1220 cadets recently took the opportunity to fly at RAF Henlow recently. Cadet Corporal Williams and cadets Crawley, Milnes and Pankhurst spent a morning learning the controls and more advanced aspects of flying the Vigilant glider.
Cadet Pankhurst was particularly lucky as he got to experience negative G during a 45-minute sortie. He said: “It was fantastic to have such a long time in the air. I would definitely recommend it to anyone and I can’t wait to go again.”
Cadets who take part in gliding are eligible to complete a gliding scholarship, which will entitle them to wear gliding wings on their uniform. Cadets who perform well may also have the chance to fly the aircraft solo. The squadron hopes that more cadets will complete the course as places become available.