The sky’s the limit for air cadets from March

1220 ATC March Squadron at RAF Cranwell

1220 ATC March Squadron at RAF Cranwell - Credit: Archant

Four cadets from 1220 (March) Squadron took to the skies of Lincolnshire on an air experience flight.

Corporal Alan Jackson, 16, along with cadets Sky Brooks, 15, Chloe Marden, 15, and Tony Pepper, 15, attended RAF Cranwell for the chance to put the air in air cadet.

Colin Arnold, flying officer, said that the youngsters flew with seven AEF in the Grob Tutor primary trainer.

“The cadets were taken for a 30 minute flight where they learnt about the controls and handling characteristics of the aircraft before taking control themselves for some basic manoeuvres.

“There was then the opportunity to see what the aircraft can do as their RAF instructor took them through some aerobatic moves much to the delight of them all.”

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Cadet Tony Pepper said “You see aircraft doing aerobatics from the ground but to be in the plane as it loops the loop is just out of this world.”

The 1220 are now recruiting. If you want to do things that others only dream about, such as adventurous training, camps, and real flight experiences and are aged between 12 (must be school year 8) and 17 then go along to an open evening on Wednesday September 7 at 7.30pm at Gas Road, March. More details at

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