Perhaps the ultimate prize for Air Cadet Membership is the chance to be awarded a Pilot Course or Flying Scholarship; in the case of Cadet Warrant Officer Alex Myers and Cadet Flight Sergeant Will Fovargue this goal has been in their sights ever since they joined 2160 (Sleaford) Squadron.
Having met the challenging criteria for entry to the scheme the two Sleaford cadets departed for points north of the boarder to complete their course with Tayside Aviation based in Dundee. The course lasted from 3rd to the 14th July and they received instruction on and flew in the A211 Aquila light aircraft.
FS Will Fovargue said of his experience: – “I found the Air Cadet Pilot Scheme unforgettable. To begin with it was far more challenging than I ever anticipated however the quality of instruction and training at Tayside Aviation is flawless; I owe it to them for achieving my first solo flight in only 11 hours. I’d recommend this course to anybody who has a passion for flying because you will learn skills that will stay with you for life”.