Bridlington CCF cadets go to dizzying heights to celebrate 100th anniversary of the RAF

On Tuesday 10 July, Bridlington School CCF cadets enjoyed another day of flying at RAF Linton-On-Ouse.


Conditions were ideal for flying, with clear skies and light winds.


10 cadets were given the opportunity to take to the skies with pilots from 9AEF (Air Experience Fight), with many of the cadets given the chance to 'experience the thrill of aerobatics', such as loop the loops, barrel rolls, stall turns and half-cubans!



The day also marked the centenary anniversary celebrations of the founding of the RAF.  The cadets were able to watch several squadrons of RAF Hawks as they took off from Linton, which they had used as a staging area for the event. Later in the afternoon, a squadron of RAF Tucanos returned from the celebrations, ending with a formation fly-past of the station. This was our third flying date this year, with similar successful days enjoyed in February and May.


One parent wrote,


'I would just like to say a huge thank you for allowing William to join in with the flying expedition yesterday. He absolutely loved every minute of the experience and came home full of it! He showed us all his photos of all the other planes in the hangers and gave us an in-depth account of all his training and adventure in the sky! We really appreciate you giving him such a wonderful experience and he cannot wait to go again.'



Our thanks go to the pilots and support staff at RAF Linton-On–Ouse 9AEF, for their continued support in offering this amazing program to the cadets.





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