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Cadets Earn Their Wings

Article posted: Aug 29, 2012 by Wing Media & Comm Officer

Cadets Earn Their Wings

Two cadets from 422 (Corby) Squadron this weekend completed their Gliding Scholarships and earned their Silver Wings.

FS Joshua Loy and Sgt Jacob Guthrie began the course back in June, but due to airspace restrictions during the Olympics had to wait for their solo flights until this weekend.

Sgt Jacob Guthrie

FS josh Loy

They both completed all mandatory hours and exams prior to completing the course which now allows them to fly solo in the Vigilant (a powered glider). An additional bonus for both cadets is that they have both been invited back to 616 VGS at RAF Henlow as Staff Cadets; this should also allow them to progress to their Gold Wings.

Flying and Gliding are two of the Air cadet main priorities and whenever the opportunity arises we try and send as many cadets as possible. The Gliding Scholarship can also open the door for cadets to progress on to a Flying Scholarship at an RAF station which could also lead to the cadets qualifying as pilots on the Grob Tutor; a powered aircraft.

If you are interested in joining the Royal Air Force Air Cadets please get in touch at or call 01536 601615 on Monday and Thursday between 7pm and 9.30pm