I was recently offered to attend a visitation to the Air Force Academy at the end of January, with them paying for my flight tickets and everything. I was wondering if there is anyone else on this site who has also been offered this opportunity, or has any more information about it.
I think it's supposed to be offered to anyone with an appointment, although its usually towards the spring. I think you're allowed to buy your boots early on the trip too...which is a very, very good thing.
I think the visitation in March is a little different. All appointees are invited to attend, but I don't think expenses are payed for (imagine the costs!). As to the visitation offer in January, all I know is that it is for three days, a cadet will tour the applicants who are visiting, and that it doesn't cost a dime. I don't know what else to expect, however, as airline tickets are fairly spendy, I imagine that there aren't hundreds of people who are going.
Sounds like you're an athlete. The opportunity later on is for all appointees but that's in the march april timeframe. That's free to attend but you need to buy your own tickets out. that's when you can buy your boots etc - it's call orientation. You'll get more information about that shortly if it wasn't in your appointment package.
An athlete... but not recruited. As far as athletics go, I've only given the academy some information about me like stats and 40 time and such because I want to play football there. This brings up another thought of mine, is there anyone on this site that is being recruited for a sport at USAFA? Or is there anyone like me who is planning on "walking on"? I'm not sure what you would call it because whether you're on the team or not you still get a scholarship to go to school.
I am a recruited swimmer. I took a trip out to USAFA in September and got to see a great football game between the Falcons and Wyoming. If you have to oppertunity to go, take it. It's a lot of fun, and it's free. You get a great tour of the Academy, get to stay in the dorms, meet the team, and get to see a little bit of Colorado Springs. It sounds like you are recruited if they are offering you a free trip.
I'm not an IC, but I can say that there is an opportunity not long after you get here to try to walk on to a team. If you're not recruited and you're interested, it's worth a shot. The worst thing they can tell you is no.
I'm visiting the academy on Thursday with the "Academy Candidate Visitation Program" and was wondering what the weather is going to be like for this week. Also, with this program I am attending some sort of sporting event on Friday...is there a basketball game or something?
Thursday night is Men's BB against Utah. Also, the weather will be cooler tommorow, but warm up a little on Wednesday. I imagine temp's near lower 60's upper 50's on Thursday. Bring a light-medium jacket.