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Youth Aviation Day for Corby Air Cadets

Article posted: Jun 16, 2015 by sl6

Over Saturday 6th June to Sunday 7th June, six cadets from 422 (Corby) Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets went to Husbands Bosworth Gliding Club for their second Annual Youth Aviation Day.

The cadets were greeted with pizza and a warm welcome on their arrival from the five other Squadrons in attendance. During the first evening the cadets watched a stunning glider stunt display after sundown.

The glider was towed high into the sky before disconnecting from the powered aircraft, releasing fireworks and performing flips on its descent with flashing neon lights for effect. To top off a great evening, some of the cadets managed to get a go on a gliding simulator and did extremely well.

The next day saw a number of fantastic organisations and services including Air Cadets, the Fire Service and Cadets, the Police and Police Cadets, the Ambulance Service and even had hovercrafts, tanks, cars and a RAFA stand there. The Fire Service Cadets even did some drill!

“I learnt a lot about the services and groups this weekend. I even got to try on a fireman’s suit, it was so heavy” said Cadet Eleanor Walvin.

Furthermore, there were model air displays with the BBMF Dakota, Police helicopters and powered aircraft also making an appearance.

422 were all well-mannered and a great representation of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets. Keep up the good work!

Cadet Sergeant Emma Beadsworth
Squadron NCO IC Media & Communications

If you’re aged between 12 (School Year 8) and 16 and are interested in becoming a Royal Air Force Air Cadet, 422 (Corby) Squadron are holding an Open Day on Saturday 3rd October 2015 from 10am to 2pm at their Squadron Headquarters on St. Mark’s Road.

For more information, you can call the Squadron on 01536 601615 or visit their website at www.422corbyatc.co.uk/how-to-join.aspx.