In January Cadet White and I went for a gliding session at RAF Syerston. When we got there, we had a safety briefing from one of the Instructors, so that we knew what do in case of an emergency.
Once we were out on the airfield we were taught how to attach the glider to the winch that pulls the glider into the air.
Once we got in the aircraft we were shown how to pitch the aircraft (make the aircraft go up or down), roll it (make the aircraft roll on a single axis) and yaw the aircraft (make the aircraft turn left or right without rolling the aircraft).
It was a great day out. I met a lot of good people ranging from Instructors to Cadets. I also learned a lot whist at the airfield, from being in the aircraft and on the ground assisting the glider to take off. It was, hands down, one of the single greatest days of my life and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. It was a great learning experience.
I am already looking forward to the next time we are able to go. I felt in safe hands with the Pilots and Instructors as they were easy to talk to and were great if you had any questions or worries about your time up in the clouds.
By Cadet Ryan Carr