31 Jan '14, 1pm

No.2 Flying Training School reformed #gliding #whatwedo - Read more:

No.2 Flying Training School reformed #gliding #whatwedo - Read more:

Delivery of RAF Air Cadet’s national gliding – which involves the world’s largest fleet of gliders – today switches to the command of the newly reformed No.2 Flying Training School (No. 2 FTS). The school becomes a new centre of excellence in which young people can win their wings – often before they pass their driving test. With its headquarters at RAF Syerston in Nottinghamshire, No. 2 FTS will oversee the gliding training programme for up to 45,000 air cadets aged 13-19. With 25 volunteer gliding squadrons around the UK, it provides training for the Air Training Corps’ 1,000 squadrons and 203 Combined Cadet Force (RAF) Sections in schools. Preparing to go solo with the RAF Air Cadets… Izzy Theodreson of 1921 (Lewisham) Squadron Air Training Corps is given a final briefing on flying the Viking by Civilian Gliding Instructor Adam Barber at 614 Volunteer Gliding Squadron (...

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