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Flying & Gliding

Air Experience Flying

Every year we receive places for Cadets to fly in the Grob Tutor at RAF Woodvale, our local Air Experience Flight (AEF). The Tutor is an excellent two seat training aircraft. Each Cadet gets one flight of around 25 minutes each year, which builds on their previous flying experiences. For beginners this will mean taking the controls to do simple turns, or just getting used to being in the air. For the more adventurous there are aerobatics to try, as well as following the pilot through on take offs and landings. For keen Cadets there is often additional flying available, so keep a lookout.

Beyond this the ATC offers a number of Flying Scholarships each year. Cadets meeting the criteria can apply for an AEF, Light Aircraft or Microlighting Scholarship or opt for the Air Cadet Pilot Navigation Scheme. You can apply for a Scholarship at any time throughout the year, but most courses are allocated in March/April. Successful completion of these courses entitles the holder to wear a set of wings.

ATC Glider

ATC Viking Glider

Gliding

Gliding within the ATC is very progressive. We receive 6 – 8 gliding slots each year which enables Cadets to work towards their Glider Induction Certificate which teaches basic controls.

At 16 Cadets can apply for a Gliding Scholarship which takes them up to solo standard. This requires either a series of weekends at the local Gliding school or a week at the Air Cadet Central Gliding School.

What else?

Through the ATC you will also get the chance to take to the air in a variety of different ways, there are opportunities to fly as a passenger in one of the RAF’s many fixed or rotary wing aircraft. You may also get the chance to complete a Microlight course or even parachute!

Feb 6

Flying Consent Forms & Information

The information on this page is aimed at parents, carers and Cadets so that they can be fully informed as to the requirements of the Air Training Corps in relation to fitness to fly as well as the consents that are required. A Consent Form Av Med 1 is now required for each occasion a Cadets goes flying…» Read More

Sep 2

Cadets Learn to Glide

Three Cadets from 967 (BAe Warton) Squadron Air Cadets have today had their first ever taste of getting in the air in a Grob Vigilant motor glider at 631 Volunteer Gliding School (VGS) at RAF Woodvale near Southport on Merseyside. Cadets Dale, Howe and Parker also got a closer look at the Vigilants when they…» Read More

May 29

New Heights for Local Air Cadet

Cadet Flies Nimrod MRA4

An Air Cadet from Warton Squadron has become the first teenager ever to fly the RAF’s new Nimrod MRA4 Maritime Patrol Aircraft at an airfield in Lancashire. Laura Manning, aged 14 from Wesham, recently achieved this feat in the Nimrod Flight Deck Simulator at BAE Systems Warton site. Laura had this unique opportunity as a…» Read More