COOL Program

Photo by Niklas Daniel

AF-COOL—Air Force Credentialing Opportunities On-Line;
AFVEC—Air Force Virtual Education Center (The website used to enroll in the course)

Eligible Airmen can now obtain their
USPA A/B/C/D Licenses
through Air Force Funding

This important addition to the Air Force Virtual Education Center will help airmen navigate through the various civilian credentialing opportunities that are available for their control/duty AFSCs. AF COOL provides a one-stop for Airmen to explore credentials recognized by the civilian community that can enhance airmen's current performance in their AF job as well help prepare for civilian employment.

As regulations and credentialling opportunities can change over time, please make sure to check the AF-COOL section of the AFVEC website to get the latest information.

Body Flight Theory—Part 1:
A Skydiving Coordinate System

By Niklas Daniel. Photos and illustrations by Niklas Daniel.

In order to fully exploit our body’s maneuvering potential in the air, we have to understand what is aerodynamically and physically possible and which underlying principles apply. This paper will eventually cover theory and application for all human flight disciplines, whether for training purposes or general inquiries.

The goal of part 1 of this paper is to establish a more elegant and convenient way to visualize body-flight movement with the purpose of creating order by introducing AXIS systems. You will be introduced to aerodynamic fundamentals and principles of a person in freefall – be it skydiving, base jumping, or flying in a vertical wind tunnel.

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