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Air cadet, 14, flying high
11:30am Sunday 14th October 2012 in News
A FOURTEEN-year-old Air Cadet from a Burnham and Highbridge flight squadron has taken to the skies for the first time in a training aircraft.
Shona Nicol, from 290 Detached Flight Squadron, had the chance to try the RAF’s primary training craft, the Grob-Tutor, at Colerne airfield, near Bath.
Shona, who joined the cadets this year, experienced the thrill of aerobatics and learnt the basics of aircraft piloting during her 30-minute flight.
She said: “This was an amazing experience. I got to fly the plane and go upside down, something I’ve never done before. I can’t wait for the next time.”
The cadets have the opportunity three times a year to go powered flying, as well as other gliding days and courses.
For more information visit www.290sqn.org
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