Cadets welcome new high-flyers!

Published on: 27 Jun 2014

Teenagers who dream of learning to fly one day can start the adventure now by joining a Filton group.

The 2152 (North Bristol) Squadron of the air cadets, based in Pine Grove, is celebrating 70 years of teaching youngsters new skills and giving them new experiences and is holding an open day on Saturday, June 21, from 10am-3pm to welcome new members. 

Young people aged from 13 to 17 can become a cadet and get pilot and navigation training in gliding, aiming to complete a solo flight, take part in activities such as rock climbing, abseiling and canoeing and join overseas camps.

In the past year, cadets from Filton have completed Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions in the UK and France, visited RAF bases, participated in the Ten Tors hike, gone skiing in Bavaria, helped at community events, parachuted for the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity, gone coasteering, flown gliders, gained qualifications and more.

The unit meets Wednesday and Friday evenings from 7-9.30pm at the cadet centre in Pine Grove, Filton.

For more information, visit the open day on June 21 or contact Flt Lt Jim Brimble on 0117 969 3134, email 2152@aircadets.org or check out the website www.2152sqnatc.org.uk.

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