Brechin cadets take to the skies

Cadet Sharp about to leave on his first flight
Cadet Sharp about to leave on his first flight

Cadets from 2365 (Brechin) Squadron Air Training Corps are flying high after being given the change to pilot an Grob Tutor aircraft.

On Sunday, February 15, three cadets from the Squadron were given the opportunity to undertake flight training at 12 Air Experience Flight at the Royal Air Force Station in Leuchars.

The day started with the Brechin cadets being shown a safety presentation and then they demonstrated how to safely evacuate a damaged aircraft and how to deploy a parachute.

Later they were issued with flight clothing and two sick bags (just in case) and were then taken to the Aircraft, which was a Grob Tutor.

Each Cadet had a 30 minute flight with a qualified instructor who demonstrated how the aircraft controls and instruments work.

During the flight each cadet had the chance to pilot the aircraft and all were thrilled by the aerobatics carried out by the pilot.

A spokesperson for Brechin corps commented: “This is the first step in achieving further flying awards that are on offer through the Air Training Corp for those who have an interest in aviation.

“If you are in second year, aged between 12 and 17 and have a dream to fly then come down to our Squadron Building on a Tuesday or Thursday night between 7 and 8.30 p.m. for more information, or you can find us online at or search for us on Facebook.”