Cadet goes solo

 

On Saturday 11 January Cadet Campbell went solo in the Viking glider at 614 VGS at Weathersfield Airfield. The 16 year olf took control of the £30,000 glider for a circuit of the airfield after an intensive course over several weekends at the airfield. Inspite of some challenging weather in December he was able to put his training into practise as a pilot before he is old enough to drive a car! He will now be eligable for selection for a Flying Scholarship and has a busy year ahead with training for the Nimejgen march in Holland, the shooting team with a view to participating at Bisley, his Silver DoE expedition and completing the selection process for promotion to Corporal.