Flying Experience for Sandy & Biggleswade Cadets

On Saturday 22nd March, four cadets from 22 (Sandy) Squadron and 2065 (Biggleswade) Squadron took to the air for an air experience flight with the Air Cadets.

Cadet Matthew Foster, Cadet Filippo Plumb, Cadet Luke Jolly, and Cadet Corporal Sam Gorrell had the opportunity to fly in the Grob Tutor aircraft with 5 Air Experience Flight, based at RAF Wyton, Cambridgeshire.  The aircraft is the same as that used by all RAF pilots for their initial flying training.

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

During their flights, which all lasted about 30 minutes, the cadets each got the chance to experience taking control of the aircraft, and learning the basic flying manoeuvres. A couple of the cadets even took the opportunity to experience some aerobatics.

For Cadet Luke Jolly, 16, this was his first flight, and after commented, “It was a really great experience to be able to fly an aircraft. That was the first time I’ve ever flown an airplane, and I can’t wait till I can do it again”.

22 (Sandy) Squadron Air Cadets