Recently an air cadet from 1220 (March) Squadron has returned from Tayside Aviation in Dundee after successfully flying solo.

Katie with her flying wings

Katie with her flying wings

Cadet Flight Sergeant Katie Dickson was selected as a winner of the 12-hour scholarship and travelled to Scotland on 9th December 2013 to learn to fly in a Grob Heron. Regrettably she was unable to complete her training due to bad weather, and therefore missed out on the opportunity to fly the aircraft solo.

However after spending the Christmas holidays revising everything she had been taught, Katie returned to Dundee. After four extra hours of tuition she managed to fly the aircraft herself in a solo circuit of the airfield.

Katie said “It was such a weird feeling to look at the seat beside me and see no-one there. I’ve been waiting a long time for this opportunity, and I won’t be forgetting it any time soon!”

The Air Cadet Pilot Scheme is a prestigious scholarship awarded to cadets selected on their success and commitment to their cadet career and 1220 is proud to have had four winners since 2010.

1220 is currently recruiting. Our open evening takes place on Wednesday 5th February at 7:30PM at the squadron building and our intake night is on Tuesday 11th February at 7:00PM. For further information, please visit www.1220atc.org.uk.