In the Grob Tutor aircraft, which is the first aircraft service personnel use in their military flying training, each cadet had a 30-minute flight, with almost all of that time spent at the controls.
As Fifth Formers, they all had some prior flying training through the gliding opportunities that the RAF Section offers, so they were able to move quickly past the basic manoeuvres that most cadets would learn on Air Experience Fights.
Travelling above the Midlands countryside as far as Shrewsbury or Birmingham, the cadets learned to fly inverted (upside down!) and performed a number of aerobatic manoeuvres themselves, including loops, stall turns and barrel rolls.
With a few more days like this planned for the rest of the year, the entire Section should get the chance to experience this for themselves.
Plt Off DM Wray