Texas JROTC Cadets Get a Taste of Flight
The Texas Wing's David Lee (Tex) Hill Composite Squadron in San Marcos is providing orientation flights to Byron Steele High School Junior ROTC cadets.
Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Michael Hinsch is the senior airspace instructor at Byron Steele High School. “We teach our cadets a History of Flight (first-year cadets) and Science of Flight (second year), and these orientation flights culminate for us those lessons,” Hinsch said. “Most of my cadets have never flown a plane and it gives all of them exposure to flight.”
CAP pilots performing the orientation flights are Lt. Cols. Roger Corbin, Mike Duc (at left, in group photo) and Ed Garland, Capt. Mauricio Urquiola and 2nd Lt. John O’Connor. This has become an annual event for the San Marcos squadron and Steele JROTC. About 40 cadets will experience flight this year.