competition team. The demonstra- tion team travels across the country to airshows, sporting events, and other venues to represent the Air Force in precision parachuting. Similarly, the competition team represents the Air Force by competing with teams from around the country in six-way speed formations, four-way relative work, two-way free fly, and sport accuracy.
Air Force photograph
Aerotech News and Review
October 15 & 16, 2022
Edwards Air Show 2022
Photograph by Melinda Rodriguez

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