Putting the Air in Air Cadets

Three Cadets from the Sqn have completed a Gliding Induction Course with 614 Volunteer Gliding Squadron at Weathersfield airfield in Essex on the Viking Glider. Cdts Linstead, Purzikova and Gupta all flew and had the opportunity to take control of the glider and learn the basics of plioting on their flights on a very warm day, and can now go onto be selected for a Gliding Scholarship. A further 12 cadets were able to experience the thrill of powered flight at RAF Benson on 01 July on the Tutor aerobatic trainer. The cadets, most of whom were flying with the ATC for the first time, joined the Sqn on the last recruit course in February, and have now started their flying career, and some will go onto Gliding and Flying solo.