Sandy cadets take first flight

On Sunday 2nd December, four Air Cadets from 22 (Sandy) Squadron took to the air for their first air experience flight with the Air Cadets.

Cadet Matthew Foster (13), Cadet Connor Kilby (13), Cadet Ian Mansion (13), and Cadet David Bacon (14) flew with 5 Air Experience Flight, based at RAF Wyton, Cambridgeshire, in the Grob Tutor training aircraft, used by all RAF pilots for initial flying training.

After receiving the safety briefing and training, the cadets were kitted out with their flying suits, helmets and parachutes and taken out to an aircraft for their first flights, flying with experienced pilots, either currently or formerly in the RAF, as well as a number of civilian airline pilots.

During their flights, which lasted between 20–30 minutes, the cadets each got the chance to experience taking control of an aircraft for the first time, learning the basic flying manoeuvres. A couple of the cadets even got the chance to experience some aerobatics.

After the flight Cadet Kilby commented, “The flight was amazing. That was the first time I’ve ever flown an airplane, and the first time I’ve done aerobatics”.

22 (Sandy) Squadron Air Cadets