Having been awarded an Air Cadet Pilot Scheme flying scholarship, Flight Sergeant Daniel Lowe spent two weeks in Scotland in the air enabling him to conduct his first solo flight.

Daniel Lowe with a Grob Tutor

Daniel Lowe with a Grob Tutor

Daniel (19) attended the course at Tayside Aviation, a flying school in Dundee. While in Dundee, Daniel stayed in 4-star accommodation, a hotel franchised by the Hilton company.

Over the 2 weeks he learned theory of flying, radio communications, air law, how to handle emergency procedures and how to fly solo.

Daniel, an air cadet with 1220 (March) Squadron, originally travelled to Dundee in April to attend the course, but had to return later in the year due to poor weather. He flew fourteen hours of flying over the scholarship, all counting towards a private pilots license.

Flight Sergeant Lowe said after his solo flight “The feeling after landing and taxiing back to the hanger was amazing, It was definitely one of the greatest moments of my life”.