There are plenty of opportunities for cadets to get in the air. Air Experience Flights could even see you take to the skies in a Grob Tutor light aircraft.

Every air cadet gets the opportunity to have a flight at the Squadron. You will join a long list of cadets going back over 50 years – including royalty – who have benefitted 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.

Recently, it’s the Grob Tutor that has become the aircraft of choice. It has great visibility from its large canopy and is agile enough to allow it to perform full aerobatics. You’ll soon feel right at home in the Tutor and hungry for more flight time.

Stand out from the crowd and you could be put forward for an overseas flight on a Hercules, VC10 or Tri-star. If you are really lucky you could even join a pilot in one of our fast-jet aircraft or experience the unbeatable exhilaration of a Red Arrows flight!

Grob Tutor

The Grob Tutor is a powered aircraft with a single engine and propeller. The aircraft is used by Royal Air Force pilots for their initial training and has great visibility from its large canopy. The aircraft is fully capable of aerobatics allowing cadets to feel the g-force as they experience their first barrel roll or loop.

After their first experience flights cadets then begin learning about the effects of controls on the aircraft and flying techniques, they then can then complete various courses often culminating in a cadet flying solo!

For cadets wishing to go on and complete their Private Pilots Licence (PPL) bursaries are available along with scholarships.