One of the most unique opportunities in the Air Cadet program is the opportunity for cadets to experience the thrill of gliding. As the gliding season starts up again for the spring, many cadets from 111 have received the opportunity to fly in one of the Air Cadet Gliding Program’s SGS 2-33 gliders, and often even have the opportunity to try controlling the aircraft! Gliding is an experience unparalleled by any other form of flight. Without the noise of the engine to distract from the beautiful scenery and the sensation of flight, a glider is the closest that one can get to flying like a bird. For cadets who find gliding become a true passion, they can become glider pilots through the Air Cadet Glider Pilot Scholarship.
-FCpl Derek Strangway