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Flying in the ATC

At the age of 13 and 3 months cadets are permitted to take part in powered flying with the RAF. Cadets can visit an 'Air Experience Flight', normally at an active RAF Station and fly in the Grob Tutor, the RAF basic training aircraft.

Prior to getting airborne, all cadets will watch a safety video and be tested on it. They will also have to prove they understand evacuation and parachute procedures.

Cadets start by learning the basic flying controls of the aircraft, then practice flying it by themselves. However, at all stages, they will be accompanied by an experienced pilot.

Weather permitting, cadets might have the opportunity to experience the thrill of aerobatics. With further flying cadets will start to learn more advanced flying.

Flying in the ATC is an activity that is paid for centrally, therefore there is no additional cost to the cadet.


A 450 Sqn cadet getting into the Grob Tutor at RAF Benson

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