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Cadets Go Flying

2015-07-31 14:51:55
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By FS Louis Swaby - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron

On the 10th June myself and three other Cadets from 148 (Barnsley) Squadron went flying at RAF Linton-On-Ouse. It was a perfect day for flying, hardly any clouds in the sky and a gentle breeze blowing downwind on the runway.

We started the day with a safety briefing on what to do in case of emergency and how to work our parachutes. After that we all went to get kitted out in our gear and then we had time to meet the other Cadets from different Squadrons that were also there.

This was my third time flying in the Grob Tutor and I was excited to fly again. Whilst we were in the air the pilot handed me control of the aircraft and talked me through some aerobatic manoeuvres and then he helped me do manoeuvers myself. It was an amazing feeling when the aircraft was rolling and pitching as I did a barrel roll and then pulling the stick all the way back and performing a loop. I got to also perform a few other manoeuvers including a half Cuban before it was time to hand control of the aircraft so he could fly some of the more advanced manoeuvers.

It was a really enjoyable day, we all enjoyed our flights and the visit to RAF Linton-on-Ouse.

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