NAVIGATION TRAINING AT THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY

Colonel Carl C. Barthel, and Major Floyd C. Ethridge

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: Aerial navigation training has invaded the campus of the new United States Air Force Academy! The Academy has included in its four-year course of instruction, leading to both a regular commission in the Air Force and a college degree, a navigation course which will qualify and rate the graduate as an Aircraft Observer-Navigator. Concepts of Training In the past we have received a portion of each graduating class from both West Point and Annapolis as regular officers in the Air Force. These officers have received excellent training and have proven an asset to the Air Force. On the other hand, they have been trained for another branch of military service. In addition, the other two Academies do not have the physical capability to provide a large enough number of graduates to satisfy the total requirement of regular officers in the three services.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 5, Number 1
Pages: 50 - 54
Cite this article: Barthel, Colonel Carl C., Ethridge, Major Floyd C., "NAVIGATION TRAINING AT THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 5, No. 1, 1956, pp. 50-54.
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