SOAR is a 15-day program designed to give cadets the opportunity to experience the basic fundamentals of flight in non-powered glider operations. Cadets receive instruction in basic flight through ground school and actual flight, leading up to, and possibly including, cadet solo. Cadets can expect 8 to 15 flights while spending 5 hours each day on the flightline. The majority of instruction is conducted by the upper-class USAFA cadets trained as soaring instructors. The program assumes that cadets have no previous flight experience. To participate cadets must complete a flight physical at a local Flight Medicine office. Training is conducted at USAFA, Colorado Springs, CO.