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Wigston cadets reach new heights

Article posted: Jun 14, 2010 by Flt Lt Rayson-Flynn

8 cadets from 1461 Wigston Sqn, have reached new heights by taking to the skies with the Royal Air Force for air experience flying. The 8 cadets travelled to RAF Cranwell in Lincolnshire for an afternoons flying in the two seater training aircraft, the “Tutor”. The cadets were guided through the basics of aircraft control by experienced pilots and were then given an opportunity to take the controls themselves, but always under the watchful eyes of the instructors.

3 of the cadets took to the skies for the first time. Cadet Melissa Clarke said “ I was very scared, this is the first time I have ever flown in any sort of aeroplane. It was really exciting and I enjoyed being able to actually fly it was ace!”

Officer in Charge 1461 Sqn, Flying Officer Tim Hargraves said “This is a really good opportunity for the cadets not only to visit an active RAF flying station, but to actually get into an aircraft and take to the skies and experience flight. Air Experience flying is what makes the Air Training Corps standout from other uniform organisations.

Pictures show Wigston cadets ready to take to the skies

Fg Off Tim Hargraves RAFVR (T)