Oct 31, 2013 9:21 AM by David Randall
The Air Force Academy tells News5 all civilian workers are back on the job. This ends an extended shutdown period. The 306th flying training group flight program is up and running. They are implementing a "return to fly plan" considering the length of time instructors were grounded, to make sure they are prepared to teach. In a statement released by the Academy, their goal is to end this hiatus in a safe manner.
Statement from the Air Force Academy:
The 306th flying training group flight program has received the funding needed to fund operations for all of fy14. They will begin flying our instructor pilots (IPS) -- officers and cadets -- and dropping jump masters as early as today, weather permitting. They are implementing a return to fly plan in order to get IPS their currency proficiency sorties. If we feel we need more rides for our IPS to be fully prepared to provide instruction again, we will slow down the timeline and give them more opportunities ensure they are adequately prepared and proficient. Our goal is to come out of this layoff in a safe manner.