Flying is integral to the Air Training Corps – It is the one activity that fostered the spirit behind the Corps and it is still as important today.
The primary training aircraft that cadets have access too is the Grob Tutor T1 which is an extremely agile aircraft allowing it to perform aerobatics – as exhilarating as any ride you would find in a theme park!
These are based with the University Air Squadrons at Leuchars and Glasgow Airport and we have access to both locations throughout the year.
Gliding is the other airborne activity the Air Cadets offers. We are fortunate to have the residential gliding school for Scotland based at RAF Kirknewton outside Edinburgh so we have easy access with our minibus. The Gliding Squadron that operates from Kirknewton has access to the Viking T1 which is a modern unpowered, cable launched 2 seat glider (pictured right) .