Air cadets go flying!

  • Monday, March 20, 2017
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Air cadets go flying!

Those magnificent cadets in their flying machines! The afternoon of Saturday 11th March saw 20 cadets from 5 Suffolk based squadrons take to the air in a Grob Tutor aircraft – the elementary flying trainer for all 3 Services. Five of the 20 places were allocated to 863 (Thurston) Squadron and all 5 air cadets enjoyed up to 30 minutes flying over Lincolnshire with No. 7 Air Experience Flight (AEF) based at RAF Cranwell.

The cadets even allocated themselves their own callsigns! Cpl Charlie ‘Skymaster’ Masters said: ‘It was amazing, we were very professional while having great fun at the same time.’ The Squadron looks forward to a lot more flying in the coming months and Cdt Georgia ‘Cumulus’ Crooks said: ‘I would recommend it to all cadets, it was a great experience!’ The next 863 Sqn flying with No. 7 AEF is programmed for 21st May - up, down, flying around, looping the loop and defying the ground!

Chocks Away!

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