Flying High

Last Friday, cadets from 51 (Orton) squadron, Air Training Corps (ATC) were invited by 115 (Peterborough) squadron to attend Royal Air Force Wittering for a chance to experience the thrill of flying in a Lynx Helicopter, an Air Experience never had by a cadet at our squadron before.  All of the cadets agreed they were very fortunate to have had this opportunity and they would of course like to give their thanks to 115 (Peterborough) for thinking of them.

LynxCadet Flight Sergeant Natalie Clampin, along with Corporal Patrick Wells, Cadets Andrew Goodman, Liam Wells and Dominic Beard arrived at RAF Wittering, bright and early for a day flying with the Army Air Corps in one of their Lynx Helicopters.  The invitation was extended by the Army to allow the cadets an opportunity to fly in an aircraft they would not ordinarily have the chance to. The cadets undertook fifteen minute familiarisation flights at around 2000 feet above Peterborough and the surrounding countryside with some being able to see their houses.

For Cadet Liam Wells it was his first chance to fly and when asked he said ‘I thought it was an amazing experience on how it feels when you are up in the air and it was a good way to learn about a helicopter’.


If you would like to enjoy the thrill of flying and other activities then come along or visit our squadron website, www.51sqnatc.co.uk for contact details. All youths between the age of 13 and 18 are welcomed and we meet on a Tuesday and Wednesday night between 19.00 and 21.15.