2461 (Sawston) Squadron RAF Air Cadets

2461 (Sawston) Squadron is the Air Cadet Squadron based at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford

Monday 14 January 2013


Cadets from 2461 (Sawston) Squadron, Air Cadets have experienced the main activity the Organisation has to offer when they went air experience flying at in Grob Tutor aircraft at RAF Wyton in Cambridgeshire.

Air Cadets are offered opportunities to fly in light aircraft, gliders and other Royal Air Force and civil aircraft.  Cadets can take part in regular flights in the Grob Tutor at one of 12 Air Experience Flights (AEFs) around the UK, these flights typically last 30 minutes and offer a structured syllabus of training along with the experience of aerobatics.  The staff are all qualified service pilots, usually serving or retired RAF officers.

The six cadets, many of them flying for the first time navigated around the local area whilst learning the basic skills required to fly an aircraft along with experiencing the thrill of aerobatics with manoeuvres such as the loop the loops and barrel rolls.

Cadet Corporal Jack Sawcer said “I really enjoy flying with the Air Cadets, it is a great feeling being in control of an aircraft doing aerobatics.”

Flying Officer Chris Cox added “Flying is the activity that means the Air Cadet Organisation stands head and shoulders above other youth groups.  Cadets can fly and glide with many taking their first solo flight before they can drive.”

So far this year cadets have flown in the Grob Tutor, been gliding in the Grob Vigilant along with helicopter flying in Griffins of the Royal Air Force based at RAF Shawbury.

2461 (Sawston) Squadron meet on Monday and Thursday evenings at our headquarters on Hayfield Avenue.  For more information about joining as either a cadet or member of staff please contact 01223 834585 (Monday and Thursday Evenings) or email oc.2461@aircadets.org

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