For most people flying is something they do to go on holiday. Far removed from the experience that they share with hundreds of other passengers on a commercial airliner. For Air Cadets, flying is something much more personal just you, and a pilot, teaching you and guiding you through aerobatics and the way to take control of an aircraft. There are lots of different ways to get airborne in the cadets.
Air Experience Flights and Gliding Induction Courses
For most cadets, this is their first experience of the joy of flight. Taking a day at an air base either RAF Benson for the powered flying in the Grob Tutor, or RAF Kenley for the gliding in the Viking cadets spend the day working with pilots, learning how to manage and operate the aircraft, as well as taking a thrilling sortie or two themselves. Whether they want to study the controls, master the airmanship and principles of flight, throw the aircraft in to aerobatics, or simply sightsee over London and Oxfordshire the aim is to get them in control, and hands on as soon as possible.