Published: October 7, 2012
Eyes to the skies! High-flying thrills for Burnham-On-Sea air cadet

A youngster from Burnham-On-Sea's air cadets squadron has described the 'amazing experience' of her first aerobatic training flight.

Shona Nicol, who is a cadet at Burnham and Highbridge's 290 Detached Flight Squadron, took to the skies for the first time this week in the RAF’s primary training aircraft at Colerne airfield near Bath.

Shona experienced the thrill of aerobatics and learnt the basics of aircraft piloting during her 30-minute flight.

She told "This was an amazing experience. I got to fly the plane and go upside down - something I’ve never done before. I can't wait for the next time."

The cadets have the opportunity three times a year to go powered flying as well take up the opportunity to go on gliding days and courses.

The squadron meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7.30pm-9.45 in Burnham. For more information call 01278 781409 during these times or click here.


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