Flying and Gliding in the Air Cadets is one of our key aims to encourage and promote a practical interest in Aviation.
Through MoD Funding and close cooperation with the Royal Air Force, the ATC offers its cadets a wide range of flying and gliding at no cost to the cadet.
Gliding - Although the gliders are currently going through a refurbishment programme, there are fantastic opportunities to glide while you are a cadet, with the ultimate goal being a solo flight. Training is in three stages: a Gliding Induction Course (GIC), Gliding Scholarship (GS) and Advanced Gliding Training (AGT). We expect the gliders to be back in action by early 2017.
Air Experience Flights - We get regular opportunities to fly at 1019, and you'll feel the thrill of powered flight, with a fully qualified pilot to guide you through taking control of the aircraft yourself. Not only will you have the opportunity to learn about the flying controls but you’ll experience aerobatics and low level flying too. Truly a thrilling and exhilarating experience.
Air Cadet Pilot Scheme - This is the pinnacle of flying as a cadet for advanced handling. Complete this successfully and you'll be awarded your cadet pilot wings. And if you do exceptionally well you could be recommended for further training which will help towards your Private Pilot's Licence!
Air Cadet Pilot Navigation Training Scheme - A great opportunity to use your navigation skills, this two-week course where you fly for up to eight hours is open to selected cadets. Success will lead to you gaining your 'wings'.