A Wings First!

Cadet Jones with his new Civilian Gliding Wings

During August 2016 Cdt Jones went on a week-long course to achieve his Civilian Gliding Wings at Aston Down Gliding Club. Cdt Jones said “I am pleased to be the first to get these Wings but it didn’t come without it hard work”.

The weeklong course for Cdt Jones consisted of flying every day, consolidating his previous knowledge, which aided him in his course, and the expanding it on how to deal with launch failures and spins. During his course he had the opportunity to fly with an ex-vampire pilot, which he said was a great experience. But his overall high point of the course was being able to fly solo for the first time.

Completing the course Cdt Jones feels that would he has grown in confidence and has also helped him deal with stressful situation better and with exams coming up this would become useful. Also this has got him one step closer to his dream of becoming a VGS Staff Cadet.

Cdt Jones would like to thank The Caroline Trust for the generous grant of £250 towards his course.