Standing In The Door - News and Weather For The Quad Cities -

Standing In The Door

Posted: Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Robbery At Muscatine Pizza Hut

    Robbery At Muscatine Pizza Hut

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:57 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:57:37 GMT
    Police say a man was looking for more than something to eat when he walked into a Muscatine, Iowa Pizza Hut Thursday night.The incident happened around 9:30...More >>
    Police say a man was looking for more than something to eat when he walked into a Muscatine, Iowa Pizza Hut Thursday night.The incident happened around 9:30...
    More >>
  • FULL SHOW: Battle Up Brady

    FULL SHOW: Battle Up Brady

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:10:09 GMT
    If you missed the Battle Up Brady, check it out online right here!More >>
    If you missed the Battle Up Brady, check it out online right here!More >>
  • A Second Person Dies While On RAGBRAI

    A Second Person Dies While On RAGBRAI

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:05:40 GMT
    There has been another death on the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa or RAGBRAIMore >>
    There has been another death on the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa or RAGBRAIMore >>

Twenty one year old Sam Larson of Davenport says it is the greatest leadership opportunity he has ever had.

Air Force Cadet First Class Larson says there is something he loves about being in the sky.

Larson is the Demonstration Commander of the Wings of Blue, an Air Force Parachute Team.

He helps to train fellow cadets how to jump, free fall, and parachute from thousands of feet above the ground.

The training can be intense. Cadets perform their first jump all by themselves.

Commander Larson has more than 400 jumps.

Standing In The Door is that moment, Larson says, when the wind is rushing by. The noise is loud. Cadets are in an environment where they have never been before.

They take a leap out of their comfort zone, relying on their training and their parachutes to complete a successful jump.

The cadets get lessons in experience and leadership. They develop trust and teamwork.

Larson’s team is a demo team. The members jump at air shows, and later this year hope to perform at college and pro football games.

Larson’s goal is to become a fighter pilot. During summer break, he works on getting his private pilot’s license.

Since his teenage years, he has photographed planes and pilots at several major air shows in the Midwest.

A young man who has earned his Wings of Blue. The commander of a military parachute team.

Air Force Cadet First Class Larson and The Wings of Blue will perform at a show in Dayton, Ohio on June 28th and 29th.

Powered by WorldNow

805 Brady Street, Davenport, IA 52803

Telephone: 563.383.7000
Fax: 563.383.7131
Email: news@kwqc.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Davenport, Inc. A Media General Company.