Field and Flight Training
The main purpose of field training is to equip the cadets with the skills and knowledge they will need when they go out on missions. In Central Texas, several squadrons get together about every month to provide field training through functions such as FTX's (Field Training Exercise) and SAREX's (Search And Rescue Exercise). In these exercises, the cadets learn such survival skills as shelter-building, land navigation, and camping techniques.
The main purpose of flight training is to equip the cadets with the skills and knowledge they will need to operate an aircraft properly. Cadets attend Orientation Flights to not only learn about aircraft and its dynamics, but also how to actually fly. Every summer there is a week-long Flight Encampment in which cadets fly solo by the end of the encampment and earn their solo wings.