On Friday 4 October, ten CCF RAF cadets from Years 11 and 12 went flying at RAF Benson. These Air Experience Flights are piloted by volunteers from the RAF who give up their time to allow cadets the opportunity to fly. Each cadet had around half an hour of flying time in a two-seater, single engine “Tutor” aircraft.
Most of the cadets were given the chance to take control of the aircraft, and many also experienced aerobatic manoeuvres such as barrel rolls and stall turns. The last cadet to fly that day was fortunate to be taken up by Air Marshall Andrew Turner, who is Deputy Commander of the Royal Air Force. The cadet was flying the aircraft when they flew over St Bart’s.