On Saturday 18th May four cadets from 42F (King’s Lynn) Squadron Air Training Corps, escorted by adult Civilian Instructor Gary Walker, travelled to RAF Cranwell for the chance to take to the skies.
Based at Cranwell are the pilots of 7 Air Experience Flight (7AEF) and a fleet of duel controlled Grob Tutor light aircraft in which Air Cadets have the opportunity to experience flying and, if they wish, take control of the aircraft.
For three of the cadets, Cadet Bramham and Cadet’s Sambaryte and Sambaryte (two lucky sisters) this was their first experience of flight in one of 7 AEF’s light aircraft and all thoroughly enjoyed their twenty minutes above the rolling Lincolnshire countryside. The Groups fourth member, Cadet Corporal Mayes was able to reacquaint himself with the controls of a Grob Tutor as this was the second time he had been airborne in one.
There were also other cadets there from a number of other Norfolk and Suffolk Wing squadrons and, although the weather that day was not perfect, all managed to have their time in the air.