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Air Cadets Fly-in to Coventry Airport

Nuneaton based Air Cadets will be taking part in the Coventry Airport Charity Fly-in being held on 26 th September.
Two of the Vigilant T1 moterised gliders used by the Cadets are also expected to join the many other exciting aircraft on display including the iconic Vulcan.

Air Cadet Vigilant T1 moterised glider

Some of the world's most recognisable historical aircraft are plotting a course for Coventry Airport 's Charity Fly-in to help raise urgently needed funds for wounded servicemen and women.

The Fly-in will include the famous Battle of Britain Commemorative Flight and feature many other legendary aircraft from the Spitfire, Hurricane, Tornado and Hercules to the modern day jet fighters, helicopters, classic flights and last but not least the somewhat slower Air Cadet Vigilant T1 moterised gliders of 637 Volunteer Gliding Squadron, that are expected to be flown in from their base at RAF Little Rissington in Gloucestershire.

Don't forget, Vulcan, XH558, part of the RAF's original V-bomber force is coming. She's due to Fly In to Coventry Airport at 11:00hrs, so don't miss her.

Vulcan, XH558, shows of hey distinctive delta wing configuration.

The Fly-in will be a fantastic day out for families and aviation fans alike, with entrance by a donation of £20 per car or £5 per pedestrian. Funds raised will go towards improving the lives of wounded servicemen and women who are being treated at the Centre for Defence Medicine based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham .

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Flight Lieutenant Paul Hincks, Media Communications Officer for 121 ( Nuneaton ) Squadron said, “Coventry Airport 's Charity Fly-In looks set to be an excellent event and we are delighted to be able to take part. Having the Vigilant gliders in from Little Rissington will also be a rare opportunity for the public to be able to see one of the aircraft in which Air Cadets learn to fly”.

If you're coming along to the Coventry Airport 's charity Fly-In and you're aged between 13 ~ 17 and are thinking of becoming an Air Cadet why not come along to our stand and have a chat with one of our instructors. Who knows, You could be one of the next generation of young aviators in the Air Training Corps to fly solo in the Vigilant”,

Nuneaton Based Air Cadets who gave their support to the bid to keep XH558 flying back in February this year are looking forward to seeing her fly in to Coventry Airport on the 26th September.


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