Flying & Gliding

Cadets are offered opportunities to fly in light aircraft, gliders as well as other RAF and civil aircraft.

There are plenty of opportunities open to cadets when flying, from aerobatics in the new Grob Tutor to practicing stalls in a Grob Viking glider. Some Cadets who stand out from the rest may also get the opportunity to fly on a civil airliner or go on an overseas flight in an RAF Tri-Star, VC10 or Hercules.A few cadets have also had the opportunity to fly in a variety of other aircraft including fast jets and the Red Arrows. There are also exciting opportunities for cadets to learn how to fly, with scholarships for both powered flight and gliding.

Tutor (Grob 115E)

Air Experience Flying (AEF)

One of the aims of the Corps is that every cadet should recevice one powered flight each year. For the majority of cadets this means a flight in a Grob Tutor at one of the Air Experience Flight squadrons located around the UK. The local AEF squadron for Glasgow & West Scotland Wing cadets is 4 AEF based at Glasgow Airport.

VikingGliding

The Corps is also fortunate enough to have it's own fleet of gliders and gliding schools located throught the UK. Cadets are given the opportunity of soaring in the gliders, and may be offered the opportunity to progress through the Corps gliding syllabus.

Opportunity Flights

Cadets may also be given the chance to take part in an opportunity flight. These are flights on commercial airliners, or on scheduled RAF flights.

Scholarships

There are also exciting opportunities for cadets to learn how to fly, with scholarships for both powered flight and gliding. More information is available on our Scholarhips page.

The Cadet Centre, Paisley TAC, 65 Hawkhead Road, Paisley. PA1 3NE | Phone 0141 887 3111 | Fax 0141 887 9555