Posted: Jul 7, 2011 8:59 AM by Jennifer Tobias
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - The Air Force Academy is getting 19 new gliders for cadet training.
The Air Force is paying $4.8 million for the gliders and 11
trailers. The academy will formally accept delivery on Friday at its campus outside Colorado Springs.
The TG-16A gliders are made by a German company. They replace
TG-10B and TG-10C gliders currently in use.
The gliders will join a new fleet of powered training aircraft. The academy announced last month it is buying 25 single-engine airplanes for a total of $6.1 million.
The powered aircraft replace a fleet of 20 leased training