No Meeting Dec 20th & 27th

As we celebrate the December holidays squadron command just wanted to send a reminder that we will not be meeting this Wednesday the 20th or the 27th. Our next meeting will be on January 3rd.

On behalf of the squadron leadership, Happy Holidays and we look forward to seeing you after the new year!

National Capital Wing Color Guard Leads Off Today’s Nationals Game

Congratulations to the National Capital Wing Color Guard!  With cadets from both Arlington Composite Squadron and Challenger 1 Cadet Squadron, the National Capital Wing Color Guard presented the colors to kick off this afternoon’s Major League Baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.  Great job!

The National Capital Wing Color Guard presents the colors at Nationals Park on 30 August 2017.

Arlington cadets participate in Demand Drug Reduction impairment goggles flying activity

drunk google flying simulator

On 15 March 2017, 1st Lt Hector Bird led a joint DDR-Aerospace Education activity focusing on the impact of alcohol and other drugs on activities such as flying. He led a class discussion about alcohol’s impact on the body and the potential consequences for pilots. He then supervised the cadets as they attempted to fly a Red Bull race course using Microsoft Flight Simulator X, but while wearing “drunk goggles.” Each cadet had a co-pilot who was helping to give directions to counter the effect of the goggles. There were many simulated crashes throughout the evening. The cadets learned an important lesson on the effect of alcohol and other drugs on perception and dexterity, specifically applied to flying activities. Also assisting in the activity where 2d Lt James Blacker and 2d Lt Harrison Miller.