Flying/Gliding

An Air Experience Flight is a Unit of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, whose main purpose is to give air training experiences to our Cadets.

Every year, the Royal Air Force allocates the 504 Squadron a set number of flying hours, where Cadets are given the opportunity to fly in the Grob Tutor aircraft by volunteering themselves forward.

The experience includes 30 minutes flying time in the aircraft with the ability for Cadets to manually control the aircraft themselves whilst under professional supervision. This is an extremely sought after opportunity with the Air Training Corps and is definitely a talking point amongst its Cadets and staff. Potentially being a once in a life time opportunity; Cadets are expected to make the most of this fantastic activity, to explore what the Royal Air Force has to offer and to have lots of fun!

504 Cadets are given flying opportunities with 7 Air Experience Flight at Royal Air Force College Cranwell.

Gliding

The Air Training Corps are also given gliding opportunities by the Royal Air Force for Cadets to experience flying in the Grob 115 Viking.

As with flying, the 504 Squadron is allocated with a set number of hours per year, where Cadets are able to volunteer themselves forward to be given the chance to glide, which are soon taken as this is another sought after opportunity that the Royal Air Force gives to its Cadets. Whilst under supervision, Cadets have the opportunity to experience Gliding and to further explore the opportunities that the Royal Air Force has to offer for Cadets and their future career prospects.