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Cadets Fly from 184!

posted 24 Jul 2011, 09:59 by Joseph McCrudden   [ updated 23 Apr 2012, 17:12 ]
Four cadets from 184 Squadron pictured below have been called last minute for an early Friday flying start at RAF Woodvale. 

(From left to right: Cdt. Jones, Cdt. McCrudden, two 1940 Cadets, Cdt. Rubbani, Cdt. Puri )

They all enjoyed a spectacular day of Air Experience Flight, this teaches them controls and other more components of the aircraft slowly but surely every time they come back to any flying stations.

(Cdt. Jones and Cdt. McCrudden preparing to fly) (Cdt. Puri in the cockpit of the Grob Tutor.)

Flying is one way which the Air Cadets boost the cadet's confidence when handling an aircraft, especially as a preparation for their Gliding or Flying Scholarship which they are able to do up to Solo Standard depending on their confidence and ability through their training of up to 12 Hours.

     (Cdt. Jones in the cockpit with an RAF Pilot)          (Cdt. McCrudden flying aimlessly)

The Air Cadets is one way to build your flying hours for free as we are funded by the Royal Air Force, we fly Vikings (Gliders), Vigilant (Motor Gliders) and the Grob Tutor (Motor). A cadet would roughly fly once a year, but with 184 Squadrons numbers increasing so does our flying slots and availability, we are able to fill other Squadron flying spaces which our cadets enjoy.

(22nd July 2011)