Flying and Gliding

Over the last two months two signifigant aviation milestones have been achieved by cadets and staff of the Squadron, as well as two Air Experience Flying slots at RAF Benson. Cpl Harry Chavner and Cdt Ben Hartley attended a weeks gliding course with 614 VGS at Weathersfield Airfield. Over the course of the wetest week for months the cadets were trained take control of the glider and achieved over 40 launches and both passed a “ghosted” solo on the Sunday with an award of their Blue Pilots Wings, even with the weather being against them. Cdt Hartley (pictured above in a Viking) said “This was a great course inspite of the weather and I am pleased to have been awarded my wings”. CI Myles Webb, an instructor at 614 as well as on 241, has been awarded his Grade 1 Glider Pilots qualification, enabling him to fly and instruct cadets on the Viking Glider, a impressive achievment which has taken time, comittment and skill. as well as the ability to instruct cadets of various tempraments and skills. Cadets flying at RAF Benson on the Tutor aerobatic trainer had the opportunity to fly with an ex cadet ad member of staff from 241 who is an RAF Hercules Pilot, Flt Lt Pat Mordecai (shown with Cdt Charlotte Cracknell), and assisits in his spare time at 6 AEF.