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First time flights for Melton Air Cadets

Article posted: Feb 25, 2015 by Sqn Ldr Pass

Saturday 21st February was a very different Saturday for a group of Air Cadets from 1279 (Melton Mowbray) Squadron, South and East Midlands Wing. The lucky group made their way early in the morning to RAF College Cranwell for a chance to experience flying with the Air Cadet Organisation. Some were even more excited as this was their first time in the air with the Corps.

With the sun shining on them, they donned their flying suits, received their safety briefs and took to the air one by one. Whilst in the air, some of the cadets who had flown before and feeling up to a bigger thrill were given the chance to experience some aerobatics to develop their previous flying skills. For those who were flying for the very first time, they were given the chance to learn about some of the basic controls of the aircraft, enjoy the sights of Lincoln from above and even take control of the aircraft for some basic manoeuvres.

Flight Lieutenant Peter Knifton RAFVRT, Officer Commanding, commented, “Flying is one of our most unique opportunities that we offer to our cadets. They all came back grinning ear to ear and asking when they could go again.”

Flying Officer Daniel McGlynn RAFVRT
1279 (Melton Mowbray) Squadron