There are many activities available to cadets in the corps but
the best, in my view, is Air Experience Flying. Even though the
opportunity to fly doesn't come around very often it is still well
worth it. I was lucky enough, along with 8 other cadets
from my squadron, to fly in a Grob Tutor recently.
We all went up to RAF Cosford 8AEF on what looked to be a miserable
Saturday morning hoping to get a flight. Luckily for us the cloud
had lifted by time we arrived and we were all able to get a 20 minute
slot in the air.
As it was my first flight in the Grob Tutor I mainly covered the
basics, such as learning what the many different instruments were
for and how to understand them. After being airborne for about 10
minutes my pilot showed me how to use the control column and gave
me control of the aircraft.
Other cadets who had flown previously had the opportunity to do
aerobatics and I hope, if I have the chance to go flying again,
that I will be able to experience this.
AEF is definitely one of the best things to do as an air cadet
and I strongly recommend it to any other cadets.
Article Submitted by:-
Cdt Lockley - 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron