The Air Training Corps offers a huge number of exciting activities to get involved with, including flying, gliding, first aid, sports, Duke of Edinburgh Award, shooting, camps, aviation studies, radio communications, leadership, adventure training and fieldcraft... And more!!
As a cadet, you will be able to do an Air Experience Flight (AEF) in a Grob Tutor 115E, a twin-seater training aircraft. During your flight, you will have the chance to take control of the aircraft and even try some aerobatics - if you can stomach it!
There may be occasions when, for example, there is the chance to fly in a different RAF aircraft - in the past, cadets have been in a Chinook, Puma, Nimrod and even a Hawk!
The Air Cadets use 2 gliders, the Vigilant and the Viking to offer gliding experience. It may be that you undertake your Gliding Scholarship and glide solo at age 16 and before you can drive a car!
First Aid skills are an invaluable asset to any person - who knows when they might be needed? The Air Cadets offers three levels of first aid training - Heartstart, Youth First Aid and Expedition First Aid.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award has been offered in the Air Training Corps since 1956 and is a voluntary award availiable at three levels - Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each award consists of a number of sections - Skill, Physical, Volunteering, Expedition and Residential - and demonstrates committment and dedication and is a real achievement.