Air Cadets get a special flight from Old Sarum

Last week, 17 cadets and 4 staff from 1010 Squadron City of Salisbury Squadron Air Training Corps (ATC) had a once in a lifetime flight around Salisbury, thanks to RAF Odiham and Old Sarum Airfield.

The cadets, aged 13 to 18, enjoyed a night flight from Old Sarum Airfield in an RAF Chinook piloted by a former 1010 Squadron cadet, showing that the experiences the teenagers have with the ATC really do impact on their lives and careers.

Flight Lieutenant Suzanne Williamson, Commanding Officer of Salisbury Squadron, said: "The Cadets get to fly gliders and light aircraft as part of their standard training, but to get the opportunity to fly in a Chinook is really special. On behalf of the whole squadron, I would like to thank everyone involved."

Salisbury Squadron ATC meet on Tuesday and Friday evenings between 6:30 pm and 9 pm at the Army Reserve Compound, located just outside Old Sarum Airfield. Cadets can join from the age of 12 as long as they are in year 8 at school. For more information on joining as a cadet or an adult volunteer, call them on parade evenings on 01722 320634.

Photo: RAF Chinook HC2 - from Wikipedia.