1406 Stamford Squadron

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2011

Air Cadet High Flyers!

Four Spalding Air Cadets have reached heights of achievement! Cpl’s Georgia Davey, Steven Barnett, Robert Burchell and Sgt Kevin Kirk all have been awarded their solo Gliding Silver Pilot Wings from the Air Training Corps (ATC) at 1406 Squadron Spalding.

Cpl Georgia Davey, from Bourne Grammar School, went solo in a Vigilant motor glider following 10 hours of training at RAF Henlow, Bedfordshire. She has now also been awarded a place on the Air Cadet Pilot Scheme in Dundee later this year, which will be 25 hours of flight in a Sesna 125 light aircraft – this would count towards a private pilot’s license.

Cpl Robert Birchall, from Spalding Grammar School, went solo also in a Vigilant glider, and has now also been awarded a place on the Air Cadet Pilot Navigation Scheme, a course which will allow him to train, plan and fly cross country navigation flight exercises with a pilot.

Cpl Steven Barnett, from Boston Grammar School, already a competent glider pilot flying out of Peterborough and Spalding Gliding Club, going solo in a Puchacz aircraft at Peterborough to be awarded his ATC Silver Wings.

Sgt Kevin Kirk, from George Farmer Technology and Language College, successfully carried out his solo flight also in a Vigilant motor glider after a little over 8 hours flight instruction at RAF Henlow.