Flying is central to our purpose and your cadet experience.
Gliding - Soar to success! There are fantastic opportunities to glide while you are a cadet, with the ultimate goal being a solo flight. Training is in three stages: a Gliding Induction Course (GIC), Gliding Scholarship (GS) and Advanced Gliding Training (AGT).
Air Experience Flights - Feel the thrill of powered flight, with a fully qualified pilot to guide you through taking control of the aircraft yourself. Not only have the opportunity to learn about the flying controls but you'll experience aerobatics and low level flying too.
Get Out And Get Active!
Cadet life is about learning through practical experience, especially in the great outdoors! Here's a taster of what's in store:
Camping - Work on your survival skills and learn your strengths in a team.
Easter/summer camps - As you advance in rank you can take part in these popular camps held at RAF stations around the UK.
Adventurous training - Rock climbing, abseiling, high-level hill walking, mountain-biking, canoeing, high rope work and sailing are all par for the course.
A key part of the cadet experience is your progress through the training syllabus. Set out in stages for you to work through, it enables you to open up more possibilities for activities, specialist technical training and rank promotion.
You also get outdoors and 'actually do it' as much as possible.
We expect a lot from you - it's a serious commitment to be a cadet - but once you've experienced it yourself we know you wouldn't have it any other way.