Crowle air cadets flying high

A GROUP of Crowle Air Cadets took to the skies on a visit to RAF Syerston as part of their gliding induction course.

Cadets enjoyed a number of flights in the Viking Glider, learning how to pilot the aircraft and how it worked.

The trip afforded spectacular views over Newark and members, who had all completed basic aircraft training back at Axholme Squadron, were able to put theory into practice under the supervision of a trained instructor.

Cadets were taught the basics and encouraged to take control for themselves and, by the end of the day, all had a better understanding of the glider and how to fly it.

Members also learnt how to get gliders airborne which involved retrieving and manoeuvring the aircraft for launch, attaching winch cables and assisting in launches.

Flight Lieutenant James Docherty, who accompanied the cadets from Axholme Squadron, said: “The cadets had a great time. They really learned a lot about the gliders and had fun doing it as well.”

Gliding is just one of the many opportunities Axholme Squadron offers to its members, both cadets and staff.

The youth organisation is open to anyone aged 13 to 17 and those over 20 who wish to become staff and assist in the running of events.

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