Chocks away as Air Expereice Flights (AEF) resume at 6 AEF based at RAF Benson following a period of inactivity for the Grob Tutor fleet from October 2013. Squadrons from next week will start to see allocations re-appear on notice boards to offer cadets the chance to complete their Air Experience Flights with 6 AEF, further supporting cadet’s studies into aviation.
Air Experience flying is a big part of the cadet experience and alongside gliding is a key element that makes the Air Training Corps stand out from the rest. By been able to offer again cadets the chance for their sortie in the Grob Tutor cadets will be able to add another tick against their ‘Are You On Target’ achievements.
6 AEF has been in existence since 1958, originally been based at White Waltham Airfield, Berkshire and then in 1973 the squadron moved to RAF Abingdon. The squadron was based here until 1992 when it moved to its current location at RAF Benson in 1992 where it is parenting the Oxford University Air Squadron.
Keep an eye out on the wing website for stories and news of cadet’s experiences flying and aiming to be on target. Find out more about RAF Benson and 6 AEF at http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafbenson to see what happens at the base.