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Swadlincote Air cadet Flies High

Article posted: Apr 19, 2017 by Flt Lt Rayson-Flynn

Swadlincote air cadet, Sgt Isobel Hughes, was awarded a place on the Air Cadet Pilot Scheme to complete 2 weeks of intense flying training. This consisted of 8 lectures, 1 exam and 12 hours of air time lessons and assessments in an A211 Aquila.

To complete this course Isobel had to travel up to Tayside Aviation in Dundee. Throughout the week she learnt how to take off, land and control the aircraft as well as the correct radio procedures needed to contact air traffic control whilst in the air. By the end of the 2 weeks Isobel was able to take control of the plane completely by herself to complete a simple circuit.

On completing this course Sgt Isobel Hughes said ‘This has been an incredible experience and I would love to have the opportunity in the future to further progress my flying training.’