Gliding

The largest glider fleet in the world! With 27 Volunteer Gliding Squadrons spread right across the UK Air Cadets have access to some of the best gliding opportunities in the world.

In Thames Valley we fly from Abingdon airfield in the Grob Vigilant – a 2 seat powered glider. From your first flight during your first few months as a cadet you’ll start to get the bug for flying, then you can progress to a Gliding Scholarship (which normally takes you up to solo standard).

Once you’ve achieved your Gliding Wings you can have access to the more advanced gliding courses which can lead to an instructor qualification.

Just think, you could be gliding solo before you’re old enough to drive a car!