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Aviation Day 2011

(Extracurricular Activities and Faith-Based Involvement, Class of 2012) Permanent link   All Posts
 George Glock As the President of the Aviation Club here at the Academy, I was given the responsibility and honor of organizing and running the annual Aviation Day event at the local Groton/New London Airport. It was a grueling, yet fun task. The work required organizing such a large event is unimaginable. I learned quickly a major part of leadership: delegation. Sometimes a task is simply too large to complete alone. I worked closely with other cadets to make the event a success. And, without a doubt, it was the best Aviation Day the Academy has ever seen.

We had almost one of every type of Coast Guard aircraft at the airfield, as well as several army and civilian aircraft. We had volunteers from the International Ice Patrol and a local Civil Air Patrol squadron as guests. And, for the first time ever, we had a live DJ, a popular staff member among cadets who works in Information Services.

Aviation Day exposes all cadets to Coast Guard aviation and allows cadets to see the aircraft up close. This year, we even offered six cadets the opportunity to fly in the HH-65 Dolphin helicopter. I will be sure to have a picture from Aviation Day uploaded here – look for it!

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