RAF Air cadets have been celebrating after taking to the skies over Yorkshire to earn their Blue Wings gliding badge.
Pictured are Flight Sergeant Anna Cross and Sergean Hilal Al-Asfar from Hull who were among the cadets from Driffield, Hornsea and Hull Squadrons enjoying their first flights in a glider, thanks to 645 Volunteer Gliding Squadron at RAF Topcliffe in North Yorkshire.
During a fun-filled day with the squadron, they were taught all the safety procedures they needed to know before they got into one of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets Viking gliders, and were towed up and away over the stunning North Yorkshire countryside. Once in the air they enjoyed superb views over the Vale of York and towards Sutton Bank with its famous White Horse.
At the end of the day, they were each awarded their Blue Wing gliding badge in recognition of the new skills they had learned.
Back in the air
Flight Lieutenant Adam Waudby, Central & East Yorkshire Wing’s aviation Officer said: “Getting our cadets airborne is just one of the many activities available to Air Cadets – but it’s certainly our focus. It’s great to see our glider fleet back in the air – and providing new skills and training to the cadets.”