National Geographic : 1956 May
Utah Aviation Students Intently Await the Flight of a Model Plane CAP takes its own cadets aloft on orientation flights and gives ground-school training at squadron meetings. By self-imposed rule, however, it leaves actual flight training to the flying schools. To high schools and junior colleges it provides materials and lecturers for aviation education. It participated in 31 local and regional work shops for classroom teachers in 1955; 828 men and women enrolled. Air-minded Utah alone has 14 high schools offering aviation courses, all using the CAP study manual. Most students enrolled for such training belong to CAP. Mount Olympus (10,242 feet) looms over this scene at Olympus Senior High School outside Salt Lake City. The Aeronca L-16 stands ready to familiarize cadets with a plane's controls. CAP has more than 500 obsolete light planes donated by the Air Force. A senior member of CAP, the instructor holds a model powered by a gasoline motor. Later he flew it for these students, all members of CAP and classmates in a high school aviation course. Officer in blue directs cadets in CAP's Utah Wing. Football players scrimmage in the background. O National Geographic Society 644 4 Flight to Nowhere: A Cadet Logs Time in a Link Trainer Thousands of pilots first get the feel of aircraft controls in the Link trainer, which never leaves the ground but banks and spins like an airborne plane. Its instruments are real. With its cockpit cover closed, the trainer duplicates instrument flying conditions. Through his microphone and headset the student communi cates with the instructor in an Olympus Senior High School aviation class. +-Page645: Olympus students learn how a wing lifts a plane on currents of air. "Burbling" (indicated by curlicues) occurs when the ship climbs too steeply for its speed; it results in de creased lift.