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Weather Hampers 138's reach for the Skies

Article posted: Jan 17, 2013 by Flt Lt Waplington

Three eager young cadets from 138 (1st Nottingham) squadron were given the opportunity to reach for the skies at 644 VGS at the weekend.

The cadets arrived at the squadron for transport over to 644 VGS at Syerston, travelling through the foggiest conditions across the county. On arrival the cadets were briefed on how the day gliding should proceed, only to be informed that the gliding slots may not be able to take place because of the weather conditions outside.

The three cadets from 138 and other cadets from 126 were all disappointed that the days gliding had to be called off because of safety reasons and weather. However the cadets were treated to a tour of the hanger and familiarise themselves with all aircraft based at Syerston, including Vikings and Vigilants and chipmunk.
At around 12:30 the decision had to be was made that the weather had not improved and unfortunately the gliding would have to be postponed for another day.

Cadet Payne said on the day’s activity “We enjoyed the hanger, looking at the Vikings and Vigilants. Obviously we were disappointed with not being able to glide; we all look forward to the next time. “

Cadet Glover said “We were all looking forward to the gliding; we all met some great people. I enjoyed the day. “

The cadets thanked 644VGS for their hospitality and for having the opportunity to tour the hanger and hopefully glide on the next visit
CI Brian Layton said” this time the weather defeated 138, however we will be back “

CI Brian Layton
Sqn Media Officer