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Saturday 11th January 2014

Our gliding for the day was held at MDP Wethersfield. It started out as a very misty day and in the morning we were slightly worried we may not get a launch. However we were told that a small gap in the weather may develop between the Low cloud at the start of the day and the high winds and gusts at the end of the day. At around midday the weather cleared up and we were ready to fly!

As this was my first time flying in a glider (a Grob Viking - as the Air Cadets calls them) I was incredibly nervous but as I found out there was nothing to worry about. The views the exceptional and even though it wasn't the warmest or clearest of days Corporal Jacklin, Cadet Swain and myself all had an amazing day.

It was overall a great experience and I would recommend it to anyone who has the chance. You never know I might be able to fly solo with an Air Cadet Scholarship somtime soon, and its not unknown to go solo before I even pass my driving test - No now thats a thought !!

Cadet Lee.

 

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Pre - Flight Briefing

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Cadet Lee (Can't Wait to get up!!)

 

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Cadet Swain (Looking Good!!)

 

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Corporal Jacklin (Briefing Complete!!)

 

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Cadet Lee - Getting Ready for the Off....

 

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And Safely Back to Terra Firma !!

 

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Cadet Lee and a smile that stayed for ages !!!

Great time had by all - Looking forward to the Summer trips and those thermals.

 

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