When four Nuneaton based Royal Air Force Air Cadets set off to RAF Cosford for some Air Experience Flying the sun looked as if it was going to give them a fine day for getting airborne.
Unfortunately the closer they got to RAF Cosford the more the visibility dropped due to fog that resulted in the grounding of all aircraft until the middle of the afternoon.
As a consequence of the late start of flying operations and the impending loss of daylight that’s always an issue at this time of year, only one of our cadets, (Sgt Robert Ormston), managed to get a flight.
However, having said that the fog grounded all but one of our cadets, the day wasn’t a total loss for the others, who managed to take the opportunity to visit the RAF Museum.
Flt Lt Paul Hincks Officer Commanding 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron said, “As an Air Cadet on your first flight in one of the RAF’s Tutor basic trainers, you’ll get the opportunity to take control of the aircraft yourself, how good is that. Regrettably we have not managed to find a way of controlling the weather that sometimes prevents us from getting airborne in the first place”.