Wings of Blue

National Championship Air Races

Wings of BlueWings of Blue to perform during the Opening Ceremonies at the 53rd National Championship Air Races.

The Wings of Blue have a long standing commitment 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 Air Force’s Basic Freefall Parachuting course, known as Airmanship 490 (AM-490). Members of the team serve primarily as jumpmasters and instructors for this course, devoting most of their time to teaching students about parachuting and training them to make unassisted freefall skydives. AM-490 is the only certified first-jump program in the world where students can make their first freefall jump without assistance. Each year, over 700 cadets are given the opportunity to take AM-490 and earn their jump wings.

2 Comments

  1. Please send me information about dates of 2016 air show and put me on a mailing list for the event

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    • This year’s dates are September 14 – 18, 2016. Thank you.

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