Air Cadets from 722 (Chivenor) Squadron have had the opportunity to take part in air experience flying this weekend. The cadets, many of whom flew for the first time, took off from RAF St Mawgan in Cornwall and were able to learn about the aircraft and its controls whilst enjoying the stunning coastal scenery.

Air Cadets now fly in the Grob Tutor aircraft. It has great visibility from its large canopy and is agile enough to allow it to perform full aerobatics.

These flights also provide the cadets with the opportunity to learn about air navigation and they are usually given the chance to take control of the aircraft for a short time.

Chivenor Air Cadets join a long list of cadets going back over 50 years – including royalty – who have benefited from this fantastic experience. The first AEFs were formed in 1958 and flew the classic DeHavilland Chipmunk which served faithfully for almost 40 years until it was replaced by the Scottish Aviation Bulldog.

Squadron Leader Dave Rolfe said “The cadets have had a fun aviation experience and are keen to gain more flight time in the future”.